Bleak Midwinter (Thursday, January 20)
Mass Audubon continues its “Wonder of Winter” online series with “Weather and Climate” on Thursday, January 20, from 7-8 p.m. Learn more about seasonal weather dynamics and its long-term effects with education specialists Doug Lowry and Lucy Gertz. Registration is $20 at massaudubon.org.
Talking Shop (Thursday January 20 and Monday January 24 to Friday)
Lecture by guest artist Letha Wilson at the Fine Arts Work Center, originally scheduled for Friday, January 14, will now be virtual and will take place on Thursday, January 20 at 5 p.m. Registration is free at fawc.org. As part of 24PearlStreet, the Work Center’s virtual writing program, poet and essayist Kim Addonizio will run a “word shop” from Monday, January 24 through Friday, January 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. With a dozen books to his credit, Addonizio will inspire new poems through class prompts and interactive reviews. The five-day workshop costs $575.
Blood Money (Friday, January 21)
The Eastham Community Blood Drive will take place at Eastham Public Library, 190 Samoset Road, Friday, January 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All donors receive a Target gift card. Make an appointment at capecodhealth.org/give-blood.
Swamp Walk (Saturday, January 22)
the Coastal Studies Center will host a “Field Walk” at Hatches Harbor Marsh in Provincetown on Saturday, January 22 from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Biologist Lisa Sette and poet-naturalist Elizabeth Bradfield will lead a 2.5-mile walk on the sand and the hills to learn more about the flora. and wildlife. Limited to 10 people; mandatory masks. Registration is $30 at Coastalstudies.org.
Refugee Experience (Sunday, January 23)
Marianne Boswell presents “Coming to America… from Afghanistan”, a virtual conference via Nauset Scholarship, Sunday, January 23 at 10 a.m. Boswell, founder of the Lexington Refugee Assistance Program, will describe a community-based approach to resettling Afghan refugees in America. Registration is free at nfuu.org.
Slow Burns (Sunday January 23)
On Sundays in January and February, the Cape Cod National Coast hosts a winter film festival featuring the Ken Burns series National Parks: America’s Best Idea. The first payment, Nature’s Writing, screens inside the Eastham’s Salt Pond Visitor Center on Sunday, January 23 at 1:30 p.m. Masks required, seating limited. Call 508-255-3421 to reserve.
Duke It Out (Sunday, January 23)
The Tish Adams Jazz Trio perform “Ellingtonian: Songs of Duke Ellington” at Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Lane in Dennis, on Sunday, Jan. 23, 3-4 p.m. Singer Tish Adams will be accompanied by pianist Paul McWilliams and bassist Marshall Wood. Masks and proof of vaccination required. Tickets, for in-person or virtual streaming, are $18 at ccmoa.org.
Cool Birds (Tuesday, January 25)
Cape COAST (Councils on Aging Serving Together) presents “Winter Birds of Cape Cod” Tuesday, January 25, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Zoom conference will be led by Chris Walz, a veteran birder and naturalist at Mass Audubon’s Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary in Barnstable. Call the Orleans CoA at 508-255-6333 to register.
Learning Library (Tuesday January 25 to Wednesday January 26)
Mick Thyer teaches “Writing for Film, Television, and Visual Media,” a series of workshops at the Truro Public Library, 7 Standard Way. The first of three parts, “Limited Series or Miniseries,” begins Tuesday, January 25 from 6-8 p.m. and continues on February 1, 5, and 15. Also at the library, Dave DeWitt teaches “Think Ahead Garden Planning” on Wednesday, January 26, from 4-5 p.m. In the second of four classes, DeWitt will discuss crop rotation and finding the right seeds. The series , in person and on Zoom, continues February 9 and 16. Registration for both is free at trurolibrary.org.
News Travels (Wednesday, January 26)
The snow cinema snow library, 67 rue Main in Orléans, presents a free screening of world news Wednesday, January 26, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The 2020 Western, directed by Paul Greengrass, stars Tom Hanks as a Civil War veteran tasked with returning a young girl, played by Helena Zengel, who was raised by the Kiowa tribe, to her last family. remaining. The film is rated PG-13. Mandatory masks; limited seating. More info at snowlibrary.org.
Artistic call (Wednesday, January 26)
West Kitchen Art Gallery, located at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 204 Monument Road in Orleans, has announced an open call for art for its upcoming show, “Spring—Awake—Arise,” which opens March 26. Submissions will be accepted at galleywestartgallery.com on Wednesday, January 26 through February 26. The registration fee is $5.