Friday, November 27, 2009

What’s Happening This Weekend in Wellfleet?

Need a few ideas of what to do with the rest of the Thanksgiving holiday? A tour of the harbor might reveal floats, like these, covered with barnacles. Cape Cool is holding a potluck today, so head to the library for free music from 6 to 7, "Green Songs for a Blue Guitar." Many of Wellfleet's galleries will also be open. I made note of the Small Works show at Harmon Gallery, Saturday, from 5 to 7, and the special Cigar Box Art show at the Sandpiper Gallery, 5 to 8, a benefit for Helping Our Women. Karol Richardson is holding its biannual sale. The shop in Wellfleet will be closed but lots of truly amazing deals can be found at the Orleans location. WHAT’s Yule for Fuel is starting up again with a first performance Saturday night. Don’t miss this chance to hear Robert Finch read in person, as well as to assist Wellfleetians in need of fuel for the coming winter. Review Saturday’s program here. And, for folks with kids, check out the National Seashore event, Saturday from 1 to 3, at the Atwood Higgins House where candles will be made, wool spun, and native foods prepared. Sounds like great fun! Yesterday Sven and I walked the grounds with my daughter and her husband and showed them the dilapidated barn, above. (My daughter commented that the Seashore should hire some expensive lawyers to challenge the folks doing renegade building and use the money from the lawsuit to restore this barn, which looks as if the wind might knock it over in the next big storm!) We also stopped at Corn Hill, where someone had left an offering of corn, both super-sized modern ears and original mini-corn …. How far we have come?