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Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Get ready for your visit with this roundup of entertainment recommendations and news items from GateHouse Media’s Cape Cod publications.

10 best bets for the weekend

1. Word has it that Nobel Laureate and BU professor Derek Walcott will visit Truro to attend one of the final performances of his play, "Pantomime," at the Payomet Performing Arts Center in North Truro. "Pantomime" is in its final week, with performances Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. To reserve call 508-487-5400.

2. Meet at Sandwich Recreation Area, near the power plant at 9 a.m. Saturday for a 6.5-mile one-way ride ending at the railroad bridge. Call 508-833-9678.

3. A free "Life in a Bog” nature tour meets at 9 a.m. Saturday at Besse Bog Conservation Area, Mashpee. Wear shoes that can get wet. For information call the Mashpee Conservation Commission, 508-539-1400, Ext. 540.

4. Lobster and scallop rolls will be served up Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Martin's Lodge, 52 Old Harbor Road, Chatham. Also: clam fritters, clam chowder and hot dogs take-out available, 508-945-2853

5. The annual POPS Goes The Summer Festival is at the Barnstable County Fairground, Route 151, Falmouth, Saturday. Pre-concert festival, 4 p.m., Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra concert with guest vocalist Debbie Gravitte, 7 p.m. Evening ends with fireworks. For

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6. Tour Nauset Light Sunday courtesy of the Nauset Light Preservation Society, Nauset Light Beach, Eastham, 4:30-7:30 p.m.

7. The Pilgrim Pops!, a 70-person chorus, will perform this weekend at Pilgrim Congregational Church, Route 28, in Harwich Port. There will be two performances, Sunday, Sept. 2 and Monday, Sept. 3 and 5 p.m. Joining the Pops! is soprano Lorna Jane Norris, who won first place in the 2005 Philadelphia Voice Competition, and who performs with the Cape Cod Opera, and is on the faculty of the South Shore Conservatory. Also singing is baritone Damon Myers, who has performed with the Bach Ensemble at Jordan Hall and the Maui Concert Chorus. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children, and are available by calling 508-432-0549.

8. On Monday, meet local artists, see how they create a variety of fine arts and crafts from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., at Bismore Park, 180 Ocean St., Hyannis. Open every day through September. Information:

9. The guild of Harwich Artists will exhibit art for sale Monday at Doane Park, Post Office Square, Harwich Port. from, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

10. John LeBold's Silver Screen Collection will be on exhibit at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth beginning Saturday, Sept. 1. Admission is $12, or $10 for members, seniors and students. Legendary props like the Maltese Falcon and 50 famous costumes such as those worn by Judy Garland in “The Wizard of Oz” and Marilyn Monroe in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” will be on display 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., every day through Sept. 23.

(Recommendations from Cape Codder arts and entertainment editor Doug Karlson and Joseph Burns, A&E editor for the Upper and Mid-Cape region.)

News roundup

Closed motel is for sale: Thunderbird was hit with violation notices

WEST YARMOUTH - The motel on Route 28 in West Yarmouth forced to close earlier this month because of health and fire code violations is now up for sale. Chuck Carey of Carey Commercial is the real estate agent for the Thunderbird property and said the Thunderbird was put on the market recently for $1.9 million.

Hundreds rally to save youth hostel

EASTHAM - A petition signed by more than 400 Eastham residents in support of a youth hostel forced to close its doors Sept. 15 was presented to Town Administrator Sheila Vanderhoef Tuesday. Ken Fishman, who helped spearhead the drive to collect the signatures, submitted the petition. Vanderhoef said she would present it to the selectmen when they meet Tuesday. On Aug. 9, the town’s zoning board of appeals ordered the hostel, which has operated for more than 40 years at 75 Goody Hallet Drive, to cease operation. Several abutters had objected to the plans of Eastham New England Council of Hostelling International to turn eight rustic cabins into a single building.

Town reduces lifeguard coverage

YARMOUTH - The Yarmouth Recreation Division is experiencing a significant loss of lifeguard staff as many of the seasonal workers head back to school or other obligations. In order to provide safe and consistent coverage at the local beaches lifeguards, will no longer be staffing area ponds. The following sites will no longer be guarded: Sandy Pond, Long Pond, Dennis Pond and Flax Pond. The following beaches will have lifeguards through Labor Day: Bass River Beach, South Middle Beach, Parker’s River Beach, Seagull Beach, Bayview Beach and Grey’s Beach/Bass Hole. For more information contact the Recreation Division at 508-790-9133.

Provincetown to get dog park

PROVINCETOWN - Nothing can pack a meeting room like dogs. That’s not to say that the meetings rooms are filled with politically minded pooches, but rather their owners. And dog owners in Provincetown let out a cheer Monday night in a crowded Judge Welsh meeting room after the selectmen unanimously voted to create a dog park at the corner of Shank Painter Road and Route 6. The Provincetown Dog Park Association, led by Kath Cote and Candace Nagle, worked with a variety of members of the community, including the disabilities commission, the council on aging, the Provincetown Business Guild and the Chamber of Commerce, to develop a plan to build a fenced in area where dogs may run and play off leash. The association also consulted with a variety of veterinarians to ensure a safe and healthy dog park will be built. The dog park will be built and maintained by fund-raising by the association and will not cost the town anything, promised Nagle.

Openings in Cape Community Orchestra

CAPE COD - Cape Community Orchestra has openings in the first violin section, second violin section, viola and double bass sections. All experience levels are welcome and no auditions are required. The group is an amateur ensemble of about 40 musicians of all age groups, and musical levels. Concerts are Nov. 9 and Nov. 18 with a children’s concert Feb. 13, 2008. Rehearsals are held Wednesdays 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Harwich Community Center on Oak Street. Music varies from classical, pops, Broadway and children’s concert music. If interested, contact Ed Conrad at 508-420-4003 or John Hagon (conductor) at 508-432-4329.

(Items compiled from GateHouse Media publications The Cape Codder, Bourne Courier, Sandwich Broadsider, Falmouth Bulletin, The Register and Harwich Oracle.)