Things to do: Eat johnnycakes, see art, prowl for owls.

Nov 7, 2019

There's a lot happening in Dartmouth on any given weekend. For more information on these and other upcoming events, visit

Friday, November 8

Breakfast with Veterans.

The Friends of the Elderly and Representative Chris Markey are sponsoring the annual veterans breakfast at the Council on Aging, 628 Dartmouth Street at 8:30 a.m. Breakfast is free to Dartmouth veterans and their spouses. Reservations required. Call (508) 999-4717 to make a reservation.

See Broadway hits.

Join the UMass Dartmouth Theatre Company in the Angus Bailey Jr. Memorial Theater Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9 at 7 p.m. for “No One Mourns The Wicked”, the 12th annual Broadway Revue. This year's production will feature hit songs from the antagonists of favorite Broadway musicals like Wicked, The Addams Family, Mean Girls, and others. Tickets are $5 for students (I.D. required), $10 for faculty and veterans, and $15 for general admission.

Saturday, November 9

Eat johnnycakes.

The Dartmouth Grange will be serving a traditional johnnycakes breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Grange Hall, 1133 Fisher Road in Russells Mills Village. Enjoy johnnycakes and pancakes made from native flint corn alongside other breakfast foods made from local ingredients. Cost: $10 for adults, $6 for children.

Kayak and coffee.

Join Buzzards Bay Coalition for a free morning paddle along the Slocums River from Russells Mills Landing past salt marshes, forests, and farmlands. After the paddle, share stories over a cup of coffee in town. BYOB (Bring your own boat.) Weather dependent. Registration required.

Drive to see art.

The Art Drive returns for a first-ever, one-off fall event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit 17 local working artists in nine different studio locations and learn about or purchase artwork directly from the maker. Look for the Art drive street signs on the day of the event. Head to for a full list of participants, artist profiles, and a downloadable map with studio locations.

Prowl for owls.

Mass Audubon’s Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary will host a sunset Owl Prowl at its Stone Barn Farm at 786 E. Horseneck Road from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Learn about local owls and the sounds they make before heading out on a one-mile walk without flashlights to listen for the three species of owl that nest in the sanctuary. Cost: $15 for Mass Audubon members, $18 for non-members. Call (508) 636-2437 or visit to register.

Jam in Pajamas.

South Coast Music Together will be hosting a “Pitch in Pajama Jam” at their 145 Faunce Corner Mall Road location from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. It is a musical night with a focus on kindness and ways to share kindness with others in the community. Free entry with a non-perishable food donation for humans or pets, to be distributed to community shelters. $10 per family without a donation. Attend in pajamas, or everyday clothes, or fanciest party attire. There will be snacks and singalongs, and participants will learn about the Lead with Kindness Challenge.

Sunday, November 10

Make leaf mandalas.

Learn to make fall leaf mandalas at Mass Audubon’s Stone Barn Farm, 786 E. Horseneck Road from 1 to 3 p.m. Create your own mandala from colorful autumn leaves and other natural items in this therapeutic and symbolic ancient art form. Cost: $15 for Mass Audubon members, $18 for non-members. Register online at or call (508) 636-2437.

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