Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Cape & Islands - Happy Thanksgiving

The first "Thanksgiving" in 1621 was a traditional three day English harvest celebration to which the Pilgrims invited Massasoit, Chief of the the Wamapanoag. It wasn't until the nineteenth century that this event became identified with the American Thanksgiving holiday. Visit Plimoth Plantation to learn about the "First Thanksgiving".
Need help with your own Thanksgiving celebration? Check out Ocean Spray's Kitchen Plan-it for "tasty tips for a delicious holiday". Visit Miss Scarlet's Blue Ribbon Farm for a local turkey. Don't feel like cooking, make dinner reservations at a Cape Cod restaurant or better yet, impose on a relative to make the dinner! Then relax and eat!

There's lots to do besides eat... West Parish is hosting a 5 Churches Thanksgiving Eve Ecumenical Service with Ecumenical Choir. The 102nd Annual Lighting of the Pilgrim Monument is Wednesday, November 21 at 5:00 PM. Those visiting, or living in, Nantucket may want to get up early and take the 11th Annual Cold Turkey Plunge. Artisans' Guild of Cape Cod is hosting a Thanksgiving Weekend "Fine Art & Craft Show". Doors open at 10:00 AM Friday & Saturday at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center to an array of handmade crafts and fine art by professional Cape Cod artists. Heritage Museums & Gardens' Annual Celebration of Lights, Gardens Aglow, opens Thanksgiving weekend. The Chatham Drama Guild presents "Showtune: The Words & Music of Jerry Herman" opening on Friday, November 23. Check our calendar for more events. Or just take a walk!

Happy Thanksgiving! from all of us at AllCapeCod.com

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