Cape police and firefighters plan community events

Eat, putt, run and tour in several Cape towns

Several Cape police and fire departments are hosting community events in the next week. The public is invited to have some fun in Wellfleet and Harwich, dine on lobster in West Barnstable, run (or walk) in Orleans and take a tour in Bourne.


On Tuesday, August 30, the Wellfleet Police Relief Association will host their annual ice cream and mini-golf night. The event will take place at the Wellfleet Drive-In at 51 US-6 (Route 6) from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event is co-sponsored by the Wellfleet Drive-In. Ice cream and mini-golf is free. "Hope to see you all there and bring your best golf game," said Wellfleet Police Lt. Mike Hurley.


On Tuesday, August 30, the Bourne Police Department will host the first of several station tours. The tours will offer Bourne residents an inside look at the current condition of the facility and how it compares to a modern police station. The tour will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the station at 175 Main Street in Buzzards Bay. Station personnel will be available to answer questions. For more information about the Bourne Police Headquarters Building Project, visit the website here.


On Saturday, September 3, the Orleans Police Department will host their second annual Five-05 5K. The race begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Jailhouse Tavern at 28 West Road. The race, which follows a flat route, is open to both runners and walkers. Awards, music and raffles will follow at the Jailhouse Tavern. The first 200 runners/walkers to register will receive a t-shirt on race day. The race is open to adults, children and families. The registration fee is $25 in advance, $30 the day of the race. See complete information and registration details here.


On Saturday, September 3, the Harwich Police Department will host their annual Jailhouse BBQ from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Harwich Police Station at 183 Sisson Road. There will be hot dogs, hamburgers, chowder and more courtesy of Stop & Shop, 400 East, Cape Cod Potato Chips and George's Fish Market, a bounce house and obstacle course, a "dunk a cop" dunk tank and free "mugshots". Meet Harwich police officers and department staff and see the cruisers, ATVs and motorcycles. All food and activities are free.

West Barnstable

The West Barnstable Fire Department will host their 10th annual Lobster Festival on Saturday, September 10 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event will be held at West Barnstable Fire Department Headquarters at 2160 Meetinghouse Way in West Barnstable. Lobster dinnes are $30, twin lobster dinners are $40 and hamburger or hot dog plates are $10. Proceeds benefit the West Barnstable Fire & EMS Association. Tickets are available at the station. Call 508-362-3241 for more information.


Looking ahead, don't miss the annual Dennis Police 5K, or Halloween Hustle, on Sunday, October 30. Details and registration information here. 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