Things to do

May 15, 2023

May 20

See the sheep

Sheep Day Festival will be held at Soule Homestead, 46 Soule St., on Saturday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be local venders, food, sheep shearing, sheep dogs, kid’s craft areas, music and other attractions. 

Tickets are $25 for families (up to 5 people), $30 for non-members (up to 5 people), $8 for single tickets for members, and $10 for single tickets for non-members.

For more information, call (508) 947-6744 or email

A revolutionary woman

A program featuring one-time Middleboro resident Deborah Sampson, who disguised herself as a male soldier to serve in the American Revolution, will be hosted by the Veterans Services Department and the Middleboro Public Library Saturday, May 20.

At 3 p.m., a banner depicting Middleboro resident Sampson, the first woman to fight in and be honorably discharged from the U.S. military after she disguised herself as a man, will be unveiled outside Town Hall on Nickerson Avenue. 

A walking tour of the heroes banners will follow at 3:15 p.m., starting on Nickerson Avenue. 

At 4 p.m. Sampson’s story will be presented in “A Revolution of Her Own! Deborah Sampson’’ at the grand ballroom at Town Hall. The program is presented by History at Play.

May 21

Rotary yard sale

The Middleboro Rotary Club is inviting everyone to participate in their upcoming community yard sale on Sunday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

The event will take place rain or shine at the Middleboro Town Hall Lawn. Interested vendors can purchase a 10x10 ft space for $20. Payment must be made in advance to guarantee a spot.

There are three ways to pay: drop off cash at Eggers Furniture in Middleboro, send a check to the Middleboro Rotary Club at P.O. Box 596, Middleboro, MA 02346, or visit the Middleboro Rotary website and click on the "Donate" button.

Vendors are reminded to bring their own table, chairs, and tent or awning for shade. Tent weights are also recommended to keep their tent or awning in place. 

Set up will begin at 8:30 a.m. with clean up by 3 p.m., and vendors are advised to ask for Sascha Mules-O’Roak upon arrival.

May 23

Benefit brown bats

Jennifer Longsdorf, a bat conservation program coordinator with the state’s Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, will lead a program about endangered little brown bats at Wankinquoah Rod and Gun Club, 92 Pine St., at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23.

Longsdorf will speak in-depth about the endangered brown bats and also discuss all nine bat species found in the state.

The event is free but space is limited. Soups and sloppy joes will be available for dinner at a charge of $6.

Email for a space or for more information.

May 24

Sample sweet stuff

New England Desserts with Award-Winning Cookbook Author Tammy Donroe Inman will be at the Middleboro Public Library on Wednesday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. 

Inman will be discussing her favorite desserts that originated in Massachusetts, the stories behind them, and the pleasures of seasonal baking. Samples will be provided.

Inman’s three books, including Wintersweet: Seasonal Desserts to Warm the Home, will be available for sale for $30. 

Space is limited so registration is required. Call 508-946-2470 or email This program is funded by the Friends of the Middleboro Public Library.