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VOTE!

Bakeries from around the nation have joined the search to find the Sweetest Bakery In America. The contest runs through July 31st, 2017. You can vote once a day via the link or in-store at participating bakeries. Click to vote for our own Continent Bakery!
Sweetest Bakery Contest

March

NOTE: the March 23rd event will be held at the Christ Church hall
250th March Events

March

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Mar 23

The Swansea Historical Society invites the public to a very special event Nancy Boardman, author, poet and Swansea Historian will present an Evening with Helen Pierce on Thursday March 23 at 6:00PM at Christ Church. Mrs. Pierce was Swansea’s beloved historian for many years and her encyclopedic knowledge of Swansea and its people is remembered fondly by many. Nancy will talk of her friendship with Helen and the public is invited to share their memories of Mrs. Pierce.
A Past President of the Swansea Historical Society, Nancy met Helen at an ice cream social held at the Luther Store Museum. During the years that followed, they became good friends and spent many hours together. With Helen's permission and that of her family, Boardman wrote the book, Let Me Introduce You to Helen Pierce
Anyone who has an interest in local history is welcome to this talk which is free and open to the public. Light Refreshments will be served.
For more information contact the Swansea Historical Society president Carl Becker at (508) 379-0972 or email at swanhist@gmail.com.

Mar 24

The Friends of the Swansea Public Library invite you to a very special evening of Traditional American and Celtic Folk Music with the always popular Atwater-Donnelly Band on Friday March 24, 2017 at 6:30PM at the Swansea Community Center located at 260 Ocean Grove Ave, Swansea. Join the Friends for an evening concert filled with a blend of Celtic and Traditional Music, an array of instruments and traditional step dancing! Tickets are $7 and are available at the Swansea Public Library during normal hours. Tickets are limited and will not be available the night of the concert. Light refreshments are included.
For more information, contact the library at 508-674-9609 or visit our website at www.swansealibrary.org or check out our Facebook page.

Mar 25

Tractor Supply, Swansea, is hosting a Pet Adoption/Vendor Fair from from 10 AM - 2 PM. 207 Swansea Mall Dr.
We will have something for everyone. Multiple dog rescues and shelters, reptile rescue, horse/pony rescues. There will be crafters of all shapes and sizes, with everything from homemade jewlery, to goat soap, to living creations. Homemade dog treats, and accessories. The best dog collars, harnesses and leashes. Pony rides will be available for the kids.
10 AM - 2 PM

Apr 1-7

Sock & Clothing Drives: Haley is Swansea's 2017 Project 351 Ambassador. She has organized a sock drive in the Swansea School Community and a Swansea Children's Clothing Drive on April 1st. These drives support Cradles to Crayons. Joseph Case High, Hoyle and Luther Schools are also participating in a sock drive April 3rd -7th for the same organization. The goal of the sock drives is to collect 2,000 pairs of new socks.
2017 Sock Drive

Apr 9

250th March Events

May 12

Swansea Animal Shelter Giant Yard Sale
Sunday, May 21 at 9 AM - 2 PM, 68 Stevens Rd, Swansea, MA
"We hold our biannual yard sale in the spring and fall to raise money for the animals in the shelters care. Medical needs are very expensive and raising money offsets the cost to taxpayers and allows us to afford some luxuries for the homeless animals in our community."
"Donations! We need your stuff! Redecorating the house for the spring, bring your old stuff to us. The area residents and our volunteers ALWAYS fill our basement with some great stuff. In fact, we always run out of room for it all. We can NOT take large furniture, old electronics, TV's of any kind, and JUNK. PLEASE DO NOT BRING US YOUR TRASH. We have to pay to dispose of it when nobody wants it. That old printer, yup, nobody want's that. The Mr Coffee from 1986, yup, NO GOOD. Recycle it or throw it in your own trash please. As always, THANK YOU!!!"
For more information, contact the shelter at (508) 679-6446 or visit our website or check out our Facebook page.

Mondays

Every Monday the Coloring Club for Adults takes place from 12:00-2:00PM. We provide the coloring pages, pens and pencils. Take time to relax and find your creative soul. Bring your own materials or try some of ours.
For more details, please contact the library at 508-674-9609 or visit our website at www.swansealibrary.org or check us out on Facebook.

Mondays

Every Monday eveningat the Swansea Public Library is Scrapbooking night at the library from 6-8PM. Scrapbooking and card making are ways to organize memories and create works of art for family and friends. (supplies not included)
For more details, please contact the library at 508-674-9609 or visit our website at www.swansealibrary.org or check us out on Facebook.

Tuesdays

Tuesday afternoons from 12:00-2:00PM at the Swansea Public Library the Swansea Genealogists get together to work on Family History Projects. Genealogy is hobby that will last a lifetime. This group works for those just starting in genealogy or those who have been working on their family history for years. 
For more details, please contact the library at 508-674-9609 or visit our website at www.swansealibrary.org or check us out on Facebook.

Thursdays

Thursday’s have the Swansea Knitters at the Swansea Public Library meeting from 12:00-2:00PM. Join this fun group of knitters as they share patterns, ideas and techniques. Whether you are a beginner or advanced, there is a place for you at the Reference Table.
For more details, please contact the library at 508-674-9609 or visit our website at www.swansealibrary.org or check us out on Facebook.

2nd & 4th Thursdays

Every 2nd and 4th Thursday, Simply Done, the Coupon and Recipe Swapping group meets at the Swansea Public Library to share ideas, cut coupons, and swap recipes and discuss ways to save money while living and eating well. The group will meet Thursday January 14th and Thursday January 28th from 2:00-3:30PM.
For more details, please contact the library at 508-674-9609 or visit our website at www.swansealibrary.org or check us out on Facebook.

Ongoing

The Swansea Public Library is initiating an outreach program to provide services to patrons who are homebound due to health or transportation issues.
The library will work closely with each patron to identify the patron’s preferences. Specific titles or authors may be requested or the librarian will make selections based upon the patron’s interests. The items will then be delivered and picked up. Books in both regular and large print, as well as audiobooks, music CDs, movies and magazines are available.
If you or someone you know could benefit from this service, please contact the Swansea Public Library at 508-674-9609.

Ongoing

Swansea's Veterans Memorial Green - If you wish to purchase a lasered brick to honor a veteran living or deceased call Don at the American legion post 303. His cell phone number is (774) 488 4288. The bricks are $50.00 and can contain 3 lines lasered to honor a veteran for their service to our country. The Veteran being honored does not have to be a Swansea resident. It is amazing how the community has responded to this project. On behalf of our veterans we ask your support in this most worthy project. Thank You! Robert Sampson, Veterans Agent - click for brick order form (pdf)

Ongoing

Your open door is hope! Become a foster parent. Dare Family Services is seeking caring families to provide foster care for area children. While helping a child, you will receive excellent training, 24 hour support and a tax free stipend toward the child's care. For more information, please call 508-802-9515 or visit http://www.darefamily.org/.

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