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Figawi Race Photo Cruise
May
25
8:00 AM08:00

Figawi Race Photo Cruise

REGISTRATION CLOSES AT THE END OF THE WEEK!

(Not instructor lead)

Location: Boarding Hyannis Harbor on Ocean Street aboard the Bay Spirit catamaran.

Arrive at 8:00am (Boards 8:30am, Departs 9:00am). Excursion lasts approxametly 2-4 hours (depending on weather conditions)

Price: Members $45 | Non-Members $50

Seating is limited!

A rare opportunity to shoot the annual Hyannis to Nantucket Figawi Race from the best vantage point – on the water! View the parade of sails and capture that ultimate action shot from aboard a catamaran.

Tour lasts 2-4 hours depending on shooting & sailing conditions.

Parking:

  • There is a municipal parking lot on South Street with free parking. It is about a two block walk from the harbor.

  • There is limited parking at the harbor by meter.

  • You may park in the ferry boat parking lot and pay a parking fee for the day.

https://figawi.com/the-race/

https://capecodartcenter.org/shop/may-25-figawi-race-photo-cruise/



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Town of Barnstable’s Annual Memorial Day Parade
May
27
9:30 AM09:30

Town of Barnstable’s Annual Memorial Day Parade

The Town of Barnstable’s Annual Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 27, 2019. The parade will form at 9:30 AM at the Centerville Library and kick off sharply at 10:00 AM and proceed down Main Street to Monument Square for a brief program where there will be the placement of wreaths at monuments for the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korean and Vietnam Wars followed by a firing salute by the Yarmouth Minutemen. The parade will reform and proceed to the Beechwood Cemetery for the main program. This year’s Keynote Speaker is Lt. Colonel Charles D. Carroll, USAFR, Retired. Lt. Col. Carroll is a retired Command Pilot with over 8,000 flight hours in service to the United States Air Force, The Air Force Reserve and the Air National Guard. In a career spanning over 33 years he has flown fighters and heavies, tankers and transports, and is a graduate of Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff School and Air War College. The public is invited to bring pictures with them to the event of a family member, friend or acquaintance who has passed away and was a veteran. The parade will not reform but streets will remain blocked to allow safe foot traffic back to the Library

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JFK Annual Memorial Day Ceremony
May
27
12:15 PM12:15

JFK Annual Memorial Day Ceremony

The John F. Kennedy Memorial Trust Fund Committee annual Memorial Day Ceremony will take place at approximately 12:15 PM, Monday, May 27, 2019 at the John F. Kennedy Memorial on Ocean Street (located next to Veterans Beach). Assisting the John F. Kennedy Memorial Trust Fund Committee will be a group of Cub Scouts from Pack 54, the Barnstable Police Department Honor Guard and other special guests. This year’s Keynote Speaker will be Barnstable Town Council Vice President John Flores. It is at this ceremony that the 2019 JFK Memorial Trust Fund Scholarship will be awarded to this year’s recipient, a 2019 Barnstable High School Graduate. Three finalists are in consideration for the scholarship. All finalists have incredible academic and extracurricular activity records. These students are a wonderful tribute to our community and its school system.

All are welcome to attend.

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Country and Western Cookout - Come for Food and Fun
Jun
29
5:00 PM17:00

Country and Western Cookout - Come for Food and Fun

Country and Western Cookout

June 29, 2019 (rain or shine) 5-8 pm

Ribs, Burgers, Franks, Chicken, Corn, Salads -Beer, Wine, Soft Drinks

Music by the Northside String Band

Line Dancing

$40. non members, $35. members, $7. children 5-7, under 5 free

Reservation by June 15

email: CHSM@CentervillehistoricalMuseum.org 508-775-0331

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Fourth of July - Hyannis
Jul
4
4:00 PM16:00

Fourth of July - Hyannis

For the last fourteen years, the Hyannis Fourth of July Parade has been an annual flagship event for the village of Hyannis and the Town of Barnstable. This year, the Town of Barnstable along with the Town of Barnstable Fourth of July Committee is excited to continue the 2019 Town of Barnstable Fourth of July Celebration on Thursday, July 4, 2019 from 4:00 – 9:00 PM. The theme for this year’s festivities is “A Star Spangled Independence Day!” This revamped annual event builds upon the many years of success and includes five full hours of jam-packed, nonstop programming and family-friendly entertainment. From the east end to west end of Main Street and down to the waterfront, residents and visitors alike will enjoy the annual parade, concerts, and fireworks, as well as street performers, musicians, family games, jugglers, face painting, free trolley rides around the Village Green, and other interactive elements that will create lasting memories for the whole family. 
4:00 PM Town of Barnstable Fourth of July Parade – Main Street 5:00 PM Barnstable Town Band Concert – Village Green Family Lawn Games on the Village Green Free Rides by the Roaming Railroad- Village Green Nicholas Suchecki Jazz Quartet Bands and Musicians along Main Street Jugglers and Bubble Fun on the Village Green Family Activities on the Village Green & Aselton Park

6:30 PM Pre-Fireworks Concert – Aselton Park - Anna and the Moderns Family Lawn Games on the Village Green Family Activities at Aselton Park Bands and Musicians along Main Street

9:00 PM Fireworks – Hyannis Harbor and Lewis Bay (Rain Date for Fireworks Only: Saturday, August 31, 2019)

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Independence House International Festival
Aug
3
12:00 PM12:00

Independence House International Festival

The 2nd annual Independence House International Festival will take place on Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 12:00-6:00pm on the Hyannis Green.

The Cape Cod community is invited to this free event to enjoy multi-cultural foods and vendors, music, dancers and more.

A complete schedule of vendors and musical performances will be made available soon.

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Sixth Annual Kentucky Derby Gala at the Cotuit Center for the Arts
May
4
3:30 PM15:30

Sixth Annual Kentucky Derby Gala at the Cotuit Center for the Arts

Join us for Cotuit’s annual Run for the Roses! Celebrate the Kentucky Derby Cotuit Style!

We’ll have live betting, a hat parade and contest, photo ops with horses, surprise events and of course, mint juleps! The race will be broadcast live on our high definition 26 foot movie screen, so plan to join us a cheer your horse and jockey.

This event will sell out, so please pre-order your tickets in advance to ensure that you get into the hottest Kentucky Derby party on the Cape!

The sixth year of this annual event at the Center promises to be something special. Admission is $25 and kids under 12 are admitted free.

There will be four opportunities for betting, with the house taking 50% on everything (It is a fundraiser, after all!) and with opportunities to win some serious cash!

6th Annual Kentucky Derby Gala
Saturday, May 4 at 3:30pm
Tickets $25
Kids under 12 are free

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Christmas in Ireland
Dec
1
2:00 PM14:00

Christmas in Ireland

Irish historian Sean Murphy presents “Christmas in Ireland”. This program includes a history of the emergence of the annual Christian celebration in Ireland, along with an explanation of how some of the earlier pagan traditions became incorporated into Christmas. It also looks at some aspects of the development of the Christmas holiday in a wider European and historical context.

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 Sustainability and “the Sweet Life” with William Powers
Oct
9
6:30 PM18:30

Sustainability and “the Sweet Life” with William Powers

Sustainability and “the Sweet Life”: How personal happiness is linked to community and nature with William Powers

Drawing on decades-deep experience living and working abroad on development and conservation projects, Powers offers insights and provocative anecdotes about the real link between happiness and sustainability from the academic as well as personal perspective. Powers will discuss his new book Dispatches from the Sweet Life: One Family, Five Acres, and a Community’s Quest to Reinvent the World, a memoir that explores these issues. Books will be available for purchase at the event provided by Titcombs Books.

Free to the public. Registration is appreciated! Email sturgisreference@comcast.net, call 508-362-6636, or visit our website at: http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/william-powers-reading-and-book-signing/

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LoveLocal Fest
Sep
30
11:00 AM11:00

LoveLocal Fest

11 AM - 6:00pm
Help us celebrate our 6th LoveLocal Fest season where the LoveLiveLocal vision comes to life as we unite the community (of locals & visitors alike) and showcase an amazing collection of Cape Cod’s homegrown artists, artisans, farmers, food trucks, musicians + other independent makers.
Along the Hyannis Harbor at Aselton Park, bring the whole family, a blanket & beach chairs and make a day out of it!

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Cape Cod Independence Day Celebration
Sep
27
4:00 PM16:00

Cape Cod Independence Day Celebration

Commissioners to Sign Document at Regular Meeting on September 27, 2018

The first Barnstable County Independence Day will be celebrated on September 27, 2018, when the Barnstable County Commissioners will convene for their regular weekly meeting, open to the public, at the Olde Colonial Courthouse, 3046 Main St., at 4:00 PM. A reconstructed document listing the 13 original signatories will be signed by the three County Commissioners, with plans to later circulate the scroll to every town on Cape Cod to add official signatures. During the meeting, Phineas Fiske, a member of Tales of Cape Cod Board of Directors, will present the history of September 27, 1774. A reception will immediately follow and is also open to the public.

Barnstable County Commissioner Leo Cakounes says, “Commemorating September 27th as Barnstable County Independence Day is important because it raises awareness of the role our region played leading up to American Independence. It is yet another reason to be proud of where we live.”

The County Commissioners expressly invite descendants of the 13 original signatories to this event. Original signatories are James Otis, Thomas Smith, Joseph Otis, Nymphas Marston, Shearjashub Bourne, David Thacher, Daniel Davis, Melatiah Bourne, Edward Bacon, Isaac Hinkley, Solo Otis, Kenelm Winslow, and Richard Bourne.

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Japan and Its Prints in the Floating World: Part 2
Sep
15
2:00 PM14:00

Japan and Its Prints in the Floating World: Part 2

Japanese print enthusiast Tom Silver explores the origin and development of Japanese prints during the Edo era (1600-1867). The first prints focused on courtesans and kabuki actors, with the genre ultimately developing into the sophisticated art form admired by the likes of Monet and van Gogh. The period encompasses many of the most familiar names in Japanese prints - including Utamaro, Hokusai, Hiroshige, and Kuniyoshi. We will look at early period prints and then focus on masterpieces by each of these artists.

There will also be an “artifacts table” with beautiful Japanese crafts and antiques from the last two centuries.

Tom Silver developed an interest in this art while searching for an unusual gift for his wife. That search sparked a love for Japanese art, history, and culture. Mr. Silver’s talks at libraries and other institutions showcase print masterpieces from the 350-year history of the Japanese print genre. Mr. Silver is a Cape Cod summer resident, and a New Jersey native with degrees from Drew University and Rutgers University.

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

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Japan and Its Prints in the Floating World: Part 1
Sep
8
2:00 PM14:00

Japan and Its Prints in the Floating World: Part 1

Japanese print enthusiast Tom Silver explores the origin and development of Japanese prints during the Edo era (1600-1867). The first prints focused on courtesans and kabuki actors, with the genre ultimately developing into the sophisticated art form admired by the likes of Monet and van Gogh. The period encompasses many of the most familiar names in Japanese prints - including Utamaro, Hokusai, Hiroshige, and Kuniyoshi. We will look at early period prints and then focus on masterpieces by each of these artists.

There will also be an “artifacts table” with beautiful Japanese crafts and antiques from the last two centuries.

Tom Silver developed an interest in this art while searching for an unusual gift for his wife. That search sparked a love for Japanese art, history, and culture. Mr. Silver’s talks at libraries and other institutions showcase print masterpieces from the 350-year history of the Japanese print genre. Mr. Silver is a Cape Cod summer resident, and a New Jersey native with degrees from Drew University and Rutgers University.

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

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Bass River Arts and Craft Festival
Sep
1
to Sep 2

Bass River Arts and Craft Festival

Over 75 Booths of American made arts, crafts, specialty foods and live music.
Free admission. Rain or Shine. Saturday 10am to 5pm / Sunday 10am to 4pm.

 

Location:
Simpkins Field, Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA
GPS Address: 1153 Route 28, Yarmouth, MA 02664

Details: 
Free Admission, Rain or Shine and Friendly Pets on a leash are welcome.

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Cape Cod Poetry Review Release Party and Open Mic Night
Aug
28
6:30 PM18:30

Cape Cod Poetry Review Release Party and Open Mic Night

Cape Cod Poetry Review Release Party and Open Mic

At Sturgis Library

Tuesday August 28th @6:30PM


Join Sturgis Library and CCPR editors for a night of poetry celebrating the release of their latest issue! Come listen to contributors read from their work or bring your own work to share. Refreshments will be provided. Sign-ups for the open mic occur the day of the event. The latest issue of Cape Cod Poetry Review, as well as past issues, will be available for purchase.


The event is free and open to the public! Registration (for attendance) is appreciated. Email Sturgisreference@comcast.net, call 508-362-6636, or visit our website: http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/cape-cod-poetry-review-release-party-and-open-mic/

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7th Annual Kill Tide Arts and Craft Festival
Aug
25
to Aug 26

7th Annual Kill Tide Arts and Craft Festival

Over 100 Booths of American made arts, crafts, specialty foods and live music.
Free admission. Rain or Shine. Saturday 10am to 5pm / Sunday 9am to 4pm.

Location:
Drummer Boy Park, Main Street (Route 6A) Brewster, MA
GPS Address: 773 Main St, Brewster, MA 02631

Details: 
Free Admission, Rain or Shine and Friendly Pets on a leash are welcome.

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Provincetown Jazz Festival
Aug
13
7:30 PM19:30

Provincetown Jazz Festival

The 14th Annual, 2018 Provincetown Jazz Festival will be held on August 9, 7:00pm at The Crown & Anchor in Provincetown and on August 13, 7:30pm at Cotuit Center for the Arts.

For 13 years the Provincetown Jazz Festival has presented jazz musicians from the United States, Canada, Brazil, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. This year we will feature the Tim Ray Trio & Daryl Sherman in Cotuit.

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Pops by the Sea
Aug
12
5:00 PM17:00

Pops by the Sea

Join the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra on the Hyannis Village Green on Sunday, August 12, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The pre-show entertainment begins at 1pm. 
For each of the past thirty years we have welcomed one of the nation’s finest and best-loved musical ensembles – the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra – to the Hyannis Village Green.

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Summer Reading Program Wrap-Up Event
Aug
7
3:00 PM15:00

Summer Reading Program Wrap-Up Event

Come down to Cotuit Library as we wrap-up this year’s Summer Reading Program. We had a good time rocking out the way libraries do this year, so join us for an ice cream social and the Cotuit Summer Reading Store for those who have attended the Summer Reading Program events this year. Close out the summer with Cotuit Library!

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

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Chatham Summer Craft Festival
Aug
4
to Aug 5

Chatham Summer Craft Festival

  • Chatham Community Center Lawn (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Dates: 
Saturday August 4, 2018
10am to 5pm
Sunday August 5, 2018
10am to 4pm

Location:
Chatham Community Center Lawn, Main Street, Chatham, MA
GPS Address: 702 Main Street, Chatham, MA 02633

Details: 
Free Admission, Rain or Shine and Friendly Pets on a leash are welcome.

Come and meet the Artisans ….
Over 65 Juried craftspeople will display and sell their American made works including fine jewelry, pottery, scarves, quilts, photography, vintage chic, metal, sea salt scrubs, wall hangings, fiber art, candles, soap, dried floral, furniture, aromatherapy, wearable art, folks art, pet treats and more. Come and sample specialty foods such as herbal dips, jams, jellies, lemonade and more.
The Community Center is located directly on Main Street in charming Chatham, MA.

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Sturgis Library Summer Book and Paper Sale
Aug
2
to Aug 4

Sturgis Library Summer Book and Paper Sale

Join Sturgis Library in August for this extra special sale of books, ephemera, original art, prints, cards, postcards, sheet music, classical music CDs, illustrations, advertising, and more! Many of the items in this sale were from the collections of the late Jack Jackson, former Cummaquid resident and longtime patron of Sturgis Library. He was a librarian at the Boston Athenaeum for over 30 years. He collected books on all topics with an emphasis on art, music, gardens, poetry, archaeology, and literature. He saved every piece of paper that ever crossed his desk, and frequented the discard room at the Boston Athenaeum and the art section at Morgan Memorial (now known as GoodWill). He had an extensive collection of vintage sheet and piano music, as well as classical music CDs, some of which will be in this sale. In addition to the books belonging to Mr. Jackson there will be a variety of additional books including collectible coffee table books, books on Cape Cod and Massachusetts, maritime titles, vintage and antiquarian books, and multivolume sets.


Collectors, paper crafters, book and paper lovers, music afficianados, and bargain hunters will want to attend this great sale.


The sale schedule is as follows:

Early Bird Wine & Cheese Reception — get first dibs on sale items — $10 admission

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 from 5 PM to 7 PM


The sale continues Friday, August 3rd from 10 AM to 5 PM and Saturday, August 4th from 10 AM to 4 PM. FREE admission


For questions about the sale, contact Lucy Loomis at 508-362-8448 or via email at sturgislibrary@comcast.net.

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LoveLocal Fest
Jul
29
11:00 AM11:00

LoveLocal Fest

July 29 is when LoveLiveLocal’s vision comes to life this year at Aselton Park on Hyannis Harbor. This is when we will unite the community (of locals & visitors alike) and showcase an amazing collection of Cape Cod’s homegrown artists, artisans, farmers, food trucks, musicians + other independent makers.

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7th Annual Hyannis Summer Arts and Crafts Festival
Jul
21
to Jul 22

7th Annual Hyannis Summer Arts and Crafts Festival

Over 100 Booths of American made Arts and Crafts; including Fine Art Photography, Carved Wood, Slate, Nautical Home Decor, Jewelry, Pottery, Soy Candles, Wearable Art, Garden Décor, Quilts, Floral Design, Leather, Wood Inlay, Hair Accessories, Sea Glass Creations, Paper, Fiber, Adult Apparel, Scarves, Porcelain, Folk Art, Personal Care, Children’s Toys, Blown Glass, Pillow Quilts, Sterling Jewelry, Mosaic, Abstract Art, Shell Crafts, Landscape Photography, Children’s Clothing, Metal Art, Plush Furniture, Ceramics, Pet Accessories, Original Oil Painting, Ceramic, Sheep Skin Accessories, Doll Clothes, Decorative Painting, Wall Silhouettes, Flame Colorant, Aroma-therapy, Turned Wood, Fleece, Knives, Ornaments and much more. 

Come and sample such gourmet delights as Cranberry Jellies, Dressings, Olive Oils, Herbal Dips, Kettle Corn, Lemonade, Kosher Nuts, Balsamic Vinegars, Wine Mix and more.

Bring a blanket and enjoy live musical entertainment on the bandstand each day.

Saturday 10am to 6pm
Sunday 10am to 4pm

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Art in the Village 2018
Jun
23
to Jun 24

Art in the Village 2018

  • Barnstable Village Courthouse Green (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JUNE 23 & 24
10:00AM-4:00PM
RAIN OR SHINE
Celebrating its sixteenth year in historic Barnstable Village!

Kick off the summer art show season with Cape Cod Art Center’s annual Art in the Village festival. Featuring artists original works of art and handmade goods, family fun, live music, auction items and more!

Free parking is always available.

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One Building Many Artists Opening Reception
Jun
22
5:00 PM17:00

One Building Many Artists Opening Reception

OPENING RECEPTION
One Building, Many Artists - a 70 year Retrospective
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Join the Cape Cod Art Center at the opening reception for “One Building, Many Artists,” a 70th anniversary retrospective exhibition featuring artwork of the center’s founding members, past presidents and well known artists who have been connected to CCAC during their careers. The exhibition will be on view from June 18 to July 15, 2018.

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Butterflies of Cape Cod with Joe Dwelly
Jun
21
1:30 PM13:30

Butterflies of Cape Cod with Joe Dwelly

Thu. Jun. 21, 1:30-2:30 p.m. RSVP-REQUIRED
Joe is returning due to great demand to discuss further the 70+ species of butterfly across Cape Cod. In this presentation we will look at photos of butterflies and discuss features used to identify butterflies. We will discuss the relationship between butterflies and plants, the habits of various butterflies, identify good places on Cape Cod to find butterflies and we will talk about butterfly gardening and attracting butterflies to our yards. April marks the beginning of butterfly season on the Cape and we can begin the season by relaxing and enjoying these fascinating creatures.

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