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Brewster is a historic sea captains' town located on the Cape Cod Bay side of the Cape in Barnstable County. Brewster is proud of their award winning drinking water and two nationally acclaimed 18-hole golf courses as well as a great place for horseback riding and sailing.

Enjoy a number of interesting and historical attractions including the Cape Code Museum of Natural History, the New England Fire & History Museum, the Brewster Historical Society and the Crosby Mansion.

The Cape Rep Theatre often performs at the Drummer Boy Park also known as the playground by the sea. Experience "Brewster in Bloom" which occurs in April. It offers a parade and a chowder fest as well as a flea market with arts and crafts.

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Building Kites

Come celebrate Earth Day with miniature kite builder, kite designer and flyer, Glenn Davison of Kiting USA, internationally known as a speaker and workshop leader. He has delivered hundreds of workshops in many countries around the world and will now bring his knowledge of aerodynamics and skills to the Museum on Earth Day! Building and flying your own kite is fun and rewarding.  In less than an hour you can build kites that fly better than many kites you would buy in a store and you gain the satisfaction of doing it yourself.

Each person who attends the workshop will build and decorate their own kite. 

Please take a look at Glenn's website: http://davisong.wix.com/kite-workshops

All the materials will be provided and the workshop is for everyone from 8 to 108. Flying line is included.

Glenn has created more than 50 miniature kite designs, which have won first place for smallest, best in flight, and judge’s special awards.  Join Glenn and participate in this exciting kite workshop! 

 Workshop Only: $25 / Door $35

Includes Materials /Space Limited

Workshop/Non-Member Admission Combo: Adults $33 / Children $29  *Available online only

 For more information please call: 508-896-3867, ext. 133



When: Aug 17, 2016 11 AM in Brewster, Massachusetts (Wed, 17 Aug 2016 11 )
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards District 7950
Please do not register through this Eventbrite page unless you have submitted an application to your local Rotary club AND receive either an acceptance or alternate letter. PLEASE NOTE: In addition to registering on Eventbrite, you must also send the student registration form to the RYLA registrar. This is located at here. The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a program devoted to making stronger leaders out of the youth of our community. This intense program rewards students with leadership potential a fully paid conference where they learn leadership and service through various speakers and activities. Each year, thousands of students participate in RYLA programs worldwide. In our district, high school sophomores and juniors spend three days at a camp in Cape Cod where they learn valuable leadership skills that will aid them in their futures. This camp is run by students who are veterans of the program as well as Rotarians. This year’s RYLA Conference takes place at the beautiful Cape Cod Sea Camps in Brewster, MA from May 20th to May 22nd, 2016.  Every year the program and new theme are chosen by RYLA Alumni, selected from previous year’s RYLA participants for their leadership skills.  Together with their Rotarian advisors, the Alumni develop a weekend filled with engaging speakers, thought provoking workshops, seminars and the ever popular ropes course.  Every RYLA includes the following topics: Fundamentals of leadership  Ethics of positive leadership  Importance of communication skills in effective leadership  Problem-solving and conflict management  Building self confidence and self-esteem  Elements of community service and global citizenship The RYLA Weekend is free to all participants who are selected by a Rotary Club to attend.   Please note that the RYLA weekend is a full commitment for all – and all students are required to attend the entire weekend – our event kicks off around 1pm on Friday May 20th and will end around 5:30pm on Sunday, May 22nd. Transportation times leading into and from the event will be designed around those core times. Please contact the RYLA Committee at ryla7950@gmail.com with any questions. Please leave an email with a contact number with which to best reach you and we will respond as soon as we can.

When: May 20, 2016 1 PM in Brewster, Massachusetts (Fri, 20 May 2016 13 )
New England Produce Council Produce & Floral Expo
When: Sep 21, 2016 12 AM to Sep 23, 2016 12 AMin Brewster, Massachusetts (Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00 )
Drawing & Painting from Nature
Drawing and Painting from Nature
 with
Eve Aspinwall

Seven Thursdays in May & June ~ 9am-11:30am:   

      5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9 & 6/16.

Series ~ $175       To reserve the series click on May 5th and then scroll to series choice.    

Individual sessions: $30 per class   Click on desired date to reserve one session.

 

Drawing and painting from nature are relaxing and uplifting activities which connect observation, contemplation, inspiration and personal growth. This course is for adults interested in experiencing nature as an avenue for art and self-expression while developing drawing and painting skills. Basic tools, materials and techniques will be demonstrated and students will be free to experiment with color media of their choice, including watercolor, color pencils, pastel, and acrylic. We will spend part of each class looking at examples of various artists' methods of creating images based on the observation of the natural world. When the weather is fine we can work outdoors on the beautiful grounds of the Museum. In case of rain there will be still life objects provided by the instructor or students can bring their own. Everyone will be encouraged to find their own individual mode of expression, from realism to abstraction. Ample one-on-one attention will be provided as well as group critiques in a supportive atmosphere. Beginners and all levels welcome.

For the first class, bring 2B pencils, soft vine charcoal, a kneaded eraser and a 9x12 (or larger) sketchbook. Those wishing to use color media must provide their own materials, including a portable easel for painting outdoors.

If you have questions  about the class content please contact the instructor at eve-aspinwall@comcast.net

All other questions, please call the Museum at: 508-896-3867, Ext. # 133    



When: May 5, 2016 9 AM in Brewster, Massachusetts (Thu, 05 May 2016 09 )
Hydrangea Festival Garden Tour
Sponsored by the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce,
The Hydrangea Fesival is a Garden Tour
supporting non profits across Cape Cod, July 8-17.
Tickets are $5/person per garden. 
Proceeds support our KidSummer scholarship programs.

One ticket per person per garden. Ticket good at garden of your choice. All tickets purchased here support CCMNH.The 5 gorgeous gardens supporting The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History are:
July 8 & 9, 2016   10am - 4pm
Tranquil Labyrinth among the Gardens     Brewster, MA 02631

Take a woodland walk thru shade and native plants to a 7-circuit labyrinth!
15 years in the making, other gardens along this walk feature a butterfly garden, a purple weeping beech arbor leading to a fragrant garden, glacial outcroppings, and formal parterres with a koi and goldfish pond. Don’t miss curated collections of the owners’ favorite plants, including the fiery Japanese maples, specimen evergreens, hydrangeas, perennials, hostas, and daylilies all surrounding quiet seating areas.

 July 8 & 9, 2016      10am - 4pm
Time Will Tell         Brewster, MA 02631

Every garden takes time and this mature gem is no exception. Our labor of love features multiple gardens with color, style and texture. The gardens offer something of beauty for each season of the year, to inspire your own designs and creativity. Throughout the yard, there will be places to sit and reflect, enjoy the morning sun, cool off among the shade gardens, a restful moon garden, and many container gardens. The property also features a beautiful stone wall, Mary's birdbath, a front porch overlooking the sea of hydrangeas cascading along the fence, in classic Cape Cod style and the beautiful shades of red garden. Take your TIME and enjoy your visit.  Tuesday, July 12, 2016        10am - 4pm
Serendipitous Hideaway     Brewster, MA 02631

Come explore a garden hideaway on the historic site of a former old Bell System phone switching station. The grounds are bursting with texture, color, and seasonal blooms! Inspired by classic Romantic English gardening, this stunning landscape paradise features many varieties of hosta, native plants and grasses, trees, shrubs, and vines paired with unique decorative touches. Rare, hard-to-find highlights of the tour include a multitude of Hydrangea varieties. The garden is designed to bring year-round interest to every window, with winter as interesting as the summer. Expansive, one-of-a-kind gardens nurtured for 16 years.

 Tuesday, July 12, 2016     10am - 4pm 8
Whimsical Woodlands & Cottage Charm    Yarmouthport, MA  02675

A cheerful, old-fashioned cottage garden awaits you! The "naturalness" of the informal cottage garden design is prevalent as you wander thru an entire alphabet of perennials. Enjoy the exuberant, free-flowering masses of color as you tour the naturally wild landscape, accented by native ferns and woodlands with a boggy background. Find the whimsical statues. Admire the lack of lawn and tasteful dog run structure.

 Friday, July 15, 2016     10am - 4pm  
Hydrangeas & Perennials GALORE!    Chatham, MA  02633

The gardens of this property are quintessential Chatham, Cape Cod! A crushed shell driveway leads to a beautiful setting lined by a border of mixed perennials. Anchored by a host of Nikko Blue Hydrangeas, the main garden is an ever-changing area with a focus on summer blooms. Admire the cohesive blend of colors and textures in this work in progress. Maintained by Cape Caretakers and a perennial gardener, come see this true summer beauty!The Museum deeply appreciates the generous garden owners willing to share their creative, horticultural visions in support of our mission: to inspire appreciation, understanding and stewardship of our natural environment through discovery and learning.



When: Jul 8, 2016 10 AM in Brewster, Massachusetts (Fri, 08 Jul 2016 10 )
Pitter Patter Puppets


When: Jul 7, 2016 10 AM in Brewster, Massachusetts (Thu, 07 Jul 2016 10 )
Peter and the Starcatcher


When: Nov 3, 2016 7 PM in Brewster, Massachusetts (Thu, 03 Nov 2016 19 )
My Name is Asher Lev


When: May 5, 2016 7 PM in Brewster, Massachusetts (Thu, 05 May 2016 19 )
Rough Crossing


When: Jun 23, 2016 7 PM in Brewster, Massachusetts (Thu, 23 Jun 2016 19 )
A Year With Frog And Toad


When: Jun 28, 2016 10 AM in Brewster, Massachusetts (Tue, 28 Jun 2016 10 )
The Woman in Black


When: Sep 15, 2016 7 PM in Brewster, Massachusetts (Thu, 15 Sep 2016 19 )
Butterfly Munch

BUTTERFLY MUNCH!

 Join us at a preview party to celebrate

the opening of our new Butterfly House

 

Sunday, May 29, 2016       10 am to 3 pm

 

The Butterfly Munch preview party includes:

A continental breakfast from 10 am to 11am

A tour of the Butterfly House with the opportunity to feed a butterfly.

Family activities including butterfly face painting, making a butterfly kite,
       decorating a butterfly cookie and making a butterfly house or feeder.

A lecture and mini Caterpillar Lab with naturalist Sam Jaffe at 12 pm

 

$25 per person/includes Museum admission

 

Noon Lecture/mini caterpillar Lab access only $5, plus Museum Admission

 For information call 508.896.3867, x133



When: May 29, 2016 10 AM in Brewster, Massachusetts (Sun, 29 May 2016 10 )
Kill Tide Arts and Craft Festival
In late August the current along Cape Cod Bay changes, killing off the dreaded Greenhead flies, a cyclical phenomenon referred to locally as the “Kill Tide” August 27 & 28, 2016, Brewster, MA: The Kill Tide Arts and Craft Festival will be held at Drummer Boy Park on Route 6A, in Brewster, MA on August 27 & 28, 2016. Over 100 Juried craftspeople and artisans will display and sell their American made works including mosaics, fine jewelry, original watercolors, pottery, fiber arts, scarves, quilting, candles, flags, cutting boards, shell craft, fine art photography, wall hangings, hand made soaps, folk art, dried floral, quilts, contemporary art, personal care, children’s clothing, country woodcrafts, oil paintings, sheep skin slippers, copper sculpture, blown glass, custom signs, nautical creations, driftwood art and more. Enjoy specialty food sampling of kettle corn, herbal dips, jams, jellies, honey, gourmet cookies, lemonade, hot sauces and much more. Craft demonstrations and live musical entertainment complete this perfect summertime event. Festival Hours on Saturday from 10am to 5pm and on Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Directions: From Route 6 take Exit 9 B onto Route 134, follow to Route 6A. Free Admission, free parking, Held rain or shine, handicap accessible, and friendly-leashed pets are welcome. For more information call 603-332-2616 or visit www.castleberryfairs.com

When: Aug 27, 2016 10 AM to Aug 27, 2016 5 PMin Brewster, Massachusetts (Sat, 27 Aug 2016 10 )
5th Annual Brewster Summer Arts and Craft Festival
The Brewster Summer Arts and Craft Festival will be held at Drummer Boy Park on Route 6A, in Brewster, MA on July 30 & 31, 2016. Over 100 Juried craftspeople and artisans will display and sell their American made works including Fine jewelry, original watercolors, fleece, embroidery, steam punk accessories, fiber arts, blown glass, quilting, oil paintings, wearable art, shell craft, ceramics, tile, fine art photography, scarves, painted antiques, wall hangings, hats, stained glass, soap, folk art, custom signs, pet gifts, turned wood, sea salt scrubs, floral design, flags, basketry, pottery and much more. Come and sample such gourmet delights as kettle corn, herbal dips, lemonade, jams, jellies, cookies, oils, slush mixes, and more. Specialty food sampling, craft demonstrations and live musical entertainment complete this perfect summertime event. Festival Hours Saturday from 10am to 5pm, Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Directions: From Route 6 take Exit 9B onto Route 134, to, follow to Route 6A. Free Admission; free parking and held rain or shine. For more information call 603-332-2616 or visit www.castleberryfairs.com

When: Jul 30, 2016 10 AM to Jul 30, 2016 5 PMin Brewster, Massachusetts (Sat, 30 Jul 2016 10 )
Bass River Arts and Craft Festival
The Bass River Arts and Craft Festival will be held on September 3 & 4 at John Simpkins Field, 1153 Route 28 in Yarmouth, MA.   Over 75 Juried craftspeople will display and sell their American made works including fine jewelry, pottery, scarves, quilts, photography, vintage chic, metal, crystals, sea salt scrubs, fleece, steam punk accessories, wall hangings, lamps, stained glass, candles, soap, dried floral, furniture, aromatherapy, custom signs, wearable art, folks art, pet treats and more.   Come and sample specialty foods such as herbal dips, jams, jellies, gourmet cookies and more. Festival hours Saturday from 10am to 5pm, Sunday from 10am to 4pm.   Directions: From Route 6 take Exit 8 onto Station Ave, follow to Route 28.   Free Admission, free parking, Held rain or shine, handicap accessible, and friendly-leashed pets are welcome.   For more information call 603-332-2616 or visit www.castleberryfairs.com

When: Sep 3, 2016 10 AM in Brewster, Massachusetts (Sat, 03 Sep 2016 10 )
5th Annual Brewster Summer Arts and Craft Festival
The Brewster Summer Arts and Craft Festival will be held at Drummer Boy Park on Route 6A, in Brewster, MA on July 30 & 31, 2016. Over 100 Juried craftspeople and artisans will display and sell their American made works including Fine jewelry, original watercolors, fleece, embroidery, steam punk accessories, fiber arts, blown glass, quilting, oil paintings, wearable art, shell craft, ceramics, tile, fine art photography, scarves, painted antiques, wall hangings, hats, stained glass, soap, folk art, custom signs, pet gifts, turned wood, sea salt scrubs, floral design, flags, basketry, pottery and much more. Come and sample such gourmet delights as kettle corn, herbal dips, lemonade, jams, jellies, cookies, oils, slush mixes, and more. Specialty food sampling, craft demonstrations and live musical entertainment complete this perfect summertime event. Festival Hours Saturday from 10am to 5pm, Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Directions: From Route 6 take Exit 9B onto Route 134, to, follow to Route 6A. Free Admission; free parking and held rain or shine. For more information call 603-332-2616 or visit www.castleberryfairs.com

When: Jul 30, 2016 12 AM to Jul 31, 2016 12 AMin Brewster, Massachusetts (Sat, 30 Jul 2016 00 )
Kill Tide Arts and Craft Festival
The Kill Tide Arts and Craft Festival will be held at Drummer Boy Park on Route 6A, in Brewster, MA on August 27 & 28, 2016. Over 100 Juried craftspeople and artisans will display and sell their American made works including mosaics, fine jewelry, original watercolors, pottery, fiber arts, scarves, quilting, candles, flags, cutting boards, shell craft, fine art photography, wall hangings, hand made soaps, folk art, dried floral, quilts, contemporary art, personal care, children's clothing, country woodcrafts, oil paintings, sheep skin slippers, copper sculpture, blown glass, custom signs, nautical creations, driftwood art and more. Enjoy specialty food sampling of kettle corn, herbal dips, jams, jellies, honey, gourmet cookies, lemonade, hot sauces and much more. Craft demonstrations and live musical entertainment complete this perfect summertime event. Festival Hours on Saturday from 10am to 5pm and on Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Directions: From Route 6 take Exit 9 B onto Route 134, follow to Route 6A. Free Admission, free parking, Held rain or shine, handicap accessible, and friendly-leashed pets are welcome. For more information call 603-332-2616 or visit www.castleberryfairs.com

When: Aug 27, 2016 12 AM to Aug 28, 2016 12 AMin Brewster, Massachusetts (Sat, 27 Aug 2016 00 )
Family Drawing
FAMILY DRAWING: A MultiGenerational Art and Nature  Experience
with art educator, Linda Nidle

Wednesday mornings June 8th through August 24, 2016  9am-11:00am

Suggested ages 8 – 108

Bring your children and grandchildren to enjoy drawing together. Explore the wonder of nature through the medium of art. We provide all supplies, including   pencil, charcoal, watercolor, and markers as we seek out interesting and unusual subjects to draw as well as camp stools for those who want to sit while working outside. In inclement weather, the Museum exhibits will provide our subject matter including frogs, turtles, fish, shells insects and the birds of Bird Alley.  Class size is limited to 12 and we encourage reservations.

Dates:

June: 8, 15, 22, 29

July: 6, 13, 20, 27

August: 3, 10, 17, 24

Take one, several or all: $10 per person per Wednesday / All 12 Wednesdays / $100

For more information: 508-896-3867; ext. 133



When: Jun 8, 2016 9 AM in Brewster, Massachusetts (Wed, 08 Jun 2016 09 )
Hairspray the Broadway Musical


When: Aug 3, 2016 7 PM in Brewster, Massachusetts (Wed, 03 Aug 2016 19 )
What Would Johnny Do?


When: May 14, 2016 8 PM in Brewster, Massachusetts (Sat, 14 May 2016 20 )
The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition’s Annual Statewide Against the Tide Event
The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) will be holding its annual, statewide Against the Tide swim, kayak, walk, and/or run fundraising events again in 2016. The morning events consist of several components: competitive and recreational swims, recreational kayak, recreational walk, and USA Track & Field certified 5K/10K competitive and recreational runs. Participants of all ages and abilities can choose 1, 2, or 3 of these exciting activities. The event also offers an Aquathon “Splash and Dash” component, where participants “splash” nin the competitive 1-mile swim and immediately “dash” in the competitive 5K or 10K run (chosen by the participant). Participants may register as an individual or as part of a team. Registration is $40 for each event up to a maximum of 3 events and $80 for the Aquathon. We encourage all participants to fundraise beyond the registration minimum, as all proceeds support the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition. Prizes will be awarded to the podium finishers and top fundraisers. The statewide Metro-Boston Against the Tide will be held for the 24th year at DCR's Hopkinton State Park on Saturday, June 18, 2016. The statewide Cape Cod Against the Tide will be held for the 17th year at DCR's Nickerson State Park on Saturday, August 20, 2016. Both statewide events start at 7:00 am and end at 12:00 noon. Please visit www.mbcc.org/swim or call 617-376-MBCC (6222) for more information and to register. DIRECTIONS: DCR's HOPKINTON STATE PARK (268 Cedar Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748) Rte. I-495 (north or south) to exit 21A, Main Street Hopkinton. Travel on Main Street until the third traffic light located at the heart of downtown Hopkinton. Turn left, traveling north on Route 85. Proceed approximately 2 miles to the DCR’s Hopkinton State Park entrance on the right (do not enter the Field Office on the left). -OR- Mass Pike to Rte 9E Turnpike Road via Exit 23A toward Framingham. Take the RT-85S ramp toward Hopkinton / Milford. Turn slightly right onto Cordaville Road / RT 85. Continue to follow Route 85. DCR’s Hopkinton State Park entrance is on the left. DIRECTIONS: DCR's NICKERSON STATE PARK (3488 Main Street, Brewster, MA 02631) From Boston: - Take Rte. 3 south to the Sagamore Bridge - Take Rte. 6 to exit 12 in Orleans - Turn left off the ramp onto Rte. 6A West towards Brewster. - Continue for about 2 miles. Park Entrance is on left.

When: Aug 20, 2016 7 AM to Aug 20, 2016 12 PMin Brewster, Massachusetts
Cost: Registration is $40 for each event up to a maximum of 3 events and $80 for the Aquathon. (Sat, 20 Aug 2016 07 )
Saturday Night Fever
Saturday Night Fever: The Musical, the iconic story of Tony, the kid from Brooklyn, who wants to dance his way to a better life, is back! And back in an all-new production that shares Tony's love for dancing in spectacular new ways. Fueled by vintage Bee Gees' hits, this contemporary retelling of the classic story captures the energy, passion and life-changing moments that have thrilled movie audiences since 1977. Now, a new generation of dancers meets a new generation of playgoers to explore the soaring sounds and pulsating rhythms of this coming-of-age disco fantasy. Full price tickets start at $40. Discounts are available for members, groups of 10+ and WOO card holders. Please call the box office at 877.571.SHOW (7469) for more information.

When: May 6, 2016 12 AM to May 8, 2016 12 AMin Brewster, Massachusetts (Fri, 06 May 2016 00 )
Maritime Symposium
The 20th Annual Cape Cod Maritime Symposium
 Co-hosted by Sturgis Library & The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Saturday, May 21, 2016  from 9:00am – 3:00 PM.  

Advance Admission is $45: includes morning refreshments, 4 lectures, lunch and Museum Admission. 

       Tickets at the Door are $50, if available.

The event is part of Cape Maritime Days sponsored by the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce. Below is a schedule of events, topics and guest speakers. Please join us for a very interesting day!

Schedule:

9:00 am – Registration; coffee, tea & refreshments

9:45am - Introductions by Symposium founder Theresa Barbo and Sturgis Library Director

 Lucy Loomis.

10:00 am – The Saltwater Frontier: Indians and the Contest for the American Coast

by Andrew Lipman, Assistant Professor of History, Barnard College, Columbia University

11:00 am – Stephano, friend of the Wampanoag: The True Story of Shakespeare’s Shipwreck by Andrew Giles Buckley of Hit and Run History

12:00 pm – Luncheon and explore Museum exhibits, gardens & trails

1:00 pm – The Artistry of Ship’s Figureheads by Ryan Cooper

2:00 pm – Henry Beston’s Cape Cod: How ‘The Outermost House’ Inspired a National Seashore by Don Wilding, Executive Director of the Henry Beston Society

 

For more information please call: 508-896-3867, ext. 133.



When: May 21, 2016 9 AM in Brewster, Massachusetts (Sat, 21 May 2016 09 )

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