See the Light (Thursday, Nov. 11)
The annual lighting of the Pilgrim Monument, commemorating their first landing in Provincetown, will occur on Thursday, Nov. 11, 6 p.m. Though there is no in-person event this year, spectators are encouraged to honk their horns or otherwise “get loud for the lights.” There will also be a livestream at pilgrim-monument.org.
Myth Busting (Thursday, Nov. 11 & Sunday, Nov. 14 )
Ron Petersen will discuss “The First Thanksgiving and Other Mayflower Myths” at the Centers for Culture and History in Orleans, 3 River Road, on Thursday, Nov. 11, 7 p.m. Then, Michael Tougias tells two tales about growing up in the 1960s on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2 p.m. via Zoom. One is titled “The Untold Story of the Cuban Missile Crisis.” Registration is free at orleanshistoricalsociety.org.
Take a Hike (Friday, Nov. 12)
In preparation for Hike-a-Thon, which will take place Nov. 26 through Nov. 28, Mass Audubon presents “Hiking 101 for Families,” an online workshop taught by Doug Lowry on Friday, Nov. 12, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Lowry will offer tips on preparation, navigation, and safety. Registration is free at massaudubon.org.
Slam Dunk (Saturday, Nov. 13)
The Mosquito Story Slam comes to Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford St., on Saturday, Nov. 13. The theme: “Excuses, Excuses” — perfect for procrastinators and storytellers recounting their trials and tribulations. Sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m.; storytelling starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 at provincetowntheater.org.
Giving Thanks (Saturday, Nov. 13 – Sunday, Nov.14)
The Cape Symphony presents “Mayflower and Beyond” at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center, 744 West Main St., on Saturday, Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov.14, 3 p.m. The program includes music by Antonín Dvořák, Tonya Wind Singer, John Wineglass, and Alex Berko. Tickets are $30 to $71 at capesymphony.org.
Making Amends (Sunday, Nov. 14)
Join Nauset Fellowship for “Reparations Would Be Necessary for a Great Many Reasons,” a Zoom talk by Gkisedtanamoogk, a member of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, on Sunday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m. Gkisedtanamoogk was one of five commissioners on the Maine Wabanaki State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Registration is free at nfuu.org.
Bird’s the Word (Monday, Nov. 15)
Lifetime Learning at Snow Library continues with “Magnificent Ospreys” on Monday, Nov. 15, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Ian Ives will discuss Mass Audubon’s osprey monitoring program. In-person attendance has reached capacity, but the class is available via Zoom. Registration is $10 suggested donation at friendsofsnowlibrary.org.
Write On (Monday, Nov. 15 – Friday, Nov. 19)
Elisa Albert teaches “The Un/Likable Narrator” via 24PearlStreet, the Fine Arts Work Center’s online writing program, from Monday, Nov. 15 through Friday, Nov. 19, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration, limited to 12 people, is $575. Chloé Caldwell teaches “Structuring the Novella With Precision,” an asynchronous class running Monday, Nov. 15 through Dec. 10. Registration is $650 at fawc.org.
Bingo Is the Game-o (Tuesday, Nov. 16)
The Red Room at Velvet, 258 Commercial St. Provincetown, hosts “Offseason Bingo” on Tuesdays beginning Nov. 16. Enjoy a screening of townie-produced 2015 cult classic Offseason. Participants can play along with the film to win prizes. There will also be cast and crew interviews. Doors open at 7 p.m.; film starts at 8 p.m. No cover.
Soul Food (Tuesday, Nov. 16 – Thursday, Nov 18)
Indira Ganesan teaches “Food as Memory & Metaphor,” a three-day creative writing workshop, at Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main St., from Tuesday, Nov. 16 through Thursday, Nov 18, 9 a.m. to noon. Registration is $225 at wellfleetpreservationhall.org. If that doesn’t satisfy a craving, there’s a “Feed Your Love Open Mic” on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m. The free event welcomes musicians, poets, spoken word artists, and listeners.
Second Look (Wednesday, Nov. 17 )
Megan Hinton teaches “Looking at Art: Modern to Contemporary” at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, 460 Commercial St., over five consecutive Wednesdays beginning Nov. 17, 10 to 11:15 a.m. Lectures will focus on the 1950s through today, from modernism to post-modernism and beyond. Registration is $150 at paam.org.
Short Shrift (Wednesday, Nov. 17)
The next meeting of the Eastham Public Library’s “Short Story Discussion Group,” hosted by Lois Miraglia, will take place at 190 Samoset Road on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m. On the docket: “Home Movie” by Jerry M. Burger. Copies are available through the library. Call 508-240-5950 to register.