Things to do: Check out Mustangs, ramble on the beach, explore an estuary

Jun 21, 2019

There's a lot happening in Dartmouth on any given weekend. Visit for your itinerary.

Friday, June 21

Go on a plover stroll.

Learn more about piping plovers and other shorebirds at Demarest Lloyd State Park from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Lloyd Center for the Environment Research Associate Jamie Bogart will offer education and guidance on observing the nesting shorebirds. The cost is $8 for members, $10 for non-members, and half price for children under 12. Those attending should bring birding equipment, bug spray, and suitable footwear. Visit to pre-register.

Celebrate Solstice with gardeners.

Helfand Farm Community Gardens will host a Solstice Celebration at its 318 Chase Rd. garden site from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. It will include a flower pressing activity, homemade ice cream, and a potluck by the campfire. Those attending should bring a dish to share with the group. Visit for more information.

Party at the Council on Aging.

The Council on Aging is hosting their Summer Shindig from noon to 2 p.m., featuring a lunch of barbecued chicken and summer salad with music by Billy Couto.Tickets cost $6.00.

Saturday, June 22

Admire the Mustangs.

A Mustang and All-Ford Car show will be held at the Dartmouth Mall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Classic muscle cars, popular Mustang models, and new and old Fords will be on display. The event is put on by Empire Ford, Mustangs of Massachusetts, and the Downshifters Car Club. Visit for more information and to register a car to feature at the car show. In the event of rain, a rain date is June 23.

Take a peek at local gardens.

The Coastal Neighbors Network will host a special tour of area gardens from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The tour will feature four gardens, some of which are not normally open to the public. The cost is $25 per person. A second tour will be held on July 13. A two-day ticket can be purchased for both events for $40. Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.

Ramble along the beach.

Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary will host a beach ramble along its coastal and beach trails from

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at its 1280 Horseneck Rd. location. The event is free to attend, but pre-registration is required. Visit to pre-register.

Explore an estuary.

The Lloyd Center for the Environment will lead an exploration of estuaries on its 430 Potomska Rd. property from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. A Lloyd Center Educator/Naturalist will lead the hike. The cost is $5 for individual members and $7 for individual non-members, or $15 for a family of four members or $21 for a family of four non-members. Visit for more information.

Sunday, June 23

Travel back in time.

Dartmouth Heritage Preservation Trust will host a living history event at the 1762 Akin House, located at 762 Dartmouth St., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will feature history interpreters, militia re-enactors, stories and genealogy on the Akin family, musical performances, historical arts demonstrations, and exhibitions.

See a baseball movie.

The Dartmouth Youth Activities Association will host a viewing of The Sandlot at Crapo Field, 225 Russells Mills Rd., starting at 8:30 p.m. The concession stand will also be open for food and refreshments. A donation of $10 per car is asked.

Tuesday, June 25

Learn about cannabis for seniors.

Join the Council on Aging at 1 p.m. for a presentation on senior citizens and cannabis as an alternative health option. Learn about the endocannabinoid system, CBD oil, new state laws on cannabis, and how to ingest as well as which strains to use.

Presenter Kathy Furze-Spencer has been a holistic practitioner for two decades and does cannabis consultations in her private practice. Please call the Council on Aging at (508) 999-4717 to learn more about this event.

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