Topics: Community events

EAST HARWICH — Like other diseases, Alzheimer’s and dementia touch not only the patient but the entire family, particularly caregivers who may be elderly. Here’s a chance to help. Celebrate Summer Memories, which raises funds to give critical services to Cape Cod families coping with dementia, will host its 10th anniversary event on Aug. 25 at the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club. This is the single annual fund...

Against The Tide Fundraiser Aug. 13

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BREWSTER — Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) will hold its annual Against the Tide athletic fundraising event on Saturday, Aug. 13 at Nickerson State Park. The family-friendly event takes place rain or shine. Additionally, MBCC will host the Against the Tide August Virtual Event through Aug. 13. This event will feature a one-mile recreational and competitive swim, a half-mile recreational swim, certifi...

CHATHAM — The orbs are returning. The Monomoy Orb Project, which began last summer under the aegis of Monomoy Community Services, is back, with plans to distribute 100 decorative ceramic balls throughout town over the next 10 weeks. They'll be placed in public, town-owned locations, according to Graeme Milley, an MCS board member who oversees the project. “They'll be visible and accessible without disturbin...

BREWSTER – Cyclists descend on Cape Cod this weekend for the Pan-Mass Challenge, but next weekend is reserved for Against the Tide, the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition's largest annual fundraiser. Cheryl Osimo, MBCC executive director and outreach coordinator for the Silent Spring Institute, said organizers are expecting hundreds of swimmers, runners and walkers to compete in-person at Nickerson State Pa...

BREWSTER — Under sunny skies Saturday, hundreds of people converged on Drummer Boy Park for the 49th annual open air antiques fair. The event was organized by the Brewster Historical Society and included an antique and classic car show. The historical society’s Cobb House Museum at 739 Lower Rd. is also open for the season on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Windmill Village at Drummer Boy Par...

Toast Of Harwich A Big Hit At Wequassett Resort

By: William F. Galvin

EAST HARWICH — After a two-year postponement due to the pandemic, the Toast of Harwich was back in full swing at the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club Friday night. “It was spectacular, a record night,” Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Cyndi Williams said of the event. This was the 19th annual Toast and it drew a record crowd of 252 attendees, Williams said. The benefit featured specialty cuisine from l...

Volunteers Wanted For Tour De Trash This Weekend

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The town conservation department, Harwich Conservation Trust and AmeriCorps of Cape Cod are looking for helping hands in cleaning up the community. The seventh annual Tour de Trash will take place on Saturday. So gather your friends, family, coworkers and neighbors and register for the town beautification event. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 30. Conservation Adminis...

HARWICH – It looked like Fourth of July at Red River Beach on Saturday with an overflow of vehicles and a mad rush to dive into Nantucket Sound. The first Polar Plunge sponsored by the Harwich Police Department to raise funds for the Special Olympics drew an estimated 200 to 250 people, with 100 of them braving the chilly waters for a good cause. “It was a great day,” said Deputy Police Chief Kevin Considine. ...

Toast Of Harwich Returns To The Wequassett Inn

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – The Toast of Harwich will return in April. The annual event that showcases local restaurants’ cuisine and sampling of wines and beverages was postponed for two years due to the pandemic. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Cyndi Williams said the festive event will return to the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club on Friday, April 22, and there will be plenty of local restaurant participants and wine ...

Winter Dip At Bank Street Beach Helps Combat Addiction 

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – More than a dozen people took to the cold waters at Bank Street Beach last Thursday to honor a woman lost to the opioid drug epidemic over a decade ago and to raise funds for Recoverybuild, a new alternative peer group counseling center for teens. The Winter Dip is a fundraising event held across the Cape for Recoverybuild, which has mentoring centers in Falmouth and Harwich in partnership with the D...

Christmas In Harwich Gets Underway Dec. 3

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – The Chamber of Commerce is wrapping up plans for the Christmas in Harwich Weekend on Dec. 3 to 5. The weekend will include a visit from Santa, caroling, tree lighting, music and numerous other events.  The shops in town will offer holiday sales and specials, and businesses and local organizations will be holding open houses, said Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Cyndi Williams. Shoppers will...

Halloween Party At Harwich Community Center On Friday

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – It’s trick or treat on four wheels once again this year. The community center Halloween party on Friday, Oct. 29, will be a drive-through event, beginning at 5:30 p.,m. “It’s back by popular demand,” Community Center Director Carolyn Carey said. “We will have a drive-through service for you to collect your goodie bag. Dress up and drive in. There’s no need to get out of the car.” The event will...

Harwich Port Merchants Sponsor Festival Saturday

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH PORT – More than a dozen shops and businesses in the village will be joining together on Saturday to sponsor the first Harwich Port Merchants Fall Festival, featuring music, contests, craft sessions, face painting, raffles, specials and sidewalk sales. With a hint of fall in the air, the festival will include a raft of seasonal activities from a pie baking contest at Reciprocity's Cross Street Studio t...

HARWICH – The Harwich Cranberry Festival used to be known as “the biggest small town festival in the country,” but today it is on the brink of folding its tent. Without additional volunteers, this year's festival may have been the last, according to HCF President Ed McManus. The festival has been around for 45 years and only twice in that time frame was it canceled: last year because of the pandemic and abo...

CHATHAM – Traditionally, they travel by air on broomsticks, but next Saturday they'll take to the water, filling Oyster Pond with pointy hats, flowing black dresses and paddleboards. The non-profit Witches on the Water will hold a fundraising event at Oyster Pond beginning at 2 p.m. Oct. 2. Participants will be garbed in Halloween-style witchy attire as they paddle around the pond to raise money for the Family...

Fall For Harwich Returns

By: William F. Galvin

Hometown Parade Kicks Off Celebration Sunday, But Beach Day Cancelled HARWICH – After a year's hiatus due to the pandemic, Fall for Harwich is back, with numerous events scheduled over the next several weeks beginning with Sunday's Hometown Parade. Saturday's planned Beach Day, however, has been cancelled. The Harwich Cranberry Festival Committee announced that it was not able to muster enough volunteers to...