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Haunted History Tour of Barnstable Village
Oct
19
to Oct 20

Haunted History Tour of Barnstable Village

  • US. Coast Guard Heritage Museum / Old Jail (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Haunted & History Walking Tour

Created by Derek Bartlett, Founder of Cape And Islands Paranormal Research Society

Are you looking for something out of the ordinary to fill your evenings? Join us as we walk the historic and haunted “Old Kings Highway” in Barnstable Village.. As the tour starts you will hear stories of the conflict between the Loyalists and the American Whigs (Patriots) and how England had a stronghold on this small quaint town. There are over ten stops on the tour and eight have ghost stories. You will visit Cobb’s Hill Cemetery where many strange and unusual things have taken place. You will visit such places as the Barnstable Tavern & Restaurant where a mischievous specter lurks in the dining room. As we walk along the historic highway there is a possibility that the tour may be followed by one of the town former residents. As the tours ends you will enter the darken “Old Jail” built in 1690’s by the order of Massachusetts Bay Colony Courts, which is actively haunted.

Tour Dates

(Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday Night from April 16 – November 15, 2015

Private Tours are available

TIME: 7:00PM

Price: $15.00 adults, $8.00 children 8-12yrs old, under 8 FREE

Tours Begins at:

US. Coast Guard Heritage Museum / Old Jail
3353 Main Street (6A)
Barnstable, MA 02630

Parking: in front of the Old Jail on the grass.

Estimated Length: 2 hrs

Private Tours: Private Tours are available for groups of 6 people or more and a non-refundable deposit of $7.50 per person is required. Check with us about customizing your tour!

To reserve your space or for more Information:
call 508-241-1151

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Kim Sheerin - Open Studio
Oct
20
1:00 PM13:00

Kim Sheerin - Open Studio

Kim Sheerin will give a clay demonstration at her Chalkboard Studio and will be there to talk about her process of painting on aluminum.

Chalkboard Studio is at the Old School House on the grounds of the Unitarian Church at 3330 Rte 6A. Come see where I work and engage in conversation about art! If you’re lucky you may also catch some of the other 13 artists at work in the 7 studios in the building.

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State of the Waters with Association to Preserve Cape Cod
Oct
22
6:30 PM18:30

State of the Waters with Association to Preserve Cape Cod

Cape Cod is connected by water. The groundwater we depend on for drinking water also fills our nearly 1,000 freshwater ponds, part of an extensive water network, many of these ponds drain to over 40 freshwater rivers and streams that discharge to 53 estuaries along 559 miles of coastline bordering the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Cod Bay, Nantucket Sound and Buzzards Bay.So, how healthy are our waters?

What do we know about the quality of the Cape’s waters and what don’t we know? With funding from the Massachusetts Environmental Trust, the Association to Preserve Cape Cod set out to answer these questions by gathering and evaluating existing water quality data and then making this information available to the public. APCC’s executive director, Andrew Gottlieb will share the findings and explain “STATE OF THE WATERS: Cape Cod.”

Free to the Public. Registration is appreciated!To register call 508-362-6636, email SturgisReference@comcast.net or online at http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/state-of-the-waters/

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 "Ghosts of the South Coast" presented by Tim Weisberg
Oct
23
5:30 PM17:30

"Ghosts of the South Coast" presented by Tim Weisberg

From the spirits of British loyalists in Wareham's Fearing Tavern to the ghastly goings-on at the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast in Fall River, this talk will examine the South Coast's most infamous ghost stories. Tim Weisberg is the host and creator of Spooky SouthCoast Radio, the author of two books on the supernatural, and a writer, producer and researcher for several paranormal television shows. He has appeared on programs such as "Ghost Adventures", "My Ghost Story" and "Monster Quest". This presentation is free and open to the public and appropriate for ages 8 to Adult.

URL for more details: http://www.hyannislibrary.org

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World's Greatest Paintings - Lectures
Oct
25
1:00 PM13:00

World's Greatest Paintings - Lectures

Next Series ~ Fridays at 1 ~ Begins September 20th


Fridays @ 1:00 pm
September 20th & 27th
October 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th

Two lectures per session, both 30 minutes in length, shown on the big screen in the Coyle Community Room.
The paintings for the class were chosen by Professor William Kloss, an independent art historian and lecturer for the Smithsonian Institution's seminar and travel program. He has delivered hundreds of courses and lectures around the world on a range of European and American art to prestigious universities and institutions around the country.


There is no sign up required and you may attend any or all lectures

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Seducer of Souls, with Greg Williams
Oct
26
2:00 PM14:00

Seducer of Souls, with Greg Williams

Greg Williams joins us at the Library again this year for another real-life story of terror and murder, this year talking about Sandwich’s Bathsheba Spooner and the first U.S. death-penalty case. During the American Revolution, Bathsheba joined up with soldiers of the Continental and British armies...to murder her husband. Come hear this gruesome tale with us as we get ever closer to Halloween night.

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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Haunted History Tour of Barnstable Village
Oct
26
to Oct 27

Haunted History Tour of Barnstable Village

  • US. Coast Guard Heritage Museum / Old Jail (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Haunted & History Walking Tour

Created by Derek Bartlett, Founder of Cape And Islands Paranormal Research Society

Are you looking for something out of the ordinary to fill your evenings? Join us as we walk the historic and haunted “Old Kings Highway” in Barnstable Village.. As the tour starts you will hear stories of the conflict between the Loyalists and the American Whigs (Patriots) and how England had a stronghold on this small quaint town. There are over ten stops on the tour and eight have ghost stories. You will visit Cobb’s Hill Cemetery where many strange and unusual things have taken place. You will visit such places as the Barnstable Tavern & Restaurant where a mischievous specter lurks in the dining room. As we walk along the historic highway there is a possibility that the tour may be followed by one of the town former residents. As the tours ends you will enter the darken “Old Jail” built in 1690’s by the order of Massachusetts Bay Colony Courts, which is actively haunted.

Tour Dates

(Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday Night from April 16 – November 15, 2015

Private Tours are available

TIME: 7:00PM

Price: $15.00 adults, $8.00 children 8-12yrs old, under 8 FREE

Tours Begins at:

US. Coast Guard Heritage Museum / Old Jail
3353 Main Street (6A)
Barnstable, MA 02630

Parking: in front of the Old Jail on the grass.

Estimated Length: 2 hrs

Private Tours: Private Tours are available for groups of 6 people or more and a non-refundable deposit of $7.50 per person is required. Check with us about customizing your tour!

To reserve your space or for more Information:
call 508-241-1151

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The Haunted History of New England
Oct
29
6:30 PM18:30

The Haunted History of New England

  This is a one hour slide presentation that also incorporates video footage. The presentation melds historical fact together with legend and myth to produce an interesting and fascinating new look at events that really happened and the stories of haunting that followed them.

  The topics addressed in the lecture will be Mercy Brown "The Vampire" of Exeter Rhode Island, the cursed Freetown State Forest in Massachusetts, The horrors of  the Lizzie Borden House in Fall River Massachusetts, Nine Men's Misery in Cumberland Rhode Island, a haunted forest in the wilds of Connecticut, the ghostly happenings at Mount Washington Hotel in New Hampshire, and evidence of ghosts at the John Alden House in Duxbury Massachusetts.

 The Lecturer:

 Christopher Daley has been lecturing all over New England for over 25 years on historical topics of interest; at libraries, historical societies, schools and all sorts of clubs and organizations!

   Mr. Daley is currently a history teacher in the Silver Lake Regional School System in Kingston Massachusetts.  He holds a B.A. and an M.A. from Bridgewater State University in Political Science and History.

 

This Event is Free- Light Refreshments will be served

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Deeper Than The Skin-The Musical
Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

Deeper Than The Skin-The Musical

Deeper Than The Skin is a musical presentation on Race in America by Reggie Harris and Greg Greenway. Reggie and Greg have a unique story. Born three days apart, ancestry flowing through the same portal of history, Richmond, VA. They are on a pilgrimage together – one that began three decades ago. The racial divisions that are the reality of America started them in two different worlds, but the amazing bonds of music, mutual respect, sheer admiration, and shared vision have brought them together as friends and colleagues. Their stories together form the quintessential American story. The music that flowed from these experiences is powered by unadorned truth, raw and riveting, beautiful and uplifting. Echoing Gandhi, they believe that in telling our truths, we are able to rise up from the past and build bridges to the each other and the future. The presentation will be interactive and there will be time at the end for discussion.

Contact the organizer

First Parish Brewster UU

Karena Stroh

karenastroh@firstparishbrewster.org

5088965577

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

CLICK! 2019 Photography Conference

  • Resort & Conference Center at Hyannis (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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Haunted History Tour of Barnstable Village
Nov
2
to Nov 3

Haunted History Tour of Barnstable Village

  • US. Coast Guard Heritage Museum / Old Jail (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Haunted & History Walking Tour

Created by Derek Bartlett, Founder of Cape And Islands Paranormal Research Society

Are you looking for something out of the ordinary to fill your evenings? Join us as we walk the historic and haunted “Old Kings Highway” in Barnstable Village.. As the tour starts you will hear stories of the conflict between the Loyalists and the American Whigs (Patriots) and how England had a stronghold on this small quaint town. There are over ten stops on the tour and eight have ghost stories. You will visit Cobb’s Hill Cemetery where many strange and unusual things have taken place. You will visit such places as the Barnstable Tavern & Restaurant where a mischievous specter lurks in the dining room. As we walk along the historic highway there is a possibility that the tour may be followed by one of the town former residents. As the tours ends you will enter the darken “Old Jail” built in 1690’s by the order of Massachusetts Bay Colony Courts, which is actively haunted.

Tour Dates

(Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday Night from April 16 – November 15, 2015

Private Tours are available

TIME: 7:00PM

Price: $15.00 adults, $8.00 children 8-12yrs old, under 8 FREE

Tours Begins at:

US. Coast Guard Heritage Museum / Old Jail
3353 Main Street (6A)
Barnstable, MA 02630

Parking: in front of the Old Jail on the grass.

Estimated Length: 2 hrs

Private Tours: Private Tours are available for groups of 6 people or more and a non-refundable deposit of $7.50 per person is required. Check with us about customizing your tour!

To reserve your space or for more Information:
call 508-241-1151

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Coast Guard Heritage Museum president Greg Ketchen talks Surfboats
Nov
3
2:00 PM14:00

Coast Guard Heritage Museum president Greg Ketchen talks Surfboats

Sunday, November 3

2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Members $10

Non-members $15.00

This fascinating talk will narrow in on the U.S. Life Saving Service (the precursor to the Coast Guard), and its role in life-saving innovations in rescue equipment and operations. In particular, Ketchen will address the use of surfboats in rescuing sailors from shipwrecks along Cape Cod’s treacherous outer coast. His talk will coincide the museum’s on-going restoration of our Race-Point style surfboat.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coast-guard-heritage-museum-president-greg-ketchen-talks-surfboats-tickets-75776470463

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Haiga Painting and Western Artists: A Presentation by Ion Codrescu
Nov
3
2:00 PM14:00

Haiga Painting and Western Artists: A Presentation by Ion Codrescu

Sunday, November 3, at 2pm. Free will donation.Haiga painting-a Japanese art combining painting, haiku, and calligraphy-was created in the 17th century but still influences Western artists today. In this session, Ion Codrescu, a world-renowned haiga artist and haiku poet, will examine haiga's roots and influences, offer examples of celebrated works, and show how the best haiga juxtapose image and text to create something more than the sum of its parts. Since its "emigration" to Western cultures, haiga has created new opportunities for artists to expand the possibilities of the form and explore their own creative potential. See how the spirit of haiga can inspire your own work. Ion Codrescu is an internationally renowned haiga artist and haiku poet. He has illustrated more than 100 books, magazines, and journals, and his paintings can be found worldwide in private collections and museums (including in the Setagaya Art Museum and the Gunma Prefectural Museum in Japan). His poems and essays have been translated into multiple languages, and the latest book, Something Out of Nothing: 75 Haiga, is available from Red Moon Press. In 2007 he received his Ph.D. in Visual Arts from the National University of Arts in Bucharest with a thesis on "Image and Text in Japanese and Western Haiga Painting." We hope you'll join us.

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

23rd Annual Cape Cod Maritime History Symposium

  • Cape Cod Museum of Natural History (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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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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World's Greatest Paintings - Lectures
Oct
18
1:00 PM13:00

World's Greatest Paintings - Lectures

Next Series ~ Fridays at 1 ~ Begins September 20th


Fridays @ 1:00 pm
September 20th & 27th
October 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th

Two lectures per session, both 30 minutes in length, shown on the big screen in the Coyle Community Room.
The paintings for the class were chosen by Professor William Kloss, an independent art historian and lecturer for the Smithsonian Institution's seminar and travel program. He has delivered hundreds of courses and lectures around the world on a range of European and American art to prestigious universities and institutions around the country.


There is no sign up required and you may attend any or all lectures

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“The Agony & The Ecstasy:” Building and Sailing Istar
Oct
13
2:00 PM14:00

“The Agony & The Ecstasy:” Building and Sailing Istar

Sunday, October 13

2:00-4:00 pm

Community Room at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum

Dr. Charles “Stormy” Mayo will delight visitors with an account of the building of his 43’ Murray Peterson Coaster Istar.

Dr. Mayo is perhaps best known for his work as director of the right whale ecology program at Provincetown’s Center for Coastal Studies, but he also spent a good part of his life engrossed in the unyielding undertaking of building his 43-foot boat -- it took him nearly 40 years to build Istar in his own backyard in Provincetown.

From the planning and the dreaming, to the decades of construction -- including the desire on numerous occasions to take a chainsaw to the hull -- to the ultimate experience of Istar’s maiden voyage to the Bahamas; Dr. Mayo will recount the failures and successes of a very personal experience. This will be his first time presenting this talk.

Members $10.00

Non-members $15.00

pre-registration is requested.

TICKETS

For additional information call:

The Cape Cod Maritime Museum

508 - 775 - 1723

www. CapeCodMaritimeMuseum.org

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Haunted History Tour of Barnstable Village
Oct
12
to Oct 13

Haunted History Tour of Barnstable Village

  • US. Coast Guard Heritage Museum / Old Jail (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Haunted & History Walking Tour

Created by Derek Bartlett, Founder of Cape And Islands Paranormal Research Society

Are you looking for something out of the ordinary to fill your evenings? Join us as we walk the historic and haunted “Old Kings Highway” in Barnstable Village.. As the tour starts you will hear stories of the conflict between the Loyalists and the American Whigs (Patriots) and how England had a stronghold on this small quaint town. There are over ten stops on the tour and eight have ghost stories. You will visit Cobb’s Hill Cemetery where many strange and unusual things have taken place. You will visit such places as the Barnstable Tavern & Restaurant where a mischievous specter lurks in the dining room. As we walk along the historic highway there is a possibility that the tour may be followed by one of the town former residents. As the tours ends you will enter the darken “Old Jail” built in 1690’s by the order of Massachusetts Bay Colony Courts, which is actively haunted.

Tour Dates

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday Night from April 16 – November 15, 2015

Private Tours are available

TIME: 7:00PM

Price: $15.00 adults, $8.00 children 8-12yrs old, under 8 FREE

Tours Begins at:

US. Coast Guard Heritage Museum / Old Jail
3353 Main Street (6A)
Barnstable, MA 02630

Parking: in front of the Old Jail on the grass.

Estimated Length: 2 hrs

Private Tours: Private Tours are available for groups of 6 people or more and a non-refundable deposit of $7.50 per person is required. Check with us about customizing your tour!

To reserve your space or for more Information:
call 508-241-1151

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 World's Greatest Paintings - Lectures
Oct
11
1:00 PM13:00

World's Greatest Paintings - Lectures

Next Series ~ Fridays at 1 ~ Begins September 20th


Fridays @ 1:00 pm
September 20th & 27th
October 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th

Two lectures per session, both 30 minutes in length, shown on the big screen in the Coyle Community Room.
The paintings for the class were chosen by Professor William Kloss, an independent art historian and lecturer for the Smithsonian Institution's seminar and travel program. He has delivered hundreds of courses and lectures around the world on a range of European and American art to prestigious universities and institutions around the country.


There is no sign up required and you may attend any or all lectures

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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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 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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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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World's Greatest Paintings - Lectures
Oct
4
1:00 PM13:00

World's Greatest Paintings - Lectures

Next Series ~ Fridays at 1 ~ Begins September 20th


Fridays @ 1:00 pm
September 20th & 27th
October 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th

Two lectures per session, both 30 minutes in length, shown on the big screen in the Coyle Community Room.
The paintings for the class were chosen by Professor William Kloss, an independent art historian and lecturer for the Smithsonian Institution's seminar and travel program. He has delivered hundreds of courses and lectures around the world on a range of European and American art to prestigious universities and institutions around the country.


There is no sign up required and you may attend any or all lectures

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Presentation on Hans Hofmann-Where did he come from?
Oct
3
6:00 PM18:00

Presentation on Hans Hofmann-Where did he come from?

Join art historian & artist Pat Feinstein as she discusses Hans Hofmann, the father of Abstract Expressionism..

This is an opportunity to learn more about this influential artist before the museum's October 9th excursion to see the exhibition Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction at the P.E.M. Many here on Cape Cod know of Hans Hofmann, but this talk offers a unique sense of historical context for his art and teachings. Hofmann’s years in Paris in the early 20th century influenced the development of his painting, but it was his own personal ideals and philosophy that set him apart from others of the abstract expressionist movement. Those beliefs were documented in a film created by Sam Feinstein, who studied and collaborated with Hofmann for over a decade. The film was called “a classic” by Hofmann and had its premiere at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A 10-minute sequence in the film shows Hofmann painting The Window seen on the easel behind him in the photograph above. As a painter and art historian, Patricia Stark Feinstein calls herself a second-generation Hofmann student, having studied and taught with Sam Feinstein and assisted with the completion of the film. The 29-minute documentary will be screened as part of the program, followed by a Q and A.

Cape Cod Museum of Art

Benton Jones

benton@ccmoa.org

508-385-4477

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WILD ABOUT WILDE!
Oct
2
3:00 PM15:00

WILD ABOUT WILDE!

He was more than just a successful Irish playwright – Oscar Wilde wrote fairy tales for children; witty entertaining short stories for adults; a popular, yet shocking novel; a collection of poems and essays some depicting themes of tragedy and suffering. He was a master at his craft, trying to balance his fascination between art and decadent life. Join us for an 8-week study, through film and text, into the brilliant works and fascinating life of Oscar Wilde. Please register early, classes fill quickly. Book list & syllabus will be emailed after registration. This class meets in the Photography & Digital Arts Studio on the lower level of the Education Wing.

 MATERIALS
Course readings are a combination of handouts (small charge payable to instructor) and books ordered by student from online sources. The booklist will be emailed to registered students.

MARY ANN EATON
Mary Ann Eaton has a BA in English from Regis College, Weston, MA and has attended University College Cork, in Cork City, Ireland, where she concentrated her studies in Irish and Celtic literature Ancient Mythological tales and medieval literature is of special interest, and her study in Ireland awakened a passion for the depth and richness of this Celtic country that she enthusiastically wishes to share with others.  CLASSES OFFERED: * Introduction to Irish Literature * The Portrayal of Women in Irish Literature * 19th & 20th Century Irish Plays * The Early Religion of Ireland: From Pagan to Christian * Wild About Wilde ! * Irish Myths & Sagas 

$85.00

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Paranormal Investigation Reveal Event
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Paranormal Investigation Reveal Event

Featuring:

T & K Paranormal Research Society

Come and hear firsthand the results of our recent overnight paranormal investigation performed at the Centerville Historic Museum! Home to many artifacts waiting to tell the tale of Sea Captains lost at sea, shipwreck victims, war casualties and more!

Actual footage and live accounts by the investigators in this LIVE EVENT!!

Tickets

Members $30 Non-Members $35

Reserved seating - Tickets will go fast!

Call 508-367-0798

Refreshments served

Proceeds go to the Centerville Historic Museum

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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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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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World's Greatest Paintings - Lectures
Sep
27
1:00 PM13:00

World's Greatest Paintings - Lectures

Next Series ~ Fridays at 1 ~ Begins September 20th


Fridays @ 1:00 pm
September 20th & 27th
October 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th

Two lectures per session, both 30 minutes in length, shown on the big screen in the Coyle Community Room.
The paintings for the class were chosen by Professor William Kloss, an independent art historian and lecturer for the Smithsonian Institution's seminar and travel program. He has delivered hundreds of courses and lectures around the world on a range of European and American art to prestigious universities and institutions around the country.


There is no sign up required and you may attend any or all lectures

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Living with White Sharks with Greg Skomal
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Living with White Sharks with Greg Skomal

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Thursday, September 26th at 6:00 pm

The number of white sharks has been rising off the coast of Cape Cod in response to dramatic increases in seal abundance. In 2018, Massachusetts experienced its first fatal shark attack since 1936. The key to reducing negative interactions between white sharks and people is a better understanding of white shark behavior. This presentation will focus on this research.

Dr. Skomal is an accomplished marine biologist, charismatic speaker and senior fisheries biologist with Massachusetts Marine Fisheries since 1987. He currently heads up the Massachusetts Shark Research Program as well as directing the scientific research on Great White Sharks off the coast of Cape Cod. Join Dr. Skomal for this fascinating lecture.  

Doors will open for wine and cheese at 6 pmLecture at 6:30pm

The presentation is $50 per person. All proceeds will benefit the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy and the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History’s education programs. Reservations are required.

For more information please call the Museum at 508-896-3867 ext. 133

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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

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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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Climate Discussion & Preparation with 350 Cape Cod
Sep
25
5:00 PM17:00

Climate Discussion & Preparation with 350 Cape Cod

Join local environmental non-profit, 350 Cape Cod, to learn simple ways you can prepare for climate change and the extreme weather predicted to come with it. They will present some ideas about how to lower our climate footprint, as individuals and as a society. Gordon Starr, a founding member of 350 Cape Cod, will lead a community discussion addressing local concerns regarding these issues. Come with questions! 

This program is part of Climate Prep Week as organized by CREW (Communities Responding to Extreme Weather) 

Free to the Public. Registration is appreciated! To register call 508-362-6636, email SturgisReference@comcast.netor online at http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/climate-talk-with-350-cape-cod/

URL for more details: http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/climate-talk-with-350-cape-cod/

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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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World's Greatest Paintings - Lectures
Sep
20
1:00 PM13:00

World's Greatest Paintings - Lectures

Next Series ~ Fridays at 1 ~ Begins September 20th


Fridays @ 1:00 pm
September 20th & 27th
October 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th

Two lectures per session, both 30 minutes in length, shown on the big screen in the Coyle Community Room.
The paintings for the class were chosen by Professor William Kloss, an independent art historian and lecturer for the Smithsonian Institution's seminar and travel program. He has delivered hundreds of courses and lectures around the world on a range of European and American art to prestigious universities and institutions around the country.


There is no sign up required and you may attend any or all lectures

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Book Talk with Terri Arthur
Sep
19
3:00 PM15:00

Book Talk with Terri Arthur

Friends of the Mashpee Library 
invites you to a book talk by
Terri Arthur

author of
Fatal Decision: Edith Cavell WWI Nurse

Based on the true story of Edith Cavell, the nurse
shot by the Germans for aiding British soldiers

This event in the gallery is a fund raiser for the Mashpee Public Library.

The author, Terri Arthur, is a Cape resident and a nurse. Ms. Arthur was captivated by the story of Edith Cavell, who gave her life for saving British soldiers from the Germans. Fatal Decision: Edith Cavell WWI Nurse is optioned for a movie.

Thursday, September 19, 3:00PM-5:00PM in the Gallery
Admission is $25 to the library. 
Refreshments will be served. Cash bar. Tickets available at the door.

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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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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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32nd Annual Cape Cod Glass Show & Sale
Sep
14
to Sep 15

32nd Annual Cape Cod Glass Show & Sale

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CAPE COD GLASS CLUB 32nd Annual Cape Cod Glass Show & Sale
The 32nd Annual Cape Cod Glass Show and Sale sponsored by the Cape Cod Glass Club will be held on Saturday, September 14 (10-5) and Sunday, September 15(11-4) at the Cape Cod Gymnasium (parking lot 11) 2240 Iyannough Rd, Rte. 132 Exit 6 West Barnstable, Ma.
The speaker for the Glass Show will be Mary C. Mills. Her topic will be "Rediscovering Philadelphia Glassmaking through Archaeology". Ms Mills is the historic Glass Specialist for AECOM Cultural Resources in Burlington, New Jersey Prior to joining AECOM she held the position of educational programs manager at the Corning Museum of Glass. She is a past president of the National American Glass Club.
The Annual Glass Show features exhibitors of national reputation and glass collecting of many interests. This includes early and collectible American blown, cut and pattern glass .Also,. contemporary European glass, antique art glass and studio glass are included.
In addition to our exhibitors and speaker, the glass show offers free appraisal service, raffle and a discounted show admission with show card or ad.
Another added attraction is Robert Lehmann, a glass restorer from New Hope, Pa. who will be present. He is a highly talented craftsman with 30 years of experience in the repair and restoration of glass.

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Artist Gallery Talk with Jodi Colella
Sep
13
2:00 PM14:00

Artist Gallery Talk with Jodi Colella

Meet fiber artist Jodi Colella whose work is on view in the Look This Way show. Jodi is fascinated by early photography and collects antique tintype portraits which she manipulates to create evocative artworks with dark humor and surrealist imagery. Her new series, Ghost Stories, is inspired by the uneasy postures and expressions evident in daguerreotype portraits, whose subjects were required to sit without moving for many minutes before their image could be captured. For Colella, these minutes also expose a sliver of the soul that she contemplates and then seeks to reveal and investigate.

Jodi will explain how she utilizes traditional needle arts paired with provocative materials to create both intimate and monumental sculptures that engage the viewer while eliciting the simultaneous reactions of whimsy and threat. She’ll bring samples of the materials she uses to create these enlarged tintypes and explain her innovative technique. This  new work on view was  inspired by the Museum’s current daguerreotype exhibition.

Jodi Colella works out of her studio in Somerville, MA, and exhibits and teaches internationally. She is a member of the Boston Sculptors Gallery and a recipient of a 2019 Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship Award for Sculpture.

Join us at the Museum to hear Jodi’s talk, then see the new exhibitions and stay to enjoy opening reception!

Free admission, please pre-register:

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THE IRISH WAR OF INDEPENDENCE 1919-1921,
Sep
11
7:15 PM19:15

THE IRISH WAR OF INDEPENDENCE 1919-1921,

$70.00 - Member

$75.00 - Non-Member

Four Wednesdays, beginning September 11
from 7:15-8:15pm

The execution of the leaders of the 1916 Rebellion changed the political situation in Ireland forever. The momentum from the Rising brought huge political developments in 1917 and 1918 culminating with the overwhelming victory of Sinn Fein in the 1918 election on a platform of separation from Britain and the setting up of an Irish Parliament.

In January 1919 the first Dail Eireann met and approved a provisional constitution for an Irish Republic. The British refused to recognize the Irish Republic and the Irish War of Independence began that same day.

There were three phases to the war. The first phase involved attacks against British police and army personnel, and British institutions in Ireland. Phase two is often referred to as the "Tan War" as the county was flooded with British troops referred to as the Black and Tans. The third phase is remembered as the period when the IRA 'flying squads' made devastating attacks against the British which resulted in Truce talks and eventually a Treaty. The course will include audio visual materials. All students will receive a PowerPoint presentation for each class.

This class meets in the Photography & Digital Arts Studio on the lower level of the Education Wing.

Bring notebook and pen.

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EIRE/REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 1937-1969
Sep
11
6:00 PM18:00

EIRE/REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 1937-1969

with Sean Murphy

Wednesdays, beginning September 11
4 weeks

6-7pm

$75/$70 members

Article 4 of the Irish constitution adopted in 1937 states that Éire is the name of the state, or in the English language, Ireland. Some Irish wit named the state "DevelEire". Eire demonstrated its independence from Britain by remaining neutral in World War 11. The Republic of Ireland Act 1948 provided for a 26-county Irish Republic. Whittaker Report brought an end to the policy of protectionism and an emphasis on export-led foreign direct investment. The Arms Crisis of 1969 as the 6-counties erupted in war.

By 1948 the country had been ruled by Fianna Fáil for sixteen years and most people wanted a change. The opposition parties in the Dáil came together to form a coalition government after the election in 1948.
-1940's War time emergency, Internment and execution of IRA members. Eire neutral during WW2.
-1949 Eire becomes the Republic of Ireland and in 1957 Eamon De Valera becomes president.
-1950's The "Dark Decade" of mass emigration. Major church state crises on "Mother and Child" scheme. Ending of protectionism. First programme of economic expansion.
-1960's Economic growth, emigration decline, television arrives, Irish conservatism challenged, meeting between O'Neill and Lemass, Nelson's Pillar demolished by the IRA

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Women in Art: A HERstory of Pioneering Female Artists
Sep
5
1:30 PM13:30

Women in Art: A HERstory of Pioneering Female Artists

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Examine work by pioneering American artists. Discover r the women who led the way in diverse media, broke stylistic ground, and left their mark on the art world. Meet Texan artists and educators Lauren Cross and Diane Durant, members of the Fort Worth area Carter Community.

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The Northwest Passage A fascinating evening with Captain Sean Meagher
Aug
29
7:00 PM19:00

The Northwest Passage A fascinating evening with Captain Sean Meagher

In the spirit of supporting our maritime partners,

the Cape Cod Maritime Museum

is proud to promote this event in support of

the Wianno Yacht Club Sailing Education Foundation

Very few people have piloted a vessel through the perilous Northwest Passage, carving their way through canyons of ice.

Captain Meagher has done it twice! He will be on hand to share his stories along with film footage of this epic adventure.

Where: The Wianno Club Ballroom,

107 Sea View Ave., Osterville

When: Thursday, August 29th

7:00 pm -- cocktails and hors d'oeuvres

followed by this memorable presentation and Q & A.

Tickets: $100 per person ($75 for under 21)

This is a fundraising event to benefit the WYC Sailing Education Foundation, a public charity that is dedicated to the advancement of sailing and seamanship. Learn more and purchase your tickets at wycsef.org

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Aquatic Exploration Family Boat Tour
Aug
15
1:30 PM13:30

Aquatic Exploration Family Boat Tour

Take a guided tour aboard Hyline's Sea Swan to learn about the creatures that live in the sea. Suitable for children. Pre-register through Hyline required. Call 508-790-0696 and ask for Mass Audubon Exploration Cruises. Leave from Ocean Street dock, Hyannis Harbor. $31 for members; $43 nonmembers.

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