Looking for Something to do this Weekend?

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If you’re looking to do something on the Cape this weekend, we’ve got some suggestions for you!

October 14

Cape Cod Restaurant Week

It’s back! Through October 16, restaurants all over the Cape will offer three-course prix fixe meals for only $25, $30, and $35 as a part of Cape Cod Restaurant Week! No coupons or codes necessary. Just mouthwatering meals at wallet-friendly prices. Find more participating restaurants at www.capecodrestaurantweek.com.

Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival

The flagship food, wine and drink festival of Martha’s Vineyard, the MVF&W Festival stays rooted in the Island’s rich tradition of farming and fishing, inviting you to meet local culinary talent, and the farmers, fishermen, oyster producers, and artisans they work with—adding guest chefs and vintners from around the world for a unique to the island celebration. The event runs through Sunday, Oct. 16. For more information, visit mvfoodandwine.com.

Annual Fall for the Arts Festival

This month-long event showcases the best of the region’s art and culture, including live performances by local musicians, open houses at cultural venues, readings and lectures, art activities for children, guided art and heritage walks, plein air painters, special exhibits and more. Presented by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod in partnership with the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce and others. For more information, visit capecodchamber.org/fallforarts.

Barnstable Village’s Ghost Hunters Tour

Bring your camera, digital/analog voice recorder for this one-of-a-kind tour. You will go on a walking tour of Barnstable Village with professional Ghost Hunters. You will stop and hear the haunting tales that plague the town. You will then have the opportunity to investigate a very active and well known haunted cemetery. The evening includes a three-hour walking tour (or longer) of the village’s haunted locations and participants will visit places such as Barnstable Play House, Barnstable Court House and many more. You will learn how to do EVP’s (Electronic Voice Phenomenon) also known as “recording voices of the dead” inside the cemetery. One stop on the tour has had some local’s spooked and has been featured on the SyFy Television Show “Ghost Hunters” it is nicknamed “The House of 11 Ghosts” or the town knows it as “The Barnstable House”. As the tours ends you will enter the darken “Old Jail” built in 1690s by the order of Massachusetts Bay Colony Courts, which is actively haunted. The tours, which run throughout October and November, have gotten exciting over the years with the paranormal events that have been seen and recorded. Cost is $20 for adults, $10 for children ages 8-12, free for children under 8. 7 p.m., U.S. Coast Guard Heritage Museum/Old Jail, 3353 Main St. (6A), Barnstable. Parking is available at The Old Jail on the grass.

October 15

Annual Harwich-Dennis Rotary Scallop Festival

Help support scores of Rotary Good Works throughout the Harwich-Dennis communities. When you join in for a great scallop lunch or dinner, you also are supporting scores of Rotary Good Works, such as more than $250,000 in scholarships to Dennis and Harwich high school students over the last decade; fuel assistance to neighbors who can’t pay their heating bills; the new Cape Cod Healthcare Bloodmobile; the Harwich Food Pantry to feed the elderly, disabled and families in need; the Salvation Army Dress a Doll Program that purchases clothing for needy children, and so many more. The event takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at The Weatherdeck Restaurant, 168 Route 28, West Harwich. For more information, contact Jim Higgins at 508- 385-8301 or jjhiggins@verizon.net

The Hunt for Red October

Hike the dunes of Sandy Neck dunes in search freshwater cranberry wetlands with Mass Audubon Long Pasture’s Ian Ives and Sandy Neck manager Nina Coleman. Learn about wetland ecology and have an opportunity to pick fresh Sandy Neck cranberries for your Thanksgiving table. Program meets at sandy Neck. From Route 6A on the Sandwich/Barnstable line, take Sandy Neck Road to the park gatehouse. Registration is not required. For cost and more information, visit massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/long-pasture.

Wellfleet Oyster Fest

The Wellfleet OysterFest is an annual celebration of the town’s famous oysters, clams and its deep-rooted shellfishing traditions. At this wonderful family event, the town center comes alive for two days with a festival that brings together both locals and visitors from near and far for a weekend of incredible food, fun, music, art and games. There’s so much to see and do! Local musicians will be on hand each day, all day, playing everything from bluegrass and rock, and other family-fun music and performances. Additionally, over 80 artisans and artists show off a stunning range of arts and crafts including handmade jewelry, pottery, ceramics, clothing, paintings, photography, furniture, and more.  The Family Fun area is located in the garden behind Wellfleet Preservation Hall.  Kids can enjoy music, craft activities and the ever-popular moon bounce. The festival includes educational talks, panel discussions and film screenings presented by top experts in the marine sciences on current research and issues that affect our environment. There will also be nature walks, oyster grant tours, and so much more. This incredible event will take place, rain or shine, and visitors should dress for cool fall weather. Pets (other than service animals) and outside alcohol are not allowed. The entrance fee is $10 per day, per person. Some satellite events, such as cooking demonstrations, require a separate fee. All children’s activities are free. For more event information, visit wellfleetspat.org.

Pumpkin People in the Park

The Pumpkin People in the Park one-of-a-kind creations can be found in Kate Gould Park, Chatham. The public can stroll through the park and see these wonderful creations. Thousands of visitors pose for photo ops with the “People,” who are on display until Halloween. Sponsored by Chatham Merchants Association. For more information, visit chathammerchants.com/events/pumpkin_people_in_the_park.

October 16

400th Anniversary Service West Parish of Barnstable

West Parish of Barnstable, the oldest Congregational church in the world, invites all to help celebrate its 400th anniversary at a rededication service 3 p.m. West Parish was first gathered in London in 1616. Following persecution and imprisonment, members of that first church, under the leadership of the Rev. John Lothrop, sailed to the New World, settling in Barnstable in 1639. Their spiritual descendants still worship in the 1717 Meetinghouse, at Exit 5, just off Route 6. The service is the culmination of a year-long celebration of the parish’s history and commitment to the community that has included more than 4,000 hours of community service by West Parish members. There will be a reception immediately following the service. Further information is available at westparish.org.

Cape Cod Walks the Walk in Provincetow

Provincetown Town Hall, 260 Commercial Street, Provincetown, 02657

Please join Cape Cod Walks the Walk, a community celebration and walk to fund free services for the Cape’s 10,000 families and individuals currently living with Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related diseases. Mayflower Trolley will drive the route for those who can’t manage the walk, and there will be live music and food afterward inside of Provincetown’s historic Town Hall. Registration begins at 10 a.m., and the walk begins at noon. This is a multigenerational event, and everyone is welcome. Provincetown Town Hall, 260 Commercial St., Provincetown.

Fifth Annual Ukulele Celebration

Enjoy this fun and exciting event while you celebrate one of the most interesting musical instruments out there. A concert featuring various soloists and groups will be led by Cotuit Center for the Arts Ukulele celebrity, Steve Gregory. A “Uke-A-Long” closes the show and gives everyone with a ukulele an opportunity to perform onstage in a rousing celebration of the growing popularity of ukulele. Song charts will be available for download and there is a short rehearsal one hour before show time. All ages and abilities are welcome. Admission is free if you bring your ukulele and participate! Concert begins at 2 p.m. and general admission is $20. Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Rt.28), Cotuit. For more information, visit cotuitcenterforthearts.org.

The Wedding Exhibit

The wedding is a time-honored tradition spanning centuries and cultures. Steeped in tradition, custom, and ritual this event has under gone many transformations. The Centerville Historical Museum’s  exhibit, The Wedding, will feature 47 wedding gowns from 1760s to the present. Within the exhibit context the museum will examine the similarities, differences, and origins of these traditions, customs, and fashions of the wedding event. The story of the wedding will unfold over many generation utilizing historic collection gowns, wedding accessories, photographs, and family histories. Centerville Historical Museum, 513 Main Street, Centerville. For more information, visit centervillehistoricalmuseum.org.



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