Christine's Weekend Picks for 11/4-11/6

The Cape Cod Kidz What to Do on the Weekend Guide

Featuring Christine's top picks for November 4 through 6, 2011

By Christine Chapman

Here's hoping you all have power after allthe rain and wind over the weekend and thank goodness we didn't get snow! Ilove the cooler weather and I believe we have some sun in the forecast as theweekend approaches. This is a great weekend to get your yards all buttoned upbefore winter arrives-a great outdoor project for the whole family! We'llprobably be doing a lot of that! It's a reason to work off all the candy thatHalloween brought into our lives...and an excuse to get the kids out to work offsome of that sugary energy! There is certainly stuff to do on Cape Cod thisweekend so take the opportunity to enjoy some of the wonderful familyprogramming we've got here...and have a great weekend!

ForFriday November 4, 2011:

  • The ProvincetownFarmers' Market continues this week, right intoNovember! Get there from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM inProvincetown. Enjoy these last vestiges of summer!
  • If you have a toddler and you're anywhere near Wellfleet, Toddler Town is a treat for the little ones from 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM at Wellfleet Public Library. The indoor gym opens up at 11am so the kids can run off that extra energy!
  • Another preschool and toddler activity is available for children between the ages of 2 and 5. Head out to Eastham Public Library for Preschool Storytime includes stories, fingerplays, songs, silliness and a crafts.  
  •  Green Briar Nature Center in East Sandwich is a great spot to take kids of all ages and they always have great programs. Critter Capers is a popular program from 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM. Participants get to visit with a naturalist and one of the animals to learn about life cycles, habits and habitats. This program, which is offered every Friday morning, is suitable for children ages 3 and up with an adult at Green Briar Nature Center is in East Sandwich
  • Hope you are hungry for spaghetti!

  • The Congregational Church of South Dennis is having its monthly Spaghetti Supper  at 6:00 PM. Head out to the Parish Hall at the Congregational Church of South Dennis  in South Dennis for yummy spaghetti and a little bit of catching up with your local community.
  • For $20/person, you'll get a yummy buffet and a wonderful Comedy Show at Salerno's in Onset Village. This event will began at 6:30pm and benefits the Junior Onset Bay Association (J.O.B.A.). The J.O.B.A. is a group of community minded youngsters between the ages of 13-18 who have participated in several events in both Onset and Wareham this past year.  The proceeds from this event will go toward funding a family in need for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
  • The YMCA of Cape Cod in West Barnstable is having its monthly Kid's Night Out  from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM.  There will be a themed-activity followed by dinner and swimming.  This event is for children aged 6-10 and sounds like a great time for the kids and is a potential date opportunity for moms and dads!
  • Story, Dance & Craft is hosted by Miss Tara and all kids are welcome to join in a fun storytime which includes a new story read aloud and making a creative craft. This event is from 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM at Barnes & Noble Bookstore in Hyannis.
  • For kids between grades 3 and 7, Rock Night at HYCC (Grades 3-7 only) is a wonderful weekly activity so many kids look forward to! It gives kids the opportunity to skate to the beat of popular music and socialize with their friends from 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM at The Hyannis Youth and Community Center.

OnSaturday November 5, 2011:

  • Catch the last weeks of the OrleansFarmers' Market from 8:00AM - 12:00 PM in Orleans. What a treat to have this farmer's market continuingon into November!
  • It's the 4th Annual Barnstable-West Barnstable Elementary School Yard & Bake Sale, from 9am-2pm at Barnstable-West Barnstable Elementary School in West Barnstable. ! Early birds are welcome to shop 8:30am-9am for an admission fee of $10. This is a BIG sale with lots of items available at very reasonable prices. Kids clothes, books, movies, cds, sporting equipment, games, puzzles, baby gear, toys, household items, linens, furniture, adult clothing and books. The event raises funds to help pay for enrichment opportunities through the school's PTA.

Did somebody say bake sale?!?

  • Get a head start on your holiday shopping! The Marketplace Event  will include a silent auction, vendors, bake sale, free children's activities and free NY Life Child's ID. All this is happening at West Parish Family School in West Barnstable from 10am and 2pm.
  • From 10am to 3pm, Free Family Fun Day! Is a great event to enjoy at Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen in East Sandwich.  Free Family Fun Day is sponsored by HELP (Healthy Enlightened Lifestyle Programs), a Collaboration funded by the Weny Charitable Trust. Join us for a day of fun and healthy living. Walk the trails and make your own healthy snack to bring along. Move your body with family zumba, yoga and pilates. Explore your creative side with free workshops in mask making and creative drama. Taste in our famous jam kitchen. Featuring YMCA Cape Cod, Harwich Junior Theatre, Thornton W. Burgess Society, CHC - Community Health Center of Cape Cod and the Cape Cod Museum of Art.
  •  Live Animal Story Time 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Green Briar Nature Center   (East Sandwich) Drop by and join a naturalist for a lively story of "Peter Rabbit" and friends and a visit with one of the animals featured in the day's story. Suitable for families with children ages 3 and up. Advance registration is not required.
  • Saturday Family Science 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
  • Green Briar Nature Center   (East Sandwich) The Science Cart houses materials for on-going science exploration for families with children ages 4 to 12 years. The cart will be staffed by a naturalist each Saturday afternoon throughout the year. Advance registration is required for each week's session. Call 508-888-6870.
  • Falmouth Public Library in Falmouth is hosting Falmouth Reads! From 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • This event, sponsored by the Coalition for Children and the Falmouth Public Library will feature activities, crafts and community readers.
  • Quashnet Elementary School in Mashpee will be hosting the Quashnet 9th Holiday Artisan & Craft Fair from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Enjoy the festive indoor environment with over 60 crafters: knits, jewelry, photography, painting, Indian crafts and much more. Find that special one of a kind holiday gift. Stop by our café for award winning "Chowda", and the bake sale for a holiday treat. Kids activities and great raffles too. All proceed from the fair go to support the Quashnet PTO. For more information on the fair call the Quashnet Elementary School at 508-539-1550 or our website
  • Canal Sharks Hockey Day--Try Hockey for Free!  Is happening between 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Gallo Ice Arena in Bourne.  This event is part of the Canal Youth Hockey "Get Hooked on Hockey" campaign. Registration begins at 9:30am. Canal Sharks Hockey have teamed up with the Boston Bruins, One Goal and USA Hockey to present Try Hockey for Free Day which is a free event for boys and girls, ages 4 to 9 who are interested in trying hockey for the first time. There will be free giveaways and free lunch sponsored by Sam's Snack Bar & Catering. Participants who have access to equipment are encouraged to bring it. Those without equipment are asked to bring a helmet (such as a bike helmet), a pair of gloves (they don't have to be hockey gloves), skates (some will be available) and most importantly, a smile.
  • Cape Cod Academy is having its Admission Open House  from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM. Get out and learn about what Cape Cod Academy is all about!

Show your support for the Bourne HS Soccer Booster Club during their meat raffle.

  • The Bourne High School Soccer Booster Club is having a Meat Raffle to Benefit Bourne High School Soccer at the Aptucxet VFW Post 5988 in Gray Gables at 4:00 PM.  Show your support of the Bourne High School Soccer Booster Club and buy raffle tickets to potentially win select hotel-grade meat packages, enjoy the silent auction, a 50/50 cash raffle, food, and beverages will be available.
  • For all you ice-skaters out there! Hyannis Youth and Community Center has Public Skate again from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

SundayNovember 6, 2011:

  • Nauset Regional High School in Eastham will host Dan Clark "The Singing Trooper" Benefit Concert from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Dan Clark and his wife, soprano Mary Colarusso will sing patriotic songs, Irish songs, ballads and show tunes. Enjoy this great family event.

I hope you all get out to enjoysome of these wonderful events and that you're able to enjoy these great fallCape Cod weekends before winter is here and it's snowy and cold outside! Have agreat weekend, everyone! welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on