FINomenal Festival Saturday

By: Tim Wood

Topics: Benefits , Sharks

A photo opp with “Bruce” is one of the highlights of Saturday's FINomenal Fest in Chatham's Kate Gould Park. FILE PHOTO

CHATHAM – Get your shark on Saturday at the second annual FINomenal Fest at Kate Gould Park.

Sponsored by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy and Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, the free event features shark-themed games for kids and families, shark information and other shark-related activities.

Things begin at 10 a.m. with a free screening of “Great White Shark” at the Chatham Orpheum Theater. Activities in Kate Gould Park run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., where there will be face painting, games, and the opportunity to have a photo taken with “Bruce,” a replica of the shark from “Jaws.”

Event sponsorships and T-shirt sales help raise money for scholarships for local children to attend Audubon's natural history day camp in Chatham and the Conservancy's kids summer programs. Sponsors include the Chatham Cultural Council, the Women's Club of Chatham, the Chatham Clothing Bar and the Chatham Orpheum Theater.

For more information, visit www.atlanticwhiteshark.org.