Our mission is to foster and achieve a healthy economic climate for everyone in the Mashpee area through the unity and efforts of our membership. Part of how we achieve the goals of our mission is to generate interest in our community and local businesses through creating, organizing, and coordinating events in Mashpee.
Annual Dinner & Meeting - Virtual on June 22nd
La Tavola - Friday, August 27th, 2021
Mashpee Chamber Christmas Parade & Season of Illumination - Save the Date for the Mashpee Chamber Christmas Parade: Saturday, December 11th
The Mashpee Chamber with the Mashpee Commons and eWaste Coalition invite everyone to drop off Recyclable Electronics on Saturday, NOVEMBER 13th and Sunday, NOVEMBER 14th.
eWaste Coalition will be at Mashpee Commons on NOVEMBER 13th from 10AM to 2PM and NOVEMBER 14th from 10AM to 12PM.
NOTICE: WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING CRT TELEVISIONS OR CRT MONITORS AT THIS EVENT! ANY CRT ITEMS BROUGHT TO THE EVENT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
ALZHEIMER’S FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER TO LAUNCH DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY VIRTUAL Presentation/WALK FOR ALZHEIMER’S
Cape Cod’s Only Independent Alzheimer’s Non-Profit Creates COVID-Safe Fundraising Event in October
Brewster, MA— The Alzheimer’s Family Support Center of Cape Cod (AFSC) has celebrated its annual Walk for Alzheimer’s in Provincetown every October since the non-profit’s founding six years ago. Last year, the Walk had to be cancelled due to COVID.
Sadly, this year as well.
AFSC has worked hard over time to be a national role model for pandemics, both COVID as well as Alzheimer’s, sicknesses and killers that respect no demographic bounds such as race, color or gender. “We’re all in this together in all ways,” said AFSC co-founder and Executive Director Dr. Molly Perdue, PhD.
Thus, this year the all-free, non-profit Cape-wide AFSC is bringing its signature fundraising event back with a twist – on Saturday Oct. 16th and Sunday Oct. 17th, activities will be offered online through Zoom, with opportunities for people to participate safely from wherever they are.
AFSC Board Member Patricia Raney, MD, notes, “Because many of those we serve, who support us and are involved with our community events, are more vulnerable to COVID-19 than the general population, and because the pattern of clusters of infection remains unpredictable at this time, we feel it is important for our organization to change course.”
Adds Dr. Perdue, “Our first responsibility to our community is to support families and individuals living with Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related diseases in every way possible, keeping them safe. Secondly, we must continue to provide the free Alzheimer’s/dementia services they need. Changing how we do our fundraising walk this year allows us to achieve both these goals.”
The annual walk in Provincetown has likely been the only “dementia-friendly” walk in the region, with all participants wearing name tags, trolleys available for those with limitations, and a variety of appropriate fun activities that have made it a highlight in the social lives of scores of Alzheimer’s/dementia families.
This year on Saturday, October 16th, the AFSC will offer an Alzheimer’s Cultural Day with a range of free virtual events including a reading and live Q & A with author Lisa Genova (Still Alice, Remember), who will be introduced by Mindy Todd, host of WCAI’s/NPR, “The Point”; music from the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra; and a sneak preview of the new documentary “Have You Heard About Greg?”, an intimate profile of career journalist Greg O’Brien, author of the international award-winning “On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s”. The screening will be followed by a live conversation with O’Brien, the film’s director Steve Ecclesine and others. A variety of live and recorded entertainment will follow on Zoom with beloved local favorites, including Sarah Swain and Chandler Travis, among others.
On Sunday, October 17th, the community can still walk to support AFSC’s free services. There will be several hubs set up around the Cape where walkers can safely connect, pick up t-shirts, and deliver donations. AFSC Co-founder and Cultural Director Melanie Braverman says, “We’ll give you walking maps with ideas for where you can stroll. You can even walk in your own neighborhood or back yard. And now our many AFSC community members who live beyond the Cape will be able to attend all of our events and contribute to funding the AFSC’s array of free services.”
Details about walk hubs, results of the Walk t-shirt design contest, and information about how to participate, donate and create a team is available at www.alzheimerscapecod.org, or call 508-896-5170.
As former Alzheimer’s caregiver George Zebrowski says: “AFSC’s annual fundraiser walk in Provincetown has meant a lot to my late wife, Marsha, and me. It was a way to support this organization that the Cape is so fortunate to have, but it was also a day that Marsha enjoyed seeing friends and listening to music. Please join me in donating to this important group so that others Alzheimer’s journeys can be made more manageable.”
This year’s AFSC Walk events are sponsored by the generous contributions of the following:
Created by caregivers, the Alzheimer’s Family Support Center (AFSC) is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides free support referrals, education and social connection services for the Cape’s Alzheimer’s/dementia community. For more information, please contact Melanie Braverman at (508) 896-5170 or email at email@example.com.
Highfield Hall & Gardens and Falmouth Jazz present the Paul Jost Quartet
Sunday, October 17, 2021 from 4:00-6:00 pm
FALMOUTH, MA— Highfield Hall & Gardens in collaboration with Falmouth Jazz are excited to welcome Paul Jost (vocal/harmonica/arranger) accompanied by Jim Ridl (pianist), Dean Johnson (bass) and Tim Horner (drums). Each member of the Paul Jost Quartet is an incomparable artist and as a group they bring the highest caliber performance to the creation of music and to the stage. As one critic wrote in All About Jazz, “They are musical minds in perfect harmony. Not only musicians, each artist is an innovator and as a group, they bring their own unique perspective to the arrangements to enhance every musical moment.”
When describing vocalist and arranger Paul Jost, two words come to mind … “passionate” and “storyteller”. To Paul, each lyric offers a story, a message, and a vehicle to convey his own interpretation and message. While Paul is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger, it’s his vocal style that makes him standout. With his reputation as a vocalist growing, Paul has been filling rooms on the New York club scene as well as captivating audiences on festival stages both in the US, Europe and Asia. Both critics and contemporaries alike say he is one of the best male jazz vocalists since Mark Murphy.
Jim Ridl is in high demand as a New York City jazz pianist, composer, teacher, and band leader. His ongoing residency at the internationally known jazz club The 55 Bar is in its fifth year, where he and his quartet perform his original compositions monthly. Jim performs worldwide with a variety of jazz artists, including The Joe Locke Quartet, The Dave Liebman Big Band, The Paul Jost Quartet and the Mingus Big Band. Bassist Dean Johnson has been busy freelancing since 1980 with a wide variety of artists in the Northeast and has had the opportunity to travel extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and had numerous tours of Europe, Japan, Brazil, Australia and beyond. Dean has also appeared on over 80 recordings with a variety of artists. World renowned drummer Tim Horner has been teaching jazz drums and drum set techniques at NJCU for 20 years. Tim has shared the stage in many of New York’s major venues such as The Village Vanguard, Birdland, The Blue Note, The Iridium, Lincoln Center and many more. The artists he worked these venues with, span a large cross section of great jazz history.
Falmouth Jazz at Highfield: Paul Jost Quartet
Sunday, October 17th @ 4:00-6:00 pm
Tickets are $40/$50 non-members.
Due to the proximity of our indoor music events, masks will be required for attendees. Visit our website to register and for more information – www.highfieldhallandgardens.org
Highfield Hall & Gardens presents an
Elegant Card Making Workshop
October 27, 2021 from 9:30 am – 11:30 pm
FALMOUTH, MA— Highfield Hall & Gardens is pleased to announce a special card making workshop this fall. Join instructor Sandra Delbridge inside the house to learn how to craft your own unique notecards for any occasion, using applied papers and attachments. With design techniques such as stamps, decorative papers, punches and natural fibers, Sandra will share her numerous creative ideas and encourage you to imagine your own. Possible themes might be nature-inspired or celebration-specific such as holidays, birthdays, and weddings. In this two-hour class participants will craft five to ten cards, depending on the time, and take home many more ideas. All materials will be provided, suitable for ages 16 and older.
Class size is limited. Pre-registration required.
Elegant Card Making Workshop
Wednesday, October 27th @ 9:30 am – 11:30 pm
Tickets are $25 / $35 non-members.
Due to the proximity of our indoor workshops, masks will be required for attendees. Visit our website to register and for more information – www.highfieldhallandgardens.org