Things to do: run for unified sports, go birding, eat jonnycakes

Apr 27, 2022

There’s a lot happening in Dartmouth in any given week, here’s what’s coming up this week.

Wednesday, April 27 - Saturday, April 30

Browse books at Southworth

From April 27 to 30, the Friends of the Library will hold their annual Spring Book Sale at the Elsie Haskell room in the Southworth Library on 732 Dartmouth Street, South Dartmouth.

The sale will run from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. on April 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 29, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 30.

To ensure the safety of shoppers and volunteers, masks are recommended, and browsing will be limited to 20 patrons at a time throughout the sale.

Book prices typically range between 50 cents and $2.

Proceeds from the sale allow the Friends to offer free educational programs for adults and children; provide cost-saving passes for museums, parks and zoos; host the annual Molly Little Film Series; and fund special library events and purchases.

For more information, email

Saturday, April 30

Walk to support unified sports

The nonprofit organization Theresa Street will host a 5K fundraiser at Dartmouth High on April 30 beginning at 9 a.m.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the school district’s unified sports program, which brings together athletes with intellectual (and sometimes physical) disabilities and their partners, regular education peers who act as guides and help promote inclusion and acceptance within the school community.

The inaugural 5k will begin at 9 a.m. with a “unified lap” and the race will kickoff at around 9:15. While a competitive event, participants are encouraged to go at their own pace.

There will also be a farmer’s market near the finish line that will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost for the 5k is $35 and includes a t-shirt. To register, visit

Search for birds at the Lloyd Center

The Lloyd Center for the Environment will hold a spring bird walk from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, giving visitors the opportunity to encounter Baltimore orioles, yellow warblers, great horned owls, among other species both native and migratory.

Pre-registration via the Lloyd Center website is required for the event by 3 p.m. on Friday, April 29. The cost is $10 for members, $13 for non-members, and $5 for kids under 12. 

The rain date is Sunday, May 1.

For questions, call Jamie Bogart at (508)990-0505 ext. 23, or email

Eat jonnycakes at the Dartmouth Grange 

The Dartmouth Grange will its second a jonnycake breakfast at its 1133 Fisher Road location from 8 to 11 a.m.

Cornmeal used to make the New England breakfast staple is from the Gray’s Grist Mill from Westport. The johnnycakes will also be served with Massachusetts-tapped maple syrup, local jam, butter, bacon, hard-boiled eggs, and hot and cold beverages.

The locally-sourced meal will cost $12 per adult and $8 per child. Tickets will be sold at the door.

Sunday, May 1

Walk for hunger

The Dartmouth YMCA’s Sharing the Harvest community farm is forming a team for Project Bread’s annual Walk for Hunger in South Dartmouth on Sunday, May 1.

Proceeds raised on the three-mile walk will benefit both Project Bread and Sharing the Harvest in their mission to reduce hunger and provide everyone with access to nutritious foods.

According to Project Bread, one in six households across the Commonwealth is facing hunger right now.

Registration for the walk will start at 8:30 a.m. May 1. Once sign ups are finalized, the walk will begin at Apponagansett Park. Along the route, the team will cross the Padanaram Bridge and go through the village.

Following the walk, join Sharing the Harvest Farm Director, Ashley Brister, for refreshments and tours of the farm and greenhouse at the Dartmouth YMCA located at 276 Gulf Road.

Anyone who wants to participate can register to join the team and walk or donate to help them reach their fundraising goal of $20,000.

For more information, and to donate or register, visit the Project Bread website at

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