Cape Cod activities November 19-25: concerts, holiday shopping, flowers


Shop for Christmas decorations made of hand-blown glass

The 12th Annual Glassblower’s Christmas features hand-blown glass created by Cape Cod artists, displayed over a forest of Christmas trees. As part of the Christmas celebration, the Sandwich Glass Museum is also presenting its winter exhibit “Forever in Bloom: Florals Depicted in Glass”, featuring works from the Victorian era as well as examples of local artists. The show / indoor sale is free. The visit to the exhibition of the Glass Museum is a separate entrance.

When: 9.30am-5pm every day from Friday

Or: Sandwich Glass Museum, 129 Main Street.

Entrance to the museum for exhibitions: $ 12 adults, $ 2 children 6-14


Nantucket Historical Society launches wreath festival

The Festival of Wreaths is the celebration of the Nantucket Historical Association kicking off the holiday season. This community event features a range of wreaths made by Islanders from local businesses, nonprofits, schools and organizations. Visitors can bid on their favorite wreaths in an online silent auction to benefit the NHA’s outreach efforts. The festival and auction runs through November 27, but will be closed on November 21 and Thanksgiving Day.

When: opening 10 am-4pm Friday

Or: Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St., Nantucket

Admission: $ 20 adults, $ 5 young (admission to the museum)


Due to the efforts made, the Garden Club only hosts its holiday showcase every three years.  Due to COVID-19, the hiatus has been increased to four years.

Garden Club creates a floral holiday showcase and boutique

The Garden Club of Hyannis has transformed the Cape Cod Cultural Center into a vacation showcase with fresh flower arrangements and table settings, wreaths, garlands, potted plants, artwork, furniture and decorations. accents. Over 2,000 handcrafted holiday items will be for sale. The theme of the display, “Four Hundred Years of Vacation on Cape Cod,” celebrates the 400th anniversary of the pilgrims’ landing. Visitors will be able to ‘take a tour of the Cape’ as they travel from space to space, immersing themselves along the route in various iconic places and pastimes of Cape Town.

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When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, November 18 to 20

Or: Cape Cod Cultural Center, 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth

Admission: $ 20 to $ 25


The church hosts a sale of pies and a craft fair

Savory and sweet pies will be on sale on the outdoor grounds of Wellfleet’s First Congregational Church for one of the many pie and pastry sales taking place around Cape Town the weekend before Thanksgiving. Inside the church, a craft fair will feature knitted items, crafts, jewelry, and handmade doll clothes. There will also be a quilts raffle.

When: 10 am-3pm Saturday

Or: Wellfleet First Congregational Church, 200 Main Street.


Proceeds from the annual turkey shooting go towards the Yarmouth Food Pantry's ongoing efforts to provide food that residents of the Yarmouth area critically need.

Golf shootout to benefit Yarmouth Food Pantry

The Blue Rock Golf Course and the Yarmouth Food Pantry are teaming up for the 16th edition of the Turkey Shoot-Out and Food Pantry Drive. Up to 150 golfers will play on the course, with part of their registration fees going to the Yarmouth Food Pantry. Many golfers will win turkeys in competitions closest to the hairpin. Several winners often donate their turkeys to the cause. The public is also encouraged to drop off canned goods, non-perishable food and grocery gift cards at the Pro Shop throughout the day of the event.

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When: 10am Saturday

Or: Blue Rock Golf Course, 48 Todd Road, South Yarmouth

Admission: $ 65 per player


"Our provincial town: intimate portraits," by Barbara Cohen

Provincetown New Art Book Launch Readings

There will be a book signing and an art exhibit of the paintings Barbara Cohen included in her new book, “Our Provincetown: Intimate Portraits,” on the day it is launched by Provincetown Arts Press. The book includes essays by 60 writers – including Michael Cunningham, Kate Clinton, Marie Howe, Alison Bechdel, Paul Lisicky, and Nick Flynn – illustrated by around 80 of Cohen’s paintings depicting beloved places in Provincetown that the writers have chosen. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to attend and places are limited.

When: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday

Or: Mary Heaton Vorse House, 466 Commercial Street, Provincetown

Admission: Sorry; paint sales benefit home and press

Information and RSVP (required):

Cape Group creates Transgender Day of Remembrance

For this 23rd anniversary of Transgender Day of Remembrance, the Cape Town committee behind this cause invites all transgender, gender non-conforming and gender fluent people, and all allies of the community, to attend this vigil. virtual to honor and remember victims of anti-transgender violence. The evening will feature entertainment from El, Charlie Clark and O’The Fool and guest speakers including Violeta K. Haralampieva, a lawyer with the PAIR project, which represents trans clients seeking asylum in non-LGBTQIA + countries.

When: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday

Or: Virtual event

Admission: To free


Quartett Giocosa, a group of musicians from Cape Symphony, will perform "bucket list" string quartets Saturday in Chatham.  COURTESY PHOTO

The Quartett Giocosa will perform the “Bucket List” string quartets

The Giocosa Quartet returns to the stage with a concert of string quartets from the list of members: Brahms String Quartet No.1 and Grieg String Quartet No.1. These two favorites were chosen simply because after an 18-month hiatus, the quartet wanted to celebrate a comeback with music that says a lot about performers and audiences. Brahms did not release his first quartet until he was 40, having worked on the piece for many years before it was released. Grieg composed only one complete string quartet, a piece of music unique in its Nordic color, texture and rhythmic vitality.

Curious Cape Cod: Old Colony Railroad Hike in Wellfleet

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

Or: Chatham First Congregational Church, 650 Main Street, Chatham

Admission: $ 22


Courante is Brittany Lord on harpsichord, David Gable on violin, Molly Johnston on viola da gamba and Jan Elliott on recorder.

Concert with music, 17th and 18th century instruments

The Baroque music ensemble Courante will present a concert of chamber music from the 17th and 18th centuries entitled “Fantasy and invention”. Matthew Locke and Georg Philipp Telemann. The name “Courante” was inspired by the baroque dance form of this name characterized by lively and elegant triple meter rhythms. By tradition, the group incorporates at least one piece of this type in each program.

When: 3 p.m. Sunday

Or: Church of the Messiah, 22 Church Street, Woods Hole

Admission: Suggested donation of $ 20

Information:, 508-540-0865

String musicians from the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra perform at a recent concert.

Listen to “Sustaining Sounds” by the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra

The Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra’s Sustaining Sounds, the band’s second performance this season, features a collection of string music in a sustainability program on Cape Cod. On the program, CCCO will perform “Adagio for Strings” by Barber, “” by Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings “and” Entr’acte “by Caroline Shaw. A preview of the music from this program will take place on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center.

When: 3 p.m. Sunday

Or: Yarmouth New Church Preservation, 266 Main Street, 6A, Yarmouth Harbor

Admission: $ 35 general admission, free for children and students


Pies and gift shopping at Atwood

Pumpkin, apple and pecan pies are available to pre-order and take out, while other pies and other goodies like bread and cookies will be sold in the museum for this pre-holiday event. The museum shop will have its annual historic transport sale; stock items include pottery, beeswax candles, pewterware, pillows, rugs, puzzles, toys, books and more. The museum will also host the Stuff-a-Sleigh Campaign, where new or hand-knitted children’s winter clothing and accessories will be collected at the Atwood and donated to the Chatham Angel Fund of the Chatham Children’s Fund. Donations can be deposited at the bake sale and until December.

When: 9:30 am Tuesday

Or: Atwood Museum, 347 Stage Harbor Road, Chatham


Speaker reveals the history of colonial gardens

Guest speaker Joyce Prince will discuss colonial gardens, the women who cultivated them and their place in the home. Just in time for Thanksgiving, attendees will hear about some of the medicinal and culinary uses of plants and herbs commonly grown at home, as well as the folklore associated with them.

When: 5 p.m. Tuesday

Or: Focus on the event

Admission: To free


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