Blog :: 07-2011

"Cape Happenings" - 5 Things to Do on Cape Cod July 30 - August 5

Adam Sandler

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July 30. Jimmy Fund and Dana Farber Cancer Institute Fundraiser. While you're waiting until 2 pm to get into your rental, hang out at the Dennis Village Bandstand! 50/50 raffle, dunk tank, live music--all for a great cause. 11 am-3 pm, Dennis Village Green on Route 6A

July 30.  Grease anyone? Saturday Night Car Show. Come re-live past generations with the Cape Cod Classic Car Club. Check out over 100 cars, including a 1971 Mach 1 Mustang, a 1936 Ford Panel Truck and a 1928 Ford Model A T-Bucket. Enjoy oldies music. FREE. Patriot Square, South Dennis (in the top parking lot of Stop and Shop). 5 pm- dusk

July 31. Dennis Conservation Trust Auction.  A terrific annual  fundraising evening full of fabulous food, spirited refreshments, and live and silent bidding.  John Terrio is the comical and boisterous auctioneer!  $60 in advance, $65 at the door. The Sea View, Dennisport. 5 pm.

August 1-4. Adam Sandler and the Green Monster--can't get any better!  Although the exact day is not yet known, Adam Sandler, Leighton Meester, Susan Sarandon and Andy Samberg will be filming scenes for their new movie at Chapin Beach in Dennis, as well as at the Wychmere Harbor Club in Harwich. Production crews have started creating an imitation Fenway Green Monster at the baseball field at Wixon Middle School for other scenes.  Don't miss a celebrity sighting! Chapin Beach in Dennis Village, Wychmere Harbor Club in Harwich, Wixon Middle School on Rt 134 in East Dennis. FREE. days to be announced

August 3. Xanadu re-done! The Cape Rep Theatre presents the 2007 musical based on the 1980 favorite starring Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly. Complete with legwarmers, roller-skating, and a romance between a mortal and demi-god. $30-$35. Brewster, 7 pm.

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"Cape Happenings" - 5 Things to Do on Cape Cod July 23-29

County Fair

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July 23. The last day of the Barnstable County Fair! An annual event that no tourist (or  native!) should miss. There are animal shows, 4-H demonstrations, petting zoos, horticulture displays, rides, games, arts and crafts, various vendors. New artist Crystal Bowersox performs at 7:30. $10 for adults, $2 children 6-12, under 6 FREE. 12 noon-10 pm.

July 23. Interact with Live Reptiles! Museum of Natural History, Brewster. Michael Ralbovsky, founder of Rainforest Reptiles, provides animals for The Discovery Channel and Animal Planet, will be appearing. Experience safe contact with alligators, turtles, snakes, and frogs. $10.  4:30- 5:30 and 7-8.

July 25. Music on the Dennis Village Green!  "Tripping Lilly" -Original acoustic folk.  FREE. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, food, and drink and enjoy the summer's eve. Head to the Ice Cream Smuggler for dessert. FREE. Dennis Village Bandstand at the corner of 6A and Old Bass River Rd, 7pm.

July 27 (or any day) . Scargo Tower. Enjoy the breathtaking views from the highest point in the mid-cape area. Take a picnic, blankets, swim in  the lake and then head to the tower. Read about the legend of Princess Scargo before you go! FREE. Dennis, anytime.

July 28 (and most summer nights) . Harvest Gallery & Wine Bar. If you haven't had the pleasure of wining and light dining at this little treasure--make tonight your first!  See our previous BLOG about Harvest Wine Gallery here. Browse through the current exhibit, or order a drink and listen to the Kami Lyle Trio -pop, jazz, original/ piano, guitar, bass. An eclectic, downtown setting that retains the small-town charm of the Cape. 7:30 p.m. most summer nights.

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"Cape Happenings" 5 Things to Do on Cape Cod July 16-22

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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July 16. The Magic of Harry Potter. Celebrate the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. First be "sorted" and after the wand has chosen the wizard, fulfill all kinds of wizardly and witchy duties! $25 ( $10 for accompanying adults) South Cape Village and Mashpee Commons, Mashpee, 10 am- 4 pm.

July 19. Rental not quite ready yet?  Visit the Josiah Dennis Manse and walk through 1730's colonial history with docents, authentic and beautifully restored rooms, and the schoolhouse. FREE (donations accepted). Dennis Village, Saturday 1-4 p.m. (Tues & Thur. too)

July 18. The Graduate. The Cape Playhouse showcases the scandalous 60's comedy about a young man fresh out of college who falls into several forbidden love affairs. $30-$60. Cape Playhouse, Dennis. Mon thru Sat at 8:00 pm, Matinees: Wed & 2nd Thu at 2:00 pm, 1st Saturday at 4:00 pm.
July 20. (or any day!) Kayak on Bass River! Get a cooling workout on the water and enjoy the views of Bass River. River Cruise or Kayak. PRICES VARY. Bass River Cruises and Kayaks, West Dennis, 10 am-6 pm daily.
July 17. (or any day) Cape Cod Rail Trail. A rejuvenating alternative to being in a gym! Enjoy the spectacular environment of the 28 mile trail from South Dennis to Wellfleet. Park at various locations, including the entrance on Rt. 134. Bike by ponds, lakes, and woods for as little or much time as you please. FREE. See online for map of trail.
Enjoy your vacation!

"Cape Happenings" - 5 Things to Do on Cape Cod July 9-15

July 9. Meet CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG! Take kids of all ages to meet PBS's cartoon character Clifford, and listen to one of his adventures. FREE.

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Image by Getty Images via @daylifeBarnes and Noble Booksellers, Hyannis (Cape Cod Mall), 11 am.

July 9. Our Lady of the Cape Summer Fair. 9am-2pm.  Perfect for a rainy day! Fundraiser fair in air-conditioned space. Includes cash raffle, BBQ lunch, and café. FREE. Our Lady of the Cape, Parish Hall, Stonybrook Rd in Brewster.

July 11. "The Desert of Forbidden Art." (Our 19 year old daughter wants to go to this one!) For enthusiasts of art and international affairs alike, join NY Times journalist Stephen Kinzer's talk about Igor Savitsky's film on his rescue of 40,000 forbidden works of art, and the creation of his museum in Uzbekistan. $10.  Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, 7 pm.

July 13. " Movie: Midnight in Paris": at the Cape Cinema on the grounds of the Cape Museum of Art in Dennis Village.  Showing of the Woody Allen  film starring Owen Wilson, Marion Cotillard and Rachel McAdams. Playing at the elegant, vintage Cape Cinema theater.

July 14. Bass River Farm Market and Al Fresco Artists. Browse through a fresh and local array of fruit, vegetables, meat, dairy products, and baked goods.  Artwork for sale.   Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth. 8:30 am-1 pm.

Have a fun week!

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    "Cape Happenings" - 5 Things to Do on Cape Cod July 2-8

    July 3. Lobster Roll Luncheon. Haven't satisfied your craving for your summer lobster roll yet?  Head over to the Gazebo in Dennis Village for a roll, chips, coleslaw, clam  chowder, and dessert. $15. Dennis Village gazebo at the corner of 6A and Old Bass River Rd, 11 am- 2pm.

    July 4. FIREWORKS! Fourth of July sparkles from Rock Harbor in Orleans. FREE. Orleans, dusk. (There will also be plenty of  "private" fireworks on local beaches so watch the skies for them!)

    July 6. Yoga on the Beach. Start your morning right: work out to the sound of waves and seagulls. Tuesday through Saturday, taught by professionals from Sasha's Yoga & Massage Studio. $12. South Village Beach, West Dennis, 7:30 am.

    July 6. Hyannis Sound Special Performance. Although this group appeared in last week's events, we love them so much that we had to include them again! Talented male singers from colleges all over the country perform songs, a capella,  from the 1940's- 1970's. $10, children are free. 2049 Meeting House Way, West Barnstable, 7 pm.

    July 8. Local Culture--for Children and Adults! "Alladdin" at the  Cape Playhouse at 9:30 and 11:00 am $11; "No Way to Treat a Lady" also at the Playhouse at 8 pm $30.  Seeing a show at the oldest summer theater in the country is a charming way to spend the evening. Head over to Summer Stock for dinner right next door!  (call 508.385.3911 to reserve tickets). Dennis Village.