A group of activists is trying to build a movement for Cape Cod towns to ban the sale of single-use plastic water bottles at retail stores. The nonprofit Sustainable Practices has already spearheaded a ban on single-use plastic bottles for town governments in 11 of the Cape's 15 towns, and its leadership and volunteers are optimistic this can also be done at the commercial level through town meeting votes in the Spring. Madhavi Venkatesan, the organization's executive director said the municipal ban was a great first step, and she believes the momentum is there to take a bigger step towards protecting the environment.
"Yes, we are optimistic," Venkatesan told Patch. "There is no question that it's the right thing to do."
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Do not miss these three days of holiday revelry, from traditional carols ‘round the piano to the not so traditional Speedo run down Commercial Street. Not quite what Currier and Ives had in mind, Holly Folly antics are a fun kick-start to the season with a non-stop line-up of events including the Gay Men's Chorus, dancing into the night and the popular 'Shop Hop,' where you vie for great prizes while taking advantage of major sales happening in Provincetown's shops and galleries. Free to everyone is the ever popular Inn Stroll, an open house at a number of Ptown's famed guest houses. Pace yourself for this one, as the innkeepers out 'Martha Stewart' each other in decorations, treats and libations.
Hundreds of unique glass ornaments made by the Cape Cod’s finest glass artists, will adorn Christmas trees in the Contemporary Gallery for show and sale at the 10th annual Glassblowers' Christmas. The visitor will be transported into a magical display of color and childhood memories. November 12th-December 30th. The Sandwich Glass Museum is also pleased to present “Made In Snow”, a winter-themed exhibit focusing on all things snow-related. Highlighted from the Museum’s collection are hand-decorated glass winter landscapes made by the Boston & Sandwich Glass Company, snowscape paintings by local artists, historic photographs of Sandwich knee-deep in snow, as well as whimsical snow globes and contemporary glass by the region’s most talented glass artists reflecting the season’s favorite precipitation.
The concept of forest bathing grew out of a practice in Japan called Shinrin-yoku that spread to China and Korea and now to the United States. It is about swimming in the living being of the forest: drinking in the smells, feeling the breeze on your skin, hearing it move through the trees, soaking up the warm healing rays of the sun and touching the earth with awareness. The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History gives you a very special opportunity to deepen your relationship with nature because of the unique environment provided by marsh, creek, forest, dunes and beach. Join Field Guide Carol Marcy on a guided walk where you will be shown how to pay attention in a new way that will create a sense of greater health, well-being and appreciation of the beauty in you and around you.
Cape Cod Museum Of Natural History, Brewster 9 Oct 1:00 PM
Get your tickets today for the eighth annual Cape Cod Brew Fest will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds. Join this celebration of American craft brewers and sample from 100+ breweries and over 300 styles of beer. The event will have one session from 2:00 – 5:30 p.m. All beverage samples are included in your ticket, as well as live music, access to food vendors and much more. Every attendee will receive a custom glass as they exit the festival.
The Great Provincetown Schooner Regatta this Sept 2-5th brings classic sailing vessels and yachting fans from far and wide to Provincetown for a week of sailing and educational events. Whether you are onboard or onshore, you'll find plenty to see and do during the regatta including schooner and cat boat tours, informative talks, and of course, schooner and yacht racing!
There is nothing like roasting s'mores over a fire pit under the stars on a summer Cape night after a day at the beach or the lake. Gathering around a fire to tell stories, eat and the primal need for light, warmth and company after dark is in our DNA. Creating a fire pit is both easy to do and harder than you think to make. We just built one at Summer Pines Cottage and I thought it might interest some reader to see the process in this slide show below.
There is nothing like seeing live theater on the Cape during the summer, and the perfect place to do it is The Cape Playhouse in Dennis! This June, the playhouse is putting on The Importance of Being Ernest - one of my favorite plays. Oscar Wilde’s wildly entertaining comedy sparkles with dazzling wordplay and hilariously unlikely situations. This “trivial comedy for serious people” features two carefree bachelors, Jack and Algernon, each with a carefully hidden double life. But when Algernon discovers that Jack has been posing as a man named Ernest to escape to the city, he promptly travels to Jack’s country estate to pose as the fictional figure himself! Silliness ensues with whimsical ingénues, jealous fiancées, indomitable dowagers, and the most famous handbag in theatre history.
The play runs June 12-22 and you can see more at The Cape Playhouse
"WALK THE BEACH. WATCH THE STARS.There is magic here at night. Go to a local beach by day, and get dressed up and enjoy the enchanting grounds at night."
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