Things to do, Week of May 23

May 23, 2024

Thursday, May 23

A fresh read

Stock up on your spring reading and help support the Friends of the Wareham Free Library at its May book sale, held at the Wareham Free Library, 59 Marion Road. 

The sale will take place Thursday, May 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, May 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, May from 25 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Friday, May 24

Magic for seniors

Ed the Wizard will be at the Council on Aging, 48 Marion Road, in the community room at 1 p.m., performing his program “Magic for Seniors.”

From mind-reading to coins to cards, there will be something magical for all. Call 508-291-3130 to register. 

Get your lasagna

Trinity Christian Church at 462 Main Street will host a lasagna supper from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The menu includes: lasagna, salad, garlic bread, assorted homemade desserts and a beverage. The charge for the dunner is $15 for adults and $7 for children under 10.

For more information or to RSVP, call or text Pastor Ginny at 508-264-1988.

Saturday, May 25

One man’s trash...

Trinity Christian Church, at 462 Main Street, will hold its a yard sale on its rain date of Saturday, May 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The yard sale will also take place across the street at 485 Main Street in the parsonage yard.

Clutter and collectables

A community flea market and yard sale will occur at the Swifts Beach Improvement Association clubhouse, 38 Pleasant Street, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Association will sponsor the sale. The rain date will be on Sunday, May 26. 

Tables cost $25 for members and $35 for non-members.

Grand opening for Shangri-La park

Shangri-La Memorial Park at 7 Shangri-la Boulevard will have a grand opening from 12 to 3 p.m.

This will be a potluck event, with hamburgers and hotdogs already provided. Organizers have requested that attendees bring side dishes as well as plastic cutlery, napkins and wet wipes. 

“Let’s celebrate that after six very long and difficult years, we finally have a park and playground to be proud of,” said organizer Carol Malsonson. 

Sunday, May 26

A pearl of an event

The Wareham Oyster Festival will return to Main Street from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for its eighth annual occurrence.

Click here for more information. 

Games and dances

The Swifts Beach Improvement Association will hold a family tournament for the dice game LCR at 7 p.m. A 70s themed dance party will be held afterward. 

The cost is $5 per person. The tournament will take place at the Association’s clubhouse, 38 Pleasant Street.

Monday, May 27

Remember the fallen

A Memorial Day ceremony will take place at various sites across Wareham. Click here for more information. 

Sailing, sand castles and spikeball

The Onset Bay Center will host a community day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Stop by Onset Beach to check out the center, to find out about summer programs and upcoming activities, to learn about the Buzzards Bay Coalition’s conservation work and to try out watersport equipment.

More information is available at

Tuesday, May 28

Remove invasive species

The Wareham Land Trust will hold a trail day from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Stoney Run, 600 Main Street. Volunteers will remove invasive species. To register, visit

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