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Bayberry Quilters' Raffle Quilt on Display

Saturday, July 13 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Once again, the Bayberry Quilters have created a masterpiece in fabric. This year's quilt features blocks on wonderful Cape Cod scenes. View the quilt and buy tickets ON SATURDAY ONLY. The price for tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. The quilt is the grand prize, but other prizes include a Janome 3160 Sewing Machine or a $100 gift certificate to the Old Yarmouth Inn. Proceeds go to fund scholarships and toolships for Cape Cod Regional Technical High School students.

The Elusive Fisher Cat

Saturday, July 13 at 11:00 am 

Join Jodie Limon Montoya, Education Coordinator from the Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, as she introduces our audience to the Fisher Cat, Cape Cod's newest weasel. (No live animal will appear.)

The fisher (Martes pennanti) is the second largest member of the weasel family found in Massachusetts; only the river otter is larger. Although many people call them "fisher cats," the name is inappropriate. They are neither members of the feline family, nor do they catch fish. They are, however, fascinating predators! We'll watch video of an orphaned young fisher as it learns through trial and error, and we'll learn about the habits and signs of animals like otters and minks, the fisher's Cape Cod relatives.

Tramping the Dune Shacks with the Dune Tramp

Thursday, June 27 at 7:00 pm 

Do you enjoy the lure of the outer Cape dunes with their quaint old shacks? Join the Dune Tramp, an engaging writer and photographer, as he narrates a virtual tour with over 100 slides. The Dune Tamp has captured the beauty and mystery of the shacks and takes you on a journey across the landscape of Truro and Provincetown, over a three and a three quarter mile stretch, to visit the nineteen existing dune shacks remaining in the Cape Cod National Seashore. The photographs will take you inside these rustic dwellings for a rare glimpse of shack living. See vintage images of some shacks that date back to the 1940s, graciously shared by the National Seashore. Each shack is discussed along with a brief history and an anecdote or two. You’ll appreciate the insider’s view into these enigmatic and iconic structures of the Cape Cod landscape. 

Game Night

Wednesday, June 26 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Our "Game Night" group continues - led by Matt Donle of Wicked Fun Games. Come and join the fun by trying out new board games like Dixit and The Settlers of Catan.

History Book Club

Thursday, June 27 at 6:30 pm

The group will discuss The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle for Little Bighorn by Nathaniel Philbrick. Come and join them for a lively discussion.

Learning about Cape Cod History through its Art

Tuesday, June 18 at 6:30 pm

Join Dr. Gail M. Burke and discover our region’s history expressed visually in artwork. Learn how artists used observation and illustration to create art. They captured people, as they lived and worked, and their communities and surrounding landscapes, and interpreted it all in various media. You’ll have fun reflecting on and responding to ideas presented about the artists and the art.

For 35 years, Dr. Gail Burke enjoyed educating others. Since restructuring her life to move full time to Cape Cod, Dr. Burke has been studying art, its history and techniques. Dr. Burke is a docent at the Cape Cod Museum of Art and is the Chair of Educational Outreach for the Museum. She creates original art and her personal experience as an artist provides insight into the intentions and achievements of other artists. Her work is currently on display for the month of June at Dennis Public Library. 

June Meeting Room Artist - Gail Burke


Dr. Gail Burke lives in West Dennis, and her exhibit Painting the Town focuses on landscapes in the Dennis Villages.  It will be on display through June 29th. Come in to see how your village is pictured! There will be a public reception at the library on Friday, June 7th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Gail, a member of the Yarmouth Art Guild and the Morning Muse, has been active in the arts since childhood. She serves as Chair of Educational Outreach at the Cape Cod Museum of Art. Dr. Burke was an educator in schools, colleges and adult learning venues- teaching, writing, and integrating the arts in creative expression.

There will also be an ongoing raffle: those who can identify the locales in the paintings and those who submit an entry, identifying the settings of certain scenes, will have the chance to win a print of one of her paintings.