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Sandy Neck Beach Artist Excursion
Oct
21
2:00 PM14:00

Sandy Neck Beach Artist Excursion

Sandy Neck Beach Artist Excursions: Art Visits Nature–spend time in a living museum! 
 

2018 Artist Excursion Dates:
Sunset trips: 2 PM- After sunset
Sept 7
Sept 23
Oct 5
Oct 21

COST: Day Trip $70 Members/$95 Non-Members
Proceeds benefit the SNB house at the Halfway Point program
 

Application: SNB Art Excursion 2018

A quiet time to create . . .

In the quiet of Sandy Neck Beach Park, the rustic cottage at the halfway point stands in the middle of the dunes, marsh and water.  It provides solitude, scenic landscapes and an endless source of beauty and inspiration. The Town of Barnstable, in partnership with the Cape Cod Art Association, offers day excursions to this unspoiled landscape. It is a special place to create and immerse yourself in the great outdoors. From time to time a Sandy Neck Beach Park naturalist will travel out with the group and share their firsthand knowledge and expertise of this “living museum”.

Who is this for?   This artist experience is for the plein air painter, photographer, musician, writer or anyone who craves some time away to create without the usual everyday interruptions.  The cottage is very rustic.  While out you will be exposed to the elements, and need to dress appropriately.

When can I go?   Trips are often scheduled for September and October as the colors in the marsh are heightened by the sun, as well as early and late spring.  You will be transported by a Beach Ranger for the 3.5 mile drive through the dunes.   The excursions are six hours long, either 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or a later departure with an after sunset return.  For full details and FAQ’s, visit:  www.CapeCodArtCenter.org or www.HyArtsDistrict.com.

How do I sign up?   The cost of a day trip is $70.  If you are not a Cape Cod Art Center member, there is an additional excursion fee of $25 per trip.   Participants have asked if they can give more and others have donated a portion of the proceeds they made from the sale of one of their art pieces created while out at the Halfway House.  All donations are welcome.  Donations and program fees directly support this program.  Complete the application form and mail or email your form to the indicated address.

 

Applications will be considered as they are received.  Excursion dates will be filled on a first-come first-served basis. A maximum of ten people can be transported out to the cabin for a day. Trips may be postponed or cancelled due to low enrollment or inclement weather.  If this is the case, participants will receive a full refund. Cancellations by a participant up to two weeks prior to date, will receive a refund less $25 processing fee. Cancellations by participant within two weeks of excursion will only receive a refund if spot is filled.  A processing fee of $25 will be charged.

Mail your application to:

  • ART VISITS NATURE
  • C/O CAPE COD ART CENTER
  • P.O. Box 85
  • Barnstable, MA  02630

Check payable to:

  • Cape Cod Art Center

For questions contact:

  • Kate Walls, Cape Cod Art Center (Gallery Manager)
    • 508-362-2909, kate@capecodartcenter.org
    • capecodartcenter.org
  • Melissa Hersh, Arts & Culture (Coordinator)
    •  508-862-4767, Melissa.hersh@town.barnstable.ma.us
    • ARTSBarnstable.com
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Chasing Coral Movie Screening at Sturgis Library
Oct
16
6:00 PM18:00

Chasing Coral Movie Screening at Sturgis Library

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world. Join Sturgis Library in spreading the message about the dangers one of our most beautiful ecosystems faces and how you can help! The movie screening is appropriate for all ages.

The event is free and open to the public! Registration is appreciated. Email Sturgisreference@comcast.net, call 508-362-6636, or visit our website at http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/chasing-coral-movie-screening/

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The Art of Landscape Photography – The Schoodic Peninsula, Acadia National Park w/ Ronald Wilson & Bob Bergeron
Oct
11
to Oct 14

The Art of Landscape Photography – The Schoodic Peninsula, Acadia National Park w/ Ronald Wilson & Bob Bergeron

The Art of Landscape Photography – The Schoodic Peninsula, Acadia National Park with Ronald Wilson & Bob Bergeron

Date: October 11-14 (4 days)

Location: Schoodic Institute | Schoodic Peninsula, Acadia National Park www.schoodicinstitute.org

Cost: $875 Members | $925 Non-Members – The workshop includes 3 nights lodgings, a meal plan of field breakfast, bag lunch and dinner, and a lobster bake on Sunday afternoon. All participants will have their own  private bedroom, in a shared apartment. Accommodations will include WiFi, DirectTV, hard line telephones, fully equipped kitchens, as well as dining and living rooms.

Limit 12

All Levels Welcome.

Explore the quiet side of Acadia National Park: Uncrowded | Unexplored | Unexpected

The 2,000-acre Schoodic Peninsula offers a wide array 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.

Nearby the seaside villages of Birch Harbor, Prospect Harbor and the quaint Corea will be an opportunity to photograph classic downeast Maine.

ABOUT WORKSHOP:

“The question is not what you look at, but what you see” Henri David Thoreau

The art of seeing is the active process of observing the world around us with deliberate thoughtfulness. In photography it’s what you do with what you see that counts. Subject matter provides the building blocks while composition acts like glue holding it all together, and light sets the stage for capturing a moment capable of conveying a sense of being there.

The workshop begins on Thursday with an orientation and power point presentation on “The Art of Landscape Photography” covering the aesthetics of photography and technical aspects of digital imaging.

The workshop features approximately 15 hours in the field with 3-hour sessions beginning each day in the pre-dawn and in the afternoons until twilight. Ronald had an intimate knowledge of these regions and designs an itinerary based on habitat, tides, and weather. Walking distances will vary from roadside vantage points to moderate trail hikes.

Complimenting the field experience will be 8-10 hours of classroom time where we will meet each day for an open dialogue covering subjects from capture to post processing and how to create a digital workflow using Lightroom and Photoshop. In the digital age our ability to teach has been considerably enhanced. Individual instruction, viewing images and group critiques to evaluate results is done in an environment that seeks to help you build confidence in your creative and technical skills and become a better photographer.

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 Sustainability and “the Sweet Life” with William Powers
Oct
9
6:30 PM18:30

Sustainability and “the Sweet Life” with William Powers

Sustainability and “the Sweet Life”: How personal happiness is linked to community and nature with William Powers

Drawing on decades-deep experience living and working abroad on development and conservation projects, Powers offers insights and provocative anecdotes about the real link between happiness and sustainability from the academic as well as personal perspective. Powers will discuss his new book Dispatches from the Sweet Life: One Family, Five Acres, and a Community’s Quest to Reinvent the World, a memoir that explores these issues. Books will be available for purchase at the event provided by Titcombs Books.

Free to the public. Registration is appreciated! Email sturgisreference@comcast.net, call 508-362-6636, or visit our website at: http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/william-powers-reading-and-book-signing/

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Sandy Neck Beach Artist Excursion
Oct
5
2:00 PM14:00

Sandy Neck Beach Artist Excursion

Sandy Neck Beach Artist Excursions: Art Visits Nature–spend time in a living museum! 
 

2018 Artist Excursion Dates:
Sunset trips: 2 PM- After sunset
Sept 7
Sept 23
Oct 5
Oct 21

COST: Day Trip $70 Members/$95 Non-Members
Proceeds benefit the SNB house at the Halfway Point program
 

Application: SNB Art Excursion 2018

A quiet time to create . . .

In the quiet of Sandy Neck Beach Park, the rustic cottage at the halfway point stands in the middle of the dunes, marsh and water.  It provides solitude, scenic landscapes and an endless source of beauty and inspiration. The Town of Barnstable, in partnership with the Cape Cod Art Association, offers day excursions to this unspoiled landscape. It is a special place to create and immerse yourself in the great outdoors. From time to time a Sandy Neck Beach Park naturalist will travel out with the group and share their firsthand knowledge and expertise of this “living museum”.

Who is this for?   This artist experience is for the plein air painter, photographer, musician, writer or anyone who craves some time away to create without the usual everyday interruptions.  The cottage is very rustic.  While out you will be exposed to the elements, and need to dress appropriately.

When can I go?   Trips are often scheduled for September and October as the colors in the marsh are heightened by the sun, as well as early and late spring.  You will be transported by a Beach Ranger for the 3.5 mile drive through the dunes.   The excursions are six hours long, either 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or a later departure with an after sunset return.  For full details and FAQ’s, visit:  www.CapeCodArtCenter.org or www.HyArtsDistrict.com.

How do I sign up?   The cost of a day trip is $70.  If you are not a Cape Cod Art Center member, there is an additional excursion fee of $25 per trip.   Participants have asked if they can give more and others have donated a portion of the proceeds they made from the sale of one of their art pieces created while out at the Halfway House.  All donations are welcome.  Donations and program fees directly support this program.  Complete the application form and mail or email your form to the indicated address.

 

Applications will be considered as they are received.  Excursion dates will be filled on a first-come first-served basis. A maximum of ten people can be transported out to the cabin for a day. Trips may be postponed or cancelled due to low enrollment or inclement weather.  If this is the case, participants will receive a full refund. Cancellations by a participant up to two weeks prior to date, will receive a refund less $25 processing fee. Cancellations by participant within two weeks of excursion will only receive a refund if spot is filled.  A processing fee of $25 will be charged.

Mail your application to:

  • ART VISITS NATURE
  • C/O CAPE COD ART CENTER
  • P.O. Box 85
  • Barnstable, MA  02630

Check payable to:

  • Cape Cod Art Center

For questions contact:

  • Kate Walls, Cape Cod Art Center (Gallery Manager)
    • 508-362-2909, kate@capecodartcenter.org
    • capecodartcenter.org
  • Melissa Hersh, Arts & Culture (Coordinator)
    •  508-862-4767, Melissa.hersh@town.barnstable.ma.us
    • ARTSBarnstable.com
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Sandy Neck Beach Artist Excursion
Sep
23
2:00 PM14:00

Sandy Neck Beach Artist Excursion

Sandy Neck Beach Artist Excursions: Art Visits Nature–spend time in a living museum! 
 

2018 Artist Excursion Dates:
Sunset trips: 2 PM- After sunset
Sept 7
Sept 23
Oct 5
Oct 21

COST: Day Trip $70 Members/$95 Non-Members
Proceeds benefit the SNB house at the Halfway Point program
 

Application: SNB Art Excursion 2018

A quiet time to create . . .

In the quiet of Sandy Neck Beach Park, the rustic cottage at the halfway point stands in the middle of the dunes, marsh and water.  It provides solitude, scenic landscapes and an endless source of beauty and inspiration. The Town of Barnstable, in partnership with the Cape Cod Art Association, offers day excursions to this unspoiled landscape. It is a special place to create and immerse yourself in the great outdoors. From time to time a Sandy Neck Beach Park naturalist will travel out with the group and share their firsthand knowledge and expertise of this “living museum”.

Who is this for?   This artist experience is for the plein air painter, photographer, musician, writer or anyone who craves some time away to create without the usual everyday interruptions.  The cottage is very rustic.  While out you will be exposed to the elements, and need to dress appropriately.

When can I go?   Trips are often scheduled for September and October as the colors in the marsh are heightened by the sun, as well as early and late spring.  You will be transported by a Beach Ranger for the 3.5 mile drive through the dunes.   The excursions are six hours long, either 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or a later departure with an after sunset return.  For full details and FAQ’s, visit:  www.CapeCodArtCenter.org or www.HyArtsDistrict.com.

How do I sign up?   The cost of a day trip is $70.  If you are not a Cape Cod Art Center member, there is an additional excursion fee of $25 per trip.   Participants have asked if they can give more and others have donated a portion of the proceeds they made from the sale of one of their art pieces created while out at the Halfway House.  All donations are welcome.  Donations and program fees directly support this program.  Complete the application form and mail or email your form to the indicated address.

 

Applications will be considered as they are received.  Excursion dates will be filled on a first-come first-served basis. A maximum of ten people can be transported out to the cabin for a day. Trips may be postponed or cancelled due to low enrollment or inclement weather.  If this is the case, participants will receive a full refund. Cancellations by a participant up to two weeks prior to date, will receive a refund less $25 processing fee. Cancellations by participant within two weeks of excursion will only receive a refund if spot is filled.  A processing fee of $25 will be charged.

Mail your application to:

  • ART VISITS NATURE
  • C/O CAPE COD ART CENTER
  • P.O. Box 85
  • Barnstable, MA  02630

Check payable to:

  • Cape Cod Art Center

For questions contact:

  • Kate Walls, Cape Cod Art Center (Gallery Manager)
    • 508-362-2909, kate@capecodartcenter.org
    • capecodartcenter.org
  • Melissa Hersh, Arts & Culture (Coordinator)
    •  508-862-4767, Melissa.hersh@town.barnstable.ma.us
    • ARTSBarnstable.com
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Stargazing at Lowell Park
Sep
12
7:30 PM19:30

Stargazing at Lowell Park

Join the folks from Cotuit Library as we turn our gazes skyward towards the stars! This is the first of several stargazing events we'll be holding for the summer months, and Cotuit Library has everything you need to participate! We have the telescopes, just bring yourself and your minds full of wonderment! (although all telescopes will be welcome!).

The rain date for this event is Thursday, September 13th @ 7:30 PM. 

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

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Let's Talk About Plastic Pollution
Sep
11
6:30 PM18:30

Let's Talk About Plastic Pollution

Jill Talladay, director of CARE for the Cape and Islands, will be speaking on the state of plastic pollution on Cape Cod, the threat it poses nationally, local efforts to clean up our wetlands and waterways, such as the Skip the Straw movement, and how you can help!

Free to the public. Registration is appreciated. Call 508-362-6636, email Sturgisrefernce@comcast.net, or online at the link: http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/on-preventing-plastic-pollution-a-discussion-with-care-for-cape-cod/

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Sandy Neck Beach Artist Excursion
Sep
7
2:00 PM14:00

Sandy Neck Beach Artist Excursion

Sandy Neck Beach Artist Excursions: Art Visits Nature–spend time in a living museum! 
 

2018 Artist Excursion Dates:
Sunset trips: 2 PM- After sunset
Sept 7
Sept 23
Oct 5
Oct 21

COST: Day Trip $70 Members/$95 Non-Members
Proceeds benefit the SNB house at the Halfway Point program
 

Application: SNB Art Excursion 2018

A quiet time to create . . .

In the quiet of Sandy Neck Beach Park, the rustic cottage at the halfway point stands in the middle of the dunes, marsh and water.  It provides solitude, scenic landscapes and an endless source of beauty and inspiration. The Town of Barnstable, in partnership with the Cape Cod Art Association, offers day excursions to this unspoiled landscape. It is a special place to create and immerse yourself in the great outdoors. From time to time a Sandy Neck Beach Park naturalist will travel out with the group and share their firsthand knowledge and expertise of this “living museum”.

Who is this for?   This artist experience is for the plein air painter, photographer, musician, writer or anyone who craves some time away to create without the usual everyday interruptions.  The cottage is very rustic.  While out you will be exposed to the elements, and need to dress appropriately.

When can I go?   Trips are often scheduled for September and October as the colors in the marsh are heightened by the sun, as well as early and late spring.  You will be transported by a Beach Ranger for the 3.5 mile drive through the dunes.   The excursions are six hours long, either 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or a later departure with an after sunset return.  For full details and FAQ’s, visit:  www.CapeCodArtCenter.org or www.HyArtsDistrict.com.

How do I sign up?   The cost of a day trip is $70.  If you are not a Cape Cod Art Center member, there is an additional excursion fee of $25 per trip.   Participants have asked if they can give more and others have donated a portion of the proceeds they made from the sale of one of their art pieces created while out at the Halfway House.  All donations are welcome.  Donations and program fees directly support this program.  Complete the application form and mail or email your form to the indicated address.

 

Applications will be considered as they are received.  Excursion dates will be filled on a first-come first-served basis. A maximum of ten people can be transported out to the cabin for a day. Trips may be postponed or cancelled due to low enrollment or inclement weather.  If this is the case, participants will receive a full refund. Cancellations by a participant up to two weeks prior to date, will receive a refund less $25 processing fee. Cancellations by participant within two weeks of excursion will only receive a refund if spot is filled.  A processing fee of $25 will be charged.

Mail your application to:

  • ART VISITS NATURE
  • C/O CAPE COD ART CENTER
  • P.O. Box 85
  • Barnstable, MA  02630

Check payable to:

  • Cape Cod Art Center

For questions contact:

  • Kate Walls, Cape Cod Art Center (Gallery Manager)
    • 508-362-2909, kate@capecodartcenter.org
    • capecodartcenter.org
  • Melissa Hersh, Arts & Culture (Coordinator)
    •  508-862-4767, Melissa.hersh@town.barnstable.ma.us
    • ARTSBarnstable.com
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Stargazing at Lowell Park
Aug
15
8:30 PM20:30

Stargazing at Lowell Park

Join the folks from Cotuit Library as we turn our gazes skyward towards the stars!  This is the first of several stargazing events we’ll be holding for the summer months, and Cotuit Library has everything you need to participate!  We have the telescopes, just bring yourself and your minds full of wonderment! (although all telescopes will be welcome!). 

The rain date for this event is Thursday, August 16th @ 8:30 PM.

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

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Health and Healing with Teas from the Garden
Jul
31
6:30 PM18:30

Health and Healing with Teas from the Garden

Pandora Peoples will discuss how to create your own herbal remedies with common garden herbs in the treatment of arthritis, allergies, back pain, Alzheimer’s, insomnia, slow metabolism, anxiety, digestive and urinary tract disorders. Tea will be served at the event.

FREE to the Public! Registration is appreciated. Call 508-362-6636 or Email sturgisreference@Comcast.net

Pandora Peoples, is a certified Chartered Herbalist, nutritional guide, spiritual counselor, and shamanic healer in her 16th year of practice. She is the host of “Healing Wisdom”, a weekly talk show on WOMR 92.1- FM in Provincetown. Listen to her Healing Wisdom Podcasts at WOMR.org

Visit our website for more info: http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/health-and-healing-with-teas-from-the-garden/

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Stargazing at Lowell Park
Jul
16
8:30 PM20:30

Stargazing at Lowell Park

Join the folks from Cotuit Library as we turn our gazes skyward towards the stars!  This is the first of several stargazing events we’ll be holding for the summer months, and Cotuit Library has everything you need to participate!  We have the telescopes, just bring yourself and your minds full of wonderment! (although all telescopes will be welcome!). 

The rain date for this event is Wednesday, July 18th @ 8:30 PM.

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

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Butterflies of Cape Cod with Joe Dwelly
Jun
21
1:30 PM13:30

Butterflies of Cape Cod with Joe Dwelly

Thu. Jun. 21, 1:30-2:30 p.m. RSVP-REQUIRED
Joe is returning due to great demand to discuss further the 70+ species of butterfly across Cape Cod. In this presentation we will look at photos of butterflies and discuss features used to identify butterflies. We will discuss the relationship between butterflies and plants, the habits of various butterflies, identify good places on Cape Cod to find butterflies and we will talk about butterfly gardening and attracting butterflies to our yards. April marks the beginning of butterfly season on the Cape and we can begin the season by relaxing and enjoying these fascinating creatures.

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