- Article 3 Orleans Town Meeting Oct 27 2014
- CANstruction 2014
- Imagine Orleans: The Big Picture
- Old Firehouse Calendar
- Orleans Chamber Community Calendar
- Catalytic Investing Across Orleans
- Community Preservation Committee: Old Firehouse Reports
- Courses in Orleans
- Contact Us
- About the OCP
- Cape Cod Commission's Living Streets Brewster/Orleans
- Fine Art in Orleans
- Hikes, Walks & Bike Rides around Orleans
- Minutes from Meetings
- OCP Annual Reports
- OCP Frequently Asked Questions
- Old Firehouse Gallery Information
- Orleans Organizations & Resources
- Orleans From the Air: A Bird's Eye View
- Projects in the Pipeline: Streetscape and more
- 501C3 & 2011 OCP 990
Some of the things to see, do and consider in the Hub of the Lower Cape
Friends of Arts & Culture in Orleans
Please join us for the
Friday November 7, 2014
Old Firehouse Gallery
An open community conversation to increase access, awareness, participation and the economic vitality of arts and culture in Orleans.
Our goal is to promote business and philanthropic activities through a unified calendar of cultural engagement building the cultural campus one event at a time.
with Dr Margaret Rapapport
Friday November 14
Church of the Holy Spirit
The labyrinth is an ancient symbol of human vision and emotional knowledge, a creative art form, and a practical tool for inspiration and fulfillment.
When used for meditative walks, it yields positive states of mind and body, resulting in hope and healing.
It mimics the human body in structure – the pathway spirals resembling the ear, brain, and digestive system. In nature, it reflects plant structures and floral designs.
Today, there is an astounding resurgence of interest in labyrinths, large and small. Many of those recently constructed are large enough to facilitate groups of people, while others are desktop and finger-sized.
Join other walks scheduled this fall.
Friday December 12 at 10:00 AM
Our area food pantries need your help
Canned Fruit (Pineapple, peaches, pears, fruit salad)
Canned Protein (Tuna, Beef Stew, Chili, Chef Boyardi/Spaghettios)
Our offices at 19 Brewster Cross Road in Orleans are open Monday – Thursday from 9:30 AM until 3:30 PM.
All donations will be gratefully received
The sixth week of the Lifetime Learning Program, sponsored by the Friends of Snow Library, begins on Monday, October28th. There are several new programs, many of which have been suggested by past participants. One may register at the front desk at Snow, online at
or pick up forms at local libraries.
The suggested donation per course is $10.
Paradoxes and Fallacies in Science, Government and Law
Monday, October 27th
1:30 - 3:00
Dr. David Fisher, PhD in Nuclear Physics, will be discussing The Glorious Revolution and the War of Northern Aggression: 1776 vs. 1983. His other topic in this second of four sessions will be Terrorism: World War II till today.
The Magic of Mozart
Monday, October 27th
10:30 - 12:00
Joe Marchio, Director of the Chatham Chorale and musician extraordinaire, returns to describe the life and music of Mozart. Members of the Chorale will sing at the third session.
The Many faces of Robert Schumann
Monday, October 22nd
1:00 - 2:30
Ken Fearn, Pianist and Professor Emeritus of Music at Smith College, will introduce the multifaceted musical world of Robert Schumann. In this first of five sessions, held at the Orleans Historical Society on River Road, Mr. Fearn will discuss Schumann's formative years, his career paths and his early music.
Writing Your Memories
Tuesday, October 28th
10:30 - 12:00
Students of Robin Smith-Johnson will looking at different ways to explore their lives, how to write about a life incident and a one-act play. Ms. Smith-Johnson has been teaching memoir and journal writing for many years. She teaches English at the Community College and is the librarian at the Cape Cod Times.
Craft Studio Tours
Tuesday, October 28th
1:30 - 3:00
In this last session of four visits to working craftsmen's studios, Nello Trevisan, a retired senior executive, will invite students to his workshop and introduce them to the art of furniture-making, a craft he has pursued for decades. Among a multitude of other works, Nello has built numerous pieces of Shaker-style furniture for his home and family.
Cape Cod Documentary Filmmakers
Wednesday, October 28th
2:00 - 3:30
Allison Argo of Brewster has been making films as producer, director, writer and editor since the '90's, giving a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves - endangered animals. An encounter with a gorilla living alone in a shopping mall, set her on her documentary career and resulted in her first independent film, The Urban Gorilla.
The Mind in the Movies - 10th Anniversary
Wednesday, October 29th
10:15 - 1:15
The fascinating movies shown over the last ten years by Robert Singer and Sandra Rhodes, two mental health professionals, continue with Off and Running, about the adoption by two white lesbians of a black teenager who seeks her identity and place in the world.
Great American Singers and Their Songs
Thursday, October 30th
1:00 - 2:30
This week Steve Bornemeier and John Whelan will discuss and play numerous clips of the beloved Louis Armstrong, the noted jazz trumpeter and singer.
Our Changing Environment: Can We Make a Difference? Students will be treated to the second session taught by experts from WHOH -- this time by Richard Houghton III, PhD, Director and Senior Scientist. His topic is Climate Change, the Global Carbon Cycle and the Management of Carbon on land. He will discuss how the Industrial Revolution has impacted the natural greenhouse gas effect on the world-wide environment.
Novels and Ideas: Important Voices Part II
will continue on November 4th at 5:00 with a discussion of Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut.
Orleans CANstruction 2014
LCOC's Gifts of Hope Campaign
These Teams will fill our food pantries by making art
Orleans Cultural Campus Unified Calendar
This calendar is event driven and acknowledges the cultural assets with ongoing programming that supports these special events. Those assets include the French Cable Museum, the Academy of Performing Arts, the Orleans Historical Society Museum, the Nauset School District, Elements Theatre Company, Glorae Dei Artes, Orleans Galleries, Snow Library, Charles Moore Arena, the Old Firehouse Gallery, the Orleans Labyrinth Guild, Nauset Public Education and the shops, restaurants and retailers who are the core of our cultural and economic vitality.
January through March: Winter Lights
Blue Lights around town
Winter Music at the Old Firehouse
Rowena Myers Music Series
Black History Month exhibits at the Old Firehouse Gallery
Youth Art Month at Town Hall/ Snow Library
April through June: Spring into Summer
NO2O Festival: Music, Food, Art & Film
Week of Hope
OIA Garden Tour
Memorial Day Weekend events in the business community
Garden Club Sale
Week of Hope
Dole Show (biannually)
July through August: Summer!
· Free live music throughout Orleans 5 nights per week combined programming
Arts Foundation Cape Cod/TD Bank Music at Nauset Beach
Prospect Mortgage's Music in the Park
Summer at Snow/Brotherton Series at Snow Library
K-5 Summer Reading at Snow
Gallery receptions each Saturday
July 4th Parade
July 4th Fireworks
Heritage Month: Battle of Rock Harbor Re-enactment
High Tea at Rock Harbor
Brown Bag Concerts
Pops in the Park
AAA League Baseball Orleans Firebirds Season
Orleans Police Department Block Party
Artists Cottages on Old Colony Way
Orleans Farmer's Market
Theatre Productions at the Academy of Performing Arts and Elements Theatre
September through November: Fall for Orleans
Labor Day Events
Celebrate Our Waters
Paddling Film Festival
Capture the Cape
Columbus Day Retail Events
OIA’s Art of Cooking
Gifts of Hope Kick Off
Thanksgiving Retail Events
December: Seaside Christmas
Breakfast with Mrs Claus
Candlelight Christmas Stroll
Tree Decorating in the Village Green
OIA’s Holiday Decorating Contest
Deck the Walls
Gifts of Hope Campaign and New Year’s Eve Reception
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Thank you to the businesses, organizations and residents who flew decorative flags for Orleans in 2013
Agway The Publick House
Argonauta Bohman Thayer Artworks True Value Hardware The Beacon Room Vintage in Vogue
Cape Cod Five Watson's Menswear
Cape Cod Photo, Art & Framing The Hot Chocolate Sparrow
Cottage St. Bakery Janet Goode
Cove Bluffs Motel Dune Dog
Flowers By Mary
Stephen Gallant Jewelers
Coastal Craft Gallery
Left Bank Gallery
The Local Scoop
Mahoney's Atlantic Bar & Grill
Main St. Bookstore
Whole Foods Store
N.Y. Hair Hair Co & Spa
Perfect Fit Alterations
Rock Harbor Grill
Rogers & Gray Insurance
John Fuller Locksmith
Savvy on Main
The Sparrow Store
S & R Jeweler's
Stitch in Thyme
Orleans Cultural Council
Orleans Chamber of Commerce
Orleans Community Partnership
Orleans Historical Society
Orleans Waterfront Inn
Kinlin-Grover, Main Street
Kinlin Grover, Brewster Cross Road
Orleans Village Center Declared a Cultural District by the Massachusetts Cultural Council May 21, 2013
This is the slide show presented at Town Hall for the MA Cultural Council site visit for cultural district designation