Things to Do: Hear music, shop, see art.

Jul 11, 2019

There’s a lot to do in the tri-town on any given week. For a full itinerary, see

Thursday, July 11
Climb Ned’s Point.

Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 63 is offering summer tours of Ned’s Point on days when members are available and the weather is nice. Children must be 48” tall to climb the 32 rough cut granite steps and 7 foot ladder to enter the lamp room. Tours will last from 4 to 8 p.m. The Flotilla will also hold another tour night on Tuesday, July 16 from 3 to 7 p.m.

Meet other veterans.

The Rochester Senior Center monthly Veteran’s Social will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Veterans of all ages are welcome to attend. This is an informal gathering to socialize and enjoy free refreshments.

Friday, May 12

See art, celebrate music.

The Marion Art Center will present its Summer Members’ Show, with an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. During the reception, the art center will also celebrate the musicians of the Buzzards Bay Musicfest, happening July 10 to 14 (for more on Music Fest, see page X)

Hear sea tunes.

The Marion Concert Band will continue a Friday concert series with a 7 p.m. concert. Selections will include Under the Sea from The Little Mermaid, Variants on a Nautical Hymn by M. Williams, and Parade of the Tall Ships by J. Chattaway. Award-winning musician Eric Drew will serve as the guest conductor for the event.

Saturday, July 13

Shop vendors, yard sale.

The Mattapoisett Friends will hold a fundraising yard sale on Saturday, July 13 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. There will be be several vendors in addition to donated yard sale items. The historic Quaker meeting house at 103 Marion Road (Route 6) will be open.

Sunday, July 14
Run, swim, bike.

The Mattapoisett Lions Club will host a triathlon starting at the Town Beach at 8 a.m. Sign in will start at 7 a.m. The event includes a quarter mile swim, 10 miles of biking and a 5K around Ned’s Point. Proceeds benefit the Mattapoisett Lions Club. Interested participants can register online at or in person on Saturday, July 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Town Beach or Sunday, July 14 from 6 to 7:30 a.m. Athletes can also pick up bibs and timing chips on Saturday, July 13 from 5  to 7 p.m. at Town Beach.

Shop home offices.

Shopping in Shipyard Park will be held under the tent on July 14 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Participants can shop from local residents who work from home. A vendor listing will be provided by the Mattapoisett Lions Club. This is part of the series of events leading up to Harbor Days.

Monday, July 15
Eat lunch.

Hanna Milhench and crew will hold a special luncheon at the Rochester Senior Center at noon. All are welcome to attend. Reservations are required and a donation of $5 is suggested.

Tuesday, July 16
Heal with art.

Author and artist Dannie Engwert will lead an art workshop at the Marion Council on Aging from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Participants will create three unique mandalas, geometric patterns that represent the universe, to help deal with grief. Engwert will also discuss her book about grief and healing. Reservations are required for the event. To place a reservation call 508-748-3570.

Shop produce.

The Old Rochester Regional Farmer’s Market will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Old Rochester Junior high school parking lot. The market will offer children’s activities and entertainment in addition to wares.

Restaurant hop.

The Mattapoisett Women’s Club will host a Taste of Mattapoisett as part of Harbor Days, offering Mattapoisett restaurants the chance to show off their food.  From 5 to 7 p.m. residents can take the shuttle from St. Anthony’s or Town Beach to Town Wharf and buy tickets to purchase food. Proceeds go to scholarships.

Lunar learning.

At 6:30 p.m. join Roger Menard of the Astronomical Society of New England at the Mattapoisett Library  for his program, "Fly me to the Moon."  Menard will answer questions and discuss facts and myths related to the moon. The program is recommended for older elementary age children and their families. No registration required.

Wednesday, July 17
Eat cake.

The Mattapoisett Lions Club will host live music and serve strawberry shortcake under the tent at Shipyard Park. This is part of a series of events leading up to Harbor Days.