Archive for March 3rd, 2012

BRIDGE WORK ALERT: SAGAMORE BRIDGE

March 3, 2012

 

*The US Army Corps of Engineers released this bridge work alert for the Sagamore Bridge yesterday-

Steel repairs to start on or about March 20

Lane restrictions scheduled for Sagamore Bridge

For Immediate Release:
March 2, 2012
Release No. MA 2012-019

CONCORD, Mass. –Steel repairs on the Sagamore Bridge spanning the Cape Cod Canal in Bourne, Mass., are scheduled to start, weather permitting, on or about March 20, 2012, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials.

During the scheduled time for repair, travel over the Sagamore Bridge will be reduced to ONE LANE IN EACH DIRECTION. Traffic control will be in place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through mid-to late-May 2012 (except for two weekends) to perform work above the road surface on the Sagamore Bridge. Motorists planning to use the Sagamore Bridge during this timeframe should be aware that travel delays are likely to occur during the morning and afternoon peak travel periods each day.

During the periods of Easter Weekend, April 7-8, and Patriots Weekend, April 14-16, all equipment will be removed from the Sagamore Bridge and all lanes will be open to traffic. The Bourne Bridge will be fully open to traffic as well for these weekends.

The $8.5 million Sagamore Bridge and Bourne Bridge repair project involves the removal and replacement of structural steel secondary members, strengthening of existing structural steel members, replacement of structural fasteners, removal of selected existing welds, and strengthening of selected gusset plates. Completion of steel repairs is critical to maintaining the integrity of the bridges, vital components of the transportation system for the Cape, the Islands and southeastern Massachusetts. The entire project is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2012.

Signage will keep motorists advised of travel restrictions. Accessing the Canal website (CapeCodCanal.US, then Bridge Alerts) will inform motorists of schedule changes. Those who want to be notified of changes to the work schedule can sign up for the Bridge Alerts email notifications. Send an email to: CapeCodCanalBridges@usace.army.mil with the subject title “Bridge Alerts.” An email alert is sent when there are major changes to the bridge work status or schedule.

The Corps will use Facebook at www.facebook.com/CorpsNewEngland and Twitter at http://twitter.com/CorpsNewEngland to give updates to the bridge work, as well as answer questions or concerns about the bridge repair work or its other activities in New England. For more information about the bridge repairs contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Public Affairs Office at 978-318-8238.

 

Updated: 02-Mar-2012

WINTER CRAFT WORKSHOP: HAND PRINTED TEA TOWLELS WITH LAUREN LEVEQUE

March 3, 2012

March 8

Woods Hole Public Library, Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole

Website: www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org

7p.m.
Join Lauren Leveque to create a set of 3 unique hand printed tea towels.  Blank tea towels, design templates, materials and tools will be provided, as well as an instruction sheet to bring home.  Lauren can also show you how to create your own design templates. Class size is limited to 12 participants, so please call (508) 548-8961 early to pre-register and to get a short list of materials to bring. Sponsored by the Woods Hole Historical Collection and Museum. Free parking. Cost: $15

AFTER SCHOOL LEGO CLUB

March 3, 2012

March 6

Falmouth Public Library, 300 Main Street, Falmouth

508-457-2555 x 5

Website: http://www.falmouthpubliclibrary.org/

4p.m. – 5p.m.

Use your imagination and build something fantastic at the library. For ages 6 and up, drop in. Please leave your own Legos at home so they don’t get lost or broken. This event will be held in the Children’s Program room.

THE FASCINATING HISTORY OF CAPE COD WITH JIM COOGAN

March 3, 2012

March 5

Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Lane, off Route 6A, Dennis

508-385-4477

Website: www.ccmoa.org

1p.m.

Friends of Cape Cod Museum of Art present A Fascinating History of Cape Cod with Jim Coogan. Following the presentation, Coogan’s books will be available for sale and signing. Coogan, award-winning author and popular Cape historian, will present a lively program of stories about ordinary people who make up the rich fabric of Cape Cod and who have added their character to the Cape’s colorful and interesting history.  From an early age, he absorbed the atmosphere of the early Cape, having grown up in Brewster surrounded by the sons of sea captains.  A “researcher by trade”, Coogan has searched libraries and archives, conducted interviews and reviewed personal materials to compile a fascinating collection of anecdotes and stories about Cape Cod people and places. Jim Coogan was raised in Brewster and educated in local schools. After graduation from Boston College and service in the Navy, he began a career as a high school history teacher. Retiring in 1999, after almost 30 years in the classroom, he joined with his writing partner, Dennis author Jack Sheedy, in launching Harvest Home Books. He has since written eight books about Cape Cod, including three for children. His Sail Away Ladies: Stories of Cape Cod Women in the Age of Sail, won the 2004 U.S. Maritime Literature Award. A popular speaker on the subject of Cape Cod history, Coogan, also a regular columnist for the Cape Cod Times, lives and writes in Sandwich.  Refreshments are served following the program. Admission: $15-

MUSIC AND MORE: TRAVELS AND DREAMS- AN AFTERNOON WITH JINNY SAGORIN AND DOUG HAMMER

March 3, 2012

March 4

Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Lane (off Route 6A), Dennis Village

508-385-4477
Website: http://www.ccmoa.org

2:30p.m.

Jinny will be performing beautiful songs from some favorite musicals, the Great American Songbook and contemporary gems. Doug will be performing his original solo piano pieces from Travels, his new double CD.  It will be a double-header of inspiring piano compositions and gorgeous songs to warm the heart on a winter’s afternoon. Tickets: $15/non-members, $12/ members

 

OPEN HEATH COOKING CLASS BY MAUREEN LEAVENWORTH

March 3, 2012

March 4

Caleb Nickerson House, 1107 Orleans Road, North Chatham

Maureen: 508-255-8821

Website: www.nickersonassoc.org

9a.m. – 4p.m.

Learn colonial American hearth cooking techniques using authentic 18th and 19th century methods, kettles and recipes. Hands on experience takes you from building a fire to enjoying the completed meal. Menu includes learning of roasting, kettle soups, bread rolls, vegetable dish and dessert. Admission: $65 per person includes food and take-home recipes. Reservations and advanced payment required.

FROM THE WHITE HOUSE TO THE SEA: A CALLIGRAPHER’S JOURNEY

March 3, 2012

March 3

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, State Hwy Route 6, South Welfleet

508-349-2615

Website: www.massaudubon.org

2p.m. – 3p.m.

Former White House Chief Calligrapher Rick Paulus takes us behind the scenes of Washington D.C.’s official entertaining and delivers a tour of modern-day expressive calligraphy and the current influences on the future of this historical art form. Join us for this presentation and the opening of a nature-inspired calligraphy exhibit by Massachusetts artists.Refreshments will be served. Adults $3m/$5nm

12TH ANNUAL MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL OF CAPE COD

March 3, 2012

 

March 3

Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Road, Hyannis

877-846-3672

Website: www.capecod.edu/web/events/multicultural-festival

 

10a.m. – 4p.m.

 

This day-long event takes place Saturday March 3rd starting at 10 a.m. with the Parade of Flags in the Tilden Arts Center’s Main Theater and continues until 4 p.m. with free cultural exhibits, international vendors, and “tastes” from around the world, filling both floors of the Grossman Commons Building. It expands into the Science Building, and fills the two Tilden Arts Center stages with entertainment from around the world. A free shuttle bus will circulate through the College’s lots all day, bringing visitors up to the center patio area between the Grossman Commons and the Tilden Arts Center.

 

HARWICH JUNIOR THEATRE PRESENTS: “BIG RIVER”

March 3, 2012

March 2-4 (Feb 22- March 18)

Harwich Junior Theatre, 105 Division Street, Harwich

508-432-2002

Website: www.hjtcapecod.org

Friday and Saturday @ 7:30p.m., Sunday @ 2p.m.

Though trying to stay “respectable,” Huckleberry Finn, runs into trouble when his father, Pap, returns to town. Huck is forced to fake his own death to escape and joins up with Jim, a slave in search of freedom. As they run away and head down river, they get sucked into scams involving two “aristocrats,” one of which lands Jim in chains once again and Huck and Tom Sawyer join together to free him. Based on Mark Twain’s novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Tickets: $25/Adults, $15/ under 21yrs