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Atwood House & Museum extends hours for summer

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 10:00am to Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 4:00pm
347 Stage Harbor Rd, Chatham, MA 02633

The Atwood House & Museum at 347 Stage Harbor Rd., Chatham, will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays beginning July 5 and continuing through Sept. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come see our new exhibits: "Chatham in the Military" and "Windows into Time: Clothing and Artifacts." Admission is free to members; $10 for adults and $5 for children 8-18 years.

Explore Cape Cod by Kayak

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 10:00am to Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:00pm

Our experienced naturalists lead you away from the crowds to discover the rich aquatic life and beauty of Cape Cod. We will experience some of the Cape’s most biodiverse waterways!Kayaks, paddles and life vests provided. Times vary
$43/MA Audugon members, $48/non-members
Children under 18 must be accompanied by an Adult
Preregistration Required:
Call 508-362-7475
or register online:

Aquatic Explorations Cruise

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 1:30pm to Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 3:30pm
Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, 345 Bone Hill Road, Barnstable, MA

Dive into marine science (not literally) with Mass Audubon Naturalists on a 2-hour boat cruise aboard Hy-Line's Sea Swan and discover creatures that live in Cape Cod waters!

Examine the contents of a plankton net to find crabs, worms and microsopic marine animals
Explore the contents of a dredge and a lobster trap to find spider crabs, whelks, bay scallops and even tiny sculpins!
Learn from Mass Audubon naturalists why Nantucket Sound and Lewis Bay are so full of life
Closely observe sharks, porgies and sometimes even black sea bass

Tuesday Wildflower Garden Walks

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 10:00am to Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 11:00am
Green Briar Nature Center, 6 Discovery Hill Road, East Sandwich, MA 02537

Each Tuesday morning at 10:00am in June, July and August enjoy an informal guided tour of the award-winning Wildflower Garden at the Green Briar Nature Center in East Sandwich.  There are over 300 plants in the one-third acre that comprises the garden, which consists naturally of three zones: shaded hillside, wetlands and sunny meadow.  All plants were chosen to ensure color and interest throughout the growing season.  This is a drop in program, and advance registration is not required.  The fee is $5 for non-members, $3 for members.

Wildflower Garden Tour

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 10:00am to Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 11:00am
Green Briar Nature Center, 6 Discovery Hill Road (off Route 6A), Easat Sandwich, MA 02537

Each Tuesday morning in June, July and August at 10:00am drop by for an informal guided tour of the award-winning Wildflower Garden.  The garden covers one third acre and contains over 300 plants.  Located at the Green Briar Nature Center, the property is owned by the Thornton W. Burgess Society, a non-profit educational organization. The $5 fee helps to support maintenance of this special garden.   Advance registration is not necessary.

Yarmouth Art Guild Exhibit and Sale

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 11:00am to Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
Just Picked, 13 Willow Street, off Route 6A in Yarmouth Port

The Yarmouth Art Guild will feature a new weekly outdoor summer art exhibit and sale which will take place on Wednesdays beginning June 28th  at 11 am to 4 pm and run throughout the summer until Sept. 20th. The YAG artists will display original art, printed reproductions (both framed and unframed), ceramic tiles, cutting boards and greeting cards. Join us for this special new YAG adventure at the lovely well-known gift store. “Just Picked” and enjoy art and gifts that are unique and quite special!

Pier to Plate

Friday, May 26, 2017 to Monday, October 16, 2017
Cape Wide

Eat local fish this summer with Pier to Plate!

“If it’s Pier to Plate, you know it’s Cape caught.”
✔ Local ✔ Sustainable ✔ Delicious

On Memorial Day weekend, the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance launched an exciting new program, Pier to Plate, to create demand for lesser-known seafood. A small group of area restaurants, a fish market and a catering company will serve locally-caught dogfish and skate to their customers throughout the summer. A full list of participants is available at

Two New Summer Exhibits at Atwood House & Museum

Friday, May 26, 2017 to Friday, October 27, 2017
Atwood House Museum, 347 Stage Harbor Rd., Chatham, MA 02633

Two new Special Exhibits will open the Museum's summer season this year on May 26.Chatham in the Military: As our Nation emerged into a United States, wars shaped not only the boundaries of territories but the spirit and culture of who we are today. Chatham, like many small early colonial towns in our country, lost many men who fought for "freedom and justice" through time.

Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties 2017 Season May 5-October 9, 2017

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 11:00am to Monday, October 9, 2017 - 11:00am
180 Ocean St., Hyannis, Ma.

Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanty Season! May 5-June 11, 2017:  Open Weekends, Friday-Sunday 11AM -8PM   Hyannis “HyArts” Artist Shanties, 180 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA 508-862-4990

Browse among the seven colorful shanties featuring local artists who work and sell their wares right from their “seaside studios”.  Artwork varies and includes painting, jewelry, sculpture, glass, ceramics, mariner knot work, wood carving, and much more! Artists change weekly.  FREE family entertainment Thursdays-Saturday evenings, July/August. Shanties are open every day from June 12 through October 9.

Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 10:00am to Monday, October 9, 2017 - 5:00pm
Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich

Heritage opens its season (April 15-October 9) with a special exhibit, "Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views," featuring works by Paul Resika, April Gornik, Jim Holland, and 44 other premier American contemporary landscape painters. The artists use the traditional genre of landscape painting in compelling new ways, addressing contemporary issues of land use, nature appreciation, and ecology through their paintings of the American environment.