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  • Cape Cod National Seashore

    Big View Hiking

    • Time: 9:00 AM
    • Location: Varies
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, August 12, 2018

    Join us for an energetic, cardiovascular hike to some of the most majestic ocean and bay views in the national seashore.

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    Canoe Trip: Salt Pond Paddle

    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Location: Meet at the Salt Pond Visitor Center amphitheater in Eastham.
    • Fees: $23 per adult, $18 per child 16 and under (minimum age 6).
    Sunday, August 12, 2018

    Take a leisurely paddle in the protected waters of the Salt Pond and nearby area of Nauset Marsh to explore its beauty and diversity.

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    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Location: Race Point Beach
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, August 12, 2018

    In the spirit of the popular television show “American Ninja Warrior,” tackle our Race Point Beach family-friendly, lowlying, obstacle course in the sand.

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    Highland Light Tour

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
    • Location: Highland Lighthouse, 27 Highland Light Road, North Truro.
    • Fees: $6 for adults, $5 for students and seniors.
    Sunday, August 12, 2018

    Everyday from 06/01/2018 to 08/31/2018

    Highland Lighthouse is Cape Cod’s oldest and tallest lighthouse.

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    Kayak the Outer Cape

    • Location: Varies
    • Fees: $45, minimum age 12.
    Sunday, August 12, 2018

    Paddle with a ranger in a meandering marsh, a captivating kettle pond, or a dune-sided lake. Locations vary weekly. All equipment provided.

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    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Location: 111 North Pamet Road, Truro
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, August 12, 2018

    Join Sheldon Ball’s great-grandson for a hike through pine forest, heathland, sea cliffs, and beach.

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    Nauset Light Tour

    • Time: 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • Location: 120 Nauset Light Beach Road, Eastham.
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, August 12, 2018

    Climb this iconic light, and learn of its history and importance.

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    Old Harbor Life-Saving Station Open House

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Race Point Beach, Provincetown.
    • Fees: Free, beach fees apply.
    Sunday, August 12, 2018

    Built in 1898, Old Harbor is the last intact lifesaving station of the original 13 of Cape Cod. The station has been restored and refurbished. A visit feels like stepping into a turn-of-the-century, working station while the crew is out on patrol.

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    Perseid Star Party

    • Time: 9:00 PM to 10:30 PM
    • Location: Marconi Beach, WEllfleet.
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, August 12, 2018

    While many enjoy the beaches and sunshine of Cape Cod, few realize that half the park is after dark! Meet a ranger at Marconi Beach, and as you enjoy the show, learn the science behind the spectacle.

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    Ranger on Deck!

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Province Lands Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, August 12, 2018

    Join a ranger to look for whales, birds, and historic buildings from the deck; or to explore new topics of the ranger’s choice. Province Lands Visitor Center.

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    Three Sisters Lights Tour

    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Location: Meet at the northeast corner of Nauset Light Beach parking area at the intersection of Ocean View Drive and Cable Road, Eastham.
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, August 12, 2018

    These 19th-century lighthouses once provided a beacon for sailors off the shore of Nauset Light Beach. Explore their history and importance during this guided tour.

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    Afternoon Birding for Beginners

    • Location: Varies
    • Fees: Free
    Monday, August 13, 2018

    Discover the joys of birding on a ranger-led walk to varying locations.

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    Bird Walk

    • Time: 7:30 AM
    • Location: Salt Pond Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Monday, August 13, 2018

    Joined a skilled birder at various sites in the park for bird identification and observation. Bring binoculars if you have them.

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    Captain Penniman House Tour

    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Location: Fort Hill, Eastham
    • Fees: Free
    Monday, August 13, 2018

    Learn about the Penniman family through a tour of their home and stories of their travels. Examine the lifestyle, hardships, and adventures of a whaling family.

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    Discover Fort Hill Walk

    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Location: Meet at the lower parking lot at Fort Hill, 70 Fort Hill Road in Eastham.
    • Fees: Free
    Monday, August 13, 2018

    The Fort Hill area is home to fascinating natural and cultural history and stunning views. Explore what makes this place an important part of the national seashore.

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    Highland House Museum

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
    • Location: Truro, MA.
    • Fees: $7 for adults, $5 for students and children ages 6-17, free for children under age 6.
    Monday, August 13, 2018

    Every Monday Weekly & Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 06/01/2018 to 08/31/2018

    A visit to the museum provides fascinating insight into the lives of the people on the Outer Cape.

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    Ranger’s Choice

    • Location: Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham.
    • Fees: Free
    Monday, August 13, 2018

    Stop by the Salt Pond Visitor Center to find out the ranger’s favorite program and location this week. Featuring a variety of history and nature topics, and could include a short walk or terrace talk.

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    Roadside Plants and Their Uses

    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Location: Province Lands Visitor Center, Provincetown.
    • Fees: Free
    Monday, August 13, 2018

    You might be surprised by the abundance and diversity of roadside plants, and the many ways that they have been used for food, medicine, and dyes. This program will include a walk along pavement and trails.

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    The Amazing Race - Provincetown

    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Location: Meet at the Provincetown Town Green, Bas Relief Park on Bradford Street, across from the town hall. Use public parking in town.
    • Fees: Free. Parking fee may be required.
    Monday, August 13, 2018

    Discover Provincetown’s history one clue at a time. As you race against time to win the grand prize, experience the town’s unique treasures and best-kept secrets. Wear comfortable shoes.

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    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Location: Meet on the sidewalk at the base of the stairs to the Province Lands Visitor Center in Provincetown.
    • Fees: Free
    Monday, August 13, 2018

    Learn about how these two famous families had profound effects on the National Park Service and on the history of Cape Cod National Seashore.

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    Canoe Trip: Salt Pond Paddle

    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Location: Meet at the Salt Pond Visitor Center amphitheater in Eastham.
    • Fees: $23 per adult, $18 per child 16 and under (minimum age 6).
    Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    Take a leisurely paddle in the protected waters of the Salt Pond and nearby area of Nauset Marsh to explore its beauty and diversity.

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    Creative Nature Workshop

    • Time: 9:30 AM
    • Location: Fort Hill, Eastham
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    Bring a journal, sketchpad, or any other form of art to breathtaking Fort Hill. Join a ranger to explore the stunning landscape while practicing the art of finding inspiration in nature.

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    Discover Nauset Marsh Walk

    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Location: Salt Pond Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    Nauset Marsh is home to a fascinating array of plants, animals, and complex ecosystems, and contains a rich past of prehistoric and historic human history. Join a ranger for a leisurely stroll around the marsh.

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    Evenings at Salt Pond Visitor Center

    • Time: 7:00 PM
    • Location: Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham. Check with Salt Pond Visitor Center to see if the program will be indoors or outdoors.
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    Authors, performing artists, historians, and scientists will offer insights into seashore resources and stories. Supported by Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore.

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    • Location: Meet at Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham.
    • Fees: $6 per adult, $4 per child 16 and under.
    Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    Wade into the tidal flats of Salt Pond to discover many of the hidden animals found in this intertidal habitat.

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    Lifeguard Demonstration

    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Location: Tuesdays at Race Point Beach, and Fridays at Head of the Meadow Beach.
    • Fees: Free, beach access fees apply.
    Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    Join a lifeguard for a surf rescue demonstration on the beach, and learn how to stay safe while swimming in the ocean. Meet at the head lifeguard stand at each beach.

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    Plein Air Painting at the Seashore

    • Time: 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Various
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    The Eastham Painters Guild will be out plein air painting at various Cape Cod National Seashore locations this season.

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    Province Lands Dunes Hike

    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Location: Check in at the desk at the Province Lands Visitor Center in Provincetown.
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    Explore an enchanting dune landscape of unusual plants and wild cranberry bogs while learning about the Province Lands’ unique place in American history.

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    Art in the Dunes Hike

    • Time: 4:00 PM
    • Location: Province Lands Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018

    On this long hike into the Province Lands dunes, view firsthand the quality of light, natural environment, and isolation that have long attracted artists and writers to Provincetown.

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    Atwood-Higgins House Tour

    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Location: 269 Bound Brook Island Road, Wellfleet
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018

    Take advantage of this unique opportunity to visit the interior and grounds of this authentic 18th-century full Cape house.

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    Campfire: Nauset Light Beach

    • Time: 7:00 PM
    • Location: Meet in the parking lot at Nauset Light Beach, at the intersection of Ocean View Drive and Cable Road in Eastham.
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018

    Join us for an evening of fun as we gather around the campfire for stories, songs, and activities that tell about the nature of Cape Cod and its rich past.

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    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: 70 Fort Hill Road, Eastham
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018

    Examine some of the hardships, adventures, and lifestyle of a whaling family as you browse this 1868 whaling captain’s home.

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    Chronicles From a Cape Codder Talk

    • Time: 10:30 AM
    • Location: 50 Nauset Road, Eastham
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018

    Ranger Dana Eldridge shares stories from Cape Cod’s past.

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    Growing Up on Cape Cod Talk

    • Time: 12:00 PM
    • Location: Meet on the terrace at Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham.
    • Fees: Free, Reservations Required.
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018

    Bring your lunch and join seventh generation Cape Codder Ranger Dana Eldridge as he shares his adventures of growing up on Cape Cod.

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    Kayak Adventure

    • Location: Varies in Eastham and Wellfleet.
    • Fees: $45, minimum age 15.
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018

    Paddle with a ranger in a meandering marsh or a captivating kettle pond.

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    Old Harbor Life-Saving Station Tour

    • Time: 10:30 AM
    • Location: Meet at the Province Lands Visitor Center.
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018

    Learn about the U.S. Life-Saving Service and day-to-day life in the station. These brave surfmen were the predecessors to today’s Coast Guard.

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    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Location: Varies
    • Fees: $12.
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018

    Join a ranger/photographer to discover remote and visually stunning areas of Cape Cod National Seashore with your camera.

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    Seal Scout

    • Location: Call for more information
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018

    Join marine specialists to look for seals, which may be hauled-out on a sandbar at low tide. Learn appropriate wildlife viewing techniques so as not to disturb the seals.

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    Snorkeling - Discover Underwater Worlds

    • Time: 3:00 PM
    • Location: Varies
    • Fees: $15 per adult, $11 per child 16 and under.
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018

    Explore the amazing underwater world of Cape Cod waters. Locations vary between a freshwater kettle pond and saltwater harbor in Truro.

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    Beach Apparatus Drill Reenactment

    • Time: 6:00 PM
    • Location: Old Harbor Life-Saving Station at Race Point Beach in Provincetown.
    • Fees: $6 for adults; $4 for seniors over 62 and children 7 to 17; children 6 and under are free.
    Thursday, August 16, 2018

    Watch uniformed surfmen fire a line from a cannon to a “ship” in distress and labor to haul the victim to shore.

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    Marine Lecture Series

    • Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 AM
    • Location: Province Lands Visitor Center in Provincetown.
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, August 16, 2018

    Weekly offerings by the Director of Marine Education, Center for Coastal Studies.

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    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Location: Meets at Coast Guard Beach, at the end of Doane Road in Eastham.
    • Fees: Free, you must call to reserve parking.
    Thursday, August 16, 2018

    Examine the relationship between sharks and seals and the role they play in the balance of a healthy marine environment. Bring a pair of binoculars for seal viewing.

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    Small Fry Special Activity

    • Time: 10:30 AM
    • Location: Salt Pond Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, August 16, 2018

    Children, bring your parents to the Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham for seashore crafts and stories. Geared for ages 2 to 5.

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    Surfcasting 101

    • Time: 7:30 AM
    • Location: Meet at the Coast Guard station, Coast Guard Beach, at the end of Doane Road in Eastham.
    • Fees: $20 (minimum age 12).
    Thursday, August 16, 2018

    Learn the basics of saltwater fishing and practice the skill, but don’t expect to bring home supper! No fishing license required.

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    Take the Cape History Challenge!

    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Location: Meet at Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham.
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, August 16, 2018

    Take this fun, hands-on challenge, and try to identify curious bits and pieces of Cape Cod history. Come meet the park historian, Bill Burke, and get updates on what's new with the seashore's old stuff.

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    Campfire: Herring Cove Beach

    • Time: 7:00 PM
    • Location: Meet the rangers on the beach in front of the large bathhouse and concession area, just south of the beach entrance at Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown.
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, August 17, 2018

    Enjoy sunset on the beach and an evening of folklore, music, and games around the campfire. Bring a beach chair or towel to sit on.

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    Discover Fort Hill Walk

    • Time: 3:00 PM
    • Location: Meet at the lower parking lot at Fort Hill, 70 Fort Hill Road in Eastham.
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, August 17, 2018

    The Fort Hill area is home to fascinating natural and cultural history and stunning views. Explore what makes this place an important part of the national seashore.

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    Dune Views Over East Harbor Hike

    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Location: Head Of the Meadow Bike Trail Parking Lot, Truro
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, August 17, 2018

    Climb atop a parabolic dune to gain 360° views of ocean, cranberry bogs, harbor, and Provincetown.

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    Hands-On Squid

    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Location: Meet at Province Lands Visitor Center in Provincetown.
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, August 17, 2018

    Investigate the fascinating anatomy and life of one of the Atlantic’s squishiest mollusks.

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    Observing Nature Through Art

    • Time: 3:00 PM
    • Location: Province Lands Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, August 17, 2018

    Join ranger and artist Rebecca Arnoldi for a walk and creative art program. She will focus on nature drawing in July and watercolor painting in August. Bring easy-to-carry art supplies if you have them, or use what we provide.

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    Ranger-led Evening Program

    • Time: 7:00 PM
    • Location: Takes place outdoors in the amphitheater at the Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham.
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, August 17, 2018

    Join a ranger for a family-friendly illustrated program on one of the many fascinating natural and cultural resources of the national seashore. Check with the Salt Pond Visitor Center for this week’s topics.

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    Yoga at the Cove

    • Time: 9:00 AM
    • Location: Meet at Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown.
    • Fees: $11 per person.
    Friday, August 17, 2018

    Start your morning with the serenity of Cape Cod Bay and join a skilled ranger and certified yoga instructor for an interdisciplinary yoga class geared to all levels.

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    Ever-Changing Pamet Valley Hike

    • Time: 3:00 PM
    • Location: 111 North Pamet Road in Truro.
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 18, 2018

    In a location named after a branch of the Wampanoag as well as a geological feature; a cranberry business, lifesaving station, and vacation resort each had its day. Learn about the history of the Pamet area and how the ocean continues to shape it.

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    Seashore Crafts

    • Time: 3:00 PM
    • Location: Meet at Province Lands Visitor Center in Provincetown.
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 18, 2018

    Join a ranger to learn about some of the fascinating things you may find at the seashore, like horseshoe crabs, seals, lighthouses, and lifesavers! Make a craft to take home and remember your visit.

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    Tidal Flats Foray

    • Location: Look for directions when you register.
    • Fees: $6 per adult, $4 per child 16 and under.
    Monday, August 20, 2018

    Get your feet wet as you explore the abundance and diversity of life in an intertidal zone.

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    Bombs and Blackouts Talk

    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Location: Marconi Station Site
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, August 23, 2018

    Join Ranger Dana Eldridge to examine the impact World War II had on the region.

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    • Time: 3:00 PM
    • Location: 111 North Pamet Road in Truro.
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, August 23, 2018

    How has human interaction with the Cape’s environment changed over the past 400 years? Explore flora, fauna, and geography, shifting energy uses, and transportation modes while enjoying beautiful views of the historic Pamet Valley.

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    • Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Location: Highland Lighthouse, 27 Highland Light Road, North Truro.
    • Fees: $6 for adults, $5 for students and seniors.
    Friday, August 24, 2018

    Special Light Up the Night Full Moonrise and Sunset Climbs.

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    Lighthouses of Cape Cod

    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Location: Meet at the coastal viewing platform on the grounds of Highland Lighthouse, 27 Highland Light Road in Truro.
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, August 24, 2018

    Love lighthouses? This program will cover a little about each lighthouse on Cape Cod, including history and technology, and tips about how to visit each.

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    • Time: 7:00 PM
    • Location: Salt Pond Visitor Center Amphitheater
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, August 24, 2018

    Join us for a fun-filled evening of music in a beautiful setting! We’re excited to welcome the Cape Symphony back for the third time to present this free outdoor concert.

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    Yoga on the Beach

    • Time: 7:30 AM
    • Location: Meet in the parking lot at Nauset Light Beach, at the intersection of Ocean View Drive and Cable Road in Eastham.
    • Fees: $11 per person.
    Friday, August 24, 2018

    Stretch the body and spirit in the most serene of settings and join a skilled ranger and certified yoga instructor for an interdisciplinary class geared to all levels.

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99 Marconi Site Road
Wellfleet, MA 02667

Phone:

(508) 255-3421

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