Things to do: Jam out, discover nature, learn to paddle board

Jun 14, 2018

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

Friday, June 15

Listen to some tunes for a cause.

The Dartmouth High School Helping Hands Committee will host a June Jams fundraiser, 7-9 p.m. at Dartmouth High School. The event will include live music, baked goods and cold drinks for sale, and a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds will benefit Helping Hands, which raises money to support students in need with funding for school supplies and other educational expenses. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. For more information, contact Steve Charest, Cathy Thomas, or Robyn Eusebio at the high school at (508) 961-2700.

Saturday, June 16

Discover nature.

From 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. the Lloyd Center for the Environment will be hosting a nature discovery program for children. It will include readings of nature themed books, live animal demonstrations, specimen observation, hiking, and nature themed crafts. The program is ideal for kids ages 2-6, but is open to all ages. The event is $5 for Lloyd Center members and $6 for non-members. Visit for more information.

Tour 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. Special children's programming will be offered between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., including nature loom making and playing with homemade play dough and natural items. For more information, visit or call (508) 938-5127.

Experience the water in a new way.

The Lloyd Center and Osprey Sea Kayak Adventures will host a stand-up paddle boarding class for beginners at the center from 10 a.m. - 12 noon. The class will cover the basics, including equipment, water entry and balance, proper stance and positioning, paddling techniques, safety, and etiquette. It is $55 for Lloyd Center members and $65 for non-members. Visit to pre-register online or call (508) 990-0505 x10 for more information.

Learn about shrubs.

Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary experts will lead a native shrub identification hike along its sanctuary trails, 10 a.m. - 12 noon. Identification of both native and invasive species, and medicinal uses for some of these plants will be discussed. The cost to attend is $10 for Mass Audubon members and $12 for non-members. Visit to register.

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