Food trucks, wrecks, music, arts, karts, log notes

Food Truck Festival

Two dozen food trucks will be heading to the Cape Cod Fairgrounds on Saturday, August 7 from noon to 5 p.m. to eat, drink, have fun and more. In addition to the trucks, attendees will find over 50 craft beers, family-friendly activities and lawn games.

Here is a sample of the truck menus that festival attendees will have the chance to try: Binge BBQ, Trolley Dogs, Grilled Cheese Lobsta Love, Olivia’s Organics, Travelin’ Bones, Shishkaberry’s chocolate-dipped strawberries, TC Scoops and Whoopie Pies.

For craft beer lovers, each brewery will have three to five different beers to choose from: DuClaw Lawson’s Finest, Toppling Goliath Press Hard Seltzer, Citizens Cider, Flying Monkey, Mighty Squirrel and Jiant Hard Kombucha.

General admission tickets are available in advance for $5 or at the door for $10. VIP HOUR tickets are also available online for $25 and Beer Lover Packages for $43 online only. To purchase tickets, please visit The Cape Cod Fairgrounds is located at 1220 Nathan Ellis Highway, East Falmouth.

Shipwreck archeology

The Yarmouth Harbor Library will host a free lecture titled “The Science and History of Shipwreck Archeology and Conservation” by Marie Kesten Zahn on Saturday August 7 from 1-2:30 p.m.

Zahn’s long list of credentials includes trustee of the Historical Society of Old Yarmouth, director of the Brooks Academy Museum and the A. Elmer Crowell Decoy Barn Museum for the Harwich Historical Society; a mapping and archiving project for Woodside Cemetery in Yarmouth Port; and a volunteer Solar System Ambassador for NASA. She also spent three years working at the Whydah Pirate Museum as an archaeologist, curator and science education coordinator.

Register online at or call 508-362-3717 to reserve a spot.

The Yarmouth Port Library will host a free lecture titled "The science and history of shipwreck archeology and conservation" by Marie Kesten Zahn on Saturday August 7 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

shower people

Attend a concert by the James Taylor Tribute Band at the Cultural Center on Saturday, August 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, August 8 at 3 p.m. Come listen and sing along with Cape Cod’s Greg Johnson and his band as they share the story behind the man and recreate the music that has touched millions around the world.

Although Taylor’s career lasted long after his success in the 60s and 70s, this tribute show focuses on his youth and his music. Hear the story behind each song and be invited to sing along to some of JT’s most famous hits.

The Cultural Center welcomes "shower people," a James Taylor tribute band, Saturday, August 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, August 8 at 3 p.m.

The JT Tribute Band includes Greg Johnson (guitar and lead vocals), Brian Morris (keyboard, mandolin, electric guitar and backing vocals), Derick Bousseier (drums), Janet Leahy (backing vocals), Julie Sieben (backing vocals), Bruce Abbott (flute and saxophone). $25. For reservations, call 508-394-7100. The Cape Cod Cultural Center, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.

More live music

Drumma Queens, a women’s percussion ensemble playing a variety of West African rhythms, are due to play the Summer Concert Series at Parker’s River Beach on Wednesday, August 9, from 6-7:30 p.m.

Drumma Queens, a women's percussion ensemble, are set to play happy noise and positive, healing vibes at Parker's River Beach on Wednesday, August 9, from 6-7:30 p.m.

2D Kids Cape Cod Summer

Lenore Lyons leads a three-part, half-day art workshop for children at the Cultural Center Tuesday through Thursday, August 10, 11, and 12, 9:30 a.m. to noon. This course is intended for children from 7 to 12 years old.

We’ll have fun drawing and painting Cape Cod animals, plants and landscapes while experimenting with familiar and new art supplies. We’ll be playing with words and a variety of ways to add letters for small and large messages.

Art students will compile their work into a spiral-bound art journal; there will be additional pages to continue on their own. Space is limited. $150/$135 for members. To register, visit or call 508-394-7100. Cape Cod Cultural Center, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.

Olivia Loffredo, 9, from St. Pius X School, South Yarmouth, was among the winners of the Steamship Authority's sixth annual 'Sail Into Imagination' art competition for students in kindergarten to grade 12.

Free summer for all

Join the Cape Cod Cultural Center on Friday, August 13 from noon to 4 p.m. for the fourth in a series of free summer family days.

“Let’s Make Music” will feature activities for the whole family, including two music demonstrations, open studio tours with our resident artists, exhibits in all five galleries, and hands-on music-themed entertainment for all.

Come create paper plate tambourines, popsicle stick harmonicas and make music on our Music Wall. Admission and all activities are free!

The Cultural Center expects all people who have not been fully vaccinated to wear masks at all times in our buildings. More information at: or call 508-394-7100. Cape Cod Cultural Center, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.

Athletics registration

Monday, August 16 is the deadline to register for fall sports in the DY Regional School District. Students must have a valid physical exam on file and complete an online concussion course. Register online or call 508-398-7645 if you have any questions.

At the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis on Thursday, August 19 at 4 p.m.: Joseph Garver, Curator Emeritus, Harvard Map Collection, will explore how maps and cartographers of Cape Cod reveal not only a changing natural environment, but also a broader network verifiable data, myths and fabrication.  $10 members/$12 non-members.

Opening reception

The Cape Cod Cultural Center will open five new exhibits on Friday, August 20 from 5-7 p.m. There is no admission charge and all are welcome.

On view August 18-28: The Northside Artists will exhibit in the Great Hall of Constantinidis; “Cut Paper Mosaics” by Carol Flax, in the Saben Board Room gallery; “Draw, Water and Paint” works of art in different mediums and styles by the Fresh Paint Gallery, in the Blue Room Gallery; “Remembering,” an international juried exhibition showcasing the effects of September 11, 2001 in the Education Wing (August 11-September 16); “The Room of Inspiration”, a sanctuary filled with moving images meant to inspire, focus energy and reduce the world to a small space where visitors can sit, breathe and let their ideas soar, in the safe.

Police auction

A public auction of unclaimed property will be held at the former Dennis Public Works Department Complex on Bob Crowell Road, South Dennis on Saturday August 21 at 9am. All unclaimed goods at the time of the auction will be sold.

Boy Scouts from Yarmouth Harbor 50 Troop, Yarmouth Harbor 150 Troop and Centerville Cub Scout Pack 54 volunteered to put up snow fences at the cinema site this weekend -Yarmouth Park (669 Highway 28).  This fence will help protect the Parker River from litter and debris on site.

Seaside Le Mans

Race and non-race sponsorships are available for the Davenport Companies’ 20th annual fast event featuring Formula 1 European-style racing karts on Saturday, September 11. For more information on sponsorship, contact Kelsey Ellis at 508-760-9265.

Each kart team has six drivers, with the sponsors choosing their own team. They race for four hours on a quarter-mile track through turns and under a walkway in this thrilling endurance race taking place on Mashpee Commons.

All proceeds from the event are donated to the Cape Cod Foundation, which distributes 100% of each year’s funds to designated beneficiaries.

The race is free for spectators, and there are also entertainment, children’s activities, shopping and dining at Mashpee Commons. Come make a day of it!

Sponsorships are now available for The Davenport Companies 20th Annual Seaside Le Mans Race at Mashpee Commons.  The European-style Formula 1 kart race is scheduled for Saturday, September 11.

Dennis Town Meeting

A special town meeting will be held October 26 at 7 p.m. inside the auditorium of the Nathaniel H. Wixon Innovation School, 901 Route 134.

The deadline for filing a citizen petition, which can be done at the clerk’s office, is September 7 at 4 p.m.

Friday, October 15 is the deadline to register to vote, when the City Clerk’s office will hold special hours and remain open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information, call the clerk’s office at 508-760-6112.

Alice P. Darby