Things to do in town, Aug. 17 2023

Aug 17, 2023

There’s a lot going on in Wareham during any given week.

Visit for your itinerary.

Thursday, Aug. 17

‘Book it’ the last day of the library’s sale

Plan to shop at the Wareham Free Library for some favorites, or find something totally different. Both fiction and non-fiction books will be available. The Friends also have a great selection of children's' books. Bags will not be provided.

The sale will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will open again on Friday, Aug. 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The special section for August’s Theme Table will be “Classic Tales & Vintage Books.”

The Friends are not accepting donation until further notice. All proceeds from the sale support the work of the Friends, and the Friends support the Wareham Free Library by purchasing books and materials, much-needed equipment and programming.

Saturday, Aug. 19

Attend the Ashley Faye Family Funday

The 7th Annual Ashley Faye Family Funday Luau will from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Onset’s Dudley L Brown VFW Post 2846.

The fundraiser is in honor of Ashley Faye, who died in 2015. All of the proceeds are donated to local organizations in Wareham.

There will be food, music, raffles, face painting and a moon bounce.

Tickets for the event are $10 and children under 12 are free.

For more information, contact Myrna Amado at (508) 782-4584.

Sunday, Aug. 20

Cool off with ice cream and history lovers

The Wareham Historical Society is hosting its annual ice cream social from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Methodist Meeting House, 495 Main Street.

Admission is $5 and children under 12 enter for free.

This year, the historical society is hosting Tom and Sheila Monaghan, who will lead attendees in a sing-along program of classic American historic tunes from the 1700s to present time.

The building will be air-conditioned with new comfortable chairs.

For more information, call Angela M Dunham at 508-295-8578.

Take a back-to-school stroll

Elementary and middle school students are invited to take a stroll down Main Street to pick up school supplies at the first annual Back-to-School Stroll from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Beginning at the old train station on Merchants Way, familiyes will receive a tote bag and list of participating locations.

Town Administrator Derek Sullivan said, “It’s almost like a trick-or-treating for school supplies.”

Traveling down the street, students will have access to pens, pencils, erasers, notebooks, earbuds and more.

Sullivan said the goal was to “get something done downtown and to let the kids and their families know that the community is thinking about and reminding them that they’re a part of Wareham community as a whole.”