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Knights of Columbus February Teen Dance
MATTAPOISETT — The Knights of Columbus host teen dances once a month on Friday to give teens a place to be and an outlet. The dances are chaperoned by six adults and a policeman. They are for students in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades and cost...
Last day for AARP tax preparation appointments at the Rochester Senior Center
ROCHESTER — The only available time for AARP Tax Preparation appointments at the Rochester Senior Center will be on April 15 from 9 a.m. to noon. All other dates and times have been taken. Call the center at 508-763-08723 to make an appointment.
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Take a ‘Superb-Owl’ walk
MARION — The Sippican Lands Trust will host a “Superb-Owl” Walk in honor of Super Bowl Sunday on Feb. 2 at the Hagemann Woods property in Marion. The walk in the woods will start at 4 p.m. and end by 5:30 p.m. to give attendees time to watch the...
Ice cream and a movie at the Rochester Senior Center
ROCHESTER— Tremont Senior Living will provide ice cream at the Rochester Senior Center’s Friday Movies Series on Feb. 7 at 1:30 p.m. RSVP to the Rochester Senior Center by Feb. 5 to ensure that there is enough ice cream for everyone. Call 508-763-...
Rochester Woman’s Club plans potluck for meeting
The next meeting of the Rochester Women's Club is scheduled for Wednesday Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. This will be the Woman’s Club annual Pot Luck Dinner. Participants should call or text Marsha Hartley at 508-322-0998 with their contributions to the pot luck...
Tri-town libraries invite kids to travel, explore buildings
Libraries in Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester have organized a Tri-Town library hop for February. Children can celebrate their local libraries in February by stopping in to pick up a library “passport.” As part of the passport exploration process...
Things to do: Hear music, watch a film, play a game
There’s a lot to do in the tri-town this week. For a full itinerary see SippicanWeek.com.
Saturday, Jan 25
Play a fantasy game.
The Dungeons and Dragons group will meet again at the library to continue their quest...
Bath bombs, author talks, and more for teens at the library
MATTAPOISETT — The library will offer teens an author lecture, a Valentine’s Day craft and a workshop to make bath bombs in February. On Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 5 p.m., join librarians at a TechConnect Workshop: Optimal Resume. Optimal Resume is a free...
Library to host another jewelry workshop
MATTAPOISETT — Sign up for a second jewelry making session at the Free Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The workshop will be lead by jewelry designer Robin Ragle-Davis. The session will focus on techniques used to make bead...
Medical trainings, manicures, movies and more at the Mattapoisett COA
MATTAPOISETT — Medical trainings, manicures, movies and tax information are February themes at the Mattapoisett Council on Aging. The Senior Center will hold ten minute hearing aid check-ups (including cleaning and adjustments) and basic hearing...
Registration open for environmental swim
NEW BEDFORD — The 27th anniversary Buzzards Bay Swim will be Saturday, June 27 in New Bedford and Fairhaven. Registration is open at savebuzzardsbay.org/swim with 40% off sign-ups through Jan. 31. The swim is for athletes of all abilities and...
Watch ‘The Pursuit of Silence’
MATTAPOISETT — Anchor Yoga will host a showing of the award-winning documentary “In Pursuit of Silence” on Monday, Jan. 27 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. A moderated discussion will follow the show. A small donation is requested, to encourage conversations...
Mattapoisett Woman’s Club adds details on historical talk
MATTAPOISETT — The Woman's Club will have Jennifer McIntire, president of the Mattapoisett Historical Society and Carole Clifford at its first meeting of 2020. Their presentation is entitled: “Notable Women of Mattapoisett,” and will focus on...
Marion Recreation opens applications for summer jobs
MARION — The Recreation Department is now accepting online applications for lifeguards, summer program counselors, gate attendants, fields maintenance and grounds, tennis instructors and sailing instructors. These jobs will be summer positions. For...
Mattapoisett Library to host language lessons
MATTAPOISETT — The Free Public Library will offer a chance to learn some friendly greetings and conversational phrases in other languages throughout the month of February. Community members will share some basics from their native languages in a...
Autism Awareness Workshop at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library
MATTAPOISETT — For adults who have children with autism in their lives, whether at work or home, Mattapoisett Public Library is hosting an Autism Awareness Workshop titled “Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder.” Presented by Jan Randall, a...
Books, fitness hours and tax filings at the Rochester Senior Center
ROCHESTER — The Fitness Room at the Senior Center has new hours. The new hours are; Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and Tuesday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fitness room is open to all seniors for a fee of $10 a month. Call the...
Rock Hound returns to Marion museum
MARION — The Natural History Museum will host geologist Jim Pierson once again on Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Pierson will talk about rocks, minerals and fossils, share from his collection and examine the museum’s collection. The talk...
Things to do: Bird watch, shop, eat
There’s a lot to do in the tri-town this week. For a full list of activities, visit SippcianWeekToday.com/calendar.
Friday, Jan 10.
Eat dinner with friends.
The next Mattapoisett Congregational Church Open Table will be at 4...
Taber library to host ‘blind dates’ with books
MARION — The Elizabeth Taber Library will host a “Blind Date With a Book” program during the month of February. Guests are invited to visit the library at 8 Spring Street in Marion to check out a book “sight unseen” to discover new authors and...
Make crafts at the Taber Library
MARION — The Elizabeth Taber Library will host an adult crafting club, led by a new artist each month. The first book crafting session with Jessica Harris will be on Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Taber Library to host ‘take apart table’
MARION — Starting on Feb. 18, visitors to the Elizabeth Taber Library will be able to take apart old machinery to discover the inner workings of common items. The “Take Apart Table” will be available for guests during regular business hours, and...
Watch waterbirds in Marion
MARION — The Nasketucket Bird Club and Sippican Lands Trust are teaming up for a trip around Marion to view winter ducks and other avian visitors on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 9 a.m. starting at the Silvershell Beach parking area. The group will carpool...
Marion Natural History Museum to start adult programming
MARION — The Natural History Museum now has new, more comfortable chairs for its programs courtesy of the Island Foundation. The museum also has a new projector and screen, which it hopes to put to use with a new nature film series this year. The...
Rochester Senior Center to host meal, bingo on Jan. 13
The Rochester Senior Center will have a special BINGO event (weather permitting) on Monday, Jan. 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. BINGO will start promptly at 6 p.m., with Ann Soares calling. The Senior Center will open at 5 p.m. for those who would like to come...
Elizabeth Taber Library to start winter children’s programming
MARION — The Elizabeth Taber Library will start its winter programs soon, with three activities for different age groups on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Winter Story Time for children between the ages of three and five begins Jan. 6 and...
Church to host Open Table in mid-January
MATTAPOISETT — The next Open Table will be on Friday, Jan. 10 in Reynard Hall at the Mattapoisett Congregrational Church. There is no charge for the meal, though the church gratefully accepts donations. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and supper will be...
Winter MattRec programs still open
MATTAPOISETT — There are still openings in the following Mattapoisett programs, starting after the new year. Finger Knitting on Tuesdays at Center School starting Feb. 4 has openings for grades 1 to 6. Yoga, on Thursdays starting Jan. 9 at Center...
Celebrate the New Year with a polar plunge
MATTAPOISETT — Freezing for a Reason will host a polar plunge on New Year’s Day at noon at Mattapoisett Town Beach. Funds raised at the event will go to help families that are struggling with the hidden costs of cancer care. The plunge will have a...
Library to host crafts, Dungeons and Dragons in January
MATTAPOISETT — Librarians will host Sharpie Mug Decorating on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 1 p.m. The library will provide the supplies for the family-friendly event. Register before Jan. 11 to participate. The Dungeons and Dragons group will meet again to...
Seniors to travel to Museum of Fine Arts
BOSTON — The Marion Council on Aging will host a trip to the Museum of Fine Arts on Thursday, Jan. 9 at 8:30 a.m. Current exhibits at the museum include Women Take the Floor, Mural Jackson Pollock/ Katharina Grosse, Read My Lips, Contemporary Art:...
Council on Aging to host program about Helen Keller
MARION — The Marion Council on Aging will hold an information program about Helen Keller on Monday, Feb. 10 at 12:30 p.m. The program will be told through Keller’s Mind’s eye, and feature a taped voice-over as Keller reenacts moments of her life...
Mattapoisett library to teach about online learning platform
MATTAPOISETT — The library’s monthly technology workshop series will continue on Jan. 14 at 5 p.m., explaining the free online service, Universal Class. Universal Class offers over 500 courses, including career training, business, finance,...
See photos from a 25,000-mile journey
MARION — Charlie Duane will visit the Benjamin D. Cushing Community Center on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 1 p.m. to share over 200 photos with guests. He will share his photographic account of his 25,000-mile walking journey from Florida to Quebec. Call 508-...
Learn about traveling tips for loved ones with dementia
MARION — Kelly McCarthy Director of Memory Care and Engagement Services for LCB Senior Living and Author of “Brass Ring Memoirs,” will visit the Benjamin D. Cushing Community Center on Monday, Jan. 13 at 12:30 p.m. to speak about traveling with a...
Improve memory, thinking skills at community center
MARION — Buzzards Bay Speech Therapy will host a three-part program to improve memory, word finding, socialization, and thinking skills at the Benjamin D. Cushing Community Center. Sessions will be on Mondays, Jan. 6, Feb. 3, and March. 2 at 12:30 p...
Sippican Lands Trust to host New Year’s Walk
MARION — The Sippican Lands Trust will host a New Year’s walk at the White Eagle property on Wednesday, Jan 1, starting at noon. The walk will begin at the White Eagle Property kiosk, located off of Route 6 in Marion. to get to the kiosk, take...
Meals offered at Rochester Senior Center
ROCHESTER — The Rochester Senior Center will host a variety of meals for the month of January. Director Cheryl Randall-Mach and Chef Kenneth Vieira will prepare award winning kale soup and grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch on Monday, Jan. 6. On...
Rochester COA Board of Directors to meet Jan. 8
ROCHESTER — The Rochester Council on Aging Board of Directors will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, Jan . 8 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held at Town Hall. All Rochester residents are welcome to attend this meeting.
The Greater Boston Food Pantry to come to Rochester
ROCHESTER — The Greater Boston Food Pantry pick-up date in January is Wednesday, Jan. 15 from noon to 4 p.m. January’s pick-up date is the third Wednesday of the month. Call the Council on Aging for more information about this free food program at...
Things to do: sing, watch movies, eat cookies
There’s a lot to do in the tri-town this week. For a full list of events go to www.sippicanweek.com/calendar .
Thursday, Dec. 19
Go to a cookie swap.
The Elizabeth Taber Library will host a Holiday Cookie Swap from 5:30 to 7...
Rochester COA to try new messaging system
ROCHESTER — The Senior Center is implementing a new way to let people know when activities and transportation services are canceled due to inclement weather. Registered participants at the Senior Center, will receive an automated message in the...
Boy Scouts lay wreaths at Bourne Cemetery
BOURNE — Rochester Boy Scouts from Troop 31, Andrew Wronski and Austin O'Malley, took part in Wreaths Across America on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the National Cemetery in Bourne. Each year, thousands of wreaths are placed in military and veterans’...
Patriots Team Physician to Speak at the Mattapoisett Library
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Free Public Library will host a special guest on Saturday, Dec. 28 at 2 p.m. as part of the Purrington Lecture Series sponsored by the Mattapoisett Library Trust. Mattapoisett resident Dr. Bert Zarins was Head Team...
Learn to cook comfort food
MATTAPOISETT — Local chef and Johnson and Wales graduate Colby Rottler will host a cooking demonstration at the Mattapoisett Library on Sunday, Dec. 29 from 2 to 3 p.m. The demonstration will focus on dishes that serve as comfort food on a cold day...
Help Plumb Library while saving money
ROCHESTER — The Friends of Plumb Library are selling the popular "Dinner for Two" restaurant coupon books for $29.95 each as a fundraiser. The books, which provide coupons to a variety of restaurants and other locations, will be available at the...
Things to do: Buy greens, tour houses, dance
There’s a lot to do in the tri-town this week. For a full list of events, visit sippicanweek.com/calendar
Thursday, Dec. 12
Eat spaghetti for a cause.
The Friends of the Rochester Senior Center will host a spaghetti and...
Walk mindfully through a bog
MARION – Marion will meet Mattapoisett in a Buzzards Bay Coalition walk on Dec. 14. The coalition asked Jessica Webb, the owner of Anchor Yoga in Mattapoisett, to lead a mindfulness walk at Goldavitz Bog in Marion. Goldavitz Bog is a retired...
Mattapoisett COA to offer podologist services
MATTAPOISETT — The Council on Aging partners with Lisa Nuno, a licensed podologist to perform toenail care on the last Monday of each month. December’s visit will be on Dec. 30. Care is by appointment. Call the COA at 508-758-4110 to schedule a...
Dental care for Mattapoisett seniors
MATTAPOISETT — The Council on Aging will offer cleaning and referrals for seniors over 60 who do not have dental insurance or funds for dental care. Seniors can make an appointment with Registered Dental Hygienist Holly Petruzzo at 774-766-7238 for...
Mattapoisett COA to offer CPR, new cribbage group
MATTAPOISETT — The Council on Aging will host a new cribbage group starting in January, along with a host of other classes, trainings and social events. The group’s pottery sessions cover hand-building, tile painting, slab-building, and glazing...
Churches to hold ‘Longest Night’ service
MARION — St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church and the First Congregational Church of Marion will offer a special time of worship for those grieving or facing difficult times this holiday season. The service will be held at Saint Gabriel’s on Dec. 21 at 3...
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