Things to Do This Week on Cape Cod


10/14, 6PM, Sail Cape Cod’s 2021 Whiskey Tasting & Gourmet Dinner Fundraiser, Cape Codder Resort & SpaRegister here to reserve your seat and help support Sail Cape Cod’s Mission to provide “Access to All, Without Limitations” by attending their ONLY 2021 fundraiser – Brown-Forman’s “Whiskeys of the World” Whiskey Tasting & Gourmet Dinner event at 6:00pm on October 14th, 2021 at the Cape Codder Resort & Spa in Hyannis, MA.

10/16, 1 PM, Family Apple Celebration, Woods Hole Library – A celebration of everyone’s favorite Fall fruit – with a fun craft activity, apple tasting, apple stories, and more. All activities will take place outdoors; reserve your space at woodsholepubliclibrary.org.

10/16 – 10/17, Movies on Main St, times vary – $25 will get you an advance all-access weekend pass to guarantee seating. For individual movies, there’s a suggested donation of $10 at the door for Saturday movies; Sunday’s are free in conjunction with Hyannis Open Streets. For a list of films, visit https://www.hyannisfilmfestival.com/

10/17, 12PM – 5PM, Hyannis Open Streets, Main Street, Hyannis – Traffic will be routed away from Main Street so you and your family can come play in the streets! For more information, click here.

10/17, Bill Little’s Big Event – A fundraising event will be held on October 17 to support the recovery of Chatham police officer Bill Little, who suffered a major stroke at his home in late April. The event, titled “Bill Little’s Big Benefit”, will combine a motorcycle poker run, a cornhole tournament and other activities. Registration for the poker run will take place from 8:30 to 10 am at Oliver’s restaurant on Route 6A in Yarmouthport. For more information, please visit their Facebook page.

10/22, Nauset Disposal’s Trash Bash – This annual trashy party to benefit several local Cape charities is back in its in-person form, and this year’s Trash Bash is going to be a blast! Enjoy dinner, beer, and wine that’s been donated by several different local restaurants, live music, door prizes, and tons of fun – and do some good at the same time! This year’s recipients are: The Cape and Islands United Way, Center for Coastal Studies, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Cape Cod and the Islands, Love Live Local, Cape Cod Military Support Foundation, Community Development Partnership, Wild Care. Get your tickets at https://trashbash.nausetdisposal.com/

10/23, 10:40AM, Screech at the Beach, Popponesset Marketplace – A 5K or 1 mile fun run-walk along scenic roads with ocean views in New Seabury, benefiting the kids at the Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod! Sign up today!

Halloween Events

10/12, 6PM – 7:30PM, From Poe to the Present: Talking Scary Stories, Sturgis Library via Zoom – The Line up includes Nathan Ballingrud, Gabino Iglesias, Gwendolyn Kiste, Eric LaRocca, and Cynthia Pelayo! We’ll talk about the origins of the genre stretching back to Edgar Allen Poe, what defines a scary story, and how they have morphed into what we know today in contemporary fiction. A digital book sale and Q and A will follow the event. For more information and to register, click here. 

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.

10/17, 10 AM, Cape Cod British Car Club Visit, Titcomb’s Book Shop – Come admire these lovingly maintained autos outside the bookshop, and talk to their owners. titcombsbookshop.com

10/21, 8:30 AM to 1 PM, Care for the Cape & Islands Day, Chatham Drama Guild – Local businesses are encouraged to take part in a half day of service to help a local nonprofit tourism attraction. You’ll be doing some hands-on work to help to repair or improve the infrastructure of a local nonprofit – in this case the Chatham Drama Guild – and then learn more about CARE’S projects and the Chatham Drama Guild over lunch. http://careforthecapeandislands.wufoo.com/forms/r185tr750lja8fx

10/22 & 10/23, 4:30Pm – 8PM, Sandwich Halloween Fest, Heritage Museums and Gardens – Heritage Museums & Gardens is teaming up with Sandwich Public Schools to put on a (not-too) spooktacular family festival! Come boogie at the DJ Ooch dance party; do the Sandwich Soul Cake Walk, play themed games, and enjoy festive lighting and décor all over the grounds, and discover a few new surprises! This event also serves as an important fundraiser for both Heritage Museums & Gardens and the STEM Academy/Sandwich High School Parent Teacher Student Association and the Sandwich High School Senior and Junior Classes. $5 per person; 2 and under Free; $25 family maximum. For more information, click here.

10/22 – 10/24, Mashpee Police Department’s 1st Annual Law Enforcement Pumpkin Carving Contest – Drop off is at the MPD Lobby, 19 Frank E. Hicks Drive. Open to all ages and entries must be law enforcement or MPD related. Any questions please contact Ofc Katie Hennessey or Tara Carline.

10/23, 10:30AM, Oktoberfest Chatham, Kate Gould Park – Full schedule of events and vendors soon here.

10/23 & 10/24, Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra Presents Spooky Ghost Hunters – Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra (CCCO), the Cape’s professional collaborative orchestra, presents its spooky fall concert Ghost Hunters, on Saturday, October 23, 7 pm, at St. Christopher’s Church 625 Main St., Chatham, and on Sunday, October 24, 3 pm, at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 533 Rt. 28, Harwich Port. The orchestra is conducted by Founding Music Director Matthew Scinto. For more information, click here.

10/23, 10AM – 2PM, 10th Pumpkin Fest, Sandwich Glass Museum – It’s an annual tradition – each year the Sandwich Glass Museum challenges local glass artists to craft unique, limited edition creations. Then all of their work goes on display and you have a chance to purchase the pumpkins! Come early, then enjoy a visit to the Sandwich Glass Museum and watch pumpkins being made in the glassblowing area. 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.

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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.

10/14, 6PM – 9PM, How to Get Debt Free, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, Facilitated by WE CAN volunteer Tim Schnelle – This free workshop will provide an overview of debt and include information on bankruptcy, debt settlement, consumer protection, credit scores, credit reports, and identity theft. Develop a debt elimination plan using an “invest in your debt” technique. Time will be set aside for Q&A. More Info: call 508-430-8111 or email mairead@wecancenter.org

10/15, 2PM – 4PM, H-2B Visa Process Info Session via Zoom, Facilitated by Matt Lee from Tocci & Lee and Mark Carchidi from Antioch Associates USA II – This free workshop will cover all aspects of the H-2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Workers Program, including a detailed discussion about the three stage process, timing, the annual CAP, Department of Labor compliance requirements, employer resources required, and practical considerations. You can register for this workshop directly, using this link: https://tinyurl.com/3t2fvrd7 Co-Sponsored by the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, Community Development Partnership, and WE CAN. More Info: call 508-430-8111

10/18, 5PM – 6:30PM, Direito de Famίlia para Mulheres (Family Law Overview in Portuguese), 569 Main Street, Hyannis, Ministrado por Gabriella Bonfim Moraes, Esq. – Este WORKSHOP passará informações sobre o processo de divórcio e outras áreas do Direito de Famίlia. Tudo o que as mulheres querem saber sobre o Direito de Famίlia, mas sentem medo de perguntar. More Info: 508-430-8111 or email andreia@wecancenter.org

10/20, 2:30PM – 4PM, Social Security Disability Benefits via Zoom, Facilitated by WE CAN volunteer Delia De Mello – Topics include: disability benefits and the application process, how to access your Social Security online account and other online services, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits and who qualifies, and more. Before attending the workshop, participants should go to socialsecurity.gov/myaccount to create a my Social Security account and print out the Social Security Statement. More Info: call 508-430-8111 or email mairead@wecancenter.org.

10/23, 6PM – 9PM, Barks and Brew Fest, Cape Cod Beer – Your dog is invited to join you at Cape Cod Beer for a special event to support the Sampson Fund for Veterinary Care! They provide financial assistance for the treatment of critically ill or injured pets whose owners aren’t able to provide medical treatment. Your evening will include a pet photo booth, live music, a food truck, free treat & waste bag samples, a silent auction and of course – craft beer samples! All proceeds go to The Sampson Fund. Ticket price includes your first drink. Save $5 – buy your ticket in advance here. For more information, click here.

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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