Cape Cod top things to do April 15-21: Easter, Passover, music, laughs

The holidays of Easter and Passover intersect this weekend, and there are some egg hunts and a talk focusing largely on the more festive part of the Christian holiday, while a film festival offers stories related to themes important to the Jewish one.

Other events to consider are walks around Mashpee, a look in Provincetown at unusual art by a longtime artist, music played for a new tour, a book talk and signing with a bestselling author, and some laughs at a local brewery. To learn more about current events while supporting the people suffering from war, Cape Cinema is hosting a benefit for Ukraine with a film based in its history and culture. Take a look:

Easter egg hunts will be held in Chatham, Bourne and Mashpee just before the holiday.

Movies share the theme of Passover

The Falmouth Jewish Congregation will be part of a nationwide virtual Passover Film Festival that will offer streaming movies, presented by the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan. The festival includes eight Jewish and Israeli feature films and documentaries engaging with the themes of Passover, which begins on Friday. To enhance the festival experience and offer an opportunity for audiences to further explore the holiday’s themes – ranging from connecting with the past, tradition, strangers in a foreign land, redemption and miracles – the Passover Film Festival will present video conversations with the filmmakers and additional resources created by My Jewish Learning, a Jewish online resource at

When: available for streaming April 14–24

Where: On-line

Tickets: $ 5 for each film, $ 18 for all the films; discounts available with the code fjc2022; a portion of proceeds goes to the local congregation.

Reservations and information:

Take a walk around Mashpee

The Mashpee Conservation Department will continue its schedule of free naturalist-guided tours with walks on Friday and Saturday mornings. Tours last for an average of one to two hours but time will vary depending on the participants. All ages are invited and children are encouraged to come. Friday’s program will be a Conaumet Neck Hike through a beech, oak and birch forest with views of Mashpee-Wakeby Pond. Saturday’s tour will be the Santuit Pond Preserve, with a look at habitats as diverse as vernal pools, upland forest, a herring run, freshwater marsh, a river and abandoned cranberry bogs.

When: 9 am Friday and Saturday

Where: On Friday, meet at Lowell Holly Reservation, South Sandwich Road; on Saturday, at parking lot on Route 130 (just past the Shell station)

Cost: Free

Information: 539-1400, ext. 8540

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Daffodils that form a heart are part of the more than 5,000 on view for the Daffodil Festival at the Museums at Aptucxet in Bourne, which will also include a children's Easter egg hunt.

Daffodil festival includes egg hunt

The Bourne Historical Society will finish off its second annual Daffodil Festival at the Museums at Aptucxet with classes and an egg hunt. The grounds are filled with more than 5,000 daffodils for viewing, then on Friday there will be a “Felting for Kids” class with Wendy Bagley (supplies provided) at the same time as a class on crystals with Danielle Briggs, which will include meditation, chakra information and balancing. The Children’s Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday.

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