Things to do: Play games, release butterflies, party at the Y

Sep 12, 2019

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

Saturday, September 14

Canoe with the ladies.

The Lloyd Center for the Environment is hosting a women’s canoe trip on the Slocum River from 5:30 to 8 p.m. All equipment is provided. Participants are asked to wear clothing and footwear that can get wet and bring a non-alcoholic beverage and snack.

Pre-registration required by noon on Friday, September 13. Limited to 12. Meet in the Lloyd Center lower parking lot.

The cost is $32 for Lloyd Center members, $40 for non-members. For more information, call (508) 990-0505 x15 or email

Sunday, September 15

Play field day games.

Free Family Field Day starts at 11 a.m. at UMass Dartmouth’s Cressy Field, 285 Old Westport Road. The event is hosted by the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office.

Activities include a petting zoo, food tents, an inflatable obstacle course, sports contests, and games such as potato sack races, corn hole, can jam, tug of war, dodgeball, and more.

Release butterflies for charity.

The Southcoast Health Visiting Nurse Association's 8th Annual Hope Takes Flight brunch will take place at 10:30 a.m. at Rachel’s Lakeside, 950 State Road, North Dartmouth. 

The event features brunch, silent auction, prize raffle, wine pull, entertainment and live butterfly release, as well as special guest speaker Ken Ross.

Tickets are $50 per adult and $20 per child 12 and under, available at

Celebrate diversity.

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 351 Elm Street is holding a Multicultural Mass at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate South Coast diversity, followed by a free brunch with dishes from many different cultures. Everyone in the community is invited to attend regardless of religious practice or creed. Special guest is The Rev. Canon Jean Baptiste Ntagengwa, Th.D., Canon for Immigration & Multicultural Ministries of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.

Party at the Y.

The Dartmouth non-profit Coastal Neighbors Network is celebrating its second anniversary with a free party from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Dartmouth YMCA, 276 Gulf Road. Special guest speaker Christine Sullivan from Age Friendly New Bedford will give a talk at the event, which will also feature cellist Ian Legge, food by Farm & Coast Market, and a cash bar.

The Network’s mission is to enable Dartmouth residents 50 and over to stay at home and stay connected through a range of services.

To learn more, call (508) 556-4004.

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