Things to Do This Week on Cape Cod

11/18 – 12/20, Holly Days, Sandwich – Holly Days in Sandwich is a celebration of the festive holidays in the Town of Sandwich, the Cape’s oldest town. The program is presented by the Sandwich Chamber of Commerce. There is really nothing quite like a town that fully embraces what makes the Holiday season special: Holiday Market and Christmas Tree Auction, November 18, at the Sagamore Inn from 3:00 to 8:00 pm, Shop Small Saturday, November 27, Stores and Doors Decorating Contest, November 27 – December 20; Community Carol Sing in Town Hall Square, Friday, Dec. 3; There are also many daily events scattered throughout the month. Not to be missed are The Giants – Sandwich Light Sculptures created by Michael Magyar, owner of The Glass Studio, in East Sandwich. Dave McDermott owner of the McDermott Glass Studio has crafted a unique hand-blown Jellyfish for the Annual 2021 Collectible Christmas Ornament, and the Sandwich Chamber Christmas card sets are now available for sale. Both can be found at the Sandwich Chamber of Commerce, 520 Route 130, 508-681-0918, as well as the 2021 Holly Days book (which is available by mid-November.) The book includes the Community Carol Songbook. Visit the Holly Days page at www.sandwichchamber.com for more event details.

11/20, 9AM – 2PM, Rooster Crows Fair, West Parish of Barnstable, United Church of Christ – Tables will be found spread throughout the grounds, in the Jenkins Hall, and the 1717 Meetinghouse at 2049 Meetinghouse Way, West Barnstable. This year’s fair continues long standing traditions of offering baked goods, Christmas decorations and greens, homemade fudge, handmade woodworking items, vintage and precious jewelry, and hand knitted items. New this year will be the “Meetinghouse Mercantile” with treasures of all kinds. Hot coffee, cider and donuts will be for sale to keep fairgoers toasty and energized.

12/3 – 12/5, Holidays by the Sea – Traditionally, the weekend kicks off with Christmas Caroling at Nobska Lighthouse led by The Solstice Singers. If construction impedes the ability for caroling at Nobska Lighthouse, an alternative location will be identified and announced at a future date. Main Street in downtown Falmouth will once again be closed to traffic on the afternoon of Saturday, December 4th to make way for the Annual Jingle Jog which will begin and end on Main Street. A new route and start of race time will be announced sometime in the near future. The Falmouth Village Association is planning to host activities for families on Main Street and Queens Buyway during the Christmas Stroll, with extended hours for holiday shopping and dining. The Lighting of the Falmouth Village Green will take place at 6:00pm this year to allow families more time to enjoy the activities on Main Street afterwards. The 58th Annual Christmas Parade, “Together for Christmas,” will step off from Dillingham Avenue at noon on Sunday, December 5th. Decorated floats, bands, animals, and walking groups will come together once again to march down Main Street to the Falmouth Village Green. Parade applications are available for download online at www.falmouthchamber.com or may be picked up in person at the Chamber offices located on Academy Lane just off of Main Street.

Halloween Events

10/15 – 10/31, Pumpkin People in the Park, Kate Gould Park, Chatham – Pumpkin People in the Park are back! Come visit with these larger than life uniquely designed creations and take a selfie or a family photo at the photo display. For more information, click here.

10/28, 1PM, Vampires of New England, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History – The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster presents Vampires of New England, with Medievalist and charismatic storyteller, Susan Jarek-Glidden, Ph.D. Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 1pm. New England’s vampire history emerged a full century after the region’s more infamous Salem witch trials, and although Rhode Island was ostensibly the epicenter, it was a region-wide phenomenon. Recently, exciting new information about one of New England’s vampires has come to light so join Susan for this intriguing program, part of the history and culture of New England! Free with Museum Admission. For more information please call the museum: 508-896-3867, ext. 133.

10/30, 9:30AM – 1PM, Halloween Hi-Jinx, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History – The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in partnership with the Brewster Chamber of Commerce present Halloween Hi-Jinx Saturday, October 30, 2021, 9:30am – 1pm. Last admission 12:30pm. The nocturnal critters of Cape Cod invite you to a special celebration of Halloween Hi-Jinx! Come and concoct goos and brews, play games and solve puzzles, try Firefly Painting, travel the traditional treat trail with a twist (Aquarium) and visit the Owl’s Nest. Wear a costume, get a Science Shop coupon. The Local Scoop will be on site with ice cream pops and the Best! Grilled! Cheese! TIMED TICKETS: $6 per person EXCEPT infants in arms (No strollers please) Purchase a ticket online at www.ccmnh.org and for more information, please call the Museum at 508-896-3867, ext. 133.

10/30, 1PM, Halloween Dog Costume Parade, Main St., Centerville – In ball park behind playground. $45 registration fee collected at the playground and all donated towards war dog memorial. Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd best costumes.

10/31, 5PM, Pumpkin Palooza, Wellfleet Preservation Hall – Drop off your carved pumpkins by 3 for a fun community display at 5 with treats for the kids! For more information, click here.

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10/20, 10/27, 5:30PM via Zoom, The Job Search A-Z Workshop Series, Facilitated by WE CAN volunteer Julie DeSorgher – Everything you need to know about job search or changing careers. This free, four-week workshop series will explore the life cycle of the job search, from resume to transitioning into a new position. You will come away with: a professional resume, an optimized LinkedIn profile, new interview and networking skills, and a broader understanding of the overall job search process. More Info: call 508-430-8111 or email mairead@wecancenter.org 

10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 7PM – 8PM via Zoom, Divorce Support Group, Facilitated by WE CAN volunteers Linda Whittlesey and Ruth Anderson-Zabre – This support group is led by a trained group facilitator. The group will meet weekly via Zoom. Each one-hour session will offer a safe and private space to learn about strategies for coping with the life transition of divorce as well as offer support to one another. The group will be limited to 6 participants and we expect demand to be high. More Info: call 508-430-8111 or email mairead@wecancenter.org 

2/3 – 12/30, 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 – 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.

Fall GROW Program – Six Mondays, 9am-noon, starting Nov. 1 & Six Tuesday, 5-8pm, starting Nov. 2, All Via Zoom, Facilitated by WE CAN volunteers Jean Mojo, Virginia Auciello Sullivan and Acqua Hildebrand – Come to an Info Session to learn more about our Fall GROW program, which will begin the first week in November. GROW empowers women entrepreneurs with the support and tools they need to be successful in their business. Group meetings are with a knowledgeable facilitator over a period of several months. More Info: call 508-430-8111 or email mairead@wecancenter.org

11/2, 6PM – 7:30PM, Mind Over Money via Zoom, Facilitated by WE CAN volunteer Tracey Brennan-Reale – This free workshop will cover why money so often intimidates us, and how to change your relationship with money and take control of your finances. Exercises will help you decipher what money means to you, to enable you to feel that you control your money – and not the other way around. More Info: call 508-430-8111 or email mairead@wecancenter.org.

11/19 – 12/30, The Sandwich Glass Museum’s 12th Annual Glassblowers’ Christmas – Begin your holiday festivities with the opening of the 12th Annual Glassblowers’ Christmas on November 19, through December 30 at the Sandwich Glass Museum. Each year the Museum’s Gift Store decorates multiple trees with hundreds of unique glass ornaments all handmade by local glass artists. From the traditional colorful orb to the more unusual sea creatures and animals, each artist’s creation is meticulously crafted. So whether you are looking for a new ornament for your tree or a special gift, be sure to visit the Museum’s Store. Remember, for the best selection come early and be sure to visit the Museum’s Special Exhibit: Forever in Bloom: Florals Depicted in Glass. The Sandwich Glass Museum is a magical place at the holiday season.
Reminder: The Museum is open daily from 9:30-5:00pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.
Admission: $12 Adults, $2 kids 6-14, $11 Seniors, $0 Active Military, $11 Retired Military and $0 for MTA, ROAM and AAM all with card.
Handicap Accessible. State/CDC Protocols in Place

11/19 – 12/30, Special Exhibit: Forever in Bloom: Florals Depicted in Glass – The Sandwich Glass Museum is pleased to present its Winter Exhibit, Forever in Bloom: Florals Depicted in Glass, as part of its 12th Annual Glassblowers’ Christmas celebration. This colorful display will brighten any winter’s day with works from the Victorian era, as well as examples from some of our local class artists. Although floral motifs were always popular, they gained momentum during the late 19th century. Keeping up with the trend, floral motifs were depicted o a wide range of items produced by the Boston & Sandwich Glass Company (1825-1888). Today, glass artists feature flowers in many forms. For example, Sandwich Glassmaker, David McDermott used a murrini cane to create a floral landscape for a vase inspired by the painting , Field of Flowers, by Egidio Antonaccio. The Red Poppy, which dominates the vase, was a symbol of conciliation of sleep. We hope you will join us during the holidays for an early glimpse of Spring in Forever in Bloom, which opens November 19 and into the Spring. Please check our website for additional hours and holidays: www.sandwichglassmuseum.org. State and CDC Protocols in place. Handicap Accessible.



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