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Feb
7
Tue
Frutos do Mar: Cooking Class with Chef Jose Arturo Cabral @ Restaurante Algarve
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Frutos do Mar: Cooking Class with Chef Jose Arturo Cabral

Tues., 2/7• 6-8 PM • Restaurante Algarve (128 County Street, NB) • $50 public, $40 members

Our second cooking class this year is led by Chef Jose Arturo Cabral of Restaurante Algarve! Learn how to cook local species using traditional Portuguese flavors. Max 12 seats available; tickets at: bit.ly/FHC-cookingclass-cabral Sponsored by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries Seafood Marketing Grant.

Feb
9
Thu
AHA! Night: Let’s Draw A Lighthouse Tonight (with Bob Bowers) @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Feb 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

AHA! Night: Let’s Draw a Lighthouse Tonight!

Thurs., 2/9 • 5:30 PM • Center (38 Bethel Street, New Bedford) • FREE – limited seats, RSVP encouraged!
Bob Bowers, featured artist in “Fishboats: Art of the Industry” will teach you how to draw a lighthouse in just a few easy steps. Supplies provided – just bring your enthusiasm! Appropriate for ages 10+
RSVP by contacting programs@fishingheritagecenter.org or call (508) 993-8894
This program is part of Fishboats: Art of the Industry. Fishboats: Art of the Industry is supported in part by a grant from the Westport Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Helen E. Ellis Charitable Trust administered by Bank of America, along with support from the Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Mattapoisett, and New Bedford Cultural Councils, as well as BankFive and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Feb
11
Sat
Modelmaking Demonstration: Captain Alan Curtis (Part 2!) @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Feb 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Saturday, February 11, 2023 | 1-3 PM | Free with Center admission

Modelmaking Demonstration: Captain Alan Curtis (Part 2!)
Alan Curtis returns to the Center to discuss his modelmaking craft! A career scalloper out of New Bedford, Alan Curtis has been making models of old-style Eastern Rig scallopers for many years, often on commission from boat owners. His models are featured in our newest gallery exhibit, Fishboats: Art of the Industry, and he’s coming to the Center to talk about his craft.
Drop in to the Center to hear from Alan from 1-3 PM on February 11. He will also be working on his current model and can answer your questions about the process! Be sure to stay for a while to check out the work of the rest of our Fishboats artists in the Gallery. Check out more of Alan’s work on his Instagram page, @curtisminiaturemarine and his upcoming YouTube channel.
This program is part of Fishboats: Art of the Industry. Fishboats: Art of the Industry is supported in part by a grant from the Westport Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Helen E. Ellis Charitable Trust administered by Bank of America, along with support from the Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Mattapoisett, and New Bedford Cultural Councils, as well as BankFive and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Feb
17
Fri
Dock-u-mentaries: “Conversations with the Lobster Lady” @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Dock-u-mentaries: “Conversations with the Lobster Lady”

Fri., 2/17 • 7 PM • National Park Theater (33 William Street, New Bedford) • FREE
Head out on a lobstering trip with Maine’s oldest active lobsterman! Known affectionately as “The Lobster Lady,” Virginia Oliver is over 100 years old and still actively lobstering. Film runs 30 min.

Feb
21
Tue
Mid-Day Mug Up: Journalist & Author Barbara Walsh @ ZOOM
Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Mid-Day Mug Up: Journalist & Author Barbara Walsh

Tues., 2/21 • 12 PM • FREE • Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87416109572
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Barbara Walsh will talk about her newest book “The Lobster Lady: Maine’s 102-year-old Legend.”
Walsh will share stories about interviewing and writing about Ginny Oliver, the oldest lobster catcher in Maine, and maybe even the world. Ginny, who is 102, has been lobstering since she was eight years old. People often ask Ginny when she plans on retiring. She smiles and tells them, “When I die.”
The Lobster Lady book inspires people of all ages from five to 105, Walsh says. “Ginny’s message,” Walsh adds, “is keep moving and doing what you love.”
The Lobster Lady is Walsh’s sixth book. A long-time journalist, she enjoys writing true stories about special Maine people.
For more information on Barbara Walsh and her books, see her page on Facebook: Barbara Walsh | Author & Journalist
Feb
23
Thu
Lobster Days! @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Lobster Days!

Thurs. and Fri., 2/23 & 2/24 • 11-3 PM • Center (38 Bethel Street, New Bedford) • FREE
Kids bored during school vacation? No longer with the return of Lobster Days! Visit the Center for crafts, story time, and lobster-themed fun. Working lobstermen will be on hand to answer questions and teach you about these interesting critters!

Feb
24
Fri
Lobster Days! @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Feb 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Lobster Days!

Thurs. and Fri., 2/23 & 2/24 • 11-3 PM • Center (38 Bethel Street, New Bedford) • FREE
Kids bored during school vacation? No longer with the return of Lobster Days! Visit the Center for crafts, story time, and lobster-themed fun. Working lobstermen will be on hand to answer questions and teach you about these interesting critters!

Feb
28
Tue
Sustainable Seafood Cooking Class with Chef Michael Melo @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sustainable Seafood Cooking Class with Chef Michael Melo

Tues., 2/28 • 6-8 PM • Center (38 Bethel Street, New Bedford) • $50 public, $40 members
Chef Michael Melo (M&C Catering) presents this cooking class so you can see all the behind-the-scenes of working with local seafood while trying it yourself! Max 16 spots available: tickets at bit.ly/FHC-cookingclass-melo
Sponsored by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries Seafood Marketing Grant.
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