Thursday, May 27, 2010


Since it has been feeling like summer, Sven dug out a Vassar shirt that he loves, purchased years ago, probably during a college reunion of mine.

One day, at the beach, a man approached and read the word VASSAR out loud. “Isn’t that a college for women?” the stranger asked.

“I used to be a woman back then,” Sven replied in a very serious voice, flexing his muscles ever so slightly.

So, that’s our Laugh-of-the-Day. Now that I have your attention, on to less frivolous matters: fund-raising events in Wellfleet this Memorial Day Weekend.

Friday, May 28th: Need a new mailbox? Purchase one from the Habitat for Humanity First Annual Mailbox Silent Auction. Over 50 unique creations by local artists will be available. 5 to 8 at the Chequessett Yacht and Country Club. Admission is $10.

May 29: From 8 to 3:30, head to the transfer station for the Cape Cool Annual Yard Sale. Always funky, this event never fails to please and creates scholarship funds for worthy young Wellfleetians, who intend to go into environmental studies.

May 29: Outer Cape Health Services is holding the 6th Annual Bernard Greenhouse & Friends Concert at the Congregational Church. This concert has a record of selling out fast, so call today if you do not yet have tickets, and support our local health services: (508) 487-9831.

May 30: Attend a brunch and Birdhouse Project Auction to benefit Preservation Hall, in the Main Street garden from 11 to 1; $15 entry fee entitles you to lunch. Each birdhouse is unique and created out of recycled materials by a member of our community.

All these events are most worthwhile.

Another reminder: Wellfleet is fortunate to have its own theater. Tonight, Thursday, May 27th, don’t miss the opening of the Wellfleet Harbor Actors’ Theater’s 26th season, which begins in style with Daughter of Venus by Howard Zinn, directed by Jeff Zinn. Daughter of Venus runs Thursday through Sunday, May 27th through June 26.