Things to do: Learn traditional cornhusking, trunk or treat at the Stackhouse Club

Oct 12, 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, Oct. 14

Farmers’ Market offers local produce

The Dartmouth Farmers’ Market will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 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, Oct. 15

Learn traditional cornhusk weaving

As part of this month’s Open Farm Day, scheduled for Oct. 15, Round the Bend farm will hold a workshop on cornhusk weaving.

The workshop will be led by Elizabeth James-Perry, an Aquinnah Wampanoag artist, who will teach cornhusk weaving using naturally dyed cornhusks.

Farm-fresh items and locally made or crafted creations will also be available for sale throughout the day. Patrons can also take a hayride tour of the farm: one at 10:30 a.m. and one at 12:30 p.m.

Open Farm day runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The farm is located at 92 Allen Neck Road.

For more information, or to make a tour reservation, visit

Trunk or treat

The fifth annual Trunk or Treat will be held from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Stackhouse Club, located at 16 Faith St., on Saturday, Oct 15. 

This year, it is free to enter a vehicle. Along with piles of candy, there will be raffles and music. 

Rain date is Sunday, Oct. 16.

For more information, call organizer Megan Bussiere at (508) 642-0742.

Sunday, Oct. 16

Tour Fire District 1 station

Fire District No. 1 will host an open house on Sunday, Oct. 16 from noon to 2 p.m. at the fire station located at 10 Bridge St.

There will be equipment demonstrations, fire safety information, fun activities, fire extinguisher demonstrations, raffle prizes and refreshments.

Firefighters will also conduct car seat installation and provide a safety check.

Historic Society lecture

The Dartmouth Historical and Arts Society’s Sunday afternoon lecture series will return this month at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 16 with a presentation about Dartmouth historical figure Paul Cuffe.

The lecture will be given by Cuffe researcher and retired Economics professor and author David Cole who recently published a book about Cuffe in collaboration with three other researchers entitled “Paul Cuffe: His Purpose, Partners and Properties.”

The book provides new information about Paul Cuffe’s father, Cuff Slocum, and his Wampanoag brother-in-law, Michael Wainer.

The presentation will focus on Cuffe’s time in Russells Mills, where it is likely that Cuffe’s coastal shipping businesses were first based.

The presentation will be held in the old Russells Mills Schoolhouse at 1205 Russells Mills Road.

The event is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served and a $5 donation is suggested.

Bishop to visit St. Peter’s

The Rt. Rev. Alan M. Gates, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, will visit St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Dartmouth on Sunday, Oct. 16.

Bishop Gates will be the celebrant at the 10 a.m. Service of Holy Eucharist and will deliver the homily.

Music will be led by the St. Peter’s Contemporary Music Ministry, under the direction of Michael Moniz and will include piano, drums, guitars, and violin/viola.

Following Mass, a complimentary lunch will be served in the parish Community Room and is open to all. Everyone in the community is invited to attend.

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