Things to do: Food and a movie, remember Alderbrook, retreat into mindfulness

Jan 8, 2020

There's a lot happening in Dartmouth on any given weekend. For more information on these and other upcoming events, visit

Friday, January 10

Enjoy a food and film with farmers.

The Dartmouth Grange will host a Farmer Film and Potluck from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at its 1133 Fisher Road Grange Hall. During the event, a showing of the film “A Painter Who Farms” will be featured. The film follows Allen Whiting, a farmer whose family has been living off of the land for 12 generations. A potluck will also be held, and those wishing to attend are encouraged to bring a dish to share.

Saturday, January 11

Retreat into mindfulness.

Friends Academy will host its monthly day-long meditation retreat from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the 1088 Tucker Rd. campus. The guided meditation program will take place at the wooded campus. The day is broken into six sessions, covering topics including relaxation, body scanning, mindfulness movement, and everyday mindfulness. Those attending should bring food and drinks, loose, comfortable clothing, a coat or jacket for outdoor meditation, comfortable footwear, and a blanket. Visit to register.

Walk with women.

Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust will host a women-only walk at Slocum’s River Reserve from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. DNRT’s Leah Howard will lead a hike of the reserve. Pre-registration is required. Visit to pre-register. Slocum’s River Reserve is located at 320 Horseneck Rd.

Sunday, January 12

Celebrate Alderbrook Farm.

Celebrate the memory of the recently closed Alderbrook Farm Stand at a special Open House from 1 to 3 p.m. The Open House will be held at the Dartmouth Grange Hall, 1133 Fisher Rd. It will feature an opportunity to write down memories of the farm, and contribute letters, photos, artwork, and other memorabilia for inclusion in an album. For more information, visit

Tuesday, January 14

Help DNRT open Dike Creek.

Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust is gearing up to open its new Dike Creek Reserve, and needs the public's help to pitch in. The Trust's next work party will take place at the 205 Bakerville Road site from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Snacks, water, coffee, and tools will be available. Visit for more information.

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