With another 8-10 inches of snow coming this weekend, Cape Codders are buckling up and sharpening their snowshovels. But let's not forget that the Cape knows how to recreate in the winter as well as in the summer! Below are a few ideas from the Cape Cod Times for activities to keep you out of the cold on this stormy February weekend. Enjoy!
February 14, 2015 - Happy Valentine's Day!
Turtle love times two over Valentine weekend Saturday,
The Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary will offer two distinct programs this weekend. On Saturday, children can become turtle researchers for a day and find out how stranded turtles are rescued, how to collect data, and how rehabilitated turtles are readied for a return to the water. On Sunday, sanctuary director Bob Prescott will present "Shellshocked: Reflections on the 2014 Sea Turtle Stranding Season," a review of the season's highlights and possible reasons for the huge increase in turtle strandings.
When: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday; 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday
Where: Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, 291 State Highway (Route 6), South Wellfleet
Admission: Saturday: $9; $7 for members; Sunday: $12; $10 for members
Information: www.massaudubon.org or 508-349-2615
Rhapsody in Bluegrass concert
The Cape Symphony and the Annie Moses Band will join together for a musical tour of American music, featuring songs associated with each region of the country. Including music from New England, jazz from the Deep South, bluegrass from Kentucky and then music of Wild West, the concert will feature such well-known songs as "Summertime," "Shenandoah" and "Simple Gifts."
When: 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday
Where: Barnstable High School Performing Arts Center, 744 West Main St.
Tickets: $30 to $69 (shows are nearly sold out)
Information: www.capesymphony.org or 508-362-1111
Sunday, February 15
Astronomy talk covers past, present and future
The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History will host speaker Chuck Kunesh's presentation called "Planet Quest: The Search for Another Earth." His talk will cover our own solar system; what people from ancient times through the 20th century thought about the possibility of other solar systems; and astronomers' plans to find Earth-like planets and to look for evidence of life on those planets.
When: 1 p.m. Sunday
Where: Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. (Route 6A), Brewster
Admission: Free with museum admission (adults: $10; seniors: $7; children ages 3 to 12: $5; free for museum members, children under 3, Massachusetts Teachers Assoc. members and active duty military and families with current military I.D.)
Information: www.ccmnh.org or 508-896-3867, ext.133