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Cape Cod National Seashore Fall Symposium - Return of the Tides: The Restoration of the Herring River

Lectures / Seminars Seashore Historian Bill Burke will share images that provide a glimpse into this area’s intriguing past, while Restoration Ecologist Tim Smith will fast forward to its remarkable future as a restored salt marsh. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Eastham. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Phone: 508-255-3421. Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Cape Cod National Seashore, Salt Pond Visitor Center, 50 Nauset Road. For more info visit www.nps.gov.

Getting Started with Your Family History at Brooks Free Library

Lectures / Seminars Joan Frederici, the Vice President of Cape Cod Genealogical Society will talk about how to begin researching your family history and which resources at Brooks Free Library can help you. You will learn about the computer databases to which the library subscribes and how to use them, using real life examples. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Harwich. Category: Special Events. Cost: FREE! Phone: 508-430-7562 x 7. Email: smartell@clamsnet.org. Directions: The Library is located at 739 Main St. (Rt. 39) in Historic Harwich Center, at the corner of Bank St. and Main St. From Route 6 (the Mid-Cape Highway) take Exit 10, then go south on Route 124 to second stop sign. Turn left onto Main Street (Rt. 39). The Library is one block up on the right. Turn right onto Bank St. to enter our parking lot, which will be on your left. Additional parking is located across Main Street behind the Harwich Town Hall and at Brooks Park. Venue website: www.brooksfreelibrary.org. Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Brooks Free Library, 739 Main St. Harwich.

Camera Club: Traveling as a Photographer

Lectures / Seminars Bill Low will talk about traveling by plane with photographic gear. As restrictions get tighter as to carry on, how do you keep your gear safe and bring aboard your precious equipment. He will also share some pictures from his travels and at home here on the Cape. You will remember his fabulous pictures from the August meeting. Category: Special Events. Cost: Non-member $4, paid up dues members free. RSVP Kathy at 508-362-9811 or Jill 508-888-0227). Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 1:00 PM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Rd, RSVP Kathy at 508-362-9811 or Jill 508-888-0227).

Downsizing, from Estate Sales to Yard Sales

Lectures / Seminars Want to find ideas on getting rid of stuff, moving, downsizing or just having that yard sale? West Bay Estate & Moving will demonstrate how to have fun while minimizing. Gail Albertini, the company founder and former nurse, will be answering questions and understands how difficult it can be to deal with the business of eliminating and moving on with life. Category: Special Events. Cost: RSVP Free. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 2:30 PM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Rd, RSVP.

Autumn in Olde Cotuit Fall Festival

Fairs / Fests / Parades Old Fashioned Pie Bake-Off On-Site Antique Appraisals: ($10 /1 item, $25 /3 items) Demonstrating Artisans Wampanoag Learning Sea Chanteys by the Rum Soaked Crooks Dr. of Grillology manning the big grill. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Cotuit. Registration: For Pie Bake-Off only: Please register at : www.CotuitHistoricalSociety.org $5 for 1 pie entry; $3 for additional pie entries. Category: Community. Cost: $10 General Admission $5 for children under 5 years Separate Admission for Antique Appraisals. Directions: Dottridge Homestead 1148 Main Street, Cotuit, MA. Venue website: www.CotuitHistoricalSociety.org. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Historical Society of Santuit & Cotuit, 1148 Main St. For Pie Bake-Off only: Please register at : www.CotuitHistoricalSociety.org, $5 for 1 pie entry; $3 for additional pie entries.

Sixth Annual Apple Festival

Fairs / Fests / Parades The Dennis Union Church 6th Annual Apple Festival, Saturday, October 4th from 10-4. Pies, apples and other baked goods for sale. Crafters and Cape Cod Spinners will be on the Dennis Village Green. Fun activities for the family! Town: Dennis. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free activites, pies and apples for sale. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Dennis Union Church, 713 Route 6A.

Snow Library presents Sea Turtles

Lectures / Seminars The Audubon Society is coming to talk about Sea Turtles. Haven't you always wanted to know more about these fascinating creatures? Please come to Snow Library on Saturday October 4th at 11:00 a.m. to take part in this fun, free program. People of all ages are welcome. This event is supported by a grant from the Orleans Cultural Council. Town: Orleans. Registration: no. Category: Special Events. Cost: FREE. Reservations: no. Phone: 5082403760. Email: afoster@clamsnet.org. Venue website: www.snowlibrary.org. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Snow Library, 67 Main St. Orleans.

Fall Pond Seminar

Lectures / Seminars Ponds, plants and aquatic life: learn how to prepare your pond or water garden for the winter. Talk presented by Pondmaster Tim Roy. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Hyannis. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Phone: 508-775-8703. Venue website: http://www.hyanniscountrygarden.com. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. 380 W. Main St. Hyannis. For more info visit www.hyanniscountrygarden.com.

Think Outside the Vase

Lectures / Seminars People always notice Janet Turner’s unique floral arrangements at the Chat House. One of her secrets is to work with the natural shapes and characteristics of plants and flowers rather than trying to force them into a preconceived idea of what a floral arrangement should look like. In this free demonstration, Janet will show you how to “think outside the vase,” using unusual containers and common plants and flowers. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Dennis. Category: Special Events. Cost: FREE. Phone: 508 694-7187. Email: info@capecodchathouse.com. Venue website: www.capecodchathouse.com. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Cape Cod Chat House Gallery, 593 Route 6A, Dennis. For more info visit www.capecodchathouse.com.

Sally Matson Portrays Susan B. Anthony

Lectures / Seminars The Friends of Brooks Free Library begins their monthly 1st Sunday Program Series with Sally Matson portraying Susan B. Anthony. The program is an entertaining history lesson as Anthony’s letters, speeches, and diaries reveal her righteous fury, her wit, and her perseverance. Ms. Matson is honored to portray this courageous activist who continued to believe that, “Failure is Impossible.” offered free of charge. Light refreshments will be served following the program. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Harwich. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Phone: 508-430-7562. Email: smartell@clamsnet.org. Directions: The Library is located at 739 Main St. (Rt. 39) in Historic Harwich Center, at the corner of Bank St. and Main St. From Route 6 (the Mid-Cape Highway) take Exit 10, then go south on Route 124 to second stop sign. Turn left onto Main Street (Rt. 39). The Library is one block up on the right. Turn right onto Bank St. to enter our parking lot, which will be on your left. Additional parking is located across Main Street behind the Harwich Town Hall and at Brooks Park. Venue website: www.brooksfreelibrary.org. Sunday, October 5, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Brooks Free Library, 739 Main St. Harwich.

Garden Talks: The Backyard Garden: It’s a Jungle out there

Lectures / Seminars Larry Dapsis, Entomologist from the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension will present an overview of vegetable and small fruit insect pests that appear in our gardens. This talk will prepare you for the 2015 gardening season. Mr. Dapsis will also discuss the Pest Management Tool Box, Ticks and Gardening, including protective measures essential for every gardener. If you had issues with insects in 2014 bring your questions to Larry. Category: Special Events. Cost: RSVP Free. Monday, October 6, 2014, 11:00 AM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Rd, RSVP.

Travel Talk: Mayan Wonders, Hidden Worlds

Lectures / Seminars .Join the Karyn Wendell of the Travel Club this month as we explore the mysteries of the Maya--The Mayan civilization rose and fell centuries ago on the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico, long before Europeans came to pillage and settle the western hemisphere. There were great cities, a literature, advanced mathematics, astronomy and a complex morality--and then it all stopped, and the cities were buried so deep in the underbrush that they were not discovered for more centuries that vanished. Unlock secrets and draw your own conclusions in this excellent History Channel presentation. Category: Special Events. Cost: RSVP Free. Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 3:00 PM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Rd.

Cape Cod National Seashore Fall Symposium – Fire as Tool for Preserving Cultural Landscapes

Lectures / Seminars Seashore Fire Management Officer Dave Crary and Park Historian Bill Burke will team up to tell the story of how prescribed cutting and burning is restoring long lost historic fields, Thoreau’s heathlands, and vintage vistas within Cape Cod National Seashore. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Eastham. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Phone: 508-255-3421. Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Cape Cod National Seashore, Salt Pond Visitor Center, 50 Nauset Road.

Health Talk Series

Lectures / Seminars Professionals from Gentiva Healthcare will discuss Peripheral Neuropathy, Anemia and having a Safe Winter in sequence with the dates above. These informative sessions give the participant an opportunity to ask the experts and learn about options available to help and guide you through many issues. Category: Special Events. Cost: RSVP Free. Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 9:00 AM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Rd, RSVP.

BARS-Barnstable Association of Recreational Shellfishing

Lectures / Seminars Have you thought about Shellfishing on Cape Cod, restoring and sustaining shellfishing as an asset to our community, propagation, education, water quality and so much more? Learn about what this organization does for Barnstable and recreational shellfishing on Cape Cod, you will want to pick up a rake and join the fun! Have an interest in clamming, join this discussion. Category: Special Events. Cost: RSVP Free. Thursday, October 9, 2014, 10:00 AM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Rd.

"Historic Preservation and the Modern House"

Lectures / Seminars "Historic Preservation and the Modern House" is the topic that will be addressed in a slide/lecture program offered to the public at the Bourne Public Library (19 Sandwich Rd. Bourne Village) on Thursday, October 9 at 7 p.m. Peter McMahon, Founding Director of Modern House Trust, will describe architecturally remarkable homes built mostly in Wellfleet and on the Outer Cape during the mid twentieth century. Mr. McMahon has written several highly acclaimed books on this subject. His latest book, "Cape Cod Modern: Mid-century Architecture and Community on the Outer Cape" (Metropolitan Books, spring 2014) "tells the fascinating story of the cosmopolitan group of designers who settled in Wellfleet and Truro between the 1930s and 1970s, and their experimental architectural legacy in the woods and dunes." This program may alter forever our perspective on what constitutes our image of "the Cape Cod house." A five dollar donation is suggested. Light refreshments will be served. Proceeds benefit the Bourne Society for… Region: Upper Cape. Town: Bourne. Registration: Not necessary. Category: Special Events. Cost: $5 donation suggested. Reservations: Not necessary. Phone: 508-563-6245. Directions: Jonathan Bourne Public Library 19 Sandwich Rd. Bourne Village, MA. Venue website: www.bournelibrary.org. Thursday, October 9, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Jonathan Bourne Public Library, 19 Sandwich Road, Bourne Village.

A Reading by Four Women Who Have Earned the Podium

Lectures / Seminars A reading by four women who have earned time at the podium, a little limelight, a good listen. Marsha Therese Danzig, M.ed Harvard, is a JOY specialist, medical intuitive, shaman, yoga therapist and spiritual teacher. She is the author of several books, most recently Fierce Joy, a spiritual manifesto about finding meaning in the mayhem of living life on the line due to serious illness. She has been featured in Oprah Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Yoga Journal, Huffington Post and many other publications for her work with amputees, trauma, pain management, pediatric children, cancer patients and as an advocate for JOY, which she believes is our birthright. Mary Ellen Redmond earned her MFA in Poetry from the Bennington Writing Seminars. Her poems have appeared in The Drunken Boat, Free State Review, Comstock Review, Cape Cod Review and Rattle. A former slam poet, she represented Cape Cod at the National Poetry Slam Competition in Providence, RI. Her book The Ocean Effect was recently published by Finishing Line… Region: Mid Cape. Town: Yarmouth. Village: Bass River. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Donations welcome. Phone: 508-394-7100. Email: info@cultural-center.org. Directions: From Rte. 6: Exit 8, south on Station Ave. At end of Station Ave. merge right onto North Main. Straight through lights at Rte. 28 onto Old Main St. One block more on left. From Rte. 28, one block west of Bass River Bridge and one block south from intersection at Hess Station and Bass River Mercantile, Riverway Lobster House. Venue website: http://www.cultural-center.org. Thursday, October 9, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St. South Yarmouth.

Country Fair

Fairs / Fests / Parades Food table, fill a cookie tin, gift baskets for people and pets, holiday decorations, handwork, Red Sox tickets, attic treasures and lobster roll lunch. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Eastham. Category: Special Events. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Eastham United Methodist Church 3200 Route 6, Eastham.

Our Lady of Lourdes Holly Fair

Fairs / Fests / Parades Beautiful theme baskets quilt raffle,books,toys, teacup raffle, ornaments, homemade items, white elephant, jewelry, cookie table, silent auction and much more! Free photos taken with Santa 11:30 to 1:00 on Saturday. Hot dogs, stuffed quahogs, sausage and peppers, clam chowder, chili, and beverages will be available for lunch or snacking on Saturday. Category: Special Events. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 2282 Rt. 6 Wellfleet, MA.

Fall Festival

Fairs / Fests / Parades Haywagon rides, Olde time games, Live music, Face painting, Hearth cooking demo, Archaeology display and demo. Free raffle for giant pumpkin ( kids only ). The farmhouse renovation is done and the house will be open for this festival. Sales: Pumpkins, Calendars, T-shirts & hats Activity books. Refreshments: Hotdogs, apple cider and Apple cider donut holes. Visit all our farm animals. Please, no dogs on day of festival, thank you. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Yarmouth. Village: Yarmouth Port. Artist/event website: www.taylorbrayfarm.org. Category: Special Events. Cost: Suggested parking donation - $ 5.00. Phone: 508-737-0768. Email: mcintyredl@comcast.net. Directions: Route 6 to exit 8, north to Route 6A, East on Route 6A about 3 miles to Bray Farm Rd. S. Left onto Bray Farm Rd.S. follow to farm. Venue website: www.taylorbrayfarm.org. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Taylor-Bray Farm, 108 Bray Farm Road North, Yarmouth Port.

Yarmouth Seaside Festival

Fairs / Fests / Parades The Yarmouth Seaside Festival has grown into a gala event which boasts a craft fair of more than 125 crafters from all over the country, a giant parade, continual musical entertainment, high-quality children’s events, kayak and canoe race, 5K road race, greased pole contests, pie-eating contests, fireworks display, etc. to name just a few. Visit our website for the full list of events. Email: info@yarmouthseasidefestival.com. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Yarmouth. Village: South Yarmouth. Category: Special Events. Cost: FREE! Phone: 508 778 1008. Directions: Take Exit 8 off Route 6 and head towards South Yarmouth/Bass River. Take a slight right on North Main St. Turn right onto Route 28, destination will be on the left. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Laurence Mac Arthur Elementary School, 1175 Rt. 28 South Yarmouth.

Organic Lawns 101: Growing Organic Lawns from the Ground Up

Lectures / Seminars Learn about soil health, structure, texture, and soil biology – the mysterious “soil food web” that makes your lawn outstanding. Learn to avoid herbicides and artificial fertilizers for the health of the environment and water supply. Town: Eastham. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Sponsored by GreenCAPE. Reservations: Not required but please call to say you will attend. Phone: 508.362.5927. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Chapel in the Pines, 220 Samoset Road, Eastham, MA. For more info visit www.greencape.org.

"The Cape Cod Canal Story"

Lectures / Seminars Join a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Park Ranger to learn about the canal's first 100 years. 508-760-6219. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Dennis. Village: Dennis Port. Category: Special Events. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 12:00 PM. Dennis Public Library, corners of Route 28 and Hall Street, Dennis Port.

PUTTING IT ON THE TABLE...takes a bite out of JAM!!

Lectures / Seminars “Putting it on the Table” a local food series at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History takes a bite out of…JAM with Tyler and Anna Keyes of Little Bay Jams in Orleans. Little Bay Jams is a business that represents the home canning portion of our lives. Food preservation is a colonial pastime that Little Bay is happy to feel connected to as society's commodity and consumption obscures the line between us and our diets. According to Tyler, “It is satisfying to be mindful of where our fruits and vegetables come from and to have a relationship with those who care for them since strides in agriculture and global trade have made home canning far from a necessity in today’s busy world. It is important to keep this practice alive so that we may not take for granted the bare and humble origins of our processed food. There is strategy involved in everything from what types of produce to pick and when, to preparing and processing into a jar that will remain shelf-stable throughout the winter. We will lead you through… Region: Lower Cape. Town: Brewster. Category: Special Events. Cost: Members $5 / Non-Members $7. Reservations: Reservations Recommended. Phone: 508-896-3867, ext. 133. Venue website: www.ccmnh.org. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. Rte. 6A, Brewster.

Open Mic Poetry Reading presented by Barry Hellman's Cape Cod Poetry Group

Lectures / Seminars Reading of original poems and/or published work of others. Poetry lovers invited to sign up and read or just to come in and listen. Town: Orleans. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free/Open to the public. Phone: 508-240-3760. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Marion Craine Room, Snow Library, Main Street, Orleans.

Visual Journaling

Lectures / Seminars Visual journaling (in a medium called "art quilting") is similar to collage. It's done with fabric, embroidery, embellishing, and sometimes painting. June Calender will show pieces from her "year of visual journaling" and talk about how anyone can use visual journaling to capture the essence of a day or week or month, and how artists and artisans can incorporate these experiences into other kinds of visual art. June teaches "Writing with the Whole Brain" and "History of the American Quilt" at the Academy for Lifelong Learning at Cape Cod Community College. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Dennis. Category: Special Events. Cost: FREE. Phone: 508 694-7187. Email: info@capecodchathouse.com. Venue website: www.capecodchathouse.com. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Cape Cod Chat House Gallery 593 Route 6A Dennis MA 02638. For more info visit www.capecodchathouse.com.

Yarmouth Seaside Festival

Fairs / Fests / Parades The Yarmouth Seaside Festival has grown into a gala event which boasts a craft fair of more than 125 crafters from all over the country, a giant parade, continual musical entertainment, high-quality children’s events, kayak and canoe race, 5K road race, greased pole contests, pie-eating contests, fireworks display, etc. to name just a few. Visit our website for the full list of events. Email: info@yarmouthseasidefestival.com. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Yarmouth. Village: South Yarmouth. Category: Special Events. Cost: FREE! Phone: 508 778 1008. Directions: Take Exit 8 off Route 6 and head towards South Yarmouth/Bass River. Take a slight right on North Main St. Turn right onto Route 28, destination will be on the left. Sunday, October 12, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Laurence Mac Arthur Elementary School, 1175 Rt. 28 South Yarmouth.

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.

Our Lady of Lourdes Holly Fair

Fairs / Fests / Parades Beautiful theme baskets, quilt raffle, books, toys, ornaments, baked goods, silent auction, wreaths, tea cup raffle, cookie table and more. Have free photo taken with Santa - Saturday 11:30 - 1:00 Hot dogs, stuffed quahogs, chili, sausage and peppers clam chowder and beverages will be available for lunch or snacking. Category: Special Events. Sunday, October 12, 2014, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 2282 Route 6, Wellfleet.

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

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

Yarmouth Seaside Festival Fireworks

Fairs / Fests / Parades Region: Mid Cape. Town: Yarmouth. Village: South Yarmouth. Artist/event website: www.yarmouthseasidefestival.com. Category: Special Events. Cost: FREE! Phone: 5087781008. Email: info@yarmouthseasidefestival.com. Sunday, October 12, 2014, 8:00 PM. Seagull Beach, South Yarmouth.

Cape Cod National Seashore Fall Symposium – The Technologies of Tracking Coastal Change

Lectures / Seminars Cape Cod National Seashore GIS Coordinator Mark Adams will provide a historical perspective, as well as modern approaches to documenting how the Outer Cape shoreline has changed since 1889. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Eastham. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Phone: 508-255-3421. Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Cape Cod National Seashore, Salt Pond Visitor Center, 50 Nauset Road. For more info visit www.nps.gov.

Wellfleet OysterFest

Fairs / Fests / Parades The 14th annual Wellfleet OysterFest takes place on October 18 and 19, from 10am-5pm. This two-day family festival celebrates the town's famous oysters, clams and shellfishing traditions with a weekend full of hometown flavor and big time fun! There is something for everyone: local cuisine, arts and crafts, educational programs, cooking demonstrations, children's activities, walking tours, live music, a road race, and the annual Oyster Shuck-Off competition. Region: Upper Cape. Town: Wellfleet. Registration: not necessary. Artist/event website: www.wellfleetoysterfest.org. Category: Special Events. Cost: 12 and under free $5 per person, per day $8 per person for two day pass. Reservations: Not necessary. Phone: 508-349-3499. Email: jane@wellfleetoysterfest.org. Directions: Route 6 north to Wellfleet center; parking at Cahoon Hollow and Marconi beaches with frequent shuttle bus services. Ticket Web Link: www.wellfleetoysterfest.org. Venue website: www.wellfleetoysterfest.org. Saturday, October 18, 2014, 10:00 AM – Sunday, October 19, 2014, 5:00 PM. Wellfleet, Town Center.

Pruning Demystified

Lectures / Seminars Be a barber, not a butcher! Learn how to prune your shrubs, trees and vines. From Holly to Hydrangeas, join C.L. Fornari for this free talk on pruning. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Hyannis. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Phone: 508-775-8703. Venue website: www.HyannisCountryGarden.com. Sunday, October 19, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. hyannis.

Best of the Woods Hole Film Fest

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

Best of the Woods Hole Film Fest

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

Cape Cod National Seashore Fall Symposium – By Land, By Air, and By Sea

Lectures / Seminars Explore Cape Cod’s great animal migrations with Natural Resource Specialist Mary Hake, Lisa Sette from the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, and local dragonfly expert, Ken Shea. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Eastham. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Phone: 508-255-3421. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Cape Cod National Seashore, Salt Pond Visitor Center, 50 Nauset Road. For more info visit www.nps.gov.

Best of the Woods Hole Film Fest

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

Best of the Woods Hole Film Fest

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

Cape Cod National Seashore Fall Symposium – State of the Seashore

Lectures / Seminars Superintendent George Price will discuss successes and challenges of 2014, and a look ahead to 2015 and the National Park Service Centennial in 2016. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Eastham. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Phone: 508-255-3421. Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Cape Cod National Seashore, Salt Pond Visitor Center.

Oyster Cabaret

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

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

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

"Story of the Shiverick Shipyard"

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

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

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

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

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