Spend the school holiday week on the South Coast

Spend the school holiday week on the South Coast

“What do you want to do?”

If you need an answer to this age-old planning question, we’ve got you covered.

In Things to Do, we take a look at the, well, things to do happening each week in the Greater Fall River area and around the South Coast.

From weekdays to weekends, there is always a lot going on.

And we’re not only taking a look at what’s happening this week, we’re also giving you a heads up on events coming up soon.

This week, we have all kinds of creative and fun activities and programs for the school holiday week. Plus, live music, a Greek tragedy, community service, an art show and more.

So when someone asks you what you want to do, you have your plans ready to go.

Here are things to do around Fall River, the SouthCoast and beyond this week:

School vacation week at the New Bedford Whaling Museum

The New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, invites families to visit during the school holiday week, with various activities planned, as well as events honoring Black History Month and Captain Paul Cuffe.

On Sunday, February 18, at 5 p.m., the film “In the Whale” will be shown for World Whale Day. The film has a running time of 81 minutes and there will be a Q&A with director David Abel after the screening. Tickets are $5 for members and $10 for non-members. For tickets, visit http://tinyurl.com/y5xepafe.

In honor of Black History Month, there will be a week full of activities and daily programs celebrating the legacy of Captain Paul Cuffe, an important abolitionist, entrepreneur, merchant and whaling captain. Each day from 10 a.m. to noon, there will be a Black History story and crafts and a DIY silhouette portrait activity from 1 p.m.

On Friday, February 23, visitors can enjoy free entry for the day, courtesy of the Highland Road Foundation.

For complete event information and more, visit www.whalingmuseum.org/programs/upcoming.

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Live music at the Narrows Center for the Arts

Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River, has several concerts coming up.

On Friday, February 16, Reed Foehl & His Band will perform. Starring Jefferson Hamer, Jeff Berlin and Putnam Murdock, the show starts at 8 p.m. Opening will be Monica Rizzio. Doors open at 7pm and tickets are $28 in advance, $30 day of show. For tickets, visit http://tinyurl.com/29mew2c8.

Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters will be at the Narrows on Saturday, February 17th. The legendary blues guitarist will take the stage at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7pm Tickets are $43 in advance and $45 day of show. Find tickets online at http://tinyurl.com/5n95as59.

See model trains at the Greater Fall River Children’s Museum

The Old Colony and Fall River Railroad Museum features a model train and exhibits at the Children’s Museum of Greater Fall River, 441 N. Main St. Get on track and check them out during the school holiday week, February 18, 22, and 23, from noon to 4 p.m. There is an admission fee. For more information, call 508-672-0033 or email [email protected]. For the latest updates, keep up with the museum’s Facebook page, or the Facebook page for The Old Colony & Fall River Railroad Museum.

See ‘Antigone’ at Bristol Community College

Bristol Community College’s Theater Program presents “Antigone,” Thursday, February 15 through Saturday, February 17 at 7:00 p.m. River Campus, 777 Elsbree St. This will be the first production directed by a Bristol Theater Program student, Taylor Corbett, who will be directed by Program Coordinator David Ledoux. In this classic Greek tragedy, Antigone explores duties to the state versus the family and whether female autonomy is possible in a patriarchal society. Tickets are $15 for the general public; $10 for Bristol faculty/staff and non-Bristol students; and $5 for Bristol students. Children under 13 enter for free. To purchase tickets, visit http://tinyurl.com/2brsyy3c.

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Winter Art Together at Somerset Public Library

Do you have an ongoing art project you are working on? Stop by the Somerset Public Library, 1464 County St., for the latest Winter Art Together. On Tuesday, February 13, at 6 p.m., bring your craft, art, project, etc. and work it out in a social setting, with food and a movie. This event is for youth and teens, ages 10 and up, and no registration is required. Participants should bring their own art supplies. The library appreciates donations of prepackaged nut-free snacks.

Westport River Watershed Alliance hosts winter art show

The Westport River Watershed Alliance is hosting its 11th annual Winter Art Show February 17th through March 2nd. This year, artists are celebrating the theme “Love Your River” in their works. The Winter Art Show and Silent Auction begins on Saturday, February 17th from noon to 4pm. The silent auction will end with the show on Saturday, March 2nd. The show is free and open to the public, at the group’s Westport Art Gallery, 1740 Main Rd. The show will also be online at 32Auctions.com, where bids can be placed on the artwork. For more information, contact Steve Connors at 508-636-3016, Ext. 1003, or email [email protected].

Irish Dance and Music at the New Bedford Museum of Art

On Tuesday, Feb. 13, enjoy Irish dancing and music at the New Bedford Museum of Art, 608 Pleasant St., with Eight Feet Tall. From 6 to 8 p.m., watch instruments, shoes, voices and entire bodies enter into conversation with each other to create complex sonic textures amid vivid visual interaction. Tickets are $10 and can be reserved at newbedfordart.org/tuesday-twirl.

February Holiday Workshops at the Marion Art Center

The Marion Art Centre, 80 Pleasant St., is hosting three February school holiday workshops for children, led by Benares Angeley. Workshops will be held in the MAC studio downstairs. The cost of each workshop is $35 for members and $40 for non-members.

Cat Camp will be held on Tuesday, February 20, from 10 a.m. to noon. This program is for children aged 5 to 10; kids will paint cat portraits, sew a mini cat, make cat print cards and more.

Sew Fun will be held on Thursday 22 February from 1pm and is for 8 to 10 year olds. Children will learn simple sewing techniques to create their own stuffed penguin, a fabric collage and a small pillow.

Houses and painted houses will be on Friday, February 23, from 2 to 4 p.m., welcoming children ages 5 to 10. Students will design and create cardboard houses and decorate them with paint, glitter, markers, yarn and more. They will also create little clay animals and people.

For more information, visit marionartcenter.org/events.

Fisheries Heritage Center documentary, Whale Park, showing sea scallop documentary film

The New Bedford Fisheries Heritage Center and New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park will host a free screening of the documentary, Sustaining Sea Scallops, on Friday, February 16, at 7 p.m. William St. This 2016 documentary produced by the Coonamessett Farm Foundation explores how fishermen and scientists along the East Coast have worked together to ensure the survival of Atlantic scallops. The film is 35 minutes long and CFF staff will be on hand to answer audience questions and discuss current projects. Register for free tickets at http://tinyurl.com/5bzz3rx9.

Winter Break Arts Camp at Four Corners Arts Center

Four Corners Arts Center, 3848 Main Rd., Tiverton, will hold a Winter Break Art Camp, Feb. 19-23, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Youth artists ages 7 to 11 will explore a variety of art mediums and take a tour of some of the artists’ studios working in Tiverton Four Corners. There will also be crafts and games. Full registration and payment required. Visit FourCornersArts.org for more information.

Winter Art Camp at the New Bedford Museum of Art

The New Bedford Museum of Art is hosting a winter art camp February 19-23 from 9 a.m. to noon. For grades 1 to 6; learn about art and create some, including paintings, drawings, prints, collages and clay sculptures. Cost is $150 for members and $165 for non-members. For more information and to register, visit newbedfordart.org/art-camp.

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