Sunday, August 5, 2012

Palette to Palate Art & Wine Event

3rd Annual Art & Wine Event

"Palette to Palate"

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
 6 ~ 9pm
This evening of Art & Wine,
sponsored by The Lighthouse Inn,

Hosted by the Dennis Chamber of Commerce, you are invited to enjoy an evening of Art & Wine, bringing together a community of local artists and those devoted to the arts. The lively arts community in and around the Mid-Cape will provide a venue for a wide range of cultural experiences, art exhibitions, paintings, pottery, jewelry and more, to local residents and visitors.
Enjoy free wine tasting along with cuisine from the Paradise Pizza, Ring Bros Sushi Bar, The Dennis Inn, Chat House, Buckies, The Oyster Company, Red Face Jacks, and more while enjoying entertainment by Karen Kelly.

Cultural Center of Cape Cod

307 Old Main Street,  South Yarmouth, MA
Tuesday, August 7th
6 to 9pm, $25pp

Meet artists of this event Valerie Leri~Rising Tides Artworks, Elisa Sullivan~Swirls Jewelry, Carole Johnson~C Shore Designs, Qing Dong~Qing Art Gallery..Qing Flowers Forever, Leigh Campion McInerney, Lance Walker~Lance Walker Fine Arts, Susan Dimm~Barn Hill Pottery, Karen Alexander~Karen Alexander Designs, Chris Ellis~Jewelry Inspiratons, Helene Stracco~Coastal Craft Gallery, Theresa LaBrecque~LeBrecque Art, Etta Goodstein~Jewelry by Etta, Cultural Center of Cape Cod Gallery and Christine Burgess~Know Whey Artisan Cheese. Take a moment to read about the artists on the
TICKETS ON SALE at the Dennis Chamber of Commerce, 238 Swan River Road, West Dennis or call 508.398.3568 or email request to You can also purchase tickets at the Inn at Swan River, 829 Main Street, Route 28, West Dennis or at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod. 

FREE wine glass to the first 250 guests
sponsored by Know Whey Artisan Cheese
Proceeds support the Cultural Center of Cape Cod.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Dennis Summerfest 2012

Its that time of year again, when the town of Dennis and local merchants pull out all the stops to celebrate our pre Labor Day weekend. Many refer to the Dennis Festival Days as the "Last and Best Weekend of Summer".Its Dennis Summerfest 2012!! We wouldnt want you to miss out on all the events in store for this festive weekend of contests, races, music,antique car shows, bonfires and of course the highlight of the weekend is the amazing Fireworks display, taking place this year at the West Dennis Beach on Saturday.

Dennis Summerfest 2011 fireworks above Lighthouse Inn

Dennis Summerfest 2011 firworks from West Dennis Beach

 So heres a rundown of the three day weekend events of August 17, 18 &19th, 2012:

EVERYDAY—Water Safaris Narrated Cruise on Historic Scenic Bass River – 11 AM, 1,4, & 6PM, 1 1/2 hrs. each. Howie�s Kayak Rentals (10 AM-6 PM). Call 508-362-5555 for reservations. $2.00 off ea. adult ticket on River Cruise; $2.00 off ea. kayak rental with this flyer. Tickets at Windwmill Plaza, 109 Main St., Route 28, West Dennis 02670

FRIDAY 8/17    
OLD FASHIONED FIELD DAY for KIDS, 9 AM 11 Noon. Johnny Kelley Park, Bob Crowell Rd., S. Dennis. Sponsors – Dennis Recreation Dept., Boudreau Business Center, Energy Logic Inc., Medical Alarms USA, Adrian Whitney &; Ice Cream by Percy�s Ice Cream Parlor. Fun for kids – 3-legged race, sack race, egg toss, and more.

Colonial Open House @ the Josiah Dennis Manse, 10 AM-4 PM, 77 Nobscussett Rd., Dennis. Open hearth cooking, pie-making & spinning. Children�s games and more. Walk through gardens. Refreshments will be served.

****FAMILY NIGHT OUT,W.Dennis Beach, 4:30-10 PM—BON FIRE, 5:00 PM until after fireworks show. Toast Marshmallows.—AMVETS Post 333 Ceremony, 6:30 PM.—Band, 5PM until after fireworks..—FIREWORKS, at DUSK – Presented by the Atlas PryoVision Productions Co. **Free SHUTTLE BUS, park at the West Dennis Graded Schoolhouse, West Dennis, from 4:30 on, Provided by First Student Inc.

Sand Sculpture Contest, 7-10 AM, Mayflower Beach, Dennis. Rise early to stake out your spot & get your sculpture created. Prizes awarded as tide comes in.

38th Swan River Canoe Race, Registration 11 AM; Race 12 Noon, 5 Lower County Rd., Dennisport. $25 per canoe (includes post race buffet/award ceremony). Sponsored by Swan River Seafood Restaurant – to benefit Hospice of Cape Cod. Rain or Shine. 508-394-4466.

Captain’s Yard Sale, 10 AM-2 PM, Baked goods, attic treasures, white elephant, jewelry, linens, raffle and more. Refreshments served, Parish Hall, Congregational Church of So. Dennis, 218 Old Main St., S. Dennis.

ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR, 10 AM-4 PM, NEW LOCATION: at Nathaniel H. Wixon Middle School in South Dennis. Artists, Crafters, and Food Vendors (Hot Dogs; hamburgers; Ice Cream; Drinks, and more), Children�s Activities, and more. Plenty of parking in lower lot.

54th ANTIQUE CAR MOTORCADE and DISPLAY, Starts at West Dennis Beach at 12 Noon, travels through Dennisport, back Upper County Rd., crossing Rte. 134, to Liberty Hall, then right on Old Main St. to Old Chatham Rd. to Route 134 and into the Nathaniel H. Wixon Middle School in South Dennis where cars will be on display (approx. 1-3PM). (Pre-register cars with Penny Bach, Motorcade Chairman, 508-760-4524, and receive a Beach Pass)

White Elephant Sale 10 AM-12 Noon &; Lawn Party, 12 Noon – 2 PM, Liberty Hall, S. Dennis.

Summer Fun Days at Jericho Historical Center, 11 AM-2 PM, Costumed guides demonstrate the varied skills needed for life in the 1800s. Children�s games, spinning demonstrations, House, Barn w/Tools, and Driftwood Zoo, 1801 Jericho Historical Center, corner of Old Main St. (#90) &; Trotting Pk. Rd. Refreshments will be served.

Open House at the 1867 West Dennis Graded School House, 12 N-4 PM, Special Maritime Exhibit continues “The Bounty of the Seas.” 67 School St., West Dennis, Learn about school life in the 1800s. See school rooms and 20thC fishing artifacts and Shiverick Shipyard presentation.

Make sure to make your travel arrangements and book hotel & dining reservations as many as booking quickly