Plant sale, raffle and composting workshop
When: May 19 & 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Hefland Greenhouse, 318 Chase Rd, Dartmouth
Get your garden off to a great start, with vegetable starts grown in the new greenhouse at Helfand Farm Community Gardens. They specialize in vegetables, especially tomatoes, but there will also be flowers and herbs. All of the proceeds go to support the volunteer-run Community Gardens, including the Soup Kitchen Garden. Concert Tickets Raffle: Last chance to buy tickets, $5 each, is Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Drawing at noon. The prize is two VIP tickets for any 2018 show at the Blue Hills Bank Pavillion.
Curious George at The Z!
When: May 20 at 2 p.m.
Where: The Zeiterion Theatre, 684 Purchase St, New Bedford
Tickets: $10 or $13
Welcome Curious George, the star of children’s books, movies, an award-winning PBS television show, and Theatreworks USA’s delightful new musical. The live performance follows the inquisitive and lovable little monkey as he travels to Rome to help his friend, Chef Pisghetti. With every swing and flip, George takes the audience through a fun-filled adventure in which he learns more about Rome, meatballs, and the “secret ingredient” to cooking. Tickets: https://zeiterion.org/curious-george.
The Zoo Story at Collective NB
When: May 18 & 19 at 8 p.m.
Where: Gallery X, 169 William St., New Bedford
A one-act play written by Edward Albee and directed by Kevin Mitchell. Live music performed by Collective NB Member, Jody Helm. Two people that live in the same city but are from vastly different worlds have a run in at a park bench. From the start of the play their differences are evident but slowly similarities are revealed. One thing is for sure there isn't room for both of them on that bench. Edward Albee's play, written in 1958, speaks on and to our society; a society that is more aware than ever of the differences between our social classes. The bars that separate us aren't physical like they are at a zoo, but they are there for the same reason. For safety. Who's safety is the question. To reserve tickets email TheCollectiveNB@gmail.com.
Acushnet River Herring Festival
When: May 19 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: The Sawmill, 32 Mill Rd, Acushnet
The Herring Festival is free and open to all. The event will feature live raptor and mammal shows, fishing demonstrations, canoeing, guided walks, kids’ activities, a performance by the Toe Jam Puppet Band and more. Immediately following the Herring Festival, all are welcome to stay for the Buzzards Bay Coalition’s 30th Annual Meeting from 4-6 p.m. The event will highlight the Coalition’s accomplishments to protect clean water in 2017 and feature the presentation of the Buzzards Bay Guardian Awards, the Coalition’s highest honor, and a reception with Coalition supporters, board and staff.