2013 Cape Cod Calendar of Events
Aptucxet Trading Post, Tue-Sat 11am-3pm, Memorial Day Weekend-Columbus Day Weekend. First known commercial enterprise in English speaking N. America. Adults: $5, $4 seniors, children $2, family $10. 24 Aptucxet Rd., Bourne. 508-759-8167.
Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center, 10am-5pm daily, early May to late October. Guided walks, bike hikes and programs. Exhibits, real time radar, a retired 41' US Army Corps of Engineers' patrol boat. Free to the public. Call for daily program info. 60 Ed Moffitt Dr, Sandwich. 508-833-9678.
Cape Cod Central Railroad. Family supper train, narrated scenic train, brunch train, gourmet lunch train and elegant dinner train, plus other special events throughout the season. Call or visit website for tickets and details. Hyannis Depot, 252 Main St. Hyannis. 888-797-7245 or www.capetrain.com.
Cape Cod Maritime Museum, Tue-Sat, 10am-4pm; Sun 12pm-4pm. Exhibits and displays featuring the Cape's maritime heritage. Interactive exhibits the whole family will enjoy. Adults $5; seniors/students $4; under 7 free. 135 South Street, Hyannis. 508-775-1723.
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 11am-3pm Wed-Sun. Exhibits feature the Cape's flora & fauna including whales, indigenous birds, mollusks and much more. Interactive children's activities. Three nature trails. Lectures, workshops. Adults $10; Seniors $7; ages 3-12 $5; under 3 are free. 869 Rte. 6A, Brewster. 508-896-3867.
Centerville Historical Museum, Tue-Sat 12pm-4pm. Period rooms, furniture, Sandwich glass, Elmer Crowell carved birds, Revolutionary & Civil War uniforms and weaponry, vintage dolls and toys. $6; seniors/students $5; children under 8 free. 513 Main St., Centerville. 508-775-0331.
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center, 1pm-4pm Fri-Sun, beginning 5/24. Visit the 20th Century restored global wireless station built by Marconi in 1914. Titanic and WWII exhibits. Adults $5, children under 10 free. 847 Orleans Road, North Chatham. 508-945-8889.
Coast Guard Heritage Museum, Tues-Sat 10am-3pm. Preserving the history of the United States Coast Guard and its predecessor organizations. $5; under 10 free. 3353 Route 6A, Barnstable Village. 508-362-8521.
Edward Gorey House, Thu-Sat 11am-4pm, Sun 12pm-4pm. Celebrating the life and works of Edward Gorey. Exhibit on Edward Gorey's children's books. Adults $8, students & seniors $5, children 6-12 $2, under 6 free. 8 Strawberry Lane, Yarmouth Port. 508-362-3909.
Falmouth Museums on the Green, Tue-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-1pm beginning 5/11. Gardens, Hallett Barn and Conant House, Katharine Lee Bates and Falmouth history. Adults $5, children $3 55-65 Palmer Ave., Falmouth. 508-548-4857.
Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1pm-4pm. Nature trails, jam kitchen, programs for kids & adults. Admission by donation. 6 Discovery Hill Road, E. Sandwich. 508-888-6870.
Heritage Museums & Gardens, 10am-5pm daily. Expansive gardens, three galleries featuring American folk art, a vintage carousel and automobiles. Adults $15, children 3-12 $7, 2 and under free. 67 Grove St., Sandwich. 508-888-3300.
Highfield Hall, 10am-4pm Mon-Fri, Sun 10am-2pm. Closed Saturdays and holidays. Tour the gallery, walk the Beebe Estate or Beebe Woods. Programs, events. Renovated historic mansion built in 1878. Suggested admission $5. Highfield Hall, 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth. 508-495-1878.
JFK Hyannis Museum, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12pm-4pm to Memorial Day; after Memorial Day: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 12pm-5pm. Multimedia exhibit of Kennedy photos and videos. 18 & over $8; 10-17 $3; under 10 free. Includes admission to Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame. 397 Main St., Hyannis. 508-790-3077.
Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, Trails open dawn to dusk. Visitor center open most days. $4 adults, $3 children (2-12)/seniors, members free. 101-acre sanctuary overlooking Barnstable Harbor & Sandy Neck. Trails, resident goats, wildlife. 345 Bone Hill Road, Cummaquid. 508-362-7475.
National Marine Life Center, Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day, daily 10am-5pm. Whale exhibits and artifacts. Multi-media exhibits about marine animal stranding & rescue. Free admission. 120 Main Street, Buzzards Bay. 508-743-9888.
Pairpoint Glass, 10am-5pm Mon-Sat, 11am-4pm Sun. Daily demonstrations. Guided tours Tues & Fri at 11am. Witness the artistry of glassblowing. 851 Sandwich Road, Sagamore. 800-899-0953.
Plimoth Plantation, 9am-5pm. Living history museum. Tour a 1627 Pilgrim village and a Wampanoag Indian homesite. Pilgrim Cinema features independent films. Also, offsite: the Mayflower II at Plymouth Harbor and the Plimoth Grist Mill on Spring Lane. Admission by site and/or package. 137 Warren Avenue, off Route 3, Plymouth. 508-746-1622.
Province Lands Visitor Center, 9am-5pm. Observation deck, exhibits, indoor theater, bookstore. Race Point Road, Provincetown. 508-487-1256.
Provincetown Museum & Pilgrim Monument, daily 9am-5pm to Memorial Day, then 9am-7pm. Monument commemorates Pilgrims' first landing in America. Walk to top, view Plymouth & Boston on a clear day. Museum has exhibits on Pilgrims, Mayflower & local history. $12 adults, $9 seniors, $7 students 15 & older w/ID, $4 children 4-14, under 3 are free. High Pole Hill, Provincetown. 508-487-1310.
Salt Pond Visitor Center, 9am-4:30pm daily, extended summer hours. Main visitor facility for the Cape Cod National Seashore. Orientation movies, museum, bookstore, trails, restrooms. Nauset Road, Eastham. 508-255-3421.
Sandwich Glass Museum, daily 9:30am-5pm. Over 5,000 glass creations. Exhibits and demonstrations. $6 adults; $1.25 kids 6-14; free 5 & under. 129 Main St., Sandwich. 508-888-0251.
Toad Hall, call for times. Classic sports car collection: Lotus, Jaguar, Triumph, MG and much more. Adults $8; 10-16 $4; under 9 free. At the Simmons Homestead Inn, 288 Scudder Ave., Hyannisport. 508-778-4934.
Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod, Mon-Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 12pm-5pm. Daily tastings; daily tours at 1pm & 3pm beginning Memorial Day Weekend. 11 Shore Road, North Truro. 508-487-6200.
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Trails open daily 8am to dusk. Nature center: Tue-Sun 8:30am-5pm until Memorial Day, then daily 8:30am-5pm. 1,100 acres of wood & wetlands. Five miles of scenic trails, exhibits, walks & workshops. $5, $3 seniors/children 2-12, members free. Off West Rd. (off Route 6), South Wellfleet. 508-349-2615.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Ocean Science Exhibit Center, Mon-Sat 10am-4:30pm. Exhibits featuring the Institution's research and vessels including the deep submersible Alvin that dove to the wreck of the Titanic. 15 School Street, MS#45, Woods Hole. 508-289-2663.
Woods Hole Science Aquarium, 11am-4pm, Tue-Sat. Seal feedings most days at 11am & 4pm. Free admission. Started in 1885, small, public aquarium showing approximately 140 species of marine animals found in Atlantic waters. 166 Water Street, Woods Hole. 508-495-2001.
Zion Union Heritage Museum, 11am-5pm Tues-Sat. Celebrating the African American and Cape Verdean population on Cape Cod. Adults $5; seniors $4; 10-17 $3; under 10 free. 276 North Street, Hyannis. 508-790-9466.
ZooQuarium, 9:30am-3pm Mon, Wed through Sun, closed Tues. Then open daily Memorial Day through Labor Day, 9:30am-4pm. Educational programs and presentations, petting zoo, tidal touch pool. Ages 10 & older $12.75; ages 2-9 $8.50, under 2 free. 674 Route 28, West Yarmouth. 508-775-8883.
Ranger-Guided Activities. The Cape Cod National Seashore presents a wide array of indoor and outdoor ranger-led activities including talks, walks and tours for adults and families on park property in Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro and Provincetown. Information available at the Salt Pond Visitor Center, Nauset Road, Eastham. 508-255-3421.
Plimoth Plantation Daily Happenings. Family, Fire & Fur all day; English Home Cooking 9:30am-11am; Mishoon Burning 10am-4pm and Wampanoag Games 10am-4pm. See museum schedule for many more events as well as events at Mayflower II. Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave., Plymouth. 508-746-1622.
Live Animal Story Time, 10:30am. Drop-in half hour "Peter Rabbit" story. Visit with animal featured in story. Families with kids 3 and up. $2 per person. Green Briar Nature Center, 6 Discovery Hill Road, E. Sandwich. 508-888-6870.
Saturdays, Sundays & Thursdays
The Cultures Who Met Along These Shores, 3pm-4pm. Role play performance and modern discussion of the historic meeting of the Pilgrims and Wampanoags. At different locations throughout the museum. Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave., Plymouth. 508-746-1622.
Worship in Plimoth Colony, 2:30-3pm Sat, Sun & Thurs, also 11am-11:30am Sun. Feel like a part of the congregation. Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave., Plymouth. 508-746-1622.
Sundays, Mondays & Fridays
Free Sit 'n Stitch, 1pm-3pm Sun & Mon; 5:30pm-7:30pm Fri. Yarn Hound, 620 Route 6A, Dennis. 508-385-6951.
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
Rug Hooking Classes, Mon & Fri 10am-1pm and Wed 6pm-9pm. With Hook in Hand, 1368 Route 134 (just off Route 6A), Dennis. 508-385-4665.
Mondays & Fridays
Time in the Garden, 11am-11:30am. Learn about herbs from a 17th century Goodwife. Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave., Plymouth. 508-746-1622.
Guided Wildflower Garden Tour, 10am beginning 5/21. Drop-in, no registration necessary. $5, member discount. Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen, 6 Discovery Hill Road, East Sandwich. 508-888-6870.
Chatham Farmers Market, 3pm-6:30pm beginning 5/21. Local, organic produce, lobsters, cheese, baked goods, jams and more. Local Color Art Gallery & Ocean State Job Lot, 1652 Main Street, Chatham.
Drop-In Classes, 1pm-3pm Tues & Fri; 10:30am-12:30pm Wed & Sat; 5:30pm-7:30pm Thurs. $5, no registration required. Yarn Hound, 620 Route 6A, Dennis. 508-385-6951.
Tuesdays & Thursdays
If This Ship Could Talk, 12:30pm-1pm. Learn the history of the Mayflower II and its voyage from England to America in 1957. Mayflower II, Plymouth Harbor, Plymouth. 508-746-1622.
Sandwich Bazaar Flea Market, 6am-12pm. Art & antiques, jewelry, fabulous local food, and much more. Free admission & parking. Oakcrest Cove (field), 34 Quaker Meeting House Road, Sandwich. 508-685-2767.
Wellfleet Farmers Market, 8am beginning 5/15, through 10/9. Fresh, local produce, honey, eggs, baked goods, coffee, live music and more. Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street, Wellfleet. 508-349-1800.
Wednesday Walks with Connie Boyce, 10am-12pm. 3-4 miles, heavy rain cancels. Members $4, non-members $6. Call for info. Locations throughout the Cape. Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Route 6A, Brewster. 508-896-3867.
Bass River Farmers Market, 9am-1:30pm beginning 5/23. Locally-grown & prepared foods. Artists, live music. Across from Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 309 Old Main St., S. Yarmouth. www.bassriverfarmersmarket.org.
Falmouth Farmers Market, 11am-5pm beginning 5/23. Fresh produce, cheeses, breads, lobsters and more. Peg Noonan Park, Main Street, Falmouth. www.falmouthfarmersmarket.org.
Critter Capers, 10:30am. Drop-in half hour visit with a naturalist and one of the center's resident animals. For families with kids 3 & up. $2 per person. Green Briar Nature Center, 6 Discovery Hill Road, East Sandwich. 508-888-6870.
Fish/Chicken Fry, 5:30pm-7:30pm. Kids meals, take-out. Orleans-Eastham Elks Lodge, 10 McKoy Rd., Eastham. 508-255-4258.
Harbor Your Arts Artist Shanties, 11am-5pm, plus Memorial Day. Artists working in a variety of media--painting, photography, ceramics, jewelry and much more. Free admission, unique buying experience. Ocean Street, Bismore Park, Hyannis.
May 1 & 15
Tour Chatham Lighthouse, 1pm-3:30pm. Children under 48" tall not allowed above base. Free admission. Tours subject to cancellation due to rain. Main Street at the Chatham Coast Guard Headquarters, Chatham.
May 2-June 2
Eugene O'Neill's "Anna Christie", 8pm Thurs-Sat; 2pm Sun; 7pm 5/29. No performance 5/5. Cape Rep Theatre, 3299 Route 6A, Brewster. 508-896-1888.
Thursday, May 2
"Snow Storm in August", 7pm. Lecture by author Jefferson Morley. Presented by the Falmouth Historical Society. Falmouth Museums on the Green Education Center, 55 Palmer Ave., Falmouth. 508-548-4857.
Friday, May 3
The Cape Musicians Collective, 8pm. Featuring the music of James Brown. Benefit concert. $20. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth. 508-394-7100.
"The Music Man", 7:30pm Fri & Sat; 2pm Sun. Presented by the Falmouth Theatre Guild. Highfield Theater, 58 Highfield Dr., Falmouth. 508-548-0400.
"Lost in Yonkers", 8pm Fri & Sat; 2pm Sun. Academy of Performing Arts, 120 Main Street, Orleans. 508-255-3075.
Saturday, May 4
8th Annual International Herb Day, 9am-4pm, rain or shine. Culinary, medicinal and decorative workshops, wild and cultivated herb identification and walks, herbal fun for kids, product vendors and more. All proceeds benefit United Plant Savers. Hosted by Cedar Spring Herb Farm, 159 Long Pond Drive, Harwich. 508-430-4372.
"Judy Garland: America's Sweetheart", 10am. Lecture by Robert Wyatt. $25, member discount. Call to register. Highfield Hall, 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth. 508-495-1878.
MET Opera Encore: Handel's "Giulio Cesare", 12pm-4pm. $24. Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, 2357 Route 6, Wellfleet. 508-349-9428.
An Evening with Dennis Lehane, 7pm. Author talk, Q&A, book signing. Tickets must be purchased in advance. $10 at the Sandwich Library. Event at Sandwich Town Hall, 130 Main Street, Sandwich. 508-888-0625.
Reel Blues Fest, 7:30pm. Benefit concert featuring James Montgomery Band and more. $35; $50 VIP. Sea Crest Beach Hotel, 350 Quaker Road, Falmouth. 508-495-3456 or thereelbluesfest.com.
Sunday, May 5
"Natives and Nice! Using Native Plants in Landscape Design", 2pm. Presented by Barbara Conolly. $5, reservations recommended. Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Route 6A, Brewster. 508-896-3867.
"The History of Silent Film", 2pm. Lecture by Ken Eisenstein. Presented by the Chatham Historical Society. Free. Atwood House Museum, 347 Stage Harbor Road, Chatham. 508-945-2493.
"Light and Lyrical Songs for Spring", 2:30pm. Presented by Cape Cod Opera. Adults $20; youth under 18 $10. Dennis Union Church, Route 6A, Dennis. 508-246-0039.
"Mothers and Other Loves", 4pm. A special Mother's Day concert with Stephanie Miele and Lucy Banner. $15 at the door. Highfield Hall, 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth. 508-495-1878.
May 5 &19
Sunday Estate Walk, 12:30pm. Docent-led tour of the Beebe property and history of the Beebe family. $5 suggested donation. Highfield Hall, 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth. 508-495-1878.
Monday, May 6
Monday Morning Birding, 9am-12pm. With naturalist Gretchen Moran. Advanced registration required. $13, member discounts. Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen, 6 Discovery Hill Road, E. Sandwich. 508-888-6870.
Tuesday, May 7
"Turtles of the Salt Marsh", 6:30pm-7pm. Talk by Bob Prescott, Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary Director. Free. Snow Library, 67 Main Street, Orleans. 508-349-2615.
"Wild Care of Cape Cod: Where Wildlife Gets a Second Chance", 7pm-8pm. Talk by Stephanie Ellis, executive director. $5. Registration required. Presented by the Barnstable Land Trust. Cotuit Public Library, 871 Main Street, Cotuit. 508-771-2585.
Wednesday, May 8
"The Battleship USS Massachusetts", 7pm. Lecture by Christopher J. Nardi, Battleship Cove Museum Curator. $5 donation. Refreshments served. Jonathan Bourne Historical Center, 30 Keene Street, Bourne. 508-759-8167.
"A Storm Too Soon", 7pm. Lecture by author Michael Tougias. Presented by the Falmouth Historical Society. Falmouth Museums on the Green Education Center, 55 Palmer Ave., Falmouth. 508-548-4857.
Book Talk & Signing with Sally Cabot (aka Sally Gunning), 7pm. Free, open to the public. Sandwich Library. 142 Main Street, Sandwich. 508-888-0625.
May 8, 11, 22 & 25
Adult Jam Workshops, 6pm-8pm 5/8 & 5/22; 9:30am-11:30am 5/11 & 5/25. Paid registration required. $40, members $30. Make and bring home homemade jam. Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen, 6 Discovery Hill Road, E. Sandwich. 508-888-6870.
May 9-June 9
Sustainable Food Series: "Lavender Farm Tour", 2pm-3pm. Presented by the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. $15, member discount. Registration required. Directions given with registration. Cape Cod Lavendar Farm, 41 Weston Woods Road, Harwich. 508-349-2615.
"They're Playing Our Song", 7:30pm Thurs, Fri & Sat; 4pm Sun. Neil Simon's musical comedy. Harwich Junior Theatre, 105 Division Street, West Harwich. 508-432-2002.
"The Price", 7:30pm Thurs, Fri & Sat; 2:30pm Sun. An Arthur Miller play presented by Eventide Arts. On the Gertrude Lawrence Stage. Dennis Union Church, 713 Main Street, Dennis. 508-398-8588.
"Deadwood Dick (or a Game of Gold)", 8pm Fri & Sat (and 5/9); 2:30pm Sun. Barnstable Comedy Club, 3171 Route 6A, Barnstable Village. 508-362-6333.
Friday, May 10
12th Annual Taste of Harwich, 6pm-7pm VIP champagne reception; 7pm-10pm general admission. Sample fine wines and cuisine from local restaurants. Silent auction. Benefits Harwich Chamber of Commerce. Tickets: $60/$85. Wychmere Harbor Beach Club, Snow Inn Road, Harwichport. 508-430-1165.
Saturday, May 11
Birding for Beginners, 9am-10:30am. Bring your binoculars. All ages welcome. Free. Registration required. Presented by the Harwich Conservation Trust. HCT's Bank Street Bogs Nature Preserve, Bank Street, Harwichport. 508-432-3997 ext. 4.
Guided Walk of Fuller Farm, 9am-11am. Led by Ryan Mann, HCT outreach coordinator and land steward. $5. Registration required. Presented by the Barnstable Land Trust. Fuller Farm, 995 Cotuit Road, Marstons Mills. 508-771-2585.
Falmouth Beautification Annual Plant Sale, 9am-3pm. Annuals, perennials, herbs, shrubs and more. Master gardner soil testing from 10am-1pm. Children's planting table and face painting 10am-2pm. Rain or shine. Town Hall Square, Main Street, Falmouth. 508-457-5292.
St. George's Day at Mayflower II, 9:30am-3pm. Traditional mummer's play at 10:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm. Make your own Cross of St. George flag from 9:30am-10am and 12:30pm-1pm. Free with admission. Mayflower II, Plymouth Harbor, Plymouth. 508-746-1622.
In Search of New England Cottontail Rabbits, 10:30am-12pm. Short talk, guided walk with David Scarpitti. $9, member discount. Registration required. Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, West Road, S. Wellfleet. 508-349-2615.
13th Annual Cape Cod Irish Village Road Race, 11am start. 3.1 mile race/walk. Registration details online. Cape Cod Irish Village, 822 Route 28, S. Yarmouth. www.ccivrr.com.
The Mystic Rhythms Band with Charles Neville & Youssoupha Sidibe, 7:30pm. $18; preferred seating $25. Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street, Wellfleet. 508-349-1800.
Jon Pousette-Dart in Concert, 8pm. $25. Call to reserve tickets. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth. 508-394-7100.
May 11 & 25
Sandwich Artisans Fine Arts & Crafts Show, 10am-4pm. Fine art, jewelry, pottery, glass work & more. Vendor fees benefit the library. Lawn of the Sandwich Public Library, 142, Main Street, Sandwich. www.sandwich-artisans.com.
Family Jam Workshops, 1pm-3pm. Paid registration required. $40, members $30. Includes one adult and one child 6 or older. Make and bring home homemade jam. Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen, 6 Discovery Hill Road, E. Sandwich. 508-888-6870.
May 12, 19 & 26
Tour Nauset Lighthouse, 1pm-4pm 5/12 & 19; 4:30pm-7:30pm 5/26. Free. Parking fees may apply. Donations accepted. Nauset Light Beach, North Eastham.
Cape Cod Restaurant Week. Three to four course prix fixe exhibition menus. See participating restaurants, menus online. Capewide. restaurantweekcapecod.com.
Tuesday, May 14
Shorebirds of Popponesset, 10am-12pm. Led by Ian Ives and Chris Walz of Mass Audubon. Adults $8; children $6, member discounts. Registration required. Presented by the Barnstable Land Trust & Mass Audubon. Popponesset Spit, 153 Wading Place Road, Mashpee. 508-362-7475 ext. 9355.
Wednesday, May 15
"Crime Time: How to Write a Mystery", 7pm. Lecture by authors Sandra Lee, Michele McPhee and Kyle Darcy. Presented by the Falmouth Historical Society. Falmouth Museums on the Green Education Center, 55 Palmer Ave., Falmouth. 508-548-4857.
Feed Your Love Open Mic, 7pm. 6:30pm sign up for performers. Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street, Wellfleet. 508-349-1800.
"Wellfleet's Summer Colony 1885-1963", 7:30pm. Talk by Harvey Geiger and Richard Arms Jr. Part of the 2013 Wellfleet Historical Society Speakers Series. Wellfleet Public Library, 55 West Main Street, Wellfleet. 508-349-9157.
Thursday, May 16
Guided Walk: Ice House/Reubin's Pond Conservation Area, 9am-10:15am. Led by Kris Ramsay, Orleans Conservation Trust administrator. Leisurely educational walk, appropriate for all ages. Tonset Road, Orleans. 508-255-0183.
"Henry Beston's Cape Cod: Inspiration for a National Seashore", 7pm. Talk by Don Wilding of the Henry Beston Society. Eldredge Public Library, 564 Main Street, Chatham. 508-945-5170.
May 17, 18 & 19
32nd Annual Herb & Plant Festival, 10am-4pm. Extensive plant sale. Special exhibits, lectures, guided garden walks. Friday luncheon (reservations required). Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen, 6 Discovery Hill Road, East Sandwich. 508-888-6870.
Outer Cape Chorale Concerts, 7pm Friday & Saturday at Provincetown Town Hall, Commercial Street, Provincetown. 3pm Sunday at Nauset Middle School, Route 28, Orleans. 21st century chorale masterpieces. Free, good will collection. outercapechorale.org.
Monumental Yard Sale, town-wide yard sale. Provincetown.
Provincetown Restaurant Weekend & Gallery Stroll. Prix-fixe menus at participating restaurants. Features a gallery stroll on Friday, May 17 from 6pm-8pm. See a list of participating restaurants and galleries online. Provincetown. www.provincetowntourismoffice.org.
Saturday, May 18
Village Garden Club of Dennis Annual Plant Sale, 9am-12pm. Annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables, shrubs and more. Experts/members on hand. Carleton Hall, Old Bass River Road, Dennis.
Pirates Festival, 11am-3pm. Fun for the whole family. Aptucxet Trading Post Museum Complex, 24 Aptucxet Road, Bourne. 508-759-8167.
National Safe Boating Week Open House, 10am-3pm. Tour the station, vessels. Activities for adults and kids. US Coast Guard Station, One Little Harbor Road, Woods Hole.
"Captain Levi Crowell, Civil War Prisoner", 1pm-4pm. With author Peter Howes. A Maritime Days exhibit. Refreshments. Presented by the Dennis Historical Society. 1739 Josiah Dennis Manse Museum, 77 Nobscussett Road, Dennis. 508-385-2232.
A Tribute to Laura Nyro, 7pm. Concert featuring Shepley Metcalf. $15. Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street, Wellfleet. 508-349-1800.
27th Annual Figawi Charity Ball, 7pm-12am. Tickets $75. Benefits Figawi Charities. Resort & Conference Center , Scudder Ave., Hyannis. www.figawi.com.
"Rites of Spring" - 100th Anniversary Piano Concert, 7:30pm. Featuring pianist Kenneth Fearn. Open to the public. Suggested donation. Orleans Historical Society, 3 River Road, Orleans. 508-240-1329.
May 18-June 2
Chatham Sharks in the Park. There will be "shark sightings" on land this summer. Check for these artist-inspired "sharks" swimming around Kate Gould Park, Main Street, Chatham.
Sunday, May 19
Tour Race Point Light Station, 9am-2pm, rain or shine. Free transportation to station. Light refreshments. Race Point Beach, Provincetown. 508-487-9930.
4th Annual "Piggy Trot", 10am start, kids fun run at 9:30am. 3.7 mile run/trot/stroll benefiting Glenna Kohl Fund for Hope, Inc., melanoma prevention. Registration details online. Dowses Beach, Osterville. www.glennasfund.org.
6th Annual Yarmouth Police Relief Assoc. 5K Run & Walk, 11am start. Registration details online. Skipper Restaurant, 152 South Shore Drive, South Yarmouth. www.ypdblue5k.com.
Passacaglia in Concert, 4pm. Instrumental quartet. $15 at the door. Highfield Hall, 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth. 508-495-1878.
May 19-June 21
20th Annual Cape Cod Maritime Days. Cape-wide celebration of the Cape's rich maritime history and heritage. Maritime-themed walks, tours, talks and more scheduled throughout. Events listed individually in this calendar. www.capecodmaritimedays.com.
Monday, May 20
"Bread 102", 1pm-3pm. Culinary class with Gail Blakely. $39 per person. Call to register. Highfield Hall, 56 Highfield Dr., Falmouth. 508-495-1878.
May 21, 23, 28 & 30
Lighthouse Inn Tours, 11am & 1pm. Guided tour of West Dennis Light. Free, reservations required. Space limited. Part of Maritime Days. Lighthouse Inn, One Lighthouse Inn Road, West Dennis, 508-398-2244.
Thursday, May 23
In Search of Nesting Osprey, 10:30am-12pm. Free walk sponsored by the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and the Chatham Cultural Council. Meet at entrance to Forest Beach, Chatham. 508-349-2615.
"Abraham Lincoln in New England", 7pm. Lecture by BSU Professor Thomas Turner. Presented by the Falmouth Historical Society. Falmouth Museums on the Green Education Center, 55 Palmer Ave., Falmouth. 508-548-4857.
Saturday, May 25
9th Annual Highland Light Ocean to the Bay Run/Walk, 8am registration, begins at 9am. Fun 5 mile run/walk from the lighthouse to the bay and back benefits lighthouse preservation. Registration info online. Awards, raffles. Adult and youth categories. Cape Cod Highland Lighthouse, Highland Light Rd., N. Truro. www.capecodlight.org.
Plant Sale, 8am-1pm. Presented by the Garden Club of Harwich. Doane Park, Route 28, Harwichport.
Church-Wide Yard Sale, 8am-3pm. Lunch available. First United Methodist Church, 16 Cross Street, Chatham. 508-945-0474.
Guided Trail Walk, 10am. Sponsored by Dennis Conservation Trust. Flax Pond Conservation Area, Setucket Road, Dennis. 508-362-3422.
Spring Trail Walk, 10am. With Ian Ives. 1.25 mile walk through the Historical Society of Yarmouth's 50-acre preserve. Meet at the Gate House behind the Yarmouth Port Post Office, Route 6A, Yarmouth Port. 508-362-3021.
"Blue Water Wives and Mothers", 1pm-4pm. A Maritime Days exhibit. Refreshments. Presented by the Dennis Historical Society. Dennis Maritime Museum, West Dennis Graded School, 67 School Street, W. Dennis. 508-385-2232.
A Night of Jazz, 7pm. Concert featuring Bruce Abbott and Berke McKelvey. $12, $8 students. Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street, Wellfleet. 508-349-1800.
May 25 & 26
Eastham Painters Guild Show & Sale, 9am-5:30pm. Lawn of the Schoolhouse Museum, Nauset Road, Eastham.
Annual Heirloom & Native Plant Sale, 10am-3:30pm Sat; 8:30am-3:30pm Sun & Mon. Best selection of the plantation's herbs, flowers, fruits and vegetables. Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave., Plymouth. 508-746-1622.
42nd Annual Figawi Race Weekend, 10am start Saturday. Three-day sailboat race from Hyannis to Nantucket and back. Returns from Nantucket at 10am on Monday. Starts at the Hyannis Yacht Club, Ocean Street, Hyannis. www.figawi.com.
May 25-June 22
WHAT presents "Utility Monster", 8pm. Thurs-Sun, plus Mondays in June. Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, 2357 Route 6, Wellfleet. 508-349-9428.
Sunday, May 26
Great Hyannis Road Races. One event, 2 races. 7:30am start: Barnstable Police Officer Michael Aselton 5K; 8:15am start: Johnny Kelley Half Marathon. Registration details online. Hyannis Village Green, Main St., Hyannis. www.greathyannisroadraces.com.
Feet, Fins & Flippers 5K, 9am. Family-oriented run/walk fundraiser for the National Marine Life Center. Prizes and categories. Buzzards Bay Village Park, Main Street, Buzzards Bay. www.nmlc.org or 508-743-9888.
Walk the Hawksnest Woods, 10am. Led by veteran walk leader Irwin Schorr. Free. Registration required. Presented by the Harwich Conservation Trust. Spruce Road at Hawksnest Road, Harwich. 508-432-3997 ext. 4.
Yarmouth Art Guild Show & Sale, 11am-5pm. On the lawn between Bank of America and Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod, Route 6A, Yarmouth Port.
Liz Live! 2pm-4pm. A cabaret of music and humor. Complimentary refreshments. Call to reserve. $18. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth. 508-394-7100.
Monday, May 27
Memorial Day Services. Ceremonies, parades and services will be held all over Cape Cod. Check local listings for details.
Tuesday, May 28
Beebe Woods Nature Walk, 10:30am. Led by Alison Robb. $5 suggested donation. Highfield Hall, 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth. 508-495-1878.
"Meet the Fleet", 5:30pm-7pm. Sponsored by the Cape Cod Commercial Hook Fishermen's Assoc. Meet local fishermen, get cooking tips from chefs. Sample local seafood. Call to RSVP. $10. CCCHFA, 1566 Main Street, Chatham. 508-945-2432, ext. 111.
May 29-June 5
Wellfleet Restaurant Week. Prix fixe menus and other specials at over twenty participating restaurants in Wellfleet. www.wellfleetrestaurantweek.com.
Thursday, May 30
"From Naturalist to Librarian", 7pm. Talk by Stu Parsons. $5, members free. Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen, 6 Discovery Hill Road, East Sandwich. 508-888-6870.
May 30-June 9
"Across the Pond", 7:30pm Thurs-Sun. A new musical by Zoe Lewis. Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford Street, Provincetown. 508-487-7487.
Friday, May 31
Walk through West Dennis Cemetery, 10am. Rain date 6/2 at 2pm. Led by Terri Fox. Presented by the Dennis Historical Society. Meet at the Jacob Sears Library, 23 Center Street, East Dennis. 508-385-2232.
11th Annual Feasts of Falmouth and Beyond, 5pm-7pm. VIPS (Volunteers in Public Schools) food fair. $20 ticket good for 10 generous "tastes". Great food and entertainment. Marine Park, Scranton Ave., Falmouth. www.falmouthvips.org.
Saturday, June 1
3rd Annual Wellfleet Harborfest & Nautical Flea Market, 9am-4pm, rain or shine. Outdoor and children's activities, local vendors and food, live entertainment. Wellfleet Town Pier, Wellfleet Harbor, Wellfleet.
Carnival of Dogs 2013, 10am-1pm. Rain date 6/2. Fun for you & your dog. Vendors, reps from dog product companies & services, free samples, face painting, free pet caricatures, contests, silent auction & more. Benefits Provincetown's dog park. Pilgrim Bark Park, Rte 6 & Shank Painter Rd, Provincetown. www.provincetowndogpark.org.