Things to do: Grab a book, learn about crime

Sep 22, 2021

​​There’s a lot happening in Dartmouth in any given week.Thursday, Sept. 23 

Art reception 

The College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) at UMass Dartmouth will present “Norman Ives: Constructions & Reconstructions,’’ in the CVPA Campus Gallery through Oct. 23.

This major exhibition of Ives's work as artist and designer showcases some early works that will be on display for the first time. A reception for the exhibition will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 23. All attendees must wear a mask when inside any UMass Dartmouth building. 

Fall book sale 

The Friends of the Dartmouth Libraries will sponsor their Fall Book Sale at the Southworth Library through Saturday, Sept. 25. Thousands of books, all in good condition, will be available for purchase. Book prices typically range between 50 cents and $2.

The general sale hours are Thursday, Sept.  23, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Saturday, September 25, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

The sale will be held in the Haskell Room at the Southworth Library, 732 Dartmouth Street.  For more information, contact

Knowles Padanaram Reserve cleanup 

A cleanup at Knowles Padanaram Reserve, Smith Neck Road, will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23 to commemorate National Estuaries Week. Trash grabbers, garbage bags and gloves will be provided, although participants are encouraged to bring their own gloves if they have them. 

Parking is at West Smith Neck Road near the DNRT Knowles-Padanaram Reserve

Friday, Sept. 24 

Buy Black NB pop-up at mall

Buy Black NB will host a pop-up featuring a hand-selected, diverse group of black-owned vendors at the Dartmouth Mall, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 24, 25 and 26.

Saturday, Sept. 25 

Music in the Woods at Lloyd Center 

Enjoy a very musical afternoon on the grounds of the Lloyd Center for the Environment on Saturday, Sept. 25, with musicians from the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra. 

Also performing will be The Spindle Rock River Rats with an eclectic blend of bluegrass, old-time, folk, popular, western, and fiddle tunes. For children, there will be Jeff Angeley and Southcoast Lessons' Youth String Band with an “Old Time Fiddle Session.”

Show times are 1:30, 3 and 4:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required at Admission is free for Lloyd Center Members, $30 per carload for others.

Tuesday, Sept. 28 

Book discussion on Dartmouth killer 

Maureen Boyle discuss her latest book, “The Ghost: The Murder of Police Chief Greg Adams and the Hunt for His Killer,’’ that explores the 1980 murder of the small town Pennsylvania chief and the discovery of his killer’s remains in a quiet Dartmouth neighborhood at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28 at the North Branch Library, 211 Cross Road. 

Have an event we should include next week? Email details to Christopher Shea at