Things to do: Browse art outdoors, identify ‘fake news’

Oct 6, 2021

​​There’s a lot happening in Dartmouth in any given week, here’s what’s coming up.

Saturday, Oct. 9 

Thanksgiving collection 

My Brother’s Keeper will host a Pop Your Trunk Thanksgiving collection drive from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 9, at their Dartmouth building on 1015 Reed Rd.

The organization is seeking donations of nonperishable holiday foods inducing boxed stuffing mix, boxed instant mashed potatoes, canned turkey gravy, canned cranberry sauce, corn muffin mix, canned vegetables (corn, green beans, peas, sweet potatoes), bottles of juice, canned pumpkin/pumpkin pie mix, cake mix, canned cake frosting, and brownie mix.

My Brother’s Keeper is a Christian ministry which delivers free furniture, food and Christmas gifts free of charge to local families in need, regardless of religion.

For more information on the organization, visit or call (774) 305-4577.

Autumn show in the garden

A range of art, including papier mache toads, walking sticks and hand-blown vases, will be available at the autumn show in the garden from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 at Doves Foot Pottery, 219 Horseneck Road.

Visitors can walk through the garden, meet the 12 artists who will be participating and view their nature-inspired works.

Masks are required. This is an outdoor event and tents will be widely spaced apart.

Wednesday, Oct. 13

Truth vs. “fake news’’

The Friends of the Dartmouth Libraries will present a discussion on how to identify truth and “fake news’’ at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13 at  Southworth Library, 732 Dartmouth St.

Emily Brown and Susan Souza-Mort will introduce audience members to the dark world of misinformation and show how to fact check the information they find in print and online.

Brown is coordinator of Library Research and Instruction at Bristol Community College's Fall River Campus.  Susan Souza-Mort is a research and instruction librarian at BCC’s New Bedford Campus.  

Mask wearing is strongly encouraged. For more information, email

Learn about the Galapagos 

The Paskamansett Bird Club is hosting a presentation by Stephanie Ellis titled “Galápagos - The Untouched Lands” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13 at the Smith Neck Friends Meetinghouse, 594 Smith Neck Road.

Ellis, executive director of Wild Care in Eastham, will offer a photographic presentation of her National Geographic Lindblad voyage to the eastern Galápaos Islands in 2019. Those attending will see and learn about the iconic and unique flora, fauna and fragile ecosystems of the Galápagos and why they deserve protection for generations to come.

For nearly a decade, Ellis has worked on both coasts in wildlife rehabilitation, environmental advocacy, and avian conservation. Born in New Bedford, she is executive director of Wild Care, which helps sick, injured or orphaned wildlife.   

For more information on how to join the meeting virtually, visit

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