Things to Do This Week on Cape Cod

11/25, 8AM, Thanksgiving Sandwich 5K, Henry T Wing School Sandwich – The Sandwich High School Athletics Boosters is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the Thanksgiving Sandwich 5K again in 2021 as an IN PERSON event. This race is a tradition for many families and a wonderful way to start the day. Proceeds will benefit the Sandwich and Bourne food pantries, both of which have seen a huge increase in demand and can really use our help. This event is NOT officially timed and is meant to be a fun way to gather with your friends and family and burn some extra calories. Only the first 100 finishers will be recorded. We will be ordering shirts for registered participants on November 10th and WILL NOT have shirts available after that date. Registration closes on Wednesday November 24th at 8AM. There will be NO race day registration. Packet pick up will be held outdoors this year on Wednesday from 3PM to 6PM at the Wing School. Bibs can be picked up on Thanksgiving from 7AM to 7:45AM.

11/26 – 12/12, 15th Annual Holidays at Highfield A Season of Joy, Highfield Hall & Gardens – Highfield Hall & Gardens prepares to open their doors on November 26th for three consecutive weekends for the 15th Annual Holidays at Highfield. Inspired by the theme Season of Joy, event stylist Rita Pacheco returns to lead the holiday transformation of Highfield Hall by masterfully blending old world charm with contemporary elements! The Holidays are set for another year of spectacular decorating, seasonal activities, displays and Santa is expected to set up residence on Sunday, December 11th. Returning this year will be a special outdoor holiday “village” to be installed in and around the Patrick Dougherty Stickwork sculpture, A Passing Fancy, before it leaves the grounds. If you love the fairy houses, you will love the woodland vignettes! Music will once again fill the house with classical guitar, harp, and piano performances by faculty and students of the Cape Symphony and more friends of Highfield. The 19th century comes alive with the return of the Victorian clad carolers entertaining visitors. National award-winning Storyteller Jackson Gilman returns to Highfield Hall where he will perform on the back porch. There are plenty of ways to get warm indoors with a variety of drop-in arts and crafts from an assortment of materials that are guaranteed to get you feeling festive and joyful. Advance tickets only for “Holidays at Highfield” in Falmouth. Timed tickets for specific dates for Covid safety. $10 per person. For more information, click here.

11/26 & 11/27, Gingerbread Lane at the Harbor Overlook – Spend time in downtown Hyannis this holiday season. Stroll, shop, and smile along the mile long Main Street and start a new tradition visiting the whimsy ginger-bread decor on the artist shanties at the Harbor Overlook, 51 Ocean Street, along the walkway-to-the-sea through the Hyannis Village Green. The artist shanties at the Harbor Overlook are decorated like gingerbread houses all season long, with colorful candies, icing and gingerbread characters for extra fun memories and holiday pictures. From cookie shutters with hand cut sprinkles, icing trim, wrapped candy sticks to do-nut accents and peppermint treats take photos by your favorite sweet treats! Hyannis Main Street merchant windows are decked out for the holidays and bright lights and bows aglow in the trees along Hyannis Main Street set the mood for a festive outdoor shop-ping. Take a fun photo in front of the giant holiday greeting card on the Hyannis Village Green Bandstand.

11/26 & 11/27 11AM – 4PM, 12/4 & 12/5, 12PM – 5PM, Hyannis HyArts Arts Campus: Holiday Pop-Ups! – The Hyannis HyArts Campus, at the corner of Pearl and South Streets is celebrating the holiday season with open studio and holiday pop-ups November 26 and 27, and December 4 and 5, 2021. Free parking available in the Guyer Barn and Town Hall parking lots. Visitors can celebrate the season and explore artful creations in four unique settings all on the Hyannis HyArts Campus in the heart of downtown Hyannis. The campus includes: 50 Pearl, Anne Tochka Gallery Guyer Barn Community Art Space 46 Pearl |Mellissa Morris Carolyn Ferrell |Graceful Fire Glass, Garage Studio.

11/26 – 12/26 Gardens Aglow, Heritage Museums and Gardens – Don’t miss this beloved family tradition, as the grounds at Heritage Museums and Gardens are lit with tens of thousands of sparkling lights to celebrate the holiday season. Stroll through the beautiful light displays throughout the gardens, and enjoy fun activities for all ages. Marshmallow roasting at outdoor fire pits, a stunning model train display, and a reindeer scavenger hunt will also be part of your visit. Tickets for a Santa VIP Experience for children and a Fireside Cheer adult event are also available. heritagemuseumsandgardens.org

11/26, 3-5PM, Mashpee Tree Lighting Ceremony, Mashpee Commons – This free, family-friendly event will happen outside of Siena, and will feature complimentary coffee and hot cocoa from Cape Cod Coffee, holiday caroling, a visit from Santa (4-5PM), and the Tree Lighting Ceremony (4:30PM). Also enjoy complimentary gift wrapping at 41 Market St from noon-4.

12/3 – 12/5, Cape Symphony, Holiday on the Cape Concert, Barnstable Performing Arts Ctr – The Cape Symphony will provide holiday cheer in musical form at their annual holiday concert. This year’s special guest is Emmy-winning author and journalist David Pogue of “CBS Sunday Morning,” with award-winning vocal artists, Cape Cod native and cabaret singer Dawn Derow and jazz singer and saxophonist Danny Bacher also making appearances. The Chatham Chorale’s 50th anniversary will also be celebrated. Performances are on Friday at 4:00pm & 8:00pm, Saturday at 3:00pm & 7:30pm, and Sunday at 1:00pm & 5:00pm. Purchase tickets at capesymphony.org.

12/4, 11-5, Love Local Fest, Holiday Edition, Hyannis Village Green – Don’t miss the final Love Local Fest of 2021, the holiday edition – and remember, the venue shifts in December to the Hyannis Village Green during the Hyannis Village Stroll! 100 of the Cape’s best local artists and makers will offer up some unique holiday gifts. You’ll also enjoy kids activities, hot food and drinks from local food trucks, and a craft beverage garden – with an emphasis on warm, cozy drinks. A suggested $5 donation will be collected at the door for Love Live Local and the Cape Cod Resilience Fund. If you can’t make it in person, a virtual event will be held at lovelivelocal.com from December 3-5 where you can shop with all of the vendors online! Rain date is Sunday, December 5.

12/4 10AM – 4PM & 12/5 12PM – 4PM, Holiday Open House, Cape Cod Museum of Art – The Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis is hosting a Holiday Open House on Saturday December 4th (10am-4pm) and Sunday, December 5th (12-4pm). Admission is FREE both days! Shop local and support Cape Cod artists and the Cape Cod Museum of Art this holiday season. The CCMoA Members’ Small Works Show & Sale, Wrap it Up! Will be on view with more than 250 works by 9o artists. The CCMoA Museum Shop is filled to the brim with one-of-a-kind jewelry, home decor, ceramics, paintings, scarves, mittens and more – also made by local artists. There will be music, refreshments, a craft project for kids, a free drawing for a season pass to the “Music and More” concert series and a used book sale. Wrap It Up is on view through December 19th during regular museum hours: Wednesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm; Sunday noon – 4pm. For more information, visit www.CCMoA.org or call (508) 385-4477.

12/4, 9AM – 2PM, 91st Annual Christmas Fair, Saint Barnabas’s Memorial Episcopal Church – The Episcopal Church Women of Saint Barnabas’s Episcopal Church in Falmouth are pleased to announce that the 91st annual Christmas Fair will take place on Saturday, December 4th from 9-2 in the church hall. Lunch will be available from 11:30-1:30. Baked goods, hand knit and craft creations, gift baskets, jewelry, wreaths and centerpieces, and one of a kind items from Gramma’s Attic will be available for your perusal and purchase! Donations of hats, mittens, gloves and socks will be gladly accepted and given to those in need through the Falmouth Service Center. Proceeds from the fair are used to support the various programs and charities supported by the Episcopal Church Women and the many outreach ministries supported by the church.

12/5, 1PM – 4PM, 2021 Yarmouth Port Christmas Stroll – The Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Historical Society of Old Yarmouth will host the 2021 Yarmouth Port Christmas Stroll on Sunday, December 5th from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM along Route 6A. Activities planned during the Stroll include Rosalitas Puppet shows, crafts with Mrs. Claus, Lady Feyline’s Fantastikal face painting, FunClowns Balloon art, trolley rides, and a multitude of food offerings. The Harper and The Minstrel, Cape Cod Carolers, Regency Brass Band and Tuba Christmas will be playing live music during the stroll. There will also be photos with Santa at the Captain Bangs Hallet House courtesy of Walgreens Pharmacy. This event is one you won’t want to miss! The Christmas Stroll will end with a tree lighting ceremony with a blessing by Reverend Will Vaus of the First Congregational Church and caroling on the Village Green. For more information on the event, please click here.

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.

12/11 & 12/12, “A Wintry Mix” Holiday Concert, 1717 Meetinghouse, West Barnstable – The Cape Cod Chorale invites you to their annual holiday concert, titled “A Wintry Mix.” Secular and sacred, lively and lovely songs of winter, and a sing along, ending with all joining in on “Hallelujah”, from Messiah, by George Frederick Handel. Join them at 7pm on Saturday, December 11th or at 4pm on Sunday, December 12th at the historic 1717 Meetinghouse, 2049 Meetinghouse Way, West Barnstable. Tickets are $20 available online at www.capecodchorale.org, at the door, or from a chorale member. All Chorale members are vaccinated and masked. The audience must be masked and show proof of vaccine or negative PCR or rapid antigen test taken within 72 hours of the concert.

12/19, Bobby Rush Concert, The Music Room – Bobby will be performing his intimate solo show for an evening of stories and songs. With the release of his 2020 album Rawer Than Raw, an all-acoustic effort that pays tribute to the rich blues history of Mississippi, Rush has cemented his reputation as one of the preeminent bluesmen in the world, one of the last living links to the music’s glorious past, and an inspiration for its future stars. The album won a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album, his second Grammy Award and sixth nomination. Bobby even took a turn in the movies with a cameo in the Netflix Original ‘Dolemite Is My Name’ Starring Eddie Murphy. To purchase tickets, click here.

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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. 

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

11/19 – 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.

12/7, 6PM – 8PM via Zoom, Family Law Overview, Facilitated by WE CAN volunteer attorney Nicole Norkevicius – This free workshop will cover “Everything women want to know about Family Law but are afraid to ask.” Topics include custody, support, and divorce – with an overview of key legal terms. There will be time set aside for questions. More Info: call 508-430-8111 or email mairead@wecancenter.org.



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