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May 2016

Orleans Farmers Market

May 1 @ 8:00 am - November 27 @ 12:00 pm
Orleans Farmers Market,
Colony Road
Orleans, MA 02653 United States
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Old Colony Way. Every Saturday 8am-Noon. Music. Accepting EBT, SNAP, Credit Cards, ATM at market.

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June 2016
$10

A Year with Frog and Toad

June 28 @ 10:00 am - August 31 @ 11:00 am
Cape Rep Outdoor Theatre,
3299 Rte 6A
Brewster, MA 02631 United States
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A Year with Frog and Toad Book & Lyrics by Willie Reale Music by Robert Reale Based on the books by Arnold Lobel Originally presented on Broadway by Bob Boyett, Adrianne Lobel, Michael Gardner, Lawrence Horowitz and Roy Furman World Premiere at The Children’s Theatre Company Minneapolis, Minnesota June 28 - August 31 Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10 AM Tickets: $10 Perfect for all ages Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go…

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July 2016
Free

Robert Ryan Art at The Old Firehouse Gallery

July 1 @ 5:00 pm - July 31 @ 7:00 pm
Old Firehouse Gallery,
44 Main Street
Orleans, MA United States
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Opening reception July 1st, 5-7pm Paintings will be up all month. Check gallery for hours. Abstract and interpretive landscape paintings

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$8

Pitter Patter Puppets

July 7 @ 10:00 am - August 25 @ 11:00 am
Cape Rep Outdoor Theatre,
3299 Rte 6A
Brewster, MA 02631 United States
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Pitter Patter Puppets July 7 - August 25 Thursdays at 10 AM Tickets: $8 Perfect for ages 2-6 & great fun for ages 7-100! Puppeteer Mary Wilson’s wildly popular puppet shows are interactive, inventive and extremely funny. Outdoor Theater Daytime Children’s Shows Rain or shine. If it rains, we go indoors!

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TD Bank Summer Concert Series at Nauset Beach

July 7 @ 6:00 pm - July 28 @ 7:30 pm
Nauset Beach,
Orleans, MA United States
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TD Bank Arts Foundation of Cape Cod Summer Concert Nauset Beach

Free Thursday Nights at the Gazebo 6-7:30pm

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Nauset Beach Summer Concerts

July 11 @ 7:00 am - August 29 @ 9:00 pm
Nauset Beach,
Orleans, MA United States
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Nauset Beach Concert

Free Monday Nights At the Gazebo, 7-9pm

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Free

Brown Bag Organ Concert Series

July 14 @ 12:00 pm - August 25 @ 12:00 pm
Church of the Transfiguration,
5 Bay View Drive
Orleans , MA 02653 United States
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Brown Bag Organ Concert Series Thursdays July 14, 21, 28 & August 4, 11, 18, 25 at 12 pm A series of free, half-hour concerts on the E.M. Skinner pipe organ at the Church of the Transfiguration at Rock Harbor, Orleans. Buy a brown bag lunch, or bring your own, and enjoy a respite from the hectic workday or crowded beaches. Built by Nelson Barden & Associates of Boston, MA, the organ at the Church of the Transfiguration is a…

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Free

Beauty in Simplicity

July 15 @ 10:00 am - July 30 @ 5:00 pm
Community of Jesus,
5 Bay View Drive
Orleans, Massachusetts 02653 United States
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Beauty in Simplicity: Paintings of Dan Ford Through July 30 Open Monday-Saturday (except Wednesdays) 10am-5pm Patmos Art Center at the Community of Jesus, Orleans Dan Ford's studio practice blends his love of photography and painting, both of which have fascinated him since childhood. Similar to photography, Dan's paintings capture a moment in time where color and light interact to create a scene infused with tranquility. The directness of Dan's approach through oil painting is achieved by a singleness of eye…

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$20

Harborside Teas

July 15 @ 3:00 pm - August 26 @ 3:00 pm
Community of Jesus,
5 Bay View Drive
Orleans, Massachusetts 02653 United States
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Harborside Teas Fridays July 15, 22, 29 & August 5, 12, 19, 26 at 3:00 pm A Cape Cod tradition for more than 25 years, the Harborside Tea at the Community of Jesus offers a delicious, two-course plated tea in an elegant atmosphere at Bethany Guest House, overlooking the fishing boats at picturesque Rock Harbor. Following the tea, enjoy a tour of the Church of the Transfiguration and an organ demonstration on the landmark E.M. Skinner organ. Reservations: 508-240-2400. www.communityofjesus.org

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$20 - $50

Unexpected Joy

July 21 @ 8:00 pm - August 20 @ 8:00 pm
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater,
2357 Route 6
Wellfleet, MA 02667 United States
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A World Premiere Musical Produced by Wellfeet Harbor Actors Theater in association with Jim Kierstead Unexpected Joy Book and Lyrics by Bill Russell, Music by Janet Hood July 21 – August 20 Previews: July 21 and 22 Performances Wednesday-Monday at 8:00PM, Sunday at 3:00PM Flex passes are on sale now. Subscriptions will be available February 26. Single Tickets will be available in March. Unexpected Joy has book and lyrics by Tony nominee Bill Russell (Side Show, Lucky Duck) and music…

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$20 - $25

Summer Concerts of Brass & Organ

July 22 @ 7:30 pm - July 23 @ 7:30 pm
Church of the Transfiguration,
5 Bay View Dr.
Orleans, MA 02653 United States
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Summer Concerts of Brass and Organ July 22 & 23, 7:30 pm Celebrate summer’s balmy nights and spectacular sunsets with an evening concert of majestic brass and organ, featuring works by Hovahness, Pachelbel, and including Gigout’s Grand Choeur Dialogue. This concert will be performed by members of Gabriel V Brass ensemble, in collaboration with internationally acclaimed organists, SharonRose Pfeiffer and James Jordan on the E.M. Skinner Organ at the Church of the Transfiguration at Rock Harbor, Orleans - the only…

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Free

Creating a Native Garden

July 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Snow’s Home and Garden,
22 Main Street
Orleans, MA United States
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Part of our Garden Center Seminar Series: The Year of the Native. Led by Snow’s own Nan Patterson, who has worked with us for six seasons. Nan will share her insights to help you create a native garden with plants that work in harmony with one another.

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Creating a Native Garden

July 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Snow’s Home & Garden,
22 Main St
Orleans, MA 02653 United States
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Part of our Garden Center Seminar Series: The Year of the Native. Led by Snow's own Nan Patterson, who has worked with us for six seasons. Nan will share her insights to help you create a native garden with plants that work in harmony with one another.

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What You Should Know Before You Paint

July 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Snow’s Home and Garden,
22 Main Street
Orleans, MA United States
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Preserving the Integrity of Your Home Our home is usually our single biggest asset – so when it comes to painting it, we want to make sure it’s done right. But before the colors are chosen and the first coat is applied, it’s important to understand the process. Painting professionals Mick Lynch, Whit Boyd and Brendan McCray have put together this seminar designed to help consumers ask the right questions, whether it’s a DIY project or one that will involve…

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The Gills Club Special Event Featuring Dr. Ruth Leeney

July 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History,
869 Main St. / Rte. 6A
Brewster, MA 02631 United States
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The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster hosts a Gills Club special event featuring Dr. Ruth Leeney, founder of Protect Africa’s Sawfishes project, Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 1pm – 3pm. The Gills Club, an education initiative of the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, is excited to partner with the New England Aquarium to host Dr. Ruth Leeney founder of Protect Africa’s Sawfishes. All five species of sawfishes are threatened with extinction and Dr. Leeney is in a hurry…

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Cleber Stecei Opening Reception

July 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Addison Art Gallery,
43 South Orleans Rd (Route 28)
Orleans, MA 02653 United States
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Cleber Stecei Reception

July 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Addison Art Gallery,
43 South Orleans Rd (Route 28)
Orleans, MA 02653 United States
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Join us in viewing new works from local artist Cleber Stecei.

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Live Bee Hive Openings at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

July 24 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History,
869 Main St. / Rte. 6A
Brewster, MA 02631 United States
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The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster presents Live Bee Hive Openings July and August dates. Meet our bees up close with beekeepers George Muhlebach and crew who will open our live hives for visitors. Learn how bees have a symbiotic relationship to flowering plants and how beekeepers contribute to maintaining the biodiversity in our ecosystem. Veils provided. PLEASE NOTE: The first opening is at 12 noon, if that fills, a 2nd is at 12:45 and if needed…

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Mudflat Mania! at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

July 25 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History,
869 Main St / Route 6A
Brewster, MA 02631 United States
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The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster presents July & August dates for Mudflat Mania! 2016. Join our Mudflat Mania! naturalists on our highly popular hikes to Cape Cod Bay and explore the life on and below the Brewster sand flats. Nets, pails, water, sunscreen and our essential Mudflat Mania! Guide Book can be purchased through the Museum Shop. The walk is about 20 minutes out to the flats and then as long as you wish to stay…

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FREE

Snow Library presents the Science behind the Magic show by the Boston Museum of Science on Tuesday July 26 at 4:00

July 26 @ 4:00 am - 5:00 pm
Snow Library,
67 Main St.
Orleans, 02653 Select a Country:
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How do magic tricks really work? Come to the Snow Library in Orleans on Tuesday July 26 at 4:00 to investigate. You will learn the science behind the “magic” of several classic magic tricks. You might learn how to snatch a tablecloth without disturbing the items on top, make a balloon fireproof, or even how to lay down on a bed of nails. This fun free program is sponsored by the Friends of Snow Library. Call 508-240-3760 for more information.

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