Archive for April, 2011

THE SANDWICH BAZAAR ART & ANTIQUE SALE/FARMER’S MARKET

April 24, 2011

April 27 – Oct 26 (WEDNESDAYS)

Oakcrest Cove, 34 Quaker Meeting House Rd, Sandwich

Lisa Davis: 508-685-2767

Website: www.thesandwichbazaar.com

6a.m. – 1p.m.

The Sandwich Bazaar Art and Antique Sale is a new and improved version of the old Sandwich Flea Market. The Sandwich Flea Market was Cape Cod’s largest flea market in the Upper Cape area for over fifteen years. The year 2009 brought The Sandwich Flea Market a new home, a new location, and a new manager. During 2009, The Sandwich Bazaar was open for business nineteen weeks in the summer and fall months. Due to the high popularity of The Bazaar, for the 2010 season, The Sandwich Bazaar was open for twenty-seven weeks to give our many art and antique vendors a chance to show their wares for the local residents and Cape Cod’s many visitors. The 2011 Sandwich Bazaar will continue to be open every Wednesday morning (6am-1pm) for twenty-seven weeks beginning on April 27th through October 26th, 2011. The Bazaar expects to host between 100-150 weekly vendors.  Gates open at 6a.m.  The Farmer’s Market takes place in front of the Sandwich Bazaar from 8a.m. – 1p.m from April 27 – October 12, 2011.  From June 11 – October 8, 2011 the Farmer’s Market will also be held on Saturdays.

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WILDFLOWER GARDEN TOURS

April 24, 2011

April 26

Green Briar Nature Center, 6 Discovery Hill Rd, East Sandwich

508-888-6870

Website: www.thorntonburgess.org

2:30p.m.

Take a 45 minute tour through the Shirley G. Cross Wildflower Garden with ethnobotanist Sharon Ackland to discuss rare wildflowers, their pollinators, culture and care, plant lore and current edible and medicinal use.  Fee: $6.00

PLANTS OF THE SEASON: IDENTIFICATION & INSPIRATION

April 24, 2011

April 26

Green Briar Nature Center, 6 Discovery Hill Rd, East Sandwich

508-888-6870

Website: www.thorntonburgess.org

1p.m. – 2:30p.m.

Each month ethnobotanist Sharon Ackland invites us on a walking class-tour to explore wildflower and woodland paths in the gardens, hedgerows and woods of Green Briar. Search out wild edibles and medicinals, while pausing to inspect prominent plants of the season currently in flower. Review current research for home recipes: Can this plant be used as a cooked green or to make a cordial, throat lozenge, asthma inhalant, headache remedy, shampoo or toothpaste? Program includes horticultural tips for naturalizing the home landscape, native plant lore, American Indian usage, gift ideas, and easy recipes to make at home. (Includes ID Clinic: Bring in plant samples you want to identify; include flower, fruit, or 8-12” stem with leaves.)  Fee: $15.00

EXHIBIT: WHERE ART AND NATURE MEET

April 24, 2011

April 25 – July 24

Green Briar Nature Center, 6 Discovery Hill Rd, East Sandwich

508-888-6870

Website: www.thorntonburgess.org

Mon – Sat @ 10a.m. – 4p.m., Sun @ 1p.m. – 4p.m.

Hyannis based artist, writer and naturalist Mary Richmond exhibits recent photographs, sketches, watercolors and selected writings about Cape Cod nature. Richmond is a weekly columnist for area newspapers. She writes and illustrates “Weekly Nature Watch” for the Enterprise newspapers and “Nature’s Ways” for the Cape Codder and related newspapers. She also writes and illustrates a monthly column, “Neighborhood Nature” for the Barnstable Patriot. She has worked as a naturalist educator for the Thornton W. Burgess Society, Mass Audubon at Wellfleet Bay and the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History.

WALK: LIGHTHOUSE TOUR OF THE THREE SISTERS

April 24, 2011

April 24, 2011

Meet at Nauset Light Beach, Eastham

Salt Pond Visitor Center: 508-255-3421

Website: http://www.nps.gov/caco/planyourvisit/events.htm

3p.m. – 4p.m.

These 19th-century lighthouses once provided a beacon for sailors off the shore of Nauset LightBeach. Come and learn of their history and importance.  Event is free.

SCHOOL VACATION PROGRAMS

April 18, 2011

Many places are offering activities for kids during April School Vacation, here are a few:

PLIMOTH PLANTATION- Plimoth Plantation is offering a fun, family week of things to do for school vacation!  There is a weeklong Shakespearean Adventure for kids, as well as many other activities planned.

Website: www.plimoth.org

CAPE COD CHILDREN’S MUSEUM– Come join in the science fun as we learn all about dirt and other fun earth sciences as well as kitchen experiments and concoctions!  Visit the website to check event listings or stop by the Front Desk.

Website: www.capecodchildrensmuseum.org

CAPE COD MARITIME MUSEUM- The Cape Cod Maritime Museum invites you and your families to sample our Making Waves exhibit-themed programs on the week of April 18-22. These are walk-in programs from 11-3 each day, designed to entertain those from grade K-8, and are free with admission. Younger siblings are welcome to enjoy the museum and the programs with help from parents! 

Website: www.capecodmaritimemuseum.org

CAPE COD MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY- Programs are free with museum admission.  The theme for this vacation’s activities is Exploring Art Through Nature.  In celebration of Earth Day, April 22 and Arbor Day, April 29 children will create a variety of projects centered around the environment. The focus will be visual arts – drawing, painting, sculpture. 

Website: www.ccmnh.org

WHALE SEARCH

April 18, 2011

April 16, 19, 21

Race Point Beach, Provincetown

Website: http://www.nps.gov/caco/planyourvisit/events.htm

9:30a.m. – 12:30p.m.

April is one of the best times to see whales from shore. Look for the ranger for help in spotting whales and to discuss their interesting natural history.  Event is free.

KIDS CELEBRATE BROADWAY

April 18, 2011

April 15 – May 15 (FRI/SAT/SUN)

Harwich Junior Theater, 105 Division St, West Harwich

508-432-2002

Website: www.hjtcapecod.org

Fri/Sat @ 7:30p.m., Sun @ 4p.m., Special Shows for Vacation Week: 4/19 & 4/21 @ 2p.m. **NO show on Easter Sunday

A revival of the fabulous hit musical revue with favorite songs and dances from PETER PAN, ANNIE, BEAUTY and THE BEAST, LION KING, OLIVER, BYE BYE BIRDIE and more. Arranged and directed by Terry Norgeot, with musical direction by Robert Wilder.  Tickets: $22/adults, $15/youth under 21.

CIRCLE OF FRIENDS GALLERY TALK/DEMONSTRATIONS

April 10, 2011

April 13

Highfield Hall, 56 Highfield Dr, off Depot Ave, Falmouth

508-495-1878

Website: www.highfieldhall.org

Talk is at 11a.m., Demo’s are at 12p.m.

Majorie Lydecker is known throughout the country for her extraordinary quilting, and for having shared her passion for the art of quilt-making with so many students. She has personally selected the quilts in the Highfield Hall exhibition and will lead participants on a room-by-room discussion of some of the quilts on display. Learn the stories of how color, design, and thread are stitched together with the personality of the maker to create unique works of art. $5 suggested donation.  At noon, enjoy an exciting demonstration by the Bayberry Quilters of Cape Cod!  Members of the Bayberry Quilters of Cape Cod Circle of Friends are coming to Highfield Hall for an afternoon of togetherness and stitching. They welcome anyone to come and watch them as they explain what they are working on, why they have chosen specific techniques and other ins and outs of quilt making. Techniques likely to be shown include quilting, hand piecing, appliqué and embroidery. Pre-registration is not required; $5 suggested donation.

FREE CONE DAY AT BEN & JERRY’S SCOOP SHOP IN NORTH EASTHAM

April 10, 2011

April 12

Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop. Rte 6 at Brackett Rd, North Eastham

508-255-2817

Website: www.benjerry.com/northeastham/

12p.m. – 8p.m.

Heading out towards Provincetown, the National Seashore, or the Pilgrim Monument?  If so, come in and enjoy this annual afternoon of Free Ice Cream Cones!