Key Words (Friday, July 15)
St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Chatham presents Voices of Poetry, an evening of poetry and music featuring poets Robert Carr, Martin Jude Farawell, Heather Treseler, and Ellen Doré Watson and pianist Ana Glig on Friday, July 15, 7 p.m., at the church at 625 Main St. Free, with suggested donation of $15.
Seal the Deal (Saturday, July 16)
The Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown invites all to a guided seal-spotting hike with biologist Lisa Sette and poet-naturalist Elizabeth Bradfield on Saturday, July 16, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Learn about North Truro’s gray seals and their place in the marine ecosystem. Meet in the High Head parking lot. Suggested donation $30. Registration required at coastalstudies.org.
Blue-ish Grass (Sunday, July 17)
Payomet Performing Arts Center presents the boundary-pushing bluegrass band Nefesh Mountain on Sunday, July 17, 7 p.m. Combining traditional bluegrass with Celtic and Eastern European folk, they form a musical genre all their own. Tickets are $25 at tickets.payomet.org.
Sneak Peek (Sunday, July 17)
The Provincetown Art Association and Museum hosts its annual Secret Garden Tour, where participants can enjoy some of Provincetown’s beautiful private residential gardens, on Sunday, July 17, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $40 at paam.org and can be picked up the day of the tour.
What Movie? (Sunday, July 17)
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater screens “My Darling Angel,” a new film produced by WHAT alumni Kelsey Torstveit and Joe Pietropaolo, on Sunday, July 17, 7 p.m. There will be a Q&A with the producers after the film. Tickets are $10 at what.org.
P’town Shuffle (Monday, July 18)
The Provincetown Public Library hosts “Magic: the Gathering — Commander Club” for new or veteran players on Monday, July 18, 2 to 4 p.m. It will recur every Monday through Aug. 29. Bring your own custom or preconstructed deck.
Bookwomen (Monday, July 18)
The Wellfleet Public Library presents a poetry reading by poets Susan Berlin and Ann Bookman on Monday, July 18, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the library. Free; face masks are required.
Dream On (Tuesday, July 19)
The Eastham Public Library hosts author Dan Chaon for a Zoom reading from his new book, “Sleepwalk,” and to discuss the art of writing fiction on Tuesday, July 19, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Registration is required at easthamlibrary.libcal.com.
Paint Penniman (Tuesday, July 19)
The Eastham Painters Guild invites all to plein air paint in the National Seashore on Tuesday, July 19 at the historic Penniman House in the Fort Hill section of Eastham. This is a recurring event on Tuesdays, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Admission fees apply at some locations. Learn more at easthampaintersguild.com.
World-Class Act (Tuesday, July 19)
The Meeting House Chamber Festival presents Romanian-born violinist Irina Muresanu and cellist Sergey Antonov, along with the festival’s artistic director and pianist Donald Enos, for a concert on Tuesday, July 19, 7 p.m., at Holy Spirit Episcopal Church in Orleans. Tickets are $25 at the door. More ticketing and program information at meetinghousemusic.org.
Dunn Talks Dunes (Wednesday, July 20)
The Wellfleet Public Library hosts Sharon Dunn, who will speak about her book An Island in Time — a history and exploration of Bound Brook Island — on Wednesday, July 20, 7 to 8 p.m. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Face masks required.
Notes of Chocolate (Thursday, July 21)
Wellfleet Preservation Hall presents the band Cold Chocolate as part of its Summer Sounds concert series. Cold Chocolate bends genres like folk, funk, and bluegrass to create its own unique sound. The show is Thursday, July 21, 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 to $20 at www.eventbrite.com.
Save the Date! (Thursday, July 21)
The Cape Cod National Seashore will demonstrate the firing of the Lyle Gun and the use of the breeches buoy: both were historically used for sea rescues and are aspects of Cape Cod’s maritime history. This is a recurring event on Thursdays, 5 p.m., at the Old Harbor Life-Saving Station at Race Point Beach. Free; no reservation required.