waste collection June 23
A free household hazardous waste (HHW) collection for Barnstable residents will take place Saturday, June 23, from 9 a.m. until noon at the Barnstable Transfer Station, 45 Flint St., Marstons Mills.
Don't know what's acceptable? Pick up a brochure at Barnstable Town Hall or visit www.loveyourlocalwater.org.
Eat your greens
Cape Cod nutritionist and food enthusiast Nicole Cormier visits West Barnstable's Meetinghouse Farm, 2135 Meetinghouse Way, on Saturday, June 16, at 10:30 a.m.
Cormier is the owner of Delicious Living Nutrition and co-owner of The Local Juice Bar and Pantry at 539 South St., Hyannis. She'll introduce participants to hearty local greens and demo nutritious salads and dressings.
Pre-registration is recommended by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. $10 donation requested.
Happy Father's Day
Todd Deluca, president and CEO of the Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce, said 350 exhibitors have registered for the 24th annual Father's Day Car Show on Sunday, June 18.
One of the largest car shows in New England, the event is free and will be held, rain or shine, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Hyannis Main Street will be closed to vehicles and open to foot traffic between Ocean and Sea streets.
The Federated Church of Hyannis will sell homemade strawberry shortcake and strawberry sundaes Sunday, June 18, starting at 1 p.m. at 320 Main St.
Eat inside the air-conditioned Baldwin Hall, or sit outside and enjoy the sunshine. Adults, $5 per serving; children, $3, while supplies last. Coffee and bottled water also will be available for purchase.
Proceeds benefit the independent, interdenominational church.
Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary and Barnstable Land Trust naturalists are teaming up to explore the tidal flats of Barnstable Harbor on Wednesday, June 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The program is suitable for children and adults. Participants are advised to wear weather-appropriate clothing and shoes or boots that can get wet.
The interactive walk will focus on the various fish, birds, and invertebrates of the tidal ecosystem.
For price info and online registration, visit www.blt.org.
According to msn.com, which recently ranked the best burger and fries joint in every state, KKatie's KKrunch Burger is a must in Massachusetts.
Family-owned and operated, KKatie’s Burger Bar has four locations across the state, including 334 Main St., Hyannis.
Art in the Village
Barnstable Village is recruiting volunteers and auction items for Cape Cod Art Center's annual Art in the Village festival on Saturday and Sunday, June 23 and 24.
The festival itself runs 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on the Barnstable County Courthouse lawn.
Organizers need volunteers in two-hour increments to set up, take down, and to staff the art association's tent, the digital art tent, the silent auction, and kids activities.
Email your availability to email@example.com or call the art association at 508-362-2909.
Back to school
The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum, in partnership with the Cape Cod Times, is sponsoring a One Day University on Sunday, June 24, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Barnstable High School.
Lectures include: The Rise of Jack and Bobby: The America that Made the Kennedys; The President's Library: Books that Shaped JFK (and other Commanders in Chief); and JFK's Second Term: An Alternate History.
Tickets are $149 and available at www.jfkhyannismuseum.org or by calling 508-790-3077.
Chill at CapeSpace
Back by popular demand, CapeSpace welcomes the return of Alice Curran and Reva Joly for a mini-spa day on Wednesday, July 11, 2-4 p.m.
Joly will be offering 15-minute chair massages, and Curran will be offering 15-minute "Access Bars" sessions, a relaxation technique that involves lightly touching points on the head to stimulate creativity and serenity.
Each 15-minute session is $10. First-come, first-served. Please pay the practitioners directly at time of service.
CapeSpace is located at 100 Independence Drive, Hyannis. Visit www.capespace.com or call 508-221-3455.
You and your pooch are invited to join a 'Fido-friendly" outdoor Mutts and Martinis Party at Osterville Village Library on Tuesday, July 10, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
A $35 donation ($40 at door) includes music, appetizers, and two drinks; a muddy paws agility contest; canine massages with Beth Degiulio; dog portraits by Jill Bates; and doggie bag surprises.
Reservations recommended via www.ostervillevillagelibrary.org or 508-428-5757.
Auction items are being accepted for the 24th annual Rotary Club of Osterville Bluefish & Striper Tournament at Wianno Yacht Club on Saturday, July 14.
All proceeds benefit the rotary club's Good Works Fund, which, in turn, supports more than 50 local groups and charities.
To donate, contact Allen Giles at 508-419-0968 or email www.ostervillerotary.org/page/the-fishing-tournament.
Whelden book sale
A book sale will take place Saturday, June 23, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Whelden Memorial Library, Route 149/Lombard Ave., West Barnstable.
Used Books, DVDs, CDs, puzzles, and games will all be for sale.
Pick up S.T.E.A.M.
Four S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) programs will be provided this summer at the Hyannis Public Library, 401 Main St., Hyannis.
Dates are Tuesdays, June 26, July 10, July 24, and Aug. 14, from 2 - 4 p.m.
Children are encouraged to drop-in to create, learn, and explore. There will be a guessing jar, electronic kits, crafts, and more.
The program is funded in part by a grant from the Kirkman Trust Fund.
Managing memory loss
The Hyannis Public Library will host Dr. Andrew E. Budson Tuesday, July 10, at 5:30 p.m. for a discussion of how the brain works to store and retrieve memories.
Budson is the associate chief of staff for Education and chief of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology at the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare system.
In his book, “Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory,” Budson explores age-related memory loss and what to do about it, including new treatments.
The Hyannis Public Library will present two Cape Cod authors on Wednesday, July 11, at 6 p.m.
Mary E. Hart grew up on Cape Cod and is a graduate of Barnstable High School; she thoroughly enjoys books and reading. She wrote for a bridal magazine and has worked as an editor. Hart wrote the novel “Some Horrific Evening,” whose scope includes event planning, "bridezillas," caterers, and photographers who have gone rogue, and even ghostly possession.
Cape native Ray Bartlett has taught writing at Boston University and has written over 30 travel books for Lonely Planet and other global travel pubs. Bartlett’s novel, “Sunsets of Tulum,” is a complicated love story set on Mexico’s Riviera Maya.
Both authors will discuss their recently published books. Copies will be available for purchase and signing. This program is free and open to the public.
One love, first-hand
Linda and Gloria Bailey Davies of Orleans will be guest speakers at the June 24 Sunday Service at the Unitarian Church of Barnstable, 3330 Main St., Route 6A in Barnstable.
The Davies are one of seven couples who were plaintiffs in the Massachusetts Supreme Court case, Goodridge vs. the Department of Public Health. This court case procured the legality of same-sex marriage in the Commonwealth.
On May 17, 2004, Massachusetts became the first U.S. state to allow same-sex marriage. Linda and Gloria were married that day.
Sponsored by the Cape Cod Commission, the fourth annual OneCape Summit is scheduled for Aug. 16 and 17 at Wequassett Resort in Harwich.
This year's conference will focus on the importance of environmental, community, and economic resilience in the face of ongoing natural and social change.
Presentations will address water quality planning and implementation in the region, including pilot projects, innovative and alternative technologies, financing, and policy solutions.
For more information, contact commission Special Projects Manager Erin Perry at firstname.lastname@example.org.