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Holiday Happening Spotlight: 2011 Spectacle of Trees

A Winter Event You Won't Want to Miss!

Starting Thursday, December 1st, Cape Cod Charitable FunRaisers continues their work of helping non-profits in our community with the 6th annual Spectacle of Trees.

This fabulous array of beautifully decorated Christmas trees will be on display from December 1st through the 4th at the JFK Museum on Main Street, in Hyannis. Due to popular demand, this event has also been extended to the following weekend of December 9th and 10th. Come view the trees and be inspired by both their beauty and the hard working non-profit organizations who decorated them. You can support your local non-profits by purchasing Tree Bucks.

Each Tree Buck costs only $10. You choose which non-profit gets your $10 by placing the Tree Buck in the box next to the tree decorated by your favorite non-profit. For each Tree Buck that is put in the box of a non-profit organization's tree, that non-profit will earn $10. In addition to supporting your community, you may also be one of the lucky donors to win a beautiful tree. The more Tree Bucks you put in a box, the better your chances of winning the tree and the more money that non-profit will earn.

If you are one of the lucky people whose name is chosen at 7:30pm on December 5th, you will take home the tree, the decorations and every present that is on, under or on the wall behind that tree.

How You Can Get Involved

Many local non-profits are working hard to create magnificent trees. They are seeking donations of goods and services to put on, under and near their trees for this year's event.

"Last year we attracted over 3,000 visitors to view our beautiful Trees. We are expecting over 5,000 folks this year," says Bill Murphy, Spectacle founder. With earnings jumping from $7,500 in 2006 to $77,000 in 2010, Bill expects to reach the $100,000 mark this year. Let's work together to make someone else's dreams come true this holiday season. We will see YOU at the 2011 Spectacle of Trees.

For more details about the Spectacle of Trees:

Call 508 420-4030
Or visit

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Holiday Happening Spotlight: Bass River Cookie Stroll

Let them eat Cookies!

The Bass River Holiday Cookie Stroll takes place December 10th, starting at 10:30 a.m. and continuing through 3:00 p.m., rain or shine. The Stroll includes ten locations within a two-mile stretch of the historic Bass River area. The locations include the South Yarmouth Library, the Cape Cod Cultural Center and eight private homes.

The "ticket" is actually a cookbook with the recipes of all cookies served on the stroll, and descriptions of the historic homes along the route. The cookbook comes with a hand-sewn drawstring bag in which to collect the various cookies, and sells for $15.

Children under 12 may accompany adults for free, but only ticket holders receive cookies. Free transportation will be available between the locations for those unable to walk the entire two miles.

Tickets are limited and may be purchased starting November 21 from The South Yarmouth Library, Bass River Shoe Repair, and Adrene Jewlers in the Hearth and Kettle Plaza. Credit Card Sales at (508) 760-4820 ext 1313.

The event is sponsored by the Trustees of the South Yarmouth Library, Friends of the Library and the Cultural Center of Cape Cod. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the South Yarmouth Library.

When? December 10, 10:30-3pm

Where? Bass River Historic District, Yarmouth

Why? To benefit the South Yarmouth Library

How much? $15 gets you the cookbook, tours of 10 historic sites… and the cookies!

For more details about The Bass River Holiday Cookie Stroll
Call 508 760 4820

2011 Spectacle of Trees Participants:

  1. Cultural Center of Cape Cod - All the Arts for All of Us
  2. Dream Day of Cape Cod - A Dream Day Christmas
  3. Champ Homes - Viva Las Christmas
  4. A Baby Center - Christmas to Go
  5. Calmer Choice - All is Calm in Wellness & Relaxation
  6. Cape Cod Young Professionals - Twelve months of Christmas by the Sea
  7. Hyannis Kiwanis
  8. Cape Cod Baseball League - Ticket to Ride
  9. Kennedy-Donovan Center - The Great Outdoors
  10. Cape and Islands United Way
  11. Lyme Awareness of Cape Cod - Back to the Future
  12. Children's Cove - Visions of Sugar Plums
  13. Barnstable Educational Foundation (RFA) - A Family Fun Christmas
  14. National Marine Life Center - Seaside Yuletide
  15. Cape Cod Children's Place - For Kids from 1 to 92
  16. Cape Cod Charitable FunRaisers - Sounds of the Season