Things to do: Eat plants, explore an estuary, combine art and nature

Jun 22, 2018

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

Saturday, June 23

Eat plants.

Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust will host a wild editable walk through Slocums River Reserve, 10 a.m. The free event, led by Land Steward Leah Howard and Development and Outreach Specialist Kendra Murray, will include discussion and a search for edible plants, including dandelion, burdock, mugwort, and lamb’s ear. Pre-registration is required. Visit to pre-register. The reserve is located at 320 Horseneck Road.

Explore an estuary.

The Lloyd Center will run an estuary exploration program at its 430 Potomska Road location, 10-11:30 a.m. Using dip nets and seine nets, participants will be able to search for common animals that call the area home, including crabs, shrimp, and fish. Discussion on sub-tropical animals will also occur. Closed-toe boots or water shoes are recommended, as is a towel and a change of clothes. The cost is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. A family of four members is $15 and $21 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. Visit for more information.

Combine art and nature.

An Eco-Art Wellness Workshop will be held at the Lloyd Center’s 430 Potomska Road location, 1-4 p.m. During the event, Beth Adoette will lead guided meditation, writing, group discussions, and the creation of a cooperative nature mandala. The cost is $8 for members and $10 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. Visit to register.

Sunday, June 24

Touch a truck.

A Touch a Truck event will be held at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 12-3:30 p.m. Hosted by Westport Cub Scout Pack 100, the event will feature over 40 vehicles, a jaws of life demo at 1:30 p.m. and a live line demo at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Admission is $6 per person, with a $20 family max.

Privateers, or pirates?

The Dartmouth Historical and Arts Society will debate Old Dartmouth's early privateers at its 6:30 p.m. lecture. The lecture will cover the origins of privateering in North America, the role of privateers in the American Revolution, as well as highlighting several ships and sailors of note. It will be held at the 1205 Russells Mills Road schoolhouse; a $5 donation is suggested.

Monday, June 25

See a puppet show.

John McDonough will present his Sir George and the Dragon puppet show at 2 p.m. at the Southworth Library. The story follows a princess as she makes her way to Mystery Mountain to visit the Great Green Dragon. The show is recommended for children ages three and over. Contact children's librarian Christie Phillips 508-999-0726 x4203 for information and sign-ups.

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