Things to do: Raise a glass at the farm, stand up paddleboard, take a gong bath

Jun 13, 2019

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

Thursday, June 13

Weigh in on Dartmouth’s future.

The Town of Dartmouth will host a public workshop on the town’s master plan at 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall Room 304. The meeting will allow residents to weigh in on long-range planning of the town's future physical growth. Future workshops are planned to address specific subject areas like land use, development, and transportation. Visit for more information.

Friday, June 14

Go on a SUP journey.

The Lloyd Center and Osprey Sea Kayak will host a stand-up paddleboarding sunset tour at 6 p.m. The cost is $55 for Lloyd Center members, and $65 for non-members. The meeting place will be announced to those who have registered. Previous experience is recommended. A paddleboard, paddle, and PFD will be provided. Visit to register.

Saturday, June 15

Take a walk on the wild side.

Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust will host gardener Jessica Cook for a wildflower walk through Destruction Brook Woods at 10 a.m. The event will include instruction on how to identify various flowers during hikes through the woods. Pre-registration is required. Visit to register.

Learn about osprey.

The Lloyd Center will lead a hike through its 430 Potomska Rd. reserve from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. with a focus on osprey. Educator/Naturalist Amanda Palmer will teach attendees the history of osprey, and lead participants to simulation nests. The cost is $10 for members, $13 for non-members, $30 for a family of four members, and $39 for a family of four non-members. Visit to register.  

Tour the farm...

Round the Bend Farm’s monthly Open Farm Day runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at its 92 Allen Neck Road location. Local wineries and breweries will be offering beer, wine, and craft soda which will be available for purchase. Farm tours, special activities, and a children's worm composting activity will also be offered. Fresh meat and produce will also be for sale. Visit for more information.

… or work on a farm.

The Dartmouth YMCA's Sharing the Harvest Community Farm is in need of volunteers for a Family Farm Day from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the 276 Gulf Rd. location. Volunteers of all ages will be able to assist planting, harvesting, weeding, and other farm-related tasks. For questions, more information, and to RSVP, email

Move the Crown. 

The Holy Ghost Society of Horseneck will celebrate the Moving of the Crown with a feast at 6 p.m. at its 104 Allens Neck Road location.. Soupas and cacoila will be on sale as well as a concession stand selling other food and drinks. Festivities continue on Sunday with mass at St. John the Baptist Church in Westport, followed by the procession back to the Holy Ghost grounds at 12:30 p.m. Free soupas and a fundraising acution will be held at around 1:30 p.m. Call Jeff at (774) 301-4537 for more information or to place advance orders of sweet bread or malasadas. 

Sunday, June 16

Take a gong bath.

Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary will ring in the summer solstice with a gong bath at Stone Barn Farm, 786 E. Horseneck Rd, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The “gong bath” is conducted by laying on a mat as a gong sounds nearby. The School of Yoga New Bedford will lead the gong bath. The cost is $25. Register by contacting Juliet Loranger via email at or by calling (508) 858-6786.

Tuesday, June 18

Practice with the band. 

The Dartmouth Community Band will host its first rehearsal on June 18, 6:30 p.m. at Dartmouth High School. Musicians of all ages and skill levels are welcome to stop by and perform to get a feel for what the community band is like. 

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