Highlands Center Programs and Events

Calendar of 2017 Events

 
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Partners and volunteer paint at Highlands Fest 2012

Joyce Johnson

Payomet Performing Arts Center

Payomet celebrates its 20th season as one of Cape Cod's leading presenters of performing arts including professionally staged theater productions. Payomet's summer season also features music concerts by emerging and established artists, Circus Camp for children and CircusCape performances for the entire family at their Highlands Center tent from mid-June to mid-September. There is a great variety of offerings this year, so please refer to their calendar and website.

Call 508-487-5400 for tickets or visit the Payomet website.

Highlands Fest 2017: Bee Dynamic

Saturday, June 24, 10 am to 1 pm. Free. This year’s Highlands Fest theme, Bee Dynamic, is inspired by our need to learn about and be proactive towards pollinators. All pollinators are essential to Cape Cod, and by working together and taking action, we can help ensure their survival. Be involved in planting butterfly-friendly seeds to take home. Be engaged in viewing and learning about pollinators through our new Bee Diversity outdoor exhibit, and be creative by helping paint a pollinator mural. The free event also features imaginative enter-tainment and refreshments, and is open to all ages and abilities.

Highlands Fest is an annual celebration of the Highlands Center at Cape Cod National Seashore by its partner organizations: Barnstable County AmeriCorps Cape Cod, Cape Cod National Seashore, Payomet Performing Arts Center, Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, Sustainable CAPE, and Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill. The Truro Public Library will also be represented this year.

Fired Up! Castle Hill Wood Kiln

Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill will hold 2 firings of its wood-fired kiln at the Highlands Center.

June:
Loading Sunday-Tuesday, June 18-20 at 9 am, and unload Friday, June 23 at 9 am.
October:
Loading Sunday-Tuesday, October 8-10 at 9 am, and unload Saturday, October 14 at 9 am

To participate in one of the 2017 firings - see www.castlehill.org

Walk: Truro's Cold War Past

Wednesdays in July & August @ 10 AM (except August 30), 1½ hours, ¾ mile. Free. Tour the former North Truro Air Force Station. Learn about the role the area played in our Cold War past, as well as its future as the Highlands Center.

Past Events

Highlands Fest is an annual celebration of the Highlands Center by its partner organizations: Barnstable County AmeriCorps Cape Cod, Cape Cod National Seashore, Payomet Performing Arts Center, Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, Sustainable CAPE, and Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill.

Highlands Fest 2016: Spreading Wings
Highlands Fest 2015: Sprouting Forth
Highlands Fest 2014: Taking Root

 

DOE ARM Climate Research Facility (July 2012 - July 2013)

The Department of Energy's Atmospheric Radiation Monitoring System Mobile Climate Research Facility has been engaged in a one-year deployment at Highlands Center. The goal was to study aerosols - tiny particles in the air such as dust, soot and sea salt - to improve understanding of how aerosols effect Earth's climate.

Learn more about ARM at the Department of Energy website.

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99 Marconi Site Road
Wellfleet, MA 02667

Phone:

(508) 255-3421

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