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The Town of Wellfleet is on the outer end of Cape Cod in Barnstable County. Over 60 percent of the town's land is in the Cape Cod National Seashore Park.

Wellfleet offers many fine art galleries and the Wellfleet Marina. The town hosts an Oyster Fest during the month of October with arts and crafts, music and much more.

Wellfleet is the home of the Cape Cod National Seashore Headquarters as well as a 1000 acre Massachusetts Audubon Society Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Windmill Green Arts and Craft Festival
The Windmill Green Arts and Craft Festival will be held on July 2 & 3, 2016 at the historical Windmill Park, 2510 U.S. Route 6 in Eastham, MA. Over 75 Juried craftspeople will display and sell their American made works including fine jewelry, pottery, scarves, quilts, photography, vintage chic, metal, sea salt scrubs, wall hangings, fiber art, candles, soap, dried floral, furniture, aromatherapy, wearable art, folks art, pet treats and more. Come and sample specialty foods such as herbal dips, kettle corn, jams, jellies, lemonade, gourmet cookies and more. Festival hours Saturday from 10am to 5pm, Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Directions: From anywhere onto Route 6. Free Admission, free parking, Held rain or shine and handicap accessible. For more information call 603-332-2616 or visit www.castleberryfairs.com

When: Jul 2, 2016 10 AM to Jul 2, 2016 5 PMin Wellfleet, Massachusetts (Sat, 02 Jul 2016 10 )
Susan Overstreet Painting Demonstration
Susan will demonstrate how she uses a small plein air study to create a larger studio piece. Influenced by the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist, the use of wet on wet, broken color and loaded brush will be discussed.

When: Jun 10, 2016 12 AM to Jun 10, 2016 12 AMin Wellfleet, Massachusetts (Fri, 10 Jun 2016 00 )
Fay Shutzer Painting Demonstration
Fay will demonstrate how she works to capture the changing effects of afternoon light and shadow.

When: Jun 10, 2016 12 AM to Jun 10, 2016 12 AMin Wellfleet, Massachusetts (Fri, 10 Jun 2016 00 )
Cape Cod Poetry Group June Afternoon of Poetry & Music
Hosted by Barry Hellman Featured Poet: Liz Rosenberg Spotlight Poet:Marjorie Block Featured Musicians: Debut performance of Black Whydah Trio:  Ellen Sullivan on cello, Jean Sagara on violin, & John Best on guitar and other strings. *Plus* Limited open mic for poets and musicians Advance signup available May 27-June 1, 2016: email bmhellman@comcast.net with ‘Signup/Poem’ or ‘Signup/Song’ in Subject line. Or at the door, as available. Come early! Liz Rosenberg, poet and author, has published 5 books of poems with a 6th forthcoming from the Provincetown Arts Press. Her 4 adult novels have all been Amazon best-sellers, including the number one selling book on Kindle in America, and her works have been reprinted in Japan, Australia, Germany, Africa, and England. She has also published more than 20 highly prized books for young readers and for more than 25 years served as a book columnist for the Boston Globe. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Paris Review, and many other journals and anthologies. Rosenberg graduated from Bennington College, earned her Masters in creative writing at the Johns Hopkins University Writing Program, and her PhD in Comparative literature at Binghamton University. She has taught at Colgate University, Sarah Lawrence College, Hamilton College, Bennington College, and Hollins University, and has guest taught all over the world, from Russia to Austria to Singapore— and at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.  She teaches at the State U of NY at Binghamton, and recently bought a second home in North Chatham, MA. Liz will be reading from her wide-ranging body of work— there’ll be poems about love, loss, family, landscapes, Ireland, and more. Marjorie Block retired from teaching English and gave herself the gift of writing full time. Although she also writes short stories her first love is poetry. Her work has appeared in literary journals, anthologies, and broadsides, and she attempts in her writing to illuminate the ordinary or what we tend not to see. In 2013 she published her first book of poems, “Where One Thing Becomes Another.” She has been a featured poet in the Calliope Poetry Series, and a First Prize Winner in a PrimeTime Cape Cod poetry competition. Marjorie is active in the Cape’s community of poets and writers. She is a member of the Narrow Land Poets, and for the last five years a participant in Keith Althaus’ Castle Hill Workshop in Truro. After living and working in many regions of the country including NYC and Chicago, she now happily resides in Dennis on Cape Cod. Ellen Watters Sullivan has played in orchestras, chamber groups, and as a soloist throughout the U.S. and internationally. She studied with Rudolph Kratina, an Austrian cellist who had studied with Strauss. Later she studied at the N.E. Conservatory, University of Massachusetts-Boston, Longy School of Music and the Boston Conservatory. She has also studied with members of the Atlanta Symphony, the Boston Symphony and Boston Chamber Music Society. Ellen was principal cellist of the Melrose Symphony, played in the Otter Trio, performed and conducted with the New England Women’s Symphony, and played free form jazz at the Friends of Great Black Music in Boston. Jean Sagara started playing string instruments in elementary school, and studied cello into adulthood. A washashore to Cape Cod in 2001, she taught herself the fiddle and has been part of multiple groups playing old time, Irish, bluegrass, folk, Mexican, classical, as well as other styles of music. Adding other instruments along the way, she has been an active part of The Higher Ground String Band, The Cry Babes, Tres Por Cinco and Black Whydah. Jean and her music partner, John Best, have just completed their 4th CD as a duo, Washashore Winter. Jean was also a main organizer for Wellfleet's 2015 Porchfest. John Best is a retired music teacher of 32 years in the NJ public schools. He is a life-long musician and a nationally known glass artist of the last 40 years. With his wife, Elizabeth, they run Best Studios. John also has his independent recording label, Cat's Tale recordings. Working with his partner, Jean Sagara, as Black Whydah, they have released their 4th. album in 5 years, "Washashore Winter", offering sound pictures of Cape Cod and Wellfleet in winter. If that isn't enough, John is a working author, hoping to finish his third novel, "WhydahMaker" by spring. Barry Hellman is a clinical psychologist whose poems have appeared in literary journals, anthologies, broadsides, playbills, and The King of Newark, published by Finishing Line Press. He is the founder of the Cape Cod Poetry Group, curates and hosts its Poetry & Music Series, leads workshops on the art, craft, and performance of poetry, publishes a CCPG page on Facebook and a CCPG page on CapeWomenOnline, and is an advisor to WCAI’s ‘Poetry Sunday’. Previously he co-curated and co-hosted the Poets Corner Poetry & Music Open Mic at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, hosted poetry, music, and poetry workshop events at the Chapel In The Pines in Eastham, and founded and led a Writers Group at the Eastham Library.  

When: Jun 4, 2016 2 PM in Wellfleet, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Jun 2016 14 )
OFFWORLD- The Sacred Mounds- VIOLENT MAE
Cape ODD presents: OFFWORLD, a band trapped on Earth - 11pm SACRED MOUNDS - 10pm Violent Mae - 9pm

When: Jul 20, 2016 8 PM in Wellfleet, Massachusetts (Wed, 20 Jul 2016 20 )
Robert Abele Painting Demonstration
Join Robert in downtown Wellfleet for a demonstration of his plein air approach, and answers to your questions about this exciting way of creating an image.

When: Jun 4, 2016 12 AM to Jun 4, 2016 12 AMin Wellfleet, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Jun 2016 00 )
After Hopper in Wellfleet Artist Panel
Learn more about the work of Edward Hopper and how he is influencing artists of today. Panelists include Robert Abele III, Maryalice Eizenberg, Marc Kundmann and Paul Schulenburg. Moderated by Helen Addison. The accompanying exhibition includes dozens of new paintings inspired by Edward Hopper and the places he painted on Cape Cod with a strong concentration of Wellfleet scenes.

When: Jun 17, 2016 12 AM to Jun 17, 2016 12 AMin Wellfleet, Massachusetts (Fri, 17 Jun 2016 00 )
Steve Kennedy Painting Demonstration
Steve will discuss materials, choice of colors and subject, and how to begin a plein air piece while painting, as well as how Hopper's work influences his own.

When: Jun 17, 2016 12 AM to Jun 17, 2016 12 AMin Wellfleet, Massachusetts (Fri, 17 Jun 2016 00 )
Technicolor Motor Home
The Wellfleet Pearl is one of the best water front restaurants and bars on Cape Cod. See you there!

When: Jun 10, 2016 3 PM in Wellfleet, Massachusetts (Fri, 10 Jun 2016 15 )
Inside The Pages: Jacquelyn x 2
YOU DO NOT NEED TO PRINT OUT YOUR TICKETS. YOUR NAME WILL BE ON A MASTER GUEST LIST AT THE DOOR. DOORS OPEN FOR SEATING 1/2 HOUR BEFORE SHOWTIME. CALL 508-349-1800 OR VISIT WWW.WELLFLEETPRESERVATIONHALL.ORG FOR MORE INFO. 

When: Jun 9, 2016 7 PM in Wellfleet, Massachusetts (Thu, 09 Jun 2016 19 )
Turbine
Age Limit: All Ages

Turbine



When: Jun 25, 2016 8 PM in Wellfleet, Massachusetts (Sat, 25 Jun 2016 20 )
The Soul Rebels


When: Jul 29, 2016 9 PM in Wellfleet, Massachusetts (Fri, 29 Jul 2016 21 )
Alzheimer’s Disease: What You Need To Know -- Wellfleet, MA
Alzheimer’s Disease:  What You Need To Know Free educational program for town and community employees Tuesday, June 7, 2016 Wellfleet Council on Aging 715 Old Kings Hwy, Wellfleet, MA 02667 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Help yourself, your community and Cape Cod become more dementia friendly. This is the training you’ve been asking for and is designed to provide a basic understanding of how to work with individuals and families who have Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.  Topics include: Overview of Alzheimer’s and its disease progression How Alzheimer’s changes a persons ability to communicate Understanding difficult behaviors and how to manage them Identifying family stress, abuse and neglect and how to intervene Communication approaches for positive interactions Class instructed by Suzanne Faith, RN Psych, Senior Director of Hope Dementia & Alzheimer’s Services. Registration is limited. Priority attendance is given to nonprofit, police, fire, ambulance services and town employees on Cape Cod. Reserve your seat today for this important training! Program is free to the community. Registration is required. Registration deadline is 5/31/2016. Please bring your lunch. Learn more by calling (508) 775-5656 or visit HopeDementia.org Program funding generously provided by Cape Cod Healthcare Community Benefits and The Cape Cod Foundation.   Hope Dementia & Alzheimer’s Services, part of the HopeHealth family of services     SFR Suzanne Faith, RN Psych HopeHealth Senior Director of Hope Dementia & Alzheimer’s Services

When: Jun 7, 2016 12 PM in Wellfleet, Massachusetts (Tue, 07 Jun 2016 12 )
After Hopper in Wellfleet
See artists painting scenes of Wellfleet in the morning and join us for a reception from 4 to 6 at the Wellfleet Public Library.

When: Jun 11, 2016 12 AM to Jun 11, 2016 12 AMin Wellfleet, Massachusetts (Sat, 11 Jun 2016 00 )
Donavon Frankenreiter
When: Aug 8, 2016 9 PM in Wellfleet, Massachusetts (Mon, 08 Aug 2016 21 )
Donavon Frankenreiter
When: Aug 9, 2016 9 PM in Wellfleet, Massachusetts (Tue, 09 Aug 2016 21 )
Monica Rizzio CD Release Show
YOU DO NOT NEED TO PRINT OUT YOUR TICKETS. YOUR NAME WILL BE ON A MASTER GUEST LIST AT THE DOOR. DOORS OPEN FOR SEATING 1/2 HOUR BEFORE SHOWTIME. CALL 508-349-1800 OR VISIT WWW.WELLFLEETPRESERVATIONHALL.ORG FOR MORE INFO. 

When: Jun 3, 2016 7 PM in Wellfleet, Massachusetts (Fri, 03 Jun 2016 19 )
Lighthouse Chamber Players
7:00 PM Pre-Concert Talk: David Schneider, Amherst College Professor of Music Boccherini String Trio  in F Major, Op. 47, No. 6 Mozart Piano Trio in B-Flat, K. 502 Chausson Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 30 Featured Guest Anne-Marie McDermott, piano Elizabeth Chang, violin Nardo Poy, viola Maureen McDermott, cello

When: Sep 1, 2016 7 PM in Wellfleet, Massachusetts (Thu, 01 Sep 2016 19 )
Lighthouse Chamber Players
Dvorák Four Romantic Pieces, Op. 75 Brahms Violin Sonata in D minor, Op. 108 Prokofiev Violin Sonata No. 2 in D Major, Op. 94a Elizabeth Chang,violin Sylvia Wang, piano

When: Aug 29, 2016 7 PM in Wellfleet, Massachusetts (Mon, 29 Aug 2016 19 )
Lighthouse Chamber Players
Mozart Duo for Violin and Viola in B-Flat Major, K. 424 Dvorák String Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 97 Brahms String Quintet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 88 Elizabeth Chang and Anton Miller, violins Rita Porfiris and Nardo Poy, violas Maureen McDermott, cello

When: Jul 20, 2016 7 PM in Wellfleet, Massachusetts (Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19 )
Turbine
Age Limit: All Ages

Turbine



When: Jul 21, 2016 8 PM in Wellfleet, Massachusetts (Thu, 21 Jul 2016 20 )
Maryalice Eizenberg Painting Demonstration
Satisfy your curiosity about plein air painting by watching Maryalice Eizenberg paint along Main Street in Wellfleet. She is an energetic instructor who enjoys answering questions while she paints and her demos are always entertaining and informative.

When: Jun 8, 2016 12 AM to Jun 8, 2016 12 AMin Wellfleet, Massachusetts (Wed, 08 Jun 2016 00 )
Wellfleet Sprint Triathlon
When: Jun 4, 2016 12 AM to Jun 5, 2016 12 AMin Wellfleet, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Jun 2016 00 )
Eleanor Dubinsky in Concert
YOU DO NOT NEED TO PRINT OUT YOUR TICKETS. YOUR NAME WILL BE ON A MASTER GUEST LIST AT THE DOOR. DOORS OPEN FOR SEATING 1/2 HOUR BEFORE SHOWTIME. CALL 508-349-1800 OR VISIT WWW.WELLFLEETPRESERVATIONHALL.ORG FOR MORE INFO. 

When: Jul 1, 2016 7 PM in Wellfleet, Massachusetts (Fri, 01 Jul 2016 19 )
Marc Kundmann Painting Demonstration
Marc Kundmann, who known for his effective use of the luminous and layered properties of the encaustic medium, will demonstrate and talk about how to bring these same qualities to acrylic painting.

When: Jun 18, 2016 12 AM to Jun 18, 2016 12 AMin Wellfleet, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Jun 2016 00 )
Escher Residency and Symphonic Finale


When: Aug 26, 2016 7 PM in Wellfleet, Massachusetts (Fri, 26 Aug 2016 19 )
The Emerson Plays Two Russian Greats


When: Aug 4, 2016 7 PM in Wellfleet, Massachusetts (Thu, 04 Aug 2016 19 )
Mark Gamsjager and The Lustre Kings
Age Limit: All Ages

Mark Gamsjager and The Lustre Kings



When: Jul 13, 2016 10 PM in Wellfleet, Massachusetts (Wed, 13 Jul 2016 22 )
A TASTE OF THE TOWN 2016
All proceeds benefit programming at Wellfleet Preservation Hall

When: Jun 25, 2016 5 PM in Wellfleet, Massachusetts (Sat, 25 Jun 2016 17 )
Kate Dillingham & Jory Vinikour in concert
YOU DO NOT NEED TO PRINT OUT YOUR TICKETS. YOUR NAME WILL BE ON A MASTER GUEST LIST AT THE DOOR. DOORS OPEN FOR SEATING 1/2 HOUR BEFORE SHOWTIME. CALL 508-349-1800 OR VISIT WWW.WELLFLEETPRESERVATIONHALL.ORG FOR MORE INFO. 

When: Jun 5, 2016 3 PM in Wellfleet, Massachusetts (Sun, 05 Jun 2016 15 )

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