Directions

Following are directions to various sites where The Second Half classes or events are held.

Fall River Office and Classrooms (Second Half’s primary facility)
Bayview Retirement Community
Dartmouth Building Supply (DBS) Showroom
Mattapoisett Free Public Library
Rachel’s Lakeside
Sakonnet Bay Manor
Ship’s Watch Apartments
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Campus
Westport Council on Aging
Westport Free Public Library

Directions to Fall River Office and Classrooms

Fall River building

The Fall River campus is located at 139 S. Main St.   508-677-4694  (You may remember it as the old Cherry & Webb Department Store.)  It has dark green awnings.  You are required to have a prepaid parking pass to use the Pearl Street parking garage.  Parking passes can be ordered and paid during the class registration process.  Parking passes are also available at the UMassD office on the second floor at 139 S. Main St.   Office Hours:  9:00 – 3:00 Monday through Thursday.

There is also metered on-street parking.  However, the  two hour time limit is not compatible with The Second Half’s two hour classes.    Fall River police are vigilant in handing out parking tickets.

To get to The Second Half from the Pearl Street Garage walk back up Anawan Street toward South Main.  You can enter 139 South Main through the side door on the right just before you reach South Main.  Go to the second floor and there will be sign directing you The Second Half Office and Class Room.

From the east (Wareham/Cape Cod)

  • Take Rt. 195 west.
  • Take Plymouth Ave, Exit 7, Route 81 South; turn left at foot of ramp onto Plymouth Ave. Go through one light.
  • At 2nd light, take a right onto Rodman St. (Walgreen’s on the corner)
  • Proceed up Rodman St. to South Main St.
  • Turn right onto South Main Street.  (You will pass 139 S. Main Street on your left and see a sign for Borden St.)
  • Turn left onto Anawan Street. Take the first left onto Pearl Street.  The Pearl Street parking lot entrance is on the right.

From the west (Swansea/Providence)

  • Take Rt. 195 east.
  • Take Route 138S exit 5, towards N. Tiverton, RI
  • Turn slight right onto Milliken Blvd.
  • Take first left onto Columbia Street
  • Turn left onto South Main Street.  (You will pass 139 S. Main Street on your left and see a sign for Borden St.)
  • Turn left onto Anawan Street. Take the first left onto Pearl Street.  The Pearl Street parking lot entrance is on the right.

Directions to Bayview Retirement Living

4380 North Main St
Fall River, MA
508-677-0833

Go North on Rt 24 from Interstate 195, Get off at Exit 8 (Airport Road/North Main St)
Turn Left at lights at head of exit ramp.
Go about 0.2 miles to the rotary
Go 180 degrees around rotary.  Bayview is the mulistory building on the Right.  First driveway you encounter is the exit  …   take next one.
Go to rear of the building to guest parking (avoid reserved parking spots)

Enter the main building via the rear door under the canopy. You will have to press the button to be buzzed in. At main hallway go right. Most Second Half classes are held in the Music Room at the hallway end on the right.

Directions to Dartmouth Building Supply (DBS ) Showroom

654 State Road (Route 6 )
Dartmouth, MA
508-997-1010

The DBS Showroom is located in a strip mall on the north side of Route 6 between Cross Street and Reed Road.  It is roughly 0.65 miles west of Cross Street and 0.8 miles east of Reed Road.

Directions to the Mattapoisett Free Public Library

We are located in the Village at 7 Barstow Street (just a half a block up the street from the harbor). Take Route 195 to Exit 19A. Bear right towards Town. At the stop lights turn right onto Rt. 6. Take the second left onto Barstow Street, located at the Fire Station. The library is located on the right side of the street after two stop signs, with on-site parking. Please call (508) 758-4171 for more information.

Directions to Rachel’s Lakeside

Rachel’s Lakeside
950 State Road (Route 6 – near the Dartmouth/Westport town line)
North Dartmouth, MA 0274
Westport, MA 02790
Phone: 508-636-4044

And, sorry, but we have to say this: Rachel’s is near where Lincoln Park used to be. It is on the north side of route 6 near the intersection of route 177 and route 6.

From Interstate195 take exit 11, Reed Road.  Go south on Reed Road to Route 6 (traffic light).  Turn right onto route 6 west.  Go about 0.6 miles and Rachel’s will be on your right.

Directions to Sakonnet Bay Manor

1215 Main Road
Tiverton, RI
877-762-9020

From Interstate 195 go south on Route 24.
Take Exit 5 (Route 138 ) off of Route 24 just before the Sakonnet River toll bridge ( $0.10 EZ Pass only toll).
At the end of the exit ramp look straight ahead across the road.  That complex is Sakonnet Bay Manor.  Go across the road (Rt 138).

Directions to Ship’s Watch Apartments

4001 North Main St.
Fall River, MA
508-677-2400

Go North on Rt 24 from Interstate 195, Get off at Exit 8 (Airport Road/North Main St)
Turn Left at lights at head of exit ramp.
Go about 0.2 miles to rotary
Go 270 degrees around the rotary and head south on North Main Street.
Ship’s Watch Apartments are about 0.4 miles on the left.

Directions to the UMASS North Dartmouth campus (main campus)

UMass Dartmouth’s directions site has excellent directions to the main campus. The campus’ one road is a circle that loops around to the entrance in both directions. Parking is in numbered lots, and each lot gives easy access to one or more buildings. You will be told which lots to park in for the easiest access to your class.

Directions to Westport Council on Aging (COA)

75 Reed Road
Westport, MA
508-636-1026

Reed Road is Exit 11 off of Interstate 195.

The Westport COA is about 0.3 miles north of Old County Road and about 1.5 miles south of Route 6.   The COA is on the east side of Reed Road sandwiched between a funeral home and a cemetery.

Directions to the Westport Free Public Library

408 Old County Rd
Westport, MA 02790
508-636-1100

The Library cannot be seen from Old County Road. It is adjacent to the Westport Middle School and the Dianne B. Snyder Tennis Courts.
It is about 0.7 miles east of Route 88 and 0.3 miles west of the Head of the Westport River (Reed Road).
From the West:  Take Interstate 195 east to exit 10 (Route 88).
The fourth exit off of Rt 88 is Old County Road.  Go east (left turn) about 0.7 miles. Library is on the left.
From the East:  Take Interstate 195 west to exit 11A (Reed Road).  Go south on Reed Road until it dead-ends into Old County Road.  Go east (right turn) on Old County for 0.3 miles.  Library is on the right.