Things to do: Digitize documents, scout for owls, listen to chamber music

Jan 17, 2019

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

Friday, January 18

Learn the art of Xeriscaping.

The Dartmouth Cultural Center will hold a workshop on the topic of Xeriscaping, a type of gardening that focuses on conserving water, saving money, and keeping plants from drying or drowning. he workshop will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Old Southworth Library, 404 Elm St. Registration is required in advance. Visit to register. The workshop is $20 for members or $25 for non-members.

Saturday, January 19

Make a small book.

Instructor Bertha Petruski will teach a workshop on how to make a “Meander” or “Maze” accordion book at a workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dartmouth Cultural Center, 404 Elm St. The cost is $40 for members, $45 for non-members, and a $5 materials fee. Visit to register.

Find mindfulness in nature.

The Buzzards Bay Coalition will lead a mindfulness meditation walk at Slocum’s River Reserve, 285 Horseneck Rd., from 11 a.m. to noon. The walk will be conducted at a deliberately slow and mindful pace without digital devices.  All fitness levels are welcome. Dress warmly and please wear appropriate footwear for a walk through nature. The event is free to attend, though participants are asked to register in advance at or by calling (508) 999-6363 x219 or by emailing

Get your history documented, forever.

The Dartmouth Historical and Arts Society will host a free photo and document digitizing event from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at its Russells Mills Schoolhouse headquarters, 1205 Russells Mills Rd. Those with photos or documents such as deeds, letters, or diaries are invited to bring them in to be electronically digitized. A written description including names and places of each item should be included. Documents and photos will be archived on the society's website. Bring a flash drive to receive a digital copy to go.  

Enjoy the classics.

A winter classics concert will be held at 6:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Church, 351 Elm St. Compositions by Bach, AMy Beach, Brahms, and more will be performed. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served, and audience members will be able to meet the musicians. For more information, visit

Sunday, January 20

Scout for snowy owls.

Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary will host a winter snowy owl search from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The hike will cover 2.5 miles of uneven terrain. Registration is required online at or by calling 508-636-2437, and costs $10 for members and $12 for non-members.

Tuesday, January 22

Learn about art.

The Friends of the Dartmouth Libraries will begin its Molly Little Art Film Series at 11 a.m. at the Southworth Library, 732 Dartmouth St. The weekly film series will continue each Tuesday until February 26. It includes showings of the film series How to Look at and Understand Great Art. It is free and open to the public.

Have an event we should include next week? Email Douglas McCulloch at