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AMERICAN SHORT STORIES: A Seminar Led by Mort Inger

Lectures / Seminars This three-session seminar will read and discuss thirteen American short stories. Some are classics - by Katherine Mansfield and Edith Wharton, for example; others are from small journals and literary magazines. The goal of the seminar is to explore the form of the short story and discover the various ways that authors make a story work for the reader. Upon enrollment, participants will be given the stories that will be discussed in the first session, and they are expected to read them before the session. To foster rich discussions, enrollment is limited to eight participants. Mort Inger, who will lead the seminar, produces the WOMR program, “Story” and is the author of the short-story collection entitled “Making Waves at the Seashore” . Registration: Call the Library to register. Category: Special Events. Cost: $5 Registration Fee. Phone: 508-349-0310. Directions: Continue to the end of Main Street onto West Main. The Library will be ahead on the left. Friday, October 31, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. The Wellfleet Library, 55 West Main St. Call the Library to register.

American Short Stories: A Seminar Led by Mort Inger

Lectures / Seminars This three-session seminar will read and discuss thirteen American short stories. Some are classics - by Katherine Mansfield and Edith Wharton, for example; others are from small journals and literary magazines. The goal of the seminar is to explore the form of the short story and discover the various ways that authors make a story work for the reader. Upon enrollment, participants will be given the stories that will be discussed in the first session, and they are expected to read them before the session. To foster rich iscussions, enrollment is limited to eight participants. Mort Inger, who will lead the seminar, produces the WOMR program, “Story” and is the author of the short-story collection entitled “Making Waves at the Seashore” . Registration: Call the Library to register. Category: Special Events. Cost: sessions: Fridays Oct. 31-Nov. 14. $5 Registration Fee. Phone: 508-349-0310. Directions: Continue to the end of Main Street onto West Main. The Library will be ahead on the left. Friday, October 31, 2014, 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM. The Wellfleet Library, 55 W. Main St.

Holiday fair

Fairs / Fests / Parades The Holiday Fair at Brewster Baptist Church on Saturday, November 1 from 9 AM to 3 PM has dedicated the entire proceeds of the Fair to Lower Cape Outreach Council, Habitat for Humanity, Nutrition Mission, Transition Centers, Inc. local non-profit organizations here on Cape Cod. The Holiday Fair will display an array of Shoppes featuring Attic Treasures, Sveden’s Dips/Spreads, Handcrafted items, Books, Home Baked Holiday Goodies, Jewelry, Dried Flower Shop, Farm Stand and Themed Gift Baskets, Handmade Knitwear, and Photography. A Silent Auction will accept bids for a great variety of goods and services – gift certificates, theater tickets, antiques, art and collectibles. Shoppers can begin their day at 9 AM with coffee and a muffin in the Coffee Shoppe and later have a delicious lunch in The Bistro from 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Brewster. Category: Special Events. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Brewster Baptist Church, Route 6A.

Joe’s Reading: A Celebration of José “Joe” Gouveia

Lectures / Seminars Sixteen poets will convene at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod to read their own work and poems by Joe Gouveia, who passed away in May. Joe would have been 50 years old on November 2. The son of Portuguese immigrants, Joe Gouveia was a poet, journalist, organizer and radio personality. He received his MFA in Poetry from New England College and served as Poet in Residence at Cape Cod Community College. He was the Poetry Curator at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, wrote the “Meter Man” poetry column for the Barnstable Patriot in Hyannis, and hosted the “Poets Corner” radio show on WOMR in Provincetown. He published one full-length collection of poems, Saudades, with Casa Mariposa Press, and three chapbooks: What We Do; Ginsberg is Dead; and The Slaughter of the Sacred Cow. He also edited three anthologies: Dancing on Water; Common Roots, Common Ground; and Rubber Side Down, the first and only anthology of biker poetry. Of Saudades, Alicia Ostriker wrote: “In this marvelous collection of poems, Joe Gouveia rid… Region: Mid Cape. Town: Yarmouth. Village: Bass River. Category: Special Events. Cost: This is a free event, but suggested donations of $10 will permit Joe’s family to commemorate him in other ways. 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. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Cultural Center of Cape Cod 307 Old Main St. South Yarmouth, MA.

Roy Mannell talks about the Cahoon Paintings

Lectures / Seminars Roy Mannell, owner of Bradford Trust Fine Art in Harwichport, will talk about the paintings of Charles D. Cahoon. Mr. Mannell has been active at the Cape Cod Museum of Fine Arts as Chairman of Aquisitions and as Vice President and is immediate past president of the Cape Cod Antique Dealers Association. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Harwich. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Phone: 508-430-7562. Email: brooksfreelibrary@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, November 2, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Brooks Free Library, 739 Main St. Harwich.

Decorating For The Holidays

Lectures / Seminars The Village Garden Club of Dennis presents Master Gardener Paul Split and his entertaining and fun-filled program "Decorating For The Holidays". The public is welcome--join us for some holiday inspiration! There will be a drawing for several arrangements created during the program. Proceeds benefit the Club's Scholarship Fund. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Brewster. Category: Special Events. Cost: $5 donation suggested for Scholarship Fund. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 1:00 PM. Our Lady of the Cape, 468 Stony Brook Road, Brewster.

Mongolia Presentation

Lectures / Seminars Join Betsy Bray as she presents an illustrated talk about her trip to Mongolia, where she stayed in gers (known to us as yurts), rode two-humped camels, discovered traditional Mongolian food, visited schools, and learned about the nomad lifestyle. Betsy traveled to Ulaanbaatar, Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, Khovsgl Lake, and the Gobi Desert this past summer. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Brewster. Category: Special Events. Cost: free. Phone: 508-896-3913. Venue website: www.brewsterladieslibrary.org. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Brewster Ladies' Library 1822 Main Street Brewster, MA 02631.

West Dennis Garden Club

Lectures / Seminars The West Dennis Garden Club will be holding their next meeting on Thursday, November 6th, at noon at the West Dennis Graded Schoolhouse. New members are welcome. Those who apply at the November meeting and have never been a member, will receive a one time free annual membership. A luncheon will be served, followed by a brief business meeting and a program by Bob Sabatalo of Lily's Flower Shop on "Holiday Day Design." Members are asked to bring cofee and tea donations for the Family Pantry. Normally meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month. The change this month was made due to Election Day. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Dennis. Village: West Dennis. Category: Special Events. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM. West Dennis Graded School House, School Street.

A Bird in the Hand: Season Highlights

Lectures / Seminars In this presentation, master bander James Junda and science coordinator Mark Faherty will share information about this past fall's bird banding results at Wellfleet Bay and also provide a historical perspective on Dr. Austin's banding work on the property from 1928-1958. Town: Wellfleet. Registration: Pre-registration required. Walk-ins welcome, space permitting. Category: Special Events. Cost: $5 members/ $7 non-members. Phone: 508-349-2615. Venue website: www.massaudubon.org. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary 291 State Highway, Route 6, South Wellfleet. For more info visit www.massaudubon.org.

Power, Personalities and Politics with Dick Osborne

Lectures / Seminars Dick Osborne will speak on how the personalities of our most impactful former presidents have shaped their presidencies and changed this country's evolution. 508-385-2255. FREE! Region: Mid Cape. Town: Dennis. Category: Special Events. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 2:00 PM. Dennis Memorial Library, 1020 Old Bass River Road.

AMERICAN SHORT STORIES: A Seminar Led by Mort Inger

Lectures / Seminars This three-session seminar will read and discuss thirteen American short stories. Some are classics - by Katherine Mansfield and Edith Wharton, for example; others are from small journals and literary magazines. The goal of the seminar is to explore the form of the short story and discover the various ways that authors make a story work for the reader. Upon enrollment, participants will be given the stories that will be discussed in the first session, and they are expected to read them before the session. To foster rich discussions, enrollment is limited to eight participants. Mort Inger, who will lead the seminar, produces the WOMR program, “Story” and is the author of the short-story collection entitled “Making Waves at the Seashore” . Registration: Call the Library to register. Category: Special Events. Cost: $5 Registration Fee. Phone: 508-349-0310. Directions: Continue to the end of Main Street onto West Main. The Library will be ahead on the left. Friday, November 7, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. The Wellfleet Library, 55 West Main St. Call the Library to register.

Senate President Therese Murray Will Speak on State of Mental Health in the Commonwealth

Lectures / Seminars Senate President Murray has been an advocate for mental health services in Mass, and she will be speaking about what has occurred during her tenure. Region: Upper Cape. Town: Sandwich. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Reservations: Yes, please reserve a seat by emailing ahoxie@namicapecod.org or by calling 508-778-4277. Phone: 508-778-4277. Directions: Take Route 6 to Exit 2, turn north at the end of the ramp into Sandwich Village. Turn sharp left onto Grove St. The museum is 1 mile down the road. Plenty of free parking. Friday, November 7, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Heritage Museums & Gardens.

Great White Shark Research 101

Lectures / Seminars The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster, MA will be hosting the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy with speaker and marine biologist Dr. Heather Marshall on Saturday, November 8th at 10am. Dr. Marshall is a member of the OCEARCH team of scientists and is studying stress physiology in sharks. Her presentation will include a guided demonstration of tagging a shark using the OCEARCH method. Guests will have the opportunity to take on an interactive role in learning the process of tagging a shark with the use of props and tools. The presentation also allows guests the opportunity to meet and speak with Dr. Marshall who has participated in three great white shark research expeditions. This presentation will be held at the Museum on Saturday, November 8th from 10 to 11am, admission to the presentation for this hour is free. For reservations please call the Museum at 508-896-3867 ext. 133. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Brewster. Category: Special Events. Cost: Admission to the program is free. If you wish to tour the Museum after, admission charges apply. Phone: 508-896-3867, ext. 133. Venue website: www.ccmnh.org. Saturday, November 8, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Cape Cod Museum of Natural History 869 Main St. / Rte. 6A Brewster, MA 02631.

The Duke's Story: Edward Kennedy Ellington, A Lecture/ Recital with Robert Wyatt

Lectures / Seminars Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington is considered to be one of the most influential figures in jazz, if not in all of American music. His astounding career spanned over 50 years, beginning with his first orchestra in Washington, D.C. in 1923, through his years in Harlem’s Cotton Club and then performing throughout the world until his death in 1974. As a band leader, pianist, arranger and composer, his reputation is “beyond category.”. Region: Upper Cape. Town: Falmouth. Category: Special Events. Cost: $25/$20 members. Phone: 508 495-1878, ext. 2. Email: info@highfieldhall.org. Directions: Take Route 28 towards Woods Hole. Take right onto Depot Avenue which changes into Highfield Drive. Ticket Web Link: www.highfieldhall.org. Venue website: www.highfieldhall.org. Artist/event website: www.highfieldhall.org. Saturday, November 8, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Highfield Hall & Gardens 56 Highfield Drive Falmouth, MA 02540.

Eleanor Roosevelt: Wife, Mother and First Lady

Lectures / Seminars Performer Elena Dodd will bring a personal visit from Eleanor Roosevelt. Ms. Dodd will present a frank and humorous view of her extraordinary adventures. After performance, questions and discussion. 508-945-5170. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Chatham. Category: Special Events. Sunday, November 9, 2014, 2:00 PM. Eldredge Public Library, 564 Main St. Chatham.

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.

Homeless LBGT on Cape Cod

Lectures / Seminars Promise Place School gives housing, education, and hope to homeless LGBT youth on Cape Cod. Please join the RIC (Reconciling in Christ) Committee in Welcoming Ms. Erica Kay-Webster Chair of the Foundation for International Justice, Inc. and CEO of Promise Place School. Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. St. Peter’s Lutheran Church 310 Route 137 E. Harwich, MA at Exit 11 508-432-5172 Donations to support Promise Place will be accepted. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Harwich. Village: East Harwich. Registration: None required. Category: Special Events. Cost: No charge - all invited. Donations will be accepted for The Promise place. Reservations: None required. Phone: 508-432-5172. Directions: Route 6 to Exit 11. St. Peter's Lutheran Church is located on the left, 310 Route 137. Plenty of parking. Sunday, November 9, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Talks listings.

Homeless LGBT Youth on Cape Cod

Lectures / Seminars Promise Place School provides housing, education, and hope to homeless LGBT youth on Cape Cod. Join us in welcoming Ms.Erica Kay-Webster, Chair of the Foundation for International Justice, Inc. and CEO of Promise Place School. Donations to support Promise Place will be accepted. Category: Special Events. Sunday, November 9, 2014, 2:00 PM. St. Peter's Lutheran Church 310 Route 137 E. Harwich, MA, at Exit 11 508-432-5396.

Chocolate and Coffee: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly!

Lectures / Seminars Who doesn’t love coffee and chocolate? This “mostly for fun” presentation explores the mechanisms by which chocolate and coffee may have a beneficial effect on your health, identifies and discusses the risks of consuming chocolate and coffee and discusses the specific medical conditions on which chocolate and coffee may have a positive or negative impact on your health. Throughout this presentation, participants will be given the option to sample various types of chocolate, too! What a way to start the day! Category: Special Events. Cost: RSVP Free. Monday, November 10, 2014, 9:30 AM. Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Road Hyannis.

Travel Talk: Desperate Crossing: The Untold Story of the Mayflower

Lectures / Seminars Join Karyn Wendell this month for a History Channel documentary presentation of the true story behind the historic pilgrim voyage and first year in the new world. From their self-imposed exile in Holland and perilous Atlantic crossing in the mayflower to unimaginable hardships encounter in their new land, this is the definitive story of the Pilgrims and how they came to live here--ultimately prosper--in the harsh climate of an unfamiliar world. Category: Special Events. Cost: RSVP Free. Monday, November 10, 2014, 10:00 AM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Road, Hyannis.

Aptucxet Garden Club

Lectures / Seminars Paul Slit will show how to create decorations for your holiday home. Items will be auctioned at the end of the program. Town: Bourne. Village: Buzzards Bay. Category: Special Events. Cost: free. Reservations: no. Monday, November 10, 2014, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Bourne United Methodist Church 37 Sandwich Road Bourne.

Nauset Newcomers Meeting

Lectures / Seminars Nauset Newcomers Meeting November 12, 2014 Wellfleet Cinemas Sea Turtles Around Cape Cod will be the focus of the November 12, Nauset Newcomers meeting. The guest speaker will be Bob Prescott, director of the Massachusetts Audubon Society’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Doors open at 8:45 a.m. for a free continental breakfast before the meeting. Non-members are always welcome. More information at www.Nausetnewcomers.org. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Wellfleet. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Reservations: No reservations necessary. Phone: 510.388.8654. Directions: Rt 6 to Wellfleet Cinema. Artist/event website: www.nausetnewcomers.org. Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Wellfleet Cinemas, Route 6.

Winter Birds of Cape Cod

Lectures / Seminars CATCH A GLIMPSE OF THE BIRDING OPPORTUNITIES ON CAPE COD DURING THE WINTER MONTHS Chris Walz, Property Manager of the Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, Barnstable will present “Winter Birds of Cape Cod” at the Osterville Village Library, 43 Wianno Ave. Osterville, MA 02655 on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 4:00 PM. Cape Cod is renowned worldwide for the abundance of birds during our fall season, but many people don’t realize the birding opportunities during the winter months. Vast flocks of winter robins, several species of hawks and owls and the occasional appearance of unusual vagrants make for plentiful birding opportunities on the Cape in the winter. Birds face many challenges in staying warm and finding food during Cape Cod's winters. Join us for a glimpse into the winter birds of Cape Cod, and the many amazing survival adaptations they employ! This program is open to the public. Suggested donation for entry: $5.00. For more information about this program, please call the Osterville Village… Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Osterville. Category: Special Events. Cost: Suggested Donation: $5. Venue website: www.ostervillevillagelibrary.org. Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Osterville Village Library, 43 Wianno Ave.

"Sheabodia" My 2 Year Adventure in the Peace Corp Cambodia

Lectures / Seminars Caitlyn Shea spent the last 2 years in Cambodia serving in the Peace Corp as a Community Health Educator. Caitlyn is a recent graduate of the College of the Holy Cross. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Centerville. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Centerville Public Library, 585 Main St.

Aptucxet Garden Club

Lectures / Seminars Neal Sanders. author of "Gardening is Murder" will share his humorous observations and insights as the spouse of an avid gardener. Public is welcome. Category: Special Events. Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Bourne Public Library 19 Sandwich Road Bourne.

Journalist Roger Cohen Speaks on "Anti-Semitism in Europe Today"

Lectures / Seminars Falmouth Jewish Congregation invites all to a free, public lecture by acclaimed journalist Roger Cohen on the topic of anti-Semitism in Europe today. With experience across Europe and a consistent interest in matters relating to Jewish life, Mr. Cohen brings a unique perspective to this timely topic. Roger Cohen joined The New York Times in 1990 and was a foreign correspondent for more than a decade before becoming acting foreign editor on Sept. 11, 2001, and foreign editor six months later. Since 2004, he has written a column for the International New York Times, until 2014 known as the International Herald Tribune, first for the news pages and then, from 2007, for the Op-Ed page. In 2009 he was named a columnist of The New York Times. Mr. Cohen has written “Hearts Grown Brutal: Sagas of Sarajevo” (Random House, 1998), an account of the wars of Yugoslavia’s destruction, and “Soldiers and Slaves: American POWs Trapped by the Nazis’ Final Gamble” (Alfred A. Knopf, 2005). He has also co-written a biogr… Region: Upper Cape. Town: Falmouth. Village: Hatchville. Registration: N/A. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free of charge. Phone: 508-540-0602. Email: fjcoffice@comcast.net. Directions: Handicap parking at the East End Meetinghouse. All others (and overflow handicap) should park across Hatchville Road at the Falmouth Jewish Congregation's Seifer Community Center. Venue website: www.falmouthjewish.org. Artist/event website: http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/columns/rogercohen/index.html. Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 7:30 PM – 8:45 PM. Falmouth Jewish Congregation, East End Meeting House, 802 Sandwich Road, East Falmouth, MA.

"Courage, Heroism, and Young Love Denied

Lectures / Seminars Join author Chip Bishop as he shares the charismatic tale of Quentin Roosevelt, President Theodore Roosevelt’s youngest son, and his secret fiancée, Flora Payne Whitney, in rich and absorbing detail. 508-394-8954. FREE! Region: Mid Cape. Town: Dennis. Village: South Dennis. Category: Special Events. Thursday, November 13, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. South Dennis Free Public Library, 389 Main St.

Beaks, Feathers, Talons and Nests

Lectures / Seminars Learn about birds bodies - the why and how. Hands on. For families with kids 4 and older. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Yarmouth. Village: Yarmouth Port. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free! Phone: 508-362-3717. Thursday, November 13, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Yarmouth Port Library.

AMERICAN SHORT STORIES: A Seminar Led by Mort Inger

Lectures / Seminars This three-session seminar will read and discuss thirteen American short stories. Some are classics - by Katherine Mansfield and Edith Wharton, for example; others are from small journals and literary magazines. The goal of the seminar is to explore the form of the short story and discover the various ways that authors make a story work for the reader. Upon enrollment, participants will be given the stories that will be discussed in the first session, and they are expected to read them before the session. To foster rich discussions, enrollment is limited to eight participants. Mort Inger, who will lead the seminar, produces the WOMR program, “Story” and is the author of the short-story collection entitled “Making Waves at the Seashore” . Registration: Call the Library to register. Category: Special Events. Cost: $5 Registration Fee. Phone: 508-349-0310. Directions: Continue to the end of Main Street onto West Main. The Library will be ahead on the left. Friday, November 14, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. The Wellfleet Library, 55 West Main St. Call the Library to register.

Survive or Thrive! How to Enhance Longevity & Conquer Disease

Lectures / Seminars Dr. Brian Clement, Director of the renowned Hippocrates Health Institute, shares the scientifically-tested techniques that have made him a leader in the fields of preventive medicine and natural health. Outreach program of Creation Care, St. Mary's Episcopal in Barnstable. Town: Hyannis. Category: Special Events. Cost: $15 early bird registration at www.realhealthcapecod.eventbrite.com through Nov. 13 $20 cash or check at door. Phone: 508 888-6677. Email: dorothy.torrey@gmail.com. Ticket Web Link: www.realhealthcapecod.eventbrite.com. Artist/event website: www.hippocratesinst.org. Friday, November 14, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Route 28, Hyannis.

MBL Falmouth Forum - "Rebel Souls: Walt Whitman and America’s First Bohemians"

Lectures / Seminars Justin Martin, author of three critically acclaimed biographies on Frederick Law Olmsted, Alan Greenspan, and Ralph Nader, will kick off the series with a talk about his latest book "Rebel Souls: Walt Whitman and America’s First Bohemians" (Da Capo Press September, 2014). Region: Upper Cape. Town: Falmouth. Village: Woods Hole. Registration: No reservations needed for lecture. However, an optional buffet dinner precedes each lecture at 6:00 pm at the MBL’s Swope Center, 5 North Street, Woods Hole. Tickets are $30 and must be purchased in advance at the MBL Communications Office, 127 Water Street, Woods Hole, or at Eight Cousins Bookstore, Main Street, Falmouth. Dinner tickets are available until they sell out or until 5:00 PM on the Tuesday prior to the event. For more information, call (508) 289-7423 or comm@mbl.edu. Category: Special Events. Cost: FREE. Reservations: http://www.mbl.edu/directions/. Phone: 508-289-7423. Email: comm@mbl.edu. Venue website: http://www.mbl.edu/falmouth-forum/. Friday, November 14, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Lillie Auditorium, Marine Biological Laboratory, 7 MBL St, Woods Hole.

American Short Stories: A Seminar Led by Mort Inger

Lectures / Seminars This three-session seminar will read and discuss thirteen American short stories. Some are classics - by Katherine Mansfield and Edith Wharton, for example; others are from small journals and literary magazines. The goal of the seminar is to explore the form of the short story and discover the various ways that authors make a story work for the reader. Upon enrollment, participants will be given the stories that will be discussed in the first session, and they are expected to read them before the session. To foster rich iscussions, enrollment is limited to eight participants. Mort Inger, who will lead the seminar, produces the WOMR program, “Story” and is the author of the short-story collection entitled “Making Waves at the Seashore” . Registration: Call the Library to register. Category: Special Events. Cost: sessions: Fridays Oct. 31-Nov. 14. $5 Registration Fee. Phone: 508-349-0310. Directions: Continue to the end of Main Street onto West Main. The Library will be ahead on the left. Friday, November 14, 2014, 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM. The Wellfleet Library, 55 W. Main St.

"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.

Birds of Prey: The Lives of Aerial Hunters

Lectures / Seminars children must be accompanied by an adult. Region: Upper Cape. Town: Falmouth. Category: Special Events. Cost: $5/adults $3/child. Phone: 508-540-0876. Email: saveland@300committee.org. Artist/event website: www.300committee.org. Saturday, November 15, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Gus Canty Community Center, 790 Main St. Falmouth.

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.