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Free movies, Southeast Asian Cultural Festival highlight free events at Heritage State Park

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A wide range of events are scheduled on the Heritage Park grounds this month in Fall River.


PLEIN AIR PAINTING DEMONSTRATION
, Wednesday July 10 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., around the Park. Meet members of the Greater Fall River Art Association as they paint outdoors in the park. Join in if you are an artist. Art for the whole family. All ages welcome. Free!

FREE FAMILY FLICKS, at sundown Wednesdays in July on the Meadow. Bring a blanket, chairs, bugspray, and picnic supper to enjoy these free flicks under the stars in the Park. Games and activities begin at 6:30 p.m. All ages. An adult must accompany children. Movies in visitor center, if inclement weather. Free!

July 10: Ralph Breaks the Internet
July 17: Mary Poppins Returns
July 24: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
July 31: Bumblebee

KIDS COOKING CLASSES WEEKLY, Wednesdays July 10, 17, 24,31, Join the Creative Arts Network before each movie at 6:30 p.m. for free Kid’s Cooking Classes! For more information, go to creativeartsnetwork.org or call (508) 294-5344.

LUNCH MEETS LECTURE, Wednesday July 17 12:00-12:45 p.m., in the Visitor Center Theater. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the Park and then join Park favorite, Reference Librarian Taylor Silva for a Lunch Meet Lecture: Family Search: Genealogical Resources of the Fall River Public Library. Best for ages 16 and up. Free.

ANNUAL SOUTHEAST ASIAN CULTURAL FESTIVAL, July 27, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., on the Meadow. Celebrate Southeast Asian customs, heritage, arts, cultures, and cuisines at this year’s Southeast Asian Cultural Festival, featuring educational programs, cultural performances and stage shows, a craft fair and exhibition, children’s activities, and delicious food! Presented by the Cambodian American Rescue Organization, Inc. (CARO). Free! Rain or shine. All ages welcome.

COMMUNITY GALLERY EXHIBIT, Daily. The celebration of local Traditions and Transformations – People and Cultures of Massachusetts continues with the opening of “Through Our Eyes”, a new photo exhibit. The photographers, all Fall River residents, are all adult English-language learners at SER-Jobs for Progress, Inc. These students have been exploring the world around them through the camera lens. Each week in their English language classes, they shared their photographs and wrote captions to accompany their favorite images. This selection of photographs focuses on the rich diversity of food cultures in Fall River.

THROUGH YOUR EYES, On Saturday July 20th at 11:00 a.m. meet Dr. Andrea Klimt, professor at UMass-Dartmouth who created the “Through Your Eyes” initiative and will discuss its development. Free and open to the public.

“The Origins of Massachusetts Foods and Why it Matters”, loan from the Commonwealth Museum. This exhibit explores the cultural exchanges arriving out of the settlement of the Bay State, focusing on food, ecological changes, and the pleasant culinary legacy. Continuing until October 1st.

“Yankee Baleeiros! The Shared Legacies of Luso and Yankee Whalers. On loan from the New Bedford Whaling Museum. This traveling exhibit celebrates the interwoven Luso- American stories of the Azorean, Cape Verdean, and Brazilian communities to the United States. Through September 1, 2019.

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