Cape Sea Grille Winetasting
Dinner:  Sunday, May 4th

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Every spring, The Cape Sea Grille in Harwich Port hosts HCT’s Annual Spring Winetasting Dinner to benefit our land-saving work. Fine wines accompanied by commentary complement a delicious multi-course dinner and dessert at the casually elegant Cape Sea Grille restaurant owned by Jen and Doug Ramler on Sea Street. The cost of $100 per person includes dinner, wines, tax and gratuity.  Space is limited, so please call HCT at 508-432-3997 to inquire about availability. If we are unable to answer, then please press 1 to leave a message. Thank you.

ALERT to Harwich Voters:
Special Town Meeting, May 6th

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Harwich voters, please save the date for Special Town Meeting on Tuesday, May 6th (8:00 p.m.) to be held in the gym of the Harwich Community Center (#100 Oak Street) and vote YES on Article #4.  Voting YES on Article #4 will enable the Town to purchase approx. 2 acres at the eastern gateway of the Island Pond Conservation Lands in the Herring River Watershed.  Voting YES on Article #4 will use Community Preservation Act (CPA) open space funds (which is a dedicated open space funding source, so it doesn’t compete with other important town budget needs like education, emergency response, highway maintenance and other town services). The Town CPA funds will be supplemented by a contribution from HCT. Vote YES on Article #4 to save land & help protect water, wildlife and walking trails.
To see a map and learn more about the land’s environmental importance, please click here.

Cape Cod Herb Day:
Saturday, May 3rd

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Sponsored by Cedar Spring Herb Farm and several other like-minded businesses focused on the cultivation of and education around beneficial herbs, join us at Cape Cod Herb Day on Saturday, May 3rd from 9-4 (rain or shine).  Admission is only $5.00 and the event is free for 12 & under.  Cape Cod Herb Day will be held at Cedar Spring Herb Farm owned by Donna Wood Eaton (pictured) located at #159 Long Pond Drive which connects Rt. 137 and Rt. 124 in Harwich.  Learn about herbs and their therapeutic effects as well as culinary opportunities and different herb-related products.

Orienteering Class
on Saturday, May 3rd

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Join instructor Todd Kelley of Kelley Trailblazer Interpretive Guide Services for a fun filled workshop learning land navigation skills. Learn the basics of a compass and how to read a map. A compass will be provided for workshop use and an orienteering workbook with a land navigation terminology sheet will be included for you to take home. Manage to find your way without a smartphone!
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The Wilsons bring owls that are found locally including great-horned owl with golden irises, red morph screech owl and the soda can-sized saw-whet owl. They also showcase owls from around the globe, including the Eurasian eagle owl (largest owl species in the world) and the South American spectacled owl. The barred owl with its dark charcoal-colored eyes and the striking snowy owl will also make an appearance. – See more at: http://harwichconservationtrust.org/eyes-on-owls/#sthash.l69lwALO.dpuf