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Some of the things to see, do and consider in the Hub of the Lower Cape
Last Chance to Catch Some Interesting Lifetime Learning Courses!
Snow Library's Lifetime Learning Program Winter Semester continues this week with four concluding courses. Participants can look forward to numerous other courses picking up in the weeks to come: Nutrition, Novels and Ideas, Cape Cod Symphony, Birding, British Masters, the Irish Film Festival - opportunities abound. Those who wish to sign up may go to Friends of Snow Library | Lifetime Learning , print out the Lifetime Learning form and either send it to Snow Library or bring it in to the front desk. Registration forms are also available at Eldredge Public Library in Chatham, Brewster Ladies'Library and Brooks Library in Harwich.
Genealogy: Cape Cod and Beyond
Monday, March 10th
1:00 - 2:30
David Martin, President of the Cape Cod Genealogical Society will share more of his extensive knowledge as he concludes this three-part program. This week, his topics will range from computer
software for genealogical record keeping, tips on using the Internet for research, reviewing pedigree charts and planning for individual research.
Reel Time: Films with Charisma and Class
Tuesday, March l7th
2:00 - 4:30
The last of this series of wonderful, time-honored films, introduced and discussed by Leigh Fisher and Carol Yindra, will be Born Yesterday, a romantic comedy starring William Holden, Broderick Crawford and Judy Holiday, who won an Oscar for playing a quintessential dumb blonde with brains.
Music Memory for Adults: Name that Tune with a Live Orchestra
Wednesday, March 12th
3:00 - 4:30
Stephanie Weaver, Managing Director of the Cape Cod Conservatorywill conclude her program with a study of four late Romantic musicians: Holst, Prokofiev, Orffand J. Sousa. Class participants have been honing their listening skills and are invited to join the Music Memory Contest on May 28th, where the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra will perform selections live.
Authors' Series: A Bit of Everything
Thursday, March l3th
l:00 - 2:30
Beginning as a writer of book reviews, Megan Marshall tumed her attention to biographies, the first of which was The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in biography. A frequent lecturer on the art of biography and the lives and times of her subjects, Ms. Marshall's latest book, Margaret Fuller, A New American Life is a New York Times Notable Book of 2013.
Who's Who on Cape Cod
Friday, March 14th
1:00 - 2:30
In honor of St. Patrick's Day, two well-known and well-loved Cape Cod fiddlers will entertain participants with a medley of Celtic songs. Dinah Mellin and Denya LeVine play all over the Cape and beyond -- sometimes together, sometimes with other accompanists. In addition to some great fiddling, they will give a short history lesson on the Celts and their music.
Monday March 10
Old Firehouse Gallery
44 Main Street, Orleans
Every other Monday evening, drop by for free one on one tech support for your personal or business savvy.
Work once or come every time to get support to complete a larger project.
Tech Talk meets every other Monday from 6-7 PM through May 1st, weather permitting.
Tech Talk is underwritten through the generous support of the Social Diner, as part of Orleans' membership in the world-wide wired community.
Church of the Holy Spirit
If you can't make this one, upcoming walks are also scheduled on
Friday April 11
Friday May 23
Friday June 20
Margaret Rappaport will facilitate monthly labyrinth walks in the Parish Hall at the Church of the Holy Spirit.
Each event includes a brief, informative talk on the spiritual practice of walking the labyrinth, the history of these specific types of gardens and their impact in health practices today.
The labyrinth is a walking meditation tool for personal and professional transformation and community building. It is used in sacred settings for spiritual growth and
and transformation. Labyrinth activities include presentations, unguided and facilitated contemplative walks, workshops and breakout meetings during retreats and conferences.
Participants are invited to be founding members of the
Orleans Labyrinth Guild
“RESCUE IN THE PHILIPPINES: REFUGE FROM THE HOLOCAUST”
On the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht (10 November, 1938), when the glass of Jewish-owned businesses and houses of worship was smashed by Nazi- incited mobs, a fascinating new one-hour documentary film, “Rescue in The Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust," was shown on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. This engaging documentary tells the story of how the five Frieder brothers, Cincinnati businessmen making two-for-a-nickel cigars in World War II era Manila, together with Manuel Quezon, the charismatic first president of the Philippines, Paul McNutt, U.S. High Commissioner and former governor of Indiana, and an ambitious U.S. Army Colonel named Dwight Eisenhower helped over 1,300 Jews escape the Nazis and immigrate to the Philippines.
Friends of Arts & Culture in Orleans
Please join us for the
Friday March 14
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.
The next free concert at the Old Firehouse, 44 Main Street, Orleans, is March 15 with Tim Sweeney & Friends
Please help us fill winter plates by donating:
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.
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
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
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
Orleans Police Department Block Party
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
Deck the Walls
Candlelight Christmas Stroll
Tree Decorating in the Village Green
OIA’s Holiday Decorating Contest
Gifts of Hope 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