Things to do: Honor Wampanoag history, have wine on the beach

Sep 21, 2022

There’s a lot happening in Dartmouth in any given week, here’s what’s coming up. 

Friday, Sept. 23

Learn about, honor the Indian logo

On Sept. 23, Dartmouth High School will unveil a plaque honoring “the history of the Dartmouth Indian logo and our Native American neighbors” that will be displayed in the school’s foyer.

The plaque will initially be revealed during a private ceremony at the school during the Sept. 23 school day.

However, the public is invited to celebrate the unveiling during halftime at the Dartmouth High versus Old Rochester football game later the same evening.

The game will begin at 7 p.m. at Dartmouth Memorial Stadium on Slocum Road.

Prior to the early 1970's, Dartmouth High used several iterations of a Dartmouth Indian logo on athletic team uniforms.

Following the undefeated 1973 football season, Clyde Andrews — a member of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), the Class 1974, and the Dartmouth Hall of Fame — redesigned the Indian image to more accurately reflect and honor the Eastern Woodlands Indians of the region now known as Dartmouth.

An iteration of the image designed by Andrews remains in use today and continues to pay homage to the Wampanoag.

Farmers’ Market offers local produce

The Dartmouth Farmers’ Market will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23 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.

Saturday, Sept. 24

Listen to music in the woods

The Lloyd Center for the Environment will host its second annual Music in the Woods event on Saturday, Sept. 24.

Live music will be performed along the trails. Performers include the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, Spindle Rock River Rats, and Jeffrey Angeley.

This event is free to members. Tickets are $40 per carload for the general public.

Both groups can choose their preferred event time of either 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

The Oxcart will be available with lobster rolls, burgers and other fare for purchase from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Only cash will be accepted.

The Center, located at 430 Potomska Road, has a limited number of parking spaces. If you are unable to attend, email so space can be freed. 

Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 25.

Taste wine on the beach

On Saturday, Sept. 24 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., the Dartmouth Friends of the Elderly will hold The Gala at Round Hill fundraiser. 

The event will feature a wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, and music. A donation of $50 per person is requested. 

The proceeds will benefit Dartmouth Council on Aging programs and improvements. For tickets, contact Maria Connor at (508) 636-6453.

Sunday, Sept. 25

Go on a tree walk

The Dartmouth Tree Committee will host a tree walk on Sunday, Sept. 25.

The walk, which will be held from 2 to 5 p.m., will begin at the Congregational Church located at 17 Middle St.

Once at the starting spot, walkers can pick up a map, hear from an arborist, and set off on a self-guided tour of about 30 tree species.

Along the route, walkers will meet a tree whose ancestry dates back 270 million years, the state trees of Maine, Rhode Island and Maine, a huge tree from London that survived coal pollution, native trees loved by bees and hummingbirds, and one invasive, now banned from propagation.

According to the committee, the goal of this walk is to reinforce how roadside trees beautify and cool Dartmouth’s streets and serve as a buffer to noisy traffic and enhance the livability of the community.

Parking for the walk is available at the Parish Center beside St. Mary’s Church, 795 Dartmouth St. — just down the road from the trek’s starting point.

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