Cape Cod Current Events

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  1. Overall wellness is an essential component of cancer recovery and quality survivorship! Wellness Consults by appointment for fatigue management, stress reduction, nutrition services, diabetes education and sleep issues. Free 6-week exercise program for cancer survivors. Improve energy levels, preserve strength, reduce the severity of treatment side effects. Join before, during or after treatment. Medical Clearance is required for exercise classes. Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30-11:00 AM or 1:30-3:00 PM. Wednesdays 4:00-5:30 PM.
  2. The Library hosts Toddler Town on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. in the Auditorium, beginning September 28th. This is a social activity in which children ages birth to 3 are invited to engage in free play and movement. 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  3. Thu. Jan 18 & 25, 10 a.m. -12 p.m. Registration Required-Free Bring a box (i.e. cigar box, wine box, unfinished box or wooden tray from craft store), photos, keys, odd pieces of jewelry, buttons, charms, scrabble pieces, old valentine cards, beloved recipes...anything heart or love related. Susan Fernald from Home Instead Senior Care will guide students to create and be inspired. She will have examples for inspiration for any beginner or experienced "decoupagers". Limited to 12 so sign up early. Students must be able to attend BOTH workshops. 10a.m.-12p.m.
  4. Thu. Jan. 18, 2-3 p.m. RSVP-Required We all want our information to be safe on line. Paul Zevon will be here to show you how to protect your information. 2-3p
  5. Mon. Dec. 18, 1:30-2:30 p.m. RSVP-Free Join Pat McKinney of Cape Regency for a taste of no bake pies. She will take the stress out of holiday desserts with this easy way to prepare something delicious and stress free. These pies are inexpensive, quick and easy to bring to a holiday party or a get together at home. Peanut butter chocolate, lemon, yogurt and more delightful pies will be available to sample. 1:30-2:30pm
  6. Mon. Dec. 18, 1:30-2:30 p.m. RSVP-Free Join Pat McKinney of Cape Regency for a taste of no bake pies. She will take the stress out of holiday desserts with this easy way to prepare something delicious and stress free. These pies are inexpensive, quick and easy to bring to a holiday party or a get together at home. Peanut butter chocolate, lemon, yogurt and more delightful pies will be available to sample. 1:30-2:30pm
  7. Join us for our first film in the 2018 Third Thursday Documentary Series. Shown in conjunction with the One Book, One Town program, this documentary features Zen master and chef Edward Espe Brown who teaches how cooking can add to mindfulness and wisdom. Rated PG-13, the documentary runs for 94 minutes. Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend. This showing will take place on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at the Brewster Ladies’ Library. 1:30PM-3PM
  8. Join the Cotuit Library’s first ever “Camino de Cotuit” this winter and let us challenge you to keep those New Year’s resolutions! You’ll be helping to support the Library while enjoying thematic programming based on the famous Camino de Santiago in Europe, a kick-off party and a Pilgrim’s Feast at journey’s end. Participants will register to walk or read a set number of miles or books from January 10th to March 9th: 91 miles (about 1/5th of our chosen Camino route) and/or 29 books for adults; 46 miles and/or 58 books for kids. The route we’ll be following runs from the French border all the way to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain. Registered participants earn a raffle ticket for each program they attend for a prize to be drawn at the Feast. The librarians will mark walkers’ and readers’ progress on our Camino de Cotuit route map with individual pins as participants update their status. You can even have friends and relatives participate remotely through the event website and Facebook Live posts. We had such success with our Iditarod/Iditaread programs the last couple of years that we thought it was time to give another famous trek a chance. The goal is to raise funds for the Library while challenging patrons to accomplish physical fitness and literacy goals during the cold winter months. As incentive, the Library also provides many opportunities for patrons to learn more about the demanding Camino de Santiago, as well as Spanish culture and history. The program schedule is as follows: January 10 @4:00 p.m. – Camino Kick-off January 20 @ 2:00 p.m. – Ginny Toukan shares her Camino Pilgrimage January 24 @3:00 p.m. – Movie showing: The Way February 7 @3:00 p.m. – Book Discussion: The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway February 17 @2:00 p.m. – Joyce & Tom Prince: The Knights Templar & Santiago de Compostela February 23, time TBD: Scallop Shell Craft with Alice Cartier February 24 @2:00 p.m. – Thomas Raftery: Trekking the Camino March 2 @2:00 p.m. – TBD March 9 @4:00 p.m. Pilgrims’ Feast! Registration is $20 for adults (18+) and $10 for children (each additional child in a family is only $5). Registration packets with logs, maps, thematic reading suggestions and more are available at the Library. Patrons who do not wish to participate themselves are invited to donate funds to sponsor another walker/reader. For more information, call the Library at 508-428-8141 or visit our event web site at cotuitlibrary.org/events/. Cotuit Library is a private, 501(c)(3) organization serving the town of Barnstable and neighboring communities. We are located at 871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA. Our hours of operation are Monday and Wednesday, 1:30-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Please visit our web site at cotuitlibrary.org.
  9. The Short Story Study Group meets at West Falmouth Library on Thursday, January 18th, 6:45-7:45pm. The stories are: “The Lady With a Dog” and “Neighbors” by Anton Chekhov. Copies of all stories are available at the circulation desk a month in advance. The group is led by staff member Renee Voorhees. The library is located at 575 West Falmouth Highway. Call 508-548- 4709 for more information. 6:45pm-7:45pm
  10. January 11 - March 11, 2018 Woodruff’s Art Center will have on view “Five Expressions” Art by Rice Gallery Staff. The faces behind the scenes of Rice Gallery at Woodruff’s Art Center showcase their works. An opening reception/meet-the artists event takes place on Thursday, January 11th from 5:00-7:00pm. This fellowship of dedicated artists work together at the gallery throughout the week; curating exhibits, assisting customers, teaching workshops. Outside of the gallery they work independently creating; drawing, assembling, painting. They have a wonderful camaraderie but their styles are deeply individual. Their works represent a broad range of mediums…oils, acrylics, watercolors, pen&ink and mixed media, that range in style from realistic to abstract non- representational, promising to excite the eye and the imagination. The artists represented are Jessie Nickerson, Lisa Horton, Amy Rice, Cynthia Cruz and Chris O’Dell Ferguson. 9am-5pm
  11. by Ken Ludwig Directed by Christy Morris This hilarious play brings murder, mystery, mayhem, and madcap adventure to the stage. William Gillette, a Broadway superstar, famous the world over for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, has invited fellow cast members to his opulent home for a holiday dinner party. But when one of the guests winds up dead, Gillette has to summon every ounce of Sherlock to solve the mystery. This play will keep you laughing and trying to figure out whodunit until the final blow. 8 pm Jan18, fridays and saturdays, 2:30 sundays
  12. On Thursday, January 18, at 5:30 p.m., join us at our monthly “Book to Movie Night” at Dennis Public Library. This month’s feature is the 2016 British war comedy- drama based on the 2009 novel Their Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa Evans. It stars Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy. The movie takes place in 1940 London during the blitz. Catrin Cole (Arterton) is hired by the British Ministry of Information to write scripts for government films. Catrin learns the story of two young women who have piloted their father’s sailboat and participated in the evacuation of Dunkirk. Catrin discovers the facts have been wildly distorted, but her superiors decide to use this story as the plot for a fictional film instead of a documentary. She is assigned to work on the film along with scriptwriter Tom Buckley (Claflin) and veteran actor Ambrose Hilliard (Nighy). Difficulties ensue during their collaboration, but they share the common goal of producing something worthwhile for their country, which is in turmoil. This film is rated R and has a run time of one hour and 57 minutes. Closed captioning is available. We’ll provide snacks and drinks. The Dennis Public Library is located at the corner of Route 28 and Hall Street in Dennis Port. 5:30 pm-8:00 pm
  13. “Their Finest” Movie at Dennis Public Library On Thursday, January 18, at 5:30 p.m., join us at our monthly “Book to Movie Night” at Dennis Public Library. This month’s feature is the 2016 British war comedy- drama based on the 2009 novel Their Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa Evans. It stars Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy. The movie takes place in 1940 London during the blitz. Catrin Cole (Arterton) is hired by the British Ministry of Information to write scripts for government films. Catrin learns the story of two young women who have piloted their father’s sailboat and participated in the evacuation of Dunkirk. Catrin discovers the facts have been wildly distorted, but her superiors decide to use this story as the plot for a fictional film instead of a documentary. She is assigned to work on the film along with scriptwriter Tom Buckley (Claflin) and veteran actor Ambrose Hilliard (Nighy). Difficulties ensue during their collaboration, but they share the common goal of producing something worthwhile for their country, which is in turmoil. This film is rated R and has a run time of one hour and 57 minutes. Closed captioning is available. We’ll provide snacks and drinks. The Dennis Public Library is located at the corner of Route 28 and Hall Street in Dennis Port. 5:30-8:00 pm
  14. Learn Line Dancing for Fun and Fitness with Cape Sands Ballroom at Harwich Community Center, 100 Oak St, Harwich, MA  02645. Monday and Thursday mornings at 10:00 am. Learn fun mini dance routines to your favorite tunes, including Top 40, Rock, Pop, and Latin! This beginner class is designed for students who move comfortably on the dance floor and pick up patterns quickly and easily. No partner required. Just a fun way to get some light exercise. Drop-ins $6.00 per person per class. Pay by the month for $4.00 per class when taking one class per week or $3.50 per class when taking two or more classes per week (payable by check to “Town of Harwich”). Casual layered clothing, Wear flexible shoes that slide well. Bring a water bottle. Call 774- 237- 3037 or email capesandsballroom@gmail.co m or visit www.capesandsballroom.com for more information. 10:00 - 10:45 am
  15. Level 2 Prep Line Dance for Fun and Fitness is designed to prepare students to enroll in Level 2 classes. Join Cape Sands Ballroom at Harwich Community Center, 100 Oak St, Harwich, MA  02645 on Thursday mornings at 9:15 am.  Dances are taught, and new elements are introduced within the context of the dances.  Students enrolling in this class should be able to learn new elements and new dances with ease. Please check the website for the prerequisite for this class. Drop-ins $6.00 per person per class. Pay by the month for $4.00 per class when taking one class per week or $3.50 per class when taking two or more classes per week (payable by check to “Town of Harwich”). Casual layered clothing, Wear flexible shoes that slide well. Bring a water bottle. Call 774- 237-3037 or email capesandsballroom@gmail.co m or visit www.capesandsballroom.com for more information. 9:15 - 10:00 am
  16. Take your line dance skills to the next level with Level 2 Line Dance for Fun and Fitness. Join Cape Sands Ballroom at Harwich Community Center, 100 Oak St, Harwich, MA  02645 on Monday mornings at 9:15 am and/or Thursday mornings at 8:30 am. Enjoy faster music, more intricate and/or lengthy step patterns, optional spins and turns, additional dance elements and genres, and higher energy moves! Please check the website for the prerequisite for this class. Drop-ins $6.00 per person per class. Pay by the month for $4.00 per class when taking one class per week or $3.50 per class when taking two or more classes per week (payable by check to “Town of Harwich”). Casual layered clothing, Wear flexible shoes that slide well. Bring a water bottle. Call 774- 237-3037 or email capesandsballroom@gmail.co m or visit www.capesandsballroom.com for more information. Monday mornings at 9:15 am and/or Thursday mornings at 8:30 am
  17. The Liar by David Ives - Adapted from Le Menteur by Pierre Corneille Directed by Jefferson C. Post January 12th through February 11th Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM Sundays at 2:00 PM Paris, 1643. Dorante is a charming young man newly arrived in the capital, and he has but a single flaw: He cannot tell the truth. In quick succession he meets Cliton, a manservant who cannot tell a lie, and falls in love with Clarice, a charming young woman whom he unfortunately mistakes for her friend Lucrece. What our hero regrettably does not know is that Clarice is secretly engaged to his best friend, Alcippe. Nor is he aware that his father is trying to get him married to Clarice, whom he thinks is Lucrece, who actually is in love with him. From all these misunderstandings and a series of breathtakingly intricate lies springs one of the Western world's greatest comedies, a sparkling urban romance as fresh as the day Pierre Corneille wrote it, brilliantly adapted for today by All in the Timing's David Ives. The Cast: Dorante: Geof Newton Cliton: Will Oxtoby Alcippe: Todd Gosselin Clarice: Racine Oxtoby Lucrece: Susanna Creel Geronte: Jefferson C. Post Philiste: Stuard M. Derrick Isabelle and Sabine: Heidi Moeykens Thursdays through Saturdays - 8PM; Sundays - 2PM