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Some of the things to see, do and consider in the Hub of the Lower Cape
Don't Miss Out On These Lifetime Learning Courses!
There is still time to join several interesting Lifetime Learning courses, sponsored by Friends of Snow Library. Students may register at the Library or online at www.friendsofsnowlibrary.org.
(Print out the form and either send it or bring it to the Library.)
Registration forms may also be picked up at several local Lower Cape libraries.
Suggested donation per course is $10.
Two Cape Cod Environmental Stories
presented by William Sargent, author and environmentalist, will not meet this week, but will resume on April 28th at 1:00.
This final session will be about the horseshoe crabs of Pleasant Bay as a critical biomedical resource.
Birding on Cape Cod
Tuesday, April 22nd
1:00 – 2:30
Phil Kyle continues to attempt the nearly impossible: fully informing his students about birding all around the Cape, including migrations, breeding, over-wintering, and where and how to watch them. Phil’s knowledge is vast and entertaining, and the photographs are irresistible.
Novels and Ideas: Important Voices
Tuesday, April 22nd
5:00 – 6:30
This week, Steve and Jeff Bornemeier, thoughtful experts on literature of all genres, will lead a discussion of Nicole Krauss’s 2005 novel, The History of Love. Ms. Krauss was a finalist for the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2006. This complex novel has been described as “hauntingly beautiful,” as “a mystery,” and as “a meditation.” This book is clearly a must-read!
Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra
Thursday, April 24th
3 :00 – 4:30
George Scharr will tie the language of music to the Cape Symphony’s May performance of Verdi’s Requiem. Students will gain a deeper appreciation of the thought process that went into composing this musical masterpiece. The link between the gorgeous choral music and the text is undeniable.
Hail to Cape Cod’s Master Chefs, beginning on April 23rd
Registration for this course was filled on the first day so there is a likely prospect that it will continue in the future. The first session begins at PB Boulangerie Bistro, where Master Chef Phillippe Rispoli will demonstrate his culinary skills, share some cooking tips and prepare a signature dish for the class to sample. A tour of the extensive bakery with its many delights will follow. This restaurant is a culmination of Owner Rispoli’s dreams. As a boy, he was brought up outside of Lyon, France, and at age 14 began his apprenticeship in Lyon. Later he worked with several distinguished chefs in France, before moving to New York and then to Las Vegas. Here he further fine-tuned his culinary skills by using the French technique to interpret classic American dishes with local ingredients. Finally, in 2010, yearning for a place of his own, Phillippe settled in Wellfleet, and PB Boulangerie Bistro was born! He now shares with his diners a love of good food, a passion for cooking, and the simple pleasure of eating.
Monday, April 21
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 is underwritten through the generous support of the Social Diner, as part of Orleans' membership in the world-wide wired community.
Friends of Arts & Culture in Orleans
Please join us for the
Friday May 2
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.
Please help us fill empty 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.
Join us for the
Gallery 31 Fine Art
Spring Open House!
Saturday, April 26 from 4:30 to 6:30
"Summer Tide," an 18 x 36" seascape in soft pastel, will be featured along with its artist, internationally known Jeanne Rosier Smith of Sudbury, MA who is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America.
Other gallery artists attending this "Spring Fling" include Arnie Casavant of Boston, Mary Wojciechowski of North Attleboro, Barbara Stone of East Sandwich, Gloria Leon of East Orleans, as well as artist/gallery owner Sherry Rhyno of South Dennis.
New work will be featured as we welcome Spring and kick off the season. Visit www.gallery31capecod.com for more info.
Time to fly your flags.
Spring into Summer
Need a flag?
Friday May 23
Church of the Holy Spirit
If you can't make this one, upcoming walks are also scheduled on
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
Save the Date: June 21, 2014
A Gardener's Journey
Orlean's Improvement Association presents its
26th Annual Garden Tour on June 21, 2014
Rain or Shine
Six lovely gardens will be on display. Two garden owners will provide lessons learned on their gardener's journey.
Once again Plein Air painters and talented local musicians will be present at selected gardens. After tour receptions will be held at local galleries from 4 pm to 6 pm where you can sip wine and meet the artists. Stay tuned for more information!
Tickets will be available early May
In advance - $25
Day of - $30
In advance tickets will be available on-line or at Agway/Orleans, Snow's or Friends Marketplace.
Pick up for on-line ticket purchase and day of ticket sales will be at a NEW location, The Nauset Regional Middle School Greenhouse at 70 Route 28 in Orleans ( between Main Street and Eldredge Park Way).
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