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It’s time to mark your calendar and secure your ticket to one of the summer’s most popular events, the Lloyd Center for the Environment’s Clambake XXXV  “35 Years of Celebrating Science and Education!”

Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, our South Coast tradition has a new format this year. Known as the unofficial “kick-off” of the South Coast’s summer season, Clambake XXXV will still take place on Friday, July 10, with our Silent Auction online, commencing on July 1, and two delicious take-home meal options.

Email fcallen@lloydcenter.org or leave a message at 508-990-0505 x10 for sponsorship opportunities.

“This year’s event theme is “35 Years of Celebrating Science & Education!” and will feature lunch and dinner options for at home dining” said Clambake Steering Committee Chair Nina Weeks, who spoke enthusiastically about the Clambake. “The event will also have an extraordinary online auction on BiddingforGood.com. We’ve been collecting a lot of fantastic items which are coming in daily! The opportunity to move the auction online is exciting!”

With two dining options, supporters can order either a lunch to be picked up on Friday, July 10 at The Back Eddy in Westport, or a dinner at Greasy Luck in New Bedford. Each $50 meal ticket includes a generous donation to support Lloyd Center education programs.

Clambake XXXV’s Lunch Option will feature 4.5 ounces of fresh lobster meat with lemon zest & celery salt in a brioche bun with a side of house made summer potato salad and a sugar cookie. Lunch will be prepared and ready for pick up between 11:30am and 1:00pm at The Back Eddy in Westport.

Our Dinner Option is a traditional clam boil with a quart of steamers, half piece of corn on the cob, 2 sausages, 2 hot dogs, 1 linguica, 2-3 potatoes, melted butter, clam juice, a cup of clam chowder, and a chocolate chip cookie from Twisted Treats & Savories of Dartmouth. Dinner will be prepared and ready for pick up between 4:00pm – 5:00pm at the Greasy Luck in New Bedford.

Each dinner with come in a reusable, thermal Lloyd Center bag.

A big ‘Thank you’ to The Back Eddy, Greasy Luck, and Twisted Treats & Savories for their support, assistance, and enthusiasm to make Clambake XXXV a success!

With a very limited number of tickets available, reserve your lunch / dinner now! Tickets may be purchased online here, or by leaving a message at 508-990-0505 x10.

The Lloyd Center’s Silent Auction will be online this year commencing on July 1, and concluding on July 10, at 9pm. View our auction at BiddingForGood.com, featuring exciting items from local artists, artisans, businesses, and individuals.

Bid! Each winning bid helps provide hands-on science programming to thousands of students across the state and beyond.

If you have any questions about auction items, or for assistance with BiddingForGood.com registration, email jcornell@lloydcenter.org or leave a message at 508-990-0505, ext. 20.

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A tradition upon which so much depends, the Clambake helps to underwrite the costs of the Lloyd Center’s critically important environmental education and research programs. Today, the Lloyd Center is working hard to protect the nature of our beautiful coast and to bring first-rate environmental science classes to thousands of deserving children in our area’s public schools.

Clambake XXXV Steering Committee Chair, Nina Weeks, lives in Padanaram Village with her husband Rob and their four children. Having grown up on the South Coast and attended schools in Fairhaven and Dartmouth, she is intimately familiar with the area. Nina has worked in the marketing field with companies including Reebok, Microsoft, and Dockers. She enjoys boating in the summer and is a member of the New Bedford Yacht Club. She is actively involved with the Rotch Jones Duff House, Community Boating Center, and Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust.

Her third year as Clambake Chair, Nina is excited about planning Clambake XXXV with our dedicated group of experienced volunteers, assisted by members of the Lloyd Center’s staff and Board of Directors.

Members of Clambake XXXV Steering Committee are Nina Weeks (Chair), Sandra Hall, Winnie Phyfe, Suzie Prescott, Jane Rheaume, and Daphne Siegal.

Artwork courtesy of Sandra Hall