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8 Great Things: the South Coast in November

8 Great Things logoAre you coming off that candy corn high?Before you start cleaning up the Halloween decorations, figure out what's on tap for November. Thanks to Anne Whiting Real Estate for making it easy to keep things fun on the South Coast with this monthly list!

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes performing

1. Havin' a Party

Take a trip to the Stone Pony and the Jersey Shore with Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes. The Narrows Center hosts them for a rollicking night with the band that still has it. November 2. 16 Anawan Street, Fall River. $78. Tickets here. 

View from Gooseberry Island

2. Sunrise, Sunset

Gooseberry Island is beautiful at all times of the day. The Buzzards Bay Coalition is leading us there for both a morning and a sunset walk this month. You'll experience history in the form of WW II bunkers and perhaps some seals.  Free, but pre-registration is requested. Sunday November 12 at 10 am and Saturday November 28 at 3:30 pm. Sign up here. 

leather artisan goods3. Art Mart

Thanks to Destination New Bedford, Custom House Square is transformed into an ArtMart during November's Aha!  There'll be artisans galore, activities among all of Aha's partners, a fire pit and hot chocolate (yay!). Come downtown to enjoy an Aha! moment. November 9 from 4 to 8 pm. Downtown New Bedford, various locations. More here.

jesse Luttrell4. Oh, What A Night!

The New Bedford Festival Theater is hosting a fundraiser doing what it does best, bringing great musical theater to the South Coast!  Join them for a night filled with show-stopping performances from some of your favorite NBFT performers -- like Jesse Luttrell here -- in contemporary Broadway productions such as “Dear Evan Hansen”, “Waitress” and “Rent”.  Tickets include cocktail hour, dinner and the show. From $100. November 11 from 6 to 10 pm. Whites at Westport, 66 State Road. More here. 

2 women hiking in the woods in rain gear5. Hike & Hops

Like peanut butter and chocolate, hiking and craft beer just complement each other so well! After walking 4 miles through winding roads and across fields at Old Field Pond Preserve in Buzzards Bay, the group will venture over to Wareham's Lucky Goat Brewing to hang out together and drink some craft beer. November 18 from 1 to 4 pm. $5 members/$10 non-members, more here. 

Yaniv Dinur, conducting6. A Rain Dance

The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra performs a piece by Brazilian composer Clarice Assad which draws on the rain-making rituals of Amazonian tribes  and seeks to create that beautiful moment when you feel light raindrops falling on your uplifted face. We can’t wait! Saturday, November 18 at 7:30. Bronspiegel Auditorium, 230 Hathaway Boulevard, New Bedford. Tickets from $20 to $65. More here. 

People running in the Fairhaven turkey trot7. Run for Your Supper

Before putting the turkey in the oven, go join hundreds of others at Fairhaven's annual turkey 5K trot that raises money for local food pantries. Run or walk, doesn't matter. Doesn't that seem lovely? $25, November 23, at 8 am. Cushman Park, Fairhaven. Sign up here. 

Chocolate making at the Lafayette-Durfee House8. Good, Old-Fashioned Chocolate

The Lafayette- Durfee House shows us how chocolate was made in the 18th century. Come by and watch as Robert Lecce, in period attire, demonstrates chocolate-making in their hearth. We hear there may be some tasting! Saturday, November 25 from 2 to 5 pm. 94 Cherry Street, Fall River. More here. 

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