Things to do: Meet puppets, walk, learn local history

Feb 21, 2019

There’s a lot happening in Dartmouth on any given week. Visit for your itinerary.

Friday, February 22

Meet the Puppet Pals.

Hang out with Lindsay and her Puppet Pals from 10:30 to 11:30 at Southworth Library, 732 Dartmouth Street. Filled with silliness, active audience engagement, and memorable characters, this series of charming short stories will delight the young and the young at heart! This program is ideal for ages 3-8. Registration required. Sign up at the Children's desk or call.

Saturday, February 23

Walk with wildlife.

Take a wintery walk to see various wildlife, which could include owls, winter waterfowl, or white-tailed deer, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Lloyd Center, 430 Potomska Rd. Participants will also learn to identify wildlife tracks and trees and shrubs. At the end of the walk, meet screech owl Koko. Participants should bring binoculars, a camera, and dress warmly and in preparation for walking in the snow. Pre-registration is required online at and costs $10 for members and $13 for non-members. Contact Jamie Bogart with questions at or 508-990-0505, ext. 23.

Support the color guard and winter percussion.

Come see over 40 indoor color guard and percussion groups from throughout New England perform at the high school, 555 Bakerville Road. Scholastic and independent groups will be performing, with color guard beginning at 1 p.m. and percussion beginning at 4:15 p.m.

Tickets cost $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors.Dartmouth Junior Varsity Winter Guard will perform at 1:07 p.m., Winter Guard will perform at 3:49 p.m., and Indoor Winter Percussion will perform at 7:55 p.m. For a full schedule of groups and performance times, please visit

All overflow spectator traffic will need to park in the DYSA lot.

Sunday, February 24

Hear Horseneck’s history.

A Lecture by David B. Jones on Sunday, February 24, at 2:30 PM will be presented at the Dartmouth Historic and Arts Society Headquarters in the Russells Mills Schoolhouse at 1205 Russells Mills Road in the village.

Postcard collector David B. Jones will demonstrate a visual walk down old Horseneck Beach, featuring a newly discovered collection of historic photographs by Clarence Williston, music teacher, photographer and Horseneck East Beach summer resident. Mr. Jones has conducted extensive research to reconstruct the pre-hurricane beach using old photos, postcards and maps. This program will provide an opportunity to view rarely seen images of East Beach and to rediscover the history of a community that was wiped out by the hurricane of 1938.

Tuesday, February 26

Learn about art.

The Southworth Library Molly Little Art Film Series is from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The final session will cover post-modernism and how to get the most out of a visit to the art museum. It It is free to attend and open to the public. The Southworth Library is located at 732 Dartmouth St.

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