Things to do: Honor sports icons, wake up with the birds, rock out

May 4, 2018

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

Friday, May 4

Learn about healing resources.

The Mental Health Providers Network of the South Coast will host a Heal the Healers mental health event, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., at Southcoast Behavioral Health Hospital at 581 Faunce Corner Road. Guest speakers and resources and informational tables will be at the event. Advance registration is required; visit to register.

Honor sports icons.

Eight athletes, a coach, and a team will be inducted into Dartmouth High's 2018 Hall of Fame during a ceremony at Rachel's Lakeside. A cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. and the awards ceremony is at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 for adults and $25 for children. To purchase tickets, contact Mike Shea at

Saturday, May 5

Wake up with the birds.

The second of three spring bird walks at the Lloyd Center begins at 7 a.m. at the 430 Potomska Road location. The cost is $10 for Lloyd Center members, $13 for non-members, and $5 for children under 12. Visit to register.

Rock out.

The Rosewood Trio will perform at the next Paskamansett Concert Series event at 7:30 p.m. at the Dartmouth Grange Hall, 1133 Fisher Road. The group features Christopher James Farias on guitar, vocals, and harmonica, percussionist and vocalist Tom Laureanno, and Alicia Ruggiero on fiddle and vocals. Tickets are $15 for the general public, and $12 for children under 18, seniors 60 and over, and college students. Tickets available at the door starting at 6:30 pm. Dinner, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages may be brought.

Reach for the stars.

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Observatory will be open for public viewings starting at 8:30 p.m. Viewings will only take place if weather permits and the skies are clear. Cancellation announcements will be made at around 5 p.m. the day of an open house. Visit for the announcement or call (508) 999-8715 for a prerecorded message.

Sunday, May 6

Run a 5K.

The Potter Elementary School 5K will kick off at 10 a.m. The race begins at the 140 Cross Road fire station and continues north up Cross Road before ending at Potter. Number pick-up begins at 8:30 a.m. The cost to enter is $20 until May 5 and $25 on race day. Visit for more information.

Save the Weaver House.

The subject of the Dartmouth Historical and Arts Society’s next Sunday lecture will focus on a plan to preserve the Joseph Weaver House and burial ground. The lecture will include the history of the house and burial ground located on the UMass Dartmouth campus, and an opportunity for the public to weigh in on ideas for the plan. The lecture is at 6:30 p.m. at the 1205 Russells Mills Road schoolhouse.

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