- 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
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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
Lifetime Learning Begins Monday!
The much-anticipated beginning of the Friends of Snow Library’s Lifetime Learning Program is finally upon us.
Registration is held at the Library, online at friendsofsnowlibrary.org and forms may be picked up at several local libraries.
A donation of $10 per course is suggested.
Some of them have limited space, so be sure to register as soon as possible.
Two courses are now closed to enrollment.
Shakespeare’s King Lear: The Ultimate Tragedy, taught by Dr. Kerry Brown who delves into the familial and political complexities of the play. Art Gallery Hopping reached its limit but begins with the Collins Art Gallery, Alice Mongeau Gallery and Studio and Addison Art Gallery, all in Orleans.
Cape Cod Authors – Mini-series
Monday, September 22nd
10:30 – 12:00
Chatham author, Anne LeClaire, begins this three-session course with a discussion of her amazing and fulsome repertoire of eight novels, most well known being Listening Below the Noise. She has been an actor, reporter, teacher, memoirist and has led writing workshops all over the world.
Cape Cod Farms and Farmers
Wednesday, September 24th
1:30 – 3:00
Sassy Richardson Roche will represent her family who owns and works 10 acres at the Farm in Orleans. The Richardsons plant and nurture 25,000 perennials in 11 greenhouses and offer a feast of color in their plants, hanging baskets and trees. Sassy will describe what it means to spend one’s life working the land, its joys and its exigencies. Please note: The next session featuring Gretel Norgeot will be on October 8th, having skipped a week.
Risky Business: How Local Entrepreneurs Thrive in a Seasonal Economy
Thursday, September 25th
1:30 – 3:00
Two local business people, Jamie Bohlin and Jeanntor Mojo will kick off this optimistic program, sharing their successful stories. After some time at the Chatham Bars Inn managing weddings and discovering a passion for this career, Ms. Bohlin has built her business to 35 weddings this year. She was also named “Small Business Owner of the Year” by SCORE. A business owner, Jean Mojo has extensive experience in marketing, advertising and creative services. She is an adjunct professor in communications and advertising and a SCORE mentor.
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.
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
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