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Food Truck Party

Two dozen food trucks will be heading to the Cape Cod Fairgrounds on Saturday August 7 from noon to 5 p.m. to eat, drink, have fun and more. In addition to trucks, participants will find over 50 craft beers, family activities and lawn games.

Here is a sample of the truck menus that festival attendees will have the chance to try: Binge BBQ, Trolley Dogs, Grilled Cheese Lobsta Love, Olivia’s Organics, Travelin ‘Bones, Shishkaberry’s chocolate-dipped strawberries, TC Scoops and Whoopie Pies.

For craft beer lovers, each brewery will have a choice of three to five different beers: DuClaw Lawson’s Finest, Toppling Goliath Press Hard Seltzer, Citizens Cider, Flying Monkey, Mighty Squirrel and Jiant Hard Kombucha.

General admission tickets are available to purchase in advance for $ 5 or at the door for $ 10. VIP HOUR tickets are also available online for $ 25 and Beer Lover’s packages for $ 43 online only. To purchase tickets, please visit The Cape Cod Exhibition Center is located at 1220 Nathan Ellis Highway, East Falmouth.

Archeology of wrecks

The Yarmouth Harbor Library will host a free lecture entitled “The Science and History of Archeology and Wreck Conservation” by Marie Kesten Zahn on Saturday 7 August from 1pm to 2:30 pm.

Zahn’s long list of references includes the Administrator of the Historical Society of Old Yarmouth, the Director of the Brooks Academy Museum, and the A. Elmer Crowell Decoy Barn Museum of the Harwich Historical Society; a mapping and archiving project for Woodside Cemetery in Yarmouth Harbor; and a volunteer solar system ambassador for NASA. She also worked for three years at the Whydah Pirate Museum as an archaeologist, curator and coordinator of science education.

Register online at or call 508-362-3717 to reserve a spot.

The Yarmouth Harbor Library will host a free lecture titled "The science and history of archeology and wreck conservation" by Marie Kesten Zahn on Saturday August 7 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Shower people

Watch this James Taylor Tribute Band in concert at the Cultural Center on Saturday August 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday August 8 at 3 p.m. Come listen and sing along with Cape Cod’s Greg Johnson and his band as they share the story of the man and recreate the music that has touched millions of people around the world.

Although Taylor’s career lasted long after his success in the ’60s and’ 70s, this tribute show focuses on his youth and his music. Hear the story behind each song and be invited to sing along to some of JT’s most famous hits.

The Cultural Center welcomes "Shower people," a tribute band to James Taylor, Saturday August 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday August 8 at 3:00 p.m.

The JT Tribute Band includes Greg Johnson (guitar and vocals), Brian Morris (keyboard, mandolin, electric guitar and backing vocals), Derick Bousseier (drums), Janet Leahy (backing vocals), Julie Sieben (backing vocals), Bruce Abbott (flute and saxophone) ). $ 25. To reserve, dial 508-394-7100. Cape Cod Cultural Center, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.

More live music

Drumma Queens, a female percussion ensemble playing a variety of West African rhythms, is scheduled to perform the Summer Concert Series at Parker’s River Beach on Wednesday, August 9 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. BYOBeach chair.

Drumma Queens, a female percussion ensemble, is due to play cheerful noise and positive, healing vibes at Parker's River Beach on Wednesday, August 9, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

2D Kids Cape Cod Summer

Lenore Lyons leads a three-part, half-day art workshop for children at the Cultural Center from Tuesday to Thursday, August 10, 11 and 12, 9:30 a.m. to noon. This course is for children from 7 to 12 years old.

We will have fun drawing and painting Cape Cod animals, plants and landscapes while experimenting with familiar and new art supplies. We will play with words and a variety of ways to add letters for large and small messages.

Art students will compile their work in a spiral-bound art journal; there will be additional pages to continue on their own. Space is limited. $ 150 / $ 135 for members. To register, visit or call 508-394-7100. Cape Cod Cultural Center, 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth.

Olivia Loffredo, 9, of St. Pius X School in South Yarmouth, is one of the winners of the Steamship Authority's sixth annual “Sail Into Imagination” art competition for K-12 students.  The winning artwork will be featured in a 2022 calendar, aboard SSA ferries and on the SSA website at:

Free for all summer

Join the Cape Cod Cultural Center on Friday, August 13 from noon to 4 p.m. for the fourth in a series of free summer family fun days.

“Let’s Make Music” will feature activities for the whole family, including two musical demonstrations, open studio tours with our resident artists, exhibits in all five galleries, and hands-on music-for-all-themed activities.

Come have fun creating cardboard tambourines, ice cream stick harmonicas and making music on our music wall. Entrance and all activities are free!

The Cultural Center expects all people who have not been fully vaccinated to wear masks at all times while in our buildings. More information at: or call 508-394-7100. Cape Cod Cultural Center, 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth.

Athletics registration

Monday August 16 is the deadline to register for fall sports in the DY Regional School District. Students must have a valid physical exam on file and complete an online concussion course. Register online or call 508-398-7645 with any questions.

At the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis Thursday, August 19 at 4 p.m.: Joseph Garver, Curator Emeritus, Harvard Map Collection, will explore how Cape Cod's maps and cartographers reveal not only a changing natural environment, but also a more wide of verifiable data, myths and fabrication.  $ 10 members / $ 12 non-members.

Opening reception

The Cultural Center will open five new exhibitions on Friday, August 20, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Entrance is free and everyone is welcome.

The Northside Artists will exhibit works of art in a variety of styles and mediums in the Constantinidis Great Hall from August 18-28; Carol Flax’s Cut Paper Mosaics, in the Saben Board Room Gallery August 18-28; “Draw, add water and paint”, works of art in different mediums and styles from the Fresh Paint Gallery, in the Blue Room Gallery from August 18 to 28; “Remembering”, an international jury exhibition presenting the effects of September 11, 2001 in the education wing from August 11 to September 16; “The Inspiration Chamber”, a sanctuary filled with moving images intended to inspire, focus energy and reduce the world to a small space where visitors can settle in, breathe and let their ideas express themselves, in the Vault of the August 18 to 28.

Le Mans seaside

Racing and non-racing sponsorships are available for The Davenport Companies’ 20th annual fast-paced event featuring Formula 1 European-style racing karts on Saturday, September 11. For more information on sponsorship, contact Kelsey Ellis at 508-760-9265.

Each kart team has six drivers, with the sponsors choosing their own team. They run for four hours on a quarter-mile track around bends and under a catwalk in this thrilling endurance race held at Mashpee Commons.

All proceeds from the event are donated to the Cape Cod Foundation, which annually distributes 100% of the funds to designated beneficiaries.

The race is free to spectators, and there is also entertainment, kids’ activities, shopping and dining at Mashpee Commons. Come make it a day!

Sponsorships are now available for The Davenport Companies' 20th Annual Seaside Le Mans Race at Mashpee Commons.  The European-style Formula 1 go-kart race is scheduled for Saturday, September 11.

Dennis Town Meeting

A special city meeting will be held on October 26 at 7:00 p.m. inside the Nathaniel H. Wixon Innovation School auditorium, 901 Route 134.

The deadline for submitting a citizen petition, which can be done at the clerk’s office, is September 7 at 4 p.m.

Friday, October 15 is the deadline to register to vote, when the clerk’s office will set up special hours and will remain open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information, call the clerk’s office at 508-760-6112.


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