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    Bike Travel Film Fest to deals on private flights

    4th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival.
    Mark Fisher / Fisher Creative
    4th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival.


    Cycle to the Regent Theater in Arlington for the 4th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival (May 20, social hour 6-7 p.m.; films 7-10 p.m.). Designed to increase appreciation for two-wheeled journeys, the independent films portray a broad range of experiences and destinations including explorations in Pakistan, Scotland, the Netherlands, and the United States. New this year: See winning entries from the Bicycle Travel Film Contest and the Ciclismo Classico Travel Photo Contest. Feeling lucky? The “Great Jersey Giveaway” may outfit your next trip, and one attendee will win a Ciclismo Classico “More Miles for Less” Italian bike tour. $10 advance, $15 at door. All proceeds benefit the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition.


    If you love a bargain (and who doesn’t?) head to Provincetown for the town’s Monumental Yard Sale (May 17-19), an annual event that takes place up and down Commercial Street, and at homes all through town. At Town Hall, the Provincetown Business Guild and MoonMax Productions present “Totally Television: Let’s Make A Diva!,” a show with drag queens, dancing, and your favorite TV and commercial theme songs (May 18, 7:30 p.m.). A portion of the proceeds benefits children and their families who are either infected with or suffering from HIV/AIDS. $20. 508-487-2313,


    Squeeze the kids and the grandparents into the mini-van and head to Wildwood, N.J., where Morey’s Piers and Beachfront Waterparks introduces the Generation to Generation (G2G) vacation package (June 2-Aug. 29). Enjoy over 100 rides, amusement park attractions, a classic boardwalk, and two beachfront waterparks. In addition to accommodations at Starlux or Blue Palms resorts, G2G features up to 60 percent savings on ride and waterpark admission with purchase of “Length of Stay” pass, “Kids Eat Free” dinner passes at Joe’s Fish Co., and more. From $99 per night for first room with 10 percent discount on additional rooms. Requires three-night minimum stay with two rooms, valid Sun-Thu. 609-522-3900,



    Catskill Animal Sanctuary, a bucolic 110-acre haven for rescued horses and farm animals in Saugerties, N.Y., is offering Compassionate Cuisine educational and vegan cooking classes (May-Oct) as part of its mission to foster compassion for animals. Stay in one of three cozy bedrooms (with shared common bath) or one private suite in the newly renovated Homestead Guesthouse, built in 1813, and enjoy a vegan breakfast and VIP visiting privileges with the animals. Guests may also help with farm chores. From $115 with breakfast, plus membership fee from $40. 845-336-8447,


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    Get an up-close look at Bay Lights, the monumental light sculpture and art installation on the San Francisco Bay Bridge, when you take advantage of the Illuminated Cruise package at participating Joie de Vivre hotels, including Galleria Park, Hotel Carlton, Hotel Del Sol, Hotel Kabuki, Hotel Rex, Hotel Tomo, Hotel Vitale, Laurel Inn, and Phoenix Hotel. The package includes two tickets to a one-hour water taxi tour. Three evening tours depart hourly beginning at 7:30. Rates from $145. 800-738-7477, http://www.jdvhotels


    Replace your generic black camera strap with a brightly colored one from Capturing Couture’s snazzy new collection and look fashionable while
    on the go. For point-and-shoot cameras, velvet-lined wristlet straps ($25) feature a quick release system — making it easy to attach and detach from the camera — and small cases ($25) made from high-quality faux leather that can also serve as a mini-wallet, phone carrier, or cosmetic case. More than 50 durable, velvet-lined straps ($25-$59) are available in multiple widths for any DSLR camera. They also offer binocular straps, camera bags, guitar straps, and more in vibrant patterns and colors.


    Ever wish you could fly on a private jet? Jump into the experience with JumpSeat, a new app that connects people looking to share space on their personal aircraft with those looking to fly. This aerial networking program employs a screening process including full background checks and clearances against the TSA-Homeland Security No Fly List, and ensures the FAA-certificated air carrier has operational control over the flight. Registered members can book a JumpSeat online without paying a membership fee. A concierge service will arrange on-board catering, rental cars, or limo service.