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Rare opportunity -- meet sailing icon America's Cup sailor Gary Jobson
Apr
24
6:30 PM18:30

Rare opportunity -- meet sailing icon America's Cup sailor Gary Jobson

Join award-winning America’s Cup sailor, filmmaker and author Gary Jobson for a lecture about his experiences -- not only participating in the America’s Cup but also his reporting on it. 

Having competed in close to 6,000 races, winning many of the world's offshore races, he has authored 19 books on sailing; and has narrated, produced and given thousands of TV programs, films and lectures. Gary was tactician on the winning America's Cup yacht, Courageous in 1977 with skipper Ted Turner. 

Gary was tactician on the winning America's Cup yacht, Courageous, in 1977 with skipper Ted Turner.

***This is a rare opportunity to meet one of sailing's great icons.***

This event is a fundraiser for the Cape Cod Maritime Museum.

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MEET THE AUTHOR / POETRY READING at the Centerville Historical Museum
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

MEET THE AUTHOR / POETRY READING at the Centerville Historical Museum

MEET THE AUTHOR / POETRY READING

CHM is hosting a poetry reading and book signing with poet Anca Vlasopolos. She'll be speaking on and reading from her newly published book of poems Often Fanged Light. Come meet the author, enjoy some refreshments, and have your book signed.

Friday, April 26, 7PM -  Admission $10/nonmember, $8/member

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Carl Lopes: Artist Talk and Demonstration at Creative Hands Gallery
May
4
11:00 AM11:00

Carl Lopes: Artist Talk and Demonstration at Creative Hands Gallery

Creative Hands Gallery is celebrating ArtWeek with Cape Cod Artist, Carl Lopes. We’re very pleased to have Carl in the gallery on May 4, 2019, at 11:00 to 1:00 to demonstrate and discuss his artwork. Carl is very well know for his paintings which are airbrushed acrylics, holographic papers, glass beads, and jewelry attached to wood panels and coated with high gloss poly-resin. The paintings appear as if they are stained glass, and lit from behind. The intentional stunning appearances leave viewers amazed and intrigued.

Carl’s paintings are a respectful nod to centuries of influential African design and tradition. Colors, patterns and compositions pay tribute to ancestral heritages and cultures, yet maintain a direct contemporary vibe. Masks, portraits, birds, and fish are embellished with geometric motifs and designs that visually pop. www.CarlLopes.com

ArtWeek, produced by Boch Center, is a unique annual celebration of arts, culture and creativity. Curious people of all ages will get creative at 500+ unique events across the state - and many are FREE! ArtWeek runs from April 26 - May 5. Visit http://www.artweekma.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/ArtweekMA for additional events celebrating ArtWeek throughout the Commonwealth. 

Please contact Creative Hands Gallery for additional information.
www.CreativeHandsGallery.com
CreativeHandsGallery@gmail.com
774-521-4304

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My Birdseed Brings All The Birds to the Yard: Attracting Native Birds on Cape Cod
May
14
6:30 PM18:30

My Birdseed Brings All The Birds to the Yard: Attracting Native Birds on Cape Cod

What does it takes to attract your favorite backyard birds? Stephanie Ellis, Executive Director of Wild Care, a nonprofit wildlife hospital dedicated to the rescue and release of injured and orphaned wildlife, will tell you. From native plants, to nest boxes, to birdseed, Stephanie will provide info for attracting a variety of birds to your yard throughout the year. She’ll also cover “what to do” if you find a baby bird, or if a bird strikes your window, and will provide tips on how we can better co-exist with our feathered neighbors. Stephanie will also bring special guest, “Nickerson” Wild Care’s educational Eastern Screech Owl.

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The Lost Secrets of the Farming Cultures
May
21
6:30 PM18:30

The Lost Secrets of the Farming Cultures

Award-winning journalist Ben Gagnon combines new scientific evidence with myth and folklore to explore a lost chapter of ancient history – a time when migratory birds were perceived as divine agents of the sun, delivering exotic seeds in the spring and guiding souls through the afterlife in fall and winter.

Free to the public. Registration is appreciated! Email sturgisreference@comcast.net, call 508-362-6636, or fill out the form online at: http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/the-lost-secrets-of-ancient-farming-cultures/

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The Lost Hero of Cape Cod: A Talk with Author Vincent Miles
Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

The Lost Hero of Cape Cod: A Talk with Author Vincent Miles

On Sunday, February 24 at 2:00 pm, as part of our Sunday Lecture Series, noted author Vincent Miles will discuss the topic of his book, The Lost Hero of Cape Cod: Captain Asa Eldridge and the Maritime Trade that Shaped America.

Not only was Captain Eldridge hand-picked by Cornelius Vanderbilt to skipper his private steam yacht on a four-month cruise around Europe, but in 1854, Captain Eldridge sailed a clipper ship from New York to Liverpool, England and set a trans-Atlantic speed record that still stands today. Captain Eldridge’s vast experience included commanding a variety of sailing vessels worldwide, and part of his intrigue is that the various phases of his career coincided with key developments in maritime commerce.

But in January of 1856 under the Captain’s command, the USM Pacific, one of America’s first steam powered ocean liners, left Liverpool for New York. That winter was particularly brutal, and neither the ship nor her Captain were ever seen again.

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