Things to do: look for shorebirds, share the harvest, see a film

Jul 17, 2019

There's a lot happening in Dartmouth on any given weekend. Visit for your itinerary.

Saturday, July 20

Look for shorebirds.

The Lloyd Center is hosting a Shorebird Migration Stroll on Saturday, July 20 from 7 - 9 a.m. at Gooseberry Island, leaving from Demarest Lloyd State Park on 101 Barneys Joy Road. In case of inclement weather, the walk will take place on Sunday, July 21.

Pre-register by 3 p.m. Friday, July 19. Spaces limited to 20.

Cost: $8 for Lloyd Center members, $10 for non-members, children under 12 half price. For more information, call (508) 990-0505 or

Buy antiques.

Check out a variety of old books, antique furniture, household items, postcards, and other collectibles for sale at the Dartmouth Historical and Arts Society Yard Sale, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Russells Mills Schoolhouse, 1205 Russells Mills Road, South Dartmouth.

Vendor spaces are available for a $10 donation on a first come, first served basis (tables not included). Rain date is Sunday, July 21.

Call Kathy at (508) 993-7736 for more information or to reserve a spot.

Visit an animal shelter.

The Humane Society and Shelter South Coast in North Dartmouth will be hosting an open house and vendor fair on Saturday, July 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their location on 31 Ventura Drive.

Tour the shelter and shop local vendors selling jewelry, dog bandanas and sweaters, art, and other handmade items. There will also be a raffle, a coloring contest, and a food truck. Bring cleaning products, cat litter, or dry dog food for six free raffle tickets.

Rain date: Saturday, July 27. For more information call the shelter at (508) 995-6661 or email

Tour a farm.

Round the Bend Farm at 92 Allens Neck Rd. is hosting its monthly Open Farm Day, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., with farm tours, games, and a market selling fresh, local foodstuffs and other products.

There will also be a free, hands-on Monarch butterfly workshop for all ages from 10 a.m. to noon. Kids can learn about butterflies and take home a milkweed plant or seeds to start a butterfly habitat of their own.

A summer seminar with herbalist Brendan Kelly will also take place at 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Held in conjunction with the Marion Institute, the seminar starts off with a talk on cancer and climate change followed by a foraging walk for medicinal herbs. Tickets cost $15, or $25 including a farm lunch.

Check out artists’ studios.

On both Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., South Coast Artists will be holding a free open studio tour of over 75 artists in Dartmouth, Westport, and Tiverton and Little Compton, RI. 

The self-guided tour includes 11 artists in the town of Dartmouth that work with watercolor, oil, acrylic, and mixed media paintings as well as etchings, ceramics, and sculpture.

All are welcome on the free tour — no registration required. Visit to download the brochure or the free mobile app for locations, marked with blue and white Open Studio signs.

Share the harvest.

Sharing the Harvest Farm's annual Farm to Table dinner will take place at the Dartmouth YMCA on July 20, 5 - 9 p.m. Celebrate a successful growing season with fresh food, live music, and community while overlooking the farm’s fields.

All proceeds benefit the Dartmouth YMCA and Sharing the Harvest Community Farm. Tickets are available to purchase at the Dartmouth YMCA or by calling (508) 993-3361.

Sunday, July 21

Watch a classic film remade.

Dartmouth Friends of the Elderly and the Dartmouth Rotary Club present a film screening of “My Annie Hall” at the New Bedford Whaling Museum on Sunday, July 21 at 2 p.m.

The film is a remake of the beloved Woody Allen classic “Annie Hall” starring Harry B. Miller and Shula Chernick. New York City directors Matt Starr and Ellie Sachs will be coming to the event.

Tickets cost $20 per person, which includes a reception after the screening. For more information or to buy tickets, please visit