What’s Happening on Cape Cod This Week

On the Upper/Mid-Cape – www.meals4kids.org
On the Lower Cape – www.food4kidscapecod.org

Where the Stripers Are Scavenger Hunt, ongoing through 8/16, all over Chatham
Chatham is hosting a scavenger hunt! Look for stripers in businesses all over town – pick up a guide booklet at the Downtown Information Booth. Everyone completing the booklet by finding all the stripers will win a prize, and at the end of the Summer more prizes will be awarded. Chathaminfo.com

Free Homebuyers Seminar, Wed, 7/10, 5:30, Gus Canty Community Center
This FREE information session will teach you about the many loan programs available with various down payment options as well as 100% financing. Training is not just for first time home buyers. Learn about the myths of buying after credit setbacks, short sales and foreclosures. Refreshments will be served.

Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival, Fri, 7/12 – Sun, 7/21
The Cape’s annual celebration of our blue, pink, and white signature flowers. Enjoy daily tours of private gardens, painting and art demonstrations, workshops and lectures presented by leading horticulturalists, promotions at local nurseries and home centers, and even classes to learn how to
cultivate the gorgeous blooms for yourself. There’s an opening night party on Thursday the 11th at Cape Cod Beer. Get the full schedule at capecodchamber.org.

3rd Plein Air Sandwich , Fri, 7/12, 8-1, all over Sandwich
Talented artists from across the region will set up their easels all over Sandwich to paint or draw their favorite scenes outdoors. Artists will be wearing bright green aprons to help you find them! Plein Air 2019 is sponsored by the Sandwich Arts Alliance. A similar event is happening in Osterville on Saturday, courtesy of the Osterville Village Library.

Heroes in the Park, Fri, 7/12, 4 PM, Lowell Park, Cotuit
Honor our military at the Kettleers home game against the Harwich Mariners on Friday. Veterans, active duty military, military spouses, and military families are invited to attend for a special pre-game event celebrating your service. All veterans and active duty will receive a special gift, free food, and more!

Pints for Paws, Sat, 7/13, 6 PM, Cape Cod Beer, Hyannis
A fundraiser for the Cold Noses Foundation – bring your furry best buddy to enjoy a fun night out! Live music from The Oysters, cornhole, appetizers from Pineapple Capers, and a Silent Auction! Hosted by Pawsitive Provisions, who are paying for your first drink when you buy a ticket. coldnosesfoundation.org


Onset Beach Pig Roast and BBQ, Sat, 7/13, 3 PM

Horseshoes, cornhole, lawn games, live music, car show, and more – to benefit the Onset Bay Association. $25, $12.50 for kids. onsetbay.org


2nd Harbor Hawks ALL YOU CAN EAT PIZZA FEST, Sun, 7/14, 12-4, Hyannis Village Green
Try all different types of pizza from the best pizza tossers in Hyannis – then vote for your favorite! Local celebrities will compete in a pizza pie-eating contest. Enjoy live music with CCB Media and kids’ activities, and the Harbor Hawks players will sign autographs and play catch. See if Palio Pizza can hold onto their title! Tickets $15 in advance, $20 day of. Harborhawks.org


Beat the Heat Music Festival, Sun, 7/14, 4 PM, Wellfleet Preservation Hall
Come support ongoing programs at the Hall while enjoying some amazing music with local roots. Zoe Lewis is your host – performers include Cape Harmony, Sarah Swain and the Oh Boys, and Bittersweet, featuring members of The Village people. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Tickets $30 for adults, $15 for kids. Wellfleetpreservationhall.org

25th Cape Cod Community and Family Clambake, Sun, 7/14, 5:30 PM, Osterville Village Library
The annual traditional village get-together under the tent on the Library Green. Dine on traditional clambake food and enjoy live music with your neighbors. Kids are welcome. For tickets visit ostervillevillagelibrary.org.

Circus Camp, Beginning Mon, 7/15, Payomet Arts Center, Truro
A team of professional certified instructors will be offering Circus Camp classes over a seven-week period for students ages 7 to 14. Every week will include aerial arts, acrobatics, juggling, mini-trampoline, physical comedy, improv, etc. Classes run through Aug 22, Monday-Thursday. Sign up at payomet.org.

Coffee With the Deputy Chief and YPD Officers, Tues, 7/16, 10 AM
Enjoy coffee with the Deputy Chief and Patrol Officers of the YPD to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Aiden by Best Western Hotel at Cape Point in West Yarmouth.

Night Sky STARLAB Portable Planetarium, Wed, 7/17, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
STARLAB will take you on a tour of the solar system and beyond. You’ll learn how to find several constellations, learn what’s special about the North Star, locate planets and galaxies, and more. There are 4 sessions throughout the day, and you do have to preregister; ccmnh.org.


37th Annual Grecian Festival, St. George’s, Centerville, 7/19-21

Tails of a White Night Gala, Fri, 7/26, 6 PM, The Ridge Club, Sandwich

A cocktail and dinner party with hors d’oeuvres, dinner and drinks, live music, dancing and a terrific live auction. TV’s Susan Wornick will be the emcee, and Bobby Orr will be the Honorary Chair. All funds generated stay here on the Cape to support local animals and the MSPCA’s outreach programs. Get your tickets at MSPCA.org/cape.

Yarmouth Country Fest, Yarmouth Drive In, 7/20-7/21

Two day country music festival featuring acts from all over the country including Uncle Kracker and the Charlie Daniels Band!  www.yarmouthcountryfest.com 


10th Annual Big Nick’s Ride For The Cape Cod Fallen, Bourne to Yarmouth, Sunday 7/21 

Annual Memorial Motorcycle Ride in memory of United States Marine Corps Corporal Nicholas G. Xiarhos and in honor of all of our fallen heroes with ties to Cape Cod as well as all Veterans past, present, and future who serve our great country. Nick is one of 16 “Fallen American Warriors” from Cape Cod who made the ultimate sacrifice in America’s longest war… Please support our brave troops and their families and be part of Cape Cod’s Largest Motorcycle Ride. www.NGXRide.com 

The Battle of the Badges begins soon, as Cape Cod Police departments compete to see which can collect the most donated blood for Cape Cod and Falmouth Hospitals. Dept. drives start next week! Blood Drive July 12 – Woods Hole Science Aquarium, 10-3:30

About Cat Wilson

Cat Wilson is "That Girl" on Cape Country 104 – a Cape Cod native and longtime Cape radio personality. She is a passionate supporter of Military and Veteran causes on the Cape and also hosts local music spotlight program, “The Cheap Seats” on Ocean 104.7.

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