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Your Weekend & the week ahead…

Will you be here in 5 years?

SATURDAY, MAY 27 – Sure – it’s a holiday weekend. But before the BBQ and maybe beach, get your fill of public policy at “Gentrification in New Bedford.” Hosted by SouthCoast Today (Standard-Times), Ward 4 City Councilor Dana Rebeiro, and Dr. Michael Goodman of the UMass Dartmouth Public Policy Center, the free discussion with featured speakers takes place from 1:00-3:00pm today at the downtown New Bedford BCC campus (800 Purchase Street).

Memorial Day Parade

MONDAY, MAY 29 – New Bedford’s Memorial Day Parade steps off from Hathaway Blvd. and Parker St. this morning at 11:30am. But the place to watch it is Clasky Common Park on County Street by J.A. Parker School where special events honoring veterans follow the parade.

Climate Change & Lyme Disease

THURSDAY, JUNE 1 – “Have you ever wondered how the rate of chronic illnesses such as Lyme disease has grown exponentially as the effects of climate change increase?” If you have or haven’t, you still may want to check out Lyme Disease & Climate Change, with Herbalist Brendan Kelly tonight from 5:30-8:00pm at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, presented by Kelly and the Marion Institute. “Using the lens of Chinese medicine, Brendan Kelly, herbalist and author of The Yin and Yang of Climate Crisis, will discuss how the warming of our planet mirrors a similar overheating within us and within our culture.” Tickets are $10, and they benefit the Marion Institute. Get some here.

Yoga at the Fort

THURSDAY, JUNE 1 – Yoga at the Fort is on for the season! That fort would be Fort Rodman in New Bedford’s South End, where South Coast Yoga will be holding classes on Monday and Thursday nights during the warm weather months. For only $5! (You can purchase a class card, too, for multiple classes – good at Rodman or Fort Phoenix in neighboring Fairhaven)  The 411: Class incorporates movement, meditation, balance and strength. This is open to all levels, newbies to advanced. Please bring a mat/towel and water. The beginning of the season can be chilly, so layers are good!” Arrive at 6:15pm. Follow South Coast Yoga on Facebook for more information.

Steven Froias