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Ghosts of the Atlantic: Race, Murder and Memory in the American Slaving Past

Lectures / Seminars About the Lecture On June 15, 1791, sailor John Cranston gave testimony before a federal grand jury to assist in deciding the legal fate of Rhode Island slave trader, James D’Wolf, who was accused of throwing an enslaved African female overboard suffering from smallpox while traveling from West Africa to the Caribbean aboard the slave ship Polly. The trans-Atlantic Slave Trade was plagued by the constant transmission of bacteria and disease. This case offers a useful window into maritime slavery and, moreover, how entangled factors of race, masculinity and power became manifested through the discarding of and subsequent murder of a diseased female captive. Using the social space of the Atlantic Ocean as viable site of trauma and suffering, this talk provides much needed attention on a black woman’s experience of life and death on the high seas, while likewise going further to overturn silences surrounding memory and an active American slaving past. Region: Upper Cape. Town: Falmouth. Village: Woods Hole. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free and Open to the Public http://www.sea.edu/sea_currents/single/lectures_at_sea1. Phone: 5085403954. Artist/event website: http://www.sea.edu/sea_currents/single/lectures_at_sea1. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Sea Education Association 171 Woods Hole Road Falmouth, MA 02543.

Run with the River Herring

Lectures / Seminars Learn everything about river herring from Capt. Ray Kane of the Cape Cod Fishermen's Alliance & a leader of the River Herring Network. Find out about fishery management, policy, and commercial impacts — and how you can volunteer with Harwich Conservation Trust's Herring Count Program. Town: Harwich. Category: Special Events. Cost: Suggested donation: $2 per person. Email: hct@cape.com. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Harwich Community Center, 100 Oak St.

Garden Talk: Cape Cod Organic Farm, Farming Responsibly

Lectures / Seminars . Cape Cod Organic Farm is a Certified Organic Farm located along Historic Route 6A in Barnstable Village on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. They specialize in growing organic fruits and vegetables, cut flowers, herbs, and native grasses used in land restoration. They also breed and raise Heritage Breed Pigs for pork. You can find their food at Farmers Markets in Cape Cod, as well as at our own Farm stand and by joining our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Program. Tim Friary has been farming most of his life and has enjoyed every minute of it. Don’t miss an opportunity to ask the farmer about locally grown food. Category: Special Events. Cost: RSVP-Free. Phone: 508-862-4750. Monday, February 2, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Rd.

Food for the Soul

Lectures / Seminars Fred Sievert author of the spiritual book "God Revealed-Revisit Your Past to Enrich Your Future" and former President of a Fortune 100 company will be the speaker during a luncheon which will be preceded by a brief service in the Garden Chapel. Town: Falmouth. Category: Special Events. Cost: donation. Reservations: none. Phone: 508-548-3050. Venue website: www.jwumcfalmouth.org. Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. John Wesley United Methodist Church, 270 Gifford St. Falmouth.

The Joy of Aging: The Joys and Surprises of Telling Your Life Story

Lectures / Seminars Third in in the UUMH's four-part series, "The Joy of Aging," Mary O’Brien Tyrrell, founder of Memoirs, Inc. will discuss and display the joys and surprises in recording our life stories for posterity. Included in her presentation are sample books, as well as videos of authors, family members, and even gerontology expert Dr. Robert N Butler. During 20 years as an entrepreneur, Mary has helped hundreds of people publish their life stories in hard-cover books that are distributed at family book signing parties. New to the Cape, Mary now lives in Orleans. Author: Become a Memoirist for Elders: Create a Successful Home Business, available on Amazon.com. President: Memoirs, Inc. www.MemoirsInc.com, i.Memoirs® Reservations encouraged but not required. rjudydave@comcast.net. Town: Chatham. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Phone: 508-255-0252. Email: rjudydave@comcast.net. Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. UU Meeting House of Chatham, 819 Main St.

Camera Club: Our National Parks

Lectures / Seminars .Sandy Cahalane will present a show on her recent trip to our National Parks in the West. Category: Special Events. Cost: RSVP-Non-member $4, paid up dues members free. RSVP Kathy at (508) 362-9811 or Jill (508) 888-0227. Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Rd.

Wild Turkeys: Back from the Brink

Lectures / Seminars Wild turkeys were completely absent from our landscape just a few decades ago. Learn about the efforts that restored this species in Massachusetts in this fascinating talk by Amy Wilmot, Regional Interpretive Coordinator with the Dept. of Conservation & Recreation. There will be items to touch and explore. Town: Harwich. Category: Special Events. Cost: Suggested donation: $2 per person. Email: hct@cape.com. Saturday, February 7, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Harwich Community Center, 100 Oak St.

On Vintage Guitars

Lectures / Seminars Dennis Dillon will present a program at the February 11, Nauset Newcomers meeting entitled: On Vintage Guitars. Dillon is known to engage his audience with a delightful mix of musical performance, history and education, all peppered with humorous anecdotes. His original compositions are steeped in the American traditions of blues, country, ragtime, gospel, rockabilly and good old rock and roll! Doors open at 8:45 a.m. for a free continental breakfast, program follows the meeting which starts at 9:45 a.m. 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. Non-members always welcome. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Wellfleet. Registration: none needed. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Reservations: None needed. Phone: 5103888654. Email: gautorino@sbcglobal.net. Directions: Route 6 Wellfleet. Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Wellfleet Cinema.

"On Vintage Guitars" with Dennis Dillon

Lectures / Seminars Hosted by the Nauset Newcomers. Doors open at 8:45 a.m. for a continental breakfast with the program following at 9:50 a.m. FREE! Region: Lower Cape. Town: Wellfleet. Category: Special Events. Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 9:50 AM. Wellfleet Cinemas, Route 6 (just over the Eastham line).

The Joy of Aging: Transforming Aging

Lectures / Seminars Fourth of UUMH's four-part series "The Joy of Aging" brown bag lunches with beverages provided, Jan Hively, Encore Entrepreneur, will discuss ways of increasing our joy and our creativity as we connect with others and find “meaningful work.” She will show us older adults living with more fulfillment as they age. Jan has developed education and advocacy networks that support positive aging such as the Vital Aging Network, the SHIFT Network, and a new global exchange, the Pass It On Network. Reg: Encouraged but not required, rjudydave@comcast.net. Town: Chatham. Registration: Encouraged but not required, rjudydave@comcast.net. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Reservations: N/A. Email: rjudydave@comcast.net. Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. UU Meeting House of Chatham, 819 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, February 12, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Rd.

Free First Time Home buyers Seminar and Tour

Lectures / Seminars Region: Upper Cape. Town: Sandwich. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Reservations: Roseann Kelleher. Phone: 617-799-4119. Saturday, February 14, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 299 Cotuit Rd, Sandwich.

Cape Cod Kettle Ponds: Records of Change

Lectures / Seminars Cape Cod's kettle ponds are fragile ecosystems that are sensitive to changes in the surrounding environment. Sophia Fox, aquatic ecologist for the Cape Cod National Seashore, will explain how global change affects their water quality, biological processes, and food web interactions. Learn how the effects of residential land use, recreation, and climate can be measured in the water quality and plant & animal communities of our kettle ponds & how we can reduce those effects. Town: Harwich. Category: Special Events. Cost: Suggested donation: $2 per person. Phone: 508-432-3997. Email: hct@cape.com. Saturday, February 14, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Harwich Community Center, 100 Oak St.

Planet Quest: The Search for Another Earth

Lectures / Seminars Dr. Kunesh’s presentation will first explore the major and minor planets that orbit the sun in our own solar system, and then look back at what people from ancient times through the 20th century thought about the possibility of other solar systems around other stars. He will discuss how astronomers discovered the first Jupiter-like planets orbiting other stars by using something called the “radial velocity method” how the Kepler spacecraft has discovered thousands of additional planets by using called the “transit method” and the future plans that astronomers have to find more Earth-like planets around nearby stars and to look for evidence of life on those planets. Chuck Kunesh is from western Pennsylvania and received his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in physical chemistry. His career was spent conducting and managing industrial chemical research, but ever since he was a child his real passion has always been astronomy. Chuck is a member of the Lehigh Valley Amateur Astronomy Society in Allent… Region: Lower Cape. Town: Brewster. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free with Museum Admission. Phone: 508-896-3867, ext. 133. Venue website: www.ccmnh.org. Sunday, February 15, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. / Rte. 6A, Brewster.

Shell-shocked: Reflections on the 2014 Sea Turtle Stranding Season

Lectures / Seminars After 2014’s record year of sea turtle cold-stunning, Wellfleet Bay invites you to join us as we begin to unravel the complexities of this event. Join Bob Prescott, Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary’s Director, to discuss some of the factors that may have led to this historic year of turtle stranding. Through investigating the life cycles of these endangered species and cold-stun trends in Cape Cod Bay over the past 30 years, a story begins to emerge that reveals the intricacies of conserving these fascinating animals. Pre-registration strong encouraged. Town: Wellfleet. Registration: Pre-registration strong encouraged. Category: Special Events. Cost: $10 members/ $12 non-members. Phone: 508-349-2615. Venue website: www.massaudubon.org. Sunday, February 15, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, 291 Sate Hwy, Rte. 6. For more info visit www.massaudubon.org.

WOLF TALK! TWO SHOWS 11am & 1:30pm

Lectures / Seminars The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster, MA will be hosting Michael LeBlanc and the Ambassador Wolf for two shows on Monday, February 16th at 11am and 1:30 pm. LeBlanc has been educating the public about wolves since 1978 and has been involved in their care from birth through adulthood. He has worked with and studied wolves at research facilities, zoos, in the wild and at his own compound. The goal of Wolf Talk is to clarify the misconceptions about one of our most valued endangered species and to restore the wolf to the American wilderness. This is an extraordinary opportunity to meet a wolf in person and learn about the fascinating natural history of this magnificent animal. Reservations Required. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Brewster. Category: Special Events. Cost: $10 Members / $12 Non-Members. Reservations: Reservations Required. Phone: 508-896-3867, ext. 133. Venue website: www.ccmnh.org. Monday, February 16, 2015, 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM. Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. / Rte. 6A, Brewster.

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. RSVP. Category: Special Events. Cost: RSVP-Free. Thursday, February 19, 2015, 1:30 PM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Rd.

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, February 19, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Rd.

Mass Audubon Presents: The Incredible, Edible Oyster

Lectures / Seminars Oysters have become all the rage lately - given their power to clean our embayments, delicious taste and amazing health benefits! But did you know over 85% of the world’s wild oyster reefs have vanished? Learn about Mass Audubon’s pioneering oyster reef restoration project in Wellfleet Bay, ongoing progressive oyster farming techniques as well as the amazing natural history and water quality enhancing powers of this incredible mollusk! 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, February 21, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Mashpee Public Library 64 Steeple Street Mashpee, MA 02649.

The O'Neils: Family and Flag

Lectures / Seminars PETER CIKOWSKI will present the story of the circa 1861,13 star flag his family owned and donated to the Town of Dennis. It now hangs in the Wixon School. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Dennis. Village: West Dennis. Category: Special Events. Cost: FREE - Donations Accepted. Phone: 508-385-5712. Email: info@dennishistoricalsociety.org. Artist/event website: www.DennisHistoricalSociety.org. Sunday, February 22, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:45 PM. West Dennis Library, Upper Level, 260 Main St. Rte. 28.

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, February 24, 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: February 25 – The Bee-Hive Tavern, 406 Route 6A, East Sandwich, 5PM 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, February 25, 2015, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. The Bee-Hive Tavern, 406 Route 6A, East Sandwich. For more info visit heritagemuseumsandgardens.org.

"Wildlife on Tap" Lecture Series - Seals

Lectures / Seminars Cape Wildlife Center and Cape Cod Beer present the 2015 "Wildlife on Tap" "Wet and Wild" Lecture Series featuring Sharon Young, Field Director, Marine Wildlife Protection for The Humane Society of the United States, discussing our area's seal population and the many issues surrounding these fascinating creatures. 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 future lectures in the series: March 18 – Kathy Zagzebski – Sea Turtles President and Executive Director - The National Marine Life Center April 15 – Simon Thorrold – Sharks Senior Scientist, Biology - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 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… 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, February 25, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Cape Cod Beer, 1336 Phinney's Lane, Hyannis.

Wildlife on Tap Lecture Series

Lectures / Seminars The Cape Wildlife Center will be holding a lecture series here in 2015! The Wildlife on Tap Lecture series are scheduled for: February 25th -SEALS- with Sharon Young Field Director, Marine Wildlife Protection The Humane Society of United States March 18th -SEA TURTLES- with Kathy Zagzebski President and Executive Director The National Marine Life Center April 15th -SHARKS- with Simon Therrold Senior Scientists, Biology 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. You can also come in and buy tickets in advance at Cape Cod Beer and The Wildlife Center. Beer available for purchase. 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, February 25, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Cape Cod Beer, 1336 Phinney's Ln, Hyannis. For more info visit capecodbeer.com.

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, February 26, 2015, 1:30 PM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Rd.

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, February 26, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Rd.

Meet the Fleet: The Sea of Sharks

Lectures / Seminars Over the past couple of years, sharks have become one of the hottest and most trending topics on Cape Cod and more specifically, in Chatham. Want to know more? Come join the adventure where you will be up close and personal with Dr. Greg Skomal of Mass. Marine Fisheries and Cynthia Wigren, of the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy whose expertise goes beyond the books and news, and straight into the ocean. 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. Thursday, February 26, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Alliance, 1566 Main St. Chatham.

Fire as a Tool for Preserving Cultural Landscapes

Lectures / Seminars Find out how prescribed cutting and burning are being used to restore long-lost historic fields, Thoreau's heathlands, and vintage vistas within Cape Cod National Seashore. Dave Crary, Cade Cod National Seashore FIre Management Officer, and Bill Burke, Park Historian, will discuss how fire is used under strict scientific and weather-related controls to minimize threats from wildfire and for maintaining both cultural and natural landscapes. Town: Harwich. Category: Special Events. Cost: Suggested donation: $2 per person. Phone: 508-432-3997. Email: hct@cape.com. Saturday, February 28, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Harwich Community Center, 100 Oak Street.

Garden Talks: The Backyard Garden: It’s a Jungle out there…

Lectures / Seminars .Larry Dapsis, Entomologist from the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension will present an overview of vegetable and small fruit insect pests that appear in our gardens. This talk will prepare you for the 2015 gardening season. Mr. Dapsis will also discuss the Pest Management Tool Box, Ticks and Gardening, including protective measures essential for every gardener. If you had issues with insects in 2014 bring your questions to Larry. RSVP. Category: Special Events. Cost: RSVP-Free . Monday, March 2, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Rd.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

"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.

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.

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.