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MBL Friday Evening Lecture

Lectures / Seminars Lederberg Lecture – “From Yeast Cells to Patient Neurons: A Powerful Discovery Platform for Combating Neurodegenerative Diseases” – Susan Lindquist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Region: Upper Cape. Town: Falmouth. Village: Woods Hole. Category: Special Events. Cost: free. Phone: 508 289 7423. Email: comm@mbl.edu. Friday, August 22, 2014, 8:00 PM. Marine Biological Laboratory, Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL St. Woods Hole. For more info visit www.mbl.edu.

BASH 1900's Brings Budweiser Clydesdales to Sandwich

Fairs / Fests / Parades Budweiser Clydesdales Parade, 1900's antique cars, USO Block Party -Sandwich 375 events! Region: Upper Cape. Town: Sandwich. Registration: No. Artist/event website: www.sandwich375.com. Artist/event website 2: www.sandwich375.com. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Reservations: No. Phone: 508-789-6809. Email: cindyru@cape.com. Directions: Take Route 6 to Exit 2. Turn north at the end of the ramp to the Wing School. Ticket Web Link: www.sandwich375.com. Venue website: www.sandwich375.com. Saturday, August 23, 2014. Wing School and Sandwich Village.

Sandwich 375 BASH Day 1900s

Historical events There will be an exhibit of Dodge Macknight paintings at the library for the next month starting today and an exhibit and auction of local artists paintings on slate tiles from the library‘s original roof to benefit the Sandwich Public Library. There will also be painting lessons for kids on the front lawn. A Scavenger Hunt will be held from 9:30–11 am. First Church will be open with historical displays and period costumed docents. In the afternoon, Roger Tincknell will perform song for families on the lawn of the library. Dodge Macknight and Ida Putnam of the Jam Kitchen will be telling what Sandwich was like in the 1900’s, and Thornton Burgess will be leading a Walking Tour of the Village. Suffragettes will be demonstrating for the right to vote and there will be a tribute to the late Dr. Beale, a family doctor who served the town for many decades. There will be a presentation of “The Home Front” by renowned storyteller Judith Black. At 11 am, a Cavalcade of Cars from the 1900s will drive from Wing School t… Directions: Take Ext 2 off Route 6. Turn left and drive along Water St./Rte. 130. Follow signs for parking. Category: Special Events. Registration: None. Cost: Free. Artist/event website: www.sandwich375.com. Reservations: not needed. Email: info@sandwich375.com. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 9:30 AM – 8:00 PM. Downtown along Main St.

Waquoit Day, Third Annual Village Fair

Fairs / Fests / Parades Saturday, August 23, 10 AM to 3 PM 10-3 PM, Arts & Crafts Fair at Waquoit Church 10-12 PM, Seining on the Bay, Waquoit Bay Reserve 12-3PM, Food, music, games, raffles: Games for all ages, free lemonade, popcorn, ice cream; food for purchase or bring your own picnic. 1-3 PM, Historical presentation, Waquoit Church. Region: Upper Cape. Town: Falmouth. Village: Waquoit. Category: Special Events. Phone: 508-548-5269. Email: waquoitucc@comcast.net. Directions: Waquoit Church, corner of route 28 and Parsons Lane, Waquoit and Waquoit Bay Reserve, route 28. Venue website: www.waquoitucc.org. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Waquoit Congregational Church. 15 Parsons Lane. East Falmouth.

Mashpee Commons’ August Block Party

Fairs / Fests / Parades Live music, food vendors, children's activities, including bounce house, face painting, balloon twisting, bubbles, more. Live music line-up includes The Ticks, Andrew Duhon, and The Parkington Sisters; takes place on stage near Ghelfi’s Candies & Ice Cream. Also sidewalk sale. FREE! Region: Upper Cape. Town: Mashpee. Category: Special Events. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. routes 28 and 151.

“An Even Bigger Bug Bugs Bash”

Fairs / Fests / Parades Due to popular demand, Heritage Museums & Gardens hosts “An Even Bigger Big Bugs Bash” that will have visitors buzzing about their day in the garden! Bring the family and experience a full day of insect-themed activities, including: Insect Safari: 10 am-6 pm. Visitors will be challenged to visit each of the ten sculptures and will learn fun facts about the insects depicted at each. Crafty Critters: 10 am-2 pm. Make your own interesting insects to take home. Jackson Gillman: 11 am – 11:45 am. Live performance on the Hidden Hollow™ stage. Laugh and learn with Jackson Gillman, the Stand-Up Chameleon, as he turns into a fly, mosquito, doodlebug, ant, cockroach, and other crawlies in his educational low-life revue. Bug Ball: 12 pm-4 pm. Create a bug mask, use costume elements and puppets, mimic insect moves, and join the dance party on the Hidden Hollow stage. Author Amy Stewart: 12 pm – 12:30 pm. Members’ book signing with Amy Stewart, New York Times best-selling author of Wicked Bugs, Wicked Plan… Region: Lower Cape. Town: Sandwich. Category: Special Events. Phone: (508) 888-3300. Venue website: www.heritagemuseumsandgardens.org. Sunday, August 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove St. Sandwich.

"A Symphonic Mount Rushmore" Honoring JFK and MLK, Jr.

Lectures / Seminars Internationally recognized conductor/composer Charles Zachary Bornstein will give a lecture and multimedia demonstration about his new symphony, Clarion Calls, composed in honor of President John F. Kennedy and the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. The magnificent composition incorporates text from speeches of the two leaders. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Dennis. Village: East Dennis. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free admission and refreshments. Reservations: Reservations required. Phone: 508.385.8151. Directions: North on School Street off Route 6A near the Dennis/Brewster border. Right on Center Street. Park in Church parking lot on the left. Library is on the right. Venue website: http://www.jacobsearslibrary.org. Sunday, August 24, 2014, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM. Jacob Sears Memorial Library, 23 Centre St. Dennis.

Cape Cod Festival of Magic, Aug. 25-28

Fairs / Fests / Parades Matinee shows, 2 p.m. Evening shows 7:30 p.m. $15 evening, $10 matinees. Event program: www.capecodmagicfest.com. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Yarmouth. Village: South Yarmouth. Artist/event website: http://www.capecodmagicfest.com/. Category: Special Events. Phone: 508-362-4322. Ticket Web Link: http://www.capecodmagicfest.com/buy-tickets.html. Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 2:00 PM. Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School, 210 Station Ave. South Yarmouth.

Barnstable Village Summer Stroll

Fairs / Fests / Parades The Barnstable Village Summer Stroll Tuesday, August 26 5-8pm Shops open & serving refreshments, restaurants specials, free concert on the Jailhouse Hill, Sarah & The Oh Boys from 6-7:30 Barnstable Village Summer Stroll Participants Sponsored by the Barnstable Village Association Sturgis Library (pre stroll activities): 4pm Reading with Rusty the Therapy Dog (children & caregivers) 4:30 Historic Tour of Sturgis Library (adults & children 10+) Stroll 5- 8 pm Kinlin Grover Real Estate – Water Bottles & Cotton Candy Cape Abilities – Open for Shopping / Samples of Cape Cod Sea Salt Oz – Open for Shopping Mosees Handmade Fashions & Gifts – Open for Shopping / S’mores Barnstable Tavern – Three Course Prix Fixe Menu Smitty’s Ice Cream – “Sweet Caroline” for a Cone (sing “Sweet Caroline” & receive a coupon for a free cone) Vetorino’s Landscaping & Irrigation – 10% Off New Service for mentioning postcard ad Cape Cod art Assoc. – Table at Concert / Bubbles for Kids Barnstable Pottery – Open for Shopping… Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Category: Special Events. Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Barnstable Village.

Petticoats at Sea: The Story of a Clipper Ship Family

Lectures / Seminars History is full of stories about the captains of America’s great clipper ships, but did you know that women and children also lived and sailed on these ships? Performer Joan Gatturna portrays the story of Johanna Sears and her family, a story based on the true-life adventures of several New England families whose daughters and sons proved their courage and skill when faced with perils at sea. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Eastham. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Venue website: http://www.nps.gov/caco. Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Cape Cod National Seashore, Salt Pond Visitor Center.

Cape Cod Festival of Magic

Fairs / Fests / Parades Info@CapeCodMagicFest.com. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Yarmouth. Village: South Yarmouth. Artist/event website: http://www.capecodmagicfest.com/. Category: Special Events. Cost: $15 per person. Phone: 508-362-4322. Ticket Web Link: http://www.capecodmagicfest.com/buy-tickets.html. Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School, 210 Station Ave. South Yarmouth.

Cape Cod Festival of Magic, Aug. 25-28

Fairs / Fests / Parades Matinee shows, 2 p.m. Evening shows 7:30 p.m. $15 evening, $10 matinees. Event program: www.capecodmagicfest.com. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Yarmouth. Village: South Yarmouth. Artist/event website: http://www.capecodmagicfest.com/. Category: Special Events. Phone: 508-362-4322. Ticket Web Link: http://www.capecodmagicfest.com/buy-tickets.html. Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 2:00 PM. Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School, 210 Station Ave. South Yarmouth.

Summer Evening Lecture Series: World War II Along the Cape Cod Canal

Lectures / Seminars Coast Guard boats manning security checks and a 10,000 ton vessel sitting sideways in the Cape Cod Canal with the enemy stalking Cape Cod Bay. Hear these stories and more from the land and sea during WWII. Enjoy historic period photographs of the era from the Cape Cod Canal archives as part of the presentation. Presented by Park Ranger Ann Cook. Region: Upper Cape. Town: Sandwich. Category: Special Events. Cost: $0. Phone: (508)833-9678. Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center, 60 Ed Moffitt Drive, Sandwich.

Cape Cod Festival of Magic

Fairs / Fests / Parades Info@CapeCodMagicFest.com. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Yarmouth. Village: South Yarmouth. Artist/event website: http://www.capecodmagicfest.com/. Category: Special Events. Cost: $15 per person. Phone: 508-362-4322. Ticket Web Link: http://www.capecodmagicfest.com/buy-tickets.html. Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School, 210 Station Ave. South Yarmouth.

Marine Lecture Series

Lectures / Seminars Weekly presentations by the director of marine education for the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies. Meet at Province Lands Visitor Center, Provincetown. Topics vary. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Provincetown. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Venue website: http://www.nps.gov/caco. Thursday, August 28, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Cape Cod National Seashore.

Fourth Annual Science Symposium

Lectures / Seminars This showcase of natural-science research being conducted in the Cape Cod National Seashore will feature short presentations by current researchers and will be aimed at general audiences. Refreshments courtesy of Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Venue website: http://www.nps.gov/caco. Thursday, August 28, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Cape Cod National Seashore, Salt Pond Visitor Center.

Cape Cod Festival of Magic, Aug. 25-28

Fairs / Fests / Parades Matinee shows, 2 p.m. Evening shows 7:30 p.m. $15 evening, $10 matinees. Event program: www.capecodmagicfest.com. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Yarmouth. Village: South Yarmouth. Artist/event website: http://www.capecodmagicfest.com/. Category: Special Events. Phone: 508-362-4322. Ticket Web Link: http://www.capecodmagicfest.com/buy-tickets.html. Thursday, August 28, 2014, 2:00 PM. Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School, 210 Station Ave. South Yarmouth.

Cape Cod Festival of Magic

Fairs / Fests / Parades Info@CapeCodMagicFest.com. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Yarmouth. Village: South Yarmouth. Artist/event website: http://www.capecodmagicfest.com/. Category: Special Events. Cost: $15 per person. Phone: 508-362-4322. Ticket Web Link: http://www.capecodmagicfest.com/buy-tickets.html. Thursday, August 28, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School, 210 Station Ave. South Yarmouth.

Talk on James Otis, Jr., The Patriot

Lectures / Seminars The talk on Jame Otis, Jr. the Patriot, who lit the spark that erupted into the American Revolution, is the third in a series of four on luminaries of early West Barnstable. It is being sponsored, in conjunction with the Barnstable 375th Celebration, by the 1717 Meetinghouse Foundation and will be presented by David Still, II journalist and historian. The talk is free. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: West Barnstable. Registration: No. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Reservations: No. Directions: Route 6 (Mid Cape Highway) just north of Exit 5. Venue website: www.1717meetinghouse.org. Friday, August 29, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 1717 Meetinghouse, 2049 Meetinghouse Way (Route 149), West Barnstable.

Stony Brook Gristmill Cornbread Festival

Fairs / Fests / Parades Visit the Stony Brook Gristmill on Saturday, August 30 for our annual Cornbread Festival featuring samples of home baked cornbread topped with raspberry butter – delicious! It's the last day of our summer schedule, so stock up on our stone ground organic corn meal for your winter cooking! Explore the museum upstairs and enjoy the scenic footpaths beside Stony Brook. Family friendly, fun and free. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Brewster. Artist/event website: http://brewster-ma.gov. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Directions: From center of Brewster, west on Route 6A. Left at blinking yellow light onto Stony Brook Road. Gristmill is on the left. Saturday, August 30, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Stony Brook Gristmill, Stony Brook Road, Brewster.

LoveLocal Fest

Fairs / Fests / Parades LoveLocal Fest celebrates the Cape Cod community with free, family-friendly activities at Aselton Park on Hyannis Harbor. Bring your family, your friends, your dog, a beach chair or a blanket, and enjoy a beautiful day. Highlights include more than 50 local vendors, food trucks, farmers’ market stands, lawn games, kids’ activities, and musical performances with support from Cape Cod Broadcasting/CapeCod.com. Hosted by Cape Cod’s year-round lifestyle guide, LoveLiveLocal, LoveLocal Fest brings together the best the Cape has to offer in a beautiful setting on the harbor, walking distance from the shops, restaurants and galleries of Hyannis Main Street. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Hyannis. Category: Special Events. Cost: free. Sunday, August 31, 2014, 11:00 AM – 7:30 PM. Aselton Park, Hyannis.

NECN Meteorologist Tim Kelley on Cape Cod weather

Lectures / Seminars Doorprizes and refreshments will follow the presentation. Town: Mashpee. Registration: Not needed. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free and open to the public, sponsored by the 50+ Club. Directions: Intersection of Jobs Fishing Rd. & Rte. 151. Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Christ the King Parish Hall.

NECN Meteorologist Tim Kelley on Cape Cod weather

Lectures / Seminars Doorprizes and refreshments will follow the presentation. Town: Mashpee. Registration: Not needed. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free and open to the public, sponsored by the 50+ Club. Directions: Intersection of Jobs Fishing Rd. & Rte.151. Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Christ the King Parish Hall, 3 Jacobs Fishing Road, Mashpee.

Camera Club: On the Road, Highland Lighthouse

Lectures / Seminars "The Highland Light or Cape Cod light is known to mariners as one of the primary sea-coast lights. It is usually the first seen by those approaching the entrance of Massachusetts Bay from Europe. It is estimated in 1794 that more vessels were cast away on the east shore of Truro than anywhere in Barnstable County. This is one of the most beautiful locations on Cape Cod with tremendous views of the sea high on the bluff where the lighthouse sits. Category: Special Events. Cost: Non-member $4, paid up dues members free. RSVP to Jill at 508-888-0227 or Kathy at 508-362-9811. Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 5:00 PM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Road, Hyannis.

"Milton Dedication and Reception

Lectures / Seminars In honor of Truro painter Milton Wright, Highland House Museum will host a dedication and reception. All are welcome. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Truro. Category: Special Events. Cost: Donations welcome. Directions: Take Highland exit off Rt 6. Follow signs for Lighthouse. Mighland House Museum is next to Lighthouse. Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM. Highland House Museum, Truro.

Second Annual Cape Cod Food Truck Festival

Fairs / Fests / Parades Food Truck Festivals of New England is pleased to announce the return of the Cape Cod Food Truck Festival presented by Hood Cream and featuring Green Mountain Gringo at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds (on Saturday, September 6th. The festival will feature food truck favorites, live music, beer and wine, sampling tents and more! The festival will run from 11am-4pm and will feature over 20 of New England’s most popular food trucks serving up a variety of fan favorites, including fresh seafood, Asian fusion, BBQ, local ice cream, gourmet pizza, whoopee pies, and more. The festival will also feature more than two dozen local Etsy artisans. Participating trucks include: Cape Cod Cannoli, The Local Scoop, Frozen Hoagies, Cupcake City, Pasta Pot, Munchies Food Truck, Uyghur Kitchen, M&M BBQ Ribs, Away Café Plouf Plouf Gastronomie *Truck lineup may be subject to change. Region: Upper Cape. Town: Falmouth. Village: East Falmouth. Registration: Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online at http://ftfne.eventbrite.com or at the event. Artist/event website: www.foodtruckfestivalsofne.com. Category: Special Events. Cost: $5, children under 12 are free. Phone: 6177827117. Directions: Take Route 3 South, through the rotary, over the Sagamore Bridge and onto Rte 6 East. Take the First Exit after crossing the bridge (Exit 1). Go through the yellow blinking lights and at traffic lights at end of ramp, turn Left. Stay on the main road into the Bourne Rotary. Exit Rotary onto Route 28 South/MacArthur Blvd toward Falmouth (essentially go straight if coming over the Bourne Bridge; 3/4 around the Rotary if coming from Sagamore). Continue on Route 28 South through another Rotary. Take Route 151 e… Ticket Web Link: http://ftfne.eventbrite.com. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The Cape Cod Fairgrounds, 1220 Nathan Ellis Highway, East Falmouth.

The Stories that Mushrooms Will Tell

Lectures / Seminars From helping to decompose logs on the forest floor to providing food for resident creatures, mushrooms play a critical role in our Cape Cod ecosystem. Join Wesley Price of the Cape Cod Mushroom Club to learn more about how mushrooms can inspire a deeper understanding and respect for the ecosystems which support the biodiversity of life on Earth. Stroll the Long Pasture property and let mushrooms help to renew your sense of ecological wonder. Category: Special Events. Cost: MA Audubon Member Adult $7 Child $5, Non-member Adult $9 Child $7. Registration: Pre-registration is not required. For more information call 508-362-7475 x9353 or visit website: http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#results:sanctuary=28:program_code=34135. Phone: 508-362-7475 x9353. Email: longpasture@massaudubon.org. Directions: Directions to Long Pasture: Cross the Sagamore Bridge onto Cape Cod. From Route 6, take exit 7 to Yarmouth Port. Go north one mile on Willow Street, and take a left onto Route 6A west. Proceed for approximately one mile, then take a right on Bone Hill Road (where you will see a large sign for the Harbor Point Restaurant and a smaller sign for Long Pasture). Follow Bone Hill Road past the upper trail head parking area to the end of Bone Hill Rd and look for a large white Sanctuary sign on your left. Take thi… Venue website: http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/long-pasture. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, 345 Bone Hill Road, Cummaquid.

25th Annual Marstons Mills Village Day

Fairs / Fests / Parades fun for the entire family. Pony rides, face painting, moonwalk, balloon art, juggler, hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream. Local vendors up and down the street. Check us out on at: www.facebook.com/marstonsmillsvillageassociation. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Marstons Mills. Artist/event website: www.facebook.com. Artist/event website 2: www.marstonsmills.org. Category: Special Events. Cost: free to walk around. kid activities = free to $1. lunch and items for sale. Phone: 5082808415. Email: debbiesue32@comcast.net. Directions: We close down Main Street, Marstons Mills to allow for foot traffic only.. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Main Street, Marstons Mills.

Marstons Mills Village Day

Fairs / Fests / Parades visit our facebook page = Marstons Mills Village Association. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Marstons Mills. Registration: call or email for vendor space. Category: Special Events. Cost: Walking around is FREE. Kids face painting/games/events free to $1. Lunch is minimal charge. Vendor items for sale. Reservations: Main Street is closed to vehicles from noon to 4 pm to allow for foot traffic. Phone: 5082808415. Email: debbiesue32@comcast.net. Directions: Main Street off Route 28 Marstons Mills. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Main Street, Marstons Mills.

Overcome Procrastination Now

Lectures / Seminars Do you have trouble getting started on or finishing all those projects you need to do? Procrastination can eat away at both your productivity and your self-esteem. Learn to understand the major causes of procrastination and the simple solutions for overcoming each type. Maryann Murphy is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers. She has been helping people get organized in many aspects of life for 6+ years. Don’t procrastinate – sign up today! Category: Special Events. Cost: . RSVP - Free. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 1:30 PM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Road, Hyannis.

WHAT ARE MEDICAL MARIJUANA CENTERS? DO YOU KNOW WHAT’S INVOLVED?

Lectures / Seminars In 2012 the Commonwealth of Massachusetts approved, through a ballot question, the legalization of medical uses of marijuana by a 63% majority. Subsequently Massachusetts approved 11 permits for distribution centers of medical marijuana throughout the state. The Orleans Citizens Forum will present a panel discussion on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 to address this topic. The forum will be held at the Orleans Council on Aging, 150 Rock Harbor Road beginning at 4:00 PM. A panel of experts consisting of Robert Canning, Orleans Health Department; David Dunford, Orleans Board of Selectman; Jane Heately, William Noyes Webster Foundation; George Meservey, Orleans Planning Department; and Chief Michael Whalen, Dennis Police Department will explain what is involved in the production and dispensary operations as well as the implications of a center within a community. Each panelist will briefly describe their roles concerning this subject matter. Following their introductory remarks the forum will be opened to a que… Region: Lower Cape. Town: Orleans. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Email: OrleansCitizensForum@gmail.com. Directions: Route 6, Route 6A or Route 28 to Orleans/Eastham rotary. Take exit towards the courthouse. Follow towards Rock Harbor and the Council on Aging will be on the left. Artist/event website: www.OrleansCitizensForum.org. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Orleans Council on Aging 150 Rock Harbor Road Orleans, MA 20653.

Museums on the Green:Matthew Stewart, “Nature’s God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic”

Lectures / Seminars Erudite Thomas Jefferson, wily Ben Franklin, rough-hewn general Ethan Allen, and Thomas Young (the forgotten Founder who instigated the Boston Tea Party)-the radicals who founded America set their sights on a revolution of the mind. Derided as "infidels" and "atheists" in their own time, they wanted liberation not just from one king but from the tyranny of supernatural religion. The ideas that inspired them were neither British nor Christian but largely ancient, pagan, and continental: the fecund universe of the dreaded Lucretius; the potent (but nontranscendent) natural divinity of the heretic Spinoza. From the true meaning of "nature's God" and "self-evident" in the Declaration of Independence to the sources of our success in science, medicine, the arts, religious toleration, and democratic governance, Matthew Stewart's lucid and passionate investigation surprises, challenges, enlightens, and entertains as a philosophical detective story of the highest order. Region: Upper Cape. Town: Falmouth. Category: Special Events. Cost: $5 members, $ 7 non members. Phone: 508-548-4857. Email: fhs@cape.com. Directions: Directions from Hyannis and points East: Drive west on Route 28 into Falmouth. At the Falmouth Village Green, take the right-hand fork. The Falmouth Museums on the Green is at 55-65 Palmer Avenue on the right-hand side of the road. Venue website: www.museumsonthegreen.org. Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 55 Palmer Ave. Falmouth.

5th Annual Cape Cod Wildlife Festival

Fairs / Fests / Parades Celebrate Cape Cod Wildlife and Habitats! Enjoy wild entertainment, music, food and more at this FREE family friendly event. Meet local wildlife and environmental organizations featuring exhibits and activities. LIVE Wildlife Presentation at 1p.m. Local authors and book signings with Books By The Sea. Wildlife photographers available to answer your questions. Food provided by John's Dogs & More. Farmer's Market with produce from Cape Abilities Farm. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Cummaquid. Registration: None needed. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Phone: 508-362-7475. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Long Pasture Audubon Sanctuary, 345 Bone Hill Road, Barnstable.

Sandwich 375 Grand Parade

Fairs / Fests / Parades Sandwich is known for its parades, but this one ‘Our Sandwich Journey’ will be the grandest of them all with a 2-mile parade route and featuring marching bands, drum & bugle corps, pipe & drum bands, and other musical groups as well. Also participating will be numerous floats, classic cars, Clydesdales and other horses, Shriner Clowns, organizations, teams, companies, and more. Everyone loves a parade even Red Sox’ Wally and he is bringing the trophy! Town: Sandwich. Registration: None. Artist/event website: www.sandwich375.com. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Reservations: Not needed. Email: info@sandwich375.com. Directions: TAke Exit 2 off Route 6. Turn left and drive into town along Water St./Rte. 130. Follow signs for parking. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Main Street and around town.

PUTTING IT ON THE TABLE...Takes a bite out of CRANBERRIES!!

Lectures / Seminars “Putting it on the Table” a local food series at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History takes a bite out of…Cranberries with Andrea and Leo Cakounes of Cape Farm Supply and Cranberry Company of Harwich. Join Andrea and Leo for a cranberry talk and tour Saturday, September 13th. At 1pm, Andrea will give a presentation at the Museum about the workings of their cranberry bog from January until the end of August. Then, travel to their Cape Cod Cranberry Bog and Farm and enjoy a guided trolley tour led by Leo Cakounes who will discuss the workings of the family farm from September to December. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Brewster. Category: Special Events. Cost: $12 Members / $15 Non-Members. Reservations: Reservations Recommended. Phone: 508-896-3867, ext. 133. Venue website: www.ccmnh.org. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 1:00 PM. Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. Rte. 6A, Brewster, Reservations Recommended.

Digging Into The Past / 2014 Archaeological Investigations at the Wing Fort House, Sandwich

Lectures / Seminars CCMNH’s archaeology/history series, Digging into the Past presents a lecture on the latest investigation of the Wing Fort House in Sandwich. Archaeologists’ original plan was designed to locate and investigate the 17th-18th century gardens that were believed to be located on the south side of the house. As work progressed, no traces of gardens were found but what did emerge was a portion of at least two previously unknown buildings that appear to have been constructed very early and were removed by the early 18th century. Added to this surprise was the fact that both were found to have been constructed using the earth fast technique- post-in-ground construction that is believed to have been used from the earliest days of Plymouth Colony. Join us for this fascinating lecture and discover more about their findings using ground penetrating radar or GPR! Region: Lower Cape. Town: Brewster. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free with Museum Admission. Phone: 508-896-3867, ext. 133. Venue website: www.ccmnh.org. Sunday, September 14, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. / Rte. 6A, Brewster.

Digging Into The Past / 2014 Archaeological Investigations at the Wing Fort House, Sandwich

Lectures / Seminars CCMNH’s archaeology/history series, Digging into the Past presents a lecture on the latest investigation of the Wing Fort House in Sandwich. Archaeologists’ original plan was designed to locate and investigate the 17th-18th century gardens that were believed to be located on the south side of the house. As work progressed, no traces of gardens were found but what did emerge was a portion of at least two previously unknown buildings that appear to have been constructed very early and were removed by the early 18th century. Added to this surprise was the fact that both were found to have been constructed using the earth fast technique- post-in-ground construction that is believed to have been used from the earliest days of Plymouth Colony. Join us for this fascinating lecture and discover more about their findings using ground penetrating radar or GPR! Region: Lower Cape. Town: Brewster. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free with Museum Admission. Phone: 508-896-3867, ext. 133. Venue website: www.ccmnh.org. Sunday, September 14, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. / Rte. 6A, Brewster.

Should We Marry Now That We Can? Issues for Same Sex Couples

Lectures / Seminars !The landscape is changing so rapidly on this topic, but the idea is the same, particularly with the issue of recognition of marriages from other states, same sex couples should go into marriage aware that they will still be subject to conflicting laws, and the talk is about ways to deal with these issues. I’ll also discuss impacts on taxes, benefit programs, estate planning, and parenthood. This presentation is hosted by the Justice Center of Southeastern Massachusetts attorney Tom Kosman. Category: Special Events. Cost: . RSVP - Free. Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 1:30 PM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Road, Hyannis.

Jobi Pottery 1953-2014

Lectures / Seminars Susan Kurtzman, owner of Jobi Pottery and Director of Highland House Museum, talks about the history of Jobi Pottery and its unique connection to the Museum. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Truro. Category: Special Events. Cost: Donations welcome. Directions: Take Highland Rd. exit off Rt 6. Follow signs for lighthouse. Highland House Museum is next to lighthouse. Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM. Highland House Museum, 27 Highland Light Road, Truro.

45th Annual Scallop Festival

Fairs / Fests / Parades The 45th Annual Scallop Festival will be held at The Cape Cod Fairgrounds, along route 151 in East Falmouth, MA on September 19, 20 & 21, 2014. Over 125 Juried Craftsmen and women from all over New England will display and sell their American made arts, crafts, and specialty foods. Come and sample the culinary delights of herbal dips, maple products, roasted nuts, homemade fudge, kettle corn, cotton candy and more. Award winning scallops, seafood and chicken dinners plus midway rides and games and terrific headline entertainment complete this picture perfect New England event. Adult admission is TBA, and benefits The Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber. The Scallop Festival is held rain or shine. Festival Hours Friday and Saturday from 10am to 9pm and Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Over 55,000 attend this highly anticipated event annually. Directions: From Route 28 take Route 151 Exit. www.castleberryfairs.com. Region: Upper Cape. Town: Falmouth. Village: East Falmouth. Artist/event website: http://www.castleberryfairs.com/calendar.php. Category: Special Events. Cost: Admission TBA, Event benefits The Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber. Phone: 6033322616. Email: info@castleberryfairs.com. Directions: From Route 6 to Route 151. Venue website: http://capecodfairgrounds.com/. Friday, September 19, 2014, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Cape Cod Fairgrounds, 1220 Nathan Ellis Hwy, East Falmouth, MA 02536. For more info visit www.castleberryfairs.com.

45th Annual Scallop Festival

Fairs / Fests / Parades The 45th Annual Scallop Festival will be held at The Cape Cod Fairgrounds, along route 151 in East Falmouth, MA on September 19, 20 & 21, 2014. Over 125 Juried Craftsmen and women from all over New England will display and sell their American made works including Stained Glass, Original Watercolors, Pen and Ink Drawings, Photography, Embroidery, Pottery, Carved Wildlife, Folk Art, Hand Crafted Soaps, Country Wood, Fleece, Pillow-Quilts, Metal Sculpture, Tree Skirts, Pewter, Blown Glass, Doll Clothes, Fine Jewelry, Floral Design, Painted Stemware and more. Come and sample the culinary delights of herbal dips, maple products, roasted nuts, homemade fudge, kettle corn, cotton candy and more. Award winning scallops, seafood and chicken dinners plus midway rides and games and terrific headline entertainment complete this picture perfect New England event. The Scallop Festival is held rain or shine. Craft Festival Hours Friday and Saturday from 10am to 9pm and Sunday from 10am to 5pm. Over 55,000 attend this… Region: Upper Cape. Town: Falmouth. Artist/event website: http://www.castleberryfairs.com/. Category: Special Events. Cost: Admission TBA, benefits The Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber. Directions: Admission Event benefits The Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber. Friday, September 19, 2014, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Cape Cod Fairgrounds, 1220 Nathan Ellis Hwy, East Falmouth, MA.

45th Annual Scallop Festival

Fairs / Fests / Parades The 45th Annual Scallop Festival will be held at The Cape Cod Fairgrounds, along route 151 in East Falmouth, MA on September 19, 20 & 21, 2014. Over 125 Juried Craftsmen and women from all over New England will display and sell their American made arts, crafts, and specialty foods. Come and sample the culinary delights of herbal dips, maple products, roasted nuts, homemade fudge, kettle corn, cotton candy and more. Award winning scallops, seafood and chicken dinners plus midway rides and games and terrific headline entertainment complete this picture perfect New England event. Adult admission is TBA, and benefits The Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber. The Scallop Festival is held rain or shine. Festival Hours Friday and Saturday from 10am to 9pm and Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Over 55,000 attend this highly anticipated event annually. Directions: From Route 28 take Route 151 Exit. www.castleberryfairs.com. Region: Upper Cape. Town: Falmouth. Village: East Falmouth. Artist/event website: http://www.castleberryfairs.com/calendar.php. Category: Special Events. Cost: Admission TBA, Event benefits The Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber. Phone: 6033322616. Email: info@castleberryfairs.com. Directions: From Route 6 to Route 151. Venue website: http://capecodfairgrounds.com/. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Cape Cod Fairgrounds, 1220 Nathan Ellis Hwy, East Falmouth, MA 02536. For more info visit www.castleberryfairs.com.

45th Annual Scallop Festival

Fairs / Fests / Parades The 45th Annual Scallop Festival will be held at The Cape Cod Fairgrounds, along route 151 in East Falmouth, MA on September 19, 20 & 21, 2014. Over 125 Juried Craftsmen and women from all over New England will display and sell their American made works including Stained Glass, Original Watercolors, Pen and Ink Drawings, Photography, Embroidery, Pottery, Carved Wildlife, Folk Art, Hand Crafted Soaps, Country Wood, Fleece, Pillow-Quilts, Metal Sculpture, Tree Skirts, Pewter, Blown Glass, Doll Clothes, Fine Jewelry, Floral Design, Painted Stemware and more. Come and sample the culinary delights of herbal dips, maple products, roasted nuts, homemade fudge, kettle corn, cotton candy and more. Award winning scallops, seafood and chicken dinners plus midway rides and games and terrific headline entertainment complete this picture perfect New England event. The Scallop Festival is held rain or shine. Craft Festival Hours Friday and Saturday from 10am to 9pm and Sunday from 10am to 5pm. Over 55,000 attend this… Region: Upper Cape. Town: Falmouth. Artist/event website: http://www.castleberryfairs.com/. Category: Special Events. Cost: Admission TBA, benefits The Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber. Directions: Admission Event benefits The Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Cape Cod Fairgrounds, 1220 Nathan Ellis Hwy, East Falmouth, MA.

50th Anniversary Festival

Fairs / Fests / Parades Town: Hyannis. Village: Hyannis. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free Join a one-of-a-kind family event for the chance to have exclusive access to a real NASCAR race car. Showcase from some of the Cape's greatest Car Collections,Music, and Culinary Creations. Photo Booth with Race Suits, face painting and live singers and dancers. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Cape Tire, 45 Falmouth Road, Hyannis.

Permaculture & Edible Landscaping

Lectures / Seminars Join Diane Suhm, Certified Permaculture Designer for a talk on edible landscaping - creating a fruitful ecosystem in your own front and backyard. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Hyannis. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Phone: 508-775-8703. Venue website: http://www.hyanniscountrygarden.com. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. 380 West Main Street Hyannis, MA. For more info visit www.hyanniscountrygarden.com.

45th Annual Scallop Festival

Fairs / Fests / Parades The 45th Annual Scallop Festival will be held at The Cape Cod Fairgrounds, along route 151 in East Falmouth, MA on September 19, 20 & 21, 2014. Over 125 Juried Craftsmen and women from all over New England will display and sell their American made works including Stained Glass, Original Watercolors, Pen and Ink Drawings, Photography, Embroidery, Pottery, Carved Wildlife, Folk Art, Hand Crafted Soaps, Country Wood, Fleece, Pillow-Quilts, Metal Sculpture, Tree Skirts, Pewter, Blown Glass, Doll Clothes, Fine Jewelry, Floral Design, Painted Stemware and more. Come and sample the culinary delights of herbal dips, maple products, roasted nuts, homemade fudge, kettle corn, cotton candy and more. Award winning scallops, seafood and chicken dinners plus midway rides and games and terrific headline entertainment complete this picture perfect New England event. The Scallop Festival is held rain or shine. Craft Festival Hours Friday and Saturday from 10am to 9pm and Sunday from 10am to 5pm. Over 55,000 attend this… Region: Upper Cape. Town: Falmouth. Artist/event website: http://www.castleberryfairs.com/. Category: Special Events. Cost: Admission TBA, benefits The Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber. Directions: Admission Event benefits The Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber. Sunday, September 21, 2014, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Cape Cod Fairgrounds, 1220 Nathan Ellis Hwy, East Falmouth, MA.

45th Annual Scallop Festival

Fairs / Fests / Parades The 45th Annual Scallop Festival will be held at The Cape Cod Fairgrounds, along route 151 in East Falmouth, MA on September 19, 20 & 21, 2014. Over 125 Juried Craftsmen and women from all over New England will display and sell their American made arts, crafts, and specialty foods. Come and sample the culinary delights of herbal dips, maple products, roasted nuts, homemade fudge, kettle corn, cotton candy and more. Award winning scallops, seafood and chicken dinners plus midway rides and games and terrific headline entertainment complete this picture perfect New England event. Adult admission is TBA, and benefits The Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber. The Scallop Festival is held rain or shine. Festival Hours Friday and Saturday from 10am to 9pm and Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Over 55,000 attend this highly anticipated event annually. Directions: From Route 28 take Route 151 Exit. www.castleberryfairs.com. Region: Upper Cape. Town: Falmouth. Village: East Falmouth. Artist/event website: http://www.castleberryfairs.com/calendar.php. Category: Special Events. Cost: Admission TBA, Event benefits The Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber. Phone: 6033322616. Email: info@castleberryfairs.com. Directions: From Route 6 to Route 151. Venue website: http://capecodfairgrounds.com/. Sunday, September 21, 2014, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Cape Cod Fairgrounds, 1220 Nathan Ellis Hwy, East Falmouth, MA 02536. For more info visit www.castleberryfairs.com.

Truro Treasures Grape Stomp & Music Festival

Fairs / Fests / Parades September 21st: Truro Treasures Grape Stomp + Music Festival, 2pm-6pm. Town: Truro. Village: North Truro. Category: Special Events. Sunday, September 21, 2014, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Truro Vineyards, 11 Shore Road, Route 6A, North Truro. For more info visit trurovineyardsofcapecod.com.

Author Talk: London Irish Dublin English, A Wannabe Irish Man Seeks His Destiny by Danny Doyle

Lectures / Seminars .Dublin is a wonderful place to live and work. Experience this through the eyes of Donal, a wannabe Irish man. He loved the place so much that he moved here, from London, in the middle of the recession hit 1980’s. Working for an IT multinational company, he’s trying to sell computers to Dubliners. That’s not easy. If he doesn’t close a big deal with his customer, the bank, by the end of the year he’ll be on the boat back home. Will Donal achieve his longed for Irishness? Will he close that sale? How will Nicky harness her sultriness for the greater good of society? Will Mannix overcome his inter-personal ineptitude? Will Mairead finally reveal the inner passionate woman? Will Terry get rid of Len? Will Harry get it together with Samantha? If humour be the food of life –meet Danny Doyle who will be touring from Ireland and talking about his new book! Category: Special Events. Cost: . RSVP - Free. Monday, September 22, 2014, 11:00 AM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Road, Hyannis.

"Daring Sea Rescues Along the New England Coast,"

Lectures / Seminars Author Michael Tougias has written 19 books, many about sea stories. "The Finest Hour" chronicles the US Coast Guard's most daring sea rescue. Be captivated with true stories of bravery and tragedy along our sea coasts. Tickets may be picked up prior to the talk at the Glass Museum. Seating is limited. Town: Sandwich. Registration: None. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Reservations: Not needed. Seating is limited (see Notes below.). Phone: 508-888-0251. Email: info@sandwich375.com. Directions: TAke Exit 2 off Route 6. Turn left and drive into town along Water St./Rte 130. Turn right across from Town Hall onto Tupper Rd. Make first right into Glass Museum parking lot. Artist/event website: www.sandwich375.com. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Sandwich Glass Museum 129 Main St.

Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival

Fairs / Fests / Parades Four days of great performances of plays by Tennessee Williams and his "Circle of Friends". Town: Provincetown. Artist/event website: www.twptown.org. Category: Special Events. Cost: various. Phone: 508.789-8366. Thursday, September 25, 2014 – Sunday, September 28, 2014. P.O. Box 1721, Provincetown.

Wampanoag Language Reclamation Project

Lectures / Seminars Hear JUDY URQUHART present the exciting project of reclaiming a language that has been unspoken and unwritten since the mid 19th Century. Featured in the film "We Are Still Here". Talk will be held on the library's second floor. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Dennis. Village: West Dennis. Category: Special Events. Cost: Donations. Phone: 508-760-0433. Email: info@dennishistoricalsociety.org. Directions: Rte. 28 west of the Bass River Bridge on the north side of street; parking behind library. Artist/event website: www.dennishistoricalsociety.org. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. West Dennis Library, 260 Main St. (Route 28).

Artist Talk with Brian Rutenberg

Lectures / Seminars Artist Talk with Brian Rutenberg September 26 at 4:00pm Please join us for a discussion with artists Brian Rutenberg, Christaine Corcelle, and Skip Treglia, the artists on display in the gallery September 13-October 18. The artist talk will take place on Saturday, September 26 at 4:00pm, with the gallery reception at 5:00pm. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Cotuit. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Phone: 508-428-0669. Venue website: www.artsonthecape.org. Artist/event website: http://artsonthecape.org/experience-art/following-friday-september-26/. Friday, September 26, 2014, 4:00 PM. Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road.

Cape Cod Brew Fest

Fairs / Fests / Parades Town: Falmouth. Category: Special Events. Email: matt@graymattermarketing.com. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Barnstable County Fairgrounds 1220 Nathan Ellis Hwy, Route 151 East Falmouth, MA 02536.

LoveLocal Fest

Fairs / Fests / Parades LoveLocal Fest celebrates the Cape Cod community with free, family-friendly activities at Aselton Park on Hyannis Harbor. Bring your family, your friends, your dog, a beach chair or a blanket, and enjoy a beautiful day. Highlights include more than 50 local vendors, food trucks, farmers’ market stands, lawn games, kids’ activities, and musical performances with support from Cape Cod Broadcasting/CapeCod.com. Hosted by Cape Cod’s year-round lifestyle guide, LoveLiveLocal, LoveLocal Fest brings together the best the Cape has to offer in a beautiful setting on the harbor, walking distance from the shops, restaurants and galleries of Hyannis Main Street. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Hyannis. Category: Special Events. Cost: free. Sunday, September 28, 2014, 11:00 AM – 7:30 PM. Aselton Park, Hyannis.

Author Talk: Calculation by Steve Marini

Lectures / Seminars .Local author Steven P. Marini will discuss his current novel, Calculation. It's the third installment in his series of crime stories featuring Detective Jack Contino. The story involves a serial killer running loose on the Cape. Jack learns that there is method to this murderer's madness. His old nemesis, Tommy Shea from Somerville, is in the mix. Isn't he always? What could the Winter Hill boys have to do with a mad killer on the Cape? Category: Special Events. Cost: . RSVP - Free. Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 1:30 PM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Road, Hyannis.

Fern & Feather at 50 Fest

Fairs / Fests / Parades Join us for a special day of fun, food, and music, and memories as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary’s Fern & Feather Day Camp. In addition to good food and good tunes, there will be live animals and a silent auction. This program is part of Felix Neck’s Fern & Feather Day Camp 50th anniversary celebration. Proceeds from ticket sales will go toward supporting Felix Neck’s school, community, and camp programs, and Island conservation efforts. Town: Marthas Vineyard. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free! Email: felixneck@massaudubon.org. Sunday, October 12, 2014, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Mass Audubon's Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Martha's Vineyard. For more info visit www.massaudubon.org.

What We Heard, What We Saw: Three Chatham Women Share Memories of Our Town

Lectures / Seminars Two women, born and raised in Chatham give a history of the town as they grew up over the years. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Chatham. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Open to the public. Phone: 508-945-2493. Directions: The Atwood House Museum is located at 347 Stage Harbor Road in Chatham, MA 02633. Proceed on Route 28 to the small Traffic Circle in downtown Chatham where Stage Harbor Road begins, heading south. The Museum is about 1/2 mile down Stage Harbor Road, on the left. Venue website: http://www.chathamhistoricalsociety.org/. Artist/event website: http://www.chathamhistoricalsociety.org/. Sunday, October 12, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Atwood House Museum, 347 Stage Harbor Road, Chatham. For more info visit www.chathamhistoricalsociety.org.

Best of the Woods Hole Film Fest

Fairs / Fests / Parades Best of the Woods Hole Film Fest October 19-22 Four nights of favorite entries from this year’s festival. If you can’t make it to Woods Hole in the Summer, check out some great films. Discounts are available for attending all four evenings. Details on films to be screened coming soon. Tickets: $10 or $30 for all 4 screenings. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Cotuit. Artist/event website: http://artsonthecape.org/experience-art/best-of-the-woods-hole-film-fest-1/. Category: Special Events. Cost: Tickets: $10 or $30 for all 4 screenings. Phone: 508-428-0669. Venue website: www.artsonthecape.org. Sunday, October 19, 2014, 7:00 PM. Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road.

Best of the Woods Hole Film Fest

Fairs / Fests / Parades Best of the Woods Hole Film Fest October 19-22 Four nights of favorite entries from this year’s festival. If you can’t make it to Woods Hole in the Summer, check out some great films. Discounts are available for attending all four evenings. Details on films to be screened coming soon. Tickets: $10 or $30 for all 4 screenings. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Cotuit. Artist/event website: http://artsonthecape.org/experience-art/best-of-the-woods-hole-film-fest-1/. Category: Special Events. Cost: Tickets: $10 or $30 for all 4 screenings. Phone: 508-428-0669. Venue website: www.artsonthecape.org. Monday, October 20, 2014, 7:00 PM. Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road.

Best of the Woods Hole Film Fest

Fairs / Fests / Parades Best of the Woods Hole Film Fest October 19-22 Four nights of favorite entries from this year’s festival. If you can’t make it to Woods Hole in the Summer, check out some great films. Discounts are available for attending all four evenings. Details on films to be screened coming soon. Tickets: $10 or $30 for all 4 screenings. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Cotuit. Artist/event website: http://artsonthecape.org/experience-art/best-of-the-woods-hole-film-fest-1/. Category: Special Events. Cost: Tickets: $10 or $30 for all 4 screenings. Phone: 508-428-0669. Venue website: www.artsonthecape.org. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 7:00 PM. Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road.

Best of the Woods Hole Film Fest

Fairs / Fests / Parades Best of the Woods Hole Film Fest October 19-22 Four nights of favorite entries from this year’s festival. If you can’t make it to Woods Hole in the Summer, check out some great films. Discounts are available for attending all four evenings. Details on films to be screened coming soon. Tickets: $10 or $30 for all 4 screenings. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Cotuit. Artist/event website: http://artsonthecape.org/experience-art/best-of-the-woods-hole-film-fest-1/. Category: Special Events. Cost: Tickets: $10 or $30 for all 4 screenings. Phone: 508-428-0669. Venue website: www.artsonthecape.org. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 7:00 PM. Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road.

Oyster Cabaret

Fairs / Fests / Parades Oyster Cabaret Oyster edu-tainment at its finest! Come and laugh, learn, and slurp down succulent -bi-valves and thirst quenching bubbly. Enjoy this aqua-culture fusion and meet super hero, Sammy Spat - he's one in a million who just might save the world!! Oyster Cabaret Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 7:30m Tickets: $20 // $18 Senior // $17 Member. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Cotuit. Artist/event website: http://www.artsonthecape.org/experience-art/oyster-cabaret/. Category: Special Events. Cost: Tickets: $20 // $18 Senior // $17 Member. Phone: 508-428-0669. Venue website: www.artsonthecape.org. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 7:30 PM. Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road, Cotuit.

Elizabeth Reynard and Virginia Gildersleeve: Shaping the World, the Nation, and Cape Cod by Marsha Finley

Lectures / Seminars Elizabeth Reynard and Virginia Gildersleeve: Shaping the world, the nation, and Cape Cod gives brief biographies of both Reynard and Gildersleeve, with emphasis on the many important causes they were involved in. These include: women's educational equality and sufferage; the WAVES in WWII; the drafting of the UN Charter; and the establishment of a modern educational system in post-war Japan. Marsha Finley will also focus on Gildersleeve and Reynard’s love of Cape Cod: Reynard's books based on Cape folklore; their time in Chatham in a neighborhood filled with artists (like Harold Brett) and other intellectuals; their renovation and donation of the Jericho House in Dennis, etc. Gildersleeve and Reynard organized a women's group to halt Air Force bombing off Monomoy, for example. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Chatham. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Open to the public. Phone: 508-945-2493. Directions: The Atwood House Museum is located at 347 Stage Harbor Road in Chatham, MA 02633. Proceed on Route 28 to the small Traffic Circle in downtown Chatham where Stage Harbor Road begins, heading south. The Museum is about 1/2 mile down Stage Harbor Road, on the left. Venue website: http://www.chathamhistoricalsociety.org/. Artist/event website: http://www.chathamhistoricalsociety.org/. Sunday, November 9, 2014, 2:00 PM. Atwood House Museum, Stage Harbor Road, Chatham. For more info visit www.chathamhistoricalsociety.org.

"Story of the Shiverick Shipyard"

Lectures / Seminars Join our historian BRENDAN JOYCE as you learn the history of the building of the Clipper Ships which helped put Dennis and Cape Cod on the map. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Dennis. Village: East Dennis. Category: Special Events. Cost: $3 Donation. Phone: 508-385-6492. Email: info@dennishistoricalsociety.org. Artist/event website: www.dennishistoricalsociety.org. Saturday, November 15, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Jacob Sears Library, 23 Center St. East Dennis.

Museums on the Green: Lecture- Ken Turino, “The Spirit of Christmas Past: Four Centuries of Christmas in New England”

Lectures / Seminars This well illustrated lecture traces the development of the celebration of Christmas from the time it was outlawed in 17th Century New England through the beginning of the 21st Century when all the trappings of a traditional Christmas were in place. For many, the celebration of Christmas today is the most important holiday of the year. But many of the customs which we take for granted as part of the current holiday festivities and religious celebrations are actually a product of more recent history. Kenneth C. Turino, Manager of Community Engagement and Exhibitions at Historic New England has published several articles on the history of Christmas and speaks on the topic widely. He will look at how Christmas was transformed from a rowdy celebration to a family centered event. Among the topics discussed are how the Christmas tree became popular, halls were decked, and Santa Claus came to town. Region: Upper Cape. Town: Falmouth. Category: Special Events. Cost: $5 members, $7 non members. Phone: 508-548-4857. Email: fhs@cape.com. Directions: Directions from Hyannis and points East: Drive west on Route 28 into Falmouth. At the Falmouth Village Green, take the right-hand fork. The Falmouth Museums on the Green is at 55-65 Palmer Avenue on the right-hand side of the road. Venue website: www.museumsonthegreen.org. Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 55 Palmer Ave. Falmouth.

Henry Beston's Cape Cod: Inspiration for a National Seashore

Lectures / Seminars Lecture/documentary film footage screening by the Henry Beston Society's Don Wilding about how Henry Beston's "The Outermost House" influenced the establishment of a National Park. Book signing, DVDs of documentary footage available. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Eastham. Village: North Eastham. Category: Special Events. Phone: 508-255-6164. Email: henrybestonsociety@yahoo.com. Venue website: http://www.eastham-ma.gov/public_documents/EasthamMA_Senior/index. Artist/event website: http://www.henrybeston.org. Friday, November 21, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Eastham Senior Center, 1405 Nauset Road.