Summer on Cape Cod is truly a blessing, but Labor Day Weekend is always a symbol of the coming Fall! But why do we celebrate Labor Day? Here is some great information provided by the United States Department of Labor!
WES Fest is fast approaching! The Wellfleet Elementary School PTA is holding it’s 8th annual fundraiser…WES Fest! The Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, May 28th from 10am to 3pm. With mechanical rides provided by North American Amusements their tubs of fun, Rapid 70′ slide and Giant Swings, and much more! They are sure to give your kids a mini carnival experience with a small town feel! Jo & Co will light up the stage for your musical pleasure! Don’t forget to stop by the Lewis Brothers homemade ice cream truck too! Add in mini carnival games like ring toss, clown toss, putting green, milk bottle toss, and balls in the basket, and we have almost completed your carnival experience! But wait! To give it even more of a carnival feel we will also have Barboleta Face and Body Art! Hot Dogs, popcorn, fried dough, snow cones and cotton candy round out the event! Come join for a day of fun and support a great cause at the same time! Located at the Town of Wellfleet’s Bakers Field by the pier and town playground. Women of Fishing Families 8th Annual Chatham Blessing of the Fleet will be held at the Chatham Fish Pier on May 28th. This free event, will also include live music, food and family activities; all proceeds to support W.O.F.F.’s ongoing assistance of area fishing families. On Saturday, May 28th, W.O.F.F. will honor a longstanding fishing community tradition; a blessing of the fishing fleet which is offered to ensure a safe and bountiful season for the fishermen. It is a centuries-old tradition in Mediterranean communities and a decades-old one on Cape Cod. In true Cape fashion, the 8th Annual Chatham Blessing of the Fleet at Chatham Fish Pier will also include food and fun. The free event is one of group’s major annual fundraisers. If you are headed to Provincetown be sure to embark on a tour of the Cape Cod National Seashore Dunes with Art’s Dune Tours. Along the way you’ll see the ‘dune shacks’ where famous artists like Eugene O-Neill and Harry Kemp stayed while creating their world renowned art. Cape Cod has plenty to offer the weary traveler to get you away from the rush of daily life and allow you to relax. You’ll also see the historic sand dunes of Provincetown and get a look into history at the remains of the Peaked Hill Life Saving Station where you’ll learn of the ‘life savers’ how they labored to save lives from shipwrecks off the cape. Natural Beauty and History come together on this unique tour that’s perfect for all ages. The tours run from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and offer you the opportunity to explore the sand dunes in a unique way. Your knowledgeable guide will provide you with all of the facts you need to know and want to know as you travel across the scenic land. These trips are family-friendly, allowing all age groups to enjoy the experience. Following amazing reviews, Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire will be performed by the Cape Cod Theatre Company at the Harwich Jr. Theatre through June 12th! From the opening chords of vintage Country to Rockabilly, Rock n’ Roll, searing ballads, and gentle songs of love and deep faith, Ring of Fire packs a score that provides a rich fabric in which to lay down the story of Johnny Cash. The great biopic, Walk the Line, told the story of the events and incredible struggles and triumphs of Cash’s life. Ring of Fire gives the music the spotlight as a core group of talented actor/musicians celebrate the songs that are such a part of our collective experience. Many towns up and down the Cape will be honoring our veterans that gave their lives for our country. Please be sure to check with the local Chambers of Commerce to find out when and where you can participate in those events! Happy Memorial Day from all of us at Foran Realty. We hope you enjoy the weekend!]]>
Fee: Free Phone: 508-896-3913 Address: Brewster Ladies’ Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA Website: www.brewsterladieslibrary.org The Mashpee Recreation Department will be hosting their Annual Easter Egg Hunt at 2 pm on Saturday March 26th. The Easter Egg Hunt will take place at the Mashpee Community Park (across from town hall). Kids must bring their own basket. Fee: Free Address: Mashpee Community Park, Great Neck Road North, Mashpee, MA Website: www.mashpeerec.com If you love bird watching this event is for you! “Watch the reclusive Woodcock put on a show.” The American Woodcock struts, spirals into the sky, hovers whirring and twittering, then zigzags down to where he started and then begins again all with the goal of impressing the female Woodcock. Come watch the reclusive bird make a spectacle of himself during his twilight dance at Long Pasture. The event will begin with a brief slideshow and then walk out to the field for this special, live performance. Register online: www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:sanctuary=28:program_code=42728 Fee: Members $7, non-members $9 Phone: 508-362-7475 Address: Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, 345 Bone Hill Road, Barnstable Do you like to read about the history of our area? How about a book signing and discussion with Edward Lodi? Lodi is the author of “Massasoit’s Town Sowams in Pokanoket, Its History, Legends and Traditions”. Come to the Snow Library at 67 Main Street, Orleans on Wednesday March 30 at 4:00 p.m. to hear the author talk about his latest book. In the 1620s a warm friendship developed between Massasoit, sachem of the Wampanoags and the Pilgrim Edward Winslow. In a brief booklet published in 1904 Virginia Baker wrote of that friendship and of the two visits Winslow made from Plymouth to the sachem’s home in what is now Warren, Rhode Island. Edward Lodi has reprinted Baker’s well-researched booklet and added material of his own focusing on the dangers faced by Massasoit and the Pilgrims caught up in the fierce struggle for survival in early New England. Edward Lodi welcomes questions during and after his talk and a book signing follows. Fee: Free Phone: 508-240-3760 Address: Snow Library, 67 Main Street Orleans MA Website: www.snowlibrary.org The Cape Cod community is a very special place and always has so many family friendly events happening from Falmouth to Provincetown. We hope that you will enjoy some of them with your family!]]>