Ft. Phoenix Encampment
NOTE TIME/DATE CHANGES
Saturday ONLY, 9/28, from 10 a.m.– 5 p.m., Fort Phoenix, Fort St., Fairhaven. Cannon firing at 5 p.m.
Due to the threat of EEE from infected mosquitoes and official warnings from the Town of Fairhaven and Commonwealth of Mass., the militia will hold a ONE-DAY ENCAMPMENT on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. At 5 o’clock the militia will fire the five Seacoast Defense Cannon and then take down camp for the safety of all participants.
Talk to period costumed men and women about the fort’s history and life in the 1770s. See military drilling, flintlock musket and cannon firing demonstrations and camp cooking demonstrations. Children can try 18th century games and toys. Also see activities such as tin smithing, leather working, carpentry, sewing, fire starting, and more.
Free. Accessible. For more info: 508-979-4085 or visit https://fairhavenvillagemilitia.blogspot.com/
The town of Fairhaven will hold its annual town auction on Saturday, 9/28, at 9 a.m., at the public works garage on Arsene Street.
The annual event allows the public to bid on surplus town property, including vehicles, confiscated and found property recovered by the police department such as bicicles, and office equipment.
Find the updated list of items at https://www.fairhaven-ma.gov/home/news/bpw-annual-town-auction-saturday-september-28 or contact the Board of Public Works, 508-979-4030
Items include vehicles, bicycles, tools, office equpment, and several paddlecraft.
LAST Pirates & Privateers
Friday, 9/27, 10:00 a.m., last one of the season. Start at Fort Phoenix flagpole, Fort Phoenix, Old Fort Rd., Fairhaven
Hear tales of pirates, Revolutionary War era privateers, and historical Fort Phoenix presented by Greybeard, an 18th century gunner from the privateer sloop Broome, Abigail “Abby” Black, a ship’s doctor, Mr. Church the cook, and Andrew the Powder Monkey. Learn which things you think you know about pirates are myths based on fiction, the difference between pirates and “legal” privateers, and whether or not real pirates said “arrrgh!”
Presentation includes a demonstration firing of a black powder swivel gun. Weather permitting. For more information, visit https://fairhaventours.com/category/tours/
Join the Friends of SMEC on Sat., 9/28, for a Walk-A-Thon to benefit SMEC, which works with special needs adults assisting them with finding jobs, life skills, etc.
Meet at 56 Bridge St., Fairhaven. Reg. 8:30–9:30 a.m. Steps off at 9:30 (Rain date 9/29).
For questions about the event, to donate, or volunteer, contact Sherri Tetrault, at (508) 998-5599 ext 130.
To learn more about Friends of SMEC, visit http://smecollaborative.org/friends-of-smec/
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