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First Parish Brewster 38th Annual Sea Captain's Fair

Fairs / Fests / Parades For immediate release: 38th Annual First Parish Brewster Sea Captain’s Fair October 25, 2014 9:00am - 2 pm 1969 Main Street (Route 6A) Brewster Please come join us for this quintessentially New England fall event. There is truly something for everyone! Food! Come sample our famous lobster rolls and chowder! Or have a hot dog, but please leave room for the apple crisp. There will be a huge assortment of homemade baked goods - including lots of fancy cookies! For the kids there will be a special fair just for them, and a bouncy house! Do you love books? There will be lots of books for sale! And, don’t miss all the amazing items that will be available at the Silent Auction. Vacations! Restaurants! Pottery and so much more. Plus there will be a 50/50 Raffle with prizes including Patriots tickets and lobsters! Please come and bring your kids, friends and neighbors! You will be so glad you did. Town: Brewster. Artist/event website: fwww.irstparishbrewster.org. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Email: cove@firstparishbrewster.org. Venue website: fwww.irstparishbrewster.org. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. First Parish Brewster 1969 Main St.

"Kinds of Symmetry in Art & Nature"

Lectures / Seminars Artist and science professor Al Rosenberg will present a talk on "Kinds of Symmetry in Art & Nature." 508-394-2388. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Dennis. Village: Dennis Port. Category: Special Events. Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 6:30 PM. Gallery, Cape Cod Community Media Center, 17 Shad Hole Road, Dennis Port.

Cape Cod National Seashore Fall Symposium – State of the Seashore

Lectures / Seminars Superintendent George Price will discuss successes and challenges of 2014, and a look ahead to 2015 and the National Park Service Centennial in 2016. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Eastham. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Phone: 508-255-3421. Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Cape Cod National Seashore, Salt Pond Visitor Center.

Cape Cod Cemeteries

Lectures / Seminars Nancy Shoemaker joins us for a pre-Halloween treat. Come discover peaceful places that have no admission fee - for the living anyway! Nancy will lead our audience on a virtual (slideshow) tour of Cape Cod's final resting places from Truro to Falmouth. You'll learn a lot of history, with a little humor thrown in for fun. Get a view of various stone carvers' works and discover how to date a cemetery by its stones. Headstones on the Cape span the centuries, with a few dating, amazingly, from the 1600s. You’ll enjoy contemplating these unique works of art. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Dennis. Village: Dennis Port. Registration: N/A. Category: Special Events. Cost: 0. Reservations: N/A. Phone: 508-760-6219. Email: den_mail@clamsnet.org. Directions: Dennis Public Library is at the intersection of Hall Street and Edwards Avenue, off Route 28 in Dennis Port. Look for the "Dennis Port Village Green" sign on Route 28. (From Route 6, Mid-Cape Highway: take Exit 9 South, Route 134 south. Proceed to the intersection of Route 28 and make a left turn onto Route 28. Proceed for approximately 1.2 miles to the village of Dennis Port.) Bear right at Hall Street. (You will see the Organic Market store on your left.) Make an immediate right onto Edwards Avenue and pr… Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Dennis Public Library, 5 Hall St. Dennis Port. For more info visit www.dennispubliclibrary.org.

Oyster Cabaret

Fairs / Fests / Parades Oyster Cabaret Oyster edu-tainment at its finest! Come and laugh, learn, and slurp down succulent -bi-valves and thirst quenching bubbly. Enjoy this aqua-culture fusion and meet super hero, Sammy Spat - he's one in a million who just might save the world!! Oyster Cabaret Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 7:30m Tickets: $20 // $18 Senior // $17 Member. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Cotuit. Artist/event website: http://www.artsonthecape.org/experience-art/oyster-cabaret/. Category: Special Events. Cost: Tickets: $20 // $18 Senior // $17 Member. Phone: 508-428-0669. Venue website: www.artsonthecape.org. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 7:30 PM. Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road, Cotuit.

AMERICAN SHORT STORIES: A Seminar Led by Mort Inger

Lectures / Seminars This three-session seminar will read and discuss thirteen American short stories. Some are classics - by Katherine Mansfield and Edith Wharton, for example; others are from small journals and literary magazines. The goal of the seminar is to explore the form of the short story and discover the various ways that authors make a story work for the reader. Upon enrollment, participants will be given the stories that will be discussed in the first session, and they are expected to read them before the session. To foster rich discussions, enrollment is limited to eight participants. Mort Inger, who will lead the seminar, produces the WOMR program, “Story” and is the author of the short-story collection entitled “Making Waves at the Seashore” . Registration: Call the Library to register. Category: Special Events. Cost: $5 Registration Fee. Phone: 508-349-0310. Directions: Continue to the end of Main Street onto West Main. The Library will be ahead on the left. Friday, October 31, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. The Wellfleet Library, 55 West Main St. Call the Library to register.

American Short Stories: A Seminar Led by Mort Inger

Lectures / Seminars This three-session seminar will read and discuss thirteen American short stories. Some are classics - by Katherine Mansfield and Edith Wharton, for example; others are from small journals and literary magazines. The goal of the seminar is to explore the form of the short story and discover the various ways that authors make a story work for the reader. Upon enrollment, participants will be given the stories that will be discussed in the first session, and they are expected to read them before the session. To foster rich iscussions, enrollment is limited to eight participants. Mort Inger, who will lead the seminar, produces the WOMR program, “Story” and is the author of the short-story collection entitled “Making Waves at the Seashore” . Registration: Call the Library to register. Category: Special Events. Cost: sessions: Fridays Oct. 31-Nov. 14. $5 Registration Fee. Phone: 508-349-0310. Directions: Continue to the end of Main Street onto West Main. The Library will be ahead on the left. Friday, October 31, 2014, 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM. The Wellfleet Library, 55 W. Main St.

Holiday fair

Fairs / Fests / Parades The Holiday Fair at Brewster Baptist Church on Saturday, November 1 from 9 AM to 3 PM has dedicated the entire proceeds of the Fair to Lower Cape Outreach Council, Habitat for Humanity, Nutrition Mission, Transition Centers, Inc. local non-profit organizations here on Cape Cod. The Holiday Fair will display an array of Shoppes featuring Attic Treasures, Sveden’s Dips/Spreads, Handcrafted items, Books, Home Baked Holiday Goodies, Jewelry, Dried Flower Shop, Farm Stand and Themed Gift Baskets, Handmade Knitwear, and Photography. A Silent Auction will accept bids for a great variety of goods and services – gift certificates, theater tickets, antiques, art and collectibles. Shoppers can begin their day at 9 AM with coffee and a muffin in the Coffee Shoppe and later have a delicious lunch in The Bistro from 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Brewster. Category: Special Events. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Brewster Baptist Church, Route 6A.

Joe’s Reading: A Celebration of José “Joe” Gouveia

Lectures / Seminars Sixteen poets will convene at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod to read their own work and poems by Joe Gouveia, who passed away in May. Joe would have been 50 years old on November 2. The son of Portuguese immigrants, Joe Gouveia was a poet, journalist, organizer and radio personality. He received his MFA in Poetry from New England College and served as Poet in Residence at Cape Cod Community College. He was the Poetry Curator at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, wrote the “Meter Man” poetry column for the Barnstable Patriot in Hyannis, and hosted the “Poets Corner” radio show on WOMR in Provincetown. He published one full-length collection of poems, Saudades, with Casa Mariposa Press, and three chapbooks: What We Do; Ginsberg is Dead; and The Slaughter of the Sacred Cow. He also edited three anthologies: Dancing on Water; Common Roots, Common Ground; and Rubber Side Down, the first and only anthology of biker poetry. Of Saudades, Alicia Ostriker wrote: “In this marvelous collection of poems, Joe Gouveia rid… Region: Mid Cape. Town: Yarmouth. Village: Bass River. Category: Special Events. Cost: This is a free event, but suggested donations of $10 will permit Joe’s family to commemorate him in other ways. 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. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Cultural Center of Cape Cod 307 Old Main St. South Yarmouth, MA.

Roy Mannell talks about the Cahoon Paintings

Lectures / Seminars Roy Mannell, owner of Bradford Trust Fine Art in Harwichport, will talk about the paintings of Charles D. Cahoon. Mr. Mannell has been active at the Cape Cod Museum of Fine Arts as Chairman of Aquisitions and as Vice President and is immediate past president of the Cape Cod Antique Dealers Association. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Harwich. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Phone: 508-430-7562. Email: brooksfreelibrary@clamsnet.org. Directions: The Library is located at 739 Main St. (Rt. 39) in Historic Harwich Center, at the corner of Bank St. and Main St. From Route 6 (the Mid-Cape Highway) take Exit 10, then go south on Route 124 to second stop sign. Turn left onto Main Street (Rt. 39). The Library is one block up on the right. Turn right onto Bank St. to enter our parking lot, which will be on your left. Additional parking is located across Main Street behind the Harwich Town Hall and at Brooks Park. Venue website: www.brooksfreelibrary.org. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Brooks Free Library, 739 Main St. Harwich.

Decorating For The Holidays

Lectures / Seminars The Village Garden Club of Dennis presents Master Gardener Paul Split and his entertaining and fun-filled program "Decorating For The Holidays". The public is welcome--join us for some holiday inspiration! There will be a drawing for several arrangements created during the program. Proceeds benefit the Club's Scholarship Fund. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Brewster. Category: Special Events. Cost: $5 donation suggested for Scholarship Fund. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 1:00 PM. Our Lady of the Cape, 468 Stony Brook Road, Brewster.

Mongolia Presentation

Lectures / Seminars Join Betsy Bray as she presents an illustrated talk about her trip to Mongolia, where she stayed in gers (known to us as yurts), rode two-humped camels, discovered traditional Mongolian food, visited schools, and learned about the nomad lifestyle. Betsy traveled to Ulaanbaatar, Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, Khovsgl Lake, and the Gobi Desert this past summer. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Brewster. Category: Special Events. Cost: free. Phone: 508-896-3913. Venue website: www.brewsterladieslibrary.org. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Brewster Ladies' Library 1822 Main Street Brewster, MA 02631.

West Dennis Garden Club

Lectures / Seminars The West Dennis Garden Club will be holding their next meeting on Thursday, November 6th, at noon at the West Dennis Graded Schoolhouse. New members are welcome. Those who apply at the November meeting and have never been a member, will receive a one time free annual membership. A luncheon will be served, followed by a brief business meeting and a program by Bob Sabatalo of Lily's Flower Shop on "Holiday Day Design." Members are asked to bring cofee and tea donations for the Family Pantry. Normally meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month. The change this month was made due to Election Day. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Dennis. Village: West Dennis. Category: Special Events. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM. West Dennis Graded School House, School Street.

A Bird in the Hand: Season Highlights

Lectures / Seminars In this presentation, master bander James Junda and science coordinator Mark Faherty will share information about this past fall's bird banding results at Wellfleet Bay and also provide a historical perspective on Dr. Austin's banding work on the property from 1928-1958. Town: Wellfleet. Registration: Pre-registration required. Walk-ins welcome, space permitting. Category: Special Events. Cost: $5 members/ $7 non-members. Phone: 508-349-2615. Venue website: www.massaudubon.org. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary 291 State Highway, Route 6, South Wellfleet. For more info visit www.massaudubon.org.

Power, Personalities and Politics with Dick Osborne

Lectures / Seminars Dick Osborne will speak on how the personalities of our most impactful former presidents have shaped their presidencies and changed this country's evolution. 508-385-2255. FREE! Region: Mid Cape. Town: Dennis. Category: Special Events. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 2:00 PM. Dennis Memorial Library, 1020 Old Bass River Road.

AMERICAN SHORT STORIES: A Seminar Led by Mort Inger

Lectures / Seminars This three-session seminar will read and discuss thirteen American short stories. Some are classics - by Katherine Mansfield and Edith Wharton, for example; others are from small journals and literary magazines. The goal of the seminar is to explore the form of the short story and discover the various ways that authors make a story work for the reader. Upon enrollment, participants will be given the stories that will be discussed in the first session, and they are expected to read them before the session. To foster rich discussions, enrollment is limited to eight participants. Mort Inger, who will lead the seminar, produces the WOMR program, “Story” and is the author of the short-story collection entitled “Making Waves at the Seashore” . Registration: Call the Library to register. Category: Special Events. Cost: $5 Registration Fee. Phone: 508-349-0310. Directions: Continue to the end of Main Street onto West Main. The Library will be ahead on the left. Friday, November 7, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. The Wellfleet Library, 55 West Main St. Call the Library to register.

American Short Stories: A Seminar Led by Mort Inger

Lectures / Seminars This three-session seminar will read and discuss thirteen American short stories. Some are classics - by Katherine Mansfield and Edith Wharton, for example; others are from small journals and literary magazines. The goal of the seminar is to explore the form of the short story and discover the various ways that authors make a story work for the reader. Upon enrollment, participants will be given the stories that will be discussed in the first session, and they are expected to read them before the session. To foster rich iscussions, enrollment is limited to eight participants. Mort Inger, who will lead the seminar, produces the WOMR program, “Story” and is the author of the short-story collection entitled “Making Waves at the Seashore” . Registration: Call the Library to register. Category: Special Events. Cost: sessions: Fridays Oct. 31-Nov. 14. $5 Registration Fee. Phone: 508-349-0310. Directions: Continue to the end of Main Street onto West Main. The Library will be ahead on the left. Friday, November 7, 2014, 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM. The Wellfleet Library, 55 W. Main St.

Elizabeth Reynard and Virginia Gildersleeve: Shaping the World, the Nation, and Cape Cod by Marsha Finley

Lectures / Seminars Elizabeth Reynard and Virginia Gildersleeve: Shaping the world, the nation, and Cape Cod gives brief biographies of both Reynard and Gildersleeve, with emphasis on the many important causes they were involved in. These include: women's educational equality and sufferage; the WAVES in WWII; the drafting of the UN Charter; and the establishment of a modern educational system in post-war Japan. Marsha Finley will also focus on Gildersleeve and Reynard’s love of Cape Cod: Reynard's books based on Cape folklore; their time in Chatham in a neighborhood filled with artists (like Harold Brett) and other intellectuals; their renovation and donation of the Jericho House in Dennis, etc. Gildersleeve and Reynard organized a women's group to halt Air Force bombing off Monomoy, for example. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Chatham. Category: Special Events. Cost: Free. Open to the public. Phone: 508-945-2493. Directions: The Atwood House Museum is located at 347 Stage Harbor Road in Chatham, MA 02633. Proceed on Route 28 to the small Traffic Circle in downtown Chatham where Stage Harbor Road begins, heading south. The Museum is about 1/2 mile down Stage Harbor Road, on the left. Venue website: http://www.chathamhistoricalsociety.org/. Artist/event website: http://www.chathamhistoricalsociety.org/. Sunday, November 9, 2014, 2:00 PM. Atwood House Museum, Stage Harbor Road, Chatham. For more info visit www.chathamhistoricalsociety.org.

AMERICAN SHORT STORIES: A Seminar Led by Mort Inger

Lectures / Seminars This three-session seminar will read and discuss thirteen American short stories. Some are classics - by Katherine Mansfield and Edith Wharton, for example; others are from small journals and literary magazines. The goal of the seminar is to explore the form of the short story and discover the various ways that authors make a story work for the reader. Upon enrollment, participants will be given the stories that will be discussed in the first session, and they are expected to read them before the session. To foster rich discussions, enrollment is limited to eight participants. Mort Inger, who will lead the seminar, produces the WOMR program, “Story” and is the author of the short-story collection entitled “Making Waves at the Seashore” . Registration: Call the Library to register. Category: Special Events. Cost: $5 Registration Fee. Phone: 508-349-0310. Directions: Continue to the end of Main Street onto West Main. The Library will be ahead on the left. Friday, November 14, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. The Wellfleet Library, 55 West Main St. Call the Library to register.

American Short Stories: A Seminar Led by Mort Inger

Lectures / Seminars This three-session seminar will read and discuss thirteen American short stories. Some are classics - by Katherine Mansfield and Edith Wharton, for example; others are from small journals and literary magazines. The goal of the seminar is to explore the form of the short story and discover the various ways that authors make a story work for the reader. Upon enrollment, participants will be given the stories that will be discussed in the first session, and they are expected to read them before the session. To foster rich iscussions, enrollment is limited to eight participants. Mort Inger, who will lead the seminar, produces the WOMR program, “Story” and is the author of the short-story collection entitled “Making Waves at the Seashore” . Registration: Call the Library to register. Category: Special Events. Cost: sessions: Fridays Oct. 31-Nov. 14. $5 Registration Fee. Phone: 508-349-0310. Directions: Continue to the end of Main Street onto West Main. The Library will be ahead on the left. Friday, November 14, 2014, 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM. The Wellfleet Library, 55 W. Main St.

"Story of the Shiverick Shipyard"

Lectures / Seminars Join our historian BRENDAN JOYCE as you learn the history of the building of the Clipper Ships which helped put Dennis and Cape Cod on the map. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Dennis. Village: East Dennis. Category: Special Events. Cost: $3 Donation. Phone: 508-385-6492. Email: info@dennishistoricalsociety.org. Artist/event website: www.dennishistoricalsociety.org. Saturday, November 15, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Jacob Sears Library, 23 Center St. East Dennis.

Museums on the Green: Lecture- Ken Turino, “The Spirit of Christmas Past: Four Centuries of Christmas in New England”

Lectures / Seminars This well illustrated lecture traces the development of the celebration of Christmas from the time it was outlawed in 17th Century New England through the beginning of the 21st Century when all the trappings of a traditional Christmas were in place. For many, the celebration of Christmas today is the most important holiday of the year. But many of the customs which we take for granted as part of the current holiday festivities and religious celebrations are actually a product of more recent history. Kenneth C. Turino, Manager of Community Engagement and Exhibitions at Historic New England has published several articles on the history of Christmas and speaks on the topic widely. He will look at how Christmas was transformed from a rowdy celebration to a family centered event. Among the topics discussed are how the Christmas tree became popular, halls were decked, and Santa Claus came to town. Region: Upper Cape. Town: Falmouth. Category: Special Events. Cost: $5 members, $7 non members. Phone: 508-548-4857. Email: fhs@cape.com. Directions: Directions from Hyannis and points East: Drive west on Route 28 into Falmouth. At the Falmouth Village Green, take the right-hand fork. The Falmouth Museums on the Green is at 55-65 Palmer Avenue on the right-hand side of the road. Venue website: www.museumsonthegreen.org. Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 55 Palmer Ave. Falmouth.

Henry Beston's Cape Cod: Inspiration for a National Seashore

Lectures / Seminars Lecture/documentary film footage screening by the Henry Beston Society's Don Wilding about how Henry Beston's "The Outermost House" influenced the establishment of a National Park. Book signing, DVDs of documentary footage available. Region: Lower Cape. Town: Eastham. Village: North Eastham. Category: Special Events. Phone: 508-255-6164. Email: henrybestonsociety@yahoo.com. Venue website: http://www.eastham-ma.gov/public_documents/EasthamMA_Senior/index. Artist/event website: http://www.henrybeston.org. Friday, November 21, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Eastham Senior Center, 1405 Nauset Road.

Cape Symphony New Year's Day Party Annual Event

Fairs / Fests / Parades JUNG-HO-PAK, CONDUCTOR PETER SCHICKELE, SPECIAL GUEST STAR MARGOT ROOD, SOPRANO | KARA CORNELL, MEZZO SOPRANO Have a blast at this New Year’s Day bash. Our parties are legendary. So are our guests. This year, meet the master of music and the king of comedy. That’s right, Peter Schickele, most famous for his dubious “discovery” of P.D.Q. Bach (the illegitimate and surprisingly untalented son of J.S. Bach), is crashing the party and bringing down the house with his side-splitting parodies of classical music – like the 1712 Overture (much better with slide whistles and kazoos than noisy ol’ canons). He’s grabbed onto Grammies, shared laughs (and the stage) with the great Itzhak Perlman and turned the entire classical world on its very musical ear for over half a century. So hang on to your seats, because your very own orchestra and two versatile vocalists will also help paint the town red on this red letter day with Viennese waltzes, unforgettable arias and big Broadway hits. Region: Mid Cape. Town: Barnstable. Village: Hyannis. Category: Special Events. Cost: $30 - $69. Email: tickets@capesymphony.org. Ticket Web Link: http://www.capesymphony.org/cape-symphony-orchestra-concert-5.asp. Thursday, January 1, 2015, 3:00 PM. Barnstable Performing Arts Center, 744 West Main St. Hyannis.