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October 2021

The Trees Have Eyes! Annual Scavenger Hunt

October 22 - October 31

Any old tree can have leaves. In Orleans, they have eyes (at least through Halloween). Find the eyeballs hiding in the trees along Main Street, Main Street Square and Cove Road. Share or send us your pictures at some of the locations (be sure to send us your contact info), and we'll pick THREE PRIZE WINNERS!! Everyone else, come by the Chamber (44 Main St.) for something special. Here are the instructions. Follow them. Remember, the trees are watching... Tag…

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Mindful Monday drop in class

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 12:35 pm
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weekly on Mondays
by donation

Please join us on-line for 35 minutes of mindfulness practice every Monday from 12 noon until 12:35 p.m. It is led by Deborah Ennis, a psychotherapist and mindfulness teacher in the Orleans area. This is a drop-in class for people who are new to meditation, as well as for experienced meditators. Guided by an experienced teacher, our intention is to practice relaxing the body and quieting the mind in order to create inner peace and focus. Mindfulness can be of…

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Nature Screen presents “The Dead Sea Scroll Detectives”

October 27 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on October 27, 2021 at 11:30 am

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. Rte. 6A
Brewster, 02631 United States
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The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster continues its Nature Screen film series with Dead Sea Scroll Detectives a PBS NOVA documentary Thursday, October 14 & Wednesday October 27, 2021 at 11:30am. One of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time, the Dead Sea Scrolls, was made by a Bedouin shepherd boy in 1947. And since the 2,000-year-old scrolls were first taken from a cave, they've intrigued scholars, religious leaders, and profiteers alike. These fragile parchment relics include…

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Nature Screen presents “Operation Lighthouse REscue”

October 28 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Thursday, repeating until October 30, 2021

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. Rte. 6A
Brewster, 02631 United States
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The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster continues its Nature Screen film series with Operation Lighthouse Rescue a PBS NOVA documentary Thursdays, September 9, 16, 23, 30, 2021 at 11:30am. On the picturesque bluffs at the very tip of the island of Martha's Vineyard, disaster loomed. The historic Gay Head Lighthouse in the town of Aquinnah, was soon to become the next victim of the persistent erosion of the island's cliffs. Built in 1856, the structure weighs more…

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Vampires of New England

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. Rte. 6A
Brewster, 02631 United States
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The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster presents "Vampires of New England", with Medievalist and charismatic storyteller, Susan Jarek-Glidden, Ph.D. Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 1pm. New England’s vampire history emerged a full century after the region’s more infamous Salem witch trials, and although Rhode Island was ostensibly the epicenter, it was a region-wide phenomenon. Recently, exciting new information about one of New England's vampires has come to light so join Susan for this intriguing program, part of…

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2021 Forest Bathing FALL Sessions

October 29 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until October 29, 2021

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. Rte. 6A
Brewster, 02631 United States
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$10

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster presents Forest Bathing: Deepening our Relationship with Nature with CCMNH Field Guide Carol Marcy Fridays in September/October at 11am. The concept of forest bathing grew out of a practice in Japan called Shinrin-yoku that spread to China and Korea and now to the United States. It is about swimming in the living being of the forest as the walk becomes a meditation through which you can experience your deep interconnectedness with…

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Halloween Hi-Jinx at CCMNH!

October 30 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. Rte. 6A
Brewster, 02631 United States
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The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in partnership with the Brewster Chamber of Commerce present Halloween Hi-Jinx Saturday, October 30, 2021 9:30am – 1pm. Last admission 12:30pm. The nocturnal critters of Cape Cod invite you to a special celebration of Halloween Hi-Jinx! • Come and concoct goos and brews • Play games and solve puzzles • Try Firefly Painting • Travel the traditional treat trail with a twist (Aquarium) • Visit the Owl’s Nest • Wear a costume, get…

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It’s Baaaack… The Orleans Halloween Stroll 2021!

October 30 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Parents, get the toothpaste ready because Trick or Treating in Orleans is back! Saturday, Oct. 30 from 2:30-3:30pm on Main Street, downtown Orleans. Starts at Snow Library. The OPD will be on hand for traffic and pedestrian safety along Main Street. Hosted by the Orleans Elementary School Parent Teacher Committee. BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! From 4-5pm, the Academy Playhouse will be hosting a costume contest and family-friendly activites. Snacks and drinks for purchase. 120 Main St. in East Orleans

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November 2021

Naturescape Gallery presents Cpae Nights Photography

November 1 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2021

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. Rte. 6A
Brewster, 02631 United States
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Naturescape Gallery at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is proud to present “Cape Nights Photography” by photographer Timothy Little November 1 – December 30, 2021* Timothy Little is a Cape Cod based photographer specializing in night photography and light painting. When utilizing this technique, a scene or object can be brought to life by painting with a beam of light, which is spectacularly evident in Little’s images. The exhibit will include selected works showcasing Tim’s astro-landscape photography under…

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Mindful Monday drop in class

November 1 @ 12:00 pm - 12:35 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
weekly on Mondays
by donation

Please join us on-line for 35 minutes of mindfulness practice every Monday from 12 noon until 12:35 p.m. It is led by Deborah Ennis, a psychotherapist and mindfulness teacher in the Orleans area. This is a drop-in class for people who are new to meditation, as well as for experienced meditators. Guided by an experienced teacher, our intention is to practice relaxing the body and quieting the mind in order to create inner peace and focus. Mindfulness can be of…

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