By Beth David, Editor
This weekend features Fairhaven’s largest annual event, the Homecoming Day Fair, in the streets around Town Hall. The event is a destination for thousands of people, and is a true homecoming for many who use the event to catch up with people they have not seen for a long time.
In addition to the big fair, there are a few other events, and some regul;ar summer activities, to keep people busy all weekend.
Homecoming Day Fair
Saturday, June 24, Center Street, from William to Green streets, Fairhaven, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fairhaven’s largest annual event features about 175 booths of handmade crafts and delicious foods in addition to live entertainment, an art exhibit on the west lawn of the Unitarian Church, and children’s activities, including the very popular fire engine rides on an antique fire engine.
Sponsored by the Fairhaven Improvement Association. Free. Handicap parking available.
For more information, visit http://FairhavenImprovement.org.
Entertainment schedule on page 22.
Fairhaven High School Tours
Tour this unique Elizabethan-influence school given to the town in 1906 by Fairhaven native and Standard Oil Co. executive Henry H. Rogers. Tours are conducted by Robert Foster, president of the FHS Alumni Association, Class of ’66. Meet inside the Main Entrance on Route 6 in the front of the high school. Parking is behind the school. Accessible. No reservations required. Free.
Sat., 6/24 (same day as the Homecoming Day Fair), 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., Noon, 1:30 p.m.
Fridays, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14, at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
For more information, email Bob Foster at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blessing of the Oldies Car Show
Sunday, June 25, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Cushman Park, Green Street, Fairhaven (show cars use Spring Street entrance)
The FHS Angels of ’76 are holding this fundraiser, kicking off the car cruise season with DJ Johnny Angel on the bandstand. Have your classic or antique car and your family blessed for 2017. Dash plaques for first 100 cars to sign in. Three trophies will be awarded. Donation is $10 per car. Participants should sign in at the Spring Street entrance to Cushman Park at 9:00 a.m. For more information, contact John Sharples at 774-365-7968.
FHS All Class Breakfast
Sun., 6/25, the Fairhaven High School Class of 1967 will host the annual “All Class Breakfast” buffet in the FHS Cafeteria from 8:30– 10:30 A.M. Doors will open promptly at 8:30. The entrance to the cafeteria is across from the football field on the east side of the building. Tickets are $10 and the breakfast will be catered by the Courtyard Restaurant. Tickets can be purchased at the Euro Store, corner of Main and Center streets, at the Alumni Booth at the Homecoming Fair on June 24; or contact Anita Alferes (email@example.com), phone 508.992.5456.
Book Sale at the Unitarian Memorial Church
Join the Unitarian Universalist Society of Fairhaven (UUSF) on Saturday June 24, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. for our Annual Book Sale. The Annual Book Sale will be held at the Unitarian Memorial Church, 102 Green Street, Fairhaven. Free admission.
The Unitarian Universalist Society of Fairhaven is a warm, supportive community for each person’s spiritual journey. We are committed to the pursuit of religious freedom and to building a world that is just, peaceable, and sustainable. Sunday Worship Service is held at 10:30AM.
For more information, visit us at www.uufairhaven.org.
Masonic Lodge Open House
George H. Taber Lodge, 20 Center St. Fairhaven will be holding an Open House during the Fairhaven Homecoming Fair, Sat. 6/24, from 9 a.m.– 3 p.m. Tour the beautiful lodge room: One of the lesser known gifts of Henry Huttleston Rogers.
Whitfield-Manjiro Friendship House
Saturdays & Sundays, Noon to 4:00 p.m., 11 Cherry St., Fairhaven
Visit the house of Capt. William Whitfield, who rescued Japanese fisherman Manjiro Nakahama from a Pacific island in 1841 and brought him to Fairhaven. Manjiro became the first Japanese person to live in America and later grew in prominence in Japan following the opening of Japan to western trade. Admission to the house is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $4 for children. For more info, visit http://Whitfield-Manjiro.org.
Old Stone Schoolhouse
Saturdays, 12:30–4:00 p.m., 40 North St., Fairhaven Fairhaven’s first one-room district school is open for the public to see what schooling was like in the 1800s. Children’s activities. Free. Note: The Old Stone Schoolhouse has no restroom. For more information, visit http:// fairhaventours.com/old-stone-school-house/, call 508-979-4085 or email FairhavenTours@ fairhaven-ma.gov.
Click here to download the entire 6/22/17 issue: 06-22-17 RoadRace