Town Talk


23rd November

Celebrate Small Business Saturday with the 60+ Locally Owned Businesses here at Mashpee Commons

Small Business Saturday will be bustling in Mashpee Commons, with over 60 locally-owned businesses welcoming Cape Codders and visitors alike, looking to shop small this holiday season. Small businesses located within Mashpee Commons employ hundreds of local residents, providing year-round jobs, making the mixed-use development a hub of small business activity. A complete list of locally owned businesses at Mashpee Commons can be found here, several of which will have special promotions and sales happening in conjunction with Small Business Saturday!

This Saturday also marks the start of Mashpee Commons’ Holiday Scavenger Hunt, during which Mashpee Commons will be giving away five $250 gift cards to the Mashpee Commons business of the winner’s choice! The contest will be taking place on Instagram, participation details can be found here.

Mashpee Commons ongoing Holiday Events, including a live brass band trio, carolers, horse-drawn carriage rides, and an appearance by Santa at Kensington’s, will also be taking place throughout Small Business Saturday. Holiday events run through December 23rd, all activities are free and open to the public, the detailed schedule can be found here.



22nd November

Win a $250 gift card to the Mashpee Commons business of YOUR choice during our Holiday Scavenger Hunt!

This season, during our Holiday Scavenger Hunt, we will be giving away five $250 gift cards to the Mashpee Commons business of YOUR choice! Participation is easy: Follow us on Instagram and keep an eye out for our clue, posted weekly on Saturday, Nov 24th thru Dec 22nd at 10am (bonus clues will be shared in our stories). Follow the clues and find the prize, post a photo of yourself with it on Instagram, tag the location and Mashpee Commons, include our holiday hashtag #MashpeeHoliyay, and send us a direct message to redeem your prize.

In addition to our Scavenger Hunt, you’ll find lots of complimentary holiday events taking place, including photos with Santa, carolers, a brass band trio, and horse-drawn carriage rides! The complete schedule can be found here.



21st November

Stop by Fabvilla for their Complimentary Monogram Event

Anyone else out there obsessed with monogrammed items? If you are anything like us, than you’ll be just as excited as we are for Fabvilla’s complimentary embroidery monogram event! They’re offering complimentary monograms on any items purchased in-store this Friday, November 23rd! They are stocked with over 100 products available for customization. Fabvilla is a locally owned home décor shop here in Mashpee Commons. You can find this quaint shop in Central Square, near Williams Sonoma, Sol Optics, and Bleu Restaurant. For more info, give them a ring at: 508-681-0072



20th November

Save 50% During Sachs Jewelers One Hour Sale This Friday 💎

The Friday after Thanksgiving has become synonymous with sales and deals, and those discounts often extend to small local businesses as well. This season, be sure to check out some of the locally owned businesses here in the Commons that will be offering some awesome sales. One of those small businesses is Sachs Jewelers. If you’re searching for something sparkly for that special someone, you won’t want to miss their one hour 50% off sale, taking place from 10-11am this Friday, November 23rd!

Sachs Jewelers is located in Central Square, near Paisley Boutique, One 21 Boutique, and Bobby Byrne’s Restaurant & Pub. Give them a ring for more info: 508-444-4009



12th November

Join us for Horse-Drawn Carriage Rids, Photos with Santa, Carolers, + more this Holiday Season

Create holiday memories that will last a lifetime with us this season. Snap a family photo with Santa, take a Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride around the neighborhood, listen to our Christmas Carolers and Holiday Brass Band perform festive tunes; You’ll find all of these activities and more happening at Mashpee Commons this holiday season. All events are free and open to the public, check out the detailed schedule below, and be sure to mark your calendars for some of these joyful events:

Friday, November 23: 🎺 Brass Band, 3:30-5pm
Friday, November 23: 🎼 Carolers, 3-5pm
Friday, November 23: 🐎 Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, 3-6pm
Friday, November 23: 🎅 Santa at Organic Market, 1-4pm
Friday, November 23: 🎄 Tree Lighting Ceremony with the Mashpee Chamber, 4:30pm

Saturday, November 24: 🎺 Brass Band, 4:30-6pm
Saturday, November 24: 🎼 Carolers, 12-2pm
Saturday, November 24: 🐎 Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, 2-5pm
Saturday, November 24: 🎅 Santa at Kensington’s, 1-4pm

Sunday, November 25: 🎺 Brass Band, 2-3:30pm
Sunday, November 25: 🎼 Carolers, 12-2pm
Sunday, November 25: 🐎 Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, 2-5pm
Sunday, November 25: 🎅 Santa at The Cape Cod Art Bar, 1-4pm

Tuesday, November 27: 🎼 Carolers, 6-8pm

Wednesday, November 28: 🎺 Brass Band, 6:30-8pm

Friday, November 30: 🎺 Brass Band, 6:30-8pm

Saturday, December 1: 🎺 Brass Band, 3:30-5pm
Saturday, December 1: 🎼 Carolers, 12-2pm
Saturday, December 1: 🎅 Santa at Soft as a Grape, 1-4pm

Sunday, December 2: 🎺 Brass Band, 12-1:30pm
Sunday, December 2: 🎼 Carolers, 12-2pm
Sunday, December 2: 🐎 Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, 2-5pm (postponed to 12/9, 12-3pm, due to weather)
Sunday, December 2: 🎅 Santa at All good, 1-4pm

Tuesday, December 4: 🎼 Carolers, 6-8pm

Wednesday, December 5: 🎺 Brass Band, 6:30-8pm

Thursday, December 6: 🐎 Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, 4-7pm

Friday, December 7: 🎺 Brass Band, 2:30-4pm

Saturday, December 8: 🎺 Brass Band, 3:30-5pm
Saturday, December 8: 🎼 Carolers, 12-2pm
Saturday, December 8: 🎅 Santa at Vineyard Vines Cape Cod, 1-4pm
Saturday, December 8: 🎄 Mashpee Chamber Christmas Parade, 5:30pm

Sunday, December 9: 🎺 Brass Band, 3:30-5pm
Sunday, December 9: 🎼 Carolers, 12-2pm
Sunday, December 9: 🐎 Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, 12-3pm
Sunday, December 9: 🎅 Santa at L.L.Bean, 1-4pm

Tuesday, December 11: 🎼 Carolers, 6-8pm

Wednesday, December 12: 🎺 Brass Band, 6:30-8pm

Thursday, December 13: 🐎 Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, 4-7pm

Friday, December 14: 🎺 Brass Band, 6:30-8pm
Friday, December 14: 🐎 Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, 12-3pm

Saturday, December 15: 🎺 Brass Band, 3:30-5pm
Saturday, December 15: 🎼 Carolers, 12-2pm
Saturday, December 15: 🎅 Santa at Washashore Bakery, 1-4pm

Sunday, December 16: 🎺 Brass Band, 3:30-5pm
Sunday, December 16: 🎼 Carolers, 12-2pm
Sunday, December 16: 🐎 Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, 2-5pm (canceled due to inclement weather)
Sunday, December 16: 🎅 Santa at Fox + Kit Children’s Boutique, 11am-2pm

Tuesday, December 18: 🎼 Carolers, 6-8pm

Wednesday, December 19: 🎺 Brass Band, 6:30-8pm

Thursday, December 20: 🐎 Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, 4-7pm

Friday, December 21: 🎺 Brass Band, 6:30-8pm
Friday, December 21: 🐎 Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, 4-7pm (canceled due to inclement weather)
Friday, December 21: 🎅 Santa at Market St Bookshop, 11am-2pm

Saturday, December 22: 🎺 Brass Band, 3:30-5pm
Saturday, December 22: 🎼 Carolers, 12-2pm
Saturday, December 22: 🐎 Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, 12-3pm
Saturday, December 22: 🎅 Santa at The Black Dog, 11am-2pm

Sunday, December 23: 🎺 Brass Band, 3:30-5pm
Sunday, December 23: 🎼 Carolers, 12-2pm
Sunday, December 23: 🐎 Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, 12-3pm
Sunday, December 23: 🎅 Santa at Ghelfi’s Candies, 11am-2pm



11th November

Book Signing at Market Street Bookshop

Market St BookshopEvery neighborhood needs a good bookstore, and here in the Commons that store is the Market Street Bookshop. The locally owned shop is packed with both best sellers and hidden gems. This Sunday, November 11th, in honor of Veteran’s Day, the Market Street Bookshop will be holding a book signing with award winning author Terri Arthur, for her book “Fatal Decision, Edith Cavell”. Arthur’s historical novel tells the story of the legendary Edith Cavell. Cavell was a British Nurse, who is celebrated for her life saving work during Work War I. In Arthur’s novel, she tells the story of Cavell’s courage, resilience, intelligence, and determination during a time of war. Stop by the Market Street Bookshop (located by the Fountain, near Trevi Café Wine Bar) today at 1pm to meet the author.

In addition to this book, the Market Street Bookshop has a special display of history books, focused on World War I and celebrating Veterans. For more information, you can reach the shop at: 508-539-6985



22nd October

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

Please note, due to the rainy weather in the forecast for the weekend ahead, we have moved our annual Halloween celebration from October 27th to Halloween night! Join us on Wednesday, October 31st for spooky tunes, refreshments, fun giveaways for the kids, and trick-or-treating at the shops.

Due to the date shift, the parade portion of the event has been canceled. The event will kick off with a Halloween party in Central Square featuring spooky tunes by Ian Lee and complimentary Halloween themed party favors. The party will take place from 3-5pm, and trick-or-treating will take place from 3-6pm. The event is free and open to the public.

For those interested in entering their pets into Hot Diggity’s doggie costume contest, stop by the store anytime on Saturday, October 27th and they will snap a pic of your pet, and post it on their social media sites, allowing you to pick your faves!

Happy Halloween!



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.