Outer Cape Bulletin
The Truro Historical Society, with the help of Jobi Pottery, is hoping to auction off hand-painted plates made by local artists during its gala this summer. While plate-makers are sheltering in place, Jobi’s Susan Kurtzman has organized curbside pickups to collect plates and paints, and will host an instruction session via Zoom to explain the creative process. To reserve your plate, email Lauren Kaufman at [email protected].
A Time for Healy
A virtual concert featuring Cape-based musician-songwriter Kathleen Healy, vocalist Kim Moberg, and acoustic performers Sparrow Blue (Katy Boc and Todd Nickerson) will live-stream on Thursday, April 30, at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $20 to nothing, your choice (or donate more), at eventbrite.com. Search for “Kathleen Healy.”
The Brewster Ladies’ Library is offering “Facebook Live Story Time,” with youth services librarian Nori, free every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., and “Facebook Live Crafty Corner,” also with Nori, free every Friday at 10:30 a.m. The sessions are geared for children ages two to five, but all are welcome. Link up on the library’s Facebook page.
The Museum of Science, Boston, is hosting a free 30-minute online event, “Science in Action: Starry Night,” on Friday, May 1, at 1 p.m., which will guide explorations of the night sky. Register for free at eventbrite.com (search for the event by title), where you’ll get an entry code for Zoom.
This Ain’t No Disco
The Wellfleet Recreation Dept.’s Disco Night, a free virtual dance hour with JT & Angel, goes live on Friday, May 1, from 8 to 9 p.m. Link up five minutes early at meet.google.com/fiy-upac-dcc. For young ’uns, there’s a Family Dance Party from 6 to 7 p.m. that same night (meet.google.com/hct-icbs-vpy), and for do-si-do-ers, there’s a Virtual Square Dance Hour on Saturday, May 2, from 6 to 7 p.m., at meet.google.com/avk-rekj-fnd.
Hold the Mayo
Every year, Cape Cod Beer hosts a “Salsa Fest” on the Friday before Cinco de Mayo, and this year is no exception, though the festivities are virtual. Order a bundle of tortilla chips, salsa, and a four-pack of Cape Cod Beer for $26 at eventbrite.com (search for “salsa fest”) and join the festivities on May 1 from noon to 6 p.m. on Cape Cod Beer’s Facebook page, clicking on “events.”
Tin Pan Alley has posted that during the crisis, with piano bar sing-alongs canceled, they’ll be initiating free at-home sessions with their regular musicians every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday night from 7 to 8 p.m. Go to Tin Pan Alley’s Facebook page (or co-owner Jack Kelly’s) to see who’s playing and join in.
Color Your World
Remember coloring books? During the crisis, high-art drawings (not all of them kid-friendly) have become available as a creative pursuit. Try the Cape Cod Museum of Art’s array at ccmoa.org (scroll down the “Education” menu to “Coloring Page”), or, for an astonishing collection of free, download-able images, Google the Milano Art Guide “Colouring Book Project.” Number 0202 is by Jake Troyli, a visual arts fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Thanks to FAWC for recommending it.