Events

 


GALA EVENTS

 

August 2
OVER THE TOP
2014 6–11 p.m., $250+
New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, Massachusetts Live entertainment, elegant seated dinner and more. 508-997-0046x100; whalingmuseum.org.

 

August 3
COOL JAZZ
2014 4–8 p.m., $65; 3 p.m., $100, (Commodore’s Preview Party), & Jazz ticket. Mount Hope Farm, 250 Metacom Ave., Bristol, Rhode Island Raw Bar, Chowder, Lobster & Steak Dinner, Nancy Paolino & The Black Tie Band. Proceeds support Cove Cabin Restoration. 401-254-1745; mounthopefarm.org.

 

August 9
LE BAL FRANCAIS
7 p.m., $500, $1,000 & $1,200 advance ticket reservations. Marble House, 596 Bellevue Ave., Newport, Rhode Island Black Tie/Formal Evening, Cocktails, Seated Dinner, Dancing and Valet Parking. Hosted by The Preservation Society of Newport County. Annual Fundraiser. 401-847-1000x140; newportmansions.org.

 

August 16
2014 GALA “ART OF THE GARDEN”
6–11 p.m., $250. Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Rd., (Rte. 114), Bristol, Rhode Island Honorees, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Collis of Barrington. 401-253-2707x21; blithewold.org; amillora@blithewold.org.

 

August 22
7TH ANNUAL MERMAID BALL
6 p.m., $100 and up. Waverly Oaks Country Club, Plymouth, Massachusetts Benefits the National Marine Life Center in Buzzards Bay. A non-profit marine animal hospital and science and education center. Costume or creative black tie. Prizes awarded. mermaidball.com.

 

August 24
BRISTOL’S BOUNTY: FROM LAND AND SEA
5–8 p.m., $125. Mt. Hope Farm, 250 Metacom Ave., Bristol, Rhode Island A Farm to Table event featuring local produce, meat and seafood prepared by award winning local chefs. Overnight, “Farm to Table to Bed” package available. 401-254-1745; mounthopefarm.org.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS/NON-PROFITS

July 31–August 3
100TH FEAST OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Free admission. Venues include Feast Grounds, Madeira Museum Cafe’ and the Immaculate Conception Church. 50 Madeira Ave., New Bedford, Massachusetts Four days of live musical entertainment. Road Race/5k, Parade, Great Food, Madeira wine shipped from the Island of Madeira, and more. Visit website for scheduled entertainment and description of Foods and Beverages. portuguesefeast.com.

SAVE THIS DATE

 

September 19–21
NEWPORT FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL
9th Annual Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival. September 19-21. Featuring special guests Martha Stewart and Sara Moulton. newportmansions.org.

 

ART/EXHIBITIONS

 

August 7, 14, 21, & 28
SCULPTURE EMBRACES HORTICULTURE: AN INTIMATE TOUR
Promptly at 3 p.m., $25/please pre-register. Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Rd., (Rte. 114), Bristol, Rhode Island With Curator/Artist Allison Newsome. Small group tours/refreshments follow. 401-253-2707; blithewold.org

 

August 16–17
OPEN STUDIO TOUR
11 a.m.–5 p.m. Self-guided tour of Art Spaces & Galleries throughout Little Compton, Tiverton, Dartmouth, and Westport, Massachusetts. Visit website for map and directions. southcoastartists.org.

 

Ongoing
SNOW FARM~THE NEW ENGLAND CRAFT PROGRAM
5 Clary Rd., Williamsburg, Massachusetts Adult Ceramics, Digital Arts, Glass Beads, Glassblowing, Kiln Glass/Stained Glass, Metalsmithing/Jewelry, Mixed Arts, Painting/Drawing, Textile Arts, Welding, and Woodworking. Small classes, taught by master craftspeople, approved Massachusetts Dept. of Education PDP, overnight accommodations. 413-268-3101; snowfarm.org.

 

LECTURES/DISCUSSIONS/AUTHOR EVENTS

 

August 14
JOSHUA HORWITZ: WAR OF THE WHALES: A TRUE STORY
6–8 p.m. New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, Mass. 508-997-0046; whalingmuseum.org.

 

THE GREAT OUTDOORS


August 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, & 28
YOGA IN THE GARDEN
10:30–11:30 a.m., $15 drop-in/non-member fee or pre-paid pass $100. Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Rd., (Rte. 114), Bristol, Rhode Island Bring a picnic lunch and stroll the grounds. 401-253-2707; blithewold.org.

 

Through September 1
CUTTYHUNK HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM
Closed Mon. and Tues. 23 Tower Hill Rd., Cuttyhunk, Massachusetts cuttyhunkhistoricalsociety.org



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