Fall River's free summer concerts series is back

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Eight-year-old Ava Medeiros shows off her painting at Summer Evenings in the Park held at Ruggles Park on July 28, 2021. Presented by the city of Fall River and Narrows Center for the Arts, the event takes place every Wednesday night in July and August, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at four different city parks, featuring live music, arts and crafts, food and more.
Eight-year-old Ava Medeiros shows off her painting at Summer Evenings in the Park held at Ruggles Park on July 28, 2021. Presented by the city of Fall River and Narrows Center for the Arts, the event takes place every Wednesday night in July and August, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at four different city parks, featuring live music, arts and crafts, food and more.

The free summer concerts series that launched last year as a way to bring neighbors together during the pandemic is returning, with plans to involve twice as many local parks as last summer. Patrick Norton, executive director at the Narrows Center for the Arts, described the concerts as “holistic” events that, along with live music, will include free arts and crafts for kids, free hot dogs and hamburgers and a free bag of groceries for each family that attends. Learn more about them here.

A tiny, googly-eyed mollusk with even tinier shoes is getting ready to make a big splash on the big screen this week. The beloved "Marcel the Shell With Shoes On" — which first won over the hearts of the internet masses in a short film in 2010 and is now getting his own feature-length flick — is the creation of a familiar actress with SouthCoast ties. Read more on this story here.

There were many softball standouts this past spring. Many of those student-athletes were underclassmen who took their first step on the big stage. We shine a light on six sophomores and four freshmen who made an impact for Greater Fall River area softball teams in the 2022 season. Check out our list here.

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