Arts Foundation of Cape Cod

RSVP TODAY~ You Are Invited to the AFCC's Fall Grant Awards Reception

RSVP Please join us for the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod's Fall Grant Awards reception at the Coonamessett Inn, 311 Gifford Street, Falmouth on Thursday, November 12 at 6 pm

This is an ideal opportunity for leaders of cultural organizations, their board members, professional staff and friends to meet and connect with colleagues across the Cape.  Artists and art lovers alike are invited to take advantage of this community convening to renew friendships and establish new connections within the cultural community.

Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and beverages and performances by past grant
recipients and up-and-coming young performers as we congratulate the
successful AFCC 2009 Fall Grant Recipients.
Space is limited, so your RSVP is essential. If you would like to attend, please email or call 508-362-0066 by November 5.

Arts Foundation of Cape Cod Highlighted in Cape Cod Life's Philanthropy Edition

Margaret Van Sciver
photo by Studio by the Sea
Cape Cod Life Publications has recognized the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and our Board President in their December 2009 Philanthropy issue.
Read this Profile.

This annual issue of Cape Cod Life also included three additional members of the Cape's cultural community:
The AFCC extends its appreciation to Cape Cod Life Publications for providing these profiles of our region's cultural, nonprofit organizations and their leaders.
We also commend Cape Cod Life Publications for posthumously recognizing
Patrick M. Butler as the 2009 Philanthropist of the Year.

Calling all Educators - Reserve Your Field Trip Now

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Looking for a free, fun, enriching, and unique art experience for your students this year?  Join us for FIRST THINGS FIRST this January at the Cotuit Center for the Arts!
FIRST THINGS FIRST will feature the works
of more than fifty well-known Cape Cod artists, as they explore what is most important to them. This unique, free exhibit will introduce kids to the work of established artists from Cape Cod, while encouraging their own creativity through engaging educational activities during their visit.

Keeping younger arts patrons in mind, artwork will be displayed at a height of 4 feet throughout the exhibit - right at children's eye level - and a docent will be assigned to each group that schedules a visit.
FIRST THINGS FIRST will be on display January 9 - February 6, 2010 at the Cotuit Center for the Arts.  Based on advance bookings for school visits and the popularity of previously presented exhibits, ROYGBIV, Self Portrait Cape Cod and When We Were Younger, we anticipate high demand again in 2010. School visits will be welcomed throughout the month-long exhibit, but availability is limited and tends to fill up quickly, so please reserve your date as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
For more information about the exhibit, or to schedule your group trip, please email, call 508-362-0066 ext. 13 or visit
Note: All scheduling of student group visits and any additional information will be provided by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod; kindly do not contact the Cotuit Center for the Arts for information about the exhibit.

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Nominations Now Being Accepted for 2010 Creative Community Awards

Creativ Collaborative Conference

The Third Annual Creative Collaborative Conference will be presented on Thursday, March 25, 2010 at the Cape Codder Resort and Spa, 1225 Iyannough Road, Hyannis.
The entire creative community of Cape Cod is invited to gather for a full afternoon and evening of presentations, panel discussions, performances and awards to celebrate the best and brightest of the region's arts and culture.

Plan on joining us to gather and share ideas, savor our successes and honor the 2010 recipients of the Creative Community Awards for:

  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Arts Educator of the Year
  • Community Leadership in support of the Arts
  • Collaborative Arts Project of the Year

To apply to present a brief talk or a table-top presentation, to submit your nominations in one of the four categories above, to register for the conference or for more information please visit or contact the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod at 508-362-0066 or email

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Join the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod - Fly Free to Nantucket!

Join the AFCC
photo by Studio by the Sea

Join the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and fly free to Nantucket! Now, all new adult members of the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod will receive a free, round-trip ticket from Hyannis to Nantucket from Cape Air!

Why become a member of the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod?

  • Because the Arts contribute to the wonderful quality of life on Cape Cod
  • Because Arts and Culture are an essential part of the Cape Cod economy
  • Because I receive a free round-trip ticket to Nantucket from Hyannis on Cape Air with each new adult membership
  • Because Arts Foundation of Cape Cod memberships make wonderful gifts - and I could keep the Nantucket tickets!
  • Because the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod celebrates, promotes, and supports the Arts year-round; they need and deserve my assistance

Join online now as a member!

MAASH to Discuss Effects of Legalized Gambling on the Arts

Massachusetts Advocates for the Arts, Science and HumanitiesThe Massachusetts Legislature will revisit the issue of casino gambling
early next year.  MAASH (Massachusetts Advocates for the Arts, Science and Humanities) wants to discuss the potential impact of legalized gambling on the arts and culture in the Commonwealth.

MAASH invites members of the cultural community to join them for a special meeting on November 10, 4 pm at the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, 3 Shoot Flying Hill Road, Centerville.  They are looking forward to hearing your thoughts about casino gambling and possible efforts to secure state gambling revenue for arts, culture and tourism.  Members of our legislative delegation have been invited to attend.

Please let MAASH know if you can attend by emailing Hathalee Higgs at  If you cannot make this meeting, please feel free to call Dan Hunter, Executive Director of MAASH, at 617-725-0455 to share your thoughts, suggestions or concerns. For more information please visit

In this Issue

Literary Arts

Tony Hoagland Comes to Cultural Center of Cape Cod to Listen and to Read

Tony Hoagland
photo by Kenna Bonner
Award-winning poet Tony Hoagland will be part of the audience for the Poets' Corner Open Mic on October 29, 7 pm at the Cultural Center before giving a reading to benefit the Center's poetry programs for young people.

The Poets' Corner is hosted on the last Thursday of each month by poets Barry Hellman and Joe Gouveia. There will be a "one poem, up to two minutes limit" at the event in order to give many poets a chance to read before Mr. Hoagland takes the podium.

This and other Poets' Corners are supported in part by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod. The Cultural Center of Cape Cod is located at 307 Old Main Street in South Yarmouth. For more information call 508-394-7100 or visit

The Induction of Tennessee Williams into The Poet's Corner

Tennessee Williams
Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival & The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC, presents a free evening of poetry, theater and reminiscences in honor of the induction of Tennessee Williams into the Cathedral's Poets' Corner, November 5, 7 pm.   A special Evensong Service will also be held on November 8, 4 pm to complete the tribute and to unveil an inscribed stone in tribute to Mr. Williams.

The Poets' Corner was created in 1984 to memorialize American writers and is modeled after a similar alcove at Westminster Abbey in London.   Tennessee Williams is the first poet/playwright to be inducted.

The Cathedral Church of St John the Divine is located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY.  For information call 866-789-TENN or visit

Reading by Visiting Poets Eamon Grennan and L.S. Asekoff

Grennan and Asekoff
The Fine Arts Work Center presents visiting poets Eamon Grennan and L.S. Asekoff for a reading of their work in the Stanley Kunitz Common Room on November 7, 8 pm.  Eamon Grennan's most recent books of poetry include Matter of Fact, The Quick of It and Still Life with Waterfall, which won the 2003 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. L.S. Asekoff has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundations for the Arts, and the Fund for Poetry.

The Fine Arts Work Center is located at 24 Pearl Street, Provincetown.  For more information call 508/487-9960 ext. 109 or visit

Book Signing of The Cranberry: Hard Work and Holiday Sauce

The Cranberry
Titcomb's Bookstore will host a book signing of The Cranberry: Hard Work and Holiday Sauce by authors Stephen Cole and Lindy Gifford on November 7, 3 pm.

Transformed from a wild fruit to a cultivated commodity, the American cranberry contains equal amounts of holiday symbolism and antioxidants. Its evolution over the past century is a surprising story of risk, enterprise, conflict, and the tension between tradition and innovation. The book harvests stories, images, and observations to tell the unusual tale of an American subculture dominated by this tart little red fruit.

Titcomb's Bookstore is located at 1432 Route 6A, East Sandwich.  For more information contact Titcomb's Bookstore at 508-888-2331 or visit

Provincetown Theater Fall Playwrights' Festival

Provincetown Playwrights' Festival
The Provincetown Theater Company presents six new short plays and the stage reading of five original full-length plays during the Fall Playwrights' Festival, November 7 - 13. During these two weekends short plays will be staged four times and each full-length play will be read once at difference dates.
The wealth of local Cape Cod playwrights makes this program possible as writers from Sandwich to Provincetown share their plays for the first time. The short plays run about 15 minutes each and create a full program together. The full-length readings each require a time slot of their own. Audiences can experience both the short plays and at least one full-length reading the same day. Check the full schedule for details.
The Provincetown Theater is located at 238 Bradford Street, Provincetown. There will be no advance sales for the readings.  For more information or a complete list of events call 508-487-9793 or visit

Salvatore Scibona Wins Prestigious Whiting Writers' Award

Salvatore Scibona
photo by Carlos Ferguson 
Salvatore Scibona, who administers the Writing Fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center, has been awarded a 2009 Whiting Writers' Award. This prestigious $50,000 award recognizes ten young writers for their talent and promise and is one of the most coveted prizes for up and coming writers.

Salvatore Scibona's first book, The End, is a novel about a single day in 1953 as lived by six people in an Ohio carnival crowd. Published in 2008 by Graywolf Press, it was the winner of the New York Public Library's Young Lions Fiction Award and a finalist for the National

More Literary Arts
  • The Provincetown Theater Company has extended the deadline for submission of entries to its Winter Reading Series competition for two weeks, now - October 30.  Entries will be accepted in digital or hard copy format.  Mail three hard copies with name and identifying information on a separate sheet, to 238 Bradford Street, Provincetown, MA 02657, or email to
  • A Book in the Hand celebrates the tactile pleasure of the printed page and the intimacy of the spoken word. On the second Monday of every month, two Cape Cod authors will read from their published prose. Jacob Sears Memorial Library, 23 Center Street, East Dennis. For information call 508-385-8151

Visual Arts

Continuum: Artist in Residence Mike Wright at Higgins Art Gallery

Mike Wright
After Lazzell's Painting XII
by Mike Wright
The Higgins Art Gallery presents Continuum, an exhibition by Artist in Residence Mike Wright, now - November 13. A gallery talk will be given on October 29, 1 pm.

Mike is a contemporary modernist sculptor who pays homage, with humor and grace, to the working past of the Provincetown community.  Using the process of assemblage, she collects salvaged, discarded wood remnants of the fishing fleet and old local homes and creates modernists sculptures.

The Higgins Art Gallery is located on the campus of Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable. For more information call 508-362-2131 x4484 or visit

Vivien Oswell at the Art Gallery of the Guild of Harwich Artists

Marguerites, an oil by Vivien Oswell
by Vivien Oswell
The Gallery of the Guild of Harwich Artists is pleased to announce a reception for well-known Cape artist Vivien Oswell on October 31, 2 - 4 pm

Vivien will demonstrate painting a still life in oils.  The event is free and open to the public. 

The Gallery of the Guild of Harwich Artists is located at 551 Route 28, Harwich Port, with parking at the Visitor Center across the street. For more information call 508-432-1012 or visit

The Village Painters at Old Selectmen's Building Artist Gallery

The Village Painters

The Old Selectmen's Building Artist Gallery is pleased to present the Village Painters featuring the oils and watercolors of Corinne Bellingham, Willie Hayduk, Carol Gwynne, Pat Nickerson, Carol Burns, Jean Bridges, Mary Fran Wattles, Marja Watson and Diane Oser now - November 1.  An artists' reception will be held October 30, from 4 - 6 pm.

Old Selectmen's Building Artist Gallery is located at Meetinghouse Way (Route 149) in West Barnstable.  For information visit

PPSCC's Members Show 2009 at Cotuit Center for the Arts

Donna Rosetti-Bailey
Marsh River Reflections
by Donna Rossetti-Bailey
The Cotuit Center for the Arts hosts the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod's Members Show 2009, now - November 7, with a presentation of contemporary pastel artists' still lifes, portraits, landscapes, and abstracts.

On November 7, the show will close with the PPSCC Annual Meeting, Election of Officers & Board Members for 2009 - 2010, and a pastel demonstration by renowned PPSCC Signature Artist Rosalie Nadeau of Orleans

The Cotuit Center for the Arts is located at 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28) in Cotuit. For more information call 508-428-0669 or visit

Color Obsession Gallery Presents ORANGE You Happy & New Gallery Artists

Color Obsession DemoColor Obsession Gallery presents their October featured artists, Mike Helfen, in a show entitled Orange You Happy, now - November 13

Mike Helfen is currently a fine art photographer, fine art painter, and wedding and portrait photographer. He has worked with the arts as a teacher and world traveler for forty years, and is currently an adjunct professor of the Humanities at Cape Cod Community College
Color Obsession Gallery is located at 15 Joy Street in South Cape Village
near the Mashpee Rotary on Route 28, Mashpee. For more information call
508-246-6246 or visit

The Barnstable Senior Center Presents Mothers, Aunts and Grandmothers

Aunt Josephine by Carole Ann Danner
Aunt Josephine by Carole Ann Danner
The Barnstable Senior Center presents a show of senior portraits by Carole Ann Danner entitled Mothers, Aunts and Grandmothers, October 30 - November 30. An opening reception will be held November 5, 2 pm

Carole Ann Danner has her Masters Degree in Painting from the Mass. College of Art and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.
The Barnstable Senior Center is located at 825 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Hyannis.  For more information call 508-862-4750 or visit


Screaming Duo Exhibit at Guyer Art Barn

Kat Cope
Kat Cope
Kat Cope and Loren Siems display an exhibition for adult trick or treaters with their Screaming Duo Show at Guyer Art Barn, now - October 31.

Kat Cope is a printmaker and her latest body of work includes prints, wall sculptures and handmade papers that are reminiscent of skin. Loren Siems is a recent graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and her work is film media and sculpture.
The Guyer Barn is located at 250 South Street in Hyannis. For more information call 508-862-4990 (recorded line) or 508-566-2880 or visit

CCMA Presents Barbara Rockefeller: A Retrospective

Pears by Barbara Rockefeller
Pears by Barbara Rockefeller
Cape Cod Museum of Art presents a retrospective exhibition of the works of Barbara Rockefeller, October 31 - December 6.

Painter, photographer and teacher, Barbara Rockefeller attended Parsons School of Design and the Art Students League in New York, and received degrees in Art Education, Visual Arts and Museum Studies from NYU. She works in oils and watercolor, and has received numerous awards in juried shows.
Cape Cod Museum of Art is located at 60 Hope Lane (off Route 6A), on the
grounds of Cape Cod Center for the Arts, Dennis. For more information call
508-385-4477 or visit

Photography of Michael Broomfield & John Tunney at Harvest Gallery

Michael BroomfieldJohn Tunney
Michael Broomfield, John Tunney
Harvest Gallery Wine Bar will exhibit work by Michael Broomfield and John Tunney, now - November 4.

Mike Broomfield specializes in digital photography and processing, which he feels allows him to create significantly better prints than in the darkroom. John Tunney views fine art photography as about creating images, not just 'taking' pictures and feels it has moved out of the shadows of the art world and into the limelight.
Harvest Gallery Wine Bar is located at 776 Main Street (off Route 6A), Dennis. For more information call 508-385-2444 or visit

Twenty-five artists help celebrate 25 years at Cahoon Museum of Art

Cahoon Museum - Holy Mackerel XVI

The Cahoon Museum of American Art is capping off its 25th anniversary year with the invitational exhibition Twenty-Five for Twenty-Five, featuring two works by each of 25 notable contemporary Cape artists, November 10 - December 30

Galley talks have been scheduled to be held at 11 am during the Cahoon Museum exhibition. 
  • November 17: Ramona Peters with a presentation on Wampanoag Forms in Clay.
  • December 1: Rick Fleury with a presentation on his oil paintings titled The Essence of the Landscape.
  • December 8: Jane Lincoln will present Color Conversations, on her series of white-line woodcuts .
This invitational show is subtitled Artists Salute the Cahoon Museum of American Art because virtually all of the participants are donating one of their two pieces to the museum. The artists' Cape connection and the high quality of their work are the common denominators.  Each artist selected works typical of their style, offering a great diversity of styles.
The Cahoon Museum of American Art is located at 4676 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit. For more information call 508-428-7581 or visit

2009, A Year's Art In Review at the Cotuit Center for the Arts

CCftA's Summer Art

The Cotuit Center for the Arts presents 2009, A Year's Art in Review, a member, student and faculty exhibition celebrating CCftA's artistic accomplishments, November 14 - December 12.  Opening reception will be held, November 14, 4 - 6 pm.

Tentative workshops scheduled with instructors Jamie Wolf, Michelle Law, and Karen Billard.  Also available during the exhibit will be a Children and Family Corner in the gallery for the creative at heart.  Anyone interested in conducting a class or a workshop during the month long exhibit should contact Jamie Wolf immediately at

Cotuit Center for the Arts is located at 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit.  For more information call 508-428-0669 or visit

Second Nature at Provincetown Art Association and Museum

Susan Lyman
Bedfellows by Susan Lyman
Provincetown Art Association and Museum presents Second Nature, now - November 29

This exhibition features four artists, Vico Fabbris, Susan Lyman, Michael Mazur and Nathalie Miebach who explore contemporary responses to nature, re-interpreting Hans Hofmann's dictum, declared in 1950: "The creative process lies not in imitating, but in paralleling nature-translating the impulse received from nature into the medium of expression, thus vitalizing this medium."

PAAM is located at 460 Commercial Street, Provincetown. For more information call 508-487-1750 or visit

A. Leslie Ross Magazine Illustrations at Cape Cod Museum of Art

Horse Race by A. L. Ross
Horse Race by A. L. Ross
A selection of A. Leslie Ross's magazine illustrations will be on exhibition at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, now - January 3

A. Leslie Ross was well known as a magazine illustrator, especially his action sports covers for Super Sport, All Sports and Popular Sports and his work for Boy's Life Magazine. He worked in oil and watercolor.  In 1971 he was awarded the Two Thousand Men of Achievement honor.
The Cape Cod Museum of Art is located off Route 6A, 60 Hope Lane, on the grounds of the Cape Cod Center for the Arts in Dennis. For more information call 508-385-4477 or visit

Imaging Forward and Angles & Architecture at the Studio on Slough Road

Studio on Slough RoadThe Studio on Slough Road presents Imaging Forward, by Mary Doering, and Angles & Architecture, by Roe Osborn.

Mary Doering is an unconventional photographer who mixes other media into her process to create highly stylized work that blurs the boundaries between photography and other visual mediums.  Each of Roe Osborn's constructions has a mathematical order, a formula that guides and often dictates the construction.

Viewing by appointment only. The Studio on Slough Road is located at 75 Slough Road, Brewster. For more information call  508-367-5749 or visit

More Visual Arts
  • A diverse exhibit of Science Illustration in recognition of Darwin's bicentennial at Highfield Hall, now - October 30. 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth. For more information call 508-495-1878 or visit
  • The Sandwich Glass Museum presents Fritz Lauenstein's Work from the Vortex, now - October 31. Fritz is a well-known glass artist and master marble maker in the Contemporary Glass Gallery at the Museum. 129 Main Street, Sandwich. For information call 508-888-0251 x15 or visit
  • The Spaces in Between at the Guyer Barn will feature Joe Moniz, November 1 - 30.  Mr. Moniz is a contemporary figurative painter and a part time lecturer at UMASS Dartmouth and a Master Fine Art recipient. Show will be on display . All are invited to the opening reception on Friday, November 6th  from 6 - 8 pm. Guyer Art Barn exhibits and 50 Pearl Street, Hyannis.  For information visit
  • The Falmouth Artist Guild presents Indian Summer, an all media show, now - November 6. 137 Gifford Street, Falmouth. For information call 508-540-3304 or visit 
  • Chatham Village Gallery will present a month long exhibit opening with a gala reception November 8, 3 - 7 pm.  This special exhibit will unite several of the principal artists from the original Dennis Village Co-operative Gallery, also  known as the Artists Gallery that burned down three years ago.  There will also be a special tribute to one of the original founders and 2006 member June Yeomans who sadly passed away in March of 2009.  37 Kent Place, Chatham.  For information call 509-945-0070 or visit
  • Yarmouth Art Guild will have a Small Works exhibition at the Cotuit Center for the Arts to benefit the Educational Foundation of Dennis-Yarmouth, Inc. Includes work of D-Y students of all ages. In the Great Hall from November 11 - 22. Come meet the artists and enjoy the art and refreshments. All are welcome.  Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth. 508-394-7100.
  • The Cape Cod Art Association presents Through the Eyes of an Artist, a members' exhibit and sale, now - November 9, 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable. For information call 508-362-2909 or visit
  • The Thornton Burgess Society is currently exhibiting the works of photographer Stanlee Wetzel, now - November 15. 6 Discovery Hill Road, East Sandwich. For information call 508-888-6870 or visit
  • On display at Cape Cod Museum of Art, now - November 15, is Glimpses of a Provincetown Collection, a collaboration of the CCMA and a local art collector. Off Route 6A, 60 Hope Lane, on the grounds of Cape Cod Center for the Arts, Dennis. For information call 508-385-4477 or visit
  • The second installation of Elizabeth McOsker's series, Harvests of Cape Cod Seasons is on display, now - November 30, at the Hyannis Eastern Bank, 375 Iyannough Road, Hyannis (across from the Barnstable Municipal Airport). For information email or visit
  • Pilgrims, Patriots and Products on view at Provincetown Museum, now - November 30, explores how the marketplace has exploited a mythical image of America's colonial past. 1 High Pole Hill Road, Provincetown. For information call 508-487-1310 or visit
  • The Market Street Bookshop presents south Cape artists in Stroke of a Brush Joins Stroke of a Pen, now - March 31, 2010. Art work is displayed along with books that inspired the paintings. 20 Steeple Street, Mashpee Commons. For information call 508-539-6985
Visual Arts Offered Weekly
  • The Photographic Society of Cape Cod meets year round on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, 7 - 9:30 pm. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth. For information call 508-428-3937
  • Cape Cod Art Association invites photographers, amateurs and professionals, to join their Camera Club, which meets second and fourth Thursdays, 7 - 9 pm, educational pre-meetings at 6:30 pm. CapeAbilities, Inc., Lyndon Center, 895 Mary Dunn Road, Independence Park, Hyannis. For information call 508-362-2909 or visit  or
  • Artful Thursdays at the Cape Cod Museum of Art:Talks by exhibiting curators at 11 am, docent-led museum tours at 2 pm, and special events on selected Thursday evenings. Off Route 6A, 60 Hope Lane, Dennis. For information call 508-385-4477 x12 or visit
  • Harbor Your Arts features Sarah Holl Artspace at 46 Pearl Street in Hyannis, open Saturdays, 1 - 4 pm and by appointment (  Also featured are artist work studios at 50 Pearl with artists Melanie Chartier, Carole Ann Danner, Deb Donovan, Jenny Fragosa, Ken Gavin and pottery studio of Molly Driscoll. For information call 508-862-4787 or visit

Performing Arts

Cape Cod Opera Presents Mozart's Cosi fan tutte

Cape Cod OperaCape Cod Opera presents its annual, free, high school outreach  program of Mozart's Cosi fan tutte. These productions were partially funded by The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod with additional support by the Councils of Falmouth, Mid-Cape, Harwich, Chatham, Brewster, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet and Truro plus the Friends of Cape Cod Opera. 

Productions will be held at multiple venues:
  • Harwich Middle School, Harwich, October 29, from 9:06 - 9:53 am. For details call Diana Toscano at 508-430-7212
  • Barnstable Intermediate School, Hyannis, October 29, 10:50 - 11:40 am. For details call Janice Hannah at 508-790-9868 
  • Falmouth Academy, Falmouth,  October 29, 1:45 - 2:45 pm. For details call Olivann Hobbie, 508-457-9696
  • Cape Cod Regional Technical High School, Harwich, 02645, October 30, 9 - 9:50 am. For details call William Fisher, 508-432-4500, ext. 216 
  • Chatham High School, Chatham, October 30, 10:30 - 11:30 am. For details call Lisa Forte Doyle, 508-945-5140
  • Nauset Regional High School, N. Eastham, October 30, 12:30 - 1:47 pm. For details call Allison Bevan, 508-240-2238, ext. 220

Highfield Hall Presents Jazz at the Mansion

Jazz at the MansionHighfield Hall presents Jazz at the Mansion on November 1 at 4 pm, in the historic Queen Anne mansion with the jazz of saxophonist Greg Abate and his globetrotting quartet to open the new season of Chamber music at Highfield Hall. 

Highfield Hall is located at 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth.  For more information call 508-495-1878 ext. 308 or visit

Dracula, Blood of the Vampire at Harwich Junior Theatre

HJT DraculaHJT / Harwich Winter Theatre presents Dracula, Blood of the Vampire now - November 1, with performances on Friday and Saturday at 8 pm and Sundays at 4 pm. Based on the gothic thriller, this exciting new adaptation takes a surprising turn when the obsessed vampire hunter Van Helsing and Mina Murray travel from London deep into the mountains of Transylvania to Castle Dracula in search of her missing fiancé, Jonathan Harker. 

Donate blood at Cape Cod Hospital and present the donation appointment card at the HJT box office to receive a free ticket to see Harwich Winter Theatre's Dracula: Blood of the Vampire.  For more information call the Cape Cod Hospital Blood Donor Center at 508-862-5273.
Harwich Junior Theatre is located at 105 Division Street, West Harwich. For more information or tickets call 508-432-2002 or visit

Little Windows brings traditional Celtic and Appalachian song to Woods Hole 

Little WindowsThe 38th season of the Woods Hole Folk Music Society continues November 1, with a concert of traditional Appalachian, Irish and Scottish music by Little Windows. The concert takes place at 7:30 pm in the Community Hall at 68 Water Street, Woods Hole.

Little Windows perform traditional Irish, Scottish and Appalachian songs as well as traditionally based original compositions. Their uniquely tight vocal blend is highlighted on a capella ballads, but also on songs accompanied by guitar, fiddle, banjo, flute, piano and bodhrán.
For more information, call 508-540-0320 or visit

Cape Rep Theatre Presents Our Country's Good 

Cape-Rep-Theatre---Our Country's GoodCape Rep Theatre presents Timberlake Wertenbaker's Our Country's Good at the Cape Rep's Indoor Theatre opening November 5 - December 6, Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm, no performances on November 8 and November 26. Set in 1788, 9 British convict ships, 2 escorts and 3 supply ships land in what will become Sydney, Australia.

On December 6, at 2 pm, Cape Rep will mark the end of the 12th Indoor Theatre season with the second annual Cape Rep/HJT Scholarship Fund Benefit Performance.
The Cape Rep Theatre is located at 3299 Route 6A, Brewster. For more information or tickets call 508-896-1888 or visit

The Barnstable Comedy Club Presents Once Upon a Mattress

The Barnstable Comedy Club presents "Once Upon a Mattress"The Barnstable Comedy Club is pleased to present Once Upon a Mattress, a musical by Mary Rodgers and lyrics by Marshall Barer.  Performances will take place on November 5 - 7, 13 - 14, 20 - 21 at 8 pm and November 8, 15, 22 at 2:30 pm.  This play is a fanciful adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's The Princess and the Pea and is a fun jaunt, with catchy tunes, lively dancing, and many laughs - terrific fare for the start of the holiday season.
The Barnstable Comedy Club is located at Route 6A, Barnstable Village. For more information call the box office at 508-362-6333 or visit

The Cotuit Center for the Arts Presents It's A War Out There

It's A War Out ThereThe Cotuit Center for the Arts presents The Extremes in It's A War Out There on November 6 - 7 at 8 pm.  Directed by Joanne Callum Powers, It's A War Out There is a soap opera written and performed by 6 daughters, The Extremes, telling their story of growing up with dad during the wake of World War II. The Extremes are a collective of dance artists, blend music, theater, dance, soap opera and the art of storytelling.
The Cotuit Center for the Arts is located at 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit. For more information or tickets call 508-428-0669 or visit

The Falmouth Theatre Guild Presents Oliver!

OliverThe Falmouth Theatre Guild presents the well known musical Oliver! directed by Michele Colley.  Performances will take place on November 6 - 22 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. With a cast of more than 50 performers singing classics like Food Glorious Food and Consider Yourself.
The Falmouth Theater Guild's production will be held at Highfield Theatre, located at the end of Highfield Drive, Falmouth. For more information or tickets call 548-0400 or visit

WHAT's Met Opera Broadcasts Continue with Turandot

The Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater will continue their high definition broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera on the Julie Harris Stage with Giacomo Puccini's last opera, and a favorite of the Met's repertoire, Turandot on November 7 & 14 at 1 pm. Approximate running time is 3 hours 30 minutes with 2 intermissions.

The Metropolitan Opera series of broadcasts runs through May 8, 2010.

WHAT's Julie Harris Stage is located at 2357 Route 6, Wellfleet. For more information or tickets call 508-349-9428 or visit


Benefit Performance for GOSNOLD Division, US Naval Sea Cadet Corps

Massachusetts Maritime Academy logoThe Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra will present a benefit performance for the Gosnold Division of the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps.  The performance will take place on November 14, at 7 pm in the Admirals' Hall at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.
The Massachusetts Maritime Academy is located at 101 Academy Drive, Buzzards Bay. For more information or tickets call 508-830-5000.

More Performing Arts
  • Harvest Gallery Wine Bar presents the following music schedule for the month of November with Fred Fried - Jazz Guitar on November 5, 12, 19, 7 - 11 pm ; Fred Boyle - Jazz Piano on November 6, 13, 27,  7 - 11 pm; Toast & Jam - Bluegrass, Eclectic Music, Mandolin/Bass/Guitar on November 20, 7 - 11 pm; Chandler Travis - Original Rock, Eclectic Music, Guitar/Basson November 7, 14, 21, 28, 7 - 11 pm. 776 Main Street, Dennis. For information call 508-385-2444 or visit
  • Barnstable actor/comedian, Jim Pettibone, will appear in an encore performance of his one man show, Random Acts of Comedy on Friday, October 30 at 8 pm on the Studio Theater stage at the Cape Cod Community College. 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable.
  • Benefit Concert for Three Fish & A Ram Community Arts Center, featuring Maureen Burke Santos, Jim Peterson, Bruce Abbott, and John and Rachel Nicholas. The concert is In conjunction with Music as the Muse, November 8th, 2 pm. 36 Bates Road, MashpeeFor information call 508-292-1417 or visit
  • The Academy Playhouse presents Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, now - November 8, Thursday - Saturday 8 pm, 2 pm. 120 Main Street, Orleans. For information or tickets call 508-255-3075 or visit
  • Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra presents Magnificently Mozart, an accolade to the genius and glorious music of Mozart featuring Jung-Ho Pak as Artistic Director & Conductor at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center on November 7 at 8 pm and November 8 at 3 pm. 744 West Main Street, Hyannis.  For information or tickets call 508-362-1111 or visit
  • Times Talks LIVE, presented at WHAT.  Conversations with today's most fascinating film, TV and literary talents.  Broadcast live in high definition from The New York Times. Steven King is featured November 10 at 7 pm.  2357 Route 6, Wellfleet. For more information or tickets call 508-349-9428 or visit
  • The Falmouth Chamber Players Orchestra is seeking additional musicians. The Falmouth Chamber Players Orchestra is a volunteer classical orchestra rehearsing and performs in the Falmouth area.  They welcome calls from all classical musicians. For information call 508-274-2632 or visit
Performing Arts Offered Weekly
  • A Chord in the Hand, a club for people who enjoy traditional folk songs, child ballads, classic protest songs, sea shanties, and the like, meets on Wednesdays, 7 - 8:30 pm, at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod. 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth. For information call Elizabeth Moisan at 508-394-3679 or visit
  • Open Mic Night at The International Inn on Wednesdays with Blues, Rock, Jam, Funk, Fusion, Acoustic, Full Band, Improv, Comedy and featuring The Clayton's Hat Jam Band.  662 Main Street, Hyannis.
  • FilmArt@PAAM screenings are held twice a month on Thursdays, 7 pm in the Provincetown Art Association and Museum galleries. 460 Commercial Street, Provincetown. For information call Howard Karren at 508-487-9457 or visit
  • British Beer Company presents October entertainment line up in Falmouth, Hyannis and Sandwich - this week with performers such as Daniel Byrnes Quartet, Chain Drive, and Tripl3Crown. For information call 508-888-6610 or visit
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A Visit with the Night Watchman at the Julia Wood House

A visit with the Night WatchmanThe Night Watchman invites families to join him as he checks for spirits and memories to come alive at the Julia Wood House at the Falmouth Museums on the Green, October 30, 5 - 7:30 pm.  The watchman's tour is for children 6 - 12 years old who must be accompanied by an adult.

The Night Watcham guarantees to keep you safe!

The Julia Wood House is located at 55-65 Palmer Avenue, across from the Falmouth Village Green, Falmouth. For more information or to reserve a time slot call 508-548-4857.

Reading with Ruby and Friends on Halloween

Therapy Dog RUBYThe Museum of Natural History is pleased to host a special Halloween story time for children with the Cape Cod Therapy Dog Ruby on October 31, 11 am.  Ruby, a Cape Cod Therapy Dog, will be in the Museum library with her owner/handler Gina Hayes to greet children and read with them during this delightful story hour.  This program is geared towards younger children, especially ages 3 - 9.

Come in costume and celebrate Halloween with Ruby!

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is located at 869 Route 6A, Brewster.  For more information call 508-896-3867, ext. 133 or visit

Art, Rhythm & Rhyme Time A Harvest Hoedown

Harvest Hoedown art class The Cape Cod Conservatory of Music & Art will offer a music and art class for children ages 5 - 7 years of age with art instructor Karen DiRusso for a colorful Harvest-themed class to be held at Falmouth campus.

The class combines a variety of music, art, rhyme time and creative fun ending with a wonderful holiday-inspired take home craft. This class is structured for little ones to comfortably express themselves through music, art, games and more in a gentle environment.

Cape Cod Conservatory of Music & Arts Falmouth campus is located at 60 Highfield Drive, Falmouth.  For more information call 508-540-0611
or visit

More Family

  • Cape Cod Art Association children's classes have begun, offering watercolor painting, clay creations, a new teen open studio, and more. Classes held at the Cape Abilities Art Center, 425 Massasoit Road, Eastham. For information call 508-362-2909 or visit
  • Cape Cod Museum of Art is offering a wide variety of adult classes and workshops, and Art Camp and clay workshops for children. Children's afternoon workshops teach the basics of drawing, painting, sculpture, book making and collage. Off Route 6A, 60 Hope Lane, Dennis. For information call 508-385-4477 or visit
  • The Three Fish & A Ram Community Arts Center offers ongoing classes, many for children: Monday, Kids Create After School Program; Knitting; Hands on Healing with Art; Tuesday, Intro to Needle Felting; All About Art; Student Art; Wednesday, Kids Create After School Program; Thursday, Watercolors; Freestyle Creative Painting; Drawing/Pastels; Friday, Kids Create After School Program; Open Art Studio for Teens; Friday Night Workshop Series; Saturday, Multi-Cultural Integrated Arts and Crafts. 36 Bates Road, Mashpee Commons North, Mashpee. For information and to register call 508-292-1417 or visit

Classes and Workshops

Artists Photography Workshop
Doug Long

Artists, learn how to photograph your own work at the Cape Cod Conservatory with instructor Doug Long on Saturday, October 24, 10 am - 5 pm at the Barnstable campus and November 14, 10 am - 5 pm at the Falmouth campus. This all-day, hands-on, user-friendly, low-pressure workshop for artists and craftspeople of all media who want to be able to take professional-looking photographs of their own work. Typical participants are: painters - oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor; sculptors; potters; jewelers; and other artists and craftspeople of all types.

Artists should bring to the workshop: two examples of work, a camera, a camera manual, and a tripod. Bring any photo equipment wanted for evaluation, as well as any photos already taken that you want to have critiqued. Registration required and class size limited to 10.

The Barnstable campus is located at 2235 Route 132. The Falmouth campus is located at 60 Highfield Drive. For information or to register call 508-362-2772 (Barnstable) or 508-540-0611 (Falmouth) or visit

Ellen Rolli at Yarmouth Art Guild

Yarmouth Art Guild - Ellen Rolli

The Yarmouth Art Guild's monthly meeting on November 6, at 12:30 pm, will feature artist Ellen Rolli  with a talk and demonstration of her acrylic painting techniques.

Ellen Rolli is a contemporary acrylic painter whose work ranges from Figurative to Abstract, Still Life to Landscape.  She applies an Abstract Expressionist
technique to realistic subject matter.   Her painting approach is direct, expressive, painterly and intuitive.
The monthly meetings are held at the First Congregational Church, located on Route 6A, Yarmouth Port (across the street from the Yarmouth Port fire Station). For more information visit

Watercolor Workshop with Priscilla Levesque

Featherst by Priscilla Levesque
Priscilla Levesque
Artist Priscilla Levesque will teach a watercolor workshop at the Cataumet Arts Center, November 20 and 21, from 9 am - 12:30 pm each day.

Ms. Levesque is a long time resident of Cataumet who has painted landscapes on the Cape and Vineyard for many years.  In addition to the Arts Center, she teaches at the Falmouth Community School and the Featherstone Center for the Arts in Oak Bluffs.

Students attending the workshop should have some previous experience in
drawing and will need to bring their own supplies.   The Cataumet Arts Center
is located at 76 Scraggy Neck Road, Cataumet.To register and obtain the supply
list contact Ms. Levesque at 508-564-4616 or by email at

Many Classes and Workshops Offered Through PAAM

PAAM Classes
The Lillian Orlowsky/ William Freed Museum School at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum is proud to announce a new series of courses, now - March, 2010.

Master Classes: Experience the rich Provincetown tradition of accomplished artists teaching emerging artists in the Museum School's Master Class Series. Participants will connect with the teachings of Hans Hofmann, Mark Rothko, Robert Motherwell and La Force Bailey through the 21st century approaches of gifted teaching-artists Carmen Cicero, Peter Watts, Robert Henry and Selina Trieff.

Multi-Week Workshops: Your opportunity to develop creatively over these 4-8 week workshop sequences in the fall, winter and spring 2009-2010. Painting, drawing, and printmaking classes will be offered.

The Museum School at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum is located at 460 Commercial Street, Provincetown. For more information or to register, call 508-487-1750 or visit

Tom Stringe Conducts Tuscan Watercolor Workshop

Tom Stringe
Field of Poppies - Val D'Orcia
by Tom Stringe
Cape artist Tom Stringe will be conducting a watercolor workshop in Tuscany, May 2 - 9, 2010. There will be five days of classes, each of which will take place in a different plein air setting, and will last approximately three hours. Each will include a watercolor demonstration, individual attention and critique. Classes will focus on capturing the light, color and feeling of each location.  We will explore impressionism, realism and perhaps even the abstract. Upon returning, an exhibit of works, created in Tuscany and those inspired by the journey, will be hosted at the instructor's gallery in Brewster.

For more information call 508-896-5946 or visit or

Private Art Classes with Robert K. Roark

Examples of oil paintings by Robert K. Roark.
Robert K. Roark
Robert Roark has openings for private art instruction at his studio located at Winstanley-Roark Fine Arts.  Mr. Roark structures his lessons to help his students achieve their personal artistic goals.  As these are private classes he is accepting beginners to advanced students.

Mr. Roark received his formal training at the Art Students League of New York, the National Academy of Design and the Cape Cod School of Art under such noted artists as William Draper, Daniel Greene, and Henry Hensche. He has been the recipient of a Ford Foundation Scholarship and the Kunyoshi Memorial Scholarship and his work has won numerous awards, including the National Pastel Show and the Bee Paper Award. His work is included in many museums' permanent collections.

Mr. Roark's studio is located at Winstanley-Roark Fine Arts, 744 Route 6A, Dennis. For more information call 508-358-4713, or visit

Classes and Workshops
Please check out our Family Section for additional Classes and Workshops for Children

  • The Cape Cod Art Association's next session of classes and workshops begins on November 2, with a full schedule of day and evening classes and workshops offered, including new classes in Beginner Oils, Printmaking, Digital Photography, Drawing for All Media and Life Drawing. 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable. For information call 508-362-2909 or visit
  • Rumba and Cha-Cha Lessons at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod.  Doug and Kimberlee McHugh of Ballroom Bliss continue their lessons with Rumba at 7 pm and Cha-Cha at 8 pm on November 3, 10, 17, and 24.  This session will be followed by a Latin Dance Party with music, dancing, snacks and decorations on November 21. The Cultural Center is located at 307 Old Main Street, Yarmouth.  For more information call 508-760-4071, email or visit
  • Guyer Art Barn offers classes for all ages in a variety of mediums: clay, painting, printmaking, drawing, and even poetry. For information or registration call 508-566-2880 or visit
  • Three Fish & a Ram Community Art Center Inc. offers many ongoing classes throughout the week in such areas as portraits, found art, ceramics, jewelry, hand weaving, knitting and more. 36 Bates Road, Mashpee Commons North, Mashpee. For more information or to register call 508-292-1417 or visit
  • A series of Techie Trainings at the Provincetown Theater throughout October.  Training will cover sound systems and lighting systems.  Participation in training will be a prerequisite to production employment on sound or lights. This training is open to any full time winter resident of Cape Cod.  The Provincetown Theater is located at 238 Bradford Street, Provincetown. For more information call the Box Office 508-487-9793 or visit

Applications, Grants, Spaces and Work

Artist Studio Workspace at the Shirley Blair Flynn Center

50 Pearl Studio The Town of Barnstable is pleased to announce that there is an available artist studio workspace available for rent at the Shirley Blair Flynn Center for the Creative Arts, which consists of a campus of town-owned properties providing artist living, work and gallery space at the corner of Pearl and South Streets.

Artists leasing the studio space are expected to promote the Center and participate in initiatives designed to involve the community in the arts, such as hosting open studio events or offering workshops and classes in their craft at the Guyer Art Barn. Selection will be made based on the prospective member's demonstrated willingness to contribute to the arts community.

The Shirley Blair Flynn Center is located at 50 Pearl Street, Hyannis. For more information and an application form, call Melissa Hersh at 508-862-4767 or email

Massachusetts Cultural Council Grants

MCC logo Artist Fellowships: Offers fellowships as direct support to individual artists in recognition of artistic excellence. Applications in the categories of Choreography, Fiction/Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry applications accepted December 1 - January 25. For more information visit

YouthReach Initiative: Provides funding to programs that integrate
substantive out-of-school arts, humanities, and science opportunities into a collaborative community response to the needs of youth at risk. Applications due February 10, 2010. For more information call 617-727-3668 ext. 253 or visit

 More Applications, Grants, Spaces and Work
  • Intern Positions at the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod: Design and Media Services Intern and Administration and Development Intern. For information visit
  • The RaNdOm CuTs Film Series is an upcoming, bi-monthly screening of short films (5 - 45 minutes in length) shot and edited in digital formats. RaNdOm CuTs is accepting short digital films, including narratives, documentaries, animation and experimental films for consideration and inclusion in the series. Digital Media and Digital Film students are encouraged to submit. Each installment will have a screening on Cape Cod. Submissions accepted beginning November 5, with the series beginning March 2010. For information contact Prof. MJ Peters at 508-999-8304 or
  • Robert John Cook hosts The Art Of Spiritual Gifts on Thursday, February 4, 2010, 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the Cape Cod Museum of Art. Selected artists will answer the question "What Spiritual Gifts have you received and what/how have those Spiritual Gifts been used in your art?" For information call 508-367-5571 or email
  • The Provincetown Theater and the Playwright's Lab are compiling an email list of people to be notified of opportunities to participate in future Playwrights' Festivals or other production opportunities (actors, directors, tech people, etc.). Send the theater your name and email and the area in which you would like to participate. Being on the list does not represent a commitment to participate, but will allow for notifications to be sent to people who want to be involved.  Send to or
  • The Provincetown Art Association and Museum became one of twenty-one associates of the Cape Cod Youth Empowerment Initiative (CCYEI), of Compassion Massachusetts. The primary focus of the CCYEI has been providing grants for training, and organizational support to programs serving at-risk youth and their families.  For more information on Compassion Massachusetts contact Steve Brown at 508-560-1189 or by email
  • New publication requests for artists: The Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, Coastal Community Capital, Homebuilders and Remodelers Association of Cape Cod, Cotuit Center for the Arts, and Cultural Center of Cape Cod are creating a Sourcebook of Handcrafted Items with Architectural Elements designed for Architects, Designers and Builders. Artists must live or have their main place of business on Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, or Nantucket and be able to supply photographs of work installed in homes or businesses. Criteria and submission guidelines in a downloadable form. For information call 508-362-8910 or email
  • The Sturgis Library has exhibition space available.  Visit online for exhibits and displays and for an application form. 3090 Main Street, Barnstable. For information call 508-362-8448 or visit
  • Call to artists to help support veterans: in search of artists, professional and otherwise, whether it's with a paint brush, cooking spatula, a guitar with a few chords, or a poet writing a poem. Those with a creative skill are asked to volunteer and share their skills with veterans. For information or to participate contact Robert John Cook at 508-367-5571 or by email at
  • The Guyer Art Barn hosts Miniature Masterpieces.   All pieces need to be 25" or smaller and priced at under $100.00.  The show will run December 1 - December 20.  Opening reception will be held December 4.  Anyone interested in participating should contact Mellissa Morris at 508-566-2880 or visit
  • Call for Dance Schools and Groups for the Barcelona Dance Award and Dance Grand Prix Italy for emerging and established dance schools and companies to performing and teach at the upcoming 2010 season in Barcelona, April 1 -  5, 2010, in Italy on June 24 - 27, 2010 and in Paris at the end of June, 2010. For details visit


  • Harwich Junior Theatre will hold auditions for Peter Pan and Wendy on Sunday, November 8, 2 - 5 pm and November 9 from 6 - 8 pm. Maura Hanlon will direct this true play adaption by Doug Rand of J.M. Barrie's original novel. Many roles are available for men, women and children (ages 7 and up). Performances are scheduled for February 12 - March 7, 2010. Auditions will be held at Harwich Junior Theatre, 105 Division Street, West Harwich. For more information call Nina Schuessler at 508-432-2002 ext. 12 or visit
  • The Barnstable Comedy Club will hold auditions on November 9 - 11, from 7 - 9 pm at the theatre for First Night, a play directed by Marti Baker. Copies of the script are available at both the Sturgis and downtown Hyannis libraries. For more information call 508-362-6333 or visit

Other Events and Notices

Harpoon Halloween Costume Party
ArtsFalmouth & JazzFest logos
The Harpoon Halloween Costume Party, to benefit JazzFest Falmouth, will be held on October 30, 8 - 11 pm, at The Beach House in North Falmouth and is sponsored by ArtsFalmouth, Harpoon Brewery, Falmouth Young Professionals and The Beach House.  This event is open to age 21 and over and includes live music with John McNamara and Ben Elder from Commonwealth, and prizes for best costumes.

The Beach House is located on the corner of Route 28A and Nathan S. Ellis Highway (Route 151), North Falmouth. To purchase advance tickets or for information about the Harpoon Halloween Costume Party go to contact
Dennis Murphy at 508-294-3126 or visit
Advance tickets must be purchased by October 29.

Gala by the Sea to Benefit Community Connections, Inc.

Community Connections Community Connections, Inc. is holding a Gala by the Sea at the Beach House Grille, Chatham Bars Inn on Friday, October 30, 6 pm. Elegant dinner, music by Four Guys in Tuxes and live auction
led by award-winning auctioneer Kathy Kingston. Silent and live auctions feature artwork by Community Connections artists.

Chatham Bars Inn is located at 297 Shore Road, Chatham. For more information or reservation call 800-308-1321 ext 107 or visit

9th Annual Art & Souls Masquerade Ball at Cotuit Center for the Arts

Halloween Ball The Cotuit Center for the Arts hosts its 9th Annual Art & Souls Masquerade Ball on October 30, 8 pm - midnight. Live music, refreshments, door prizes and costume contest for funniest, scariest, most original and best costume inspired by Michael Jackson.

The Cotuit Center for the Arts is located at 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28),  Cotuit. For more information or tickets call 508-428-0669 or visit

Swingin' Masquerade Ball with Stage Door Canteen

Masquerade BallThe Cultural Center of Cape Cod will host a Swingin' Masquerade Ball with Stage Door Canteen, October 31, 8 - 11 pm.  Enjoy a fun evening of dastardly disguises, ghoulish decorations, live swing music by The Stage Door Canteen and devilishly delicious wine and cheese compliments of The Riverway Restaurant.  Wear a mask and keep everyone guessing. Singles and couples ages 21 and up are welcome.

Cotuit Center for the Arts is located at 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit. For more information or to register call 508-428-0669 or visit

Halloween Bash and Benefit Auction at Castle Hill

Castle Hill - Halloween Castle Hill is throwing its first ever Halloween Bash and Silent Benefit Auction on October 31, 6 - 9 pm. Music will be spun by The Funky Soul Train Man: Matty Dread while we auction off works of the faculty, students and friends that came out of the Benefit Wood-firing. The evening will include Best Costume Contest and pumpkin carving contest. Bring your carved pumpkin that night or come on October 29, 4 - 6 pm for the Silent Auction Preview and carve a pumpkin directly at Castle Hill.

Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill is located at 10 Meetinghouse Road, Truro. For more information call 508-349-7511 or visit

Art as Inspiration for Room Design

Room designed by Susan Tuttle
The Friends of Cape Cod Museum of Art are hosting interior designer, Susan A. Tuttle of Surroundings, Inc, in Orleans, MA, who will give a presentation on Art as Inspiration for Room Design, November 2, 1 pm.

Using art from the Days Lumberyard 1915 - 1972 exhibition, Tuttle will present four different design boards illustrating how she might design a room using four different sets of paintings in the gallery. 

The CCMA is located off Route 6A, 60 Hope Lane, on the grounds of Cape
Cod Center for the Arts, Dennis. For information call 508-385-4477 or visit

Extra Special Friday Night Music Cafe with Great Dance Music by Hot Soup

Hot Soup Hot Soup will donate their music for a special Music Café fundraiser hosted by the Dennis-Yarmouth Relay For Life team Heartbeat Quilts to raise money for the American Cancer Society on November 6, 8 - 10:30 pm, at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod.

Hot Soup is a band of Cape musicians who play "everything", which means a range of favorites from across the decades.  The night will include a 50-50 draw and a lot of fun for an excellent cause.

The Cultural Center of Cape Cod is located at 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth.
For more information or to purchase tickets call 508-394-7100 or visit

More Events and Notices

  • WE CAN hosts an un-Halloween Party on October 29, 7 - 9:30 pm, with special guest award-winning author Thomas Cook. Music, raffles and the opportunity to name a character in Tom Cook's next book. For information call 508-430-8111 or visit
  • Falmouth Arts Guild will hold its Artist Guild Charity Bash with an artist silent and live auction, October 30, 7 - 10 pm at the Art Center on 187 Gifford Street, Falmouth. For information call 508-540-3304 or visit
  • Halloween Holistic Faire! To benefit children's and young adults art education on October 31st, 11 am - 5 pm.  Enjoy art, crafts, gifts and face painting.  Readings with Sharon, Marlene, Natalia & friends!  Reiki sessions will be available.  Awards for coutumes will be give out and not too scary story times.  Free Admission!  Three Fish & a Ram Community Art Center, 36 Bates Road, Mashpee.  For more information call 508-292-1417 or visit
  • Flight release of twenty Northern Bobwhite quail, October 31, 1 pm, the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History will host the flight release of twenty Northern Bobwhite quail. The birds were raised by fourteen-year-old Nicholas Fiore of West Yarmouth as a licensed project to help the species reform a habitat on the Cape.  This is a free event and a wonderful photo opportunity.  The Museum of Natural History is located at Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Route 6A, BrewsterFor information call 508-896-3867 or visit
  • The Harbor Your Arts Artist Shanty Program, in Bismore Park on Hyannis Harbor, recently completed its 5th successful season.  The Town of Barnstable, Growth Management Department, invites the public to a meeting to assist in evaluating this year's program on Monday, November 2, 5:30 - ­6:30 pm at the Hyannis Steamship Authority Conference Room, 141 School Street, Hyannis. For information or to submit comments email
  • Banava Jewelry, a new shop with one-of-a-kind pieces, has opened at 172 Route 6A (corner of Charles Street), East Sandwich. For information email
Ongoing Events
  • Tutti Italiani is a gathering for those who love Italy, meeting the fourth Monday of each month from 6 - 8 pm at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth. Tutti Italiani is a cultural exchange group for all who have an interest in Italy, its culture and lifestyle. For information call 508-394-7100 or visit
  • Table Francaise is a gathering for those who enjoy French culture and language, meeting the first Wednesday of each month from 6 - 8 pm at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth. For information call 508-394-7100 or visit

Submit Your Upcoming Events!

Submit your events to The Voice of the Arts on Cape Cod

The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod's Weekly Arts and Culture Insider Update
Submission deadline is Wednesdays noon.

The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod 3 Shootflying Hill Road, Centerville, MA 02632  TEL: 508-362-0066

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