Municipal Meetings

thru October 25, 2017

The list below includes posted meeting

times for municipal boards, committees, and councils.


Friday, October 20

REGIONAL SCHOOL AGREEMENT STUDY COMMITTEE

3 PM - Blanding Library


Monday, October 23

BOARD OF ASSESSORS

7 PM - Town Office


Tuesday, October 24

BOARD OF ASSESSORS

9:30 AM - Town Office

CONSERVATION COMMITTEE

7 PM - Town Office

TOWN EVENTS COMMITTEE

7 PM - 5 Ralsie Road


Wednesday, October 25

PALMER RIVER

SCHOOL COUNCIL

3:45 PM - PRES

375 COMMITTEE

7 PM - Senior Center

COUNCIL ON AGING BOARDF

7 PM - Senior Center

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FALL EVENTS

Wednesday, November 1

7 PM

Seekonk Gun Club

REHOBOTH LIONS CLAM BOIL

The public is invited to the Lions Club’s popular clam boil.  Tickets are $30 for a traditional clam boil. The Seekonk Gun Club is located at 61 Reed Street in Rehoboth. Please see any Lion for tickets or email Chuck Procopio at chuckp@ne-cb.com.


Wednesday, November 1

7 PM

Blanding Library

BLANDING BOOK CLUB

The book choice for November is Flight of the Sparrow by Amy Brown.  This historical novel is based on the life of Mary Rowlandson who was captured by native Americans and struggles to reenter society.  Copies of the book are available at the library.  All are welcome to join this friendly group of readers for a lively discussion.


Saturday, November 4

6:30 PM

Holy Ghost Brotherhood

MANTANCA CELEBRATION

The Holy Ghost Brotherhood of Charity, Inc. based in Rehoboth at 43 Broad Street offers this celebration. For ticket information, please call Dean at 401-864-3477 or Fred at 401-255-3738.


Monday, November 6

6 PM

Carpenter Museum

CREATING DAZZLING HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENTS

The Rehoboth Garden Club will host blue ribbon-winning floral designer Barbara Blossom who will create several holiday arrangements -- from a double cornucopia for Thanksgiving to a New Year’s dazzler.  Barbara’s “out of the box” styles are sure to delight, and her engaging personality sparkles in her designs.  The public is invited to learn, laugh and enjoy refreshments.  There is a $5 fee for guests. You may be lucky enough to win one of the drawings fro Barbara’s creations!  As always, the club welcomes new members.  For info, contact Dianne Burns at 508-336-9933, or dburns54@comcast.net.


Wednesday, November 8

8:30 to 11 AM

Gladys L. Hurrell Senior Center

PUBLIC FLU VACCINE CLINIC

Get your flu shot! The Rehoboth Council on Aging and Anawan Pharmacy will conduct a Flu Vaccine Clinic for anyone age nine years and up. Please bring your health insurance card with you.  If you can’t the clinic, Anawan Pharmacy offers flu vaccinations during regular business hours at 224 Winthrop Street. For more info, please contact Anawan Pharmacy at 774-901-2445.


Wednesday, November 8

6:30 PM

Palmer River Elementary School Cafeteria

REHOBOTH PTSA

Parents, teachers and students are always welcome to attend monthly meetings of the Rehoboth PTSA.


Thursday, November 9

6 to 8 PM

Goff Memorial Hall

LYME DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP

The Bristol County Lyme Disease Support Group provides support and networking opportunities to individuals affected directly and indirectly by Lyme and associated tick borne diseases. All interested are welcome to attend the monthly meeting. For more info: Facebook and Website


Friday, November 10

4 to 9 PM

Saturday, November 11

9 AM to 4 PM

Francis Farm, Rehoboth, MA

ANNUAL FOLK ART AND

ARTISANS SHOW

The Rehoboth Antiquarian Society's Carpenter Museum will host its annual Folk Art & Artisans Show, a longstanding community tradition, the Folk Art & Artisans Show showcases the region’s finest local crafters and artisans. Over 70 vendors from across southern New England will offer a wide selection of beautiful homemade gifts, just in time for the holiday season. The products available include jewelry, pottery, apparel, paintings, bath and body products, specialty foods, wooden items and more. Admission is free. Parking is $3/car. Proceeds from the show benefit the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society.


Saturday, November 11

11 AM

Cenotaph at Route 44 and Danforth

Veterans Memorial Gazebo

VETERANS DAY CEREMONY

Rehoboth Veterans Services and American Legion Post 302 will host a public memorial observance in honor of Veterans Day, the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month when the armistice was signed to end WWI.  There will be a brief ceremony at the cenotaph flags at the intersection of Route 44 and Danforth Street followed by placing of a wreath at the Rehoboth Veterans Memorial Gazebo on the Redway Plain.


Saturday, November 11

11:30 AM to 1 PM

American Legion Post 302

VETERANS DAY LUNCHEON

Rehoboth veterans are invited to attend a special free Veterans Day luncheon at Post 302.  The meal, prepared by Kim Fagundes, will include salad, Italian bread, roasted garlic in flavored oil for dipping, marinated mushrooms, stuffed shells with chicken and penne in white sauce with broccoli, olives, feta, and parmesan cheese, three types of calzones (Italian, spinach with pepperoni, and veggie), Dessert includes strawberry and pineapple trifle with homemade whipped cream, chocolate trifle with Kahlua-drenched Devil’s Food Cake and a homemade whipped cream made with Bailey’s Irish Cream.  Local veterans are asked to RSVP by November 5 with Veterans Services Officer Jake Kramer at veterans@town.rehoboth.ma.us or sign up at the American Legion.


Saturday, November 11

7 PM - Doors Open, Wine Bar

7:30 PM - Performance

Goff Memorial Hall Goff Memorial Hall

ARTS IN THE VILLAGE CLASSICAL CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS PIANIST MISUZU TANAKA

Doors open at 7 PM for the second concert of the 2017-2018 Season of Arts in the Village with pianist Misuzu Tanaka featuring a program including Beethoven’s Piano Sonata Op. 109, Janáček’s Piano Sonata I. X .1905 “From the Street,” and Liszt’s Après une Lecture de Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata. Tickets are $18 adults; $16 seniors; $8 children. Cash or checks only, payable to the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society. Tickets are also available at the door. Non-reserved seating, first come, first seated. Subscriptions rates available.  For more info, call 508-463-5384.


Sunday, November 12

8 to 11:30 AM

American Legion Post 302

ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST

The public is invited to this yummy all you can eat breakfast featuring pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, S.O.S. (that old military favorite), home fries, fruit cup with coffee and juice. Cost is $8 per person.


Saturday, November 4

6:30 PM

Holy Ghost Brotherhood

MANTANCA CELEBRATION

The Holy Ghost Brotherhood of Charity, Inc. based in Rehoboth at 43 Broad Street offers this celebration. For ticket information, please call Dean at 401-864-3477 or Fred at 401-255-3738.


Monday, November 13

10 to 11 AM

Blanding Library

YOGA FOR FAMILIES

This free parent-child wellness event is sponsored by the PACE Child Care Works, part of the Child Care Resource and Referral Affiliates of Southeastern Massachusetts. The class offers yoga instruction for parents with children, birth through age 8. Funded in part by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. For more info, kindly contact Jocelyn at 508-984-3559 or email jcarvalho@paceccw.org.


Saturday, November 18

6:30 PM

Holy Ghost Brotherhood

TURKEY RAFFLE

The Holy Ghost Brotherhood of Charity, Inc. based in Rehoboth at 43 Broad Street hosts their annual turkey raffle fundraiser. For ticket information, please call Dean at 401-864-3477 or Fred at 401-255-3738.


Sunday, December 3

3 to 5 PM

Goff Memorial Hall

CONCERT BY THE PROVIDENCE ADULT STRING ENSEMBLE

The Providence Adult String Ensemble will perform in Goff Memorial Hall with a reception to follow the concert.  Admission is a free-will donation with all funds collected going to the Friends of the Blanding Library.


Wednesday, December 6

7 PM

Blanding Library

BLANDING BOOK CLUB

The book choice for December is Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler.  This novel chronicles four generations of the Whitshank family and tells an unsentimental story in praise of family in all its emotional complexity. All are welcome to join this friendly group of readers for a lively discussion.


Wednesday, December 20

7 PM

Carpenter Museum

CARPENTER MUSEUM

GENEALOGY GROUP

The Carpenter Museum Genealogy Group meets monthly to help both novice and experienced genealogy enthusiasts.All are welcome to attend. WiFi is available, so bring your device. See our Facebook page for more details. For info on the group, please email: Genealogy@RehobothAntiquarian.org.

Calendar Info also available on the following pages:


Senior Center    

Blanding Library

Wellness & Support

Music & Art

OCTOBER EVENTS


Thursday, October 19

7 to 10 PM

Rehoboth Fire Station Three

FAMOUS STEAK SUPPER

Fire Station 3 Association hosts their Famous Steak Supper fundraiser.  Cost is $25 per dinner at Station 3 located on Pleasant Street in South Rehoboth.  For tickets or more info, please call 508-379-0156.


Saturday, October 21

9 AM to 1 PM

Bristol County Savings Bank, Route 44

REHOBOTH 375 COMMEMORATIVE TEE-SHIRT

POP-UP SALE

The Rehoboth 375 Anniversary Committee will be selling 375 commemorative tee-shirts in the vestibule of Bristol County Savings Bank.  Shirts feature the 375 logo on the front and a beautiful illustration by Rehoboth artist Melissa Treichler on the back.  Adult sizes up to XL are $20 each or $22 for the XXL. Youth sizes M and L are $15 each.  All profits support the Rehoboth 375 Parade next year. 


Saturday, October 21

9 AM to 3 PM

Gladys L. Hurrell Senior Center

REHOBOTH SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB

ANNUAL FALL BAZAAR

Homemade goods, gift items, crafts, knitted items, jewelry, baked goods, raffles and more. Kitchen will be open for hungry shoppers. Two psychic mediums, Tom and Nancy, will offer readings.  Anyone who spends at least $10 will get a chance at the “slot machine” for a prize. There will also be “Craft, Trash and Treasure” tables outside.  Reserve your space now for $15 with a $5 deposit. Vendors supply their own tables/chairs and bring home whatever is left unsold. Call Diana at 508-336-4195 to make a table reservation.


Saturday, October 21

6 PM

Knights of Columbus Hall, North Providence

FUNDRAISER DINNER CONCERT FOR REHOBOTH

RESIDENT KELLY CHARTIER featuring

STEVE SMITH AND THE NAKEDS

A benefit concert featuring rhythm and blues band Steve Smith and the Nakeds will raise money for Rehoboth resident Kelly Chartier to support her medical expenses and surgery to treat gastroparesis, a life-threatening condition. Tickets are $45 per person including a pasta dinner and the concert.  Tix must be purchased in advance and are available locally at Bravo Music on Route 44 in Rehoboth or online on the Rehoboth Youth Soccer website. The event will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1675 Douglas Avenue in North Providence.


Saturday, October 21

6 PM - Drop Off and Sign In

8 PM - Sign Out and Pick Up

Goff Memorial Hall

REHOBOTH AND SEEKONK GIRL SCOUTS

BRING-A-FRIEND COSTUME PARTY

This adult supervised event is open to Rehoboth and Seekonk Girl Scouts and their friends, K through grade 12, featuring games, snacks, crafts, music, line dancing.  Costumes are encouraged. No charge other than a non-perishable or cash donations for Rehoboth Helping Hands Food Pantry.  Grocery store gift cards appreciated. For more information, please contact Carol-Anne at akaredant@comcast.net.


Sunday, October 22

11 AM

South Rehoboth Fire Station 3

2017 FIREFIGHTER’S MEMORIAL CEREMONY

The public is invited to the Rehoboth Fire Department’s annual memorial ceremony and reception to honor local firefighters. Fire Station 3 is located at 104 Pleasant Street.


Sunday, October 22

6 to 8 PM

Goff Memorial Hall

SUNDAY NIGHT JAMMERS COMMUNITY DANCE

Live music by the Jammers for contra dance and a variety of international and couple dances such as polkas and waltzes. Free and open to the public. All ages and beginners are welcome. It is not necessary to come with a partner.  Please wear soft-soled shoes. Musicians welcome, so bring your instrument. A potluck precedes the dance at 6 PM. Contact Bob Elliott by calling 774-644-1369 or Bobolinkelliott@yahoo.com. Visit their website.


Tuesday, October 24

7 to 8 PM

Blanding Library

TALK SAVES LIFES: SUICIDE PREVENTION

Join Daryl Velez from Massachusetts American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for a discussion on the issue of suicide and how “talk saves lives” followed by a question and answer session.  For more info, please contact Whitney Pape at 508-252-4236 or email wpape@sailsinc.org.


Thursday, October 26

6:30 PM

Blanding Library

KNIT ONE, PURL TWO NEEDLEWORKERS GROUP

Come join the knitting and needleworkers group whether you are a beginner or an expert!  All ages welcome and no need to register.  Drop by!


Friday, October 27

3 to 6 PM - Drop off entries

Palmer River Elementary School

PTSA PUMPKIN WALK CARVING CONTEST

The Rehoboth PTSA is holding a pumpkin carving contest and display on the pumpkin walk for the annual Jack O’ Lantern Festival.  No limit to the number of carved pumpkins per person.  Please include a flameless source of illumination (LED tea light, glow sticks, etc.).  Label the pumpkins with your name and grade.  Pumpkins must be taken home at the conclusion of the Saturday, October 28 event.


Friday, October 27

7 PM

American Legion Post 302

SURF AND TURF RAFFLE

The public is invited to this meat (and surf) raffle. Try your luck!  Kim’s Kitchen will be open for your dining pleasure as well as the legion bar.


Friday, October 27

8 PM

Goff Memorial Hall

HALLOWEEN REHOBOTH CONTRA DANCE

Caller Dave Eisenstadter will lead the dance with live music by Julie Metcalf and Max Newman. Halloween costumes are enjoyed and appreciated, but not required. Beginners of all ages, singles, couples, and families are welcome to attend the dances held at Goff Memorial Hall from 8 to 11 PM. Partners not necessary. Dances will be taught by caller. General admission: $9; $8 for students; $5 for under 16s; $20 for families with children under 16; $5 for latecomers.  Home-made tasty treats for the break are always appreciated. For more info, call 508-252-6375. Contra Dance Website


Friday, October 27

7:30 to 11 PM

Seekonk Rod & Gun Club, 61 Reed Street, Rehoboth

GILLY’S MONSTER MASH 2017 COSTUME FUNDRAISER FOR SEEKONK POLICE K-9 UNIT

The public is invited to this fundraiser to help raise money for the Seekonk Police K-9 Unit. The evening will feature food, raffles, games, cash bar, cash prize for best costume. Cost is $20 per person.  For tickets, please call Leisa Ferreira Silva at 508-269-4355.


Saturday, October 28

(Raindate: Sunday, October 29)

10 AM

Ephraim Hunt Ministerial Property . Rehoboth

REHOBOTH LAND TRUST SEASONAL HIKES

Rehoboth Land Trust members will lead the first free, public hike at the Ephraim Hunt Ministerial property on Pond Street.  There will be naturalists with every hiking group and each group will visit a vernal pond, an esker and the Providence to Taunton electric trolley trail.  Wear sturdy closed-toed shoes.  Other guided hikes are planned for the winter, spring and summer.  For more info, call Otter Brown at 508-252-6288.


Saturday, October 28

10 AM to 2 PM - Drop off entries

Palmer River Elementary School

PTSA PUMPKIN WALK CARVING CONTEST

The Rehoboth PTSA is holding a pumpkin carving contest and display on the pumpkin walk for the annual Jack O’ Lantern Festival.  No limit to the number of carved pumpkins per person.  Please include a flameless source of illumination (LED tea light, glow sticks, etc.). Label the pumpkins with your name and grade.  Pumpkins must be taken home at the conclusion of the Saturday, Ocrtober 28 event.


Saturday, October 28

5 to 9 PM

Hayrides start at 6 PM

Palmer River and Beckwith Middle schools

PTSA JACK O’ LANTERN FESTIVAL

This annual PTSA fundraiser features a pumpkin walk, hayrides, haunted hallways, face painting, games, food and drinks. $10 per family with a donation of an non-perishable food item for Rehoboth Food Pantry.


Sunday, October 29

11 AM to 2:30 PM

Greenlock Therapeutic Riding Center

59 Summer Street . Rehoboth

GREENLOCK AUTUMN FESTIVAL & HORSE SHOW

Greenlock hosts a festival featuring the non-profit therapeutic riding center’s annual horse show, yard sale, clothing drive fundraiser, kids crafts, food from Fun on a Bun, and a Big Bucks Lottery Drawing. The center relies on donations and fundraisers to keep program costs low for individuals with physical, developmental, and emotional differences.  For more info, visit the center website.


Sunday, October 29

11:30 AM to 1 PM

Rehoboth Fire Station 3

DRIVE THRU CHICKEN BBQ DINNER

Enjoy a delicious BBQ Chicken Dinner.  Just order and drive thru at Station 3 located on Pleasant Street in South Rehoboth. Tickets are $12 per dinner.  For tix, please call 508-379-0156.


Tuesday, October 31

6:30 to 9 PM

Rehoboth Fire Station 3

104 Pleasant Street

ANNUAL CHILDREN’S HALLOWEEN PARTY

and BRING YOUR PUMPKIN CONTEST

Rehoboth firefighters host this annual Halloween Bash for kids of all ages. Free. Drop by for games, treats and lots of fun. Costumes encouraged, but optional. Bring your best pumpkin (decorated, pie, cake, dish, muffin, anything pumpkin) for the Bring Your Pumpkin Contest with prizes awarded.  For more info, kindly contact randy@horsemensltd.com.