Author Archives: Judith Whitney-Terry

The Value and Challenges of Multi-generational Theatre

Program for Sunday, December 8, 2019

Nina Schuessler and Tamara Harper will discuss the value and challenges of multi-generational theatre and education.

From a production of Anne of Green Gables

Since its inception 68 years ago, Cape Cod Theatre Company – Home of the Harwich Jr. Theatre’s core work has been to use theatre as a vehicle for educating and entertaining young people and adults on Cape Cod. The theatre mounts eleven main stage shows each season for family audiences; these include classics, musicals, new work and dramas that range from Hans Christian Andersen to Roald Dahl and Shakespeare to Sondheim. These productions provide artists and audience members alike with opportunities that inspire the imagination, develops the creative spirit and fosters and empathetic response.

Cape Cod Theatre Company / Harwich Jr. Theatre also offers a broad range of classes that educate, empower, and inspire students of all ages and from all backgrounds to explore and expand their creative talents and aspirations, to experience and appreciate live theatre, and to develop and nurture a lifelong love of the performing arts.

The Cape Cod Theatre Company/Harwich Jr. Theatre is a nationally recognized, year-round cultural landmark of education and entertainment. For performance details, tickets, class registration, and additional information about Cape Cod Theatre Company events, please visit:  

Why A Unitarian Fellowship?

Program for Sunday, December 15, 2019

Judith Whitney-Terry, a 4th generation Unitarian, will talk about the history of Unitarian Universalism and why some members choose a Fellowship over a Parish/Church. Is there a difference? And what makes up Unitarian Universalism? The Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism will also be discussed.

If you are curious, or if you have been thinking about joining Nauset Fellowship UU, this program will answer some of your questions and provide an opportunity for you to ask others.

Thom Dutton performs “The Beasts of Bethlehem”

Program for Sunday, December 22, 2019

The Beasts of Bethlehem is a cycle of Christmas songs for alto and harp, composed by Carol Wood and based on poems by the great American poet X. J. Kennedy

Harpist Thom Dutton

Shortly after earning his B.Mus. degree in 1982, Thom Dutton was a featured singer at a wedding. It happened that his accompanist was a harpist, and that was his first enchantment with the harp. He moved from New York to Massachusetts the following year; unable to transport his piano with him, he began playing the harp instead. Thus began a span of thirty years playing the harp at more than 1,400 performances.

Over the years, Thom Dutton has been recognized with multiple awards. His honors include the Judge’s Overall Performance Award for Outstanding Musicianship at the New England Regional Folk Harp Competition and twice silver medalist at the Mid-Atlantic Folk Harp Competition. He has also received awards for playing incidental music for live theatrical productions: The Evelyn Lawson Award from the Association for Community Theater Excellence for “Eleemosynary” and a Certificate of Recognition Honoring Outstanding Achievement from the Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theaters for “Three Tall Women”. Thom has recorded five critically acclaimed CDs and has published more than a dozen books of harp music.

“The Ecological Animal” with Deborah Ullman

Program for Sunday, November 24, 2019

Deborah Ullman presents a story of human evolution and culture, with implications for reclaiming our interdependence with all life forms today. She suggests practical ways to re-tool for a post fossil- fueled world based in healthy, diverse relationships and communities, incorporating some videos and personal narrative.

Deborah is a Gestalt Therapist, supervisor, trainer, and coach, as well as Cape Cod Director of Get Empathy, an initiative of the international Relational Movement. She has published 2 books as lead author. She grew up in Eastham descended from 12 generations of English Separatists residing here.

“The State of the Seashore” with Superintendent Brian Carlstrom

Program for Sunday, November 17, 2019

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about 2019 accomplishments at Cape Cod National Seashore such as the repair and reopening of the parking area at Herring Cove Beach and the completion of the rehab of the Head of the Meadow Bike Trail. Find out about current and future projects such as the rehab of the historic station at Coast Guard Beach in Eastham and the rehab project at Highland Light about to get underway.

During his 30-year National Park Service career, Brian Carlstrom has served as a park ranger, recreation planner, natural resource specialist, legislative affairs specialsit, and superintendent. Before coming to Cape Cod in 2018, Superintendent Carlstrom served in the National Park Service Washington Office as Deputy Associate Director for Natural Resource Stewardship and Science.

Tim Sweeney & the Zen of Uke

Program for Sunday, November 10, 2019

Join Tim as he returns to the Chapel in the Pines to inform and entertain on the humble yet dynamic ukulele.  He will present a brief history of this lovely little instrument, celebrate it in song, and correlate its essence with the basic tenets of zen buddhism. 

Observing, Photographing and Learning from Wellfleet Harbor’s Ospreys

Program for Sunday October 27, 2019

Also known as fish hawks, osprey are some of the most predictable birds on earth, as they have distinct routines that they follow every year. That’s one reason we love them so. The osprey found on Cape Cod leave every September and head south to Central and South America. By the end of October, the osprey’s inhabiting the nest at Wellfleet Harbor will have left us for warmer waters.

But we can still enjoy them thanks to the compelling images captured by photographer Larry Newman.

For the past five years, photographer Larry Newman has been chronicling these raptors to better understand the nuances of their habits and life cycle. He’ll be sharing astounding pictures of these magnificent birds to illustrate some of the anecdotes and insights gleaned from this patient, long term observation.

The Harper and the Minstrel

Jay and Abby Michaels to perform Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Music from the past sung and played on a variety of traditional plucked, bowed, hammered and woodwind instruments.

The Harper and The Minstrel specialize in beautiful ayres and ballads, but are quite adept at jigs, reels & dances. Their vast repertoire includes unique arrangements of music ranging from medieval Spain’s 13th century Cantgas de Santa Maria to the music of Elizabethan era English lutenist John Dowland to 17th Century Irish harper Turlough O’Carolan to the music of Sting, the Beatles and much more.

Immediately following this performance, there will be a special Open House celebrating the 95th birthday of NFUU member Jari Rapaport. Please stay or stop by to join in wishing her many more!

Cape Cod Modern: Lecture and Book Signing

Program for Sunday October 13, 2019

Starting in the late 1930s, in the back woods of Wellfleet and Truro, a group of self-taught American designers collaborated with some of Europe’s most influential avant-garde architects to create the outer Cape’s unique modern houses. This illustrated lecture by Peter McMahon will discuss the vibrant community that developed there – which included Walter Gropius, Florence and Hans Knoll, Eero Saarinen and Saul Steinberg – and the distinctive architectural style that emerged. Join us to explore this story and current efforts by the Cape Cod Modern House Trust to save a group of important abandoned houses, and to re-purpose them as a platform for new creative work.

Peter McMahon is the Founding Director of the Cape Cod Modern House Trust, incorporated in 2007 to archive, restore and celebrate the Outer Cape’s outstanding modern architecture and the creative culture that surrounded it.  He is co-author, along with Christine Cipriani, of Cape Cod Modern. Mid-Century Architecture and Community on the Outer Cape, (2014, Metropolis Books), winner of the 2015 Historic New England Book Prize. His design practice in South Wellfleet, MA, focuses on sustainable, modern architecture and restoration of mid-20th century buildings. His summer house in Wellfleet has been featured in House Beautiful and Outside Architecture

Befriending and Helping Your Brain

Program for Sunday September 22, 2019

We can influence the function of our brain in very positive ways. Current neuroscience research into the brain has given us a much more complete portrait of brain functioning than has ever before been possible.  In this program we’ll focus on where memory is stored in the brain and how we can nurture and build this area through movement and the foods we eat. With a little knowledge and effort, our brain and our memory can be well cared for! 

Wellfleet resident Jaya Karlson is a Somatic Therapist, Buddhist Minister, certified Gestalt coach and renown cheesemaker. She has a deep and investigative interest in understanding how the human brain operates. In this presentation, Jaya will share findings from recent research and from a lifetime teaching meditation, qigong and hatha yoga.