Thursday, July 02, 2009

Activity Round-up

Here's a photo from the first week of July 2008. July 2009 has begun, but who would have guessed? Drizzle, clouds, fog, weathermen predicting at least two more weeks of this horrible cold weather. America has just had the worst economic crisis in decades, California is in a dire financial state, and now summer is a no-show in New England. If Wellfleet's weather may not be ideal for the usual summer activities, there's always a lot going on here on the Outer Cape. Do not forget to visit public library’s calendar of events for evening options on a rainbow of topics. How about going to the theater while in Wellfleet? The 25th season plays performed so far this year at WHAT have received rave reviews. WHAT for Kids kicks off July 7. During the day, admire new paintings in our galleries. Left Bank Gallery starts its season with talented artist Jim Holland who captures Cape light in fascinating ways. Wellfleet Preservation Hall organized the great garden tour. Find other summer activities to benefit WPH here. The Historical Society will hold another house tour July 12, the same day as the library's annual book sale. Sign up to see Wellfleet’s modern houses and find info about a symposium here for the weekend of August 22-23. Truro is celebrating 300 years this summer, and so natives,non-residents and tourists alike get to take in interesting lectures, walks, etc available in our neighboring town. Check out activities at the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, where there are still openings for some workshops. Whew! That’s a lot going on, and thank you to all the organizations, which sent me reminders. Now, on to one more thing. Last week the Wellfleet Citizens’ Economic Development Committee presented its final conclusions to the Board of Selectmen. I was not able to attend but wanted everyone to read Marilyn Miller’s account here. The most important conclusion, in my opinion, is that Wellfleet be considered a year-round destination and be promoted as such with a comprehensive Web site separate from the Chamber of Commerce, one that would allow us all to receive information on everything that is going on here with a click of the mouse.