“Winter Break Arts Day” A collection of classes for children presented by the Cultural Center of Cape Cod
“Winter Break Arts Day”
A collection of classes for children presented by the Cultural Center of Cape Cod.
South Yarmouth--Winter break is a time for children to recharge and enjoy some much-needed relaxation. This year, however, many families may have a hard time finding ways to keep the kids entertained. To make things easier (and more fun), the Cultural Center of Cape Cod is happy to host its first “Winter Break Arts Day” on February 19, from 10am-5pm, for ages 9 and up.
Children will enjoy three classes, all taught by celebrated Cape artist and educator Nathan Olin. First up is Wandcraft, the art of wand making, from 10-noon, followed by Clay Jewelry, from 1-3pm, and Button Making from 3:30-5pm. There will also be a lunch break from noon-1pm, when the students will enjoy the lunch they bring from home … and a scavenger hunt! Social distancing and mask usage will be observed throughout. The cost for the entire day is $55 per child, which includes all materials, with the exception of lunch and masks. The classes are also available separately, but there is a discount for those who register for all three.
Registration for “Arts Day” is easy, either online at www.cultural-center.org or by calling 508-394-7100. The website and staff can also provide information about the Cultural Center’s other upcoming events, exhibits, and classes, and its protocols during COVID-19.
The Cultural Center of Cape Cod is located at 307 Old Main Street in the beautiful Bass River neighborhood of South Yarmouth.
Gardens Aglow 2020
Gardens Aglow is back this year with some changes for the pandemic. I was given two tickets to Gardens Aglow on 12/3 at 6:30pm in return for an unbiased blog post about the event. Gardens Aglow at Heritage Gardens is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night from 4:30-8:30pm with timed tickets starting on the half hour. You may arrive 30 minutes before your timed ticket time to park and bundle up and stay as long as you want until close. Tickets cost $18 Adult, $16 Adult Member, $9 Youth (Ages 3-17), $8 Member Youth (Ages 3-17) and free for children 2 or younger and is currently sold out. Food can be bought at the Cafe and from the food trucks.
We arrived right at 6pm on Thursday night with temperatures in the low forties so bundled up everyone was comfortable. Due to the pandemic Gardens Aglow was a little different this year. For starters everything including Santa is outside so no car museum, exhibit buildings or carousel. They did a wonderful job of setting the train up outside by the windmill and lighting the whole new area that is behind the windmill and wraps back around to the main path. On this path there are some beautiful projected lights on the trees. Santa can be found on the outdoor stage but we didn't take an up close look as the kids were not interested. We wound our way down through the gardens by finding each of the eight reindeer and saved marshmallow roasting for last and to do on the way out (the pits are next to the cafe this year). All the lights were beautiful. My favorites were the flower lights by the windmill and the lights projected on the trees. My only complaint is it was more crowded than I expected and socially dstancing by others was lacking at times. Words can’t really capture the lights so here are some pictures.
Please join Peace for Ponies, a Wareham-based animal rescue, for an awesome barnyard story hour and animal-themed activity! The event will take place outdoors on September 26th from 2-4pm. The admission fee is a $10 donation to the rescue per child. We will be following social distancing guidelines. Please call (508) 667- 8638 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve spots and receive additional information. We hope to see you there!!!
***Children will have the opportunity to meet the rescue animals, including Charles the baby donkey!!***
Peace for Ponies a Program run by Earth Lodge LTD is a 501C non profit that saves animals. Our goal is to teach compassion. We specialize in pregnant miniature horses and donkeys but will take in most animals if we have funds and room. We allow our rescues time to heal and find them amazing homes.
Our future goal is to save babies taken from moms that ship and find them forever homes. We intend to continue to get others involved in animal protection and preserving the earth. We teach compassion through our FB page and have volunteers who grow and learn from the rescues. In the future we would love to be able to have a larger facility, presently we have two stalls which limits us but as you can see we have saved many. We also help place many animals without ever seeing them. Join us as we work to save more.
Highfield Hall & Gardens to introduce the summer exhibition,Your Utopia: Lessons from the Fairies Highfield Hall’s latest Fairy House installation.
Highfield Hall & Gardens to introduce the summer exhibition,
Your Utopia: Lessons from the Fairies Highfield Hall’s latest Fairy House installation.
On view July 1, 2020, through September 30, 2020
(Falmouth, Massachusetts): Highfield Hall & Gardens is pleased to announce the exhibition Your Utopia: Lessons from the Fairies, fairy house creations made by artists, families, and young children. The house and gardens are open for exploration, so come discover different interpretations of Utopia found nestled along the paths, nooks, and crannies on the property.
The Utopian theme for the 2020 Fairy House exhibition has taken on various meanings throughout history and seems especially pertinent now. The values of peace, simplicity, and nature that fairies embody can be a sign of hope in uncertain times. A Garden of Eden, Shangri-La, and Paradise are some popular depictions of Utopia from the past, all mysterious and sought after, much like the legend of fairies who may exist yet remain elusive. In Highfield’s latest installment, Your Utopia: Lessons from the Fairies, a number of returning artists contribute their visions of Utopia, with several newcomers joining them to fill the grounds and parts of the house with their testaments to nature, fairies, and an idealized take on life.
The 19th century saw a surge of Utopian communities which sought harmony in an idealized separate society, where members lived and worked in unison with one another. Some Utopian societies were religious in nature, such as the Shakers, America’s longest-lived Utopian experiment. Others were motivated by economic, philosophical, or even artistic ideals. Communities such as Fruitlands in Harvard, Massachusetts subscribed to Transcendentalist philosophy, with emphasis on self-improvement and education. One enduring figure, William Morris, was a 19th century British artist, poet, novelist, and founder of the Arts and Crafts movement. Morris lived amongst a community of like-minded individuals in which the unification of nature, beauty, and work could counter the negative effects of widespread industrialization. Morris believed that art had the power to shape society. Right now, the idea of a perfect society feels distant, as dystopian themes dominate popular culture and media.
A Utopian fairy house offers a much-needed glimpse into a life in which nature is its core, hopeful for a positive and humanitarian future. The exhibition runs from July 1 through September 30, 2020.
Highfield Hall will follow safety protocols by restricting the number of people in the gallery at one time.
Tuesday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
About Highfield Hall & Gardens
The house is a rare surviving example of transitional Stick Style architecture, containing beautiful gardens located in the heart of Falmouth, Massachusetts. It is a unique combination of a historic house, expansive gardens and trails, and a vibrant cultural center. Built in 1878 as the summer home for Boston's Beebe family, the house sits on 5.5 pristine acres surrounded by nearly 400 acres of conservation land and public walking trails. Highfield Hall & Gardens is not your typical historic estate. It is an example of a historic building saved by grassroots community organizing. An effort of tenacity and vision that continues as new research on the structure and its story of the people who lived here add to the building's significance. It offers world-class music, international art exhibitions, culinary classes, family programs, and year-round special events. For more information, visit highfieldhallandgardens.org.
Highfield Hall & Gardens' mission is to honor the beauty and historic significance of the house and grounds by providing high-quality artistic, cultural, and educational programs for the enrichment of our community and visitors of all ages.
SHABBAT ACROSS AMERICA!
March 13, 2020, 5:30 pm dinner, 6:30 pm service
The Cape Cod Synagogue of Hyannis is pleased to invite all Jewish Cape Codders – singles, couples, LGBT, partners of other faiths and children of all ages to participate in the nation-wide, 24th annual, Shabbat Across America. On Friday, March 13, the Synagogue will open its doors to all Jews and their families providing a warm welcome, a complimentary, traditional Shabbat meal and a fun, inspiring and engaging Shabbat service.
Shabbat Across America and Canada, established by the National Jewish Outreach Program (NJOP), is designed to introduce unaffiliated Jews to the beauty and significance of the Jewish Sabbath, and is also the first and only program aimed at uniting Jews across the United States and Canada through one single event.
To participate, contact: email@example.com or (508)775-2988 with your reservation for dinner and indicate you are an unaffiliated member wishing to take part in the Shabbat Across America event.
For families or individuals with tots ages 0-5, please also join us before the dinner, from 5:00-5:30 pm, for TOT SHABBAT, with lively singing, blessings and storytelling.
Cape Cod Synagogue, 145 Winter St, Hyannis MA 02601 https://capecodsynagogue.org/
Good Grief Cape Cod presents Expressive Art Therapies WINTER Family Camp Day
Good Grief Cape Cod announces its 2nd seasonal Expressive Art Family Camp Day to be held on Saturday March 14th at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel located at 350 Quaker Road in North Falmouth. Children and their families and caregivers will have the opportunity to explore the world of expressive art therapies as coping tools for grief. Join our friends of Watermelon Alligator Theatre Co, Shara Bonpietro LHMC, 508 Dance Therapy, Sam Holmstock of Drumming Strategies for Healing, Dance Fitness with Donna, Dr. Anastasia Galanapolus of Galanapolus Education and Training, and Amy Wyman of Good Grief Cape Cod as they provide thought provoking workshops for participants of all ages. These workshops will offer drama ,dance, drumming, visual arts, mindfulness in our daily lives and healthy eating habits, all important topics that can be used as tools when grieving any type of loss. Take time to relax and treat yourself to a massage with Taylor, try some Color Street Nails with Beth, and learn about Essential Oils. This event is free to grieving children and families thanks to our event sponsors the Sea Crest Beach Hotel and Falmouth Road Race INC. Got Grief? Lets Grieve Together!
This event is free to children and families who are coping with any type of loss. You must register for this event by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling Good Grief Cape Cod @ 774-302-0427
Special thanks to Sea Crest Beach Hotel and Falmouth Road Race INC.
About Good Grief Cape Cod a 501 c3
Founded in the fall of 2018, Good Grief Cape Cod's mission is to promote positive change to how we as a society respond to grief by providing community engagement opportunities, sharing information and educational workshops. that provide our community with ways to help children and families cope with death and tragedy. We offer expressive art therapy support programming for children ages 2.9-21 years of age and lending libraries throughout Cape Cod.
Days will be centered around:
Days at the park that we can conveniently run from the gym on the rail trail
This program is offered to kids from 6-12 and will be held
1/DAY WEEK $40/MTH
2/DAYS A WEEK $50/MTH
3/DAYS A WEEK $70/MTH
You do not need to be a member to join Phase 2 NINJAS. If a family member decides to join the gym, they will receive $10 off their monthly membership!
15 Atlantic Ave, South Yarmouth, MA 02644 www.phase2fitness.us 508-619-6123
Cape Cod Moms announces the 3rd Annual Cape Cod Parent Resource Fair to be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 9am to 1pm in the Café at Cape Cod Community College, located at 2240 Iyannough Road in Barnstable, MA. All parents, caregivers as well as children will enjoy this educational and fun resource fair sponsored by Bridgeview Montessori School, Cape Cod Healthcare & The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod. Connect with local family friendly nonprofits, resources, and businesses that are dedicated to helping families in our community grow and prosper. The event will feature local experts to help educate families on parent focused topics including “Navigating Grief with Your Family” presented by Good Grief Cape Cod; “Books Build Conversations: Family Story Time” with Eight Cousins; Empowering Children About Body Safety with Children’s Cove; and “Family Design – A Family Approach to Happiness, Health & Success” with Lamperti Counseling & Consultation. There will also be complimentary entertainment including a Princess Party, a dance session with Turning Pointe Dance Studio, a Magic Show with the Magicompany & music fun with Amy Wyman.
Tickets are only $2 for adults, children are FREE. Tickets can be purchased in advance via the Cape Cod Moms website or obtained for FREE via the participating vendors. Each ticket holder will be entered to win a Cape Cod Moms swag bag and will be given complimentary raffle tickets for additional chances to win any of the additional giveaways from local establishments.
Special thanks to Cape Cod Conservatory; Cape Cod Radio; Elevated Impressions; Falmouth Chamber of Commerce; YMCA Cape Cod; Duffy Health Center; The Child Safe Division of American Income; Arc of greater Plymouth & Upper Cape Cod; Good Grief Cape Cod; Spaulding Center for Children; Crayon College; Gary DellaPosta, CPA and Attorney Monique Sadarangani for helping make this event possible!
For more information including a list of all participants, entertainment schedule and speaker schedule please visit our website: http://www.capecodmoms.com/parent-expo.html
About Cape Cod Moms
Cape Cod Moms was founded in 2010 as a free resource, a place to network and collaborate for moms and parents on Cape Cod. Our blog is designed to help Cape Cod Moms connect with other moms, parents, and caregivers to empower the community with knowledge and support. Today much of our culture focuses on celebrity perfection, which fosters a desire in women and caregivers to do everything right. This is an impossible achievement for anyone and leaves women feeling overworked as the try to strive for a standard only achieved in the media. Cape Cod Moms is a supportive safe-haven for moms to know they aren't alone in the obstacles they face every day; other moms and caregivers struggle to get it all done too!
Local Cape Cod Mom, Erin Edwards, owner of Upper Cape Med Aesthetics, has partnered with Cape Cod Moms on their upcoming new location Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Erin who has partnered with us in the past through our giveaways will be opening her new location in Town Hall Square of Falmouth. We invite you to join us on November 22, 2019 at 5pm as Amy will go LIVE on Facebook during a treatment given by Erin! Come join us, have some fun and mix and mingle with new friends and old as we take a little time to pamper ourselves before the holiday season gets fully underway!
Join us on Saturday November 23rd for our annual Holiday Faire at St. Barnabas Parish Hall Main St. Falmouth!
Cape Cod Moms