Things to Do This Week on Cape Cod

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10/4, 6PM, Divorce and Mortgage Workshop, via Zoom – This free workshop, facilitated by financial and legal experts, provides a road map on how to maintain your home after divorce; the steps involved in the refinancing process; the information lenders look at to approve a mortgage; and the steps to get yourself ready to purchase a home after divorce. More Info: call 508-430-8111 or email [email protected] 

10/7 – 10/10, Halloween Spooktacular Weekend, Sun Outdoors Cape CodIt’s about to get SPOOKTACULAR with a site decorating contest, scary Scavenger hunts, pumpkin carving!! So many Spooky Contests and some Trick or Treating too! Click here for more information. 

10/8 – 10/10, Yarmouth Seaside Festival, Joshua Sears Memorial Park – It’s going to be epic this year! Kids’ activities all weekend long, a huge arts & crafts show, the sand sculpture contest, family chalk fest, fireworks, the kooks & spooks parade and more! Don’t miss any of these well-loved events; for the complete schedule click here. 

10/8, 11AM, Harwich Community Touch-A-Truck, Harwich Community Center – Kids of all ages are invited to come learn more about their favorite trucks and even climb up into the driver’s seat! A free event. Find out more here.

10/8, 12PM, 3rd Annual Fall Frolic & Pumpkin Patch, Chatham Bars Inn Farm – Come pick your own pumpkin while enjoying some fun family activities at Chatham Bars Inn Farm. Live music, fun fall fare available for sale, and a chance to take in the beauty of the Farm’s 8 acres. For details and directions, click here. 

10/13, 6PM, Taste of Dennis 2022, Pelham House Resort – Sample cuisine from local Dennis restaurants and caterers, bid on silent auction items and enjoy a casual evening to benefit the Lifeguard Scholarship Fund. Cash Bar.  Presenting Sponsor for this year’s event is Cape Cod 5. This year, the Taste of Dennis will be located at the beautiful Pelham House Resort. Stunningly renovated with a fresh, new look, the Pelham House Resort, next to Sea Street Beach on Nantucket Sound, stands as one of the most distinctive and beautiful hotels on the Cape Cod oceanfront. 

10/14 – 10/31, Pumpkin People in the Park, Kate Gould Park – Pumpkin People in the Park can be found in Kate Gould Park and the bandstand on Main Street.  The creative and innovative Pumpkin People are fashioned by local businesses, organizations or just plain folk. They are on display from October 14-31!  Come and see these outrageous displays in October. Click here for more information. 

10/14 – 10/29 (Fridays/Saturdays) & 10/30, Haunted House, Orleans – The Academy Playhouse will be hosting a Haunted House running through October on Fridays and Saturdays starting on the 14th and lasting through the 29th and Sunday, the 30th 6 PM – 10 PM. In addition, for the Orleans Halloween Stroll on the 29th, we will host a not-so-scary Haunted House for younger children between 5 PM – 6:30 PM with the regular house opening at 7:00 PM. Groups will enter every 10 to 15 minutes to go through a tour of the Academy unlike any other before. Reserve your tickets now! 

10/15, 8:30AM, Quench Color Run for A Baby Center, 269 Stevens St., Hyannis – It’s a 5K run/walk to benefit our friends at A Baby Center – but with a twist! You’ll start the race in a clean white shirt, and be blasted with color along the route at color stations – and at the end of the race there’s a fun color toss! All levels are welcome. Registration includes a t-shirt, race glasses and a color packet. Sign up here. 

10/15, 9AM, Feet for Flippers 5K, National Marine Life Center – This annual 5K along the Cape Cod Canal can be done in person or virtually, and all funds raised go toward the care and treatment of sick and injured seals and sea turtles. Prizes and a post-race party after you’re done. Register in advance to save $10 off the day-of registration price here. 

10/15, 1PM, Trick or Treat, Meetinghouse Farm & Sanctuary – Trick or treating from 1PM – 6PM on the farm. The annual Halloween event is fun for the whole family no matter how young or old. The entire farm is decorated and animals will be in costume. Staff will be spread out around the farm handing out candy. There will be animals for grooming, petting and feeding as well as pony rides. $10 per ticket and $15 per pony ride. Text 774-238-2700 to get tickets. Click here for more information. 

10/15 – 10/17, 10AM, Wellfleet OysterFest 2022, Main St. Wellfleet – After two years of COVID-19 restrictions, cancellations and downsized virtual events, the 22nd annual festival will be held in person, Oct. 15-17. But there is a catch. This year’s attendance is limited and tickets are required. For more information, click here. 

10/16, 11AM, Pony Oscars, Mills River Rescue & Sanctuary – A walking adventure through the farm where you will see the ponies/donkeys and volunteers dressed up as characters from some of your favorite movies. You can pick a winner for Best Movie Set, Best costume and Best Actor. Sit and enjoy lunch, decorate a pumpkin and play some kids bingo. Also our very own Jack Sparrow will be walking around to have your picture taken with. Some of the movies our ponies/donkeys will be dressed as are Toy Story, My Little Pony, 101 Dalmatians, Peter Pan, and The Minions. Don’t miss out these events fill up fast. Text 508-367-4379 with how many adults/children to book your spot or for more info. We always have a great time. For more information click here. 

10/21, Trash Bash, Nauset DisposalIf you’ve been, you know that this is the biggest and best trashy party you’ve ever attended and 2021 was no exception! With the help of customers, attendees, sponsors, volunteers, and our amazing team, Nauset Disposal distributed $48,500 to local nonprofits, all raised at their annual community fundraiser Trash Bash. For more information, click here. 

10/21, 8AM & 3PM, Fall Open House, Cape Senior Services – A Fall Open House on 10/21 from 8am-10am and 3pm-5pm. It’s an opportunity to find out more about us, meet the team and pet a dog or bunny. They will have raffles, light refreshments and more! Click here for more information. 

10/21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 1st Annual Crosby Haunted Mansion – Come take a guided tour of Crosby Mansion as it is transformed into a haunted house with ghosts, goblins and ghouls. Built in 1888 by Albert and Matilda Crosby, the historic mansion is full of lore and plenty of stories that we come to life along with a few modern mysteries!  This haunted house will be for families, teenagers, and kids above the age of seven. Prepare to be scared!  This production is sponsored by Friends of Crosby Mansion, Brewster Recreation, and Nauset High Players. Click here for more information and tickets. 

10/22, 10AM, 11th Annual Pumpkin Fest, Sandwich Glass Museum Yes, fall has arrived! Join us at the 11th Annual PumpkinFest on the grounds of the Sandwich Glass Museum on Saturday, October 22nd. The Sandwich Glass Museum challenges local glass artists to create one-of-a-kind or limited edition creations each year. All pumpkins will be available for purchase! Remember first come, first serve, so do come early, then enjoy a visit to the Glass Museum and watch our glassblower make pumpkins in our glassblowing area. 10:00am to 2:00 pm. This tented event is free to the public.

10/23, 1:30PM, Fall Extravaganza Talent Show to Benefit Marc Eaton, Hyannis Resort and Conference Center – Talent show featuring singers and the Zariifa Bellydance Troup and guests! 50/50 raffle, silent auction, cash bar. Refreshments will be served. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at door. Click here for more information. 

10/26, 7PM, LipSyncPalooza, Cotuit Center for the Arts – On Wednesday, October 26 at 7:00pm, for one night only, Cotuit Center for the Arts presents LipSyncPalooza: a lip sync competition live on the Main Stage! The art of miming a vocal performance has risen from the ashes of lip-sync scandals like Milli Vanilli to a bonafide art form. Lip-syncing competitions are sweeping streaming services and social media and now it’s your turn to show Cotuit audiences just how it’s done. Or at least how you do it! For our inaugural LipSyncPalooza event, you may sign up as a performer or buy a ticket to watch the fun as a member of the audience. All attendees will be voting live at the event. Fifty percent of the ticket sales will be devoted to cash prizes, with thirty percent of the night’s proceeds going to the first place winner and twenty percent to second place. Performers may sign up as individuals or as groups (for groups, each member of the group must register). There is a $10 per person entry fee and a limit of one song per individual or group. Participants must sign up by the deadline of October 19. Tickets are $20 for general admission. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit or call the Box Office at 508-428-0669 x0. Cotuit Center for the Arts is located at 4404 Falmouth Road/Route 28 in Cotuit. 

10/28, 5:30PM, Halloween Trick-or-Treat Drive-Thru, Harwich Community Center – The Harwich Community Center is hosting a drive-thru Halloween Event! Dress up in your Halloween costumes and stop by our trick-or-treat drive-thru service to pick up a goodie-bag*. No need to get out of the car! *Children must be present. Pre-packaged goodie bags are limited to 1 per child. There will be traffic flow directional signs to follow when you arrive. No early birds please. This event lasts until all goodie-bags have been given out. Click here for more information. 

10/28, 4PM, Wicked at Wicks: A Children’s Halloween Celebration, Falmouth Museums on the Green – Come down to the Falmouth Museums on the Green for a fun family Halloween event. The event will include trick-or-treating at several historic properties on our campus including the 1790 Dr. Francis Wicks House, pumpkin painting, storytelling, and a costume parade. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn about local history, including stories about Halloween in Falmouth in years past. Come dressed to impress and enjoy the best of fall in Falmouth. $15 per child. Member’s children are $5. Click here for more information. 

10/31, 4PM, Yarmouth Port Green “Safe Halloween Trick or Treat, Yarmouth Port Common – Visit Bangs Hallet House, Edward Gorey Museum, Thacher Hall, Winslow Crocker House and the Chapter House Inn for treats and some scary Halloween fun in a safe environment. All ages welcome! Click here for more information. 

11/25 – 11/27, Gardens Aglow, Heritage Museums & Gardens – Gardens Aglow is a celebration of lights that has become a treasured holiday tradition. This event features beautiful light displays throughout the gardens, festive seasonal décor, and fun activities for all. At the J.K. Lilly III Automobile Gallery, visit with Santa in the 1913 Ford Model T and view Heritage’s antique car collection. At the American Art & Carousel Gallery, take a ride on the 1908 Looff Carousel and view winter scenes from our Currier & Ives collection. Outdoors, stroll the lighted gardens with family and friends, roast marshmallows, go on a reindeer scavenger hunt, enjoy seasonal treats from Lilly’s Café and Cape Cod Donut Truck, delight in lawn games and a warming area at the Polar PlaySpace, and view the bottle flowers and model train display in the McGraw Family Garden of the Senses. Click here for more information. 

11/24, 8AM, The Chatham Turkey Trot – The Chatham Turkey Trot is a family-friendly fun Thanksgiving morning run or walk over 3.1 miles of winding and rolling paved roads with breathtaking scenery in Chatham, Massachusetts, to benefit the Lower Cape Outreach Council. This year we are excited to announce that we are back in-person!  This year the race will be professionally timed.  The first 1000 in-person registrants will get a free Turkey Trot t-shirt!  Gather your family and friends and join us on Thanksgiving morning for this 5K event. Click here for more information.  

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Opening 5/20, HyArts Artist Shanties!  

  • Always OPEN FROM 11:00am. Closing time varies, spring dates until 6:00pm and at least 8:00pm in July & August. Artists frequently open early and stay late!
  • MAY AND JUNE weekends: Friday through Sunday, May 20 through June 19, 2022, 11:00 am – at least 6:00 pm & open Monday, Memorial Day.
  • JUNE – SEPTEMBER full weeks: Seven days a week: June 20 through September 25, 2022, 11:00am at least 6:00pm, June & September, AND at least 8:00 pm, July and August.
  • OCTOBER weekends: Friday through Sunday, Sept. 30 – Oct 23, 2022, 11:00am at least 4:00pm
  • NOVEMBER + DECEMBER SPECIAL EVENTS: Gingerbread Lane at the Harbor Overlook AND Bismore Park, November 25, 26, 2022: 11:00am – 3:00pm and December 3, 2022 11:00am -5:00pm

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater announces its 2022 Summer Theater Season – Featuring the return to live performances on the Julie Harris Stage, subscriptions to the 2022 season will go on sale starting March 21, with tickets to individual productions available starting May 1, 2022. Click here for more information.
September 24 – October 16 – BETRAYAL

10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 6PM, Circle of Support – This free Divorce Support Group will meet for six weeks, and is facilitated by trained mental health
professional Ruth Anderson-Zabre. The group is designed for women who are in the process of
divorcing. More Info: call 508-430-8111 or email [email protected]

10/17, 6PM, Wills and Estate Planning Workshop, Cape Space – This free legal workshop will cover the basics of planning for your future through wills and estate
planning. Facilitated by volunteer attorney Thomas Rockwell. More Info: call 508-430-8111 or email [email protected]
737 West Main Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
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