Category Archives: Sunday Programs

Jul 21: Edward Hopper’s Eastham with Bob Seay

Sunday, July 21, 2024 10:00 AM

Learn about Edward Hopper’s sketches and paintings of Eastham in another in a series of talks by Nauset Fellowship member Bob Seay. All are welcome.

Bob Seay, an Eastham resident, is recently retired as the transportation reporter for GBH News. He formerly hosted Morning Edition for GBH News, and worked as a broadcast journalist for more than three decades. Before joining GBH, Bob was Morning Edition host at Rhode Island Public Radio and the director of community radio station WOMR in Provincetown. For more than 15 years, he was the news and public affairs director at WQRC in Hyannis covering Cape Cod and the islands. Bob has also worked as a host on WBUR.

Learn more at 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 21, 2024 at the Chapel in the Pines in Eastham.  Doors open at 9:30. Also on Zoom via this Zoom program link.

Jul 14: Natural Beauty

Sunday, July 14, 2024 10:00 AM

Join us as Laura Kelley tells us how to create a sustainable outdoor environment.

Laura Kelley is the owner of Littlefield Landscapes. She is “a land designer using organic principles to build up soil biology for your land to be able to sustain itself, from concept to completion.” Laura is the co-founder of Protect Our Cape Cod Aquifer.

Learn more at 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 14, 2024 at the Chapel in the Pines in Eastham.  Doors open at 9:30. Also on Zoom via this Zoom program link.

Jul 7: Eastham Lighthouses with Susan Abbott

Sunday, July 7, 2024 10:00 AM

There have been seven lighthouses on Nauset Beach in Eastham, and three of them got around a bit! Susan Abbott will tell us about the history of our lighthouses (including some early political drama) and what’s next for Nauset Light.

Susan Abbott is an Eastham resident and president of the Nauset Light Preservation Society. Her interest in lighthouses began when her father-in-law, George Abbott, was instrumental in the founding of the NLPS and the move of Nauset Light in 1996. She gives tours of Nauset Light and the Three Sisters and is also a volunteer at the Captain Edward Penniman house in Eastham.

Learn more at 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 7, 2024 at the Chapel in the Pines in Eastham.  Doors open at 9:30. Also on Zoom via this Zoom program link.

Jun 30: A Writing Life/Writing a Life

Sunday, June 30, 2024 10:00 AM

Photo: Carolle Photography

Join us as Alexandra Marshall discusses the tension between fiction and memoir, with reference to her short story “Child Widow” (published in Ploughshgares, 2003) and her memoir The Silence of Your Name: The Afterlife of a Suicide, published in 2021.

In addition to writing seven books (fiction, non-fiction and memoir), Ms. Marshall has penned essays, feature stories, travel journalism and opinion for a number of literary journals, newspapers and magazines. She lives in Boston with her husband, the writer James Carroll.

Learn more at 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 30, 2024 at the Chapel in the Pines in Eastham.  Doors open at 9:30. Also on Zoom via this Zoom program link.

Jun 23: The Local Journalism Project

Sunday, June 23, 2024 10:00 AM

The Local Journalism Project, the non-profit affiliate of The Provincetown Independent newspaper, provides financial support and training to aspiring reporters in their first two years in the field. Join us this Sunday for a talk by Janet Lesniak to learn how the Project is instilling the principles and practices of community reporting in the next generation of journalists. All are welcome.

Janet Lesniak is the past Executive Director of Wellfleet Preservation Hall and an artist in addition to her work with the Local Journalism Project. She also serves on the boards of Cape Wellness Collaborative and the Community Development.

Learn more at 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 23, 2024 at the Chapel in the Pines in Eastham.  Doors open at 9:30. Also on Zoom via this Zoom program link.

June 9: Emerging Concerns about the Pilgrim Nuclear Decommissioning Process

Sunday, June 9, 2024 10:00 AM

Join us as Diane Turco provides a regional perspective on the nuclear irradiated water issue in the Plymouth area, specifically addressing the nuclear-contaminated water release from the

 

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. She will shed light on how this issue impacts our oceans and our health.

Diane Turco is the director of Cape Downwinders, a grassroots activist organization with the goal to protect our communities and environment from the dangers present at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station and nuclear waste dump in Plymouth, MA. She has been working since 1984 to halt nuclear power and nuclear weapons.

 

Learn more at 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 9, 2024 at the Chapel in the Pines in Eastham.  Doors open at 9:30. Also on Zoom via this Zoom program link.

May 26: A History of Eastham’s Veterans: Memories and Memorials

Sunday, May 26, 2024 10:00 AM

Join us as Marca Ann Daley shares stories about early Eastham War Veterans from the Revolutionary War, to the War of 1812, and to the Civil War; including stories of some Eastham servicemen in more recent conflicts. Marca will also share snippets of life in Eastham during WWII as found in a monthly newsletter that was sent to Eastham’s servicemen throughout the war, as well as photos & memories of Eastham school children through the years. She will also explain how the current Veterans Memorial housed at the 1869 Schoolhouse Museum came to be. Transportation can be provided by calling Angela at 508-778-1590. All are welcome.

Marca Daley was born & raised in Eastham. She worked as a teacher and administrator at the American Community Schools of Athens for 40 years. Upon her return to Eastham in 2013 she taught at the Sturgis Public Charter School. Today, Marca is Archivist and Museum Curator for the Eastham Historical Society. She is also a member of Eastham’s Historical Commission, as well as a board member and singer with the Outer Cape Chorale & Chamber Singers.

Learn more at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 26, 2024 at the Chapel in the Pines in Eastham.  Doors open at 9:30. Also on Zoom via this Zoom program link.

May 19 : The Ladies of Library Land

Sunday, May 19, 2024 10:00 AM

The Eastham Public Library is the cultural and intellectual “heart” of the community, enhancing and enriching the lives of every resident, no matter the age or walk of life. Come hear from three leading figures of the Eastham Public Library and learn about the role of the library within our local community, as well as its larger institutional role of providing accessible information as well as opportunities for education and enrichment.

The speakers are: Joanna Stevens, Eastham Library Trustee, Melanie Fernandes McKenzie, Library Director, and Debbie Abbott, President of the Friends of the Eastham Public Library.

Learn more at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 19, 2024 at the Chapel in the Pines in Eastham.  Doors open at 9:30. Also on Zoom via this Zoom program link.

May 12: Cape Cod Children’s Place – A Resource for Families

Sunday, May 12, 2024 10:00 AM

Join us on Mother’s Day as we learn about the resources that Cape Cod Children’s Place
provides to Cape Cod families, particularly during these sometimes stressful times. Their
programs, offered at no cost, include early childhood education, playgroups, parenting
education, support and workshops that are offered from Provincetown to Barnstable at
community venues.

We will hear from Erin Sullivan, Executive Director of CCCP and/or Elizabeth Aldred, a
long-time activist and supporter.

Erin Sullivan is a non-profit professional whose wide range of experiences have provided her
with the skills, knowledge and heart for non-profit administration. She holds a Masters in Public
Administration with a concentration in nonprofit management. Elizabeth Aldred is an Advocacy
Coordinator at CCCP.

Learn more at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 12, 2024 at the Chapel in the Pines in Eastham.  Doors open at 9:30. Also on Zoom via this Zoom program link.

Apr 28: An Unexpected Antarctican – and the Iceberg that Rocked her World

Sunday, April 28, 2024 10:00 AM

Join us as Marlo Garnsworthy shares her incredible journey to Antarctica as a United States Antarctic Program Grantee. Marlo’s seven-week expedition was a life-changing experience, with one particular moment standing out: her encounter with an iceberg in the Ross Sea early one morning. Marlo’s perspective on Antarctica has transformed her, and she now dedicates her work to enlightening people, both young and old, about the extraordinary wonders of this continent. She emphasizes the interconnectedness between all of us, particularly those residing in coastal communities, and the importance of preserving and cherishing Antarctica’s remarkable nature.

Marlo Garnsworthy, an acclaimed author and illustrator, has an extensive background in both the arts and scientific research expeditions at sea. She excels as a science communicator and ardently supports the field of polar science. Currently, Marlo holds the position of Education and Outreach Coordinator, as well as the US Media Contact, for the international Antarctic project SWAIS2C (Sensitivity of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet to 2 Celsius).

Learn more at 10am on Sunday, April 28, 2024 at the Chapel in the Pines in Eastham.  Doors open at 9:30. Also on Zoom via this Zoom program link.