Things to do: Paint with a group, walk with a group, ride a horse

May 2, 2019

There’s a lot of things to do in the Tri-Town on any given week. For more events, and to check out ArtWeek events, visit

Thursday May 2

Come meet Marion’s candidates.

The League of Women Voters will hold its Candidates Night at the Marion Music Hall (164 Front Street) at 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 4

Pick up a gem.

The Rochester Historical Society will host a jewelry sale and bake sale at the Rochester Church and Museum (355 County Road). Buy jewelry, treats or get something repaired from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

See nature and history.

The Mattapoisett Land Trust will meet at the Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. historical site on Angelica Ave (near Prospect Road) at 1 p.m. to tour property that it is looking to conserve.

Meet Eleanor Roosevelt.

The Mattapoisett Library (7 Barstow Street) will host historian and author Carol Cohen as Eleanor Roosevelt. Starting at 3 p.m., the author will talk about Roosevelt’s life after the death of her husband.   

Sunday, May 5

Enter a horse show.

The Plymouth County 4-H will host a horse show from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m at the Washburn Park show grounds. Funds from the show will benefit the group, but participants do not need to be in 4-H.

Take a garden tour.

The Mattapoisett Library will host its second event of the weekend from 2 to 3 p.m. Author and garden expert Jana Milbocker will speak about some of the best gardens in the Northeast.

Listen to Broadway hits.

The Occasion Singers will showcase their work on Broadway hits  at The First Congregational Church of Marion Community Center (144 Front Street). Profits from the concert go to support the programs and missions of The First Congregational Church of Marion.

Monday, May 6

Explore Tabor’s marine program.

Students, professors and experts will speaks about the school’s work with the Marine and Oceanographic Technology Network on May 6 at 5:30 p.m. The lecture will take place at Lillard Hall (245 Front St).

Tuesday, May 7

Paint for the fireworks.

The Marion Fireworks Committee will host artist Ward Parker at The Brew Fish (210 Spring Street) at 7 p.m. Tickets for the two hour workshop cost $45. See this story online for the link to purchase tickets.

Hear a Marion author.

At 6:30 p.m. the Elizabeth Taber Library will hold an author talk by Donna Lee Tufts, who will discuss her book, “Lola, My Girl,” about her dog’s journey to Marion from St. Thomas.

Wednesday, May 8

Paint with the COA

The Mattapoisett Council on Aging will host a paint class with Susan Bumpus at 17 Barstow Street. The class will cost $15 and be held from 1 to 3 p.m. No experience is needed, but registration is required.