Things to do: Go fishing, browse local art

Jul 13, 2022

There’s a lot happening in Dartmouth in any given week, here’s what’s coming up. For more information on these and other upcoming events, visit

Friday, July 15

Farmers’ Market offers local produce

The Dartmouth Farmers’ Market will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, July 8 on the lawn at St. Mary’s Parish Center, 789 Dartmouth St. 

The market offers locally raised meats and eggs, locally grown produce and flowers and crafted food, handmade goods, crafts and art. Local musicians will perform.

Cookout with the DNRT

The Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust will hold a cookout at its Helfand Farm Center located at 318 Chase Road on Friday, July 15 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

The cookouts will feature: BBQ — with vegetarian options — from local caterers, beer, wine and cocktails, lawn games, and live music from Putnam Murdoch.

Additional cookouts will be held in August.

Sign ups are available at

Saturday, July 16

Fishing at Mello Pond

The Dartmouth Knights of Columbus will hold its 32nd-annual Kids Fishing Tournament on Saturday, July 16.

The event will be held at Mello’s Pond — one mile west of UMass on Old Westport Road, enter on the south side and proceed to the end of the dirt road — from 7 to 10 a.m. The rain date will be the following Saturday, July 23.

Kids aged 6 to 16 will be eligible to participate in the competition, but must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Bait will be provided, but bring a bucket.

Signups are due by July 10. To register, email Ed Viveiros at or mail to 271 Anthony St., Fall River, MA 02721. Include the child's name, age, and gender along with an email address and phone number.

Open Farm Day at Round the Bend

Round the Bend Farm, 92 Allen Neck Road, will host Open Farm Day on Saturday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Farm-fresh items and locally made or crafted creations will be available for sale. Patrons can also tour the farm at 11 a.m. and the gardens at 12:30 p.m.

There will also be a bench dedication for the late Lucy Tabit, who was the farm’s beekeeper. She passed away in 2021.

For more information and to make a tour reservation, which is highly encouraged, visit

Music from Land’s End

Music from Land’s End, a popular chamber music group featuring several internationally acclaimed musicians, will play a concert at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Dartmouth on Saturday, July 16.

The concert will follow a mixed program including the Schumann Piano Quartet and more modern music from the Doors, the Beatles, and others.

The performance will feature singer/songwriter Nick Randolph.

Entrance will be by donation and seating will be open.

For more information, visit

All weekend

Tour artist studios

On July 16 and 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., South Coast Artists will host tours of local artist studios in Dartmouth and other neighboring towns.

The tours will feature about 75 artists with 15 of them located in Dartmouth. For a full list of participating artists and a map of their studios, visit

Studio tours will also occur on Aug. 20 and 21

Tuesday, July 19

Listen to the community band

The Dartmouth Community band will perform at Apponagansett Park from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Shows are free to the public.

Have an event we should include next week? Email details to Christopher Shea at