Archive for September, 2011

TREASURES OF YARMOUTH SCAVENGER HUNT

September 30, 2011

October 2

Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St, South Yarmouth

508-394-7100

Website: www.cultural-center.org

10a.m. – 5:30p.m.

(Severe weather date: October 9). $12 pp, kids under 12 free. Perfect for singles, friends, couples, the whole family! Letter Boxers, too! This event is not a race; it offers plenty of time for participants to explore and enjoy the town at their own pace. Hunters will start by picking up a booklet and map at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St. in South Yarmouth, between 10:00am and noon and will then follow clues and explore Yarmouth’s cultural, natural, and commercial gems before concluding at the Cultural Center no sooner than 4pm and no later than 5:30pm for refreshments, prizes, entertainment, and more. Locations on the Hunt will include: Packet Landing on the Bass River, Judah Baker Windmill, Bass River (aka Smuggler’s) Beach, Parker’s River Beach, Bayberry Golf Course, Gray’s Beach/Bass Hole, Taylor-Bray Farm, Flax Pond, The Cobbler Shop and Kelly Chapel, The Weeping Beech Tree, The Bangs Hallet House, The New Church, The Edward Gorey House, Zooquarium, Bass River Sports World, and The Cultural Center of Cape Cod. At each location, hunters will get their booklets stamped and seek answers to clues. Those participating at the Advanced Level will be asked to complete additional tasks. Every properly completed booklet will become an eligible entry for valuable prizes, including a grand prize for the winner at the Advanced Level. Funded in part by a grant from the Town of Yarmouth Tourism Revenue Preservation Fund. For tickets, visit the Center or call 508-394-7100.

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STRIPERFEST – ON THE WATER MAGAZINE AND TV

September 30, 2011

October 1

Marine Park, Scranton Ave., Falmouth

1p.m. – 6p.m.

To celebrate the closing of the Striper Cup and the end of another striped bass fishing season, StriperFest brings together anglers from throughout the Northeast to toast their favorite gamefish. Held on Cape Cod, StriperFest features live music by Deepwater Blues, delicious food from the Black Dog and games and attractions for the whole family. Anglers hailing all the way from Maine and New Jersey will tell fish stories from the season past and rub elbows with the competition over cold Budweiser beers. Angler of the Year, Striper of the Year, Monthly Prizes and the Grand Prize all will be awarded on stage, along with the coveted Striper Cup, which will be bestowed onto the team that accumulated the most points during the 5-month competition. As the event comes to a close, all Striper Cup participants in attendance will be entered into a drawing to win a Striper Cup Edition NorthCoast fishing boat – even if they didn’t weigh a fish! All Striper Cup participants will receive two complimentary tickets to StriperFest. Extra tickets will be available at the door for $10 per person.

CAPE COD CRANBERRY DAY

September 30, 2011

October 1

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

508-888-6870

Website: www.thorntonburgess.org

10a.m. – 4p.m.

Green Briar celebrates this native berry with cooking demonstrations in the 1903 Jam Kitchen, special exhibits on the cranberry industry on Cape Cod and homemade baked cranberry goods, clam chowder & chili.  Admission is by donation.

3RD ANNUAL SEA TO SHINING SEA WALK

September 30, 2011

October 1

Peg Noonan Park, Main Street (Next to Library Lawn), Falmouth

508-540-6011

9:30a.m. – 11:30a.m.

An Event for Promoting Wellness, Mental Illness Awareness And Fundraising to support the rehabilitation programs of Fairwinds Clubhouse. No registration fee or minimum level of sponsorship required to register and walk with us. Following the Sea to Shining Sea Walk, at noon, NAMI-Cape Cod will host a Cookout. Salads and desserts brought to share will be welcome. Further details will be available at the Walk.

13TH ANNUAL BANNED BOOKS WEEK

September 30, 2011

September 24 – October 1

Falmouth Public Library, 300 Main Street, Falmouth, MA 02540

508-457-2555, ext. 6

Banned Books Week 2011 is the thirtieth annual celebration of the freedom to read. This freedom, not only to choose what we read, but also to select from a full array of possibilities, is firmly rooted in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees freedom of speech and freedom of the press. Intellectual freedom—the freedom to access information and express ideas, even if the information and ideas might be considered unorthodox or unpopular—provides the foundation for Banned Books Week. The Falmouth Public Library will launch the celebration with a return visit of caricature artist Paul Merklein. He will present Famous Authors & Banned Books sketching famous faces from banned books and talking about why some books have been banned. Who will he draw next?  Paul’s unique show combines art, comedy and audience participation.  This program, sponsored by the Falmouth Public Library Trustees is FREE of charge and appropriate for ages 10 and up. Don’t miss “big face” artist Paul Merklein on Saturday, September 24 at 2:00 in the Hermann Foundation Meeting Room.

HARWICH JUNIOR THEATRE PRESENTS “STRICTLY SINATRA”

September 30, 2011

September 30 – October 2

Harwich Junior Theatre, 105 Division St, West Harwich

508-432-2002 x 4

Website: www.hjtcapecod.org

FRI & SAT @ 8p.m., SUN October 2 @ 4p.m.

Straight from Frank Sinatra’s songbook, Larry will dazzle with elegance and grace! Recently seen in his original works Night Falls on Emerald City and The Panama Club, you won’t want to miss a wonderful evening of song…and dance?

BOURNE BRIDGE DELAYS

September 30, 2011

The Cape Cod Times reports that the Bourne Bridge and surrounding area will close at some point during the day due to filming for Adam Sandler’s new movie “Donny’s Boy”. Unfortunately they did not give a specific time, let’s hope the guests coming here for check-in day will not be held up!  Here is the link to the article- http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110930/NEWS11/110939990

Good Morning!

September 29, 2011

It is overcast here today in Falmouth.  They are predicting rain and thunderstorms.  😦   Some of the guests have already packed up and started on their journey home.  We were quite lucky this week with the weather considering it was originally predicted we would have rain all week!  I took a picture of the sunrise yesterday out by the pool at Captain’s Quarters and thought it might spread some cheer today!  I still cannot believe it is almost October!  The summer flew by here at the resorts!  We are eagerly anticipating fall and the leaves changing colors!  It is a great time to visit the Cape- there is no traffic, or waits at your favorite restaurants, and it is quite peaceful too!  The scenery is by far the showstopper during that time of the year!  Come visit, and enjoy fall with us here on Cape Cod!

GREEN BRIAR NATURE CENTER EXHIBITS

September 27, 2011

CRONIG’S WORLD OF BIRDS

August 1 – Mid November

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.

This exhibit features the wonderful and creative photography of Cynthia and Stanley Cronig.  These Centerville residents have been producing outstanding nature photographs for many years.  Their work has been featured in numerous books and magazines including National Geographic. (front gallery)

 

SALUTE TO SPARRE: A RETROSPECTIVE OF THE WORK OF FOLK CARVER STAN SPARRE

August 1 – November 13

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.

Stan is a native Cape Codder and a gifted painter, sketch artist and bird carver.  After attending art school, he spent 30 years as an exhibit designer.  As a hobby he would spend time carving and painting birds.  In retirement Sparre once carved full time, mainly miniatures of songbirds, shore birds, game and waterfowl with a few humorous human figures included.  His carvings are in collections all over the world. (rear gallery)

LOCAL FARMERS’ MARKETS

September 27, 2011

Green Harvest Farmers’ Market

September 27

Barnstable County Agricultural Society, 1220 Nathan Ellis Highway, East Falmouth

508-563-3200

12p.m. – 6p.m.

The farmers’ market will feature local and fresh, sustainably grown, organic produce. Rain or Shine (will move indoors if it rains) Enter through the Currier Road Gate. There is plenty of onsite parking.

 

BASS RIVER FARM MARKET AND AL FRESCO ARTISTS

September 29 (THURSDAYS – Mid Oct)

Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St, South Yarmouth

5080-394-7100

Website: www.cultural-center.org

8:30a.m. – 1p.m.

Local vendors and artists at work convene at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod every Thursday from 8:30am-1pm through mid-October. A great place to buy produce, seafood, baked goods, prepared foods, flowers and potted plants, jams and jellies, honey, and other goods, many of them organic, all of them fresh and locally produced. Artists at work will be discussing and selling their art under tents across the street. And the South Yarmouth Library will have a tent with activities for kids. (Plus, in July and August, the Cape Cod Plein Air Painters will be making art on Market Thursdays around the corner at Packet Landing.) For more information about visiting or participating in the market, please go to www.bassriverfarmmarket.com. Or contact the Cultural Center at 508-394-7100. The market and Painting in the Park are supported by grants from the Town of Yarmouth Tourism Revenue Preservation Fund.

 

FALMOUTH FARMERS’ MARKET

September 29 (THURSDAYS: 5/26-10/13)

Peg Noonan Park, Main St, Falmouth

Website: www.falmouthfarmersmarket.org

12p.m. – 6p.m.

The Falmouth Farmers’ Market was established in 2008 at Peg Noonan Park on Main Street in Falmouth, MA. Each Thursday afternoon’s market features Cape Cod and Southeastern Mass. grown and artisanally crafted vegetables, fruits, cheeses, lobsters, breads, pies, pastas, smoked fish, herbs, vegetable starts and ornamentals. Holiday Markets: Tuesday, Nov. 22 and Saturday, Dec. 3.