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Westport Art Group YouTube video! Learn more about the doings at WAG. Check it out now!

 

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New! 04/22/2017  Click here to watch video of Westport Art Groups spring juried art show!

 

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Westport Art Group is gearing up for a new year of activities, and is offering new memberships at this time. The group is open to all South Coast residents with an interest in art. Beginners to skilled artists are equally welcome.

 

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Monday Drawing and Painting Classes

Held every Monday in different locations. Download the map at the WAG website.

 

Thursday Painting Classes

Held outdoors, weekly. See the Facebook page for location and details.

 

Wednesday Figure Group

Figure drawing, weekly, in Tiverton, and at Westport Art Group in August.

 

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Please see www.WestportArtGroup.com for location and all the details, or email info@westportartgroup.com for details.

 

Click here to get an update on their upcoming 2017 events!

 

Click here for a schedule of classes and workshops!

 

Click here to download their new brochure! PDF

 

The Westport Art Group is a non-profit organization that supports education in the arts with classes, art exhibits and scholarships to high school seniors. The mission of the Westport Art Group is to stimulate and promote the appreciation and encouragement of the arts and crafts. Call 508.636.2114 or visit www.westportartgroup.com  for more information.

 

 

 

Yoga at the Grange with Karen Moore Holiday and Mary Anne Turpin.

Click here for their weekly schedule.

931 Main Road, Westport Central Village.

 

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The Back Eddy

Restaurant

1 Bridge Road

Westport, MA 02790

(508) 636-6500

thebackeddy@aol.com

 

"A classy clam shack with a spacious outdoor patio. An ideal New England summer restaurant that takes full advantage of local farms and fishermen. Comfortable and casual atmosphere for locals and vacationers." - The Phantom Gourmet

 

Upcoming Dinner Shows and special events:

Call for additional schedule.

 

 

New Mystery Photo Posted!

New Mystery Photo posted today, Wednesday, May 17th, at 1:00 p.m.!

Be the first to guess the identity and location of our latest Mystery Photo and win a $25 gift certificate to Partner’s Village Store and Kitchen, Westport’s hot social spot for community events, books, gifts, cards, not to mention their fabulous kitchen.

Email your best guess to: EverythingWestport@hotmail.com with the purpose and location of our newest Mystery Photo.

 

Our last Mystery Photo posted on Thursday, December 8th at 11:10 a.m. was solved by Heather Haines at 12:49 p.m. the same day - “It is called pollarding and it keeps the trees small.”

Catalpa trees can grow quite large, and Westport has may fine examples of this in several areas of town.

Mark Roy of the Westport Cemetery Department is cutting off all the branches of these “bone trees,” a yearly process that keeps the trees in a dwarf state and for aesthetic foliage purposes.

More importantly, pollarding (only works on certain trees) prevents any long-term damage to the stone wall and the caskets of the interred due to an expanding trunk and root system. 

For her speedy answer Heather wins a $25 gift certificate to Partners Village Store and Kitchen, Westport’s hot social spot and unique gift and book store destination.

Special mention to Chuck Goldberg for adding that the practice makes the cemetery more viewable while providing an element of privacy.

Get ready to take your best shot at correctly guessing our next mystery photo to be posted before Christmas. EverythingWestport@hotmail.com.

 

Our Mystery posted was solved on Monday, October 10th. It took four days, and very few responders had the correct answer, but one did – Westport’s Bob McMillan correctly guessed on Monday, October 10th at 4:11 p.m. “Aerial seeding of winter rye seed on farm land.”

 This Mystery Photo was posted on Thursday, October 6th at 9:45 a.m.

Bob wins a $25 gift certificate to Partners Village Store and Kitchen by being the first to correctly and specifically guess what is going on in this Westport photo! Congratulations Bob.

Special recognition to Ron Savaria who guessed yesterday at 8:11 p.m. “Seeding field at Buzzard Bay Brewery.”

This was a tough mystery photo folks, but in an agricultural community like Westport maybe it should have been solved a bit earlier? Just sayin’.

By the way, aerial winter seeding of hardy, winter rye on farm fields can improve soil organic matter and soil fertility, suppress cool-season weeds, prevent soil erosion, and create a better seedbed for spring planting.

 

 

Our Mystery Photo posted on Monday, July 18th at 7:05 p.m. was first solved by Jim Walsh on July 18th at 8:44 p.m. as the “ice cream stand at Woods.”

 

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ers Village Store and Kitchen by being the first to correctly guess whatv is going on in the It seems the ice cream stand was no mystery to most Westporters who can be found there often any time of day during the hot summer months.

Thanks to all those who participated – get ready for another mystery photo soon!

 

 

 

Our Mystery Photo posted on Columbus Day, October 12th at 2:20 p.m. was correctly identified.

 

Gerry Santos of Westport correctly identified on Monday, October 12th at 5:43 p.m. the location as “Gray’s general store in Adamsville, RI.”

Gerry by knowing the exact location of the photo wins a $25 gift certificate to Lees Supermarket, Westport’s hot social spot with great groceries too!

Congratulations Jerry!

Be on the lookout for our next Mystery Photo to win a valuable gift certificate to one of Westport’s hot social spots!

This mystery photo shows Lizabeth Cottrell of Tiverton doing a cane restoration to an antique chair on the steps of Grays Store, where she has been the entire summer! For repair of natural cane, paper and twisted rush, Hong Kong grass or splint, give Lizabeth a call at 401.624.4928 or visit her website.

 

A Mystery Photo posted on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 2:05 p.m. was correctly identified on September 29th at 12:32 p.m. as It’s Sawdy Pond from rt 177!” by Mark Orzeck of Westport.

You were told it would be difficult; it took three days rather than three minutes to solve!

By being the first to correctly identify the location Mark won a $25 gift certificate to Ten Cousins Brick Oven, Westport’s trendiest restaurant specializing in brick oven pizza, salads, pasta and more.

Watch for our next mystery photo and be ready to email your best guess to:

EverythingWestport@hotmail.com.

 

Another recent Mystery Photo was solved on Monday, August 17, 2015 at 11:18 a.m.

It took Westport’s Jim Walsh just three minutes to respond with a correct identification of our last Mystery Photo:

Walsh was the first to correctly identify at 11:18 a.m. the location as “Mystery photo are two of the windmills at Noquochoke Orchards - Drift Rd.”

For his ever-so-speedy answer, Jim will enjoy the fantastic fare at Ten Cousins Brick Oven, and the rest of you who guessed (and there were many!) will just have to wait for the next mystery photo which we promise to post in the next few days.

 

Another recent Mystery Photo was solved on Monday, June 29th at 8:55 a.m.

Mystery Photo Solved! Congratulations to Westport’s Gerry Santos who was the first to correctly guess on Monday, June 29th at 8:55 a.m. our latest mystery photo’s location as “Noquochoke Orchards Drift Rd.”

Jerry is rewarded for his powers of observation with a $25 gift certificate to the Back Eddy Restaurant, Westport’s fine dining seafood restaurant overlooking the Westport Harbor!

We had many readers correctly guess the location, so apparently the excavator is old but not forgotten!

Be on the lookout for our next mystery photo; it’ll be right around the corner!

Get ready to email your best guess on our next Mystery Photo to

EverythingWestport@hotmail.com.

 

A previous Mystery Photo posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 10:05 a.m. was correctly identified on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 10:39 a.m. by Geri Fortier who guessed “Lobster pots at the Point.”

Because Geri was the first to correctly identify the location of our “New Year’s” mystery photo, she wins a $25 gift certificate to White’s of Westport/Bittersweet Farm, always a great meal at a great price!

Be on the lookout for our next mystery photo and get ready to

email your best guess to

EverythingWestport@hotmail.com.

 

An earlier Mystery Photo was identified by Westport Main Road resident Chuck Goldberg. Chuck correctly guessed, The Paquachuck Inn has this Christmas greeting, on the side.”

 

The Photo was originally posted on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 4:15 p.m.

Chuck made his guess on Wednesday, December 10th at 3:12 p.m.

Because he was the first to correctly identify the location of our “holiday” mystery photo, Chuck wins a $25 gift certificate to Lees Market, Westport’s local and convenient one-stop supermarket for all your grocery needs.

Chuck took his best shot and won.

 

 

And another earlier Mystery Photo posted on October 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. was identified in a wink of the eye and an even faster tap on the keyboard!

Many knew the location but weren’t as quick as Donald Krudys of Westport in submitting it. “Observatory at UMass Dartmouth facing Old Westport Rd North Dartmouth“ was Donald’s correct answer, and for that he wins a $25 gift certificate to Ten Cousins Brick Oven, Westport’s newest restaurant specializing in brick oven pizza, salads, pasta and more.

Donald delivered the answer, faster than the Domino’s pizza guy, at 9:40 p.m. the same day the photo was posted.

To View our photo album of more dramatic Cloudscapes of Westport, Westport, click here.

 

 

*Starting 02/11/2010 we will be limiting immediate families to one gift certificate won per month. EverythingWestport has increased the number of mystery photos per year and we would like everybody to have a chance at participating. Also, you may take as many guesses as you want for a mystery photo, but please only one guess at a time.

 

 

White's of Westport
66 State Road, Westport. For more information, call (508) 675-7185 or visit www.lafrancehospitality.com.

 

Dinner Shows, Music Tributes & Comedy Shows:

They bring the Big City Comics to you live at White's.  Be sure to join them before the show in the Galley Grille for a great dinner.  If your organization is looking for a new opportunity to raise money, please contact Charlie Fellows, at (508) 676-7888 x422$15 per person (no food)

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Live bands in the Galley Grille every Friday and Saturday night:

 

Galley Grille Live Music

Every Saturday Paul Nogueira on piano playing Country, Blues and other favorites

 

Click here for a schedule of all upcoming events for White’s, Bittersweet and ten Cousins.

 

Bittersweet Farm Restaurant & Tavern
438 Main Road, Westport.  For more information, call (508) 636-0085 or visit www.lafrancehospitality.com.

 

Tavern hosts live bands Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. 

 

Every Thursday enjoy acoustic guitar with Kenny Richards 

 

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Call 508.675.7185 or check out their website for information:

www.LafranceHospitality.com

 

 

 

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Monday, May 22

 

Monday, May 22 - LC Strippers Quilting Club from 9:00 a.m. – noon at the Little Compton Wellness Center, 115 East Main Road, Little Compton.

Sewers and want to be sewers to make colorful quilts to give to folks who need a warm hug. Instruction will be provided by Marty Fisher; donations of cotton fabric are welcome.

What could be more fun and rewarding than to sew a brightly colored quilt for someone in need?

Space is limited.  To register or for more information, call Marsha at 401.592.0400 or email

office@littlecomptonwellnesscenter.org.

Click here for their full, fall program schedule and summary.

For more information call 401.592.0400.

 

Monday, May 22 - Aerobics at the Westport Senior Center from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Join aerobics instructor Wendy Sperduti-Ray for a fun fitness workout.  All are welcome. Call ahead to be sure the class isn’t full.

Aerobics on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

For more information please call 508.636.1026.

 

Monday, May 22 - Store open Mondays and Saturdays. Revival Thrift Store, 500 American Legion Highway (Route 177) is open on Mondays and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. New items are added every day.

 

Monday, May 22 - Quilting and Knitting each week at Tiverton Senior Center, 207 Canonicus Street, Tiverton. They are offering weekly quilting each Monday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; and knitting each Thursday beginning at 1:00 p.m. Learn to knit quilt with others at the senior center each week for charity. For more information please call for more information please call 401.625.6790 or visit their website.

 

Monday, May 22 - Monday Drawing Classes offered every week by Westport Art Group.

Drop into the Westport Art Group's Monday morning Drawing Class held every Monday from 9:00 a.m. to noon. All skill levels are welcome and the first class is free!

With instructor Robert Abele, you'll focus on basic drawing elements of line, texture, shading, and composition. Learn a variety of techniques while exploring different media including leads, kneaded erasers, conté crayons, and colored pencils. Please see www.WestportArtGroup.com  or email info@westportartgroup.com for location and details.

 

Strength Training every Monday at The Little Compton Community Center, 34 Commons, Little Compton.

Fee is $5, and everyone is welcome. 9:00 - 10 a.m.

Click here for their monthly calendar.

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For more information call or click Sally at 401.635.2400 or email: sally­huntington@­lccenter.­com.

 

Kundalini Yoga at Sandywoods! Taught by Yogi Bhajan, class is offered at Sandywoods, 73 Muse Way, Tiverton (yellow building).

Monday's from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Fee is $10.00 per class. Drop-ins are welcome.
For more information contact Sam at
sandywoodsmusic@gmail.com.

 

Osteoporosis exercise at the Westport Senior Center.

Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays from 9:45 - 11:00 a.m.

An exercise for people with or at risk for Osteopenia/ Osteoporosis. Participants will learn about osteoporosis and everyday activities that will improve their day to day lives. A physician form filled out by the doctor that states this would be beneficial is required. There are openings in the Monday, Wednesday & Friday sessions. For more information contact the Westport Council on Aging at 508.636.1026. The instructor is Florence Wypych.

Westport Senior Center, 75 Reed Road, Westport.

 

Senior Community Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at The Little Compton Community Center, 34 Commons, Little Compton.

Join them for lunch as they enjoy our local catering. Some of the finest cooks in Little Compton are volunteering their time to prepare delicious meals for our seniors every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Don’t miss this opportunity to share good food with good friends in a friendly community atmosphere. 

$3 suggested donation for the disabled and seniors age 50 and over.  $6 suggested donation under age 50.

Please call to reserve at least 48 hours in advance. 401-635-2400. For more information call or click 401.635.2400 or email: 

sally­huntington@­lccenter.­com.

 

Ocean State Bridge Club meets each Monday and Friday at 12:00 p.m. at Sakonnet Bay Manor, 1215 Main Road, Tiverton. Call or click if you need a partner: (401) 862-2131 or Director@OceanStateBridgeClub.com  Cost is $7 per session. A free lunch is served once a month by Sakonnet Bay Manor.  www.oceanstatebridgeclub.com.

 

Weekly adult knitting group at the Brownell Library, 44 Commons, Little Compton. Weekly on Mondays from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. All levels welcome, and open to all.

Visit their website:  http://www.brownell-libraryri.org.

 

Monday, May 22 - Kripalu Yoga at the Grange with Karen Holiday from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Pay by the month - $30 minimum; any additional classes are $15. Classes must be attended within the month. Drop ins are welcome at $18 per class.

Classes also available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.  For more information call 774.644.9977 or visit: www.sanctuarysadhana.com

 

Monday, May 22 - Zumba with Serena at Sandywoods Center for the Arts building, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. Starts at 6:30 p.m. $7 per person. Every Monday. More info at 508.725.1897.

 

Monday, May 22 - Country Line Dance Lessons at St. John’s Athletic Club, 1365 Rodman Street, Fall River. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. $10 per person. Call 774.202.5543 for more information. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Visit their website For all the details.

Click here for their calendar of all their dances and venues.

 

Monday, May 22 - Adult dance lessons on Mondays and Thursdays. Beginner country line and couples dance lessons are offered at Countryview Estates Community Center, 213 Hurst Lane, Tiverton. Its 95 percent country with a little non-country added in for fun.

Line dance lessons are from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. followed by couples’s lessons from 8:00 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per class. For more information or questions please call JoAnn at 774.202.5543 or email: gtcdancers@yahoo.com.

 

New Bedford Chess Club meets class-reunion.jpg - 35430 Bytesevery Monday from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Market Basket Food Court, 122 Sawyer Street, New Bedford. Please bring your chess set and chess clock, if you have one. The event is informal, free and open to all. Free lessons available.
(Not affiliated with Market Basket.)

 

Al-Anon Meeting from every Monday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Amicable Congregational Church, 3736 Main Rd, Tiverton, RI. Get Directions.
The meeting is free and open to all.

Al-Anon There is Hope one hour meeting.

For more information please call or click 401.855.6009 or email: lin2169@­cox.­net.

 

ExTension Exercise Class every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 8:45 to 9:45 p.m. at the United Congregational Church, 4 S of Commons Road, Little Compton.
$10.00 per person and teens to seniors all are welcome.

Get fit and feel great! Questions? Call or click Mary at 401.418.3905 or email: maryderby@­aol.­com.

 

Tuesday, May 16

 

Tuesday, May 16 - Want to be part of land protection in Westport? Join the Westport Land Conservation Trust and volunteer with Trail Team Tuesday! They will then carpool to each week’s project site. Projects will vary depending on the week but may include woodworking, trail trimming, boundary marking as well as other tasks depending on the groups skill set. They will finish up around lunchtime.  Wear sturdy footwear and clothing for working outside.  They hope to build a team that will be both rewarding to work with as well as accomplish important tasks to enhance the safety and experience of visitors.

Call for weekly schedule and postponements.

For more information or to join the team, contact: Brendan P. Buckless, Outreach and Stewardship Coordinator; Westport Land Conservation Trust at 508.636.9228 or email:  Brendan@WestportLandTrust.org

 

Tuesday, May 16 - Zumba Pilates Bootcamp at Sandywoods Farm, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton, RI 02878 (Yellow Building). Every Tuesday from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.  
Also Every Saturday from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the Yellow Building.  

Fee: $7.00 per class and $30.00 for 5 classes.

Tuesday, May 16 - Allen C. Haskell Public Gardens Spring 2017 Schedule begins March 9th. Drop- in Tuesday Volunteer Days in the Gardens.

Come drop in on a Tuesday to help us tidy the garden while you learn new skills!

Starting April 4th and running through October from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon.

Click here for full 2017 schedule.

777 Shawmut Avenue, New Bedford

 

Tuesday, May 16 - Yoga at the Grange with Karen Moore Holiday Classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Classes are also available from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. on Mondays.

Pay by the month - $30 minimum; any additional classes are $15. Classes must be attended within the month. Drop ins are welcome at $18 per class.

For more information call 774.644.9977 or visit:  www.sanctuarysadhana.com

 

Aerobics at the Westport Senior Center from 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. Join aerobics instructor Wendy Sperduti-Ray for a fun fitness workout.  All are welcome. Cost is $2.50 per class. Call ahead to be sure the class isn’t full.

Session I aerobics on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Session II aerobics on Tuesday.

For more information please call 508.636.1026.

 

Walking-Hiking Group at the Westport Senior Center.

Every Tuesday starting 8:45 a.m. they leave from the Westport COA. Are you interested in walking/hiking with others who love the outdoors? Have you wanted to walk some of the wonderful trails in our area but have some reservations about heading out alone?

Join the group. All ages welcome. Call 508.636.1026 for more information.

Note: Strolling Group every Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m.

 

Seniors can get help with health insurance, supplemental insurance, Medicare Advantage plans and other medical or food assistance programs.

Every Tuesday, free and open to all. 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon.

You must call the center to make an appointment with Janet Holmes, who is there every Tuesday morning. 401.625.6790.

Tiverton Senior Center, 207 Canonicus St, Tiverton.

 

Weight Watchers Meeting from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Sakonnet Bay Manor, 1215 Main Road, Tiverton. $42.95 for a monthly pass. www.weightwatchers.com.

 

Tuesday, May 16 - Story Hour at the Westport Public Library begins on Tuesday, January 24th from 10:00-10:45 a.m. for children age 3 and up.

Each program will consist of several stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and rhythm instruments followed by a take-home craft for Story Hour children, and free play to conclude each program. Registration is necessary. Please drop by the library, or call 508.636.1100 to sign up.

 

Senior functional fitness (Jazzy Yoga) by Debbie Gagnon at the Little Compton Community Center on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 12 noon.

The fee is $2.00 for members and $5 for non-members; all seniors are welcome. 

Functional Fitness that includes a low-impact, interval-aerobic movement with dance elements, combined with Pilates and Toning with weights, focusing on the Core Muscle groups and cardiovascular system. Safe and effective. 

For more information please call 401.635.2400 or visit their website.

 

The Dragon-Flowers MahJongg Group meets every Tuesday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Game Room at Sakonnet Bay Manor, 1215 Main Road, Tiverton. Experienced American-MahJongg players are welcome to join any Tuesday. For more information, call or click Pat at 401.624.3070, email to mahjongg593@aol.com; or Gretchen at 401.359.0113, email to gretchenjane@cox.net.

They also give lessons for anyone interested in learning this fascinating game of tiles. The next class, which meets once a week for four weeks, will be announced soon. Contact Pat or Gretchen for details. Reservations for class are required.

 

Ballroom Dancing at the Liberal Club, 20 Star Street, Fall River from 12:30 to 3:45 p.m. Singles welcome. Call 508.994.7240 for more information.

 

Tuesday, May 16 - Afternoon Tea, Community Cuisine by Marie.

Come enjoy a refreshing repast in their cafe style dining room. Community Cuisine is open each Tuesday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. offering a variety of hot and cold teas and a selection of petite savory and sweet delectables. The chef is Marie O'Loughlin Jenkins.

Proceeds benefit LCCC service programs.

Reservations required at least 24 hours in advance.

$10 per person.

This family event is open to all. Little Compton Community Center. For more information please contact them at 401.635.2400 or email: lccc@lccenter.com

 

Tuesday, May 16 - Knitting and Crocheting at the Westport COA. 1:00 p.m. If you're new to knitting or crocheting, it's a great way to pick up new tricks and always have someone at the ready to help you through the difficult parts of patterns or explain a new-to-you technique.

Inset: from the left - Mary Ellen Moore of Dartmouth, Jane Bernado and Paula Gagnon of Westport, and Nancy Cronin of New Bedford are part of a group of women numbering from 8 to 15 each week who meet at the COA.

For knitters and crocheters of all skill levels committing to a group is a way of making time for it that hopefully you will stick with.

The class is led by Gertrude Vigeant.

Westport Senior Center, 75 Reed Road, Westport. Call 508.636.1026 for more information.

 

Tuesday, May 16 - Brookdale at Dartmouth Village holds a monthly support group for anyone affected by cognitive illnesses, stroke, Alzheimer's or other dementia conditions resulting in memory loss. Their monthly memory care support group takes place the third Tuesday of every month from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
They feature different educational speakers and experts, along with spiritual, emotional and stress support. Also, there is new evidence that people with mild memory loss can prevent the early onset of Alzheimer’s disease by increasing cerebral blood flow, boosting mood, and relieving anxiety, tension, and fatigue with as little as 12 minutes of daily meditation.

A Brookdale Senior Living community, they offer a wide range of services from independent living, assisted living, and memory care.

Please call 508.203.1218 for more information or email: lacie.chase@brookdale.com. Visit their website. 274 Slocum Road Dartmouth.

 

Tuesday, May 16 - Junior Bird Club - Grassland Kestrel Hike at Allens Neck Trailhead. Sponsored by Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary at Stone Barn Farm, 786 Horseneck Road, Dartmouth from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.

Click here to view all upcoming Sanctuary events.

Instructor: Allens Pond Sanctuary - Staff & Volunteers

Audience: All (suitable for children 5 - 16 years)

Members & Nonmembers: Free

You're invited....check out our next meeting!
Junior Bird Club is a free program group, open to children and adults of all ages. The Club meets each month and focuses on a variety of local species with loads of hand-on field study and guided birding walks on our Sanctuary properties.
Many stewardship initiatives and projects are also introduced and the kids can get as involved as they want to. Come check it out and join in on the fun and learning!

2017 Meeting Plans:

March 21st:  Install Bluebird Boxes at Stone Barn Farm

April 18th:  Snowy Owl Walk at Allens Pond

May 16th:  Grassland Kestrel Hike at Allens Neck Trailhead

Dress for an outdoor adventure and bring your scope or binoculars. Don't have any? We do and will gladly lend them to you while you're here!

Registration is required. Register online or call 508.636.2437 to register by phone.

Register by mail: program registration form PDF. For your own security, do not send credit card information via email.

For more information, visit Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, 1280 Horseneck Road, Westport, or email: allenspond@massaudubon.org.

 

Tuesday, May 16 - Afghans for the Homeless. Every third Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Allens Neck Meeting House, 739 Horseneck Road, Dartmouth. Beginners welcome; supplies and instructions provided. Please call 508.636.7712 for more information.

 

Tuesday, May 16 - Zumba classes at Countryview Estates! Every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Countryview Estates, 213 Hurst Lane, Tiverton. Admission is $5.00, all are welcome.

Latin Dance Fitness!

Ditch the workout, and join the party! No previous experience necessary. Easy to follow Latin dance steps provide a fun and fat burning cardio workout.

For information please call or click Fatima at 401.378.3872, or email: DAMITAF@aol.com.

 

Country Line and Couples Dance Lessons with JoAnn and Andy. Beginner and intermediate dancers. Tuesdays 6:30 to 9 p.m., VFW Poirier Post, 281 Appleton Street, New Bedford. Thursdays 6:30 to 9 p.m., VFW Silvia Post, 134 Shore Drive, Tiverton RI. $7 per class. For more information call: (774) 202-5543 and ask for JoAnn.

 

Tuesday, May 16 - Community Knit Nights at Dartmouth Grange Hall. Knitting for the babies, children and the needy. A dedicated group of knitters and crocheters meet monthly at the Dartmouth Grange in support of a project to provide handmade hats, scarves and other warming garments for people in need.

People who can knit or crochet are asked to make items for babies, children or adults. Organizations locally and far away are accepting handmade goods to distribute. People can choose the charities that they wish to support.

Donations of yarn are needed, too.

Community knit nights meet monthly at the Grange Hall, 1133 Fisher Road, at 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. More information is available by calling Elizabeth Newton at 508.636.4920.

Visit their website for all the details or weather cancellations.

 

Tuesday, May 16 - St. Peter’s Episcopal Church to open its doors to those struggling with addiction, in recovery at 7:00 p.m.

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 351 Elm Street, Dartmouth will offer a special Service of Hope and Healing for anyone struggling with addiction, those in recovery as well as their family, friends and supporters beginning

In light of the opioid epidemic on the South Coast, this service of hope and healing is open to anyone in the local community who is struggling with any type of addiction.  It is open to folks of any denomination or no denomination.  Their purpose in hosting this evening is to help people know that they are not alone, in the midst of what might seem like a very isolating experience.  All are welcome to attend this service no matter where they are on their spiritual journey. 

This service is offered by St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and The Bridge: A Center for Hope and Healing.

For more information, please call 508.997.0903.

 

Tuesday, May 16 - Open Mic Night with Gary Fish at Sandywoods Farm, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton RI 02878.

Every Tuesday from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. Free, donations appreciated. BYOF, BYOB coffee served.

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Sandywoods Center for the Arts. For more information contact Sam at sandywoodsmusic@gmail.com.

Contact Gary Fish for more information at 401.632.7484 or email: fishtunes@cox.net

 

Stump Trivia! 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. every Tuesday at Wally's Tap House, 13 Crandall Road, Tiverton.

The event is free and open to the public over 21.

Come play Stump Trivia at Wally's Tap House on Monday nights! Bring some friends and grab some food and a drink! If you've played Stump Trivia, you know just how awesome our game structure is and there are prizes for the top two teams of the night.

Game starts around 8 p.m., so get there a little early to get a good seat!

For more information please call 401.624.1212, or visit their website.

 

ExTension Exercise Class every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 8:45 to 9:45 p.m. at the United Congregational Church, 4 S of Commons Rd, Little Compton.
$10.00 per person and teens to seniors all are welcome.

Get fit and feel great! Questions? Call or click Mary at 401.418.3905 or email: maryderby@­aol.­com.

 

Wednesday, May 17

Wednesday, May 17 - Zumba with Fatima at Sandywoods Center for the Arts building, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. Starts at 8:30 a.m. 401.378.3872

 

Wednesday, May 17 - Aerobics at the Westport Senior Center from 8:30 to 9:15 p.m. Join aerobics instructor Wendy Sperduti-Ray for a fun fitness workout.  All are welcome. Call ahead to be sure the class isn’t full.

Aerobics on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For more information please call 508.636.1026.

** Attention all Aerobics and Stretch and Tone participants **

As of July 1, 2015 the cost for classes will be $35.00/month for Aerobics and $25.00/ month for Stretch and Tone. Call 508.636.1026 for all the details.

 

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Watercolor painting at the COA. 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. The Watercolor Workshop is a group for those interested in learning and sharing more about the joy of watercolor painting. The membership consists of artists just beginning their journey with watercolor to experienced artists who willingly offer encouragement and motivation to one another. Class size is limited. Please call 508.636.1026 for more information.

Westport Senior Center, 75 Reed Road, Westport.

 

Wednesday, May 17 - Awaken the Artist Within! Join the Council On Aging for Art Classes on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon.

Hosted by Robert Abele. Robert is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts. His paintings have appeared in numerous publications including the Washington Post and the New York times.

This class is designed as a workshop where all mediums are welcome. Watercolor, oil and colored pencil are just a few of the mediums used by students. Each student is given personal instruction and guidance based on the subject they are working on. Classes are $40.00 per month or $15.00 for a single class. Come in and release the Artist within You.

Westport Senior Center, 75 Reed Road, Westport. Call 508.636.2026 for more information.

 

Kripalu Yoga with Karen Moore Holliday at the Little Compton Wellness Center from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.; no class on February 24th.

$10 per class.

Need more information? Call 774.644.9977 or visit: www.sanctuarysadhana.com

www.littlecomptonwellnesscenter.org

115 East Main Road, Little Compton.

 

Yoga classes offered by Experienced Tiverton Instructor on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Gentle Yoga Wednesday 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. in Summer at RIVERS OF LIGHT Tiverton Studio, 410 Neck Road, Little Compton.  Fall and Winter at The Little Compton Community Center, 34 Commons, Little Compton, $18.00 per class with a discounted 8 class series.  Single class $20.

Experience well-being, increased vitality, range of motion and circulation. Release physical and mental stressors, increase self-esteem, manage weight, balance mood and emotions while increasing strength/flexibility, breath and focus. In this supportive practice for body, mind and spirit, personal attention is given. Sequences both seated and standing match needs and abilities. Laugh and relax. Breathe deeply.  Begin anytime. Everybody is welcome. Sessions ongoing.

   

Vinyasa Flow Yoga 9:30-11:00 a.m. Thursdays and Saturdays 9:30-11:00 a.m.  Also 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Fall and Winter.  Yin Yoga available in winter.  All classes at RIVERS OF LIGHT Studio, $18 per class with a 10-week discounted series. Single class $20.  
Unite body, mind and spirit in a supportive community at a lovely serene space conducive to movement, meditation and relaxation.  Flow, connecting breath to a wide range of asanas, movement.  Listen to your body.  Move at your own pace. Open your heart and life, increasing inner and outer ease, strength and flexibility.  Enjoy your practice and increasing vitality. All are welcome. 

Please call 401.816.0024 before attending.  Caryl Sickul, MA, DMT, Experienced Instructor, Movement Specialist, Wellness Consultant in Private Practice for Decades. Private Sessions, Gift Certificates and Celebrations by appointment.
For more information email: csickul@­cox.­net or visit her website.

 

Ageless Gentle Yoga every Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at The Little Compton Community Center, 34 Commons, Little Compton, $17.00 per person.

Experience wellbeing, increased vitality, range of motion and circulation. Release physical and mental stressors, increase self-esteem, manage weight, balance mood and emotions while increasing strength/flexibility, breath and focus. In this supportive practice for body, mind and spirit, personal attention is given. Sequences both seated and standing match needs and abilities. Begin anytime. Everybody is welcome. Sessions ongoing. Discount available for session.

Call 401.816.0024, Caryl Sickul, MA, DMT, Experienced Instructor, Movement Specialist, Wellness Consultant in Private Practice for Decades. Private Sessions, Gift Certificates and Celebrations by appointment.

Vinyasa yoga classes, available at Rivers Of Light Studio, Tiverton.

For more information email: csickul@­cox.­net or visit her website.

 

Wednesday, May 17 - “Go Figure.” Figure drawing with live models at Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. This Figure Workshop meets every Wednesday morning from 9:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. in the main building. 

Draw, paint or sculpt working from live models.  Bring your own materials and a drawing board or an easel if you usually work with one.  Seating provided.  No instruction.  Cost $15/session; 410/session if paid by the month.  For more information please call Carolyn Winter at 401.316.8272.

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Osteoporosis exercise at the Westport Senior Center.

Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays from 9:45 - 11:00 a.m.

An exercise for people with or at risk for Osteopenia/ Osteoporosis. Participants will learn about osteoporosis and everyday activities that will improve their day to day lives. A physician form filled out by the doctor that states this would be beneficial is required. There are openings in the Monday, Wednesday & Friday sessions. For more information contact the Westport Council on Aging at 508.636.1026. The instructor is Florence Wypych.

 

Wednesday, May 17 - Legal help at the Westport Senior Center the third Wednesday of the month from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. by appointment only.

Attorney Jennifer Heald will be meeting individuals for fifteen minute appointments. Attorney Heald is experienced in a broad variety of legal areas with expertise in Basic Estate Planning including Living Trusts and Wills. If you would like to make an appointment with her call the WCOA at 508.636.1026 or if you would like to ask her any legal questions please call 508.636.9090.

 

Wednesday, May 17 - Lap-Sit at the Westport Public Library begins on Wednesday, January 25th from 10:00-10:45 a.m. for those under age 3 and their caregiver.

The program will consist of several stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and rhythm instruments followed by a take-home craft for Story Hour children, and free play to conclude each program. Registration is necessary. Please drop by the library, or call 508.636.1100 to sign up.

 

Wednesday, May 17 - Bernadette Girard will be offering "a BOX MANIA class" at Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton at 10:15 a.m. in the Yellow Building. For more information call: 401.497-7215. Drop ins are $10, or 6 week pass $48.

 

Wednesday, May 17 - Senior Community Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at The Little Compton Community Center, 34 Commons, Little Compton.

Join them for lunch as they enjoy our local catering. Some of the finest cooks in Little Compton are volunteering their time to prepare delicious meals for our seniors every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Don’t miss this opportunity to share good food with good friends in a friendly community atmosphere. 

$3 suggested donation for the disabled and seniors age 50 and over.  $6 suggested donation under age 50.

Please call to reserve at least 48 hours in advance. 401-635-2400. For more information call or click 401.635.2400 or email: 

sally­huntington@­lccenter.­com.

 

Wednesday, May 17 - Adaptive Exercise Program every Monday from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. at Little Compton Wellness Center, 115 E Main Road, Little Compton with Jen Meyer.
$5.00 per class, or $45 for a 10 card class. This event is for everyone, including seniors.

Jen Meyer, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer & Yoga Instructor provides an individualized adaptive exercise program to get you moving again. The program focuses on gentle strength training, balance & flexibility. Each individual will work within their comfort level, as this program is adapted to your own individual needs.

For more information call or click 401.592.0400 or email:

office@littlecomptonwellnesscenter.org.

 

Poetry Writing at the Westport COA. 1:30 p.m. Members bring a new poem they have written to the weekly Wednesday meeting and constructively critique one another's work. Class size is limited. Please call for information. Convener is Barbara Wickes.

 

Calling all players for Party Bridge. Intermediate bridge players are invited to play Party Bridge every Wednesday from noon to 3 p.m. at Westport Free Public Library, 408 Old County Road, Westport.

Many of the regular players have headed south for the winter, so new players are invited to join. For more information please call 508.636.2603.

 

Weight Watchers Meeting from 5:30 to 6:30 a.m. at Sakonnet Bay Manor, 1215 Main Road, Tiverton. $42.95 for a monthly pass. www.weightwatchers.com.

 

Sunday, May 17 - Westport Police Lieutenant John Bell and the restored Powder House project he originated are the winners of the Waterfront Historic League’s (WHALE) 2017 Sarah R. Delano Preservation Award. http://www.aldenhill.com/essay/community_page_3-11_files/image006.jpg

Inset: Click on image to watch a video of the restoration.

The Westport Historical Society recommended Bell for recognition.

The award, presented to Mr. Bell “for your extraordinary restoration of the Westport Powder House,” is given each year to individuals who have made “outstanding contributions to the rehabilitation, restoration and interpretation of the historic character and environment of Greater New Bedford.”

The award, named for WHALE’s longtime president, will be presented at the group’s annual meeting on Wednesday, May 17th in New Bedford from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Greasy Luck Brewery 791 Purchase St, New Bedford. 774.425-4600.

Call 508.997.1776 for any questions or more information.

 

Above: Lt. John Bell (left) stands in front of the renovated Powder House with restoration carpenter Nathaniel Allen, principle contractor, for the project, which without his experience and professionalism this project would never have been completed.

 

Wednesday, May 17 - Westport Woman's Club Mystery Ride! Westport Woman's Club members, and their guests, are invited to take part in the annual club "Mystery Ride", this year coordinated by Marcia Liggin and Lois Spirlet.

Members should meet at the United Congregational Church, 500 American Legion Highway; they will be leaving promptly at 5:45 p.m.

Please plan to carpool for this event. Participants will be returning to the church for refreshments and a short program. Hostesses for the evening are Diane Finucci, June Hebert, Lois Spirlet, Wynne Tripp, and Wilma Woodruff.

 

Poetry Night at the Brownell Library. 6:00 p.m. Brownell Library, 44 Commons, Little Compton. Book Club Poetry Night - Come share a favorite poem or enjoy a poem. The event is free and open to everyone.

 

Wednesday, May 17 - Watercolor Painting Class for Beginners at the Westport Art Group, 1740 Main Road, Westport.

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Seven-­week session starts Wednesday, May 17th.

Wednesdays, April 5th – April 26th, continuing Wednesdays, May 3rd – May 17th; 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Peggy Call-­Conley. $125 Members, $160 Non-Members.

Students will learn basic techniques of watercolor painting making wet washes, color mixing and glazing, color basics and color wheel, intro to composition, the importance of value, lifting techniques, loose brush, controlled brush, what makes a good painting and bring the elements together.

If you are a beginner, this class is for you! Learn the basic skills of watercolor techniques and possibilities. Explore the medium, value color, intensity, mixing glazing and brush application. Engage in simple exercises that will build skills, confidence and expertise. The exposure and practice of techniques, combined with experimentation will lead to process.

Please download and print the signup form here and mail with class fee to WAG. Registration Form PDF

Karaoke every Wednesday night from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Atlantic Sports Pub, 70 Shove Street, Tiverton. The event is free and open to the public.

 

Wednesday, May 17 - Contradance at Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton.
7:00 to 10:00 p.m., doors open at 6:30pm; BYOB and BYOF
$8 Adults, $5 kids 16 and under, $18 families. Tickets at the door only.
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sandywoodsmusic@gmail.com
Linda Leslie, caller and Music by Amy Larkin and Friends.
All dances taught, partners not necessary; beginners and children welcome! People who would like to attend this event as a concert are welcome.
Future dances:

June 21, with Rich Sbardella, caller and Music by Floorplay (Paul Lizotte, Carol Bittenson and Debby Knight)

July 19, caller TBA, Music by Benjamin Foss and Friends

August 16, caller and music TBA

Sept. 20, caller Todd Whittemore with Music by French Connection

Oct. 18, caller TBA, Music by Chimney Swift

 

Wednesday, May 17 - Hey smarty pants, show White's of Westport what you've got! Do you dominate Trivial Pursuit? Are you the first person to shout out the answer on Jeopardy? Then you'll love their weekly Team? Trivia game.

Join White's of Westport in the Galley Grille on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. to test your knowledge and enjoy some great food and drinks.
Bring your friends and make sure you think of a clever team name. But watch out, the competition is fierce.

66 State Road, (Route 6) Westport.

Also don't miss 20 cent wings, half priced appetizers (7:00 – 9:00 p.m.), great beers on tap, plus a chance to win a $20 gift card to use on your next visit to the Galley Grille or Bittersweet Farm.

 

Karaoke every Wednesday and Thursday night at Oriental Pearl, 576 State Road, Westport from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

For more information please call 508.675.1501 or 401.435.6565.

 

Thursday, May 18

Thursday, May 18 - Migration walks every Thursday morning at at Allens Pond Sanctuary. Join birding experts at the Audubon’s Allens Pond Wildlife

Sanctuary to experience bird migration on the SouthCoast this May.

With new species arriving daily from their winter homes, participants can view some of the state’s rarest birds of grassland, shrubland and saltmarsh.

Wander with a naturalist and observe a different assemblage of birds and blooms each week on Thursdays at 8 a.m. The walks will visit difference parts of the sanctuary and typically cover approximately 3 miles.

Dress for an outdoor hike, with sunscreen and insect repellent.

Bring your binoculars and/or scope, hat and sunglasses. Bring water and snacks for field breaks.

The cost is $12 per person; $10 for Mass Audubon members. Register online at www.massaudubon.org/allenspond by using the inline program catalog or call 508.636.2437.

 

Thursday, May 18 - Yoga at the Grange with Karen Moore Holiday Classes is from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Classes are also available from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. on Mondays.

Pay by the month - $30 minimum; any additional classes are $15. Classes must be attended within the month. Drop ins are welcome at $18 per class.

For more information call 774.644.9977 or visit:  www.sanctuarysadhana.com

 

Thursday, May 18 - Strolling Group at the Westport Senior Center, 75 Reed Road, Westport.

Every Thursday starting 9:00 a.m. they leave from the Westport COA. Are you interested in a short walk at a relaxed pace? Then join the Thursday morning Strolling Group with others who love the outdoors?

All ages welcome. Call 508.636.1026 for more information.

 

Thursday, May 18 - Toning and Stretching at the Council on Aging. Starts at 8:30 a.m.

Classes are $35.00/month for Aerobics and $25.00/ month for Stretch and Tone.

Westport Senior Center, 75 Reed Road, Westport. Call 508.636.1026 for all the details.

 

Thursday, May 18 - Try a free Thursday Painting Class with the Westport Art Group.

Try your hand at painting with the Westport Art Group during their Thursday morning painting class. The first class is free!

Instructor Robert Abele runs the class, and his passion for art is contagious. Paint from a provided still life, or bring a photo or sketch to work from. On the first Thursday of the month, WAG invites a live model. Classes are held every Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon. The class is held at both indoor and outdoor locations, depending on the weather. Please see www.WestportArtGroup.com for location and all the details, or email info@westportartgroup.com  for details.

 

Thursday, May 18 - Yoga classes offered by Experienced Tiverton Instructor on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga 9:30-11 am Thursdays and Saturdays 9:30-11 a.m.  Also 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Fall and Winter.  Yin Yoga available in winter.  All classes at RIVERS OF LIGHT Studio, $18 per class with a 10-week discounted series. Single class $20.  
Unite body, mind and spirit in a supportive community at a lovely serene space conducive to movement, meditation and relaxation.  Flow, connecting breath to a wide range of asanas, movement.  Listen to your body.  Move at your own pace. Open your heart and life, increasing inner and outer ease, strength and flexibility.  Enjoy your practice and increasing vitality. All are welcome. 

Please call 401.816.0024 before attending.  Caryl Sickul, MA, DMT, Experienced Instructor, Movement Specialist, Wellness Consultant in Private Practice for Decades. Private Sessions, Gift Certificates and Celebrations by appointment.

Gentle Yoga Wednesday 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. in Summer at RIVERS OF LIGHT Tiverton Studio, 410 Neck Road, Little Compton.  Fall and Winter at The Little Compton Community Center, 34 Commons, Little Compton, $18.00 per class with a discounted 8 class series.  Single class $20.

Experience well-being, increased vitality, range of motion and circulation. Release physical and mental stressors, increase self-esteem, manage weight, balance mood and emotions while increasing strength/flexibility, breath and focus. In this supportive practice for body, mind and spirit, personal attention is given. Sequences both seated and standing match needs and abilities. Laugh and relax. Breathe deeply.  Begin anytime. Everybody is welcome. Sessions ongoing.

For more information email: csickul@­cox.­net or visit website.

 

Thursday, May 18 - Weekly Meditation Group in Dartmouth.

“The Bridge: A Center for Hope and Healing” and St Peter’s Episcopal Church, 351 Elm St., will now be offering a weekly Meditation Group every Thursday morning from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. More...

 

TOPS meeting in Tiverton. Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets on Thursdays, 10 a.m. at the Tiverton Senior Center, 207 Canonicus Street. All are welcome.

 

Yoga Classes at Amicable Church every Thursday from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at Amicable Congregational Church, 3736 Main Road, Tiverton.

These classes will use yoga poses, yogic breath practice and yogic relaxation to enable participants to experience all the MBS benefits of a complete yoga practice.

Yoga classes will be facilitated by Judy Megura BSR, KYT, CYT, a registered nurse and certified yoga instructor with over 15 years’ experience teaching Kripalu yoga to groups ranging from children to adult cancer survivors and cardiac patients.

Materials needed: Wear loose fitting clothing and bring a yoga mat, blanket, pillow and sense of humor! (Avoid large meals before class.)

Cost: $66 for all 6 classes or $12 per class for drop-ins. (If you cannot afford to pay this amount, please contact the instructor.)

Registration: Participants are encouraged to register in advance by emailing judymegu@aol.com.

 

Thursday, May 18 - Bernadette Girard is offering "Active Older Adult Fitness Classes" at Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton.  Every Thursday at 10:15 in the Yellow Building.

Cost is $48 or drop in for $10. Workout consists of “fun” easy-to-follow aerobic movements, as well as upper body toning using resistance methods.

For more information call: 401-497-7215

 

Thursday, May 18 - Children's Reading Circle today at 10:30 a.m.

2017 Schedule – Winter/Spring: January 5th – June 1st.

Summer: July 6th – August 17th.

Fall: September 7th – December 1st.

Children's Reading Circle at Partners Village Store’s. Bring your preschool child and join Miss Joan every Thursday for theme filled stories, arts & crafts and a snack. This is a free gathering.

For the complete 2016 schedule visit: www.partnersvillagestore.com/events or call them at 508.636.2572.

Come join the fun every Thursday as they read stories, enjoy snacks and a craft activity. This is a free event from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Partners Village Store and Kitchen, 865 Main Road, Westport.

 

Toddler Storytime every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. at Tiverton Essex Public Library, 238 Highland Road, Tiverton.

The event is free.

Toddler Storytime for children ages 18 months to 36 months. This lapsit program includes stories, rhymes, music and more.

For more information please call 401.625.6796 ext. 14.

 

Thursday, May 18 - Calling all bingo players! Join the Council on Aging every Thursday from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. at the Westport Senior Center, 75 Reed Road Westport.

Coffee and pastry served at the break.

 

Thursday, May 18 - Quilting at the COA. 1:00 p.m.

Preserve the art of quilting by gathering together to share quilting ideas and techniques. They create group quilts and assist and assist one another with personal quilts and share ideas. Inset: the class is led by Valerie Schofield. Shown with Valerie (left) are Mrs. Charbonneau (center) and Fran Theriault who is working on her Grandmother's Garden quilt.

Westport Senior Center, 75 Reed Road, Westport. Call 508.636.1026 for more information.

 

Bingo afternoon at the COA. 1:00 p.m. Call 508.636.1026 for any questions or more information. Westport Senior Center, 75 Reed Road, Westport.

 

Thursday, May 18 - Quilting and Knitting each week at Tiverton Senior Center, 207 Canonicus Street, Tiverton. They are offering weekly quilting each Monday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; and knitting each Thursday beginning at 1:00 p.m. Learn to knit quilt with others at the senior center each week for charity. For more information please call for more information please call 401.625.6790 or visit their website.

 

Thursday, May 18 - Ballroom Dancing at the VFW Hall, 134 Shove Street, Tiverton, every Thursday, 1 to 4 p.m., and every Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m. Live music by the Aristocrats. Singles welcome. There will be a 50/50 raffle and door prizes. Call 508.995.7585.

 

Thursday, May 18 - The Westport Food Pantry has relocated and is open every Thursday. 

After extensive searching and planning—and a generous offer—the Westport Food Pantry is now located at the Lighthouse Assembly of God, 522 American Legion Highway (Route 177, near the intersection of Sanford Road).

The pantry hours will now be 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday nights.

There will be no other changes for current pantry clients. Town residents aged 18 and over will still be able to come for food every other week. If you believe you may be eligible for the pantry and have not yet signed up, stop by the church during pantry hours for assistance.

“The Westport Food For Friends Food Pantry had to relocate due to space issues at the WCOA. We are very happy about the move and hope we can help more people who may be in need.” - Heather Wilson, Manager

Food and other donations can still be dropped off at Lees Market, Grum’s Restaurant, the Westport Library, and the bin located outside the church door.

They appreciate the donations. The top 10 things they need are; canned fruits and veggies, pasta and pasta sauce, hearty soups, snacks, canned tuna or chicken, rice and cereal.

The drop-off location is a box designated “food pantry” just outside the door.

Monetary donations also are welcome: every $1 donated purchases $10 worth of food at the grocery store because they are a member of the Greater Boston Food Bank.

Checks to support the pantry should be made out to ‘The Lighthouse Assembly of God’ with ‘Food Pantry’ noted at the bottom. Volunteers, both individuals and groups, are always needed. If interested, please email: wstpantryvolunteer@gmail.com. For any questions about the pantry, call the church main number at 508.636.4470.

 

Thursday, May 18 - Cast-Offs knitting group, a non-profit, meet Thursday evenings from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Westport Public Library, 408 Old County Road, Westport.  Learn to knit and bring your own knitting and sewing for an evening of conversation. 

The members knit for charity, knitting preemie hats and other items for St. Luke’s Hospital, cancer hats and shawls for the Charlton Cancer Center, burial dresses and wraps for R.I. Children’s Hospital, heart pillows for Charlton Cardiac Unit and Dadooza hug dolls for R.I. Early Intervention.

All knitters or crocheters are invited to join them for companionship and serving a purpose.

For more information call the library at 508.636.1100 or visit their website.

 

Thursday, May 18 - Computer 101 Returns to the Westport Library! Do you have a question about using your laptop, notebook or general computer use? 

How about using Microsoft Office, downloading files, using email, just to name a few? 

No question is too big or too small for our computer volunteer. 

Computer 101 returns on Thursday evenings beginning Thursday, May 18th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Bring a laptop along or use a Library computer.  All ages are welcome. 

Please register for a 1/2 hour slot by visiting the Westport Public Library, 408 Old County Road or by calling 508.636.1100.

 

Thursday, May 18 - Family game night at the library. Are you looking for something to di as a family? The library is hosting a family board games night from 6:00 to 8:15 p.m. All ages are welcome. If you’re interested in learning to play cribbage, someone will be on hand to teach you.

 

Thursday, May 18 Last Class. Watercolor Painting Class for Advanced Beginners at the Westport Art Group, 1740 Main Road, Westport.

Seven-­week session, starting in April.

Thursdays, April 6th – April 27th continuing Thursdays, May 4th – May 18th. From 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Instructor is Peggy Call-­Conley. watercolorpaintingbypeggycallconley
$125 Members, $160 Non-Members.

Students will learn by doing and practicing. This class is for those who have already experienced the Watercolor for Beginners Class. Building upon prior class exercises, deepening experiences, sharpening skills and expanding practices for successful painting will be the goals of the sessions in this series.

Students will use the materials purchased for the Beginners Class. Students can add more colors to expand their palette and purchase additional watercolor paper.

Please download and print the signup form here and mail with class fee to WAG. Registration Form PDF

 

Thursday, May 18 - Zumba with Serena Honeycutt at Sandywoods Farm, 73 Muse Way, Tiverton RI 02878 (Yellow Building).

Every Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. $7 per person.
Call 508.725.1897 for more information.

 

Thursday, May 18 - Adult dance lessons on Mondays and Thursdays. Beginner country line and couples dance lessons are offered at Countryview Estates Community Center, 213 Hurst Lane, Tiverton. Its 95 percent country with a little non-country added in for fun.

Line dance lessons are from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. followed by couples lessons from 8:00 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per class. For more information or questions please call JoAnn at 774.202.5543 or email: gtcdancers@yahoo.com.

 

Zumba Fitness at St. John the Baptist Church, 945 Main Road, Westport from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Also meets on Sundays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Put more wiggle in your week!

$5 per class; proceeds to benefit McAuley Ministries.

No dance experience necessary. Ages 12 and up welcome (16 and under with an adult.)

Zumba is the dance fitness revolution that fuses Latin and other world rhythms with easy-to-follow dance moves to create a calorie-burning, body-energizing workout that you will love!

Visit their website.

 

Thursday, May 18 - Karaoke every Thursday at the Liberal Club, 20 Star Street, Fall River from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Join Pro Karaoke by Rick and Joan. No admission charge and all are welcome.

 

Karaoke every Wednesday and Thursday night at Oriental Pearl, 576 State Road, Westport from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

For more information please call 508.675.1501 or 401.435.6565.

 

ExTension Exercise Class every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 8:45 to 9:45 p.m. at the United Congregational Church, 4 S of Commons Rd, Little Compton.
$10.00 per person and teens to seniors all are welcome.

Get fit and feel great! Questions? Call or click Mary at 401.418.3905 or email: maryderby@­aol.­com.

 

Friday, May 19

Friday, May 19 - Aerobics at the Westport Senior Center from 8:30 to 9:15 p.m. Join aerobics instructor Wendy Sperduti-Ray for a fun fitness workout.  All are welcome. Call ahead to be sure the class isn’t full.

Aerobics on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For more information please call 508.636.1026.

Call 508.636.1026 for all the details.

 

Friday, May 19 - Allens Pond is hosting weekly volunteer days every Friday morning. Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary is hosting volunteer

“Trail Blazer” days every Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. Meet at the Field Station at 1280 Horseneck Road and start to forge what will become the newest trail.

This new trail will be the backbone to Allens Pond, connecting all three of the trail systems so visitors can enjoy a roughly 9-mile round-trip hike.

Trail Blazer days are open to everyone; no experience of any kind is necessary. They provide all of the tools, training and materials needed. Future projects could include trail maintenance, boardwalk construction, removing invasive plants, burning brush piles or planting native plants.

 

Friday, May 19 - New at WAG! Life Drawing Open Studio every Friday 2degas2beginning April 7th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
$15 per class.
Studio Monitor: Barbara Diane Barry.

Every week a live model, nude and clothed, will be available for members to sketch, draw or paint.  Each session is three hours in length; beginning with quick 3-minute sketches to longer 20-minute poses, ending with a one-hour study. For questions, contact Barbara Diane Barry at 201.675.0256, or email: bdbarry6@yahoo.com.

 

Friday, May 19 - Osteoporosis exercise at the Westport Senior Center. Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays from 9:45 - 11:00 a.m.

An exercise for people with or at risk for Osteopenia/ Osteoporosis. Participants will learn about osteoporosis and everyday activities that will improve their day to day lives. A physician form filled out by the doctor that states this would be beneficial is required. There are openings in the Monday, Wednesday & Friday sessions. For more information contact the Westport Council on Aging at 508.636.1026. The instructor is Florence Wypych.

Call 508.636.1028 for all the details.

Westport Senior Center, 75 Reed Road Westport.

 

Quilt ladies invite all to Friday meetings at Holy Trinity Church, 1956 Main Road, Tiverton from 10 a.m. to noon. A weekly hand quilting group. Pro or novice welcome. Come one time or every meeting! Bring your own project. For more information call Lynn Sluiter at (401) 635-8941, or email her at lsluiter@cox.net.

 

Friday, May 19 - The Westport Library Book Club meets at 10:30 a.m. in the meeting room at the Westport Free Public Library. There will be a different book to be discussed each month. New members are always welcome and encouraged to join their lively discussion.

This month’s books discussion will be The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown.

For more information email Brianna McAvoy at briannamcavoy@gmail.com.

For more information on the Westport Library, call or click 508.636.1100, or visit the library’s website.

 

Friday, May 19 – Tiverton Library Book Club meets the second Friday of each month at Tiverton Public Library, 34 Roosevelt Avenue, Tiverton.

The event is free and open to the public.

No registration is needed to participate. The book discussions at Essex are informal and include book reviews, additional information on topics related to the book selection and biographical information about the author and discussion related to the book. New members welcome!

Click here to see the book selection for the next meeting!

The Friday Morning group meets monthly at 10:30 a.m. at the Essex Public Library reference room. If you have any questions please contact Marian Kendricks 401.625.6796 ext. 10. Refreshments are served at the meetings. For more information about their reading groups go to the website.

 

T’AI CHI classes every Friday at the Westport Senior Center. Advanced 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.; intermediate 1:30 -2:30 p.m

T’ai Chi is the Chinese system of slow meditative physical exercise designed for relaxation and balance and health. The fee is $5.00 per session or $25.00 for 6 weeks. The instructor is Nikolas Ukleja. Please call 508.636.1026 for further information.

 

Senior Community Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at The Little Compton Community Center, 34 Commons, Little Compton.

Join them for lunch as they enjoy our local catering. Some of the finest cooks in Little Compton are volunteering their time to prepare delicious meals for our seniors every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Don’t miss this opportunity to share good food with good friends in a friendly community atmosphere. 

$3 suggested donation for the disabled and seniors age 50 and over.  $6 suggested donation under age 50.

Please call to reserve at least 48 hours in advance. 401-635-2400. For more information call or click 401.635.2400 or email: 

sally­huntington@­lccenter.­com.

 

Ocean State Bridge Club meets each Monday and Friday at 12:30 p.m. at Sakonnet Bay Manor, 1215 Main Road, Tiverton. Call or click if you need a partner: (401) 862-2131 or Director@OceanStateBridgeClub.com  Cost is $6. A free lunch is served once a month by Sakonnet Bay Manor.  www.oceanstatebridgeclub.com. 

 

The weekly Bingo at the Tiverton Senior Center, 207 Canonicus Street, Tiverton.  1:00 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information please call For more information please call 401.625.6790, or visit their website.

 

The Tiverton Public Library offers a weekly computer drop-in session that offers assistance with beginner computer Skills and Windows; the internet, on-line resources and social networking; Microsoft Office programs; downloading ebooks and audiobooks from the library; on-line job searching; and any other topics you may have a question about. All ages and skill levels welcome.

2 - 3 p.m. on Fridays. No cost.

Essex Public Library, reference room, 238 Highland Avenue, Tiverton.

For more information please call (401) 625-6796.

 

Friday, May 19 - Karaoke every Friday night with Mariozations Studio from 6:30 to 11:00 p.m. The Knights of Columbus, 28 Fish Road, Tiverton.

Computer karaoke or BYO CD. Free admission; 50/50 raffle hosted by Jesse Bertholde. For more information please call 401.297.6604.

 

Friday, May 19 - The Willie J. Laws Band at Sandywoods Center For The Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton.
7:30 pm, doors open at 7pm; BYOB and BYOF
$15 advance, $20 at the door.
Advance tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets.
The return of Prophets Of The Funky Texas Blues.

The Willie J Laws Band sound is deep Texas Roots music, add some Funk, and Jazz influenced bass patterns, and the influence of various Afro-Caribbean drum beats, all tempered with a groove from Motown, Memphis or Muscle Shoals, New Orleans. The sound is traditional African-American music with a unique twist, skillfully played and performed.

Friday, May 19 - Al-Anon Family Group meets every Friday. An Al-Anon Family Group for relative and friends of problem drinkers meets from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. at St. Teresa Church, 265 Stafford Road, Tiverton. It is anonymous, confidential and free.

A second group meets on Saturdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at St. Andrew’s by-the-Sea Church (lower rear entrance,) Willow Avenue, Little Compton.

 

Karaoke Night every Friday night from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. at Bayview Holy Ghost Citizens Club, 66 Bottom St, Tiverton. The event is free and open to all. Weekly karaoke night with Rick and Joan.

 

Friday, May 19 - Pro Karaoke by Rick & Joan every Friday at the Liberal Club from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

20 Star Street, Fall River. No admission charge.

 

LePage’s Seafood hosts Karaoke every Friday night at 9:00 p.m. at 439 Martine Street, Fall River. For more information please call 508.677.2180.

 

Friday, May 19 - Art Workshop with Lynne de Beer at Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. In the Blue Building. 10:30 - 1:00 p.m. Call 401-524-6504 for more information.           

 

Saturday, May 20

Saturday, May 20 – Saturday morning gentle/moderate Yoga at the Dartmouth Grange. The Dartmouth Grange. Jane Hoffman, MA, RYT of Yoga Trilogy is offering two Saturday morning Moderate/Gentle Yoga, Slow Flow Vinyasa/Hatha classes at 1133 Fisher Road, Dartmouth.

The first class runs from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. and the second class form 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. every Saturday morning.

Good for all levels. $10.00 fee, drop ins welcome. Yoga mats and water available at no charge.

For more information contact Jane at 508.965.9505 or email: jane@yogatrilogy.com.

 

Saturday, May 20 Little Compton Saturday Market continues! Beginning May 13th the Little Compton Community Center will be open Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. These hours will feature activities, classes and sales as the Community Center offers up space, at no cost, for local entrepreneurs, artists and hobbyists who want to share a skill, product or craft with the community.

In addition to tasty treats and savory snacks, this week will boast a tasting of Erika Zanobini's Italian creations--sauces, pastas and more. You can watch her prepare her fabulous lasagna and take a piece home to enjoy. 

If you want to display, teach or otherwise offer your skill, talent or product at our Saturday Market (at no charge), just call and let us know

Mornings will offer baked goodies, coffee, tea and juice. Afternoons will offer simple sandwiches, salads, pastas and chips. Ice cream cones will be available from 12:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Join us every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. for a variety of offerings. Please contact us if you would like to showcase your skill, product or knowledge. We'll sign you up. The following dates will have modified hours to accommodate Town activities:

May 27th, open 1 - 8 pm (enjoy Pancakes at the DTC breakfast in the morning)

July 1st, no market today (enjoy Family Day at the Historical Society)

July 8th, open 4-8 pm (enjoy the Church Fair and Road Race)

July 15th, outdoors in our newly renovated back yard (visit the Art Show inside)

 

Saturday, May 20 Revival Thrift Store has new items for bargain shoppers each day. Revival Thrift Store, 500 American Legion Highway (Route 177) is open on Mondays and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. New items are added every day.

 

Saturday, May 20 Join the Saturday Trail Team! The Westport Land Conservation Trust started an informal volunteer party called the Tuesday Trail Team last year. Each week since, this group of a dozen or so community members has met to open up new trails, improve wildlife habitat, and enjoy the outdoors.  

"The Trail Team is in one part good exercise; in one part learning about the Westport Land Conservation Trust and its mission; in one part meeting new people and working together with them; and in all parts personally rewarding," said Trail Team volunteer Sally Godfrey.

"We are a small non-profit organization that manages over 650 acres of land open to passive recreation spread across 10 destination properties throughout town," said Ryan Mann, Executive Director of WLCT.  "Our vision for each property is to promote wildlife habitat, clean water, and welcoming spaces for the public. The Trail Team volunteers are making a once distant vision an immediate reality. I encourage all community members to get out on their local trail and see first-hand the tremendous service that your neighbors are fulfilling."    

The Saturday Trail Team will begin meeting at 9:15 a.m. at the Westport Town Farm, 830 Drift Road, on May 7th and continue throughout the summer. For more information or to join the team, contact: Brendan P. Buckless, Outreach and Stewardship Coordinator; Westport Land Conservation Trust; 508.636.9228; or email: Brendan@WestportLandTrust.org.  

 

Saturday, May 20 Zumba classes are offered at Sandwoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, every Saturday at 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. for $7 per class; $30.00 for 5 classes. In the yellow building. For more information call 401.378.3872.
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Pilates in the Yellow Building; for more information call 508.725.1897

The classes are great for beginners and intermediate students. No previous experience is necessary.

Zumba is a form of Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a cardio workout.

For more information, call or click Fatima Devine, certified Zumba instructor, at 401.378.3872 or email damitaf@aol.com.

 

Saturday, May 20 - Open Days Program Garden Tour & Plant Sale in Little Compton from 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Sakonnet, 510 West Main Road, Little Compton.

Click here for information on visiting Sakonnet Garden.

Sakonnet Garden is an exotic cottage garden imbedded within a native coastal fields landscape, a long-term project of John Gwynne and Mikel Folcarelli. It is an ongoing experiment in design, scale and plantings.

Admission to this garden is $20 - Admission supports Sakonnet Garden, local wild meadow restoration and the Garden Conservancy.

Please note - Open Days admission tickets are not accepted at this location.

Specialty nurseries on site to sell plants include: Opus Nursery – Ed Bowen’s new perennials and rare plants; Broken Arrow Nursery – wonderful, hardy woody trees, shrubs; Rare Find Nursery –new shrubs, rhododendrons, perennials; and
Peckham’s Greenhouse –perennials from a local family nursery

 

Saturday, May 20 Yoga classes offered by Experienced Tiverton Instructor on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga 9:30-11 am Thursdays and Saturdays 9:30-11 a.m.  Also 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Fall and Winter.  Yin Yoga available in winter.  All classes at RIVERS OF LIGHT Studio, $18 per class with a 10-week discounted series. Single class $20.  
Unite body, mind and spirit in a supportive community at a lovely serene space conducive to movement, meditation and relaxation.  Flow, connecting breath to a wide range of asanas, movement.  Listen to your body.  Move at your own pace. Open your heart and life, increasing inner and outer ease, strength and flexibility.  Enjoy your practice and increasing vitality. All are welcome. 

Please call 401.816.0024 before attending.  Caryl Sickul, MA, DMT, Experienced Instructor, Movement Specialist, Wellness Consultant in Private Practice for Decades. Private Sessions, Gift Certificates and Celebrations by appointment.

Gentle Yoga Wednesday 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. in Summer at RIVERS OF LIGHT Tiverton Studio, 410 Neck Road, Little Compton.  Fall and Winter at The Little Compton Community Center, 34 Commons, Little Compton, $18.00 per class with a discounted 8 class series.  Single class $20.

Experience well-being, increased vitality, range of motion and circulation. Release physical and mental stressors, increase self-esteem, manage weight, balance mood and emotions while increasing strength/flexibility, breath and focus. In this supportive practice for body, mind and spirit, personal attention is given. Sequences both seated and standing match needs and abilities. Laugh and relax. Breathe deeply.  Begin anytime. Everybody is welcome. Sessions ongoing.

For more information email: csickul@­cox.­net or visit website.

 

Saturday, May 20 – The Westport Historical Society is hosting Blossom Farm, a guided walk led by Michael Labossiere at 10:00 a.m. at 2929 Blossom Road, Westport.

Members-only event!

Join Westport Historical Society for an outdoor exploration of one of Westport's historic farms and the Watuppa Reservation headquarters.

The Blossom farm was one of the oldest and most prominent on the eastern shore of the North Watuppa. In 1911, the Watuppa Reservoir Commission dedicated the Blossom Farm to be the permanent headquarters for the maintenance and protection of its expanding watershed forest - the Watuppa Reservation.  The tour will involve about a mile of walking on forest paths and farm lanes and will feature visiting the original farmstead, family burial ground, Blossom's Grove and the old boat house foundation at the shore.  

Park at the Visitors Parking Lot about 1000 yards south of the 2929 Blossom Road headquarters.  Overflow parking is roadside. Approach Blossom Road from Westport and Route 195.  Northern approach roads are in poor condition. This event is open to current members of the Westport Historical Society, (you can become a member at the event!). Suggested donation $5. Pre-registration required.

 

Saturday, May 20 Al-Anon Family Group meetings offered by local churches. There are two Al-Anon Family Group meetings for relatives and friends of problem drinkers in the Sakonnet area.

One group meets Fridays from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. at St. Teresa Church, 265 Stafford Road, Tiverton.

A second group meets on Saturdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at St. Andrew’s by-the-Sea Church (lower rear entrance,) Willow Avenue, Little Compton.

 

Saturday, May 20 A Meditation Experience with three trained and skilled teachers: Karen Moore Holiday, Angela Denham, and Brenda Florez at the Little Compton Wellness Center, 115 East Main Road, Little Compton.

1:00 - 4:00 p.m. $30 per person.

An opportunity to learn and experience meditation practices from the different perspectives of each teacher's training, background and experience.

This workshop will kick off a weekly one-hour class to nurture and deepen your own journey with meditation... as a beginner or an experienced practitioner.

Karen, Angela & Brenda will alternate weeks of teaching and practice.

We will offer instruction and practice each week, with an opportunity for questions and feedback about your practice.

Create more space for yourself from the inside out.

 

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Saturday, May 20 - Gong Sound Bath at Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton - The Yellow Building. 6:30 pm, $15 per person.

Upcoming Dates: , June 17, July 22, August 19, September 23.

A gong sound bath immerses listeners in waves of sacred and healing sound. Deb Stevens, using a variety of Tibetan gongs, bells, and chimes, will bathe you in peaceful sustained waves of primordial sound. Listeners typically experience a sense of well-being as the sacred gong sounds restore the free flow of energy throughout the body. Some listeners describe out-of-body experiences, or seeing images, colors, or symbols behind their closed eyes.

Gong sounds can induce a spontaneous meditative state, offering you a path to expanded awareness and higher consciousness. A gong sound bath can help with stress-related issues, depression, fatigue, or other conditions related to a lack of balance and harmony in the body. The listener simply relaxes and lets the soothing sounds bathe her body, mind, and spirit. "Gongs have all the sounds of the universe," says Stevens. "The sound waves actually travel through you. I’m just playing a gong. I’m just the messenger." Bring mats or blankets for comfort on the floor. Chairs will also be available.

 

Weekly dances at the Holy Ghost Club, 171 Sodom

Road, Westport. Cost is $6. Saturdays, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Live bands, door prizes, 50/50 raffle. Each week except the last week of the month; this is reserved for special functions. For more information call 508.636.3661.

 

Saturday, May 20 Call 508.636.2036 for dates. Square and contra dancing at Howland Hall, Westport Point.

Enjoy square and contra dancing on select Saturdays at Howland Hall, behind Westport Point United Methodist Church, Main Road, Westport.

Call for weekly schedule.

The family dance is from 8:00 – 10:30 p.m. – with an emphasis on children’s dances from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m., and young adults and adult dances from 9:00 – 10:30 p.m.

Beginners are welcome. Casual attire. Admission is $5 per dancer. Saturday’s caller is Derek Kalish with live music by Carol Bittenson & Revelation. Call for weekly schedule and more information.

 

Karaoke every Saturday night from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at Benjamin's Sports Pub, 4 Stafford Road, Tiverton, RI.

No admission fee.

 

Sunday, May 21

Sunday, May 21 Sea Shell Collection Basket Workshop at Partners Village Store from

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Create a beautiful multi-use Sea Shell Collection basket in the relaxing atmosphere of Partners Village Store. Join Sharon Owens as she passes on her knowledge of fiber, color and design to create your own basket for your walks on the beach, or if you prefer, pass it along to a special friend or relative.

This class will be fun and inspiring, geared towards all levels of weaving. Please bring scissors and a rag.

$75.00 per person includes: instruction, all basket materials, including cloth insert, and a select Partners’ lunch.

Cash or check at time of registration.

Call Partners or visit our front desk for Reservations at 508-636-2572

Partners Village Store, 865 Main Road, Westport.

www.partnersvillagestore.com

lisa@partnersvillagestore.com

 

Sunday, May 21 Yoga with Rosa Bullis: The 5 Yamas from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This event is free.

Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton.

It is 2017, time to finally try YOGA.
If you have always wondered about yoga, but never took that first step to join a class, this is for you!  Rosa Bullis will lead an introductory class in which the benefits of yoga exercise will be explained and practiced.  Come and find out more about this wonderful, healthy way to exercise and learn how to meditate.
Please join Rosa Bullis for an introduction to Yoga for Beginners.  She will explain the philosophy and health benefits of yoga, teach the three part yoga breath, lead a series of basic postures and then end with a guided meditation.

Rosa Bulllis has been practicing yoga for over 20 years.  In 2013 she became a certified Kripalu yoga teacher (RYT 200).  Her passion has been to teach yoga to beginners, dispelling the myths that students need to be flexible, young or athletic.  Anyone can practice and benefit from yoga.  Always ready for an adventure, Rosa has taught and practiced yoga in Mexico, Africa, Costa Rica and Chile.  Never one to take herself too seriously, Rosa brings her passion, love of life and easy smile to all of her practices.

Sunday, May 21 - The Coalition for Animals of Greater New Bedford is holding its 18th Annual Pet Fest and Walk for Animals at Buttonwood Park from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., rain or shine.

This is a fun-filled day for people and their companion animals to come and join them for a two-mile walk around beautiful Buttonwood Park as well as see lots of entertainment. Animal lovers without dogs are also welcome.

The event raises funds to help injured, sick, homeless, abandoned and neglected animals in the community.

One hundred percent of all the proceeds from the event will be used to support their many programs, including their newest, Pets Beside Vets Adoption Program.

There is a $10 registration fee per family, but participants are also encouraged to seek sponsors.

They will again be partnering with Down to Earth Natural Foods for People and Pets, with food and vitamin demos, free samplings and Carabiner’s outdoor rock climbing tower (weather permitting).

The event will be hosted by WBSM radio personality Phil Paleologos, and music will be provided by the Dave Antunes Sound Company. Registration will be between 11:00 a.m. and noon and the Walk will begin at noon with a Blessing of the Animals.

Visit www.coalitonforanimals.com for more information.

 

Sunday, May 21 Clamboil at Noquochoke Lodge A.F. & A.M, 305 Hix Bridge Road, Westport at 12:45 p.m. Call 508.496.4852 for more information.

Tickets $22.00 per person

Chowder..................12:45pm
Boil.............................1:00pm
Please make your reservations with Victor Dias (JW) 1-401-413-2972
Tickets $22 per person. Chowder at 12:45 p.m. with Boil at 1:00 p.m. Please make your reservations with Victor Dias at 401.413.3972.

 

Sunday. May 21 - Music For Vets Concert with Gary Fish and others at Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
$10 tickets/ $8 with military or VA Id card; tickets available at the door only.
All proceeds to benefit Veterans seeking services at the VA Medical Center.
Monetary Donations are being accepted at the door on the day of the event, and also at the Providence VA Medical Center.
Make a check or money order payable to: Providence VA Medical Center, and mail to: VA Medical Center(135), 830 Chalkstone Avenue, Prov., RI 02908
Donations for Door Prizes are also being accepted in the Voluntary Service Office, 5th floor, Room 549.
Questions? Call George at 401.624.2581
Live Music! Raffles! 50/50 Drawing! Door Prizes! BYOB & BYOF

Sunday, May 21 Zumba Fitness at St. John the Baptist Church, 945 Main Road, Westport from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Also meets on Sundays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Put more wiggle in your week!

$5 per class; proceeds to benefit McAuley Ministries.

No dance experience necessary. Ages 12 and up welcome (16 and under with an adult.)

Zumba is the dance fitness revolution that fuses Latin and other world rhythms with easy-to-follow dance moves to create a calorie-burning, body-energizing workout that you will love!

Visit their website.

 

Sunday, May 21 The Greater New Bedford Choral Society at the First Unitarian Church of New Bedford. 7:00 p.m.

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Please plan to join them for their 2017 Spring Concerts.

Compositions by Director Gerald P. Dyck n the occasion of his farewell concert.                   
Lines from Milton's "L' Allegro" and "Il Penserso;" Vachel Lindsay's "Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight;" and One more "Musical Blessing."

Spring Concert Admission Tickets will be available here online as of April 1, 2017.

New singers accepted on January 21st and 28th from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church, New Bedford. Call 508.644.2419 for more information. Visit them on Facebook.

http://www.gnbcs.org/ Call 508.644.2419 for more information.

Email: info@gnbcs.org.

 

Sunday, May 21 Sunday Night Community Dance at Rehoboth. From 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Contra dance steps include a variety of international and couple dances, such as polkas and waltzes.

Click here to view their winter 2016-2017 flyer. PDF

The dance is hosted by the Sunday Night Jammers, a group of area musicians who met regularly to play Celtic dance music. Contra dance steps and a variety of international and couple dances, such as polkas and waltzes.

Jam sessions are also held every Sunday night from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Goff Hall. If you play an instrument, want to learn some dance steps, or just want to listen, you are welcome to attend!

Beginners welcome; partners not necessary.

Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, Rehoboth. Cost is free.

For information or to check about cancellations, call Bob Elliott at 774.644.1369 or email him at bobolinkelliott@yahoo.com.

For general please visit: www.contradancelinks.com/jammers.html

 

Sunday, May 14 Weekly AA Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. at Little Compton Community Center, 34 The Commons, Little Compton.

Get Directions with MapQuest.

Weekly meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous every Sunday night.

For more information please call 401.635.2400. Visit the LCCC website. The meeting is free and open to all.

 

Weekly dances at the Holy Ghost Club, 171 Sodom

Road, Westport. Cost is $6. Saturdays, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Live bands, door prizes, 50/50 raffle. Each week except the last week of the month; this is reserved for special functions. For more information call 508.636.3661.

 

Karaoke every Saturday night from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at Benjamin's Sports Pub, 4 Stafford Road, Tiverton, RI.

No admission fee.

 

 

Click here to view future scheduled events.

 

Town Meetings This Week

As of Monday, May 22, 2017 12:00 p.m.

 

 

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Board of Selectmen 2017-2018

From the left: Craig Dutra, Chairman Steven Ouellette, R. Michael Sullivan, Vice Chairman Shana Shufelt, and Brian Valcourt.

 

Call the Town Clerk at (508) 636-1000 during normal working hours to verify any meeting schedule changes.

Click here to read about new state posting requirements for town meetings effective as of July 1, 2010.

 

Above: Board of Registrars from the left - Joshua Brum (Assistant Registrar), Marlene Samson, Wilma Woodruff, Barbara Lambert and Arthur Caesar.

 

Monday, May 22nd

·         Commission On Disability Meeting At Town Hall Annex Meeting Room 3:45pm

 

Tuesday, May 23rd

·         Conservation Commission - Town Hall Annex  7:00pm

·         Finance Committee Meeting At Town Hall 2nd Floor 7:00pm

 

Wednesday, May 24th

·         Police Station Building Committee Meeting 9:00am

·         Westport Affordable Housing Trust Fund Meeting At Town Hall, 2nd Floor 5:30pm

·         Harbor Advisory Committee Meeting At Town Hall 7:00pm

 

Thursday, May 25th

·         Health Advisory Committee/School Committee Meeting At Westport Jr/Sr High School Conference Room 3:03am

·         Shellfish Advisory Committee Meeting At Town Hall Basement 7:00pm

 

Friday, May 26th

·         Board Of Health Meeting At Town Hall Annex (Executive Session) 3:00pm

 

Town Clerk Marlene Samson

 

Town Hall - 816 Main Road

 

Town Hall Annex - 856 Main Road

 

 

Westport Town Announcements

As of Monday, May 22, 2017

New Transfer Station vehicle stickers required by Tuesday June 30th.

The Westport Board of Health will begin issuing new Transfer Station stickers on Monday, May 22st for the next fiscal year. Everyone using the Transfer Station is required to purchase a new sticker every year. Present stickers expire Tuesday June 30th.

The cost of the sticker is $35; for seniors age 65 and over, the cost is $20. Additional stickers may be purchased on the same day only for the same household for $10 per vehicle. Residents must present their vehicle registration.

Stickers may be purchased at The Board of Health, Town Hall Annex, 856 Main Road. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Stickers may also be purchased at the Transfer Station by check only.

 

Dog licenses due by April 1, 2017.

1/01/2016 - Town Clerk Marlene Samson announces that Dog Licenses that are due each year by April 1st are now available in her office at Town Hall. A valid rabies certificate must be presented in order to obtain a license.

Male and Female Dogs - $15.00

Spayed and Neutered Dogs - $10.00

As of July 1st there will be a $15.00 Late Fee Imposed for dogs not yet licensed this year.

The Clerk’s office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and on the first Monday of the moth from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

By mail: include check payable to: "Town of Westport," and include Rabies Certificate, spay or neutered certificate, and self-addressed, stamped return envelope and mail to: Town of Westport, 818 Main Road, Westport, MA 02790. Certificate will be returned.

Also:

$50.00 - 4 dog kennel

$75.00 - 10 dog kennel

$100.00 - more than 10 dog kennel

 

2017 Beach Passes available for Westport beaches.

 

Click here for application PDF.

 

Westport Beach Committee and Town Clerk’s office take action to address town beach pass hullabaloo.

Increased cost ($65) for Horseneck Beach passes drives Westport residents to Cherry & Webb Beach, compounding lack of parking space on busy weekends.

 

12/01/2015 - You must be a town resident or property owner to obtain a town beach pass for Cherry & Webb Beach, East Beach, and Knubble Beach.

All year-round residents must provide a current and valid vehicle registration.

Above: entrance to Cherry & Webb Beach.

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And the Town Clerk’s office is being provoked by angry folks who don’t qualify for town beach passes.

Newly issued regulations seek to promote civility and better control of the issuance of highly-sought-after beach passes to Westport town beaches. 

Click here to review new rules. PDF

The new regulations seek to clarify who is eligible, thereby avoiding angry confrontations with town employees who issue the passes.

Proof of eligibility is the burden of the applicant.

Starting immediately, individuals seeking a beach pass must file an application with check or money order only (no cash please) and either mail (self-addressed, stamped return envelope must be included) or drop off the application at the Town Clerk’s office.

 

"All submitted documents will be returned

to the applicant in their self-addressed,

stamped return envelope." - Town Clerk Marlene Samson.

 

Applications can be obtained from the Town Clerk’s office, Council on Aging, Westport Public Library or obtained on-line by clicking here.

Simply put you “must have a residence in Westport year-round and claim your residency here, or you must be a property owner listed on the current real estate tax bill or spouse thereof.”

Commercial properties don’t qualify.

Fees remain the same; $30 per vehicle, seniors 65 and older pay just $15. 

Horseneck Beach is a state beach – daily and  season passes are issued only by the

State at the beach parking lot.

 

Boat excise tax bills are due April 15, motor vehicles by April 8th.

12/012016 - The town will mail out motor vehicle excise tax bills and they are due on or before May 14. Taxpayers are asked to contact the collector’s office if they did not receive a bill. Those in need of abatement may contact the assessor's office directly. The assessor's office is closed on Thursdays. Any motor vehicle excise bill not paid in full by May 14 will be subject to a $10 demand fee and 12 percent per annum interest.

Boat excise tax bills are due today. Outstanding bills will be subject to a $10 demand fee, interest of 12 percent per annum and a $20 or a 20 percent penalty, whichever is greater.

Real estate and personal property tax bills are due May 1. Any bill not paid in full will be subject to a 14 percent per annum interest charge. There is no grace period. Demand bills will be sent out soon after the due date, adding the $10 demand fee along with interest. Those making a late payment may call for interest figures.

Bills may be paid online at http://www.westport-ma.com/ for a 35-cent-per-transaction fee. To pay online, go to the website and under the headings, select Departments and scroll down and select Tax Collector. Instructions to sign up and pay online may be found there. No credit card payments are accepted.

If mailing in a bill, enclose the remittance portion of the bill or the whole bill if a receipt is needed. A self-addressed stamped envelope is required if requesting a receipt. If paying in person, taxpayers should bring the entire bill if a receipt is needed. A mail slot in the office door is available for anyone wishing to drop off a payment.

 

Westport residents need Yard Sale Permits.

Westport Residents who are planning to hold a yard sale must obtain a Yard Sale Permit from the Building Department, Town Hall Annex, 856 Main Road. Permits are $5.00 per day. Under the Town Bylaws and Regulations, a Yard Sale Permit may be issued to any one person for only three days in any one month or four days in any one year in conformity with the Zoning Regulations and for any one premises zoned residential. The Police Department or Zoning Enforcement Officer will be checking to see if a Yard Sale Permit is on premises and the permit must be presented if requested. Any person who shall violate any provision of the Bylaw shall be liable to a fine of $50.00 for each violation. Each day shall constitute a separate offense.

For further information, please contact the Building Department at (508) 636-1035 or (508) 636-1036.

Note: Posted Yard Sale Signs Must Be Removed At The End Of The Sale.

 

Westport Property and GIS Maps are On-Line

Citizens, town employees and other interested persons may now research properties on Westport by using the on-line property viewer and the interactive mapping capability of the town’s new geographic information system (GIS) website. The site allows to search for and display the assessors’ map of a parcel of land and to add additional information such as soil types, wetlands, zoning and aerial photos to that map. Users may also view an interactive map of the entire town, adding their desired information, then zooming to an area of interest.

The site includes a wide range of environmental and regulatory information. The information is not to be used for legal determination or to settle property disputes. It will be useful to anyone interested in their own property, to anyone interested in developing a property, and to those interested in the physical and cultural characteristics of Westport.

The site is accessed via a link on the town’s website: http://www.westport-ma.com/ where a tip sheet is also available. A video tutorial will be available in the near future via the town website. The project, which will be improved an updated yearly, is a joint effort of the Planning Board and the Board of Assessors, with funding from the data processing department.

 

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Highway Department for taking pride in their community!

 

Highway Department freshens up ‘Westport of the Worlds’ Sign.Acting on a tip from a concerned resident, Westport Highway Surveyor Chris Gonsalves dispatched himself and three Highway Department workers with shrubs and flowering plants, rakes and shovels, and a backhoe to spruce up the signage project initiated almost three decades ago by the Westport River Gardeners.

The Briggs Road and Route 88 location was unkempt and overgrown with dead tree branches shrouding the sign, looking like some apocalyptic scene from a horror film instead of welcoming visitors to the Town of Westport.

So the four “landscapers” cut back the growth and tree branches, cleared, filled and graded the hillside, and planted flowers, finishing the project with a princely covering of pine bark mulch.

A tip of the hat to the Highway Department for taking pride in their community!

 

Above, from the left: Evan Almeida, Paul Lourenco, Chris Gonsalves, and Scott Boyd doing their landscape thing!

 

 

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“Stove Boats, Shipwrecks and Cannibalism – the perils of 19th century whaling.”

Thursday, October 20, 2016

By Robert Barboza 

Special Correspondent to EverythingWestport.com

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“Stove Boats, Shipwrecks and Cannibalism” was the formal title of an October 20th lecture by Westport Historical Society president Tony Connors on the perils that faced local sailors who shipped out for long, hard voyages on Westport whalers during the 19th century.

 

The catchy title referred to only a few of the many dangers faced by the captains and crews of the whaleships that called Westport Point their home port, and made their hometown known all over the world.

 

Connors started out his talk with a historic overview of the whaling industry, an important part of the local economy between the years 1803 and 1879. Westport Point was ranked eighth among the most successful whaling ports of that era, sending dozens of its ships around the globe in search of whales; nearby New Bedford was the top-grossing home port of the worldwide whaling industry, and quite a few Westport captains skippered those whaleships.

 

Westporters had been involved in small scale whaling close to shore since colonial times, but got seriously involved in the growing whaling industry as the 1800s got underway. “The last (whaling) ship went out of Westport in 1879,” Connors noted.

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A glimpse into 20th century rum-running in Westport. Wednesday, May 07, 2014

 

Westport’s Cukie Macomber shares a memory on the town’s rum-running days.

“In October 1919, our federal government passed the Volstead Act that began an era called “Prohibition.” This law, which lasted 14 years, prohibited the manufacture, sale and possession of liquor. It also helped a new Westport business to flourish: rum-running.

Rumrunners included local fishermen, boat owners and other local lawbreakers who transported whiskey and rum from large ships anchored in Rum Row, an area outside territorial waters located 3 miles from shore at first, but then increased to 11 miles. Small powerboats loaded up the cargo and proceeded to rush to shore without meeting up with a Coast Guard ship. Most of the locals’ small boats were faster than the Coast Guard vessels so many, many of the rumrunners avoided arrest.

 

I knew a pair of rumrunners, one of whom became very famous.

 

Charlie Travers was a young, intelligent man who saw rum running as an opportunity to get rich. And he did. Charlie had a boat called “Black Duck” built at Casey Boatyard. It was 50-feet long and powered by two airplane engines.  Aircraft engines were made for high RPMs—perfect for a rum-running vessel.

 

Black Duck was capable of doing 30 knots that was unheard of for a smallish boat.

 

“One night, ‘the Duck’ entered Narragansett Bay when it came upon a Coast Guard cutter moored to a bell buoy. The ship’s searchlight illuminated Travers’ boat and her crew. After some crazy maneuvering by Charlie’s helmsman, the Coast Guard opened fire with a machine gun.”Cukie Macomber

 

The gunner had orders to shoot into the stern of the Duck but instead got carried away and swept the pilothouse killing a trio of crewmembers. When word got out, angry crowds protested outside government buildings all over the United States. Their cry was that the country’s military killed unarmed civilians.

  

Read more of this fascinating article written by Westport historian Cukie Macomber, and other interesting Westport historical tidbits.

  

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