Reap What You Sow (Thursday, March 10)
The Eastham Public Library, 190 Samoset Road, hosts its first Seed Swap on Thursday, March 10, 4 to 5:45 p.m. Bring any seeds you aren’t planning to plant and trade them with other growers, or check out the library’s seed library. Avoid spring surprises by labeling your seeds clearly.
Local Democracy (Thursday, March 10)
Hosted by the Truro Public Library, 7 Standish Way, Citizenship in the 21st Century is a six-session course taught by veteran social studies teacher David McGlothlin. Rediscover America’s founding principles contextualized in today’s world. The first meeting is Thursday, March 10, 6:30 to 8 p.m., with space for eight participants. Call 508-487-1125 to register for free.
On the Town (Saturday, March 12)
The Provincetown and Outer Cape Year-Rounder’s Festival returns to Provincetown Town Hall, 260 Commercial St., on Saturday, March 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hosted by the Provincetown Office of Tourism, the event showcases Outer Cape artisans, town committees, and local nonprofits. There will also be a silent auction. Masks and proof of vaccination required. More info at ptowntourism.com.
Opera-ception (Saturday, March 12)
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, 2357 Route 6, screens the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos “live in HD” on Saturday, March 12, 12:55 p.m. Soprano Lise Davidsen plays the mythological Greek heroine and mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard plays the composer of the opera-within-an-opera around which the plot revolves. Masks and proof of vaccination required. Tickets are $30 at what.org.
Harping On (Saturday, March 12)
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, award-winning harpist, singer, and composer Áine Minogue plays a concert of Celtic music at Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main St., on Saturday, March 12, 3 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $18 at wellfleetpreservationhall.org. Proof of vaccination or negative Covid test required.
Love Bug (Saturday, March 12)
The Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford St., presents the Mosquito Story Slam, a live storytelling event, on Saturday, March 12, 7 p.m. This edition of the Mosquito invites audience members to share a five-minute true story based on the theme “Love It or Leave It.” Storytellers are randomly selected the night-of. Tickets, for in-person or livestream, are $20 at provincetowntheater.org.
Green Thumb (Sunday, March 13)
Join Nauset Fellowship for “Green Eternal Growth,” a virtual talk by Madhavi Venkatesan, economist and founder of Sustainable Practices, on Sunday, March 13, 10 a.m. Registration is free at nfuu.org.
More Time, More Town (Sunday, March 13)
The second of four live readings from Mary Heaton Vorse’s Time and the Town, sponsored by the Independent’s Local Journalism Project, will take place on Sunday, March 13, 5 p.m. Readers this week will be C.J. Janovy, news director at KCUR, the NPR affiliate in Kansas City, and Ron Lieber, “Your Money” columnist for the New York Times. Email [email protected] for the Zoom link.
Student Stitchers (Tuesday, March 15)
As part of Nauset Together We Can, Sarah Blackwell teaches an after-school sewing class for middle- and high-schoolers at the Orleans Community Center, 44 Main St., beginning Tuesday, March 15, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Register by emailing student’s name, grade, town, and contact info to [email protected].
Watch and Listen (Tuesday, March 15 – Wednesday, March 16)
The Provincetown Public Library’s Winter Reading Series and Free Movie Nights continue this week at 356 Commercial St. Linda Ohlson Graham reads from James A. Michener’s The World Is My Home, in person or via Zoom, on Tuesday, March 15, 11 a.m. to noon. Call 508-487-7094 to reserve a copy; email [email protected] for the Zoom link. Then, a daring bank heist unfolds in a free screening of 1968’s The Thomas Crown Affair on Wednesday, March 16, 5:30 p.m.
School’s Out (Tuesday, March 15 & Thursday, March 17)
Third-, fourth-, and fifth-graders are invited to join Clay with Chris, a workshop with Christopher Smith, ceramics director of the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning March 15, 3 to 5 p.m. A ride to 10 Meetinghouse Road is provided for Truro Central School students; snacks and materials provided for all. Masks required. Registration for the five-week course is $20 at castlehill.org.
Retired but Not Tired (Wednesday, March 16)
Councils on Aging Serving Together presents two free virtual workshops this week. The first, Men in Retirement with Henry Quinlan, is about how to handle post-retirement boredom. It takes place Wednesday, March 16, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Call the Bourne Council on Aging at 508-759-0600 ext. 5300 to register. Then, at 1:30 p.m., Paul Daigle gives a Zoom Dock Tour of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Call the Orleans Council on Aging at 508-255-6333 to register.
Heaven on Earth (Wednesday, March 16)
The Provincetown Film Art Series, hosted by Howard Karren, continues on Wednesday, March 16, 7 p.m. with a screening of Edson Oda’s Nine Days at Waters Edge Cinema, 237 Commercial St. In this 2020 film, Will, played by Winston Duke, interviews souls who are candidates to be born in human form. Tickets are $14 at provincetownfilm.org.