Christine's Weekend Picks: August 10 through 11

August is zipping by and it continues to be hot and humid! There’s so so much going on this weekend! I hope you will find something fun and exciting to do! Here are the picks for the weekend!

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

Friday, August 10, 2012

  • Capturing the Cape - Photography Workshop 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Whether your passion lies in landscape, birds, insects or environmental portraits, come learn the technical skills that will let you turn off the auto mode on your camera and take control of your photographs. Topics will include composition, exposure, light and lighting. Mass Audubon’s Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary (Cummaquid)

  • “Professor Winklebottom” presented by KID-BITS Cape Playhouse Theatre for Kids 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM.  Join Debbie for some sing-along, dance-along, laugh-along fun in a rockin' musical journey through classic kids' tales and original songs. Take a joyful jaunt through a variety of music styles and sing along with every StorySong! Call the Box Office at 877 385-3911 or visit www.capeplayhouse.com for tickets. Cape Playhouse (Dennis)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Fish Printing 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM. Bring home the perfect remembrance of your time on Cape Cod: a fish print! We'll practice the traditional Japanese art of gyotaku as we paint and then print a real fish for your craft collection. You may drop in anytime during the specified times above. Special art paper is provided for the print, but you are welcome to bring a t-shirt or pillowcase. This project is great for kids and adults. Important - price is per print. Registration required. Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary   (South Wellfleet)

  • Horseshoe Crab Encounters 12:30 PM- 2:00 PM. After a wild presentation with amazing video of Horseshoe Crabs developing, we’ll head down to the flats to find these ancient creatures buried in the sand – perhaps even mating! Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary (Cummaquid)

  • Jaws of Cape Cod 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM. Sharks, seals, whales, coyotes, birds, oh my! Get an up-close look at the jaws, teeth, baleen, and beaks of Cape Cod's predators when you join us for an hour of hands-on exploratory activities and movement games in our nature center. Parents and children will play and learn together. IMPORTANT: Activities are designed for children ages 6 and older with caregiver. Younger siblings between the ages of 4 and 5 are welcome as participants. Siblings under the age of 4 are welcome free of charge with proper supervision. Registration required. Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (South Wellfleet)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: A Musical, live at the Harwich Junior Theatre. HJT photo.

  • 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)

  • HJT presents "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: A Musical" 4:00 PM. August 9-26. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 7 PM; Friday and Sunday matinees at 4 PM. Adapted from the beloved book by Lewis Carroll by Anthony Hancock and Jane Staab, Music by Jane Staab. Harwich Junior Theatre (West Harwich)

  • Cape Cod Baseball League Playoffs & Championship  (Capewide)

  • Family Farm Dinners at Coonamessett Farm5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Family Farm Dinners continue 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, East Falmouth)

  • Citizens Bank Summer Concert Series 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Citizens Bank Summer Concert Series presented by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod. Free family-friendly weekly outdoor concerts in Chatham, Dennis, Falmouth, Harwich, Hyannis, Mashpee, Orleans and Sandwich. 48 performances by 30 popular local bands. All concerts are free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to bring a beach chair or blanket. There are no rain dates. FALMOUTH: Falmouth concerts are Fridays from 6pm to 7:30pm at the Peg Noonan Park in collaboration with the Falmouth Village Association.

  • Citizens Bank Summer Concert Series 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM. Citizens Bank Summer Concert Series presented by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod. Free family-friendly weekly outdoor concerts in Chatham, Dennis, Falmouth, Harwich, Hyannis, Mashpee, Orleans and Sandwich. 48 performances by 30 popular local bands. All concerts are free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to bring a beach chair or blanket. There are no rain dates. SANDWICH: Sandwich concerts are Friday from 6pm to 7:30pm at the stage at Heritage Museums and Gardens. Open admission for the concert begins at 5pm.

"You're a Good Man Charlie Brown", Friday and Saturday night in Hyannisport.

  • "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" 7:00 PM. Barnstable Junior Music Theater presents "Your'e a Good Man Charlie Brown", Friday and Saturday, August 10 and 11 at 7pm. Tickets are $8 at the door. Children under 3 are free and welcome. Pope John Paul II High School (Hyannisport)

Saturday, August 11, 2012

  • Train Rides from Historical Train Station 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. I know my little guy would LOVE this! Looking for a fun train ride? Want to enjoy your spare time? West Barnstable Train Station open 9:00am to 2:00pm. Cape Cod Central Scenic Train Rides in 2012 depart twice on Saturdays at 9:25am and 12:25pm - Adults $16., Seniors $14., Child $11. Children under age 3 seated on lap are free. Historical Train Station built in 1911 and Museum Open, See our train displays, books and video library. All ages welcome. Free parking, donations accepted. Check train schedule on www.capecodnrhs.org. Become a member of a national Railway Historical Society and enjoy the events during the year. Membership Form on line. West Barnstable Train Station (West Barnstable)

  • Capturing the Cape - Photography Workshop 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Whether your passion lies in landscape, birds, insects or environmental portraits, come learn the technical skills that will let you turn off the auto mode on your camera and take control of your photographs. Topics will include composition, exposure, light and lighting. Mass Audubon’s Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary (Cummaquid)

  • Good Ol' Summertime Fair 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM. Good Ol’ Summertime Fair, 9am-2pm. Attic treasures, crafts, baked goods, books, food & more. First Congregational Church of Harwich, 690 Main Street, Harwich. First Congregational Church Harwich (Harwich)

  • Crocker Neck Summer Walk 9:30 AM- 11:30 AM. Search for fiddler crabs and their "condos", taste a sea pickle and discover coffee bean snails! Great blue herons, osprey, Eastern box turtles and coyotes all call Crocker Neck their home. Explore Crocker Neck's 97 acres with Gil Newton, one of the original founders of Barnstable Land Trust. He is the head of the science department at Sandwich High School and teaches Coastal Ecology at Cape Cod Community College. Gil is the author of "The Ecology of a Cape Cod Salt Marsh: A Tour of Crocker Neck" field guide, available for $12, with partial proceeds benefiting Barnstable Land Trust. Walk fee is $5 per person. Meet at 2nd gate opposite 92 Cotuit Cove Road. Crocker Neck Conservation Area (Cotuit)

The Highland Light Scottish Pipe Band will be at the Cape Cod Scottish Festival Saturday.Photo by Hilary Wood Photography.

  • Cape Cod Scottish Festival 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM. Heavy Athletic Games: Caber Tossing, Sheaf Toss Championship, Putting Stone - Hammer Throw, and so much more..Pipe Bands of Cape Cod: Highland Light Scottish Pipe Band, Column Cille Pipes and Drums, Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band. Entertainment: Fellswater, The Dram Boys, Anne Paus Ensemble and Harp Circle
    Children's Events: Mini Caber Toss, Welly-Toss, Facepainting, Arts and Crafts and so much more. Scottish Highland Dance Competition Scottish Food: meatpies, bridies, haggis puffs, along with Hamburgers, Hot dogs, ice-cream, kettle corn, and more! **!!Beer Tent!!** Laurence C. MacArthur Elementary School (South Yarmouth)

  • Stony Brook Grist Mill and Museum 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM . Visitors can see the water powered grist mill in action and purchase freshly ground corn meal. The Museum features weaving demonstrations, a large assortment of Native American stone tools, information about Brewster's Factory Village and many artifacts from Cape Cod life in the 19th Century. Stroll scenic paths around the Brewster Herring Run. Family friendly. FREE!!! Stony Brook Grist Mill and Museum  (Brewster)

  • Highland Cape Cod Lighthouse Tour continues from 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Highland Lighthouse  (North Truro)

  • Onset Cape Verdean Festival 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM. Rain date 8/12. Vendors, food, entertainment. Sponsored by the Onset Cape Verdean Association. Lillian Gregerman Bandshell (Onset Village)
  • 5th Annual Naukabout Music Festival 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Rain or shine. Tickets $39, children under 12 free. www.naukabout.com. Barnstable County Fairgrounds, 1220 Nathan Ellis Highway. (East Falmouth)
  • Tidal Flat Explorations 1:00PM- 2:30PM. Learn to read the secrets of the sands, such as twisting trails, holes, and mud piles, that reveal how creatures live, walk, eat and burrow down under. Explore the shore to discover animals, and uncover their secrets for survival in an environment inundated twice daily by the tide. Mass Audubon’s Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary (Cummaquid)

  • Pottery Throwing Demonstration for Kids 2:00 PM - 5:00 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. Blue Gallery Provincetown   (Provincetown)

  • Cape Cod Baseball League Playoffs & Championship (Capewide)

  • Elks Lodge Clambake 05:00 PM. Dinner at 5pm, doors open at 4pm for cocktails. Families welcome. Orleans-Eastham Elks Lodge, McKoy Road (Eastham)
  • "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" continues at 7:00PM. Pope John Paul II High School (Hyannisport)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

  • TD Bank Pops by the Sea 5:00PM- 7:00PM. Mark your calendar for the 27th Annual TD Bank Pops by the Sea concert on Sunday, August 12, 2012! Featuring the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and conductor Keith Lockhart. Celebrity Guest Conductor Jim Belushi, Guest Performer Ann Hampton Callaway. Sunday August 12, 2012 on the Hyannis Village Green from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. Gates open at 1:00 PM. Hyannis Village Green (Hyannis)

  • Brewster Band Concert 6:00PM.Weekly summer band concerts at the Drummer Boy Park gazebo. Free admission. Cancelled if rain. Bring your blankets, chairs and picnic dinners and enjoy the performance by the Brewster Town Band. Drummer Boy Park (Brewster)

  • "Cirque De Sea" 7:00PM. Cirque De Sea Written by Kahren Dowcett, Directed by Judith Partelow. “A Shucking Good Comedy About an Oyster for Young and Old Alike” Provincetown Theater (Provincetown)

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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