Speed Reader (Friday, Jan. 7)
The first meeting of the “2022 Reading Challenge” will take place in person at the Provincetown Public Library, 356 Commercial St., or via Zoom, on Friday, Jan. 7, 10 a.m. to noon. Subsequent meetings take place on the first Friday of the month. Visit provincetownlibrary.org for the link.
Tap Into It (Friday, Jan. 7)
Join hosts Mackenzie Miller and Austin Tyler for a viewing party of the 14th season of RuPaul’s Drag Race in the Provincetown Brewing Co. taproom, 141 Bradford St., on Friday, Jan. 7, 7 to 9 p.m. The event is free, masks required.
Cooking With Soul (Saturday, Jan. 8)
The “Chewy Decimal Cooking Show” at the Eastham Public Library, 190 Samoset Road, on Saturday, Jan. 8, noon to 12:30 p.m., will have Elaine Lipton sharing her family recipe for chicken soup. Masks required. For more information visit easthamlibrary.org.
Sacred Sunday (Sunday, Jan. 9)
Nauset Fellowship presents a virtual program of “Sacred Songs and Country Blues” with Andy Cohen on Sunday, Jan. 9, 10 a.m. Originally from Massachusetts and now resident of Memphis, Cohen plays Southern blues, rags, ballads, spirituals, and original songs. Register for the Zoom link at nfuu.org.
Grass Is Greener (Sunday, Jan. 9)
CrabGrass Bluegrass Band will perform at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Lane in Dennis, on Sunday, Jan. 9, 3 to 4 p.m. The band includes Les Beavan on banjo, Chris Miner on mandolin, Dan Fortier on guitar, Billy Hardy on fiddle, and Ted Mello on bass. Tickets, in-person or via Zoom, are $18 at ccmoa.org.
See Through (Sunday, Jan. 9 – Monday, Jan. 10)
Registration is still open for the Cape Cod Museum of Art’s Members’ Juried Exhibition. The theme: “Transparent/Translucent/Opaque: Layered Meanings.” Members can submit up to three works no bigger than 40 by 40 inches. Registration is $10 per work at ccmoa.org. Drop-off days are Sunday, Jan. 9, 10 a.m. to noon and Monday, Jan. 10, 1 to 3 p.m. The show opens Thursday, Jan. 13 at 60 Hope Lane in Dennis.
Pots and Poetry (Monday, Jan. 10 – Thursday, Jan. 13)
Candice Methe teaches a virtual “Handbuilding Demo Series” via Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill over four sessions: Monday, Jan. 10 through Thursday, Jan. 13, 3 to 5 p.m. Students will learn to make a tall pitcher, footed cups, and a Kurinuki tea jar. Registration is $180. For budding poets, Kate Wallace Rogers teaches a “Mid-Winter Dive Into Writing Poetry” over five Zoom sessions on Mondays and Thursdays starting Jan. 10, 1 to 3 p.m. Registration is $285 at castlehill.org.
Creative Kiddos (Tuesdays, Jan. 11 – Feb. 15)
The Provincetown Art Association and Museum is offering its Little Artists Program, for children ages four to eight, on Tuesdays, Jan. 11 through Feb. 15, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The free program is held indoors at 460 Commercial St. Masks required for participants. Visit paam.org to register.
Catch the Buzz (Tuesday, Jan. 11)
Mass Audubon’s Misunderstood Wildlife series continues with a program on wasps on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 7 to 8 p.m. Martha Gach, education manager and conservation coordinator at Broad Meadow Brook in Worcester, will discuss the role of wasps in pest control and pollination. Registration is $20 at massaudubon.org.
Smart Food (Tuesday, Jan. 11 – Wednesday, Jan. 12)
Coastal Connections, a free program run by councils on aging around Cape Cod, begins this week with “In the Kitchen With Kelli” on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 11 a.m. Learn to make a warm winter treat via Facebook Live with the Dennis Council for Active Living. Call 508-385-5067 for more info. Then, on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 10 to 11 a.m., experts from Kindred Health will discuss “Nutrition for a Healthy Winter” via Zoom. Email [email protected] to register.
Arts and Crafts (Wednesday, Jan. 12)
“Winter Craft Kits for Kids” are available at the Wellfleet Public Library, 55 West Main St., on Wednesday, Jan. 12, noon to 6 p.m. In the kits are all the materials required to make a stuffed turkey or bear. Visit wellfleetlibrary.org or call 508-349-0310 for more info.
Jobi Journey (Wednesday, Jan. 12)
The Truro Historical Society presents “The Story of Jobi Pottery,” a Zoom talk by Susan Kurtzman, on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 5 to 6 p.m. Kurtzman will discuss techniques and designs and give a historical overview of Jobi, which opened in 1953 out of a roadside hot dog shack next to Highland Light. Registration is free at trurohistoricalsociety.org.