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Cape Cod Art Center Announces New Youth Program Art Teacher for 2019!
Mar
22
to Apr 1

Cape Cod Art Center Announces New Youth Program Art Teacher for 2019!

Cape Cod Center is excited to announce our new youth program art teacher, Karen Shortsleeve. Karen will be teaching art classes for ages 5+ to build self-confidence, cultivate art appreciation and to help find your child’s artistic voice! Cape Cod Art Center is registering now for Summer classes beginning mid-June.

 Karen holds BFA from the University of Hartford and an MFA from Anna Maria College. She has over 30 years of experience teaching studio art and art history at all grade levels. Class offerings include “Crazy Mixed Up Media” for ages 5-8 and 8-11 and “Smart Art” for ages 9-12. Each class will meet once a week and run for 6 weeks in length. Materials will be provided through Karen and Cape Cod Art Center.

 Karen is very passionate about teaching and is always inspired by a child’s uninhibited creativity. Karen is excited to teach and is ready to explore a variety of media and create new projects as the CCAC youth program art teacher. Register for Karen’s classes at www.capecodartcenter.org or give us a call at (508) 362-2909.

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Cape Cod Art Center’s (CCAC) Anti-Litter Poster Contest
Apr
8
12:00 PM12:00

Cape Cod Art Center’s (CCAC) Anti-Litter Poster Contest

Cape Cod Art Center’s Anti-Litter Poster Contest “Litter-free begins with me!”You’re invited to join Cape Cod Art Center in the 2019 Anti-Litter Poster Contest. This year’s theme, “Litter-free begins with me!” is designed to increase students’ awareness of how beautiful Cape Cod is threatened by litter. This contest is open to all K-12 students who are residents of Cape Cod. We’d love for you to participate! Interested? Here are the rules: •Any type of poster board can be used, no larger than 12”x 18.” Please do not roll posters. 3D posters will be disqualified. •The theme, “Litter-free begins with me!” must be on the front of poster. •Any medium (crayons, paint, markers, colored pencil, etc.) are allowed. No glue, glitter, clipart, attachments or copyrighted images. Each poster must be the student’s original work. Younger students can have help from adults with lettering. No signatures on the front of the poster. •Download the entry form to be filled out completely, and attach to the back of poster. The entry form can be found here: https://capecodartcenter.org/postercontest/•One poster entry per student. •Posters will be judged based on originally, message, impact, and artistic appeal.•Posters must be delivered to Cape Cod Art Center, 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable, between April 8th-10th during the hours of 9a.m.—4p.m. •Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners!

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A Universe of Songs and Stories at the Cotuit Library
Apr
15
2:00 PM14:00

A Universe of Songs and Stories at the Cotuit Library

The Cotuit Library will celebrate April School Vacation and the coming 2019 Summer Reading Program by presenting a performance for families by Parents’ Choice Award winning performing Davis Bates. Entitled A Universe of Songs and Stories, the program will involve the audience in a variety of cultural traditions. Hear how stars came to be in the sky, how foam came to be in the ocean, and be prepared to sing, move and clap your hands. The program will include plenty of sing-alongs, as well as a short lesson in how to play the spoons, and an appearance by an Irish dancing wooden dog named Bingo.

Pete Seeger called Davis "thoughtful, creative, human, and a fantastic storyteller." Davis' traditional and participatory performance style empowers and encourages audiences of all ages to join in the fun, and to take the songs and stories home with them to share with others. He also encourages listeners to remember and tell stories from their own family and cultural traditions.

Davis Bates has been telling stories for over forty years, in schools, libraries, colleges and community settings around New England and across the country. His recording of Family Stories won a Parent’s Choice Gold Award, and was named one of the year’s best Audio Recordings by Booklist Magazine. Davis has also served as director and consultant for several local and regional oral history and folk arts projects. Davis lives in the village of Shelburne Falls, MA, and when he isn't collecting or learning stories he spends his time gardening, cutting cord wood and working various pollinator and wildlife preservation projects.

This performance is funded, in part, by a grant from the Mid-Cape Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Magic by Scott Jameson
Apr
17
11:00 AM11:00

Magic by Scott Jameson

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The seven Barnstable libraries present Magician and Juggler Scott Jameson for an extraordinary performance that will have families laughing out loud and perched on the edge of their seats. Registration is appreciated by calling 508-362-2262, but drop-ins are welcome. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Mid-Cape Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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The Easter Egg Hunt at the Cotuit Library
Apr
20
10:00 AM10:00

The Easter Egg Hunt at the Cotuit Library

Join us at Cotuit Library this Easter weekend for our annual Easter Egg Hunt! Bring along your own basket, seek out those eggs, and meet our Easter Bunny. This event will be rain or shine, so save the date and bring the whole family!

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

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Dream Tale Puppets presents Rumpelstilskin
Apr
20
10:45 AM10:45

Dream Tale Puppets presents Rumpelstilskin

The Cotuit Library and Dream Tale Puppets present the story of Rumpelstilskin, a lively take on the classic tale of gold and guessing games. This 40- minute show features five skillfully crafted table-top puppets. Puppeteers Jacek Zuzanski and Norina Reif, will each perform a number of roles as they put their twist in this puppetry performance. This program is best for an audience of 4 years and older, and is supported in part by a grant from The Mid-Cape Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

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

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Key Idea - The Wisdom of Children
Apr
26
2:00 PM14:00

Key Idea - The Wisdom of Children

The Key Idea will exhibit The Wisdom of Children • Hundreds of KeyStories by schoolchildren ages 5-18 at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center. Residents and visitors can add their important ideas to this community art project during ArtWeek 2019. 

Used keys and beautiful art supplies will be available, free to all on Friday, April 26, 2:00- 6:00pm.  Students will draw their key and respond to the question, What does your key open or start or do?   Their KeyStories will be added to this exhibit, grouped by age. This project highlights goals and dreams of children; these change as they grow.

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Crazy Mixed Up Media for Students 5-8 years
Jun
25
1:30 PM13:30

Crazy Mixed Up Media for Students 5-8 years

Crazy Mixed up Media: Ages 5-8

Instructor: Karen Shortsleeve

Day: Tuesdays (6 weeks). Class begins June 25th

Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm

Cost: Members $100 | Non-Members $125. Includes materials

Description:

Build self-confidence and cultivate art appreciation through this creative experience.

Students will explore a wide variety of subjects from robots and rockets to mermaids and sea creatures. They will be introduced to famous artists as inspiration for their projects in paint, drawing, collage and sculpture. A variety of media and subjects will be explored in a new project each week.

Artist Bio:

BFA from the University Of Hartford. MFA from Anna Maria College. I have over 30 years of experience teaching studio art and art history at all grade levels. In my own work, my preferred media is oil paint, oil pastel, and a combination of watercolor with colored pencil. I strive to capture images that touch the viewer in a personal way. In my seascapes and landscapes I attempt to go beyond pure representation and paint not only the place, but communicate the feeling of being in that space. I try to capture the elusive space between representation and the emotions felt from the experience or memory of a place.

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Smart Art Ages 9-12
Jun
26
9:00 AM09:00

Smart Art Ages 9-12

Smart Art: Ages 9-12

Instructor: Karen Shortsleeve

Day: Wednesdays (6 weeks). Class begins June 26th

Time: 9am-11am

Cost: Members $100 | Non-Members $125. Includes Materials

Description:

This class will focus on famous artists, artistic styles and important periods in art ranging from the Renaissance to Impressionism to Abstraction. Students will learn color theory and painting techniques by observing the works of great masters to help enable them to find their own artistic voice

Artist Bio:

BFA from the University Of Hartford. MFA from Anna Maria College. I have over 30 years of experience teaching studio art and art history at all grade levels. In my own work, my preferred media is oil paint, oil pastel, and a combination of watercolor with colored pencil. I strive to capture images that touch the viewer in a personal way. In my seascapes and landscapes I attempt to go beyond pure representation and paint not only the place, but communicate the feeling of being in that space. I try to capture the elusive space between representation and the emotions felt from the experience or memory of a place.

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Crazy Mixed Up Media Ages 8-11
Jun
27
1:00 PM13:00

Crazy Mixed Up Media Ages 8-11

Crazy Mixed up Media: Ages 8-11

Instructor: Karen Shortsleeve

Day: Thursdays (5 weeks). Class begins June 27th. NO CLASS ON JULY 4TH

Time: 1pm-3pm

Cost: Members $83 | Non-Members $104. Includes materials

Description:

Build self-confidence and cultivate art appreciation through this creative experience.

Students will explore a wide variety of subjects from robots and rockets to mermaids and sea creatures. They will be introduced to famous artists as inspiration for their projects in paint, drawing, collage and sculpture. A variety of media and subjects will be explored in a new project each week.

Artist Bio:

BFA from the University Of Hartford. MFA from Anna Maria College. I have over 30 years of experience teaching studio art and art history at all grade levels. In my own work, my preferred media is oil paint, oil pastel, and a combination of watercolor with colored pencil. I strive to capture images that touch the viewer in a personal way. In my seascapes and landscapes I attempt to go beyond pure representation and paint not only the place, but communicate the feeling of being in that space. I try to capture the elusive space between representation and the emotions felt from the experience or memory of a place.

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Love Local Fest
Jul
28
11:00 AM11:00

Love Local Fest

Sunday, July 28, 2019 and Sunday, September 29, 2019
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Aselton Park (Corner of South and Ocean Streets in Hyannis, MA 02563)


Celebrate the Cape Cod community at the LoveLocal Fest! The annual summer festivals will take place on Sunday, July 28 and Sunday, September 29 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Aselton Park in Hyannis. 

This community event will feature a collection of Cape Cod's homegrown artists, artisans, farmers, food trucks, musicians, among other independent makers. 

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Independence House International Festival
Aug
3
12:00 PM12:00

Independence House International Festival

The 2nd annual Independence House International Festival will take place on Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 12:00-6:00pm on the Hyannis Green.

The Cape Cod community is invited to this free event to enjoy multi-cultural foods and vendors, music, dancers and more.

A complete schedule of vendors and musical performances will be made available soon.

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Winter Magic with the Amazing Richard
Feb
19
to Feb 20

Winter Magic with the Amazing Richard

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Magic, Mystery, and Fun for the whole Family!

Warm up with some Vacation Magic with Rich Archer and Company. Thrill to some brand new magic! Adults sit back in amazement as the Kid's help with spectacular magic onstage. Returning in an encore performance is Ab the Magic Bunny! Join in the fun!

Tuesday, February 19 at 3:00pm
Wednesday, February 20 at 3:00pm
Tickets $12

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Annual Cape Cod Enchanted Village
Dec
7
to Dec 30

Annual Cape Cod Enchanted Village

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 November 30 through December 23rd. 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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LoveLocal Fest
Sep
30
11:00 AM11:00

LoveLocal Fest

11 AM - 6:00pm
Help us celebrate our 6th LoveLocal Fest season where the LoveLiveLocal vision comes to life as we unite the community (of locals & visitors alike) and showcase an amazing collection of Cape Cod’s homegrown artists, artisans, farmers, food trucks, musicians + other independent makers.
Along the Hyannis Harbor at Aselton Park, bring the whole family, a blanket & beach chairs and make a day out of it!

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Music and Movement Group
Sep
10
1:30 PM13:30

Music and Movement Group

Come have fun and learn how music covers all areas of development. For children birth to 5 years of age, with caregiver participation. Presented by the Barnstable Coordinated Family and Community Engagement/Families United Network program of Cape Cod Child Development and held at the Hyannis Public Library. No registration necessary. Free and open to the public. Additional dates: October 1, November 5 & December 3.

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Children's Concert with Kathleen Healy
Aug
8
11:00 AM11:00

Children's Concert with Kathleen Healy

Celebrate the Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program with folk songs, favorite children’s songs, and original tunes performed by Cape Cod musician and songwriter Kathleen Healy. Audience participation with rhythm instruments, scarves, singing and dancing!!! Free and open to the public. This program is supported in part by a grant from the MId-Cape Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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Summer Reading Program Wrap-Up Event
Aug
7
3:00 PM15:00

Summer Reading Program Wrap-Up Event

Come down to Cotuit Library as we wrap-up this year’s Summer Reading Program. We had a good time rocking out the way libraries do this year, so join us for an ice cream social and the Cotuit Summer Reading Store for those who have attended the Summer Reading Program events this year. Close out the summer with Cotuit Library!

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

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Music & Movement
Aug
6
1:30 PM13:30

Music & Movement

Come have fun and learn how music covers all areas of development. For children birth to 5 years of age, with a caregiver.  Presented by Barnstable Coordinated Family and Community Engagement program/Families United Network, of Cape Cod Child Development .

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CCAC Kids Summer Programs August
Aug
1
to Aug 31

CCAC Kids Summer Programs August

The CCAC has several Kids Summer art Programs available in August including:

August – “Mommy and Me!” Ages 3-5 w/ Michele Booth
August 6-10 Youth Photography: Shots that POP! (ages 11-16) W/ Susan Simon
August – Youth Art Classes Ages 6-8 w/ Michele Booth
August – Youth Art Classes Ages 9-13 w/ Michele Booth
August 21-24: “Summer Time Studio” Youth Art Class Ages 6-8 w/ Michele Booth

Please see our website for details.

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LoveLocal Fest
Jul
29
11:00 AM11:00

LoveLocal Fest

July 29 is when LoveLiveLocal’s vision comes to life this year at Aselton Park on Hyannis Harbor. This is when we will unite the community (of locals & visitors alike) and showcase an amazing collection of Cape Cod’s homegrown artists, artisans, farmers, food trucks, musicians + other independent makers.

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Old MacDonald's Sing-Along Farm
Jul
25
11:00 AM11:00

Old MacDonald's Sing-Along Farm

Join Old Farmer MacDonald, Mrs. MacDonald, Daisy the Cow, Simon the Pig and more favorites for a fun, energetic sing-along as part of the Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program. Presented by the nationally renowned Bright Star Touring Theatre. This event is sponsored by the Greater Hyannis Civic Association. Free and open to the public.

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Denya and Edmund’s Global Music Adventure
Jul
18
11:00 AM11:00

Denya and Edmund’s Global Music Adventure

Fun-filled concert with fiddling, multi-cultural sing-along, participatory rhythm band, banjo, harmonica, simple dances and more! Join Cape Cod musicians Denya Levine and Edmund Robinson to celebrate the Libraries Rock! summer reading program. Sponsored by the Kirkman Trust Fund. Open to the public and no registration necessary.

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C3: Cotuit Coding Camp
Jul
16
to Jul 20

C3: Cotuit Coding Camp

This week of Cotuit Coding Camp is designed for children ages 5 to 7 years old. Each day they will learn by playing active games, singing songs, reading stories, working with small robots and experimenting with computer science. Don’t miss out on this opportunity for your children to take advantage of this great educational program! 
Space is limited to 8. Attendance at all five days is required.

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

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CCAC Kids Summer Program July
Jul
1
to Jul 31

CCAC Kids Summer Program July

The CCAC has several Kids Programs available in July including:

July – “Mommy and Me!” Ages 3-5 w/ Michele Booth
July 9-13 Youth Photography Shots that POP! (ages 11-16) w/ Susan Simon
July – Youth Art Classes Ages 6-8 w/ Michele Booth
July – Youth Art Classes Ages 14-16 w/ Michele Booth
July 17-20: “Summer Time Studio” Youth Art Class Ages 9-13 w/ Michele Booth

Please visit our website for details

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