Things to do: Arrange flowers, see a film, run a 5K

May 9, 2019

Thursday, May 9

Learn flower arranging.

At 4:30 Plumb Library will host a workshop in flower arranging. Space is limited for the workshop, so registration is required.

Friday, May 10

Visit a health fair.

The Rochester Senior Center will host a trip to Fairhaven’s Coastline Healthy Aging Fair for seniors who call to reserve a spot. The van will leave the senior center at 9:30 a.m.

Eat at Open Table.

The Mattapoisett Congregational Church will host its Open Table, with doors opening at 4:30 p.m. and dinner served at 5 p.m.

Watch a film.

The last classic film series movie of the year, “American Graffiti,” will play starting at 7 p.m. at the Marion Music Hall. Arrive early to listen to music, and stay after for comments on the film. 

Saturday, May 11

Yard sale shop.

The Mattapoisett Museum will host its yard sale from 8 to 11 a.m. at 5 Church Street. The museum will not open for early birds.

Touch a tractor.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Marion Recreation Department will host a kids equipment fun day at Washburn Park with a variety of vehicles for kids to see and touch. Rain date May 12.

Visit Mohegan Sun.

The Rochester Lions Club will host a Mohegan Sun trip that will leave from the Rochester Senior Center at 10 a.m. and return around 8 p.m. The cost for the trip is $35, which includes $15 in food, and other expenses.

See the Art Mobile.

New Bedford’s Art Mobile will be at Plumb Library from noon to 2 p.m. with crafts and activities to share.

Hear children sing.

Two groups from the South Coast Children’s Chorus will perform at 4 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Marion. The cost is $10 for adults and $7 for students. Children under 5 are free. For more information contact, or go to

Celebrate inspirational teens.

Jillian Zucco will host Miss Inspirational, a beauty pageant for young women with special needs and disabilities, at Old Rochester Regional High School at 6 p.m. Tickets for the event are $10 on Eventbrite until May 10 or $15 at the door.

Hear more music.

The Marion Art Center will host the indie band Party of the Sun, and teen songwriter aSge Petrocelli. Tickets are $18 for MAC members, $20 for others, and $12 for students under 18 and are available online at, in person, or by phone. A limited number of cabaret tables (with seating for 4) are available. Attendees can bring their own refreshments. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Sunday, May 12

Run a 5K.

The Mother’s Day Tiara 5K will take place at 9 a.m. at the Oxford Creamery. Proceeds go to support women’s economic security. For more information call 508-717-0283.

Hear organ music.

Guest organist David Ficarri will return to Marion at 4 p.m. to perform more organ works at the First Congregational Church of Marion.

Monday, May 13

Eat Hana’s lunch.

Hanna’s Special luncheon for May will be held at noon at the Rochester Senior Center. A donation of $5 is requested.

Listen to Monday music.

Tabor Academy’s Chamber Music Recital will feature the mixed chorus and female chamber choir performing in Lyndon South Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. at 242 Front Street.

Wednesday, May 15

Pick up food.

The Greater Boston Food Bank will hold a distribution day and re-registration day at the Rochester Senior Center from noon to 4 p.m.

Hear an art lecture.

Jill Sanford will present a lecture at the Elizabeth Taber Library at 5 p.m. on The Abstract Expressionists — What were they thinking.