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- Catalytic Investing Across Orleans
- Community Preservation Committee: Old Firehouse Reports
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- Minutes from Meetings
- OCP Annual Reports
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- Orleans From the Air: A Bird's Eye View
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Some of the things to see, do and consider in the Hub of the Lower Cape
There will be lots of fun uke events at
Nauset Regional Middle School
in Orleans on Friday & Saturday,
October 3rd and 4th!
Movie, Uke Jam & Open Mic,
Workshops & Gala Concert
FRIDAY EVENING - OCT 3
UKE CAB JAM & OPEN MIC!
featuring a showing of the acclaimed film
"THE MIGHTY UKE"
followed by Uke Jam & Open Mic
with featured performances
FREE! but donations are accepted!
SATURDAY AFTERNOON - OCT 4
Walk-in, pay and play!
12:00 PLAY UKULELE BY EAR
with JIM D'VILLE
Get the most out of your ukulele experience by learning to
Play Ukulele By Ear. This entertaining and informative workshop
will give you the tools you need to tap into your innate musical abilities. Playing by ear is easy, fun, and it will propel your understanding
of how music works to a new level. This workshop will make you
a better listener and student! All skill levels welcome, however,
knowledge of basic chord shapes (C F G7) is helpful.
*Take both JIM D'VILLE workshops for $35
1:00 UKE BY EAR JAM
WITH JIM D'VILLE
When people take up the ukulele they want to play songs right now!
In this fun and interactive workshop you'll learn to do just that. Starting with the basics of rhythm and timing, Jim will lead the group through popular songs from one to four chords in structure, in the genres of rock, pop, folk and blues. This is the fast track to also learning how to play together with others in a group by ear.
*Take both JIM D'VILLE workshops for $35
SATURDAY EVENING OCT 4
UKE CAB 6 GALA CONCERT
LUCAS PROVOST, PETE O'BRIEN,
RANDY PATTERSON AND MORE!
AVAILABLE in ORLEANS at
Hot Chocolate Sparrow
The Sparrow Store
Focal Point @ Post Office Square
and at the door
with Dr Margaret Rapapport
Friday October 10
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 November 14 at 10:00 AM
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
Lifetime Learning This Coming Week
The week of September 29th promises the continuation of three courses introducing the 2014 Fall Semester of the Friends of Snow Library’s Lifetime Learning Program. Registration takes place at Snow Library, on line and forms may be picked up at several local libraries.
There is a suggested donation of $10 per course.
There are a few notes to remember: Cape Cod Farms and Farmers will take a one- week break and return with Gretel Norgeot’s Checkerberry Farm on October 8th, 1:30 to 3:00. Shakespeare’s King Lear: The Ultimate Tragedy, taught by Dr. Kerry Brown, is full, as is Art Gallery Hopping. This week, students will be visiting the Hearle Gallery, J. D. Todd Galleries and the Steve Lyons Gallery, all in Chatham.
Risky Business: How Local Entrepreneurs Thrive in a Seasonal Economy
Thursday, October 2nd
1:30 – 3:00
Considered one of the regional experts and a frequent instructor of invasive plant management and ecological restoration, Seth Wilkinson leads his team at Wilkinson Ecological Design. They use innovative equipment to manage invasive plants, blend bioengineering products with native plants and specifically improve the practice and integrity of ecological restoration. This session, Seth’s co-presenter is a Cape resident for 25 years, Steve De Leonardis, a former graphic designer and Chatham business owner. He opened The Corner Store in Chatham in 2005 and its popularity has soared ever since – most favorite items being burritos and the panini. This fall, Steve will open his new companion store on Main Street in Orleans.
Through a partnership between the Cape Cod Commission and the Town of Orleans, all kinds of tours of Orleans are coming to the virtual world.
Check out the first one, Historical Sites which was built with the help from the Orleans Historical Society
New tours and interest areas will follow.
The tour is best viewed in Google Chrome.
Click to take a tour of Orleans Historical Sites
Friends of Arts & Culture in Orleans
Please join us for the
Friday October 3, 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.
Art, Music and Festivities
Columbus Day Weekend
Capture the Cape is a fall celebration of this beautiful region and the wonderful community of Orleans; a weekend of entertainment, events, art, dining and sales Columbus Day Weekend throughout Town. For more information, please visit
and confirm with individual venues.
The event schedule is also available by clicking through to the link below
Orleans CANstruction 2014
Teams Registered So Far
Sign Your Team Up to kick off
LCOC's Gifts of Hope Campaign
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
Please send all edits and additions to firstname.lastname@example.org
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