Things to Do This Week on Cape Cod

Jawsome January, month-long, Atlantic White Shark Conservancy Shark Center, Chatham – Throughout January, a selection of 30 jaws from a variety of shark species will be on display. Enjoy a self-guided hour-long tour (touch-free) to learn more about the natural history of white sharks in this area, ongoing white shark research, and their role in the marine ecosystem. Renovated this past winter, the outreach facility has a new layout with new exhibits for you to learn all about white sharks. Make your reservation at atlanticwhiteshark.org 

The Whydah Pirate Museum is open for the winter season! Visit Saturdays and Sundays from 11-3 and take advantage of reduced admission. Discoverpirates.org 

1/29 – 2/7, Provincetown Film Society Winter Fundraising Auction – The Provincetown Film Society’s Winter Auction captures all the things that make Provincetown the wonderful place that it is. Browse through the online listings and bid on one-of-a-kind experiences, delicious dining, and other treasures. Proceeds benefit the Society, which hosts the Provincetown International Film Festival and runs the Waters Edge Cinema. Provincetownfilm.org 

1/30, 1pm, Winter Paddle Workshop, SUP Cape Cod, Camp Lyndon, Sandwich – Learn all about winter paddling, and learn about the preparation and guidelines you need to know to make it a safe winter activity. This is an outdoor event – please wear a mask. $25 suggested donation will be given to the Lower Cape Outreach Council. https://www.facebook.com/events/465366741299684 

1/27 – 3/27, Tapestry Exhibit, HIghfield Hall, Falmouth – The American Tapestry Biennial 13, an installation featuring 35 tapestries from around the world, will be available to view at Historic Highfield Hall through the end of March. In Europe, tapestry was considered the highest and finest of the arts, enjoying royal and ecclesiastic patronage from the Middle Ages through Renaissance period.Make an appointment to tour at highfieldhallandgardens.org. 

2/17, 5pm, Ice Sculpture Garden Social, Chatham Bars Inn – Enjoy an outdoor event with ice sculptures, a roving magician, bonfires, snacks and cocoa. Admire the intricate ice sculptures done by the very artist who sculpts for Chatham’s Annual ‘First Night’. And Robert Clark, master magician, mentalist and juggler will be performing street style, walk-around magic tricks – mystical to ALL ages! Admission is complimentary, open to the public. Chathambarsinn.com 

2/20 – 3/28, Plunges to benefit Special Olympics athletes on the Cape – Special Olympics of the Cape and Islands has kicked off its 2021 Polar Plunge Season – aimed to offer everything you love about the Plunge, while encouraging you to plunge safely wherever you are. The 2021 Plunge Season will kick off on February 20, 2021 and close on March 28, 2021 — with six Plunge Weekends in between! There are incentives along the way for fundraising, and you’ll be helping some passionate athletes continue to compete locally. Sign up and learn more at specialolympicsma.org. 

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1/30, 10am, CC DART “Pup Up” Mobile Pet Food Pantry Salvation Army in Hyannis – Drive thru or walk thru to receive food for your cat or dag. No contact, masks required and available to all. Food distributed till noon or until supplies run out. Future dates are also planned for the last Saturday of every month- at this same location, and donations are always welcome; visit ccdart.org for more details. 

The National Museum of American History, part of the Smithsonian Institution, is soliciting stories about life in 2020 during the pandemic to archive for future generations. All stories, big and small, will be considered. Share your experience at americanhistory.si.edu 

2/19 – 2/21, Funny Business, a Virtual Comedy Workshop, presented by the Woods Hold Film Festival – In this multi-day workshop with former Letterman and Simpsons writer Steve Young, you’ll get an insider’s glimpse of what it’s like to be a professional television comedy writer, and a chance to help develop your own comedy writing chops via exercises and discussion. You’ll team up with fellow participants and learn about the skills needed to work in that environment. Find out more at woodsholefilmfestival.org. 

3/31 Exhibit opens, Call for Art – Yarmouth, MA to Yarmouth, UK, Cultural Center – The UK’s Great Yarmouth Guild Artists & Craftsman and the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts, proudly present ‘Yarmouth MA to Yarmouth UK’ These parallel online exhibitions will highlight artwork from two distant communities connected by a name, an ocean, and a passion for creative expression. This will be a celebration of our beloved community of Cape Cod exhibited side by side with the seaside community of Yarmouth, UK. All Cape Cod artists are welcome to participate. You do not have to be a resident of either Yarmouth to submit work. Read more at cultural-center.org. 

1/22, 2pm, Arts and Ideals – The Alzheimer’s Family Support Center of Cape Cod has teamed up with Calmer Choice for a virtual session that will guide participants through exercises with the intention of increasing inner resilience, reducing stress, and improving a sense of well-being. There’s a link to register on the center’s FB page. 



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