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Elizabeth Taber Library activities
These are the events taking place at the Elizabeth Taber Library, 8 Spring St., Marion this month:
4 p.m. Oct. 15: Halloween Duck Hunt. Find one of the Halloween ducks hidden in and around the library and show off your new buddy in the Halloween photo booth. Find the Golden Ducky to win a Halloween prize pack.
6 p.m. Oct. 29: Haunts, Haints, and Hollers: Spooky and Silly Stories for a Halloween Eve, for ages 8-11. Celebrated Storyteller Rona Leventhal shares fun and spooky Halloween stories on the steps of the Elizabeth Taber Library. Blankets and chairs are encouraged.
6:30 p.m. Oct. 30: Into the Dark: Scary Stories, for teens and adults. Rona Leventhal returns to the ETL with tales to thrill and chill. This is an outdoor program. Blankets and chairs are encouraged.
For more information visit us online at www.ElizabethTaberLibrary.org.
The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum Halloween events
Check out these events at the Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum, 396 County St., New Bedford this month:
6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 15: Mystery at the Mansion: Once Upon A Crime – there has been a theft at The Rotch-Jones-Duff Mansion, a beloved artifact has been stolen. All signs point to it being an inside job. Is it the newly appointed Director, the surly groundskeeper? Or any of the other suspects? Who knows whodunnit. Detective Atwell Ryan is calling on you to come out and help him find the culprits. Come hear what the suspects have to say for themselves and help identify the criminal. Tickets available on Event Brite: $45 Seasonal nosh and one drink included with your ticket. (Cash bar available).
VFW Craft Fair
The Dartmouth VFW Auxiliary is holding a craft fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 16, at 144 Cross Road, North Dartmouth. Free admission with thirteen tables full of beautiful gifts as well as a Bake Sale.
Boo at the Zoo
Boo at the Zoo is back at Buttonwood Park Zoo From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays October 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, and 31 at 425 Hawthorn St., New Bedford. Dress the kids in their favorite costume and come explore all that BPZOO has to offer! We’ll provide families with a socially distanced walk-through experience with some twists and turns along the way. Our slightly spooky theme will include mazes, a scavenger hunt, plenty of trick-or-treat stations, free carousel rides, endless photo opportunities including a photo costume contest, Halloween-themed animal enrichment, an up-close meet and greets with the Zoo’s Animal Ambassadors. Don’t forget to stop into the Cafe to enjoy festive, fall favorites – who can resist kettle corn and apple cider.
Tickets for PZOO Members are $12 Adult and $8 Child; for Non-member they are $17 Adult and $13 Child; under 2 is free.
Entry is limited each hour and we cannot guarantee that tickets will be available at the door. To get more information on Boo at the Zoo stop by their website at https://www.bpzoo.org/whats-new/boo-at-the-zoo/.
MonstahXpo is a horror-themed pop culture exposition with 60+ curated artists, creators, movie makers, vendors, and special celebrity guests. The fun begins at 11 a.m. Oct. 16 and end at 5 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Seaport Inn & Marina, 110 Middle St., Fairhaven. Tickets cost between $5 to $20 and can be purchased here. For a list of guests and vendors visit https://monstahxpos.com/.
New Bedford 2021 NESBA Marching Band Show
The 35th annual NESBA Marching Band competition will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 17, at Andrea McCoy Field, 90 Hathaway Blvd., New Bedford.
Marching bands from all over New England will come to compete, including the New Bedford High School Whaler Marching Band. There will also be a special performance by the New Bedford All-City Middle School Marching Band. Tickets will be sold at the gate and concessions will be available. Check out the lineup schedule on NESBA.org so you don’t miss New Bedford or any of your other favorite bands.
Cinema New Bedford: ‘I am Love’
Cinema New Bedford will be showing I am Love at 7 p.m. Oct. 19, at the Zeiterion, 684 Purchase St., New Bedford.
Tilda Swinton plays a less than perfect Russian émigré turned Italian matriarch in this luscious, multi-sensory contemporary classic directed by the director of Call Me By Your Name. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here.
New Bedford Public Library Events
5:30 p.m. Oct. 21: Movie Night: “Selma” at the New Bedford Public Library, 613 Pleasant St., New Bedford. Watch “Selma” at the library. Featuring costume design by Ruth E. Carter, this historical drama is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches. This event is put on in conjunction with Uncommon Threads: The Works of Ruth E. Carter at the New Bedford Art Museum.
Popcorn will be provided as supplies last.
4 p.m. Oct. 26: Spooky Creative Writing at the Lawler Branch of the New Bedford Public Library, 745 Rockdale Ave., New Bedford. For patrons ages 18 – 26.
Want to get into the spooky mood for the spooky holiday? What better way than to write scary stories, or maybe just some silly-campy spooky ones.
Ghost Stories for an Autumn Night
Hear two tales of terror by the turn-of-the-century authors M.R. James and E.F. Benson told completely by candlelight in the Victorian chapel of Saint Gabriel’s Episcopal Church.
Boston soprano, Elise Groves, will sing three haunting melodies between the tales from composers Burgon, Vaughn Williams, and Hildegard von Bingen.
7 p.m. Oct. 22, Saint Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, 124 Front St., Marion. Call (508) 748-1507 for tickets ($10) or more information.
New Bedford Whaling Museum Painting events
The New Bedford Whaling Museum has two upcoming in-person events in association with the current exhibition, A Wild Note of Longing: Albert Pinkham Ryder and a Century of American Art, which ends Oct. 31. Both events take place at the Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford in partnership with Painting at Splash.
6:30 p.m. Oct. 22: Canvas and Cocktails lets museum guests unwind with a signature cocktail inspired by Albert Pinkham Ryder and put their creativity to the test while painting a masterpiece inspired by the New Bedford Whaling Museum exhibition.
10:30 a.m. Oct. 24: Kids and Canvas gives children the opportunity to break away from those screens and unleash their creativity at a fun, no-experience-needed painting class for kids age 5 and up. Painting At Splash will provide painting kits and expert instruction while kids enjoy light refreshments and become the artist.
Tickets for these interactive in-person events are available online through the New Bedford Whaling Museum website. Masks are required and social distancing measures will be in effect. All Whaling Museum galleries have UVC air purification systems in place. Protocols for this event are subject to change based on Covid-19 community transmission data from the CDC.
VIP Paranormal Ghost Hunt
10 p.m. to midnight October 22, 23, 29, and 30: 2 hour Ghost Tours at the Middleborough Town Hall,10 Nickerson Ave., Middleborough.
Is the historic Town Hall really haunted? Town employees have heard footsteps, mysterious voices, and strange sounds late at night. Now you can decide for yourself.
This event is geared towards older children and adults. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here.
Dartmouth Mom’s Family Fall Festival
The Dartmouth Mom’s Group is hosting a Family Fall Festival from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 23, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 351 Elm St., Dartmouth.
Activities will include a show by The Toe Jam Puppet Band, face painting, games, crafts, and more. Bring your own pumpkin to decorate.
Admission is free, but donations are encouraged and will be used to help cover the cost of the event as well as future events.
All Treats, No Tricks!
Downtown New Bedford Inc. is hosting a free family Halloween event happening from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, in Downtown New Bedford. Stay tuned by visiting https://downtownnb.org/ for trick-or-treat candy stops and more details coming soon.
Handy House Halloween Trail
For the month of October, the Handy House Heritage Trail is transformed into a fun Halloween trail. Young visitors will enjoy the Halloween-themed scavenger hunt, locating the mysterious, magical ravens that dwell in the woods. Friendly ghosts will keep an eye on all visitors. The trail offers children and their families a chance to enjoy the season with a little spookiness and a lot of fun.
The Halloween trail located at 202 Hix Bridge Road, Westport, is open dawn to dusk, seven days a week for the month of October. The trail is 0.7 miles, entrance is off the Handy House visitor parking lot on Hix Bridge Road. The experience is free. More information can be found at https://wpthistory.org/2020/09/the-handy-house-halloween-trail/.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Z
The cult classic with a twist returns! RKO Army performs a live shadowcast as the movie starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, and Barry Bostwick rolls on screen. Whether you’ve seen The Rocky Horror Picture Show before or this is your first time, you’re in for a real treat this Halloween.
This R-rated performance encourages participation from viewers 18 years and older. The showing begins at 8 p.m. Oct. 28, at Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, 684 Purchase St, New Bedford. Tickets can be purchased for $15 and are available here.
Prop bags are available for purchase at the show; $3 each or two for $5. All items in the bag are theater-friendly. Prop bag proceeds support the RKO Army. Approved props to bring on your own are newspapers, flashlight, rubber gloves, noisemaker, toilet paper, party hat, bell, and playing cards. There are a variety of films and shows to view at https://www.zeiterion.org/events.
Puppet Master Halloween Party
The Puppet Master Halloween Party hosted by comedian Joselito Da Puppet will be held from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Oct. 29, at the United Fishermens Club, 639 Orchard St., New Bedford.
This 21+ event is $15 and will have sounds by Maxx Major, Jamn 94.5 DJ Jules, and Andre Millz. Costumes are recommended. You can purchase tickets here.
Trick or Treat with the Alpacas
Come dress up in your favorite costume because the Alpacas will be dressed in theirs. Walkthrough the farm and trick or treat at each shelter. Walk through the haunted shelter and explore the zombie apocalypse. $15 per child includes treats for the children, treats to feed the alpacas, and lots of fun. Local crafters and vendors also handing out treats.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m Oct. 30 and 31, at the Hill Crest Alpacas, 338 Old Fall River Road, North Dartmouth. Find more details here.
Team Diablo MA and RI Trunk or Treat
While it’s traditional to collect candy door-to-door for Halloween, consider an alternative form of trick-or-treating. Trunk or treat events allow costumed children to collect candy through a parking lot as they stop at cars decorated for Halloween. Check out this Trunk or Treat event from 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 30, at Papa Gino’s, 950 King’s Highway, New Bedford.
Happy Hauntings Event
ORR drama club alumni and volunteers from ORRHS will be dramatically telling spooky tales that will be sure to give you a fright. The free scaring happens from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 30, at the Mattapoisett Museum, 5 Church St., Mattapoisett.
Museum volunteers will be creating a Halloween-themed scavenger hunt in the Carriage House…..enter if you dare! Take a chance and see into your future with a tarot card reading. Harness the power of magic with a sun-powered craft. The Mattapoisett Museum website can be found at https://www.mattapoisettmuseum.org/event-info/happy-hauntings-event.
Discover DNRT Scavenger Hunt
DARTMOUTH — The challenge is to help celebrate their 50th birthday by finding and photographing 50 items on DNRT Reserves from among the 70 items listed on the “Discover DNRT Scavenger Hunt” checklist.
Each entrant will receive a DNRT Guide to Outdoor Recreation in Dartmouth, Those who successfully take and submit photos of 50 items will win an exclusive DNRT canvas boat tote bag. The “entrant” can be an individual, couple, family, or team, but each entrant will receive only one Guide and one tote bag. If each individual in a group wants their own Guide and tote bag, they must register (and submit photos) separately. The deadline is until Oct. 31 to complete the contest – so take your time and enjoy the trails.
To register and find out more information visit https://dnrt.org/product/discover-dnrt-scavenger-hunt/
Mattapoisett Places Remembered
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Museum’s open-air exhibit, Mattapoisett Places Remembered, features six interpretive panels are installed on the museum grounds, featuring materials from the museum’s collection, including photos, paintings, and maps. These panels creatively highlight historical places and landmarks in town and direct visitors to selected locations throughout Mattapoisett Village and beyond. The exhibit encourages visitors to explore the town and think about how the past has shaped the fabric of present-day Mattapoisett. QR codes on the panels will link to maps and information on our website allowing visitors to use their mobile devices to discover some of the locations in person.
This exhibit is installed outside on the grounds of the museum, 5 Church St., Mattapoisett, and is open to the public, no appointment or admission fee is required.
Please visit the website https://www.mattapoisettmuseum.org/places-remembered for more information and to view a complete list of our business sponsors. Contact Mattapoisett Museum at info@mattapoisettmuseum.