If you’d like to submit an event for our civics calendar, please use our submission form.
9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 13
95 CEDAR STREET (NAACP)
Join the West End Neighborhood Association and Clean Sweep for a neighborhood clean up day on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon.
All residents, families and groups can meet in the parking lot located behind 95 Cedar Street (NAACP offices).
There will also be a free dumpster available at 95 Cedar Street from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 13
Groundwork Southcoast Volunteer Day
Join Groundwork Southcoast from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a Volunteer Day at GWSC Urban Farm and Community Garden, located near the basketball court in Riverside Park.
Help clean up Riverside Park, grab sow & grow seed starter kits, meet the Green Team and much more.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their Facebook page.
11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday Aug. 14
Amber Mello Scholarship Foundation fundraiser
2nd Annual Memorial Bike Ride Fundraiser benefiting The Amber Mello Scholarship Foundation and Mission 22.
Meet at Pub 6T5 at 11 for national anthem with The NB Rude Boys, ride out by the Blue Lantern, then back to Pub 6T5 for lunch, drink and more live music from NBRB
$15 per bike, $10 per passenger, $10 no bike.
6 p.m., Monday, Aug. 15
KEITH MIDDLE SCHOOL
New Bedford School Committee
The New Bedford School Committee will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 15 in the Steven De Rossi Community Room at Keith Middle School.
On the agenda:
Opening of year updates
New principal introductions
Reports from Finance & Operations, Personnel, Sub-Committee and School Committee
10 a.m. to noon, Monday, Aug. 15
MASSHIRE CAREER CENTER
MassHire New Bedford Recruitment Event
MassHire New Bedford will be holding an onsite recruitment event with Able Associates on Aug. 15. They are working with a company called Tech-Etch out of Plymouth and have many positions open on all shifts.
To sign up for this event, please call 508-990-4000.
9 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 16
A Small Business Seminar on Compassion Fatigue, Burnout and Secondary Trauma.
This seminar will cover what supervisors can do to help staff members who may be experiencing compassion fatigue, burnout and secondary trauma. Learn strategies to develop effective self-care. along with learning about foods that can help people beat depression.
Join One SouthCoast Chamber Aug. 16 at 9 am for a virtual, interactive seminar with Fall River Family Service Association. Register here.
COVID-19 WARNING: While we continue to list opportunities for civic engagement in New Bedford, readers are advised to heed the latest public health recommendations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends that both unvaccinated and fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors in public in areas of substantial or high transmission, including Bristol County.
Sign up for free
Our free newsletter will drop into your inbox weekday mornings, giving you all the highlights of our in-depth news stories and community arts and culture coverage.
SUPPORT OUR WORK TODAY
As an independent, nonprofit news outlet we are reliant on reader support to help fund the kind of in-depth journalism that keeps the public informed and holds the powerful accountable. Thank you for your support.
New Bedford Light is an IRS-determined 501(c)(3) Public Charity; all gifts are tax-deductible. Our EIN number is 86-2407296.
Thank you to our sponsors
Irwin and Joan Jacobs, Mary and Jim Ottaway
- From horror fan films to his own production company, Vincente DiSanti living his dream
- New Bedford city councilors look for solution to shellfish bed pollution
- Early education in ‘crisis’ across South Coast as new school year approaches
- First confirmed monkeypox case diagnosed in New Bedford, ‘handful’ of presumptive cases also suspected
- Shellfish areas remain closed in New Bedford as city works to fix old sewage system
- AHA! Night: Summer in the Seaport, Summer Sound Series, A Midsummer Night’s Dream