Kennedy Legacy Trail - Free Year Round-Self Guided Walking Tour
Nov
5
to Dec 31

Kennedy Legacy Trail - Free Year Round-Self Guided Walking Tour

Take a walk through history.  The Kennedy Legacy Trail is a self-guided walking tour of sites in downtown Hyannis, Cape Cod that are significant to the Kennedy family.  At each of the 10 sites, an informational sign, and links to video Information uncovers stories and history about the Kennedy’s on Cape Cod.  The entire walking trail is 1.6 miles long and may be visited in any order.  Brochures with a map of the sites can be downloaded at http://www.kennedylegacytrail.com and www.artsbarnstable.com are also available at the JFK Hyannis Museum at 397 Main Street, Hyannis

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THE ART OF THE HERBAL APOTHECARY with Amy Neill
Nov
12
6:00 PM18:00

THE ART OF THE HERBAL APOTHECARY with Amy Neill

Tuesday, November 12

from 6-8pm

$55/$50 members

This class will cover the basics of herbal medicine and incorporating herbs into your daily life. We will sip on a variety of herbal teas throughout the class while we go over the properties of herbs and learn how to extract their medicine in different ways. From teas, infusions, decoctions, tinctures, syrups, and more we will delve into the internal and external preparations of each and the correct way to put it into practice. We will then get hands on and make an elderberry tincture for you to take home, this medicine will last you a lifetime!

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Line Dancing at Cape Cod Beer
Nov
12
6:30 PM18:30

Line Dancing at Cape Cod Beer

We’re Line Dancing at the Brewery!

Each evening starts with a lesson and then ends with a guided open dance!

Are you a line dancer? Or have you always wanted to try? This is an informal evening for line dancers of all levels…learn a few steps, show a few steps, have a pint and a lot of laughs!!

$20 admission includes a pint! We also have wine, hard cider and non-alcoholic beverages available..

Want to practice in between classes? There are YouTube links below to try out dances at home…then show us your stuff here!

Ready to sign up?  Click HERE for tickets!

All classes 6:30 -8:30 and $20 includes a beer or drink of your choice. All ages welcome

 

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Auditions for DRIVING MISS DAISY
Nov
12
to Nov 13

Auditions for DRIVING MISS DAISY

Open auditions for Alfred Uhry's Pulizter Prize winning play, DRIVING MISS DAISY, will be held on November 12 and 13 at 7:00 PM at the Barnstable Comedy Club, 3171 Main Street, Rte. 6A in Barnstable. Director Ann M. Ring, seeks 1 female age 60-75 , an African-American male, age 50-60 and a 35-45 male. Cast descriptions and more information may be viewed online at www.BarnstableComedyClub.org. Actors will be asked to read from the script. Perusal scripts are available at the Sturgis Library and the Hyannis Public Library. Production Dates: January 9-26, 2020.

This award winning comedy-drama is a warm-hearted, humorous and an affecting study of the unlikely twenty-five year friendship between an aging, crotchety white Southern lady, and a proud, uneducated, soft-spoken black man. This much-loved story explores themes of race, prejudice, friendship, and aging in a way that makes it movingly clear that they have both come to realize that they have more in common than they ever believed possible.

URL for more details: https://www.barnstablecomedyclub.org/auditions.html

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Repurpose Old Jewelry
Nov
13
2:00 PM14:00

Repurpose Old Jewelry

  • Barnstable Adult Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Give new life your old jewelry! Everyone has that secret stash of jewelry that is old, broken, or just plain not your style, but you just can't part with it. Why not re-purpose it and make something wonderful from its parts for yourself, or as a gift for someone else! Bring in any old jewelry and Instructor Kim Rumberger will help you repair and redesign pieces using new stringing materials and other embellishments. Learn new techniques that you can use in the future.A $5 material fee is paid to instructor.

https://myactivecenter.com/#centers/USA.MA.Hyannis.Barnstable-Senior-Center/activities/13101

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Twist on Paint Night
Nov
13
4:00 PM16:00

Twist on Paint Night

  • Barnstable Adult Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This is a fun, family friendly evening of whimsical folk art acrylic painting! Adults, bring the kids and grandkids or borrow children interested in painting or art. Join us for quality time being creative!

https://myactivecenter.com/#centers/USA.MA.Hyannis.Barnstable-Senior-Center/activities/22834

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Free LGBT Bereavement Group 8 sessions
Nov
13
5:00 PM17:00

Free LGBT Bereavement Group 8 sessions

  • Barnstable Adult Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people of all ages who are experiencing the loss of a parent, partner, spouse, family member of loved one. In partnership with the LGBT Aging Project, a program of Fenway Health, The Barnstable Council on Aging is offering a free support group for any LGBT who has lost a loved one.

The meetings provide a safe and healing environment where you can get help working through your grief and adjust to life living without your loved ones. It is a place to share your pain with others who are grieving. This group is open to all regardless how long ago the loss was.

Facilitator Diane McCarthy

8 sessions

to register call Donna at 508-862-4753

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Sci-Fi Book Club at the Cotuit Library
Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

Sci-Fi Book Club at the Cotuit Library

The Cotuit Library Sci-Fi Book Club is meeting once again for some stellar book discussing. This month we will be reading John Crowley’s enchanting tale of magic and family: Little, Big. Copies of the text will be available in hardcopy at the Library and in digital form on the Libby app.

“John Crowley's masterful Little, Big is the epic story of Smoky Barnable, an anonymous young man who travels by foot from the City to a place called Edgewood—not found on any map—to marry Daily Alice Drinkwater, as was prophesied. It is the story of four generations of a singular family, living in a house that is many houses on the magical border of an otherworld. It is a story of fantastic love and heartrending loss; of impossible things and unshakable destinies; and of the great Tale that envelops us all. It is a wonder.”

Admission is free, though donations are welcome. Please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events--activities or contact the Library.

URL for more details: https://www.cotuitlibrary.org

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2ND Wednesday Theater at the Cotuit Center for the Arts
Nov
13
7:30 PM19:30

2ND Wednesday Theater at the Cotuit Center for the Arts

2nd Wednesday Theater: a monthly play-reading of rarely-performed classics, undiscovered gems, old chestnuts, and exciting new works.

On November 13, the Cotuit Center for the Arts presents a staged reading of Susan Lumenello’s new comedy The Sherlock Problem.

Arthur Conan Doyle has a problem: the great detective Sherlock Holmes, the world’s most famous, most beloved character.

At first, Arthur brims with excitement over Sherlock’s arrival. The young doctor and would-be author hopes his brainchild will bring him recognition and rescue him from a dull, unprofitable medical practice. That’s exactly what Sherlock does.

But as they do in any relationship, things change. The Sherlock stories prove wildly successful, beyond even Arthur’s expectations. So famous does Sherlock become that he outshines his creator, and the demand for more stories grows and grows. Arthur comes to hate Sherlock. And so, with pen in hand, he does something about it.

Author Susan Lumenello says of The Sherlock Problem, “The Sherlock canon has been well tried for a reason – Holmes is a fascinating character. But the fraught and complicated relationship between Arthur Conan Doyle and his signature creation has never been fully explored.”

Directed by Sue Lindholm.

Susan Lumenello’s one-act play Buzz was performed at the Boston Theater Marathon; her one-act The Annoying Minstrels was performed at the Cotuit Center for the Arts; her full-length comedy Easy to Love was given a staged reading at the Provincetown Theatre; and Dreamsville, a full-length, had a staged reading at the Barnstable Comedy Club in August 2019.

The Sherlock Problem
Wednesday, November 13 at 7:30 pm

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Indoor Labyrinth Live
Nov
14
2:00 PM14:00

Indoor Labyrinth Live

  • Barnstable Adult Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Participants are asked to wear socks and remove shoes. Walking on a labyrinth to soothing music feels like a vacation from life and an opportunity to find its meaning at the same time. There are no wrong turns. You may find questions to be explored. You may find peace or insight. You may simply notice a bird flying through the trees. Unique gifts come to you each time you experience this “moving meditation.”

RSVP https://myactivecenter.com/#centers/USA.MA.Hyannis.Barnstable-Senior-Center/activities/19253

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In Conversation with Land Speed Record-Holder Jody Perewitz
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

In Conversation with Land Speed Record-Holder Jody Perewitz

Friday, November 15, from 7-9pm. Join us for a conversation and Q&A with Jody Perewitz, who paved her own way into history by becoming the first woman ever to ride an American V-Twin powered motorcycle at over 200 MPH. She currently holds 16 Land Speed records, one of which is a World Record, and has earned four AMA number one plates. In 2018 Jody competed in the Motorcycle Cannonball on a 1926 Harley Davidson JD. Her along with 2 other women became the first females to complete all the miles. Jody also competed in the Motorcycle Chase in 2019. She completed the competition riding all the miles from the Canadian border to Key West. She also competes in Sons of Speed vintage circle track races. In October 2018 she took home the checkered flag on a 1920 Indian. Ticket includes admission to the Art on Two Wheels Exhibit of a century of rare Harley-Davidson motorcycles and artwork. Don't miss this chance to meet a legend ... and 42 legendary bikes. $20. For tickets call 508-394-7100.

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Dance Party with Ellen Brodsky!
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Dance Party with Ellen Brodsky!

Come to Ellen Brodsky's dance parties and have a ball learning different styles of dance. Monthly dance parties will feature a different style of dance each month: Disco, Salsa and Swing! Try one, two, or all three classes—pick and choose what works for you. This class is for both couples and singles! You don't have to bring anyone or anything except your own two feet.

October 18: Disco Hustle Dance Party!
Saturday Night Fever! At first, many disco dancers improvised their own dance styles and dance steps. Later in the disco era, popular dance styles were developed that persist today, like the Hustle, the Cha-Cha, and the Electric Slide.

November 15: Salsa Dance Party!
Salsa Dance can be slow or fast. Using the same steps, dancers express beats ranging from slow Bolero to the fast Mambo. Up and coming musicians are getting awards for incorporating the excitement of Latin rhythms.

December 13: Holiday Swing Dance Party!
Swing dancers love blues, rock ‘n’ roll, and 40’s Big Band music. The most popular dance on the East Coast, swing dancing is a must for having fun with the local bands on Cape Cod.

Join the party with Ellen Brodsky and have a great time learning new dance styles in this fun and energetic class!

Friday, Oct 18, Nov 15, & Dec 13

Time: 7pm–8:30pm Location: 3 classes, in the Art Studio

Price:
$15 per class

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Legacy of Lightships ~ Retired Saquatucket Harbormaster Tom Leach
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Legacy of Lightships ~ Retired Saquatucket Harbormaster Tom Leach

Utilized in New England from the mid-1800s to the mid 1900s, Lightships were floating lighthouses, vessels stationed at angry shoals to warn passersby and assure them a safe passage.

Crew on board these vessels, often stationed for weeks at a time, not only braved the most dangerous of conditions, but were quite often in danger of being rammed, sunk, or lost at sea. The last of the lightships were phased out completely in 1985, replaced by large navigational buoys.

Tom Leach, Waterfront/Sailing Director at Pleasant Bay Community Boating and retired Harwich Harbormaster/Natural Resources Director will deliver a talk on the history of lightships on Cape Cod. His talk will coincide with the museum’s lightship exhibit.

Mr. Leach is also an accomplished painter of maritime subjects -- you probably remember his artwork from the Cape Cod Maritime Museums's successful 2019 exhibit, Cape Cod: An Artist's View.

Members $10. Non members $15.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/legacy-of-lightships-retired-saquatucket-harbormaster-tom-leach-tickets-75613992487

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SeaMarket 3rd Annual Marine Flea Market & Yard Sale
Nov
16
8:00 AM08:00

SeaMarket 3rd Annual Marine Flea Market & Yard Sale

Mark your calendars

Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 8AM-4PM

A Day of Bargains, Boats and

Nautical Treasures!

This event is great for anyone who loves cool nautical stuff. The SeaMarket will feature new and used marine and fishing related gear, art, boats, books, charts, antiques, collectibles, maritime treasures and more*.

Public Admission is FREE

The SeaMarket will take place at the

Cape Cod Maritime Museum

135 South St. Hyannis MA 02668

This event is a fundraiser for the Cape Cod Maritime Museum to support its mission to preserve and celebrate Cape Cod's maritime heritage

through exhibits, programs, and education.

*If you have nautical items that you would like to donate to the SeaMarket, in order for the museum to sell in support of their mission, please contact the museum at 508-815-4149.

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Jewelry Repair Workshop with Leslie Spencer
Nov
16
10:30 AM10:30

Jewelry Repair Workshop with Leslie Spencer

Search your jewelry box for broken pieces, even one earring. We can fix it or turn it into a wearable pendant, earrings, bracelet or new necklace.

Saturday, November 16th
10:30am to 12:30pm

Learn how to repair your jewelry.(if humanly possible) Search your jewelry box for broken pieces, even one earring.  We can fix it or turn it into a wearable pendant, earrings, bracelet or new necklace.  No soldering necessary. Learn how to make new clasps or even change a necklace clasp into a magnetic closure. Instructor supplies tools and findings. Small extra charge for exotic clasps.
Taught by Leslie Spencer, Jeweler from Skyfield Artisans Studio.

https://falmouthart.org/product/jewelry-repair-workshop-with-leslie-spencer/

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"Be Inspired by Land Speed Champion Jody Perewitz: A Family-Friendly Event"
Nov
16
11:00 AM11:00

"Be Inspired by Land Speed Champion Jody Perewitz: A Family-Friendly Event"

Saturday, November 16, at 11am. Kids of all ages and their families are invited to join us for a conversation and Q&A with Jody Perewitz, who paved her own way into history by becoming the first woman ever to ride an American V-Twin powered motorcycle at over 200 MPH. She currently holds 16 Land Speed records, one of which is a World Record, and has earned four AMA number one plates. In 2018 Jody competed in the Motorcycle Cannonball on a 1926 Harley Davidson JD. Her along with 2 other women became the first females to complete all the miles. Jody also competed in the Motorcycle Chase in 2019. She completed the competition riding all the miles from the Canadian border to Key West. She also competes in Sons of Speed vintage circle track races. In October 2018 she took home the checkered flag on a 1920 Indian. Ticket includes admission to the Art on Two Wheels Exhibit of a century of rare Harley-Davidson motorcycles and artwork. Don't miss this chance to meet a legend ... and 42 legendary bikes. $20 for adults, kids 16 and under free. For tickets call 508-394-7100.

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Creative Movement for Older Adults
Nov
16
11:00 AM11:00

Creative Movement for Older Adults

This workshop, taught by Marcelo Galvao, will work some movement techniques (modern, creative, ballroom dancing and Brazilian popular dance) to create a free dance rooted in our affective memories. The classes will consist of stretching, muscle strengthening, dance techniques and creative games. This is a class for the unveiling of new movements, of poetry and most of all, dance. Marcelo has wide experience in working with older adults, and the conditions and limitations of each participant will be considered in a responsible way.

Marcel Galvao received his undergraduate in Dance Education from the Federal University of Bahia in 2008. He has worked with creative and educational processes in dance for the elderly for 18 years. He has been a part of three National Forums for Coordination of Elderly for Higher Education Institutions and is currently a dance professor in the Open University to the Elderly program at the Bahian State University (UNEB). Marcelo is also in a municipal program for the retired in Salvador Municipality (PREVIS) and in the Brazilian navy’s retired program.

Admission is free, though donations are welcome. Please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events--activities or contact the Library.

URL for more details: https://www.cotuitlibrary.org

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A Very Merry Market at Cape Cod Beer
Nov
16
11:00 AM11:00

A Very Merry Market at Cape Cod Beer

Every Saturday
November 16 – December 21
11 am-4 pm

It’s a Very Merry Market at Cape Cod Beer! You can go holiday shopping with all your favorite local makers during this wonderful Pop-Up Market with locally produced goods and enjoy live music. Every Saturday starting November 16th – December 21st from 11 am-4 pm we’ll have a half dozen Cape Cod artisans here at the brewery showcasing their products. Stop by for some creative and fun, local, gift ideas! And don’t forget the beer!

https://capecodbeer.com/event/brewery-event-a-very-merry-market/2019-11-16/

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Centerville Matinee Movies
Nov
16
1:00 PM13:00

Centerville Matinee Movies

The Centerville Historical Museum’s fall 2019 film series feature films produced or about the time ‘Between the Wars’. Shows are at 1:00 p.m., Saturdays, except Halloween feature films. Admission is free. (Donations gladly accepted.) After-film discussion with film critic Anthony Ambrogio is included.

2019 September to November Program

Casablanca (1943) Saturday, November 16, 1PM

Remember the Night (1940) Saturday, November 30, 1PM

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A Walk Through Europe
Nov
16
2:00 PM14:00

A Walk Through Europe

Eve Yvonne Makilya is an American trained - Kenyan musician who enjoys celebrating the arts and bringing communities together. Eve is a lifelong musician who specializes in multi-genre music such as: Jazz, Classical, Country music and more. During this concert series, featuring songs from France, Germany, Italy, Spain and England, Eve hopes to take you all on a melodic trip through Europe and best of all, you don’t even have to pack a bag. See you all across the pond!

Admission is free, though donations are welcome. Please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events--activities or contact the Library.

URL for more details: https://www.cotuitlibrary.org

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Stage Combat 101: Intro to Swordplay
Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

Stage Combat 101: Intro to Swordplay

Taught by Watermelon Alligator Theatre Company's Garrett Olson and Jessica Ellis-Wilson, this exciting and fun course is a beginner’s introduction to stage combat with an emphasis on swordplay. Safety is our priority, as well as part of the curriculum.

Students will learn basic rapier technique which draws from western fencing and eastern disciplines. This class is a prerequisite to more advanced stage combat classes which will be offered in the future.

Please dress comfortably and be prepared to move! Protective eyewear will be provided and must be worn at all times. Pack a lunch and hydration (there is a fridge in the Art Studio). There will be a brief break midday.

Date:

Sunday, Nov 17

Time:

10am–4pm

Location:

1-day workshop, in the Art Studio

Price:

$140 / $119 members

https://artsonthecape.org/explore/stage-combat-101


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Band Weaving with Inkle Looms and Rigid Heddles
Nov
17
12:30 PM12:30

Band Weaving with Inkle Looms and Rigid Heddles

Sunday, November 17th, 2019 with Gretchen Romey Tanzer
12:30 – 4:30

Woven bands are a part of many weaving traditions.  Woven bands have been used to secure household goods, livestock, and used as decorations on ceremonial costumes.  Color often signifies social status or village alliance.  This workshop will focus on the Scandinavian tradition of inkle bands and pattern pick-up bands. 

We will be using Inkle looms and small rigid heddles for our woven bands.   Participants will design a project with cotton fiber, using colors of their choice.  Each person will set up their own project and learn how to weave both simple and more complex pick-up patterns. 

Weavers in the class should expect to weave a narrow band that can be used as a belt, a book mark, a dog leash or a decorative handle for a handmade bag. 

https://falmouthart.org/product/band-weaving-workshop/

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"A Voyage to Greenland," with Bill Cook
Nov
17
2:00 PM14:00

"A Voyage to Greenland," with Bill Cook

"A Voyage to Greenland," with Bill Cook

Sunday, November 17

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Yacht designer and former Cape Cod Maritime Museum president Bill Cook will give a talk and show a video of his 2010 voyage to Greenland.

With several friends, he sailed his 56’ sloop Resolution to the south coast of the world’s largest island, a spectacular mountainous shore that

The Lonely Planet Guide has described as “something out of

a Tolkien fantasy.”

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-voyage-to-greenland-with-bill-cook-tickets-80225096423
Members $10.00

Non-members $15.00

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ARTIST PALETTE FUNDRAISER at the Falmouth Art Center
Nov
18
9:00 AM09:00

ARTIST PALETTE FUNDRAISER at the Falmouth Art Center

Now Through November 18

Mystery Palette Fundraiser! Forty-six unique palettes in a wide range of mediums by some of our region's top artists. All palettes are priced at only $100--perfect as a hostess gift, holiday present or home décor. Once the palette is purchased, the buyer gets to solve the "mystery": which artist created the piece, by seeing the signature on the back. Funds from sales go 100% to the Art Center. All palettes may be seen at our website and in the Landrau-Partan Gallery, and may be purchased at the Art Center or by phone using your credit card. On view from November 1 to November 18.

Monday – Friday: 9am – 4pm
Saturday: 10am – 2pm
Sunday: 1pm – 4pm

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Stained Glass for Beginners with Neil Maciejewski
Nov
18
2:00 PM14:00

Stained Glass for Beginners with Neil Maciejewski

Create your own stained glass window in this exciting new beginner's class with artist Neil Maciejewski! Choose your own pattern and colors and create your design, then learn to cut, grind, solder, and frame a finished piece. No experience is required, though all skill levels are welcome.

Students who complete this class with Neil can explore more advanced technique in his class for advanced beginners.

Class size is limited to just 6 students — register now!

All tools and equipment are provided, and there is a lab fee of $40 for the purchase of glass, payable to the instructor at the first class.

Neil Maciejewski is a Cape-based stained glass artist and designer and serves on the Center's Curatorial Committee. For more information, visit his website.

Mondays, Nov 18–Dec 9

Time:

2:00 PM–5:00 PM

Location:

4 classes, in the Schoolhouse

Price:

$230 / $196 members

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Floral Workshop at the Cotuit Center for the Arts
Nov
18
7:00 PM19:00

Floral Workshop at the Cotuit Center for the Arts

Try one, two, or all three of these fun and interactive floral workshops lead by Laurie Coffin, an upbeat professional florist with over 25 years of experience in design. Come and have fun while you learn a few tricks of the trade. Absolutely NO experience needed! Unleash your inner florist and make a beautiful seasonal arrangement—perfect for getting into the festive spirit!

October 15: Pumpkin Centerpiece Workshop

Come create a beautiful Fall Pumpkin arrangement with seasonal flowers! Each attendee should plan on bringing their own small-to-medium-sized pumpkin (approx. 6" diameter), already cleaned out, with top. All other materials will be provided for this workshop. Flowers may vary from picture due to availability.

November 18: Harvest Centerpiece Workshop

Join Laurie from a Wild Irish Rose for a fun night of floral design. Laurie will guide you in a fun creative way in a step by step fashion on how to make a beautiful traditional table centerpiece for your Thanksgiving dinner table. Come and unleash your inner florist and have a beautiful masterpiece to show off!

December 2: Holiday Wreath Workshop
Come create a gorgeous Holiday Wreath to hang on your door!

Laurie is a 13th generation Cape Codder who fell in love with floral design at age 15. She loves sharing her passion and bringing people together one flower at a time. Find her website at aWildIrishRose.net.

Tuesday Oct 15, Monday Nov 18, & Monday Dec 2

Time: 7pm–9pm Location: Art Studio Price: $50 / $42 members

Pricing is per workshop

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An Evening of Poetry with Chen Chen and John Bonanni
Nov
19
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening of Poetry with Chen Chen and John Bonanni

Join Sturgis Library for a poetry reading and Q and A with award winnings writers Chen Chen and John Bonanni. A book sale and signing will accompany the event.
Free to the public. Registration is appreciated! Email sturgisreference@comcast.net, call 508-362-6636, or fill out the form online at http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/an-evening-of-poetry-with-chen-chen-and-john-bonanni/.

Author Bios:Chen Chen is the author of When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, which was longlisted for the National Book Award and won the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize, the GLCA New Writers Award, and the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry. The collection was also a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry and named one of the best of 2017 by The Brooklyn Rail, Entropy, Library Journal, and others. His work has appeared in many publications, including Poetry, Tin House, Poem-a-Day, The Best American Poetry, Bettering American Poetry, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. Chen earned his MFA from Syracuse University and is pursuing a PhD in English and Creative Writing as an off-site Texas Tech University student. He lives in frequently snowy Rochester, NY with his partner, Jeff Gilbert and their pug dog, Mr. Rupert Giles. Chen is the 2018-2020 Jacob Ziskind Poet-in-Residence at Brandeis University.John Bonanni serves as founding editor for the Cape Cod Poetry Review. His poems have appeared in CutBank, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Hobart, Seattle Review, Washington Square Review,Verse Daily, and Prairie Schooner and his book reviews have appeared in Rain Taxi, Tupelo Quarterly, and Kenyon Review.

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Doctor Dolittle
Nov
19
7:30 PM19:30

Doctor Dolittle

The classic tale of kindness to animals trots, crawls and flies onto the stage in Doctor Dolittle, the big Broadway-sized family musical. All of the characters we've come to love through the stories of Hugh Lofting and the magical movie musical are given new life in the stage version.

The musical tells the classic tale of a wacky but kind Doctor who can talk to animals. The show takes the audience on a journey from the small English village of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh to the far corners of the world. Doctor Dolittle is wrongly accused of murder and, once pronounced innocent, continues with his search for the Great Pink Sea Snail – the oldest and wisest of the creatures on earth.

Book, music, and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse. Directed by Jay Stewart.

Opens Tuesday, November 19 at 7:30PM
November 22-December 29
Fridays at 7:30PM, Saturdays at 5:00PM, Sundays at 2:00PM
Tickets $37, $32 for balcony seats
Students/Children tickets $15
Discounts: $5 for members, $2 for seniors

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Steam-Create, Learn, Explore at the Hyannis Public Library
Nov
20
1:00 PM13:00

Steam-Create, Learn, Explore at the Hyannis Public Library

November 20 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. on this Early Dismissal Day for the Barnstable Public Schools.

Children may drop-in to create, learn and explore! There will be Legos, Knex, electronic kits, crafts, SCRATCH coding with programmer, Theresa Gilliland and more!

This event is free and open to the public, no registration necessary. Funded in part by the Kirkman Trust Fund.

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Cotuit Library Writers’ Group
Nov
20
3:00 PM15:00

Cotuit Library Writers’ Group

Now meeting the third Wednesday of every month with help from Sharon Anderson of the Cape Cod Writers’ Studio, we’ll sit down and discuss writing and each other’s work to help one another grow as writers and storytellers. We aim to make this a monthly group, so sign up and join us this month to up your writing game today.

Admission is free, though donations are welcome. Please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events--activities or contact the Library.

URL for more details: https://www.cotuitlibrary.org

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Easy Rider Movie & Dinner, with Chef Joe Cizynski
Nov
20
5:30 PM17:30

Easy Rider Movie & Dinner, with Chef Joe Cizynski

Wednesday, November 20, from 5:30-7:30pm. Fifty years ago, "Easy Rider" rode into movie theaters across the country - forever changing American cinema and pop culture. In 1969 Dennis Hopper and friends set out to make one of the last great movies of the decade, changing independent film making forever. Wyatt (Peter Fonda) and Billy (Dennis Hopper), two Harley-riding hippies, complete a drug deal in Southern California and decide to travel cross-country in search of spiritual truth. On their journey, they experience bigotry and hatred from the inhabitants of small-town America and also meet with other travelers seeking alternative lifestyles. After a terrifying drug experience in New Orleans, the two travelers wonder if they will ever find a way to live peacefully in America. We will start our food journey in Los Angeles at Gus' BBQ and have their fried chicken, continue to Flagstaff Ariz and Big Foot's BBQ and have the slow cooked pork shoulder, next in Taos New Mexico we will have crusted grilled duck breast from Medley Restaurant and finish in New Orleans with Brennan's Bananas Foster!!! This is a BYOB event, so feel free to bring your favorite wine or beer (if you are 21 and up of course)! This special event meets in the Owl Hall. We will be playing the movie with the volume on. The dinner also includes admission to Art on Two Wheels, a special exhibit of Harley Davidson motorcycles. $65. To register, click here or call 508-394-7100.


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Wine & Music Wednesday, November 2019
Nov
20
6:00 PM18:00

Wine & Music Wednesday, November 2019

Wine and Music Wednesday is an open house held in our Gallery on the third Wednesday of every month from 6:00pm to 7:30pm, with wine tasting and live music. The first event was held in March of 2010 and it has become a very popular event at the Center. It’s the perfect way to end your day, start your evening or just join friends for a night out looking at terrific art. Join us for a splendid selection of wines and entertainment featuring karaoke with Liz Solomon.

Wine & Music Wednesday
Wednesday, November 20, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Tickets are just $10 or $5 for members and are only available at the door

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Holiday Boxwood Tree Workshop
Nov
21
3:00 PM15:00

Holiday Boxwood Tree Workshop

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Creative Katri Mullaly will help you decorate a beautiful Boxwood Tree. These small trees are perfect for a table top and will last a long time. Bring your holiday spirit and creative design to this fun class. Space is Limited to 8. 35.00 materials fee paid to the instructor.

https://myactivecenter.com/#centers/USA.MA.Hyannis.Barnstable-Senior-Center/activities/13091

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Cape Cod Art Center’s Holiday Luncheon
Nov
22
12:00 PM12:00

Cape Cod Art Center’s Holiday Luncheon

You’re invited to Cape Cod Art Center’s Holiday Luncheon! Join us for the festivities, lots of fun and surprises, this is sure to be a great time!

This lunch is a buffet luncheon with a cash bar available.

When: Friday, November 22nd, 12:00pm-2:00pm

Where: Hyannis Golf Club – 1800 Iyannough Rd, Hyannis, MA 02601

Cost: $25

Please make your reservation by November 18th, we need to notify Hyannis Golf Club how many will be attending. 

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Secrets of Earthenware & Stoneware Workshop
Nov
23
to Nov 24

Secrets of Earthenware & Stoneware Workshop

Saturday and Sunday, November 23 & 24, 2019
9:00 am to 5:00 pm both days

Member 300. non members 345.

Please pack a lunch.

Potters Linda Christianson and George McCauley present this two-day demo-style workshop covering throwing and hand-building techniques.

On the first day the instructors will make parts to be put together. The following day, they will explain their processes, answer questions, embellish, give out technical information and tell stories. In addition to technical and process aspects, they will convey aesthetic and educational components of the ceramic vocabulary.

https://falmouthart.org/product/secrets-of-earthenware-stoneware-with-george-mccauley-linda-christianson/

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The Playwrights Lab at Cotuit Center for the Arts
Nov
23
10:00 AM10:00

The Playwrights Lab at Cotuit Center for the Arts

THE PLAYWRIGHTS LAB AT COTUIT CENTER FOR THE ARTS LAUNCHES NOVEMBER 10!

Our mission is to provide emerging and established playwrights a twice-monthly FREE forum to workshop and develop scripts in progress.

Led by playwrights James and Jean Anton and hosted by Cotuit Center for the Arts, the Playwrights Lab will be a place where plays-in-progress are shared, discussed, and nurtured in a community of peers. Membership is open to local playwrights who wish to refine and improve their work through thoughtful critique and discussion.

Meetings will occur on the 2nd Sunday of every month at the Center, and on the 4th Saturday at the Centerville Public Library.

The first meeting of The Playwrights Lab is Nov 10 at the Center, 6–9pm, in the upstairs classroom of the Black Box. The second meeting will take place from 10am–12pm on Nov 23 in the conference room of the Centerville Public Library.

It is essential to a play’s development to hear it read aloud, and whenever possible, actors will cold-read from a playwright’s script. If actors are not available, member playwrights will read. Actors who are interested in doing cold reads (as well as contributing feedback to playwrights) are encouraged to become members of the Lab.

The Playwrights Lab will also support members by sourcing venues that are open to new work and sharing information on play-writing contests, submission opportunities, and grants.

Date:

Twice monthly, on the 2nd Sunday and the 4th Saturday

Time:

6pm–9pm on the 2nd Sunday, 10am–12pm on the 4th Saturday

Location:

2nd Sunday meetings held upstairs in the Black Box; 4th Saturday meetings held at the Centerville Public Library.

Membership is free of charge, but will be limited to available space. To join the Lab, contact Jean and James Anton at jean@theplaywrightslab.org and/or james@theplaywrightslab.org.

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A Very Merry Market at Cape Cod Beer
Nov
23
11:00 AM11:00

A Very Merry Market at Cape Cod Beer

Every Saturday
November 16 – December 21
11 am-4 pm

It’s a Very Merry Market at Cape Cod Beer! You can go holiday shopping with all your favorite local makers during this wonderful Pop-Up Market with locally produced goods and enjoy live music. Every Saturday starting November 16th – December 21st from 11 am-4 pm we’ll have a half dozen Cape Cod artisans here at the brewery showcasing their products. Stop by for some creative and fun, local, gift ideas! And don’t forget the beer!

https://capecodbeer.com/event/brewery-event-a-very-merry-market/2019-11-16/

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Brownies & Books: an Afternoon of Gratitude
Nov
23
12:00 PM12:00

Brownies & Books: an Afternoon of Gratitude

Books teach us, help us understand one another, and help us feel understood. Books bring us together so let's get together and give THANKS for books! And while we're at it, let's give thanks for brownies, too! Come by to decorate your very own brownie masterpiece and check out a book or two (or five)! Tell us what special book you're thankful for and we'll display it on our Gratitude Tree for all to see. Drop in! Free!

URL for more details: http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/brownies-books-an-afternoon-of-gratitude-2/

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Eastham Turnip Festival
Nov
23
1:00 PM13:00

Eastham Turnip Festival

The 16th Annual Eastham Turnip Festival organized by the staff of the Eastham Library. Turnip fun for all ages. FREE admission.

Turnip Cook-Off and food sampling, Turnip Shuck-Off (who can peel a turnip the fastest?), guess the weight of the Enormous Turnip, live bluegrass music with Higher Ground String Band, free henna body art (turnip designs an option, of course). Stroll through the Harvest Marketplace: locally grown produce, locally designed handcrafts, local book authors and of course Eastham Turnips for sale. Come for lunch: pulled pork sandwiches, crepes to order, pizza by the slice, locally made ice cream treats, chocolate confestions, and NEW this year ~ a raw bar featuring Eastham raised oysters and quohogs. Kids Turn Up for Fun Zone: juggler, face painter, balloon artist, temporary turnip tattoos, make & take craft projects, Mr. Turnip Head decorating contest, Turnip Bowling & turnip games.

Visit Library displays. Learn about upcoming Library programs and the upcoming Repurposed Book Art Contest . Aldrich Astronomical Society will demonstrate how to use the Library owned telescope, available for patrons to borrow. Volunteers will demonstrate how to use Library owned equipment for the visually and hearing impaired.

Event Dates 11/23/2019
Location Nauset Regional High School, 100 Cable Road, Eastham MA
Contact Information Marianne Sinopoli, Outreach Librarian, 508- 240-5950 X3132

This event is free

For more information, visit

http://easthamturnipfestival.com

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A Walk Through Europe
Nov
23
2:00 PM14:00

A Walk Through Europe

Eve Yvonne Makilya is an American trained - Kenyan musician who enjoys celebrating the arts and bringing communities together. Eve is a lifelong musician who specializes in multi-genre music such as: Jazz, Classical, Country music and more. During this concert series, featuring songs from France, Germany, Italy, Spain and England, Eve hopes to take you all on a melodic trip through Europe and best of all, you don’t even have to pack a bag. See you all across the pond!

Admission is free, though donations are welcome. Please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events--activities or contact the Library.

URL for more details: https://www.cotuitlibrary.org

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The Finish Line Closing Party
Nov
23
6:30 PM18:30

The Finish Line Closing Party

Come help us close Art on Two Wheels with a bang! A last chance to see an extraordinary exhibit of a century of rare Harley-Davidson motorcycles, artwork, and artifacts ... with great food by Chef Cizynski, beer, wine, and a signature cocktail, a raffle drawing, and a whole lot of fun.

We sold out the Leather and Lace opening party in short order, so don't miss your chance to wrap up the show in style. $50 for the general public, $40 for members of the Cultural Center.

For tickets, click here or call 508-394-7100.


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Narrative Storytelling Through Collage with Ric Haynes
Nov
24
10:00 AM10:00

Narrative Storytelling Through Collage with Ric Haynes

Narrative Storytelling Through Collage will be an exciting and adventurous Sunday workshop to explore the narrative possibilities of collage. Working with artist and instructor Ric Haynes, students will explore collage as a medium for expressing a narrative journey; the goal is to materialize a story that one has always carried, as a reference to one's true self. There will be some opening exercises as well as an introduction to materials.

The workshop will be done all in two dimensions. Outside of decorative papers and materials to be glued or taped down, Xerox copies of photos are a good material to work with; everything from photographs to altered images like postcards and magazine cutouts are sources for collage. This is a fun, exploratory class and and all skill levels are welcomed. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a lunch or snack.

*Note: There is a $30 materials fee for this class, payable to the instructor on the first day.

Materials

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14th Annual Spectacle of Trees at the Cape Cod Mall
Nov
24
10:00 AM10:00

14th Annual Spectacle of Trees at the Cape Cod Mall

-The 14th Annual Spectacle of Trees arrives at Cape Cod Mall on November 24th. Lavishly decorated trees loaded with gifts will be on display for three weeks. Tree Bucks are sold for $10 each and can be used to vote for the best tree. Each tree will be given to one of their lucky voters on December 14th when the Spectacle draws to a close. Selected voters need not be present at the time of the drawing. Each tree is sponsored and created by a different local non-profit organization. All proceeds from their Tree Bucks received as a vote go directly to that nonprofit. Tree Bucks can be purchased at the mall or at spectacleoftrees.com. The Spectacle runs for November 24th to December 14th, 2019 and is located just outside of the Ten Pin Eatery and across from Santa’s Village at the Cape Cod Mall.

Contact the organizer

Barnstable Charitable Foundation

Aimee Guthinger

aimee.guthinger@barnstablecharity.org

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Expressing Yourself: Acting 101 Ages 8-12
Nov
24
12:00 PM12:00

Expressing Yourself: Acting 101 Ages 8-12

What if I told you that you've already discovered the secret weapon to a memorable performance? Drumroll, please. It's.... YOU! You are unique, interesting, funny, and brilliant—all in your own way. In this lively acting workshop, we will explore not only the basics of acting technique, but also how to use your own personality and talents to make any character your own. That means if you feel shy on stage, as a group we will try to help you feel supported and comfortable; if you feel great up there already, we'll endeavor to help you stretch yourself with perhaps a different kind of character than you're used to playing. Throughout the day, we will play goofy theatre games, test out some improv, try on some scenes, and most of all, have a whole bunch of FUN! This class is geared toward the beginning actor, but all levels are welcome and encouraged to attend.

For ages 8–12!

Date:

Sunday, Nov 24

Time:

12:00–4:00 PM

Location:

in the Schoolhouse

Price:

$50 / $42 members

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Free Chakra Yoga
Nov
25
3:00 PM15:00

Free Chakra Yoga

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Yoga is designed to use the energy of the chakras to accelerate that journey. The chakra model describes how the life force, prana, circulates between two poles, one in the physical world of the body and the other in the realm of pure consciousness.

https://myactivecenter.com/#centers/USA.MA.Hyannis.Barnstable-Senior-Center/activities/18269

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 eHoliday Tech Class
Nov
27
2:00 PM14:00

eHoliday Tech Class

Graphics and ecards and FaceBook posts, oh my! When the holidays roll on out, so do all the Internet memes. Do you want to design your Christmas card, or send an ecard to friends and family? How about make a silly post of FaceBook with a cute picture or video? Well, this tech class will give you a nice rundown of the fun things you can do to bring the holidays to your computer screen this year. Room is limited to 8 participants, to please be sure to register beforehand.

Admission is free, though donations are welcome. Please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events--activities or contact the Library.

URL for more details: https://www.cotuitlibrary.org

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Gingerbread Lane at the Harbor Overlook Artist Shanties Holiday Market
Nov
29
to Nov 30

Gingerbread Lane at the Harbor Overlook Artist Shanties Holiday Market

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10am to 3pm, 11/29 and 11/30, 2019 (Black Friday and Small Business Saturday)

Cape Cod Artisan Holiday Market with artist shanties decorated as gingerbread houses, with plenty of candy décor and real treats too!
Artist market, free crafts, music and fun for all ages!  Food and kid and adult beverages for sale by the Original Gourmet Brunch.

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Coloring and a Cuppa
Nov
30
10:00 AM10:00

Coloring and a Cuppa

Join us Cotuit Library to enjoy a relaxing hour of coloring and zentangle for adults. We’ll provide the colored pencils, pens, and pictures to color, you just need to bring yourself and your creativity. We will also have hot chocolate and tea available for any and all, so come on down and relax with us at Cotuit Library.

Admission is free, though donations are welcome. Please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events--activities or contact the Library.

URL for more details: https://www.cotuitlibrary.org

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Stained Glass Holiday Workshop
Nov
30
to Dec 1

Stained Glass Holiday Workshop

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Create your own beautiful stained glass holiday ornaments in this exciting weekend workshop with artist Neil Maciejewski! Choose your own patterns and colors and create your designs -- then learn to cut, grind, solder, and frame your finished pieces. You will make unique gifts for family and friends or heirloom keepsakes for your own holiday decorating! All skill levels are welcome—patterns are available for every level, from beginner to advanced students.

Class size is limited to just 8 students — register now!

All tools and equipment are provided, and there is a lab fee of $25 for the purchase of glass, payable to the instructor at the first class. Aprons are provided, but dress to make art and pack a brown-bag lunch for the break.

Date:

Sat & Sun, Nov 30 & Dec 1

Time:

10am–3pm

Location:

2 classes, in the Schoolhouse

Price:

$190 / $162 members

https://artsonthecape.org/explore/stained-glass-holiday-workshop

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Calling All Artists "Seeing Red"
Nov
30
11:00 AM11:00

Calling All Artists "Seeing Red"

Deadline for entry December 6

Seeing RED

Artists worldwide are invited to submit work that depicts the color red. From cave paintings to modern day, red has been used throughout history to create powerful works of art. Representing strong emotions like love, passion, fear, and anger. It's meaning and roles hold a significant amount of symbolism and psychology. It is used to warn of impending danger, it represents life and sacrifice as the color of our blood, it is used to strike fear in the enemy, and to empower and dominate. Red can say so much, what does Seeing RED mean to you? This exhibit will be hung in the Owl Hall and Connector Hallway in the Education Wing. All media will be considered except film.

CALENDAR
JEPGs due by Friday, December 6, 2019

Notification of acceptance by Friday, December 20, 2019
Show runs from January 8- March 1, 2020

ENTRY FEE
$20 for first entry/$5 for each additional entry.
You may enter up to 20 images. Payment is non-refundable and does not guarantee acceptance.
Entry is done through Café, a web-based service that allows artists to upload images and organize their artwork for submissions to galleries. To apply for a call, you must leave our website and go to the Café website at www.callforentry.org where you can create a FREE artist account. You will add your details and upload your images to Café and then you can submit work to Seeing RED. For a direct link to the call in Cafe, click here.
For a full prospectus click here.

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A Very Merry Market at Cape Cod Beer
Nov
30
11:00 AM11:00

A Very Merry Market at Cape Cod Beer

Every Saturday
November 16 – December 21
11 am-4 pm

It’s a Very Merry Market at Cape Cod Beer! You can go holiday shopping with all your favorite local makers during this wonderful Pop-Up Market with locally produced goods and enjoy live music. Every Saturday starting November 16th – December 21st from 11 am-4 pm we’ll have a half dozen Cape Cod artisans here at the brewery showcasing their products. Stop by for some creative and fun, local, gift ideas! And don’t forget the beer!

https://capecodbeer.com/event/brewery-event-a-very-merry-market/2019-11-16/

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Holiday Candy House Workshop with Gabriella Ages 8-14
Nov
30
1:00 PM13:00

Holiday Candy House Workshop with Gabriella Ages 8-14

Join artist Gabriella Melchiorri for a delightful afternoon of candy architecture! Students will use gingerbread, icing, candies, and other sweet fixings to create own whimsical holiday candy house. Materials will be provided! These magical candy houses are so much fun to create and they make wonderful additions to your holiday decorations or dessert sideboard. This workshop is for ages 8–14.

Gabriella Melchiorri is a rising senior at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University and has taught art at Highfield Hall & Gardens for the past four years. She has exhibited her paintings at Art Fusion Galleries in Miami Florida which is one of the largest international art galleries in the United States at the age of sixteen. Gabriella was also selected to show her animation at the Museum of Fine Arts Media Arts Annual this year. With her extensive background in painting, Gabriella enjoys creating works that reflect her love of nature and of the abstract. Gabriella has interned at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston where she created studio projects that revolved around the Museum’s collection for all ages. She is hopeful to continue working in art museums once she graduates in 2020.

Saturday, Nov 30

Time:

1–4pm

Location:

Art Studio

Price:

$50 / $42 members

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Centerville Matinee Movies
Nov
30
1:00 PM13:00

Centerville Matinee Movies

The Centerville Historical Museum’s fall 2019 film series feature films produced or about the time ‘Between the Wars’. Shows are at 1:00 p.m., Saturdays, except Halloween feature films. Admission is free. (Donations gladly accepted.) After-film discussion with film critic Anthony Ambrogio is included.

2019 September to November Program

Remember the Night (1940) Saturday, November 30, 1PM

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Dance Party with the George Gritzbach Band
Nov
30
7:30 PM19:30

Dance Party with the George Gritzbach Band

Saturday, November 30, 7:30pm. Dance floor, table seating, bring your own refreshments (coolers welcome). Join us for a fun fundraiser for the Cultural Center's Alexander Holmes Recording Studio! The George Gritzbach Band plays inventive takes on classics and a healthy helping of innovative originals offering a great mix of blues, roots, and R&B. The band has appeared at a wide variety of venues and Festivals across North America, including opening for B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray and many others as well as local nightclubs and Performing Arts Centers. The band has been recording in the Alexander Holmes studio and will be performing several of the original tunes coming out soon on their new CD, Roots R&B. With George Gritzbach on vocals, guitar, and harmonica; Peter Murray on saxophone; Johne Menezes on keyboards; Scott Lariviere on bass and vocals; Christian McCarthy on drums and vocals; with Juliette Tittel and Gabrielle Rosson on vocals. Come have some fun and support a great cause! $25. For reservations, click here or call 508-394-7100.

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The New Black Eagle Jazz Band
Dec
1
3:00 PM15:00

The New Black Eagle Jazz Band

Sunday December 1, at 3pm. For over forty years, from Symphony Hall to Singapore, the New Black Eagle Jazz Band has delighted audiences worldwide with its infectious, soulful and uplifting style of traditional New Orleans jazz. Paying homage to the greatest musicians of the early jazz era- Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington -the band has also developed its own eclectic sound, incorporating spirituals, 1920s and '30s popular music and even some songs recorded by Elvis and Bob Dylan! Widely-recognized as one of the premier traditional jazz bands in the world, the Black Eagles enjoy performing in a variety of settings, from intimate pubs to huge concert halls. They have been featured in numerous prestigious jazz festivals, including the Newport, Kool, JVC, Tanglewood, Edinburgh, and New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festivals. The band has also appeared in concerts accompanied by symphony orchestras- the Scottish National Symphony, the Delaware Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony and the Boston Pops among many others. With a Grammy nomination to their credit, a vast repertoire, seven inspired musicians, and a highly entertaining stage manner, it's no wonder that the New York Times has noted that the Black Eagles are "So far ahead of other traditional bands...there is scarcely any basis for comparison." Come hear them at the Cultural Center! Complimentary refreshments. $25, $20 for members. For tickets, click here or call 508-394-7100.

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Eighth Annual Ukulele Celebration at Cotuit Center for the Arts
Dec
1
7:00 PM19:00

Eighth Annual Ukulele Celebration at Cotuit Center for the Arts

Cotuit Center for the Arts will hold its Eighth Annual Ukulele Celebration on Sunday, December 1, at 7 PM. The holiday-themed event features some of the Cape’s best ukulele players and the traditional “Uke-A-Long,” which closes the show and gives everyone with a ukulele an opportunity to play and sing onstage together in a rousing celebration of the ukulele.

Performers include Steve Gregory’s Uke-topian Ukulele, Judy Jollett's Uke-Clectics, the Unlikely Strummers, the Ukuladies, Susan Anarino’s Dolphin Ukulele Ensemble, and the CCftA All-Stars.

Steve Gregory, who teaches beginning and intermediate ukulele at CCtfA and is the owner of Score Music in Sandwich, has organized the ukulele celebration since its inception. He is a big fan of the

ukulele. “It’s a nice, friendly, affordable folk instrument that is easy and comfortable to play,” he said. “It appeals to anyone who wants to play music for enjoyment and to all ages. I’ve had students as young as 4 years old and into their 80s.”

“Admission to the Ukulele Celebration is free if you bring a ukulele and join in the play-along at the end of the show,” he said. “It’s a blast to be up there on stage with 45 or 50 people all singing and playing. There’s nothing like it. It’s a really intense, profound experience.”

Uke-Clectics, so-named because of their interest a wide variety of music, was founded by Judy Jollett, who has structured the group so that members teach each other. They occasionally add other instruments into the mix, including clarinet, steel drums, saxophone, fiddle, or djembe.

The Unlikely Strummers feature ukulele players from across southern Massachusetts. Based at An Unlikely Story bookstore in Plainville, they are co-directed by Cindy Miller and Lisa Cohen.

Expect the unexpected from the Ukeladies. They play an eclectic collection of folk, rock, Beatles, Americana and old favorites. The Ukeladies are Lois Hirshberg, Denya LeVine, Nancy Davison, Barbara Adams, Bea Gremlich, Gregory Baird and Diane Thayer.

The Dolphin Ukulele Ensemble is a children’s ukulele group founded and directed by South Yarmouth kindergarten teacher Susan Anarino that offers fun, upbeat singing and strumming. The group is named after the brand of small, brightly colored soprano ukuleles that they play.

The CCFTA All Stars features intermediate students from Gregory’s ukulele classes at Cotuit Center for the Arts. Gregory has been coaching the All Stars since 2012. Classes, he said, often lead to “strummin', hootin' and hollerin'.”

Sheet music and instruction videos are available at the CCftA website (artsonthecape.org) for those playing in the Uke-A-Long. There will be a short rehearsal at 6:30 PM, 30 minutes before the show begins.

Tickets are $20, and admission is free for those bringing their ukuleles and joining in the Uke-A-Long. Cotuit Center for the Arts is at 4404 Route 28 in Cotuit. For more information, and ukulele song charts, visit artsonthecape.org, or call 508-428-0669.

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Holiday Ornament Sale
Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

Holiday Ornament Sale

Stop by and shop our annual Holiday Ornament and decor sale, starting Monday, December 2nd and running through Saturday, December 14th.  Take a chance on some special holiday items created by members of our Events Committee.

We are accepting donations of holiday items through November 15th.

Library Hours

Monday 10 am – 6 pm
Tuesday 1 pm – 8 pm
Wednesday 10 am – 6 pm
Thursday 10 am – 5 pm
Friday 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
Closed Sundays & holidays

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West Barnstable Tree Lighting & Carol Sing
Dec
2
5:00 PM17:00

West Barnstable Tree Lighting & Carol Sing

Gather round the huge fir, sing Christmas songs, welcome Santa and watch as the tree is lit. Next head up to the Meetinghouse, past the live nativity scene to listen to the hand bell choir and organ as the Christmas story is told. Soups, snacks and desserts at Jenkins Hall.

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Floral Workshop at the Cotuit Center for the Arts
Dec
2
7:00 PM19:00

Floral Workshop at the Cotuit Center for the Arts

Try one, two, or all three of these fun and interactive floral workshops lead by Laurie Coffin, an upbeat professional florist with over 25 years of experience in design. Come and have fun while you learn a few tricks of the trade. Absolutely NO experience needed! Unleash your inner florist and make a beautiful seasonal arrangement—perfect for getting into the festive spirit!

October 15: Pumpkin Centerpiece Workshop

Come create a beautiful Fall Pumpkin arrangement with seasonal flowers! Each attendee should plan on bringing their own small-to-medium-sized pumpkin (approx. 6" diameter), already cleaned out, with top. All other materials will be provided for this workshop. Flowers may vary from picture due to availability.

November 18: Harvest Centerpiece Workshop

Join Laurie from a Wild Irish Rose for a fun night of floral design. Laurie will guide you in a fun creative way in a step by step fashion on how to make a beautiful traditional table centerpiece for your Thanksgiving dinner table. Come and unleash your inner florist and have a beautiful masterpiece to show off!

December 2: Holiday Wreath Workshop
Come create a gorgeous Holiday Wreath to hang on your door!

Laurie is a 13th generation Cape Codder who fell in love with floral design at age 15. She loves sharing her passion and bringing people together one flower at a time. Find her website at aWildIrishRose.net.

Tuesday Oct 15, Monday Nov 18, & Monday Dec 2

Time: 7pm–9pm Location: Art Studio Price: $50 / $42 members

Pricing is per workshop

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Crafts and Drafts at Cape Cod Beer
Dec
3
7:00 PM19:00

Crafts and Drafts at Cape Cod Beer

Join KC Originals for another night of Crafts and Drafts at Cape Cod Beer! Get tickets HERE! 

WHEN: Nov 5, 2019

WHERE:
Cape Cod Beer
1336 Phinneys Ln
Hyannis, MA 02601

Deposit $24
$20 Balance due night of the party

Total cost: $44

Includes:
•16” Pillow w/insert
• Paint & Stencil

This is a NON-REFUNDABLE Deposit to reserve your spot, $20 balance will be due the night of the event. Cash is preferred but credit card is accepted. Kim Hutchinson from KC Originals will Guide you in painting your masterpiece. All supplies will be provided. Please arrive by 6:30 p.m. to get your spot, painting begins at 7:00 p.m.

The design must be confirmed ahead of time.

https://capecodbeer.com/event/brewery-event-crafts-and-drafts-2019-12-03/2019-12-03/

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LEGO Club at Sturgis Library
Dec
4
4:00 PM16:00

LEGO Club at Sturgis Library

The Sturgis Library LEGO Club meets the first Wednesday of every month. Come enjoy our MASSIVE collection of LEGOs and create a masterpiece or just play with new friends.
Kids may choose to exhibit what they have created for the remainder of the month so Library visitors can oooooh and ahhhhhh at their engineering brilliance!

The first Wednesday of every month from 4-5 pm

Free. Drop-in. Ages 5+

URL for more details: http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/lego-club/2019-10-02/

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Story Slam 2019 Series at Cape Cod Beer-The Best Gift Ever
Dec
5
6:00 PM18:00

Story Slam 2019 Series at Cape Cod Beer-The Best Gift Ever

Here’s how it works:

  • Storytellers register online http://capemedia.org/story-slam-2019-series/. We are limited to 8 storytellers, so act fast! (Storytellers do not have to pay admission.)

  • Buy tickets online to guarantee reserved seating. Tickets at the door will be cash-only.

  • STUDENT DISCOUNT! Students with a valid high school or college ID pay only $5 at the door.

  • Storytellers have 5 minutes to tell their stories. The judges will judge each story on a scale from 1 to 10.

  • First and second place winners, and an audience favorite, receive a cash prize.

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Constellations at the Cotuit Center for the Arts
Dec
5
7:30 PM19:30

Constellations at the Cotuit Center for the Arts

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

Can one word alter the course of your life? Through a dizzying fugue of vignettes, audiences watch as Marianne and Roland’s relationship unfolds across time and space, with each variation sending their relationship on an entirely new trajectory. Science and romance collide in this unusual love story that’s delighted audiences in New York and London.

In the Black Box Theater
December 5-22

Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 2:00pm
Tickets $20, $15 for Members

https://artsonthecape.org/explore/constellations

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Holiday on the Cape-Cape POPS Series-Cape Symphony
Dec
6
to Dec 8

Holiday on the Cape-Cape POPS Series-Cape Symphony

  • Barnstable Performing Art Center (map)
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For Information call Phone: (508) 362-1111

https://www.capesymphony.org/tickets/2019-20-season

Show Times

December 6 @ 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM

December 7 @ 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM

December 8 @ 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM

Bob Hope’s televised Christmas Shows for troops overseas were a tradition of America’s holiday season. We’re putting on our own version of the famous comedian’s variety show right here on Cape Cod, including crooner John Stevens singing the songs of Bing Crosby.

We count our blessings – including our friends the Chatham Chorale – and feel grateful for the opportunity to celebrate together. Our annual tradition warms the heart and starts the holiday season. Come home for the holidays with the Cape Symphony.

Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor

The Chatham Chorale, Joseph Marchio, Music Director

John Stevens as Bing Crosby

Jessica Curran, Jennifer Dashnaw and Anna McEntee as the Andrews Sisters

Bill Johnson as Bob Hope

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Annual Cape Cod Enchanted Village
Dec
6
to Dec 8

Annual Cape Cod Enchanted Village

Friday, December 6, 2019 to Thursday, January 2, 2020

Cape Codder Resort, Hyannis

1 (855) 861-4370

http://www.capecodderresort.com/enchanted-village.php.

Free and open to the public! Be dazzled by thousands of lights, a Santa's Village and so much more. Santa will be visiting to hear childrens' wishes, and the Cape Cod Surftone Carolers sing holiday music every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night from 5 pm to 8pm from December 6th through January 2nd. Bonfire nightly (weather permitting). Holiday lights go on at dusk. Please bring a gift card of new, unwrappped toy for the "Giving Tree". Proceeds go to Independence House.

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George Gritzbach Band at Cape Cod Beer
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

George Gritzbach Band at Cape Cod Beer

The George Gritzbach Band plays inventive takes on classics and a healthy helping of innovative originals offering a great mix of blues, roots, and R&B. The band has appeared at a wide variety of venues and Festivals across North America, including opening for B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray and many others as well as local nightclubs and Performing Arts Centers. They also have the versatility to play unplugged acoustic sets for a more intimate experience. The band, lead by George, a serious blues devotee who caused a sensation when he first debuted on the New England blues scene, is now backed by a seasoned rhythm section featuring Scott Lariviere on bass and backing vocals and Johnny Menezes on keyboards and Christian McCarthy on drums, percussion and backing vocals. Rounding out the group is Peter Murray laying it down on the sax. The ensemble continues to be in demand as a high energy R&B dance band strongly rooted in blues, funk and New Orleans styles.

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Member and Faculty Arts + Crafts Market
Dec
7
9:00 AM09:00

Member and Faculty Arts + Crafts Market

Want to find unique and beautiful gifts for the holidays? Want to support local artists? Plan to come to Cotuit Center for the Arts and do your holiday shopping at our Member and Faculty Arts + Crafts Market! We will be featuring local artisans who produce fine arts, photography, jewelry, clothing, handwoven items, greeting cards, and home furnishings.

Date/Time: Saturday, December 7th from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free admission for guests.

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Breakfast with Santa in Hyannis
Dec
7
9:00 AM09:00

Breakfast with Santa in Hyannis

Date and Time

Saturday Dec 7, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

9:00 a.m. Seating
10:30 a.m. Seating

Location

British Beer Company
412 Main St, Hyannis, MA 02601

Fees/Admission

$10 per person
Under 2 and over 90 free

508-771-1776
 

Contact Information

Aimee Guthinger
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A Family Tradition

Description

Meet Santa and Listen to the Cape Cod Carolers

Breakfast with Santa, a Hyannis Tradition, will take place on December 7, 2019 at the British Beer Company.  There will be two seatings 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

This is a great event for family and a wonderful kick off to the Christmas Stroll.  No tickets will be sold at the door so please pre order.

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Holiday Ornament Sale
Dec
7
10:00 AM10:00

Holiday Ornament Sale

Stop by and shop our annual Holiday Ornament and decor sale, starting Monday, December 2nd and running through Saturday, December 14th.  Take a chance on some special holiday items created by members of our Events Committee.

We are accepting donations of holiday items through November 15th.

Library Hours

Monday 10 am – 6 pm
Tuesday 1 pm – 8 pm
Wednesday 10 am – 6 pm
Thursday 10 am – 5 pm
Friday 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
Closed Sundays & holidays

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A Very Merry Market at Cape Cod Beer
Dec
7
11:00 AM11:00

A Very Merry Market at Cape Cod Beer

Every Saturday
November 16 – December 21
11 am-4 pm

It’s a Very Merry Market at Cape Cod Beer! You can go holiday shopping with all your favorite local makers during this wonderful Pop-Up Market with locally produced goods and enjoy live music. Every Saturday starting November 16th – December 21st from 11 am-4 pm we’ll have a half dozen Cape Cod artisans here at the brewery showcasing their products. Stop by for some creative and fun, local, gift ideas! And don’t forget the beer!

https://capecodbeer.com/event/brewery-event-a-very-merry-market/2019-11-16/

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DOWNTOWN HYANNIS MAIN STREET HOLIDAY STROLL  & HARBOR BOAT PARADE
Dec
7
11:00 AM11:00

DOWNTOWN HYANNIS MAIN STREET HOLIDAY STROLL & HARBOR BOAT PARADE

Dates: December 7, 2019

  • Location: Hyannis Main Street, Hyannis Village Green, Harbor Overlook & Hyannis Harbor

  • Time: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM *Breakfast with Santa, ticketed event, early morning

  • A fun-filled day of activities in downtown Hyannis to celebrate the season!
    Hyannis Main Street, Village Green, Harbor Overlook, AND Hyannis Harbor

FUN ALL DAY LONG! FESTIVITIES INCLUDE:
“Breakfast with Santa” at the British Beer Company
*Ticketed event, two seatings; 9:00am &10:30am, information below.

Santa sightings! Santa arrives by fire truck, then visit in a few spots along Main Street:
Noon-1:00pm: The Jolly guy arrives by antique fire truck at the big clock on the corner of Main and Winter Streets, and meets and greets all!
1:30pm-2:30pm: Meet and greet with Santa at Katie’s Ice Cream at the corner of Main and Bassett.

Music, food, crafts, petting zoo, trolley & more—all along Main Street!
11:00am -4:00pm
There will be a variety of free activities throughout the day sponsored by Hyannis Main St. BID and Main St. business’s, including the annual Cookie Stroll Contest, in which visitors can vote for their favorite cookie from participating businesses, and Santa’s Reindeer Roundup, a scavenger hunt to find all of Santa’s hidden reindeer with prizes for participants. Stop at several ‘Smile Spots’ along the street, and find more at the bandstand on the Hyannis Village Green and Harbor Overlook.
Carolers and various local musicians will be singing and playing throughout the street, as well as delicious food sampling from various restaurants. Face painting, plenty of children’s arts & crafts activities throughout the street and Trolley rides will be offered to take visitors around the downtown.

“Gingerbread Lane at the Harbor Overlook”
Noon-6:00pm:
Hyannis Main Street stroll visitors can walk through the Hyannis Village Green, stop at the bandstand for one of many Smile Spots to discover along Main Street to Hyannis Harbor. Along the way is “Gingerbread Lane at the Harbor Overlook” which includes the artist shanties looking magically delicious with gingerbread house decor, artists and artisans selling hand crafted items, free crafts for the kids along with The Original Gourmet Brunch selling food & kid and adult beverages.

Hyannis Harbor Boat Parade and Santa’s arrival by boat!
4:00pm-5:30pm
:
Watch Santa arrive by boat in this unique celebration! Santa’s Boat Parade sponsored and organized by the Greater Hyannis Civic Association provides fun activities for kids, music and chowder, hot chocolate, coffee and cookies for sale, starting at 4:00pm.
Starting approx: 4:30 pm-4:45pm, the boats enter the harbor, lighting the way for Santa to arrive by police boat!
By 5:00pm, Santa is dropped off to the docks and makes his way to his special shanty, where he will meet & greet children.

PARK AND WALK!
Free parking at Town Hall, Red Cross, North Street and Ocean Street lot and Bismore Park parking lots.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA:
Two seatings: kick off with a 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 am.
Tickets are available at the British Beer Company, Hyannis.com and at the Hyannis Chamber of Commerce office located on South Street, Hyannis.
Tickets are $10.00 each and must be purchased in advance.
Tickets include a full American breakfast, a visit with Santa and entertainment by Cape Cod Carolers.  Breakfast with Santa is sponsored by the Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce and The British Beer Company.  All proceeds benefit the Barnstable Charitable Foundation.

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HOLIDAY SKATING SHOW & COAT, HAT & MITTEN DRIVE
Dec
7
12:00 PM12:00

HOLIDAY SKATING SHOW & COAT, HAT & MITTEN DRIVE

  • Hyannis Youth & Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

HOLIDAY SKATING SHOW & COAT, HAT & MITTEN DRIVE to benefit organizations & local families.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 @ 12:00-2:00PM

All participants are invited to join in the fun at no additional cost! Details and a rehearsal schedule will be given out by instructors.

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Gingerbread Lane at the Harbor Overlook Artist Shanty Holiday Market
Dec
7
12:00 PM12:00

Gingerbread Lane at the Harbor Overlook Artist Shanty Holiday Market

Hyannis Main Street Holiday Stroll and Boat parade
Gingerbread Lane at the Harbor Overlook Artist Shanty Holiday Market

Saturday, December 7th, from 11:00 AM!
11:00 am – 4:00pm   Along Main Street, Hyannis, Hyannis Village Green & Harbor Overlook
Find food, fun and non-stop activities and Santa visits along the way!

Noon-6pm, Gingerbread Lane at the Harbor Overlook artist shanties, Holiday artist market, free crafts, music and fun for all ages!  Food and beverages for sale by OGB Express


4pm-5:30pm, Hyannis Harbor Boat Parade –food and visits with Santa once he arrives by boat! weather permitting. Activities begin at 4pm, boat parade begins approximately 4:45pm with several loops, Santa arrives at the docks around 5:00pm.


6:00pm:  Tree lighting and carol sing at top of Hyannis Village Green sponsored by Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce

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LoveLocal Fest :: Holiday Edition 2019 Kickoff
Dec
7
5:00 PM17:00

LoveLocal Fest :: Holiday Edition 2019 Kickoff

The LoveLocal Fest : Holiday Edition is back and it is bigger than ever! This year’s December event plays hosts to over 125 vendors including local artists and artisans, food and beverage purveyors, as well as entertainment and kids’ activities.

LoveLiveLocal has been producing this free community event for six seasons and according to CEO Amanda Converse, the event keeps getting bigger and better. “This year’s event will have the most local businesses we have ever and we couldn’t be happier that not only do more local makers want to participate, but Cape Cod community members are increasingly aware of the importance of supporting them by shopping local.”

She goes on to say “we love connecting local makers with opportunities to share their work with the public, as well as providing Cape Codders a convenient way to shop local for the holiday season, as keeping our dollars in the local community is vital to maintaining a thriving Cape Cod economy.”

The event kicks off Saturday evening, December 7 from 5pm-9pm in conjunction with Housing Assistance Corporation’s Telethon for HOPE, and runs all day Sunday December 8, from 11am-5pm where Ten Pin Eatery will sponsor a kids zone where there will be opportunities for crafting as well as games and activities.
As in past years, there will be a suggested donation of $5 at the door. This year the donations will be given to HAC as well as LoveLiveLocal’s own Project Cape Made.

The event is proudly sponsored by Cape Cod Five and Michelle Kaye Photography

URL for more details: http://www.lovelivelocal.com/love-local-fest

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A Super Gay Christmas
Dec
7
7:30 PM19:30

A Super Gay Christmas

BOSTON GAY MEN'S CHORUS

A Super GAY Christmas
at Town Hall, 260 Commercial Street

Our favorite Provincetown "Holly Folly" tradition
is a special evening with the Boston Gay Men's Chorus!

Enjoy the perfect kick-off to the holiday season
in Provincetown's own Grande Dame, Town Hall.

One show only!
Tickets are $45, $55 and $75(includes preferred seating and one drink ticket)
Doors open at 7:30pm / Show begins at 8:30pm

Buy your tickets on line as we sold out quickly last year!
Seats are available on a first come basis.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-boston-gay-mens-chorus-a-super-gay-christmas-tickets-71374993527

For a schedule of Holly Folly events for the entire weekend
in Provincetown visit 
www.ptown.org

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LoveLocal Fest :: Holiday Edition 2019 Kickoff
Dec
8
11:00 AM11:00

LoveLocal Fest :: Holiday Edition 2019 Kickoff

The LoveLocal Fest : Holiday Edition is back and it is bigger than ever! This year’s December event plays hosts to over 125 vendors including local artists and artisans, food and beverage purveyors, as well as entertainment and kids’ activities.

LoveLiveLocal has been producing this free community event for six seasons and according to CEO Amanda Converse, the event keeps getting bigger and better. “This year’s event will have the most local businesses we have ever and we couldn’t be happier that not only do more local makers want to participate, but Cape Cod community members are increasingly aware of the importance of supporting them by shopping local.”

She goes on to say “we love connecting local makers with opportunities to share their work with the public, as well as providing Cape Codders a convenient way to shop local for the holiday season, as keeping our dollars in the local community is vital to maintaining a thriving Cape Cod economy.”

The event kicks off Saturday evening, December 7 from 5pm-9pm in conjunction with Housing Assistance Corporation’s Telethon for HOPE, and runs all day Sunday December 8, from 11am-5pm where Ten Pin Eatery will sponsor a kids zone where there will be opportunities for crafting as well as games and activities.
As in past years, there will be a suggested donation of $5 at the door. This year the donations will be given to HAC as well as LoveLiveLocal’s own Project Cape Made.

The event is proudly sponsored by Cape Cod Five and Michelle Kaye Photography

URL for more details: http://www.lovelivelocal.com/love-local-fest

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Journey to the South Pacific with Captain Sean Meagher
Dec
8
2:00 PM14:00

Journey to the South Pacific with Captain Sean Meagher

Journey to the

South Pacific with

Captain Sean Meagher

Sunday, December 8

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Captain Sean Meagher is back with another captivating lecture and video, this time about his experiences sailing the South Pacific.

As part of the talk he will also address the effects of acoustic pollution on marine life.

Born and raised on the Cape, Captain Meagher has captained vessels ranging from search and rescue craft to state-of-the-art sail and power mega-yachts. He has made historic voyages in the Arctic, as well as trips to the South Pacific, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/journey-to-the-south-pacific-with-captain-sean-meagher-tickets-80802258731
Members $10.00

Non-members $15.00

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Monica Rizzio Presents Her 8th Annual Holiday Concert: “A Holiday Roundup”
Dec
8
7:00 PM19:00

Monica Rizzio Presents Her 8th Annual Holiday Concert: “A Holiday Roundup”

Monica Rizzio has presented unique holiday concerts across Cape Cod for the past seven years. This year she returns to The Cultural Center of Cape Cod where she last graced the stage with her former group, Tripping Lily. This time, she brings her band The Round Up, with special guests. To record her second album, "Sunshine Is Free," Monica returned to Nashville’s Skinny Elephant Studio to join a stacked lineup of guest musicians including Mindy Smith, Maya de Vitry (The Stray Birds), Joe Pisapia (Guster), Gwen Sebastian (Miranda Lambert), Will Kimbrough (Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell) and Eamon McLoughlin (Emmylou Harris, the Grand Ole Opry) along with co-writers including Mindy Smith, Michael Rinne, Gwen Sebastian, Aaron Raitiere (A Star Is Born, Lori McKenna, Anderson East), Carl Anderson, Mark Erelli and Hayley Sabella. Rizzio has shared the stage with Chris Botti, Boz Skaggs, Diana Krall, Joan Osborne, Hayes Carll, Hunter Hayes, Brett Eldredge, and others. When she performed with Tom Rush, he noted, “I made the tactical error of inviting Monica Rizzio to share the stage with me at Symphony Hall and she went and stole the audience right out from under me!” Don’t miss “A Holiday Roundup”! Complimentary refreshments.

https://culturalcenter.z2systems.com/np/clients/culturalcenter/event.jsp?event=2362

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Dark Night Cabaret, Holiday Edition
Dec
8
to Dec 9

Dark Night Cabaret, Holiday Edition

  • Cotuit Center for the Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Cotuit Center for the Arts presents “Dark Night Cabaret: Holiday Edition” December 8-16. Performances are Sunday and Monday nights at 7:30 PM.

“In theater, ‘dark night’ is a night on which there are no performances and the theater is closed,” said “Dark Night Cabaret” director Holly Erin McCarthy. “These are often the only nights off for performers.

“But not all performers want to stay home and rest on their nights off. I have put together a cast of incredibly busy—and incredibly talented and dynamic--working performers who have decided to spend their nights off—their Dark Nights—entertaining an intimate audience at Cotuit Center for the Arts.”

The cast features a rotating group of performers, three per night, including Hannah Carrita, Emma Fitzpatrick, Jared Hagan, Trish La Rose, Meghan Magrath, and Anthony Teixeira.

“The evening will be casual and fun and a rare chance to spend time with these singers as themselves, no frills, no characters, no script...no holding back,” said McCarthy. “They will be candid and carefree as they chat with each other and the audience, tell stories and sing about 80 minutes of beautiful music. Do plan to attend more than once to see a different combination of dark night performers.”

There will be snacks and a cash bar, and patrons will have the chance to mingle and chat with the performers themselves, during and after the show.

In the Black Box Theater
December 8-16
Sunday-Monday at 7:30pm
Tickets $20, $15 for Members

Sunday, Dec. 8: Emma Fitzpatrick, Hannah Carrita, Meghan Magrath
Monday, Dec. 9: Anthony Teixeira, Jared Hagan, Trish La Rose

Sunday, Dec. 15: Anthony Teixeira, Hannah Carrita, Trish La Rose
Monday Dec. 16: Jared Hagan, Meghan Magrath, Emma Fitzpatrick

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Lee Squared at the Cotuit Center for the Arts
Dec
8
7:30 PM19:30

Lee Squared at the Cotuit Center for the Arts

Liberace lived a life of flamboyance, sparkle, and lavish costumes. In this funny and touching tribute, the virtuoso musician gets one more chance to glitter and shine as he tickles the ivories through his favorite songs. Miss Peggy Lee is beyond description. New York City favorites David Maiocco and Chuck Sweeney reprise their iconic performances as the music legends who defined four decades of music and pop culture.

Maiocco pays tribute to flamboyant pianist and candelabra enthusiast Liberace, and Sweeney keeps the memory of Peggy Lee alive with a fevered impersonation that includes a heavy dose of camp hilarity.

David Maiocco and Chuck Sweeney are each Bistro and MAC Award Winners, for Musical Direction and Outstanding Impersonation, respectively, and have just jointly won the 2017 Bistro Award for Lee Squared in the category of Outstanding Musical Comedy Duo! As a team they have created an evening of music and laughter, from the virtuoso playing of Liberace, to the sultry jazz and swing of Miss Lee.

Sunday, December 8 at 7:30pm
Tickets $35, $30 for balcony seats
$5 discount for members. $2 discount for seniors

https://artsonthecape.org/explore/lee-squared-1

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Line Dancing at Cape Cod Beer
Dec
10
6:30 PM18:30

Line Dancing at Cape Cod Beer

We’re Line Dancing at the Brewery!

Each evening starts with a lesson and then ends with a guided open dance!

Are you a line dancer? Or have you always wanted to try? This is an informal evening for line dancers of all levels…learn a few steps, show a few steps, have a pint and a lot of laughs!!

$20 admission includes a pint! We also have wine, hard cider and non-alcoholic beverages available..

Want to practice in between classes? There are YouTube links below to try out dances at home…then show us your stuff here!

Ready to sign up?  Click HERE for tickets!

All classes 6:30 -8:30 and $20 includes a beer or drink of your choice. All ages welcome

 

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Winter Solstice Celebration
Dec
12
4:30 PM16:30

Winter Solstice Celebration

 Winter on Cape Cod is not something to be endured, it’s something to embrace! Bring the whole family as we welcome Winter under the full moon at Sturgis Library! Bundle up and bring a blanket!

Enjoy live music with The Molly Parmenter Trio, adult beverages, hot chocolate, and popcorn!

The library’s telescope will be set up for star gazing (and full moon gazing, too).

Make a birdseed ornament to help out our chilly woodland friends!

It’s easy to embrace winter when you have the proper clothing—unfortunately not everyone does. Please bring any gently worn coats, mittens, and/or scarves to help our neighbors in need. All donations will be brought to The Family Pantry of Cape Cod.

URL for more details: http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/winter-solstice-celebration/

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Making Clothing in the SAORI Way: A Demonstration Workshop with Mihoko Wakabayashi
Dec
13
10:00 AM10:00

Making Clothing in the SAORI Way: A Demonstration Workshop with Mihoko Wakabayashi

Friday, December 13, 2019
10:00am to 12:00pm.

Mihoko will talk about SAORI weaving, a contemporary improvisational weaving started in Japan 50 years ago at first, and introduce simple clothing designs. Participants will learn how they are constructed by using paper, scissors and tape. Mihoko will also demonstrates sewing handwoven piece with a sewing machine so you will learn tips about a needle and stitches. This requires you only a beginner skill of sewing. You will be confident to try making a garment with your handwoven materials at home after this workshop.

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Holiday Ornament Sale
Dec
13
10:00 AM10:00

Holiday Ornament Sale

Stop by and shop our annual Holiday Ornament and decor sale, starting Monday, December 2nd and running through Saturday, December 14th.  Take a chance on some special holiday items created by members of our Events Committee.

We are accepting donations of holiday items through November 15th.

Library Hours

Monday 10 am – 6 pm
Tuesday 1 pm – 8 pm
Wednesday 10 am – 6 pm
Thursday 10 am – 5 pm
Friday 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
Closed Sundays & holidays

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Winter Party: Winter Wonders
Dec
13
5:00 PM17:00

Winter Party: Winter Wonders

Friday, December 13, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Join us for our 2nd annual Winter Wonders party. The event includes: Cahoon in Bloom, a spectacular display of floral arrangements by designers from the Osterville Garden Club; a silent auction of works by Howard Bonington, Hilary Hutchison,  Marion Waldron Nicastro,  Carol Jean-O’Toole, Gary Oro, and David Sigel; a signature raffle; a newly stocked Museum Shop; refreshments, music and fun activities for families. Enjoy some time in the Museum galleries and view our current art exhibitions, Soo Sunny Park: Boundary Conditions and Gretchen Romey-Tanzer: Inspirations.

We look forward to sharing the highlight of our holiday season with you!

Admission Free

https://cahoonmuseum.org/programs/


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Great Gifts Holiday Sale at the Cultural Center
Dec
13
5:00 PM17:00

Great Gifts Holiday Sale at the Cultural Center

Opening Reception on Friday, December 13, from 5-7pm.

Festival continues on Saturday, December 14, from 10am-4pm. This wonderful chance to shop for unique gifts from many of the Cape's finest artisans will take place during the Bass River Cookie Stroll, on which the Cultural Center is a stop, so there will be lots going on that day! (Cookies available only to cookie stroll ticket holders.) Come shop for pottery, jewelry, turned wood ornaments, wearable art, books, glass art, and much more! Plus treasures of all kinds in our wonderful gift shop, open studios, and five gallery exhibits. No admission fee.

Website: http://www.cultural-center.org

Contact Information:

tel. 508-394-7100

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Dance Party with Ellen Brodsky!
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Dance Party with Ellen Brodsky!

Come to Ellen Brodsky's dance parties and have a ball learning different styles of dance. Monthly dance parties will feature a different style of dance each month: Disco, Salsa and Swing! Try one, two, or all three classes—pick and choose what works for you. This class is for both couples and singles! You don't have to bring anyone or anything except your own two feet.

October 18: Disco Hustle Dance Party!
Saturday Night Fever! At first, many disco dancers improvised their own dance styles and dance steps. Later in the disco era, popular dance styles were developed that persist today, like the Hustle, the Cha-Cha, and the Electric Slide.

November 15: Salsa Dance Party!
Salsa Dance can be slow or fast. Using the same steps, dancers express beats ranging from slow Bolero to the fast Mambo. Up and coming musicians are getting awards for incorporating the excitement of Latin rhythms.

December 13: Holiday Swing Dance Party!
Swing dancers love blues, rock ‘n’ roll, and 40’s Big Band music. The most popular dance on the East Coast, swing dancing is a must for having fun with the local bands on Cape Cod.

Join the party with Ellen Brodsky and have a great time learning new dance styles in this fun and energetic class!

Friday, Oct 18, Nov 15, & Dec 13

Time: 7pm–8:30pm Location: 3 classes, in the Art Studio

Price:
$15 per class

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Holiday Holly Hike
Dec
14
10:00 AM10:00

Holiday Holly Hike

  • Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Director Ian Ives for a “holly-day” season walk at Mass Audubon's Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary in Falmouth, home to one of the largest holly plantations in New England. Ashumet features more than 65 types of hollies, ranging from American to Asian to European specimens, as well as the rare Franklinia tree. Learn about the natural history of the Sanctuary's 50 original Hollies propagated by former property owner and Massachusetts's first Agriculture Secretary, Wilfred Wheeler.

Holly Guides will be handed out free of charge. Participants can bring one grocery bag with them to fill with holly boughs for the holidays.

Event Dates

12/14/2019
Cost

MA Audubon Member Adult $10 Child $8, Non-member Adult $12 Child $10

Times

10am - 11:30am

Location

Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary, 295 Ashumet Rd, East Falmouth (view map)

Contact Information

Pre-registration is required. For more information call 508-362-7475 or visit website: https://www.massaudubon .org/program-catalog/long- pasture/69983-holiday- holly-hike

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HOLIDAY COOKIE STROLL IN HISTORIC BASS RIVER
Dec
14
10:00 AM10:00

HOLIDAY COOKIE STROLL IN HISTORIC BASS RIVER

The 14th Annual Holiday Cookie Stroll will take place this year on Saturday, December 14, from 10:00-3:00, rain or shine, in historic Bass River, South Yarmouth. The Stroll offers a unique chance to visit homes in the heart of the Old Quaker Village of South Yarmouth, designated as a National Register Historic District.  Strollers enjoy seeing the holiday decorations in the lovely homes and receive a delicious, homemade cookie at each of the primary stops.

This year’s stroll features seven private homes, the Bass River Yacht Club, the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, and an Open House at the South Yarmouth Library, where cider and cranberry bread will be served. Additional places of interest will be open and offering different refreshments, including Bass River Shoe Repair, the Capt. Farris House, St. David’s Episcopal Church who will be serving lunch as well (for a nominal cost), and the South Yarmouth United Methodist Church.  Free mini-bus transport will be available between the stops.

All proceeds benefit the South Yarmouth Library.  Funds have provided such programs and materials as the Whoville Express, summer reading events, the Sunday author series, computers, (and loanable hotspots this year), as well as new print and eBooks.

Each year the Cookie Stroll honors someone who has been an active member of the South Yarmouth Library community. This year’s honorees will be Robert & Carol Ann Morris.  Both have been long-time committee members for the Stroll, generous supporters to all the South Yarmouth Library programs and “Bookstore Bob” is the Treasurer for the South Yarmouth Library Association

Tickets are $20.00. Children under 12 are free, but only ticket holders receive cookies. Tickets are limited and may be purchased starting on Monday, November 25th. Tickets are available at the South Yarmouth Library, both in person and by calling with a credit card at 760-4820, ext. 1318, 10:00-4:00 Monday through Saturday and noon to 4:00 on Sunday. Cash/check ticket purchases are also available at Bass River Shoe Repair, Adrene Jewelers, Bass River Mercantile and Platinum Auto Service.


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Very Merry Market at Cape Cod Beer
Dec
14
11:00 AM11:00

Very Merry Market at Cape Cod Beer

Every Saturday
November 16 – December 21
11 am-4 pm

It’s a Very Merry Market at Cape Cod Beer! You can go holiday shopping with all your favorite local makers during this wonderful Pop-Up Market with locally produced goods and enjoy live music. Every Saturday starting November 16th – December 21st from 11 am-4 pm we’ll have a half dozen Cape Cod artisans here at the brewery showcasing their products. Stop by for some creative and fun, local, gift ideas! And don’t forget the beer!

https://capecodbeer.com/event/brewery-event-a-very-merry-market/2019-11-16/

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Holiday Candy House Workshop with Gabriella! Ages 8-14
Dec
14
1:00 PM13:00

Holiday Candy House Workshop with Gabriella! Ages 8-14

Join artist Gabriella Melchiorri for a delightful afternoon of candy architecture! Students will use gingerbread, icing, candies, and other sweet fixings to create own whimsical holiday candy house. Materials will be provided! These magical candy houses are so much fun to create and they make wonderful additions to your holiday decorations or dessert sideboard. This workshop is for ages 8–14.

Gabriella Melchiorri is a rising senior at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University and has taught art at Highfield Hall & Gardens for the past four years. She has exhibited her paintings at Art Fusion Galleries in Miami Florida which is one of the largest international art galleries in the United States at the age of sixteen. Gabriella was also selected to show her animation at the Museum of Fine Arts Media Arts Annual this year. With her extensive background in painting, Gabriella enjoys creating works that reflect her love of nature and of the abstract. Gabriella has interned at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston where she created studio projects that revolved around the Museum’s collection for all ages. She is hopeful to continue working in art museums once she graduates in 2020.

Date:

Saturday, Dec 14

Time:

1–4pm

Location:

Art Studio

Price:

$50 / $42 members

https://artsonthecape.org/explore/holiday-candy-houses-with-gabriella-1

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A Concord Christmas in Dennis
Dec
15
3:00 PM15:00

A Concord Christmas in Dennis

Seaglass Theater Company celebrates the 150th anniversary of the release of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women by presenting A Concord Christmas in 3 historic churches in Massachusetts. Immerse yourself in music inspired by Little Women and a traditional family Christmas at Orchard House, the beloved Alcott family home in Concord, Massachusetts. Repertoire includes selections from Handel’s Messiah, traditional carols, and an exclusive arrangement of O Holy Night.

https://aconcordchristmasdennis.brownpapertickets.com/

URL for more details: http://www.seaglasstheater.com

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A Concord Christmas in Chatham
Dec
15
7:00 PM19:00

A Concord Christmas in Chatham

Seaglass Theater Company celebrates the 150th anniversary of the release of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women by presenting A Concord Christmas in 3 historic churches in Massachusetts. Immerse yourself in music inspired by Little Women and a traditional family Christmas at Orchard House, the beloved Alcott family home in Concord, Massachusetts. Repertoire includes selections from Handel’s Messiah, traditional carols, and an exclusive arrangement of O Holy Night.

https://concordchristmaschatham.brownpapertickets.com/

URL for more details: http://www.seaglasstheater.com

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A Charlie Brown Christmas Album - Live at CCftA
Dec
15
7:00 PM19:00

A Charlie Brown Christmas Album - Live at CCftA

Nothing takes the edge off the holidays quite like the beloved soundtrack to “A Charlie Brown Christmas” by Vince Guaraldi. Since the “Peanuts” holiday special first aired in 1965, its score has become one of the most recognizable jazz recordings of all time. Revel in the pure, unadulterated meaning of Christmas with a live performance of this beloved classic holiday album, performed by a trio featuring three of the Cape's finest musicians; Malcolm Granger, piano; Rich Hill, bass; and Michael Dunford, percussion.

Malcolm, Rich, and Michael are donating their talent. Admission is free, we ask that everyone bring gift cards from supermarkets only, minimum of $10 — from Stop & Shop, Star Market, Shaw's, Trader Joe's, BJs, and Whole Foods.

Your gift card will benefit Housing Assistance Corporation’s Angel House, serving moms with substance abuse issues and their children.

Can’t attend the concert? Drop your gift cards off at the Box Office!

A Charlie Brown Christmas Album - Live at CCftA
Sunday, December 15, at 7:00 pm

https://artsonthecape.org/explore/a-charlie-brown-christmas-album-live-at-ccfta-1

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Dark Night Cabaret, Holiday Edition
Dec
15
to Dec 16

Dark Night Cabaret, Holiday Edition

  • Cotuit Center for the Arts (map)
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Cotuit Center for the Arts presents “Dark Night Cabaret: Holiday Edition” December 8-16. Performances are Sunday and Monday nights at 7:30 PM.

“In theater, ‘dark night’ is a night on which there are no performances and the theater is closed,” said “Dark Night Cabaret” director Holly Erin McCarthy. “These are often the only nights off for performers.

“But not all performers want to stay home and rest on their nights off. I have put together a cast of incredibly busy—and incredibly talented and dynamic--working performers who have decided to spend their nights off—their Dark Nights—entertaining an intimate audience at Cotuit Center for the Arts.”

The cast features a rotating group of performers, three per night, including Hannah Carrita, Emma Fitzpatrick, Jared Hagan, Trish La Rose, Meghan Magrath, and Anthony Teixeira.

“The evening will be casual and fun and a rare chance to spend time with these singers as themselves, no frills, no characters, no script...no holding back,” said McCarthy. “They will be candid and carefree as they chat with each other and the audience, tell stories and sing about 80 minutes of beautiful music. Do plan to attend more than once to see a different combination of dark night performers.”

There will be snacks and a cash bar, and patrons will have the chance to mingle and chat with the performers themselves, during and after the show.

In the Black Box Theater
December 8-16
Sunday-Monday at 7:30pm
Tickets $20, $15 for Members

Sunday, Dec. 8: Emma Fitzpatrick, Hannah Carrita, Meghan Magrath
Monday, Dec. 9: Anthony Teixeira, Jared Hagan, Trish La Rose

Sunday, Dec. 15: Anthony Teixeira, Hannah Carrita, Trish La Rose
Monday Dec. 16: Jared Hagan, Meghan Magrath, Emma Fitzpatrick

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How to Shape Your Story: An Evening With Julia Phillips
Dec
17
6:00 PM18:00

How to Shape Your Story: An Evening With Julia Phillips

Novelist Julia Phillips’ debut, “Disappearing Earth,” has been nominated for the National Book Award, praised as “nearly flawless” by the New York Times, and named one of the best books of the year by Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, and Vanity Fair. In this talk, she shares techniques for structuring, developing, and deepening your writing. By creating a seven-step outline for the fiction or nonfiction story you want to tell, you’ll gain clarity on your plot’s shape and characters’ motivations.

A reading and Q and A will follow this craft talk. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the event. Extra library copies will be available to check out during the month leading up to the event!

Free to the public. Registration is appreciated. Call 508-362-6636, email sturgisreference@comcast.net or fill out the form online at: http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/an-evening-with-julia-phillips/

URL for more details: http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/an-evening-with-julia-phillips/

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A Festive Evening with Centertonix 2019
Dec
17
7:30 PM19:30

A Festive Evening with Centertonix 2019

Please join the Cotuit Center's in-house a cappella group for an hour of holiday music. Those of you who attended their Elegant Evening in July know what a treat you will hear. This all-ages group of talented singers will delight you with their signature vibrant sound. Under the direction of Steve Stein the concert features beautiful arrangements of seasonal classics and contemporary music in the acoustically-rich Gallery space. Bring your friends and family to this concert of holiday fun.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
7:30 PM
Admission $25, $20 for CCftA members

https://artsonthecape.org/explore/a-festive-evening-of-music-with-centertonix-1

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Wine & Music Wednesday, December 2019: Holiday Singalong!
Dec
18
6:00 PM18:00

Wine & Music Wednesday, December 2019: Holiday Singalong!

Wine and Music Wednesday is an open house held in our Gallery on the third Wednesday of every month from 6:00pm to 7:30pm, with wine tasting and live music.

December's Wine & Music features a Holiday singalong featuring our own David Kuehn on piano! Please join us for what has become a lovely annual tradition.

Tickets are just $10 or $5 for members and are only available at the door.

Join us for a splendid selection of wines and live music!

Wednesday, December 18, 6:00pm

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Salon of Shorts, December 2019
Dec
18
7:30 PM19:30

Salon of Shorts, December 2019

Cotuit Center for the Arts offers an open mic series called Salon of Shorts in the Art Studio on the third Wednesday of March, June, September, and December. Award-winning poets, playwrights, and spoken word performers Christine Rathbun Ernst and Gregory Hischak host the series, which encompasses all types of performances: poetry, storytelling, essay reading, music, performance art, improv, and stand-up.

“Everyone has in them five minutes of good storytelling, song, stand-up—even genius,” said Ernst.

“This is the perfect venue to try something new,” said Ernst, “to try out new material, and to find a new audience.”

Teaming with Ernst is Gregory Hischak, who has been hosting an open mic at O’Shea’s in West Yarmouth until recently.

“I have wanted to do an open mic on the mid-Cape for a long time,” said Ernst, “and, when Greg became available after the O’Shea’s open mic ended, I was eager to involve him in this new project. I am a big fan of his work and we have a complimentary performance style.”

Both Ernst and Hischak will perform at Salon of Shorts, which has already attracted considerable interest from local poets and musicians.

Gregory Hischak’s book, “Parts & Labour,” was published in 2012. It contains poetry, a play, and an interview the author. His poetry has been published in “Bellingham Revue,” “Green Mountain Review,” “Mid-America Poetry Review,” “Third Coast,” and other journals. He has toured and performed with spoken word troupes and has written several plays which had been performed by regional theaters across the country. His play, “Center of Gravity” was the 2010 winner of the Clauder Prize for New England Playwrights and was a 2011 finalist with the Massachusetts Cultural Council for playwriting, in addition to other awards.

Christine Rathbun Ernst’s recent shows include “The Fat Ass Cancer Bitch” and “The Fat Ass Cancer Bitch Goes Shopping,” which she has performed to sold-out audiences across the Cape. She will present her third show in the series at CCftA this summer. She describes her work as “the funny unapologetic, wickedly honest, poignant, hell-bent, pissed-off one breasted, loudmouth story of one woman’s examined life witty quirky unforgettable theatre of self-discovery, good story-telling, and pointed social commentary.” She has performed one-woman shows and at open mics throughout New England and is a two-time Mass Cultural Council Artist Grant finalist.

Each performer is limited to five minutes, including set-up.

Admission to Salon of Shorts is free.

Weds. December 18 at 7:30pm

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Sons of Serendip Christmas Show
Dec
19
7:30 PM19:30

Sons of Serendip Christmas Show

The Sons of Serendip are a musical group of four friends, who through a series of serendipitous events, came together in graduate school at Boston University and rocketed to popularity after a 4th place finish on America’s Got Talent. The members are, Micah Christian, a teacher from Randolph, MA and the lead singer for the group; Cordaro Rodriguez, an attorney from Charlotte, NC, is pianist and guitarist; Kendall Ramseur, a performer and cello instructor from Charlotte, NC is cellist and vocals; and Mason Morton, a teacher from Atlanta, GA, is the harpist. All have been playing their instruments since childhood. They hope that their music will resonate deeply with listeners and that, in some way, it will make their lives a little better – even if just for a moment.

Thursday, December 19 at 7:30pm
Tickets $55, $48 for balcony
$5 discount for members, $2 discount for seniors/veterans

https://artsonthecape.org/explore/sons-of-serendip-christmas-show-1

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A Very Merry Market at Cape Cod Beer
Dec
21
11:00 AM11:00

A Very Merry Market at Cape Cod Beer

This is the last Saturday

Every Saturday
November 16 – December 21
11 am-4 pm

It’s a Very Merry Market at Cape Cod Beer! You can go holiday shopping with all your favorite local makers during this wonderful Pop-Up Market with locally produced goods and enjoy live music. Every Saturday starting November 16th – December 21st from 11 am-4 pm we’ll have a half dozen Cape Cod artisans here at the brewery showcasing their products. Stop by for some creative and fun, local, gift ideas! And don’t forget the beer!

https://capecodbeer.com/event/brewery-event-a-very-merry-market/2019-11-16/

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Cape Cod Celtic Christmas Family Celebration with Stanley and Grimm
Dec
21
7:30 PM19:30

Cape Cod Celtic Christmas Family Celebration with Stanley and Grimm

Celtic duo Stanley & Grimm entertain with a celebration of traditional music through old and new interpretations of jigs, reels, and songs played with lively fiddle, guitar, and voice. Fiddler Nikki Engstrom and singer/guitarist Sean Brennan create a musical journey through a bounty of fiddle tunes and ballads of all origins, alongside modern tunes and songs they have composed. Their second CD, Another Round, was awarded the Celtic Radio Music Award for the 2008 Album of the Year, and also took top honors in the “Jigs & Reels” category. Celtic Radio Network describes their music as “emotionally stirring, exhilarating, perfectly splendid!” The infectious fun they have on stage and their intense playing has helped them to become fan favorites on the New England traditional music scene. “This New England Duo plays a mix of old and new tunes that is a delight to the ears and addicting to the feet" (Celtic Radio Network). They will be joined by special guests including the Engstrom children on piano and fiddle.

General Admission- Members$15.00 General Admission-Non-Members$18.00


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Pianist Sergei Novikov, in Concert
Dec
22
3:00 PM15:00

Pianist Sergei Novikov, in Concert

This "I Will Surprise You” concert is a blend of 12 different styles of piano including Classical, Jazz, Latin, Russian Folk, RagTime, and Boogie Woogie. Sergei Novikov moved from Russia to America at age 21 with a dream of living his life as a free man. With that goal and his music, he has performed for such luminaries as President George H.W. Bush, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Vice President Joe Biden as well as Billy Joel and Paul Newman. Sergei also received official recognition from Queen Mother of England for his music and performed a solo concert in the same Classical Concert series as the conductor of Boston Pops Keith Lockhart at Copley Square. Over the past 20 years, Sergei has sold over 500,000 CDs and performed live thousands of times. Come hear him play the Cultural Center’s gorgeous Steinway in our acoustically stellar Great Hall. Complimentary refreshments.

https://culturalcenter.z2systems.com/np/clients/culturalcenter/event.jsp?event=2077

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Winter Magic: A Quality Antiques Show
Dec
28
10:00 AM10:00

Winter Magic: A Quality Antiques Show

A full-scale antiques show will feature known and esteemed dealers from Cape Cod and beyond the bridges. Antiques will include country furniture, nautical items, samplers, Canton China, Chinese Export, cut and pressed glass, folk art, paintings, chocolate molds, prints, hooked rugs, baskets, stoneware, decoys, Bennington pottery, and more. All proceeds benefit the Cultural Center, a non-profit bringing “All the Arts for All of Us” to the greater Cape community since 2007. Light refreshments will be available. No one admitted until 10:00 am. Organized by Cultural Center members Charles and Barbara Adams. Generously supported by the Yarmouth Tourism Fund.

https://culturalcenter.z2systems.com/np/clients/culturalcenter/event.jsp?event=1987

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New Year's Day Party with the Cape Cod Symphony
Jan
1
3:00 PM15:00

New Year's Day Party with the Cape Cod Symphony

  • Barnstable Performing Art Center (map)
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Start 2020 with our annual tradition, featuring waltzes and marches combined with popular music in the spirit of a Viennese New Year celebration.

Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor

It’s a party and everyone’s invited! Our annual tradition is a fantastic start to 2020, with waltzes and marches combined with popular music in the spirit of a Viennese New Year celebration. Every year the music of the Cape Symphony gets you ready for the year ahead.

JANUARY 1, 2020
Barnstable Performing Arts Center
744 West Main Street
Hyannis, MA 02601

Single Ticket Pricing -
Level A $72  /  Level B $62  /  Level C $52  /  Level D $42  /  Level E $32

https://tickets.capesymphony.org/shows/new%20year's%20day%20party%202020/events?_ga=2.255259019.2072418795.1563977098-1591476172.1521643849

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Open Studio in Mobile Digital Art: iPhone and iPad w/ Rita Colantonio and Barbara Braman
Jan
6
1:00 PM13:00

Open Studio in Mobile Digital Art: iPhone and iPad w/ Rita Colantonio and Barbara Braman

Day: Mondays – 6 classes. Class begins Monday, January 6th, 2020
Time:
 1pm – 3pm

Cost: Members $120 | Non-Members $140

Description:

Join Rita Colantonio and Barbara Braman for an Open Studio. Artists at all experience levels, from beginners to the more advanced, will benefit from this ongoing class. The format of an open studio allows participants to bring in and work on their own projects, while benefiting from the different skill sets of the two instructors.  Demos by the instructors on workflow, different uses of apps, basic art principles and other topics will ensure that each student can continue to develop in this new art form.

Mobile Digital Art is a new media which developed directly from the introduction of the iPhone with its touch screen and the Apple APP store.  Artists as well-known as David Hockney have used this media to create paintings, collages, and images based on photographs developed in unlimited ways, fueled only by the artists imagination. Artists with backgrounds in photography as well as painters, printmakers and other “traditional media” artists would enjoy the convenience of a media that is so easily transportable and so open ended.

Barbara and Rita have each been recognized nationally for their work in this media and have taught workshops here at the art center in specific techniques.

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Intro to Digital Photography w/ John Tunney
Jan
6
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to Digital Photography w/ John Tunney

Day: Mondays – 5 Classes. Class begins on January 6th, 2020.
Price: 
$135 Members | $150 Non-Members

The class is designed for anyone (beginner or experienced) who wants to learn to use their digital camera and make better photographs.

We will cover the essentials of good photography, including your camera’s controls, the principles of good composition and how to use shutter speeds, exposure and depth of field to craft your pictures. In addition, we will cover the basics of how to edit your pictures on your computer. Plan to take lots of pictures. Classes will include weekly photo assignments and helpful review sessions.

Bring to class your camera, manual and 5-10 pictures on a flash drive.

Instructor Bio

John Tunney is an award-winning photographer and instructor and author of The Four Seasons of Cape Cod. A frequent exhibitor in art shows and festivals, his work has been featured in a solo exhibition at the Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, and in many solo and group shows in galleries and other exhibition centers. His images have appeared in Fodor’s Florida, the Guardian newspaper, Cape Cod Life, Cape Cod magazine, the Cape Codder and in many ads, brochures and websites.  He has led workshops on Cape Cod, Iceland and elsewhere. A former board member and president of Cape Cod Art Association, he helped create and lead its Photography Center of Cape Cod and the annual Click! Photography Conference.

Instructor Website: www.jtunney.com

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Throwing for Beginners
Jan
13
9:00 AM09:00

Throwing for Beginners

This 8-week class is aimed at those who have never used a pottery wheel before or those who would like a refresher after a few years off. Instructor Ron Dean will introduce you to the pottery wheel, how to center clay on it, how to form that clay into a vessel, and how to glaze your finished product. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and Ron’s teaching method is one of learning a process rather than getting too precious about the end result.
Date:

Mondays, Jan 13–Mar 2

Time:

9am–12pm

Location:

8 classes, in the McGraw Ceramics Studio

Price:

$396 / $336 members

https://artsonthecape.org/explore/throwing-for-beginners

About the Instructor

Ron Dean started making pottery in 1969 at the Clay Art Center in Port Chester N.Y. where he worked as the studio manager and taught classes. He moved to Marstons Mills on Cape Cod in 1982 and built his own studio while working as a production potter at a local pottery.

For 12 years Ron worked as a principle potter at Plimoth Plantation and for more than 20 years he has taught at local art centers including the Creative Arts Center at Chatham and Castle Hill at Truro. During this time, he has continued to develop his own personal style and practice at his Marstons Mills studio. See more of his work at www.rondeanpottery.com.

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Intermediate Throwing
Jan
13
1:00 PM13:00

Intermediate Throwing

Aimed at those who have mastered the basics of throwing on the pottery wheel, this 8-week class aims to help you take your skills to the next level. Instructor Ron Dean will help you to improve your wheel throwing technique while also fostering your personal style. The class will involve lots of explanation, demonstrations and hand-on practice. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and Ron’s teaching method is one of learning a process rather than getting too precious about the end result.
Date:

Mondays, Jan 13–Mar 2

Time:

1–4pm

Location:

8 classes, in the McGraw Ceramics Studio

Price:

$396 / $336 members

https://artsonthecape.org/explore/intermediate-throwing

About the Instructor

Ron Dean started making pottery in 1969 at the Clay Art Center in Port Chester N.Y. where he worked as the studio manager and taught classes. He moved to Marstons Mills on Cape Cod in 1982 and built his own studio while working as a production potter at a local pottery.

For 12 years Ron worked as a principle potter at Plimoth Plantation and for more than 20 years he has taught at local art centers including the Creative Arts Center at Chatham and Castle Hill at Truro. During this time, he has continued to develop his own personal style and practice at his Marstons Mills studio. See more of his work at www.rondeanpottery.com.

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Choose Your Own Adventure in Clay Ages 7-11
Jan
14
12:30 PM12:30

Choose Your Own Adventure in Clay Ages 7-11

Let your thoughts and sketches come alive! Let your curiosity to work in clay run wild. Maybe you've always wanted to learn the magic of throwing on the wheel or perhaps you have an idea for a sculpture! In this course we will discuss what you would like to explore and personalize the course to allow you to create and cultivate in clay! For ages 7–11.
Date:

Tuesdays, Jan 14–Mar 17

Time:

5:30–7:30pm

Location:

10 classes, in the McGraw Ceramics Studio

Price:

$270 / $230 members

https://artsonthecape.org/explore/choose-your-own-adventure

About the Instructor

Sarah Rossi is both an artist and educator. A native Cape Codder, Sarah went on to receive her MFA from the University of Montana and for the past ten years has taught art and children’s education. Influenced aesthetically from her upbringing here on the Cape, her ceramic work is distinctive, multi-layered and nuanced and her teaching style is open and friendly but underpinned by a strong technical understanding of her materials.

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The Lost Forests of New England Film Screening
Jan
14
6:00 PM18:00

The Lost Forests of New England Film Screening

Join Sturgis Library for the exciting documentary from filmmaker Ray Asselin. The film covers the story of New England’s ancient, old growth forests, what they once were, what changes have taken place since settlers arrived, and what our remnant old growth stands look like today.

Free to the public. Registration is appreciated! Email sturgisreference@comcast.net, call 508-362-6636, or fill out the form online at http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/the-lost-forests-of-new-england-film-screening/

URL for more details: http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/the-lost-forests-of-new-england-film-screening/

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AAdvanced Lightroom – Develop Module: Learn My Processing Secrets! w/ Betty Wiley
Jan
14
6:00 PM18:00

AAdvanced Lightroom – Develop Module: Learn My Processing Secrets! w/ Betty Wiley

In this class, I’ll take students beyond the basic editing techniques in Lightroom. Lightroom can do much more than simply adjust exposure, fix blown highlights, open up shadows, change white balance and add contrast!  This class will cover techniques to add advanced and creative effects to images without ever having to use Photoshop or other editing software.

The following topics will be covered (time permitting)

  • Creating dramatic lighting affects for portraits

  • Adding beams of light

  • Using the tools in Lightroom to add creative, dramatic looks

  • Painting with color

  • Use of gradients and the radial filter to add color and other effects

  • Replacing color

  • Minimizing backgrounds

  • Creative effects with white balance

  • Using the range masking feature

  • Creating a pseudo-HDR effect

  • Adding color to bland, boring skies

  • Using the clone tool and healing tool for best results

  • Adding text and mat effects in the print module for a fine-art look

Class Prerequisites: This is an advanced Lightroom class and therefore students must have a working knowledge of using Lightroom, including how to import images and navigate the program. This class will be taught using Lightroom Classic and students must have a recent version of this software installed and working properly on their computers as there will not be time during class to do any trouble-shooting as there is a lot of material to cover.

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Introduction to Tile Making
Jan
15
2:00 PM14:00

Introduction to Tile Making

In this class you will explore various techniques for making and decorating tiles by hand and by simple machine. A history of tiles around the world will be used as a backdrop for traditional methods of using repetitive design as well as storytelling. Surface decoration will include glazing, painting in underglazes, sgraffito and other carving techniques. Students will have a chance to try different tile making and decorating techniques and can expect to make a finished multiple tile piece for a wall or table.

Date:

Wednesdays, Jan 15–Mar 4

Time:

2–4pm

Location:

8 classes, in the McGraw Ceramics Studio

Price:

$264 / $224 members

https://artsonthecape.org/explore/intro-to-tile-making

About the Instructor

Mary Richmond began making and painting decorative tiles in 1979 and ran Mary Richmond Tile Design, serving fine tile galleries and showrooms around New England and New York until 2006. On Cape, her tiles were commissioned and sold exclusively at Tree’s Place in Orleans. She has a BFA in Studio Painting from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with additional ceramic and painting coursework at the Museum of Fine Art in Boston and the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.

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Understanding Layers and Masks: Learn My Processing Secrets! w/ Betty Wiley
Jan
21
6:00 PM18:00

Understanding Layers and Masks: Learn My Processing Secrets! w/ Betty Wiley

Cost: Members $65 | Non – Members $75

Description:

Proficiency with layers and masks is such an important part of using Photoshop and I always feel that it is the “heart and soul” of what makes Photoshop such a powerful imaging editor. During this class, you will learn how and when to use layers and masks in Photoshop and some the editing tips and tricks that I use when I process my images in Photoshop.  This is one of my most popular classes and one of my favorites because you are going to be amazed at how powerful layers can be and (hopefully!) how simple they are to use once you understand “the basics”.

 

During class I will cover:

  • Use of layers and masks including how and when to use them

  • Editing non-destructively, using layers

  • Use of adjustment layers and other types of layers, including fill layers

  • How to work with masks

  • Other editing “secrets” 🙂

  • Use of blend modes with layers

 

I will be teaching this class using Photoshop CC 2019. This workshop will be an intensive, hands-on class and I will supply practice files for everyone to work with on a thumb drive.  I will provide by a step-by-step demonstration and we will work on files together.  I will also provide complete instructions on everything that is covered to all participants after class so there will be no need to take notes.

Class Prerequisites: This is not an “Intro to Photoshop class” and therefore this class assumes students are familiar with Photoshop, including how to open and access files, how to navigate the program, etc.  Students should have a recent version of Photoshop already installed and working properly as there won’t be time during class to load software or to do any trouble-shooting with software that isn’t working properly. Basic computer skills are required.

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PASSPORT TO AFRICA-Cape Cod Symphony
Jan
25
to Jan 26

PASSPORT TO AFRICA-Cape Cod Symphony

  • Barnstable Performing Art Center (map)
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s PASSPORT TO AFRICA SAT January 25, 2020 7:30 PM SUN January 26, 2020 3:00 PM Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor Abel Selaocoe, Cello William Chapman Nyaho, Piano

The splendor of Africa has inspired musicians, artists, and writers throughout time. In this “Passport” concert, we’ll take a musical journey through the different flavors and emotions with an authentic tribute to the extraordinary rhythms and melodies of Africa. Experience the stupendous performance of South African cellist Abel Selaocoe, who powerfully combines his Western classical training with his African heritage. Ghanaian American pianist William Chapman Nyaho stars in “Africa” by Camille Saint-Saëns, written in Egypt and based on North African folk music. You’ll also hear a beautiful piece by South African composer Bongani Ndodana-Breen called “African Kaddish.” Join us for this celebration of Africa’s pageantry and majesty.

AFRICA Camille Saint-Saens 20TH MERIDIAN Barak Schmool AFRICAN KADDISH Bongani Ndodana-Breen BORN FREE John Barry and Don Black OUT OF AFRICA John Barry LETTER FROM A BIRMINGHAM JAIL Bradley Williams

https://www.capesymphony.org/plan-your-visit/before-the-concert/attending-a-show

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Making the Roundtrip from Lightroom to Photoshop (and back) w/ Betty Wiley
Feb
4
6:00 PM18:00

Making the Roundtrip from Lightroom to Photoshop (and back) w/ Betty Wiley

Cost: Members $65 | Non-Members $75

Description:

This class will focus on taking images from Lightroom into Photoshop (and back) – otherwise known as making the “roundtrip” from Lightroom.  It’s incredibly easy to take images from Lightroom to Photoshop and I will show you how.  I’ll cover the basic editing I do in Lightroom and review the why and when I need or want to take my images into Photoshop for additional processing.  Once the images are back in Lightroom, I’ll also cover some organizational strategies for quickly finding the images in Lightroom.

 

The following topics will be covered:

  • Setting up your Lightroom preferences for editing in Photoshop

  • Why and when to take images into Photoshop for further editing

  • Saving changes back to Lightroom

  • Options for opening/editing images in Photoshop

  • Organizational tips and tricks which will help you find images once they are back in Lightroom

  • Exporting the files from Lightroom

 

Class prerequisites:  Familiarity with Lightroom and Photoshop. Students will also need to possess basic computer skills.  Students should have Lightroom Classic and a recent version of Photoshop already installed as there won’t be time during class to load software or to do any trouble-shooting with software that isn’t working proper

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THE TONYS BROADWAY’S BEST
Feb
5
3:00 PM15:00

THE TONYS BROADWAY’S BEST

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Phone: (508) 362-1111

https://www.capesymphony.org/tickets/2019-20-season

SAT February 22, 2020 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM

SUN February 23, 2020 3:00 PM

Peter Mansfield, Guest Conductor Michelle Chassé, Director

The Tony Awards celebrate excellence on Broadway, and we’re bringing it all to you with Tonywinning classics like “Seventy-Six Trombones” from The Music Man and “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ The Boat” from Guys and Dolls; winners from outstanding revivals like Cabaret, Hello Dolly, and Thoroughly Modern Millie; and modern hits like “Everything I Know,” from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights, “You Will Be Found” from Dear Evan Hansen, and “Tomorrow Is A Latter Day” from The Book of Mormon. Guest conductor Peter Mansfield joins rising stars from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee to bring you Broadway’s best.

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Start to Finish: Learn My Processing Secrets using Lightroom and Photoshop w/ Betty Wiley
Feb
11
6:00 PM18:00

Start to Finish: Learn My Processing Secrets using Lightroom and Photoshop w/ Betty Wiley

Cost: Members $65 | Non – Members $75

Description:

In this class, I will show you my processing workflow using both Lightroom and Photoshop.  I will discuss when I use Lightroom for my basic editing as well as the reasons for taking images into Photoshop for further processing. I will cover the best tools in each program to maximize the potential in your images.  Time permitting, we will work on three different types of images from start to finish.  I will supply images on thumb drives for this class however you are welcome to bring some of your own images for additional practice.

Class prerequisites:  Familiarity with Lightroom and Photoshop. Students will also need to possess basic computer skills.  Students should have both a recent version of Lightroom Classic and a recent version of Photoshop already installed as there won’t be time during class to load software or to do any trouble-shooting with software that isn’t working properly. Students should know how to import images into Lightroom and be familiar with navigating the program and how to open images into Photoshop for further editing.  Basic computer skills are required.

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Outside of the Box: Slab Construction
Feb
28
1:00 PM13:00

Outside of the Box: Slab Construction

By using a variety of hand-building techniques, with emphasis on slab construction, we will use soft and firm slabs, use the slab roller, and make our own slabs by hand. Focusing on proportion, configuration and integrated surface, we will create sculptural forms using demonstrations as well as individual meetings. In this class, you will learn technical processes such as construction methods, surface treatments, textures, stains, and glazing. Students will acquire new skills and ideas, and the confidence to develop them in their own work. Tie up those apron strings and get ready to get dirty! All levels welcome, especially newbies. A sense of humor is required.

Date:

Fridays, Feb 28–Apr 24 (no class Mar 27)

Time:

1–4pm

Location:

8 classes, in the McGraw Ceramics Studio

Price:

$396 / $336 members

https://artsonthecape.org/explore/outside-of-the-box-slab-construction

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The Pourmen at Cape Cod Beer
Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

The Pourmen at Cape Cod Beer

The Pourmen is a New Bedford-based band that blends many Celtic, Folk and Acoustic Punk Rock influences to craft heartfelt songs from the “Cobblestone Streets and Salty Pubs of the Whaling City.” As one reviewer noted,
“If there were a maritime saloon located near a port city in Ireland, The Pourmen would be the house band, never stopping except to fill or empty their drinks.”
- Bobby Forand, Motif Magazine

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Teen Wheel Ages 12-17
Mar
16
4:00 PM16:00

Teen Wheel Ages 12-17

This is a great after-school class for 12 to 17-year-olds. Teens will be introduced or reacquainted with the pottery wheel in a fun and relaxed setting. Instructor Kimberly Sheerin will work to each student’s level to achieve success while learning to center, create, trim, and decorate their masterpieces.

Date:Thursdays, Jan 16–Mar 5 Time:4–5:30pm Location:8 classes, in the McGraw Ceramics Studio Price:$162 / $138 members

https://artsonthecape.org/explore/teen-wheel

Kimberly Sheerin earned her BA in Studio Art (with a Ceramics Focus) at The University Of New Hampshire, in 1996. She has been making and teaching out of her studio, The Barn Pottery, in Pocasset, Massachusetts, for over 23 years. Kimberly enjoys teaching all ages and abilities, as well as those with disabilities. Kim’s teaching philosophy has been influenced by her work as the Art Teacher at Bridgeview Montessori School. By “Following the Student” she helps to guide and meet you where your skills are, and then helps to empower you to create and find your own clay voice.

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PERFECTLY PAIRED
Apr
4
to Apr 5

PERFECTLY PAIRED

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SAT April 4, 2020 7:30 PM SUN April 5, 2020 3:00 PM Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor Christina and Michelle Naughton, Piano MASTERPIECE 4

PERFECTLY PAIRED Great things come in pairs. Twin sisters Christina and Michelle Naughton astound worldwide audiences who witness dual pianos played with incredible synchronicity. These Juilliard graduates perform French composer Francis Poulenc’s “Concerto for Two Pianos,” a delightful dialogue between the keyboards and the orchestra. We also perform “Concerto for Orchestra” by Hungarian Bela Bartok, featuring the famous “Game of Pairs” movement with solo pairs of woodwind and brass instruments entering together. It’s double the fun! CONCERTO FOR TWO PIANOS Francis Poulenc CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA FEATURING “GAME OF PAIRS” Bela Bartok

https://www.capesymphony.org/plan-your-visit/before-the-concert/attending-a-show

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VISIONS MOZART & MAHLER
May
2
to May 3

VISIONS MOZART & MAHLER

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Phone: (508) 362-1111

https://www.capesymphony.org/tickets/2019-20-season

SAT May 2, 2020 7:30 PM SUN May 3, 2020 3:00 PM Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor

For the very first time, the Cape Symphony presents Mahler’s epic Symphony No. 5, an extravagant opus filled with the hyper-emotionality of the last great Romantic composer. To find a brilliant soloist for a Mozart violin concerto, we’re going to open the door to the whole world, discovering truly creative artists via video auditions on our YouTube channel and selecting a winner to perform with us. It’s a modern way to find a soulmate for the orchestra. The chosen soloist will also join the orchestra for Oscar-winning composer Tan Dun’s Internet Symphony, a celebration of the global music community. SYMPHONY NO. 5 Gustav Mahler VIOLIN CONCERTO Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart THE INTERNET SYMPHONY Tan Dun

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Sinatra!
Jun
13
to Jun 14

Sinatra!

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SINATRA! SAT June 13, 2020 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM SUN June 14, 2020 3:00 PM Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor Brian Duprey, Vocals

The voice. The eyes. The style. Sinatra! Enjoy the greatest hits of Ol’ Blue Eyes, including “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Luck Be a Lady,” and “The Way You Look Tonight,” performed by the best Sinatra singing voice in the world today. Critically acclaimed sensation Brian Duprey transforms into Frank Sinatra, giving you a unique theatrical experience. Brian received the ultimate compliment when Nancy Sinatra said, “He’s got it!”

https://www.capesymphony.org/plan-your-visit/before-the-concert/attending-a-show

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Winter Art 2020: Heroes and Villains- entry deadline today
Nov
11
10:30 AM10:30

Winter Art 2020: Heroes and Villains- entry deadline today

From the wilds of nature, classic tales, popular tunes, and computer-generated creations, Heroes and Villains abound!

Heroes and villains come in many different forms: From comic book characters to a favorite teacher to Mother Nature, heroes can inspire us to be better and do better. Likewise, villains from Darth Vader to world dictators to ocean polluters, show us what we can become when we give in to our darker selves.

We’d like you to show our young audience your interpretation of heroes and villains through your artwork.

Interactive Fun for Kids

Keeping younger arts patrons in mind, artwork for the show will be displayed at a height of 4 feet throughout the exhibit – right at children’s eye level and some of the artists themselves will drop in to discuss their works with the students as they tour the exhibit. The visit to Heroes and Villains is accompanied by a hands-on workshop in the Art Studio, where students will create their own piece inspired by the exhibition.

LOCATION: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit, MA, 02635

KEY DATES:

11 Nov 2019 deadline for submission

9 Dec 2019 notification to artists

6 Jan 2020 drop-off, 10am to 4pm

11 Jan 2020, 5-7pm, opening reception

8 Feb 2020, last day of exhibition

10 Feb 2020, retrieval of artwork, 10am to 4pm

ELIGIBILITY: Submissions are welcomed from any artist living or working on Cape Cod in either 2D or 3D media.

OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT: Successful entrants are invited (but not obliged) to give an artist presentation on their artwork to visiting groups of students. Further details will be supplied to participants upon notification of selection.

SUBMISSIONS AND FEES: Only original works may be submitted. The entry fee is $30 for one artwork and $10 for each of two subsequent entries. The maximum number of entries is 3 per artist and the maximum fee is $50. All entries must be registered/received by midnight EST, November 11, 2019. All entry fees are non-refundable.

DIRECTIONS FOR ONLINE SUBMISSION: Competition entry is available at smartentry.com. If entrants do not already have an account with Smarter Entry, they will be prompted to create one.

CONTACT/QUESTIONS: Please direct all questions to Michelle Law, Gallery Manager, (Michelle@cotuitcenterforthearts.org)

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Barre with Susan! November 2019
Nov
11
10:00 AM10:00

Barre with Susan! November 2019

It may sound like Ballet…but it's NOT! Led by dance instructor/powerhouse Susan Mendoza Friedman, this class mixes elements of Pilates, dance, and yoga — all choreographed to motivating music. In each energizing workout, you’ll use the barre or mat to sculpt, slim and stretch your entire body. Targeted exercises will increase your flexibility and balance.

For all ages and fitness levels. No experience necessary. Come to Barre Class and leave feeling invigorated with new strength!

Attire: Comfortable exercise clothing, bare feet, or socks. Bring a yoga mat or a big towel.

Mondays, Nov 11–Dec 16

Time:10am–11am Location:6 classes, upstairs in the Black Box Price:$120 / $102 members

Drop-in price: $25/class

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The Playwrights Lab at Cotuit Center for the Arts
Nov
10
6:00 PM18:00

The Playwrights Lab at Cotuit Center for the Arts

THE PLAYWRIGHTS LAB AT COTUIT CENTER FOR THE ARTS LAUNCHES NOVEMBER 10!

Our mission is to provide emerging and established playwrights a twice-monthly FREE forum to workshop and develop scripts in progress.

Led by playwrights James and Jean Anton and hosted by Cotuit Center for the Arts, the Playwrights Lab will be a place where plays-in-progress are shared, discussed, and nurtured in a community of peers. Membership is open to local playwrights who wish to refine and improve their work through thoughtful critique and discussion.

Meetings will occur on the 2nd Sunday of every month at the Center, and on the 4th Saturday at the Centerville Public Library.

The first meeting of The Playwrights Lab is Nov 10 at the Center, 6–9pm, in the upstairs classroom of the Black Box. The second meeting will take place from 10am–12pm on Nov 23 in the conference room of the Centerville Public Library.

It is essential to a play’s development to hear it read aloud, and whenever possible, actors will cold-read from a playwright’s script. If actors are not available, member playwrights will read. Actors who are interested in doing cold reads (as well as contributing feedback to playwrights) are encouraged to become members of the Lab.

The Playwrights Lab will also support members by sourcing venues that are open to new work and sharing information on play-writing contests, submission opportunities, and grants.

Date:

Twice monthly, on the 2nd Sunday and the 4th Saturday

Time:

6pm–9pm on the 2nd Sunday, 10am–12pm on the 4th Saturday

Location:

2nd Sunday meetings held upstairs in the Black Box; 4th Saturday meetings held at the Centerville Public Library.

Membership is free of charge, but will be limited to available space. To join the Lab, contact Jean and James Anton at jean@theplaywrightslab.org and/or james@theplaywrightslab.org.

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Auditions for Arsenic and Old Lace
Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Auditions for Arsenic and Old Lace

CCftA and director, Steve Ross, invite you to attend auditions for the classic dark comedy, “Arsenic & Old Lace” to be held on Sat Nov 9th, 9:00am – 12:00 pm and Sun Nov 10, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, both at the Art Studio. The performance dates are Jan 30 – Feb 16th. Auditions will consist of reading from prepared sides. Be prepared to have some fun!

Mortimer Brewster is living a happy life: he has a steady job at a prominent New York newspaper, he’s just become engaged, and he gets to visit his sweet spinster aunts to announce the engagement. Mortimer always knew that his family had a bit of a mad gene -- his brother believes himself to be Teddy Roosevelt and his great-grandfather used to scalp Indians for pleasure -- but his world is turned upside down when he realizes that his dear aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years! When Mortimer’s maniacal brother, Jonathan. (who strangely now resembles Boris Karloff) returns on the night that the aunts were planning to bury the newest victim, Mortimer must rally to help his aunts and protect his fiancé -- all while trying to keep his own sanity. as well. An uproarious farce on plays involving murder, Arsenic and Old Lace has become a favorite amongst regional theatres throughout America.

Available Roles:

Abby Brewster: A darling lady, 50’s – 70’s, who poisons lonely old men. Abby is the sister of Martha and an aunt to Teddy, Jonathan, and Mortimer.

Martha Brewster: A sweet woman, 50’s – 70’s, with Victorian charm who poisons lonely old men, Martha is the sister of Abby and an aunt to Teddy, Jonathan, and Mortimer.

The Rev. Dr. Harper: Minister and father of Elaine, 40’s – 60’s

Teddy Brewster: Nephew of Abby and Martha Brewster, Teddy 40’s – 50’s, who thinks that he is Theodore Roosevelt.

Elaine Harper: Mortimer’s fiancée, 20’s – 40’s, Elaine is the daughter of the Rev. Dr. Harper. She is surprisingly wise in the ways of the world for a minister's daughter.

Mortimer Brewster: 20’s – 40’s, Nephew of Abby and Martha, Mortimer is a drama critic who is engaged to Elaine. He is a nice man who cares for his aunts.

Jonathan Brewster: 30’s – 50’s, Nephew of Abby and Martha Brewster, Jonathan is a psychopath who has had plastic surgery and now looks like Boris Karloff.

Dr. Einstein: A plastic surgeon and an alcoholic 40’s – 70’s, Dr. Einstein has changed Jonathan's face three times.

Mr. Gibbs: A man who wishes to rent a room from the Brewster sisters

Officer O'Hara: A police officer, O’Hara is a would-be playwright who pesters Mortimer to read his play.

Lieutenant Rooney: A tough and dominating police officer

Officers Brophy and Klein: local police officers

Mr. Witherspoon: The superintendent of Happy Dale Sanitarium

Audition Dates:

Sat Nov 9th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sun Nov 10, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

in the Art Studio

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Sunday Morning Yoga at the Cotuit Center for the Arts
Nov
10
8:30 AM08:30

Sunday Morning Yoga at the Cotuit Center for the Arts

SUNday morning Yoga – this pure and simple 75-minute Hatha-based yoga class is for all levels.

We will move to the rhythm of our breath, creating inner space to promote health, healing, strength, and confidence. The class will begin with deep stretching, then move into a gently-paced Vinyasa flow centered around sun salutations. Bring a mat and blanket or pillow for a little extra bliss.

Instructors rotate and include: Michele Brandt, Lori Severino Mack, Stacy Richmond, and Sandra Waite.

Sunday mornings, 8:30 - 9:45 am in the Gallery.
Free-will offering
.

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 A Walk Through Europe
Nov
9
2:00 PM14:00

A Walk Through Europe

Eve Yvonne Makilya is an American trained - Kenyan musician who enjoys celebrating the arts and bringing communities together. Eve is a lifelong musician who specializes in multi-genre music such as: Jazz, Classical, Country music and more. During this concert series, featuring songs from France, Germany, Italy, Spain and England, Eve hopes to take you all on a melodic trip through Europe and best of all, you don’t even have to pack a bag. See you all across the pond!

Admission is free, though donations are welcome. Please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events--activities or contact the Library.

URL for more details: https://www.cotuitlibrary.org

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Centerville Matinee Movies
Nov
9
1:00 PM13:00

Centerville Matinee Movies

The Centerville Historical Museum’s fall 2019 film series feature films produced or about the time ‘Between the Wars’. Shows are at 1:00 p.m., Saturdays, except Halloween feature films. Admission is free. (Donations gladly accepted.) After-film discussion with film critic Anthony Ambrogio is included.

2019 September to November Program

All Through the Night (1942) Saturday, November 9, 1PM

Casablanca (1943) Saturday, November 16, 1PM

Remember the Night (1940) Saturday, November 30, 1PM

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Creative Movement for Older Adults
Nov
9
11:00 AM11:00

Creative Movement for Older Adults

This workshop, taught by Marcelo Galvao, will work some movement techniques (modern, creative, ballroom dancing and Brazilian popular dance) to create a free dance rooted in our affective memories. The classes will consist of stretching, muscle strengthening, dance techniques and creative games. This is a class for the unveiling of new movements, of poetry and most of all, dance. Marcelo has wide experience in working with older adults, and the conditions and limitations of each participant will be considered in a responsible way.

Marcel Galvao received his undergraduate in Dance Education from the Federal University of Bahia in 2008. He has worked with creative and educational processes in dance for the elderly for 18 years. He has been a part of three National Forums for Coordination of Elderly for Higher Education Institutions and is currently a dance professor in the Open University to the Elderly program at the Bahian State University (UNEB). Marcelo is also in a municipal program for the retired in Salvador Municipality (PREVIS) and in the Brazilian navy’s retired program.

Admission is free, though donations are welcome. Please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events--activities or contact the Library.

URL for more details: https://www.cotuitlibrary.org

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Behind the Scenes Tour of Historic Sturgis Library
Nov
9
11:00 AM11:00

Behind the Scenes Tour of Historic Sturgis Library

See the “hidden” parts of the Library and learn about it’s history and collections

Adults, young adults and children ages 10 and up are welcome.

All participants will receive a Sturgis Library historical goodie bag.

Space is limited to 15 people.

Purchase tickets at the Library or call us at 508-362-6636

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23rd Annual Cape Cod Maritime History Symposium
Nov
9
9:00 AM09:00

23rd Annual Cape Cod Maritime History Symposium

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Schedule of Events: 9:00 am – Registration; coffee, tea & refreshments 9:45am - Introduction by Symposium founding Director, Theresa M. Barbo 10:00 am – The Gems of Vineyard Sound: Elizabeth Islands, 1641 & Beyond with Ian Ives, Executive Director of Massachusetts Audubon’s Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary. 11:00 am – The Nautical Yuletide: 90 Years of New England’s Flying Santa Program to Support Coast Guard Families with Tom Guthlein Chief Warrant Officer, USCG (Ret.). 12:00 pm – Luncheon and explore Museum exhibits, gardens & trails 1:00 pm – Around the World with Barnstable’s Mad Jack Percival: The U.S.S. Constitution Circles the Globe, 1844-1846 with Robert J. Allison, Professor of History, Suffolk University. 2:00 pm – A Very Fine Place If the Harbor Were Good: Samuel de Champlain’s 1605 Exploration of Cape Cod with Bill Burke, Cultural Resources Program Manager, Cape Cod National Seashore.

Admission is $25 includes morning refreshments, 4 lectures, lunch and Museum Admission.

Pre-registration is suggested to secure lunch. Tickets available online : www.ccmnh.org $30 at the Door day of program For more information please call: 508-896-3867, ext. 133.

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Auditions for Arsenic and Old Lace
Nov
9
9:00 AM09:00

Auditions for Arsenic and Old Lace

CCftA and director, Steve Ross, invite you to attend auditions for the classic dark comedy, “Arsenic & Old Lace” to be held on Sat Nov 9th, 9:00am – 12:00 pm and Sun Nov 10, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, both at the Art Studio. The performance dates are Jan 30 – Feb 16th. Auditions will consist of reading from prepared sides. Be prepared to have some fun!

Mortimer Brewster is living a happy life: he has a steady job at a prominent New York newspaper, he’s just become engaged, and he gets to visit his sweet spinster aunts to announce the engagement. Mortimer always knew that his family had a bit of a mad gene -- his brother believes himself to be Teddy Roosevelt and his great-grandfather used to scalp Indians for pleasure -- but his world is turned upside down when he realizes that his dear aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years! When Mortimer’s maniacal brother, Jonathan. (who strangely now resembles Boris Karloff) returns on the night that the aunts were planning to bury the newest victim, Mortimer must rally to help his aunts and protect his fiancé -- all while trying to keep his own sanity. as well. An uproarious farce on plays involving murder, Arsenic and Old Lace has become a favorite amongst regional theatres throughout America.

Available Roles:

Abby Brewster: A darling lady, 50’s – 70’s, who poisons lonely old men. Abby is the sister of Martha and an aunt to Teddy, Jonathan, and Mortimer.

Martha Brewster: A sweet woman, 50’s – 70’s, with Victorian charm who poisons lonely old men, Martha is the sister of Abby and an aunt to Teddy, Jonathan, and Mortimer.

The Rev. Dr. Harper: Minister and father of Elaine, 40’s – 60’s

Teddy Brewster: Nephew of Abby and Martha Brewster, Teddy 40’s – 50’s, who thinks that he is Theodore Roosevelt.

Elaine Harper: Mortimer’s fiancée, 20’s – 40’s, Elaine is the daughter of the Rev. Dr. Harper. She is surprisingly wise in the ways of the world for a minister's daughter.

Mortimer Brewster: 20’s – 40’s, Nephew of Abby and Martha, Mortimer is a drama critic who is engaged to Elaine. He is a nice man who cares for his aunts.

Jonathan Brewster: 30’s – 50’s, Nephew of Abby and Martha Brewster, Jonathan is a psychopath who has had plastic surgery and now looks like Boris Karloff.

Dr. Einstein: A plastic surgeon and an alcoholic 40’s – 70’s, Dr. Einstein has changed Jonathan's face three times.

Mr. Gibbs: A man who wishes to rent a room from the Brewster sisters

Officer O'Hara: A police officer, O’Hara is a would-be playwright who pesters Mortimer to read his play.

Lieutenant Rooney: A tough and dominating police officer

Officers Brophy and Klein: local police officers

Mr. Witherspoon: The superintendent of Happy Dale Sanitarium

Audition Dates:

Sat Nov 9th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sun Nov 10, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

in the Art Studio

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Guitar Concert with Peppino D'Agostino
Nov
8
7:30 PM19:30

Guitar Concert with Peppino D'Agostino

Friday, November 8, at 7:30pm. The Chicago Tribute writes: "...D'Agostino plays steel-­-string guitar with virtuosity and complexity...Influences are as far-­-flung as the flamenco work of Paco de Lucia and the pop sensibility of the Beatles, evident in the songs he's written, which brim with memorable melodies." Peppino D'Agostino has performed in more than 34 countries, at prestigious international festivals, and has played in some of the world's most important theaters. He has shared the stage with Tommy Emmanuel, Leo Kottke, Laurindo Almeida, Sergio Assad, Larry Carlton, and Eric Johnson, to name a few. His solo recordings include high quality labels such as Favored Nations, Mesa / Bluemoon, and Acoustic Music Records. Recognized as "the guitarist's guitarist" by Acoustic Guitar magazine and described as "a giant of the acoustic guitar" by the San Diego Reader, in 2017 Guitar Player listed him as one of the 50 transcendent superheroes of all times. The CD "Every Step of The Way" was awarded by Acoustic Guitar's People's Choice Awards with a Bronze medal for Best Acoustic Album of All Time. His signature Seagull acoustic guitar has been voted among the ten best signature guitars by Guitar Player magazine. Don't miss his performance in our acoustically stellar Great Hall. $25. Refreshments are complimentary.

For reservations, click here or call 508-394-7100.

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