Thursday, April 15, 2010

What's Going On in Wellfleet Patriots' Day Weekend?

Time for an update on life, in general, on the Outer Cape, this April. The weekend forecast is not ideal, but we do have two reluctant couples heading down, one for the Green Room, one for Seagull Cottage. There's lots to do in Wellfleet when the sun isn't shining. Fortunately, these folks arrive Saturday, so at least they will have sunshine for the whole day on Monday! Whale-watching, off Provincetown, would be my first choice, even with gray skies. As I wrote earlier in the week, forty right whales have been spotted in Cape Cod Bay. It is also great fun to walk the beach at Duck Harbor. This week I found some beautiful shells there.

The Wellfleet Harbor Actors' Theater now offers non-blockbuster movies, the type Sven and I prefer: Saturday, The Horse Boy; Sunday, the Grateful Dead, in concert. (Also, aspiring actors, note that WHAT auditions for the summer season will take place next week, April 23 and 24!)

Wellfleet Preservation Hall is again raising money to complete the building project. Needed ? $800,000. If you happen to be in New York next Thursday, April 22, attend "New York on the Half Shell," a cocktail party with television celebrity Meredith Vieira as honorary chair. Tickets are $150. If you cannot get to New York, bid on one of four great auction items through the Preservation Hall Web site. And, while in Wellfleet this weekend, stroll down Main Street to admire progress on our future community center.

Take a painting workshop April 17 and 18th, 9 to 11, at the Castle Hill Center for the Arts, in Truro. Mike Carroll will be teaching abstract painting. (I'm not an artist, but I do find art on the beaches of Wellfleet and use my camera to record what I see. Check out these images of seaweed, photographed this week.)

Finally, at Quiet Minds Studio, on Sunday, 8:30 a.m., Zack will be leading yoga. Or, how about signing up for a great massage?