Back to School Bus Schedules!

back to school, bus schedulesMost of the area children will be heading back to school this coming week.  Refreshing air has changed the hot and humid summer temporarily but it does make it seem more fitting to be starting back to school.

Here is a list of local towns and bus schedules to check out. Click on the link to check out your town.

Old Rochester Regional District Schools:   http://www.oldrochester.org/pages/ORR/Family_Student/Useful_Documents/675265199480769618

Fairhaven Public Schoolshttp://t.co/haM2VZzlbN

Acushnet Public Schoolshttp://www.acushnetschools.us/aps/menusbusroutes.htm

New Bedford Public Schools:  http://www.newbedfordschools.org/files/_HaCgE_/071b550eb79ffe0f3745a49013852ec4/NBPS_Bus_Routes_2015-2016.pdf

Dartmouth Public Schools:  http://dartmouthps.schoolfusion.us/modules/cms/pages.phtml?pageid=131648&sessionid=3a28e7a71f7f639e5c38c0353bad3b6f&sessionid=3a28e7a71f7f639e5c38c0353bad3b6f

Old Colony Voke:  http://www.oldcolony.us/parents/bus-routes/

New Bedford Voke:  http://www.gnbvt.edu/StudentResources/BusRoutes/BusRoutes.htm

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This blog was posted on www.destinationhometown.com on August 27, 2015

Feast of the Blessed Sacrament 2015!

101ST ANNUAL CELEBRATION JULY 30 – AUGUST 2, 2015


Feast-goers of all ages are drawn by the wonderful aromas wafting through the air to our giant outdoor Carne de Espeto barbecue pit. Do it yourself!

LOCATION, DATE, AND HOURS

Feast of the Blessed Sacrament

Madeira Field, 50 Madeira Ave New Bedford, MA 02746

101st Annual Celebration – July 30 – August 2, 2015

FEAST 100 ADDS NEW HOURS

FEAST 100 ADDS NEW HOURS
    The 2014 Feast of the Blessed changes history by adding hours.
For those who have stayed away from the annual Feast saying, “Oh,
it’s too crowded and noisy for me” . . . the Feast will now be open
on Friday afternoon from 12 Noon to 6 PM in additional to all other
hours. Feast committee members have dedicated even more time
to make sure all of the food and beverage outlets will be open and
serving the foods that make the Feast such a great success. With
Friday night feast goers still at work, parking will be easier, lines
will be short or none at all . . . and the live entertainment will reflect
a quieter atmosphere.

OPENING DAY OF THE FEAST

The Feast of the Blessed Sacrament commences Thursday with the assembly of the Festeiros (Feast Committee Members) at the intersection of Earle Street and Acushnet Avenue. Led by the Feast President, the Festeiros march in a special procession down Earle Street to Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church which is located at the corner of Earle Street and Madeira Avenue. At the church, Father Daniel O. Reis celebrates a special Benediction to the Blessed Sacrament.

The sincere best wishes of the church are then bestowed upon the Festeiros and the Club Madeirense S. S. Sacramento, Inc. for hosting the Feast and for contributing to the well being of the entire community. The Festeiros also receive the church’s blessing and are reminded to pay homage to the Feast’s religious origins honoring the Blessed Sacrament. Following the Benediction, the Festeiros march to the memorial area at Madeira Field where they honor the original founders of the Feast and initiate the opening ceremonies. Since its beginning in 1915, this feast has celebrated the rich culture of the Portuguese people and in particular the heritage of the people of Madeira, a Portuguese island in the Atlantic Ocean.

ENTERTAINMENT

ENTERTAINMENT:  
Continuous live entertainment on three stages featuring top
name entertainment plus cabaret style music and Fado singers in
the quiet atmosphere of the Courtyard Café at the Museum of
Madeiran Heritage. Full entertainment schedule will be posted
soon on the website  www.PortugueseFeast.com

FOOD & DRINK:
Traditional Madeiran Portuguese dinner with numerous menu choices for full dinners in the main pavilion.  Cook-you-own barbecue beef (carne d’espeto), sweet malassadas (fried dough)plus linguica (sausage) and baccalau (codfish) sandwiches. Hamburgers, hot dogs and French fries.  Madeira wine imported in giant casks by special agreement with the Madeiran Government.

SPECIAL: 
Kids day and half-price senior specials on Saturday afternoon- Saturday, Free admission to the Museum of Madeiran Heritage, 5K road race (cash prizes- entry form on website), largest and longest parade in New Bedford starting at Brooklawn Park, traditional folk dances, family oriented carnival midway, street vendors and much more!


PARADE:
The Feast of the Blessed Sacrament will host its annual parade on Sunday, in the City of New Bedford. The parade will start at 3 p.m.
Over forty different organizations will march the one mile route
from Brooklawn Park to the Feast grounds at Madeira Field.

Visit www.PortugueseFeast.com for more information.

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Toe Jam Puppet Band!

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       Formed in 2000, the Toe Jam Puppet Band offers a special brand of hands-on children’s entertainment that grown-ups can actually enjoy. The Dynamic group is great with kids, but best when teachers or parents are having fun with the little ones. The performances are very active, encouraging kids and parents to sing and dance along with the band as they entertain with a unique combination of original songs, masterful shadow puppetry, storytelling and just plain old good fun.

       With sponsorship from the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC), the Toe Jam Puupet Band released their first CD in April 2002. Featuring 14 original songs, the CD seeks to replicate the nurturing hands-on interactivity of the playgroup experience that has made them so well loved by children, teachers and parents. In December 2003, Toejam released it’s 2nd CD entitled ‘Toejam Dance Party’ featuring some of their most popular songs, including: ‘Barn Dance’, ‘Block Cheese Dance Party’ and ‘Green Light A-Go-Go.’

       From dance songs like Do the Conga, Barn Dance and Block Cheese Dance Party to interactive songs such asCar Wash the flying Laundryand the wacky bubble machine, everyone, young and old, can’t resist singing and dancing along. Plain old walls magically become a shadow puppet theater for Mr. Bun, Born a Bug, and various other puppet shows.

TOE JAM PUPPET BAND

Tri Town Head Start
May 8, 2015
10:00-10:45
Smithfield, RI

Sippican Arbor Day Festival
May 9, 2015
1:00-2:00
Marion, MA

Buttonwood Park Zoo
May 11, 2015
10:00-11:00 and 11:30-12:30
New Bedford, MA

Nourse Elementary School
May 15, 2015
12:30-1:15
Norton, MA

Taunton Creates
May 16, 2015
10:00-11:00
Taunton, MA

Buttonwood Park Zoo
May 18, 2015
10:00-11:00 and 11:30-12:30
New Bedford, MA

Center Elementary School
May 28, 2015
9:30-10:15 and 12:30-1:15
Abington, MA

Wilbraham Childrens’ Museum
May 30, 2015
5:30-6:15
Wilbraham, MA

Private Party
May 31, 2015
2:30-3:15
Dartmouth, MA

TOE JAM PUPPET BANDTri Town Head Start
May 8, 2015
10:00-10:45
Smithfield, RI

Sippican Arbor Day Festival
May 9, 2015
1:00-2:00
Marion, MA

Buttonwood Park Zoo
May 11, 2015
10:00-11:00 and 11:30-12:30
New Bedford, MA

Nourse Elementary School
May 15, 2015
12:30-1:15
Norton, MA

Taunton Creates
May 16, 2015
10:00-11:00
Taunton, MA

Buttonwood Park Zoo
May 18, 2015
10:00-11:00 and 11:30-12:30
New Bedford, MA

Center Elementary School
May 28, 2015
9:30-10:15 and 12:30-1:15
Abington, MA

Wilbraham Childrens’ Museum
May 30, 2015
5:30-6:15
Wilbraham, MA

 

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