Archive for May, 2011

Weather

May 23, 2011

 

Good Evening,

The weather started out misty a few minutes ago, and now the rain has arrived.  It is a good night to sit by the fireplace and watch a movie, or read a good book!  Hopefully the sun will make an appearance Wednesday or Thursday so our guests can enjoy some outdoor activities on the Cape!!

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OPENING DAY AT FALMOUTH MUSEUMS ON THE GREEN

May 22, 2011

May 24

Museums on the Green, Hallett Barn Visitor Center, 55 Palmer Ave, by the Village Green, Falmouth

508-548-4857

Website: www.falmouthhistoricalsociety.org

10a.m.

Opening Day this year we will be presenting three interrelated exhibitions. The first, in celebration of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, will follow the lives of three soldiers…an officer, an enlisted man and one from a black regiment. The second will mark the impact of the Civil War on the end of commercial whaling. And the third will look at transportation and how it changed in Falmouth due to the arrival of the railroad.

NAUSET LIGHTHOUSE OPEN TO PUBLIC

May 22, 2011

May 22

Nauset Lighthouse, Ocean View Dr, Eastham

Website: http://www.nausetlight.org/NLtours.htm

1p.m. – 4p.m.

Tours are free and open to the public (donations accepted). Parking is available at Nauset Light Beach parking lot (Cape Cod National Seashore). *Parking fees may apply.  Directions to Nauset Light: Route 6 to Bracket Road (third traffic signal from Eastham/Orleans rotary). Right onto Bracket Road. Go to end and take left onto Nauset Road. Take first right onto Cable Road. At end of Cable Road, take left onto Ocean View Drive to parking lot. Walk along path to Nauset Light.

RHODODENDRON FESTIVAL AT HERITAGE MUSEUMS AND GARDENS

May 22, 2011

May 21 – 30

Heritage Museums and Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich

508-888-3300

Website: www.heritagemuseumsandgardens.org

10a.m. – 4p.m.

Visit Heritage Museums & Gardens this May for a celebration of rhododendrons during prime bloom time. This ten-day festival will kick off on Saturday, May 21 with a cooking demonstration by Mary Ann Esposito, host of the PBS series Ciao Italia! Also featured throughout the festival are book signings by renowned chefs, horticultural walking tours, a plant sale, photography and plein air painting workshops, and horticulture lectures.

6TH ANNUAL BLUEGRASS ON THE BOGS FESTIVAL

May 22, 2011

May 20 – 22

Jellystone Cape Cod at Maple Park, 290 Glen Charlie Rd, East Wareham

508-280-4825 or 508-542-0781

Website: www.bluegrassonthebogs.com

The 6th annual Bluegrass on the Bogs Festival will be held on May 20th-22nd 201 1 at Jellystone Cape Cod at Maple Park Campground in East Wareham. This nontraditional, acoustic festival showcases some of the most talented musicians in the region. The weekend-long event provides outstanding music, workshops, children’s activities, great food, artisan vendors, holistic treatments, fireside jams, beach front exercise class, silent auction, raffles and more! Tickets can be purchased at the gate. For hours and schedule of events visit
www.bluegrassonthebogs.com or call 508-280-4825 or 508-542-0781.  Tickets are: $45/full weekend events, & $25/full weekend for ages 13-17yo & seniors, or daily for $15/adults for Friday, $10/teens & seniors for Friday, $25/adults for Saturday, $18/teens & seniors on Saturday, $20/adults for Sunday, $15/teens & seniors for Sunday.  There is a $3 parking fee for day ticket holders that is paid directly to the campground.

PROVINCETOWN SPRING RESTAURANT WEEK & GALLERY STROLL

May 22, 2011

May 20 – 26

Various locations in Provincetown

Website: www.provincetowntourismoffice.org

Provincetown’s summer season gets a head start with the annual Provincetown Restaurant Week and Gallery Stroll, May 20-26. This spring’s event invites visitors to enjoy a taste of the Outer Cape with three-course prix-fixe menus ranging from $25 to $35. At the special Gallery Stroll, the town’s galleries, museums and shops will extend their hours into late evening and offer special receptions with local artists. This year also marks a number of coinciding annual P-town events – Single Women’s Weekend and the Town-Wide Monumental Yard Sale. Visit www.provincetowntourismoffice.org for more information and a list of participating restaurants.

WEEKLY WILDFLOWER GARDEN TOURS

May 15, 2011

May 17 (TUESDAYS throughout Summer)

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

508-888-6870

Website: www.thorntonburgess.org

10a.m.

Guided tours through the award-winning Wildflower Garden at the Green Briar Nature Center are offered each Tuesday morning at 10:00am beginning on May 17 and continuing throughout the summer. The garden, conceived and designed by Dr. Shirley G. Cross, is a living museum for those interested in the study and use of wildflowers. The one-third acre contains over 300 plants and is maintained by a small group of dedicated volunteers. Come by and enjoy a morning in the garden! Advance registration is not necessary. The fee is $5.00

CAPE COD SPRING RESTAURANT WEEK

May 15, 2011

May 16 – 22

Cape-Wide

Website: www.restaurantweekcapecod.com

The Spring 2011 edition of Restaurant Week Cape Cod is the perfect time to investigate some of the finest cuisine the region has to offer and it’s a great excuse to visit those restaurants you’ve already grown to love! During this week, these great quality, locally owned businesses are each offering a special 3-course exhibition menu for your dining pleasure. The cost of dining from any of these special menus will be fixed at a low price of just $25 or $35 (tax & gratuity not included), depending on your choice of destination. Monday, May 16th – Sunday, May 22nd. For a full list of participating restaurants, visit www.RestaurantWeekCapeCod.com and www.facebook.com/RestaurantWeekCapeCod.

HIGHLAND LIGHTHOUSE OPEN FOR SEASON

May 15, 2011

May 14 to Mid-October

Highland Light Rd, North Truro

508-487-1121

Website: www.capecodlight.org

Tours: 10a.m. – 5:30p.m.

Cape Cod’s oldest lighthouse, locally known as the Highland Light, is officially named “Cape Cod Light” on the NOAA nautical chart for the region. It sits perched 120 feet above the ocean in the Highlands of Truro. Its beam shines 174 ft. above sea level to give mariners warning of the treacherous sandbars off this shore. The Cape Cod Highland Lighthouse is a major attraction for visitors to Cape Cod. There is a $4 dollar fee to climb the lighthouse. Children MUST be 48 inches tall.  Gift Shop is open from 10a.m. – 6p.m.

*May 17 & 18: Full Moon Tours at Highland Lighthouse at 7:45p.m., admission is $5.00.  First come, first served.

CHATHAM MERCHANTS ASSOC. PRESENTS “SPRING FLING”

May 15, 2011

May 14 & 15

Town-wide, Chatham

Website: www.chathaminfo.com/shared-files/2011%20Spring%20Fling%20Events.pdf

Have a “fling” in Chatham! Spring Fling is an annual tradition in this seaside town. What began as a “Thank you” from the merchants to the locals for their support all year long is now no longer a secret! In Kate Gould Park with its famous bandstand as a centerpiece of the festival, the town and all the shops, restaurants, museums and more celebrate that “spring is here!” Musical entertainment, games for the kids, food vendors, arts & crafts and a May Pole are in the park. Stroll the Main Street and beyond for special open houses, raffles, give-a-ways and so much more! Visit the website or stop by the Front Desk for an event listing.