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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.

Tech Talk: Intro to iOS for Beginners

Lectures / Seminars Our Introductory iOS class focuses on the basic functions and features of Apple devices such as the iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone. The class is geared for those who already own an Apple product, and wish to learn more about their device. We will cover topics such as charging, basic settings, and the standard apps included on your device. Please be sure to charge your device and bring it along to the workshop. The class is limited to 10 participants and registration is required. To register, contact Staff Librarian Emily Milan, emilan@clamsnet.org or 508-430-7562 ext.4. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Harwich. Registration: The class is limited to 10 participants and registration is required. To register, contact Staff Librarian Emily Milan, emilan@clamsnet.org or 508-430-7562 ext.4. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Phone: 508-430-7562. Email: emilan@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. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Brooks Free Library 739 Main St Harwich MA 02645.

Meet Theodore Roosevelt

Lectures / Seminars Joe Wiegand will reprise the story of President Theodore Roosevelt. 508-945-5170. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Chatham. Category: Special Events. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7:00 PM. Eldredge Public Library, 564 Main St. Chatham.

Cobb's Hill Community Series: Panel Discussion/Think Tank

Lectures / Seminars For nearly five years, the Social Justice Committee has been organizing public events around social and environmental issues. The Cobb's Hill Community Series' mission is to rais awareness in a non-partisan way about improtant issues that have local and global implications, and to inspire personal and community action. In lieu f a film this month, the members of the Social Jusstice Committee want to get to know you, our friends and neighbors, and find out what you think can be done to make life better for everyone on Cape Cod and beyond. Here is a chance to get to know each other better and explore how we can work together to bring our visions to life. Please join us for this special potluck dinner and panel discussion. For potluck, please bring a dish to share (organic and from a local source, if possible). RSVP to Jo Ann Kelley at jojolk@dslextreme.com. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Category: Special Events. Cost: There is no charge for this event. Reservations: RSVP to Jo Ann Kelley at jojolk@dslextreme.com. Phone: 508-362-6381. Directions: The Unitarian Church of Barnstable at the intersection of Phinney's Lane (Hyannis Road) and Rt. 6A, Barnstable Village. Venue website: www.barnstableuu.org. Artist/event website: www.barnstableuu.org. Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 3330 Main Street, Barnstable Village.

First Parish Brewster 38th Annual Sea Captain's Fair

Fairs / Fests / Parades For immediate release: 38th Annual First Parish Brewster Sea Captain’s Fair October 25, 2014 9:00am - 2 pm 1969 Main Street (Route 6A) Brewster Please come join us for this quintessentially New England fall event. There is truly something for everyone! Food! Come sample our famous lobster rolls and chowder! Or have a hot dog, but please leave room for the apple crisp. There will be a huge assortment of homemade baked goods - including lots of fancy cookies! For the kids there will be a special fair just for them, and a bouncy house! Do you love books? There will be lots of books for sale! And, don’t miss all the amazing items that will be available at the Silent Auction. Vacations! Restaurants! Pottery and so much more. Plus there will be a 50/50 Raffle with prizes including Patriots tickets and lobsters! Please come and bring your kids, friends and neighbors! You will be so glad you did. Town: Brewster. Artist/event website: fwww.irstparishbrewster.org. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Email: cove@firstparishbrewster.org. Venue website: fwww.irstparishbrewster.org. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. First Parish Brewster 1969 Main St.

"Kinds of Symmetry in Art & Nature"

Lectures / Seminars Artist and science professor Al Rosenberg will present a talk on "Kinds of Symmetry in Art & Nature." 508-394-2388. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Dennis. Village: Dennis Port. Category: Special Events. Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 6:30 PM. Gallery, Cape Cod Community Media Center, 17 Shad Hole Road, Dennis Port.

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.

Cape Cod Cemeteries

Lectures / Seminars Nancy Shoemaker joins us for a pre-Halloween treat. Come discover peaceful places that have no admission fee - for the living anyway! Nancy will lead our audience on a virtual (slideshow) tour of Cape Cod's final resting places from Truro to Falmouth. You'll learn a lot of history, with a little humor thrown in for fun. Get a view of various stone carvers' works and discover how to date a cemetery by its stones. Headstones on the Cape span the centuries, with a few dating, amazingly, from the 1600s. You’ll enjoy contemplating these unique works of art. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Dennis. Village: Dennis Port. Registration: N/A. Category: Special Events. Cost: 0. Reservations: N/A. Phone: 508-760-6219. Email: den_mail@clamsnet.org. Directions: Dennis Public Library is at the intersection of Hall Street and Edwards Avenue, off Route 28 in Dennis Port. Look for the "Dennis Port Village Green" sign on Route 28. (From Route 6, Mid-Cape Highway: take Exit 9 South, Route 134 south. Proceed to the intersection of Route 28 and make a left turn onto Route 28. Proceed for approximately 1.2 miles to the village of Dennis Port.) Bear right at Hall Street. (You will see the Organic Market store on your left.) Make an immediate right onto Edwards Avenue and pr… Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Dennis Public Library, 5 Hall St. Dennis Port. For more info visit www.dennispubliclibrary.org.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

"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.

Cape Symphony New Year's Day Party Annual Event

Fairs / Fests / Parades JUNG-HO-PAK, CONDUCTOR PETER SCHICKELE, SPECIAL GUEST STAR MARGOT ROOD, SOPRANO | KARA CORNELL, MEZZO SOPRANO Have a blast at this New Year’s Day bash. Our parties are legendary. So are our guests. This year, meet the master of music and the king of comedy. That’s right, Peter Schickele, most famous for his dubious “discovery” of P.D.Q. Bach (the illegitimate and surprisingly untalented son of J.S. Bach), is crashing the party and bringing down the house with his side-splitting parodies of classical music – like the 1712 Overture (much better with slide whistles and kazoos than noisy ol’ canons). He’s grabbed onto Grammies, shared laughs (and the stage) with the great Itzhak Perlman and turned the entire classical world on its very musical ear for over half a century. So hang on to your seats, because your very own orchestra and two versatile vocalists will also help paint the town red on this red letter day with Viennese waltzes, unforgettable arias and big Broadway hits. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Hyannis. Category: Special Events. Cost: $30 - $69. Email: tickets@capesymphony.org. Ticket Web Link: http://www.capesymphony.org/cape-symphony-orchestra-concert-5.asp. Thursday, January 1, 2015, 3:00 PM. Barnstable Performing Arts Center, 744 West Main St. Hyannis.