“Best selling pastry”, History of jazz, music in the park

And all that

CHATHAM – The next program in the Friends of the Eldredge Public Library’s Fall Learning Series will be a Jazz History Session presented by George Scharr on Tuesday, October 26 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Zoom.

Scharr plays bass trombone for the Cape Symphony Orchestra and is the founder and conductor of the Symphony Swing Band and the Downtown Dixie Strutters. He is also a founding member of the Cape Symphony Orchestra and the brass quintets of the Plymouth Philharmonic.

On November 3, Beth Stein will present a program called Picasso. Descriptions of all programs are available on the library website.

A $ 10 donation is suggested for each course; the Zoom link will be provided one day before the start of the course. Register at eldredgepubliclibrary.org/learning-series.

pies! pies! pies!

CHATHAM – Thinking of Thanksgiving and all those pies to bake? Here is an option. The Atwood Museum will be holding its best bake sale in history on Tuesday, November 23 from 9:30 a.m. until all the pumpkin, apple and pecan pies are sold.

There will also be bread and cookies. Pies can be pre-ordered and picked up curbside. Place your orders on the museum’s website, chathamhistoricalsociety.org.

On the same day, the museum shop will hold its annual historic transport sale, where items such as pottery, candles, books, pewterware and more will be on sale.

And finally, Atwood will launch its Stuff-a-Sleigh campaign, where new or hand-knitted children’s winter clothing and accessories will be collected at the museum and donated to the Chatham Angel Fund of the Chatham Children’s Fund. Bring your potential donations to the Atwood when you stop for the bake sale or until December.

The museum is located at 347 Stage Harbor Road, Chatham.

Music outside

ORLEANS – The community is invited to attend Pop-Up Practices at Parish Park, 44 Main St., Orleans, to see local musicians practice their songs. It is outdoors from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on the following dates:

October 23: Fred Magee plays country, blues, jazz and folk.

October 30: Ken Silvia plays rhythm and blues and vintage standards.

November 6: Jim Rohrer and Katie Hickey play bluegrass, Celtic, country and southern gospel.

November 13: Billy and Beth sing and play Celtic violin, banjo, guitar, keyboard and harp.

November 20: Kathleen Healey performs a mixture of original arias and covers.

November 27: Paul Greenspan, Billy Hardy, Beth Sweeney and Chris Wisniewski play a mix of styles.

For more information contact JoAnna Keeley at 508-367-0114 or keeleyjoanna824@gmail.com

About our coast

BREWSTER – The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Route 6A, Brewster, features Coastal Geologist Mark Borelli in the Understanding Coastal Resilience Program under a Regime of Rising Sea Levels, Rising Storms and of human alteration of the shore.

It’s November 6, 1 p.m., at the museum. The conference is free with admission to the museum. The event is indoors and masks are encouraged.

Borrelli is Director of the Seabed Mapping Program at the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown

Climate confab

YARMOUTH PORT – The Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative will once again focus on how to affect the future at a free one-day conference on October 29 which will be its fourth annual event and second all-virtual event.

“Net Zero 2021”, broadcast online from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, will focus on “Powering Change Locally: Our Roadmap to a Clean Energy Future”. A full program and a list of activities are available at netzero21.vfairs.com/. Last year’s event attracted over 650 participants from across the region and the country.

The NZ-21 conference will focus on Massachusetts’ new climate law – “a law creating a next-generation roadmap for Massachusetts climate policy” – which, according to officials of the collaboration announcing the conference, represents “The most significant update of climate policy in the Commonwealth since the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2008.”

NZ ‐ 21 is organized around the four pillars of the new state climate law: 1.) end use of energy; 2.) energy efficiency and flexibility; 3.) decarbonize the energy supply; and 4.) carbon sequestration.

Cultural scholarships

HYANNIS – Eight organizations from Cape Cod and the Islands are among 90 organizations in Massachusetts that will receive grants from the State Office of the Humanities and Social Sciences “to support the response and recovery of the cultural sector from the continuing impacts of the coronavirus.”

The nearly $ 1 million grant for “Supporting the Humanities Through the US Rescue Plan (SHARP)” was made possible by funding the National Endowment for the Humanities received as part of the US Rescue Plan .

Local prizes are: $ 15,000 at Martha’s Vineyard Museum in Vineyard Haven; $ 13,000 to the Cape Cod Maritime Museum in Hyannis; $ 11,375 to the Falmouth Historical Society; $ 11,050 to the Wellfleet Historical Society & Museum; $ 10,043 to the Société historique d’Osterville; $ 9,481 to the Old Yarmouth Historical Society; $ 8,391 to the Hyannis Public Library; and $ 8,293 to Twenty Summers in Provincetown.

Find help

PROVINCETOWN – Helping Our Women will be hosting a free bereavement group for women starting Friday November 5th at Chapel in the Pines in Eastham. The sessions take place from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Lucy Carlsen, LICSW, will host the five sessions on November 5, 12, 19 and December 10 and 17. The group is intended to provide in-person support to women who have experienced the loss of a loved one at any point in their lives.

For more information or to register, call 508-487-4357. There will be a confidential call with each person who signs up. The last day to register is Tuesday, November 2.

Learn QuickBooks

EASTHAM – The Community Development Partnership and Score Cape Cod and the Islands will sponsor a three-part QuickBooks for Desktop workshop series.

The sessions, on October 27 and November 3 and 11, will be held via Zoom from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The first two workshops are introductory and the third is intermediate level. There is no charge to attend.

To register for one or more sessions, visit Capecdp.org/upcoming-events. Questions should be directed to Pam Andersen at pam@capecdp.org or call 508-240-7873, ext. 18.

Meet the pilot whale

BREWSTER – The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Route 6A, Brewster, presents its Meet the Pilot Whale program with naturalist and museum volunteer Gerry Beetham on November 7 and 20 and December 12.

The program is particularly suitable for children from 4 years old, accompanied by an adult.

All programs start at 11:30 am Participation is free with admission to the museum.

Go to the encoder

ORLEANS – Cape Codder staff can be contacted by phone or email, as follows:

Rich Eldred, reldred@wickedlocal.com, 774-722-0853.

Matt Rice, mrice@wickedlocal.com, 508-237-4509.

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Ada J. Kenney