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1311915771 71 Community NotesBy Wendy Lopata July 17, 2011

19th-century Brewster

The Brewster Historical Society invites you to take a ride through 19th-century Brewster with its production of “A Tour Guide of Brewster History.”

This easy-to-use, self-guided auto tour of Brewster includes many of the town’s historical sites as well as an 1880 map of Brewster, biographies of its sea captains, an architectural guide and a house hunt. The tour guide is illustrated with images taken from turn-of-the-century glass-plate negatives owned by the historical society.

Copies can be purchased for $8 at The Brewster Store, Brewster Visitor Information Center and The Brewster Bookstore, all on Main Street (Route 6A); Orleans Booksmith/Musicsmith at Skaket Corners; and the Brewster Historical Society Gift Shop, 3171 Main St. or online at www.brewsterhistorricalsociety.org.

Proceeds from sales will benefit the historical society.

Shellfishing

The Barnstable Association of Recreational Shellfishing is offering a free “Learn to Shellfish” class at noon July 23 at Bridge Street Landing in Osterville.

Rakes and/or baskets will be available to borrow.

But in order to keep harvested quahogs, participants must have a shellfishing license, available from Barnstable’s Marine & Environmental Affairs department, Phinney’s Lane, Centerville.

For more information, contact Jon Gorecki at 508-775-6234 or jongorecki@gmail.com.

Child development

Has one of Cape Cod Child Development’s programs — After-School, Early Intervention, F.U.N., Preschool/Head start, Teen Parent — been a part of your life at some point over the past 40 years?

If so, the agency wants to hear about as it celebrates four decades of working with children and families in the community. how has your time with the agency allowed you to reach your goals? what have you gone on to accomplish?

Contact Emily Scissons at 508-418-5506 or escissons@cccdp.org to tell the agency how it impacted your life.

Here’s the buzz

The beehives of the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History will be open to museum visitors at noon on July 14, 19 and 28 and Aug. 2, 11, 16, 25 and 30, weather permitting.

Participants will learn about the world of the honeybee on a visit to the outdoor bee hives on these naturalist-guided tours starting from the museum’s entrance on Route 6A, Brewster. Protective headgear is provided.

The tour is free with museum admission.

For more information, contact the museum at 508-896-3867 or www.ccmnh.org.

Put your feet up

Registered nurse Marcia Moede will demonstrate and support participants in giving and receiving hand and foot massages in the program, “Sweet Relief: The Art of Hand and Foot Massage,” 10:30 a.m. to noon July 19 in the Evensong Retreat and Spirituality Center’s gardens, 326 Lower County Road, Harwich Port.

Marma points in the hands and feet connecting to vital body organs will be explained.

Herbal refreshments will be served.

The $20 suggested donation will benefit a Baby Center of Hyannis.

To register, call 508-432-0027.

Art and nature

Children’s “Summer Fun with Art and Nature” classes will be offered each Thursday in August at the Hyannis Public Library, 401 Main St.

Artist, writer and naturalist Mary Richmond, of Cape Cod Art and Nature, will lead these classes on exploring different animals and habitats of Cape Cod using both art and science. Live animals will be part of the program, when possible.

Classes will be divided by age group: ages 4 to 6 will meet 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. and ages 7 to 9 will meet 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.

This will be an active, fun and creative class, so participants are advised not to wear their best clothes.

Cost is $20 for the series or $10 per class. Scholarships are available.

Preregistration is required by July 29 and may be made in the library’s Children’s Room in person or by calling 508-775-2280.

Whale of a walk

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is presenting the program, “Walk through a Whale,” in sessions at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 1, 2 and 3 p.m. July 18.

For the price of museum admission, visitors will learn about the habits and biology of the whale while walking through the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies’ life-sized inflatable humpback whale that will be set up that day at the museum on Route 6A, Brewster.

For more information, contact the museum at 508-896-3867 or www.ccmnh.org.

Summer hours

The Sea Captain’s Thrift Shop is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays this summer and features a surprise sale each week at this time.

The shop is located off Route 6A in Brewster, behind the town hall and ballpark. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Clean, seasonal donations are accepted during open hours only.

The thrift shop is sponsored by the Friends of Brewster Elders and the Brewster Council on Aging.

Donations wanted

The Sandwich Women’s Club is seeking donations of “upscale items” for its “Up Scale Yard Sale” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 30 on the Village Green, Route 6A, Sandwich (across from the state fish hatchery). Rain date is July 31.

Proceeds from this year’s sale will benefit the Sandwich Food Pantry and a Baby Center in Hyannis.

To donate items, contact Kathy Kelly at 508-362-0537 or kathy@kathykellyhome.com.

Fundraisers

PAL (Police Athletic League) of Cape Cod will hold its first “Wine & Food Pairing” from 6 to 10 p.m. July 21 at Coonamessett Inn, 311 Gifford St., Falmouth.

Featured will be eight chefs from local restaurants preparing dishes, which will be paired with wine. An auction will also be conducted.

Tickets, $65 each or $135 per couple, are limited.

For more information and ticket forms, go to www.capecodpal.org.

Proceeds will benefit the PAL Youth Center’s After-School and Summer Camp programs and activities.

West Falmouth Library, 575 West Falmouth Highway, will celebrate the 31st annual summer art show and sale from July 23 to Aug. 6. The show will be on display during library hours.

A variety of media will be featured, including watercolors, oils, pastels, sculpture and pottery. purchases may be taken from the show at the time of sale, with all proceeds shared between the artists and the library.

For more information, call 508-548-4709.

Children and their teddy bears (or other lovable stuffed friends) are invited to a “Teddy Bear Picnic” from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 3 in the backyard of the Hyannis Public Library, 401 Main St. Rain date is Aug. 10.

There will be a story teller on hand to weave tales, face painting, crafts to make and take home, and games to play. Cookies and lemonade will be served.

A $10 per family donation will go toward books, games, and DVDs for the library’s children’s room. RSVP to 508-775-2280.

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