Events

 


Summer Yoga at Brainard Marsh

Title: Summer Yoga at Brainard Marsh
Date: Saturday, July 28, Saturday, August 4, and Saturday, August 11
Time: 10 a.m.
Where: Brainard Marsh, Delano Road, Marion
Leader(s): Deb Fraine and Marcia Hathaway from Anchor Yoga & Meditation Center

Sippican Lands Trust’s Summer Yoga returns to Brainard Marsh on Saturday, July 28 starting at 10 a.m. for three consecutive Saturdays in partnership with Anchor Yoga & Meditation Center in Mattapoisett, MA. The event is free for Sippican Lands Trust members and $10 for non-members. Click here to join SLT today!

Marcia Hathaway will instruct the first yoga session on Saturday, July 28 and last yoga session on Saturday, August 11 at Brainard Marsh. Marcia is a consummate teacher, a Level 1 Certified Reiki Practitioner, a certified Zumba Instructor, and certified in Chi Running and Chi Walking. Marcia has been educating for over 36 years in everything from children’s fitness to pilates to aqua aerobics.

Deb Fraine will lead the yoga session on Saturday, August 4. Deb has been practicing yoga for 20 years and is a registered member of Yoga Alliance having completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Donna Pagliarani at the Dharma Connection in Sandwich, MA.

Brainard Marsh is a 7-acre parcel of land located along Buzzards Bay in Marion and was donated to SLT by the Brainard Family. Brainard Marsh features a lovely meadow, pond and small beachfront. Parking for Brainard Marsh is located near the corner of Bass Point Road and Delano Road (look for the Sippican Lands Trust’s Brainard Marsh sign). Parking is limited and please be careful while parking your vehicle, better yet, ride your bike to Brainard Marsh and leave your car at home.

So, bring your yoga mat, water, bug spray, sunscreen and a friend and enjoy some yoga on the beach this summer. If the yoga session is canceled due to poor weather, then information will be posted to SLT’s website and Facebook page. For directions or further information visit sippicanlandstrust.org or call SLT at 508-748-3080.


Plein-air Painting Session for Children at Peirson Woods

Title: Plein-air Painting Session for Children co-sponsored by the Marion Art Center and Sippican Lands Trust
Date: Wednesday, August 15 (Rain date is Thursday, August 16)
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Peirson Woods, Point Road, Marion, MA
Leader(s): Harriet Ingerslev, local artist

The Marion Art Center and Sippican Lands Trust are offering a plein-air painting session for children (ages 5 and older) and their parent with local artist, Harriet Ingerslev, on Wednesday, August 15 at 10 a.m. at SLT’s Peirson Woods. Rain date is Thursday, August 16 at 10 a.m.

The Marion Art Center and Sippican Lands Trust are parterning up once again to sponsor an exhibition by local artists to highlight the many scenic sites that comprise the Sippican Lands Trust’s properties this fall. This is one of several initiatives undertaken by the SLT to encourage visitors to enjoy our properties around Marion.

Local artist, Harriet Ingerslev, will teach children how paint landscapes using oil colored pastels on Wednesday, August 15 at 10 a.m. at SLT’s Peirson Woods. Aspiring young artists will learn how to paint scenic views of Blankenship Cove from a viewing platform at Peirson Woods. Supplies and materials will be provided for this plein-air painting session, and parents are welcome to join their kids for this special painting session. Bring water, bug spray, sunscreen and a parent, and please wear socks to prevent contact with poison ivy.

Peirson Woods is located just off of Point Road approximately 1.4 miles south of the intersection of Route 6 (Wareham Road) and Point Road in Marion. Parking is limited so please be careful when parking your vehicle along Point Road.

Registration is required for this special plein-air painting session, and please call the Marion Art Center at 508-748-1266 to register or send an email to marionartcenter@verizon.net. For more information on the fall art exhibit click here.


StoryWalk® at Peirson Woods

Title: StoryWalk at Peirson Woods
Date: Wednesday, August 1 to Saturday, September 1, 2018
Time: Sunrise to sunset
Where: Peirson Woods, Point Road, Marion, MA
Leader(s): Self-guided walk

StoryWalk® returns to Sippican Lands Trust’s Peirson Woods this August in Marion. This year’s StoryWalk® at Peirson Woods features “Forest Bright, Forest Night” written by Jennifer Ward and illustrated by Jamichael Henterly.

StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children — and adults! — to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Laminated pages from a children’s book are attached to wooden stakes, which are installed along an outdoor path. As you stroll down the trail, you’re directed to the next page in the story.

Peirson Woods is a 30-acre parcel of land with woodlands and wetlands including a vibrant salt marsh. The property is home to numerous species of birds including herons, winter buffleheads and osprey. Located at the head of Blankenship Cove, this property features a trail leading from Point Road to a viewing platform overlooking the head of the Cove. On a clear day, Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and the northern Elizabeth Islands can be seen.

The parking area for Peirson Woods is located just off of Point Road approximately 1.4 miles south of the intersection of Route 6 (Wareham Road) and Point Road in Marion. Parking is very limited so please be careful when parking your vehicle along Point Road.

StoryWalk® at Peirson Woods will be open from sunrise to sunset starting Wednesday, August 1, 2018 and ending Saturday, September 1, 2018. Adults and kids of all ages are welcome and for further information about the StoryWalk® at Peirson Woods visit www.sippicanlandstrust.org or call Sippican Lands Trust at 508-748-3080.


Eco-Herbal Medicine- An Interactive Walk & Talk

Title: Eco-Herbal Medicine- An Interactive Walk & Talk
Date: Saturday, August 25
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Where: Brainard Marsh, Delano Road, Marion, MA
Leader(s): Brendan Kelly, MAc LAc herbalist and author of “The Yin and Yang of Climate Crisis”

The Sippican Lands Trust (SLT) and The Marion Institute, as part of The Marion Institute’s Connector Series, are co-sponsoring an Eco-Herbal Medicine Interactive Walk & Talk at Brainard Marsh in Marion, MA on Saturday, August 25 starting at 9 a.m.

In our era of ecological crisis, it’s of urgent importance that we reconnect to the natural world around us. For thousands of years, people around the world have relied on local knowledge for healing and sustenance.

Brendan will lead the group on an experimenting foraging walk, identifying, tasting, and talking about the uses of several local medicinals and edibles as well as their importance with climate change. The walk should last approximately two hours. Pre-registration is required and the cost is $5 for SLT members and $10 for general admission. To register for the walk click here. For more information about this walk contact The Marion Institute at 508-748-0816 or the Sippican Lands Trust at 508-748-3080. Thank you!