Every day is an art-full day throughout our town. Select a specific date or just scroll down the list and you will find plenty to keep you busy every day of the year!  

Program and performance dates and times are subject to change or cancel without notice.

February 2018 Events

Garden Talk: Starting Your Plants from Seed 2/1

Garden Talk: Starting Your Plants from Seed  2/1

February 1, 2018

Thu. Feb. 1, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. RSVP-Free
Now is the time to plan a garden. Whether it is tomatoes or flowers Irene Cooper, Master Gardener will be here to help you get your plants started from seed. This is cost saving approach to enjoying the beauty and bounty of Spring and Summer. Seed packets will be available on a first come basis. Think Spring!

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

Soup with Marcia 2/1 and 3/1

Soup with Marcia 2/1 and 3/1

February 1, 2018

Thu. Feb.1 and Mar. 1, 1:30-3 p.m. Fee-$3
Soup season is here and Marcia Raftery wants to share her soup recipes with you. If you’ve never made your own, you may be surprised to discover just how easy it is to prepare soups. They require very little work and can provide nourishment for an entire week. Unfortunately, many people are tempted to buy canned or otherwise prepared soups instead of making their own. The problem with store-bought soup is that it doesn’t taste as good as home-made. Canned and prepackaged soups are also made with low-grade ingredients, and usually very high in sodium, as a means to mask the flavor of sub-par ingredients. Don’t miss this fun taste of soup with Marcia. February will be Pasta Fagioli and the March soup is Kale. Yummy!

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

Cape Cod Winterscapes w/ John Tunney 2/2-4 2018

Cape Cod Winterscapes w/ John Tunney 2/2-4 2018

February 2 - 4, 2018

Cape Cod Winterscapes
Instructor: John Tunney
Day: Friday-Sunday, February 2-4

Time: Varies
Price: Members $225/Non-Members $275
Workshop begins at 6:00pm on Friday, February 3 with a short classroom session.
Winter on Cape Cod is a unique time with special photo opportunities. The tourists and part time residents are gone. Many businesses are closed. Beaches, harbors and streets are empty. In this unique workshop, we will explore Cape Cod’s winterscapes–everything from the natural beauty of the beaches and marshes to shuttered business and deserted harbors and streets. We’ll also take advantage of the shorter day-light hours to experiment with low light photography, shooting some scenes at twilight and beyond.Along the way we’ll work on winter shooting tips, how to improve your eye by “seeing” a scene, low light photography and editing techniques to get your pictures looking their best.
We’ll begin Friday evening at 6PM with some pizza and a short classroom session. We then start early on Saturday morning and keep going until evening.  There will be a classroom and critique break midday. Sunday will begin early with shooting until about noon and then a critique and wrap-up in the afternoon. Classroom sessions will include editing tips with Photoshop, Elements and Lightroom. The sessions will be held at the Cape Cod Art Association on Main Street, Barnstable Village.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Lego Club-Hyannis Public Library-5 and up-1st and 3rd Saturday of the month

Lego Club-Hyannis Public Library-5 and up-1st and 3rd Saturday of the month

February 3, 2018

1st and 3rd Saturday of the month 11a.m. – 12 noon.
Children ages 5 and up are welcome to make a creation with Legos provided by the library.

 

Location: 401 Main St., Hyannis, MA

Them Bones: Facing Death in Paris and Rome 2/3

Them Bones: Facing Death in Paris and Rome 2/3

February 3, 2018

Now, in the dead of winter, seems as good a time as any to consider. . . Them Bones: Facing Death in Paris and Rome. Greg Williams, last here with Lizzie Borden, embarks on a macabre but light trip underground, to the Paris Catacombs; to the largest, most luminary-filled, Parisian cemetery; to a crypt decorated with them. . . well, you know; to the Roman death room of England’s greatest romantic poet; to that place best avoided on the Ides of March, and more. And this time, you choose between two endings…

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

 

Location: Cotuit Library, 871 Main Street, Cotuit MA 02635

THE WAYNE NAUS JAZZ ENSEMBLE 2/3

THE WAYNE NAUS JAZZ ENSEMBLE 2/3

February 3, 2018

The Wayne Naus Jazz Ensemble is a new Cape Cod group of seasoned professionals playing new compositions and their take on standards from the Great American Song Book. Wayne Naus began his professional music career as a Navy musician, playing trumpet, and then touring and recording in the early 1970s with the Buddy Rich, Lionel Hampton and Maynard Ferguson big bands. In the late 1990s, Wayne toured with the great Cuban trumpet player Arturo Sandoval, including performances at the Newport Jazz Festival and Carnegie Hall, and over the years with such performers as Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.  During the mid 2000s he was frequently called on to perform the National Anthem for the Boston Red Sox and Bruins games as a trumpet soloist.  After moving to Harwich, he founded and is the director of the Monomoy High School Jazz band.  Complimentary refreshments.
2/3 7:30 PM $20.

 

Location: Cape Cod Cultural Center, 307 Old Main Street South Yarmouth, MA.

Welcome to Ukulele for the Beginner **NEW** 2/5-3/19

Welcome to Ukulele for the Beginner **NEW** 2/5-3/19

February 5, 2018

Mon.Feb.5-Mar. 19, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Fee-$30
This is an absolute beginner Ukulele class. You will learn to tune your ukulele- G-C-E-A, how to play scales- Do Re Mi, and how to play the basic 8 chords: C,D,F,G,A, E7, Em, Am. Cathy Hatch has been teaching Ukulele and performed with this wonderful instrument on Cape Cod for many years. She wants you to know that you will take away a respect for the ukulele, learn to play a few chords and most importantly have fun and enjoy learning. Aloha! Bring a ukulele. Ukuleles come in different sizes and brand names. They can be purchased from music stores locally or on line. You will also need a tuner.

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

Crafty Crocheting 2/5-3/19

Crafty Crocheting 2/5-3/19

February 5, 2018

Mon. Feb. 5-Mar. 19, 12-1p.m. Fee-$36
Winter is here and it is time to get out of the house. Make a something beautiful. Learn to make high-quality, unique gifts, handcrafted with love. Nedra Allen will teach you about different crochet hooks, a variety of yarns, basic stitches, reading patterns and completing a project. This class will be fun and educational, stimulate your mind and explore creative avenues.

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

Parlez-vous Français? 2/5-3/26

Parlez-vous Français? 2/5-3/26

February 5, 2018

Mon. Feb. 5-Mar. 19, 1-2 p.m. Fee-$36 Beginner
Mon. Feb. 5-Mar. 19, 3-4 p.m. Fee-$36 Intermediate
Do you speak French? Need to brush up on conversation?  Would you like to? Are you are a beginner, took lessons years ago or would like to learn to speak a few phrases for an upcoming vacation join instructor Nedra Allen for this fun class. Vive La France

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

Music and Movement Mondays January through March 12th at Hyannis Public Library

Music and Movement Mondays January through March 12th at Hyannis Public Library

February 5, 2018

Join Miss Ellen from Barnstable Coordinated Family and Community Engagement program for a music program for children from babies up to age 5 and their caregiver.
January through March 12th, 1:00pm-2:00pm (Except NO CLASS ON Monday Jan 15th, Monday Feb 19th)
Come have fun singing, dancing and hearing stories and learn how music covers all areas of development.
Monday January 8th, 22nd and 29th (No class Mon Jan 15th)  Monday February 5, 12, 26th (NO class Feb 19th); Monday March 5th, 12th
For more details feel free to contact:  Mary Bianco Children’s Librarian Hyannis Public Library 401 Main Street Hyannis, MA 02601
mbianco@clamsnet.org 508-775-2280

 

Location: Hyannis Public Library, 401 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601

Black History Month RSVP-Required 2/5, 2/9, 2/26 and 2/28

Black History Month  RSVP-Required 2/5, 2/9, 2/26 and 2/28

February 5, 2018

Mon. Feb. 5 & 26,
Fri. Feb. 9 & Wed. Feb. 28, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Celebrate Black History month with a series of programs highlighting the achievements and accomplishments of African Americans and recognizing their roles in US history and on Cape Cod.  This series is sponsored by the Zion Union Heritage Museum. The series will feature the film Journey’s Into the Light with John Reed, Carl Lopes, Icons of Civil Rights with David,  Robin J. Miller, Poet,
Artist and Author. 

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

Welcome to Ukulele Advanced Beginner/ Improver Ukulele Lessons 2/5-3/19

Welcome to Ukulele Advanced Beginner/ Improver Ukulele Lessons 2/5-3/19

February 5, 2018

Mon. Feb. 5-Mar. 19, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Fee-$30   **NEW**
This class will take you to the next level and beyond. Learn to play an instrumental song, play a 3 chord song G-C-D   C-F-G   D-G-A and add new chords along with Instructor Cathy Hatch. Ukuleles come in different sizes and brand names. They can be purchased from music stores locally or on line. You will also need a tuner.

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

Ole’ Spanish Anyone! 2/5-3/26

Ole’ Spanish Anyone! 2/5-3/26

February 5, 2018

Mon. Feb. 5-Mar. 19, 2-3 p.m. Fee-$36
Nedra Allen will teach Spanish Language basics to help you get started, prepare for a trip or brush up on your skills. Learn something new, exercise your brain!

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

Author Talk: I Am of Cape Cod: People and Their Stories, John Whelan and Kim Roderiques 2/6

Author Talk: I Am of Cape Cod: People and Their Stories, John Whelan and Kim Roderiques 2/6

February 6, 2018

Tue. Feb. 6, 2-3 p.m. RSVP-Free
I Am of Cape Cod: People and Their Stories is the first book to celebrate the ordinary people, natives and washashores, who make their lives on Cape Cod and the special connection that they feel with the region. John Whelan and photographer Kim Roderiques drove the length and breadth of Cape Cod to all fifteen towns, from Provincetown to Sandwich, to interview and photograph the 139 individuals that appear on these pages. The selection of subjects collectively represents a cross section of Cape Codders—every type. Join John Whelan as he talks about the journey of how this book came about and the incredible people he met along the way. 

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

Digital Art Meeting at the Cape Cod Art Center 2/6

Digital Art Meeting at the Cape Cod Art Center 2/6

February 6, 2018

Digital Art is an artistic work or practice that uses digital technology, as an essential part of the creative or presentation process. This includes the use of computers, mobile or portable handheld devices. Photography may or may not be included in this creative work of art.

Meetings– The Digital Art group will meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7PM to discuss apps, demo software, individuals’ creative processes, issues, critique works and other topics of interest pertaining to the field of Digital Art. Topics may include: back-up plans, file sizes and resolution and printing of your work. This get together is open to the public and artists of all media are invited to attend.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Camino de Cotuit 1/10-3/9

Camino de Cotuit 1/10-3/9

February 7, 2018

Join the Cotuit Library’s first ever “Camino de Cotuit” this winter and let us challenge you to keep those New Year’s resolutions! You’ll be helping to support the Library while enjoying thematic programming based on the famous Camino de Santiago in Europe, a kick-off party and a Pilgrim’s Feast at journey’s end. Participants will register to walk or read a set number of miles or books from January 10th to March 9th: 91 miles (about 1/5th of our chosen Camino route) and/or 29 books for adults; 46 miles and/or 58 books for kids. The route we’ll be following runs from the French border all the way to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain. Registered participants earn a raffle ticket for each program they attend for a prize to be drawn at the Feast. The librarians will mark walkers’ and readers’ progress on our Camino de Cotuit route map with individual pins as participants update their status. You can even have friends and relatives participate remotely through the event website and Facebook Live posts.

We had such success with our Iditarod/Iditaread programs the last couple of years that we thought it was time to give another famous trek a chance. The goal is to raise funds for the Library while challenging patrons to accomplish physical fitness and literacy goals during the cold winter months. As incentive, the Library also provides many opportunities for patrons to learn more about the demanding Camino de Santiago, as well as Spanish culture and history.

The program schedule is as follows:

January 10 @4:00 p.m. – Camino Kick-off

January 20 @ 2:00 p.m. – Ginny Toukan shares her Camino Pilgrimage

January 24 @3:00 p.m. – Movie showing: The Way

February 7 @3:00 p.m. – Book Discussion: The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

February 17 @2:00 p.m. – Joyce & Tom Prince: The Knights Templar & Santiago de Compostela

February 23, time TBD: Scallop Shell Craft with Alice Cartier

February 24 @2:00 p.m. – Thomas Raftery: Trekking the Camino

March 2 @2:00 p.m. – TBD

March 9 @4:00 p.m. Pilgrims’ Feast!

Registration is $20 for adults (18+) and $10 for children (each additional child in a family is only $5). Registration packets with logs, maps, thematic reading suggestions and more are available at the Library. Patrons who do not wish to participate themselves are invited to donate funds to sponsor another walker/reader. For more information, call the Library at 508-428-8141 or visit our event web site at cotuitlibrary.org/events/.

Cotuit Library is a private, 501(c)(3) organization serving the town of Barnstable and neighboring communities. We are located at 871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA. Our hours of operation are Monday and Wednesday, 1:30-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Please visit our web site at cotuitlibrary.org.

 

Location: Cotuit Library, 871 Main Street, Cotuit MA 02635

Photography Lecture: Digitizing Old Photos 2/7

Photography Lecture: Digitizing Old Photos 2/7

February 7, 2018

Wed. Feb. 7, 1-3:30 p.m. Non-member $5, paid up dues members free. RSVP Kathy at (508) 362-9811. Monthly, the Camera & Photography Club has professionals in their field offer programs that will educate, inform and teach amateurs different techniques, styles and updates on the latest technology. Paul Zevon will demonstrate how to preserve, digitize and organize old photos.

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

Healing Through Forgiveness, A Course in Miracles 2/7

Healing Through Forgiveness, A Course in Miracles 2/7

February 7, 2018

Wed. Feb. 7 and Mar. 7, 2-3 p.m. RSVP-Free
Healing through Forgiveness, a Course in Miracles will be facilitated by Town of Barnstable Health Department Nurse, Peg Stanton. She will explain how forgiving others doesn’t mean you need to take the whole blame for what happens when there is conflict. We can own our piece and if the other person cannot then we can still forgive and move on. The course in Miracles is a great tool to help us understand this.  Join Peg in an hourly session of meditation, drumming, and sharing for the miracle of forgiveness.

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

Book Discussion: The Sun Also Rises 2/7

Book Discussion: The Sun Also Rises 2/7

February 7, 2018

As part of our Camino de Cotuit program, we will be reading and discussing Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises. Set in Spain, the novel visits some places along the Camino de Santiago such as the bullfights in the city of Pamplona. So join us as we discuss this classic work from Hemingway and continue down our Cotuit Pilgrimage here at the library!

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

 

Location: Cotuit Library, 871 Main Street, Cotuit MA 02635

Aromatherapy: The Aromatic Heart 2/8

Aromatherapy: The Aromatic Heart 2/8

February 8, 2018

Thu. Feb. 8, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. RSVP-$5 materials fee paid to the instructor
Heart–felt. Heart-song. Heart-break. Heart-strong. Heart-wood : a light-hearted class to explore essential oils associated with the esoteric heart and how to use them. Oils will be available to sample. Take homes:  a personal blend of essential oils and calendula herbal oil created in class. $5 material fee to be paid to the instructor. Class presented by Kathleen Baker of K.Baker Aromatics and Reflexology.

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

Drawing and Painting on Your iPad-iPhone **NEW** 2/8-3/8

Drawing and Painting on Your iPad-iPhone **NEW** 2/8-3/8

February 8, 2018

Thu. Feb. 8-Mar. 8, 1:30-2:30 Fee-$15
In a world where technology is taking over every facet of life, it’s no surprise that the unstoppable force has seeped its way into the art world. While most people probably only think of iPad and iPhone art in the context of a half-hearted figure sketcher, many artists have been seriously exploring this medium with some pretty mind-blowing results. Initially, I was curious if it would be possible to create artwork of any value using a touchscreen device. I spent about an hour or so with the first iPad, and I knew right away that it had the potential to be more than just a fancy entertainment device.” “When you paint watercolors you have to prepare all sorts of tools in advance - paper, a pallet, paints, But to create art on an iPad or iPhone is a whole different world. All you need is the device and your finger. It really allows you to make art anywhere. Come to iPad and iPhone Drawing - Painting class. You’ll need to have some drawing ability, a iPad or iPhone, and the app ProCreate to get started. You’ll pick up tips and tricks to use in your art work. Some kind of stylus is helpful; I use an Apple Pencil. your art work. Some kind of stylus is helpful; I use an Apple Pencil. Instructor is Carl Bertelsen.

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

Sailors’ Valentine Craft 2/9

Sailors’ Valentine Craft 2/9

February 9, 2018

It is that time of year again to make Sailor’s Valentines! This is a drop in craft geared towards adults, but if you bring along a younger partner they are more than welcome. We will supply the shells and some patterns, you bring your enthusiasm and creativity. We look forward to seeing you here!

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

 

Location: Cotuit Library, 871 Main Street, Cotuit MA 02635

February 10 Compositing Techniques with Photoshop with John Tunney

February 10 Compositing Techniques with Photoshop with John Tunney

February 10, 2018

Compositing Techniques with Photoshop
John Tunney

February 10
1:30-4:30PM
$70 Members/$90 Non Members
Whether you want to replace a boring sky or create a fine-art fantasy, compositing is for you. Compositing lets you take parts of one or more images and combine them into a single image. In this hands-on workshop you’ll learn techniques for better selections, matching color and light, adjust size, change perspective and more. By the end you’ll have the tools and techniques to move skies, people, birds – and anything else you want – and blend them together in a believable way.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

The Art of Travel Photography 2/12 and 3/12

The Art of Travel Photography 2/12 and 3/12

February 12, 2018

Mon. Feb. 12 and Mon. Mar. 12, 10 a.m. RSVP - Free
Capture the magic of your travel adventures by learning how to take great photographs under a wide variety of conditions.  The Art of Travel Photography is filled with tips, techniques and field demonstrations that will help you take beautiful photos anywhere you travel! Shown in two parts.

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

Paper Jewelry 2/12

Paper Jewelry 2/12

February 12, 2018

Mon. Feb. 12, 1-3 p.m. RSVP-Required- Class is Limited to 12
Dating back to the Victorian Age, women gathered around and made beads from leftover wallpaper to use as jewelry or room dividers. This craft has continued to this day. More recently, artisans make paper beads in cooperatives as part of development projects around the world with many coming from the continent of Africa. This craft helps women build business enterprises that provide sustainable income and development opportunities. Using recycled wallpaper, wrapping paper, magazines, and art paper you can create a gorgeous piece of jewelry. Irma and Mary will be here once again with all the supplies needed to make a work of beautiful wearable art. Materials fee is $15. Space is limited for this popular class so reserve early. 

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

Abstract Painting w/ Mellissa Morris 2/12-3/12

Abstract Painting w/ Mellissa Morris 2/12-3/12

February 12, 2018

Abstract Painting

Instructor: Mellissa Morris

Day: Mondays (5 classes) Beginning February 12th
Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Price: Members $135/Non-Members $150

Location: Cape Cod Art Center

In this class students will develop a visual language,  work in series, hone in on individual styles and personal point of views. Demonstrations and techniques will be given on how to manipulate the properties of paint via color mixing, using mixed medias, and composing dynamic imagery.

Beginners to advanced students welcome.

Depending on your particular style and or ideas about what you would like to paint and what materials you would like to play with -will determine how much and what type of supplies you’ll need. I’ve listed a small suggested list of materials HOWEVER a notebook is all you need for the first class.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Alternative Health: Staying Healthy Through the Seasons 2/13

Alternative Health: Staying Healthy Through the Seasons 2/13

February 13, 2018

Tue. Feb. 13, 1:30-2:30 p.m. RSVP-Free
Anne Jordon, BA, Holistic Nurse will discuss an overview of natural ways to boost immunity and support, treat and prevent seasonal health issues including colds, and flu through diet, herbal remedies and homeopathics. Stay healthy through the season naturally. This will be a fun and informative program.

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

Sturgis Library Open Mic Hosted by Cape Cod Poetry Review’s John Bonanni 2/13

Sturgis Library Open Mic Hosted by Cape Cod Poetry Review’s John Bonanni 2/13

February 13, 2018

John Bonanni, the editor of Cape Cod Poetry Review, will be hosting an Open Mic at Sturgis Public Library on February 13th from 6 to 7:45. If you are a poet, fiction writer, musician, stand-up comic, memoir-ist, ventriloquist, improv-dance guru, or anything else that may require a microphone to perform, please join us! Or if you want to listen to a bunch of local talent and hang out, that’s cool too! Audience members are always appreciated. Excerpts from the upcoming issue of The Cape Cod Poetry Review will also be displayed.

For day of sign ups, arrive on the early side…or
For EARLY SIGN-UP, please email sturgisreference@comcast.net or call 508-362-6636 to reserve a spot!


Sturgis Library is located at 3090 Main Street (Route 6A) Barnstable, MA 02630

 

Location: Sturgis Library at 3090 Main Street Barnstable, MA 02630

Valentine Afternoon Tea 2/14

Valentine Afternoon Tea 2/14

February 14, 2018

Wed. Feb. 14, 1:30-3:30 p.m. RSVP-Required by Feb. 9
Wear red, enjoy a cup of tea and lovely desserts to celebrate the season of the heart. Enjoy music, win a prize and have fun. Entertainment will be with Steve Gregory and Eileen Fendler of Two Cool.

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

Theater at the BSC, She Loves Me 2/16

Theater at the BSC, She Loves Me 2/16

February 16, 2018

Fri. Feb. 16, 1-2 p.m. RSVP-Free
Barnstable High School Drama departments Spring show in March is She Loves Me . They will be performing a portion of the play here at the BSC. The play is an intimate and touching show, featuring music by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof) and book by Joe Masteroff (Cabaret), She Loves Me was nominated for five Tony Awards in 1964. The 1993 Broadway revival won the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical and the 1994 Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. Considered by many to be the most charming musical ever written, She Loves Me is a warm romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and a touch of old world elegance. Don’t miss it.

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

CapePOPS 3 - Broadway Rocks! with The Cape Cod Symphony 2/17 and 2/18

CapePOPS 3 - Broadway Rocks! with The Cape Cod Symphony 2/17 and 2/18

February 17, 2018

Peter Mansfield, Guest Conductor  
LaKisha Jones, Vocals
Anne Runolfsson, Vocals
Rob Evan, Vocals

Stars of Broadway join us for a high-energy evening of hits from rock- and pop-inspired musicals.  You’ll hear your favorite songs from such popular shows as Wicked, Hairspray, The Lion King, Mamma Mia, Rent, Jersey Boys, and Phantom of the Opera.  These talented singers have appeared on the Broadway stage in Phantom, The Color Purple, and Jekyll and Hyde, among others, and recorded critically acclaimed albums as solo artists and, in Rob Evan’s case, as part of the multi-platinum selling rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra. You’ll hum “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” soar with “Defying Gravity,” and have the time of your life with “Dancing Queen”!

 

Location: Barnstable Performing Arts Center 744 West Main Street Hyannis, MA

Along the Road to Santiago de Compostela 2/17

Along the Road to Santiago de Compostela 2/17

February 17, 2018

Joyce and Tom Prince join us again at Cotuit Library to talk about some of the great places and events that one can visit on their journey along the Camino de Santiago.  They will be covering some unique topics from Gaudi to prehistoric cave paintings, San Fermin, the Knights Templar and many more. Come and learn some more interesting things about this great European pilgrimage at this Camino de Cotuit program!

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

 

Location: Cotuit Library, 871 Main Street, Cotuit MA 02635

DANCE PARTY/ MUSIC CAFE WITH THE CLAYTON/RESTAINO TRIO 2/17

DANCE PARTY/ MUSIC CAFE WITH THE CLAYTON/RESTAINO TRIO 2/17

February 17, 2018

At the door payment only. No reservations

Adults only. BYORefreshments. By candlelight, café style. Featuring Fred Clayton on bass and vocals and Steve Restaino on guitar and vocals (among other things). These veterans of the international music scene bring their funky blend of Blues, Soul, Funk, & Rock together for an unforgettable evening of toe tapping shuffles, rockin’ Texas boogie, Chicago swing, and some emotional and possibly spirit moving, straight up blues. Come listen, dance, relax, socialize. Bring your friends and make some new ones. We hope you’ll join us! $15 / $12 for members, at the door only.
2/17 8PM

 

Location: Cape Cod Cultural Center, 307 Old Main Street South Yarmouth, MA.

One on One Mentoring Mentor Varies 2/19-3/30

One on One Mentoring Mentor Varies 2/19-3/30

February 19, 2018

One on One Mentoring

Mentor: your choice from the list below
Price: $75/Hr

Excellent mentors in painting, drawing and photography in our new One on One program who are available to work with ONLY YOU. Whatever you need….advice on a career path, fixing a work gone awry, critiquing your work, offering you sound advice.

There is an hourly fee so you can control the amount of time with the expert—but an hour goes a long way when it is only you asking the questions.

Day, time and place arranged between you and your Mentor

MENTORS-

  Photography
  John Tunney
  Tom Bollinger

  Digital Art
  Rita Colantonio
  Painting/Drawing
  Julie Blanchard
  Mary Moquin
  Barbara Stone
  Susan Stranz

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Intro to Digital Photography w/ John Tunney 2/19-3/26

Intro to Digital Photography w/ John Tunney 2/19-3/26

February 19, 2018

Intro to Digital Photography

Instructor: John Tunney

Day: Mondays (5 Classes) Beginning February 19th (no class March 12)
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Price: $135 Members/$150 Non-Members

The class is designed for anyone (beginner or experienced) who wants to learn to use their digital camera and make better photographs.

We will cover the essentials of good photography, including your camera’s controls, the principles of good composition and how to use shutter speeds, exposure and depth of field to craft your pictures. In addition, we will cover the basics of how to edit your pictures on your computer. Plan to take lots of pictures. Classes will include weekly photo assignments and helpful review sessions.

Bring to class your camera, manual and 5-10 pictures on a flash drive.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Mixed Media Drawing w/ Susan Stranz 2/20-3/27

Mixed Media Drawing w/ Susan Stranz 2/20-3/27

February 20, 2018

MIXED MEDIA DRAWING WITH SUSAN STRANZ

TUESDAYS, 9:00-11:30 AM, $144 MEMBER/$168 NON-MEMBER
FEBRUARY 20TH START DATE, 6 WEEKS

Class is held at the Yarmouth Port Fire Station, 340 Route 6A, Yarmouth Port.

This is a class for those who enjoy drawing and have a basic knowledge of drawing fundamentals. Students will learn ways to incorporate new mediums into their drawings. Graphite, colored pencil, clayboard, scratchboard, pen and ink, and watercolor are some of the mediums combined and explored.

Class consists of a combination of guided group lessons using the various mediums as well as individual instruction as needed. Students work on a wide variety of individual projects and receive critique each week. Students are encouraged to keep sketchbooks or journals to help continue growth of their drawing skills and exploration of new materials.

Pre-requisite: “Drawing Fundamentals” class or 5 piece portfolio demonstrating competence in basic drawing skills, including depiction of form, value, and basic perspective.

This class is suitable for all levels. Some drawing experience helpful. All levels are welcome.

The instructor is extremely allergic to fragrance.  Please do not wear fragrance to class.

 

Location: 340 Route 6A, Yarmouthport, MA

Watercolor w/ Julie Blanchard 2/20-3/27

Watercolor w/ Julie Blanchard 2/20-3/27

February 20, 2018

Watercolor (Beginner/Intermediate)
Instructor: Julie Blanchard
Day: Tuesdays (6 classes) February 20th
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm

Price: Members $110/Non-Members $140

This course will begin with a review of materials and basic watercolor techniques and end with the successful completion of paintings done on the spot. Direct watercolor painting, wet on wet and dry brush techniques will be demonstrated and practiced, knowledge of color, value and composition will also be addressed.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Discover Watercolor w/ Susan Stranz 2/20-3/27

Discover Watercolor w/ Susan Stranz 2/20-3/27

February 20, 2018

Discover Watercolor

Location: Held off-site at the Yarmouthport Firehouse. 340 Main Street
Instructor: Susan Stranz
Day: Tuesdays (6 weeks) Beginning February 20th
Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
Price: Members $144/Non-Members $168

This is a class designed for those who would like to learn the basics of watercolor as well as those looking to deepen their current skills.  Susan will take you through the entire process from beginning with preliminary sketches, compositional decisions, color mixing and selection, to a variety of watercolor techniques. Techniques will include wet into wet, dry brush, glazing, and more. Students will work from a variety of subject matter both from life and from photo. Drawing experience helpful.

All levels welcome.

**The instructor is extremely allergic to fragrance. Please do not wear fragrance to class.**

 

Location: 340 Route 6A, Yarmouthport, MA

Finding Your Mark w/ Mary Moquin 2/20-3/27

Finding Your Mark w/ Mary Moquin 2/20-3/27

February 20, 2018

FINDING YOUR MARK WITH MARY MOQUIN

TUESDAYS, 12:30-3:30 PM, $135 MEMBER/$150 NON-MEMBER

FEBRUARY 20TH START DATE, 6 WEEKS

This class is for artist’s that have some skills under their belt already but are looking for ways to find out how their work can become more uniquely theirs. How do we find our own voice that will separate our work from others? The answer is through experimentation and exploration of materials. Working on multiple small works will be strongly suggested as well as preliminary drawings and value studies. It is important to spend some prep time figuring out what you have to say in order to figure out the best way to say it on the canvas. Open to all mediums, and mixing mediums will be encouraged as well.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Jazz in the Art Class 2/20

Jazz in the Art Class 2/20

February 20, 2018

Robin J. Miller is a retired NYC teacher, artist, author, poet and public speaker. This slideshow highlights the history of jazz and the relationship that several master artists have with this style of music, including Faith Ringgold, Henri Matisse, William H. Johnson, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock and Romare Bearden. Visual imagery, poetry and a jazz performance on film create an exciting experience for the audience.

This presentation is part of our Royston Nash Music Appreciation Series, supported in part by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, the Mid Cape Cultural Council, and the Kirkman Trust.

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

 

Location: Cotuit Library, 871 Main Street, Cotuit MA 02635

Digital Art Meeting at the Cape Cod Art Center 2/20

Digital Art Meeting at the Cape Cod Art Center 2/20

February 20, 2018

Digital Art is an artistic work or practice that uses digital technology, as an essential part of the creative or presentation process. This includes the use of computers, mobile or portable handheld devices. Photography may or may not be included in this creative work of art.

Meetings– The Digital Art group will meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7PM to discuss apps, demo software, individuals’ creative processes, issues, critique works and other topics of interest pertaining to the field of Digital Art. Topics may include: back-up plans, file sizes and resolution and printing of your work. This get together is open to the public and artists of all media are invited to attend.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Experimental Masters w/ Mary Moquin 2/21-3/28

Experimental Masters w/ Mary Moquin 2/21-3/28

February 21, 2018

Experimental Masters
Instructor: Mary Moquin
Day: Wednesdays (6 classes) Beginning February 21st.
Time: 9:15-12:30pm
Price: Members $135/Non-Members $150

You have the basic skills, you can paint what something “looks” like with relative ease, but now it’s time to expand your artistic vocabulary and that comes through experimentation. We often fall into patterns of working and develop limiting beliefs of what painting is “supposed to be”. I will challenge those beliefs and ask you questions to help you figure out that direction your work wants to go in. All mediums are welcome and there is also a press so print-making techniques can be explored and incorporated.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Trust the Painting Process! w/ Ed Chesnovitch 2/21-3/28

Trust the Painting Process! w/ Ed Chesnovitch 2/21-3/28

February 21, 2018

Trust the Process!
(All Levels Welcome | For Pastels, Oils and Acrylics)

Instructor: Ed Chesnovitch
Day: Wednesdays (6 weeks) Beginning February 21st
Time: 1:00-3:30pm
Price: Members $125/Non-Members $140

Let go and allow your art to take place without preconceived notions. The journey an artist strives for is to arrive at a place where discoveries happen. Leave your comfort zone, and enter a world of exciting and expressive painting.  This class, for Pastels, Oils or Acrylics will focus on paintings that have light, color and attitude! Working on various grounds, we will explore under-painting techniques, mark making, and significant color choices to push a painting further. Learn to simplify your approach, get creative and trust the process!!

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Beg/Interm. Acrylics w/ Odin Smith 2/21-3/28

Beg/Interm. Acrylics w/ Odin Smith 2/21-3/28

February 21, 2018

Beginner/Intermediate Acrylics

Instructor: Odin Smith

Day: Wednesdays (6 weeks) Beginning February 21st

Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Price: Members $96/Non-Members $126

Find out why acrylic is the hottest trend in making art. Become familiar with the techniques of this exciting medium. Beginners to intermediates will learn to use stronger values, better composition, and more dynamic color to give your work strength, depth and interest. Learn to use these expressive mediums to bring light and life to your paintings, and most importantly, bring sense of self to your work.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

One on One Oil Painting w/ Sean Cassidy 2/22-3/29

One on One Oil Painting w/ Sean Cassidy 2/22-3/29

February 22, 2018

One on One Painting

Instructor: Sean Cassidy

Day: Thursdays (6 weeks) Beginning February 22nd

Time: 9:30am-12:30pm

Price: Members $110/Non-Members $140

This course is for the beginner or the advanced beginner. Students will be asked to work from still life and from photographic reference of their choice. The goal is to understand how “to see” the world in a new way and learn to express that through the medium of oil painting. Sean will give individual instruction to you as he walks around to critique your work and give individual attention.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Acrylic Painting (Intermediate/Advanced) 2/23-3/30

Acrylic Painting (Intermediate/Advanced) 2/23-3/30

February 23, 2018

Acrylic Painting (Intermediate/Advanced)

Instructor: Odin Smith

Day: Fridays (6 weeks) Beginning February 23rd

Time: 9:30-12:00Noon

Price: Members $110/Non-Members $140

Find out why acrylic is one of the hottest trends in making art. Become familiar with the techniques to best use this exciting medium. Learn to use stronger values, better composition, and more dynamic color to give your work strength, depth and interest. Beginners to intermediates will learn to use this expressive medium to bring light and life to their paintings, and most importantly, bring a sense of self to their work.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Open Studio with a Model No Instructor 2/23-3/30

Open Studio with a Model No Instructor 2/23-3/30

February 23, 2018

Open Studio with Model

Instructor: No Instructor
Day: Friday
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Price: $20/drop-in

OPEN STUDIO W/ A MODEL IS BACK!!

Hone your drawing skills in a fun, no-stress setting with other art enthusiasts. A strong background in drawing is the key to successful paintings and the only way to achieve that is through practice, practice, and more practice! All mediums are welcome to attend and work with their own materials to observe the human figure and draw/paint a model.  No Instructors.

Call or leave a message in the ‘Notes’ box at checkout to let us know which Friday you will be attending.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Scallop Shell Craft 2/23

Scallop Shell Craft 2/23

February 23, 2018

As part of our Camino de Cotuit program, we will be doing a Scallop Shell Craft! The scallop shell is the official symbol of the Camino de Santiago, so come customize your very own as a part of your own personal pilgrimage.

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

 

Location: Cotuit Library, 871 Main Street, Cotuit MA 02635

An Introduction to Walking the Camino de Santiago 2/24

An Introduction to Walking the Camino de Santiago 2/24

February 24, 2018

Come to Cotuit Library for a presentation by Thomas Raftery about walking the Camino de Santiago. He will focus more on the technical hiking aspects of the journey and how one can get prepared and keep well while on the road. If you have ever considered walking the Camino de Santiago, or just want to learn more about this age-old pilgrimage, join us at the library for this presentation!

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

 

Location: Cotuit Library, 871 Main Street, Cotuit MA 02635

DANCE PARTY/MUSIC CAFE WITH GEORGE GRITZBACH BAND 2/24

DANCE PARTY/MUSIC CAFE WITH GEORGE GRITZBACH BAND 2/24

February 24, 2018

The George Gritzbach Band plays inventive takes on classics and a healthy helping of innovative originals offering a great mix of blues, roots, and R&B. The band has appeared at a wide variety of venues and Festivals across North America, including opening for B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray and many others as well as local nightclubs and Performing Arts Centers. They also have the versatility to play unplugged acoustic sets for a more intimate experience. The band, led by George, a serious blues devotee who caused a sensation when he first debuted on the New England blues scene, is now backed by a seasoned rhythm section featuring Scott Lariviere on bass and backing vocals and Johnny Menezes on keyboards. Rounding out the group is Christian McCarthy on drums, percussion and backing vocals. The ensemble continues to be in demand as a high energy R&B dance band strongly rooted in blues, funk and New Orleans styles. You do not want to miss this one so bring your dancing shoes and get ready to “shake your money maker….” Good times, guaranteed! $15, $12 for members. At the door only. Bring your own refreshments (coolers welcome). Table seating.
2/24   8:00PM

 

Location: Cape Cod Cultural Center, 307 Old Main Street South Yarmouth, MA.

Barnstable Clean Water Coalition Discussion with Zee Crocker at Sturgis Library 2/27

Barnstable Clean Water Coalition Discussion with Zee Crocker at Sturgis Library 2/27

February 27, 2018

We will hold a discussion given by Zenas Crocker of the Barnstable Clean Water Coalition regarding what is going on around Cape Cod in regards to our public water supply. The discussion will take place Tuesday, February 27th from 6 to 7:30 PM.

Barnstable Clean Water Coalition: A Rescue Mission

Clean water is important to our health, environment and local economy. On Cape Cod, our marine bays are impaired by excess levels of nitrogen and other contaminants, our freshwater ponds are threatened by high levels of phosphorous, and the groundwater from our sole source aquifer used for drinking is compromised from these dangers. Utilizing education, monitoring, mitigation and advocacy, the Barnstable Clean Water Coalition is working to address the threats to our waters in the 75-plus square miles of the Town of Barnstable.

Learn about the new generation of water conservation advocacy led by the Coalition. This lecture will present the restoration plan for the Marstons Mills River to address the water quality problems caused by excessive nitrogen in the Three Bays Watershed. This innovative plan includes a range of strategies including aquaculture, pond dredging, wetlands restoration, and alternative septic system technologies.

Admission is free. Registration is appreciated.

Call the Library at 508-362-6636 or register via email at sturgislibrary@comcast.net. You may also register online here:http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/barnstable-clean-water-coalition-discussion-with-zenas-crocker/

 

Location: Sturgis Library at 3090 Main Street Barnstable, MA 02630

Library Tech Class 2/28

Library Tech Class 2/28

February 28, 2018

Cotuit Library is now doing in-house tech classes on the last Wednesday of every month, 1:00 – 2:00 PM. This month we will be discussing the basic know-how’s of Google’s emailing platform, Gmail. We request that you bring your own personal devices to practice on, but laptops are available for use at the library for those who need them.

Registration is required for attendance; maximum of 8 people per class.

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

 

Location: Cotuit Library, 871 Main Street, Cotuit MA 02635

Dan Logan Author Talk: The Dance Dragon 2/28

Dan Logan Author Talk: The Dance Dragon 2/28

February 28, 2018

“After a lifetime of avoiding dance at weddings and social gatherings, Dan Logan finds himself trapped. His daughter, a ballet aficionado, was getting married. A father-daughter dance was inevitable. He confronts his fear of dance and finds the courage to walk in a ballroom dance studio, meets Melissa the instructor, and his life changes.

At the wedding, Dan discovers there are moments when he enjoys dancing and he decides he must face the dance dragon and make a serious effort to learn. His journey takes him into a world of dance studios and clubs, where he dances with hundreds of women, travels to rural Cuba and eventually Washington D.C for a competitive performance for his final confrontation with the dragon.

Author Bio: The Dance Dragon is Dan Logan’s first novel. He grew up in Boston, graduated with a major in American history from the University of Notre Dame, spent three years in the U.S Military and received an M.B.A. in marketing research from New York University

After 12 years working at a large global advertising firm in New York at the end of the Mad Men era, Dan moved back to Boston and started his own advertising and communication firm. Dan and his wife Eileen live on the Boston waterfront” (www.amazon.com).

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

 

Location: Cotuit Library, 871 Main Street, Cotuit MA 02635