Celebrate Pawsitivity (Thursday, Sept. 15)
An effort to make a difference in the lives of our animal friends, called Paws to Celebrate Truro, will take place on Thursday, Sept. 15, 6 to 8 p.m. at Truro Vineyards, 11 Shore Road. Sponsored by the Animal Rescue League of Boston, the event will include wine tastings, live music, and light refreshments. For more information — or to learn about attending virtually — see arlboston.org.
Reading Is Fundamental (Friday-Sunday, Sept. 16-18)
The Provincetown Public Library hosts the three-day Provincetown Book Festival beginning Friday, Sept. 16. Events include author talks, interviews, and live readings. Admission for most events is free. See provincetownbookfestival.org for a full schedule.
For Mother Earth (Saturday, Sept. 17)
The Red Hawk Singers and Dancers will perform at Eastham Public Library on Saturday, Sept. 17, 1 to 2 p.m. The group has performed worldwide while teaching audiences about the experience of indigenous peoples, working to secure a better future for new generations, and protecting the Earth. See easthamlibrary.org for more information.
Clean Tides Worldwide (Saturday, Sept. 17)
The Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown hosts the 2022 Coastsweep Beach Clean Up on Saturday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers meet at the CCS kiosk on MacMillan Wharf and take the shuttle to Long Point, where they will clean up debris and record their findings while helping to develop educational programs and public policy to reduce pollution. The event is part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup, which will be sponsoring similar events at beaches all over the world. See coastalstudies.org for more information or contact [email protected] to register.
Call of the Wild (Saturday, Sept. 17)
Artists Meg Shields and Robert Shreefter are exhibiting their work in “The Nature of Nature” at the Wellfleet Public Library through Sept. 30 and will host a discussion on Saturday, Sept. 17, 5 to 7 p.m. See wellfleetlibrary.org for more information.
Wicked Awesome (Saturday, Sept. 17)
Provincetown Art House presents Hannah Corneau on Saturday, Sept. 17, 7 p.m. Corneau, who will be making her first appearance at the Art House, starred as Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway and was featured in the New Works Provincetown premiere of the musical Maiden Voyage. Tickets are $40 at brownpapertickets.com. Proof of vaccination is required.
Pedals for a Cause (Saturday, Sept. 17)
The annual Harbor to the Bay Bike Ride on Saturday, Sept. 17 will benefit the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod. All cyclists, regardless of experience, are welcome. For more information, or to join Team ASGCC, contact the events coordinator at [email protected]. To learn more about registration, supplies, and start times, see harbortothebay.org.
Summer’s Not Over (Saturday, Sept. 17)
Squeeze out the last bit of the season at the Payomet Performing Arts Center’s Endless Summer concert on Saturday, Sept. 17, 6 to 9 p.m. The lineup of local bands includes the alternative Dixieland and omnipop sound of the Chandler Travis Philharmonic; psychedelic garage reggae rockers the Cyclones; and the down and dirty funk of the GroovaLottos. Tickets are $15; a portion of proceeds will benefit HOW and WE CAN, two local nonprofits supporting women’s health and entrepreneurship on Cape Cod. See payomet.org for more information.
Way, Way Down South (Monday, Sept. 19)
Wellfleet Public Library hosts a talk by Jennifer DuBois, who spent a full year at the National Science Foundation’s McMurdo Station in Antarctica, on Monday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m. DuBois will discuss topics like keeping busy during the long winter, while sharing photos and other mementoes of her experience and answering questions. The event is free; masks are required. See wellfleetlibrary.org for more information.
Pillow Talk (Wednesday, Sept. 21)
Snow Library in Orleans hosts a “no-sew” pillow crafting workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 3 to 4 p.m. The family-friendly event is free. No registration is required; register at the children’s desk of the library the day of the event. See snowlibrary.org for more information.
Speaking Horse-ly (Wednesday, Sept. 21)
In collaboration with New York City-based dance company Equus Projects, Wellfleet Preservation Hall presents “An Interspecies Journey” on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m. Equus Projects Artistic Director JoAnna Mendl Shaw will offer dance interludes, stories, and film footage from IMPRINTED, a film that follows three dancers, two mares, and their foals in an exploration of interspecies nonverbal language. Tickets are $18 at wellfleetpreservationhall.org.
Pickle Your Fancy (Thursday, Sept. 22)
The Chequessett Club, 680 Chequessett Neck Road in Wellfleet, will host a pickleball tournament on Thursday, Sept. 22, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will raise funds for the Lily House, a community home for terminally ill residents in Wellfleet, and is limited to 64 players. Registration is $50 per player, with all proceeds directly benefiting the Lily House. Partners are not required. For more information see thelilyhouse.org.