Thursday, May 26th
Learn more about New Bedford, which inspired Herman Melville to write Moby-Dick, was the wealthiest city in the U.S. in the whaling days, and today is America’s #1 fishing port! Teri Bernert, Executive Director, WHALE Explore the topics of revitalization and historic preservation in New Bedford from the perspective of the Waterfront Historic Area LeaguE (WHALE). Gain an understanding of the impacts of urban renewal, the evolution of downtown through history, the development of the creative economy, and WHALE’s current restoration initiatives. Members: $15/lecture and Non-Members: $20 per lecture. To order tickets, call 508-997-0046 ext. 100 or order online.
Friday, May 27th
Relive the fun music of the 50’s with Daddy-O — Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, Doo Wop, Rhythm & Blues and Pop! And while you’re there, enjoy The Inn’s traditional seaside New England fare with a fusion flare, mainstream beer selections as well as quality microbrews, wine, and craft-cocktails in a casual and welcoming atmosphere.
Saturday, May 28th
1:00 – 5:00 PM
Irish / Folk / Classic Rock / Acoustic Music
Who doesn’t love to sing along with Irish music? Come to Running Brook Vineyard and Winery to enjoy local favorites, The Shananagans, and savor a glass of wine made right here in New England! The winery was founded in 1998 by Pedro Teixeira and Manuel Morais out of a vision “to produce top quality wines that will make New Englanders proud and satisfy their palates.”
Sunday, May 29th
12:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Don’t miss the 32nd annual Lakeside Family Festival hosted by St. John Neumann’s parish, which features great food rides, amusements, games, live entertainment and more! Admission is free. Visit www.sjnfreetown.org/entertainment for an event schedule.
And if you love vintage cars, plan to attend the 26th Annual Antique and Classic Car Show which will also be held on the same grounds. Registration begins at 8 a.m, judging begins at 2 p.m., and the awards section is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Cost: $10
Monday, May 30th
Honor our veterans! Mattapoisett Memorial Day activities begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Mattapoisett Library. The Old Hammondtown Band will perform patriotic music and will be joined by the New Bedford JROTC Battalion. Commander Paul J. Brawley, deputy director of the Navy Office of Community Outreach, will speak. Immediately following a ceremony at the library, there will be a parade through Mattapoisett Village with a stop at the Town Wharf to pay respect to veterans who lost their lives at sea. The parade will continue to Cushing Cemetery to pay respect to those who lost their lives on land. For more information call the Veterans Office at (508) 758-4100, Ext. 212. 3 Depot St., Mattapoisett.
Tuesday, May 31st
Don’t miss what the New Yorker exclaims as, “a Fun Machine from Start to Finish!” Loaded with big laughs, colorful characters, and the songs that made the 20s roar, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY is bringing musical comedy back with a bang. Hailed by Time Magazine as, “Musical Theatre Gold!”, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY is the hilarious musical comedy about the making of a Broadway show. Written by Woody Allen, with original direction and choreography by Susan Stroman and based upon the screenplay of the acclaimed film by Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY is the story of a young playwright who, in desperate need of financial backing for his next show, accepts an offer he can’t refuse from a mobster looking to please his showgirl girlfriend. Tickets: $51 – $78
Wednesday, June 1st
Do you regularly experience shoulder pain and wonder what you can do about it? Join orthopedic specialist Dr. Matthew Kippe, of Hawthorn Orthopedics and Saint Anne’s Hospital Center for Orthopedic Excellence, for a look at the range of non-surgical and surgical treatments available for common shoulder problems, including rotator cuff tears and other injuries, bursitis, tendinitis and impingement. This program will be held in the conference center at Hawthorn Medical Associates, 535 Faunce Corner Road (lower level), Dartmouth. Light refreshments will be served. There is no charge for this program, but advance registration is encouraged by calling Steward DoctorFinder, 800-488-5959.