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Province Lands Mini-Fest Slated for August 1

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Date: July 24, 2014
Contact: Jody Anastasio, North District Interpreter, 508-487-1256

The last week of July is Family Week in Provincetown, and Cape Cod National Seashore will add to the festivities with a special event for kids and parents.On Friday, August 1st, the Province Lands Visitor Center will host its second annual Mini-Fest from 2 to 4 PM, featuring games, crafts, and music.

At 2 PM, Kitty Hendricks Miller from the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Museum will lead an hour of fun with native toys, games, and songs. Play a game called "hubbub," learn a dance using traditional instruments, and make something special to bring home! Then at 3 PM, enjoy a lively performance by local musicians Zoe Lewis and Peter Donnelly, back for their second Mini-Fest appearance. Bring your dancing shoes! The event is free, accessible, and funded by Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore.

IF YOU GO: The Province Lands Visitor Center is open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM. Staff members are available to answer questions, assist with planning activities, and provide hiking and bicycling trail information. The visitor center features exhibits on the Outer Cape's natural and cultural resources, orientation films, and a bookstore with interpretive items for sale, such as books, maps, clothing, games and puzzles. The 360-degree rooftop observation deck provides views of the surrounding dunes and sea. A listing of all of the national seashore's programs is available at the two seashore visitor centers, or on-line at www.nps.gov/caco.

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Did You Know?

Wellfleet kettle ponds

There are twenty permanently flooded freshwater kettle ponds within the Cape Cod National Seashore. They range in size from 2.5 to 100 acres and from 6 to 65 feet in depth.