Thursday, March 6, 2014

2014 Provincetown Year-rounders Festival Celebrates PTown's Off-season March 8th

Celebrate PTown's quiet season with community exhibits, pet events, food and drink,
raffle prizes and entertainment at Town Hall this Saturday, March 8th, 2014.

Each year Provincetown holds its annual Year-rounders Festival at Town Hall, just when we think we can't stand another minute of winter. We gather for a bit of camaraderie, enjoying food and entertainment, and we visit with friends we haven't seen all winter.
A lot of us haven't been out of the house much lately, with the frequent snow storms, bitter temperatures and howling winds we've suffered keeping many indoors much more than usual, especially during these last few exceptionally cold and snowy weeks.
Besides all that, we generally just need to blow off a little steam at this time of year, so we do it together in this celebration at Town Hall, in the company of remarkable friends, community "characters" and the altogether eccentric group of people who make up Provincetown's year-round community.
This year's date is this Saturday, March 8th. Events are scheduled at Town Hall all day and into the night. From 11 AM till 7 PM there will be a silent auction for over 100 gift certificates and items donated by local businesses, community members, restaurants, artists and more, and raffle tickets will be sold as well.
And  although I couldn't find it listed anywhere, supper usually starts around 5 PM, once the volunteers have had a chance to transform the auditorium from an exhibition hall into a banquet room, with a lineup of chowder, pasta, chicken wings, pizza and lots of other favorites donated by local restaurants.

Here's the entertainment schedule, and don't forget the pet events at 2 PM.  

There will be a variety of entertainment onstage from 6PM till roughly 11 PM, and people will definitely be up on their feet and dancing to local band The Daggers, who will play from 9:30 on. Raffle winners will be drawn and announced throughout the evening. You don't have to be present to win, just buy your raffle tickets before 7 PM. I'm told there will be a cash bar as well. Last year, for instance, Cape Cod Beer was kind enough to bring libations. I hope to see all of you there for a fun day and evening.

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