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The Incredible Edible Oyster

Saturday, April 26 at 1:00 pm

The popularity of the humble Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginic) has exploded in recent years not only due to its healthy and tasty attributes, but also as a result of the ecological services the oyster provides to our environment. Today’s oysters are viewed as a special commodity with consumers picking favorites based on the embayments in which they are grown, much the way wine enthusiasts choose vintages.

Water quality experts agree that there may be no better choice for improving the health of our embayments than oyster reefs and farms. Mass Audubon is working with local agencies and partners to bring back the wild oyster reef to Cape Cod’s waters. Through this fascinating presentation, you will learn about the power of the oyster to improve both our body’s health and our ecosystem’s health.

HECH Drop in Info Sessions

Wednesday, April 9 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. and Thursday, April 17 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Has this winter been hard on your house? Have you lost shingles, has your roof leaked, have you had heat or hot water issues? Offered through the Town of Dennis, the Housing Rehab Program is a 15-year forgivable loan for up to $35,000 and is available to income-qualified applicants. Harwich Ecumenical Council for Housing (HECH) and the Community Development Partnership (CDP) deliver this program for the Town and are looking for homeowners who are in need of housing renovations. The target area for the program is Dennisport and Harwich Center, however, a portion of the funding is allocated to homeowners beyond the target area who are in dire need of emergency repairs.

Pre-applications with program information are available at the Dennis Council on Aging and the Dennis Public Library. For more details check out HECH's website - www.HECH.org, call 508-432-0015, or email pamela@hech.org.

Please stop by anytime during the two hour sessions to learn about the program and whether it is right for you.

Wildlife on the Move

Saturday, March 22 at 1:00 pm  

The Cape Cod Bridges and Canal are busy – with paw traffic, that is! First we saw Coyotes, then Fishers, a Bear and now a Bobcat. Are these new residents or returnees? In fact there are numerous species we don’t expect on Cape Cod from Otters to Weasels. We’ll check them out, on screen of course, during a virtual tour led by Ian Ives, Director of the Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary in Barnstable. You may discover some surprises in your neighborhood.

Downton Abbey Fan Club

Saturday, March 29 at 1:00 pm

The season might be over, but a fan's love never dies! Our group is meeting again this Saturday with discussion led by Maureen O'Brien.

Local author Ric Wasley

Saturday, March 15 at 1:00 pm

Local author Ric Wasley introduces his newest novel Candle in the Wind.  The work of historical fiction has earned high praise from authors like William Martin who says, “Here's your invitation to visit Civil War America, to go to the seat of war and the seat of domesticity as well, to know not only the fears of the soldier but the worries of the family he leaves behind. Once Candle in the Wind takes hold, you will not want to put it down. It's lively, evocative, and bursting with drama.”
Ric Wasley is a writer and lecturer as well as the author of the popular McCarthy Mystery Series set in Boston in 1968. Ric has a 40 year professional career history in advertising, publishing and marketing in Boston, New York and San Francisco. He has degrees in history and psychology and has been trained in debating, public speaking and stage acting. A large part of his 40 year career was spent in numerous professional and business settings as a presenter and featured speaker at seminars and professional meetings. Ric has been a visiting professor at Worcester Polytech Institute. He also teaches a popular course on marketing for authors at prominent venues such as the venerable “Cape Cod Writers Conference”. Wasley currently divides his time between the Boston Metro-West and his home on Cape Cod where he continues to write, lecture and create worlds where the unexpected thrives.

Local poet Rosemary Dunn Moeller

Friday, March 7 at 11:00 am


Local poet Rosemary Dunn Moeller will engage our audience during a talk entitled "The Lift of Wind Across Wings." Her latest chapbook The Lift of Wind Across Wings is on birds that she has watched. She will discuss the process of study, observation, reflection and learning that goes into her free verse poems. All poets and poets at heart are welcome.

Rosemary Dunn Moeller has had her poems in The Upstart Crow, Mobius, Avocet, Vermont Literary Review, Broadkill Review, Aurorean and many others. Her poems are anthologized in Four Quarters to a Section, Thunder Storm, How Can You Say We’re Not Related and Last New Year’s Eve. She was a Fulbright Scholar to Japan and was an instructor at UND at Grand Forks, Huron College/University and Ecole Normale Superieure, Bamako, Mali.  She and her husband farm for three seasons, and have traveled to all seven continents during the fourth. She lives on Cape Cod for the waves, shores and birds.

Spring storm's a comin'

Serious blizzard conditions are predicted for tomorrow, Wednesday, March 26th. Please check this website for news of possible closings due to weather.

Thank you and stay safe!

Old Houses of Dennis

Saturday, April 12 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm  

An illustrated lecture on our old houses, both still standing and long gone. A part of our Town history creatively presented by Burt Derick and Phyllis Horton. A $5 donation at the door benefits the Dennis Historical Society.

Come and enjoy the show!

 

Old Houses of Dennis - CANCELLED

Saturday, April 12 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm - This event has been cancelled due to illness and may be rescheduled. 

An illustrated lecture on our old houses, both still standing and long gone. A part of our Town history creatively presented by Burt Derick and Phyllis Horton. A $5 donation at the door benefits the Dennis Historical Society.

Come and enjoy the show!

Irish Movie - Shergar LAST IN SERIES!

Friday, March 7 at 3:00 pm - Rescheduled from earlier date

Based on a true story of Shergar, Ireland's most decorated thoroughbred and perhaps the greatest race horse of all time who was kidnapped by IRA terrorists and held for $2 million ransom. Can a young stable boy save Shergar's life and his own before it's too late? An Epic tale set against the stunning Irish landscape. (www.amazon.com)