Outer Cape Calendar
The Friends of Herring River invite you to take a free virtual tour of Wellfleet’s Bound Brook Island on their website, herringriver.org/Videos. Originally created for a live audience presentation, the video offers a history of the area, its importance to early settlers, and some background on the Herring River restoration.
Joe Marchio, music director at the First Congregational Church in Chatham, is hosting a series of pre-concert talks ($10 each) on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. through Aug. 18. On June 23, he’ll discuss Richard Strauss’s Die Fledermaus. To register and get a Zoom link, go to artfuljourneysllc.com/pre-concert.
The Provincetown Art Association and Museum’s annual “12×12” auction is going virtual. Members may submit a work that is 12-by-12 inches, either by shipping it to PAAM by June 27, or dropping it off at the museum at 460 Commercial St. between noon and 2 p.m. on Monday, June 22; Wednesday, June 24; Friday, June 26; or Saturday, June 27. The online exhibition and silent auction will go live from July 10 through Aug. 23. Visit paam.org for details.
One Act Only
Wellfleet playwright Candace Perry is offering a two-hour online class for $25 on how to write a short play through the Eventide Arts Master Class series on Saturday, June 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. Sign up at eventidearts.org.
Just a Shot Away
The Youth Film Festival will come to its culmination this weekend (Friday, June 19, through Sunday, June 21) with the streaming of 25 shorts by young filmmakers from the Cape and across the state, presented by Wellfleet Preservation Hall. There will also be an awards presentation Sunday at 5 p.m. Catch an eyeful at wellfleetpreservationhall.org.
Make a note on your July 4 weekend calendar: Mussel Beach Health Club is hosting a virtual “Freedom Beach Party 2020” with DJ George Spiliopoulos on Thursday, July 2, from noon to 6 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Provincetown Business Guild — details to be announced.
Join the Club
The Provincetown Public Library is offering a virtual Provincetown 400 Book Club, hosted by mystery writer Jeannette de Beauvoir. The first meeting is on Thursday, June 18, at 6 p.m.; the topic will be Geraldine Brooks’s Caleb’s Crossing. Visit the provincetownlibrary.org and click on “Events” — you’ll find the club on the calendar.
The Wellfleet Public Library will host a virtual Climate Resilience Workshop, “No-Till Backyard Farming,” with Ben Fairbank on Saturday, June 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants will learn how to create a sustainable ecosystem in their gardens. Email [email protected] to sign up.
Hit the Books
The Eastham Public Library’s summer reading program launches on Friday, June 19. Children who sign up should read as many books as they can by Aug. 13 to win prizes. For adults, there is a virtual book talk on “New England at 400,” by Eric D. Lehman, on Thursday, June 25, at 2 p.m. via Zoom. Find the listing on the library calendar at easthamlibrary.org to register.
Payomet Performing Arts Center’s Tiny Tent offers a free live-stream concert, “Jazz and More,” with Eleanor Dubinsky (cello, vocals) and Dario Acosta Teich (guitar) on Wednesday, June 24, at 7 p.m. They will play original songs, Latin American music, and, of course, jazz. Also at the virtual tent: a family acrobatics class with Cirque by the Sea stars Teddy Ment and Eleanor Getz on Tuesday, June 23, at 6 p.m. Set up mats and padding at home and be safe! For pay-what-you-can tickets, go to payomet.org.