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8 Great Things: March on the South Coast

Hooray! It's March, coming in like a lion and (hopefully) going out like a lamb! Pencil in these 8 Great Things to put a little Spring in your step!


Erica pours the syrup over the baklava1. Ready, Set, Eat!

We love Fall River's annual Restaurant Week where deals and deliciousness await. The restaurants have been prepping for weeks to welcome us with special offers and price fixe menus. Check it all out hereMarch 15 to 24, throughout Fall River.

Moby Dick's Firkin beer2. Hop To It

We've got a couple of fun things this month for the beer enthusiasts. First, the Wildlands Trust is hosting a Hike & Hops with a 3-mile hike at Plymouth's Black Cat Reserve, followed by a meetup after the hike at High Limb Cider. $10. Sunday, March 10. 11 am to 2 pm. More here. Meanwhile, at the other end of the South Coast, Buzzards Bay Brewing and Farm & Coast Market are teaming up to offer delicious pairings of local farm-raised food with a Buzzards Bay Brewing beers. $50 per person (includes beer and food for four courses). Saturday, March 23, 1 to 3. More information here.

Yaniv conducting3. Explore the Classics

If you read this column enough, you know we LOVE the symphony and you can find us in the back row at most of their concerts. If you're not sure about whether you should be back there with us, join NBSO president Dave Prentiss at Buzzards Bay Brewing to explore the ways classical music is similar to and different from the other music we listen to. You'll come away with a whole new appreciation for all kinds of music. Free (drinks not included). March 14. 6 to 7 pm. Buzzards Bay Brewing, 98 Horseneck Road, Westport. Then, two nights later, you'll probably want to join us in the back row to enjoy some Mozart and Beethoven. More about the March 16 concert here.

Seals basking on the rocks 4. Seal the Deal

A walk near the water is always a treat. But even better, the Lloyd Center and DNRT are leading us along the trail, in hopes of catching seals basking in the sun on rocks offshore. Free, Saturday, March 16 from 10 to noon. Register here. 

Crossing the finish line at the New Bedford Half Marathon5. Bring Your Cowbells!

Every year, the New Bedford Half Marathon heralds the arrival of runners, both locals and those from further away. Lots of people use it as a training run for the Boston Marathon. Others use it as a social run to catch up with folks on the route and sidelines. Still others use it as a chance to gather outside and cheer on the runners on a day that can either be winter-like or spring-like, you just never know. You do know it'll be fun. And that it's a great day to be downtown with a huge influx of energy and excitement. March 17, starts at 11 am with downtown frivolity until the last runner finishes! More here. 

Singer in concert6. Calling All Swifties

We love a great themed party and Shimmer, our favorite skin and makeup shop, is bringing it to us this month with Swifties night. Owner Kate Lowe will lead the party with Taylor Swift Trivia, Guess the Song, Finish the Lyric, and more to determine the night's ultimate Swiftie. With yummy treats and prizes, this fun night out is geared toward adults. $13. March 21 from 5 to 7. 187 Union Street, New Bedford. Limited tickets so sign up here soon!

Cast photo of Arsenic & Old Lace7. Arsenic & Old Lace

It's described as a screwball mystery black comedy. Basically, a combination of every single fun genre there is. When it was made into a film, the star was Cary Grant. Doesn't that say it all? Settle in at the Marion Art Center's charming theater for a fun experience. $23. March 8 through 24. Friday and Saturday shows at 7 pm. Sunday matinees at 2. More here.

The observatory at UMass Dartmouth8. Stargazing

We've been obsessed with the recently renovated observatory at UMass Dartmouth (so much that we have a feature on stargazing coming up in our next issue!) and this month, the public is invited to gaze out at the cosmos with its 16 inch telescope, joined by some local astronomers who can help point you toward the right direction. Free. Join them at 7:30 on March 16. 285 Old Westport Road, Dartmouth. Check here for weather updates. 

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