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"Cape Modernist Houses": explores history of Cape Modernist movement with Betsy Bray

Lectures / Seminars Presented by Open University of Wellfleet. Part of a series of course offerings to celebrate area's rich history, ecology and culture. 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays through April 28. $50. Advance registration required at www.openuniversityofwellfleet.org. 774-207-0674. Category: Special Events. Tuesday, March 31, 2015. WHAT, 2357 Route 6, Wellfleet.

Brewster Pond Management History

Lectures / Seminars Steve Hurley, the Southeast District Manager for the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife will be the featured speaker. Steve is a fisheries biologist responsible for freshwater fisheries in Southeastern Mass and Cape Cod. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Brewster. Artist/event website 2: http://www.brewsterponds.org. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Phone: 508-896-6655. Email: brewsterponds@outlook.com. Venue website: http://www.brewsterponds.org/. Artist/event website: http://www.brewsterponds.org. Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. (RT 6A) Brewster. For more info visit www.brewsterponds.org.

"Contemporary Cape Artists: People and Places": with Cape art critic and author Deborah Forman

Lectures / Seminars Presented by Open University of Wellfleet. Part of a series of course offerings to celebrate area's rich history, ecology and culture. 2-4 p.m. Wednesdays through April 29. $50. Advance registration required at www.openuniversityofwellfleet.org. 774-207-0674. Category: Special Events. Wednesday, April 1, 2015. WHAT, 2357 Route 6, Wellfleet.

Joy of Aging-Session 2 Creativity, Aging and the Search for Meaning with Fred Mandell

Lectures / Seminars Fred Mandell, an artist, author and licensed practical nurse, shares ideas on aging, memory and creativity. There will be creative exercises to develop your sense of who you are and your relationship with others. The series is presented by the Life Planning Network, the Yarmouth Libraries and Yarmouth Senior Center. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Yarmouth. Category: Special Events. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Yarmouth Port Library, 297 Route 6A.

The Joy of Aging: Creativity, Aging and the Search for Meaning

Lectures / Seminars This program is presented as part of a four part series on the Joy of Aging. Fred Mandell, a retired financial services executive who is now an artist and author, and his wife Karen, a published poet, will explore relationships between aging, memory, and creativity as we engage in creative exercises to develop a sense of who we are as elders and our relationships with others. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Yarmouth. Village: Yarmouth Port. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free! Phone: 508.362.3717. Email: tturner@clamsnet.org. Venue website: www.yarmouthportlibrary.org. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Yarmouth Port Library, 297 Main St. (Rt. 6A).

East Dennis Ladies Aid Society

Lectures / Seminars Monthly meeting with talk by Terri Fox on "Historical Moments" and a monologue as Deborah Sampson, "Women of the American Revolution." 508-385-5662. Category: Special Events. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 12:30 PM. Grace Church, 16 Center St. East Dennis.

Where the Land Meets the Sea: Working to Restore and Maintain the Health of the Buzzards Bay Watershed

Lectures / Seminars A three-part series of Wednesday evening lectures by environmentalists presented by the Whaling Museum and Buzzards Bay Coalition. Each evening begins with a 6 p.m. Reception, 6:30 p.m. Lectures and Discussions To register, visit: http://www.whalingmuseum.org/programs/where-land-meets-sea-2015. Registration: To register, visit: http://www.whalingmuseum.org/programs/where-land-meets-sea-2015. Category: Special Events. Cost: Registration per lectures: Free to Whaling Museum and Buzzards Bay Coalition Members $10 for Non Members. Ticket Web Link: http://www.whalingmuseum.org/programs/where-land-meets-sea-2015. Venue website: http://www.whalingmuseum.org/. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford.

Where the Land Meets the Sea: Working to Restore and Maintain the Health of the Buzzards Bay Watershed

Lectures / Seminars A three-part series of Wednesday evening lectures by environmentalists presented by the Whaling Museum and Buzzards Bay Coalition. Each evening begins with a 6 p.m. Reception, 6:30 p.m. Lectures and Discussions. Registration: To register, visit: http://www.whalingmuseum.org/programs/where-land-meets-sea-2015. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free to Whaling Museum and Buzzards Bay Coalition Members $10 for Non Members. Venue website: http://www.whalingmuseum.org/. Artist/event website: http://www.whalingmuseum.org/programs/where-land-meets-sea-2015. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. The New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford MA.

Defusing Volatile Conflict: Three Words to Change Your World

Lectures / Seminars Unblock an impasse! Learn an effective and simple way to address interpersonal conflict at home, work, or beyond. Opening up empathic dialogue across a great divide is difficult, but without productive dialogue there can be no progress. This presentation reflects over four decades of Jim Donnellan's personal and professional experience in education and the high tech worlds. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Centerville. Registration: Not necessary. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Phone: 508-790-6220. Email: psteacy@clamsnet.org. Venue website: www.centervillelibrary.org. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 7:00 PM. Centerville Public Library 585 Main Street Centerville, MA 02632.

"Moveable Walls: Reclaiming Land Through Non-Violent Means":

Lectures / Seminars Iyad Burnat, coordinator of the Popular Committee of Bil’in, Palestine in the occupied West Bank, will speak on the village’s weekly non-violent demonstrations against the confiscation of their land, illegal settlement building and destruction of their olive trees. Mr. Burnat will share what life is like under Israeli occupation and his village’s ongoing struggle for justice and freedom and what inspires him to continue non-violent resistance. Complimentary beverages and light refreshments. 508-896-3919. FREE! Category: Special Events. Thursday, April 2, 2015, 4:00 PM. Brewster Ladies Library, 1822 Main St.

PUTTING IT ON THE TABLE...presents “Becoming a Locavore: Finding the Best Local Food on Cape Cod”,

Lectures / Seminars The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster, MA continues its local food series, Putting it on the Table with “Becoming a Locavore: Finding the Best Local Food on Cape Cod” presented by Edible Cape Cod Editor, Dianne Langeland Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 1pm. When Dianne started publishing Edible Cape Cod in July 2004, there was only one farmers’ market in Orleans. She had to travel over the bridge to pick up her weekly CSA share since there weren’t any closer, and there was virtually no source for locally-raised meat. Today, you can shop at a farmers’ market every day of the week in towns across the Cape, you can join egg, cheese, produce and poultry CSAs, and there is now grass-raised beef, heritage breed pigs, organically raised lamb, ducks, turkeys and chickens easily available. In this presentation, she will share some of most amazing local food discoveries to help you become more of a locavore. 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, April 4, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Cape Cod Museum of Natural History 869 Main St. Brewster.

West Dennis Garden Club Meeting

Lectures / Seminars The next meeting of the West Dennis Garden Club will be held on Tuesday, April 7th, at noon at the West Dennis Graded Schoolhouse on School Street in West Dennis. Following a luncheon and a brief business meeting, Art "Oz" Osborn will present a program "All About Roses." The meeting is open to the public and reservations are not required. New members are welcome. For further information, contact Mary Fiset at 508 385-7722 or email her at maryafiset@hotmailcom. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Dennis. Village: West Dennis. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM. West Dennis Graded Schoolhouse School Street.

Gardening Older/Gardening Wiser

Lectures / Seminars Library patrons are cordially invited to attend the Garden Club of Harwich's meeting to hear Ginny Ballou speak about how we can design and adapt our garden spaces while protecting our knees and backs in the process! Ginny will be speaking at the Harwich Community Center's multi-purpose room. The program is free to all library patrons. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Harwich. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Phone: 508-430-7562. Email: smartell@clamsnet.org. Venue website: www.brooksfreelibrary.org. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. 100 Oak St, Harwich.

Nauset Newcomers Meeting

Lectures / Seminars The “Electricity Conductor,” Jung-Ho Pak will speak at the April 8th Nauset Newcomers meeting. Artistic Director and Conductor of the Cape Symphony, Jung-Ho Pak draws us into his musical world with his enthusiasm, humor and passion for the arts. Doors open at 8:45 a.m. for a complimentary continental breakfast; the meeting followed by the program, will start at 9:50 a.m. Non-members always welcome. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Wellfleet. Category: Special Events. Cost: None. Phone: 508.255.5309. Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Wellfleet Cinema.

Nauset Newcomers Meeting

Lectures / Seminars The “Electricity Conductor,” Jung-Ho Pak will speak at the next Nauset Newcomers meeting. Artistic Director and Conductor of the Cape Symphony, Jung-Ho Pak draws us into his musical world with his enthusiasm, humor and passion for the arts. Doors open at 8:45 a.m. for a complimentary continental breakfast; the meeting followed by the program, will start at 9:50 a.m. Non-members always welcome. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Wellfleet. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Email: gautorino@sbcglobal.net. Directions: Rte 6 to Wellfleet Cinema. Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Wellfleet Cinema.

"A Passion to Shake It Up" with Jung-Ho Pak, Cape Cod Symphany Artistic Director and Conductor

Lectures / Seminars Hosted by the Nauset Newcomers. Doors open at 8: 45 a.m. for a complimentary continental breakfast. 508-349-2450. FREE! Region: Lower Cape. Town: Wellfleet. Category: Special Events. Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 9:50 AM. Wellfleet Cinemas, Route 6 (just over the Eastham line).

Joy of Aging-Session 3 The Joys and Surprises of Telling Your Life Story with Mary O'Brien Tyrrell

Lectures / Seminars Learn from gerontology experts about the joys and surprises of elders recording their life stories. Mary founded Memoirs, Inc. in 1994, specializing in writings that honor aging family members. The series is presented by the Life Planning Network, the Yarmouth Libraries and the Yarmouth Senior Center. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Yarmouth. Category: Special Events. Cost: FREE. Venue website: www.yarmouthlibraries.org. Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. West Yarmouth Library, 391 Route 28.

Where the Land Meets the Sea: Working to Restore and Maintain the Health of the Buzzards Bay Watershed

Lectures / Seminars A three-part series of Wednesday evening lectures by environmentalists presented by the Whaling Museum and Buzzards Bay Coalition. Each evening begins with a 6 p.m. Reception, 6:30 p.m. Lectures and Discussions To register, visit: http://www.whalingmuseum.org/programs/where-land-meets-sea-2015. Registration: To register, visit: http://www.whalingmuseum.org/programs/where-land-meets-sea-2015. Category: Special Events. Cost: Registration per lectures: Free to Whaling Museum and Buzzards Bay Coalition Members $10 for Non Members. Ticket Web Link: http://www.whalingmuseum.org/programs/where-land-meets-sea-2015. Venue website: http://www.whalingmuseum.org/. Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford.

An Introduction to the Paranormal: Presentation and Q&A

Lectures / Seminars Do you think there might a spirit haunting your home or your place of work? Take a look inside The Atlantic Paranormal Society. The TAPS Home Team are the members of TAPS whom you do not see on TV's Ghost Hunters. They remain in New England helping those dealing with the paranormal in their homes and businesses. Reservations required. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Marstons Mills. Category: Special Events. Cost: free. Reservations: Required. Phone: 508-428-5175. Email: shevener@clamsnet.org. Venue website: www.mmpl.org. Friday, April 10, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Marstons Mills Public Library, 2160 Main St.

TAPS Introduction to the Paranormal

Lectures / Seminars TAPS Home Team presents An Intro to the Paranormal: Presentation and Q & A. Take a look inside The Atlantic Paranormal Society! Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Marstons Mills. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free, but reservations required. Phone: 508-428-5175. Directions: 2160 Main St. Marstons Mills. Venue website: www.mmpl.org. Friday, April 10, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Marstons Mills Public Library, 2160 Main St.

Saturday Tech Talk: iOS Beginner/Intermediate and eBook help

Lectures / Seminars This program is geared toward beginner to intermediate users of Apple devices such as the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. From 1:30-3pm, our workshop will focus on getting to know your devices and topics such as charging, basic settings, email, internet browsing, and downloading. Those interested in downloading free library eBooks to their devices can stay from the extended session from 3- 3:30 to learn how to use our OverDrive app for ebooks. Registration is required and space is limited. Please email or call Emily Milan to register, emilan@clamsnet.org or 508-430-7562 ext. 4. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Harwich. Registration: Registration is required and space is limited. Please email or call Emily Milan to register, emilan@clamsnet.org or 508-430-7562 ext. 4. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Phone: 508-430-7562. Email: emilan@clamsnet.org. Directions: The Library is located at 739 Main St. (Rt. 39) in Historic Harwich Center, at the corner of Bank St. and Main St. From Route 6 (the Mid-Cape Highway) take Exit 10, then go south on Route 124 to second stop sign. Turn left onto Main Street (Rt. 39). The Library is one block up on the right. Turn right onto Bank St. to enter our parking lot, which will be on your left. Additional parking is located across Main Street behind the Harwich Town Hall and at Brooks Park. Venue website: www.brooksfreelibrary.org. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Brooks Free Library, 739 Main St, Harwich.

A Parent's ADHD Overview

Lectures / Seminars With Dr. David Nowell, Clinical Neuropsychologist. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Hyannis. Registration: online at hyannislibrary101@gmail.com or by telephone 508-775-2280. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Venue website: www.hyannislibrary.org. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Hyannis Public Library.

Saturday Tech Talk: Google Drive 101

Lectures / Seminars Google Drive allows you to save your documents online so that you can access them from any Internet connected device or computer. You can also share and collaborate online without emailing documents back and forth. The versatility and ease of use that Google Drive provides is one of the reasons that it has become a popular platform for schools and teachers to utilize within their learning communities. During this Tech Talk, you will see an overview of how to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. We will also cover how to share documents and folders with other Google Drive users and how to view items that have been shared with you. This workshop is perfect for MRSD students or parents who would like to get an overview of the Google Drive platform. Likewise, the platform can be useful to committees and community organizations who often collaborate on projects and would like to utilize an online space for collaboration. Attendees are welcome to bring along their own device to log into Google Drive a… Region: Mid Cape. Town: Harwich. Registration: Registration is required; please contact Emily Milan at 508-430-7562 ext.4 or emilan@clamsnet.org. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Phone: 508-430-7562 ext 4. Email: emilan@clamsnet.org. Directions: The Library is located at 739 Main St. (Rt. 39) in Historic Harwich Center, at the corner of Bank St. and Main St. From Route 6 (the Mid-Cape Highway) take Exit 10, then go south on Route 124 to second stop sign. Turn left onto Main Street (Rt. 39). The Library is one block up on the right. Turn right onto Bank St. to enter our parking lot, which will be on your left. Additional parking is located across Main Street behind the Harwich Town Hall and at Brooks Park. Venue website: www.brooksfreelibrary.org. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Brooks Free Library, 739 Main St , Harwich.

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.

Historic New England Powder Houses: Arsenals of American Independence

Lectures / Seminars Discover the fascinating story of New England powder houses and the role they played in establishing and preserving American independence in a talk by author Matthew E. Thomas. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Harwich. Category: Special Events. Cost: $5 admission; $4 members. Phone: 5084328089. Venue website: www.harwichhistoricalsociety.org. Artist/event website: www.harwichhistoricalsociety.org. Sunday, April 12, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Brooks Academy Museum, 80 Parallel St. Harwich.

Annual Antiques Seminar of the Cape Cod Antiques Dealers’ Association

Lectures / Seminars Featuring Laura McCarthy (Hooked Rugs: An Enduring Art Form); James Visbeck (How to Recognize, Collect, and Value Rare Books); Parke Madden ( Watching the Weather: History of Weather Instruments); William Bourne (Collecting Decoys in Today’s Market). Region: Mid Cape. Town: Yarmouth. Village: Bass River. Registration: Advance registration is required by April 10 by calling the Cultural Center or by sending checks payable to CCADA to Barbara Adams 289 Old Main Street. S. Yarmouth, MA. 02664. Category: Special Events. Cost: $25pp. Includes seminar, morning coffee, and lunch provided by the Riverway Lobster House. Phone: 508-394-7100. Email: info@cultural-center.org. Directions: From Rte. 6: Exit 8, south on Station Ave. At end of Station Ave. merge right onto North Main. Straight through lights at Rte. 28 onto Old Main St. One block more on left. From Rte. 28, one block west of Bass River Bridge and one block south from intersection at Hess Station and Bass River Mercantile, Riverway Lobster House. Venue website: http://www.cultural-center.org. Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St. South Yarmouth.

Cape Cod Antique Dealers Association 6th Annual Spring Seminar

Lectures / Seminars Cost includes morning coffee and talks by area antique experts. The subjects are “Hooked Rugs – An Enduring Art Form” by Laura McCarthy; “How to Recognize, Collect, and Value Rare Books” by James Visbeck; “Watching the Weather – History of Weather Instruments” by Parke Madden and “Welcome to the Wonderful World of Decoys” by Bill Bourne. Lunch, also included, will be provided by The Riverway Lobster House. Register at 8:30 to receive an information packet, seminar starts at 9:00. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Yarmouth. Village: South Yarmouth. Registration: Register at 8:30 to receive an information packet, seminar starts at 9:00. Category: Special Events. Cost: $25.00. Reservations: Advanced registration is required by April 10, 2015, and can be done by calling the Cultural Center at 508-394-7100, or by mailing a check payable to CCADA to Barbara Adams, 289 Old Main Street, S. Yarmouth, MA 02664. Phone: 508-760-3290. Directions: Mid-Cape highway, Rte. 6, to Exit 8. Take Station Ave. south toward Bass River. Follow Station Ave. to where it merges with North Main St. then through the lights at the intersection with Rte. 28. The Cultural Center is on the left, one block from the lights, at #307 Old Main St. From the West: Take Rte. 28 to South Yarmouth. Just beyond the lights at the Pancake Man on the left, watch for a flashing yellow light where Old Main St. forks off to the right. Take Old Main until you are approaching a se… Artist/event website: http://www.ccada.com. Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St. S. Yarmouth.

Kevin Parham: The Vineyard We Knew

Lectures / Seminars Kevin Parham talks about summers with his five cousins at this grandmother's house on Martha's Vineyard in THE VINEYARD WE KNEW. Book signing after author talk. Rescheduled from earlier date cancelled due to weather. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Marstons Mills. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free, but advance reservations required. Phone: 508-428-5175. Directions: 2160 Main Street, Marstons Mills. Venue website: www.mmpl.org. Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Marstons Mills Public Library, 2160 Main St.

"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.

Whole Foods Healthy Eating Demonstration

Lectures / Seminars Paula LaRochelle from Whole Foods has generously offered to demonstrate preparation of healthy dishes from food items that are available at the store and will benefit your well being as well as economical choice for your pocketbook. Topic will be Vegan 101. This will fill quickly so register early. Category: Special Events. Cost: RSVP-Free. Thursday, April 16, 2015, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Rd, Hyannis.

Joy of Aging-Session 4 Critical Conversations You Must Have with your Family with Bob Mauterstock

Lectures / Seminars Learn about legal protection, long-term care, financial security, estate planning and communication with adult children. Bob was a financial advisor for over 30 years and has written two books related to intergenerational communication. The series is presented by the Life Planning Network, the Yarmouth Libraries and the Yarmouth Senior Center. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Yarmouth. Category: Special Events. Cost: FREE. Venue website: www.yarmouthlibraries.org. Thursday, April 16, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. South Yarmouth Library, 312 Old 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.

Panel discussion on solar energy

Lectures / Seminars The Green Sanctuary Committee of the Unitarian Church of Barnstable will present a panel discussion on solar energy and how it can power your life…no matter your location. The discussion will be held at the Unitarian Church of Barnstable, 3330 Main St. Barnstable, on Saturday, April 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Participants: Clean Energy Design, Tom Wineman Cotuit Solar, Conrad Geyser Sippican Solar Garden, Michael Stone Moderated by: Stephen Thomas, Builder of Energy Efficient Houses Clean energy Design and Cotuit Solar have a combined forty years’ experience in the field of solar energy, and while the Sippican Solar Garden is a newer organization, the concept of solar gardens is well established. Presentations will be followed by a brief break, with refreshments, and a question and answer session will follow. Individuals from the community who have solar systems will be available for informal discussions. For more information, contact Sheila Place at: sbpla… Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Category: Special Events. Phone: 508-362-6381. Email: sbplace583@gmail.com. Directions: 3330 Main Street at the intersection of Rt. 6A and Phinney's Lane, Barnstable Village. Venue website: www.barnstableuu.org. Artist/event website: www.barnstableuu.org. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Unitarian Church of Barnstable, 3330 Main St. Barnstable Village.

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.

Shrubs for Foundation Plantings

Lectures / Seminars Learn about great new shrubs that will enhance your home but won't grow too large. C.L. Fornari talks about great plants for foundation plantings. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Hyannis. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Phone: 508-775-8703. Artist/event website: http://www.hyanniscountrygarden.com. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. 380 West Main St. Hyannis.

"The Alewives' Tale" Talk & Tour

Lectures / Seminars The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster, MA is proud to present biologist Barbara Brennessel, author of The Alewives’ Tale, Monday, April 20, 2015 at 1pm followed by a tour to view the herring run at The Stony Brook Grist Mill. While on vacation in 1980 Barbara and her family came across an amazing sight: hundreds of small silver fish migrating from the Atlantic Ocean, across a channel connecting two ponds in the town of Wellfleet. She later learned that these tiny river herring were important for the ecology and economy of the region and that volunteers were counting fewer and fewer fish migrating each year. The Alewives' Tale describes the plight of alewives and blueback herring, two fish species that have similar life histories and are difficult to distinguish by sight. Collectively referred to as river herring, they have been economically important since colonial times as food, fertilizer, and bait. In recent years they have attracted much attention from environmentalists, especially as atte… Region: Lower Cape. Town: Brewster. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free with Museum Admission. Phone: 508-896-3867, ext. 133. Venue website: www.ccmnh.org. Monday, April 20, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. Brewster.

Have Your Yard . . .and Eat it, Too!

Lectures / Seminars Learn how to feed your body while feeding your soul from your own yard! Edible Landscapes of West Barnstable will be at the Marstons Mills Public Library on Wednesday, April 22 at 6:30 PM. Edible Landscapes provides resources to empower people to grow their own organic food and medicine. They offer interactive workshops on a variety of issues pertaining to organic gardening and permaculture. Bring your questions and ideas! Admission is free, but reservations are required. The program is at the Marstons Mills Public Library, 2160 Main St. Marstons Mills. Call 508-428-5175 to reserve a space, or go to www.mmpl.org. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Marstons Mills. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free, but advance reservations required. Phone: 508-428-5175. Directions: 2160 Main St. Marstons Mills. Venue website: www.mmpl.org. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Marstons Mills Public Library, 2160 Main St.

Edible Landscapes

Lectures / Seminars Please join Dave Scandurra and Julie Davis from Edible Landscapes of Cape Cod for a presentation on growing food plants! The presentation is called "Edible Landscaping and Permaculture: Have your yard and eat it too!" and it will give you information on how to grow food and medicinal plants in your garden here on the Cape. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Brewster. Category: Special Events. Cost: free. Phone: 508-896-3913. Venue website: www.brewsterladieslibrary.org. Artist/event website: http://www.ediblelandscapes.net/. Thursday, April 23, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main St.

Spring Pond Opening

Lectures / Seminars Learn what to do with your pond and water garden this spring to prepare it for a summer of enjoyment. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Hyannis. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Phone: 508-775-8703. Email: info@hyanniscountrygarden.com. Venue website: http://www.hyanniscountygarden.com. Saturday, April 25, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. 380 West Main St. Hyannis.

Cooking with the Town Nurse, Peg Stanton

Lectures / Seminars . These demonstrations will highlight foods that will fight inflammation, heart disease and cancer. Apr-Foods that clean the body-lighten up for the summer and Jun-Herbs for Health and how to use them in salads and cooking. RSVP. Category: Special Events. Cost: RSVP-Fee-$3. Monday, April 27, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Rd, Hyannis.

Mass Audubon Society to present at Brewster

Lectures / Seminars EPOCH Assisted Living at Brewster Place will welcome the Massachusetts Audubon Society for a presentation on Tuesday, April 28 at 10 a.m. Attendees will learn about the migration patterns of Massachusetts’ native birds and receive a special gift. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please call 508-896-3252 to RSVP or more for information. EPOCH Assisted Living at Brewster Place is located at 855 Harwich Road. Town: Brewster. Category: Special Events. Venue website: http://www.epochbrewsterplace.com/. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 10:00 AM. EPOCH Assisted Living at Brewster Place 855 Harwich Road.

History of Railroads on Cape Cod

Lectures / Seminars Train Conductor and Director of the Railroad Historical Society of Cape Cod, Fred P. Pegnato will present a talk on the history of railroads on Cape Cod and the West Barnstable Train Station and Museum. He will offer a slide show and have memorabilia from days of the locomotive. All railroad enthusiasts and people who just love trains welcome! Category: Special Events. Cost: RSVP-Free. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Road, Hyannis.

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.

Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands Organizes Luncheon Presentation on “Finding your Middle Class Millionaires” to be held on April 29, 2015 at Hyannis Golf Course

Lectures / Seminars Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands (PPCI) is pleased to announce that Harold Pinkham and Ron Ware of ActivateLegacy will present “Finding Your Middle Class Millionaires: Who are They and How Can You Reach Them?” at the next PPCI lunch meeting which will be held on April 29th , 2015 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 24th, 2015. Every nonprofit has Middle Class Millionaires actively involved in and supporting the organization. Do you know who they are? (Hint: you might be surprised at their characteristics and what they look like!) Do you understand their philanthropic goals and the values they share with your organization? Can you persuade them to make a major gift or bequest commitment? Connecting with these key dono… Category: Special Events. Reservations: Maura White Erica Waasdorp. Artist/event website: www.capecodgiving.org. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 11:45 AM – 2:00 PM. The Hyannis Golf Course, Route 132, Hyannis.

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.

History on Tap

Lectures / Seminars Jennifer Madden, Director of Collections & Exhibitions, will bring an item from Heritage’s collection of 12,000+ items to discuss its origins and history, fun facts about the object, and how it fits into American history. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and tell stories relating to the item as we share our collection with you. Come relax and enjoy a drink as you learn about and discuss an interesting object from Heritage’s collection. Region: Upper Cape. Town: Sandwich. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Phone: 508-888-3300 x175. Email: jraynor@heritagemuseums.org. Venue website: http://heritagemuseumsandgardens.org/event/history-on-tap-3/?instance_id=92002. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. The Dan'l Webster Inn, 149 Main St. Sandwich. For more info visit heritagemuseumsandgardens.org.

Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands Organizes Luncheon Presentation on “Finding your Middle Class Millionaires” to be held on April 29, 2015 at Hyannis Golf Course

Lectures / Seminars Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands (PPCI) is pleased to announce that Harold Pinkham and Ron Ware of ActivateLegacy will present “Finding Your Middle Class Millionaires: Who are They and How Can You Reach Them?” at the next PPCI lunch meeting which will be held on April 29th , 2015 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 24th, 2015. Every nonprofit has Middle Class Millionaires actively involved in and supporting the organization. Do you know who they are? (Hint: you might be surprised at their characteristics and what they look like!) Do you understand their philanthropic goals and the values they share with your organization? Can you persuade them to make a major gift or bequest commitment? Connecting with these key dono… Town: Hyannis. Registration: Maura White Erica Waasdorp (508) 776 1224. Category: Special Events. Phone: (508) 280-1822. Email: mwhiteppci@aol.com. Artist/event website: www.capecodgiving.org. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 11:45 PM – Thursday, April 30, 2015, 2:00 AM. Hyannis Golf Course, Route 132.

Estate Planning Presentation

Lectures / Seminars Have you reviewed your will or estate plan recently? Now that spring has finally sprung, add an estate plan review to your spring cleaning list. Join Jennifer T. Bouthillier, CTFA, CFP® and Rachael Aiken, CFP® of Cape Cod Five Trust and Asset Management for an informational presentation. Jennifer and Rachael will provide an overview of Estate Planning to get you started. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Brewster. Category: Special Events. Cost: free. Phone: 508-896-3913. Venue website: www.brewsterladieslibrary.org. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Brewster Ladies' Library, 1822 Main St.

Annual Chowder Fest at EPOCH

Fairs / Fests / Parades EPOCH Assisted Living at Brewster Place will kick off this year’s Brewster in Bloom festival with its annual Chowder Fest on Friday, May 1 from 4 to 7 p.m. Stop by to indulge in a cup of Brewster’s finest clam chowder with staff, residents and friends. Keyboardist Tom Telesmanik will provide entertainment. This event is free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, call 508-896-3252. EPOCH Assisted Living at Brewster Place is located at 855 Harwich Road. Town: Brewster. Category: Special Events. Venue website: http://www.epochbrewsterplace.com/. Friday, May 1, 2015, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. EPOCH Assisted Living at Brewster Place, 855 Harwich Rd.

The Cape Cinema - A Premier Art House Theater

Lectures / Seminars Eric Hart, Owner and Operator of the Cape Cinema in Dennis will be here to talk about the theaters 80 year history. It has operated as a truly unique venue for movies, performance events and live music. Eric will be here to talk about this theaters rich history and up-coming season. Category: Special Events. Cost: RSVP-Free. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Road, Hyannis.

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.

Osterville: A Walk Through the Village

Lectures / Seminars This will be presented by Jennifer Williams, the executive director of The Osterville Historical Museum and author of Osterville: A Postcard History. Take a stroll through the village of Osterville through the postcard images of the 1920s and 30s–“glory days” to many. This small village, one of seven in Barnstable, drew many to her beautiful seaside. Majestic inns dotted the coastal landscape while Crosby boat builders were creating what was to become a world-renowned class of racing boats and a style of boat designed for these Cape Cod waters. We’ll follow the path of Captain Bursley’s stagecoach from the West Barnstable train station to the East Bay Lodge and Cotocheset. While private homes have turned into retail spaces, the heart of the village remains the same. History is all around the village today—all you have to do is look around. Category: Special Events. Cost: RSVP 508-862-4750. FREE! Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Road, Hyannis.

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: June 24 - Amari Bar and Ristorante, 674 Route 6A, East Sandwich, 5pm COST: Free. Region: Upper Cape. Town: Sandwich. Village: East Sandwich. Category: Arts/Entertainment. Cost: FREE. Phone: 508-888-3300 x175. Email: jraynor@heritagemuseums.org. Venue website: http://heritagemuseumsandgardens.org/calendar/. Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Amari Bar & Ristorante, 674 Route 6A, East Sandwich. For more info visit heritagemuseumsandgardens.org.

7th Annual SandwichFest Street Fair

Fairs / Fests / Parades "Best Sandwich in Sandwich" Contest, Beer & Wine Garden, Children's Activities, Dog Costume Competition and Parade, Approximately 90 Street Vendors, Fluffernutter Contest, Food Vendors and more. Email: info@sandwichchamber.com Venue Website: www.sandwichchamber.com. Region: Upper Cape. Town: Sandwich. Registration: Not required. Artist/event website: www.sandwichchamber.com. Category: Special Events. Cost: FREE. Reservations: No. Phone: 508-833-9755. Directions: Take Route 6 to Exit 2, turn north into Sandwich Village. Parking is Free at the Wing School and around town. Saturday, June 27, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Town Hall Square to School Street, Rte.130 Main St.

7th Annual SandwichFest Street Fair

Fairs / Fests / Parades "Best Sandwich in Sandwich" Contest, Beer and Wine Garden, Fluffernutter Contest, 90 street vendors, Dog Parade and Competition, plus much more. Artist/Event Website: www.sandwichchamber.com Email: info@sandwichchamber.com. Region: Upper Cape. Town: Sandwich. Registration: No. Category: Community. Cost: Street Festival is Free. Reservations: No. Phone: 508-833-9755. Directions: Take Exit 2, from Mid-Cape Highway, head north at the end of the ramp into Sandwich. Parking is free at the Wing School. Venue website: www.sandwichchamber.com. Saturday, June 27, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Rte 130 Main Street, Sandwich Village.