By Beth David, Editor
It’s full steam ahead for summer as July comes to a close. This weekend you can catch a sailboat race, check out some antique cars, or sit and enjoy a concert under the stars. For the more cerebral among you, there are author events, an historical talk, and walking tours that mix history with a little exercise. Be sure to check out pages 5, 8, and 9 for more events.
History of Cuttyhunk and The Elizabeth Islands
The Fairhaven Historical Society and the West Island Improvement Association present “The History of Cuttyhunk and the Elizabeth Islands” by Seth Mendell, President Emeritus Mattapoisett Historical Society. At the West Island Improvement Association community hall, 41 Causeway Road, Fairhaven, on Fri., 7/27, at 7 p.m. Underwritten in part by the Cuttyhunk Ferry Company. Donations accepted.
West Island Regatta
The West Island Regatta will be held on Sat., 7/28, at Hoppy’s Landing at 10:30 a.m. .Arrive and register anytime after 9. Cost is$15.00 and that includes a lunch at Off the Hoo. Visit www.westislandregatta.com
Advance sign up is highly recommended so we can get an accurate count and attempt to classify each boat. We are arranging for free parking for the race day for all participants vehicles and trailers.
Those wishing to observe the race can do so at Hoppy’s as this will be both the start and finish line. It is expected that the race will take about an hour for the faster boats, maybe up to two hours for the slower fleet.
Wishing you fair winds & following seas. Email Paul Casey at firstname.lastname@example.org
NFIA Car Cruise
NOTE DATE CHANGE
NFIA & Legendary Street Rods Car, Truck & Bike Show and Fun Fair, Sun., 7/29 (rescheduled due to weather from 7/22), 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Livesey Park, Glenhaven Ave. & Parker St., Fairhaven.
The Legendary Street Rods Car Club teams up with the North Fairhaven Improvement Association to present a summertime Car, Truck, and Bike Show and Family Fun Fair at Livesey Park in North Fairhaven.
There will be raffles, awards, music, children’s activities, food and more. Fee to enter a vehicle in the show is $15. Admission to the event is free. Proceeds from the Car Show benefit the New Bedford Veterans Transition House & Cancer Fund. Proceeds from food sales benefit the NFIA and Fairhaven Lions Club. For more information, call John Medeiros at 508-990-0000 or email Jeff Lucas at email@example.com.
Concerts Under the Stars
The outdoor summer concerts are sponsored by the Fairhaven Improvement Association with the Southern Mass Credit Union and additional sponsorship by local businesses. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets. FREE. In the event of rain, concerts will be held inside Town Hall. The schedule can be found at https://fairhaventours.com/concerts-under-the-stars/
Whiskey Affliction, Thurs., 7/26, 7 p.m., Town Hall steps, 40 Center Street, Fairhaven Bringing the South to SE Mass., Whiskey Affliction plays country and southern rock.
Forever Young, Thurs., 8/2, 7 p.m. Town Hall steps, 40 Center Street, Fairhaven An evening of music highlighting the best of the Neil Young catalog.
Teddy Bear Parade
Don’t miss the Millicent Library’s 34th annual Teddy Bear Parade on Wed., 8/1, from 10 a.m. until noon. Bring your bears and lunch. We’ll provide juice boxes and Teddy Graham cookies. Daisy D. Dots will be on hand to paint faces. The parade marks the end of the Library’s summer reading program.
Join us on Fri., 7/27, from 2:30-4:30 when Dr. Toby Dills will be here for his well-loved bottle rockets program. We’ll build our rockets downstairs in the meeting room at 2:30 and then go across to launch them at the Unitarian Church lawn. Don’t forget to bring at least two 2-liter soda bottles for your rocket.
The last Teen Tuesday will be on 7/31 at 2:30, and we will need helpers for both Bottle Rockets and the Teddy Bear Parade.
WIIA Movie nights
The West Island Improvement Association hosts Classic Movie Night Series this summer. Join us at the WIIA Community House, 41 Causeway Rd., Fairhaven, on the following dates and times to watch and discuss the following films:
• Thurs., 7/26: Rebecca
• Thurs., 8/2: The Hasty Heart
ADMISSION IS FREE
6 p.m.: Light refreshments and snacks will be available for sale.
7 pm: Films will begin, WITH introductory comments, with a discussion after the film.
Donations to the WIIA welcome.
Looking for locally produced products from the southcoast area? Trying to support local
businesses within the community? Want to enjoy live music while you shop? Searching for something fun for the entire family?
Find the answer to these questions at the Huttleston Marketplace, Fairhaven’s very own outdoor bazaar, featured every Saturday at the Fairhaven Visitor’s Center Lawn, 141 Main Street at Rte. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, showcasing various vendors from throughout the southcoast. Held rain or shine through September 1.
The Huttleston Marketplace showcases the best of local businesses, selling handmade arts and crafts, quality antiques and vintage collectibles, used books, and locally grown or prepared produce and foods. Delicious bites from locals include baked goods, fresh homemade guacamole, locally produced honey and farm produce.
Enjoy live musical performances in the early afternoons. During the Marketplace, the Fairhaven Historical Society’s free Museum in the Academy Building will be open to the public.
For an updated list of 2018 vendors, visit http://fairhaventours.com/huttleston-vendors-2018/.
Contact the Fairhaven Office of Tourism at FairhavenTours@fairhaven-ma.gov or 508-979-4085.
Mon. Morning Fun
Monday Morning Fun at the Fairhaven Visitors Center, 141 Main St., with Farm Visits Baby Animals Mon., 7/30, 9–11:30 a.m., program at 10:00 a.m.
A fun morning for kids aged 5 to 12 and their parents or guardians on the lawn of the Visitors Center. Play old fashioned lawn games (bean bag toss, horse shoes, nine pins, frisbee, hula hoops, etc.), jump in a bounce house, get your face painted by Heart Body Arts, and more. On hot mornings, there will be sprinklers — bring a towel. Enjoy some Dorothy Cox’s “own made” ice cream, Del’s Frozen Lemonade, and bottled water.
At 10:00, pet and cuddle baby animals from Farm Visits from Dighton, including goats, a mini potbelly piglet, silkie chickens, chick and/or ducklings, and lots of bunnies. Games and program are free. There is a charge for face painting and food.
Bounce house sponsored by the Fairhaven Lions Club. For more information, call 508-979-4085 or email FairhavenTours@fairhaven-ma. gov. For a list of the other Monday Morning Fun programs, visit http://fairhaventours.com/monday-fun/
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