Hard to believe, but Christmas is just around the corner. The Tri-towns of Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester have many events planned to celebrate the holidays. Check them out.
MATTAPOISETT — The Old Rochester Regional High School Drama Club will bring Charles Dickens’ classic story “A Christmas Carol” to the stage.
Performances are at the ORR auditorium and will be at Dec. 1-3 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee on Dec. 4 at 2 p.m.
The cast has more than 100 students and stars Paul Kippenberger, Jack Roussell, Sara Achorn, Alice Bednarczyk, Kelly Bruce, Nicholas Claudio, Cammi Kidney, Kate MacLean, Michaela Mattson, Adam Perkins, Christopher Savino, Grace Stephens, Sienna Wurl and Damion Alton as Tiny Tim.
The adaptation and set design is by Director Paul Sardinha, and the costumes are by Helen Blake.
Tickets are $10 for students and seniors and $12 for the general public. They are available at The Pen & Pendulum in Mattapoisett, The Marion General Store in Marion and Plumb Corner Market in Rochester. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. For information and ticket reservations, call 508-951-5302.
Rochester-The Friends of Plumb Library are holding their annual Holiday Fair from. There will be a Silent Auction offering handmade items, gift baskets and gift certificates, a bake sale, the Rochester Historical Society selling shirts and books on local history, essential oils, Pampered Chef, Avon and a visit from author Nancy Cote. There will be entertainment throughout the day, including a visit from Santa from 11-12:30 p.m.
ROCHESTER — Rochester’s Annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony will take place on Monday, Dec. 5 at the Town Hall on Constitution Way.
The tree lighting will begin at 6:30 pm
All in attendance will be treated to music by the Rochester Memorial School band. Santa will be arriving to the holiday event by way of a fire engine.
Following the ceremony, free refreshments are available in Town Hall.
MATTAPOISETT — The Holiday in the Park activities begin in Shipyard Park at 3 p.m., so why not begin your celebration at the library?
The Mattapoisett Library will have a variety of holiday activities on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 1-3 p.m.
For children, there will be a gingerbread story time at 1 p.m. with Mrs. Burke, followed by a craft. Adults and teens will decorate ornaments with baubles and gems. Supplies will be provided.
Hot cocoa and cookies will be served. Everyone can dip into a grab bag of books and take one home, too.
This year once again the library is collecting new children’s books and pajamas in all sizes to donate to local shelters. Collection boxes are located in both the children’s and adult departments.
The library is located at 7 Barstow St. Call 508-758-4171 for more information or to sign up for the adult craft.
Mattapoisett’s annual Holiday in the Park and tree lighting will be held on Dec. 10, beginning at 3 p.m. at Shipyard Park.
There will be a chance to meet Santa, sample food from local eateries and participate in family activities.
Marion The Sippican Woman’s Club will host its 30th Annual Holiday House Tour and Tea on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10-4 p.m.
Under the leadership of Jeanne Bruen and a group of club members, this year’s “A Coastal Christmas” theme will be displayed at Handy’s Tavern and throughout town with five Marion homes open to tour-goers.
Advance tickets are $20 and are available in Marion at Serendipity by the Sea, The Bookstall and the General Store, and in Mattapoisett at Isabelle’s in the Ropewalk. Tickets are $25 on the day of the tour. Those purchasing tickets and those who already have them should begin at Handy’s Tavern, 152 Front St.
All proceeds from the tour go toward scholarships for eligible Marion high school seniors pursuing a bachelor’s degree.
The following day, Sunday, December 11th is the Village Stroll and Tree Lighting starting at 3 pm and Handy’s Tavern will be open from 3-5 p.m. for hot cider and cookies.
For additional information and tickets, visit www.sippicanwomansclub.org.
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