Christine's Weekend Picks for 7/29-7/31

The Cape Cod Kidz What to Do on the Weekend Guide

Featuring Christine's top picks for July 29-31, 2011

By Christine Chapman

The weekendapproaches and it's time for my weekend picks! Honestly, there isso much to do this weekend that I wish I could clone myself to be ateverything because it all sounds so fun!!! If I actually could clonemyself, here are some events I would choose to attend. Hope you havea fabulous weekend!

Here are someweekend-long events you might want to consider:

  • Cape Cod Baseball League Games are playing throughout the weekend. On Friday July 29, the Cape League All-Star Game is happening at Fenway at 7:00 PM! On Saturday July 30: Harwich at Brewster 5pm; Orleans at Yarmouth-Dennis 5pm; Hyannis at Bourne 5:30pm; Cotuit at Falmouth 5:30pm; Wareham at Chatham 7pm. On Sunday, July 31: Bourne at Cotuit 5pm; Falmouth at Wareham 5pm; Chatham at Harwich 5:30pm; Yarmouth-Dennis at Hyannis 7pm; Brewster at Orleans 7pm.

ForFriday July 29:

Trevor the Juggler! Photo by Mary Wallace, courtesy of TrevorJuggling.com.

  • There's a Children's Trunk Show happening in East Orleans from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM: "Children's trunk show featuring clothing lines Just Ducky Originals and Travelin' Trunk by Little English, as well as hand painted items for the home by the Dahl house." This event is also offered on Saturday July 30 at the same time and same place!

  • Free Fun Friday 2011 offers free admission to everyone today at - Boston Children's Museum, 308 Congress St, Boston, American Textile Museum, 491 Dutton Street, Lowell, New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford and Shakespeare on the Common, Boston Common, Boston.

  • The Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary in South Wellfleet has two outdoor programs featured today: Splash Courses: Beach-tastic Birds from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM and then Seashore Ramble from 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM.

  • Trevor the Juggler is performing at The Brewster Baptist Church in Brewster at 10:00 AM: "A fun, interactive, and engaging show for the whole family, packed with hilarious antics and awesome skills." He will also be at The Brooks Free Library in Harwich at 2pm! Trevor gets around!

  • Something Fishy is a free program that is being offered for free between 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM at Salt Pond (behind the Salt Pond Visitor Center)  in Eastham.

  • Family Skate should be a weekly family event in the summer!!! The Hyannis Youth and Community Center is having its weekly skating event for families from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM. You can enjoy the benefits of a cooling center AND some exercise as a family.

  • Rock Night at HYCC is another skating event for children in grades 3-7. From 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM and this also happens at TheHyannis Youth & Community Center .

  • Night at the Nature Center sounds like a great time for the kids: Head out to the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary in South Wellfleet to drop your child off from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM: "Experience the sanctuary at night in this drop-off program. Parents may enjoy an evening to themselves while kids play games, explore the skeletons in the exhibit hall, make a craft and go on a night hike. Children ages 6-12 only. Pre-registration required."

  • If you want to cheer on the Cape League, take a drive up to Fenway Park for the Cape League All-Star Game! Tickets are $10 and the game begins at 7pm! For more information: www.capecodbaseball.org.

The Crabgrass Blue Grass Band. Photo courtesy of CrabgrassBluegrass.com.

There are a number of free concerts to check out on Friday as well:

  • Finally, Family Movie Nights Under The Stars is playing "Goonies" at 7:30 PM at Mashpee Commons Village Green in Mashpee. Adults pay $10 and children pay $5. Benefits will benefit the Mashpee DogPark

OnSaturday July 30, 2011:

Here are some family-fun events to check out:

  • Disney's CAMP ROCK-the Musical sounds like a great time. "This new musical based on the hit Disney Channel Original Movies Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam will fires up the stage with over a dozen songs, including "This Is Me," "Can't Back Down," "It's On," and "We Rock." Performed by the Dramafun Players, a musical theater performance troupe for kids." 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM at Upper Cape Regional Technical School in Bourne.

  • West Barnstable Train Station & Museum OPEN from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM.The "Cape Cod Chapter, National Railway Historical Society maintains and operates the train station on donations and volunteerism. Cape Cod Central Scenic Train Ride tickets on sale at the ticket window in the train station up to train departure at 11:55am every Saturday from May 28 to October 15; Train Station and Museum open for families and visitors 9:00am to 2:00pm. All Aboard!"

  • A Therapy Dog Program with Gina Hayes sounds like a wonderful opportunity to learn about therapy dogs. The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History will be offering this program from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM at The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster: "Gina Hayes' Therapy Dog programs entertain Museum audiences with exciting and highly informative presentations on the capabilities and roles of therapy dogs. Each dog will work with his or her owner as a team in routines performed for children and adults in a variety of settings. You will learn about the positive effects of these highly trained dogs on people, and no doubt appreciate your own companion dog all the more."

  • Family Jam Workshops are happening yet again from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM and this week it's either blueberry jam or blueberry nectarine jam!!! Head out to the Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen in East Sandwich!

SundayJuly 31, 2011:

There'sa lot more happening, what with the Cape Cod Baseball League Gamesand The Harwich Junior Theater performance of Jungle Book. But, as Ialways say, there is so much fun and outdoor goodness to takeadvantage of on Cape Cod. Oftentimes, I'm just happy getting outfor a family walk, especially on Sundays! Have a great weekend!

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