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May 2017
$15

Der Rosenkavalier – Met Opera in HD

May 20, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - May 20, 2018 @ 5:20 pm
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, 2357 Route 6
Wellfleet, MA 02667 United States
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Live Broadcast: May 13, 12:30 pm Encore: May 20, 12:30 pm $28; $22 senior; $15 student The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian star in Strauss’s grandest opera. In his new production, Robert Carsen, the director behind the Met’s recent Falstaff, places the action at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera’s subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt and red damask, in a staging that also…

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June 2017

After Hopper in Eastham

June 1 - June 30
Eastham Public Library, 190 Samoset Road
Eastham, MA 02642 United States
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Artists and collectors flock to Cape Cod from all across the globe, just to see the sites that Edward Hopper painted. Half a century after his death, new generations continue to be inspired by his work and the area that this great American painter chose as his home. Creative people in all fields learn from those who have gone before: while honoring their teachers, they add their own talents and experience, their own selves, and make something new. Acknowledging and…

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$12 - $35

Painting Churches

June 15 @ 8:00 am - July 9 @ 10:30 pm
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, 2357 Route 6
Wellfleet, MA 02667 United States
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By Tina Howe Directed by Daisy Walker June 15 – July 9, 2017 Thursday through Monday at 8:00 p.m. Gardner and Fanny Church are preparing to move out of their Beacon Hill house to their summer cottage on Cape Cod. Gardner, once a famous poet, now is retired. He slips in and out of senility as his wife Fanny valiantly tries to keep them both afloat. They have asked their daughter, Mags, to come home and help them move. Mags…

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Blood Drive for Cape Cod Healthcare in Orleans

June 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friends’ Marketplace and Garden Center, 57 Main St
Orleans, MA 02653 United States
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Orleans Blood Drive Cape Cod Healthcare Friends Marketplace

Blood Drive at Friends' Marketplace, 57 Main St. Orleans, Wed. June 28th, 10am-3pm. Get a movie pass when you donate! Enter the June drawing for a Cape Cod Beach Chair! All the blood collected at the blood drives stays here to be used at Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital. Blood products are used for elective and emergency surgery, anemia, bleeding disorders and for massive blood loss due to trauma. About one in every seven people entering a hospital is…

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Mudflat Mania! 2017

June 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 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 June, July & August dates for Mudflat Mania! 2017. Join our Mudflat Mania! naturalists on our highly popular hikes to Cape Cod Bay and explore the life on and below the Brewster flats. Nets, pails, water, sunscreen and our essential Mudflat Mania! Guide Book can be purchased through the Museum Shop. This two-hour family program includes a walk of about 20 minutes out to the flats and then learning and…

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Bee Hive Opening

June 29 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 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 June/July /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 a…

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After Hours at The Farm

June 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Farm – WB Richardson Growers, 40 Rock Harbor Rd
Orleans, MA 02653 United States
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Join us in our annual "Toast to the Season!" at our final after hours before the summer hits! This is our most popular networking event of the year and it's always a beautiful time! Register today! Refreshments by Hog Island Beer Co. and Corner Store Orleans! Open to Chamber members and their guests. Future members, please call the Chamber or register online at orleanscapecod.org.

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Kings Atlantic live @ Hog Island Beer Co.

June 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hog Island Beer Co., 28 West Rd
Orleans, MA 02653 United States
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All ages

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Provincetown/ Orleans District Planning Meeting & Potluck

June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Orleans, MA, Orleans, MA 02653 United States + Google Map

We will be gathering in Provincetown to plan the agenda for our discussion meeting later this month. We will be deciding the focus of our discussion based on your choice of material from the May issue of Living Buddhism according to what you are seeking. Interested guests always welcome. Message for more information. Chanting begins at 7pm and after the planning is complete, we will be enjoying a POTLUCK together! Chanting & Evening Gongyo @ 7pm.

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Art-filled Church at Rock Harbor: Docent-led tours

June 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Friday, repeating until August 25, 2017

Church of the Transfiguration, 5 Bay View Dr.
Orleans, MA 02653 United States
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The Church of the Transfiguration overlooks picturesque Rock Harbor in Orleans. The church offers guided tours every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m (closed Wednesday). This contemporary interpretation of an ancient basilican style of architecture combines mosaics, frescos, bronze, glass, carved limestone and icons to tell the Biblical story of salvation. Tours are available daily from 10 am to 5 pm, except on Wednesdays. On Friday afternoons the 3 pm tour is followed by a demonstration of the E.M.Skinner…

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Sarah Burrill Live at The Barley Neck Inn

June 30 @ 10:00 pm - July 1 @ 1:00 am
Barley Neck Inn, 5 Beach Road
Orleans, MA 02653 United States
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Every Friday and Saturday night, swing by the Barley Neck Inn for live music from some of your favorite local bands & musicians. On Friday, June 30th, grab a drink and unwind with the talented Sarah Burrill. For a full schedule of events at the BNI and live music line-up, check out our website: http://barleyneck.com/entertainment-schedule/category/entertainment/

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July 2017

Maryalice Eizenberg Demonstration

July 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Addison Art Gallery, 43 South Orleans Rd (Route 28)
Orleans, MA 02653 United States
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Eizenberg, an award-winning painter and respected instructor will demonstrate plein air oil painting on the gallery lawn.

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SaraJane Doberstein Demonstration

July 1 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Addison Art Gallery, 43 South Orleans Rd (Route 28)
Orleans, MA 02653 United States
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SaraJane will demonstrate painting from printed photos and digital images showing a variety of techniques and mediums combined into one painting. Some sections will be done alla prima while others involve glazing. (Alla prima is a technique in which layers of wet paint are applied to previously administered layers of wet paint.

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Booksmith Orleans Book Signing

July 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Booksmith Musicsmith, 136 RT-6A
Orleans, MA 02653 United States
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I'll be hanging out at Booksmith Saturday afternoon! Come visit on your way home from the beach, or on your way next door to Guapos for margaritas!

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Summer Light

July 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Addison Art Gallery, 43 South Orleans Rd (Route 28)
Orleans, MA 02653 United States
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An exhibition of new work by SaraJane Doberstein and Maryalice Eizenberg capturing iconic images of Cape Cod beaches and gardens.

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Jim Holland reception

July 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Left Bank Gallery, 8 Cove Road
Orleans, MA 02653 United States
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Jim Holland: New Paintings July 1 - 14, 2017 Reception: Saturday, July 1, 6-8 pm 25 Commercial Street, Wellfleet above: “Cloudbank over Blackfish Creek” oil on canvas 18” x 36" http://www.leftbankgallery.com/collections/jim-holland

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Trish & Jared’s 21st Century Songbook

July 2 @ 7:00 pm - July 3 @ 9:00 pm
Cape Rep Theatre, 3299 Main St
Brewster, MA 02631 United States
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Trish & Jared's 21st Centry Songbook with special guest Eric Riley July 2 & 3 Cape Rep Theatre is excited to announce a new musical revue featuring Jared Hagan and Trish Larose, two of Cape Rep’s favorites, as they take you on a musical journey of the heart. Weaving classic and contemporary Broadway tunes, from Annie Get Your Gun to Hamilton, with songs from the canon of popular music ranging from Joni Mitchell to Lady Gaga. Many of the songs…

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Fireworks July 4th Orleans Cape Cod Massachusetts

July 2 @ 8:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Rock Harbor, Orleans, MA 02653 United States + Google Map
july fourth fireworks orleans ma cape cod

Fireworks Show The July 4th Fireworks begins July 2nd (Rain date July 6, 2017) at dusk at Rock Harbor in Orleans, Massachusetts. The Fireworks start between 8:30 and 9:15 pm. We suggest you park and head to Rock Harbor early to stake out your spot! The fireworks show is most spectacular at Rock Harbor but if you can't make it to Rock Harbor you can also see them up close at Skaket Beach. Other areas where you can watch the…

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Mess Fest!

July 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St, Route 6A
Brewster, MA 02633 United States
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The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster presents Mess Fest, Monday, July 3, 2017 10am-1pm. Mess Fest is a celebration of all things MESSY! Come spatter, squish, muck, paint, swish and swirl from 10am-1pm. This special interactive event will feature an array of splashy, messy, indoor and outdoor activities for visitors. Inside messability includes: slippery slime, Oobleck and edible dirt cups. Outside, try mud painting, junk sculpture, sand castles, splatter paint and bubble art. Mess Fest will be…

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Mudflat Mania! 2017

July 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St, Route 6A
Brewster, MA 02633 United States
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The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster presents July & August dates for Mudflat Mania! 2017. Join our Mudflat Mania! naturalists on our highly popular hikes to Cape Cod Bay and explore the life on and below the Brewster flats. Nets, pails, water, sunscreen and our essential Mudflat Mania! Guide Book can be purchased through the Museum Shop. This two-hour family program includes a walk of about 20 minutes out to the flats and then learning and exploring…

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