Things to Do This Week on Cape Cod

1/14 – 1/16, Hyannis Sound Winter Concerts, Various locations – Do you miss the summertime feel of the Hyannis Sound? They miss us too – so they’re back for a limited time this weekend for 3 concerts. Check times and places at here.

1/14, 5PM, Opening Reception for Members’ Exhibition, Cultural Center – Come meet the artists and enjoy four galleries filled with art in many media, on exhibit from January 12-February 5. For more information, click here.

1/15, 3PM – 8PM, Barnstable Little League 2022 Season Tryouts, Jan Sebastian Dr., Sandwich – Tryouts for the Barnstable Little League 2022 season for Minors and Majors Divisions, ages 9-12, will be held on Saturday, January 15 from 3-8 p.m. at the Dug Out (7 Jan Sebastian Dr., Unit 8, Sandwich). Please register ahead of time at here.

1/18, 6PM, Nature Talk, “Coming to a Neighborhood Near You,” Sturgis Library – The animal populations you’re seeing in your neighborhoods are changing – find out how and why with the Sanctuary Director for Mass Audubon’s Long Pasture Sanctuary. This indoor nature presentation will explore the local increase in the number of deer, coyote, fisher, turkey, bobcat and osprey we’re seeing, and the conflicts, ethical considerations that we need to manage as a result. This program is free, but you must register here.

1/22, 2PM, Winter Wildlife Story Hour, Cape Wildlife Center – Enjoy stories, hot chocolate, S’mores, a nature-based craft and a meet-and-greet with resident owls! $5 per person – all proceeds directly support wildlife preservation through the Orenda Wildlife Land Trust. Learn more and register here.

1/22, 1PM, National Parks of the East Coast, Osterville Village Library – “America The Beautiful – America’s National Parks,” a 9 – part series showcasing our national treasure of preserved and protected land continues! Join host Steve Farrar on Saturday, Jan 22nd at 1pm as he will discuss and delight us with his travels to 8 US National Parks East of the Mississippi. Included: Stunning pictures from Acadia National Park in Maine, Shenandoah National Park in Virginia and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which spans the border between Tennessee and North Carolina. Steve Farrar has visited all 63 US National Parks as part of his journey, which began in 1969. Every other Saturday, each part of this series at the Osterville Village Library will focus on another part of the country, and the parks that preserve the finest examples of our varied national landscape. Perhaps you’re planning a trip, or maybe you’re just in the mood for an armchair tour of natural wonder. Either way, Steve’s engaging and informative presentation is sure to delight. Reservations are required as space will be limited. This program is limited to 15 people in person and will also be available live on Zoom. For more information, visit ostervillevillagelibrary.org or call the Osterville Village Library at 508 428 5757.

1/22, 7PM – 12PM, The Seal Presents G.I. Jive, The Seal Pub & Café – A 1940’s celebration of the men and women who led America to victory in World War II. Music, cocktails and dancing. There will be a hairstylist at The Seal in the afternoon on the 22nd to give women the 1940’s look. $20 cover charge, proceeds to benefit the Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center.

1/25, 3PM, Fireside Chat with Osterville Historian Paul Chesbro, Osterville Village Library – During the 2nd World War, fireside chats brought the nation together to face challenges as of yet unencountered. Food and fuel was rationed. Local residents grew victory gardens to feed their families. Army Air Corps planes patrolled Cape Cod waters in search of enemy submarines. “The Greatest Generation” endured the dark days of the war on the homefront, and at the same time managed to leave a legacy of prosperity for their children. Join Osterville resident and local historian Paul Chesbro at the Osterville Village Library Tuesday, January 25th at 3pm as he shares his recollections of World War 2 and its impact on the village of Osterville. Did you know there was an amphibious training camp off of Eel River Road? Or that scrap metal was collected for the war effort at a location on Wianno Ave where the Rockland Bank now stands? Reservations are required for an afternoon that offers an impressive glimpse of our history. This program is limited to 15 people in person and will also be available live on Zoom. For more information, visit ostervillevillagelibrary.org or call the Osterville Village Library at 508 428 5757.

1/29, 7:30PM, Cape Symphony’s Passport to Ireland, Barnstable Performing Arts Center – This annual celebration of the Emerald Isle will feature Grammy-winning violinist Eileen Ivers, and Celtic Harp player Maeve Gilchrist. Get your tickets and read about attendance protocols here.

1/30 & 1/31, Auditions for Into The Woods, Eventide Arts – Production dates are in May. For a list of character roles, visit eventidearts.org.

2/5, 1PM, Harwich Community Center Duck Toss, Harwich Community Center – The Harwich Community Center is celebrating its 22nd anniversary this year – and it’s come up with a fun way to mark the occasion. There are 22 rubber ducks hidden around town – if you find one over the next few weeks, bring it back to the Community Center before February 5th for a prize. Then on Feb 5th, there will be a Duck Toss, with more prizes to be won – stop by the Center to pick up a duck to decorate for the toss! For more details call 508-430-7568

2/20, Marine Corps League Detachment 125 Cape Cod Polar Plunge, Glendon Road Beach – Marine Corps League Detachment 125 Cape Cod will be holding its first polar plunge fundraiser! The purpose is to raise funds for the Marine Corps League, allowing us to continue helping our fellow veterans here on Cape Cod!! Registration will begin at 11:30am, with plungers hitting the water at noon! Stay tuned for details. Come join us for this special event! Click here for more information.

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Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis Winter Concerts
The Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis has announced the lineup for its Winter 2022 Music & More Concert Series. Now in its 19th year, the series features concerts inside the museum each Sunday from 3pm to 4pm. The series runs for 12 weeks from January 9th through March 27th. Tickets are $18, and $15 for CCMoA Members. A SEASON PASS is available for $185, and $150 for Members. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. Tickets may be purchased at the Museum or online here.
The Winter 2022 Music & More Schedule:
January 9 – CrabGrass Bluegrass Band
January 16 – Joe Mongelli Jazz Trio – Ruby Braff Tribute
January 23 – Tish Adams Jazz Trio – Ellingtonia
January 30 – Ana Glig with Susan Overstreet – MusArt Interconnections
February 6 – Dennis Flaherty & Friends in Dennis
February 13 – “Music To Touch Our Hearts” featuring Monika Woods onclarinet, Lisa Gross on cello, Abigail Fieldon piano
February 20 – Fred Clayton Band – Honoring Black History Month
February 27 – Carl Gutowski and Ana Glig – Lyrical & Lively Music for Flute & Piano
March 6 – 440 Gypsy Jazz – Toe-tappy, Snappy, Hot Jazz
March 13 – Cape Cod String Quartet – Spring Is Here
March 20 – Rose Clancy and Max Cohen – Music From The Celtic World
March 27 – Jenifer Jackson – Lean To Me



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