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November 2016
Free

Lux Seminalis – Seeds of Light – Exhibition of Works by Gabriele Wilpers of Essen, Germany

November 26, 2016 - February 5, 2017
Patmos Art Center,
39 Anchor Drive
Orleans, MA 02653 United States
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This Advent, as we prepare for the coming of the Light of the World, Patmos Art Center presents the exhibition Lux Seminalis by Gabriele Wilpers of Essen, Germany. Lux Seminalis, or Seeds of Light, explores and reflects upon human existence in a new and original way through glass sculpture, found objects and paint. Patmos Art Center, 39 Anchor Drive, Orleans, MA. Open Monday–Saturday. Free admission. For more information visit mounttabor.it/lux-seminalis.

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A Seaside Christmas in Orleans

November 26 @ 8:00 am - December 31 @ 8:00 am
Orleans Chamber of Commerce,
44 Main St, PO Box 153
Orleans, MA 02653 United States
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A Town-Wide Celebration! November 26th – December 31st 2016 View the Full 2016 Event Calendar Special events and savings at shops, galleries, restaurants, inns, theaters, churches, libraries, salons, spas, shows, and more. Meet visitors from the North Pole while enjoying all that Orleans has to offer! Save time, money and many miles per gift when you fill your sleigh in Orleans!  Saturday, November 26th Pancake Breakfast with Mrs. Claus, Santa Arrives by Boat: 8am-10am Orleans Yacht Club, 39 Cove Rd. Orleans…

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$12 - $20

Yule for Fuel: WHAT’s annual Fuel Assistance Benefit

November 27 @ 3:00 pm - December 18 @ 3:00 pm
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater,
2357 Route 6
Wellfleet, MA 02667 United States
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Four Sundays following Thanksgiving: November 27, December 4, 11 & 18 Celebrate the warmth of the holidays and the talent of our community at Yule for Fuel! Every year we raise money for the Lower Cape Outreach Council’s Fuel Assistance Program, with the help of our fuel sponsors: Cape Cod Oil Company, Eastham Discount Oil, Marcey Oil Company, Monomoy Fuel Company, and Snow’s Fuel Company.

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December 2016
$25 - $30

Gabriel V Brass Christmas Concert

December 9 @ 7:30 pm
Church of the Transfiguration,
5 Bay View Dr.
Orleans, MA 02653 United States
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Gabriel V Christmas Concert December 9 & 10, 7:30PM This Christmas, come in from a blustery winter night and enjoy a festive concert with the Gabriel V Brass Ensemble. Held at the Church of the Transfiguration, the concert will feature classic favorites like Hark! The Herald Angels Sing and The First Noel, as well as other celebratory works such as Salvation is Created by Chesnokov and Ding Dong Merrily on High by Rutter. Tickets: 508-240-2400 or online at www.artsempoweringlife.org

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Gabriel V Christmas Concerts

December 9 @ 7:30 pm - December 10 @ 7:30 pm
Church Of The Transfiguration,
5 Bay View Dr
Orleans, MA 02653 United States
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This Christmas, come in from a blustery winter night and enjoy a festive concert with the Gabriel V Brass Ensemble. Held at the Church of the Transfiguration, the concert will feature beloved carols as well as new songs of the season.

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$15

L’Amour de Loin – Met Opera in HD

December 10 @ 12:55 am - 3:55 pm
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater,
2357 Route 6
Wellfleet, MA 02667 United States
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Live Broadcast: December 10, 2016, 12:55 pm Encore: December 17, 2016, 12:55 pm $28; $22 senior; $15 student Libretto by Amin Maalouf. Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s breakthrough opera was described by the New York Times as “transfixing…a lushly beautiful score.” Commissioned by the Salzburg Festival, where it was first seen in 2000, it will now finally have its Metropolitan Opera premiere in a dazzling new production by Robert Lepage, featuring glimmering ribbons of LED lights that extend across the length…

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Goose 70th Anniversary Holiday Open House

December 10 @ 9:00 am - December 11 @ 5:00 pm
Goose Hummock,
15 RT-6A
Orleans, MA 02653 United States
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Refreshments served as we celebrate the holidays and our 70 years of serving Cape Cod. Come in for some home baked goodies and maybe a little nip to take the chill off. Kids choose gifts from our special Fishing Rod Christmas Tree. Games, fun and lots of sales to enjoy. Free gift wrapping available for all purchases. Can't think of what to get? Come in, share some cheer and purchase a Goose Hummock Gift Card.

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Pet Photos with Santa

December 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Agway of Cape Cod,
686 Route 134
South Dennis, MA 02660 United States
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Bring your furry friends (or the kiddos!) over to the Agway stores in Orleans or Dennis for professional photos shot by Cold Nose Photo. Your $10 donation will include a digital download of your photo (perfect for creating holiday cards), a special treat for your pup, and refreshments for the 2-legged guests! All proceeds will benefit the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s Brewster shelter and the MSPCA shelter in Centerville. The first session takes place from 10 AM – 12…

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Santa & Frosty Visit Snow’s

December 10 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Snow’s Home & Garden,
22 Main St
Orleans, MA 02653 United States
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Santa and Frosty will be back at Snow’s…so bring the kids and the camera! And don't forget to stop by our nostalgic holiday train display while you're here.

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$12 - $25

Holiday Jazz Concert: Abbott Friend Quintet feat. Marcelle Gauvin

December 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater,
2357 Route 6
Wellfleet, MA 02667 United States
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Celebrate the season with exciting jazz arrangements of holiday favorites presented by one of New England’s leading jazz ensembles. The Bruce Abbott/Fred Fried Quintet, featuring the great vocalist Marcelle Gauvin, salutes the holidays with stirring versions of classics such as “Winter Wonderland,“ “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” an electrifying take on “Little Drummer Boy,” a reggae version of “Do You Hear What I Hear” and many more favorites leading up to a blockbuster “Sleigh Ride” finale. The all-star group features…

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Gingerbread House Decorating Class

December 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Local Scoop,
34 Cranberry Highway (RT 6A)
Orleans, MA 02653 United States
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Join us for a Gingerbread House Decorating Class - all ages / kids and adults welcome. Gingerbread House Decorating Class $35.00 Per House - Prepay to hold your spot

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25 Days of Christmas Giveaway

December 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Snow’s Home & Garden,
22 Main St
Orleans, MA 02653 United States
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Wednesday, November 30 – Saturday, December 24 It’s back again! Every day until Christmas Eve we will give away something special, including kitchen appliances, cutlery sets, toys, games, figurines and more. Entry forms will be available in our Orleans store; a winner will be drawn each day. AND...We’re also giving away “Secret Santa” gift cards! December 1 - 24, one of our elves will give a $25 Snow’s gift card to a randomly selected customer. Could it be you?

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Tuesday Tweets Birdwatching Walk & Talk

December 13 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History,
869 Main St, Route 6A
Brewster, MA 02633 United States
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Discover the wonderful world of Cape Cod birding with CCMNH bird nerd, Gretchen Moran Towers on Tuesday, December 13th, 9:30am-10:30am. Whether you are experienced or a beginner, walk the beautiful trails, bring binoculars, wear appropriate footwear and come prepared to watch, study and enjoy our feathered friends in their natural habitats. $2 /Member $4/Non-Member Rain cancels the walk. For further information, contact the Museum at 508-896-3867, Ext. # 133

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Ready with Rice

December 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Snow’s Home & Garden,
22 Main St
Orleans, MA 02653 United States
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Be ready for anything when you cook up a batch of healthy rice. Our staff will show you how to use our electric rice cooker, along with some creative recipe ideas.

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Quiet Advent Vespers

December 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Federated Church of Orleans,
162 Main Street
East Orleans, MA 02643 United States
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A service of music, readings and candle lighting, especially for those who would like to be comforted or refreshed during this busy time of year.

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25 Days of Christmas Giveaway

December 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Snow’s Home & Garden,
22 Main St
Orleans, MA 02653 United States
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Wednesday, November 30 – Saturday, December 24 It’s back again! Every day until Christmas Eve we will give away something special, including kitchen appliances, cutlery sets, toys, games, figurines and more. Entry forms will be available in our Orleans store; a winner will be drawn each day. AND...We’re also giving away “Secret Santa” gift cards! December 1 - 24, one of our elves will give a $25 Snow’s gift card to a randomly selected customer. Could it be you?

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Move and Groove at Snow Library

December 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Snow Library,
67 Main St.
Orleans , MA 02653 United States
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Move and Groove at Snow Library December 16th at 10:30 Please join us for an hour of family fun with D.J. Aqua. We will be moving and Grooving at the Orleans Snow Library on Friday December 16th at 10:30. Participants will be guided by music and gentle instruction to explore a range of movements from stillness and stretching to free-form dancing. This fun free event is sponsored by The Friends of Snow Library.

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Season of Hope Holiday Concert

December 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
The Federated Church of Orleans,
162 Main Street
East Orleans, MA 02643 United States
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An evening of seasonal music for the entire family, with choral selections, handbells and piano solos and duets. Featuring the Federated Church Chancel choir with guest soloists, directed by Glenn Starner-Tate, and the Handbell choir directed by Bonnie Brenner. All are welcome

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Orleans Christmas Shopping Stroll!

December 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Orleans, Massachusetts
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Orleans Christmas Shopping Stroll. Dec. 17, 10am-5pm. Hop aboard one of our old-fashioned trolleys and enjoy shopping throughout Orleans at the Christmas Shopping Stroll! Stores throughout town will host special events, sales and more. Fun for the whole family! Trolley stops: Nauset Surf Shop, Goose Hummock, Nauset Marine, Homegrowntrades, Snow's Home & Garden, Orleans Chamber of Commerce, Guapo's, Cape House Hallmark Shop, Orleans Historical Society and Weekend.

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Doughnut Demo

December 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Snow’s Home & Garden,
22 Main St
Orleans, MA 02653 United States
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Thinking about doughnuts Christmas morning? It couldn't be easier, with Stonewall Kitchen's Doughnut Maker! We'll show you how to use it, and of course tempt you with some tastes, too.

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