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YOUR WEEKEND: Resurrection abounds


Go Green(s)

SATURDAY, APRIL 15 – The New Bedford Farmers Market returns to downtown New Bedford just in time for Easter Sunday – with a special addition. Alongside your ham, graze on some greens and find out the proper way to mix and serve them with special market guest La Rhonda’s Catering-Alchemy in a Jar demonstrating how to put together a salad with local ingredients – even making a tasty vinaigrette using her homemade jams. The Farmers Market happens from from 10am-1pm in the Bristol Building, 768 Purchase Street, NB.


Vintage Hippo

SATURDAY, APRIL 15 – You’ll want to stay downtown and check out the One of a Kind Shara Porter Vintage Sale at Hippo, 741 Purchase Street, NB after the Farmers Market. Porter’s great designs are popular with Groundwork! friends and family. For this special show, she’ll have beautiful vintage pieces, updated with fun and pretty prints. “This is how the line started,” she writes, “and you won’t find these anywhere else!” Then adds, “Hippo is a great store with unique items made by local artists. It’s worth the trip if you’ve never been here!” We couldn’t agree more.

Royal Blessings

SATURDAY, APRIL 15 – The Queens of the SouthCoast return to the Panthers Club (43 Madeira Avenue, NB) with a new drag show. “PASSOVER a cocktail,” your monthly dose of drag cabaret. Hosted by Crystal Diamonds & Jaihla Rhodes and featuring Mia E. Z’Lay, Ivanna Riggie and Tee Lamou. Doors open at 8:00pm; $15 gets you through them. “By all means, Drag Queens are not religious – but it’s that time of year and we’re here to give you all your blessings!” they write. Amen.

Adam & Easter

EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 16 – It’s slim picking events-wise today – who can compete with the resurrection? But it’s also Groundwork! member Adam Davenport’s birthday – and thus a good opportunity to send some good wishes his way and celebrate the renewal that his enterprises bring to the City of New Bedford and beyond every day. Adam’s work with GROW Education can be found at schools throughout the city where students and neighbors get to cultivate community gardens planned by him and crew. Elsewhere in Massachusetts, Adam’s Terra Cura, Inc. believes “Gardens are our canvas for change. A highly scalable place-making platform, gardens embody life-supporting systems of natural rhythms, food and science, emphasizing a direct connection with beauty, health, practicality and cultures.” Terra Cura literally means Ter*ra [ˈtɛr ə]   Cu*ra [ˈku:ra] n. EARTH CARE – a perfect sentiment for Easter and this dynamic dude’s 30th birthday. Many happy returns!


Steven Froias