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Food for Thought- "How to Show an Award-Winning Daffodil" with Mary Malavase

Lectures / Seminars Mary Malavase is a member of the Nantucket Garden Club and on the committee for the annual Daffodil Flower Show as well as an accredited judge for the American Daffodil Society (ADS). She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the ADS as their National Youth Chairman. Malavase assists the Nantucket flower show committee in helping people to stage and enter their daffodils at the show. In her presentation, Malavase will show people of all skill levels how they too can be victorious at this year’s 40th Annual Daffodil Flower Show, sharing tips and tricks of the trade from her years of experience. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Nantucket. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St. Nantucket.

Navigating Life's Transitions: Coping with Loss and Change

Lectures / Seminars Region: Upper Cape. Town: Mashpee. Category: Special Events. Cost: FREE. Phone: 508-778-1622 x115. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Mashpee Health Center Please pre-register 508-778-1622 x115, brooks.reinhold@amedisys.com.

A Ten Year Study of Pond Turtles on Cape Cod

Lectures / Seminars Susan Baur, of North Falmouth, will be presenting her nine-year study of local pond turtles and signing her three books in THE TURTLE SISTERS OF CAPE COD series. Her presentation is illustrated by underwater photos and videos of snapping turtles, painted turtles and musk or stinkpot turtles. She swims with these turtles in ponds from Falmouth to Harwich, Brewster and Orleans and from May through October. 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. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Brooks Free Library 739 Main St Harwich MA 02645.

Healing the Loss of a Spouse/Partner

Lectures / Seminars Town: Dennis. Category: Special Events. Cost: free. Phone: 508-778-1622. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Borsari Gallery please call to register or email. Brooks Reinhold 508-778-1622, brooks.reinhold@amedisys.com.

Heritage Museums and Gardens Live Owl Presentation

Lectures / Seminars Who’s watching you? Find out on Monday, April 21 when 'Eyes On Owls' presents a live owl program at Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich. Naturalist Marcia Wilson will lead this fun and interactive program with educational close-up views of these secretive birds of prey. Which owl eats skunks? Can a little detective work reveal where owls live near you? What do pellets tell us about an owl's diet, the food chain and the web of life? How can we protect owls and their habitats? These questions and more will be answered during the program which is scheduled to take place on Monday, April 21 at 10:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the Heald Center at Sandwich Museums and Gardens. For more tickets and information on the ‘Eyes on Owls’ presentation please call (508) 888-3300 or visit heritagemuseumsandgardens.org. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Sandwich. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Phone: 508-888-3300. Email: arabinowitz@reganinterns.com. Venue website: www.heritagemuseumsandgardens.org. Monday, April 21, 2014, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM. Heritage Museums and Gardens, The Heald Center, 67 Grove St. Sandwich.

President of Cape Cod Community College

Lectures / Seminars John Cox, president of Cape Cod Community College will address the members of the Cape Cod branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Refreshments are served. The public is invited. AAUW, a national network, was founded in 1881 in Boston and now has approximately 100,000 members in all 50 states. AAUW’s mission is to advance equity for women and girls, through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Yarmouth. Village: South Yarmouth. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free and open to the public. Phone: 508-394-3051. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Nelson Hall at St. David's Church, 205 Old Main St. So. Yarmouth.

Odd Couples: Literary Feuds, Friendships and Falling-outs

Lectures / Seminars Join us for the final installment in our MassHumanities-sponsored Reading and Discussion Series, "Odd Couples: Literary Feuds, Friendships and Falling-outs." Four scholars will examine selected works by pairs of authors considered to have a complicated personal and/or literary relationship with one another and will invite participants to share their interpretations of the texts. Scholar James Crowely will present “The Alchemist,” by Ben Jonson and “Twelfth Night,” by William Shakespeare on 22 April. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Registration: Registration required. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Phone: 508-362-6636. Email: sturgisreference@comcast.net. Venue website: http://www.sturgislibrary.org. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Sturgis Library, 3090 Main St, (Route 6A), Barnstable Registration required.

EPOCH hosts presentation on downsizing (April 23)

Lectures / Seminars EPOCH Assisted Living at Brewster Place will welcome professional organizer, speaker and trainer Maryann Murphy, MSW, for a downsizing presentation on Wednesday, April 23 at 10 a.m. Murphy will provide useful tips for seniors interested in making the transition to a senior living community. Her popular presentations help many people organize their space while relieving the stress and frustration that can come with excess clutter. A complimentary luncheon will be served following the presentation. This event is open to the public, but space is limited. Please call 508-896-3252 to RSVP. EPOCH Assisted Living at Brewster Place is located at 855 Harwich Road. Town: Brewster. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Phone: 508-896-3252. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. 855 Harwich Road.

The Alpha Course

Lectures / Seminars Alpha runs in churches, bars, coffee shops and homes all around the globe. Typically Alpha has around eight sessions and includes food, a short talk and a discussion at the end where you can share your thoughts. Alpha really is for anyone who’s curious. The talks are designed to encourage debate and explore the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, honest and informal environment. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Sandwich. Registration: Not needed. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Reservations: Not needed. Phone: 508 737 2676. Email: BertrandSDuncan@Comcast.net. Directions: Route 6 to Exit 3, across from the Sandwich High School, see the sign for Covenant Community Church. Artist/event website: www.alpha.org. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Covent Community Church, Sandwich MA, Exit 3, Across from the Sandwich High School.

Pollinators 101

Lectures / Seminars Come join Conservation Administrator, Amy Usowski, who will talk about the key pollinators on the cape, why they are important, why they are in decline, and what you can do to increase their numbers. 508-430-7562. FREE! Region: Mid Cape. Town: Harwich. Category: Special Events. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Brooks Free Library, 739 Main St. Harwich.

Navigating Life's Transitions: Coping with Loss and Change

Lectures / Seminars Region: Upper Cape. Town: Mashpee. Category: Special Events. Cost: FREE. Phone: 508-778-1622 x115. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Mashpee Health Center Please pre-register 508-778-1622 x115, brooks.reinhold@amedisys.com.

Personal Internet Security Presentation

Lectures / Seminars As technology evolves, so do the ways that criminals use it. Do you know how to keep yourself and your finances safe in the digital age? Kevin Kean of Microsoft will tell you in a program on personal Internet security. Kean is a General Manager of Privacy and Security at Microsoft’s Seattle offices. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Brewster. Category: Special Events. Cost: free. Phone: 508-896-3913. Email: nwillcox@brewsterladieslibrary.org. Venue website: www.brewsterladieslibrary.org. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Brewster Ladies' Library 1822 Main Street Brewster, MA 02631.

Healing the Loss of a Spouse/Partner

Lectures / Seminars Town: Dennis. Category: Special Events. Cost: free. Phone: 508-778-1622. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Borsari Gallery please call to register or email. Brooks Reinhold 508-778-1622, brooks.reinhold@amedisys.com.

Social Media that Creates Fans

Lectures / Seminars This seminar will educate, inspire and update writers, artists and thought leaders on the newest tools for marketing books, articles and blogs. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Provincetown. Village: West Dennis. Registration: Please call. Walk-ins welcome if room. Category: Special Events. Cost: The cost is $10.00 including coffee, tea and muffins. Reservations: Call 508-398-2050 or email Tiffany Turner at tturner@clamsnet.org to reserve. Phone: 508-398-2050. Email: tturner@clamsnet.org. Directions: The West Dennis Public Library is located at 260 Main Street, West Dennis, 02670. Venue website: http://www.westdennislibrary.org. Artist/event website: http://www.laurashabott.com. Friday, April 25, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. W. Dennis Free Public Library, 260 Main St.

The Brilliance of Porgy and Bess: A Robert Wyatt Lecture

Lectures / Seminars Porgy and Bess opened in New York City on October 10, 1935, running for only 124 performances before the production ended in financial ruin. The music and lyrics, however, have survived the seventy-eight years of controversy, assuming a stature unsurpassed in the American operatic repertoire. Join Highfield Hall Music Director Robert Wyatt for this lively Saturday morning program. $25/$20 members. More at highfieldhall.org. Region: Upper Cape. Town: Falmouth. Category: Arts/Entertainment. 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.lhighfieldhall.org. Venue website: www.highfieldhall.org. Artist/event website: www.highfieldhall.org. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Highfield Hall & Gardens, 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth.

"The Incredible, Edible Oyster"

Lectures / Seminars This program will be presented by the staff of the Long Pasture Wildlife Society. 508-760-6219. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Dennis. Village: Dennis Port. Category: Special Events. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1:00 PM. Dennis Public Library, corner of Route 28 and Hall Street, Dennisport.

Climate Connections Series - Final Flight: The Impact of Climate Change on Birds and Their Habitats

Lectures / Seminars In this spring speaker series, we are exploring the connections between people, wildlife, and the changing climate with scientists and practitioners. Through 48 years of landbird research, Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences scientists have seen the impact climate change is having on birds and their habitats. Manomet Banding Director Trevor Lloyd-Evans and Communications Director Dave McGlinchey recently published the booklet Final Flight to highlight 10 iconic birding spots in the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada that are at risk from climate change. Please join us for a presentation by Trevor Lloyd-Evans, augmented by the stunning photography of longtime Manomet bird bander and shorebird researcher Ian Davies. Books will be available for purchase and signing. All proceeds go towards supporting research at Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences. Trevor was born in Oxford, England and was educated at the University of Wales and Boston University. He began his experience in bandi… Village: South Wellfleet. Registration: Pre-registration required. Walk-ins welcome, space permitting. Category: Special Events. Cost: $9 members/ $11 non-members. Phone: 508-349-2615. Venue website: www.massaudubon.org. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary 291 State Hwy, Rte. 6. For more info visit www.massaudubon.org.

Constructing Wilderness Lecture Series The place of wilderness in New England regional cultures

Lectures / Seminars Speaker: Kent Ryden, Professor of American and New England Studies, University of Southern Maine To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Wilderness Act and Monomoy, the only area in Southern New England designated under the Act, the Atwood House Museum is proud to present Constructing Wildereness. Town: Chatham. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Donations are welcome. Phone: 5089452493. Directions: he 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, April 27, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Atwood House Museum, 347 Stage Harbor Road, Chatham. For more info visit www.chathamhistoricalsociety.org.

The place of wilderness in New England regional cultures

Lectures / Seminars Speaker: Kent Ryden, Professor of American and New England Studies, University of Southern Maine. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Wilderness Act and Monomoy, the only area in Southern New England designated under the Act, the Atwood House Museum is proud to present Constructing Wildereness. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Chatham. Artist/event website 2: http://www.chathamhistoricalsociety.org/. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free, Donations welcome. Phone: (508) 945-2493. Directions: he 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/Events_Programs/calendarofevents.htm. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Atwood House Museum Home of the Chatham Historical Society 347 Stage Harbor Road Chatham, MA 02663. For more info visit www.chathamhistoricalsociety.org.

Local Current Events

Lectures / Seminars Do you have questions about what is going on in the Town of Barnstable or around Cape Cod? Kathy Szmit of 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, join this lively group, meet your neighbors and share your ideas. All are welcome! Category: Special Events. Cost: RSVP - Free. Monday, April 28, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis.

Healing Loss through Storytelling

Lectures / Seminars Region: Lower Cape. Town: Chatham. Village: Chatham Port. Category: Special Events. Cost: FREE. Phone: 508-778-1622. Monday, April 28, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Chatham Community Center Call or email to pre-register brooks.reinhold@amedisys.com.

Burials at Sea with Captain Brad White

Lectures / Seminars Have you considered a burial at sea? Come listen to Capt. Brad White, (100 GT Master License) founder of New England Burials at Sea (NEBAS) discuss this option that has been featured on Chronicle, Fox News, and Showtime. New England Burials At Sea LLC is the largest east coast provider for customized ash scattering memorials and full body burials at sea events in the USA. He will discuss such options as scattering of ashes to full body burials, coordinates to the final resting place, the types of service available on board, proper protocol for the perfect Sea Tribute, EPA laws, state regulations and how to work with a funeral director. Mr. White’s presentation is chock full of facts & figures with a light sense of historical whimsy along with a PowerPoint presentation and handouts. Category: Special Events. Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 10:00 AM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis.

Justice Center- General Legal Issues Facing Seniors

Lectures / Seminars Thomas Kosman, an attorney for the Justice Center of Southeast Massachusetts LLC (formerly Legal Services for Cape Cod & Islands) will speak in regards to issues that affect the general interest of seniors. The topics include advance planning, touching on powers of attorneys, health care proxies, wills, a brief description of long term care issues, and a review of reverse mortgage issues. Mr. Kosman has been the Elder Law Attorney for South Coastal Counties Legal Services and for a private, non-profit corporation specializing in poverty law issues, for over thirty years. Category: Special Events. Cost: RSVP - Free. Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 1:30 PM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis.

Dr. Gregory Skomal

Lectures / Seminars The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History and Atlantic White Shark Conservancy present Dr. Gregory Skomal, accomplished marine biologist, underwater explorer, photographer, aquarist, and author. Dr. Skomal will present his research from 2009-2013, where he and his crew tagged 38 white sharks off the coast of Cape Cod with coded acoustic transmitters and/or satellite-based tracking tags. These tags and transmitters examine the sharks’ fine and broad-scale movements, habitat use, site fidelity, residency and feeding behavior along the east coast of the U.S. Dr. Skomal has been a senior fisheries biologist with Massachusetts Marine Fisheries since 1987 and currently heads up the Massachusetts Shark Research Program (MSRP). CCMNH doors open for wine and hors d'oeuvres at 6pm Dr. Skomal’s presentation at 6:30pm Funds raised this evening will benefit Dr. Skomal’s 2014 shark population study, CCMNH & AWSC education initiatives. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Brewster. Category: Special Events. Cost: $20.00 / per person. Reservations: Please call for reservations. Phone: 508-896-3867, ext. 133. Venue website: www.ccmnh.org. Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. / Rte. 6A, Brewster.

Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands Organizes a Video Storytelling Journey Panel Session on April 30th, 2014 at Hyannis Golf course in Hyannis

Lectures / Seminars Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands (PPCI) is pleased to announce that Brenda Swain of the Falmouth Service Center, Debra Rogers of Falmouth Community TV and Rachel Jellinek of Reflection Films will be presenting a panel discussion called: Video Storytelling Journey: Tips on Maximizing the Mileage. This PPCI lunch meeting will be held on April 30th, 2014 from 11:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Hyannis Golf Course, Route 132, Hyannis. The luncheon is free to members of the PPCI and non-members pay $35. To register for the luncheon, please call (508) 280-1822, email mwhiteppci@aol.com or register online at www.capecodgiving.org. Deadline for registration is Friday, April 25th, 2014. The session will address matters like hiring a video production partner, using community media to communicate your services, events and value, and more…Whether you plan to produce video on your own or hire a video production partner, the experience can seem daunting. Come learn some tips to make your video storytelling… Registration: Maura White. Artist/event website 2: www.capecodgiving.org. Category: Special Events. Cost: $ 35. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 11:45 AM – 2:00 PM. Hyannis Golf Course, Route 132, Hyannis.

The Alpha Course

Lectures / Seminars Alpha runs in churches, bars, coffee shops and homes all around the globe. Typically Alpha has around eight sessions and includes food, a short talk and a discussion at the end where you can share your thoughts. Alpha really is for anyone who’s curious. The talks are designed to encourage debate and explore the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, honest and informal environment. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Sandwich. Registration: Not needed. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Reservations: Not needed. Phone: 508 737 2676. Email: BertrandSDuncan@Comcast.net. Directions: Route 6 to Exit 3, across from the Sandwich High School, see the sign for Covenant Community Church. Artist/event website: www.alpha.org. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Covent Community Church, Sandwich MA, Exit 3, Across from the Sandwich High School.

Food for Thought-"Restoring the Old Gaol" with Mark Avery

Lectures / Seminars Mark Avery has served as the Director of Historic Properties for the NHA since 2008. A former architect with a special interest in preservation, he is responsible for the care of over twenty historic sites, including the Whaling Museum. In honor of National Preservation Month, Avery will provide an insider’s look at the restoration of the NHA’s historic Old Gaol property. Built in 1806 and originally dubbed the “New Gaol’ (old English spelling, pronounced ‘Jail’), this wooden structure at 15R Vestal Street was the town’s House of Correction facility until 1933. One of the oldest surviving jails in America, it is important not only for its age and unique construction, but for its role in the history of local law enforcement. The town closed the property and deeded it to the NHA in 1946. This property, now known as the “Old Gaol,” is being restored by the NHA with generous support from the Community Preservation Committee, the Massachusetts Historical Commission, and the National Trust for Historic Preservat… Region: Lower Cape. Town: Nantucket. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Phone: 508-228-1894. Thursday, May 1, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Whaling Museum 13 Broad Street.

A Gallery Talk with Joe Diggs, Jackie Reeves and Andre van der Wende

Lectures / Seminars A gallery talk with Joe Diggs, Jackie Reeves and André van der Wende – three of the artists represented in the “Six of One” exhibition – will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 1. The talk is free with the price of admission to the museum. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Dennis. Category: Special Events. Cost: free with admission to the museum. Admission is $9, $8 for seniors, $5 for students 13 to 18, and free for children 12 and under. Directions: on the grounds of the Cape Cod Center for the Arts. Venue website: www.ccmoa.org. Thursday, May 1, 2014, 2:00 PM. Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Lane, Dennis.

Coral Reef Creatures

Lectures / Seminars Join Captain Mike Orbe for a photo show from his diving expeditions. You will see a variety of coral reef sea creatures including moray eels, reef sharks and sea turtles. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Brewster. Category: Special Events. Cost: free. Phone: 508-896-3913. Email: nwillcox@brewsterladieslibrary.org. Venue website: www.brewsterladieslibrary.org. Thursday, May 1, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Brewster Ladies' Library 1822 Main St Brewster, MA 02631.

Navigating Life's Transitions: Coping with Loss and Change

Lectures / Seminars Region: Upper Cape. Town: Mashpee. Category: Special Events. Cost: FREE. Phone: 508-778-1622 x115. Thursday, May 1, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Mashpee Health Center Please pre-register 508-778-1622 x115, brooks.reinhold@amedisys.com.

Healing the Loss of a Spouse/Partner

Lectures / Seminars Town: Dennis. Category: Special Events. Cost: free. Phone: 508-778-1622. Thursday, May 1, 2014, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Borsari Gallery please call to register or email. Brooks Reinhold 508-778-1622, brooks.reinhold@amedisys.com.

CCMNH Gardens ALIVE! "Rain Garden Celebration"

Lectures / Seminars Amanda Sloan, our rain garden designer, will discuss the design, construction and environmental impacts of the Museum’s rain garden. Participants will help us finish the final plantings and celebrate with cake. This lecture is part of the CCMNH Gardens ALIVE! series. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Brewster. Category: Special Events. Cost: $10. Reservations: Required. Phone: 508-896-3867. Email: programs@ccmnh.org. Venue website: www.ccmnh.org. Saturday, May 3, 2014, 10:00 AM. Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Route 6A, Brewster.

Constructing Wilderness Lecture Series Into the wandering wood: New England colonists’ early experiences with wilderness

Lectures / Seminars Katherine Grandjean, Assistant Professor of History, Wellesley College To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Wilderness Act and Monomoy, the only area in Southern New England designated under the Act, the Atwood House Museum is proud to present Constructing Wildereness. Town: Chatham. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Donations are welcome. Phone: 5089452493. Venue website: http://www.chathamhistoricalsociety.org/. Artist/event website: http://www.chathamhistoricalsociety.org/. Sunday, May 4, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Atwood House Museum,347 Stage Harbor Road, Chatham. For more info visit www.chathamhistoricalsociety.org.

Into the wandering wood: New England colonists’ early experiences with wilderness

Lectures / Seminars Speaker: Katherine Grandjean, Assistant Professor of History, Wellesley College To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Wilderness Act and Monomoy, the only area in Southern New England designated under the Act, the Atwood House Museum is proud to present Constructing Wildereness. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Chatham. Artist/event website 2: http://www.chathamhistoricalsociety.org. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free, donations welcome. 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/Events_Programs/calendarofevents.htm. Sunday, May 4, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Atwood House Museum Home of the Chatham Historical Society 347 Stage Harbor Road Chatham, MA 02663. For more info visit www.chathamhistoricalsociety.org.

Healing Loss through Storytelling

Lectures / Seminars Region: Lower Cape. Town: Chatham. Village: Chatham Port. Category: Special Events. Cost: FREE. Phone: 508-778-1622. Monday, May 5, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Chatham Community Center Call or email to pre-register brooks.reinhold@amedisys.com.

Camera Club: Wild About the Cape, Merrily Cassidy Lunsford

Lectures / Seminars Photographer who will talk about her favorite things to photograph including wildlife, flora, fauna, lighthouses and the Boston Red Sox! See her photos of the Red Sox training camp. Ms. Lunsford has been a staff photographer for seven years at the Cape Cod Times. She has a degree in Mass Communication and lives on Cape Cod. Category: Special Events. Cost: Non-members $4. paid up dues members free. Dues for 2014 $36. Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis.

The Alpha Course

Lectures / Seminars Alpha runs in churches, bars, coffee shops and homes all around the globe. Typically Alpha has around eight sessions and includes food, a short talk and a discussion at the end where you can share your thoughts. Alpha really is for anyone who’s curious. The talks are designed to encourage debate and explore the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, honest and informal environment. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Sandwich. Registration: Not needed. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Reservations: Not needed. Phone: 508 737 2676. Email: BertrandSDuncan@Comcast.net. Directions: Route 6 to Exit 3, across from the Sandwich High School, see the sign for Covenant Community Church. Artist/event website: www.alpha.org. Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Covent Community Church, Sandwich MA, Exit 3, Across from the Sandwich High School.

Navigating Life's Transitions: Coping with Loss and Change

Lectures / Seminars Region: Upper Cape. Town: Mashpee. Category: Special Events. Cost: FREE. Phone: 508-778-1622 x115. Thursday, May 8, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Mashpee Health Center Please pre-register 508-778-1622 x115, brooks.reinhold@amedisys.com.

The Polly Hill Arboretum - "Faith in a seed"

Lectures / Seminars Martha's Vineyard Polly Hill Arboretum Director Tim Boland will give a talk about the history, programs and unique collections of the Arboretum. Tim continues Polly Hill's dedication of growing plants from seed. Region: Upper Cape. Town: Falmouth. Artist/event website 2: www.pollyhillarboretum.org. Category: Special Events. Cost: FREE. Reservations: none. Venue website: www.falmouthhistoricalsociety.org. Artist/event website: www.300committee.org. Thursday, May 8, 2014, 7:00 PM.

Healing the Loss of a Spouse/Partner

Lectures / Seminars Town: Dennis. Category: Special Events. Cost: free. Phone: 508-778-1622. Thursday, May 8, 2014, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Borsari Gallery please call to register or email. Brooks Reinhold 508-778-1622, brooks.reinhold@amedisys.com.

Paws at the Beach Pet Festival

Fairs / Fests / Parades Join us for the first annual pet festival on Craigville Beach in Centerville, Ma. as we celebrate the start of summer with a great dog-friendly event! Vendors selling crafts, local items and giveaways. Demos from Barnstable Police k9 Unit, Silly Pet Contests, Raffles and more! Stop by and visit the Facebook famous JUNO from Juno’s Place and enjoy the last weekend dogs are allowed on the beach until Fall! Proceeds benefit the Cold Noses Foundation, Inc. to help improve life for homeless and neglected animals. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Centerville. Registration: http://www.coldnosesfoundation.org/paws-at-the-beach-pet-party/. Artist/event website: http://www.coldnosesfoundation.org/paws-at-the-beach-pet-party/. Artist/event website 2: www.coldnosesfoundation.org. Category: Special Events. Cost: $5 per person over 5yrs. Reservations: http://www.coldnosesfoundation.org/paws-at-the-beach-pet-party/. Phone: 508-494-9303. Email: info@coldnosesfoundation.org. Directions: Craigville Beach Parking Lot. Ticket Web Link: http://www.coldnosesfoundation.org/product/paws-at-the-beach/. Saturday, May 10, 2014, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Craigville Beach, Craigville Beach Road, Centerville. For more info visit www.coldnosesfoundation.org.

A Sea Captain or Two Named Howes

Lectures / Seminars Exhibit is part of "Cape Cod Maritime Days 2014." Learn about the many Dennis Mariners who went to sea with the surname Howes and then tour the lovely home of the Minister for which the town is named. Friendly, costumed docents will welcome you. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Dennis. Category: Special Events. Cost: Donations welcome. Phone: 508-385-2232. Email: info@dennishistoricalsociety.org. Directions: Rte. 6A, Nobscussett Rd. is across from the Dennis Public Market. Artist/event website: www.dennishistoricalsociety.org. Saturday, May 10, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 1736 Josiah Dennis Manse Museum, 77 Nobscussett Road, Dennis.

Climate Connections Series - Green Grid: Electricity Independence for Homes, Vehicles, & Communities

Lectures / Seminars In this spring speaker series, we are exploring the connections between people, wildlife, and the changing climate with scientists and practitioners. Are you ready to act to reshape the future of energy on Cape Cod and address climate change? Luke Hinkle (My Generation Energy, Inc.) and Chris Powicki (WEEinfo Services) have a bold, optimistic vision and specific recommendations for re-engineering our energy system and modifying collective behaviors quickly and deeply enough to effect significant near-term cuts in the Cape's carbon dioxide emissions and a long-term sustainable energy future. In this presentation, Luke and Chris will help you identify how you can get involved in modernizing the grid, making green power affordable and available to all, and fueling the regional energy transition. Drawing on early lessons from Energiewinde, Germany's accelerated shift to renewable energy, they also will introduce the technological elements of a green grid for Cape Cod and the islands - solar power, smart inv… Village: South Wellfleet. Registration: Per-registration required. Walk-in welcome, space permitting. Category: Special Events. Cost: $9 members/$11 non-members. Phone: 508-349-2615. Venue website: www.massaudubon.org. Saturday, May 10, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary 291 State Hwy, Rte. 6. For more info visit www.massaudubon.org.

Healing Loss through Storytelling

Lectures / Seminars Region: Lower Cape. Town: Chatham. Village: Chatham Port. Category: Special Events. Cost: FREE. Phone: 508-778-1622. Monday, May 12, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Chatham Community Center Call or email to pre-register brooks.reinhold@amedisys.com.

Bray Farm Archeological Dig

Lectures / Seminars Taylor-Bray Farm is an archaeological gem representing thousands of years of human occupation. Native American artifacts found at the site indicate a seasonal use of the property dating back at least three thousand years. Moreover the farm is a significant 17th century Plymouth Colony site, which also has yielded thousands of artifacts from the 18th & 19th centuries reflecting the daily lives of the people who called the place home. Meet Craig S. Chartier, MA, director and principal archaeologist, has been active in New England archaeology for over 20 years. He will discuss the progression of the dig what has been discovered at Taylor Bray Farm. Category: Special Events. Cost: RSVP - Free. Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 9:30 AM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis.

The Alpha Course

Lectures / Seminars Alpha runs in churches, bars, coffee shops and homes all around the globe. Typically Alpha has around eight sessions and includes food, a short talk and a discussion at the end where you can share your thoughts. Alpha really is for anyone who’s curious. The talks are designed to encourage debate and explore the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, honest and informal environment. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Sandwich. Registration: Not needed. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Reservations: Not needed. Phone: 508 737 2676. Email: BertrandSDuncan@Comcast.net. Directions: Route 6 to Exit 3, across from the Sandwich High School, see the sign for Covenant Community Church. Artist/event website: www.alpha.org. Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Covent Community Church, Sandwich MA, Exit 3, Across from the Sandwich High School.

Navigating Life's Transitions: Coping with Loss and Change

Lectures / Seminars Region: Upper Cape. Town: Mashpee. Category: Special Events. Cost: FREE. Phone: 508-778-1622 x115. Thursday, May 15, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Mashpee Health Center Please pre-register 508-778-1622 x115, brooks.reinhold@amedisys.com.

Healing the Loss of a Spouse/Partner

Lectures / Seminars Town: Dennis. Category: Special Events. Cost: free. Phone: 508-778-1622. Thursday, May 15, 2014, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Borsari Gallery please call to register or email. Brooks Reinhold 508-778-1622, brooks.reinhold@amedisys.com.

Art in the Garden

Fairs / Fests / Parades Cape Cod Art Association presents its first annual spring fundraiser, “Art in the Garden” sponsored by Hyannis Country Garden. The festival will be held at Aselton Park in Hyannis on May 17-18 from 10-4pm. Join us for a weekend of celebrating art in the outdoors. Cape Cod Art Association will be selling repainted, redecorated or newly created items donated by our members for gardens, backyards or outdoor settings. A variety of activities will be available including food vendors, music, children’s entertainment, and plein air painters. Hyannis Country Garden will be selling plants and offering demonstrations for incorporating garden art into your landscaping. Cape Cod Art Association is currently accepting donations of new or gently used backyard or outdoor items for the event. Vendor applications are available on online at www.CapeCodArtAssoc.org The Cape Cod Art Association is located at 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable, MA 02630. It is open seven days a week, Monday-Saturday 9-4, and Sundays 12-4. Cap… Region: Mid Cape. Town: Hyannis. Village: Hyannis. Category: Special Events. Phone: 508-362-2909. Saturday, May 17, 2014, 10:00 AM – Sunday, May 18, 2014, 4:00 PM. Aselton Park, South and Ocean streets, Hyannis. For more info visit capecodartassoc.org.

Local Current Events

Lectures / Seminars Do you have questions about what is going on in the Town of Barnstable or around Cape Cod? Kathy Szmit of 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, join this lively group, meet your neighbors and share your ideas. All are welcome! Category: Special Events. Cost: RSVP - Free. Monday, May 19, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis.

Healing Loss through Storytelling

Lectures / Seminars Region: Lower Cape. Town: Chatham. Village: Chatham Port. Category: Special Events. Cost: FREE. Phone: 508-778-1622. Monday, May 19, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Chatham Community Center Call or email to pre-register brooks.reinhold@amedisys.com.

Amateur Radio – Yes! They still do that!

Lectures / Seminars Rob Leiden, amateur radio call sign K1UI, has been involved in amateur radio for 50 years. From his home in South Chatham, Rob has talked to all of Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East and many stations in the Far East as well as Australia and New Zealand. He put together an amateur radio satellite station for his local radio club and used it to contact other stations using amateur radio satellites in orbit around the earth. Rob will present an overview of what life on-the-air is all about in the internet and cell phone age and how amateur radio is as important as it ever was in service to the community. Category: Special Events. Cost: RSVP - Free. Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 1:00 PM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis.

Anti-Aircraft Training During WWII at Camp Edwards and the British AA Unit

Lectures / Seminars Anti- aircraft training here on cape! Joe Yukna of the Cape Cod Military Museum will discuss night firing, tow planes, drones, Scorton Creek firing range, Camp and the Wellfleet firing range. The AA training center for the Eastern U.S. was at Camp Edwards. Trainees had to march from Camp Edwards to Scorton Creek and back in one day wearing a 70lb back pack. The round trip was over 24 miles. Mr. Yukna will also talk about the training of the British AA unit n Cape Cod. Category: Special Events. Cost: RSVP - Free. Thursday, May 22, 2014, 1:30 PM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis.

Navigating Life's Transitions: Coping with Loss and Change

Lectures / Seminars Region: Upper Cape. Town: Mashpee. Category: Special Events. Cost: FREE. Phone: 508-778-1622 x115. Thursday, May 22, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Mashpee Health Center Please pre-register 508-778-1622 x115, brooks.reinhold@amedisys.com.

Healing the Loss of a Spouse/Partner

Lectures / Seminars Town: Dennis. Category: Special Events. Cost: free. Phone: 508-778-1622. Thursday, May 22, 2014, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Borsari Gallery please call to register or email. Brooks Reinhold 508-778-1622, brooks.reinhold@amedisys.com.

Constructing Wilderness Lecture Series Managing the 21st century wilderness

Lectures / Seminars Speakers: Dave Brownlie, Refuge Manager, Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, and Nancy Roeper, National Wilderness Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Wilderness Act and Monomoy, the only area in Southern New England designated under the Act, the Atwood House Museum is proud to present Constructing Wildereness. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Chatham. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Donations are welcome. 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, May 25, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Atwood House Museum, Home of the Chatham Historical Society, 47 Stage Harbor Road, Chatham. For more info visit www.chathamhistoricalsociety.org.

Lecture Series Constructing Wilderness: Managing the 21st century wilderness

Lectures / Seminars Lecture Series Constructing Wilderness: Exploring the history and meaning of wilderness in American culture. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Wilderness Act and Monomoy, the only area in Southern New England designated under the Act, the Atwood House Museum in Chatham, Massachusetts in partnership with Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Mass Audobon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary , The Eldredge Public Library, The Chatham Conservation Foundation, and The Friends of Monomoy is proud to present Constructing Wilderness. These events are made possible by generous support from: Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank Charitable Foundation The Chatham Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation The Jean and William R. Vanderbilt Program Fund Speakers: Dave Brownlie, Refuge Manager, Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, and Nancy Roeper, National Wilderness Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Dave Browline is a Refuge Manager for Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge a… Region: Mid Cape. Town: Chatham. Registration: No advance registration. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free, open to the public. Donations are welcome. Reservations: No need for reservations. Phone: 5089452493. 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, May 25, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Atwood House Museum, 347 Stage Harbor Road, Chatham. For more info visit www.chathamhistoricalsociety.org.

Managing the 21st century wilderness

Lectures / Seminars Speakers: Dave Brownlie, Refuge Manager, Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, and Nancy Roeper, National Wilderness Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Wilderness Act and Monomoy, the only area in Southern New England designated under the Act, the Atwood House Museum is proud to present Constructing Wildereness. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Chatham. Artist/event website 2: http://www.chathamhistoricalsociety.org/. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free, donations welcome. 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/Events_Programs/calendarofevents.htm. Sunday, May 25, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Atwood House Museum Home of the Chatham Historical Society 347 Stage Harbor Road Chatham, MA 02663. For more info visit www.chathamhistoricalsociety.org.

Healing Loss through Storytelling

Lectures / Seminars Region: Lower Cape. Town: Chatham. Village: Chatham Port. Category: Special Events. Cost: FREE. Phone: 508-778-1622. Monday, May 26, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Chatham Community Center Call or email to pre-register brooks.reinhold@amedisys.com.

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: Mid Cape. Town: Dennis. Category: Special Events. Phone: 508-385-2255. Email: henrybestonsociety@yahoo.com. Venue website: http://www.dennismemoriallibrary.org/. Artist/event website: http://www.henrybeston.org. Thursday, May 29, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Dennis Memorial Library, 1020 Old Bass River Road.

Navigating Life's Transitions: Coping with Loss and Change

Lectures / Seminars Region: Upper Cape. Town: Mashpee. Category: Special Events. Cost: FREE. Phone: 508-778-1622 x115. Thursday, May 29, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Mashpee Health Center Please pre-register 508-778-1622 x115, brooks.reinhold@amedisys.com.

1st Annual Strawberry Festival

Fairs / Fests / Parades Featuring: Strawberry Short Cake, Chocolate & White Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Strawberry Ice Cream, Strawberry Covered Cheesecake, Strawberry Cake and more! Tickets are only 50cents each which covers most items. Some desserts cost two tickets. And Take-Out is available! Lots of free fun for children too: face painting, games, prizes, etc. All are welcome - Rain or shine - Brought to you by the Friends & Students of Veritas Academy. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free admission. Venue website: http://www.christchapelcapecod.org/. Saturday, May 31, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. On the grounds of Christ Chapel, 1200 Old Stage Road, Centerville.

Mass Audubon Long Pasture presents Horseshoe Crabs, Ancient Creatures Around Cape Cod

Lectures / Seminars The Atlantic Horseshoe Crab (Limulus polyphemus) has been crawling ashore to mate on full moon nights for about 350 million years, and Mass Audubon is looking to ensure this ancient rite of spring continues. Ian Ives of Mass Audubon Long Pasture in Barnstable will be here to talk about these fascinating creatures, their habits, mating season, use in fishing and medicinal drugs and devices. He will discuss the the dwindling numbers of horseshoe crabs and protecting these ancient creatures. Category: Special Events. Cost: RSVP - Free. Monday, June 2, 2014, 9:30 AM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis.

Healing Loss through Storytelling

Lectures / Seminars Region: Lower Cape. Town: Chatham. Village: Chatham Port. Category: Special Events. Cost: FREE. Phone: 508-778-1622. Monday, June 2, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Chatham Community Center Call or email to pre-register brooks.reinhold@amedisys.com.

Camera Club: Jan Bridge, Amateur Photographer

Lectures / Seminars Jan Bridge is an amateur photographer. She is especially fond of bird photography and will share her favorite shots with us. Ms. Bridge lives part of the year in North Carolina and the remainder on Cape Cod which gives her a chance to practice her craft in different environments. Her shots will excite you as you see what other locations offer and some places on the Cape for good shooting with your camera. She will answer questions as she shares her bird photographs. Category: Special Events. Cost: Non-member $4, paid up dues members free. Dues for 2014- $36. RSVP-Required to Susan (508)420-8854 or Jill (508)888-0227. Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis.

Senior Disaster Preparedness, Be Prepared BEFORE a Disaster Strikes

Lectures / Seminars Senior preparedness is an important issue due to the disproportionately high population of seniors on Cape Cod. Volunteers from Americorp in collaboration with the American Red Cross Cape Cod Chapter will update us about what to include in a disaster kit prepared to keep at home if inclement weather makes travel impossible. Having a shelter kit prepared will allow you to depart your home immediately so that you do not waste time packing items during a highly stressful situation. This presentation will provide the material necessary to prepare you for a disaster and reduce your physical and mental stress during a disaster scenario. Category: Special Events. Cost: RSVp - Free. Thursday, June 5, 2014, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis.

Navigating Life's Transitions: Coping with Loss and Change

Lectures / Seminars Region: Upper Cape. Town: Mashpee. Category: Special Events. Cost: FREE. Phone: 508-778-1622 x115. Thursday, June 5, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Mashpee Health Center Please pre-register 508-778-1622 x115, brooks.reinhold@amedisys.com.

Constructing Wilderness Lecture Series The natural world and its uses, 1660 – 2010

Lectures / Seminars Speaker: John T. Cumbler, Professor of History, University of Louisville To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Wilderness Act and Monomoy, the only area in Southern New England designated under the Act, the Atwood House Museum is proud to present Constructing Wildereness. Town: Chatham. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Donations are welcome. Phone: 5089452493. 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, June 8, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Atwood House Museum home of the Chatham Historical Society. For more info visit www.chathamhistoricalsociety.org.

Lecture Series Constructing Wilderness: The natural world and its uses, 1660 – 2010

Lectures / Seminars Lecture Series Constructing Wilderness: Exploring the history and meaning of wilderness in American culture. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Wilderness Act and Monomoy, the only area in Southern New England designated under the Act, the Atwood House Museum in Chatham, Massachusetts in partnership with Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Mass Audobon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, The Eldredge Public Library, The Chatham Conservation Foundation, and The Friends of Monomoy is proud to present Constructing Wilderness. These events are made possible by generous support from: Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank Charitable Foundation The Chatham Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation The Jean and William R. Vanderbilt Program Fund The subject and title of this lecture is The natural world and its uses, 1660 – 2010. Speaker: John T. Cumbler, Professor of History, University of Louisville. John holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. His specialties are… Region: Mid Cape. Town: Chatham. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free, open to the public. Donations are welcome. Phone: 5089452493. 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, June 8, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Atwood House Museum, 347 Stage Harbor Road, Chatham. For more info visit www.chathamhistoricalsociety.org.

Healing Loss through Storytelling

Lectures / Seminars Region: Lower Cape. Town: Chatham. Village: Chatham Port. Category: Special Events. Cost: FREE. Phone: 508-778-1622. Monday, June 9, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Chatham Community Center Call or email to pre-register brooks.reinhold@amedisys.com.

Navigating Life's Transitions: Coping with Loss and Change

Lectures / Seminars Region: Upper Cape. Town: Mashpee. Category: Special Events. Cost: FREE. Phone: 508-778-1622 x115. Thursday, June 12, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Mashpee Health Center Please pre-register 508-778-1622 x115, brooks.reinhold@amedisys.com.

Navigating Life's Transitions: Coping with Loss and Change

Lectures / Seminars Region: Upper Cape. Town: Mashpee. Category: Special Events. Cost: FREE. Phone: 508-778-1622 x115. Thursday, June 19, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Mashpee Health Center Please pre-register 508-778-1622 x115, brooks.reinhold@amedisys.com.

Local Current Events

Lectures / Seminars Do you have questions about what is going on in the Town of Barnstable or around Cape Cod? Kathy Szmit of 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, join this lively group, meet your neighbors and share your ideas. All are welcome! Category: Special Events. Friday, June 20, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis.

The Art of Fencing

Lectures / Seminars Ever thought about sword fighting and learning about the weaponry? Jim Rose will hold a demonstration with his students about the techniques and art of fencing. Mr. Rose is Head Coach of the Buzzards Bay Fencing Club and he is an instructor for the Hyannis Recreation Department at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center. An explanation of the sport and its history as one of the four original Olympic sports will be followed by a demo of the different weapons. Ages of the demonstrators will be pre-teen to 70 years old. Prepare to be amazed at this unique demonstration. Category: Special Events. Cost: RSVP - Free. Friday, June 20, 2014, 1:30 PM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis.

Arts Alive Festival '14

Fairs / Fests / Parades June 20, 5 to 9 PM – Town Dance, 7 to 9 PM June 21, 10 AM to 9 PM - Rock Alive, 6 to 9 PM June 22, 11 AM to 5 PM A 3-day celebration of the arts in Falmouth and the Upper Cape. Opens with a Town Dance on Friday 7 to 9 PM Continuous entertainment - over 60 performances of Theater, Spoken Word, Dance and Music for all tastes - jazz, classical, folk and fiddle, show tunes and a special Rock Fest Saturday Night, 6 to 9 PM All free and everyone welcome – rain or shine. Region: Upper Cape. Town: Falmouth. Artist/event website: http://www.ArtsFalmouth.org. Category: Special Events. Cost: free. Phone: 508-548-2892. Email: info@ArtsFalmouth.org. Friday, June 20, 2014, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Falmouth Public Library.

Arts Alive Festival '14

Fairs / Fests / Parades June 20, 5 to 9 PM – Town Dance, 7 to 9 PM June 21, 10 AM to 9 PM - Rock Alive, 6 to 9 PM June 22, 11 AM to 5 PM A 3-day celebration of the arts in Falmouth and the Upper Cape. Opens with a Town Dance on Friday 7 to 9 PM Continuous entertainment - over 60 performances of Theater, Spoken Word, Dance and Music for all tastes - jazz, classical, folk and fiddle, show tunes and a special Rock Fest Saturday Night, 6 to 9 PM 50 + artisans and crafts people display and sell their wares. All free and everyone welcome – rain or shine. Region: Upper Cape. Town: Falmouth. Artist/event website: http://www.ArtsFalmouth.org. Category: Special Events. Cost: free. Phone: 508-548-2892. Email: info@ArtsFalmouth.org. Saturday, June 21, 2014, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Falmouth Public Library.

Arts Alive Festival '14

Fairs / Fests / Parades June 20, 5 to 9 PM – Town Dance, 7 to 9 PM June 21, 10 AM to 9 PM - Rock Alive, 6 to 9 PM June 22, 11 AM to 5 PM A 3-day celebration of the arts in Falmouth and the Upper Cape. Opens with a Town Dance on Friday 7 to 9 PM Continuous entertainment - over 60 performances of Theater, Spoken Word, Dance and Music for all tastes - jazz, classical, folk and fiddle, show tunes and a special Rock Fest Saturday Night, 6 to 9 PM 50 + artisans and crafts people display and sell their wares. All free and everyone welcome – rain or shine. Region: Upper Cape. Town: Falmouth. Artist/event website: http://www.ArtsFalmouth.org. Category: Special Events. Cost: free. Phone: 508-548-2892. Sunday, June 22, 2014, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Falmouth Public Library.

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: Brewster. Category: Special Events. Phone: 508-896-3867. Venue website: http://ccmnh.org. Artist/event website: http://www.henrybeston.org. Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main Street (Route 6A).

Cape Organization for Rights of the Disabled (CORD)

Lectures / Seminars Cape Organization for Rights of the Disabled (CORD) has been aggressively working since 1984 to advance the independence, productivity, and integration of people with disabilities, including deaf and hard of hearing people, into mainstream society. A CORD representative will be here to discuss the latest technology in communication for those who are dear or hard of hearing along with coping strategies for elders affected by the onset of hearing loss or deafness. Category: Special Events. Cost: RSVP - Free. Thursday, June 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis.

Cape Cod Food & Wine Festival

Fairs / Fests / Parades Town: Falmouth. Artist/event website: http://capecodfoodwine.com/. Category: Special Events. Saturday, June 28, 2014. Barnstable County Fairgrounds, 1220 Nathan Ellis Highway, Route 151 East Falmouth.

Cape Cod Food & Wine Festival

Fairs / Fests / Parades Town: Falmouth. Artist/event website: http://capecodfoodwine.com/. Category: Special Events. Saturday, June 28, 2014. Barnstable County Fairgrounds, 1220 Nathan Ellis Hwy, Route 151 East Falmouth, MA 02536.