Events to Check Out on Cape this Weekend

This weekend offers fun activities both indoors and outside. There are crafts for kids, ghost-hunting opportunities and the annual Hyannis Open Streets event, which is not to be missed! Check out the psychic fair in P-town, take part in a race to benefit the Cape Cod Wellness Collaborative. There is so much to see and do here on the Cape. Get to it!

April 21

Seashell Craft Bonanza
Feeling crafty? Come spend a fun afternoon at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum located on Hyannis Harbor, making shell art, shell sculptures and shell decorations. Bring your own special shells or use some of ours. For kids ages 8- 12, from 1-3 p.m. Make sure to bring a snack. Cost is $18 members, $24 non-members. Cape Cod Maritime Museum, 135 South St., Hyannis. For more information, visit capecodmaritimemuseum.org.

Provincetown Public Library Moby Dick Marathon Reading
Provincetown will join New Bedford, MA; Mystic, CT; and New York City in celebrating its rich whaling heritage by hosting the second annual Provincetown Public Library Moby Dick Marathon. Published in 1851, Herman Melville’s Moby Dick chronicles the obsessive quest of Ahab, captain of the whaler Pequod, for revenge on a massive white whale responsible for destroying his ship and severing his leg at the knee during a previous voyage. The three-day marathon-style reading of this nineteenth-century masterpiece will be held on the Provincetown Library’s Second Level on the starboard side of the Rose Dorothea Model, and officially begins at 2 p.m. For more information, visit provincetownlibrary.org/event/provincetown-public-library-moby-dick-marathon-reading/.

Barnstable Village Ghost Hunters Tour
Bring your camera, digital/analog voice recorder and join us on this one of a kind tour. You will go on a walking tour of Barnstable Village with professional Ghost Hunters. You will stop and hear the haunting tales that plague the town. You will then have the opportunity to investigate a known haunted cemetery. The evening includes a three-hour walking tour of the village’s haunted locations and participants will visit places such as The Playhouse, The Hedge House and many more. You will learn how to do EVPs (Electronic Voice Phenomenon) also known as “recording voices of the dead” inside the cemetery. You will also get to use some sensory equipment to “detect” paranormal activity. One stop on the tour has had some locals spooked is “The House of 11 Ghosts” or as the town knows it, “The Barnstable House.” As the tours ends you will enter the darken “Old Jail” built in 1690s by the order of Massachusetts Bay Colony Courts, which is actively haunted. The tours have gotten exciting throughout the years with the paranormal events that have been seen and recorded and just think, it may happen to you. Tour begins at 7 p.m. and cost is $20 for adults, $10 for children 8-12, and under 8 are admitted free. Tours begins at U.S. Coast Guard Heritage Museum/Old Jail, 3353 Main St. (Route 6A), Barnstable. For more information, visit caiprs.com.

April 22

Psychic Fair
Join six acclaimed psychic mediums from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a reading or healing using Mediumship, Akashic Record, Psychic Reading, Reiki/Healing, Angel Card and Astrology modalities. You get 20 minutes for $30, or 40 minutes for $50. Sage Inn & Lounge, 336 Commercial St., Provincetown. For more information, visit sageinnptown.com/sage-provincetown-events.

Cape Cod Beer Race to the Pint
This is a can’t-miss event – a run/walk followed by a great party, all to benefit Cape Wellness Collaborative! A 5k/10k – take your pick when you register. There will be beer for all racers (must be 21 and over), food from Not Your Average Joe’s with appearances by The Pineapple Caper Catering & More and Salt Block Food Truck. Music provided by Sarah Swain and The Oh Boys! The race starts and ends at Cape Cod Beer, 1336 Phinney’s Lane in Hyannis. The event will be chipped timed. Free long-sleeve wick shirt for the first 500 registrants. Free custom “Race to the Pint” pint glass for pre-registered runners. Register early for the best rate! For more information, visit capecodbeer.com/2nd_annual_race_to_the_pint/

Academy Playhouse Presents: Jerry Portnoy
During a career that includes six years as a member of the fabled Muddy Waters Blues Band, another six as leader of the Legendary Blues Band, four years at the head of his own band, The Streamliners, and another four as a featured member of the Eric Clapton Band, Jerry Portnoy’s touring schedule has carried him to every state in the union and 28 foreign countries on six continents, with performances at the White House, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, the Smithsonian, London’s Royal Albert Hall, and at major jazz festivals worldwide. Performance begins at 8 p.m., at 120 Main St., Orleans. For more information, visit apacape.org/wp/blue-skies-concerts/.

April 23

Hyannis Open Streets
Hyannis Open Streets will feature FREE music, entertainment, and activites for all ages! Come out and enjoy local food, shops, and culture. Take a stroll, jog, or bike ride. Try a Zumba Class or try your skills at skipping rope. From noon to 5 p.m., Main Street will be closed to traffic (Barnstable Road to Sea Street) so that you can safely play in the street! Check the website for updates and more information as we get closer to the event! Visit hyannisopenstreets.com for more information and a schedule of events.

Music at the Museum
The Orleans Historical Society’s “Music at the Museum” series will feature violinist Yevgeny Kutik and pianist Spencer Myer in a program of works by Stravinsky, Mendelssohn, Gandolfi and Janacek. Admission is $18 for members and $20 for non-members, and program begins at 4 p.m. Students are free. For more information visit orleanshistoricalsociety.org or call 508-240-1329.

Stories of Survival on Yom HaShoah
The Cape Cod community is invited to attend an important event at Cape Cod Synagogue at 7 p.m. when special guest speakers will present “Stories of Survival,” in honor of Yom HaShoah, also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day. This day in Jewish history is a memorial day for those who perished in the ‘Shoah,’ known as the Holocaust. Barbara Aharoni and Harry Shamir of Plymouth, will share their familial and personal Holocaust survival stories. Barbara, a retired medical professional and Jewish educator is now a Holocaust educator, trained at Yad VaShem, The World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem, in her retirement. She shares her grandparents’ experiences, specifically, her paternal grandmother who was murdered by the Einzatgruppen in 1941. The Einzatgruppen were a select group of paramilitary death squads in Germany. This is a free event, at 145 Winter St., Hyannis.

By Ann Luongo