Festivals, tours, art shows and all kinds of other activities happening this week
For more listings on what to do, visit www.capecodtimes.eviesays.com/events
Agway of Cape Cod's Paw Palooza: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School, 210 Station Ave., South Yarmouth. Dog festival to benefit MSPCA in Centerville and Animal Rescue League of Boston in Brewster. DockDogs showcasing dogs leaping into 40-foot pool as they compete for distance, height and speed. Novices welcome. Register at www.pawpaloozacapecod.com or on site starting at 8 a.m. Also world-famous Canines in Clouds Stunt Dogs, musical performances, K9 demos, more. $7, free for under age 12 and dogs. www.pawpaloozacapecod.com.
Flowers After Hours: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Cape Cod Beer, 1336 Phinney's Lane, Hyannis. Benefit for Flower Angels USA. Music, nibbles, raffle. www.capecodbeer.com.
Oysters & Champagne: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Wequassett Resort and Golf Club, 2173 Route 28, Chatham. Benefits Housing Assistance Corporation. $150. Tickets: www.eventbrite.com. 508-771-5400, ext. 270.
Brewster Conservation Day: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Drummer Boy Park, Route 6A, Brewster. Games, educational exhibits, speakers, more. www.brewsterconservationtrust.org. FREE!
Hyannis Harbor Hawks Pizza Fest: noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Hyannis Village Green, Main Street. Presented by Hy-Line Cruises. Pizza vendors (vote for best), music, autograph signing by Harbor Hawks baseball players, beer garden by Cape Cod Beer, more. $15 advance, $20 at door, free for kids under 10. Tickets available at Hyannis Harbor Hawks home games or online at http://bit.ly/HHHPizzaFest2018.
Annual Orleans Blessing of the Fleet: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Rock Harbor, Bay View Drive, Orleans. Sponsored by Friends of Rock Harbor (FORH). Officiated by the Rev. Robert Richardson.
Kennedy Legacy Walking Trail: daily, Hyannis HyArts Cultural District. Self-guided walking tour of sites in downtown Hyannis significant to the Kennedy family. Each 10 sites feature informational signs and links to video and audio information about the Kennedys on Cape Cod. Trail is 1.6 miles and may be visited in any order. Brochures with map of sites may be downloaded at www.kennedylegacytrail.com.
Hopper House Tours: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. daily, Highland Light, 27 Highland Light Road, North Truro. See 30 locations painted by American artist Edward Hopper in Truro in 1930s. Auto tour on back roads, hidden spaces and private driveways (with permission). Look for red Subaru Outback that has HopperHouseTours.com on back window. No smoking, pets, children in laps or perfume. $69 per person. www.HopperHouseTours.com; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; 508-479-1033.
Fourth Annual Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival: through Sunday, Cape Cod-wide. Includes daily tours of private gardens, workshops, lectures, more. Garden tours: $5 per person per garden; event admissions vary. Each garden open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and only on days specified. All garden tours rain or shine and nonrefundable. List of tours and events: www.capecodchamber.org/hydrangea-fest.
Cape Cod Light climbs: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, Cape Cod National Seashore, Highland Lighthouse, 27 Highland Light Road, North Truro. Commissioned by George Washington and established in 1797. All climbers must be 48 inches tall. Proper footwear required; no flip flops. $6, $5 seniors and students. www.highlandlighthouse.org. 508-487-1121.
Tour of Cape Cod Beer: 11 to 11:45 a.m. Monday through Saturday, Cape Cod Beer, 1336 Phinney's Lane, Hyannis. Must be 21+ to enjoy beer. Dog friendly (must be on leash). Cash bar. Tour is free. 508-790-4200.
Marine Biological Laboratory guided tours: 1 and 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, meet at Pierce Exhibit Center, 100 Water St., Woods Hole. Includes visit to Marine Resources Center for look at marine animals used in MBL research, trip to MBL/WHOI Library and walking tour of campus. Reservations required; visit mbl.edu/tours and fill out online registration form or call 508-289-7623.
Stand-Up Paddle Board Exploration: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday and July 20, Mass Audubon's Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, 345 Bone Hill Road, Cummaquid. Join MassAudubon naturalists at Grays Beach, Yarmouth Port. $50. Preregistration required. 508-362-7475.
Historic walks with Bonnie Snow: 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Historical Society of Orleans, 3 River Road, Orleans. Walk to Barley Neck Inn; discussing houses, architecture and history.
West Dennis Cemetery walk: 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Fisk Street, West Dennis. Led by local historian Terri Fox. No parking in cemetery itself. Rain date: 2 p.m. Sunday. FREE!
Captain Edward Penniman House Tour - A Whaling Family’s Story: 11 a.m. Friday, Monday and July 20, Penniman House, 70 Fort Hill Road, Eastham. Examine some of the hardships, adventures, and lifestyle of a whaling family as you browse through this 1868 whaling captain’s home. Meet at the Penniman House, 70 Fort Hill Road in Eastham.
Barnstable Oyster Farm Tour: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 20, Mass Audubon's Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, 345 Bone Hill Road, Cummaquid. Brief presentation inside sanctuary and then out to flats to see how an oyster grant works and learn about aquaculture. $20. Preregistration required. 508-362-7475.
Barnstable Harbor Kayak and Climb Sandy Neck Lighthouse: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Mass Audubon's Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, 345 Bone Hill Road, Cummaquid. Recommended for experienced kayakers. $60 Preregistration required. 508-362-7475; www.massaudubon.org.
Behind-the-Scenes Auto Storage Tour: 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturday and Thursday, Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove St., Sandwich. Go behind scenes with Heritage staff for exclusive peek at Heritage’s antique automobile collection in storage. Fee includes museum admission. $25, $17 youth. www.heritagemuseumsandgardens.org.
Crosby Mansion open house tours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Crosby Mansion, 163 Crosby Lane, Brewster. Built in 1888. Docents give talks and answer questions. Guided tours. $3 over age 12. Cosponsored by Department of Conservation & Recreation and Friends of the Crosby Mansion.
Estate walk: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Highfield Hall & Gardens, 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth. Docent-led walking tour. 508-495-1878.
Garden Tour: 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Highfield Hall & Gardens, 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth. Led by Highfield Hall & Gardens’ landscape director Terry Soares. 508-495-1878.
Waquoit Bay Estate tour: 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday and 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (WBNERR), 131 Waquoit Highway, Falmouth. Learn about Wampanoag Tribe, World War II training site, aquaculture and cutting-edge research.
Nobska Point Lighthouse tours: 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Thursday, Nobska Point Light, 233 Nobska Road, Woods Hole. View Nantucket Sound, Vineyard Sound, Buzzards Bay and Elizabeth Islands. Wet weather may cancel. www.facebook.com/nobskalight; 774-763-6453. FREE!
Nauset Light tour: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Cape Cod National Seashore, Nauset Light, Ocean View Drive, Eastham. Donations accepted.
Walking tours of Sandwich Village: The Back Roads and Back Stories: Wednesday, meet 9:45 a.m. at Sandwich Glass Museum, 129 Main St. Rain cancels. Donations welcome. www.sandwichghlassmuseum.org.
Garden tours: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen, 6 Discovery Hill Road, East Sandwich. Tour of award-winning Wildflower Garden. $6. www.thorntonburgess.org. 508-888-6870, email@example.com.
Atwood-Higgins House tour: 11 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 269 Bound Brook Island Road, Wellfleet. Authentic 18th century full-Cape house. Reservations required. 508-255-3421.
Marine Life Cruise: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sesuit Harbor, Dennis Northside Marina, off Sesuit Neck Road, East Dennis. Join naturalists from Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary for cruise out of Sesuit Harbor into Cape Cod Bay aboard Albatross to look for marine creatures. $52, $32 children. Preregistration required online at www.massaudubon.org/wellfleetbay or by calling 508-349-2615.
Cotuit House Tour: 10 a.m. Thursday, Cotuit Library, 871 Main St. Get a glimpse inside some of Cotuit’s private residences; enjoy cookies and punch at library. Tickets $30 in advance, $35 day of tour. 508-428-8141.
Discovery Hikes (Pine Barrens and Bogs ): 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jehu Pond Conservation Area, 357 Great Oak Road, Mashpee. Includes easy walking over fire roads, trails and footbridges.
Off the Beaten Path: Three Ponds: 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, DCR's Nickerson State Park, 3488 Main St., Brewster. Meet at end of Flax Pond Road. Three to four miles. Bring water, insect repellent, wear shoes appropriate for hiking. No dogs. For adults and older children.
Night Walk: 8 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and July 20, DCR's Nickerson State Park, 3488 Main St., Brewster. Explore sounds of the night; discover how nocturnal birds and animals use their senses to thrive in the dark. No dogs, flashlights, cell phones or flashing light shoes. Bring insect repellent and wear good shoes. Meet at Fisherman’s Landing to the left off Nook Road, two miles from park entrance. Rain cancels.
Big View Hiking: 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday, 3-4 miles, Province Lands Visitors Center, 171 Race Point Road, Provincetown. Energetic, cardiovascular hike to ocean and bay views in Cape Cod National Seashore. Call for directions to trailhead. 508-487-1256.
Sunday Guided Family Field Walks: noon to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St., Brewster. Walk along John Wing Trail with naturalist. Somewhat challenging terrain. Check at admissions desk to confirm scheduled walk. Weather and/or high tide may cancel. Meet outside by aquarium door. Free with admission. 508-896-3867, ext. 133.
Searching Long Pasture for Wildlife: From Hawks to Butterflies and Vernal Pools: 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Mass Audubon's Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, 345 Bone Hill Road, Cummaquid. $12, $10 children. Preregistration required. 508-362-7475; www.massaudubon.org.
Mudflat Mania!: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St., Brewster. Explore life on and below Brewster flats. Nets, pails, water, sunscreen and essential “Mudflat Mania!” guide book available at museum shop. Wear comfortable hiking or water shoes; bring sun hat, towel, notebook. $8, $7 seniors, $6 children. Museum admission and Mudflat Mania! combos available. 508-896-3867, ext. 133.
Art in the Dunes Hike: 4 p.m. Wednesday, Province Lands Visitors Center, 171 Race Point Road, Provincetown. Hike 2½ to 3 hours, 2½ miles in loose sand into Province Lands dunes; meet an artist-in-residence at dune shack. Reservations required. 508- 487-1256.
Early Birding: 8 to 9 a.m. Thursday DCR's Nickerson State Park, 3488 Main St., Brewster. All ages and level of ability. Bring binoculars if you have them. Meet at Fisherman’s Landing along Nook Road, 1 mile past park store to left. Rain cancels.
Discovery Hikes (A River Runs Through It ): 9 to 10:30 a.m. July 20, Quashnet River Trail, Martin Road, East Falmouth. Follow 2.5-mile circular loop through pine/oak woodlands along both sides of restored native trout stream. Meet at kiosk/parking area on Martin Road, off Route 28.
Off the Beaten Path: Cliff Pond: 2 to 4 p.m. July 20, DCR's Nickerson State Park, 3488 Main St., Brewster. Meet at end of Flax Pond Road. Three to four miles. Bring water, insect repellent, wear shoes appropriate for hiking. No dogs. For adults and older children.
Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, Bismore Park, 180 Ocean St., and Hyannis Harbor Overlook, corner of South and Ocean streets. Browse among colorful shanties featuring local artists.
Artist Cottages: Orleans Market Square, 21 Old Colony Way. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Diverse group of established and emerging artists, offering work in wide variety of mediums and style. www.artcottages.com.
"Selections from Our Studios": works by Edith Greene and Lorraine Benjamin: through Sept. 1, Thomas E. Hanley Art Gallery, B Level, Faxon Center, Falmouth Hospital, 100 Ter Heun Drive. Sponsor: Falmouth Hospital Auxiliary.
Guild of Chatham Painters exhibition: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Thursday, First Congregational Church, 650 Main St., Chatham.
“What’s Weird About a Beard”: Book Launch Party & Fourth Annual Comics Exhibition: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Frederick Studio Provincetown, 237 Commercial St., Provincetown. “Artist: James Frederick. Show runs through Monday.
Reception for solo show by Matthew Bielen: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Larkin Gallery Inc., 405 Commercial St., Provincetown. Show runs until Wednesday.
Yarmouth Art Guild outdoor show and sale: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, under tents in front of Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.
"A Gathering": annual group show, 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Gallery Antonia, 1291 Main St., Chatham. 508-469-4020.
“Summer Salon”: group show, opens 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Collins Galleries, 12 West Road, Orleans. Museum quality artwork by contemporary realists. On exhibit through Aug. 9. 508-255-1266.
Meet the Artist: Toni Newhall: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Woodruff's Art Center, 1 N. Market St., Mashpee. Meet the Artist series, part of current exhibition “Fiber Fusion: Construct, Deconstruct, Reconstruct.” 508-477-5767.
Monday Painters outdoor show and sale: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dennis Village bandstand, Route 6A.
Wine & Music Wednesday: 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road. Open house in gallery with wine tasting and live music. $10. www.artsonthecape.org.
Falmouth ArtMarket: noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, Marina Park, 180 Scranton Ave., Falmouth. Local musicians perform 2 to 4 p.m. www.famouthartmarket.com.
Reception: 5 to 7 p.m. July 20, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth. Work by children created in response to The Key Idea, curated by Lenore Lyons, in Great Hall, Wednesday through Aug. 5. Paintings by Roberta Jordan, in Board Room, Wednesday through Aug. 12. Paintings by Corrine Bellingham, in Blue Room, Wednesday through July 29. Paintings by Patsy Tidwell Painton, in Vault, Thursday through Aug. 5. Plus open studios by Owl Artists. 508-394-7100. FREE!
Lobster roll luncheon: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays, The Federated Church of Hyannis, 320 Main St. Also hot dogs, chicken salad rolls and egg salad sandwiches. Piano entertainment. $5-$15. Credit cards accepted. Take-out orders: 508-775-0298.
Lobster roll dinner: 5 to 7 p.m. Fridays, First United Methodist Church, 569 Main St., Chatham. Hot dogs available. Eat in or take out. Advance orders: 508-945-0474.
Friday Fish Fry: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Orleans/Eastham Elks, 10 Mckoy Road, Eastham. Also chicken dinners, hot dogs and clam chowder.
Friendly Kitchen Community Dinner: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, St. Peter's Church-on-the-Canal, 165 Main St., Buzzards Bay. Community dinner at St Peter's Friendly Kitchen. Come enjoy a no-cost, home cooked, nutritious dinner and fellowship.
Matakese Chapter lobster roll luncheon: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 20, 20 Davis Road, South Yarmouth. $15 lobster roll, $8 chicken roll, $3 PB&J. 508-394-6536.
Marine Biological Laboratory Friday Evening Lectures Series: “Frugal Science in the Age of Curiosity”: by Manu Prakash, 8 p.m. Friday, Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL St., Woods Hole. 508-289-7623. FREE!
“Choosing the Best Hydrangea for Your Site”: with Barbara Conolly, 1 p.m. Saturday, Hyannis Country Garden, 380 W. Main St., Hyannis. FREE!
Lunch ‘n Learn “Cape Night Photography”: lecture with Timothy Little, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St., Brewster. $25, includes box lunch and admission. Advance tickets recommended: 508-896-3867, ext. 133.
“Know Your Ocean”: Science Chats - Understanding the Majestic Blue Whales of Patagonia: 3 p.m. Tuesday, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Ocean Science Discovery Center auditorium, 15 School St., Woods Hole. Learn about collaboration between WHOI and scientists in Chile to better understand blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) living off northern Patagonia. 508-289-2252. www.whoi.edu/main/kyo-2018-talks. FREE!
“The Romance of Sailors' Valentines": 4 p.m. Tuesday, Osterville Village Library, 43 Wianno Ave. Presented by award-winning sailors' valentine artist Sandi Blanda, with particular focus on Cape Cod artist Bernard Woodman. Eighth in series of lectures on exhibit “Siren’s Call: The Lure of Paintings by Ralph and Martha Cahoon,” on display through July 23.
Mark Adams: “The Erosion of Truro's Ocean Beaches": 7 p.m. Wednesday, Highland House Museum, 6 Highland Light Road, North Truro. Adams is National Park Service cartographer and GIS (Geographic Information Systems) specialist.
“The Diseased Ship: Uncovering Cape Cod’s Connections to the Slave Trade”: 1 p.m. July 20, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St., Brewster. Presented by Meadow Hilley. Free with admission. 508-896-3867, ext. 133.
"The Why, Where and How of a Pollinator Garden" with Marjorie Williams: 2 p.m. July 20, Cahoon Museum of American Art, 4676 Falmouth Road, Cotuit. Presented by teacher and naturalist Marjorie Williams, animal care coordinator at Cape Cod Museum of Natural History. Free with museum admission. RSVP required: 508-428-7581 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marine Biological Laboratory Friday Evening Lectures Series: “Neurobiology of Parenting Behavior": by Catherine Dulac, Harvard University, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 8 p.m. July 20, Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL St., Woods Hole. 508-289-7423. FREE!
Farmers Market Meets Happy Hour: 3 to 6 p.m. Fridays, Cape Cod Beer, 1336 Phinney's Lane, Hyannis. Includes outdoor beer garden. 508-790-4200.
Bass River Crafts and Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Thursday, Bass River Crafts and Farmers Market, 311 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.
Book sale: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Whelden Memorial Library, 2401 Meetinghouse Way, West Barnstable. Includes CDs, DVDs, game and puzzles.
Cobb’s Hill Fair and Flea Market: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Unitarian Church of Barnstable, 3330 Main St.
Provincetown Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Commercial and Ryders streets.
Brewster Historical Society Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Windmill Village (adjacent to Drummer Boy Park), 51 Drummer Boy Road, Brewster.
Sandwich Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sandwich Village Green, 164 Route 6A. www.sandwichfarmersmarket.com.
Chatham Farmers Market: 3 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, 1652 Main St., West Chatham. 508-247-7268.
Village Crafters of Cape Cod show and sale: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Doane Park, Route 28, Harwich Port. Benefits Family Pantry of Cape Cod. www.villagecrafterscapecod.com.
Farmers Market: 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Brooks Academy Museum, 80 Parallel St., Harwich Center. Museum and Crowell Barn open.
Craft Fair & Lobster Roll Luncheon: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 20, Howard Lodge Masonic Building, 20 Davis Road, South Yarmouth. $15, $8 chicken roll. 508-432-2894.
Book signing by Wendy Francis, author of "The Summer Sail": 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Mitchell's Book Corner, 54 Main St., Nantucket.
Greg O'Brien, author of “On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer's”: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Centerville Public Library, 585 Main St. 508-790-6220.
Talk by Janice Riley, co-author of “Out in Blue Fields: A Year at Hokum Rock Blueberry Farm”: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Brewster Ladies Library, 1822 Main St. 508-896-3913.
"Some of My Favorite Jokes: Humor for the Over Fifty Crowd - and Those Who Love Them" by William Novak: 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Eastham Public Library, 190 Samoset Road. Presentation features Novak’s most recent book, "Die Laughing: Killer Jokes for Newly Old Folks."
“Above & Beyond” (meet authors Casey Sherman and Michael Tougias) and “Fatal Forecast: An Incredible True Tale of Disaster and Survival at Sea” (slide presentation by Tougias): 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, The Federated Church of Hyannis, 320 Main St., Hyannis. Tickets: $10, $15 for two. 508-790-3077.
Reading by Jenna Blum, author of “The Lost Family”: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Cotuit Library, 871 Main St. Books available for purchase and signing. Register at www.cotuitlibrary.org/events or call 508-428-8141. FREE!
A Night of Poetry with Lynne Viti & Heather Corbally Bryant: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Wellfleet Library, 55 W. Main St.
Lecture and book signing by Howard Blum, author of "In the Enemy's House: The Secret Saga of the FBI and Russian Spies": 7 p.m. Wednesday, Falmouth Museums on the Green, 65 Palmer Ave.
Salon of Shorts: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road. Hosted by Christine Rathbun Ernst and Gregory Hischak. Poetry, storytelling, essay reading, music, performance art, improv and stand-up. Each performer limited to five minutes, including set-up. www.artsonthecape.org. FREE!
Talk with Jake Klim, author of “Attack on Orleans”: 7 p.m. Thursday, Historical Society of Orleans, 3 River Road, Orleans. 508-240-1329. FREE!
Peter Eisner, author of "MacArthur's Spies": 7 p.m. Thursday, Falmouth Museums on the Green, 65 Palmer Ave. Lecture and book signing.
Talk and book signing by Ryan H. Walsh, author of "Astral Weeks": 7 p.m. Thursday, Titcomb's Bookstore, 432 Route 6A, East Sandwich.
Presentation on “Now More Than Ever: Bobby Kennedy’s Legacy 50 Years After his Death” by author Larry Tye: 7 p.m. Thursday, Cotuit Library, 871 Main St. Author of "Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon." Part of Historical Society of Santuit and Cotuit's "Cotuit Chronicles" lecture series; cotuithistoricalsociety.org. FREE!
by Talk with Paul Hodos, author of “The Kaiser's Lost Kreuzer”: 7 p.m. July 20, Historical Society of Orleans, 3 River Road, Orleans. 508-240-1329. FREE!
The Incredible Inflatable Humpback Whale!: 9:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Friday and Wednesday, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St., Brewster. Walk inside 44-foot Humpback Whale and learn about whale’s behavior and habits from inside out. Restricted to ages 5 and up. Reservations required. Free with admission. 508-896-3867 ext. 133.
Children's Teddy Bear Picnic and Tea: 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Falmouth Museums on the Green, 65 Palmer Ave. Children of all ages, accompanied by parents and/or grandparents and guardians, can make their own teddy bear, dress it, give it a birth certificate and take it home. Also games, crafts, activities, snacks and refreshments. $15 per child (no additional charge for adults). Reservations required: visit www.museumsonthegreen.org, email email@example.com or call 508-548-4857, ext. 10.
Art on the Lawn: 10 a.m. to noon Fridays, The Pilgrim House at Sage, 336 Commercial St., Provincetown. Interactive summer arts and crafts experience for children of all ages.
Storytime and book signing with Corinne Demas and Artemis Roehrig of “Do Doodlebugs Doodle? Amazing Insect Facts”: 10:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, Wellfleet Library, 55 W. Main St.
Critter Capers: 11 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays, Green Briar Nature Center, 6 Discovery Hill Road, East Sandwich. Visit with naturalist and one of nature center's resident animals. Suitable for families with children ages 2 and up. $2. www.thorntonburgess.org. 508-888-6870.
Kids Lego Club: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays, Whelden Memorial Library, 2401 Meetinghouse Way, West Barnstable. Ages 5 and up.
South Cape Beach Creature Feature: 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sunday, Wednesday and July 20, South Cape Beach State Park, 494 Great Oak Road, Mashpee. Each week interpretive staff focuses on different animal or group of animals found along coast. Meet at picnic area.
Full STEAM Ahead Family Science Fun Fair!: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Brewster Ladies’ Library, 1822 Main St. Hands-on learning stations with written directions, prompts and information so parents can help children through each activity in self-guided manner. All ages. 508-896-3913.
Crafty Friday: 2:30 p.m. Fridays, Brooks Free Library, 739 Main St., Harwich. 508-430-7562 ext 2. FREE!
Baby Bears Pajama Ice Cream Social: 5 to 7 p.m. Fridays, Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour, 22 Falmouth Road, Mashpee. Bring kids down in their jammies along with their favourite stuffed animal and they will get a FREE ice cream. Special surprise if you bring a Polar Bear stuffie.
Campfire: Herring Cove Beach: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Province Lands Visitors Center, 171 Race Point Road, Provincetown. Enjoy sunset on beach and evening of folklore, music and games around campfire. Bring beach chair or towel. Meet rangers on beach in front of large bathhouse and concession area, just south of beach entrance. Accessible with assistance: notify Province Lands Visitor Center in advance. 508-487-1256. FREE!
Let’s Go N’Seine: 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (WBNERR), 131 Waquoit Highway, Falmouth. Explore bay with park interpreter using dip nets, magnifiers, buckets and large seine net to sample for local critters. Wear shoes that can get wet; no bare feet.
“A Storytelling of Ravens”: 2 p.m. Saturday, The Pilgrim House at Sage, 336 Commercial St., Provincetown. Join visiting librarian Kyle Lukoff for children’s author and storytelling event.
Kids concert by Julie and Denya: 2 p.m. Saturday, Brewster Ladies’ Library, 1822 Main St. In celebration of 2018 Summer Reading theme “Libraries Rock.” FREE!
Family campfire: 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday, DCR's Nickerson State Park, 3488 Main St., Brewster. Singalong, nature stories. Rain cancels.
Junior Ranger Program: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (WBNERR), 131 Waquoit Highway, Falmouth. Complete challenges and earn Junior Ranger patch. Best for ages 7-12; younger siblings welcome. Adults must accompany children. Wear shoes that can get wet.
Tales & Trails: 11 a.m. to noon Monday, Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen, 6 Discovery Hill Road, East Sandwich. Listen to story and visit with one of nature center's live animals. Then venture out on woodsy trails of Briar Patch Conservation Area in search of critter clues. Ages 3 and up. $4. Reservations recommend: 508-888-6870.
Creature Feature: 2 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, 291 Route 6, South Wellfleet. Meet creeping, crawling, swimming and climbing creatures of Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Chance to touch critters and artifacts. $6. Register at www.massaudubon.org/wellfleetbay or call 508-349-2615.
Teen Craft: CD Mania: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Brooks Free Library, 739 Main St., Harwich. 508-430-7562. FREE!
Make your own tie dye shirt: 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, 625 Main St., Chatham. Bring own garment. Finished tie dye items also available for purchase: onesies, silk scarves, adult shirts. Proceeds benefit church missions. Instruction and help provided. $10, $7 children. 508-945-0800.
Game Night: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Whelden Memorial Library, 2401 Meetinghouse Way, West Barnstable. Bring favorite board games if you like, or come ready to challenge. Pizza and snacks provided; kids under age 10 need adult accompaniment.
Tidal Flat Creature Search and Exploration: 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Mass Audubon's Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, 345 Bone Hill Road, Cummaquid. $12, $10 children. Registration required. 508-362-7475.
Canal Kids: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center, 60 Ed Moffitt Drive, Sandwich. Ages 6-10. Explore different aspects of canal each week with hands-on activities and games.
Carousel in the Windmill: available for rides 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aptucxet Museum Complex, 6 Aptucxet Road, Bourne. Fully operational, six-horse carousel in Joseph Jefferson Windmill, with hand-carved horses and paintings by Lance Shinkle, run by single person operating bicycle apparatus. One free ride with museum admission or $3 ticket.
Recycle, Reuse & Create: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (WBNERR), 131 Waquoit Highway, Falmouth. Re-use materials to make works of art and useful items.
Seashore Ramble: 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdat, Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, 291 Route 6, South Wellfleet. Use dip nets and magnifiers to search for swimming, flying and burrowing wildlife on sanctuary's beach at low tide. $12. Preregistration required: massaudubon.org/wellfleetbay or 508-349-2615.
Cardboard & Tape Gallery: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen, 6 Discovery Hill Road, East Sandwich. Drop in and create with cardboard and tape. $2. 508-888-6870.
Family Fun Hour: 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Highfield Hall & Gardens, 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth. Art, music and science inspired by summer exhibitions. Ages 4-10 with caregiver. $10 registration per family includes admission. Preregister: 508-495-1878.
Read to Puppies: 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, West Dennis Library, 260 Main St. All ages and abilities. Call to reserve a spot: 508-398-2050.
Disney Karaoke Party: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Brewster Ladies’ Library, 1822 Main St. All ages. Choices of 30 songs from Disney movies to sing. Register at www.brewsterladieslibrary.org.
Marine Mammals in Your Backyard: 3 p.m. Tuesday, Cotuit Library, 871 Main St. Program with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or call 508-428-8141.
Fish Printing: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, 291 Route 6, South Wellfleet. Meet live fish to learn how these aquatic creatures are perfectly adapted for life underwater. Afterwards paint fish replica to create print on paper or T-shirt to take home. $10. Preregister: www.massaudubon.org/wellfleetbay or call 508-349-2615.
Evenings on the Bluff: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (WBNERR), 131 Waquoit Highway, Falmouth. Campfire songs with Jackson Gilman-sing-a-long and S'mores. Bring picnic, chair or blanket. All ages.
Family Drawing at The Museum! A Multigenerational Art & Nature Experience: 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St., Brewster. Bring your children and grandchildren to enjoy drawing together. Limit 12, ages 8 and up. Preregister: 508-896-3867, ext. 133.
Creature Teachers: 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Wellfleet Library, 55 W. Main St. Meet, touch and learn about all kinds of animals. FREE!
Rainforest Reptiles Show: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Yarmouth Port Library, 297 Route 6A. Live animal presentation. Preregister: 508-362-3717. FREE!
Family Night with Toe Jam Puppet Band: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Highfield Hall & Gardens, 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth. 508-495-1878. FREE!
Trevor the Juggler with Carol Chichetto: 9:30 a.m. Thursday, First Parish Brewster, 1969 Main St. Doors open 9:15 a.m. Acoustic sing-along songs with Carol Chichetto, 9:30 a.m. Performance by Trevor the Juggler, 10 a.m. $8, free under age 2. www/trevorthejuggler.com. 508-896-5577.
Seashore Ramble: 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, 291 Route 6, South Wellfleet. Use dip nets and magnifiers to search for swimming, flying and burrowing wildlife on sanctuary's beach at low tide. $12. Preregister: 508-349-2615.
Junior Ranger Program: 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, DCR's Nickerson State Park, 3488 Main St., Brewster. Ages 7-12. Work toward earning official Junior Ranger patch and certificate by attending programs and completing specific activities in Junior Ranger Activity Book. Meet at Nature Center. Wear good shoes for outdoor activities. Indoor activity in case of rain.
Playful Engineers Traveling Makerspace: 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Wellfleet Library, 55 W. Main St. Workshop by Jay Mankita; design, build, test and play with Rube Goldberg "Machines.” FREE!
Kind Kids Rock with Mary Wilson: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 20, Dennis Public Library, 5 Hall St., Dennis Port. Hear story on kindness, create Kindness Rocks, participate in puppet show about kindness. Presented by Pitter Patter Programs and Pitter Patter Puppets.
African Drum Workshop with Tara Murphy: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. July 20, Cotuit Library, 871 Main St. All ages. Drums provided; no experience necessary. Register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or call 508-428-8141.
U.S. Coin and Currency Appraisals: 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Harwich Antique Center, 10 Route 28, West Harwich. Limit 20 pieces per person. 508-432-4220. FREE!
Stargazing at Lowell Park: 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, 10 Lowell Road, Cotuit. Presented by Cotuit Library. Register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or call 508-428-8141. FREE!
Tuesday Tweets: 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St., Brewster. Discover world of Cape Cod birding with Gretchen Moran Towers. Rain cancels. $6. 508-896-3867, ext. 133.
Aquarium Tots & Tykes!: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St., Brewster. Meet aquarium babies up close and personal, ask questions of aquarists, learn about care and feeding. Free with admission. 508-896-3867, ext. 133.
Honey Tasting with Follow the Honey: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Cahoon Museum of American Art, 4676 Falmouth Road, Cotuit. In conjunction with “The Pollinators” exhibit. Sample local and global honeys with beekeeping expert Brian Woerner and learn more about urban beekeeping, hive health and work of Follow the Honey, a Cambridge-based honeybee-centric store that develops partnerships with marginalized beekeepers from across the globe. $20. RSVP required. 508-428-7581.
Mosquito Story Slam: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main St. Live storytelling event and podcast. Audience invited to prepare five-minute true story based on theme: Temptation - Were you the tempter or the tempted? How did you plan your seduction or did you get sucked in? Was the payoff worth it? Mosquito stories told, not read. No notes or props allowed. Ten storytellers pulled at random. $12. 508-349-1800.
Free yoga: 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Yarmouth Port Town Green, 265 Route 6A (next to Edward Gorey House). Dry skies only. No experience necessary. Bring yoga mat/water. Wear hat/sunscreen. Led by certified yoga teacher Bettina Ann Brown. 508-280-1399. www.bettinayoga.com.
Nauset Model Railroad Club (NMRC) open house: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Hilltop Plaza, 180 Route 6A. Display of miniature cities, towns, farms, harbors, mills and mines in HO, O, N, S and G-scale. www.NausetModelRRclub.com.
Tai Chi on the Village Green: 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Hyannis Village Green, 367 Main St. FREE!
Cape Cod Mustang Club Cruise Night: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Canterbury Plaza, 331 Cotuit Road, Sandwich. Sponsored by Cape Cod Mustang Club and Two Brother's Pizza. Weather permitting. All welcome; bring your special car.
Community Hymn Sing: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, West Dennis Community Church, 288 Main St. Led by organist Tony Furtado. Light refreshments. 508-398-6420.
CIRCLE by the SEA: 7 to 10 p.m. July 20, Sandy Neck Beach, Sandy Neck Road, West Barnstable. Summer monthly campfire, musical gathering. Open talent welcome. Featuring Karen Woodhall and Friends. $5. Bring beach chairs, flashlight, piece of firewood, non-alcoholic beverage, drums and instruments. Rain cancels. Information: email: Lbabdm@aol.com.
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