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Reasons to head to Wellfleet

Posted by guest  May 21, 2010 08:46 AM

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As if we needed more reasons to visit, Wellfleet residents offer a season of events whose proceeds support the renovation of their community’s downtown heart, Preservation Hall. Read about Preservation Hall’s traveling wood carver, and visit wellfleetpreservationhall.org for complete event details.
 
  * Birdhouse Sanctuaries Auction, Sunday, May 30 -- Auction of one-of-a-kind birdhouses created by artists, artisans, and community members using recycled wood and slate which were once part of Wellfleet Preservation Hall.
 
   * 2nd Annual Garden Tour, June 27 –   Outstanding gardens of Wellfleet will offer visitors a rare chance to discover both intimate and sprawling gardens where perennials live happily beside cabbages and herbs.  $35 per person. 
 
     * Richard Shindell Concert, Thursday, July 29  -- An expatriate New Yorker now living in Argentina, Shindell is a meticulous craftsman of weaving tales through song. Scott Alarik described him for the Boston Globe as:  “A master builder of songs, always leading listeners toward the emotional essence of the moment and character he is evoking.” Tickets:  $28 General Admission; $45. Contact:  Nicolas@wellfleetpreservationhall.org for more information.
 
      * Reading by Marge Piercy. Wednesday, August 11, 8:00 p.m. – Praised as one of the few American writers who are accomplished poets as well as novelists, Piercy is a master of many genres: historical novels, science fiction, novels of social comment and contemporary entertainments.  $25 per Person.  Contact, marla@wellfleetpreservationhall.org for more information.
   
     * Oyster Plate Auction at OysterFest, October 16 & 17 --  The first annual auction of oyster plates painted by artists.  

Posted by Patricia Borns, Globe correspondent

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