Super Spooky, Extra Scary Halloween Event


The Sippican Lands Trust is planning a super spooky, extra scary Halloween event for kids 8 years and older on Friday, October 30 beginning at 5:00 pm. Renowned scary storyteller David Mello will be featured as we walk through Aucoot Woods, property managed together by the Sippican Lands Trust and the Marion Open Space Acquisition […] Read more »

Join the Kitties for Oktopurrfest


It’s All About the Animals will host Oktopurrfest, a free, fun-filled celebration for pet lovers of all ages, on October 18 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm on the shelter grounds located at 103 Marion Road, Rochester. “Autumn is a beautiful time of year on the South Coast and offers the ‘purrfect’ opportunity for shelter […] Read more »

Winter Moth Prevention: Free Workshop


The Mattapoisett Tree Committee and Tree Warden Roland Cote will present a tree-banding workshop to demonstrate how to band trees to trap winter moths this fall before they climb trees and lay eggs for a new generation of caterpillars. The workshop will take place on Saturday, October 17 at the Mattapoisett Land Trust’s property at […] Read more »

Slate of Tabor Speakers Discuss Empathy


On the evening of September 23, Tabor Academy welcomed Dr. Michael Kimmel, Director of the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities, Stony Brook University and author of Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men, to speak with students and faculty. The faculty from Old Rochester Regional High School was also invited to […] Read more »

New Directors at Sippican Historical Society


At its board meeting on September 24, the Sippican Historical Society appointed two new directors: Robert Darnton and Helen Hills. Robert Darnton was a professor of history at Princeton University for 39 years and then moved to Harvard University to become the Director of the Harvard University Library and a Professor of History for the […] Read more »

Marion Art Center Auditions

MAC Bell Tower

The Marion Art Center will hold open auditions for a production of one-act plays to be decided. Males and females of all ages are invited to audition. No acting experience needed. Rehearsal schedule would be flexible based on the cast. Audition Dates: October 5 and 6 at 7:00 pm at Marion Art Center, 80 Pleasant […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Community Preservation Committee


The Mattapoisett Community Preservation Committee is now accepting project funding applications for inclusion in the spring 2016 town meeting. Applications can be picked up in paper form at the Mattapoisett Town Hall or can be downloaded at Applications must be turned into the selectmen’s office by November 15 in order for consideration. Read more »

Rochester Cultural Council


The Rochester Cultural Council is seeking funding proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities and science projects which must also ensure a public benefit component. Grant application forms are available online at Please visit the Massachusetts Cultural Council website for grant submission details. The deadline to submit grant applications is October 15, 2015 and six copies […] Read more »

Marion Recreation Fall Dance Classes


Marion Recreation Fall Dance classes are open for registration. Once again, Hip Hop and Musical Theatre are being offered. This session’s Musical Theatre Class will be WICKED! Classes begin on Wednesday, October 7 and run until Wednesday, December 9 (no classes on November 11 or 25). Musical Theatre is 3:15 – 4:15 pm and Hip […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Cultural Council


Mattapoisett Cultural Council seeks grant proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs. These grants support a variety of artistic projects and activities in and around Mattapoisett – including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies or performances in schools, workshops and lectures. This year, Mattapoisett Cultural Council will distribute about $4,400 in grants. Previously […] Read more »