BARS April 2018 Meeting

Rainbow over Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge

CANAL STORY Millions of people cross the bridges over the Cape Cod Canal each year. But how many know what this engineering marvel is all about? A US Army Corps of Engineers Park Ranger will present…

Barnstable Natural Resources Free Razor Clam Class


The Town of Barnstable Natural Resources Department will offer one last razor clam class for the season. Hi All, I just wanted to let you all know that we are holding one last razor clam class…

BARS March 2018 Meeting

Lenny and Kris Clark on the flats

We will have two terrific presenters for our March meeting: Kris Clark’s presentation is titled Shellfishing in Barnstable. The second presenter is from the R. A. Ribb Company, the shellfishing rake company in Harwich. The meeting will be held at the West Barnstable Community Building on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. New members will receive a gift from BARS and refreshments will be served at a meet and greet reception after the presentations.

BARS February 2018 Meeting

Cape Cod Hurricane

Our presenter for BARS February meeting is a Cape Light Compact. The title of the presentation is “Safe, Warm, Before, During, and After Storms.” The meeting will be held at the West Barnstable Community Building on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.

View from the Quarterdeck – February 2018

Shellfishing at Bay Street Osterville

 Oyster Season remains very rewarding for those who are willing to brave the elements. The ice from the severe cold weather and storms has cleared and all shellfishing locations are “Open for Business.” Reports from Bay…

BARS Holiday Dinner 2017

BARS Annual Holiday Dinner 2017 at Alberto's Ristorante

The BARS Annual Holiday Dinner will be Tuesday, December 5th at Alberto’s Ristorante in Hyannis. The event is only open to BARS members in good standing. Cash bar is from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm. Price per person is $42.00 including gratuity.

Barnstable Natural Resources Razor Clam Classes


The Town of Barnstable Natural Resources Program will offer Four FREE Shellfishing Classes that are Open to All Permit Holders. Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 10:30 AM Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 9:00 AM Sunday, January…

BARS November 2017 Meeting

John Carafoli Food Consultant • Food Stylist • Author • Blogger

Our presenter for BARS November 7th, meeting is a Cape Cod native, local food connoisseur and stylist, John Carafoli, author of “Great Italian American Food in New England.” John will share tricks of the trade in cooking local shellfish. He will bring his homemade mignonettes for oysters to sample and will provide an entertaining evening talking about shellfish and condiments. Recipes will be available to take home. The November 2017 BARS meeting will be held at the West Barnstable Community Building on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.

BARS October 2017 Meeting

Liz Lewis and BARS volunteers planting quahog seed

Tom Marcotti and Liz Lewis will bring us up to date on the Town of Barnstable Natural Resources Department’s activities and the upcoming Oyster season. The October 2017 BARS meeting will be held at the Centerville, Osterville, Marstons Mills Fire Station on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.

2017 West Barnstable Village Festival

BARS at 2016 West Barnstable Village Festival

The annual West Barnstable Village Festival will take place on Saturday, August 19th and BARS will be there with its extensive booth. We’ll be serving chowder, grilled clams, and there will be a raw bar set up. BARS will also be selling t-shirts, polo shirts, and hats with the new BARS-Cape Cod logo. In its 27th year, the festival includes a classic car show, crafters and artisans, live music, horse-drawn carriage rides, a flower show and lots of children’s activities.