Things to do in the Tri-Town Aug. 24, 2023

Aug 24, 2023

Thursday, Aug. 24

Beachside art

Join the Rochester Council on Aging for a Beachside art show from 6 to 8 p.m.

Down to the sea

Sit down at Munroe Preserve in Mattapoisett for a screening of “Down to the Sea in Ships” from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

The film contains semi-documentary footage of whalers at work and was shot in historic locations in New England, including Water Street in Mattapoisett. Guests are asked to bring their own blankets for chairs to sit on.

Saturday, Aug. 26

Mini fair

The Rochester Historical Society will host a “Mini Fair with Historic Flair” at the Historical Society Museum, 355 County Rd., Rochester, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The fair will have a bake sale, activities for young and old, and Rochester clothing, books, maps and hats for sale.

Living affordably

Rochester Affordable Housing Inc. will host a brunch and educational event at the Rochester Council on Aging from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event will give Rochester residents the chance to talk to state and town officials about affordable housing in Rochester.

Hometown: A Memoir

Former New Bedford mayor John Bullard will speak about his new book Hometown: A Memoir at Rochester’s Plumb Library from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Bullard will read from his memoir and will hold a book signing. Books will be available for sale.

Strut your pup

Head down to Mattapoisett Village for the Mattapoisett Dog Walk-a-Thon from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The walk begins at Center School on Barstow Street and will have marked one-mile and half-mile routes throughout the village.

Participants are asked to give a $20 donation, all proceeds go toward the building of a dog park.

Celebrate Marion

Celebrate Marion at the annual Town Party held from 4 to 10 p.m. at Silvershell Beach. There will be food and beverages for sale, music by DJ Gary and the band Sentimental Fools.

The party will have inflatable games for kids, corn hole and when night falls there will be fire pits to gather around. The rain date is Sunday, Aug. 27.

One man’s trash …

The Mattapoisett Sustainability Partnership will host its second annual RE-Art Recycled Art Show from Tuesday, Aug. 29 through Sept. 2 in the Mattapoisett Library Community Room.

The gallery will be open during the library’s normal operating hours. A Reception will be held on Saturday, Sept. 2 at 2 p.m. and light refreshments will be served.

On Saturday, Aug. 26, while the show is being set up from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., members of the Mattapoisett Sustainability Partnership will host a workshop on creating cards with upcycled fabric and other notions.