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Story Time at Helfand Farm

April 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost: Free

Join us for Story Time at DNRT! Three local authors will be bringing their stories and reading aloud to the kids! We will have three different outdoor areas for reading and then will switch off to promote social distancing. Bring your own blanket or lawn chairs! Pre-registration required.

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Mouse on the Catboat


Sandra Hall is a painter and printmaker. She is a graduate of UMASS Dartmouth with a BFA in painting and has completed advanced work in silkscreen printing, intaglio etching and stone lithography. Sandra lives on the shore of Buzzards Bay with David, children, grandchildren, cats , barn swallows and an occasional mouse in the house! This is her second book; her first book is Home is the Starting Place.

The Mouse on the Catboat – A little mouse and a boat named after his natural enemy. What a combination!! By observing his family in action, Crosby becomes interested in sailing this cat. A windy event on the water makes him thankful he watched and learned. With his knowledge Crosby prepares the Catboat and sails her safely home single-handedly. Contact Sandra at saltworksstudio@comcast.net for more information.


Mike's Big Space Adventure

Reece Arnold is a dynamic, autistic young man residing in the South Coast region of Massachusetts. He received a Master Certificate in Orchestration for Film and TV from Berklee College of Music in 2016. Reece has been featured on WCVB’s Chronicle twice. The first episode in 2014 was about Living (and Thriving) with Autism. His segment was called “His Language is Music” and featured his music skills. This segment was nominated for a New England Emmy Award by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Boston/New England. The second episode in 2020 was about local authors and it featured his book “Mike’s Big Space Adventure”.

Mike’s Big Space Adventure is about Mike, a young boy who loves astronomy. One night, he has a dream he becomes a shooting star and travels through different galaxies in space, meeting new friends – and getting into some scary situations – but having a wonderful adventure along the way!

Through his creative works and company, Reece-Cycled Fun, Reece hopes to inspire other people with autism and those with challenges to follow their dreams and reach for the stars.

Read more about Reece at www.reececycledfun.com.


Too Tired TommyAllison Carreiro graduated from Bridgewater State University with a B.S in Communication Disorders. She is currently getting her Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology at Nova Southeastern University. During her senior year at Dartmouth High School, she had to create a children’s book about a life lesson as a school projoct out of which Too Tired Tommy was borne. She writes children’s rhyming stories as a hobby, and hopes to one day adapt Too Tired Tommy into an interactive story.
A rhyming life-lesson book, Too Tired Tommy is about a boy who goes to bed late and suffers the consequences the next morning. Will he ever learn? Too Tired Tommy reminds children and adults alike the importance of getting a good night’s sleep.