Things to do: Dance, craft, go on a walk

Nov 28, 2019

There’s a lot to do in the tri-town this week. For a full list, see

Saturday, Nov. 30
See beautiful trees.

The Marion Senior Center will host the opening exhibition for its Festival of trees, which challenges local groups to decorate trees, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more, see Page 14. 

Sunday, Dec, 1
Walk with Fido.

Dog owners and their pets can join the Sippican Lands Trust for its annual Post-Thanksgiving dog walk on Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. at the lands trust’s White Eagle property. Dogs must be leashed and under their owner’s control at all times. Dress appropriately for the weather and bring water. If a walk is canceled, then information will be posted to the group’s website and Facebook page. For directions or further information visit or call Sippican Lands Trust at 508-748-3080.

Learn about pens.

Jim Kegle, local aficionado of all writing implements will share his knowledge of the history of fountain pens, how they reflected the times in which they were produced, and how to care for them at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library from 2 to 3 p.m. Attendees can bring in one pen for Jim to identify.

Make Christmas crafts.

The Mattapoisett Library’s “makerspace” will be open for craft making every Tuesday of December, and a “Make Your Own Holiday Cards” program will be open all month long. For more information on these programs, call the library at 508-758-4171.

Monday, Dec. 2
Cook with woks

The Rochester Senior Center will host a Wok Magic Luncheon with Chef Jadine Loo-Dixon on Monday, Dec. 2 at noon. Dixon will prepare a selection of fine Chinese cuisine. Call the Senior Center at 508-763-8723 to make a reservation. A donation of $5 is suggested to attend the luncheon.

Tuesday, Dec. 3
Make holiday wreaths.

The Rochester Senior Center will host a Christmas wreath-making workshop from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Bunny Mogilnicki will run the workshop. The cost is $12 per person and includes an 8 inch wreath and materials for decorating.  Class size is limited, and advance registration is required. Call the Senior Center at 508-763-8723 for more information.

Make book art.

The Elizabeth Taber library will host a Book Crafting Workshop from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jessica Harris will teach participants age 12 and up how to create art from recycled books. Sign up for the workshop to participate.

Play games together

The game lounge at the Mattapoisett Free Public will be held Dec. 3. Teens will have a chance to use an X-box and play other games.

Wednesday, Dec. 4
Dance with sweets

Dance Educator Kay Hanley Alden will host a program based on the Nutcracker Ballet at the Mattapoisett Library at 3:30 p.m. The program is recommended for children ages 4 to 8. Registration is required for this event. Call the library at 508-758-4171 for more information.