Things to do: potlucks, farm tour, superhero day

May 17, 2017

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

Thursday, May 18

Wake up with the birds.

The Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary’s Thursday morning bird walks begin at 8 a.m. Sanctuary staff will lead a three-hour tour through the property in search of migratory birds. The cost is $10 per person for Mass Audubon members; $12 for non-members. Pre-registration is required; visit, or call (508) 636-2437.

Saturday, May 20

Feed with birders.

The Paskamansett Bird Club will host a breakfast and bird walk at 7 a.m. The potluck breakfast will take place at the Allens Neck Meetinghouse, located at 739 Horseneck Road. A birdwatching walk through will follow.

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. For more information, visit or call (508) 939-5089.

Observe live animals.

The Lloyd Center will host its Nature Discoveries program, 9:30–10:30 a.m. The drop-in program is $5 for members; $6 for non-members. The program offers live animal demonstrations, specimens to observe and touch, hikes, activities, and crafts. For more information, contact Jen Wimmer at (508) 990-0505, ext.14, or email

Don a cape.

The DeMello/Cushman PTO will host its annual Superhero Carnival, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. The event, held at DeMello's 654 Dartmouth Street location, will include games and activities.

Sunday, May 21

Share food and history.

The Dartmouth Historical & Arts Society will host its annual potluck dinner at the Russells Mills Schoolhouse, located at 1205 Russells Mills Road. The potluck starts at 5:30 p.m., and the organization’s annual meeting will follow, 6:30-8 p.m. All members and friends are invited.

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