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Capt Lazarus' Haunted Harbor

DATE: October 20 & 21, 28-30
LOCATION: Cape Cod Community Media Center, 17 Shad Hole Rd., Dennis Port
The Haunted Harbor returns for a scary filled maze filled with ghosts, ghouls and creatures all designed to make you scream.


Dennis Police 5k Halloween Hustle

DATE: Sunday October 29th, 11:00am
LOCATION: Mayflower Beach, Dennis, MA
Inspired by the fun of Halloween…the Dennis Police 5k Halloween Hustle is all about community and family fun while supporting a great cause. The funds will benefit the Dennis Police Association in their continued support of the community and the Dennis Police Department through the following: Dennis Police Scholarship Fund, Dennis Police Association Benevolent Fund, Community Programs.




Pottery Reconstruction

DATE: thru October 27, 11:30a-2:30p
LOCATION: Cape Museum of Natural History, Brewster
Could you cut it as a lab archaeologist? Come join CCMNH for this hands-on-activity for all ages! Sift through the soil to find pottery sherds and try your hand at getting them back together! Free w/Museum Admission

Genealogy Workshop

DATE: Mon. Oct. 23 & 30
1:30-3:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Barnstable Senior Center 
825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis

Fee-$25 This three session class will help you seek valuable information such as vital, military, immigration, land, and probate records as well as census information that will get you started with your family history, using a computer for research.

Divorce Support Group: 
Circle of Support

DATE: Tuesdays thru Oct 31, 6-7:30p
LOCATION: WE CAN, 783 Route 28, Harwichport
Circle of Support For Women Experiencing Separation or Divorce, this event is free.

U.S. Citizenship Test Prep

DATE: Every Tuesday thru October 24th, 6-8p
LOCATION: CACCI office, 372 North Street, Hyannis
Registration is completely free and all class materials will be provided. Space is limited, so advance registration is required! Please call (508) 771-1727, ext. 140 to register for this class.

Mashpee Substance Use Task Force 
Drop-In Night

DATE: Tuesdays, 4-8pm
LOCATION: Community Health Center 
of Cape Cod, 107 Commercial, Mashpee

Providing substance use information, eductionaL and treatment resource options from local organizations. All are welcome, no RSVP, light refreshments.
(Normally takes place on the first Tuesday of the month)

Learn to Cope

DATE: Tuesdays,  7pm
LOCATION: Yarmouth Police Station,
Brad Erickson Way, Yarmouth

(Use address 340 Higgins Crowell Road, Yarmouth in a GPS)

Operation Rides for Hope will provide a free ride to and or from the weekly Learn to Cope group meetings held here every Tuesday night starting at 7PM in our Community Room designed for anyone who may not have transportation. The program will be anonymous—open to anyone in the Mid-Cape area—and will be funded by private donations. Call Town Taxi of Cape Cod at 508.775.5555 between 6:30PM and 9:30P.

Learn to Cope is a non-profit support network that offers education, resources, peer support and hope for parents and family members coping with a loved one addicted to opiates or other drugs. The organization has grown to include over 7000 members as of August 2015, and has become a nationally recognized model for peer support and prevention programming. You can call our office at : (508) 738-5148 to speak to one of the staff.

Benjamin Nye Homestead & Museum 

DATE: Tues - Sat, thru Oct. 21 
11:00pm to 4:00pm

LOCATION: 85 Old County Rd, E. Sandwich
Enjoy a guided tour of this early farmhouse, with restored rooms, interesting antiques, local history exhibits. The setting is beautiful, with mill pond and stream, marsh views, the 1889 Grange Hall (genealogist, gift items on sale and refreshments will be served. View the 1858 mill under restoration.


DATE: Tuesdays, 6:30pm
LOCATION: Orleans/Eastham Elks, 
10 McKoy Rd, Eastham

Doors open at 5

Knit and Crochet @ Night

DATE: Tuesdays, 8pm
LOCATION: Brewster Ladies' Library
Please join a casual group of knitters and crocheters sharing skills and learning from each other. All skill levels are welcome.

Story Hour

DATE: Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m
LOCATION: Brewster Ladies Library
Children ages 2 and up can enjoy stories, songs, and a craft each week. Themes for the month of October are:
October 18 – Happy Birthday
October 25 - Halloween
For more information about this program, call the Library at 508-896-3913.

Writing Group

DATE: Wed. October 18th from 7pm-9pm
LOCATION: Brewster Ladies Library
The group welcomes writers in all genres and at all levels who wish to share their work in a supportive setting. Members will share copies of 2-3 pages of their own writing in order to receive responses and comments from other writers. All are welcome to attend.

Drag Karaoke 
with Dana Danzel and Liz Solomon

DATE: Wednesday Nights
LOCATION: Embargo Main Street, Hyannis
Karaoke with a twist – hosted by a marvelous MC in drag!

Feed Your Love Open Mic

DATE: Third Wednesdays of the month, 
sign up at 6:30pm and begin at 7:00pm
LOCATION: Wellfleet Preservation Hall
Your chance to be showcased on stage for two songs or 10 minutes. There will be hot and cold beverages and treats.

Author Talk: Joseph Theroux

DATE: Thurs, October 26, 6:30pm
LOCATION: Dennis Public Library
Local author Joseph Theroux book signing and to talk about his book, “The Devil’s Throat.” This new book is set in 1889 in the Kingdom of Hawaii. Robert Louis Stevenson investigates the murder of volcano painter Jules Tavernier. Stevenson gets caught up in the intrigue of secret societies and Chinese tongs.

"Secrets of the Dead" Original Documentary
"Jamestown's Dark Winter"

DATE: Thurs., October 26, 11:30a
LOCATION: Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Brewster
It has long been speculated that the harsh conditions faced by the colonists during the winter of 1609 might have made them desperate enough to participate in the unthinkable.

Evening Book Discussion

DATE: Thurs., October 26, 6:30 p.m
LOCATION: Brewster Ladies Library
For the October meeting, we will be discussing the book Longbourn by Jo Baker. “A reimagining of Jane Austen's ‘Pride and Prejudice’ from the perspectives of its below-stairs servants captures the drama of the Bennet household.

Toddler Town

DATE: Thursdays at 10:00 a.m
LOCATION: Brewster Ladies Library
This is a social activity in which children ages birth to 3 are invited to engage in free play and movement.For more information about this program, call the Library at 508-896-3913.

Baby Story Hour

DATE: Thursday afternoons from 1:30 to 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Brewster Ladies Library
Babies will enjoy a combination of stories and songs each week. This program is designed for young children who have not yet learned to walk.

Swing Dance Night

DATE: Thursdays 8pm, 5:00 - 6:30 pm
LOCATION: Harwich Community Center, 
100 Oak St, Harwich

Singles and couples. Men and women. $10.00 per person drop-in. No preregistration required. Bring clean soled shoes and change upon arrival. Bring a water bottle. for more information.

Bingo in S. Yarmouth

DATE: Thursdays, 6:30pm
LOCATION: St Pius X. South Yarmouth
The Doors open at 4:00PM and we start “Warm Up Bingo" at 6:00PM

Weekly Salsa in Harwich

DATE: Thursdays,  5:45-6:30pm
LOCATION: Harwich Community Center, 
100 Oak St

Includes a warm up, half hour instruction and 10 minute practice session. Be a part of this friendly group of dancers. Find captivating music and a fun dance environment. Singles, couples, men, women … All are welcome. Start at any time. Drop-in. Walk-in registration. Please arrive a few minutes early to register and carry clean soled shoes to change into on arrival. $6 cash or check only. Looking for a fun way to warm up for your Salsa class? Check out the 5:00 pm Latin and Pop Line Dancing class. Just $4.00 more when you register for both.


DATE: Friday, October 27, 7p
LOCATION: Unitarian Church of Barnstable
Cape DownWinder Diane Turco and Barnstable Town Councilor John Flores present a film of local relevance and importance. Containment educates us to the issues involved in dealing with radioactive waste such as stored at Plymouth's Pilgrim Station

Bingo in Dennisport

DATE: Fridays, 6:00pm
LOCATION: Holy Trinity Church, 
187 Upper County Rd., Dennisport

Doors open at 3:30pm, Kitchen opens at 4:30pm, and Games begin at 6:00pm. $5,000 average nightly cash prizes. Full dinners and sandwiches served.

Cape Cod Doxie Day

DATE: Saturday, October 28
LOCATION: Cape Cod Fairgrounds
Doxie Day is a family-friendly event for all dachshunds and their owners, lovers of the breed, "wiener wanna-bes" and friends of all ages. This event is free. Pets are welcome at this event.

Kennedy Legacy Trail

DATE: Year round, free self guided walking tour
LOCATION: Brochures and maps will be available at the JFK Museum 
on Main Street, Hyannis

Celebrates the significant role the Kennedy¹s played in shaping the history of Hyannis and Cape Cod. The 1.6 mile trail consists of 10 informational signs that are placed at key locations from Main Street to the harbor, finishing up at the JFK Memorial at Veteran¹s Beach Each stop provides a brief history of the site and its significance to the Kennedy¹s and their life on Cape Cod. Visitors along the trail can retrieve additional information by accessing the QR code or dialing the number on each sign. Follow the blue sail stencils on the sidewalks leading the way to each stop.

Hyannis Youth & Community Center 
Game Room

DATE: Ongoing, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
LOCATION: Hyannis Youth and 
Community Center, Hyannis

Indoor fun for all! Pool tables, ping pong, chess, flat screen television, video games, computer lab with eight pc work stations, free wifi, walking track and supervised fun for the kids! Open Gym times are scheduled daily. Admission: $5 Day Pass or HYCC Membership (Barnstable Residents: $20/yr. Non-residents: $40/yr. Ask about our family discounts!) More information at call 508-790-6345. 

Literary Evening

DATE: Tuesday, October 31 at 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Brewster Ladies' Library
Come and enjoy listening to local writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The Literary Evening is co-sponsored by the Brewster Cultural Council and the Brewster Ladies’ Library.



Autumn Crafters Sales

DATE:  Nov. 3 & 17, 9a-3pm
LOCATION: Barnstable Senior Centers
The Friends of the Barnstable Senior Center Crafters have been working very hard knitting, sewing and gathering items to sell that support programs which help seniors in need in the community.

Oyster Sunday

DATE: 10/22, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, Low tide
LOCATION: Brewster Bay beaches
Brewster Natural Resources Department 508-896-4546




Walk-ins are welcome at all blood drives.
All blood collected at CCHC Blood Drives stays on Cape Cod to help our families, friends and neighbors.
To make an appointment to donate blood, please visit or call 508-862-5663.

Cape Cod Healthcare
Blood Drives

October 20: Cape Cod 5 - Yarmouth

October 22: St. Francis Xavier - Acushnet

October 23: Christ the King - Mashpee

October 24: Sencorp - Hyannis

October 25: The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod - East Harwich

October 26: Dennis Police Department

October 30: Royal Falmouth

October 31: CC5 - Orleans




Cape Abilities Thrift Shop
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday
3239 Main Street, Route 6A, Barnstable Village

Cape Cancer Thrift Shop
Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Saturday
1085 Route 6A, West Barnstable
Benefits Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Cape Cod Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday
690 Main St., Hyannis
Benefits the Cape Cod Hospital

Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday
141 Corporation Plaza, Hyannis
Benefits Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries

The Clothing Center
Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday
4463 Falmouth Road, Cotuit
Benefits St. Vincent de Paul Society/Christ the King Catholic Church

The Thrifty Niche
Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday
565 Main St., Centerville
Benefits South Congregational Church

Rainbow’s End Thrift Shop
Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, year round
1056 Main St., Osterville


Bourne United Methodist Thrift Shop
Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday-Sunday
37 Sandwich Road, Bourne Village

Count Your Blessings Thrift
134 Main St., Bourne
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday
Benefits locals in need


Brewster Thrift Store
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday
1960 Rte. 6A, Brewster
Benefits Unitarian Universalist Church

Our Lady of the Cape Thrift Store
Luke’s Liquor Plaza Rte. 6A, Brewster
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

Sea Captain’s Thrift Shop
Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday
1673 Main Street (Rte. 6A), Brewster
Benefits Friends of Brewster Elders


Bearly Used
Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday
819 Main St., Chatham
Benefits Unitarian Universalist

St. Christopher’s Gift and Consignment
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday
637c Main St., Chatham


Northside United Methodist Church Thrift Shop
Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
18 Hall St., Dennis Port


Thrift Shop Friends of the Eastham COA
580 Massasoit Rd, Eastham
Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday
Benefits Eastham COA


Emerald House
Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday
67 Davisville Rd., East Falmouth
Benefits Falmouth Service Center

Waquoit Congregational Church Thrift Shop
Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
15 Parsons Ln, Waquoit


Cape Cod Council of Churches
Hands of Hope Outreach Center

Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday
49 Route 28, West Harwich

Harwich United Methodist Thrift Shop
Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Friday, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
1 Church St., East Harwich

Holy Trinity Church Thrift Shop
Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
246 Main St. (Rte. 28), West Harwich

Noah’s Ark
Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday
671 Rte. 28, Harwich Port
Benefits Christ Episcopal Church

Second Glance
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday
265 Main St. (Rte. 28), West Harwich
Benefits The Family Pantry

The Corner Thrift Shop
Hours: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday
697 Main St., Harwich
Benefits First Congregational Church


Hope Chest
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday
7 Brewster Cross Rd., Orleans
Benefits Lower Cape Outreach Council

Orleans Community Exchange
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday
64 Main St., Orleans
Benefits Scholarships for Nauset, Cape Tech

St. Joan of Arc
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday
61 Canal Road, Orleans


Provincetown United Methodist Church
Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Saturday
20 Shankpainter Rd., Provincetown
Benefits local nonprofits

Ruthie’s Boutique
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday
14 Center St., Provincetown
Benefits local nonprofits


Valley Farm Thrift
892 County Rd, Pocasset
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday


Helping Hands at St. Theresa’s
Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday
914 Route 6A, Sagamore
Benefits St. Vincent de Paul Society/Christ the King Catholic Church


Mary’s Closet
Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday
330 Quaker Meeting House Rd., East Sandwich
Benefits St. Vincent de Paul Society missions

Second-View Thrift Store
Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday
451 Route 6A, East Sandwich
Benefits the Riverview School

St. John’s Episcopal Church Consignment & Thrift Shop
2 Jarves St., Sandwich
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday Sept.-May (10 a.m. to 1 p.m. first Saturday of every month )


Thrift Shop on Chicken Alley
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday
38 Lagoon Pond Rd, Vineyard Haven
Benefits Martha’s Vineyard Community Services


AIM Thrift
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, closed February
305 Main St., Wellfleet
Benefits Outer Cape Health Services and others


First Church Thrift Shop
329 Main St. (Rte. 6A), Yarmouth Port
Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday
Benefits First Congregational Church

Fisherman’s House Thrift Shop
Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday, (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May-Oct.)
324 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth
Benefits So. Yarmouth United Methodist Church

Restore (furniture, fixtures)
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday
28 Whites Path, South Yarmouth
Benefits Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod

St. David’s Thrift Shop
Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday
205 Old Main St., South Yarmouth

West Yarmouth Congregational Church Thrift Shop
Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday
383 Route 28, West Yarmouth

Wicked Thrift
Hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
533 Main St, West Yarmouth(508) 648-5902




Eastham Affordable Housing Trust

LOCATION: 120 Route 28, 3rd Fl., W. Harwich
Rental Assistance Program, Opening are available.
More info at www.HECH.orgor email

Hyannis Youth & Community Center Game Room

DATE:  ONGOING 9:00 am - 9:00 pm 
LOCATION: Hyannis Youth and Community Center, Hyannis MA 
Indoor fun for all! Pool tables, ping pong, chess, flat screen television, video games, computer lab with eight pc work stations, free wifi, walking track and supervised fun for the kids! Open Gym times are scheduled daily. Admission: $5 Day Pass or HYCC Membership (Barnstable Residents: $20/yr. Non-residents: $40/yr. Ask about our family discounts!) More information at or call 508-790-6345.

Flower Angels USA

DATE: Ongoing
Flower Angels USA delivers random acts of love by recycling gently used flowers from weddings, funerals etc. and brings them to nursing homes, hospitals, hospice. You can volunteer and or donate. Donations of flower vases also appreciated as Flower Angels use dozens of vases every week.

The Wellfleet Preservation Hall, Celebrating Arts, Culture and Community

DATE: Ongoing
LOCATION: 335 Main Street, Wellfleet
The Wellfleet Preservation celebrates the Arts and Community with an array of activities; performances, open mics, readings, circus camps, Cape Dance Festival and so much more. (508) 349-1800

 Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous

DATE: Monday-Sunday
LOCATION: Find a meeting close by.
If you’re having trouble controlling the way you eat, Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) offers a free 12-Step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating or bulimia. 781-932-6300,

Computer Lab and Game Room for 18+

DATE: Monday-Friday, Ongoing 9:00am-Noon
LOCATION: Hyannis Youth & Community Center 141 Bassett Lane, Hyannis
Play Air Hockey, Pool, Ping Pong and other games or work in the computer lab. The Hyannis Youth & Community Center has opened its Computer Lab and Game Room to Adults with a current HYCC Membership. Stop by the front desk to get one.





Be a Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentor

DATE: Ongoing
LOCATION: 1934 Falmouth Rd, Centerville
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands is the only one-to-one youth mentoring organization serving the Cape & Islands. Research shows that a match of just one year helps kids stay in school, avoid violent and risky behavior, and gain confidence. BBBS currently serves between 200-250 youth per year in long-term, one-to-one mentoring friendships with adult volunteers. 508-771-5150.

Autos For A.L.S. Donation Program

DATE: Ongoing
LOCATION: Residents of Massachusetts or Rhode Island
Do you or someone you know who lives in Massachusetts or Rhode Island have a junk car that isn’t needed anymore? Donate it to the A.L.S. Family Charitable Foundation, and your contribution will help a patient or family living with Lou Gehrig’s disease. Call 508-759-9696 to arrange a free pick up at your convenience, and get a receipt in the mail for tax purposes.

Volunteer With Habitat For Humanity

DATE: Ongoing
When you build with HFH, you get a nice workout, spend time with great people, and know that you’re making a difference in the world. Don’t want to hammer? Contact or 508-362-3559 X16 to learn about other ways you can help.

Volunteer Opportunity

DATE: Ongoing
LOCATION: Wellfleet Preservation Hall 335 Main Street, Wellfleet
Be a part of the newest cultural community center on the Outer Cape. Join the team of volunteers that helps out at events, staffs the box office, greets visitors, works on special events and program committees, and assists the staff and board in celebrating the arts in the community. 508-349-1800.

Volunteer Opportunities with The Family Pantry of Cape Cod

DATE: Ongoing
LOCATION: 133 Queen Anne Rd, Harwich; Second Glance Thrift Store Route 28, Harwich Port
The Family Pantry of Cape Cod has over 400 regular volunteers – but is always looking for a few more in the pantry, boutique, thrift shop, warehouse and garden. 508-432-6519

Volunteer Opportunities with HopeHealth

DATE: Ongoing
LOCATION: 765 Attucks Lane, Hyannis
Answer phone calls or help raise money to help enhance the comfort and quality of life for the patients, clients and families who are experiencing serious illness or loss. 508-957-0200.

Volunteer Opportunities at Cape Abilities

DATE: Ongoing
LOCATION: Cape-wide
Make a difference in the life of a person with a disability. A variety of opportunities are available across Cape Cod, from regular weekly appointments to one-time special events. Share your skills and hobbies: help someone learn to garden, cook, paint, take photos or use a computer. Help plan a party, lead an exercise class, or join the mall walkers’ morning stroll. 508-778-5040 X897