Vacation Things to Do: Go outside, see art, hear speakers

Apr 11, 2019

There’s a lot to do in the tri-town for April Vacation week. See for a full itinerary, including Holy Week services. 

Thursday, April 11

Hear about technology.

Mattapoisett summer resident John Berg will present on holograms, metamaterials and other technological innovations at the Mattapoisett Museum, 5 Church Street, at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, April 12

Visit Cape Cod.

The Rochester Senior Center will host a trip to the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, a restaurant and the Chistmas Tree Shops. Tickets cost $10, and the bus will leave the Senior Center (67 Dexter Lane) at 9 a.m.

Eat with others.

The Mattapoisett Congregational Church will host a dinner in its Reynard Hall at 27 Church Street. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 5.

See some art.

The Marion Art Center will host an opening reception for the two artists on display for a week, Lori Bradley and John Irwin, from 6 to 8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served, and the artists will give brief remarks.

See ‘Stagecoach!’

The Sippican Historical Society and the Marion Council on Aging will show “Stagecoach” at 7 p.m. at the Marion Music Hall as part of its Classic Film Series. Arrive early to hear music, and stay after the film to hear comments.

Saturday, April 13

Look for eggs in Marion.

The Sippican Lands Trust will hold  its Annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. at Peirson Woods in Marion. Participants should arrive on time and park along Point Road.

Look for eggs in Mattapoisett.

The Mattapoisett Lions Club will also host an egg hunt at Ned’s Point Lighthouse. The egg hunt will begin at 11 a.m. if the weather permits.

Reflect on faith.

The First Congregational Church of Rochester will hold its annual Ladies Luncheon at noon. This year’s theme is “In His Time.” Rudy Wilson Galdonik will speak at the event. Advance registration is required. For reservations, call the church office at 508-763-4314. Tickets are $15 per person. Financial assistance is available.

Read and hear poetry.

The Mattapoisett Free Public Library will host a poetry open house from 3 to 4 p.m. Participants may bring original poetry, or favorite poems by other poets.

Monday, April 15

Hear diving adventures.

Diving specialist, author, filmmaker and journalist Rhonda Moniz will give a lecture on diving in ancient shipwrecks at Tabor Academy’s Lyndon South Auditorium (242 Front Street) at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 16

Craft at the Mattapoisett Museum.

The Mattapoisett Museum and Mattapoisett Land Trust will host a nature-inspired crafting event for children ages 5 to 12 at 5 Church Street from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Snacks will be provided. 

Craft at the Elizabeth Taber Library.

For the week of April 16 to 20 the library will offer comic book fans the chance to turn old comic books into unique crafts. Crafters will be able to make bookmarks, buttons, wall art and more.

Wednesday, April 17

Explore a bog.

Children in Mattapoisett can discover The Bogs (138 Acushnet Road) during Itty Bitty Bay Explorers from 10 to 11 a.m. The program is for families with children age five and younger. Space is limited, and registration is required for the program. To RSVP contact the Buzzards Bay Coalition at (508) 999-6363 ext. 219.

Explore a museum.

The Marion Natural History Museum will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Students can visit the museum to play with legos or a doll house, do puzzles, see the exhibits or color, or make an appointment to use the virtual reality headset after 1 p.m.

See a film for a cause.

The Mattapoisett Land Trust will show the environmental film “Straws” about single-use plastics at the Mattapoisett Free Library at 3 and 6 p.m. Afterwards, a panel will discuss plastic use.

Hear the police chief speak.

Robert Small, Rochester's police chief, will speak about changes at the Police Department at 7 p.m. at theRochester Historical Society Speakers Night. The event will take place at 355 County Road.