Things to do: Spell, Learn, Listen

Nov 8, 2018

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

Thursday, November 8

Test your spelling smarts.

The Dartmouth Education Foundation is hosting its 8th annual Spelling Bee, which raises funds for the foundation’s teacher grant program, at the Dartmouth High auditorium. Thirty teams will compete in five rounds. The Bee will also feature games in the auditorium from 6 to 7 ahead of the competition from 7 to 9. All audience members and participants will be entered into raffles for prizes including gift certificates and a pair of Bruins tickets. Attendance is free.

Bend and snap.

The UMass Dartmouth Theater Company will perform “Legally Blonde,” the musical, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the main auditorium at 285 Old Westport Rd. Tickets cost $5 for students, $7 for seniors, and $12 for general admission.

Saturday, November 10

Learn about nature.

From 9:30 to 10:30, the Lloyd Center at 430 Potomska Rd. will invite children ages four to six and their parents to learn about the natural world. Pre-registration is required online at or by calling 508-990-0505, ext. 18, and costs $5 for members and $6 for non-members.

Race for the land trust.

The Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust is hosting their 4th annual trail race on November 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Destruction Brook Woods. The Woods feature wide trails and great views on a 3.3 mile running course and a 2.4 mile walking course. Spectators are also welcome to cheer people on at the start and finish lines. Register online at Registration for the run costs $25 for members and $35 for non-member runners and $20 for walkers.

Sunday, November 11

Walk with other women.

The Dartmouth Natural Reserve Trust is hosting Women’s Walks each month through the end of 2018. On November 18, explore the Frank Knowles/Little River Reserve at 701 Potomska Rd. from 10 a.m. to noon.

Hear the Heart of Schubert.

On November 11 at 4 p.m., the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra’s Chamber Music Group will perform two works for their concert “The Heart of Schubert:” “Die Schöne Müllerin” and “Death and the Maiden.” The concert will take place at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 351 Elm Street.Tickets cost $20 at the door or online at

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