Harbor Survey, Spring on Main, Earth Day, BHS Art & Fashion Shows, Town Notes

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Survey work on Hyannis Harbor

Town of Barnstable contractors are to conduct surveys in and around Bismore Park Marina and a hydrographic survey in Hyannis Inner Harbor Monday through the end of the month, weather permitting. Normal working hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays. The work is not expected to create traffic delays or interfere with marine operations.

These surveys will provide information needed for proposed projects to dredge portions of Hyannis Inner Harbor and to rehabilitate infrastructure at Bismore Park and the Bismore Park Marina. These projects are planned for construction from 2025 and will be presented beforehand in public meetings as a master plan, design and permit progress.

Drivers, mariners and other facility users are advised to slow down and exercise extreme caution when traversing these areas during surveying activities, and to follow posted safety signs and police instructions / signallers.

A piping plover glides across the sand at Sandy Neck Beach Park.

Spring on Main

April 18-22 is the school holidays at Barnstable Public Schools. The Cape Cod Maritime Museum will be offering free admission all day Thursday, April 21, courtesy of the Highland Street Foundation. On Saturday, April 23, celebrate the return of warm weather from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. along Hyannis Main Street. Plans include live music, a mobile farmer’s market, crafts for kids, Gilbert the party pig and more! Have breakfast on Main Street and admire our beautiful spring flowers, a prelude to Hyannis Main Street becoming part of the Pollinator Pathway this summer.

Volunteers wanted!

The West Barnstable Village Association is recruiting volunteers for the annual Village Cleanup on Saturday, April 23 from 8:30 a.m. to noon, in honor of Earth Day. Meet in front of the West Barnstable Community Building. Vests and garbage bags provided. Bring your own work gloves.

Presented by the Cape Cod Cultural Center on Thursday, April 21, 6-8 p.m. Join Chef Joe Cizynski on the 3rd anniversary of Volodymr Zalensky’s election, to dine on specialties from four Kyiv restaurants.

From the 100 Rodin Tomu Vpered restaurant, beef tenderloin tartare with sprats and mashed carrot with paprika. From the Atmosfera Rooftop restaurant, grilled octopus with smoked beetroot mousse and potato gratin. From the Ilepbak restaurant, braised veal rolls with brandy cherry sauce, and from the Za Dvoma Zavtsyamy restaurant, for dessert, pancakes stuffed with soft farmer’s cheese with fresh berry compote.

All proceeds will go to The World Central Kitchen to support the people of Ukraine. Visit the Cultural Center website for information on its COVID policy. $100 per person. Register at www.cultural-center.org or call 508-394-7100. The Cultural Center is located at 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth.

An osprey arrives with new nesting material, returning after overwintering in warmer temperatures.

Wetu talk and hike

Join Nipmuc – Wampanoag Marcus Hendricks on Sunday, April 24 at 10 a.m. for a one-mile Native American walk/conversation along the Thacher Trail in Yarmouth Port, beginning at the meadow on the grounds of the Old Yarmouth Historical Society.

Discussions will range from the Forest Period up to 200 years after the Contact Period; hunting, fishing, domestic life and local Native American Thomas Greenough, one of the “Praying Indians” and the last of the Nobscusset tribe in Yarmouth. Tickets at www.hsoy.org/events.

BHS Art and Fashion Shows

The Barnstable Secondary School Art Department is pleased to announce two great student events: the annual BHS Art Exhibition and the BHS Fashion Show, both taking place at the secondary school on Friday 29th April .

The art exhibition will run from 5-6:30 p.m. in the BHS Innovation Learning Library. The public is invited to celebrate the creations and achievements of students from different artistic disciplines. The exhibit is entirely created and curated by students and includes work from the Fine Art, Graphic Design, Ceramics, Animation, Filmmaking, Carpentry and Fashion Design courses at BHS. Visitors to this free exhibition will have the opportunity to view an array of works spanning the artistic field, from oil-painted portraits to short films and animations. The annual art exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the Enoch Cobb Fund.

All are welcome to stay and enjoy the fashion show from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center. The talented students are thrilled to host their first live show in three years and would like to celebrate their hard work. The seniors will present their collections, and all class levels will send their creations to the podium. Tickets are $5 each and are available for purchase at the door. Proceeds will help support the BHS fashion program. Snacks will be available before the show and during intermission.

Don't miss the Barnstable High School Fashion Show on Friday, April 29 at 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center.  Your $5 admission benefits the Art Department.
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