Walk-in COVID-19 vaccines
Harbor Community Health Center-Hyannis, the Town of Barnstable, and the Hyannis Fire Department have opened a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Barnstable Adult Community Center. Appointments are open to anyone 12 years of age or older. The clinic is offering the one-shot Pfizer vaccine. A parent/guardian must be present for anyone under 18.
Make an appointment by calling 1-888-503-0766. Appointment assistance is also available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Schedule an appointment online, or just walk in 9 to 11:45 a.m. and from 1 to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The BACCis located at 825 Falmouth Road in Hyannis.
Welcome to summertime
Dance, dine and delight in the sights and sounds of the Hyannis HyArts Cultural District this summer, complete with visits to the Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties, live music and DJ dance parties, outdoor movies, African drum and ukulele classes, downtown trolley rides and more.
Complimentary and metered parking lots are steps away. Visit the artist shanties, Main Street Hyannis museums, shops, restaurants and more. Mobile pay to park available for Bismore Park and Ocean Street lots with this app: https://www.mpay2park.com
Meet local creatives at the Harbor Overlook and Bismore Park Artist Shanties, now open through October. Artists change weekly, so it’s a “must stop” throughout the season to see all the latest trends. Cape Cod singer/songwriters provide musical delights on various days throughout the season. Both are breezy spots along the Walkway to the Sea. Check out the town’s special event calendar for details.
June is Meetinghouse Farm’s fundraising month at the Marstons Mills Transfer Station’s Redeemable Shed. Please donate your redeemable bottles and cans. To volunteer to work the drop-off, email Mary Ann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outdoor yoga returns to the farm Saturdays at 9 a.m. starting June 12. Celebrate Flag Day on Monday, June 14 at 6 p.m. and the Summer Solstice on Sunday, June 20 at 6 p.m. This natural oasis is located at 2135 Meetinghouse Way in West Barnstable.
Tales of Cape Cod
National Book Award winner Marty Sandler will give a repeat performance recapping his research for writing his latest book, Race to the Skies, about the birth of aviation. Set for Monday, June 14 starting at 7 p.m., this lively lecture is sponsored by Lesley Wallace.
On June 21, Wild Care expert Stephanie Ellis will delve into the History of Wild Life Migration on Cape Cod, the ebb and flow of animal species on Cape Cod over the years. Sponsored by Gary Ellis and George Muhlebach.
And on June 28, Joe Yukna, director of Cape Cod’s Military Museum-Gunpowder & Greasepaint, will relay the story about how the AAA Training Command Camp Edwards, the AA Demonstration Battalion Royal Artillery and superstar Dennis resident Gertrude Lawrence all came together in 1943 Cape Cod. Sponsored by Dianne Mahoney and Charles MacMillen.
All tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Programs will begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Includes dessert reception. Due to the new COVID guidelines, advance ticket sales are no longer required.
D’Angelos opens in WB
D’Angelo Grilled Sandwiches has opened at 2145 Iyannough Rd. in West Barnstable, under the ownership of Global Partners. This D’Angelo’s will be serving all the classic menu items guests have come to know and love.
The Coop Bank
In honor of its centennial, The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod is donating an additional $100,000 to local nonprofits in the 100 days leading up to the centennial of its founding on July 19. To launch the $100K in 100 Days initiative, the bank awarded $25,000 in grants to 13 local nonprofit organizations during May.
One of the organizations receiving funds is WE CAN, a Cape-based women’s empowerment and advocacy organization, which is also celebrating a milestone anniversary of 20 years. The bank has been a long-time supporter of WE CAN and will donate $10,000 in honor of both anniversaries.
In addition, 10 local nonprofits will receive $1,000 each after being selected by a vote of the bank’s employees. The recipients of the grants include: Belonging to Each Other, Inc.; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands; Cape Cod Resilience Fund; Cape Kid Meals; Falmouth VIPS (Volunteers in Public Schools); Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod; Health Imperatives, Inc.; Housing Assistance Corporation; NAMI Cape Cod; and THRIVE!
Go Fund Me
On May 31, 17-year-old Samuel Silva was skateboarding with his friends in Hyannis. He was struck by a motor vehicle at 9:30 p.m., suffered a head fracture and underwent an extensive brain surgery. Fortunately, he was minutes away from Cape Cod Hospital and received immediate care.
Sam’s condition continues to improve, but there are many unknowns. He remains in critical care in the ICU, and his family asks for prayers and financial support to aid in his recovery. Any amount would help; please share and re-post. Sam’s parents send their sincere gratitude, saying they are thankful to have so many people supporting them.
Coming Black to Cape Cod
Join Robin Joyce Miller and James Walter Miller live at the Cotuit Center for the Arts or on YouTube on Saturday, June 19 for a 6:30 p.m. reception and 7:30 p.m. program about the Black History of Cape Cod, from the Underground Railroad to the present. This special Juneteenth presentation is part of the BLACK LIVES MATTER series.
Tickets are $30 per person; $28 for seniors 62 and over and veterans; $15 for students and children. Donations for the Black Lives Matter series accepted by texting CONVERSATION to 44321. All proceeds from donations will be split between the Cotuit Center for the Arts and the Millers, who will be donating their share to the Zion Heritage Museum.
Mental Health Forum
Tune into a free virtual community forum on Thursday, June 17 that will address the mental health needs of Cape Codders as the pandemic ebbs. “Mental and Behavioral Health Across Cape Cod” will be presented from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. by the Cape Cod Foundation.
“For many, social isolation, feelings of uncertainty, emotional and physical loss, and the inability to access care have increased over the past year due to the pandemic,” says Kristin O’Malley, president and CEO of The Cape Cod Foundation. “In addition, unemployment, loss of housing, and food insecurity have added to the psychological burden of residents across every age and demographic, especially our most vulnerable populations.”
PFAS Zoom session
Join STEEP scientists on Zoom Wednesday, June 23 at noon for a discussion of recent efforts to track down harmful PFAS chemicals in the environment. In a new study, researchers uncovered large quantities of previously undetected PFAS from firefighting foams and other unknown sources in six watersheds on Cape Cod.
The findings, which were published in the Journal Environmental Science & Technology, raise concerns about the potential impact on drinking water quality and human health. PFAS have been linked with a number of health effects, including cancer. Since current federal and state testing methods only test for a limited number of PFAS, they may be underestimating the true extent of environmental contamination.
The Zoom meeting link will be emailed to those who register 48 hours prior to event.
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