Things to do: holiday fairs and bazaars, visit a farm, listen to the classics

Nov 16, 2017

There's a lot happening in Dartmouth on any given weekend. Visit for your itinerary.

Saturday, November 18

Shop for the holiday season.

Smith Mills Christian Congregational Church will host its holiday bazaar, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at its 11 Anderson Way location. Raffles, baked goods, a luncheon, and plenty of holiday shopping will be among the activities offered. Santa will also make an appearance at the event. For more information, contact the church at (508) 287-8132.

Learn about Gidley Woods

Certified forester Phil Benjamin will lead a walk of Gidley Woods at 9 a.m. The walk through the woods and farm, which have been owned by the same family since the 1600s, has been under active forest management since the mid-1970s. The walk will feature discussion about forestry, including the next steps of management, the next steps for the property, which will focus on enhancing the health, productivity, and biological diversity of the woodlands. The walk is free to attend, and will begin at the Paskamansett Woods parking lot, 21 Chase Road.

Replace your mattress for a cause.

The Dartmouth High School Music Department will host a mattress fundraiser, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., at the high school. During the fundraising sale, name brand mattresses from brands including Simmons and Restonic will be on sale for up to 50 percent off retail prices. Proceeds from the one-day sale will benefit the high school music department. Visit for more information.

Get your Greek on.

St. George Greek Orthodox Church's annual Holiday Fair will be held from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the church's 186 Cross Road location. The event will include Greek lunch items like chicken souvlaki, spinakopita, tiropita, gyros, and greek saled, a bake sale, raffles, and craft tables featuring handmade goods. Sunday's hours are 12-3 p.m. For more information, visit the church's website,

Visit a farm.

Round the Bend Farm will host an Open Farm Day at its 92 Allen Neck Road location, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Non-GMO and grass-fed meat, seasonal veggies, honey, maple syrup, and herbal teas will be for sale. Farm tours will also be available. For more information, visit or call (508) 939-5089.

Get your laughs on.

The Delvena Theater will present its show "W.C. Fields and Mae West" beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Southworth Library. The play takes place during the pair's filming of their 1940 western comedy My Little Chickadee, and includes details about West and Fields' personal lives, and a questions and answer session after the show. Proceeds benefit the Dartmouth Library Foundation. Tickets are $25 and include a light supper and admission to the show. Call the library at (508) 999-0726 or visit the library for tickets.

Sunday, November 19

Listen to the classics.

The South Coast Chamber Music Series continues with the works of Ludwig van Beethoven at St. Peter's Church, 351 Elm Street, at 4 p.m. Works that will be performed include the Spring Sonata, Cello Sonata in A Major, and String Quartet in A Minor. Tickets are $20 at the door. Visit for more information.

Learn how to document your family tree.

The Dartmouth Historical and Arts Society will present tips to getting into genealogy at 2:30 p.m. The featured guest will be Kathleen Rubano, President of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists' Bristol Chapter. The discussion will be held at the Russells Mills Schoolhouse, 1205 Russells Mills Road. A suggested donation of $5 is asked for to attend.

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