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Storyteller Jim Wolf presents The Magic of the Clam Flats

Lectures / Seminars Anne Rosen's illustration for this new story will be up on the big silver screen during the telling! Suggested donation: one can of something good for the LCOC food pantry. 508-349-0310. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Wellfleet. Category: Special Events. Phone: 508-237-5060. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Wellfleet Public Library, 55 West Main St.

Garden Talks: All About Garlic with The Garlic Guy

Lectures / Seminars David Palnick has been growing and talking about garlic for many years. It is one of his favorite garden plants to grow. David will discuss everything you need to know abut this culinary favorite. 508-862-4750. FREE! Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Hyannis. Category: Special Events. Monday, December 1, 2014, 11:00 AM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Road, Hyannis.

Una Noche: "Costa Rica and Ecuador through the Eyes of a Peace Corps Volunteer"

Lectures / Seminars Do you enjoy practicing Spanish and learning about the culture of Latin America and Spain? If so, come talk music, food and drink, art, and more! Basic conversation skills are preferred, but it’s okay to learn as you go. Each month focuses on a different topic. This month Sean Sheehan will give a talk on the experiences he had in the Peace Corps. He will reflect on the communities he served, community leadership, the environment, and the unique influences he had in this region. Please join us for an enlightened evening with a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer as we learn about the value of engaging community service. Cuando? First Monday of each month at 7 p.m. $8. Email Ruben Valenzuela at rvalenz23@aol.com. 508-394-7100. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Yarmouth. Village: Bass River. Category: Special Events. Monday, December 1, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St. South Yarmouth.

Travel Talk: Cuba 2014, A Talk by Kat Szmit

Lectures / Seminars Kat is the senior reporter for The Barnstable Patriot newspaper in Hyannis where she has worked for more than eight years covering sports, education, senior citizens issues, and more. This year she visited Cuba and will show some of her photograph and talk about her experience on this Caribbean Island set back in time. 508-862-4750. Category: Community. Cost: RSVP Free. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 1:30 PM. Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd Hyannis MA 02601.

Create Appetizers!

Lectures / Seminars Cooking demonstration by the staff of Williams-Sonoma. Learn to create a variety of appetizers for entertaining. Pre-registration required; sign up at Eastham Public Library circulation desk. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Eastham. Registration: Pre-registration required; sign up at Eastham Public Library circulation desk. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free; sponsored by the Friends of Eastham Public Library. Phone: 508-240-5950. Email: kmacdonald@clamsnet.org. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 6:00 PM. Eastham Town Hall, 2500 State Hwy. Eastham Earle Mountain Room.

Beauties and Dangers of Wreck Diving

Lectures / Seminars Join Steve Carey of Buzzards Bay Dive Center for the beauties and dangers involved in wreck diving. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Marstons Mills. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Reservations: www.mmpl.org. Phone: 508-428-5175. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Marstons Mills Public Library 2160 Main St.

"The United States and China Link in the New Asian Century"

Lectures / Seminars Kwan Kim Ph.D. Professor Emeritus, Economics, the University of Notre Dame, will present the lecture. Light refreshments follow the talk. 508-862-6336. FREE! Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Hyannis. Category: Special Events. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 7:00 PM. Pope John Paul II High School, 120 High School Road, Hyannis.

"Pilgrim's Crossing" with Colonial Speaker

Lectures / Seminars The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History marks the 394th anniversary of the Pilgrim’s arrival on Cape Cod with a welcomed visit from a Plimoth Plantation Colonial Speaker portraying a Pilgrim wife and mother dressed in period costume and speaking 17th century English. She will re-create for the audience the terrors of crossing the Atlantic Ocean in the Mayflower, a leaky boat not much bigger than the museum’s auditorium, during the raging storms of the north Atlantic in the fall of 1620 as well as harrowing stories of their survival during the first year in the New World. Her presentation will be followed by a question and answer period. After a short break, the museum will screen the movie, “Desperate Crossing – the Untold Story of the Mayflower and the Pilgrims” which was created by Plimoth Plantation and the History Channel. This film is appropriate for ages 10 and up. Please join us for this exciting program! Region: Lower Cape. Town: Brewster. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free with Museum Admission. Phone: 508-896-3867, ext. 133. Venue website: www.ccmnh.org. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. Brewster.

"Favorite Poems"

Lectures / Seminars Come listen to the voices of the town! This popular holiday event was launched in 1999 in conjunction with the then Poet Laureate, Robert Pinsky. The reading tradition of community members of all ages and walks of life continues each year at the Wellfleet Library. The idea is for ordinary people—not poets themselves—to express and convey their enjoyment of poetry. Before reading a poem, each participant will explain the significance of the chosen poem to him or her. The poems range from the hilarious to the heart warming to the serious and thought provoking. This event has been so successful it is now in its 16th year. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. To be a reader or for more information, call Mort Inger at 508-349-3115 or the Wellfleet library staff at 508-349-0310. Category: Special Events. Cost: FREE! Phone: 508-349-0310. Directions: Continue to the end of Main Street onto West Main. The Library will be ahead on the left. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 3:00 PM. Wellfleet Public Library, 55 W. Main St.

History Talks at the Grange Hall - "Realities of Colonial Life on Cape Cod"

Lectures / Seminars Archaeologist Craig Chartier and Wing Fort House Curator David Wheelock will speak and answer questions about living in the 17th and 18th centuries. Region: Upper Cape. Town: Sandwich. Village: East Sandwich. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free, donations accepted. Directions: From Rt. 6 Exit 4, go north to Old County Rd. left 1 mile. Venue website: www.nyefamily.org. Sunday, December 7, 2014, 2:00 PM. East Sandwich Grange Hall, 91 Old County Road.

Chat With the Chiefs

Lectures / Seminars Do you have questions for either our Fire or Police Chief in Orleans? On Tuesday, December 9, 2014 the Orleans Citizens Forum will host a chat with Orleans’ Fire and Rescue Chief Tony Pike and Police Chief Scott MacDonald in the Snow Library Craine Room, 67 Main Street, Orleans. This event will take place from 3:00 to 4:30 pm. This will be an outstanding way to meet both Chiefs, find out what’s new in their departments and learn about our public safety services firsthand. Chief Tony Pike and Chief Scott MacDonald will bring you up to date about these important departments as well as answer any questions you may have. Chat with the Chiefs is FREE and open to everyone. Join us at the Snow Library on December 9, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. For more information, see our website at OrleansCitizensForum.org or contact us at OrleansCitizensForum@gmail.com. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Orleans. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Email: OrleansCitizensForum@gmail.com. Directions: Exit 12, right on Route 6A. Route 6A to Main Street. Right on Main Street to Snow Library on right. Or Route 28 to Main Street. Snow Library will be on the left on Main Street. Venue website: www.OrleansCitizensForum.org. Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Snow Library Craine Room 67 Main Street Orleans, MA.

Arlene Kay: Creating Compelling Characters in Mystery Fiction

Lectures / Seminars Arlene Kay shares the secrets to create compelling characters in mystery fiction. She will also sign copies of her latest release, GILT TRIP. 508-428-5175. FREE! Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Marstons Mills. Category: Special Events. Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Marstons Mills Public Library, 2160 Main St.

Lux in Tenebris: Advent Encounters with Art "The Incarnation and the Visual Arts," Timothy Verdon

Lectures / Seminars Lecture and slide presentation offering an opportunity to explore Art and the Incarnation with Msgr. Timothy Verdon, Director of the Office of Sacred Art, Florence, Italy. Monastic Vespers at 5:30 PM. Hosted by the Mount Tabor Ecumenical Centre for Art and Spirituality and held at the Community of Jesus, 5 Bay View Drive, Orleans, MA. $25 general admission. For more information about the Lux in Tenebris lecture series, contact art@mounttabor.it, or call 508-240-2400 for reservations. Town: Orleans. Category: Special Events. Cost: $25. Phone: 508-240-2400. Artist/event website: http://mounttabor.it/luxintenebris/. Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 10:00 AM.

Lux in Tenebris: Advent Encounters with Art “The Artist’s Life and Creativity,” Timothy Verdon

Lectures / Seminars Lecture and slide presentation offering an opportunity to explore Art and the Incarnation with Msgr. Timothy Verdon, Director of the Office of Sacred Art, Florence, Italy. Monastic Vespers at 5:30 PM. Hosted by the Mount Tabor Ecumenical Centre for Art and Spirituality and held at the Community of Jesus, 5 Bay View Drive, Orleans, MA. $25 general admission. For more information about the Lux in Tenebris lecture series, contact art@mounttabor.it, or call 508-240-2400 for reservations. Town: Orleans. Category: Special Events. Cost: $25 general admission. Phone: 508-240-2400. Venue website: http://mounttabor.it/luxintenebris/. Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 3:30 PM. Community of Jesus.

Lux in Tenebris: Advent Encounters with Art “Lux in Tenebris,” Filippo Rossi

Lectures / Seminars Lecture and slide presentation offering an opportunity to explore Art and the Incarnation with Msgr. Timothy Verdon, Director of the Office of Sacred Art, Florence, Italy. Monastic Vespers at 5:30 PM. Hosted by the Mount Tabor Ecumenical Centre for Art and Spirituality and held at the Community of Jesus, 5 Bay View Drive, Orleans, MA. $25 general admission. For more information about the Lux in Tenebris lecture series, contact art@mounttabor.it, or call 508-240-2400 for reservations. Town: Orleans. Category: Special Events. Cost: $25. Phone: 508-240-2400. Artist/event website: http://mounttabor.it/luxintenebris/. Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 7:45 PM.

Lux in Tenebris: Advent Encounters with Art “Monasticism and the Arts,” Timothy Verdon

Lectures / Seminars Lecture and slide presentation offering an opportunity to explore Art and the Incarnation with Msgr. Timothy Verdon, Director of the Office of Sacred Art, Florence, Italy. Monastic Vespers at 5:30 PM. Hosted by the Mount Tabor Ecumenical Centre for Art and Spirituality and held at the Community of Jesus, 5 Bay View Drive, Orleans, MA. $25 general admission. For more information about the Lux in Tenebris lecture series, contact art@mounttabor.it, or call 508-240-2400 for reservations. Town: Orleans. Category: Special Events. Cost: $25. Phone: 508-240-2400. Artist/event website: http://mounttabor.it/luxintenebris/. Thursday, December 11, 2014, 10:00 AM.

Lux in Tenebris: Advent Encounters with Art “The Sign of the Cross,” Filippo Rossi

Lectures / Seminars Lecture and slide presentation offering an opportunity to explore Art and the Incarnation with Msgr. Timothy Verdon, Director of the Office of Sacred Art, Florence, Italy. Monastic Vespers at 5:30 PM. Hosted by the Mount Tabor Ecumenical Centre for Art and Spirituality and held at the Community of Jesus, 5 Bay View Drive, Orleans, MA. $25 general admission. For more information about the Lux in Tenebris lecture series, contact art@mounttabor.it, or call 508-240-2400 for reservations. Town: Orleans. Category: Special Events. Cost: $25. Phone: 508-240-2400. Artist/event website: http://mounttabor.it/luxintenebris/. Thursday, December 11, 2014, 7:45 PM.