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8th Annual Sweet Temptations Wine and Food

Bits & Pieces This event is scheduled on Friday, October 10, 2014 from 6-9 p.m. Summary: Come Wine Down With Us on Friday, October 10 from 6-9 p.m. and help to support the programs of Better Community Living! Join local restaurants and distributors for an evening of fine food, beer and wine. Proceeds from ticket sales, raffles and auctions will benefit adults and children served by BCL. The great Gene Daniels will provide music and live auction entertainment. Region: Fairhaven. Directions: Seaport Inn is located just over the Fairhaven Bridge heading east. Registration/reservations: Major credit cards are accepted and can be made securely through PayPal at www.bettercommunity.com. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Artist/event website: www.bettercommunity.com. Venue website: www.seaportinnandmarina.com. Phone: 5089994300. Email: kathleen_hardy@bettercommunity.com. Monday, September 22, 2014, 12:00 AM. The Seaport Inn 110 Middle Street Fairhaven, Mass. For more info visit www.seaportinnandmarina.com.

Silent book auction

Books The library is open Thursdays 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays 10:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Region: Wareham. Directions: 59 Marion Road, Wareham. Rte 195 to Rte 6, Wareham. The library is across the street from the Wareham Town Hall. Registration/reservations: none. Phone: 508-295-2343. Summary: The Friends of the Wareham Free Library are holding a monthly silent book auction. September's offering is a 14 volume set of Charles Dickens books, published 1885, in excellent condition. Bidding takes place at the library which is open on Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Fridays 10:30 a.m,. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. the bidding will close September 27th. Information can be obtained by contacting Phyllis at 508-243-4227. Monday, September 22, 2014, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Wareham Free Library 59 Marion Road Wareham, Mass.

Farmers Market at Saint Anne’s Hospital

Bits & Pieces Select patients enrolled in the hospital’s diabetes education program may use special “Steward Bucks” vouchers for this market. Other accepted forms of payment include cash, check, debit and credit cards, and SNAP. Free valet parking is available, too. Summary: Enjoy fresh, locally grown produce and other healthy goods at Saint Anne’s Hospital's weekly Farmers Market. Held in conjunction with Silverbrook Farm of Dartmouth, the market features locally grown produce and locally made products, as well as information about community programs and services aimed at promoting a healthier lifestyle, demonstrations, recipes, and samples of healthy food offerings using seasonal ingredients sold at the market. Region: Fall River. Directions: From New Bedford, MA/points east: Route I-195 West to Exit 7 (Plymouth Ave.). Follow to traffic lights at bottom of exit. Go left on Plymouth Ave. Follow for ½ mile to third set of traffic lights at top of hill (Lyon St.). Go right on Lyon St. and follow to stop sign (intersection with Second St.). Continue across intersection to Middle St. and follow Middle St. almost to traffic lights. Hospital entrances are on the left. Artist/event website: www.saintanneshospital.org. Venue website: www.saintanneshospital.org. Phone: 508-235-5289. Email: Tracy.Ibbotson@Steward.org. Monday, September 22, 2014, 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM. Saint Anne's Hospital 795 Middle Street Fall River, Mass. 02721. For more info visit www.steward.org.

Brooklawn Farmer’s Market

Sales Summary: Every Monday afternoon, 2-6 p.m. June 16-Oct. 27. Produce will be locally grown and current WIC’s Farmers Market Coupons and Elderly Coupons will be accepted. Region: New Bedford. Monday, September 22, 2014, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Ashley Blvd. entrance to Brooklawn Park.

Laura Morelli Lecture-Made in France

Lectures / Seminars Phone: 508-991-5096. Email: msanguinetti@umassd.edu. Summary: Laura Morelli, noted author and art historian, will present a lecture on her book Made in France. Ms Morelli, the author of several travel books, has appeared on CNN, Frommers Travel Show and in USA Today, House & Garden Magazine and Traditional Home. The event sponsored by the Boivin Center for French Language and Culture is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow the presentation. Region: Dartmouth. Monday, September 22, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Grand Reading Room, Claire T. Carney Library, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Voc-Tech Theatre Company: Open auditions

On Stage Region: New Bedford. Summary: Open auditions for youngsters for winter production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Story,” 6-8 p.m. Sept. 22-23. Please bring two minute prepared dramatic piece to be read. Show taking place in December. For information call (508) 995-5046. Monday, September 22, 2014, 6:00 PM – Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 1:00 PM. Room 139, GNBVT, 1121 Ashley Blvd.

8th Annual Sweet Temptations Wine and Food

Bits & Pieces This event is scheduled on Friday, October 10, 2014 from 6-9 p.m. Summary: Come Wine Down With Us on Friday, October 10 from 6-9 p.m. and help to support the programs of Better Community Living! Join local restaurants and distributors for an evening of fine food, beer and wine. Proceeds from ticket sales, raffles and auctions will benefit adults and children served by BCL. The great Gene Daniels will provide music and live auction entertainment. Region: Fairhaven. Directions: Seaport Inn is located just over the Fairhaven Bridge heading east. Registration/reservations: Major credit cards are accepted and can be made securely through PayPal at www.bettercommunity.com. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Artist/event website: www.bettercommunity.com. Venue website: www.seaportinnandmarina.com. Phone: 5089994300. Email: kathleen_hardy@bettercommunity.com. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 12:00 AM. The Seaport Inn 110 Middle Street Fairhaven, Mass. For more info visit www.seaportinnandmarina.com.

Silent book auction

Books The library is open Thursdays 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays 10:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Region: Wareham. Directions: 59 Marion Road, Wareham. Rte 195 to Rte 6, Wareham. The library is across the street from the Wareham Town Hall. Registration/reservations: none. Phone: 508-295-2343. Summary: The Friends of the Wareham Free Library are holding a monthly silent book auction. September's offering is a 14 volume set of Charles Dickens books, published 1885, in excellent condition. Bidding takes place at the library which is open on Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Fridays 10:30 a.m,. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. the bidding will close September 27th. Information can be obtained by contacting Phyllis at 508-243-4227. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Wareham Free Library 59 Marion Road Wareham, Mass.

Auditions “Italian American Reconciliation”

On Stage Region: New Bedford. Summary: Your Theatre Inc.  Auditions for “Italian American Reconciliation” by John Shanley, 7 p.m. Sept. 23 and 24. Auditions will consist of a cold reading from the script;Auditions will consist of cold reading. For further information call (508) 993-0772 or www.yourtheatre.org. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 7:00 PM – Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 8:00 PM. 136 Rivet St.

Greater New Bedford Civil War Round Table

Bits & Pieces Summary: Meets 7 p.m. fourth Tuesdays at the Fort Taber/Fort Rodman Military Museum. For information and directions, call Bob Lytle. Region: New Bedford. Phone: (508) 542-7630. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Fort Taber Park.

8th Annual Sweet Temptations Wine and Food

Bits & Pieces This event is scheduled on Friday, October 10, 2014 from 6-9 p.m. Summary: Come Wine Down With Us on Friday, October 10 from 6-9 p.m. and help to support the programs of Better Community Living! Join local restaurants and distributors for an evening of fine food, beer and wine. Proceeds from ticket sales, raffles and auctions will benefit adults and children served by BCL. The great Gene Daniels will provide music and live auction entertainment. Region: Fairhaven. Directions: Seaport Inn is located just over the Fairhaven Bridge heading east. Registration/reservations: Major credit cards are accepted and can be made securely through PayPal at www.bettercommunity.com. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Artist/event website: www.bettercommunity.com. Venue website: www.seaportinnandmarina.com. Phone: 5089994300. Email: kathleen_hardy@bettercommunity.com. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 12:00 AM. The Seaport Inn 110 Middle Street Fairhaven, Mass. For more info visit www.seaportinnandmarina.com.

Itty Bitty Bay Explorers

For Kids Region: Dartmouth. Phone: (508) 999-6363, ext. 219. Summary: Buzzards Bay Coalition Itty Bitty Bay Explorers program: “Beach Dicovery." . Registration required, email bayadventures@savebuzzardsbay.org or call (508) 999-6363, ext. 219. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Apponagansett Park, Gulf Road.

Silent book auction

Books The library is open Thursdays 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays 10:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Region: Wareham. Directions: 59 Marion Road, Wareham. Rte 195 to Rte 6, Wareham. The library is across the street from the Wareham Town Hall. Registration/reservations: none. Phone: 508-295-2343. Summary: The Friends of the Wareham Free Library are holding a monthly silent book auction. September's offering is a 14 volume set of Charles Dickens books, published 1885, in excellent condition. Bidding takes place at the library which is open on Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Fridays 10:30 a.m,. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. the bidding will close September 27th. Information can be obtained by contacting Phyllis at 508-243-4227. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Wareham Free Library 59 Marion Road Wareham, Mass.

Penny Sale

Sales Summary: Held by the Summit Grove Holy Ghost Club. Refreshments served, family fun for all ages. Region: Dartmouth. Phone: (508) 999-3136. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. 39 Gifford Ave.

Latina Heritage Month

Bits & Pieces Summary: Latina Heritage Month Speaker Patricia Valoy. Valoy will share her perspective on the Latina Feminist Community. Free. Region: Dartmouth. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Umass Dartmouth, Grand Reading Room of Claire T. Carney Library, 285 Old Westport Road.

Chess Club

Wareham/Tri-Town Summary: Chess Club-- ages 5 & up. See Mrs. Burke to sign up. Also Saturday at 2:00PM to 2:45PM. Region: Mattapoisett. Phone: (508) 758-4171. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM. Mattapoisett Library 7 Barstow St. Mattapoisett, MA 02739-2603.

Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho

Museums Summary: Lecture from Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho. Program will focus on 20th Century milestones of Portugal’s political history. Reception 6 p.m. Region: New Bedford. Artist/event website: http://www.whalingmuseum.org. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 18 Johnny Cake Hill.

8th Annual Sweet Temptations Wine and Food

Bits & Pieces This event is scheduled on Friday, October 10, 2014 from 6-9 p.m. Summary: Come Wine Down With Us on Friday, October 10 from 6-9 p.m. and help to support the programs of Better Community Living! Join local restaurants and distributors for an evening of fine food, beer and wine. Proceeds from ticket sales, raffles and auctions will benefit adults and children served by BCL. The great Gene Daniels will provide music and live auction entertainment. Region: Fairhaven. Directions: Seaport Inn is located just over the Fairhaven Bridge heading east. Registration/reservations: Major credit cards are accepted and can be made securely through PayPal at www.bettercommunity.com. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Artist/event website: www.bettercommunity.com. Venue website: www.seaportinnandmarina.com. Phone: 5089994300. Email: kathleen_hardy@bettercommunity.com. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 12:00 AM. The Seaport Inn 110 Middle Street Fairhaven, Mass. For more info visit www.seaportinnandmarina.com.

Silent book auction

Books The library is open Thursdays 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays 10:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Region: Wareham. Directions: 59 Marion Road, Wareham. Rte 195 to Rte 6, Wareham. The library is across the street from the Wareham Town Hall. Registration/reservations: none. Phone: 508-295-2343. Summary: The Friends of the Wareham Free Library are holding a monthly silent book auction. September's offering is a 14 volume set of Charles Dickens books, published 1885, in excellent condition. Bidding takes place at the library which is open on Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Fridays 10:30 a.m,. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. the bidding will close September 27th. Information can be obtained by contacting Phyllis at 508-243-4227. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Wareham Free Library 59 Marion Road Wareham, Mass.

CVPA Campus Gallery: Sabbatical Exhibition

Exhibits & Galleries Region: Dartmouth. Summary: Sabbatical Exhibition  with Richard Creighton, Alma Davenport, Jim Lawton and Cathy Smilan, Sept. 25-Oct. 17. Artist reception 4-6 p.m. Oct. 2. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 12:00 PM – Friday, October 17, 2014, 1:00 PM. UMass Dartmouth, Visual and Performing Arts building, first floor, Room 154, 285 Old Westport Road.

Dedee Shattuck Gallery: Cultivating the Creative Arts High School Student Exhibition

Exhibits & Galleries Region: Westport. Venue website: http://www.dedeeshattuckgallery.com. Summary: Cultivating the Creative Arts High School Student Exhibition, 5-7 p.m. Sept. 25-28. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 12:00 PM – Sunday, September 28, 2014, 1:00 PM. 1 Partners Lane.

Henery H. Rogers Walking Tours

For Free Region: Fairhaven. Phone: (508) 979-4085. Email: fairhaventours@aol.com. Summary: Extended through October. Tours start 10 a.m. Thursdays outside Town Hall. For information email fairhaventours@aol.com or call (508) 979-4085. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. 40 Center St.

Martinis & Meatballs!

Fall River Summary: Stop by for a $5.00 Svedka martini and complimentary meatballs!! Every Thursday evening from 5-10 p.m. Region: Fall River. Venue website: https://thetipsytoboggan.com. Email: tipsytoboggan.fallriver@gmail.com. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tipsy Toboggan 75 Ferry St. Fall River, Mass. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Lite Rock 105’s Third Annual Psychic Showcase

On Stage Region: Westport. Venue website: http://www.providence.sweetdealscumulus.com. Summary: White’s Of Westport presents Lite Rock 105’s Third Annual Psychic Showcase featuring world renowned psychic/medium Matt Fraser, 6-9 p.m. Sept. 25. For tickets visit www.providence.sweetdealscumulus.com. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 66 State Road.

Annawon Council, Sachem District beer and wine tasting

Bits & Pieces This is a 21+ event. Summary: Wine and Beer tasting event to support scouting programs in Lakeville, Taunton, Raynham, Dighton, Berkley, Carver and Middleboro. Over 20 Beer and Wine vendors! Raffle and auction items too! Region: Lakeville. Registration/reservations: For tickets please contact Joe Livingston @508-286-9202. Artist/event website: www.annawonbsa.org. Venue website: http://www.occasionsatvillagesouth.com/. Phone: 508-286-9202. Email: joe.livingston@scouting.org. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Occasions Function Hall, 480 South Street, Raynham, Mass.

Auditions “Other Dersert Cities”

On Stage Region: New Bedford. Summary: Your Theatre Inc.  Auditions for “Other Dersert Cities” by Jon Robin Baitz, 7 p.m. Sept. 25. Auditions will consist of cold reading. For further information call (508) 993-0772 or www.yourtheatre.org. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 136 Rivet St.

Nasketucket Bird Club

Bits & Pieces Summary: Presents Name That Bird!Sparrow identification with South Shore Bird Club’s Jim Sweeney. Meets every fourth Thursday at 7 p.m. Annual membership $10. For information email bvm1290@comcast.net. Region: Mattapoisett. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Mattapoisett Public Library, 7 Barstow St.

Saints and Singers chorus starting rehearsals for Christmas season

Bits & Pieces Summary: Like to Sing? Saints and Singers chorus is starting rehearsals for the Christmas season on Thursday, Sept. 4th, at 7:00 pm, Bourne United Methodist Church, 37 Sandwich Rd. Bourne (next to the Bourne Library). Come join us for a pot-luck supper, hear the cantata, and become part of the Saints and Singers family. We are an ecumenical chorus, entering our 36th year, dedicated to bringing God’s message to communities in southeast New England through music. We rehearse once a week, on Thursdays, at Bourne Uni… Region: Bourne. Directions: If traveling from the Wareham or New Bedford area, go over the Bourne Bridge, take the first right in front of the police station, then take an immediate right down the hill, turn left, the Bourne United Methodist Church is about 1/8 of a mile down Sandwich Rd. on the right-hand side (right before the Bourne Library). Phone: 598-958-7479. Email: saintsandsingerschorus@yahoo.com. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Bourne United Methodist Church, 37 Sandwich Rd. Bourne, Mass. 02532.

8th Annual Sweet Temptations Wine and Food

Bits & Pieces This event is scheduled on Friday, October 10, 2014 from 6-9 p.m. Summary: Come Wine Down With Us on Friday, October 10 from 6-9 p.m. and help to support the programs of Better Community Living! Join local restaurants and distributors for an evening of fine food, beer and wine. Proceeds from ticket sales, raffles and auctions will benefit adults and children served by BCL. The great Gene Daniels will provide music and live auction entertainment. Region: Fairhaven. Directions: Seaport Inn is located just over the Fairhaven Bridge heading east. Registration/reservations: Major credit cards are accepted and can be made securely through PayPal at www.bettercommunity.com. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Artist/event website: www.bettercommunity.com. Venue website: www.seaportinnandmarina.com. Phone: 5089994300. Email: kathleen_hardy@bettercommunity.com. Friday, September 26, 2014, 12:00 AM. The Seaport Inn 110 Middle Street Fairhaven, Mass. For more info visit www.seaportinnandmarina.com.

“Whales, Tales and Sails”

For Kids Region: New Bedford. Venue website: http://www.nps.gov. Phone: (508) 996-4095. Summary: New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park: “Whales, Tales and Sails,” a free story hour, offered each Friday morning at 10 a.m.  Weekly event will feature acclaimed professional storytellers Jackson Gillman and includes stories, fingerplay, songs, music crafts and free play at the Corson Maritime Learning Center. Friday, September 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. 33 William St.

Silent book auction

Books The library is open Thursdays 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays 10:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Region: Wareham. Directions: 59 Marion Road, Wareham. Rte 195 to Rte 6, Wareham. The library is across the street from the Wareham Town Hall. Registration/reservations: none. Phone: 508-295-2343. Summary: The Friends of the Wareham Free Library are holding a monthly silent book auction. September's offering is a 14 volume set of Charles Dickens books, published 1885, in excellent condition. Bidding takes place at the library which is open on Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Fridays 10:30 a.m,. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. the bidding will close September 27th. Information can be obtained by contacting Phyllis at 508-243-4227. Friday, September 26, 2014, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Wareham Free Library 59 Marion Road Wareham, Mass.

Acushnet Wesley United Methodist Church rummage and bake sale

Sales Great sale! Summary: Friday Evening 5:30-8 p.m. and Saturday 9/27/14 9 a.m. until noon. Clothing, flea market Items, toys and books, homemade baked goods. Region: New Bedford. Directions: Left off South Main onto Main Street, Stone church down hill on right. Registration/reservations: N/A. Phone: 508-995-0362. Email: patwessling@me.com. Friday, September 26, 2014, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM. 67 Main Street, Acushnet, Mass. 02743.

“CCC’s Farewell to Season 9”

Concerts Region: Wareham. Summary: Cranberry Coast Concerts. For tickets and information visit www.cranberrycoastconcerts.com or call (508) 491-8888. Friday, September 26, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Eastern Bank.

Wishbone Ash

Concerts Region: Fall River. Summary: Narrows Center For the Arts. $27 advance, $30 at the door. For ticket or more information visit www.tickets.ncfta.org. Friday, September 26, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 16 Anawan St.

8th Annual Sweet Temptations Wine and Food

Bits & Pieces This event is scheduled on Friday, October 10, 2014 from 6-9 p.m. Summary: Come Wine Down With Us on Friday, October 10 from 6-9 p.m. and help to support the programs of Better Community Living! Join local restaurants and distributors for an evening of fine food, beer and wine. Proceeds from ticket sales, raffles and auctions will benefit adults and children served by BCL. The great Gene Daniels will provide music and live auction entertainment. Region: Fairhaven. Directions: Seaport Inn is located just over the Fairhaven Bridge heading east. Registration/reservations: Major credit cards are accepted and can be made securely through PayPal at www.bettercommunity.com. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Artist/event website: www.bettercommunity.com. Venue website: www.seaportinnandmarina.com. Phone: 5089994300. Email: kathleen_hardy@bettercommunity.com. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 12:00 AM. The Seaport Inn 110 Middle Street Fairhaven, Mass. For more info visit www.seaportinnandmarina.com.

SouthCoast Birder’s Celebration

Outdoors Summary: Mass Audubon: SouthCoast Birder’s Celebration at Gooseberry Neck, Sept. 27. A Fall bird migration hot spot, bird walk and talks offered from dawn til dusk. $80 for members, $100 for non-members. www.massaudubon.org/programs for information. Region: Westport. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Gooseberry Neck.

Zoo Stroll

Bits & Pieces Summary: Part of 29th SHARE Annual Fun Walk. Region: New Bedford. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Buttonwood Park Zoo.

Mullein Hill Christian Academy

Bits & Pieces Summary: Presents annual Country Craft Fair. Yard sales, open houses, rock wall, crafts and more. For information call (774) 213-9093. Region: Lakeville. Venue website: http://www.mhca.net. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. 25 Stape Shore Road.

Titicut Green Fall Festival

Bits & Pieces Summary: Over fifty vendors, crafters and artisans. All day music from some of the area’s most talented performers as well as landscape painting and artist classes. For information email titicutgreenfestival@gmail.com. Region: Middleboro. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. 38 Plymouth St.

Silent book auction

Books The library is open Thursdays 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays 10:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Region: Wareham. Directions: 59 Marion Road, Wareham. Rte 195 to Rte 6, Wareham. The library is across the street from the Wareham Town Hall. Registration/reservations: none. Phone: 508-295-2343. Summary: The Friends of the Wareham Free Library are holding a monthly silent book auction. September's offering is a 14 volume set of Charles Dickens books, published 1885, in excellent condition. Bidding takes place at the library which is open on Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Fridays 10:30 a.m,. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. the bidding will close September 27th. Information can be obtained by contacting Phyllis at 508-243-4227. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Wareham Free Library 59 Marion Road Wareham, Mass.

Working Waterfront Festival

Phone: 508-993-8894. Email: info@workingwaterfrontfestival.org. Directions: Rt. 18 to Elm Street for free parking in Elm Street Garage. Trolley available from parking garage to Festival. Venue website: www.workingwaterfrontfestival.org. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. New Bedford Historic Waterfront Fisherman's Wharf (Pier 3) to Merrill's Wharf.

“A Day In My Shoes”

Outdoors Summary: 2nd annual “A Day In My Shoes” suicide Awareness Walk presented by the Greater New Bedford Suicide Prevention Coalition, Sept. 27. Contact Frank Carbone liz2frank@comcast.net or (508) 990-9921. Region: New Bedford. Phone: (508) 990-9921. Email: liz2frank@comcast.net. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Voc Tech High School Parking Lot.

16th Annual Harvest Festival

Bits & Pieces Summary: St. Bernard Church, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 27 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 28. 5K road race Saturday. Entertainment, vendors food, live broadcasts from WSAR and more. Region: Assonet. Venue website: http://www.stbernardassonet.org. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 12:00 PM – Sunday, September 28, 2014, 1:00 PM. 30 S Main St.

8th Annual Princess Party

Bits & Pieces Summary: Presented by Pet Partners. Little girls come dressed in their favorite princess ball gown and finery to meet Princesses from Disney and story books including “Frozen’s” Elsa, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and more. Proceeds benefit Pet Partners. $20 per person, children 2 and under free. For tickets call (508) 672-4813. Region: New Bedford. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Buttonwood Park Zoo, 425 Hawthorn St.

Hill Crest Alpacas

Bits & Pieces Summary: Open free to the public 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 27-28. Learn about raising and breeding alpacas, spinning demonstrations and more. Region: Dartmouth. Venue website: http://www.hillcrest-alpacas.com. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 12:00 PM – Sunday, September 28, 2014, 1:00 PM. 338 Old Fall River Road.

Workingwaterfront Festival

Bits & Pieces Summary: Free, family friendly celebration of commercial fishing culture to take place at New Bedford’s Historic Waterfront Sept. 27-28. This year’s theme is focused on fishing families. Events include Man Overboard demonstration, seafood thrown, galley sessions and more. For information call (508) 993-8894 or email info@working waterfrontfestival.org. Region: New Bedford. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 12:00 PM – Sunday, September 28, 2014, 1:00 PM. New Bedford Historic Waterfront.

Museum Day Live!

Bits & Pieces Visit: http://Smithsonian.com/museumdaylive to download your free passes for September 27th. Summary: Atwood House Museum will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, September 27, 2014, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s tenth annual Museum Day Live! A nationwide event, Museum Day Live! Offers free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! Ticket at a participating museum or cultural institution. The Museum Day Live! Ticket will be available to download beginning in August at Smithsonian.com/museumdaylive. Visitors who present Museum Day Live ! ticket will gain free entrance for two at partic… Region: New Bedford. Directions: The Atwood House Museum is located at 347 Stage Harbor Road in Chatham, MA 02633. Proceed on Route 28 to the small Traffic Circle in downtown Chatham where Stage Harbor Road begins, heading south. The Museum is about 1/2 mile down Stage Harbor Road, on the left. Registration/reservations: None. Artist/event website: http://Smithsonian.com/museumdaylive. Venue website: http://www.chathamhistoricalsociety.org/. Phone: 508-945-2493. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. The Atwood House Museum is located at 347 Stage Harbor Road in Chatham, Mass. 02633. For more info visit www.chathamhistoricalsociety.org.

“Remembering Home"

Museums Summary: RJD House presents “Remembering Home: A Nostalgic Workshop for Seniors”: Part 2, “Food/How it was Obtained.” All Workshops 2 p.m. and they are free. Region: New Bedford. Venue website: http://www.rjdmuseum.org. Phone: (508) 997-1401. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. 396 County St.

Intro to Woodblock Printing

Museums Summary: Soule Homestead: Intro to Woodblock Printing. $10 members, $12 non-members. For children 5 and up. Pre-register by Sept. 24. Region: Middleboro. Artist/event website: http://www.soulehomestead.org. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 46 Soule St.

Chess Club

Wareham/Tri-Town Summary: Chess Club-- ages 5 & up. See Mrs. Burke to sign up. Region: Mattapoisett. Phone: (508) 758-4171. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM. Mattapoisett Library 7 Barstow St. Mattapoisett, MA 02739-2603.

Spuyten Duyvil

Concerts Region: Tiverton. Summary: SandyWoods Center for the arts. Tickets $15. For tickets and more information to all events visit www.sandywoodsmusic.com. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 43 Muse Way.

Laugh For A Cause Comedy Contest

On Stage Region: Middleboro. Phone: (508) 946-1071. Summary: Burt Wood School of the Performing Arts. Comedian James Dorsey will host. Tickets are $15 per person with proceeds benefiting St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. For information, visit www.burtwoodschool.com or call (508) 946-1071. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. The Alley Theatre, 133 Center St.

Wanda Sykes

On Stage Region: New Bedford. Venue website: http://www.zeiterion.org. Summary: Zeiterion Performing Arts Center: Presents comedian Wanda Sykes. Tickets $45-$89. Available at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center box office. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 684 Purchase St.

8th Annual Sweet Temptations Wine and Food

Bits & Pieces This event is scheduled on Friday, October 10, 2014 from 6-9 p.m. Summary: Come Wine Down With Us on Friday, October 10 from 6-9 p.m. and help to support the programs of Better Community Living! Join local restaurants and distributors for an evening of fine food, beer and wine. Proceeds from ticket sales, raffles and auctions will benefit adults and children served by BCL. The great Gene Daniels will provide music and live auction entertainment. Region: Fairhaven. Directions: Seaport Inn is located just over the Fairhaven Bridge heading east. Registration/reservations: Major credit cards are accepted and can be made securely through PayPal at www.bettercommunity.com. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Artist/event website: www.bettercommunity.com. Venue website: www.seaportinnandmarina.com. Phone: 5089994300. Email: kathleen_hardy@bettercommunity.com. Sunday, September 28, 2014, 12:00 AM. The Seaport Inn 110 Middle Street Fairhaven, Mass. For more info visit www.seaportinnandmarina.com.

Walk To End Alzheimer’s

Bits & Pieces Summary: To take place at Fort Taber, Sept. 28. Event begins at 8:30 a.m. and includes opening ceremony and special tribute to those who have experienced Alzheimers. Region: New Bedford. Venue website: http://www.alzwalkMANH.org. Sunday, September 28, 2014, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM. Fort Taber.

Working Waterfront Festival

Phone: 508-993-8894. Email: info@workingwaterfrontfestival.org. Directions: Rt. 18 to Elm Street for free parking in Elm Street Garage. Trolley available from parking garage to Festival. Venue website: www.workingwaterfrontfestival.org. Sunday, September 28, 2014, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. New Bedford Historic Waterfront Fisherman's Wharf (Pier 3) to Merrill's Wharf.

Fairhaven Farmers Market

Sales Summary: On the lawn of Fairhaven High School, 1-4 p.m. Sundays starting June 15 through Oct. 19. Support local crafters and farmers. For information email ann.richard@gmail.com. Region: Fairhaven. Sunday, September 28, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 12 Huttleston Ave.

Special Olympics Program

For Kids Region: Middleboro. Summary: Taking place at Old Colony YMCA, Sundays 4-5 p.m. Sept. 28-Nov. 16. For ages 2-7. Middle school and high school students needed for buddy capacity. Contact Melissa Oddi-Morrison (508) 574-4898 or email moddi@verizon.net. Sunday, September 28, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Old Colony YMCA.

Painting 4 a Cause

Bits & Pieces Summary: Burt Wood School: Painting 4 a Cause event to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Theme of the evening is “End of Summer.” Tickets $35 per person via PayPal at Artonthespot@hotmail.com or by calling (508) 472-9227. Region: Middleboro. Sunday, September 28, 2014, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 133 Centre St.

Jon-Pousette-Dart

Concerts Region: Fall River. Summary: Narrows Center For the Arts. $27 advance, $30 at the door. For ticket or more information visit www.tickets.ncfta.org. Sunday, September 28, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 16 Anawan St.

8th Annual Sweet Temptations Wine and Food

Bits & Pieces This event is scheduled on Friday, October 10, 2014 from 6-9 p.m. Summary: Come Wine Down With Us on Friday, October 10 from 6-9 p.m. and help to support the programs of Better Community Living! Join local restaurants and distributors for an evening of fine food, beer and wine. Proceeds from ticket sales, raffles and auctions will benefit adults and children served by BCL. The great Gene Daniels will provide music and live auction entertainment. Region: Fairhaven. Directions: Seaport Inn is located just over the Fairhaven Bridge heading east. Registration/reservations: Major credit cards are accepted and can be made securely through PayPal at www.bettercommunity.com. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Artist/event website: www.bettercommunity.com. Venue website: www.seaportinnandmarina.com. Phone: 5089994300. Email: kathleen_hardy@bettercommunity.com. Monday, September 29, 2014, 12:00 AM. The Seaport Inn 110 Middle Street Fairhaven, Mass. For more info visit www.seaportinnandmarina.com.

Farmers Market at Saint Anne’s Hospital

Bits & Pieces Select patients enrolled in the hospital’s diabetes education program may use special “Steward Bucks” vouchers for this market. Other accepted forms of payment include cash, check, debit and credit cards, and SNAP. Free valet parking is available, too. Summary: Enjoy fresh, locally grown produce and other healthy goods at Saint Anne’s Hospital's weekly Farmers Market. Held in conjunction with Silverbrook Farm of Dartmouth, the market features locally grown produce and locally made products, as well as information about community programs and services aimed at promoting a healthier lifestyle, demonstrations, recipes, and samples of healthy food offerings using seasonal ingredients sold at the market. Region: Fall River. Directions: From New Bedford, MA/points east: Route I-195 West to Exit 7 (Plymouth Ave.). Follow to traffic lights at bottom of exit. Go left on Plymouth Ave. Follow for ½ mile to third set of traffic lights at top of hill (Lyon St.). Go right on Lyon St. and follow to stop sign (intersection with Second St.). Continue across intersection to Middle St. and follow Middle St. almost to traffic lights. Hospital entrances are on the left. Artist/event website: www.saintanneshospital.org. Venue website: www.saintanneshospital.org. Phone: 508-235-5289. Email: Tracy.Ibbotson@Steward.org. Monday, September 29, 2014, 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM. Saint Anne's Hospital 795 Middle Street Fall River, Mass. 02721. For more info visit www.steward.org.

Brooklawn Farmer’s Market

Sales Summary: Every Monday afternoon, 2-6 p.m. June 16-Oct. 27. Produce will be locally grown and current WIC’s Farmers Market Coupons and Elderly Coupons will be accepted. Region: New Bedford. Monday, September 29, 2014, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Ashley Blvd. entrance to Brooklawn Park.

John Cummings, author of Cream of the Crop, Lecture and Slide Presentation

Lectures / Seminars Phone: 508-991-5096. Email: msanguinetti@umassd.edu. Summary: John "Red" Cummings, local realtor and author, will present a lecture and slide presentation on his latest book, Cream of the Crop, Fall River's Best and Brightest. The event sponsored by the Claire T. Carney Library Associates is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow the presentation. Region: Dartmouth. Monday, September 29, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Grand Reading Room, Claire T. Carney Library, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

8th Annual Sweet Temptations Wine and Food

Bits & Pieces This event is scheduled on Friday, October 10, 2014 from 6-9 p.m. Summary: Come Wine Down With Us on Friday, October 10 from 6-9 p.m. and help to support the programs of Better Community Living! Join local restaurants and distributors for an evening of fine food, beer and wine. Proceeds from ticket sales, raffles and auctions will benefit adults and children served by BCL. The great Gene Daniels will provide music and live auction entertainment. Region: Fairhaven. Directions: Seaport Inn is located just over the Fairhaven Bridge heading east. Registration/reservations: Major credit cards are accepted and can be made securely through PayPal at www.bettercommunity.com. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Artist/event website: www.bettercommunity.com. Venue website: www.seaportinnandmarina.com. Phone: 5089994300. Email: kathleen_hardy@bettercommunity.com. Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 12:00 AM. The Seaport Inn 110 Middle Street Fairhaven, Mass. For more info visit www.seaportinnandmarina.com.

8th Annual Sweet Temptations Wine and Food

Bits & Pieces This event is scheduled on Friday, October 10, 2014 from 6-9 p.m. Summary: Come Wine Down With Us on Friday, October 10 from 6-9 p.m. and help to support the programs of Better Community Living! Join local restaurants and distributors for an evening of fine food, beer and wine. Proceeds from ticket sales, raffles and auctions will benefit adults and children served by BCL. The great Gene Daniels will provide music and live auction entertainment. Region: Fairhaven. Directions: Seaport Inn is located just over the Fairhaven Bridge heading east. Registration/reservations: Major credit cards are accepted and can be made securely through PayPal at www.bettercommunity.com. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Artist/event website: www.bettercommunity.com. Venue website: www.seaportinnandmarina.com. Phone: 5089994300. Email: kathleen_hardy@bettercommunity.com. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 12:00 AM. The Seaport Inn 110 Middle Street Fairhaven, Mass. For more info visit www.seaportinnandmarina.com.

Chess Club

Wareham/Tri-Town Summary: Chess Club-- ages 5 & up. See Mrs. Burke to sign up. Also Saturday at 2:00PM to 2:45PM. Region: Mattapoisett. Phone: (508) 758-4171. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM. Mattapoisett Library 7 Barstow St. Mattapoisett, MA 02739-2603.

8th Annual Sweet Temptations Wine and Food

Bits & Pieces This event is scheduled on Friday, October 10, 2014 from 6-9 p.m. Summary: Come Wine Down With Us on Friday, October 10 from 6-9 p.m. and help to support the programs of Better Community Living! Join local restaurants and distributors for an evening of fine food, beer and wine. Proceeds from ticket sales, raffles and auctions will benefit adults and children served by BCL. The great Gene Daniels will provide music and live auction entertainment. Region: Fairhaven. Directions: Seaport Inn is located just over the Fairhaven Bridge heading east. Registration/reservations: Major credit cards are accepted and can be made securely through PayPal at www.bettercommunity.com. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Artist/event website: www.bettercommunity.com. Venue website: www.seaportinnandmarina.com. Phone: 5089994300. Email: kathleen_hardy@bettercommunity.com. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 12:00 AM. The Seaport Inn 110 Middle Street Fairhaven, Mass. For more info visit www.seaportinnandmarina.com.

Henery H. Rogers Walking Tours

For Free Region: Fairhaven. Phone: (508) 979-4085. Email: fairhaventours@aol.com. Summary: Extended through October. Tours start 10 a.m. Thursdays outside Town Hall. For information email fairhaventours@aol.com or call (508) 979-4085. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. 40 Center St.

Martinis & Meatballs!

Fall River Summary: Stop by for a $5.00 Svedka martini and complimentary meatballs!! Every Thursday evening from 5-10 p.m. Region: Fall River. Venue website: https://thetipsytoboggan.com. Email: tipsytoboggan.fallriver@gmail.com. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tipsy Toboggan 75 Ferry St. Fall River, Mass. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Saints and Singers chorus starting rehearsals for Christmas season

Bits & Pieces Summary: Like to Sing? Saints and Singers chorus is starting rehearsals for the Christmas season on Thursday, Sept. 4th, at 7:00 pm, Bourne United Methodist Church, 37 Sandwich Rd. Bourne (next to the Bourne Library). Come join us for a pot-luck supper, hear the cantata, and become part of the Saints and Singers family. We are an ecumenical chorus, entering our 36th year, dedicated to bringing God’s message to communities in southeast New England through music. We rehearse once a week, on Thursdays, at Bourne Uni… Region: Bourne. Directions: If traveling from the Wareham or New Bedford area, go over the Bourne Bridge, take the first right in front of the police station, then take an immediate right down the hill, turn left, the Bourne United Methodist Church is about 1/8 of a mile down Sandwich Rd. on the right-hand side (right before the Bourne Library). Phone: 598-958-7479. Email: saintsandsingerschorus@yahoo.com. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Bourne United Methodist Church, 37 Sandwich Rd. Bourne, Mass. 02532.

8th Annual Sweet Temptations Wine and Food

Bits & Pieces This event is scheduled on Friday, October 10, 2014 from 6-9 p.m. Summary: Come Wine Down With Us on Friday, October 10 from 6-9 p.m. and help to support the programs of Better Community Living! Join local restaurants and distributors for an evening of fine food, beer and wine. Proceeds from ticket sales, raffles and auctions will benefit adults and children served by BCL. The great Gene Daniels will provide music and live auction entertainment. Region: Fairhaven. Directions: Seaport Inn is located just over the Fairhaven Bridge heading east. Registration/reservations: Major credit cards are accepted and can be made securely through PayPal at www.bettercommunity.com. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Artist/event website: www.bettercommunity.com. Venue website: www.seaportinnandmarina.com. Phone: 5089994300. Email: kathleen_hardy@bettercommunity.com. Friday, October 3, 2014, 12:00 AM. The Seaport Inn 110 Middle Street Fairhaven, Mass. For more info visit www.seaportinnandmarina.com.

“Whales, Tales and Sails”

For Kids Region: New Bedford. Venue website: http://www.nps.gov. Phone: (508) 996-4095. Summary: New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park: “Whales, Tales and Sails,” a free story hour, offered each Friday morning at 10 a.m.  Weekly event will feature acclaimed professional storytellers Jackson Gillman and includes stories, fingerplay, songs, music crafts and free play at the Corson Maritime Learning Center. Friday, October 3, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. 33 William St.

8th Annual Sweet Temptations Wine and Food

Bits & Pieces This event is scheduled on Friday, October 10, 2014 from 6-9 p.m. Summary: Come Wine Down With Us on Friday, October 10 from 6-9 p.m. and help to support the programs of Better Community Living! Join local restaurants and distributors for an evening of fine food, beer and wine. Proceeds from ticket sales, raffles and auctions will benefit adults and children served by BCL. The great Gene Daniels will provide music and live auction entertainment. Region: Fairhaven. Directions: Seaport Inn is located just over the Fairhaven Bridge heading east. Registration/reservations: Major credit cards are accepted and can be made securely through PayPal at www.bettercommunity.com. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Artist/event website: www.bettercommunity.com. Venue website: www.seaportinnandmarina.com. Phone: 5089994300. Email: kathleen_hardy@bettercommunity.com. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 12:00 AM. The Seaport Inn 110 Middle Street Fairhaven, Mass. For more info visit www.seaportinnandmarina.com.

Chess Club

Wareham/Tri-Town Summary: Chess Club-- ages 5 & up. See Mrs. Burke to sign up. Region: Mattapoisett. Phone: (508) 758-4171. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM. Mattapoisett Library 7 Barstow St. Mattapoisett, MA 02739-2603.

8th Annual Sweet Temptations Wine and Food

Bits & Pieces This event is scheduled on Friday, October 10, 2014 from 6-9 p.m. Summary: Come Wine Down With Us on Friday, October 10 from 6-9 p.m. and help to support the programs of Better Community Living! Join local restaurants and distributors for an evening of fine food, beer and wine. Proceeds from ticket sales, raffles and auctions will benefit adults and children served by BCL. The great Gene Daniels will provide music and live auction entertainment. Region: Fairhaven. Directions: Seaport Inn is located just over the Fairhaven Bridge heading east. Registration/reservations: Major credit cards are accepted and can be made securely through PayPal at www.bettercommunity.com. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Artist/event website: www.bettercommunity.com. Venue website: www.seaportinnandmarina.com. Phone: 5089994300. Email: kathleen_hardy@bettercommunity.com. Sunday, October 5, 2014, 12:00 AM. The Seaport Inn 110 Middle Street Fairhaven, Mass. For more info visit www.seaportinnandmarina.com.

New Bedford Seaport Chowder Festival

Bits & Pieces Summary: Area restaurants serving up sample size portions of their best clam and seafood chowders, stuffed quahogs and kale soup. all under tent, Live music, beer, wine, soft drinks and the annual lobster races. Region: New Bedford. Directions: GPS address for Pier 3 is 228 MacArthur Blvd. Artist/event website: www.downtownnb.org. Phone: 508-990-2777. Email: dnb@downtownnb.org. Sunday, October 5, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Pier 3, New Bedford's Working Waterfront.

Fairhaven Farmers Market

Sales Summary: On the lawn of Fairhaven High School, 1-4 p.m. Sundays starting June 15 through Oct. 19. Support local crafters and farmers. For information email ann.richard@gmail.com. Region: Fairhaven. Sunday, October 5, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 12 Huttleston Ave.

Special Olympics Program

For Kids Region: Middleboro. Summary: Taking place at Old Colony YMCA, Sundays 4-5 p.m. Sept. 28-Nov. 16. For ages 2-7. Middle school and high school students needed for buddy capacity. Contact Melissa Oddi-Morrison (508) 574-4898 or email moddi@verizon.net. Sunday, October 5, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Old Colony YMCA.

8th Annual Sweet Temptations Wine and Food

Bits & Pieces This event is scheduled on Friday, October 10, 2014 from 6-9 p.m. Summary: Come Wine Down With Us on Friday, October 10 from 6-9 p.m. and help to support the programs of Better Community Living! Join local restaurants and distributors for an evening of fine food, beer and wine. Proceeds from ticket sales, raffles and auctions will benefit adults and children served by BCL. The great Gene Daniels will provide music and live auction entertainment. Region: Fairhaven. Directions: Seaport Inn is located just over the Fairhaven Bridge heading east. Registration/reservations: Major credit cards are accepted and can be made securely through PayPal at www.bettercommunity.com. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Artist/event website: www.bettercommunity.com. Venue website: www.seaportinnandmarina.com. Phone: 5089994300. Email: kathleen_hardy@bettercommunity.com. Monday, October 6, 2014, 12:00 AM. The Seaport Inn 110 Middle Street Fairhaven, Mass. For more info visit www.seaportinnandmarina.com.

Farmers Market at Saint Anne’s Hospital

Bits & Pieces Select patients enrolled in the hospital’s diabetes education program may use special “Steward Bucks” vouchers for this market. Other accepted forms of payment include cash, check, debit and credit cards, and SNAP. Free valet parking is available, too. Summary: Enjoy fresh, locally grown produce and other healthy goods at Saint Anne’s Hospital's weekly Farmers Market. Held in conjunction with Silverbrook Farm of Dartmouth, the market features locally grown produce and locally made products, as well as information about community programs and services aimed at promoting a healthier lifestyle, demonstrations, recipes, and samples of healthy food offerings using seasonal ingredients sold at the market. Region: Fall River. Directions: From New Bedford, MA/points east: Route I-195 West to Exit 7 (Plymouth Ave.). Follow to traffic lights at bottom of exit. Go left on Plymouth Ave. Follow for ½ mile to third set of traffic lights at top of hill (Lyon St.). Go right on Lyon St. and follow to stop sign (intersection with Second St.). Continue across intersection to Middle St. and follow Middle St. almost to traffic lights. Hospital entrances are on the left. Artist/event website: www.saintanneshospital.org. Venue website: www.saintanneshospital.org. Phone: 508-235-5289. Email: Tracy.Ibbotson@Steward.org. Monday, October 6, 2014, 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM. Saint Anne's Hospital 795 Middle Street Fall River, Mass. 02721. For more info visit www.steward.org.

Brooklawn Farmer’s Market

Sales Summary: Every Monday afternoon, 2-6 p.m. June 16-Oct. 27. Produce will be locally grown and current WIC’s Farmers Market Coupons and Elderly Coupons will be accepted. Region: New Bedford. Monday, October 6, 2014, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Ashley Blvd. entrance to Brooklawn Park.

8th Annual Sweet Temptations Wine and Food

Bits & Pieces This event is scheduled on Friday, October 10, 2014 from 6-9 p.m. Summary: Come Wine Down With Us on Friday, October 10 from 6-9 p.m. and help to support the programs of Better Community Living! Join local restaurants and distributors for an evening of fine food, beer and wine. Proceeds from ticket sales, raffles and auctions will benefit adults and children served by BCL. The great Gene Daniels will provide music and live auction entertainment. Region: Fairhaven. Directions: Seaport Inn is located just over the Fairhaven Bridge heading east. Registration/reservations: Major credit cards are accepted and can be made securely through PayPal at www.bettercommunity.com. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Artist/event website: www.bettercommunity.com. Venue website: www.seaportinnandmarina.com. Phone: 5089994300. Email: kathleen_hardy@bettercommunity.com. Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 12:00 AM. The Seaport Inn 110 Middle Street Fairhaven, Mass. For more info visit www.seaportinnandmarina.com.

8th Annual Sweet Temptations Wine and Food

Bits & Pieces This event is scheduled on Friday, October 10, 2014 from 6-9 p.m. Summary: Come Wine Down With Us on Friday, October 10 from 6-9 p.m. and help to support the programs of Better Community Living! Join local restaurants and distributors for an evening of fine food, beer and wine. Proceeds from ticket sales, raffles and auctions will benefit adults and children served by BCL. The great Gene Daniels will provide music and live auction entertainment. Region: Fairhaven. Directions: Seaport Inn is located just over the Fairhaven Bridge heading east. Registration/reservations: Major credit cards are accepted and can be made securely through PayPal at www.bettercommunity.com. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Artist/event website: www.bettercommunity.com. Venue website: www.seaportinnandmarina.com. Phone: 5089994300. Email: kathleen_hardy@bettercommunity.com. Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 12:00 AM. The Seaport Inn 110 Middle Street Fairhaven, Mass. For more info visit www.seaportinnandmarina.com.

Chess Club

Wareham/Tri-Town Summary: Chess Club-- ages 5 & up. See Mrs. Burke to sign up. Also Saturday at 2:00PM to 2:45PM. Region: Mattapoisett. Phone: (508) 758-4171. Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM. Mattapoisett Library 7 Barstow St. Mattapoisett, MA 02739-2603.

8th Annual Sweet Temptations Wine and Food

Bits & Pieces This event is scheduled on Friday, October 10, 2014 from 6-9 p.m. Summary: Come Wine Down With Us on Friday, October 10 from 6-9 p.m. and help to support the programs of Better Community Living! Join local restaurants and distributors for an evening of fine food, beer and wine. Proceeds from ticket sales, raffles and auctions will benefit adults and children served by BCL. The great Gene Daniels will provide music and live auction entertainment. Region: Fairhaven. Directions: Seaport Inn is located just over the Fairhaven Bridge heading east. Registration/reservations: Major credit cards are accepted and can be made securely through PayPal at www.bettercommunity.com. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Artist/event website: www.bettercommunity.com. Venue website: www.seaportinnandmarina.com. Phone: 5089994300. Email: kathleen_hardy@bettercommunity.com. Thursday, October 9, 2014, 12:00 AM. The Seaport Inn 110 Middle Street Fairhaven, Mass. For more info visit www.seaportinnandmarina.com.

Henery H. Rogers Walking Tours

For Free Region: Fairhaven. Phone: (508) 979-4085. Email: fairhaventours@aol.com. Summary: Extended through October. Tours start 10 a.m. Thursdays outside Town Hall. For information email fairhaventours@aol.com or call (508) 979-4085. Thursday, October 9, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. 40 Center St.

Bartleby Scrivener Poets

Books Region: New Bedford. Summary: Now meeting at Gallery X on second Thursday each month 6:15-8 p.m, with sign-up and socializing 15 minutes beforehand. Poets should bring 15-20 copies of one poem. Encouragement and feedback will be offered in this creative, supportive setting. For more information: Susan Grace, (508) 287-2482. Thursday, October 9, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 169 William St.

Saints and Singers chorus starting rehearsals for Christmas season

Bits & Pieces Summary: Like to Sing? Saints and Singers chorus is starting rehearsals for the Christmas season on Thursday, Sept. 4th, at 7:00 pm, Bourne United Methodist Church, 37 Sandwich Rd. Bourne (next to the Bourne Library). Come join us for a pot-luck supper, hear the cantata, and become part of the Saints and Singers family. We are an ecumenical chorus, entering our 36th year, dedicated to bringing God’s message to communities in southeast New England through music. We rehearse once a week, on Thursdays, at Bourne Uni… Region: Bourne. Directions: If traveling from the Wareham or New Bedford area, go over the Bourne Bridge, take the first right in front of the police station, then take an immediate right down the hill, turn left, the Bourne United Methodist Church is about 1/8 of a mile down Sandwich Rd. on the right-hand side (right before the Bourne Library). Phone: 598-958-7479. Email: saintsandsingerschorus@yahoo.com. Thursday, October 9, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Bourne United Methodist Church, 37 Sandwich Rd. Bourne, Mass. 02532.

8th Annual Sweet Temptations Wine and Food

Bits & Pieces This event is scheduled on Friday, October 10, 2014 from 6-9 p.m. Summary: Come Wine Down With Us on Friday, October 10 from 6-9 p.m. and help to support the programs of Better Community Living! Join local restaurants and distributors for an evening of fine food, beer and wine. Proceeds from ticket sales, raffles and auctions will benefit adults and children served by BCL. The great Gene Daniels will provide music and live auction entertainment. Region: Fairhaven. Directions: Seaport Inn is located just over the Fairhaven Bridge heading east. Registration/reservations: Major credit cards are accepted and can be made securely through PayPal at www.bettercommunity.com. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Artist/event website: www.bettercommunity.com. Venue website: www.seaportinnandmarina.com. Phone: 5089994300. Email: kathleen_hardy@bettercommunity.com. Friday, October 10, 2014, 12:00 AM. The Seaport Inn 110 Middle Street Fairhaven, Mass. For more info visit www.seaportinnandmarina.com.

British Legends weekend

Bits & Pieces Summary: The beautiful grounds of the Heritage Museum & Gardens in Sandwich Massachusetts is the site for the 12th Annual British Legends Weekend. Sponsored by the Cape Cod British Car Club -3 day celebration of British motoring begins with a meet and greet on Friday night. The fun continues Saturday with your choice of either a back road cruise or a tour of Sandwich as it prepares to celebrate its incorporation 375 years ago. Saturday night there is a social mixer. The weekend culminates on Sunday with a show of Cl… Region: Sandwich. Artist/event website: www.capecodbritishcarclub.org. Venue website: www.heritagemuseumsandgardens.org. Phone: 774-836-6205. Email: events@capecodbritishcarclub.org. Friday, October 10, 2014, 8:00 AM. Heritage Museum and Gardens 65 Grove Street Sandwich, Mass. 02563.

“Whales, Tales and Sails”

For Kids Region: New Bedford. Venue website: http://www.nps.gov. Phone: (508) 996-4095. Summary: New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park: “Whales, Tales and Sails,” a free story hour, offered each Friday morning at 10 a.m.  Weekly event will feature acclaimed professional storytellers Jackson Gillman and includes stories, fingerplay, songs, music crafts and free play at the Corson Maritime Learning Center. Friday, October 10, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. 33 William St.

British Legends weekend

Bits & Pieces Summary: The beautiful grounds of the Heritage Museum & Gardens in Sandwich Massachusetts is the site for the 12th Annual British Legends Weekend. Sponsored by the Cape Cod British Car Club -3 day celebration of British motoring begins with a meet and greet on Friday night. The fun continues Saturday with your choice of either a back road cruise or a tour of Sandwich as it prepares to celebrate its incorporation 375 years ago. Saturday night there is a social mixer. The weekend culminates on Sunday with a show of Cl… Region: Sandwich. Artist/event website: www.capecodbritishcarclub.org. Venue website: www.heritagemuseumsandgardens.org. Phone: 774-836-6205. Email: events@capecodbritishcarclub.org. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8:00 AM. Heritage Museum and Gardens 65 Grove Street Sandwich, Mass. 02563.

Your Healthy Home Expo

Lectures / Seminars Phone: 508-674-5121. Email: info@pioneerbasement.com. Artist/event website: www.YourHealthyHomeShow.com. Summary: Over 40 health conscious exhibitors, free seminars and with $1.00 donation ticket you could win one of 5 iPad minis. All ticket sales go to local youth groups and charities. Region: Westport. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. White's of Westport 66 State Road Westport, Mass. 02790.

Chess Club

Wareham/Tri-Town Summary: Chess Club-- ages 5 & up. See Mrs. Burke to sign up. Region: Mattapoisett. Phone: (508) 758-4171. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM. Mattapoisett Library 7 Barstow St. Mattapoisett, MA 02739-2603.

iPad and iPhone users group

Books Region: Mattapoisett. Phone: (508) 758-4171. Summary: 3-4 p.m. third Saturday of the month starting Nov. 16. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Mattapoisett Free Public Library, 7 Barstow St.

British Legends weekend

Bits & Pieces Summary: The beautiful grounds of the Heritage Museum & Gardens in Sandwich Massachusetts is the site for the 12th Annual British Legends Weekend. Sponsored by the Cape Cod British Car Club -3 day celebration of British motoring begins with a meet and greet on Friday night. The fun continues Saturday with your choice of either a back road cruise or a tour of Sandwich as it prepares to celebrate its incorporation 375 years ago. Saturday night there is a social mixer. The weekend culminates on Sunday with a show of Cl… Region: Sandwich. Artist/event website: www.capecodbritishcarclub.org. Venue website: www.heritagemuseumsandgardens.org. Phone: 774-836-6205. Email: events@capecodbritishcarclub.org. Sunday, October 12, 2014, 8:00 AM. Heritage Museum and Gardens 65 Grove Street Sandwich, Mass. 02563.

Battleship BrewFest 2014

Fall River Summary: A craft beer tasting event featuring over 40 breweries paired with food offerings from local restaurants and live music. $35.00 in advance, $40.00 at the gate. Ticket price includes admission to the ships. 21+ event. Region: Fall River. Directions: www.battleshipcove.org. Artist/event website: www.battleshipcove.org. Venue website: www.battleshipcove.org. Phone: 508-678-1100. Email: epereira@colonialbeverage.com. Sunday, October 12, 2014, 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Battleship Cove 5 Water Street Fall River, Mass. 02721.

Fairhaven Farmers Market

Sales Summary: On the lawn of Fairhaven High School, 1-4 p.m. Sundays starting June 15 through Oct. 19. Support local crafters and farmers. For information email ann.richard@gmail.com. Region: Fairhaven. Sunday, October 12, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 12 Huttleston Ave.

Spirit of Grace

Religious Region: Dartmouth. Registration/reservations: For reservations call 508-991-8596. All participants must be accompanied by a parent or caretaker. Sunday, October 12, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. St. Peter's Church, Judith Clarke Center 351 Elm St Dartmouth, Mass.

Spirit of Grace service for autistic and special needs children

Religious Region: Dartmouth. Registration/reservations: Reservations are needed. Please call Andrea at 508-991-8596, Rev. Rebecca Blair at 508-992-9274, or Beryl at 508-493-4408. Phone: 508-991-8596. Email: andreat120@comcast.net. Directions: From New Bedford, take Dartmouth St.. Turn right on Prospect St.. Turn left on Elm Street. Sunday, October 12, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Judith Clarke Center at St. Peter's Church 351 Elm St So. Dartmouth, Mass.

Special Olympics Program

For Kids Region: Middleboro. Summary: Taking place at Old Colony YMCA, Sundays 4-5 p.m. Sept. 28-Nov. 16. For ages 2-7. Middle school and high school students needed for buddy capacity. Contact Melissa Oddi-Morrison (508) 574-4898 or email moddi@verizon.net. Sunday, October 12, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Old Colony YMCA.

Farmers Market at Saint Anne’s Hospital

Bits & Pieces Select patients enrolled in the hospital’s diabetes education program may use special “Steward Bucks” vouchers for this market. Other accepted forms of payment include cash, check, debit and credit cards, and SNAP. Free valet parking is available, too. Summary: Enjoy fresh, locally grown produce and other healthy goods at Saint Anne’s Hospital's weekly Farmers Market. Held in conjunction with Silverbrook Farm of Dartmouth, the market features locally grown produce and locally made products, as well as information about community programs and services aimed at promoting a healthier lifestyle, demonstrations, recipes, and samples of healthy food offerings using seasonal ingredients sold at the market. Region: Fall River. Directions: From New Bedford, MA/points east: Route I-195 West to Exit 7 (Plymouth Ave.). Follow to traffic lights at bottom of exit. Go left on Plymouth Ave. Follow for ½ mile to third set of traffic lights at top of hill (Lyon St.). Go right on Lyon St. and follow to stop sign (intersection with Second St.). Continue across intersection to Middle St. and follow Middle St. almost to traffic lights. Hospital entrances are on the left. Artist/event website: www.saintanneshospital.org. Venue website: www.saintanneshospital.org. Phone: 508-235-5289. Email: Tracy.Ibbotson@Steward.org. Monday, October 13, 2014, 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM. Saint Anne's Hospital 795 Middle Street Fall River, Mass. 02721. For more info visit www.steward.org.

Brooklawn Farmer’s Market

Sales Summary: Every Monday afternoon, 2-6 p.m. June 16-Oct. 27. Produce will be locally grown and current WIC’s Farmers Market Coupons and Elderly Coupons will be accepted. Region: New Bedford. Monday, October 13, 2014, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Ashley Blvd. entrance to Brooklawn Park.

Chess Club

Wareham/Tri-Town Summary: Chess Club-- ages 5 & up. See Mrs. Burke to sign up. Also Saturday at 2:00PM to 2:45PM. Region: Mattapoisett. Phone: (508) 758-4171. Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM. Mattapoisett Library 7 Barstow St. Mattapoisett, MA 02739-2603.

Henery H. Rogers Walking Tours

For Free Region: Fairhaven. Phone: (508) 979-4085. Email: fairhaventours@aol.com. Summary: Extended through October. Tours start 10 a.m. Thursdays outside Town Hall. For information email fairhaventours@aol.com or call (508) 979-4085. Thursday, October 16, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. 40 Center St.

"Get your Ducks in a Row"

Lectures / Seminars Registration/reservations: Call to Register/Reserve. Phone: 800-929-0491. Email: info@nbelderlaw.com. Artist/event website: www.myfamilyestateplanning.com. Summary: A FREE informational presentation sponsored by Surprenant & Beneski, P.C. reveals the legal steps you should consider if you loved one is in a Nursing Home or about to enter one soon. You will learn: • The new changes in the Medicaid laws and the steps you need to take right now to protect your finances. • Some of the biggest mistakes families of nursing home residents make and how you can avoid them. • Find out why “traditional” estate planning doesn’t work… and find out what does. • How gifting… Region: Dartmouth. Thursday, October 16, 2014, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Autumn Glen Assisted Living 239 Cross Road Dartmouth, Mass. 02747.

Saints and Singers chorus starting rehearsals for Christmas season

Bits & Pieces Summary: Like to Sing? Saints and Singers chorus is starting rehearsals for the Christmas season on Thursday, Sept. 4th, at 7:00 pm, Bourne United Methodist Church, 37 Sandwich Rd. Bourne (next to the Bourne Library). Come join us for a pot-luck supper, hear the cantata, and become part of the Saints and Singers family. We are an ecumenical chorus, entering our 36th year, dedicated to bringing God’s message to communities in southeast New England through music. We rehearse once a week, on Thursdays, at Bourne Uni… Region: Bourne. Directions: If traveling from the Wareham or New Bedford area, go over the Bourne Bridge, take the first right in front of the police station, then take an immediate right down the hill, turn left, the Bourne United Methodist Church is about 1/8 of a mile down Sandwich Rd. on the right-hand side (right before the Bourne Library). Phone: 598-958-7479. Email: saintsandsingerschorus@yahoo.com. Thursday, October 16, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Bourne United Methodist Church, 37 Sandwich Rd. Bourne, Mass. 02532.

“Whales, Tales and Sails”

For Kids Region: New Bedford. Venue website: http://www.nps.gov. Phone: (508) 996-4095. Summary: New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park: “Whales, Tales and Sails,” a free story hour, offered each Friday morning at 10 a.m.  Weekly event will feature acclaimed professional storytellers Jackson Gillman and includes stories, fingerplay, songs, music crafts and free play at the Corson Maritime Learning Center. Friday, October 17, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. 33 William St.

Westport Lions 10th annual arts and crafts show

Bits & Pieces Summary: This juried show will have many returning and new crafters. Our participants have varied products. Show is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Door prize, raffle and food are also available. Free admission and parking. Region: Westport. Directions: Take 195 to Rte 88 exit 11. Go to second light on Rte 88 and take a right. High school is at end of turn. Saturday, October 18, 2014 – Sunday, October 19, 2014. Westport High School Cafeteria 19 Main Road Westport, Mass. 02790.

Chess Club

Wareham/Tri-Town Summary: Chess Club-- ages 5 & up. See Mrs. Burke to sign up. Region: Mattapoisett. Phone: (508) 758-4171. Saturday, October 18, 2014, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM. Mattapoisett Library 7 Barstow St. Mattapoisett, MA 02739-2603.

Fairhaven Farmers Market

Sales Summary: On the lawn of Fairhaven High School, 1-4 p.m. Sundays starting June 15 through Oct. 19. Support local crafters and farmers. For information email ann.richard@gmail.com. Region: Fairhaven. Sunday, October 19, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 12 Huttleston Ave.

Special Olympics Program

For Kids Region: Middleboro. Summary: Taking place at Old Colony YMCA, Sundays 4-5 p.m. Sept. 28-Nov. 16. For ages 2-7. Middle school and high school students needed for buddy capacity. Contact Melissa Oddi-Morrison (508) 574-4898 or email moddi@verizon.net. Sunday, October 19, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Old Colony YMCA.

Past and Future of a Legendary Garden

Lectures / Seminars Registration/reservations: http://www.newenglandwild.org/programs. Phone: 508-877-7630 x3303. Email: lreed@newenglandwild.org. Directions: Allen C. Haskell Public Garden, New Bedford, MA - Directions to the program meeting location will be emailed to students upon registration. Venue website: www.newenglandwild.org. Artist/event website: www.newenglandwild.org. Summary: Join Kristin DeSouza, superintendent of the Allen C. Haskell Public Gardens, on a tour of the Allen C. Haskell Public Garden. Called "a nurseryman with an artist's eye," and "the king of topiary," Haskell gained renown for his personal garden as well as his design skills. Now this unique property, including an eighteenth-century farmhouse and 1.5 beautifully landscaped acres in New Bedford, is being turned into a public garden. Kristin will describe the unusual plant specimens and horticultural techniques w… Region: New Bedford. Monday, October 20, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Allen C. Haskell Public Garden New Bedford, Mass.

Farmers Market at Saint Anne’s Hospital

Bits & Pieces Select patients enrolled in the hospital’s diabetes education program may use special “Steward Bucks” vouchers for this market. Other accepted forms of payment include cash, check, debit and credit cards, and SNAP. Free valet parking is available, too. Summary: Enjoy fresh, locally grown produce and other healthy goods at Saint Anne’s Hospital's weekly Farmers Market. Held in conjunction with Silverbrook Farm of Dartmouth, the market features locally grown produce and locally made products, as well as information about community programs and services aimed at promoting a healthier lifestyle, demonstrations, recipes, and samples of healthy food offerings using seasonal ingredients sold at the market. Region: Fall River. Directions: From New Bedford, MA/points east: Route I-195 West to Exit 7 (Plymouth Ave.). Follow to traffic lights at bottom of exit. Go left on Plymouth Ave. Follow for ½ mile to third set of traffic lights at top of hill (Lyon St.). Go right on Lyon St. and follow to stop sign (intersection with Second St.). Continue across intersection to Middle St. and follow Middle St. almost to traffic lights. Hospital entrances are on the left. Artist/event website: www.saintanneshospital.org. Venue website: www.saintanneshospital.org. Phone: 508-235-5289. Email: Tracy.Ibbotson@Steward.org. Monday, October 20, 2014, 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM. Saint Anne's Hospital 795 Middle Street Fall River, Mass. 02721. For more info visit www.steward.org.

Brooklawn Farmer’s Market

Sales Summary: Every Monday afternoon, 2-6 p.m. June 16-Oct. 27. Produce will be locally grown and current WIC’s Farmers Market Coupons and Elderly Coupons will be accepted. Region: New Bedford. Monday, October 20, 2014, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Ashley Blvd. entrance to Brooklawn Park.

Chess Club

Wareham/Tri-Town Summary: Chess Club-- ages 5 & up. See Mrs. Burke to sign up. Also Saturday at 2:00PM to 2:45PM. Region: Mattapoisett. Phone: (508) 758-4171. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM. Mattapoisett Library 7 Barstow St. Mattapoisett, MA 02739-2603.

Henery H. Rogers Walking Tours

For Free Region: Fairhaven. Phone: (508) 979-4085. Email: fairhaventours@aol.com. Summary: Extended through October. Tours start 10 a.m. Thursdays outside Town Hall. For information email fairhaventours@aol.com or call (508) 979-4085. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. 40 Center St.

"Get your Ducks in a Row"

Lectures / Seminars Registration/reservations: Call to Register/Reserve. Phone: 800-929-0491. Email: info@nbelderlaw.com. Artist/event website: www.myfamilyestateplanning.com. Summary: A FREE informational presentation sponsored by Surprenant & Beneski, P.C. reveals the legal steps you should consider if you loved one is in a Nursing Home or about to enter one soon. You will learn: • The new changes in the Medicaid laws and the steps you need to take right now to protect your finances. • Some of the biggest mistakes families of nursing home residents make and how you can avoid them. • Find out why “traditional” estate planning doesn’t work… and find out what does. • How gifting… Region: Taunton. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. The Arbors of Taunton 763 County Street Taunton, Mass. 02780.

Saints and Singers chorus starting rehearsals for Christmas season

Bits & Pieces Summary: Like to Sing? Saints and Singers chorus is starting rehearsals for the Christmas season on Thursday, Sept. 4th, at 7:00 pm, Bourne United Methodist Church, 37 Sandwich Rd. Bourne (next to the Bourne Library). Come join us for a pot-luck supper, hear the cantata, and become part of the Saints and Singers family. We are an ecumenical chorus, entering our 36th year, dedicated to bringing God’s message to communities in southeast New England through music. We rehearse once a week, on Thursdays, at Bourne Uni… Region: Bourne. Directions: If traveling from the Wareham or New Bedford area, go over the Bourne Bridge, take the first right in front of the police station, then take an immediate right down the hill, turn left, the Bourne United Methodist Church is about 1/8 of a mile down Sandwich Rd. on the right-hand side (right before the Bourne Library). Phone: 598-958-7479. Email: saintsandsingerschorus@yahoo.com. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Bourne United Methodist Church, 37 Sandwich Rd. Bourne, Mass. 02532.

“Whales, Tales and Sails”

For Kids Region: New Bedford. Venue website: http://www.nps.gov. Phone: (508) 996-4095. Summary: New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park: “Whales, Tales and Sails,” a free story hour, offered each Friday morning at 10 a.m.  Weekly event will feature acclaimed professional storytellers Jackson Gillman and includes stories, fingerplay, songs, music crafts and free play at the Corson Maritime Learning Center. Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. 33 William St.

Chess Club

Wareham/Tri-Town Summary: Chess Club-- ages 5 & up. See Mrs. Burke to sign up. Region: Mattapoisett. Phone: (508) 758-4171. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM. Mattapoisett Library 7 Barstow St. Mattapoisett, MA 02739-2603.

Special Olympics Program

For Kids Region: Middleboro. Summary: Taking place at Old Colony YMCA, Sundays 4-5 p.m. Sept. 28-Nov. 16. For ages 2-7. Middle school and high school students needed for buddy capacity. Contact Melissa Oddi-Morrison (508) 574-4898 or email moddi@verizon.net. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Old Colony YMCA.

Farmers Market at Saint Anne’s Hospital

Bits & Pieces Select patients enrolled in the hospital’s diabetes education program may use special “Steward Bucks” vouchers for this market. Other accepted forms of payment include cash, check, debit and credit cards, and SNAP. Free valet parking is available, too. Summary: Enjoy fresh, locally grown produce and other healthy goods at Saint Anne’s Hospital's weekly Farmers Market. Held in conjunction with Silverbrook Farm of Dartmouth, the market features locally grown produce and locally made products, as well as information about community programs and services aimed at promoting a healthier lifestyle, demonstrations, recipes, and samples of healthy food offerings using seasonal ingredients sold at the market. Region: Fall River. Directions: From New Bedford, MA/points east: Route I-195 West to Exit 7 (Plymouth Ave.). Follow to traffic lights at bottom of exit. Go left on Plymouth Ave. Follow for ½ mile to third set of traffic lights at top of hill (Lyon St.). Go right on Lyon St. and follow to stop sign (intersection with Second St.). Continue across intersection to Middle St. and follow Middle St. almost to traffic lights. Hospital entrances are on the left. Artist/event website: www.saintanneshospital.org. Venue website: www.saintanneshospital.org. Phone: 508-235-5289. Email: Tracy.Ibbotson@Steward.org. Monday, October 27, 2014, 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM. Saint Anne's Hospital 795 Middle Street Fall River, Mass. 02721. For more info visit www.steward.org.

Brooklawn Farmer’s Market

Sales Summary: Every Monday afternoon, 2-6 p.m. June 16-Oct. 27. Produce will be locally grown and current WIC’s Farmers Market Coupons and Elderly Coupons will be accepted. Region: New Bedford. Monday, October 27, 2014, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Ashley Blvd. entrance to Brooklawn Park.

Greater New Bedford Civil War Round Table

Bits & Pieces Summary: Meets 7 p.m. fourth Tuesdays at the Fort Taber/Fort Rodman Military Museum. For information and directions, call Bob Lytle. Region: New Bedford. Phone: (508) 542-7630. Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Fort Taber Park.

Chess Club

Wareham/Tri-Town Summary: Chess Club-- ages 5 & up. See Mrs. Burke to sign up. Also Saturday at 2:00PM to 2:45PM. Region: Mattapoisett. Phone: (508) 758-4171. Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM. Mattapoisett Library 7 Barstow St. Mattapoisett, MA 02739-2603.

Henery H. Rogers Walking Tours

For Free Region: Fairhaven. Phone: (508) 979-4085. Email: fairhaventours@aol.com. Summary: Extended through October. Tours start 10 a.m. Thursdays outside Town Hall. For information email fairhaventours@aol.com or call (508) 979-4085. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. 40 Center St.

Saints and Singers chorus starting rehearsals for Christmas season

Bits & Pieces Summary: Like to Sing? Saints and Singers chorus is starting rehearsals for the Christmas season on Thursday, Sept. 4th, at 7:00 pm, Bourne United Methodist Church, 37 Sandwich Rd. Bourne (next to the Bourne Library). Come join us for a pot-luck supper, hear the cantata, and become part of the Saints and Singers family. We are an ecumenical chorus, entering our 36th year, dedicated to bringing God’s message to communities in southeast New England through music. We rehearse once a week, on Thursdays, at Bourne Uni… Region: Bourne. Directions: If traveling from the Wareham or New Bedford area, go over the Bourne Bridge, take the first right in front of the police station, then take an immediate right down the hill, turn left, the Bourne United Methodist Church is about 1/8 of a mile down Sandwich Rd. on the right-hand side (right before the Bourne Library). Phone: 598-958-7479. Email: saintsandsingerschorus@yahoo.com. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Bourne United Methodist Church, 37 Sandwich Rd. Bourne, Mass. 02532.

“Whales, Tales and Sails”

For Kids Region: New Bedford. Venue website: http://www.nps.gov. Phone: (508) 996-4095. Summary: New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park: “Whales, Tales and Sails,” a free story hour, offered each Friday morning at 10 a.m.  Weekly event will feature acclaimed professional storytellers Jackson Gillman and includes stories, fingerplay, songs, music crafts and free play at the Corson Maritime Learning Center. Friday, October 31, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. 33 William St.

Chess Club

Wareham/Tri-Town Summary: Chess Club-- ages 5 & up. See Mrs. Burke to sign up. Region: Mattapoisett. Phone: (508) 758-4171. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM. Mattapoisett Library 7 Barstow St. Mattapoisett, MA 02739-2603.

Special Olympics Program

For Kids Region: Middleboro. Summary: Taking place at Old Colony YMCA, Sundays 4-5 p.m. Sept. 28-Nov. 16. For ages 2-7. Middle school and high school students needed for buddy capacity. Contact Melissa Oddi-Morrison (508) 574-4898 or email moddi@verizon.net. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Old Colony YMCA.

Chess Club

Wareham/Tri-Town Summary: Chess Club-- ages 5 & up. See Mrs. Burke to sign up. Also Saturday at 2:00PM to 2:45PM. Region: Mattapoisett. Phone: (508) 758-4171. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM. Mattapoisett Library 7 Barstow St. Mattapoisett, MA 02739-2603.

Saints and Singers chorus starting rehearsals for Christmas season

Bits & Pieces Summary: Like to Sing? Saints and Singers chorus is starting rehearsals for the Christmas season on Thursday, Sept. 4th, at 7:00 pm, Bourne United Methodist Church, 37 Sandwich Rd. Bourne (next to the Bourne Library). Come join us for a pot-luck supper, hear the cantata, and become part of the Saints and Singers family. We are an ecumenical chorus, entering our 36th year, dedicated to bringing God’s message to communities in southeast New England through music. We rehearse once a week, on Thursdays, at Bourne Uni… Region: Bourne. Directions: If traveling from the Wareham or New Bedford area, go over the Bourne Bridge, take the first right in front of the police station, then take an immediate right down the hill, turn left, the Bourne United Methodist Church is about 1/8 of a mile down Sandwich Rd. on the right-hand side (right before the Bourne Library). Phone: 598-958-7479. Email: saintsandsingerschorus@yahoo.com. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Bourne United Methodist Church, 37 Sandwich Rd. Bourne, Mass. 02532.

“Whales, Tales and Sails”

For Kids Region: New Bedford. Venue website: http://www.nps.gov. Phone: (508) 996-4095. Summary: New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park: “Whales, Tales and Sails,” a free story hour, offered each Friday morning at 10 a.m.  Weekly event will feature acclaimed professional storytellers Jackson Gillman and includes stories, fingerplay, songs, music crafts and free play at the Corson Maritime Learning Center. Friday, November 7, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. 33 William St.

DAR Invites you to KAYA'S AMERICAN GIRL NATIVE AMERICAN HARVEST CELEBRATION

Bits & Pieces Native music, dancing and storytelling. Shop AG vendors. Door prizes: AG Kaya and Emily dolls and furniture. Keepsake photo with a tribal Chief. Shop AG furniture and clothing. Homemade desserts. Summary: CALLING AMERICAN GIRL DOLL LOVERS! Girls bring your favorite doll to Kaya's party and meet the Chappaquiddick Tribal Chief and members of the Native American Eastern Medicine Drum Group. Region: Yarmouth. Directions: Take mid-Cape Highway Route 6 to Exit 9 and turn right on Rt. 134 to Route 28. Right on Rt. 28 and follow over Bass River bridge. Left at 1st light on Old Main Street. Church is one mile on left. Park in rear. Registration/reservations: Advance reservations suggested due to limited seating $15 per person. Call Barbara 508-398-2995 to reserve or email mathompson67@ comcast.net. Seats have sold out in advance two years running. Phone: 508-398-2995. Email: mathompson67@comcast.net. Saturday, November 8, 2014, 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM. St. David's Episcopal Church Nelson Hall 227 Old Main Street South Yarmouth, Mass.

Chess Club

Wareham/Tri-Town Summary: Chess Club-- ages 5 & up. See Mrs. Burke to sign up. Region: Mattapoisett. Phone: (508) 758-4171. Saturday, November 8, 2014, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM. Mattapoisett Library 7 Barstow St. Mattapoisett, MA 02739-2603.

Talk: Elizabeth Reynard and Virginia Gildersleeve: Shaping the World, the Nation, and Cape Cod by Marsha Finley

Lectures / Seminars This event is FREE and open to the public. Registration/reservations: None. Phone: 508-945-2493. Directions: The Atwood House Museum is located at 347 Stage Harbor Road in Chatham, Mass.02633. Proceed on Route 28 to the small Traffic Circle in downtown Chatham where Stage Harbor Road begins, heading south. The Museum is about 1/2 mile down Stage Harbor Road, on the left. Venue website: http://www.chathamhistoricalsociety.org/. Summary: Elizabeth Reynard and Virginia Gildersleeve: Shaping the world, the nation, and Cape Cod gives brief biographies of both Reynard and Gildersleeve, with emphasis on the many important causes they were involved in. These include: women's educational equality and sufferage; the WAVES in WWII; the drafting of the UN Charter; and the establishment of a modern educational system in post-war Japan. Marsha Finley will also focus on Gildersleeve and Reynard’s love of Cape Cod: Reynard's books based on Cape folklore;… Region: Chatham. Sunday, November 9, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. The Atwood House Museum located at 347 Stage Harbor Road in Chatham, Mass.02633. For more info visit www.chathamhistoricalsociety.org.

Spirit of Grace

Religious Region: Dartmouth. Registration/reservations: For reservations call 508-991-8596. All participants must be accompanied by a parent or caretaker. Sunday, November 9, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. St. Peter's Church, Judith Clarke Center 351 Elm St Dartmouth, Mass.

Spirit of Grace service for autistic and special needs children

Religious Region: Dartmouth. Registration/reservations: Reservations are needed. Please call Andrea at 508-991-8596, Rev. Rebecca Blair at 508-992-9274, or Beryl at 508-493-4408. Phone: 508-991-8596. Email: andreat120@comcast.net. Directions: From New Bedford, take Dartmouth St.. Turn right on Prospect St.. Turn left on Elm Street. Sunday, November 9, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Judith Clarke Center at St. Peter's Church 351 Elm St So. Dartmouth, Mass.

Special Olympics Program

For Kids Region: Middleboro. Summary: Taking place at Old Colony YMCA, Sundays 4-5 p.m. Sept. 28-Nov. 16. For ages 2-7. Middle school and high school students needed for buddy capacity. Contact Melissa Oddi-Morrison (508) 574-4898 or email moddi@verizon.net. Sunday, November 9, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Old Colony YMCA.

Chess Club

Wareham/Tri-Town Summary: Chess Club-- ages 5 & up. See Mrs. Burke to sign up. Also Saturday at 2:00PM to 2:45PM. Region: Mattapoisett. Phone: (508) 758-4171. Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM. Mattapoisett Library 7 Barstow St. Mattapoisett, MA 02739-2603.

"Get your Ducks in a Row"

Lectures / Seminars Registration/reservations: Call to Register/Reserve. Phone: 800-929-0491. Email: info@nbelderlaw.com. Artist/event website: www.myfamilyestateplanning.com. Summary: A FREE informational presentation sponsored by Surprenant & Beneski, P.C. reveals the legal steps you should consider if you loved one is in a Nursing Home or about to enter one soon. You will learn: • The new changes in the Medicaid laws and the steps you need to take right now to protect your finances. • Some of the biggest mistakes families of nursing home residents make and how you can avoid them. • Find out why “traditional” estate planning doesn’t work… and find out what does. • How gifting… Region: New Bedford. Thursday, November 13, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. The Wamsutta Club of New Bedford 427 County Street New Bedford, Mass. 02740.

Saints and Singers chorus starting rehearsals for Christmas season

Bits & Pieces Summary: Like to Sing? Saints and Singers chorus is starting rehearsals for the Christmas season on Thursday, Sept. 4th, at 7:00 pm, Bourne United Methodist Church, 37 Sandwich Rd. Bourne (next to the Bourne Library). Come join us for a pot-luck supper, hear the cantata, and become part of the Saints and Singers family. We are an ecumenical chorus, entering our 36th year, dedicated to bringing God’s message to communities in southeast New England through music. We rehearse once a week, on Thursdays, at Bourne Uni… Region: Bourne. Directions: If traveling from the Wareham or New Bedford area, go over the Bourne Bridge, take the first right in front of the police station, then take an immediate right down the hill, turn left, the Bourne United Methodist Church is about 1/8 of a mile down Sandwich Rd. on the right-hand side (right before the Bourne Library). Phone: 598-958-7479. Email: saintsandsingerschorus@yahoo.com. Thursday, November 13, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Bourne United Methodist Church, 37 Sandwich Rd. Bourne, Mass. 02532.

“Whales, Tales and Sails”

For Kids Region: New Bedford. Venue website: http://www.nps.gov. Phone: (508) 996-4095. Summary: New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park: “Whales, Tales and Sails,” a free story hour, offered each Friday morning at 10 a.m.  Weekly event will feature acclaimed professional storytellers Jackson Gillman and includes stories, fingerplay, songs, music crafts and free play at the Corson Maritime Learning Center. Friday, November 14, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. 33 William St.

Chess Club

Wareham/Tri-Town Summary: Chess Club-- ages 5 & up. See Mrs. Burke to sign up. Region: Mattapoisett. Phone: (508) 758-4171. Saturday, November 15, 2014, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM. Mattapoisett Library 7 Barstow St. Mattapoisett, MA 02739-2603.

iPad and iPhone users group

Books Region: Mattapoisett. Phone: (508) 758-4171. Summary: 3-4 p.m. third Saturday of the month starting Nov. 16. Saturday, November 15, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Mattapoisett Free Public Library, 7 Barstow St.

Special Olympics Program

For Kids Region: Middleboro. Summary: Taking place at Old Colony YMCA, Sundays 4-5 p.m. Sept. 28-Nov. 16. For ages 2-7. Middle school and high school students needed for buddy capacity. Contact Melissa Oddi-Morrison (508) 574-4898 or email moddi@verizon.net. Sunday, November 16, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Old Colony YMCA.

Chess Club

Wareham/Tri-Town Summary: Chess Club-- ages 5 & up. See Mrs. Burke to sign up. Also Saturday at 2:00PM to 2:45PM. Region: Mattapoisett. Phone: (508) 758-4171. Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM. Mattapoisett Library 7 Barstow St. Mattapoisett, MA 02739-2603.

"Get your Ducks in a Row"

Lectures / Seminars Registration/reservations: Call to Register/Reserve. Phone: 800-929-0491. Email: info@nbelderlaw.com. Artist/event website: www.myfamilyestateplanning.com. Summary: A FREE informational presentation sponsored by Surprenant & Beneski, P.C. reveals the legal steps you should consider if you loved one is in a Nursing Home or about to enter one soon. You will learn: • The new changes in the Medicaid laws and the steps you need to take right now to protect your finances. • Some of the biggest mistakes families of nursing home residents make and how you can avoid them. • Find out why “traditional” estate planning doesn’t work… and find out what does. • How gifting… Region: Taunton. Thursday, November 20, 2014, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. The Holiday Inn of Taunton 700 Myles Standish Road Taunton, Mass. 02780.

Saints and Singers chorus starting rehearsals for Christmas season

Bits & Pieces Summary: Like to Sing? Saints and Singers chorus is starting rehearsals for the Christmas season on Thursday, Sept. 4th, at 7:00 pm, Bourne United Methodist Church, 37 Sandwich Rd. Bourne (next to the Bourne Library). Come join us for a pot-luck supper, hear the cantata, and become part of the Saints and Singers family. We are an ecumenical chorus, entering our 36th year, dedicated to bringing God’s message to communities in southeast New England through music. We rehearse once a week, on Thursdays, at Bourne Uni… Region: Bourne. Directions: If traveling from the Wareham or New Bedford area, go over the Bourne Bridge, take the first right in front of the police station, then take an immediate right down the hill, turn left, the Bourne United Methodist Church is about 1/8 of a mile down Sandwich Rd. on the right-hand side (right before the Bourne Library). Phone: 598-958-7479. Email: saintsandsingerschorus@yahoo.com. Thursday, November 20, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Bourne United Methodist Church, 37 Sandwich Rd. Bourne, Mass. 02532.

“Whales, Tales and Sails”

For Kids Region: New Bedford. Venue website: http://www.nps.gov. Phone: (508) 996-4095. Summary: New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park: “Whales, Tales and Sails,” a free story hour, offered each Friday morning at 10 a.m.  Weekly event will feature acclaimed professional storytellers Jackson Gillman and includes stories, fingerplay, songs, music crafts and free play at the Corson Maritime Learning Center. Friday, November 21, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. 33 William St.

Chess Club

Wareham/Tri-Town Summary: Chess Club-- ages 5 & up. See Mrs. Burke to sign up. Region: Mattapoisett. Phone: (508) 758-4171. Saturday, November 22, 2014, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM. Mattapoisett Library 7 Barstow St. Mattapoisett, MA 02739-2603.

10th Annual craft vendor fair

Bits & Pieces Summary: Come visit 85+ vendor/crafters. FREE Admission, ALL are welcome! Raffle ~Win prizes, 100% raffle proceeds will be donated to Humane Society & Shelter. Bring your family and friends and join us for some shopping. Get something for everyone on your holiday list OR just treat yourself! Region: Swansea. Directions: 75 G.A.R. Hwy. Email: craftfairs1@aol.com. Sunday, November 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Venus DeMilo 75 Grand Army Hwy, Swansea, Mass. 02777.

Greater New Bedford Civil War Round Table

Bits & Pieces Summary: Meets 7 p.m. fourth Tuesdays at the Fort Taber/Fort Rodman Military Museum. For information and directions, call Bob Lytle. Region: New Bedford. Phone: (508) 542-7630. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Fort Taber Park.

Chess Club

Wareham/Tri-Town Summary: Chess Club-- ages 5 & up. See Mrs. Burke to sign up. Also Saturday at 2:00PM to 2:45PM. Region: Mattapoisett. Phone: (508) 758-4171. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM. Mattapoisett Library 7 Barstow St. Mattapoisett, MA 02739-2603.

Saints and Singers chorus starting rehearsals for Christmas season

Bits & Pieces Summary: Like to Sing? Saints and Singers chorus is starting rehearsals for the Christmas season on Thursday, Sept. 4th, at 7:00 pm, Bourne United Methodist Church, 37 Sandwich Rd. Bourne (next to the Bourne Library). Come join us for a pot-luck supper, hear the cantata, and become part of the Saints and Singers family. We are an ecumenical chorus, entering our 36th year, dedicated to bringing God’s message to communities in southeast New England through music. We rehearse once a week, on Thursdays, at Bourne Uni… Region: Bourne. Directions: If traveling from the Wareham or New Bedford area, go over the Bourne Bridge, take the first right in front of the police station, then take an immediate right down the hill, turn left, the Bourne United Methodist Church is about 1/8 of a mile down Sandwich Rd. on the right-hand side (right before the Bourne Library). Phone: 598-958-7479. Email: saintsandsingerschorus@yahoo.com. Thursday, November 27, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Bourne United Methodist Church, 37 Sandwich Rd. Bourne, Mass. 02532.

“Whales, Tales and Sails”

For Kids Region: New Bedford. Venue website: http://www.nps.gov. Phone: (508) 996-4095. Summary: New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park: “Whales, Tales and Sails,” a free story hour, offered each Friday morning at 10 a.m.  Weekly event will feature acclaimed professional storytellers Jackson Gillman and includes stories, fingerplay, songs, music crafts and free play at the Corson Maritime Learning Center. Friday, November 28, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. 33 William St.

Chess Club

Wareham/Tri-Town Summary: Chess Club-- ages 5 & up. See Mrs. Burke to sign up. Region: Mattapoisett. Phone: (508) 758-4171. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM. Mattapoisett Library 7 Barstow St. Mattapoisett, MA 02739-2603.

Chess Club

Wareham/Tri-Town Summary: Chess Club-- ages 5 & up. See Mrs. Burke to sign up. Also Saturday at 2:00PM to 2:45PM. Region: Mattapoisett. Phone: (508) 758-4171. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM. Mattapoisett Library 7 Barstow St. Mattapoisett, MA 02739-2603.

"Get your Ducks in a Row"

Lectures / Seminars Registration/reservations: Call to Register/Reserve. Phone: 800-929-0491. Email: info@nbelderlaw.com. Venue website: www.myfamilyestateplanning.com. Artist/event website: www.myfamilyestateplanning.com. Summary: A FREE informational presentation sponsored by Surprenant & Beneski, P.C. reveals the legal steps you should consider if you loved one is in a Nursing Home or about to enter one soon. You will learn: • The new changes in the Medicaid laws and the steps you need to take right now to protect your finances. • Some of the biggest mistakes families of nursing home residents make and how you can avoid them. • Find out why “traditional” estate planning doesn’t work… and find out what does. • How gifting… Region: New Bedford. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Surprenant & Beneski, PC 35 Arnold Street New Bedford, Mass. 02740.

Saints and Singers chorus starting rehearsals for Christmas season

Bits & Pieces Summary: Like to Sing? Saints and Singers chorus is starting rehearsals for the Christmas season on Thursday, Sept. 4th, at 7:00 pm, Bourne United Methodist Church, 37 Sandwich Rd. Bourne (next to the Bourne Library). Come join us for a pot-luck supper, hear the cantata, and become part of the Saints and Singers family. We are an ecumenical chorus, entering our 36th year, dedicated to bringing God’s message to communities in southeast New England through music. We rehearse once a week, on Thursdays, at Bourne Uni… Region: Bourne. Directions: If traveling from the Wareham or New Bedford area, go over the Bourne Bridge, take the first right in front of the police station, then take an immediate right down the hill, turn left, the Bourne United Methodist Church is about 1/8 of a mile down Sandwich Rd. on the right-hand side (right before the Bourne Library). Phone: 598-958-7479. Email: saintsandsingerschorus@yahoo.com. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Bourne United Methodist Church, 37 Sandwich Rd. Bourne, Mass. 02532.

“Whales, Tales and Sails”

For Kids Region: New Bedford. Venue website: http://www.nps.gov. Phone: (508) 996-4095. Summary: New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park: “Whales, Tales and Sails,” a free story hour, offered each Friday morning at 10 a.m.  Weekly event will feature acclaimed professional storytellers Jackson Gillman and includes stories, fingerplay, songs, music crafts and free play at the Corson Maritime Learning Center. Friday, December 5, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. 33 William St.

Chess Club

Wareham/Tri-Town Summary: Chess Club-- ages 5 & up. See Mrs. Burke to sign up. Region: Mattapoisett. Phone: (508) 758-4171. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM. Mattapoisett Library 7 Barstow St. Mattapoisett, MA 02739-2603.

Chess Club

Wareham/Tri-Town Summary: Chess Club-- ages 5 & up. See Mrs. Burke to sign up. Also Saturday at 2:00PM to 2:45PM. Region: Mattapoisett. Phone: (508) 758-4171. Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM. Mattapoisett Library 7 Barstow St. Mattapoisett, MA 02739-2603.

Chess Club

Wareham/Tri-Town Summary: Chess Club-- ages 5 & up. See Mrs. Burke to sign up. Region: Mattapoisett. Phone: (508) 758-4171. Saturday, December 13, 2014, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM. Mattapoisett Library 7 Barstow St. Mattapoisett, MA 02739-2603.

Spirit of Grace

Religious Region: Dartmouth. Registration/reservations: For reservations call 508-991-8596. All participants must be accompanied by a parent or caretaker. Sunday, December 14, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. St. Peter's Church, Judith Clarke Center 351 Elm St Dartmouth, Mass.

Spirit of Grace service for autistic and special needs children

Religious Region: Dartmouth. Registration/reservations: Reservations are needed. Please call Andrea at 508-991-8596, Rev. Rebecca Blair at 508-992-9274, or Beryl at 508-493-4408. Phone: 508-991-8596. Email: andreat120@comcast.net. Directions: From New Bedford, take Dartmouth St.. Turn right on Prospect St.. Turn left on Elm Street. Sunday, December 14, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Judith Clarke Center at St. Peter's Church 351 Elm St So. Dartmouth, Mass.

Chess Club

Wareham/Tri-Town Summary: Chess Club-- ages 5 & up. See Mrs. Burke to sign up. Also Saturday at 2:00PM to 2:45PM. Region: Mattapoisett. Phone: (508) 758-4171. Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM. Mattapoisett Library 7 Barstow St. Mattapoisett, MA 02739-2603.

Chess Club

Wareham/Tri-Town Summary: Chess Club-- ages 5 & up. See Mrs. Burke to sign up. Region: Mattapoisett. Phone: (508) 758-4171. Saturday, December 20, 2014, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM. Mattapoisett Library 7 Barstow St. Mattapoisett, MA 02739-2603.