Rushy Marsh Farm Garden Tour Benefits Cahoon Museum

Friday, August 18, 2017
(raindate Monday August 21)
The Cahoon Museum of American Art invites you to immerse yourself in a unique, one-of-a-kind two-hour walking tour of the rarely seen gardens and grounds of Rushy Marsh Farm, the spectacular private property of Frank and Monica McCourt in Cotuit. Beginning at the arched gate at the main entrance, grow your inspiration as you observe a variety of extraordinary garden features including a secret garden, a tropical plant and orchid conservancy, fruit orchards, a willow walk, organic vegetable gardens, an aquatic plant pond, and 4,000 dahlias in bloom!
Tours:   Six tours available, tour length is two hours. Tours depart by bus from Kettleers, Lowell Park parking lot at: 9:30am sold out, 10:30am, sold out 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm sold out 
Tickets:  $95, advanced purchase is required and space is limited.  Proceeds benefit the Cahoon Museum.
Volunteers:    Are you interested in volunteering as a docent at the garden tour? Please contact Committee Chair, Gail Reilly, for more information and details:
Please contact the Museum to purchase your tickets, 508.428.7581 or
This event is made possible by a Community Event Partnership with Crestwood Advisors

Upcoming Precinct 7 & Town Council Meetings August

Cotuit Fire Commissioner’s Meeting – Tuesday August 1, 5:30pm, Freedom Hall

Cotuit Prudential Committee Meeting – Wednesday August 2, 9am,  Freedom Hall

Cotuit Water Commissioner’s Meeting – Wednesday August 2, 9am, Freedom Hall

Town Council Committee to Assess Homelessness – Monday August 7, 6pm, Town Hall

Cotuit Fire Commissioner’s Meeting – Tuesday August 8, 5:30pm & 6:15pm, Freedom Hall

Precinct 7 Monthly Meeting – Wednesday August 9, 3-5pm, Cotuit Library

Cotuit Prudential Committee Meeting – Tuesday August 15, 4pm,  Town Hall

Town Council Appointments Committee – Tuesday August 15, 5:30pm, Town Hall

Cotuit/Santuit Civic Association Village Meeting – Tuesday August 15, 7:30pm, Freedom Hall

Cotuit Water Commissioner’s Meeting – Wednesday August 16, 6pm Freedom Hall

Town Council Asset Management Advisory Committee – Thursday August 17, 6pm, Town Hall Cancelled

Town Council Meeting – Thursday August 17, 7pm, Town Hall

Cotuit Prudential Committee Meeting – Monday August 28, 4pm, Freedom Hall

Cotuit Firecracker 5k TODAY!

JULY 5, 2017

Register HERE

Cotuit Firecracker 5k

Benefits: Cotuit-Santuit Civic Association & The Cotuit Athletic Association (The Cotuit Kettleers)

Where: 10 Lowell Avenue, Lowell Park, Cotuit, MA 02635

Start Times:

  • 5:40pm for youth six and under
  • 5:45pm for youth 7-12
  • 6:00pm for 5k


  • Youth six and under 100 yards
  • Youth 7-12 ½ mile
  • Main run 5k

Start Locations:

  • Youth six and under – at entrance to Lowell Park
  • Youth 7-12 – At finish line of 5k
  • 5k – at the corner of Lowell Ave and Main Street

Awards: Prize money to first five finishers, male and female – $300.00 for first, $75.00 for second, $50.00 for third $37.50 for both fourth and fifth, medals to all youth twelve and under and first in each age group

Age Groups: 20 and under, 21 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60-69, 70 -79, 80 plus

Entry Fee:

  • 6 and under free
  • 7-12 $10.00
  • 13-18 $15.00
  • 19 and over-$30.00 until June 12, $32.50 from June 13th-July 3, $35.00 on Race day

Swag: Free cotton-t to first 150 to register


Register HERE until July 3 at 11:45 p.m only or on race day from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Lowell Park, Cotuit.

Link for the running route is HERE


Upcoming Meetings

Town Council Meeting – Thursday April 17, 7pm, Town Hall

Barnstable 375 Meeting – Wednesday April 16, 9am, Town Hall

Monthly Precinct 7 Meeting – Wednesday April 9, 3 – 5 Cotuit Library

Roads Committee Meeting – Monday April 7, 5:30,  Town Hall

Town Council Meeting – April 3, 7pm, Town Hall

Cotuit/Santuit Civic Association Board Meeting – Tuesday April 1, 7pm Cotuit Library

208 Update Mid-Cape Group Meets – Tuesday April 1, 8:30-12:30 Cape Cod Commission, Barnstable

Roads Committee Meeting – Monday March 31, 5:30, Town Hall