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. Friday night at the Melody Tent in Hyannis catch jazz singer and pianist Diana Krall at 8 p.m. For tickets call (508) 775-5630.

2. Definitely bring your dog Saturday to Hot Diggety at the Village Green in Mashpee Commons for a fashion show, agility demonstration, "dunk the dog officer," micro-chip clinic, music, retriever race and lots more, at 10 a.m. It's to benefit the Sampson Fund, a Cape Cod charity for animals.

3. She may be on Hollywood's D-List, but that's good enough for the Melody Tent. Comedian Kathy Griffin performs at 8 p.m. Saturday. For tickets call (508) 775-5630.

4. You'll have a romping good time at the rock and roll revue, "Rock 'n' Roll Tonight" at the Harwich Junior Theatre, at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Division Street, West Harwich, $18, $16 seniors over 65, $12 youth under 21. For tickets call (508) 432-2002.

5. See Provincetown's gardens on the secret garden tour Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $30. Call Provincetown Museum of Art for details (508) 487-1750.

6. In Wellfleet Sunday there's a house tour to raise funds for the Wellfleet Historical Society from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available at Wellfleet Chamber of Commerce and the Left Bank Gallery

7. Or try the Nauset Lighthouse tour with Nauset Light Preservation Society, Nauset Light Beach, Eastham, between 4:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday.

8. Walk Through Sea Captain's Cemetery in Dennis with Historian Phyllis Horton and Terri Fox at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 14. Winged cherubs, mariners, sea captains, Daniel Webster's friend and more await you at the old burying ground at South Dennis Congregational Church, 210 Main St. Meet in the parking lot next to the cemetery. Rain date is Sunday, July 15, at 2 p.m. Information: 508-385-9308.

9. Celebrate the annual Ice Cream Social and Family Fun Night on the Liberty Hall Green in South Dennis at 6:30 p.m., Sunday. Create your own sundae and listen to the music of “Just Enough.” There will also be face painting. Cost is $5.50 for adults, and $3 for children under 12.

10. The Animal Rescue League of Boston is previewing its state-of-the-art Mobile Adoption and Rescue Vehicle at the Animal Adoption Day Saturday. The event is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Edward Gorey House Museum on Strawberry Lane in Yarmouth Port. For further information, call (508) 362-3909.

(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

Barnstable receives state’s first oil spill response trailer

HYANNIS - The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection is determined to ensure the state doesn’t repeat its sticky past. The first of close to 20 oil spill emergency trailers arrived on Cape Cod July 5. Barnstable was the first to receive its trailer equipped with thousands of feet of boom materials, floats and anchors, absorbent pads, storm drain plugs, life vests and personal protective equipment.

Is Buzzards Bay a pit stop or something else?

BUZZARDS BAY - The company planning a Tedeschi’s convenience store at the former Quintal’s restaurant site at Scenic Highway has also filed plans for four gasoline pumps at the complex that will include a Dunkin’ Donuts shop. Plans filed by Chrisco LLC are under review by Bourne Planning Board member Dan Doucette. Gas pump plans for the site have already been rejected by selectmen, but that decision prompted an appeal, pending in Barnstable Superior Court.

Selectmen tell dog owner to shape up

FALMOUTH - A man whose two pit bulls have been deemed dangerous by the town of Falmouth must meet both short- and long-term conditions if he wants to get those animals back. In early June Falmouth selectmen conducted a hearing and found that Haze and Ochoa, two pit bulls owned by Steven Rose, had been involved in a number of incidents at 12 Royal Circle. On one occasion in October 2006, the older dog, Haze, allegedly bit someone on the property. Since that time, Haze and Ochoa have been kept by the town while the dogs were evaluated for their potential for rehabilitation.

Triathlon returns to Surf Drive Beach Sunday

FALMOUTH - After a two-season break in the action, the City Sports New England Triathlon Tour brings the popular Falmouth Sprint Triathlon back to Surf Drive Beach Sunday. Presented by Time Out! Productions of Plymouth, the triathlon, which celebrates its 13th year, will bring 650 athletes to a 1/3-mile swim start at Surf Drive Beach, followed by a 9-mile bike trek along Surf Drive (opposite direction of the Falmouth Road Race), Woods Hole Road and Elm Road and concluding with a 3.1-mile out-and-back run along Surf Drive and the Sea To Shining Sea Bike Trail. The opening four-mile stretch of Surf Drive-Oyster Pond Road-Nobska Road-Church Street from Shore Street to Woods Hole Road will be closed to vehicular traffic from approximately 7:30 to 9 a.m. Cyclists will also be traveling on Woods Hole and Elm roads.

Christmas Tree Shops HQ moving from Cape Cod

SOUTH YARMOUTH - Christmas Tree Shops just loves a bargain: That's one reason why the Cape Cod icon is moving its headquarters from leased space in South Yarmouth to a massive warehouse that it already owns in Middleboro. The discount retailer has informed its employees that it will move the corporate offices off Cape Cod to the distribution center the company owns in the Campanelli Business Park in Middleboro, said Michele Watkins, marketing director for the company.

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