Christine's Weekend Picks: June 29 through July 1 [CapeCodKidz]

Here’s hoping the summer is treating you all well! As the summer heats up, there’s so much to do this weekend on Cape Cod! Here are some events you don’t want to miss!

The Cape Cod Kidz What to do on the Weekend Guide by Christine Chapman

Friday, June 29 2012

  • 91st Annual Mashpee Wampanoag Powwow is a weekend long event from June 29 to July 1. Gates open at 10am. 2012 Powwow Theme: Honoring our Future Through our Youth. The Mashpee Wampanoag Powwow is the longest running powwow on the East Coast. The traditional celebration of Mashpee Wampanoag “People of the First Light” culture features Native American dancing, drumming, games, food, art, jewelry, wampum, crafts and clothing. This year, The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe will be awarding $35,000 in prizes to winners of the dance and drum competitions. Tickets for the Mashpee Wampanoag Powwow may be purchased at the gate on the day of attendance. Special group rates are available. $13 Adults $8 Children (12 and under) $8 Elders (62 and over) Barnstable County Fairgrounds (Falmouth)

Learn about Mashpee Wampanoag culture at the Powwow this weekend. Photo courtesy of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.

  • The Big Catch 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM. Wade into the water with large seine nets and see if you can catch fish, shrimp, crabs, and other sea creatures. We'll dip net, seine, and beachcomb the tidal creeks at high tide and get wet to our waists! For ages 6 and older. Registration required. 7$ for members and 9$ for non-members. At Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. (South Wellfleet)

  • Small Fries Summer Discovery 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Dip your preschooler's toes into nature with an interactive, introductory story, an adventure to the pond where we will dip net for fish, frogs and turtles, and a fun craft to take home. For ages 2 - 5 with one or more adults. Registration required. At Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. (South Wellfleet)

  • Highland Cape Cod Lighthouse Tour 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Tour Highland Lighthouse, daily from 10am to 5:30pm, May 19 through mid October. Gift shop closes at 6pm. Admission is $4 per person, all ages. There is a 48 inch height requirement for all children. Highland Lighthouse (North Truro)

  • Preschool: Small Fries Summer Discovery 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Dip your preschooler’s toes into nature with an interactive, introductory story, an adventure to the pond where we will dip net for critters, and a fun craft to take home. For ages 2 – 5 with caregiver. Backpack babies welcome at no charge. Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (South Wellfleet)

  • Critter Capers 10:30 AM. Drop in for a half-hour visit with a naturalist and one of the resident animals. Suitable for children ages 2.5 and up. Advanced registration is NOT required. Free to members; $2 per person for non-members. Green Briar Nature Center (East Sandwich)

  • Guys and Dolls Paper Figures 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Guys and Dolls Paper Figures, Fridays from 2pm to 3pm., June 29 through August 17. Drop-in program for ages 3 and up.
    Falmouth Public Library (Falmouth)

  • Seashore Ramble 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM. Use dip nets and magnifiers to search for swimming, flying, and burrowing wildlife on the sanctuary's beach at low tide. Our walk to the beach will take us through five different Cape Cod habitats. We hope to see crabs, turtles, fish, and much more! For ages 4 and older with adult. Pre-registration required. Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (South Wellfleet)

  • Family South Beach Adventure (Chatham) 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Cruise along the shores of South Beach and Monomoy Islands in Chatham looking for seals, shorebirds, and sea ducks. Then get off the boat at the tip of South Beach and explore the newly formed “land bridge”. We’ll also walk over to the ocean side to search for seals frolicking in the surf, watch shorebirds feeding, and beachcomb for seashells and other treasures from the tide. for ages 4 and older. Pre-registration required.
    Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (South Wellfleet)

  • Nauset Marsh Discovery Cruise (Orleans) 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Cruise through Nauset Marsh on a pontoon boat and disembark on the exposed tidal flats to search, with nets and magnifiers, for wildlife. Learn about the wildlife with an experienced naturalist. Ages 2 and older. Pre-registration required. Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (South Wellfleet)

Don't miss "James and the Giant Peach" at the Harwich Junior Theatre.

  • HJT presents "James and the Giant Peach" 4:00 PM. HJT presents "James and the Giant Peach", June 29 through July 14, Friday, Saturday and Sundat at 4pm and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7pm. No show on 7/4. Adapted from Raold Dahl's book by Richard R. George. Directed and choreographed by Lisa Canto. A magical peach! A boy imprisoned by zany aunts. Insect friends! An incredible journey! This amazing adventure of James Henry Trotter will fulfill the fantasy of anyone who has ever dreamed of escape. Tickets $22, $15 youth under 21. Harwich Junior Theatre (West Harwich)

  • Cape Cod Baseball League Games: Orleans @ Yarmouth-Dennis 5pm; Brewster @ Bourne 6pm; Chatham @ Falmouth 6:30pm; Cotuit @ Harwich 7pm; Wareham @ Hyannis 7pm.
    See listing for field locations (Capewide)

  • Family Farm Dinners at Coonamessett Farm 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Family Farm Dinners begin for the 2012 summer season on June 29th, continuing every Friday throughout the summer from 5 to 8 p.m. Family friendly, with live music and dancing every week. Our buffet features fresh farm grown and local ingredients, offered as creative mostly-vegetarian soups, salads, entrees and side dishes, plus pulled pork barbecue from the grill. To view the weekly menu or for further information, please visit our website, www.coonamessettfarm.com. Coonamessett Farm (E. Falmouth)

Saturday, June 30, 2012

  • 10th Annual Art in the Village 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM. The Cape Cod Art Association presents the 10th annual "Art in the Village" June 30th & July 1st in Barnstable Village. Stroll through dozens of artists' tents and enjoy beautiful original paintings, pottery, photographs, carvings, hand-crafted jewelry and more! Come enjoy live music throughout the day, raffles, and children's events including face painting, a magician, and the always popular touch-a-truck event! Free and open to the public. Along Route 6A/Main Street.  (Barnstable Village)

The Barnstable Village Civic Association Touch a Truck. Photo courtesy of BVCA.

  • Barnstable Village Civic Association Touch a Truck 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM. Barnstable Village Touch-A-Truck. During Art in the Village event. (Barnstable Village)
  • Strawberry Thanksgiving Festival 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM.  Singing and dancing, mishoon race, Wampanoag Feast, games, strawberry foods. Free with admission. Wampanoag Homesite. Plimoth Plantation, off Route 3, Plymouth. 508-746-1622. Plimoth Plantation   (Plymouth)
  • 91st Annual Mashpee Wampanoag Powwow continues today and tomorrow at Barnstable County Fairgrounds (Falmouth)

  • Pottery Throwing Demonstration for Kids 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM. If your child doesn't mind a little wet clay and enjoys building or creating things, this is a fun afternoon activity for your family. Potter Paul Wisotzky transforms a lump of clay into beautiful pots, mugs and more on his potting wheel right before your very eyes. Paul invites kids to help him in the transformation. Pottery throwing demonstrations every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 2-5pm, June thru August. Paul also has a do-it-yourself pottery kit just for kids that can be purchased to take back home for kids to make their own creations. Parents can observe too or browse the gallery for fine crafts and art. At Blue Gallery (Provincetown)
  • CARD Massachusetts Autism Treatment Center Open House 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM. The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), considered one of the most effective autism treatment centers in the world, announces the opening of its CARD Massachusetts treatment center, located at 118 Long Pond Road, Suite 205, in Plymouth. CARD Massachusetts at 118 Long Pond Road, Suite 205. (Plymouth)

  • Nauset Marsh Discovery Cruise (Orleans) 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Cruise through Nauset Marsh on a pontoon boat and disembark on the exposed tidal flats to search, with nets and magnifiers, for wildlife. Learn about the wildlife with an experienced naturalist. Ages 2 and older. Pre-registration required. Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (Wellfleet)

  • Cape Cod Baseball League Games Wareham @ Cotuit 5pm; Yarmouth-Dennis @ Falmouth 5:30pm; Bourne @ Orleans 7pm; Brewster @ Chatham 7pm; Harwich @ Hyannis @ 7pm. See listing for field locations.

Some young fans watch the Harwich vs. Chatham game. cctoday photo.

Sunday, July 01, 2012

  • HJT presents "James and the Giant Peach" again at 4:00 PM. The Harwich Junior Theater does a fantastic job! Get out to enjoy this production! Harwich Junior Theatre (West Harwich)

  • Cape Cod Baseball League Games 05:00 PM. Cape Cod Baseball League Games: Orl @ Bre 5pm; Cha @ Y-D 5pm; Fal @ Har 5:30pm; Cot @ Bou 6pm; Hya @ War 7pm. See listing for field locations.

Here’s hoping you all have a wonderful weekend enjoying all that Cape Cod has to offer! I’ll be back next week and hope that everyone has a wonderful July 4th holiday!

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