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SummerFair

Fairs / Fests / Parades Wellfleet Shellfish Promotion and Tasting, Inc. (SPAT) -- the non-profit group that brings you the annual Wellfleet OysterFest—will host another quality arts and crafts event in two weeks. SummerFair, rated one of the top three craft shows on Cape Cod, will be held on Eastham's Windmill Green just off of Route 6 on Wednesday and Thursday, July 23 and 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. rain or shine. The Fair features 60 of the finest local and regional artisans as well as fresh local food. The event is free and open to the public. The SummerFair will showcase a wide variety of artistic creations such as illustration, painting, jewelry, ceramics, clothing, glass and much more! Enjoy food from Wellfleet raw bar by Field Point Oyster Farm and The Local Scoop. Color Pop Face Painting will offer creative face painting and glitter tattoo's using only cosmetic grade allergy sensitive products. SPAT will have a booth to educate attendees about shellfishing and aquaculture and share its mission to preserve Wellfleet’s harbo… Town: Eastham. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Phone: 5083493499. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – Thursday, July 24, 2014, 5:00 PM. Eastham's Windmill Green, Route 6.

Nantucket Garden Festival - C.L. Fornari - Success in the Garden: All the Latest Dirt

Lectures / Seminars Author, artist and gardener C.L. Fornari approaches gardening with humor and a wheelbarrow full of practical, hands-on advice for home gardeners and landscape professionals. She hosts a weekly radio garden talk show on WXTK (95.1) and has written several books on gardening, the most recently published in late spring, Coffee for Roses. C.L. lives and gardens on Cape Cod and understands the challenges posed by coastal landscapes and diverse growing conditions. She will talk about gardening trends, new plants, style, design, and ideas for success in gardens of all sizes. Town: Nantucket. Registration: Online. Category: Special Events. Cost: $45.00. Reservations: Online. Ticket Web Link: http://nantucketgardenfestival.net/c-l-fornari-success-in-the-garden-all-the-latest-dirt/. Artist/event website: http://nantucketgardenfestival.net/c-l-fornari-success-in-the-garden-all-the-latest-dirt/. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Whaling in the Age of Sail

Lectures / Seminars Please join Curtis Martin for an introduction to the experience of American whaling during its heyday in the early to mid nineteenth century. Cape Cod had a long connection with the whaling industry, and several Cape Cod towns not only engaged in shore whaling, but were home port to deep sea whale ships as well. Martin will share his knowledge and speak about the various aspects of the whaling industry. An accompanying power-point presentation from the collections of New England's whaling museums will provide visuals. Mr. Martin recently is a recently retired Political Scientist from Merrimack College. Admission is free, and all are welcome. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Brewster. Category: Special Events. Cost: free. Phone: 508-896-3913. Venue website: www.brewsterladieslibrary.org. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main St. Brewster.

Nantucket Garden Festival - A Garden Soiree

Fairs / Fests / Parades This is the party of the summer! Celebrate the kickoff to the Nantucket Garden Festival among the historic gardens of the famed Middle Brick. Enjoy creative local cuisine by Greg Margolis and a fabulous and eclectic silent auction. Town: Nantucket. Registration: Register online! Artist/event website: http://nantucketgardenfestival.net/opening-night-celebration-at-artisan-marketplace/. Category: Special Events. Cost: $125.00. Reservations: Tickets are available online. Ticket Web Link: http://nantucketgardenfestival.net/opening-night-celebration-at-artisan-marketplace/. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Middle Brick Garden 95 Main St.

"The Real Story Behind the Fiction: The Old Cape House," with author Barbara Eppich Struna

Lectures / Seminars This is part of the Wednesday Talks & Tunes at 6 p.m. After each library program, everyone is invited to stroll over to the Town Green to enjoy the Wednesday concert at 7 p.m. by the Town Band. 508-775-2280. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Hyannis. Category: Special Events. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Hyannis Public Library, 401 Main St.

Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore Gala Benefit

Fairs / Fests / Parades Comedian Jimmy Tingle will perform live at this gala fundraiser to benefit Cape Cod National Seashore. Live music by Toast and Jam, complimentary wine, beer, and light hors d'oeuvres, plus an auction of items of local interest. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Truro. Registration: www.fccns.org/activities. Category: Special Events. Cost: $50.00 per person. Reservations: Make reservations at Friends website www.fccns.org/activities. Phone: 508-957-0729. Directions: Highlands Center, North Truro. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road, Truro.

Museums on the Green: Lecture-Robin Tagliaferri discusses “New England and the China Trade”

Lectures / Seminars Robin Tagliaferri, the executive director of the Forbes House Museum in Milton, comes to Falmouth to discuss the maritime China Trade that was so lucrative in New England and the impact it had on Falmouth and other towns in the region. 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, July 23, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 55 Palmer Ave. Falmouth.

Petticoats at Sea

Lectures / Seminars Tickets may be picked up prior to performance day at Glass Museum. Seating is limited. Town: Sandwich. Registration: not needed. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Reservations: Not needed, but seating is limited. Phone: 508-888-0251. Directions: Take Exit 2 off Route 6. Turn left and drive into town along Water Street/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, July 23, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Sandwich Glass Museum, 129 Main St. Sandwich.

Sharks I have known, loved and learned from

Lectures / Seminars Dr. Greg Skomal will talk about "Sharks I've known, loved and learned from". Region: Lower Cape. Town: Truro. Category: Special Events. Cost: Donations welcome. Directions: Take Highland Rd. exit off Rt. 6, follow signs for Highland Light. Highland House Museum is next to the lighthouse. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM. Highland House Museum, 6 Highland Light Rd. Truro.

Sharks I have known, loved and learned from

Lectures / Seminars Dr Greg Skomal talks about sharks he has known and loved and what he has learned from them. 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, July 23, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM. Highland House Museum, 6 Highland Light Road.

Bullying: Prevention & Handling for Educators and Families: A talk by Howard Seeman, Ph.D.

Lectures / Seminars Seeman, an educational consultant, will discuss strengthening victims of bullying, strengthening students to be less vulnerable to peer pressure, and how parents and teachers can re-form the bully. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Wellfleet. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Phone: 508-349-0310. Email: wpl@wellfleet-ma.gov. Venue website: www.wellfleetlibrary.org. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Wellfleet Public Library, 55 West Main St. Wellfleet.

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, July 24, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Cape Cod National Seashore.

Author Talk with Deborah Hill

Lectures / Seminars Please join Deborah Hill for a discussion of her novel The Heir, the latest in her Kingsland Series. As with her previous novels, The Heir is set in the fictional Cape Cod town called Waterford. The novel's heir, Emily Merrick, is enjoying the new-found freedom of the Roaring 20's but discovers that liberation can come at a high price. The Heir is a twentieth century reflection of contemporary customs and dreams, and for many, a search for a new Promised Land. Admission is free, and all are welcome. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Brewster. Category: Special Events. Cost: free. Phone: 508-896-3913. Venue website: www.brewsterladieslibrary.org. Thursday, July 24, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main St. Brewster.

WOLF TALK!

Lectures / Seminars The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History continues our Light the Night summer series with WOLF TALK! Two exciting shows on the evening of July 24th at 4:30pm & 6:00pm. Expert Michael LeBlanc has been educating the public about wolves since 1978 and has been involved with their care from birth through adulthood. He has worked with and studied wolves at research facilities, zoos, in the wild and at their own compound. The goal of Wolf Talk is to clarify the misconceptions about one of our most valued endangered species and to restore the wolf to the American wilderness. This is an extraordinary opportunity to meet a wolf in person and learn about the fascinating natural history of this magnificent animal. Museum hours on 7/24 are 9:30am – 7pm. Visit our website at www.ccmnh.org for a complete list of Light the Night dates & special programs! Region: Mid Cape. Town: Brewster. Category: Special Events. Cost: Show only: Members $8 / Non Members $10 Museum admission/show combo: Adults $18, seniors $16, Children $ 13. Reservations: Reservations Required. Phone: 508-896-3867, ext. 133. Venue website: www.ccmnh.org. Thursday, July 24, 2014, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Cape Cod Museum of Natural History 869 Main St. / Rte. 6A Brewster, MA 02631.

James Prosek Day!

Lectures / Seminars If you missed the highly regarded presentation by award-winning artist, author and naturalist, James Prosek in 2013, he is making a return visit to the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History on Friday, July 25th for a day of activities for children and adults! Walking in the footsteps and customs of John J. Audubon, Prosek’s compelling and inspired natural history paintings, watercolors and taxidermied specimens have been exhibited in prominent galleries including The Gerald Peters Gallery, The Addison Gallery of American Art, The National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. & he is the 2012 recipient of the Gold Medal for Distinction in Natural History Art from the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. Schedule of Events 1pm – James Prosek reads from his children’s book, “Bird, Butterfly, Eel” with an inspired art project to follow. 2:30pm – Nature Screen presents Prosek’s PBS documentary film, “The Mystery of Eels” 4pm – A DO NOT MISS meet & greet, lecture with wine & cheese followed by… Region: Mid Cape. Town: Brewster. Category: Special Events. Cost: 1pm & 2:30pm events Free with Museum Admission 4pm ~ Members $10 / Non-Members $15. Reservations: 4pm Lecture ~ Reservations recommended. Phone: 508-896-3867, ext. 133. Venue website: www.ccmnh.org. Friday, July 25, 2014. Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. Route 6A, Brewster.

Talk by Ray Kane about the fishing industry

Lectures / Seminars Fish fry follows at 5 p.m.  in courtyard with music by Tom Telesmanik. $10. Benefits Cape Cod Commercial Fisherman's Alliance. RSVP: anne.ohrenberger@epochsl.com or 508-896-3252. Category: Special Events. Friday, July 25, 2014, 4:00 PM. EPOCH Assisted Living at Brewster Place, 855 Harwich Road.

Mercy Otis Warren Presentation

Lectures / Seminars On JULY 25 AT 7 PM, award-winning author, Nancy Rubin Stuart will make a presentation on Mercy Otis Warren, daughter of West Barnstable and one of it's "luminaries" sponsored by the 1717 Meetinghouse Foundation in conjunction with the Barnstable 375th Celebration. The talk is free and will be followed by a book signing and sale of Stuart's award-winning biography of Warren, "The Muse of the Revolution". Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: West Barnstable. Registration: None. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Reservations: None. Directions: 2049 Meetinghouse Way, Route 6 (Mid Cape) Exit 5 just north of the highway. Venue website: www.1717meetinghouse.org. Artist/event website: www.nancyrubinstuart.com. Friday, July 25, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 1717 West Parish Meetinghouse, 2049 Meetinghouse Way, West Barnstable.

MBL Friday Evening Lecture

Lectures / Seminars Porter Lecture - “The Intelligent Glue that Holds Us Together” – Richard Hynes, 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, July 25, 2014, 8:00 PM. Marine Biological Laboratory, Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL St. Woods Hole. For more info visit www.mbl.edu.

Summer Fair

Fairs / Fests / Parades Games, crafts, face painting, cake walk, books, floral bouquets, costume jewelry, local artists and crafts, food court with burgers, hot dogs, lobster rolls, etc. Harwich Junior Theatre summer Program show at 11 a.m. Live music with Toast and Jam at noon. 508-255-0611. Category: Special Events. Cost: free. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Church of the Holy Spirit, Route 28, Monument Road, Orleans.

Sandwich 375 Sea Fest

Fairs / Fests / Parades Board boats, shop Artisans Guild crafts fair, shanty music, puppet theater, Coast Guard demos, NAMA Seafood Throwdown with celebrity chefs, Thornton Burgess Kids tent with sea creatures, famous Sea Captains of history, see the Hood Blimp -- lots to do! Old-Fashioned Clam Bake from 5-11 with Dance Band and Canal Centennial's Parade of Lights on the Canal. Sponsored by NRG Canal Generating Station. Town: Sandwich. Registration: None. Artist/event website: www.sandwich375.com. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Reservations: Not needed except for evening Clam Bake. Tickets available 6/1 at www.sandwich375.com. Phone: 508-789-6809. Email: info@sandwich375.com. Directions: Take Exit 2 off Route 6. Turn left and drive into Town. Turn right across from Town Hall onto Tupper Rd. and proceed to stop light at Route 6A. Cross over 6A and stay on Tupper Rd and follow signs for parking. Ticket Web Link: www.sandwich375.com. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Sandwich Marina on Cape Cod Canal.

SeaFest

Fairs / Fests / Parades 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sandwich Marina hosts the Artisans Guild of Cape Cod juried craft fair, interesting ships to board from past to present, NAMA Seafood throwdown, Green Briar Nature Center kids zone, music, food, more. www.sandwich375.com. FREE! 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 - including parking. Reservations: No. Phone: 508-789-6809. Email: cindyru@cape.com. Directions: Take Route 6A from the Bourne Bridge to Tupper Road and the Sandwich Marina. Venue website: www.sandwich375.com. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Sandwich Marina, Ed Moffitt Drive.

Sun of a Beach Festival

Fairs / Fests / Parades The Sun Of A Beach Festival is a traveling festival for those who love the tropical lifestyle and need a one-day vacation from reality. If you love grass skirts and great tunes, this is your day! From food and drink to jewelry and décor, attendees are transported to a world of ‘Boat Drinks’ and ‘Cheeseburgers in Paradise’- an atmosphere known simply as “Margaritaville”. Dance to the sounds of the premier Jimmy Buffet tribute band, Changes in Latitude, America’s #1 Zac Brown Tribute Band, ZBTB, and Massachusett’s own Island Castaway Band! The Sun of a Beach Festival presents the perfect opportunity for folks who love the island-lifestyle to ‘getaway’ for the day. This is family friendly event, so bring the whole gang! Artist/event website: http://sunofabeachfestival.com/. Category: Special Events. Cost: $10-35. Email: kristen.pacheco@townsquaremedia.com. Ticket Web Link: http://fun107.com/events-new-bedfordfall-river/townsquares-sun-of-a-beach-festival/26-july-2014-fort-taber-2/. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Fort Tabor Park, New Bedford.

Family Fun Fest & Brick Race

Fairs / Fests / Parades Brick Race (build your own brick racer. See rules & register on website). Animal Adventures, Dunk Tank, Barnstable Fire Department Demo, Games, Puppet Show, Arts & Crafts, Concession Stand, Free Hot Dog & Free Dessert, Live Music & MORE!! ALL WELCOME! victorychapel.com. Artist/event website: kiddshillbrickrace.wordpress.com. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free Admission and events. Coupons for free dessert and one free hot dog. Email: thechildrensdoor@gmail.com. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 320 Kidd's Hill Road, Hyannis.

Speakers about the Wellfleet National Seashore

Lectures / Seminars The Annual Meeting of the Wellfleet National Seashore Homeowners Association is having several speakers discussing subjects important to all Cape residents. SAVING LAND IN WELLFLEET --An Introduction by Denny O’Connell, President Wellfleet Conservation Trust; TO LIVE LIGHTLY ON THE LAND: A Guide to Private Land Protection in the Cape Cod National Seashore by Mark H. Robinson, Executive Director —Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts (A short film will be shown: Cape Cod National Seashore: A Land of Beauty at Risk) COASTAL BIRDS AND CLIMATE CHANGE: The Effects of Global Warming on Bird Populations on the Outer Cape with Robert Prescott, Director — Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary The Public is Welcome to Attend and Refreshments will be served at 9:30. For more Wellfleet & Park news and to share your opinions, see at our website www.wnsha.org. Category: Special Events. Phone: 508-349-0310. Directions: Continue to the end of Main Street onto West Main. The Library will be ahead on the left. Sunday, July 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Wellfleet Library, 55 W. Main St.

Local Current Events

Lectures / Seminars Two other dates August 25th and September 29th at 11A-12N. Do you have questions about what is going on in the Town of Barnstable or around Cape Cod? Staff from the Barnstable Patriot will be here the last Monday of the month to talk about what is going on in the town, villages, beaches and businesses. If you enjoy discussing events that affect us all locally, join this lively group, meet your neighbors and share your ideas. All are welcome! Category: Special Events. Cost: RSVP - Free. Monday, July 28, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Road, Hyannis.

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

Lectures / Seminars “Putting it on the Table” a local food series at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History takes a bite out of Summertime Lobster! Cape Cod is famous for its seaside dining and this crustacean is the single biggest delight of many locals and visitors alike. You can boil it, steam it, bake stuff it, whip it up in a salad and put it on a toasted roll. Learn all about this favorite food from the lobster boat to the plate presented by local lobstermen and Beth Casoni, Associate Executive Director of the Massachusetts Lobstermen's Association. * All participants receive a $5 off coupon, good for a Lobster Dinner at the famous Lobster Claw in Orleans!*. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Brewster. Category: Special Events. Cost: Members $3 / Non-Members $5. Reservations: Reservations Recommended. Phone: 508-896-3867, ext. 133. Venue website: www.ccmnh.org. Monday, July 28, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. Brewster.

Canal Kids: Happy Birthday Cape Cod Canal

Fairs / Fests / Parades 100 years ago the Cape Cod Canal opened to ship traffic with a big celebration. A lot has changed since then. With activities and games, we'll discover what it was like back in 1914 and how the Cape Cod Canal came to be the waterway you see today. Great for kids ages 6-10. Join us for 5 or more Canal Kids programs and you'll receive your Junior Ranger patch and certificate! Region: Upper Cape. Town: Sandwich. Category: Special Events. Cost: $0. Phone: (508)833-9678. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center, 60 Ed Moffitt Drive, Sandwich.

Coyotes on the Cape

Lectures / Seminars Coyotes are one of the most adaptive mammals in North America. Their adaptiveness has resulted in an ever increasing range expansion and establishment on Cape Cod. This top predator is feared, misunderstood and sometime abused. Mass Audubon's Long Pasture Sanctuary Director Ian Ives will offer insight into coyote ecology and life histories, dispel myths and offer ways to better co-exist with this wily canine. All ages welcome (suitable for children 5 - 18 years). Village: Cotuit. Registration: Registration not required. For more information contact Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary at 508-362-7475 x9353 or online: http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#results:sanctuary=28:program_code=33190. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Phone: 508-362-7475 x9353. Email: longpasture@massaudubon.org. Directions: Cotuit Library 871 Main Street Cotuit, MA. Venue website: http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/long-pasture. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Cotuit Library, 871 Main St.

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: Provincetown. Artist/event website 2: www.outermosthousemovie.com. Category: Special Events. Phone: 508-487-7094. Venue website: www.provincetownlibrary.org. Artist/event website: www.henrybeston.org. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 6:00 PM. Provincetown Public Library, 356 Commercial St. Provincetown.

"The Railroad and the Cape Cod Canal"

Lectures / Seminars Come and learn about how the railroads helped make the canal possible. Ted Shrady, railroad enthusiast and author, discusses how vital railroads were to the building of the Canal. Category: Special Events. Phone: 508-760-6219. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Dennis Public Library, corner of Route 28 and Hall Street, Dennis Port.

Wildlife at Cape Cod National Seashore: The Rare and Unseen Among Us

Lectures / Seminars Join Cape Cod National Seashore Wildlife Biologist Dr. Robert Cook for a look at some of the lesser-known and less conspicuous species of wildlife that the park supports. Learn about what we do and do not know about the roles that they play in the ecology of the park. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Eastham. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Venue website: http://www.nps.gov/caco. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Cape Cod National Seashore, Salt Pond Visitor Center.

Summer Swing

Fairs / Fests / Parades SUMMER SWING on the Green at Hoxie Center at Sagamore Beach for Art, Science, Education, Culture, Inc. 30 Williston Rd. Sagamore Beach, MA. Wednesday, July 30, 3pm to 7pm. $ 5 entry donation. Olde Time Family Fun, Roaring 20’s Theme , Dress for the party. Costume Prizes, Entertainment, food. Artisans, crafters welcomed to purchase table space. Contact 508-335-4812. Region: Upper Cape. Town: Bourne. Village: Sagamore Beach. Registration: $5 Tickets at entry or in advance. 508-335-4812. Category: Special Events. Cost: $5.00 entry donation Happy 105th Birthday to Ella F. Hoxie School formerly the Sagamore Grammer School facebook.com/HoxieCenter. Reservations: Artisans and Crafter Tables space $25 call to reserve space 508-335-4812. Phone: 508-335-4812. Email: hoxiecenter@gmail.com. Directions: US Rt 6 Exit 1A north of Sagamore Bridge toward Scusset Beach Rd. Merge onton Meeting house Ln which becomes Scusset Beach Rd. Right on Williston Rd #30 Minutes from the Cape Cod Canal. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Hoxie Center, 30 Williston Road, Sagamore Beach.

"The Maritime History of Hyannis," with historian Jim Gould

Lectures / Seminars This is part of the Wednesday Talks & Tunes at 6 p.m. After each library program, everyone is invited to stroll over to the Town Green to enjoy the Wednesday concert at 7 p.m. by the Town Band. 508-775-2280. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Hyannis. Category: Special Events. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 5:30 PM. Hyannis Public Library, 401 Main St.

Summer Evening Lecture Series: A Village Divided: Sagamore & the Cape Cod Canal

Lectures / Seminars What happens to a community when a canal cuts through your town? Donald "Jerry" Ellis will discuss the impact that the Canal construction had on businesses and the daily life of residents in Sagamore from 1911 to the present. Region: Upper Cape. Town: Sandwich. Category: Special Events. Cost: $0. Phone: (508)833-9678. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center, 60 Ed Moffitt Drive, Sandwich.

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, July 31, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Cape Cod National Seashore.

Nature Knowledge presents Dr. Pat Swain

Lectures / Seminars As part of our Nature Knowledge summer series, the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History presents Natural Community Ecologist, Dr. Pat Swain of the Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program, Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife. The talk will address the conservation of biodiversity in Massachusetts with a focus on the Cape. She will describe the role of MassWildlife’s Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program in identifying, tracking, managing, and regulating rare species and identifying and mapping NHESP priority natural communities. Local examples of uncommon types of natural communities will be used to discuss structure and function of communities and their role in biodiversity conservation. If time allows, she will discuss Land use history, changes in the landscape, climate change, and other influences on local and state-wide appropriate native biodiversity. Free with Museum admission. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Brewster. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free with Museum Admission. Phone: 508-896-3867, ext. 133. Venue website: www.ccmnh.org. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. Brewster.

Sergei Khruschev

Lectures / Seminars For more information visit jfkhyannismuseum.org. Town: Barnstable. Category: Special Events. Cost: Students: $10.00 General Admission: $25.00 Preferred Seating: $50.00 Preferred seating includes a private reception with Sergei Khruschev at JFK Hyannis Museum beginning at 5:00pm. Phone: 6035057406. Email: jennifer@jfkhyannismuseum.org. Ticket Web Link: http://jfkhyannismuseum.org/cape-cod/jfk-events/category/events/. Artist/event website: http://jfkhyannismuseum.org/. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Barnstable High School, 44 W Main St. Barnstable.

Asperger Syndrome Conference: Happily Ever Asperger

Lectures / Seminars AANE favorites (and New York Times best-selling author) David Finch and his wife, Kristen, are talking about the ups, downs, ins, and outs, of sharing a neurologically mixed marriage.The conference is a must for anyone interested in learning about the intricacies of relationships in which one partner has AS. Couples and therapists alike will benefit from—and enjoy—hearing how the Finches have learned to negotiate the confusing and often humorous circumstances of relating on an uneven playing field. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Hyannis. Registration: on line or in person. Category: Special Events. Cost: $100 -150 first person $75 additional registrant Financial assistance available. Reservations: www.aane.org. Phone: 617 393-3824 x10. Email: Karen.Doran@aane.org. Directions: www.capecodderresort.com. Venue website: www.capecodderresort.com. Artist/event website: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e9g1f5ef6d70901a&llr=b54cxzaab. Friday, August 1, 2014. Cape Codder Resort & Spa, 1225 Iyanough Road, Hyannis.

Province Lands Mini-Fest

Fairs / Fests / Parades In celebration of Provincetown’s family week, join us at the picturesque outdoor Province Lands amphitheater for games and crafts.Zoë Lewis and Peter Donnelly perform at 3 PMJoin us for lively singalong music and family fun. Sponsored by Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore. 171 Race Point Road, Provincetown. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Provincetown. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Venue website: http://www.nps.gov/caco. Friday, August 1, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Cape Cod National Seashore.

Nantucket Music Festival

Fairs / Fests / Parades The inaugural Nantucket Music Festival is set for August 2-3 at Tom Nevers Field. Come see acts including Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Guster, Steel Pulse, Donovan Frankenreiter, Chadwick Stokes, Lukas Nelson and P.O.T.R. Ayla Brown, Ben Taylor, Entrain, Freddy Clarke and many local Nantucket bands! To purchase tickets visit nantucketmusicfestival.com. For VIP and Sponsor information contact info@nantucketmusicfestival.com. Town: Nantucket. Category: Special Events. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 10:00 AM – Sunday, August 3, 2014, 4:00 PM. Tom Nevers Field, Nantucket. For more info visit nantucketmusicfestival.com.

Placing Ancestors in Historical Context

Lectures / Seminars Registration information may be found by visiting www.capecodgensoc.org or emailing info@capecodgensoc.org. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Brewster. Registration: Registration information may be found by visiting www.capecodgensoc.org or emailing info@capecodgensoc.org. Category: Special Events. Cost: $20 for members of the Cape Cod Genealogical Society or Falmouth Genealogical Society; $25 for Nonmembers. Email: info@capecodgensoc.org. Artist/event website: www.capecodgensoc.org. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Brewster Ladies' Library auditorium, 1822 Main St.

Sandwich 375 Water Street Wing Fling

Fairs / Fests / Parades Two-day family friendly fun day! Car show with Classics, Antiques, & Hot Rods - kids games & inflatables - kayak tours of Shawme Pond - Hayrides on fire truck - food trucks - live music and performances - juried craft show - mural painting - hot air balloons - and lots more! Marshland Restaurant & Bakery is sponsoring both days! Atlantic Subaru is sponsoring Car Show Sandwich both days! Town: Sandwich. Registration: For car show only. Artist/event website: www.sandwich375.com. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free, except fee to ride hot air balloons. Reservations: None. Phone: 508-789-6809. Email: info@sandwich375.com. Directions: Take Exit 2 off Route 6. Turn left and drive into Town along Water St./Rte 130. Wiing School is on your right. Follow signs for parking. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Henry T. Wing School, 33 Water St.

Art Scarves Demonstration

Lectures / Seminars Mary Monteiro, owner of Avani Original Art, will be at the Chat House to demonstrate how she creates her silk art scarves with a seasonal palette of environmentally friendly fabric paints, a collection of brushes, and a silk stretcher frame. She’ll also share some reflections on her life as an artist. This event is free and all are welcome. Mary’s scarves are available for purchase in the Chat House sunroom or Mary can take custom orders in your choice of colors at the event. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Dennis. Category: Special Events. Cost: FREE. Phone: 508 694-7187. Email: info@capecodchathouse.com. Venue website: www.capecodchathouse.com. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Cape Cod Chat House Gallery, 593 Route 6A, Dennis. For more info visit www.capecodchathouse.com.

Sandwich 375 Water Street Wing Fling

Fairs / Fests / Parades Two-day family friendly fun day! Car show with Modern Muscles, Exotics, Tuners & Motorcycles - kids games & inflatables - kayak tours of Shawme Pond - Hayrides on fire truck - food trucks - live music and performances - juried craft show - mural painting - hot air balloons - and lots more! Marshland Restaurant & Bakery is sponsoring both days! Atlantic Subaru is sponsoring Car Show Sandwich both days! Town: Sandwich. Registration: Only for car show. Artist/event website: www.sandwich375.com. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free, except for fee for hot air balloon rides. 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.Wing School is on your right. Follow signs for parking. Sunday, August 3, 2014, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Henry T.Wing School, 33 Water St.

Use of Human Specimens in Genetic Research Topic of Special Bioethics Falmouth Forum at MBL

Lectures / Seminars The ethical implications of using human biospecimens in research will be discussed at the 2014 Fischbach Bioethics Falmouth Forum Lecture at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) on Monday, August 4. Pediatrician and health policy expert, Dr. P. Pearl O’Rourke will present “Do You Know Where Your Tissue Is: Genetic Research and Personalized Medicine.” The event will be held at 7:30 PM in the MBL’s Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole. This annual bioethics lecture is sponsored by Drs. Ruth and Gerald Fischbach, and is free and open to the public. Region: Upper Cape. Town: Falmouth. Village: Woods Hole. Category: Special Events. Cost: free. Phone: 508-289-7281. Email: sjoslin@mbl.edu. Artist/event website: http://www.mbl.edu/blog/2014-bioethics-falmouth-forum/. Monday, August 4, 2014, 7:30 PM. Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL St. Woods Hole.

Carla Kaplan--Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance

Lectures / Seminars Dr. Kaplan reexamines conceptions of race and gender through the experiences of white women during the Black Renaissance in Harlem. Town: Truro. Village: North Truro. Category: Special Events. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 6:30 PM. Truro Public Library, 7 Standish Way.

Coastal Resources, Native Motifs: Traditional Wampanoag Arts

Lectures / Seminars Southern New England artist Elizabeth James-Perry presents an illustrated talk on Native American adornment and material culture, including traditional weaving and the coastal artistic tradition of wampum. James-Perry, who is of Aquinnah Wampanoag heritage, will show some of her wild-harvested fibers, woven pouches, and wampum. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Eastham. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Venue website: http://www.nps.gov/caco. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Cape Cod National Seashore, Salt Pond Visitor Center.

World War I U-boat Attack on Orleans, a Talk by Author, Jake Klim

Lectures / Seminars Jake Klim, author of the book, "Attack on Orleans, the World War I Submarine Raid on Cape Cod" will tell about the German submarine that surfaced and attacked an unarmed towboat and her four barges off the coast of Cape Cod. A handful of shells struck Nauset Beach, giving Orleans the distinction of being the only town in the United States to receive enemy fire during World War I. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Orleans. Category: Special Events. Cost: Donations at the door appreciated. Phone: 508-240-1329. Email: orleanshs@verizon.net. Artist/event website: www.orleanshistoricalsociety.org. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Orleans Historical Society's Meeting House Museum, Main Street and River Road, Orleans.

Camera Club: Kat Szmit--Low Light Photography

Lectures / Seminars Kat Szmit is the senior reporter for The Barnstable Patriot newspaper in Hyannis where she has worked for more than eight years covering sports, education, senior citizens issues, and more. This year she was the recipient of a second place award in excellence in photography from the New England Newspaper and Press Association. She will be discussing low light photography and sharing images from her April trip to Havana, Cuba. 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, August 6, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Road, Hyannis.

"Walking The Way of St. James: El Camino de Santiago," with Louise O'Neil and Susan Coyle-Curley

Lectures / Seminars This is part of the Wednesday Talks & Tunes at 6 p.m. After each library program, everyone is invited to stroll over to the Town Green to enjoy the Wednesday concert at 7 p.m. by the Town Band. 508-775-2280. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Hyannis. Category: Special Events. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Hyannis Public Library, 401 Main St.

Walking the Way of St. James: El Camino de Santiago

Lectures / Seminars Louise O'Neil and Susan Coyle-Curley will speak about their experience walking along the El Camino de Santiago.. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Hyannis. Registration: None. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Reservations: None. Phone: 508-775-2280. Artist/event website: www.hyannislibrary.org. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Hyannis Public Library, 401 Main St. Hyannis.

"Whale Disentanglement"

Lectures / Seminars Scott Landry, Director of Whale Rescue for Center for Coastal Studies, talks about freeing over 200 whales and other species using techniques developed by the staff. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Truro. Category: Special Events. Cost: Donations welcome. Directions: Take Highland Road exit off Rt. 6. Follow signs for Lighthouse. Highland House Museum is right next to it. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM. Highland House Museum, Truro.

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 7, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Cape Cod National Seashore.

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Framing Your Artwork

Lectures / Seminars Bring your lunch and your questions for an informative discussion series with a different theme each session . Each session begins at noon and will last 1-2 hours. June 5th: Marketing Your Artwork June 18th: Plein Aire Painting, Demos by Lance Walker July 9th: Lunch with a Master Artist July 22nd: Critiques-All Media, Facilitated by CCAA instructors Andy Howard & Odin Smith August 7th: Framing Your Artwork, with Guest Speaker Jessica Scott of Frame Center Hyannis This event is free, open to the public and designed for all skill levels. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Category: Special Events. Cost: FREE. Phone: 508-362-2909. Email: curator@capecodartassoc.org. Venue website: www.capecodartassoc.org. Thursday, August 7, 2014, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Cape Cod Art Association, 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable.

For the Love of Oysters

Lectures / Seminars On the tidal flats of Brewster, David and Diane Carlson farm their oysters. In 1995, the couple applied for and received a shellfish grant on the Brewster Flats. After trying quahogs, they switched to growing oysters. For the past three years they have had over 500 visitors to their grant each year. Join Diane for a PowerPoint presentation and stories about the challenges and beauty of farming these succulent bivalves. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Brewster. Category: Special Events. Cost: free. Phone: 508-896-3913. Email: kremillard@brewsterladieslibrary.org. Venue website: www.brewsterladieslibrary.org. Thursday, August 7, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main St. Brewster.

AUTISM: Lisa Genova's Latest Novel "Love Antony".

Lectures / Seminars Lisa Genova's talk will focus on Autism, the subject of her third novel, Love Antony. Lisa Genova graduated valedictorian, summa cum laude from Bates College with a degree in Biopsychology and has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard University. She is the author of the New York Times Bestselling novels, Still Alice, Left Neglected, and Love Anthony. Still Alice has spent over 40 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Lisa travels worldwide, speaking about Alzheimer’s Disease, traumatic brain injury, and autism. She has appeared on the Dr. Oz Show, the Diane Rehm Show, CNN, Chronicle, Fox News, and Canada AM and was featured in the Emmy award-winning documentary film, TO NOT FADE AWAY. Lisa’s fourth novel is about a family living with Huntington’s Disease. She lives with her family on Cape Cod. Refreshments and a book signing will follow her talk. Registration: Contact the Wellfleet Library for tickets and information. Category: Special Events. Cost: $20, with homemade refreshments. Phone: 508-349-0310. Artist/event website: http://lisagenova.com. Thursday, August 7, 2014, 7:30 PM. Wellfleet Congregational Church, 200 Main St.

AUTISM: Lisa Genova's Latest Novel "Love Antony".

Lectures / Seminars Lisa Genova's talk will focus on Autism, the subject of her recent book, Love Antony. Lisa Genova graduated valedictorian, summa cum laude from Bates College with a degree in Biopsychology and has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard University. She is the author of the New York Times Bestselling novels Still Alice, Left Neglected, and Love Anthony. Still Alice has spent over 40 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Lisa travels worldwide, speaking about Alzheimer’s Disease, traumatic brain injury, and autism. She has appeared on the Dr. Oz Show, the Diane Rehm Show, CNN, Chronicle, Fox News, and Canada AM and was featured in the Emmy award-winning documentary film, TO NOT FADE AWAY. Lisa’s fourth novel is about a family living with Huntington’s Disease. She lives with her family on Cape Cod. Refreshments and a book signing will follow the talk. Registration: Call the Wellfleet Library for tickets and information. Category: Special Events. Cost: $20, with homemade refreshments. Phone: 508-349-0310. Artist/event website: http://lisagenova.com. Thursday, August 7, 2014, 7:30 PM. Wellfleet Congregational Church 200 Main Street Wellfleet, MA.

ANNUAL FAIR

Fairs / Fests / Parades Annual Fair & Chowder lunch has books, jewelry & accessories, furniture and attic treasures, hand-knits, plants, toys, baked goods, jams, cheeses, and gift baskets. Silent Auction with local gift certificates, Patriots tickets, Eastward Ho golf outing, vacation getaways, and so much more. Saturday 9-12 half price sale! Fun for the whole family. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Orleans. Village: East Orleans. Artist/event website: www.fedchurchorleans.org. Category: Special Events. Cost: free and open to the public. Phone: 508-255-3060. Email: www.fedchurch.orleans@verizon.net. Directions: From Orleans center, follow Main Street east towards Nauset Beach. Federated Church will be on your left about 1 mile from center. Friday, August 8, 2014, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. The Federated Church of Orleans, 162 Main St.

MBL Friday Evening Lecture

Lectures / Seminars “Stepping on the Long Tail of Microbial Populations in Humans and the World’s Oceans” – Mitchell Sogin, Marine Biological Laboratory. Region: Upper Cape. Town: Falmouth. Village: Woods Hole. Category: Special Events. Cost: free. Phone: 508 289 7423. Email: comm@mbl.edu. Friday, August 8, 2014, 8:00 PM. Marine Biological Laboratory, Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL St. Woods Hole. For more info visit www.mbl.edu.

37th Annual Eastham Historical Society Antique Fair

Fairs / Fests / Parades The Antique Fair everyone loooks forward to with dealers from all over New England featuring furniture, small antiques, garden statuary and items, vintage jewelry and more. Bake and beverage table. Eastham Historical Society Treasure Table. Category: Special Events. Cost: donation $4. Email: jsullivan44@comcast.net. Saturday, August 9, 2014, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Eastham Windmill Green, Route 6, Eastham.

Church Fair

Fairs / Fests / Parades Good Ol' Summertime Fair Attic Treasures, Crafts, Baked Goods. Books Popcorn, Lobster Rolls, Hot Dogs etc. Raffle, Church Open House. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Harwich. Category: Special Events. Phone: 508-432-1053. Directions: Corner of Main St. & Rt. 124 Harwich Center. Saturday, August 9, 2014, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. First Congregational Church, 697 Main St. Harwich Center.

1st Annual Melody Tent Brewers Festival

Fairs / Fests / Parades Take a trip to Beer Heaven! A vast variety of beers (including many microbrews) will be available for sampling. Price of admission includes all samples! And as you sip your savory suds, you can listen to great music! Entrain will delight your senses with their infectious rhythms, and roots rock powerhouse Adam Ezra will blow the gates open! Heat up with live music—Cool down with ice cold beer. The perfect summer pairing! Town: Hyannis. Artist/event website: http://www.melodytent.org/events/. Category: Special Events. Cost: $30.00. Phone: 5087755630. Venue website: www.melodytent.org. Sunday, August 10, 2014, 1:00 PM. Cape Cod Melody Tent, 21 West Main St. Hyannis 02601.

The Raptors of Cape Cod

Lectures / Seminars Raptors are among the most recognizable birds in North America. Unlike most other birds, several raptor species are residents and can be seen throughout the year on Cape Cod. Migratory raptors travel by day, soaring high and relying on rising warm air currents called thermals to carry them to their wintering grounds. This presentation will guide you in identification, provide local destinations for viewing raptors and describe the amazing adaptations raptors rely on to survive. Region: Lower Cape. Village: Cotuit. Registration: For more information contact Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary at 508-362-7475 x9353 or visit the website http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#results:sanctuary=28. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Reservations: Registration not required. Phone: 508-362-7475 x9353. Email: longpasture@massaudubon.org. Directions: Cotuit Library 871 Main Street Cotuit, MA 02635 508-428-8141. Venue website: http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/long-pasture. Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Cotuit Library.

Hospice, End of Life Issues

Lectures / Seminars How to do you start the hospice conversation?…When is hospice right for you or your loved one? Ask the professionals from Gentiva Healthcare. Category: Special Events. Cost: RSVP - Free. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 10:00 AM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Road, Hyannis.

"Barnstable Past & Present: Memories of Barnstable Residents," with Len Gobeil

Lectures / Seminars This is part of the Wednesday Talks & Tunes at 6 p.m. After each library program, everyone is invited to stroll over to the Town Green to enjoy the Wednesday concert at 7 p.m. by the Town Band. 508-775-2280. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Hyannis. Category: Special Events. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Hyannis Public Library, 401 Main St.

Barnstable Past & Present: Memories of Barnstable Residents

Lectures / Seminars Memories of Barnstable shared with Len Gobeil, projects coordinator for the Town of Barnstable. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Hyannis. Registration: None. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Reservations: None. Phone: 508-775-2280. Artist/event website: www.hyannislibrary.org. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Hyannis Public Library, 401 Main St,m Hyannis.

"Surveying the Outer Cape: A Unique Historical Point of View"

Lectures / Seminars Chet Lay of Slade Associates gives a history of surveying on the outer Cape complete with rare charts and maps. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Truro. Category: Special Events. Cost: Donations welcome. Directions: Take Highland Rd. exit off Rt 6. Follow signs to Lighthouse. Highland House Museum is next to the lighthouse. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM. Highland House Museum, Truro.

Summer Evening Lecture Series: Navigating the Canal - Then and Now

Lectures / Seminars Tolls, technologies, the channel itself... the privately owned and operated Cape Cod Canal the opened 100 years ago was a much different waterway than the modern one you see today. Join Jay Deal, US Army Corps of Engineers Patrol Boat Operator, as he reveals a vessel's journey through both canals. Region: Upper Cape. Town: Sandwich. Category: Special Events. Cost: $0. Phone: (508)833-9678. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center, 60 Ed Moffitt Drive, Sandwich.

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 14, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Cape Cod National Seashore.

The Constitution - as written - for all of us!

Lectures / Seminars While this will be a brief overview of the document and the Declaration of Independence, it will touch on those points considered most important to an understanding and appreciation of what the Founding Fathers gave us. Reference will be made to specific clauses and their impact on us as citizens. The importance of the Freedom we inherited will be stressed. Do you need a refresher on the Constitution of the United States? Pocket copies of the Constitution will be available as hand outs. "Hid" Hillard Welch has written a column on the Constitution every month for the past 8 years. Hid is not a teacher, lawyer, or politician. He describes himself as a common citizen living in Centerville. Category: Special Events. Cost: RSVP - Free. Thursday, August 14, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Road, Hyannis.

Writing Your Family History & Stories

Lectures / Seminars This workshop is a 2-hour introductory Power Point presentation on some of the intricacies of writing family history. There will be a discussion of the creative process, audience, story scope, formats, organization, truthfulness, using timelines, citing your sources, themes, and points of universality, along with how to best delve into the who, what, where, when, and why, including question and answer dialogue of some writing challenges. Alice Stelzer has a love for women's history. Her book, Female Adventurers is a tribute to women’s strength and contribution to the growth of the American Colonies. Category: Special Events. Cost: FEE - $10.00. Thursday, August 14, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Road, Hyannis.

Wii Party

Lectures / Seminars On the tidal flats of Brewster, David and Diane Carlson farm their oysters. In 1995, the couple applied for and received a shellfish grant on the Brewster Flats. After trying quahogs, they switched to growing oysters. For the past three years they have had over 500 visitors to their grant each year. Join Diane for a PowerPoint presentation and stories about the challenges and beauty of farming these succulent bivalves. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Brewster. Category: Special Events. Cost: free. Phone: 508-896-3913. Email: nwillcox@brewsterladieslibrary.org. Venue website: www.brewsterladieslibrary.org. Thursday, August 14, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main St. Brewster.

Backyard Birding on Cape Cod

Lectures / Seminars Learn about birding and birding techniques from a MA Audubon Naturalist. Light refreshments provided. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Dennis. Village: South Dennis. Registration: Appreciated - call or e-mail Kat: Katherine@the Compact.net. Category: Special Events. Cost: Suggested donation: Members - $5; Non-members - $10. Email: Katherine@theCompact.net. Directions: Route 28 to West Dennis; south on School Street; Graded Schoolhouse is 1/2 mile on right. Artist/event website: www.DennisConservationTrust.org. Thursday, August 14, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. West Dennis Graded Schoolhouse, 67 School St. West Dennis.

Author Talk with Joe Hurley

Lectures / Seminars In 2004, Joe Hurley and photographer Travis Lindhorst walked across the country along Route 6, meeting people and seeing extraordinary sights.From this experience came Ten Million Steps: A Fresh Look at America and Americans from Cape Cod to California on Route 6. This book is a sketch of the US through the eyes of coal miners, farmers, banjo players, parents, country folk, and city folk. Come hear all about it! Region: Lower Cape. Town: Brewster. Category: Special Events. Cost: free. Phone: 508-896-3913. Email: kremillard@brewsterladieslibrary.org. Venue website: www.brewsterladieslibrary.org. Thursday, August 14, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main St. Brewster.

43rd Annual FESTIVAL of the ARTS

Fairs / Fests / Parades Over 100 Exhibitors, Children’s Craft Tent, Face Painting,and Gourmet Food Trucks! Fine Art and Crafts/ Fun for the whole family! Open daily 10 am - 5 pm. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Chatham. Artist/event website: http://capecodcreativearts.org/yearly-events/. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free, donations welcomed. Email: cacchatham@verizon.net. Directions: Park in one of Chatham's downtown parking lots, then find Cross Street on the opposite side of Maine Street from the Eldredge Public Library. Walk down Cross street until you get to the Festival. You cannot miss it! Venue website: http://capecodcreativearts.org. Friday, August 15, 2014 – Sunday, August 17, 2014. Chase Park Cross Street Chatham MA.

On Safari in Tanzania

Lectures / Seminars .The Barnstable Senior Center Activity Coordinator, Susan Griffin spent two weeks in Tanzania this past winter. She will be sharing her experience seeing the Wildebeest and Zebra Migration in February along with visiting the Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara, Tarangire National Park, the Tumaini School in Karatu and the island of Zanzibar. Her travel buddies Paula and Pat will show their amazing photos while you listen to some of their favorite music from Tanzania. If you are thinking or have ever considered visiting Tanzania or Africa don’t miss this opportunity. They are all looking forward to discussing this incredible trip. Category: Special Events. Cost: RSVP - Free. Friday, August 15, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Road, Hyannis.

"Following Friday":Water and Light

Lectures / Seminars Please join us for "Following Friday" - Friday, August 15 at noon for a brown bag lunch artist talk/lecture. 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://www.artsonthecape.org/experience-art/august-september-exhibits/. Friday, August 15, 2014, 12:00 PM. Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road, Cotuit.

Dennis Festival Days at "The School"

Fairs / Fests / Parades Learn about school days in the 1800s. Visit the Dennis Maritime Museum containing paintings, ship models and other Dennis maritime heritage. Museum is on the upper level of the 1867 Graded School House. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Dennis. Village: West Dennis. Artist/event website: www.dennishistoricalsociety.org. Category: Special Events. Cost: Donations Welcome. Phone: 508-398-6736. Email: info@dennishistoricalsociety.org. Directions: School St. is off Rte. 28 east of the Bass River Bridge. Friday, August 15, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 1867 West Dennis Graded School, 67 School St. West Dennis.

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: Upper Cape. Town: Sandwich. Village: East Sandwich. Artist/event website 2: www.outermosthousemovie.com. Category: Special Events. Phone: 508-888-6870. Email: henrybestonsociety@yahoo.com. Venue website: www.thorntonburgess.org. Artist/event website: www.henrybeston.org. Friday, August 15, 2014, 7:00 PM. Thornton Burgess Society / Greebriar Nature Center, 6 Discovery Hill Road.

MBL Friday Evening Lecture

Lectures / Seminars “Surprise at the Synapse: Developmental Critical Periods and Disease – Can Knowledge of One Help Cure the Other?” – Carla Shatz, Stanford University. Region: Upper Cape. Town: Falmouth. Village: Woods Hole. Category: Special Events. Cost: free. Phone: 508 289 7423. Email: comm@mbl.edu. Friday, August 15, 2014, 8:00 PM. Marine Biological Laboratory, Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL St. Woods Hole. For more info visit www.mbl.edu.

Love Yoga Festival

Fairs / Fests / Parades Join us for an incredible weekend of yoga + wellness by the sea! More than 40 classes + 30 teachers including MC YOGI, DJ Drez, Amanda Giacomini and Wade Imre Morissette as well as so many local favorites! Weekend + day passes available, plus beach + SUP yoga. Sign up + book hotels now (look on our site for lodging discounts). Register now to get a limited space at our Friday welcome party. Other highlights include musical performances from DJ Sinnetti, Sounding Still Wellness and Cape Cod African Dance and Drum as well as access to the LYF Marketplace and wellness practitioners. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Hyannis. Artist/event website: www.loveyogafest.com. Category: Special Events. Cost: Information on weekend and day passes is available at www.loveyogafest.com. Email: hello@loveyogafest.com. Ticket Web Link: http://loveyogafest.com/buy-tickets. Saturday, August 16, 2014 – Sunday, August 17, 2014. Aselton Park, Corner of South and Ocean Streets, Hyannis, MA.

Colonial Day at the Manse

Fairs / Fests / Parades TOM KELLEHER, blacksmith at Sturbridge Village Museum, will demonstrate his skills in creating iron work. Costumed docents will teach early skills such as: candle making, spinning, open hearth cooking, pie making. And, Games for children on the lawn. The 1745 one room school house will be open. Free refreshments will be served. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Dennis. Artist/event website: www.dennishistoricalsociety.org. Category: Special Events. Cost: Donations Welcome. Phone: 508-385-2232. Email: info@dennishistoricalsociety.org. Directions: Nobscussett Rd. is across from Dennis Public Market on Rte. 6A, Dennis Village. Saturday, August 16, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 1736 Josiah Dennis Manse Museum, 77 Nobscussett Road, Dennis.

What’s so Fun & Funny about Aging? A Holistic Perspective

Lectures / Seminars If we’re lucky, it’s happening to all of us ..aging. How do we view this? Is it a condition to be denied, ignored, belittled or avoided? Enjoyment and laughing our way through our senior years not only makes the process easier, it improves our health! Let’s laugh our way through the aging process together as we nurture our cardiovascular, immune, and musculoskeletal systems as well as our emotional and spiritual selves. Bring your funny bones and your sense of humor! We will explore the negative images of aging ageism often presented in the media contrasted with the value (and humor!) of aging. Presenter is Amanda Murphy, RN, HN-BC. Category: Special Events. Cost: RSVP - $5.00. Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Road, Hyannis.

Finding Your Angel Thread Moments

Lectures / Seminars Bob Danzig, Author/ Speaker/ Former President of Hearst Newspapers, will guide the conversations around what he calls those moments which are IN your tapestry of life. A storyteller, Bob will open each session with such a moment from his tapestry of life---and guide the guests to so share their own stories of such moments. Bob grew up in foster homes—never in a family—yet his career created ‘family’ wherever he appeared. His hope is to create such a sense of family in the classes. Category: Special Events. Cost: RSVP - Free. Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Road, Hyannis.

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: Upper Cape. Town: Mashpee. Artist/event website 2: www.outermosthousemovie.com. Category: Special Events. Phone: 508-539-1435. Venue website: http://mashpeema.virtualtownhall.net/Pages/MashpeeMA_Library/index. Artist/event website: www.henrybeston.org. Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Mashpee Public Library, 64 Steeple St.

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

Lectures / Seminars Join us for a multimedia presentation by Don Wilding, co-founder of the non-profit Henry Beston Society and author of the book, Henry Beston’s Cape Cod. Learn all about Henry Beston’s Cape Cod Classic, The Outermost House, and its influence on the Cape Cod National Seashore. Town: Mashpee. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Reservations: Not required. Venue website: http://mashpeema.virtualtownhall.net/Pages/MashpeeMA_Library/index. Artist/event website: http://www.henrybeston.org/. Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Mashpee Public Library, 64 Steeple St.

Breakfast with Buddha

Lectures / Seminars Please join us in welcoming author Roland Merullo, who has published nine novels to critical acclaim, for a discussion of his book Breakfast with Buddha. When his sister tricks him into taking her guru on a trip to their childhood home, confirmed skeptic Otto Ringling is not amused. A road trip with a holy man who answers every question with a riddle is not what he’d planned. Gradually, to his amazement, Otto realizes that his companion might be the real thing. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Brewster. Category: Special Events. Cost: free. Phone: 508-896-3913. Email: kremillard@brewsterladieslibrary.org. Venue website: www.brewsterladieslibrary.org. Artist/event website: http://rolandmerullo.com/breakfast-with-buddha.php. Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main St. Brewster.

The Canal Story

Lectures / Seminars One hundred years ago, the Cape Cod Canal became a reality. Discover what this waterway is all about and how it became the engineering marvel you see today. Join U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Park Ranger Samantha Gray as she reveals the rich history, unique features, and modern-day operations of the Cape Cod Canal. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Eastham. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Venue website: http://www.nps.gov/caco. Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Cape Cod National Seashore, Salt Pond Visitor Center.

Digging Into The Past presents Dr. Victor Mastone / Underwater Archaeology: 17th Century Nipmuc Mishoonahs in Lake Quinsigamond

Lectures / Seminars Sometime during the mid-17th century, Nipmuc Indians living along the shores of Lake Quinsigamond, a body of water situated between the city of Worcester and the town of Shrewsbury, constructed a dugout canoe, or mishoon. Soon after, that mishoon was purposefully sunk in the lake. In 2000, nearly 400 years later, a sport diver happened upon that sunken vessel. Subsequent dives led to the discovery of two additional dugouts, or mishoonahs. All three vessels appear to be purposefully sunk. Prior to this discovery, only one other dugout canoe was archaeologically reported in Massachusetts. This presentation highlights their discovery, documentation efforts, collaborative research, and future directions of this joint effort among the Nipmuc Nation, BUAR, and several other collaborators. Dr. Victor Mastone is Director and Chief Archaeologist of the Massachusetts Board of Underwater Archaeological Resources. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Brewster. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free with Museum Admission. Phone: 508-896-3867, ext. 133. Venue website: www.ccmnh.org. Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. Brewster.

"Beautiful Cuba: A Travelogue," with Barsntable Patriot reporter Kathleen Szmit

Lectures / Seminars This is part of the Wednesday Talks & Tunes at 6 p.m. After each library program, everyone is invited to stroll over to the Town Green to enjoy the Wednesday concert at 7 p.m. by the Town Band. 508-775-2280. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Hyannis. Category: Special Events. Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Hyannis Public Library, 401 Main St.

Beautiful Cuba: a Travelogue

Lectures / Seminars Kathleen Szmit, senior reporter for the Barnstable Patriot, describes her experience. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Hyannis. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Reservations: None. Phone: 508-775-2280. Venue website: www.hyannislibrary.org. Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Hyannis Public Library, 401 Main St. Hyannis.

"The Last Patrol"

Lectures / Seminars Acclaimed novelist Sebastian Junger speaks about his new film "The Last Patrol" soon to be released on HBO. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Truro. Category: Special Events. Cost: $20 Tickets in advance. Directions: Take Highland Rd. exit off Rt. 6. Follow signs for lighthouse. Highland House Museum is next to lighthouse. Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM. Highland House Museum, Truro.

Summer Evening Lecture Series: Chasing Striped Bass from Shore: Opinions from an old Salt

Lectures / Seminars Ever wonder why 'that guy' is catching all the fish? The 'science or is it art' behind catching striped bass is discussed by a local fisherman. Jerry Gonsiewski has been chasing striped bass from shore for 40 years. his presentation will include Q & A, gear display, and hands on demo to help you become 'that guy/gal'. Region: Upper Cape. Town: Sandwich. Category: Special Events. Cost: $0. Phone: (508)833-9678. Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center, 60 Ed Moffitt Drive, Sandwich.

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 21, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Cape Cod National Seashore.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2nd 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.

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.

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.

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 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/. 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. Saturday, September 20, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Active Minds, Busy Hands Hobby Fair

Fairs / Fests / Parades Are you interested in discovering or being re-introduced to a hobby? Discover what people are doing that is fun, social, or solitary. Try painting, crafts, stamping, make jewelry, learn a new instrument, make a model, and learn about bird-watching, collecting, antiquing, floral design and more. Category: Special Events. Cost: RSVP Free. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 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).

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.

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.