Things to do: Meditate, support students, get your pet blessed

Oct 1, 2019

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

Saturday, October 5


Friends Academy will host a one-day, silent meditation retreats for adults from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at its 1088 Tucker Road school. The retreat is free and open to the public. Experience the benefits of meditation practice. This is the first of eight Saturday meditation retreats.

For more information or to register, contact Jonathan Felix at (508) 999-1356 or

Enjoy a craft fair.

A Craft Fair will be held at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Padanaram from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the church grounds on Elm Street.

Many local vendors will be present selling a variety of locally produced arts and crafts. There will be music and food as well. All are welcome.

Get a splash of color.

The Quinn PTO will host its second annual Color Run at 11 a.m. at the school.

The Color Run will feature a one-mile course lined with color splash zones where participants will be doused in vibrant color. After the run, activities will include a color toss celebration, demonstrations, a bounce house, community partner tables, face paintings, and raffles.

Register online at Check-in begins at 10 a.m. on run day. The rain date is October 6.

See some art.

Artist Carolyn Lock will be opening a new exhibit with a reception at the Dartmouth Cultural Center at the Olde Southworth Library on Elm Street in Padanaram, 6 - 8 p.m. 

The exhibit, called ‘Detour’, will run from October 5 until November 4 at the Olde Southworth Gallery. Visitors are welcome Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All are welcome to see Lock’s renderings of rust on fishing fleets.

Sunday, October 6

Support cyclists for Buzzards Bay.

The 13th annual Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride will be heading through Dartmouth on its way to Cape Cod.

Cyclists fundraise to protect clean water by supporting the Buzzards Bay Coalition’s work across land protection, science, advocacy, and education. 

For more information, call (508) 999-6363 x207 or email

Support students on a 5K.

The Dartmouth High School Class of 2022 will host its annual Go Big Green 5K at the high school. Runners will start at 10 a.m. 

Division awards will be given to the top male and female overall finishers, 12 and under, 13 to 18, 19 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49, 50 to 59, 60 to 69, and 70-plus. 

Proceeds will benefit the Class of 2022. Visit for more information.

Learn history through stories.

South Coast storyteller and nonagenarian Carlton ‘Cukie’ Macomber will be back at the Dartmouth Historical and Arts Society to share his tales at 6:30 p.m. 

The lecture will include two special tales narrated by Historical and Arts Society President Bob Harding titled “A Murder in Westport With a Problematic Court Trial, and  “The Coast Guard Reserve (Temp) on the South Coast.” 

This event will be held at the Russells Mills Schoolhouse, 1205 Russells Mills Rd. Light refreshments will be served. The Society suggests a $5 donation to help support its programs.

Tuesday, October 8

Get your pet blessed.

 St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is holding its annual Blessing of the Animals and Pets from 5:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. on the front lawn of the 351 Elm St. church. 

Pets of all shapes and sizes — from dogs and cats to birds and snakes — are welcome to attend. Children can also have their stuffed animals blessed. All are welcome to attend regardless of current faith tradition. 

Have an event we should include next week? Email details to Douglas McCulloch at