Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Art + Culture Events 9.28 - 10.5/2011

In Plymouth and nearby towns, lots of arts, culture and nature events~many available on calendar

9.28 Wednesday
Plymouth Zen Group
Meditation 7PM - 8:30PM
North St., Plymouth
$5/suggested donation 
Open to all, held every Wed.

9.29 Thursday
Plymouth Farmers Market
2:30 - 6:30 PM
Stephens Field

Manomet Library
12 Strand Ave, Plymouth/Manomet
Writers Group, free, open to all 
Monthly Thursdays, 7PM

Share a short piece (100 - 180 words) on the month's seed phrase - this month it's "To tell the truth..."

9.30 - 10.2
Farmstand @ Holmes Farm
127 Manomet Point Road, Plymouth (directions)
Farmstand Hours:
Fridays Self Serve 2-5PM
Saturdays 10-5 PM
Sundays 12 noon-3 PM

9.30 + 10.1
Native Plymouth Tour
Tours from a Native American perspective
(Given only thru November 27, 2011)
tickets or meet at Plymouth Rock to purchase
Fridays + Saturdays, 5:30PM
Other days possible by reservation 

9.30 - 10.1
Manhattan Short Film Fest
Wellfleet Preservation Hall
Wellfleet MA
Friday, September 30 @ 7:00 & 9:30 pm and
Saturday, October 1 @ 5:00 & 7:30 pm  $9

10.1 Sat.
Farmers Market/Plymouth
9:30AM - 1:30PM
Courthouse Lawn 

10.1   8pm
First Works - Providence, RI
Martinos Auditorium, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts
Brooklyn Rider
In concert (listen/watch a clip here)

Cape Cod Spinners Guild
Wool Fest
10 - 4PM
Dennis Village Green (map)
+ just around the corner on the same day...
Dennis Memorial Library's Fall Fete is on October 1, 11AM - 4PM.
Hand woven rugs, hand knit items, jewelry, and other crafts.
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis.
For more information call 508.385.2255

10.1 Sat.
Lakeville Arts Fest
Saturday 10.1 10am-4pm
Old Town House
2 Precinct Street
Lakeville, MA (map, directions)
AND, they're having a pie baking contest - make the pie from scratch and drop it off the day of the festival :) Info in this PDF
Pies need to be dropped off at the Old Town House between 11 – 1:30 pm on 10.1.

10.2   4PM
First Works - Providence, RI
Martinos Auditorium, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts
Brooklyn Rider
Educate your ear

Arts by the Bog
58 Pond St. Carver, MA
(map, directions)

Edible Foraging Walk (scroll down at link)
with Russ Cohen
Sponsored by South Shore Natural Science Center and North & South Rivers Watershed
Cost:  Members: $10/person
Non-members: $15/person
Sign up online
Meet at Willow Brook Farm, Pembroke. Directions available @ link.
"Willow Brook is home to many diverse habitats such as woodlands, wetlands, and meadows. So in addition to foraging for edible species, the group will see local flora and fauna found in each distinct habitat."
Limited parking available (carpooling advisable). Additional parking available at Herring Run. Wear comfortable shoes. Program suitable for families with children ages 10 and older.

10.2 - 2 Events
Fascinating Fungi with Dr. Lawrence Millman
Sponsored by Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Sun, Oct 2, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Registration not required

Magnificent Mushroom Walk
Sponsored by Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Sun, Oct 2, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Instructor: Lawrence Millman - mycologist, author
Fee: Adults $7.00m/ $9.00nm, Children $7.00m/ $9.00nm 

, held in Boston 9.30 - 10.3 also has a Providence aspect!
(See 2009 video here and slideshow here and get to Boston to partake, if you can!)
Or get to Providence for...
Monday, 10.3
4 – 6PM
Performances at India Point Park, overlooking the Bay
Parade down Wickenden Street
7:15 – 10PM
Showcase performances on the Providence River
(video of past performance here)

[The MA Cultural Council (MCC) allocates money to many local arts councils in MA, which local councils award, based on proposals sent in to them.
Postmark deadline: Oct.15, 2011
Application guidelines
Send finished/filled in applications to local council(s) directly:
Plymouth Cultural Council, P.O. Box 1785, Plymouth, MA 02362-1785] 

You may attend an info meeting with MCC representatives to get info on the grants and how to fill out forms. Here's one:
Mashpee: Tues., Oct. 4
Registration/Networking - 6:00 PM
Workshop - 6:30-8:00 PM
Mashpee Public Library, 64 Steeple St., Mashpee, MA

Artists Meeting/Open to all, free
Artists Makers Desperadoes
6PM - 8PM
Plymouth Public Library/Main Branch
132 South Street, Plymouth, MA (directions)
Discuss grants, art happenings, shows...with other artists

Plymouth Zen Group
Meditation 7PM - 8:30PM
Every Wednesday
$5/suggested donation
Open to all

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