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Irish History, from the Vikings to the Rebellion

Lectures / Seminars Join Sean as he examines Irish History from the arrival of the Vikings in 795 AD to the Easter Rising in 1916. The course will present as follows: Week 1-The Vikings (Norsemen and Danes) and their impact on Ireland, Week 2- the arrival of the Normans and the history of Ireland from the 12th to the 16th Century, Week 3-the Re-conquest of Ireland: 1536 – 1691, Week 4-Irish people as slaves and indentured laborers, Week 5-The Penal Laws and Week 6-1798 to 1916: The Rebellion. This class will be taught by Sean Murphy of Dublin, Ireland and Cape Cod. He has studied the Economic and Political History of Ireland and has Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Sociology and Politics. RSVP. Category: Special Events. Cost: RSVP-Fee-$36. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Rd.

A Parent's ADHD Overview: 11 Strategies for Common Home & School Challenges

Lectures / Seminars This lecture will be given by Dr.David D. Nowell based in Worcester, MA. He is a Licensed Psychologist and Clinical Neuropsychologist. Reservations: Call the library at 508--775-2280 by email at hyannislibrary101@gmail.com. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Hyannis. Registration: Call the library at 508--775-2280 by email at hyannislibrary101@gmail.com. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Hyannis Public Library, 401 Main St.

Suzy Bergmann Gallery Talk

Lectures / Seminars This lecture accompanies the exhibit: Fiberworks Plus (opening reception, March 6 from 5:30-7 p.m.) 508-428-7581. Region: Upper Cape. Town: Mashpee. Category: Special Events. Friday, March 6, 2015, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Cahoon Museum of American Art, 30 Bates Road (in the old New Balance space), Mashpee Commons (temporary location).

Cape Cod St. Patrick's Parade

Fairs / Fests / Parades When the 10th annual Cape Cod St. Patrick’s Parade rolls down Route 28 on March 7th, some familiar faces will be leading it. WCVB-TV Meteorologist Cindy Fitzgibbon will headline the parade as this year’s Grand Marshal. A native New Englander, Cindy has been a presence on the Boston TV scene for a decade and has been nominated for three emmy awards. Jonas Gray, running back for the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots, joins the parade as this year’s honorary mayor. Now one of the largest and most-anticipated offseason events on the Cape, the parade features dozens of floats, marching bands from all over New England, antique cars, Irish Step Dancers and plenty of family friendly entertainment. The route begins at Bass River Sports World at the intersection of Long Pond Drive and Route 28 in South Yarmouth and follows Route 28 west over the Parker’s River Bridge. The approximately two mile route will end at The Town n Country Motel. The celebration will continue long after the parade at dozen… Town: Yarmouth. Artist/event website: http://www.capecodstpatsparade. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 11:00 AM. Route 28, Yarmouth.

Seed Lending Library/Planting Tomatoes

Lectures / Seminars Come learn about our Seed Lending Library to get seeds for your garden this year. We will also be planting seeds to grow heirloom tomatoes that can be grown in your vegetable garden in late May to early June. 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. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Brooks Free Library, 739 Main St. Harwich.

"Salty, Seaworthy, Legendary….the Grand Banks Dory":

Lectures / Seminars Woodcarver Capt. Mike Orbe will present an illustrated lecture about the remarkable history of the iconic workboat the Grand Banks Dory. Included will be discussion on the finer points of open water rowing. Capt. Mike has been an avid dory owner and rower for more than 43 years. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Orleans. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Open to the Public. Phone: 508-240-3760. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Marion Craine Room, Snow Library, 67 Main St. Orleans.

"The Tin Ticket" Author Talk

Lectures / Seminars In celebration of Women's History Month, hear the true story about 25,000 women transported in the 19th century as "tamers and breeders" from Great Britain to Australia. These courageous survivors became the founding mothers of modern Australia. Talk by Deborah Swiss, author of "The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia's Convict Women," followed by Digney Fignus performing an original song about the convict maids. 508-945-5170. FREE! Region: Lower Cape. Town: Chatham. Category: Special Events. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Eldredge Public Library, 564 Main St. Chatham. For more info visit www.eldredgelibrary.org.

15th Annual Chili & Poetry Festival

Fairs / Fests / Parades 15th Annual Poetry and Chili Festival Saturday, March 7 Beat the winter blues with an evening of great chili and cornbread, talented local poets, ice cold Cape Cod Beer, frosty Margaritas, and dancing to the Rockabilly music of the Sarah Swain and the Oh-Boys. The evening begins with the Chili and Cornbread Contest from 6 to 7 p.m. Samples of an eclectic array of chili and cornbread recipes are included in the price of admission. Contestants are invited to bring enough chili and/or cornbread for 100 or more small tastings. Cooks are encouraged to provide chili toppings, such as cheese, guacamole, and sour cream, and to decorate their stations. Prizes will be awarded for Best Chili, Best Cornbread, and Best Decorated Station. Acclaimed Cape Cod poet Christine Ernst leads the Poetry portion of the event, which begins about 7 p.m, followed by music and dancing. $20. 508-428-0669 Free tickets are provided to registered cooks. Cooks must register in advance at artsonthecape.org. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Cotuit. Category: Special Events. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road.

"Alzheimer's from the Inside":

Lectures / Seminars A Panel Presentation moderated by WXTK Radio’s Ed Lambert and Book Signing Event Featuring Greg O’Brien, author of "On Pluto, Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s.". Registration: Please request reasonable accommodations by March 4th by calling CORD at 508-775-8300 (V/TTY) or by email at cordinfo@cilcapecod.org. Category: Community. Cost: $30, includes a signed copy of "On Pluto, Inside the Mind of Alzheimer's" by Greg O'Brien. Reservations: CORD attempts to maintain a scent-free environment that is safe and comfortable for all. Please do not wear any scented products to this event. This event is sponsored by Maplewood Senior Living. Phone: 508-775-8300. Email: cordinfo@cilcapecod.org. Directions: At the Tilden Arts Center at CCCC. Ticket Web Link: www.cilcapecod.org. Venue website: http://www.capecod.edu/. Artist/event website: www.cilcapecod.org. Sunday, March 8, 2015, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Cape Cod Community College, Tilden Arts Center, Route 132, West Barnstable.

Aptucxet Garden Club March Day Meeting

Lectures / Seminars The Program: Mark Feherty,from Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary will discuss the efforts made to monitor and help the osprey of Cape Cod. The return of the osprey is one of the greatest conservation stories of the last 30 years. Region: Upper Cape. Town: Bourne. Registration: no. Category: Special Events. Cost: no cost. Reservations: not necessary. Monday, March 9, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Bourne United Methodist Church, 37 Sandwich Road.

Drift Wood, Stone Circles, Three Canoes, a Lost Lighthouse and a Piano: Stories of Collaboration and Engaging the Public

Lectures / Seminars .When the public thinks about underwater archaeology, they generally picture intact shipwrecks, pirate treasures and mystery. Victor T. Mastone, Director and Chief Archaeologist, Board of Underwater Archaeological Resources will be here to discuss his experience with these topics. Massachusetts waters hold about 3,000 shipwrecks; we have a diverse range of submerged cultural resources encompassing now submerged Native American sites, maritime industry structures, bridges, and aircraft. Mr. Mastone will capture your attention and provide opportunities access to these non-renewable resources and elevate your awareness of the state of Massachusetts submerged heritage. The Massachusetts Board of Underwater Archaeological Resources (BUAR) depends on the active involvement of and collaboration with the public to identify, evaluate and protect these non-renewable resources. This presentation describes the state’s diversity of archaeological resources and various ways the public is engaged in their study. Category: Special Events. Cost: RSVP-Free. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Rd.

Nauset Newcomers Meeting

Lectures / Seminars Nauset Newcomers Meeting March 11, 2015 9:50 a.m. Wellfleet Cinema Route 6, Wellfleet What Is Heritage Museums & Gardens Ellen Spear, President and CEO of Heritage Museums and Gardens in historic Sandwich, will speak at the March 11, 2015 Nauset Newcomers meeting describing the exhibitions and grounds at the site. With over 25 years of managing non-profit organizations she is leading a process to create change and sustainability there. Doors open at 8:45 a.m. for a complimentary continental breakfast prior to the meeting. Non-members are always welcome. Nauset Newcomers sponsors the Lower Cape Outreach Council and will be collecting donations for coffee, canned foods, paper product, toiletries, clean gently used clothing and bedding prior to the meeting. Town: Wellfleet. Category: Special Events. Cost: free. Phone: 510-388-8654. Email: gautorino@sbcglobal.net. Directions: Route 6 Wellfleet. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Wellfleet Cinema Route 6 Wellfleet.

"What is Heritage Museums & Gardens?" with Ellen Spear

Lectures / Seminars Ellen Spear is President and CEO of Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich. Doors open at 8:45 a.m. for a complimentary continental breakfast. The program follows the general meeting starting at 9:50 a.m. 508-349-7176. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Wellfleet. Category: Special Events. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 9:50 AM. Wellfleet Cinemas, Route 6.

Aptucxet Garden Club March Evening Meeting

Lectures / Seminars Program: Victory Gardens. Melissa Pace, a Master Gardener, artist and teacher will speak about "New Age Victory Gardens". Whether it is a pot or a plot, a victory garden can cut your grocery bill, give you access to your favorite fresh, healthy, pesticide-free and disease-free foods. Come learn how. Region: Upper Cape. Town: Bourne. Registration: none. Category: Special Events. Cost: none. Reservations: none public invited. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Jonathan Bourne Public Library, 19 Sandwich Road.

Pollinator talk with Amy Usowski

Lectures / Seminars Join Town of Harwich Conservation Administator Amy Usowski for a discussion on the various pollinators here on Cape Cod, and how to attract them to your yard. The talk will also highlight how to create a native, sustainable landscape. Free wildflower seeds will be available to all who attend! 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. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Brooks Free Library, 739 Main St. Harwich.

"Ireland: a Point of View: My Two Years Abroad in Ireland": by Matt Weaver

Lectures / Seminars Celebrate the Emerald Isle with New Englander and photographer Matt Weaver, who resided in Ireland for two years. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Hyannis. Registration: None. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Reservations: None. Venue website: www.hyannislibrary.org. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Hyannis Public Library, 401 Main St.

Irish History, from the Vikings to the Rebellion

Lectures / Seminars Join Sean as he examines Irish History from the arrival of the Vikings in 795 AD to the Easter Rising in 1916. The course will present as follows: Week 1-The Vikings (Norsemen and Danes) and their impact on Ireland, Week 2- the arrival of the Normans and the history of Ireland from the 12th to the 16th Century, Week 3-the Re-conquest of Ireland: 1536 – 1691, Week 4-Irish people as slaves and indentured laborers, Week 5-The Penal Laws and Week 6-1798 to 1916: The Rebellion. This class will be taught by Sean Murphy of Dublin, Ireland and Cape Cod. He has studied the Economic and Political History of Ireland and has Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Sociology and Politics. RSVP. Category: Special Events. Cost: RSVP-Fee-$36. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Rd.

"The Gift of Failure": with Jessica Lahey

Lectures / Seminars Cape Cod Academy Speaker Series hosts Jessica Lahey on the "Gift of Failure: Fostering Intrinsic Motivation and Resilience in Kids." 508-428-5400. FREE! Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Osterville. Category: Community. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 7:00 PM. Cape Cod Academy, 50 Osterville-West Barnstable Road, Osterville.

Speaker: NY Times writer Jessica Lahey

Lectures / Seminars Speaker Topic: The Gift of Failure: Fostering Intrinsic Motivation and Resilience in Kids. Jessica Lahey is the author of The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, to be published by Harper Collins this August.Ms. Lahey is an educator, author, and speaker. She writes the bi-weekly column "The Parent-Teacher Conference" for the New York Times, and is also a contributing writer for The Atlantic. Region: Mid Cape. Artist/event website 2: http://www.jessicalahey.com/the-gift-of-failure/. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Open to the Public. Reservations: Not necessary. Phone: 5084285400. Email: apackard@capecodacademy.org. Venue website: www.capecodacademy.org. Artist/event website: www.jessicalahey.com. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Cape Cod Academy. 50 Osterville-W. Barnstable Road, Osterville. For more info visit www.jessicalahey.com.

"No Irish Need Apply: A History of the Irish in Boston"

Lectures / Seminars 508-760-6219. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Dennis. Village: Dennis Port. Category: Special Events. Saturday, March 14, 2015, 12:00 PM. Dennis Public Library, 5 Hall St. (corner of Route 28 and Hall Street), Dennis Port.

Climate Change and Cape Cod: Needing to Play Both Offense and Defense

Lectures / Seminars The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster, MA will be hosting Tom Stone, Emeritus Scientist at the Woods Hole Research Center, on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 1pm. Mr. Stone is an environmental geologist who uses remote-sensing technology to map vegetation and to determine rates of land use change. Throughout his career, he used satellite imagery and GIS data to determine the rates of deforestation and land cover change in Siberia, Amazonia, Panama, and in the northeastern US. The results of his work assisted in the determination of biotic contributions to the global climate change problem and provided information for land use planning. Over the past two years, Mr. Stone has organized conferences in Hyannis and New Bedford that focused on aspects of climate change most likely to affect Cape Cod and Southeast Massachusetts. After discussing general aspects of climate change, Mr. Stone will present the three primary problems facing Cape Cod and the Islands due to ongoing climate change: sea level… 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, March 14, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. Brewster.

Myths and Symbols of Ancient Ireland

Lectures / Seminars Shamrocks, leprechauns, and of course pints of Guinness have all come to symbolize St. Patrick's Day and what it means to be Irish on March 17. Now, come and listen to the stories of the ancient Irish and how they viewed their world through myth and symbol. Powerpoint lecture by Mary Ann Eaton, Instructor of Irish Literature. Category: Special Events. Cost: RSVP-Fee-$10. Monday, March 16, 2015, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Rd.

Organic Vegetable Gardening with Kevin Minnigerode

Lectures / Seminars Master Gardener Kevin Minnigerode will discuss site selection, soil, seeds and seedling sources, plus how to put your garden to bed for the winter. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: West Barnstable. Category: Special Events. Cost: No charge, please register by calling the library. Phone: 508-362-2262. Venue website: http://www.wheldenlibrary.org. Monday, March 16, 2015, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Whelden Memorial Library, 2401 Meetinghouse Way.

BourneWareham Art Association meeting and program:

Lectures / Seminars Program: Pottery throwing demonstration and discussion by Kendra D'Angora. Category: Special Events. Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Bourne Public Library, 19 Sandwich Road.

Downsizing, from Estate Sales to Yard Sales

Lectures / Seminars .Want to find ideas on getting rid of stuff, moving, downsizing or just having that yard sale? West Bay Estate & Moving will demonstrate how to have fun while minimizing. Lisa Nickerson will be answering questions and understands how difficult it can be to deal with the business of eliminating and moving on with life. Category: Special Events. Cost: RSVP-Free. Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Rd.

"Wildlife on Tap" Lecture Series - Sea Turtles

Lectures / Seminars Cape Wildlife Center and Cape Cod Beer present the 2015 "Wildlife on Tap" "Wet and Wild" Lecture Series featuring Kathy Zagzebski, president and executive director of The National Marine Life Center, discussing sea turtles, including a recap of 2014 exciting rescue efforts! This lecture is expected to sell out in advance To avoid disappointment, get your tickets as soon as possible! All proceeds will help Cape Wildlife Center care for about 2,000 patients in 2015. Tickets are also available for the final lecture in the series: April 15 – Simon Thorrold – Sharks Senior Scientist, Biology - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Registration: By Phone: (508) 362-0111 In Person: Cape Cod Beer, 1336 Phinney’s Lane, Hyannis or Cape Wildlife Center, 4011 Main St. Barnstable PayPal: https://www.facebook.com/CapeWildlifeCenter/app_194044307344428 (NOTE: Make sure to select PayPal and to indicate the lecture date and # of tickets in the “notes” field). Region: Mid Cape. Town: Hyannis. Village: Hyannis. Registration: By Phone: (508) 362-0111 In Person: Cape Cod Beer, 1336 Phinney’s Lane, Hyannis or Cape Wildlife Center, 4011 Main St. Barnstable PayPal: https://www.facebook.com/CapeWildlifeCenter/app_194044307344428 (NOTE: Make sure to select PayPal and to indicate the lecture date and # of tickets in the “notes” field). Category: Special Events. Cost: $10 in advance; $12.50 at the door. Phone: 508-362-0111. Ticket Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/CapeWildlifeCenter/app_194044307344428. Venue website: http://capecodbeer.com/brewery/wildlife-on-tap-lecture-series/. Artist/event website: https://www.facebook.com/CapeWildlifeCenter/. Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Cape Cod Beer, 1336 Phinney's Lane, Hyannis.

Wildlife on Tap Lecture Series

Lectures / Seminars Wildlife on Tap Wet and Wild Lecture Series with Cape Wildlife Center At Cape Cod Beer 6:00 pm-8:00 pm March 18th-Wednesday SEA TURTLES with Kathy Zagzebski President and Executive Director from The National Marine Life Center April 15th-Wednesday SHARKS with Simon Therrold Senior Scientists, Biology from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Tickets are $10.00 per person/per event in advance ($12.50 at the door). To purchase tickets call The Wildlife Center at: 508-362-0111. - See more at: http://capecodbeer.com/brewery/wildlife-on-tap-lecture-series/#more-9198. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Hyannis. Category: Special Events. Cost: Tickets are $10.00 per person/per event in advance ($12.50 at the door). Phone: 508-362-0111. Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Cape Cod Beer, 1336 Phinney's Ln, Hyannis. For more info visit capecodbeer.com.

Whole Foods Healthy Eating Demonstrations

Lectures / Seminars Whole Foods has generously offered to demonstrate preparation of healthy dishes from food items available at the store that will benefit your well being and be an economical choice for your pocketbook. We are excited to have Paula LaRochelle here once a month. Topics will be Jan – Vegetarian Cooking, Feb – Celebrate Chinese New Year with Healthy Chinese Cuisine, and Mar – Cooking Light for Spring! These will fill quickly so register early. One class per person so everyone can have an opportunity to participate. Category: Special Events. Cost: RSVP-Free. Thursday, March 19, 2015, 1:30 PM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Rd.

How An Archaeologist Looks At Cape Cod

Lectures / Seminars Dr. Fred Dunford presents a "down to earth" look at our unique environment. Reservations suggested. Town: Dennis. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free admission. Reservations: suggested. Phone: 508-385-2255. Thursday, March 19, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM. Dennis Memorial Library, 1020 Old Bass River Road.

Irish History, from the Vikings to the Rebellion

Lectures / Seminars Join Sean as he examines Irish History from the arrival of the Vikings in 795 AD to the Easter Rising in 1916. The course will present as follows: Week 1-The Vikings (Norsemen and Danes) and their impact on Ireland, Week 2- the arrival of the Normans and the history of Ireland from the 12th to the 16th Century, Week 3-the Re-conquest of Ireland: 1536 – 1691, Week 4-Irish people as slaves and indentured laborers, Week 5-The Penal Laws and Week 6-1798 to 1916: The Rebellion. This class will be taught by Sean Murphy of Dublin, Ireland and Cape Cod. He has studied the Economic and Political History of Ireland and has Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Sociology and Politics. RSVP. Category: Special Events. Cost: RSVP-Fee-$36. Thursday, March 19, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Rd.

Irving Berlin: A Robert Wyatt Lecture

Lectures / Seminars Region: Upper Cape. Town: Falmouth. Category: Special Events. Cost: $25/$20 members. Phone: 508-495-1878. Email: info@highfieldhall.org. Ticket Web Link: http://highfieldhallandgardens.org/event/irving-berlin-robert-wyatt-lecture-evening-offering/. Venue website: www.highfieldhall.org. Thursday, March 19, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Highfield Hall & Gardens, 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth.

Irving Berlin: A Robert Wyatt Lecture

Lectures / Seminars Region: Upper Cape. Town: Falmouth. Category: Special Events. Cost: $25/$20 members. Phone: 508-495-1878. Email: info@highfieldhall.org. Ticket Web Link: http://highfieldhallandgardens.org/event/irving-berlin-a-robert-wyatt-lecture/. Venue website: www.highfieldhall.org. Saturday, March 21, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Highfield Hall & Gardens, 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth.

Explore Gardening History of Cape Cod

Lectures / Seminars Explore the history of gardening on Cape Cod in this illustrated lecture, tracing gardening from the Colonial era through the early 20th century. Program is part of the “Harwich Reads” event. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Harwich. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Phone: 5084328089. Email: harwichhistoricalsociety@verizon.net. Venue website: www.brooksfreelibrary.org. Artist/event website: www.harwichhistoricalsociety.org. Saturday, March 21, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Brooks Free Library, 739 Main Street, Harwich Center.

Mass Audubon Presents: Reptiles and Amphibians of Cape Cod - Our Hidden Treasures

Lectures / Seminars An exploration of the various herpetofauna of Cape Cod including their natural histories, amazing adaptations, and conservation status. We will dispel myths and provide interesting facts about these little known vertebrates. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Mashpee Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Region: Upper Cape. Town: Mashpee. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Phone: 508-539-1435 x3003. Email: csavage@clamsnet.org. Saturday, March 21, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Mashpee Public Library 64 Steeple Street Mashpee, MA 02649.

Mass Audubon Presents: Reptiles and Amphibians of Cape Cod-Our Hidden Treasures

Lectures / Seminars An exploration of the various herpetofauna of Cape Cod including their natural histories, amazing adaptations, and conservation status. We will dispel myths and provide interesting facts about these little known vertebrates. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Mashpee Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Region: Upper Cape. Town: Mashpee. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Phone: 508-539-1435 x3003. Email: csavage@clamsnet.org. Saturday, March 21, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Mashpee Public Library 64 Steeple Street Mashpee, MA 02649.

Orchids of Cape Cod with Botanist Rich Eldred

Lectures / Seminars As part of our CCMNH Gardening for Life Series, the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster presents Orchids of Cape Cod with botanist and newspaper reporter, Rich Eldred Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 1pm. Most every dedicated woodlands walker on Cape Cod knows the pink lady slipper and looks forward to their blooming at the end of May. But there are actually over twenty other wild orchids that might be found on Cape Cod. Learn about them and see what they look like in this slide show presentation by newspaper reporter and botanist Rich Eldred. Rich Eldred is a longtime environmental and news reporter for the Cape Codder newspaper based in Orleans. He has a degree in Botany from the University of New Hampshire and a Masters in Plant Ecology from the University of Western Ontario. He is a member and past President of the Botanical Club of Cape Cod and the Islands. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Brewster. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free with Museum of Admission. Phone: 508-896-3867, ext. 133. Venue website: www.ccmnh.org. Sunday, March 22, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Cape Cod Museum of Natural History,869 Main St. / Rte. 6A, Brewster.

Information Session for People with Food Issues

Lectures / Seminars Sponsored by Overeaters Anonymous Cape Cod. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Wellfleet. Registration: None required. Artist/event website 2: www.oa.org. Category: Special Events. Cost: FREE. Reservations: None. Phone: 508-246-1886. Email: info@ccigoa.org. Directions: Route 6 to Wellfleet Center. Artist/event website: www.ccigoa.org. Sunday, March 22, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Wellfleet Public Library, 55 West Main St.

Early Intervention Presentation

Lectures / Seminars Pathway Presentation Series Early Intervention Presentation with Barbara Prindell Eaton, Director of Early Intervention Cape Cod and panel. Discussing EI, pre-k and K school transition, IEPs, etc. Limited childcare and a light supper will Pre-registration is required. contact Juliane Dillon jdillon@kdc.org or call 508-385-6019 ext 12. Registration: required. Category: Special Events. Cost: free. Email: jdillon@kdc.org. Directions: exit 5 off of rte 6 heading toward 6A. On left next to the Wheldon Library. Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. West Barnstable Community Building 2377 Meetinghouse Road Rte 149 West Barnstable, MA.

Shaking Two Nickels Together: A Literary Perspective on Impoverishment and Income Inequality

Lectures / Seminars Sign up for this winter's Reading and Discussion Series, “Shaking Two Nickels Together: A Literary Perspective on Impoverishment and Income Inequality.” Scholars will examine poverty and income inequality through literature, discussing historical, socioeconomic context and current, regional conditions, so that participants can consider how each situation informs the other. Texts are available at the Library, and attendance at all lectures is not required. 27 January: “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America,” by Barbara Ehrenreich - with Elaine Craghead. 24 February: “A Tale of Two Cities,” by Charles Dickens - with Anne Speyer. 24 March: Selected Victorian poetry on poverty – with Paula Krebs. 28 April: “Bread and Wine,” by Ignazio Silone - with James Crowley. To register, call 508-362-6636 or email sturgisreference@comcast.net. Sponsored by a grant from Mass Humanities (masshumanities.org). Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Registration: registration is required. Artist/event website 2: http://www.masshumanities.org. Category: Special Events. Cost: free. Phone: 508-362-6636. Email: sturgisreference@comcast.net. Venue website: http://www.sturgislibrary.org. Artist/event website: http://www.sturgislibrary.org. Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Sturgis Library, 3090 Main St. Barnstable.

Meet the Fleet: The Bird is the Word

Lectures / Seminars Fishermen have always used sea birds to help them locate the fish they are pursuing. These birds are often indicators of changing weather or seasons, or feeding fish. The osprey signals the arrival of river herring to Cape estuaries each spring. Come learn more about the relationships between man, birds and fish. Reservations:(508) 945-2432 ext. 111 or email: rsvp@capecodfishermen.org. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Chatham. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free to members, $10.00 to non-members. Reservations: (508) 945-2432 ext. 111 or email: rsvp@capecodfishermen.org. Artist/event website: www.capecodfishermen.org. Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Alliance, 1566 Main St. Chatham.

Cooking with the Town Nurse, Peg Stanton

Lectures / Seminars These demonstrations will highlight foods that will fight inflammation, heart disease and cancer. Jan-Soups that fight inflammation Out-of-control inflammation can damage the body, and play a role in obesity, heart disease, and cancer. Feb-Winter Salads-Unclog those Arteries and Mar-The Colors on Your Plate-the more color, the healthier your diet. Category: Special Events. Cost: RSVP-Fee-$3. Thursday, March 26, 2015, 1:30 PM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Rd.

The Audubon Society to present at Brewster

Lectures / Seminars EPOCH Assisted Living at Brewster Place will host a presentation on “The Signs of Spring” by the Audubon Society on Friday, March 27 at 10 a.m. This presentation is a wonderful opportunity for attendees to discuss conservation and wildlife, as well as spring’s effects on the local bird populations of Massachusetts. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please call 508-896-3252 to RSVP and reserve your space. EPOCH Assisted Living at Brewster Place is located at 855 Harwich Road. Category: Special Events. Cost: free. Reservations: Please call 508-896-3252 to RSVP and reserve your space. EPOCH Assisted Living at Brewster Place is located at 855 Harwich Road. Phone: 508-896-3252. Friday, March 27, 2015, 10:00 AM. EPOCH Assisted Living at Brewster Place, 855 Harwich Rd.

The Audubon Society to present at Brewster

Lectures / Seminars EPOCH Assisted Living at Brewster Place will host a presentation on “The Signs of Spring” by the Audubon Society on Friday, March 27 at 10 a.m. This presentation is a wonderful opportunity for attendees to discuss conservation and wildlife, as well as spring’s effects on the local bird populations of Massachusetts. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please call 508-896-3252 to RSVP and reserve your space. EPOCH Assisted Living at Brewster Place is located at 855 Harwich Road. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Venue website: http://www.epochsl.com/communities/brewster/assisted-living. Friday, March 27, 2015, 10:00 AM. EPOCH Assisted Living at Brewster Place, 855 Harwich Road.

SEMINAR ON TICK BORNE DISEASES, PREVENTIONS & TREATMENTS

Lectures / Seminars Seminar is presented by Jean Romo, Director of Cape Cod Medical Reserve Corp. Sponsored by Parish Health and Christian Education Committees. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Brewster. Village: South Dennis. Category: Special Events. Cost: FREE SEMINAR on "Tick Borne Diseases, Preventions and Treatments. Phone: 508-385-8622. Email: office@northside-umc.org. Directions: Rt. 6, Exit 9B, Rt. 134 toward Rt. 6A. After lights bear right on Airline Road, go 2 miles to blue sign on right. Artist/event website: www.northside-umc.org. Saturday, March 28, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. NORTHSIDE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH , 701 Airline Road, Brewster-Dennis lline.

SHORT STORIES with Mort Inger

Lectures / Seminars SHORT STORIES This seminar consists of three sessions in which participants will read and discuss selected short stories. Some are classics—by Edith Wharton and Ernest Hemingway, for example—others are from small journals and literary magazines. The goal of the seminar is to explore the various ways that authors make a story work for us. Upon enrollment, participants will be given the stories that will be discussed in the first session. Mort Inger, host of, and reader on WOMR’s short story program, will lead the seminar. Registration: $5 fee. Call the library. Category: Special Events. Cost: $5 registration fee. Reservations: Recommended. Call the library. Phone: 508-349-0310. Directions: Continue to the end of Main Street onto West Main. The Library will be ahead on the left. Friday, April 3, 2015, 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM. The Wellfleet Library, 55 West Main St.

SHORT STORIES with Mort Inger

Lectures / Seminars SHORT STORIES This seminar consists of three sessions in which participants will read and discuss selected short stories. Some are classics—by Edith Wharton and Ernest Hemingway, for example—others are from small journals and literary magazines. The goal of the seminar is to explore the various ways that authors make a story work for us. Upon enrollment, participants will be given the stories that will be discussed in the first session. Mort Inger, host of, and reader on WOMR’s short story program, will lead the seminar. Registration: $5 fee. Call the library. Category: Special Events. Cost: $5 registration fee. Reservations: Recommended. Call the library. Phone: 508-349-0310. Directions: Continue to the end of Main Street onto West Main. The Library will be ahead on the left. Friday, April 10, 2015, 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM. The Wellfleet Library, 55 West Main St.

Old Houses of Dennis

Lectures / Seminars Historian PHYLLIS HORTON will give an illustrated talk about old houses in Dennis. Some are still standing and others have long gone. This creative presentation of the core part of our history displays the wide variety of styles our fore fathers enjoyed. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Dennis. Village: Dennis Port. Category: Special Events. Cost: Donation $5. Phone: 508-385-5712. Email: info@dennishistoricalsociety.org. Directions: Rte. 28, Dennis Port as you enter village watch for Library signs. Artist/event website: www.dennishistoricalsociety.org. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Dennis Public Library, 5 Hall St. Dennis Port.

"Wildlife on Tap" Lecture Series - Sharks

Lectures / Seminars Cape Wildlife Center and Cape Cod Beer present the 2015 Wildlife on Tap "Wet and Wild" Lecture Series featuring Simon Thorrold, Senior Scientist, Biology at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, discussing sharks, including myths and fascinating facts! This lecture is expected to sell out in advance To avoid disappointment, get your tickets as soon as possible! All proceeds will help Cape Wildlife Center care for about 2,000 patients in 2015. Simon Thorrold, Senior Scientist, Biology - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Hyannis. Village: Hyannis. Registration: By Phone: (508) 362-0111 In Person: Cape Cod Beer, 1336 Phinney’s Lane, Hyannis or Cape Wildlife Center, 4011 Main St. Barnstable PayPal: https://www.facebook.com/CapeWildlifeCenter/app_194044307344428 (NOTE: Make sure to select PayPal and to indicate the lecture date and # of tickets in the “notes” field). Category: Special Events. Cost: $10 in advance; $12.50 at the door. Phone: 508-362-0111. Ticket Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/CapeWildlifeCenter/app_194044307344428. Venue website: http://capecodbeer.com/brewery/wildlife-on-tap-lecture-series/. Artist/event website: https://www.facebook.com/CapeWildlifeCenter/. Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Cape Cod Beer, 1336 Phinney's Lane, Hyannis.

Wildlife on Tap Lecture Series

Lectures / Seminars Wildlife on Tap Wet and Wild Lecture Series with Cape Wildlife Center At Cape Cod Beer 6:00 pm-8:00 pm April 15th-Wednesday SHARKS with Simon Therrold Senior Scientists, Biology from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Tickets are $10.00 per person/per event in advance ($12.50 at the door). To purchase tickets call The Wildlife Center at: 508-362-0111. - See more at: http://capecodbeer.com/brewery/wildlife-on-tap-lecture-series/#more-9198. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Harwich. Village: Hyannis Park. Category: Special Events. Cost: Tickets are $10.00 per person/per event in advance ($12.50 at the door). Phone: 508-362-0111. Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Cape Cod Beer, 1336 Phinney's Ln, Hyannis. For more info visit capecodbeer.com.

SHORT STORIES with Mort Inger

Lectures / Seminars SHORT STORIES This seminar consists of three sessions in which participants will read and discuss selected short stories. Some are classics—by Edith Wharton and Ernest Hemingway, for example—others are from small journals and literary magazines. The goal of the seminar is to explore the various ways that authors make a story work for us. Upon enrollment, participants will be given the stories that will be discussed in the first session. Mort Inger, host of, and reader on WOMR’s short story program, will lead the seminar. Registration: $5 fee. Call the library. Category: Special Events. Cost: $5 registration fee. Reservations: Recommended. Call the library. Phone: 508-349-0310. Directions: Continue to the end of Main Street onto West Main. The Library will be ahead on the left. Friday, April 17, 2015, 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM. The Wellfleet Library, 55 West Main St.

Spring Photography Seminar with John Paul Caponigro, Canon Explorer of Light

Lectures / Seminars Announcing CCAA/Photography Center of Cape Cod's 2015 Spring Photography Seminar featuring John Paul Caponigro internationally known fine art photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Photography Center of Cape Cod's highly regarded and always-sold-out annual series of spring photography seminars continues this April 18th with world-famous fine art photographer John Paul Caponigro, a Canon Explorer of Light, member of the Photoshop Hall of Fame, an Epson Stylus Pro, contributing editor for Digital Photo Pro and Camera Arts, and columnist for Photoshop User, After Capture, and apple.com, author of Adobe Photoshop Master Class (Adobe Press) and the DVD series R/Evolution. Exhibited internationally, John Paul's work has been purchased for numerous private and public collections including Princeton University, the Estée Lauder collection, and the Smithsonian. Whether you're an enthusiast or professional, this is a photo seminar you shouldn't miss! Our full day 9:00-4:00 program is packed with highly… Region: Mid Cape. Town: Hyannis. Registration: Required. Artist/event website 2: www.capecodartassoc.org. Category: Special Events. Cost: $10.00. Phone: 508.362.2909. Email: manager@photographycenterofcapecod.org. Ticket Web Link: http://capecodartassoc.org/shop/spring-photography-seminar-with-john-paul-caponigro/. Artist/event website: www.photographycenterofcapecod.org. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Federated Church, 320 Main St. Hyannis reservations required.

Horseshoe Crab Conference

Lectures / Seminars This free biennial conference is open to the public and features presentations on horseshoe crabs and our local environment, including information on current horseshoe crab research and issues related to their management, harvest, and conservation. The 2015 conference will focus on the relationship between horseshoe crabs and red knots, a shorebird speciesthat recently received protection from the Endangered Species Act. Shorebird biologist Brian Harrington, author Deborah Cramer, and Wellfleet Bay science coordinator Mark Faherty are among the speakers. Additionally, Wellfleet Bay recruits volunteers to help with spawning censuses and a tagging project in Wellfleet Harbor. Details on how to get involved with this project will be shared. Stay tuned for the detailed conference agenda. Preregister. Town: Wellfleet. Registration: Pre-registration required. Category: Special Events. Cost: FREE. Phone: 508-349-2615. Venue website: www.wellfleetbay.org. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary 291 State Highway, Route 6, South Wellfleet. For more info visit www.massaudubon.org.

Mass Audubon Presents: Raptors

Lectures / Seminars Raptors are among the most recognizable birds in North America. Unlike most other birds, several raptor species are residents and can be seen throughout the year on Cape Cod. Migratory raptors travel by day, soaring high and relying on rising warm air currents called thermals to carry them to their wintering grounds. This presentation will guide you in identification, provide local destinations for viewing raptors and describe the amazing migration adaptations raptors rely on to survive. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Mashpee Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Region: Upper Cape. Town: Mashpee. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Phone: 508-539-1435 x3003. Email: csavage@clamsnet.org. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Mashpee Public Library 64 Steeple Street Mashpee, MA 02649.

Shaking Two Nickels Together: A Literary Perspective on Impoverishment and Income Inequality

Lectures / Seminars Sign up for this winter's Reading and Discussion Series, “Shaking Two Nickels Together: A Literary Perspective on Impoverishment and Income Inequality.” Scholars will examine poverty and income inequality through literature, discussing historical, socioeconomic context and current, regional conditions, so that participants can consider how each situation informs the other. Texts are available at the Library, and attendance at all lectures is not required. 27 January: “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America,” by Barbara Ehrenreich - with Elaine Craghead. 24 February: “A Tale of Two Cities,” by Charles Dickens - with Anne Speyer. 24 March: Selected Victorian poetry on poverty – with Paula Krebs. 28 April: “Bread and Wine,” by Ignazio Silone - with James Crowley. To register, call 508-362-6636 or email sturgisreference@comcast.net. Sponsored by a grant from Mass Humanities (masshumanities.org). Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Registration: registration is required. Artist/event website 2: http://www.masshumanities.org. Category: Special Events. Cost: free. Phone: 508-362-6636. Email: sturgisreference@comcast.net. Venue website: http://www.sturgislibrary.org. Artist/event website: http://www.sturgislibrary.org. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Sturgis Library, 3090 Main St. Barnstable.

Heritage Museums & Gardens Presents History on Tap

Lectures / Seminars Heritage Museums & Gardens is pleased to announce its new program History on Tap, a free series of discussions about objects found in Heritage’s collection of 13,000+ objects. At each History on Tap, Jennifer Madden, Heritage’s Curator, will present one artifact from Heritage’s collection, giving a brief talk about the object’s history, some fun and interesting facts about it, and discussing how it fits into American history. Attendees will be encouraged to ask questions, share stories related to the object and participate in the discussion. WHAT: History on Tap TIME: 5-6pm WHEN/WHERE: April 29 – Dan’l Webster Inn, 149 Main St, Sandwich, 5PM June 24 - Amari Bar and Ristorante, 674 Route 6A, East Sandwich, 5pm COST: Free. Region: Upper Cape. Town: Sandwich. Village: East Sandwich. Category: Special Events. Cost: FREE. Phone: 508-888-3300 x175. Email: jraynor@heritagemuseums.org. Venue website: http://heritagemuseumsandgardens.org/calendar/. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. The Dan'l Webster Inn, 149 Main Street, Sandwich, MA. For more info visit heritagemuseumsandgardens.org.

Home Port: Life & Times of W. Dennis Captains

Lectures / Seminars Interesting facts about these often heroic men and their lives will be found at the Dennis Maritime Museum in West Dennis as part of CAPE COD MARITIME DAYS. Also on display will be paintings and other maritime artifacts. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Dennis. Village: West Dennis. Category: Special Events. Cost: Donations welcome. Phone: 508-394-0017. Email: info@dennishistoricalsociety.org. Directions: School St. is off Rte. 28, east of Bass River Bridge. Artist/event website: www.dennishistoricalsociety.org. Saturday, May 16, 2015, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. West Dennis Graded School-upstairs, 67 School St.

"Saltworks on Cape Cod":

Lectures / Seminars JOHN G. SEARS III will present a most interesting talk about the salt works which played such an important role in the history of Cape Cod and especially in Dennis. Sponsored by The Dennis Historical Society a not for profit organization. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Dennis. Village: West Dennis. Category: Special Events. Cost: Donations. Phone: 508-385-5712. Email: info@dennishistoricalsociety.org. Directions: Going East from the Bass River Bridge the library will be on your left. Artist/event website: www.dennishistoricalsociety.org. Sunday, May 17, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. West Dennis Library, upper level, 260 Main St. Route 28.