What’s Happening On The Cape This Weekend

If you’re looking for Fall fun, there is plenty to be found right here on the Cape! From sharks to parks and oyster shucking, here are a few of our top suggestions:

Talk With Dr. Greg Skomal – “Living With Sharks,” Fri, 10/4, 7:30 PM, MBL, Woods Hole

The focus will be reducing negative interactions between white sharks and people, and better understanding where, when, and how white sharks hunt their prey. Free lecture. mbl.edu

Taste and See Fundraiser, Friday, 10/4, 6 PM, Oyster Harbors Club, Osterville

A celebratory evening of cuisine donated by the area’s finest restaurants, wine tastings, auctions, and the opportunity to socialize with over 250 neighbors and leaders of the business community. All proceeds go to local organizations that assist the homeless here on the Cape (Homeless not Hopeless, CHAMPHomes, and St. Joseph House/St. Clare’s). Olvparish.org – tickets sell out fast!

SSgt Stephen Sprague Canal Run, Sat, 10/5, 10 AM, Buzzards Bay Rec Area

A professionally timed 5K & 10K run along the Cape Cod Canal – all money raised will be used to send Care Packages to our deployed troops. Register on line at racewire.com Advance Registration is $25.00 Race Day Registration $30.00; free race t-Shirt to the first 150 registered runners. Prizes, Entertainment and more! capecod4thetroops.com


33rd Mashpee Oktoberfest Celebration, Sat, 10/5, 10-4, Village Green at Mashpee Commons

Come enjoy authentic German music, a beer garden, kids’ activities and exhibits by local crafters & restaurants. Live music all day, dance and K-9 demos, pumpkin decorating and carnival style rides!

Photo courtesy: Wild Care Cape Cod

Wild Care Cape Cod’s Fall Open House, Sat, 10/5, 11 AM, Wild Care, Eastham

Pick a pumpkin from the patch to paint, have an owl or pumpkin painted on your face, meet and greet Animal Ambassadors in hourly presentations, then enjoy a $6 lunch grilled up by the “Dr. of Grillology,” Ken Foster from Breakaway! If you’d like to bring an item from WildCare’s wish list, visit wildcarecapecod.org.

Students making pasta from scratch.

5th Farm & Sea-to-Table Dinner and Auction, Sat, 10/5, 6 PM, Nauset Regional High School

Celebrate the harvest at this dinner hosted by Nauset Culinary Students, local restaurants and shellfishermen. All the ingredients will have been locally sourced – some from the High School’s own garden. Bid on an incredible selection of food and garden-themed Silent Auction items, and enjoy live music and a chat with some experts – local farmers, master gardeners, oystermen, and an edible landscaping specialist – as you sample the food and place your bids! Tickets at Eventbrite.

Hands-On Oyster Shucking Class, Sat, 10/5, 6 PM, The Pheasant, Dennis

By taking this class, you are guaranteed to successfully shuck and taste a whole bunch of delicious oysters – and learn about them too! Beer and wine are included. Oyster knives are available for purchase after class. Cost: $75 per student. Register at pheasantcapecod.com

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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