Things to do: Run a 5K, search the night sky, look for frogs

May 04, 2017

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

Thursday, May 4

Ring in spring with a bird walk.

Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary’s Thursday morning bird walks begin at 8 a.m. Sanctuary staff will lead a three-hour tour through the property in search of migratory birds. The cost is $10 per person for Mass Audubon members; $12 for non-members. Pre-registration is required; visit or call (508) 636-2437.

Saturday, May 6

Search for birds...

The Lloyd Center’s spring bird walk starts at 7 a.m. at the center’s 430 Potomska Road location. The cost is $3 for Lloyd Center members, $5 for nonmembers, and $2 for children under 12. For more information, visit or call (508) 990-0505, x23.

or reptiles....

Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary’s day-long herpetology field exploration event begins at 9 a.m. The event will lead guests to vernal pools, salt marshes, and the beach in search of snakes, frogs, toads, and salamanders. The cost is $100 for members, $120 for non-members. Pre-registration is required; visit or call (508) 636-2437 for more information.

Support area entrepreneurs.

Dartmouth youth will participate in Lemonade Day — a program focused on teaching youth the entrepreneurial skills involved with starting, owning, and operating their own businesses — is coming to Dartmouth.

Participants can be found at the following locations on May 6. Most stands will be open by noon.

Slam Dunk Lemonade at Burgo's, 101 Slocum Road; Sour Power, Bay Coast Bank, 714 Dartmouth Street; Double C's Juicy Lemonade Shack, 614 Dartmouth Street; Literally Lemonade, DeMello School, 654 Dartmouth Street; The Doherty's Lemonade, 23 Bridge Street (opens at 1 p.m.); Hayden's Lemonade Stand, 50 Horseneck Road; Avery's Lemonade, Melissa's Pet Depot, 83 Faunce Corner Road (opens at 1 p.m.); Jayla's Juice, inside Old Navy at the Dartmouth Mall; Sophie's Sweet & Sour Lemonade, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dartmouth Mall; and The Sweet Lemon, Fabulous Foundations by Nancy, TJ Maxx Plaza.

Reach for the stars.

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s observatory will host an open house at 8:30 p.m. Viewings occur through the observatory’s 16-inch telescope. The event will only take place if there are clear skies. For more info or cancellation updates, visit or call (508) 999-8715.

Sunday, May 7

Dust off those running shoes.

The Potter 5K kicks off at the District No. 3 fire station, located at 140 Cross Road, at 10 a.m. The annual 5K raises money to support the school’s PTO. Registration before May 7 is $20; race day registration is $25. Registration will open at 8:30 a.m. on race day. For more information or to register, visit or email

Learn about big storms.

The Dartmouth Historical and Arts Society’s Sunday lecture series will include a discussion on the storms that have hit the region, hosted by long-time South Coast resident Cukie Macomber. The talk begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Russells Mills Schoolhouse, located at 1205 Russells Mills Road.

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