Things to Do This Week on Cape Cod

2/3 – 6/1, Electric Garden of Unearthly Delights, Sandwich Glass Museum – Featured in the Hirschmann Theater, the Sandwich Glass Museum is proud to present the special exhibition, Electric Garden of Unearthly Delights by glass artist Mundy Hepburn. Mundy takes blown glass forms and fills them with rare gas mixtures such as helium, neon, argon, krypton, and xenon. He activates the gas filled glass with high frequency static electricity causing them to come alive with a kaleidoscope of swirling patterns of multicolored light. The science behind Mundy’s work is based on the same principle as television and fluorescent light. A native of Connecticut, Mundy has made a living through glass art for over thirty years. His work has been exhibited in over thirty installations, and featured in five publications. A member of the Glass Art Society, Mundy has made a name for himself with a unique style of art – luminous glass. A pioneer in this art form, Mundy combines technology with art to create a new breed of moving, living art. 

2/3 – 6/13, Glass Menagerie A-Z, Sandwich Glass Museum – For centuries glassmakers have interpreted the animal kingdom in glass. From Ants to Zebras, the Sandwich Glass Museum will highlight their creations in the special exhibition, Glass Menagerie: A-Z, which opened last year. The exhibit features the works from our local glass artists, augmented by items from the Museum’s collections, as well as a special loan from the New Bedford Museum of Glass, which has an outstanding collection of glass animals. These often whimsical and sometimes practical creations entirely made of glass will sure to delight everyone. It is truly an enchanting time at the Sandwich Glass Museum. 

2/3 – 10/31, Contemporary Gallery: Fritz Glass, Sandwich Glass Museum – This year’s featured artist in the Contemporary Gallery is Fritz Lauenstein. He started blowing glass in 1974 at the Gould Academy in Bethel, Maine. He then attended Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont and the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, Massachusetts. He moved to the Cape, where his family is from, and in 1990 set up his studio in Dennis where he has been designing both functional and decorative glass. His stunning creations include a wide variety of glass objects including spectacular marbles, paperweights, perfume bottles, jewelry, vases, and bowls to name but a few. His work has been shown and sold in Museums and over 200 galleries, predominantly in the United States. 

3/10 – 10/31, In Her Voice: Influential Women in Glass, Sandwich Glass Museum – The Sandwich Glass Museum is pleased to present its 2021 Special Exhibition, In Her Voice: Influential Women in Glass. Featured are the works of 17 glass artists, who have challenged the concepts of traditional glassmaking by using innovative glass techniques or by re-imagining glass as a medium for self-expression. For more information click here.

4/7 & 4/8, Shape Your Cape Summit, VIRTUAL – This year’s Summit – a day of conversation, learning, and connection – focuses on the theme of RESILIENCE and how it applies on a personal, professional, community, and regional level as the Cape re-emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic. Keynote speakers will include author Julie Brown and Jeni Wheeler, co-founder of the Family Table Collaborative and owner of Jeni’s Joy. Cape Cod Healthcare is this year’s presenting sponsor. Sign up to take part here.

4/9, The Ultimate Red Sox Presentation, VIRTUAL courtesy of the Centerville Library – Veteran author and sportswriter Martin Gitlin will discuss his book – The Ultimate Boston Red Sox Time Machine Book – via Zoom, with a Q&A period to follow. The book runs through a complete history of the franchise. The stories will include trivia and photographs. Register by 5PM Thurs at centervillelibrary.org.

4/10, 10am-2pm, Family Fun Fair, Sat, Monomoy Regional High School – This drive-by event will feature take-home activities, books, family resources for summer family fun, and raffle prizes – all from the safety of your car. Presented by Cape Cod Children’s Place and the Cape Cod 11-Town Early Childhood. Capecodchildrensplace.com

4/10, 11-3, Daffodil Festival, Aptucxet Trading Post – Explore the grounds of Museums at Aptucxet and enjoy the over 5,000 blooming daffodils at the 1st Annual Daffodil Festival! There will also be a Craft Fair, Car Show, and the Aptucxet Gift Shop will be open! For everyone’s safety, masks must be worn during this event. bournehistoricalsociety.org

4/17, The Amazing Race, all over Barnstable, start and finish at the HYCC – Online registration is available now to be part of Barnstable’s Amazing Race! Put together your team of between 2 and 6 people and get ready for challenges that will take you all over town. You’ll have to work as a team to learn, discover some fun surprises, and have FUN – while competing for a cool trophy! $10 registration; sign up here.

4/18 – 4/24, Americorps Beach Cleanup – Celebrate Earth Week with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and AmeriCorps Cape Cod by helping them clean up the Cape Cod Canal! The 20th Annual Cape Cod Canal Clean-Up runs Sunday, April 18th through Saturday, April 24th. Multiple time slots and clean-up locations along the Cape Cod Canal are available throughout the entire week. Social distancing and masking guidelines apply. To register, click here.

4/19 & 4/23, 9:30am, Amazing Animal Ambassadors, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History – Join Bethany Jakubson to meet some fascinating critters at this wildly popular museum event. Learn all about Dracula the Great Horned Owl, Cali the Cockatoo, Big Red the Red Tegu which is a large lizard from the rainforest of South America; Milo the Fennec Fox and Bailey, the African Pygmy Hedgehog, along with a host of other smaller reptiles and insects. Sign up soon – spaces fill up quickly, ccmnh.org

4/28, Barnstable Youth Jobs Fair, VIRTUAL – The Barnstable Town Youth Commission is hosting its 5th Annual Youth Job Fair in an extended virtual format this year to stay safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Typically, the fair would be hosted at the gymnasium at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center. In this format, separate Zoom rooms will be set up for different work sectors including restaurants, retail, recreation programs and lodging. After viewing presentations from business owners in each of the sectors, job seekers and businesses can schedule interviews during the event. Find the full story, with a link to register as a business, at capecod.com.

5/2, Hyannis Artist Shanties Opening – The Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties will be open for visitors beginning on May 21 in two locations – at the Harbor Overlook and at Bismore Park, both on Ocean Street. Artists change weekly throughout the season. To check out the artists on-line, visit ArtsBarnstable.com.

5/5 – 5/12, Cape Cod Mother’s Day 10K, VIRTUAL – The 2021 Mother’s Day 10k, usually held at the Cape Cod Canal, will take place virtually this year. Run the 10k anywhere you want – unless the situation changes before the run, in which case runners will be able to opt in to run the race together. mothersday10km.com

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4/9, 10:30am, Hydrangea Pruning Workshop, Heritage Museums & Gardens (Online) – Hydrangea pruning Workshop can be a challenging activity. Over the years, Heritage’s Hydrangea Curator and expert, Mal Condon, has refined the pruning process to meet each species’ unique needs. Join us online as Mal provides step-by-step instructions on how to prune these “other species”. Learn how to selectively prune your plants to improve vigor, increase bloom density, check plant height, and enhance ornamental value. Mal’s detailed presentation includes discussion of all the tools, techniques, and tips you’ll need for success with your plants. Click here to register.

4/16 – 4/25, April School Vacation Olympiad, Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club – For 125 years the Olympic Games have been played around the world, but during this April School Vacation, Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club is bringing the Olympiad to Cape Cod. Brimming with exciting activities, this April School Vacation will truly be unforgettable with a full schedule of rotating events where families can compete for the gold. Warm up with beach yoga on the 700-foot stretch of private beach, then show off that competitive side with a family croquet tournament. Or, head to the greens for a Golf Swing Showdown, where kids are encouraged to show off their best drive. Only true Olympians will triumph. Learn how to throw the perfect spiral during a family flag football experience, taking place on the Mansion Front Lawn (with plenty of space to practice the best touchdown dance!). Make a splash at the Swimming Time Trials where kids are encouraged to race against family and friends to see who is the fastest. Finish each day with a movie at Fletcher Pool or enjoy some R&R with homemade bath bombs and facials. All olympians must get a good night’s rest to compete, and Ocean Edge Resort has just the place. Ranging from one-bedroom villas at The Villages to the three-bedroom Presidential Bay Collection Villas at The Mansion, olympians have the perfect accommodations to ensure prime performance the next day. Have what it takes to become an olympian? Come to Ocean Edge Resort on Cape Cod to put those skills to the test. For more details, visit https://www.oceanedge.com/april-school-vacation

4/30, 5/1, 5/2, Brewster in Bloom announces New Events for 2021! – The Brewster Chamber of Commerce is celebrating new events for this year’s Brewster in Bloom festival weekend, April 30, May 1 and 2, in keeping with current safety standards. They include Brewster’s Cultural Trail, the Virtual Artisans Showcase, KidFest Origami Flower Bouquet Project, the Virtual Cape Cod 5 Bloom Run and the Brewster in Bloom Lawn Display Contest! Also being worked on is a Virtual Brewster Band Concert. More details at brewsterblooms.com.

5/30, Troops in the Spotlight, 11:30 AM, locations TBD – Cape Cod Cares 4 the Troops announces that plans for a 17th annual Troops in the Spotlight event are in the works. This will be a 12-hour event, with opening ceremonies before noon, and a closing ceremony at midnight. Locations will be announced soon, and drop off locations for care packages as well. Veterans who would like to stand for one-hour shifts should reach out at capecod4thetroops.com.



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