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

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. This Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4-5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 30 gardens designed by "master gardeners" from Falmouth to Provincetown will be open to the public. ("Master gardeners" are graduates of a training program run by Barnstable County.) Tickets are $35 and are available at all Puritan Clothing stores and the Cooperative Extension Office in the Deeds and Probate Building, Railroad Avenue, Barnstable. Call 508-375-6690. Proceeds will benefit scholarships for horticulture students and continuing education for master gardeners.

2. On Saturday, Aug. 4, there will be an exhibition of classic posters by some the country's finest illustrators and artists, such as Milton Glazer, Peter Max and Barbara Nissem, at Snow Library on Main Street in Orleans. On Sept. 2 the posters will be sold by silent auction to raise money for the library. The posters are valued at between $25 and $1,500.

3. Start off Saturday, Aug. 4, at a pancake breakfast hosted Pilgrim Church in Harwich Port, Monbleau Hall, Route 28, Harwich Port, 7 to 10 a.m. $5, $3 children. There's an authentic clam bake at the Orleans-Eastham Elks Lodge, Outside Pavilion, 1 McCoy Road, North Eastham, $30 lobster/$25 steak. Cash bar 4 to 5 p.m., dinner 5 to 8 p.m. Call 508-240-5826. Lobster and scallop rolls are on sale at St. Martin's Lodge, 52 Old Harbor Road, Chatham, from 5 to 7 p.m. 508-945-2853. Clam fritters, clam chowder and hot dogs also available.

4. Don Wilding, author of "Henry Beston's Cape Cod," and founder of the Henry Beston Society, will present a slide lecture called "The Outermost World of Henry Beston," at Cape Cod Museum of Art, Route 6A, Dennis, Sunday, Aug. 5, at 12:15 p.m. Tickets are $15.

5. Meet the people of Harwich past. Take a 45-minute tour with the Harwich Historical Society at Brooks Academy Museum, 80 Parallel St., Harwich, Sunday, Aug. 5, at 11 a.m. Tickets are $3; free for children.

6. Tickets are still on sale for the Aug. 5 TD Banknorth Pops by the Sea concert featuring Keith Lockhart, the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and guest conductor Ray Romano. The Sunday concert takes place at 5 p.m. on the Hyannis Village Green. General admission lawn tickets are $15 for adults, $20 on the day of the show. Tickets for children 6-12 are $5. One child under the age of 5 is admitted free with a paid adult. Tickets may be purchased online at www.artsfoundation.org or at local TD Banknorth branches, Christmas Tree Shops, Puritan Clothing Stores, the Cape Cod Mall information desk, and the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce. Proceeds benefit the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod.

7. Comic sword swallower Thom Sellectomy, master of escapology Jason Escape, physical stunt comedian Stitch, The Suspenders; and Billy Bones the pirate magician & his parrot Captain Flint, are among the uniquely talented performers who will take part in the Street Performer's Festival at Mashpee Commons Saturday, Aug. 4, with two shows beginning at 6:30 p.m. Steeple Street will be closed to traffic while some of the area's best street performers wow the audience with their talents. This event is free and sponsored by the merchants of Mashpee Commons. In the event of inclement weather, a rain date of Aug. 5 is planned.

8. “Anne of Green Gables,” a musical, will be presented by the Chatham Drama Guild, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, and 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5. The guild performs at 134 Crowell Road, Chatham. Tickets are $18; $14 for 12 and under. Call 508-945-0510.

9. Music at the Cape Cod Melody Tent West End Rotary, Hyannis, 508-775-5630. Aug. 4 and 5: Steve Miller Band. Aug. 7: Hippiefest - The Zombies, Mountain, BadFinger and Mitch Ryder.

10. The David Bromberg Quartet performs at 7:30 pm. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Heritage Museums & Gardens 67 Grove St. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $18 members, $22 non-members and $25 at the door. To order tickets call 508-888-3300, ext. 134 or go to www.heritagemuseumsandgardens.org. Tickets can also be purchased at Spinnaker Records in Falmouth and Hyannis. Chairs are provided; blankets and lawn chairs are permitted but space is limited. Food, beer and wine are available for purchase. In the event of rain, the performance will be held at the Sandwich High School on Quaker Meeting House Road, East Sandwich.

(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

Chapoquoit Beach may get dredge spoils

FALMOUTH - It’s not a done deal, but West Falmouth’s Chapoquoit Beach could see the benefit of upcoming dredging of the Cape Cod Canal by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Falmouth Town Manager Robert Whritenour updated selectmen on the project at their weekly meeting and told the board that an initial analysis by the Corps has confirmed the “preliminary feasibility” of using dredge spoils for beach nourishment, specifically Chapoquoit Beach.

Falmouth police charge driver in fatal crash

Falmouth - The Falmouth Police Department, in conjunction with the Barnstable County District Attorney’s Office, has issued Michael Catarius of Mashpee two citations as a result of an ongoing investigation regarding the fatal multiple car crash which occurred July 14 in Falmouth. The accident, which killed two people and involved six vehicles, took place at the intersection of Route 151 and Sandwich Road.

Five businesses fail liquor sting

FALMOUTH - A recent compliance check of licensed liquor establishments found that five of the 13 tested sold alcohol to a minor. Selectmen will send letters ordering the store owners to set up so-called TIPS (Training for Interventions Procedures) for their servers or face a liquor license hearing. Failing the check were: The Naked Lobster; The Flying Bridge Restaurant; Cape Cod Country Club; Woodbriar Country Club; and Laureens.

Hazardous building may come down soon

SANDWICH - Two years after a Sandwich building was identified as a potential hazard, town officials are saying that the demolition of the canalside property near the marina could take place within months. Fire Prevention Officer JJ Burke of the Sandwich Fire Department told selectmen last week that the owner of the former freezer plant, Arthur Fournier of Maine, had retained attorney Ben Losordo to provide local representation in the matter and that the matter was moving toward resolution.

Information highway plan picks up speed

CAPE COD - The first link of a digital data highway network for Cape Cod is in place and undergoing testing. OpenCape Corporation is a non-profit organization that incorporated in April and is in charge of the plans to bring a wireless communication network to the region. “Here on the Cape we lack basic infrastructure for telecommunications and data. Things that other people take for granted we simply can’t do,” says Teresa Martin, CEO of Cape Cod Technology Council. Martin says one of the major things the Cape region cannot do is access Internet2, which is widely used by schools and research institutions for information like interactive, streaming video and work that is done by the Museum of Science and other research institutions.

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