Blog :: 08-2011

Cape Happenings- 5 Things To Do on Cape Cod August 20-26

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August 20-21. Dennis Summerfest! A much-loved tradition in all the Villages and includes: an old-fashioned field day, steet chalk art, the famous sandcastle contest, craft fairs, fireworks and roasted marshmallows and more. FREE. Times on website, all Dennis Villages.

August 21. Outdoor Concert in the Park. The Brewster Band will be performing their annual concert series at Drummer Boy Park on Route 6A in Brewster. Bring a blanket, chair and a picnic dinner and enjoy an evening of music by the bay. FREE. 6 pm,  Brewster.

August 22. "Unnecessary Farce". Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. And.....Go! In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room next door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But who's in which room, who's being videotaped, who's taken the money, who's hired a hit man, and why does the accountant keep taking off her clothes? $40+ evenings - Mon thru Sat at 8:00 pm; matinees: wed & 2nd thurs at 2:00 pm, 1st Saturday at 4:00 pm.

August 23. Flower Show at Josiah Dennis Manse. Hosted by the Village Garden Club of Dennis, visitors will enjoy an assortment of floral arrangements and horticulture displays, which will be provided by members of the garden club. FREE, but donations are appreciated. 10am-4pm. 77 Nobscussett Rd, Dennis.

August 25. Cape Cod Museum of Art. Head to this beautiful museum in the heart of Dennis Village. Browse through the current exhibitions. Malcolm Shriber's MATRYOSHKA DOLLS (Russian nesting dolls); The Art of Cape Cod; "The Great Silence", a piece constructed out of beeswax, tree resin, muslin, brass, steel and nylon line, landscapes, and "Chasing the Light." Stop by the gift shop, sign up for classes, or sit in the garden with your coffee or book. $8. Hours on website, Hope Ln. in Dennis Village.

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Cape Happenings - 5 Things to Do on Cape Cod August 13 - 19

August 13. Dennis Union Church Auction. The much-anticipated auction by Eldred's Auction. Bazaar with toys, tools, jewelry, furniture and much more! Summer cookout food available throughout. Dennis Village Green , 9-2 (auction begins at 10).  Free admission

August 13.  Alice in Wonderland Tea Party! Join Alice and her friends in the enchanted meadow behind the Yarmouth Port Post Office on Route 6A. Refreshments will be served.  Fancy dress is suggested. Tickets $20 per person, members and their guest $15. Yarmouthport, 2-4 pm. For reservations, call 508-362-3021.

August 15-19. Woodsong Farm pony kids camp! Have a horse-crazy child in your family? Or one that wants to learn about horses? Sign up for this camp and choose from morning or afternoon programs, Monday-Friday, Tuesday & Thursday, or Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Our daughter's love for riding came from this program many summers ago--we highly recommend it.

August 16.  "Tom Sawyer" at the Harwich Junior Theater. A spectacular rendition of the classic summer tale of childhood and what it means to grow up. Harwich, show times on website.

August 18.  "Sarah's Key" at the Cape Cinema. Treat yourself to a wonderful theatre-going experience at this fabulous  Cinema.  The riveting film based on the novel by Tatiana de Rosnay delves deep into the roundup of Jews in Paris in 1942 and an American journalist's ties to a little girl named Sarah. PG-13. Dennis Village. Thursday is final showing, but plays all week.

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        Cape Cod Happenings - 5 Things to Do on Cape Cod August 6-12


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        August 5. Cape Cod Baseball League Playoffs. Tonight kicks off the thrilling Cape League playoffs featuring the best college players in the  country.  Games nightly over the next week. Catch a game at DY High School to support our home team the YD Red Sox. But pay special attention to #34 pitcher Ryan Gibson playing for the Hyannis Harbor Hawk (he was our beloved player that we were host family to  last year!) FREE.  (See August 10 also)  Schedule  on website.

        August 7.   25th Annual Pops by the Sea. The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra wows in this annual summer treat. Farrelly Brothers Peter and Bobby  will be the celebrity guest conductors. Guest performers are Broadway stars Jason Danieley (Next to Normal) and Kelli O'Hara (South Pacific). Approx $15. Hyannis Village Green, 5-7 pm.

        August 9. If you were planning on spending the day at Chapin Beach--not so fast! Comedian Adam Sandler will be  filming his latest movie at Chapin Beach.  Costars Andy Samberg and Leighton Meester (Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl) will be filming scenes for their new movie "I Hate You, Dad".  No sunbathing, but catch a glimpse of the stars!

        August 9. Harwich Junior Theatre presents Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse. See this delightful tale of a spunky little mouse and her adventures in first grade.  Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 a.m. through August 25.  $10. Division St, West Harwich. 

        August 10 (or anytime). Mini- golfing with pirates! Play a round of mini-golf at the must-see pirate-themed course, Pirate's Cove. Afterwards, check out the gift shop, complete with pirate gear, treasure chests, and nautical inspired glassware and gifts. If you're lucky, you might catch Cape Cod Baseball League players there as well - it's a popular hangout for them after the games!  Approx $10. Rt. 28 in South Yarmouth. 10 am-10 pm

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