Seal the Deal ( Thursday, Feb. 17)
The Center for Coastal Studies hosts “Gray Seals Conservation & Fisheries” on Thursday, Feb. 17, 6 to 7 p.m. The webinar panel includes community scientist Andrea Bogomolni, commercial fisherman Doug Feeney, and Owen Nichols, director of marine fisheries research at CCS. Get the link at coastalstudies.org.
Growing in Volumes (Thursday, Feb. 17 & Tuesday, Feb. 22)
Snow Library, 67 Main St. in Orleans, is seeking public input in the second of four “community engagement sessions” on Thursday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m. to noon. The remaining sessions will take place Tuesday, Feb. 22, 3 to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m. to noon. Register at snowlibrary.org.
Line Up (Friday, Feb. 18)
Outermost Contra Dance returns to Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main St., on Friday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m. John Alden will call the moves, accompanied by fiddler Rose Clancy and guitarist Max Cohen. Newcomers and oldcomers welcome. Masks and proof of vaccination required. General admission is $15; $10 for ages 30 and under; $5 for students.
Art History (Friday, Feb. 18)
The “Black Lives Matter Series” at Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road in Cotuit, continues with “Black Art Matters: Master Artists Tell Our Story” on Friday, Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m. James Walter Miller and Robin Joyce Miller will discuss the challenges of fostering an inclusive art culture on the Cape. Tickets are $25 at artsonthecape.org.
Forest Findings (Saturday, Feb. 19)
Join the Truro Public Library for “Medicinal Herbs with Sarah Naciri: Foraging in Winter” on Saturday, Feb. 19, 1 to 3 p.m. The workshop will take place in person at 7 Standish Way and via Zoom. Eight in-person spaces available. Registration is free at trurolibrary.org.
Peace of Poetry (Sunday, Feb. 20)
The Rev. Pancheta Peterson presents “Simply Perfect for Times Like These,” a virtual talk via Nauset Fellowship, on Sunday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m. Peterson will share poems to guide listeners through challenging times. Registration is free at nfuu.org.
Regional Roots (Sunday, Feb. 20)
On Sunday, Feb. 20, 3 p.m., Open Mic Classical hosts Linking Legacies, an Ohio-based group presenting works by Black composers. The Zoom open mic is open to classical musicians of all levels and ages. Email [email protected] to sign up.
Feeling Blue (Sunday, Feb. 20)
In honor of Black History Month, the Fred Clayton Band plays a jazz and blues concert at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Lane in Dennis, on Sunday, Feb. 20, 3 to 4 p.m. Tickets, for in-person or Zoom, are $18 at ccmoa.org.
Building Boldly (Monday, Feb. 21.- Wednesday, Feb 23)
Poet, playwright, educator, and activist Patricia Spears Jones teaches students “poetry composition from the ground up” in “Basic & Bold,” a week-long virtual poetry workshop hosted by the Fine Arts Work Center. It runs Monday, Feb. 21 through Friday, Feb. 25, 6 to 8 p.m. Registration is $575 at fawc.org.
Book Club (Tuesday, Feb. 22)
The Provincetown Public Library’s book discussion group holds its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 356 Commercial St. The topic: The Master and Margarita, published posthumously, by 20th-century Russian writer Mikhail Bulgakov. Copies of the book are available at the library. Email [email protected] to RSVP.
Growing Pains (Tuesday, Feb. 22 – Wednesday, Feb 23)
Learn how to “weed and cultivate” the beginnings of short stories and essays in “A Writing Garden,” a three-day workshop taught by Indira Ganesan at Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main St. It runs Tuesday, Feb. 22 through Thursday, Feb. 24, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Masks and proof of vaccination required. Registration is $225 at wellfleetpreservationhall.org.
Take Note (Tuesday, Feb. 22 – Wednesday, Feb 23)
Visiting artist Michael Scoggins, best known for his ironic notebook paper doodles that mimic the musings of a young student, gives a virtual talk at the Fine Arts Work Center on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 5 p.m. Then, visiting writer Mark Wunderlich, a two-time FAWC fellow, gives his virtual talk on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 5 p.m. Wunderlich’s most recent poetry collection, God of Nothingness, was published by Graywolf Press in 2021. Registration is free with donation suggested at fawc.org.