Things to do: See a play, catch crabs, hear some jazz

May 30, 2019

There are a lot of things to do in the tri-town this week. For a full itinerary, visit

Thursday, May 30

Talk books.

At 6:30 p.m. the Cafe Parlez Book Group will discuss “Vox” at the Joseph H. Plumb Memorial Library.

Friday, May 31

Appreciate volunteers.

The Rochester Senior Center will hold a volunteer appreciation lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. to honor the more than 170 volunteers that help out at the Council on Aging, and to celebrate retiring director, Sharon Lally.

See a play.

“Be My Baby” will be at the Marion Art Center from May 31 to June 2 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for MAC members, $20 for non-members and are available in person, by phone, or online. A limited number of cabaret tables (seating for 4) are available. Attendees may bring their own refreshments. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Saturday, June 1

See graduates.

Old Rochester Regional High School will hold its graduation at noon. The ceremony should be held outdoors but may be moved indoors due to inclement weather. Seating is unlimited outdoors, and students will have six tickets if indoors. The ceremony will also be streamed in the auditorium.

Think Greek.

The Rochester Senior Center will host a trip to Watertown for a Greek Festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Council on Aging asks that participants reserve a spot in advance.

Sunday, June 2

Eat pancakes.

The Mattapoisett Lions Club and Oxford Creamery are hosting a pancake fundraiser at the restaurant to benefit the Lions. The event will be from 9 a.m. to noon. Tickets for the event are $7 and may be purchased at Oxford Creamery, from any Lions Club member or at the door. For more information or questions go to

Hear some jazz.

Award-winning jazz artist Jim Robitaille and two other musicians will perform at the Marion Music Hall from 1 to 3 p.m. as part of a summer music series.

Hear a historic organ.

The Rochester Historical Society will hold an organ concert from 2 to 4 p.m. on its 1893 reed organ. Bruce Gardzina and Tom Styles will play a variety of music at the Historical Society’s museum (355 County Road). Participants can also enjoy refreshments. Admission is $5 per person.

Monday, June 3

Learn to cook.

Linda Medieros will hold a Pampered Chef demonstration and serve lunch at the Rochester Council on Aging at 11:30 a.m. A $5 donation is requested for this event.

Learn about butterflies.

Butterfly expert Joe Dwelly will give a presentation on butterflies and their related plants at 12:30 p.m. at the Marion Council on Aging (465 Mill Street).

Tuesday, June 4

Catch crabs.

The Buzzards Bay Coalition will visit Mattapoisett’s Shining Tides Beach as part of a women’s exploration series. Adults of all ages are welcome at the event, which will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Participants will try catching blue crabs during “Crazy About Crabs.” To RSVP and learn more about the free event, visit

Wednesday, June 5

Talk Council on Aging.

The Rochester Council on Aging will host its board meeting at 9 a.m. at the Rochester Senior Center.