Things to do: Bake a cake, get up close with nature, tour a farm

Dec 14, 2017

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

Friday, December 15

Kids, check out holiday movie night.

The Dartmouth YMCA is hosting "Kids Night Out: Pajamas and Movie Night" from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The event will feature screenings of the holiday classics "Frosty The Snowman" and "The Nightmare Before Christmas," and pizza, popcorn, and hot chocolate will be served. It costs $12 for members and $15 for program participants. For more information, call (508) 993-3361. The Dartmouth YMCA is located at 276 Gulf Road.

Saturday, December 16

Show off your culinary skills at a holiday baking competition.

The Southworth Library is hosting a Winter Holiday Baking Competition for kids and teens age 10-16. Kids can let their baker's imagination run wild and whip up any holiday or winter-themed dessert. The top two bakers in each age group (10-12 and 13-16) will win a prize. Desserts will be judged on three factors: taste, presentation, and overall theme and festiveness. Non-bakers are welcome to check out the competition and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. Dessert drop off is 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p .m. and the display is 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. To register and for questions, visit or email The Southworth Library is located at 732 Dartmouth Street.

Get up close with nature.

Want to see live animal demonstrations, go on a hike, and partake in nature activities and crafts? Make your way over to the Lloyd Center for the Environment’s Nature Discoveries program, which will meet from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. While the family-friendly event is geared towards children ages 2-6, younger and older siblings are welcome. It costs $5 for members and $6 for nonmembers. Advance registration is not required. For more information, check out, or contact Erika at 508-990-0505 x18 or email The Lloyd Center is located at 430 Potomska Road.

Enjoy farm life.

Round The Bend Farm is hosting Open Farm Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., where you can visit with the barnyard animals, head out on a family-friendly farm tour (start time: 11:00 a.m.) and even take part of the farm home with you by purchasing non-GMO and grass-fed meat, seasonal veggies, honey, maple syrup, and herbal teas. For more information, call  Round The Bend Farm at (508) 938-5089. Round the Bend Farm is located at 92 Allen Neck Road.

Tuesday, December 19

Eat pancakes.

The Dartmouth YMCA will host a pancake breakfast at its 276 Gulf Road location, 7:30-9 a.m. Tickets are $5; stop by the YMCA or call (508) 993-3361 to register.

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