Seekonk was incorporated as a town on February 26, 1812 and observes its bicentennial in 2012. Celebratory activities are being planned throughout the year.
The Historical Commission is publishing a 2012 calendar with photos of historic Seekonk. If you have photos that might be considered for the calendar or for a Town of Seekonk photo album, please e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Lions Club will be selling the official town flag. The schools have a number of items for sale, including t-shirts for children and adults designed by Seekonk school children, baseball hats, magnets, candy bars, mugs, pens and pencils, ornaments, and bottled water. Items are available at the Town Clerk’s office, 100 Peck Street, and the school administration office, 25 Water Lane.
January 21 – Seekonk Bicentennial Ball, Johnson & Wales Inn, 213 Taunton Ave, 6 to 11 PM, with music by Malloi. Boneless chicken dinner. Tickets are $50 each; tables of 8 and 10 are available. Tickets at Town Clerk’s Office, 100 Peck Street, 508-336-2920.
February 7 – Kiwanis Annual Taste of the Town, Johnson & Wales Inn, 213 Taunton Ave., 6 to 9 PM. Contact Edith Krekorian at email@example.com or 508-336-8130 or Bev Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-336-9352.
February 12 – Newman Y 200th Birthday Party, 472 Taunton Avenue, 11 AM to 3 PM, family day with cupcakes, DJ, obstacle course, family swim, moon bounce, arts and crafts. Contact Paula Roy at email@example.com or 508-336-7103.
April 9, 10 and 11 – The Seekonk Schools will hold various activities including the premier performance of a Seekonk symphony.
May 26 – The Annual Memorial Day Parade with floats and period costumes. Contact Dave Viera, firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-844-3657.
June 23 – An ecumenical gathering featuring choirs and other musical offerings at the Meadows Park behind the Seekonk Public Library. 2 PM. Contact Galina Kouptsova at email@example.com or 508-336-6835.
June 24 – The Seekonk Lions Club and the Hearthstone Lions will host a family event with chicken barbeque, antique fire trucks, local bands and other activities behind the Hurley Middle School. Contact George Poli at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-749-0261.
July 7 – Seekonk Night at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket with barbecue and fireworks.
August 25 – Friends of Seekonk Library will sponsor a Family Barbeque provided by 99 Restaurant at 5 PM, followed by a family movie under the stars, at The Meadows behind the library, 410 Newman Avenue.
September 1 and 2 – The Seaconke Wampanoag Annual Pow Wow on the Red Plain in Rehoboth. Contact Mike Markley at email@example.com or 508-336-7185.
October – ▪ Historic luncheon at the Grist Mill, followed by dessert at Jacob Hill Inn.
▪ Seekonk Public Library, 410 Newman Avenue, will host a One Town/One Book celebration, with book discussions, film showing and possibly an event with the author. Contact Michelle Gario at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-336-8230, Ext. 133.
November – Holiday house tour organized by the Seekonk Historical Commission. A historic Seekonk quilt will be made and raffled off. Contact Dan Horton at email@example.com or 508-336-6674.
December 6 – Kiwanis annual holiday tree lighting at Town Hall, 100 Peck Street, 6 PM, with visit by Santa. Contact Bev Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-336-9352.