December 18, 2014
For Mashpee girls and their special guests.

The annual Valentine's Day Dance is on Friday, February 6. Pre-registration is required by 1/23/15 or until full. Space is limited. The dance is for Mashpee girls ages 5 to 12 and their special guests (dad, uncle, grandfather, etc.).

Come as you are or wear your best outfit.

Residents $26 per couple, $12 for each additional sister. Non-residents $36.

Presented by the Mashpee Recreation Dept.

December 18, 2014
Fun for kids 2-10.

The annual Mashpee Rec. Easter Egg Hunt will be on Saturday, March 28 at 10 a.m. Rain date is April 4.

For kids ages 2 to 10. Held at the Mashpee Commons Green (across from the library).

December 18, 2014
Presented by Yoga Neighborhood.

Yoga Neighborhood invites the community to celebrate Winter Solstice by coming together for an Evening of Yoga Nidra, 5 pm in Centerville, Mashpee and Falmouth on Dec. 21 in a benefit for Yoga Neighborhood.

Yoga Nidra, sometimes known as Yoga Sleep, is a guided meditation that helps participants reduce their stress and anxiety and discover calmness and clarity. Although participants do not actually go to sleep, many say that one 45-minute session of Yoga Nidra equals four hours of sleep!

December 17, 2014
Multi-jurisdictional investigation began in October

MASHPEE - A multi-jurisdictional investigation into an alleged Cape-based child predator led to the arrest of a Mashpee man Tuesday. According to a Falmouth police release, Falmouth and Mashpee detectives arrested John S. Gray at his home at Summerwood Condominiums, 300 Falmouth Road in Mashpee around 12:15 p.m.

December 16, 2014
Presented by the Mashpee Public Library.

Join Mashpee Public Library on Thursday, Dec.18th from 1-4 PM in the library event room for a Local Author Book Fair! Enjoy refreshments, meet Cape Cod authors and find a last-minute gift for someone on your holiday shopping list. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Please note that authors will be unable to accept credit cards for book purchases.

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December 4, 2014
President, cabinet members and tribal leaders talk about key issues facing the nation's tribes

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council Chairman Cedric Cromwell and a delegation of tribal members attended the White House Tribal Nations Conference Wednesday. The president, cabinet officials and the White House Council on Native American Affairs met with leaders of the country's 566 federally-recognized Native nations on important tribal issues. 

November 26, 2014
1970: First National Day of Mourning by Wampanoags

1898: SS Portland sinks in killer gale

Wreckage and bodies washed ashore along the entire backside of Cape Cod

The recorded maritime history of the East Coast details many storms with high incidences of vessels and people lost. Killer gales were recorded in 1839, 1851, 1873 and 1886.

But none was to compare with the great hurricane of November 26 to 28, 1898. This storm is commonly referred to as the Portland Gale, after the steamer Portland, which was lost at sea with all hands.

November 24, 2014
A twist on an old classic.

You won’t want to miss Pictures Without Santa! A hip, fun new twist on an old classic. Grab one of the 40+ holiday themed props and our professional photographer will snap photos of you and your pup having fun and looking festive! You go home with a photo booth style strip of 4 photos and we’ll email you the jpegs. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Cape Cod DART.

$25, call for reservations.

November 20, 2014
Portion of proceeds benefit MSPCA-Angell.

November 23 - December 31, 2014 at Woodruff's Art Center in Mashpee Commons a small works of art exhibition will be on view entitled "True Companions". A portion of all sales from the show will be donated to MSPCA-Angell. Over 20 local artists are participating with an opening reception being held on Sunday, November 23rd from 5-7pm.

November 18, 2014
Presented by Alzheimer's expert Joyce Simard.

Bridges® by EPOCH at Mashpee will welcome nationally recognized Alzheimer’s expert Joyce Simard for the presentation “Unraveling the Mystery of Memory Loss” on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 3 and again at 7 p.m. Caregivers, seniors and their families are invited to attend and learn answers to their questions about Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The presentation will be held at Ballymeade Country Club, 125 Falmouth Woods Rd. in East Falmouth.

November 13, 2014
1754: Mercy Otis gets married

1754: Mercy Otis of Barnstable marries James Warren of Plymouth

The Mass Moments story on the marriage of Mercy Otis and James Warren began:

On this day in 1754, Mercy Otis of Barnstable and James Warren of Plymouth began their remarkable 54-year partnership. When she married into a family active in public affairs, Mercy embraced the chance to be involved in the events of the Revolutionary era.

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November 11, 2014
Gallery talk by Nancy Rubin Stuart.

The Changing Images of American Women in the 19th Century exhibition, on view from October 21 to November 30, 2014, will concentrate on how women gained their independence for the first time in American Society during the 19th Century and how they are portrayed in images.

The following talks and activities are in conjunction with the exhibition:

November 11, 2014
Led by Cahoon Museum of American Art Curator Richard Waterhouse.

The Changing Images of American Women in the 19th Century exhibition, on view from October 21 to November 30, 2014, will concentrate on how women gained their independence for the first time in American Society during the 19th Century and how they are portrayed in images.

The following talks and activities are in conjunction with the exhibition:

November 7, 2014

Goal Kickin' 5K Run/Walk, 9am registration, 9:30am goalie shoot out and kids 1 mile fun run. Race starts at 10am.

Event to benefit Kids Kickin' Cancer Foundation and the MHS Boy's Soccer Team.

Adults $20, student $10, 1 mile kids fun run $5.

Register online:


November 7, 2014
Commemorating those who have and continue to serve.

The Town of Mashpee will hold their annual Veterans Day ceremony at the Mashpee High School at 10am on Saturday, November 11, rain or shine.

A light breakfast follows in the school cafeteria.

We invite everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to thank all past and present military members who have served honorably in our armed forces.

November 6, 2014
Benefits the Boys and Girls Club of Cape Cod.

You are Invited to the Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod's  WINE, BEER & FOOD TASTING "INVESTING IN GREAT FUTURES"

Thursday, November 20 5:30-8 p.m. at 30 Bates Road, in Mashpee Commons (in the former New Balance Storefront next to Stop & Shop)

Join us as we gather together for fun, food, drink, & entertainment, along with a silent auction to start your holiday shopping, with just one goal - enriching the lives of 845 Cape children!

October 30, 2014
Presented by the Mashpee High School Drama Club.

Mashpee High School Drama Club is holding their fall production of “Annie Play Will Do” on Friday and Saturday, November 14 & 15 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students/seniors. They are available at the door, or in advance at the high school main office.

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October 29, 2014
1961: New breed of senior citizens who stay year-round

1961: The new face of postwar Cape Cod emerges

Fifteen years after WWII, a new breed of settlers start arriving on these shores

It took the completion of major sections of the new interstate highway system built during the Eisenhower administration in the 1950s to turn our peninsula into a modern resort area where summer vacationers became summer residents and as they retired, year-round citizens here.

October 28, 2014
1997: Indian advocate John Peters dies at 67

1911: Vigilante mob hangs Minister in effigy

On this day more than 100 years ago, the citizens of Hyannis acted more like a vigilante mob in the old west than church-goers on old Cape Cod.

Evan Albright wrote in Cape Cod Confidential about the murder:

October 27, 2014
With special presenter the Cape's Holly Man, Bill Cannon.

Learn about holly from the Cape's Holly Man, Bill Cannon of Brewster, when the Mashpee Garden Club meets Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. at the Mashpee Public Library.

Cannon has over 300 kinds of holly on his property, some over 70 years old that were planted by his father. The Cape is holly-friendly, he says, with its sandy soil.

Sign up at this meeting for the Nov. 19 floral arranging session, and the Dec. 3 Christmas Luncheon to be held at the Coonamessett Inn.
The Mashpee Garden Club is open to all area gardeners. Refreshments will be served.

October 24, 2014
Bait to be distributed in seven Cape towns over four weeks

The Cape Cod Rabies Task Force began distributing rabies vaccine bait this week in the towns of Sandwich, Mashpee, Barnstable, Yarmouth, Dennis, Harwich and Brewster. Bait packs containing Raboral V-RG® vaccine will be distributed in wooded areas in each of the towns in an effort to fight raccoon rabies.

The bait is not harmful to pets, but officials encourage pet owners to keep their dogs leashed to avoid unnecessary contact with the bait packs. If ingested, dogs may experience gastrointestinal issues.

October 21, 2014
Featuring over 90 crafters.

The 13th annual Quashnet Holiday Fair will be on November 1 from 10am to 4pm. Sponsored by the Quashnet Elementary School PTO. Cafe, raffles, baked goods, over 90 crafters.

Admission: $1 adults, kids free.

October 21, 2014
Nickerson is the author of "Chasing the Mermaid: The Lives and Art of Ralph and Martha Cahoon".

Come join us on November 7, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. to hear more about the Cahoon book. Wine and dessert will be served.

The highlight of the evening will be a 15 to 20 minute talk by the author Cindy Nickerson who will discuss the writing of the book. The fee for the evening will be $25 for members and $30 for non-members.

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October 21, 2014
Featuring works by talented local artists.

Cape Cod is very fortunate because there are so many talented artists who reside here and add to the cultural lifestyle of the area. This exhibition will spotlight those artists and to provide the viewer an opportunity to take home one of those works for the holidays.

The following activity is in conjunction with the exhibition:

Friday, December 5, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Opening Reception