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15th October

Join us for Mashpee’s Annual Halloween Parade + Trick-or-Treating at the Shops 🎃

Join us for Mashpee’s Annual Halloween Parade (for Kids & Dogs) + Trick-or-Treating at the shops on Saturday, October 27th! Dress up in your Halloween best and join us on the Village Green (across the street from the library) for the pre-party from 1-2pm. The party will feature spooky tunes, refreshments, fun giveaways for the kids, a doggie costume contest, and a Thriller Dance performance by New England Ballet Theatre.

The parade will begin at 2pm, and will be led by the Mashpee Middle-High School Marching Band. The parade route will wind through the Commons and end near Siena Italian Grill & Bar. All are welcome to partake in the parade or simply observe from the sidelines. Kids are invited to trick-or-treat at the shops afterwards through 4pm.

Mashpee’s Annual Halloween Parade for Kids and Dogs is jointly organized by Hot Diggity and Mashpee Commons. The event is free and open to the public.



27th September

Catch Jim Decatur at the Bandstand this Saturday, during our Fall Concert Series

Fall ConcertThe fall season is our favorite time of year on Cape Cod. The brisk days pair perfectly with leisurely strolls and spending time outside. We have lots of outdoor fun planned for you this season at Mashpee Commons, including our Fall Concert Series at the Bandstand. Join us weekly on Saturday beginning at 2pm to catch some fabulous local musicians performing live tunes. All Bandstand events are free, open to the public, and family friendly. The only thing you need to bring is your own chair or blanket to set up on the lawn in front of the stage. Check out the schedule below:

September 29th: Jim Decatur
October 6th: Bert Jackson
October 13th: Melic Moon + Molly Parmenter
October 20th: Kathleen Healy with her band Heyday
October 27th: No Concert (join is for our Annual Halloween Parade for Kids and Dogs)



26th September

Learn all about Oakley’s new Prizm Golf Lenses this Saturday at Sol Optics

In order to play your best game of golf, you need to see more than just the greens. Oakley has revolutionized the world of golf sunglasses with the innovative Oakley PRIZM golf lenses. Oakley PRIZM lenses are fine-tuned to enhance textures, colors, and light conditions that are specific to the golf course.

Stop by Sol Optics’ Mashpee Commons location this Saturday, September 29th between 12-4pm to learn more about this new technology and how it can enhance your performance on the golf course. Special pricing and gifts with purchase will be available during the event. Sol Optics is located in Central Square, near Bobby Byrne’s Restaurant & Pub. For more info, give them a ring at 508-477-2548.



18th September

Stop by Woodruff’s Art Center on September 20th for their fall Art Opening, featuring abstract paintings by Chris O’Dell Ferguson

Stop by Woodruff’s Art Center to view their latest show, “Driven to Abstraction: an Artist’s Journey”. The show features the abstract paintings of Cape based artist Chris O’Dell Ferguson. Chris is inspired by a diverse array of subjects ranging from the concrete to the ephemeral. Source material for her abstract work ranges from color, shape, texture and sound. The artist often finds inspiration in the act of creating itself, trusting her own intuition to bring each work to fruition. The show will be on display from September 20th through October 28th, and can be viewed during Woodruff’s regular hours, Monday through Saturday, 9am-5pm and Sunday 11am-5pm. Be sure to join Woodruff’s for their opening reception, happening this Thursday, September 20th from 5-7pm.

For more information visit www.WoodruffsArtCenter.com or give the gallery owner, Amy Rice, a ring at 508-477-5767.



15th September

Stop by Sea Salt Luxury Spa during their Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening Fundraiser to benefit the family of Police Sergeant Sean Gannon

With over 25 years of experience in the beauty industry, the team at Sea Salt have the knowledge and expertise to help you feel pampered, relaxed, renewed. Stop by to visit them during their Ribbon Cutting and Blue Beauty Fundraiser this Sunday, September 16th. The ribbon cutting will be taking place at 11am with the Mashpee Chamber, and will be followed by their Cut-a-Thon Blue Beauty Fundraiser from 11am-4pm. All services during the Cut-a-Thon are donation based and proceeds will benefit the family of Yarmouth Police Sergeant Sean Gannon, who was tragically killed in the line of duty in April. Sea Salt is partnering with some of their neighboring businesses during the fundraiser including Frankie’s Barber Shop, Absolutely Juiced, and Color Me Mine. For more information, visit their website or give them a ring at 774-361-8410.

About Sea Salt:
Sea Salt Beauty is a luxury spa studio that offers beauty and health services, with the goal of providing you with a relaxing experience that will leave you feeling your best inside and out. They carry top-notch products and provide an array of services, including haircuts and colors, professional waxing, luxurious facials, and specialty massages. In addition to their beauty services, Sea Salt offers medical skincare solutions including Botox, B-12 injections, Juvederm, and more. A Registered Nurse administers their medical beauty solutions, to provide you with a comfortable experience. Their product lines are natural, organic, and used by industry leaders in both beauty and wellness.



13th September

Join us for the last Sidewalk Festival of the year, happening this Saturday!

magic showJoin us for our final Sidewalk Festival of the season happening this Saturday, September 15th from 12-6pm. You’ll find live music, complimentary face painting, balloon animals, sidewalk chalk galore, a photo contest, sidewalk sales, and more taking place throughout the neighborhood! Check out the detailed list of events below:

Face Painting:
12-6pm, Fountain Plaza, near Trevi Café Wine Bar & Market Street Bookshop

Balloon Animals & Glitter Tattoos:
12-6pm, near Hot Diggity & Port Cargo

Photo Contest:
– Snap a pic with the giant Dinosaur located at Fox + Kit Children’s Boutique
– Follow both Mashpee Commons and Fox + Kit Children’s Boutique on instagram
– Share your photo on instagram with the hashtags #mashpeecommons and #foxandkit
– One lucky winner will receive a $50 gift card to Fox + Kit!

Cornhole:
12-6pm, cornhole boards can be found throughout the Commons including in front of MOCEAN, Vineyard Vines Cape Cod, The Black Dog, Hot Diggity, Southern Tide, and at The Lanes Bowl & Bistro.

Sidewalk Chalk:
Chalk art demos, led by the The Cape Cod Art Bar, will be taking place from 12-4pm on the Fountain Plaza (near Market Street Bookshop and Trevi Cafe Wine Bar). Additionally, you can design your own chalk art creations with chalk located throughout the neighborhood from 12-6pm.

Magic Shows:
Catch a free magic show performed by Marcus the Magician with the Magicompany: Two 30 minute shows will take place at 2pm & 3pm, in Central Square, near Red Balloon Toy Shop

live musicLive Music:
Kim Moberg & Heather Swanson 12-1:30pm, Central Square, near Red Balloon Toy Shop

Bert Jackson Trio, 4-6pm, Central Square, near Red Balloon Toy Shop

You can also catch live music at the Bandstand this Saturday during our Fall Concert Series:
Molly Parmenter, 2-4pm
Melic Moon, 4:30-6pm

Doggie Adoption Event at The Black Dog
Stop by The Black Dog between 12-4pm to check out their Dog Adoption event. During the event, they’ll be donating 20% of sales to Survivor Tails Animal Rescue (STAR). Plus, the team from STAR will be on hand to share information about pet adoption. More details can be found here.

All activities are free and open to the public



12th September

Shop for the Paws at Puritan and Roberto Coin this Friday, September 14th

Love to shop? Love animals? If you answered yes to these questions, than you won’t want to miss Puritan Cape Cod and Roberto Coin’s “Shop for the Paws” event. On Friday, September 14th between 5-7pm, both stores will be donating 10% of their sales to the Cape Cod MSPCA. In addition to donating a portion of sales to the MSPCA, they’ll be giving you 10% off your purchase during the event! You can also enter to win some fabulous raffle prizes, including a $100 gift card to Puritan, dog collars and leashes from Cape Cod Belt Co., and you can enter to win a Diamond Roberto Coin Dog Bone necklace (retail value $1180!) with every $5 donation to the MSPCA. This is the perfect opportunity to freshen up your wardrobe for fall while giving back to a wonderful community organization. Four-legged friends are welcome to attend the event.



10th September

Find your new best friend during The Black Dog’s Doggie Adoption Event, happening on September 15th

Finding homes for rescue dogs is a mission close The Black Dog’s hearts (their namesake Black Dog was a rescue pup herself!) which is why every year they partner with local non-profits to spend a day introducing shelter dogs to their forever homes. Join them for their next Doggie Adoption event on Saturday, September 15th, between 12-4pm.

The Black Dog is partnering with Survivor Tails Animal Rescue (STAR) on this year’s event. STAR is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that exists to rescue, re-home, and rehabilitate homeless, unwanted, abused, and neglected dogs and cats and place them in loving and responsible forever homes. Survivor Tails will have an info table where volunteers will gladly answer any questions and provide information about adopting, fostering and volunteering. They will even have guest appearances from some adoptable pups!

If you are not quite ready to commit to adoption but would still like to support this wonderful resource for animals, you can help by simply picking up your new Black Dog gear on Saturday (perfect time to grab that sweatshirt you’ve been eyeing). Throughout the day, 20% of the store’s sales will be donated to STAR.

For more info, give the The Black Dog Mashpee team a ring at 508-681-8952.



6th September

Don’t miss our September First Friday Concert, featuring Kathleen Healy and her band Heyday!

Join us for our September First Friday concert, happening this Friday, September 7th in Central Square (near Ghelfi’s Candies) from 4-6pm, and featuring Kathleen Healy with her band Heyday. Our First Friday music series features Cape Cod musicians and takes place monthly, June through October. All events are free and open to the public. We will have some tables and chairs available on a first-come first-serve basis, and you are welcome to bring your own chairs as well. See you there!



30th August

Seaside Le Mans Returns to Mashpee Commons for 18th Annual Race for the Cape Cod Community

This September, the Davenport Companies will once again transform a portion of Mashpee Commons into a race-track, for the 18th Annual Seaside Le Mans! Join us on Saturday, September 8th to watch as local business-owners and community members compete in the annual four-hour Formula One go-kart race to benefit the Cape Cod community. Opening remarks will kick off at 11:30am with Grand Marshall Wendy Northcross, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce CEO. The patriotic opening ceremony will also feature an honor guard, a flyover, and live music from the Cape Conservatory Jazz Band.

During this free, family-friendly event, dozens of local companies will be racing through the streets of Mashpee Commons on a ¼ mile track, complete with a foot-bridge (on Market Street, near the fountain & Trevi Cafe) to the infield. You are welcome to view the race from outside the track or from the center infield. There will also be free children’s activities, food vendors, merchandise tents and music throughout the day.

Live race results will be available throughout the day on the “Race Monitor” app (a free app available on Apple and Android devices), allowing you to view the leaderboard, check on lap times and track live results from anywhere.

New this year, you’re invited to volunteer at the trackside “Bike Build” where 240 children’s bikes will be assembled, representing the 240 minutes of the race, then donated to 10 local children’s organizations. The Bike Build will be taking place at Mashpee Commons Bandstand (near MOCEAN and iCape).

Returning this year will be a medical tent hosted by Cape Cod Healthcare, the official medical care provider for the race, as well as the Blood Mobile supporting the Cape Cod Healthcare Blood Center.

While you are here, be sure to visit some of the new local businesses in the neighborhood, including Fox + Kit Children’s Boutique, Molly’s Apothecary, One 21 Boutique, Paisley Boutique, Sea Salt Luxury Spa, Southern Tide, and the Mashpee School Store.

All proceeds raised during the event support the Cape Cod Community. With kart sponsorships, matching funds and the Drivers Cup Fundraising Challenge, this year’s race will raise $600,000, bringing the funds raised to more than $6.5 million over the last 18 years! Beneficiaries of the race this year are the Alzheimer’s Family Support Center of Cape Cod, Cape Cod Healthcare, Cape Cod Children’s Place, Cape Cod Theatre Company Home of the Harwich Jr. Theatre, and Dream Day on Cape Cod. The Davenport Companies work in partnership with The Cape Cod Foundation to manage the sponsorship donations and with X1 Boston to manage the race.

In the words of event founder DeWitt Davenport, President of The Davenport Companies, “From the beginning, the whole focus of this event has been on bringing the community together to support Cape Cod.”

For more information, visit www.seasidelemans.org.