1. Meander through Maine. Downeast Maine is rich in both natural and cultural history, the upper Maine Coast is a jewel of New England. Mass Audubon will present a program on “Downeast Maine” on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 1 p.m., “travelling” to the area through photos and stories. Steeped in nautical lore and traditions, this ribbon of spruce, granite, coves and islands is a favorite travel destination to many. Please sign up at the front desk; light refreshments will be served. The Senior Center is located at 230 Webster St.
2. Shop local. The Marshfield Farmers Market is celebrating Presidents day in a unique way: “The Prior Presidents were Farmers Market” is open on Saturday, Feb. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., celebrating the 17 presidents of our nation who farmed. Those who come dressed as one of those 17 presidents will receive a special prize from the manager. The Indoor Winter Marshfield Farmers’ Market offers regional farm products, baked and canned goods and hot and cold foods. For more information visit marshfieldfair.org/farmers-market or call 781-635-0889. The Indoor Farmers Market is located at the Marshfield Fairgrounds, 140 Main St.
3. Roll the dice. Staying in town for February Vacation Week? Bring the whole family to play board games at the Ventress Memorial Library, which will provide the games, coloring sheets and snacks for a Family Game Day. Children of all ages are welcome, but an adult must accompany children under 10. The game day will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Ventress Memorial Library is located at 15 Library Plaza.
4. Check out the James Library’s newest exhibit. “We the People” opens on Friday, Feb. 16 at the James Library and Center for the Arts through Wednesday, March 14, a group exhibition highlighting the chaotic and rapidly changing political environment in which we all are collectively living in. The exhibit include work by emerging, local and national artists. The James Library and Center for the Arts is located at 24 West St. in Norwell.
5. Harpoon history. Join the Marshfield Historical Society on Sunday, Feb. 18 for a lecture on the Abigail Little, a packet schooner built in Marshfield by Luther Rogers, oart of the society’s Pro-Am lecture series. Refreshments will be served at 1:30 p.m. with the talk starting at 2 p.m. The lecture is $10 for non-members and $5 for members and will be held at the Marcia Thomas House, 65 Webster St.