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Crafts galore at the Elizabeth Taber Library
MARION— The Elizabeth Taber Library has a number of activities and resources available for kids and adults this March. Crafty adults can learn to embroider with a Take and Make activity. The library provides the materials, and adults can learn from...
Hike the east coast without taking a step
MARION — Join photographer, author, artist, Marion resident, and long-distance hiker Charlie Duane at 7 p.m. on March 12 via Zoom for an interactive presentation of his Appalachian Trail adventures. Duane’s photos will show the preparation, the...
House on Ned’s Point Road damaged in fire
Mattapoisett School Committee member under fire from UMass Dartmouth student leaders
No kidding: Rarest breed of goat gives birth in Mattapoisett
George E. Peck, 86
More questions, few answers for Marion waterfront housing project
Confusion over road status contributes to Cross Neck Road floods
Hannah Strom hands out a happy Easter
New juice bar squeezing into Marion
New covid cases rise in Rochester, Mattapoisett; Marion goes yellow
Rochester officials resign
Paper engineering, Dungeons and Dragons at the Mattapoisett Library
The Mattapoisett Library is announcing a new project for February in its STEAM Project To Go series: paper engineering. This engineering project involves using math and physical and life sciences to convert raw materials — like paper — into useful...
Marion Natural History Museum hosts backyard bird count
MARION — In February, the Marion Natural History Museum will teach anyone who is interested how to participate in a free backyard bird watching event for bird watchers of all ages. During an hour-long Zoom event on Feb. 10 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.,...
Marion Council on Aging grab ‘n go lunch
MARION —The Marion Council on Aging will be offering grab n’ go lunches on Tuesdays in January on top of its soup offerings on Thursdays. Starting Tuesday, January 5, the COA will be serving up half a sandwich and salad with chips and fruit...
Play Dungeons and Dragons, talk books with the Mattapoisett Free Public Library
MATTAPOISETT — Dungeons and Dragons duels, nonfiction book discussions, virtual story time and more are part of the calendar of events at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library for the month of January. On January 9 and January 21 from 1 to 3 p.m.,...
Learn about women's clothing in WWI
MARION — On January 21 at 7 p.m. via Zoom, the Sippican Historical Society will host a lecture on women’s clothing in WWI and its significance in how women’s fashion has progressed. Clothing was one of the many things permanently changed by WWI...
Go behind the scenes of Jacqueline Kennedy’s White House restoration project
MATTAPOISETT — Learn more about First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s project to restore the state room of the White House in a lecture hosted by the Mattapoisett Museum on January 14 from 6 to 7 p.m. via Zoom. The lecture will be given by the Kennedy...
Catch ‘Two for the Road’ with the Sippican Cinema Series
MARION — The Sippican Cinema Series movie for the month of January will be the 1967 classic film “Two for the Road,” and a discussion about the feature will be held over Zoom on January 11 at 5 p.m. Co-hosts Anne Converse and Diane Kelley will talk...
Sippican Lands Trust kicking off 2021 with New Year’s Day walk
Sippican Lands Trust is starting off 2021 with a New Year’s Day Walk at the trust’s White Eagle property on Friday, January 1, 2021 at noon. This New Year’s Day Walk will be part of special events and walks offered by Sippican Lands Trust throughout...
Hear a lecture on Cape Cod Canal surfcasting
MATTAPOISETT — Mattapoisett fisherman and author East End Eddie Doherty will be presenting a Cape Cod Canal surfcasting seminar including a PowerPoint demonstration for the Falmouth Fishermen’s Association via Zoom on January 5, 2021 at 7pm. The...
Morning meditation with the Marion Council on Aging
MARION — On Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. the Marion Council on Aging is offering a virtual meditation class held via Zoom. Meditation is a natural and effective way of quieting the mind and reducing stress. It can lower blood pressure and promote feelings...
ORRHS students hosting toy drive until Dec. 11
MATTAPOISETT — In the spirit of the season, students from the Old Rochester Regional High School are collecting toys in main lobby until Dec. 11. The students are also having two days of a "Stuff A Cruiser '' event where they will work alongside Tri...
Marion Council on Aging to host New Year’s grab n’ go feast
MARION — To end the year on a high note, the Marion Council on Aging will have a grab ‘n go dinner for New Year’s on Dec. 28 through Dec. 30. The council will be offering meatloaf with homestyle gravy, mashed potatoes and roasted carrots. Call...
Dog walk at Nasketucket Bay Reservation with the Buzzards Bay Coalition
MATTAPOISETT — The Buzzards Bay Coalition will be hosting a dog walk at Nasketucket Bay State Reservation in Mattapoisett on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 9 a.m. Come meet new dog pals and friends and get in some steps. The view at the end of the trail is...
Final Mattapoisett Museum pop-up shop of the year
On Saturday, December 12 from 1-3 p.m., the Mattapoisett Museum will hold its final pop-up shop for the holiday season at the Carriage House entrance on Baptist Street. The museum’s newest publication, “Memory Lane: Walks & Stories Around the...
Marion Garden Group Holiday Boutique cancelled
MARION — Originally scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 12, the Marion Garden Group’s annual holiday boutique outdoors at the Benjamin D. Cushing Community Center has been cancelled.
Experience two story walks with the Mattapoisett Land Trust
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Land Trust Education Committee, in collaboration with the Mattapoisett Library and the Old Rochester Regional School District Community Service Learning students, teachers and parents, have installed two story walks...
Marion Police to host drive-through Christmas toy drive
MARION — The Marion Police Brotherhood will be hosting a Christmas drive-thru event on Sunday Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon at the bus loop at Sippican School to benefit the Justice Resources Institute , a local non-profit organization which provides...
Holiday “Challenge! Trivia” at the Library
MATTAPOISETT — On Friday, Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m., the Trivia Brothers will host a holiday-themed trivia night for the whole family. Family and friends from far and near to join in — there is no limit to the number of attendees. Wear an ugly sweater,...
Mattapoisett Museum to host Nov. 28 holiday pop up shop
MATTAPOISETT — On Nov. 28, the Mattapoisett Museum gift shop will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Carriage House on Baptist Street for an open-air pop-up shop . The museum’s newest publication, Memory Lane, will be available for sale. Originally...
Marion Girl Scouts to host food drive
MARION — On Saturday, Dec. 5, the Marion Girls Scout Troop 67041 will be hosting a holiday food drive at the Marion General Store from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The troop will be accepting non-perishable items that will be donated to Damien’s Pantry in...
Sippican Lands Trust hosting Outdoor Holiday Open House
MARION — The Sippican Lands Trust is hosting an Outdoor Holiday Open House at its Osprey Marsh, Peirson Woods and White Eagle properties on Sunday, Dec. 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. Visitors to the Peirson Woods property can enjoy a holiday StoryWalk titled “...
Mattapoisett Knights of Columbus ham and beans supper
MATTAPOISETT — The Knights of Columbus in Mattapoisett are hosting a curb side pick up Ham and Bean Supper. The Beans are the Mattapoisett famous Bernie Beans. Dinner will include ham, baked beans, potato salad, corn bread, and a brownie for dessert...
Sippican Lands Trust Post-Thanksgiving dog walk
MARION — The Sippican Lands Trust will be hosting its annual Post-Thanksgiving Dog Walk on Sunday, Nov. 29 at 1 p.m. at its White Eagle property (part of Aucoot Woods). This year’s Post-Thanksgiving Dog Walk will be capped to 10 participants and...
See the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra with the Mattapoisett Free Public Library
MATTAPOISETT — Catch a virtual concert with the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Ten families will have an opportunity to request a ticket for this experience which features guest pianist Alexander Korsantia on stage...
Marion First Congregational Church hosts inaugural leaf raking party
MARION — All the leaves were brown (and yellow, orange and red), but the sky wasn’t gray at the First Congregational Church of Marion’s first annual leaf raking party on Nov. 11. Tinker Saltonstall coordinated the fall raking party at church on...
Mattapoisett Free Public Library to virtually host food author Mark Bittman
The Mattapoisett Free Library will be hosting a virtual talk with food writer Mark Bittman on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. Mark Bittman is the author of over 30 acclaimed books on food and cooking, including the #1 New York Times...
Mattapoisett Free Public Library to virtually host author Darcy H. Lee
MATTAPOISETT — Darcy H. Lee, author of
Ghosts of Plymouth, Massachusetts,
will talk about her book via Zoom on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 at 6 p.m. Plymouth is known as "America's Hometown," and it’s also known as a place with many haunting...
Virtual anti-racism Q&A on Nov. 17 with performance from Rebecca Correia
The Tri-Town and Beyond Community Read Committee will host a live, virtual Q & A with local leaders to discuss anti-racism and promote justice on Nov. 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m via Zoom that will feature a live performance by Nashville and Rochester...
Mattapoisett Free Public Library November programs
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Free Public Library will be hosting a multitude of events in the month of November. On Thursday, Nov. 12 at 3:30 p.m., the library will host an interactive program through Zoom to learn about sound. Students will...
Ripe From the Vine to host grand opening
MARION — Ripe From the Vine, LLC, located at 119 Wareham Road in Marion will be celebrating its grand opening from Nov. 13 to 15, with a ribbon-cutting on the 13th at 2 p.m. and raffles, refreshments, and giveaways throughout the weekend. The store...
Here’s what to do on Halloweekend in the Tri-Town
Another holiday, same pandemic. Halloween will still be happening in the Tri-Town, but it will look a little different due to covid. On Friday, Oct. 30, residents can trick or treat from trunk to trunk at Old Rochester’s Trunk or Treat event hosted...
Visit Sippican Lands Trust’s self-guided Halloween walk at Brainard Marsh
MARION — The Sippican Lands Trust will be hosting a self-guided Halloween walk at Brainard Marsh property from Friday, Oct. 30 through Sunday, Nov. 1. See spooky decorations along the trail and read along to “The Ghost-Eye Tree” written by Bill...
Rochester veterans franks & beans drive-thru supper
ROCHESTER — On Nov. 7 at noon, a franks & beans drive-thru supper will be held for Rochester Veterans at the Rochester Senior Center, 67 Dexter Lane. This is a free event for veterans and their families. Call the Senior Center at 508-763-8723 to...
Pop-up poster shop at the Mattapoisett Museum
The Mattapoisett Museum will be hosting a pop-up poster shop outside on the lawn of the museum on Sunday, Nov. 1 at 11 a.m. The museum will be selling Mattapoisett-themed posters from its vault, as well as books that the museum has printed. The...
Things to do: Trunk or treat, buy books, go stargazing
There’s a lot to do in the Tri-Town this week. For more, check out our calendar.
Thursday, Oct. 22
Learn about the history of Cape Cod Shipbuilding Company
The Sippican Historical Society will be...
Spooky Stargazing at the Bogs
MATTAPOISETT — The Buzzards Bay Coalition will be taking guests on a journey from The Bogs in Mattapoisett through the solar system with spooky stargazing on Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. Guests can use the coalition’s Celestron 8-inch SCT telescope with...
Local outdoor exploration lecture with the Mattapoisett Land Trust
The Mattapoisett Free Public Library will host a virtual presentation with the Education Committee of the Mattapoisett Land Trust on Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. on the properties and trails residents can find in their own community Members of the Education...
Mattapoisett Free Public Library Trivia night
On Thursday, October 29 at 7 p.m., the Mattapoisett Free Public Library will host a virtual trivia night led by the Trivia Brothers for the whole family. Preregistration is required at
Mattapoisett Lions Club Halloween Family Fun Festival
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Lions Club will be hosing a Mini Fall Family Fun Festival drive-by on Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Old Hammondtown School driveway from noon to 3 p.m. Each child will receive a small pumpkin & goody bag (while...
Trunk or Treat at Old Rochester High School
MATTAPOISETT — Trick or treat from trunk to trunk at Old Rochester’s Trunk or Treat event hosted by the Class of 2022 on Oct. 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information and to reserve a spot, scan the QR code on the poster with your smartphone’s...
Elizabeth Taber Library outdoor book sale
The Elizabeth Taber Library will hold an outdoor book sale on Oct. 23 and 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fill a small bag for $5 or a large bag for $10. Hand-blown glass lobster claw ornaments will also be available for $30. One party per table at a time...
Historic Hurricane lecture
MARION — In conjunction with the “Historic Hurricanes” exhibit, the Sippican Historical Society Series Speaker Series will present Eric Jay Dolin, author of “A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America’s Hurricanes” in a Zoom lecture on...
Learn about Cape Cod Shipbuilding Company with the Sippican Historical Society
MARION — The Sippican Historical Society will be hosting a lecture via Zoom on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. by Wendy Goodwin, who will take guests through the 121 year history Cape Cod Shipbuilding Company with photos and stories. Located on the Wareham River...
Tour the Hoff Property with Sippican Lands Trust
MARION — Sippican Lands Trust is hosting tours of the Hoff Property on Oct. 8 at 1 and 3 p.m. to teach guests more more about the property and what it will take to conserve the land. Space is limited due to coronavirus. Email info@sippicanlandstrust...
Grab n’ Go lunch at the Marion Council on Aging
MARION — The town’s Council on Aging and Coastline Elderly Services are sponsoring a series of drive-through Grab’ n Go lunches provided by On the Go on Tuesdays from noon to 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 20, 27, Monday Nov. 2, Nov. 10, 17, and 24. The lunches...
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