Events

Sep
1
Fri
2017
September Art Exhibit: Kay Cassill @ Truro Public Library
Sep 1 – Sep 30 all-day
September Art Exhibit: Kay Cassill @ Truro Public Library | North Truro | Massachusetts | United States

“Birds of a Feather”

Paintings by Kay Cassill
Opening Reception Thursday, September 7, 4-6 pm

“‘Birds of a Feather’ is a series started when I found I was drawing the gulls and various birds that appeared at the beaches and piers while I was attempting some plein air sketches. They wouldn’t stay out of my mind and they led me to notice how people and even inanimate objects gathered around an idea or an activity.  Therefore this series stretches beyond birds and beaches. I keep wondering where it will lead next,” says Cassill.  Artist and writer Kay Cassill studied in New York, Paris and Iowa over her long career. A consistent prize winner, her works are in the permanent collections of Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), Waterloo Municipal Art Museum (IA), Springfield Museum of Art (MO), Mott Women and Children’s Hospital, University of Michigan (MI) as well as corporate and private collections around the country. She is a member of PAAM and Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, among other professional art organizations. She is a Signature member of the Illinois Watercolor Society and the Northwest Watercolor Society. Cassill winters in Michigan but has had a home and studio in Truro for many years. According to one critic “Cassill draws with a bold and probing assurance. Her conceptions have a certain dreamy savagery that goes quite beyond any daydream prettiness.”

Artist Statement:  “My inspiration often comes from those around me as well as from mythology. I am strongly influenced by the works of Picasso, Rembrandt, and Lasansky. I love haunting old photographs with mysterious histories. Most of all I love a mystery. I am not interested in a photographic rendering. Rather, I want to make viewers wonder and respond emotionally, even if only subconsciously. When I paint I am letting my Mind’s Eye lead me to something meaningful and new. The variety of my work attests to that.”

Sep
27
Wed
2017
Film: “Auroville: City of the Dawn”
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Film: "Auroville: City of the Dawn"
Travel with Ellen Anthony to the experimental community of Auroville in southern India. Fifty years since its beginning, people from over forty nations are living a version of human unity in all aspects of life—economy, work, spirituality, governance, and education. The dream of Auroville is that of a place where human relationships, which are normally based almost exclusively on competition and strife, would be replaced by relationships of emulation in doing well, of collaboration and real brotherhood. Residents come from some 49 nations, from all age groups (from infancy to over 80, averaging around 30), and from all social classes, backgrounds, and cultures, representing humanity as a whole. The population of the township is constantly growing, but currently stands at around 2,500 people, of whom approximately one-third are Indian. Today Auroville is recognized as the first and only internationally endorsed ongoing experiment in human unity and transformation of consciousness, also concerned with, and practically researching, sustainable living, and the future cultural, environmental, social, and spiritual needs of mankind. The 55-minute film will be followed by a Q&A with Ellen, who visited the community last February.
Sep
28
Thu
2017
Ukulele Workshop with Julie Stepanek
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Ukulele Workshop with Julie Stepanek

Want to try an instrument that is fun and easy to play? Join musician and teacher Julie Stepanek as she shows the fundamentals of ukulele playing. You’ll learn how to tune, strum and read chords. After a short lesson, you’ll be able to play some fun and easy songs. No experience necessary. Bring your own ukulele or borrow one of hers.

Oct
3
Tue
2017
Ongoing Mindful Ease with JC Hotchkiss @ Truro Public Library
Oct 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Ongoing Mindful Ease with JC Hotchkiss @ Truro Public Library | North Truro | Massachusetts | United States

Ongoing Mindful Ease
with J.C. (Chuck) Hotchkiss
Every other Tuesday, 5:30
7:00 p.m.
Join an ongoing gathering to practice mindfulness and meditation:  Learn how to inhabit life with a mind of peace, joy, and deepening attention. The popular winter series has continued as an ongoing, bi-weekly workshop.  JC (Chuck) Hotchkiss is an artist/educator who continues to enjoy a lifelong engagement with meditative practices.

Oct
4
Wed
2017
Questions and Answers about Immigration on the Cape, with Collin Mickle
Oct 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Questions and Answers about Immigration on the Cape, with Collin Mickle

Join Collin Mickle at the Truro Public Library to learn more about options for immigrants and their families: how one might receive free legal assistance and representation for applications to US Citizenship and Immigration Services; how to apply for Green Cards, work visas, family reunification, temporary protected status, naturalization, visa renewals, and more; where to attend citizenship classes; how to get referrals to community resources; and public benefits available to you. This program does not have a political agenda! Mr. Mickle will focus on the practical challenges of navigating the U.S. immigration laws and policies.  Attorney Collin Mickle is the Coordinator of the Immigration Resource Center, which was launched in March 2017 by the Hyannis-based Community Action Committee of Cape Cod and the Islands.

Oct
17
Tue
2017
Ongoing Mindful Ease with JC Hotchkiss @ Truro Public Library
Oct 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Ongoing Mindful Ease with JC Hotchkiss @ Truro Public Library | North Truro | Massachusetts | United States

Ongoing Mindful Ease
with J.C. (Chuck) Hotchkiss
Every other Tuesday, 5:30
7:00 p.m.
Join an ongoing gathering to practice mindfulness and meditation:  Learn how to inhabit life with a mind of peace, joy, and deepening attention. The popular winter series has continued as an ongoing, bi-weekly workshop.  JC (Chuck) Hotchkiss is an artist/educator who continues to enjoy a lifelong engagement with meditative practices.

Oct
25
Wed
2017
Author Talk: Sam Kafrissen
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Author Talk: Sam Kafrissen

Sam Kafrissen will read from his latest novel, The Missing Films: A Doherty Mystery. PI Doherty is back—but his closest friend is missing. Hired by the man’s business partner and generously paid to find him, Doherty finds himself unraveling a tale of political corruption, blackmail and murder. The only clue he has to work with is that his missing friend was searching for a sleazy operator who deals in hot goods and drugs. Doherty’s hunt for both men leads him into the nether world of drug dealing, prostitution and smut films. Along the way two people are murdered and Doherty’s investigation uncovers a shakedown operation that may involve some political players in the budding Kennedy-for-President campaign. Despite his early suspicions that this will be a simple missing persons case, Doherty finds himself unraveling a tale of political corruption, blackmail, and murder.

Sam Kafrissen is a former history teacher who enjoys exploring historical, political, and cultural contexts in his novels. He has published several short stories in two collections called Mosaic and Mosaic Two, and writes feature and sports stories for his local newspaper, The Arlington Advocate.  This is his third novel, following The Lost Survivor: A Doherty Mystery and The Mill Town: A Doherty Mystery.  He and his wife split their time between Arlington, MA and Truro.

Oct
31
Tue
2017
Ongoing Mindful Ease with JC Hotchkiss @ Truro Public Library
Oct 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Ongoing Mindful Ease with JC Hotchkiss @ Truro Public Library | North Truro | Massachusetts | United States

Ongoing Mindful Ease
with J.C. (Chuck) Hotchkiss
Every other Tuesday, 5:30
7:00 p.m.
Join an ongoing gathering to practice mindfulness and meditation:  Learn how to inhabit life with a mind of peace, joy, and deepening attention. The popular winter series has continued as an ongoing, bi-weekly workshop.  JC (Chuck) Hotchkiss is an artist/educator who continues to enjoy a lifelong engagement with meditative practices.

Nov
14
Tue
2017
Ongoing Mindful Ease with JC Hotchkiss @ Truro Public Library
Nov 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Ongoing Mindful Ease with JC Hotchkiss @ Truro Public Library | North Truro | Massachusetts | United States

Ongoing Mindful Ease
with J.C. (Chuck) Hotchkiss
Every other Tuesday, 5:30
7:00 p.m.
Join an ongoing gathering to practice mindfulness and meditation:  Learn how to inhabit life with a mind of peace, joy, and deepening attention. The popular winter series has continued as an ongoing, bi-weekly workshop.  JC (Chuck) Hotchkiss is an artist/educator who continues to enjoy a lifelong engagement with meditative practices.