Things to do: Listen to architecture, visit River City, touch a truck

Apr 26, 2018

There's a lot happening in Dartmouth on any given weekend. Visit for your itinerary.

Friday, April 27

Listen to architecture.

The closing reception of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s art exhibits on the architecture of the campus and its creator, Paul Rudolph, will include the premiere performance of Non-Event: Sonic Section Perspectives at 3 p.m. at the College of Visual and Performing Arts building central atrium. The one-hour composition uses field recordings made within architectural spaces designed by Rudolph throughout the Boston region.

Visit River City.

Bishop Stang High School presents its spring production of The Music Man with performances scheduled for April 27 and 28 at 7 p.m. at the 500 Slocum Road school. The performance features 65 cast members from the school and an additional 11 younger children to fill child roles. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students and seniors.

Shop a rummage sale.

The Congregational Church of South Dartmouth's semi-annual Rummage Sale will be held at its 17 Middle Street location. The sale will be open to the public from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. All proceeds benefit the church's 200th anniversary restoration project, as well as local charitable organizations. Call the church at 508-993-6676 for more information.

Saturday, April 28

Wake up with the birds.

The Lloyd Center will host an early morning bird walk at its 430 Potomska Road location beginning at 7 a.m. Forest birds, shorebirds, and raptors such as osprey all inhabit the property and are potential sightings. The walk will be through the variety of habitats at the center, from forest edges to vernal pools and salt marshes. Participants should being binoculars and a bird guide if available. The cost is $10 for Lloyd Center members, $13 for non-members, and $5 for children under 12. Visit to register.

Play chess.

The tournament is open to all area students through grade 12, and all levels of experience are welcome to participate. Chess boards and pieces will be provided. Although not required, players who use a chess clock are encouraged to bring one. Trophies will be awarded to the top three players in each section. Register online at for $10. Registration at the door is $15. For more information, contact Bob Salves at

Touch a truck.

The Dartmouth YMCA’s parking lot will be full of trucks to touch and explore from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of the YMCA’s annual Touch-A-Truck event. The event will double as a Healthy Kids Day, with other summer kick-off activities, and an open house of Camp Metacomet, the YMCA’s summer camp. Special promotions for YMCA memberships, summer camps, and swim lessons will also be offered. The event is free to attend and open to the public. Visit for more information.

Enjoy a breakfast staple.

The Dartmouth Grange will host a Jonnycakes at the Grange breakfast at its 1133 Fisher Road location, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. The breakfast includes locally sourced jonnycakes from Gray’s Grist Mill, pancakes, maple syrup, bacon, hard-boiled eggs, hot and cold beverages. Coffee milk, Rhode Island-made soda, jonnycake cornmeal, and maple syrup will also be available. The cost to attend is $10 per adult and $6 per child. Visit for more information.