Chag Pesach Sameach!
Passover 2022 begins tonight and ends the evening of Saturday, April 23.
The Cape Cod Synagogue invites families to gather for a Passover Community Seder on Saturday, April 16. Hear the story of the Exodus, eat matzah and maror, and enjoy a traditional home-cooked meal. Seating will begin at 5 pm, and the seder will begin at 5:30 pm
Or join the synagogue’s Lunch Bunch on Wednesday, April 20 at 12:30 pm at the Cotuit Center for the Arts and tour current exhibits. RSVP, so that we may contact you case of changes or cancellation, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 508-775-2988.
Early riser Easter
A community service will be held outside at Saint Andrews by the Sea in Hyannisport at 5:45 am Sunday. All are welcome.
Participating churches and clergy will be Rev. Stephen Trimble (First Baptist Church, North Attleboro), Rev. Dr. John Terry (Interim Minister, South Congregational Church, Centerville), Pastor Jacky Johnson (The Rock Church, Hyannis), Rev. Derek White and Church member Rene’ King (The Federated Church of Hyannis), Rev. Robert Killeffer (Interim Minister, First Baptist Church of Hyannis), Major Dorris Haggerty (Salvation Army, Hyannis) and Rev. Mark Anschutz (Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Hyannisport).
Spring on Main
April 18-22 is school vacation in the public schools. The Cape Cod Maritime Museum will offer free admission all day on Thursday, April 21, courtesy of the Highland Street Foundation. On Saturday, April 23, celebrate the return of warmer weather from 10 am to 1 pm along Hyannis Main Street. Plans include live music, a mobile farmer’s market, crafts for kids, Gilbert the Party Pig and more! Grab breakfast on Main Street, and check out our beautiful spring flowers, a prelude to Hyannis Main Street’s becoming part of the Pollinator Pathway this summer.
Miles for Smiles
Get your buns registered for the April 23 Miles for Smiles 5K, 10K, 1-mile health walk or kids events, presented by the Hyannis Rotary. Or come on out Saturday morning for same-day registration, available from 7:30 am at Barnstable High School.
Miles for Smiles benefits Katelynn’s Closet which provides shoes, sports equipment and clothing to needy kids on the Cape. Last year’s virtual event raised over $22,000 on behalf of the nonprofit, allowing them to serve hundreds of additional kids.
The event this year will feature a beautiful 5K from Barnstable High School into Centerville, a 10K that adds a swing through Hyannisport, and a 1 mile fun/health walk. Whatever distance you choose, you’ll be supporting a great organization and for a safe outdoor activity.
The first 100 participants to sign up will receive an event T-shirt. All runners will receive a custom bib that includes a timing chip and a personalized digital keepsake photo.
Earth Day village clean-ups galore
The Barnstable Village Association is recruiting volunteers for Clean-up Barnstable Village Day next Saturday, April 23 in honor of Earth Day, from 9 to 11 am
Participants are asked to meet at the parking lot behind the Barnstable Village Fire Station (Route 6A) and should bring work gloves and small plastic bags. Large trash bags will be supplied.
Bring your kids, along with your own mug for coffee. After some socializing and a few donuts, everyone will be dispatched to beaches, parking lots and roadways to pick up litter. Questions? Visit the BVA website at www.barnstablevillage.org.
The West Barnstable Village Association also wants your help for its annual village cleanup that Saturday, April 23 from 8:30 am to noon. Meet outside the West Barnstable Community Building. Vests and trash bags provided. Bring your own work gloves.
Yarmouth townwide clean-up
Likewise, the Town of Yarmouth hosts its annual Community Cleanup Day on Saturday, April 23. Volunteers are invited to assemble at Yarmouth Town Hall, 1146 Route 28 in
South Yarmouth, to register from 8 to 9 am and work a 9 am to 11:30 am shift. Rain date: Saturday, April 30. Please pre-register for an area to clean up: https://signup.com/go/LWRdHdT
Wetu talk and trail walk
Join Nipmuc – Wampanoag Marcus Hendricks on Sunday, April 24, at 10 am for a one-mile Native American Walk/Talk along the Thacher Trail in Yarmouth Port, beginning at the meadow on the grounds of the Historical Society of Old Yarmouth.
Discussions will range from the Woodland Period through 200 years after the Contact Period; Hunting fishing, domestic life, and local Native American Thomas Greenough, one of the “Praying Indians” and last of the Nobscusset Tribe at Yarmouth. Tickets at www.hsoy.org/events.
The Great Barnstable Clean-up
On Sunday, May 1, community members are invited to join the Great Barnstable Cleanup, part of a town improvement initiative led by Keep Massachusetts Beautiful, Pick Up Mass, and the Cape Cod Package Store Fine Wine and Spirits in Centerville. Volunteers will get fresh air while assisting the town of Barnstable with a thorough spring cleaning. It’s a great opportunity to ensure the community is litter-free before summer arrives.
Participants are required to register in advance to participate in the cleanup. Volunteers will meet for the cleanup on May 1st at 12:30 pm at the Barnstable High School Parking Lot, 744 W Main St in Hyannis, MA. Clean up supplies including; Gloves, trash grabbers and safety vests and bags will be provided to all volunteers by on-site organizers, before they continue on to their assigned cleanup areas. The cleanup is scheduled to run until 3 pm
BHS Art & Fashion Shows April 29
The Barnstable High School Art Department hosts two great student events: The annual BHS Art Show and BHS Fashion Show, both taking place at the high school on Friday, April 29.
The Art Show will run from 5 to 6:30 pm in the BHS Innovation Learning Library. The public is invited to celebrate the creations and accomplishments of students from across many different artistic disciplines. The exhibit is completely created and curated by the students and includes work from the fine arts, graphic design, ceramics, animation, film making, woodworking, and fashion design classes at BHS. Visitors to this free show will have the opportunity to see an array of work spanning the artistic scope, from portraits painted in oil to short films and animations. The Annual Art show is made possible with generous support from the Enoch Cobb Fund.
All are invited to stay and enjoy the Fashion Show from 7 to 8:30 pm in the Performing Arts Center. The talented students are excited to host their first live show in three years and would like to celebrate their hard work. Seniors will present their collections, and all class levels will send their creations down the runway. Tickets are $5 apiece and available for purchase at the door. Proceeds will help support the BHS Fashion Program. Snacks will be available before the show and during intermission.
Applicants must complete the entire attached application, with supporting documents as outlined below, and return it to Yarmouth Town Hall no later than Friday, May 6. Return completed application to: Yarmouth Scholarship Fund Committee Town Administrator’s Office 1146 Route 28 South Yarmouth, MA 02664
Applicants must be residents of Yarmouth and attending college as an undergraduate. Scholarships are not available to graduate students. Please note: The committee does not save any application information from year to year. If you have previously received an award from the town, you must include all information required for the application to be considered complete.
Transfer station hours
The Town of Barnstable Department of Public Works Solid Waste Division will be closed Monday in observance of Patriots’ Day. Trash and recycling services will resume on a normal schedule Tuesday, April 19. For questions, call 508-420-2258.
Artsy Thursday evenings
The Hyannis HyArts Campus at the corner of Pearl and South streets is celebrating spring with open studios on the third Thursday of each month through September, starting April 21 from 4 to 7 pm Free parking available in the Guyer Barn and Town Hall parking lots.
Studios include the work spaces at 50 Pearl – Anne Tochka Gallery, 46 Pearl – Melissa Morris, and the Garage Studio – Carolyn Ferrell | Graceful Fire Glass. Visitors are invited to stop by each studio and explore artful creations, learn about artists’ creative process, and enjoy refreshments in the company of art lovers.
The Open Studio Third Thursdays series continues May 19, 4 – 7 pm; June 16, 5-8 pm; July 21, 5-8 pm; Aug. 18, 5-8 pm; and Sept. 15, 4-7 pm
The State 911 Department visited the Barnstable Police Department April 6 to present the Communications Division with a plaque expressing sincere gratitude to John Coulombe, Desiree Robinson and Alita Fontaine for their outstanding service and dedication to the profession of 911.
The men and women of the Yarmouth Police Department are extremely fortunate to have a group of selfless professionals who work as a team and get the job done day in and day out: Beth Berrigan, Monique Costa, Maria Curtis, Paul Leidenfrost, Emily Nuss, Sean Ryan, Jaime Sundby, and Kelly Repole.
Get outside for Words in the Wild
Barnstable Land Trust (BLT) is launching Words in the Wild, a unique hiking trail initiative that features four original site-specific poems penned by local poets. Each poem has been etched onto individual cedar trail signs that include a QR code connecting to audio recordings and other information.
Scheduled for Friday, April 22, Words in the Wild inspiration can be discovered on four BLT trails: “Let Red Live in Your Heart” by Kim Baker/Mashpee at Fuller Farm in Marstons Mills; “Prayer to the Living World” by Brett Warren/Yarmouth Port at Eagle Pond Sanctuary in Cotuit; “Ropes Field” by Diane Hanna/Cotuit at Ropes Field in Cotuit; and “Sanctuary” by Al Starkey/Yarmouth Port at Pogorelc Sanctuary in West Barnstable.
The program is the brainchild of author, poet, and artist Lauren Wolk, who approached BLT and her colleague Bob Nash of the Cultural Center of Cape Cod to partner on the initiative. The project illustrates the power of local collaborations, Said Janet Milkman, BLT’s executive director, “we hope that the Words in the Wild initiative will encourage people to get outside and experience the connection between art and nature on Earth Day and beyond.”
As part of its Earth Day celebration, BLT is also partnering with the Historical Society of Santuit and Cotuit on Saturday, April 23 for a Cotuit Community Beach Cleanup Day from 9 to 11 am Sites leaders will be at Ropes Beach, Loop Beach, and Oregon Beach.
To register for Ropes Beach or Loop Beach, contact Amy via email at email@example.com or call her at 508-428-0461. To register for Oregon Beach, contact Kelly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 508-771-2585 x102.