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Print Posted on 05/07/2017 in Happening

Mid May Happenings- Marathons, Music & Merriment

Mid May Happenings- Marathons, Music & Merriment

      Mid-May is the time when the pace of life picks up, an the activities and events start popping up like a burgeoning field of bright an perky violas!

            On May 12th, PAAM opens another exhibit of work by Tod Lindenmuth! He was a founding member of the Provincetown Art Association, and a well-known print-maker, painter, and graphic artist. Born in Allentown, PA he studied in Provincetown with E. Ambrose Webster and George Elmer Browne, and with Robert Henri in New York City.

            On May 12-13th be a part of the RAGNAR Cape Cod  Although the race has a waiting list, if you are willing to run as a fundraiser for  The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp  , you can get a free race entry!  You will need to make a fund-raising commitment of $500, but all proceeds will benefit the Camp!  The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp was founded in 1988 by the late Paul Newman, and is dedicated to providing “a different kind of healing” to seriously ill children and their families throughout the Northeast, free of charge. It’s a community that celebrates the fun, friendship and spirit of childhood, where every kid can “raise a little hell.” 

            After the running is done, head to the The Crown and Anchor for their Ragnar Relay Dance Party!  Starting at 9 pm, come celebrate the end of the run, with VJ Tom Yaz in the Wave Bar and DJ Chris Racine in the Paramount!  The party is open to all and there is no cover charge!

            Sunday the 14th is Mother's Day!  Whether she's your actual mom, a dear friend who is a mom, or the woman you consider your surrogate Mom, why not treat her to a day out? 

            How about a short drive to enjoy a tour of scenic Highland Lighthouse in North Truro? They re-opened for the 2017 season on April 17th; and between April 24 through May 26, visitors can make Lighthouse Climbs on weekdays from 12-4 pm and on weekends from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm!  Admission is $6 for adults; $5 for students and seniors.  The Highland Lighthouse is owned by the National Park Service of the Cape Cod National Seashore and guided tours and the Highland Light Museum Store are operated by Eastern National, a not-for-profit partner of the National Park Service, the United States Coast Guard operates the light itself.

            Following your tour, treat her to an Italian meal at Ciro & Sal's or a great seafood lunch/dinner at the Lobster Pot, or the complete elegance and stunning views of a meal at the Red Inn

            A few days later, the pace really picks up with the return of the ferries to town! Boston Harbor Cruises resumes service on May 18th, with an increasing number of daily cruises beginning Memorial Day weekend! Bay State Cruise Company resumes on May 19th, and fares are fairly comparable for both ferry companies, from $59 one way/$88 round trip per adult.

            Are you an aficionado of chorale music?  Come over to Provincetown Town Hall on the evening of May 19th to hear the Outer Cape Chorale's spring concert, featuring John Rutter's Mass of the Children and the Eddy Elementary Children's Chorus!  The Mass is filled with beautiful harmonies, exciting rhythms and lovely melodies all sung in angelic children's voices. The Chorale will sing a few other highly acclaimed pieces such as “To the Mothers in Brazil” by Lars Jansson and “For the Sake of Our Children” by Jeffrey Ames.

            Finally, if you're one of our single lesbian, take advantage of the fun during Single Women's Weekend May 19-21st!  Enjoy day and night activities including speed meeting, dance parties, mixers, dune tours, great food and much more!

Chris Daniels is a writer/photographer and administrative guru who shares her life with a bossy cat named Miss Lily and “Damon, the Dog With the Toy”

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