Things to do: Go on a hike, celebrate Padanaram, talk clocks

Jul 26, 2018

Friday, July 27

Canoe or kayak the Slocum River.

The Lloyd Center is hosting a women’s canoe trip from 6 to 8:30 pm on the Slocum River, and a Moonlight Kayak Trip from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on the Westport River. There is a short hike and all equipment is provided. Registration is required, and the cost is $32 for members and $40 for non-members for the canoe trip and $65 or $80 for the kayak trip. More information is available at

Hike by moonlight.

Admire the Full Buck Moon with a 3-mile hike at the Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary. Registration is required and costs $10 for members and $12 for non-members. More information is available at or by calling (508) 636-2437.

Saturday, July 28

Shop to help furry friends.

Animal Advocates will hold a yard sale fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday at 151 and 153 Rockland St. For more information call (774) 888-9008 or (508) 991-7727.

Party in Padanaram.

The annual Padanaram Festival will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. as more than 40 fine artists, crafters, and vendors line Elm St. from Prospect St. to Harbor St. There will also be a kid’s zone at the corner of Elm and Bridge St. with fun activities. Parking in the village will be extremely limited, so attendees are encourages to park at the St. Mary’s parking lot, where a shuttle will be provided.

Rock out on the Green.

The Dartmouth Police Relief Association will host their annual Concert on the Green featuring Kevin White, a Garth Brooks tribute act, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the UMass Dartmouth Ampitheater, or in the Main Gymnasium if it is raining. Gates will open at 4 p.m. for the “Cruise Night” car show. The donation to enter is $10, and food and drink concessions will be open. No coolers are allowed.

Sunday, July 29

Talk clocks.

Bob Frishman will give a lecture on the history and culture of clocks and watches in New England from the arrival of the Mayflower to the adoption of standard time by railroads in the late 19th century. It will be held at 6:30 pm at the Russells Mills Schoolhouse at 1205 Russells Mills Rd. Light refreshments will be served and a $5 donation is suggested.

Monday, July 30

Pray for an end to racism.

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 351 Elm Street will hold a service of prayer and contemplation to end racism, bigotry, hatred, and the unfair treatment of immigrants and their children from 7 to 8 p.m. All are welcome.