Things to do: Go camping, roast a pig, honor the elderly

Aug 14, 2019

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

Thursday, August 15

Paddle by moonlight.

Paddle along the Slocum River towards Buzzards Bay at sunset and under the light of the moon with the Lloyd Center for the Environment. Previous stand-up paddleboard experience recommended. Ages 15 and over.

The trip will be led by Osprey Sea Kayak. For more information, please contact the Lloyd Center at (508) 990-0505.

Friday, August 16

Hear some chamber music.

The Padanaram Chamber Music Festival is back for its last weekend with two free concerts at St. Peter’s church on Elm Street starting at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Friday’s concert will feature masterworks by American composers written over the last hundred years, while the season finale on Saturday focuses on Dvorak’s piano quintet, with a reception to follow.

For more information, visit

Camp out with your family.

Bring a tent, sleeping bag, and camping essentials to the Dartmouth YMCA’s Camp Metacomet for their annual Family Camp Out from 4 p.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday. Families can reserve a campsite and join night time festivities, s'mores and stories by the campfire, rock climbing, archery, BBQ dinner, camp-style breakfast and other activities. 

Cost is $40 per family with all proceeds benefiting their annual campaign. For more information and to register, email Rochelle Whalen at

Saturday, August 17

Tour a farm.

Round the Bend is holding its monthly Open Farm day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with farm tours, produce, goods, and sandwiches for sale, and a free walk and talk exploring wetlands with guest naturalist Peter DeFusco.

Visit for more information.

Roast a pig.

Dartmouth Fire District No. 3 and the Paskamansett Engine Company are hosting their 14th annual pig roast at noon at the District 3 headquarters on 140 Cross Road.

Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. All proceeds from the pig roast will go to support local non-profits, disaster relief funds, scholarship programs, and other charitable causes.

Tickets cost $35 per person; kids under 10 are free. Call (508) 994-6761 to reserve tickets.

Sunday, August 18

Pedal for a bike path.

The second annual Pedal for the Path bike ride fundraiser for local sections of a South Coast Bikeway will take place 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., rain or shine.

The South Coast Bikeway Alliance is hosting the event at the Dartmouth YMCA with three different routes plus sweet treats along the way, with a post-ride celebration to follow.

Register at or contact with questions.

Honor the elderly.

The Dartmouth Friends of the Elderly and Dartmouth Wanderers are honoring those over 84 who have made lasting impacts in their communities. The “Yesterday’s Children: Wisdom of our Elders” event will be held at noon at Rachel’s Lakeside on State Road and includes a catered lunch.

Honorees were nominated by forms submitted in May, and will get free tickets to the event. Regular tickets cost $20 per person. For more information, contact Maria Connor at (508) 636-6453.