Things to do: Square dance, kayak, see concerts

Aug 11, 2021

Tri-Town music, square dancing and a host of other events are in no shortage this week. For more info on these and other events, visit

Friday, Aug. 13
Marion Concert band ‘Festival’
The Marion Concert Band will present a Latin-American “Festival” of music at the Robert Broomhead Bandstand in Marion on Friday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m.

The program includes music from Mexico, Spain, Brazil, Cuba and the Caribbean, as well as familiar music that demonstrates the influence that Latin-American musical styles have had on American popular music.

To add to the festive atmosphere of the evening, the audience is encouraged to wear tropical or Latin-American attire.

The Robert Broomhead Bandstand is located at Island Wharf off Front Street in Marion.

All concerts are free and open to the public.

"Like" the band on Facebook at "Marion Town Band" for up-to-date announcements and rain cancellation notices.

Saturday, Aug. 14
Paddle the Wewantic
At 10 a.m., the Sippican Lands Trust is hosting its annual Paddle on the Weweantic River. Starting at the top of the river, paddlers will put their kayaks and canoes in at the top of the Weweantic and make their way down the river ending at Brainard Marsh shoreline.

The trip will take about two hours and although participants will be riding out a falling tide, please be prepared for sunny, hot weather. Bring plenty of sunscreen, water, sunhat, water appropriate clothing, and of course, your canoe or kayak.

To learn more or to register, visit

Music from Land’s end
Music from Land’s End will perform its second concert series in Marion this season.

The group will perform at 5:30 and 8 p.m. at the Marion Concert Hall on Aug. 14.

The program will feature Cynthia Roberts and Ariadne Daskalakis playing baroque violins, Phoebe Carrai on baroque cello and Sebastian Gottschick playing baroque viola. The musicians will perform works by Haydn, Bach, Frescobaldi and Scarlatti.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, each 50-minute concert will have spaced seating and limited capacity. To make an advanced reservation, email or call 508-999-6276, ext. 222.

Entrance to the concerts is by donation at the door.

For more information, or to donate, go to

Square dance in Mattapoisett

From 7 to 10 p.m., Mattapoisett will host its annual square dance at Town Wharf.

Sunday, Aug. 15
Buy the church’s stuff
The First Congregational Church of Marion is holding a yard sale from 1 to 4 p.m. in the parking lot between the Marion General Store and Kate’s Simple Eats.

The church thrift shop, Penny Pinchers Exchange, will also be open during the yard sale.

The church bake tables will be filled with desserts including homemade pies, cakes, cookies, candy and more from the church’s best bakers.

Pick up some great beach books for summer reading at the book tables.

Have some grilled sea scallops — fresh off the boat — available for a special lunch or mid-afternoon snack.

Of course, there will also be family favorites of hamburgers and hot dogs, along with assorted beverages.

Parking is available at the Island Wharf public lot and on streets surrounding the parking lot and church.