Things to do: Celebrate fall, explore a fire house, have your animal blessed

Oct 11, 2018

There’s a lot happening in Dartmouth on any given week. Visit for your itinerary.

Saturday, October 13

Celebrate Fall.

The Ladies Guild at St. Mary’s Catholic Church is hosting a Fall Festival at the church’s 789 Dartmouth St. location from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fair will feature more than 50 vendors along with activities, food, and special appearances by Dartmouth Fire District No. 1 and the Dartmouth Police Department.

Support the Potter School.

The Potter Elementary Parent Teacher Organization is hosting the second annual community wide Fall Craft and Vendor Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Potter Elementary School, 185 Cross Road. This event will support the school and be an opportunity to get a head start on holiday shopping. There will also be a raffle table with dozens of items.

Shop for books, support the Lloyd Center.

Support the Lloyd Center for the Environment and its educational programs at Barnes & Noble in Dartmouth, MA from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Lloyd Center for the Environment will hold several events and programs during the fair, including a presentation and up-close owl encounter of the Center’s resident screech owl Koko, a costume contest, Halloween crafts, and more. Visit this event online at for more details about this event.

Have your animal blessed.

Smith Mills Church at 11 Anderson Way will be hosting a Blessing of the Animals from 1 to 3 p.m. Pastor Judy will bless all animals, including stuffed animal friends. All are welcome. Animals must be leashed or crated, and owners should be prepared to clean up after their animals.

Sunday, October 14

Explore a fire house.

Dartmouth Fire District No. 2 is hosting an open house at their 1100 Russells Mills Rd. location from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

Walk with other women.

The Dartmouth Natural Reserve Trust is hosting Women’s Walks on the second Sunday of each month through the end of 2018. On October 14, explore Ridge Hill reserve on Collins Corner Rd. from 10 a.m. to noon. Because the parking at Ridge Hill is limited, pre-registration is required online at for this free event.

Tuesday, October 16

Learn to prevent opioid overdoses.

UMass Dartmouth will host a free Narcan training program from 7 to 8 p.m. Learn how to recognize the signs of an overdose, perform rescue breathing, and administer Narcan (Naloxone). Narcan blocks opioids and restores normal breathing when sprayed into the nose of someone who has overdosed on opiates. It is safe, easy to administer and has no potential for abuse. At the conclusion of the program, attendees can elect to receive two free doses of Narcan. The training will be held in the multipurpose room on the first floor of the Oak Glen Residence Hall at the University’s campus, 285 Old Westport Rd.

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