6 Fun Things to Do in Yarmouth for Valentine’s Day
1. Father Daughter Dance Daughters and Fathers (or uncles/grandfathers) come together for a night of dancing, pizza, refreshments, and fun. For more information,click here!
2. Cape Cod St. Patrick’s Parade Fundraiser Celebrate Valentine’s weekend at the Cape Cod Irish Village in South Yarmouth with live entertainment from Stage Door Canteen and Studio 2 Beatles Tribute Band. For more information,click here.
3. Jimmy Fund and Wounded Warriors Fundraiser Saturday, February 13, 2016 join us for a night of music and fundraising where the Annual Fundraiser at Giardinos on Rt. 28 is held with proceeds being split between The Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Research and The Wounded Warfighters Group, of Cape Cod Veterans Inc. Click herefor more information.
4. Community Soup Sampler Join us for an all you-can-eat buffet of members’ delicious homemade soups, stews, chowders, and Pastor Chuck’s famous chili. Included will be rolls, breads, beverages, and a second buffet of homemade desserts. Reservations are not necessary but recommended by calling the church at 508-775-0891. Starts at 5:15 pm. Click herefor more information.
5. Pop Up Class with Chef Austin Take it easy and celebrate early with this flavor-packed menu of French treats. Cook your meal and then enjoy with accompanying wine and a Chocolate Opera Cake for dessert all while dining in our new Owl Hall!
Tickets are $65, to register call 508-394-7100. More information, click here.
6. Cape Cod Family and Film Youth Festival Celebrate cinema with films for children, families, and film lovers of any age. Film programs available on Sunday February 14th and Monday February 15th. For more information, click here.
Toys for Tots
Please consider making a needy child’s holiday a little brighter this holiday season by donating to Toys for Tots. There are several drop off locations throughout the town of Yarmouth for your convenience, including the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce on Route 28 on the corner of Higgins Crowell Road, the Yarmouth Police Headquarters on Higgins Crowell Road and Platinum Auto Service on Commercial Street in South Yarmouth.
The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver a shiny new toy at Christmas as a message of hope to needy local children that will help motivate them to grow into responsible—productive—patriotic citizens—and community leaders. The United States Marine Corps Reserve operates the program, which involves the collection of new, unwrapped toys during the holiday season for distribution as gifts to needy children all across Cape Cod.
This Holiday Season, we want YOU to #ShopYarmouth. By shopping, dining and doing business locally, more money stays within our community, local jobs are created and sustained, and our community and economy are strengthened.
While you’re shopping locally and crossing items off your list, #ShopYarmouth and ENTER TO WIN a $500 gift basket of items from local retail shops. Here’s how you can enter:
2) Post a photo to our Facebook page of your #ShopYarmouth purchase, let us know where you shopped and use the hashtag #ShopYarmouth
3) One lucky winner will be chosen on December 20th to win a $500 basket of goodies from local retailers. Winner will be notified via Facebook.
From souvenirs to essentials, collectibles to consumables, and items for home and hearth, find a variety of stores in Yarmouth to satisfy your shopping needs. Whether you view shopping as a means to an ends or a full contact sport, it’s all within reach in Yarmouth.
Show us that you value your local economy by supporting local businesses. Keep your cheer here this holiday season!
Fall Events Guide
Looking for fun things to do in Yarmouth this fall? We’ve got you covered! Check out our Fall Concierge Guide highlighting events in September and October, and a few “don’t miss” activities in November!
Join us on August 19th at Nonna Elena for an Italian Garden Party style Business After Hours! The event starts at 5:30PM and will feature traditional Italian antipasto, along with wine and fantastico raffle prizes, all in a bellisimo setting in Yarmouth Port! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to network with other business people in our area and grow relationships that are key to referrals and new business.
This event is sandwiched in between Black Friday and Cyber Monday and always occurs the first Saturday after Thanksgiving. In 2013, $5.7 billion was transacted in small businesses across the nation.
Businesses, for some tips to take advantage of this community focused event, click here.
Shoppers, here are 10 reasons to SHOP LOCAL on Small Business Saturday, and everyday!
Shopping local creates jobs. Shops in our town create local employment and self-employment. These people in turn spend in the local community.
Local independent shops invest more in our communities. Local businesses are proportionately more generous in their support of local charities, schools and community events. Supporting local shops means a financial impact on your community.
Local shops sell a wide range of great products at affordable prices. Many people fall out of the habit of shopping locally and are then surprised by the range of products and gifts available.
Shopping local saves you money. Out of town shops have done a good job of convincing us that local business equals expensive. If you add travel, fees to transfer items and your time, the overall cost is often much higher.
Shopping local retains our communities. People don’t like losing shops and services in small towns but don’t equate this to how they spend their money.
Shopping local retains our distinctiveness. Independent shops create distinctive shopping experiences and stock different products. Local businesses respond quickly to the needs of local customers, stocking products to meet the changing population needs.
Shopping local saves the environment. Local shops often stock a high percentage of local sourced goods which do not require long car and bus journeys, helping reduce our global footprint.
Local shops are for everyone. Most people can get to their local shops easily and this is especially important for the elderly and younggenerations and those without transportation.
Local shops value you more. Evidence from numerous surveys show people receive better customer care and service locally. These businesses survive by their reputation and repeat business, which means you get a higher standard of service.
Shopping local saves services. Private and public sector services tend to cluster around shops. As shops disappear so do hairdressers, banks, restaurants, etc.