Friday, August 19, 2011

What's Up this Weekend in Wellfleet?

Yesterday I attended a fascinating talk at Preservation Hall. It was about the health of our ponds and oysters as a possible alternative to sewers. Since the subject was water, I was able to say a few words about saving our sole-source aquifer from herbicidal spraying once the invited speakers were done. I will report on the talk in a later post, once I have time to read my notes and gather my thoughts, but, for now, here are a few events that you should not miss this weekend:

David Wright will perform at Mayo Beach tonight, a free concert that I can recommend. Come celebrate 25 years of music with David, who was profiled in the Banner.

The Second Annual Friends of the Wellfleet Libraries Book Sale will take place on Sunday morning in the Town Hall parking lot. It has been postponed twice. Lots of great used books available at low prices.

Take in a play at WHAT and tell Jeff Zinn how much he will be missed. (Zinn is stepping down as artistic director after 23 years.)

Payomet, in Truro, offers Kevin Rice's now classic "Hoppers Ghosts" August 18-21, with Wellfleet's own Stephen Russell as Edward Hopper. (Although I should probably also mention Kevin lives here, too!)

If you like music, the Brentwood Brass Band will play at 7:30 on Sunday at the Congregational Church or take in saxophonist Benny Sharoni at 8:30 at Winslow's Tavern, Friday through Sunday.

Looking beyond the weekend, Edith Pearlman will speak about her short story collection at the library at 8 pm on Monday, and Mark Gabrielle will discuss "Woodcarvings by Johnathan Kendall" at Prez. Hall, 7 pm, Tuesday.

On Wednesday, the Cape Cod Modern House Trust presents a lecture by historian
Kenneth Frampton on Modern Architecture in America and its Regional Manifestations, 8 pm at the library, or enjoy Jimmy Tingle at Prez. Hall, or attend one of the last square dancing sessions of the season, on the pier.

Whew! Lots going on.

Also, check out the new guide to Cape Cod, InsideOUT.

Finally, one more thing. Consider volunteering for Meals on Wheels. Drivers are needed. Monday through Friday, between 10 and noon. Contact Cindy Cullen at (50*) 394 4630, ext. 530.