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Democracy:  From Beginning to End
Sep
23
6:00 PM18:00

Democracy: From Beginning to End

Three Mondays: September 23rd & 30th, & October 7

Democracy: From Beginning to End is a three-part presentation that examines the theoretical and practical foundations of Democracy in history. The discussion addresses the elements of Democracy and compares it as a political system to other options. Three 90-minute lectures, given by Michael Darring, provide an overview of Democracy’s emergence and foundations; of the era of the founding of American democracy; and of Democracy’s status in the modern world and beyond. 

Michael Darring resides in Cotuit with his wife, Kate, and their two hounds, Winston and White Cloud. Michael earned a BA in Philosophy from the University of Tennessee and recently retired from an arduous career in the oilfields of the Gulf of Mexico; in between, he travelled and read widely and frequently. In the middle of 2018, after reading a book on the founding of the New England colonies, he became interested in the subject of democracy. These lectures are the result of his research since that time.

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events--activities or contact the Library.

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

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Grow Your Family Tree A Special Course on Genealogy
Sep
26
1:30 PM13:30

Grow Your Family Tree A Special Course on Genealogy

  • Barnstable Adult Community Center (map)
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Biweekly Thursdays, beginning September 26

1:30-3:00 p.m. Free $35.

Interested in researching your family history and learning

the special techniques for locating information?

Get an overview of methods, immigration and migration,

land deeds, probate research, the census and DNA.

Facilitated by the Cape Cod Genealogical Society.

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Mushrooming Beyond the Basics
Sep
27
1:00 PM13:00

Mushrooming Beyond the Basics

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Let's go a little further and learn about some medicinal mushrooms, and more about mushroom features and methods of identification. Our talk with visuals will cover additional types of mushrooms to take you further on your mushrooming journey. Afterwards, we will go out on the Museum trail to find some wild mushrooms! Wear good walking footwear, insect repellant, and bring a cloth or paper bag or basket for collection, and a pocket knife or shears

Rachel Goclawski is a Massachusetts Certified Educator, Programming Partner with the Sudbury Valley Trustees, Girl Scouts of Eastern MA and is the Resident Naturalist at Waters Farm Preservation in Sutton. Rachel is a Contributing Writer for the Cook's Cook Magazine and for her "day job," she is an IT Specialist for the Dept. of Defense. Visit Rachel's Facebook page for Forage to Table tips and videos: www.facebook.com/cookingwithmrsg

Purchase Tickets Online Here

Members: $7/Non-Members: $10

Reservations Recommended Seating Limited

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Mastering Your Mark
Sep
28
8:00 AM08:00

Mastering Your Mark

An Art Conference for all media. Saturday, September 28th, 2019 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Hyannis, 8am-4pm. 20 sessions packed with tips, techniques and inspiration to help you advance your artwork. There’s something for everyone – from beginners to advanced. We are thrilled to have Catherine Kehoe and Nancy McCarthy, Mass Art Faculty and co-Founders of Black Pond Studio, as the keynote speakers! For more inforamtion and registration visit www.masteringyourmark.org

*Register Early and Receive a $20 Bonus!*

Register for Mastering Your Mark by June 30th and receive $20 off a class or workshop at the Cape Cod Art Center!

Why wait until the last minute and risk not getting into the sessions of your choice? Register for Mastering your Mark by June 30th, select your sessions and we will give you a voucher at the conference for $20 off a future class or workshop at the Cape Cod Art Center!

Voucher is valid from October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020.

URL for more details: https://capecodartcenter.org/mastering-your-mark-2019-art-conference/

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Make Happy Happen
Sep
28
9:00 AM09:00

Make Happy Happen

Money can’t buy happiness, but you can manufacture it! Learn how in this interactive and engaging workshop that will give you skills to cultivate three core ingredients of well-being: gratitude, positive emotions, and optimism. Through lectures, discussion, and exercises (and a little laughter), you’ll learn how and why these topics are related to your overall happiness and what you can do to grow them. End the day by developing a practical plan to implement your new skills.

Regina (Jeanie) Yaroch is the founder of Posi+ive, a company dedicated to sharing the science of well-being to empower people to make positive change. She has been a grassroots positive pioneer for almost two decades. She combines 20 years of communication education and insight with coaching credentials, leadership training, recovery advocacy, and lived experience learning, applying, and benefitting from positive principles.

Our classes and workshops are open to students of all abilities and needs. We are currently unable to provide one-on-one instruction, though we will make every attempt to address accommodations for full and successful engagement whenever possible. 
If a student requires individual supports, parent/guardian/PCA/teacher/ABA Therapists/etc are welcome to attend. 
Please contact Christine Ernst, Director of Education, for more information at 
christine@cotuitcenterforthearts.org.

Date:

Saturday, Sep 28

Time:

9am–3pm with a break for lunch

Location:

1 class, in the Schoolhouse

Price:

$100 / $85 members

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SATURDAY YOGA at Meetinghouse Farm
Sep
28
9:00 AM09:00

SATURDAY YOGA at Meetinghouse Farm

Join Yoga Instructor Caleigh Carroll

for Saturday Morning Yoga Sessions

“Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Practicing yoga in a beautiful natural environment

nourishes body, mind and spirit.

 All levels welcome.   By Donation

(rain or shine)

2135 Meetinghouse Way (Route 149)  West Barnstable

meetinghousefarm.org

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KRAV MAGA Class
Oct
1
6:00 PM18:00

KRAV MAGA Class

Krav Maga is a self-defense system

developed by the Israeli military.

It trains you to protect yourself through street smarts, situational awareness, and practical skills.

This distinctive fighting system

develops strength and fitness --

and it's trending as pretty darn hip, too!

Open to both men and women of all abilities,

this new class runs

Tuesday, October 1-November 19, at 6:00 p.m.

Just $99.00

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Still Life-Simplify a Subject, and Get Bold with Color with Angus Wilson
Oct
4
to Oct 6

Still Life-Simplify a Subject, and Get Bold with Color with Angus Wilson

Still Life-Simplify a Subject, and Get Bold with Color with Angus Wilson

There are still some spaces available in this exciting workshop! Angus will focus on simple rules and techniques to create more expressive, colorful paintings. This is a 3-Day workshop in Acrylic Painting., though oils are also welcome. This workshop is for all levels of painting experience.

See website for more details

https://falmouthart.org/product/angus-wilson-still-life-simplify-a-subject-and-get-bold-with-color/

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Stained Glass Quilt Squares Weekend Workshop
Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

Stained Glass Quilt Squares Weekend Workshop

Create your own stained glass quilt square in this exciting weekend workshop 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. All skill levels are welcome—patterns are available for every level, from beginner to advanced students. 

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. 

Date:

Sat & Sun, Oct 5–6

Time:

10am–4pm

Location:

2 classes, in the Schoolhouse

Price:

$230 / $195 members

Neil Maciejewski is a Cape-based stained glass artist and designer and serves on the Center's Curatorial Committee.

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Acadia, Schoodic & Mount Desert Isle Photography w/ John Tunney & Betty Wiley
Oct
6
to Oct 10

Acadia, Schoodic & Mount Desert Isle Photography w/ John Tunney & Betty Wiley

Join us for a special 5-day/4-night workshop on the beautiful coast of Maine as we photograph Acadia National Park, the Schoodic Peninsula and Mount Desert Island. The workshop includes lodging for four nights and all meals (except one lunch and dinner in Bar Harbor) and a lobster dinner (alternatives available).

We’ll be based at the Schoodic Institute near Schoodic Point. Known as the quiet side of Acadia, the Schoodic Peninsula offers a variety of opportunities to experience Maine’s rugged coast – from the cliffs at Raven’s Nest to the summit of Schoodic Head along a spruce and fir trail to the giant slabs of pink granite that extend into the open Atlantic at Schoodic Point. Seaside villages such as Birch Harbor, Prospect Harbor and the quaint Corea feature scenes of classic downeast Maine – fishing boats, lobster traps, working docks and more. On Mount Desert Island, we’ll explore picturesque locales such as Bar
Harbor, the Acadia coast, Jordan Pond, Eagle Lake, as well as places off the beaten track.

Most days will begin with a sunrise and morning shoot, then break and free time around lunch, editing classroom lessons, discussion and reviews in the afternoon, and a late afternoon/early evening shoot.
We’ll also have an optional night shoot. The weather, sun, moon and tides will guide our itinerary.

With two instructors and a limit of 12 students, you’ll have plenty of time for personalized instruction. John and Betty will offer tips and techniques in the field and classroom to help you get the most out of
your workshop and develop your skills. Instruction includes:
– Classic and creative landscape photography
– Long exposure and camera movement
– Depth of field
– Night photography
– Use of filters
– Processing in Lightroom, Photoshop and other programs.

What’s Included:
– Four nights lodging at the Schoodic Institute. All participants will have their own private bedroom in a shared apartment. Accommodations include WiFi, DirectTV, hard line telephones, fully equipped kitchens, as well as dining and living rooms.
– All meals except one lunch and one dinner in Bar Harbor.
– Instruction with two experienced teachers and a low student:teacher ratio

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Horror and Crime Fiction with Laird Barron & John Langan
Oct
8
6:00 PM18:00

Horror and Crime Fiction with Laird Barron & John Langan

Atmosphere & Suspense: Creating Tension in Horror and Crime Fiction with Laird Barron & John Langan

Join us for an evening of horror and crime fiction with Bram Stoker/Shirley Jackson Award winning authors, Laird Barron and John Langan. The authors will discuss the craft of writing tense, atmospheric, character driven prose and will answer all of your writing/publishing related questions. A reading and book signing will follow.

This program is free to the public.

Registration is appreciated. Call 508-362-6636, email sturgisreference@comcast.net, or online at http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/horror-and-crime-fiction-with-laird-barron-and-john-langan/

URL for more details: http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/horror-and-crime-fiction-with-laird-barron-and-john-langan/

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 FROM CIVIL RIGHTS TO HUNGER STRIKES 1966-1981
Oct
9
6:00 PM18:00

FROM CIVIL RIGHTS TO HUNGER STRIKES 1966-1981

with Sean Murphy


Wednesdays, beginning October 9

4 weeks

6-7pm

$75/$70 members

With the partitioning of Ireland the Parliament of Northern Ireland built a new state designed to ensure ongoing control by Unionists. They marginalized the nationalist community, the progressive labor movement and those unionists not committed to the realization of a sectarian state.

They ensured their control through gerrymandering of constituencies; the use of Special Powers and the formation of a sectarian police force; and the use of social and economic policies designed in the interest of the majority population.

Reforms after World War 2 in education and in the provision of welfare benefits played a part in radicalizing the generations in the 1950's and 1960's who sought to change the reality for their communities. The Civil Right Movement sought to reform the Unionist state but their efforts were met with violent resistance on the basis that changes would undermine the nature of the Unionist state. Reform was not an option.

The Civil Rights campaign was criminalized and attacked to the point that nationalist areas had to rely on self defense against drive-by shootings, bombings and pogroms by loyalists, police raids, and after 1969 from British army activity. By the late 1960's the IRA had been weakened and had little capability to effectively defend nationalist areas. The violence against the nationalist population led to the formation of the Provisional IRA and to another devastating war in the centuries old imposition on the people of Ireland by a foreign government.

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Anglo Irish Treaty and Civil War in Ireland
Oct
9
7:15 PM19:15

Anglo Irish Treaty and Civil War in Ireland

with Sean Murphy


Wednesdays, beginning October 9

4 weeks

7:15-8:15pm

$75/$70 members

The Anglo-Irish Treaty was an agreement signed in 1921 between the government of the of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and representatives of the Irish Republic that concluded the Irish War of Independence.

It provided for the establishment of the Irish Free State as a self-governing dominion within the British Empire". It also provided Northern Ireland, with an option to opt out of the Irish Free State, which it exercised.

The contents of the treaty divided the Irish Republic's leadership, with the President of the Republic, Éamon de Valera, leading the anti-treaty minority.

The main dispute was centred on the status as a dominion (as represented by the Oath of Allegiance and Fidelity) rather than as an independent republic. The Dáil voted to approve the treaty but the objectors refused to accept it.

The split over the treaty led to the Irish Civil War (1922-23).

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Creating a Character (or, The Art of Doing Nothing: Ensemble, Extras, and Background Work)
Oct
12
9:00 AM09:00

Creating a Character (or, The Art of Doing Nothing: Ensemble, Extras, and Background Work)

We all know what to do when we’re the lead or a major supporting character, but the background performers help to set the mood. Whether you’re onstage or on set, directors appreciate an actor who can immerse themselves in the world the director has envisioned and create a genuine atmosphere. This class will discuss the art form of doing “nothing” as both stage and screen ensemble with an emphasis on continuity, consistency, and creating a believable world that both the audience and all the actors in the scene can be fully immersed in.

Our classes and workshops are open to students of all abilities and needs. We are currently unable to provide one-on-one instruction, though we will make every attempt to address accommodations for full and successful engagement whenever possible.
If a student requires individual supports, parent/guardian/PCA/teacher/ABA Therapists/etc are welcome to attend.
Please contact Christine Ernst, Director of Education, for more information at 
christine@cotuitcenterforthearts.org.

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Seed Saving with Cape Cod Edible Landscapes
Oct
15
6:30 PM18:30

Seed Saving with Cape Cod Edible Landscapes

Join Dave Scandurra (Owner/Founder of Edible Landscapes of Cape Cod) for a workshop about seed saving. Learn about basic terminology, considerations, types of pollination, seed harvesting, cleaning, drying, storage and more. Come learn how easy it is to save seeds. You don’t need a fancy lab or equipment, seed saving can be done anywhere. There will also be a hands-on opportunity to process some seeds for you to take home!

Free to the public. Registration is appreciated! Email sturgisreference@comcast.net, call 508-362-6636, or online at http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/seed-saving-with-cape-cod-edible-landscapes/

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Cape Cod Landscapes:  The Art of Seeing Creatively w/ Mark Bowie
Oct
17
to Oct 20

Cape Cod Landscapes: The Art of Seeing Creatively w/ Mark Bowie

Photographically, what makes Cape Cod landscapes so special, is how light interacts with this convergence of land and sea. Learning to see the possibilities and then translate them into images can elevate our picture-taking from the commonplace to the artistic. Professional landscape photographer and night shooting expert Mark Bowie will lead this power-packed workshop to explore the Cape from pre-dawn to deep night, visiting some of its finest scenery: the ocean, beaches, dunes, coastal waterways, lighthouses and fishing villages. He’ll cover in-depth the fine art of seeing, offering innovative strategies, tips and techniques for looking deeper, refining your personal vision to creative images with feeling, that come from the heart.



We will typically shoot for several hours around sunrise and sunset each day, and other times as favorable lighting conditions present themselves. We’ll also photograph the moody blues of twilight and the Cape’s magnificent night sky. The landscape, so varied and photogenic in daylight, becomes ever-more mysterious and enchanting at night. Our schedule and selection of shooting locations will remain flexible to take best advantage of the weather and lighting conditions.

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Art Party! Saturday Kids' Workshop, Session 2
Oct
26
1:00 PM13:00

Art Party! Saturday Kids' Workshop, Session 2

Come on and join the Art Party! Artists and instructors Donna Rockwell and Hannah Bouvier host this amazingly fun Saturday afternoon workshop series for ages 8–14. Explore different mediums and themes each week, and have a great time creating art with your peers—no pressure, no grades, just fun! Sign up for all 6 classes in the session, or pick and choose the dates that work for you. Parents, take the afternoon off and drop your kids off at Art Party!

Date: Saturdays, Oct 26–Dec 7 (no class Nov 30)

Time: 1:00pm–4:00pm

Location: 6 classes, in the Schoolhouse

Price: $240 / $204 members

Drop-in/single class: $45

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CLICK!  2019 Photography Conference
Nov
2
9:00 AM09:00

CLICK! 2019 Photography Conference

  • Resort & Conference Center at Hyannis (map)
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Saturday, November 2nd, 9 am – 4:30 pm
Resort & Conference Center at Hyannis
35 Scudder Ave, Hyannis, MA

Join us for Click! 2019 featuring Charles Needle (keynote), Rad Drew, Rita Colantonio, Lisa & Tom Cuchara,  John Hames, Andy Howard, John Klingel, Steve Koppel, Jurgen Lobert, Bob Singer, John Tunney and Sherri VandenAkker.

HIGHLIGHTS

– 13 instructors and 30 sessions packed with tips, techniques and inspiration to help you advance your photography. There’s something for everyone – from beginners to pros.

– Bring your camera! Hands-on shooting ops with dancers, live models and more!

– Morning keynote: Charles Needle, “Mindful Photography: Seeing in a Different Light” Details

– Print competition: Bring up to two pictures to enter into the print competition. The category is “Open” – anything goes.  Click here for the rules and prizes.

– REGISTER Early to Win! The first 100 people to register will be entered into a drawing for the Wacom Intuos Pro Professional Pen & Touch Tablet – a $350 value!

SCHEDULE

9:00-9:45 KEYNOTE & COFFEE
Mindful Photography: Seeing in a Different Light / Charles Needle Details Details

10:00-11:00 SESSION 1
Impressionistic Photography / Charles Needle Details
Crafting Mobile Images with Apps for iPhone and Android / Rad Drew  Details
Street Photography / John Hames Details
Finding the Shot: The Art & Craft of Better Seeing / John Tunney Details
Better Bird Photography / Sherri Vandanaker  Details
Wabi Sabi: The Beauty of Imperfection / Lisa & Tom Cuchara Details

11:15-12:15 SESSION 2
Creative Macro Photography / Charles Needle Details
Creating Artistic Images with Topaz  / Rad Drew Details
Self Expression Through Imagery / Steve Koppel Details
Intro to Night Photography / Jurgen Lobert Details
Thinking in Black & White / Andy Howard Details
Wildlife  Photography: Tips, Tricks & Techniques / John Klingel Details
Create a Digital Painting Using iColorama App / Rita Colantonio Details

BREAK 12:15-2:00 Lunch, Photo Ops and Mini Sessions

12:45-1:15 Photo Ops: Irish Dancers, Live Models and Still Lifes Details
12:45-1:15 ON1: An Adobe Alternative  / John Tunney Details

1:30-2:00 Photo Ops: Irish Dancers, Live Models and Still Lives Details
1:30-2:00 The Science of Optics / Andrew Martin, Tamron USA Details

2:15-3:15 SESSION 3
Impressionistic Photography / Charles Needle Details
Crafting Mobile Images with Apps for iPhone and Android / Rad Drew Details
Pushing the Limits With Lightroom’s Tools / Bob Singer Details
Sherri Vandanaker / Better Bird Photography Details
Lisa & Tom Cuchara / Wabi Sabi: The Beauty of Imperfection Details
Street Photography / John Hames Details

3:30-4:30 SESSION 4
Creative Macro Photography / Charles Needle Details
Creating Artistic Images with Topaz  / Rad Drew Details
Self Expression Through Imagery / Steve Koppel Details
Intro to Night Photography / Jurgen Lobert Details
Thinking in Black & White / Andy Howard Details
Wildlife  Photography: Tips, Tricks & Techniques / John Klingel Details
Navigating Your Art Through Social Media / Rita Colantonio Details

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Fantastic Furniture Painting Holiday 2019
Nov
5
1:30 PM13:30

Fantastic Furniture Painting Holiday 2019

Turn that old side table into a masterpiece or that ugly chair into an heirloom! Transform old, unwanted, or unused pieces of furniture into works of art! If you can hold a paintbrush, you can master the techniques taught in this class. You will use acrylic paints to learn a number of basic painting techniques that will turn your piece into a unique expression of your creativity. Please join us to have some fun creating your own piece of fantastic furniture!

Participants are required to bring one sanded and primed piece of furniture -- small table, chair, candlestick, frame, jewelry box or any other wooden item of your choosing. Your piece should be structurally sound before you start to paint it. Instructions on sanding and priming your piece and types/sizes of paintbrushes will be provided prior to class. Nancy will provide instruction and a variety of acrylic paints. If you have a specific color palette in mind and have paint you would like to bring, please do so.

Date:

Tuesdays, Nov 5–Dec 10

Time:

1:30pm–4:00pm

Location:

6 classes, in the Art Studio

Price:

$180 / $153 members

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Stop, Look, & Listen: Poetry with Marjorie Block, Late Fall 2019
Nov
6
10:00 AM10:00

Stop, Look, & Listen: Poetry with Marjorie Block, Late Fall 2019

Walt Whitman said, “I think I will do nothing for a long time but listen.” Do you ever wish you could stop and simply listen? Together we will stop. We will look and listen to the world around us inside and outside of ourselves. We’ll keep a list of what we see and hear. We’ll play with these ordinary words and use them to write our feelings into poems. A secret: poetry lets you show how you feel without having to tell the whole story. Most importantly I want to say we are not going to grade ourselves in any way! So come and do nothing but listen to each other’s words. Listen to the songs of ourselves.

Date:

Wednesdays, Nov 6–Dec 18 (no class Nov 27)

Time:

10am–12pm

Location:

6 classes, in the Schoolhouse

Price:

$180 / $153 member

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Improv Your Life! with Melinda Gallant
Sep
21
9:00 AM09:00

Improv Your Life! with Melinda Gallant

Have you been thinking “I need to take a workshop"? Have you been thinking "I want to have more laughs with people I just met”? Have you been thinking “I want to have some fun on Saturday Morning”? Well, we have a Saturday workshop for you!

Try Improv Your Life with Melinda Gallant, a fun AND funny three hours, where you will explore the skills to communicate more effectively, think faster on your feet, and maybe (just maybe) laugh yourself silly! We promise good laughs, some real skills, and a rollicking fun time along the way.

A fast-paced workshop that will leave you with a smile on your face, bring out your creative self, and maybe discover your inner goofball! Theater or performance experience NOT required. Workshop size limited to 15, so sign up today to reserve your spot!

Sep 21
Oct 26
Nov 23
try one or take them all!
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
in the Art Studio
$60 per class/$51 members

Questions? Email Melinda.

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Beginner Ukulele with Steve, Fall 2019
Sep
21
9:00 AM09:00

Beginner Ukulele with Steve, Fall 2019

Everyone is musical. Explore the music in you with the Ukulele! The Ukulele has enjoyed a comeback in recent years with popular artists, such as Train, IZ, and Jake Shimabukuro leading the charge. Students will learn basic chords and strumming patterns to classic songs that everyone knows.

Singing along is encouraged but not required. Once you’ve learned a few basic techniques, you’ll be on your way to playing pretty much any song you’d like to. Start your weekend with a little music!

This class is for adults and kids 12 and older. Younger kids welcome if taking the class with a parent!

Please bring your own ukulele. One can easily be purchased online for under 30 bucks! A great investment!
This class in not suitable for baritone ukuleles.

Saturday mornings
Sep 21-Aug 26

9:00-10:20 AM
upstairs in the Black Box

6 classes

$120/$102 members

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SATURDAY YOGA at Meetinghouse Farm
Sep
21
9:00 AM09:00

SATURDAY YOGA at Meetinghouse Farm

Join Yoga Instructor Caleigh Carroll

for Saturday Morning Yoga Sessions

“Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Practicing yoga in a beautiful natural environment

nourishes body, mind and spirit.

 All levels welcome.   By Donation

(rain or shine)

2135 Meetinghouse Way (Route 149)  West Barnstable

meetinghousefarm.org

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Guitar 101 with Steve, Fall 2019
Sep
20
4:30 PM16:30

Guitar 101 with Steve, Fall 2019

Learn to play the guitar in this Friday evening 101 class for newbies, beginners, and wannabe rock stars. You'll learn basic chords and strumming patterns to songs that you already know (and might like to sing along to!) with experienced music educator Steve Gregory. Fun and absolutely not intimidating, this class will get you started on your musical journey! 
For adults and kids aged 12 and older. Younger kids may participate, too, if taking the class with a parent.

Please bring your own guitar.

Instructor:
Steve Gregory

Fridays
Sep 20-Oct 25

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
upstairs in the Black Box

6 classes
$120/$102 members

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CCCAN Fall Craft Workshop at the Cotuit Center for the Arts
Sep
19
5:00 PM17:00

CCCAN Fall Craft Workshop at the Cotuit Center for the Arts

Join CapeCodCan for an evening of seasonal craft making with the ClayChick Bus and Keyhole Studio!

Students will create a clay pumpkin pinch pot on the bus with ClayChick's Chickie Celli, and a fall-inspired galvanized metal wall hanging that doubles as a magnetic board with Jane Kelly of Keyhole Studio.

Clay pumpkins will be glazed by students and then fired offsite and returned within 2 weeks.

The galvanized magnetic board will be decorated with fall images, leaves and a fairy silhouette if you choose, then decoupaged.

A full evening of fall inspired decor for your home—and refreshments!

September 19, 2019
5:00–6:30 PM
Art Studio for Keyhole Studio activity
ClayChick Bus will be parked in the Cotuit Center for the Arts lot.
$45.00 per student
20 students maximum for workshop

Please note the bus is not accessible but accommodations will be made for indidivuals with mobility needs.

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Intermediate Tap with Susan! Fall 2019
Sep
19
4:30 PM16:30

Intermediate Tap with Susan! Fall 2019

Cape Cod master teacher Susan Mendoza Friedman brings her tap energy and creative style to every class. This is a continuation of the Advanced Beginner Tap class or for those who are familiar with the basic knowledge of tap terminology.

More advanced technique will be introduced building on the curriculum from Adv Beginner Tap. By the end of the session, students will complete a full-length choreographed tap dance and may have performance opportunities. A fabulously fun class and a great cardio workout…not to mention the sing-along possibilities with music we all love!

Date:

Thursdays, Sep 19–Dec 12 (no class Nov 28)

Time:

4:30pm–5:30pm

Location:

12 classes, upstairs in the Black Box

Price:

$240 / $204 members

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Tai Chi on the Hyannis Village Green
Sep
19
10:00 AM10:00

Tai Chi on the Hyannis Village Green

No matter whether you are male or female, young or old, fit or unfit you will still gain the amazing benefits of Tai Chi. Tai chi can boost upper- and lower-body flexibility as well as strength. Balance. Tai chi improves balance and, according to some studies, reduces falls.

Classes are free every Thursday

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MAKING MUSIC WITH STEEL DRUMS!
Sep
18
6:00 PM18:00

MAKING MUSIC WITH STEEL DRUMS!

Who doesn’t like to hit a drum? Playing the steel drum, also known as playing pan requires no musical experience. Producing a note in a pan is easy, and the reward is immediate! If you can tap your toe, you can play.

In this six-week class, students will learn to play by aural rote, just as it is taught traditionally in "panyards" across the Caribbean. The primary objective of the class is to make music and HAVE FUN!! With instruction in basic music notation, rhythm, and harmony. Once again get ready to kick off your shoes, feel the proverbial hot sand between your toes, and "jump up"!

This class meets in the Night Owl Recording Studio on the level level of the Education Wing.

 MATERIALS
Wear cool clothing and comfortable shoes and get ready to “jump up”!

 AMY HUGHES
A Yarmouth native, Amy Hughes grew up with an abundance of music and art at home. Piano lessons began in the second grade, as did watercolor painting with her father. On Sundays in the 1970’s Amy’s family attended evening concerts under the stars at Mattacheese Middle School. There was magic happening between the performers and the audience. The first time Amy struck a drum, she knew she would drum for the rest of her life.

In 1989 Amy moved to New Hampshire in order to raise a family, and to ski as much as possible. In 1995 she opened the Whittier House Restaurant, a bustling 250 seat establishment in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. She worked long hours and found no time for art or music for years. An ad in the Conway Daily Sun caught her eye, announcing beginner steel drum classes on Tuesday nights. Amy joined the steel band “Steel Dreams” in 2003 and has played with them in the annual PANFEST NEW ENGLAND every year since.

Amy returned home to Cape Cod in 2015, enjoying both painting and playing steel with local pan players. She lives in South Yarmouth with her life partner, Dawn.

$125.00

Six Wednesdays, beginning September 18
from 6-8pm

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Drumming for Women
Sep
18
5:30 PM17:30

Drumming for Women

DRUMMING FOR WOMEN

Starting Wednesday, September 18th Thru November 20th. from 5:30 - 6:30pm

Everyone has the innate ability to create rhythm. African drumming is energizing as well as relaxing, and brings people together in peace! We will learn ancient rhythms from West Africa. The emphasis will be on meditation, fun, feeling the rhythm and playing together as a group of women. Beginner and all levels welcome! Drums provided 

$130 for 10 weeks or $15/drop-in

CARLETON HALL

Old Bass River Rd.

Dennis, MA

For more info call: (617) 872-0205

or e-mail suelanders79@gmail.com

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TELL YOUR STORY: A MEMOIR  WRITING GROUP
Sep
18
10:00 AM10:00

TELL YOUR STORY: A MEMOIR WRITING GROUP

  • Cultural Center of Cape Cod (map)
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Wednesdays, beginning September 18
6 weeks

10am-noon

$150/$125 members

Join us for a 6 -week Memoir Writing group, to learn how to make those cherished memories and special stories come to life. This may be one of the most precious gifts you can give to your children and grandchildren, truly, a legacy of love. This course will be taught by Kathleen Budreski, who has been helping seniors to write their legacies of life and love, for several years.

At each session you will be guided by a prompt to help "prime the pump". We will start small with a paragraph or two i.e. What was my favorite birthday when I was a child? We will invite your muse in to help spark ideas that wish to surface. (Yes, we all have a muse even though we may not be aware of it!). It is not necessary to start a Memoir from beginning to end. All life stories link together eventually.

You will be invited to write at home as you have time and desire and share your stories the following week. Beginners and seasoned writers are welcome. We all learn from each other.

This is designed to be an enjoyable and enriching experience.

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Feasting on Grain Bowls with Liz Barbour
Sep
17
6:00 PM18:00

Feasting on Grain Bowls with Liz Barbour

Grain bowls are all the rage and for good reason! Fast, versatile and packed with nutrients, these one-bowl meals combine fresh veggies, healthy grains, protein, and delicious sauces.

Following her discussion, Liz will demonstrate how to combine and prepare ingredients to create super healthy recipes. Enjoy a cooking demonstration of 2 delicious recipes with samples for everyone!

Registration Required. Tickets are 15 Dollars. Call the Library at 508-362-6636 or stop by the front desk to purchase tickets.

URL for more details: http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/creative-feasts-grain-bowls-with-liz-barbour/

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Afternoon Sewing for Adults with Lorraine
Sep
16
1:00 PM13:00

Afternoon Sewing for Adults with Lorraine

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

Mondays, September 16 - October 28, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

$40/six classes

If you've always wanted to learn to sew, here's the perfect series of classes for you. Using an informal coaching style, this experienced instructor will teach you how to use a sewing machine or pattern, help with fitting or altering clothes or provide assistance with the project of your choice.

Learns the basics;

Brush up on your skills;

Gain new techniques!

Enrollment is limited, and this class fills quickly -- sign up soon.

Students use their own machines and provide their own materials. If you are interested in participating, want more information, or don't have a portable machine, contact the instructor at lorrainefra@outlook.com or 508-362-3645

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CJAZZ classes for Youth & Adults
Sep
14
1:30 PM13:30

CJAZZ classes for Youth & Adults

TUITION: $163 September 14-November 2

The CJazz program enables youth and adult musicians of all skill levels a chance to play jazz standards just like professionals on a bandstand. Students will play all styles of jazz (bebop, swing, Latin, 3/4, smooth, and standards). They will become comfortable with improvisation, perform in a recital, and have fun playing America's Classical Music, Jazz!  

https://www.capeconservatory.org/course-details.asp?cid=100

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Art Party! Saturday Kids' Workshop, Session 1
Sep
14
1:00 PM13:00

Art Party! Saturday Kids' Workshop, Session 1

Come on and join the Art Party! Artists and instructors Donna Rockwell and Hannah Bouvier host this amazingly fun Saturday afternoon workshop series for ages 8–14. Explore different mediums and themes each week, and have a great time creating art with your peers—no pressure, no grades, just fun! Sign up for all 6 classes in the session, or pick and choose the dates that work for you. Parents, take the afternoon off and drop your kids off at Art Party!

Date:

Saturdays, Sep 14–Oct 19

Time:

1:00pm–4:00pm

Location:

6 classes, upstairs in the Black Box (Oct 19 class in the Schoolhouse)

Price:

$240 / $204 members

For more details https://artsonthecape.org/explore/art-party-saturday-kids-workshop-session-1

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How to Have a Successful Career as a Writer
Sep
14
10:30 AM10:30

How to Have a Successful Career as a Writer

Writing is both a profession and a career choice. The key is flexibility.

Learn about the world of writing beyond the novel and memoir. Explore media formats and options available and how to adapt writing styles to varied formats: radio, news, internet, tv and everything in between.

Barbara Sillery is an award winning author and tv producer and has a passion for storytelling. She is currently working on two mystery novels.

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10th Birthday Celebration HYCC - A Day of Fun
Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

10th Birthday Celebration HYCC - A Day of Fun

  • Hyannis Youth & Community Center (map)
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Help the Hyannis Youth and Community Center celebrate their 10th birthday!

All day is free to all.

Miss Lori 10-10:45

Touch a Truck 11-1

Pickelball 11-11:45

Game Room Fun 12-6

Vendor Fair 11:30-1

Basketball Clinic 12-12:45

Birthday Cake Party 12:30

Public Skating 12:30-2:30

SK8 Park Jam 1-4

Volleyball Clinic

Nerf Fun 2-2:45

Open Gym 3-8

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SATURDAY YOGA at Meetinghouse Farm
Sep
14
9:00 AM09:00

SATURDAY YOGA at Meetinghouse Farm

Join Yoga Instructor Caleigh Carroll

for Saturday Morning Yoga Sessions

“Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Practicing yoga in a beautiful natural environment

nourishes body, mind and spirit.

 All levels welcome.   By Donation

(rain or shine)

2135 Meetinghouse Way (Route 149)  West Barnstable

meetinghousefarm.org

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Dance Party with Ellen Brodsky
Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

Dance Party with Ellen Brodsky

Come to Ellen Brodsky's dance party and have a ball learning both swing and Latin dance! 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. Latin 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. Join the party with Ellen Brodsky and learn both styles of dance in this fun and energetic class!

Ellen Brodsky studied Jazz, Tap, and Belly dance, Modern with Klara Koenig, and continues to take classes in body conditioning as well as Ballroom. In 1986, she began social dancing with her husband Joe at the Mary French Studio. Her teaching started in 1990 at Arthur Murray Studio on Cape Cod. She teaches group lessons at Falmouth Night School, the Cape Cod Conservatory, Falmouth, and the Cape Cod Dance Center. Private lessons and wedding preparation are also available.

Date:

Fridays, Sep 13–Oct 18

Time:

7pm–9pm

Location:

6 classes, in the Art Studio

Price:

$150 / $127 members

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Stained Glass for Beginners
Sep
13
10:00 AM10:00

Stained Glass for Beginners

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.

Date:

Fridays, Sep 13–Oct 4

Time:

10am–1pm

Location:

4 classes, in the Schoolhouse

Price:

$230 / $195 members

Neil Maciejewski is a Cape-based stained glass artist and designer and serves on the Center's Curatorial Committee.

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Tai Chi on the Hyannis Village Green
Sep
12
10:00 AM10:00

Tai Chi on the Hyannis Village Green

No matter whether you are male or female, young or old, fit or unfit you will still gain the amazing benefits of Tai Chi. Tai chi can boost upper- and lower-body flexibility as well as strength. Balance. Tai chi improves balance and, according to some studies, reduces falls.

Classes are free every Thursday

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Fall Wreath Workshop
Sep
11
7:00 PM19:00

Fall Wreath Workshop

Try this fun and interactive fall wreath design workshop lead by Laurie Coffin, an upbeat professional florist with over 25 years experience in design. Come unleash your inner florist and make a beautiful autumnal wreath to hang on your door with silk flowers & leaves, ribbon, and more. Each wreath will be personalized with a monogram letter, making your wreath unique to you!

Come and have some fun, learn a few tricks of the trade, and leave with your own gorgeous autumnal wreath!

Date:

Wed, Sept 11

Time:

7pm-9pm

Location:

Art Studio

Price:

$70 / $60 members

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Advanced Stained Glass Evenings
Sep
11
5:30 PM17:30

Advanced Stained Glass Evenings

Did you enjoy Stained Glass for Advanced Beginners? Move on to more challenging projects with artist Neil Maciejewski in this class for experienced students! You'll choose your own pattern and colors and create your design, then cut, grind, solder, and frame a finished piece. All in a fun and welcoming class environment. 
Open to students who have completed Stained Glass for Advanced Beginners or who already have experience in stained glass. 
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 Neil at the first class.

Date:

Wednesdays, Sep 11–Oct 2

Time:

5:30 PM–8:30 PM

Location:

4 classes, in the Schoolhouse

Price:

$230 / $196 members

Neil Maciejewski is a Cape-based stained glass artist and designer and serves on the Center's Curatorial Committee.

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Hand Rug Hooking Class
Sep
10
6:00 PM18:00

Hand Rug Hooking Class

  • Barnstable Adult Community Center (map)
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Free but participants must purchase a Claire Murray kit at the West Barnstable( 6A) shop.

Class limited to 10

Receive individual guidance in learning everything you need to know to create your own heirloom hooked rug.

Special guest teacher Claire Murray herself will join the class one evening.

Tuesday Setember 10 - October 15

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Fantastic Furniture Painting, Fall 2019
Sep
10
1:30 PM13:30

Fantastic Furniture Painting, Fall 2019

Turn that old side table into a masterpiece or that ugly chair into an heirloom! Transform old, unwanted, or unused pieces of furniture into works of art! If you can hold a paintbrush, you can master the techniques taught in this class. You will use acrylic paints to learn a number of basic painting techniques that will turn your piece into a unique expression of your creativity. Please join us to have some fun creating your own piece of fantastic furniture!

Participants are required to bring one sanded and primed piece of furniture -- small table, chair, candlestick, frame, jewelry box or any other wooden item of your choosing. Your piece should be structurally sound before you start to paint it. Instructions on sanding and priming your piece and types/sizes of paintbrushes will be provided prior to class. Nancy will provide instruction and a variety of acrylic paints. If you have a specific color palette in mind and have paint you would like to bring, please do so.

Date:

Tuesdays, Sep 10–Oct 29

Time:

1:30pm–4:00pm

Location:

8 classes, in the Art Studio

Price:

$230 / $195 members

Nancy Frary is a retired educator and business owner, and has been painting furniture by hand for almost 20 years. Prior to moving to the Cape, she was the co-owner of Yellow Dog Designs where she created custom work for clients on the North Shore. Currently, she paints for pleasure and also paints for a wonderful non-profit called Painting for a Purpose. Each year, she creates dozens of pieces for the organization's annual auction to benefit Portland Public Schools. Her work has also been featured on posters used to promote the event.


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Watercolor for Scaredy Cats III (Advanced Beginners)
Sep
10
10:00 AM10:00

Watercolor for Scaredy Cats III (Advanced Beginners)

This class was designed for students who have completed my two beginner level classes but if you are a relatively new watercolorist with a handle (even a shaky handle) on basic skills such as color mixing, composition and brush skills, this class is for you.

We will be working on reinforcing the skills we’ve learned so far and add some new skills to help make your paintings look even better.

Working with a limited palette will allow us to perfect our color mixing and we will experiment with using our brushes in new and exciting ways.

All our painting will done from life, no photos. We will also learn more about creating a great composition.

Please bring the following materials to the first class—if you already have paints, brushes and a palette, just bring what you have to the first class and we will discuss them at that time.

Materials we will be using (ask for a student discount if you buy locally)

  • Cotman watercolors, small tubes

    • Cadmium red, medium

    • Alizarin crimson

    • Ultramarine blue

    • Prussian blue

    • Raw sienna

    • Lemon yellow

  • Brushes—I recommend 3 rounds, #6, #12 and a really big one! Wait on the latter until you come to class for a recommendation at a reasonable price.

  • Paper—A 9x12” pad of Canson watercolor paper—it should have a blue cover.

  • A container for water

  • A small white ceramic plate (not plastic) for a palette

  • Paper towels

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Intro to Adobe Lightroom Classic CC-Intermediate/Advanced
Sep
10
9:00 AM09:00

Intro to Adobe Lightroom Classic CC-Intermediate/Advanced

Move up from "newbie" to intermediate/advanced level photo editing in this class with instructor/juried master fine art photographer Bob Singer!

This practicum introduces you to all of Lightroom Classic CC's modules and controls, but invests the majority of class time in its LIBRARY, DEVELOP, and PRINT modules, the ones where you'll likely spend almost all of your time and effort. Our hands-on approach invites you to bring your own laptop to class (it's optional, not required) so that you can comfortably work on your own computer as you advance from novice to intermediate skill levels and beyond with instructor guidance and supervision all the way.

Tuesdays, Sep 10–Oct 8 (no class Oct 1)

Time:

9am–12pm

Location:

4 classes, in the Schoolhouse

Price:

$180 / $153 members

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