Things to do: Honor veterans, meet long-time area journalist

Nov 10, 2021

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

Thursday, Nov. 11 

Veterans Day observance

A Veterans Day memorial ceremony will be held Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at the newly renovated memorial gazebo outside the Council on Aging’s center at 628 Dartmouth St. The ceremony will last about 25 minutes and will include police and fire honor guards, remarks from town officials, and a flag raising ceremony. 

Friday, Nov. 12 

Invasives clean-up

A Wernick Farm work party sponsored by the Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Nov. 12 at the farm on North Albro Avenue. Volunteers are invited to help remove invasive plants from the site. Appropriate clothing and protective footwear should be worn. Tools, snacks and coffee will be available. 

Saturday, Nov. 13 

Penny sale

Dartmouth VFW Post 9059 Auxiliary will hold a Penny Sale at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13 at the VFW post on 144 Cross Road.

Tables will be filled with gifts for all ages. There will also be a liquor table. Snacks will also be available for sale.

Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit area veterans and veterans’ programs.

Sunday, Nov. 14 

The buzz on bees 

Joseph Tardif, who has been keeping bees since about 1963, will offer a presentation on bees and beekeeping at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14 at the Russells Mills Schoolhouse, 1205 Russells Mills Road.

The talk will consist of his initial experiences with the bees, discovering the financial potential of his hives, finding customers for his pollination service, expansion of the number of hives, various races of bees that were chosen to occupy the hives, and other apiary topics. 

A $5 donation is suggested. Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, Nov. 16 

Veteran journalist to speak

Dartmouth resident Susan Pawlak-Seaman will give a talk about journalism, past, present and future, at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16 at the grand reading room at the Claire T. Carney Library at UMass Dartmouth, 285 Old Westport Road.

A 45-year career journalist at The Standard-Times, New Bedford, she will share her newsroom experiences, meaningful stories she covered over the decades, and her lifelong passion for her profession. 

She will also reflect on the changes in community journalism and the challenges it faces now and in the future.

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