Civic Life

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NEIGHBORHOOD

9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 13
95 CEDAR STREET (NAACP)

West End Neighborhood Clean Up

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.


NEIGHBORHOOD

10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 13
RIVERSIDE PARK

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 info@grounworksouthcoast.org or visit their Facebook page.


FUNDRAISER

11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday Aug. 14
PUB 6T5

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.


EDUCATION

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


EMPLOYMENT

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.


HEALTH

9 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 16
VIRTUAL

Small Business Seminar Series: Mental Health in the Workplace

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.
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NB Farmer’s Market at Buttonwood Park

Buttonwood Park 425 Hawthorn St., New Bedford, MA

Coastal Foodshed is hosting the New Bedford Farmer's Market. Shop with our local farmers and food makers while enjoying live music and a cooking demonstration. Multiple payment options are available, […]

New Bedford Housing Authority

Virtual

The New Bedford Housing Authority will meet virtually at 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 11. Join Zoom Meeting  Meeting ID: 895 1178 0663 Passcode: 851616 On the agenda: Change orders to […]

Bristol County Commissioners

Bristol Aggie High School 135 Center Street, Dighton, MA

The Bristol County Commissioners will meet at Bristol County Agricultural High School in the Student Commons at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11. The agenda will be posted here when […]

Commission for Citizens with Disabilities

Buttonwood Senior Center 1 Oneida Street, New Bedford, MA

The Commission for Citizens with Disabilities will meet at 6 p.m. on Aug. 11 at the Buttonwood Senior Center. On the agenda: Brock avenue sidewalk complaint Hillman St. exterior ADA […]

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Coastal Ecology Program

Lloyd Center for the Environment 430 Potomska Rd, South Dartmouth, MA

Children ages 9–12 explore the coastal environment while studying the salt marsh, estuary, sandy beach, and rocky shore. Emphasis is on environmental awareness and skill development. Hands-on activities and outdoor […]

$350 – $400
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Lawler Branch Device Advice

Lawler Library 745 Rockdale Ave, New Bedford, MA

Get some one-on-one tech help from your friendly Lawler Library staff. For more information contact Denise Plaskon at 508-991-6216 or dplaskon@sailsinc.org

West End Neighborhood Clean Up

NAACP Building 25 Cedar St., New Bedford, MA

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 […]

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Groundwork Southcoast Volunteer Day

Riverside Park 297 Belleville Ave., New Bedford, MA

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 […]

Amber Mello Scholarship Foundation fundraiser

Pub 6T5 736 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA

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 […]

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Abolitionist Fair

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park 33 William St., New Bedford, MA

Come spend your Sundays with at the park. Sundays through Sept. 25 the 1850 ladies will explore different topics on Abolitionist fair in New Bedford. How did New Bedford play […]

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Mass Humanities 2022 Grants Calendar

Virtual

Four new funding opportunities from Mass Humanities seek to respond to the challenges facing the people of Massachusetts. Part of a new three-year strategic plan, the foundation’s 2022 grants calendar […]

Job Fair at MassHire in New Bedford

MassHire New Bedford 618 Acushnet Ave., New Bedford, MA

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 […]

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NB Farmer’s Market at Brooklawn Park

Brooklawn Park 1997 Acushnet Ave., New Bedford, MA

Local products are available at the New Bedford Farmer's Market sponsored by Coastal Foodshed. Live music and a cooking demonstration will be onsite. Multiple payment options are available, including SNAP/HIP.

New Bedford School Committee

Keith Middle School 225 Hathaway Blvd, New Bedford

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 […]

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New Bedford Public Schools’ Family Engagement Center

Normandin Middle School 81 Felton St., New Bedford, MA

Do you need help applying for or renewing your SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program / food stamp)? You can do this at the New Bedford Public Schools' Family Engagement Center […]

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Free virtual addiction recovery meeting

Virtual

Hello New Bedford: You are invited to a free virtual addiction recovery meeting. Topics include Recovery Coping Skills, Values Building, Mental Health, Trauma, Addiction & Recovery, Harm Reduction, Understanding CORI, […]

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Clark’s Point Neighborhood Association

Wastewater Treatment Plant 1000S S Rodney French Blvd, new bedford

Meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Waste Water Treatment Center. For more information, contact: Celine Saraiva at Celeine1@comcast.net

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