Women – Wednesday Walking Club
afternoon walks led by Education Director Mary Beers continue year-round
on a monthly basis. Check the monthly E-Newsletter for that month’s
date and location or call the Society office or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Non-members: $13 (per walk)
Watch a slide presentation of a walk
BIRDING ON THE UPPER CAPE
The Thornton W.
Burgess Society is offering winter birding excursions on the Upper Cape with
naturalist John Hanlon. Participants meet at the Green Briar Nature Centerand
travel by passenger van to scope out wintering birds along the coastal
shoreline, in local woodlands and on freshwater ponds. Binoculars
are available for loan by prior request. Dress for the weather as
we will be in and out of the van. The first excursion is scheduled
on Saturday, January
21 from 8:00am to
10:00am. Fee is $9 members, $13 non-members. Additional
trips are scheduled on Saturdays, February 25 and March 25 from 8:00am
to 11:00am. The fee for each of these trips is $12 members, $16
non-members. Register for each trip separately by calling
Introduction to Folk Art
Green Briar Nature
Center will host a three
part lecture series,
An Introduction to American Folk
Art, by Art Historian Elizabeth Friend on Thursday evenings:
Date and time to be announced.
lectures will cover the important art historical period in America
commonly called Folk Art.
Each lecture will highlight significant areas within this large genre.
The first lecture, “an overview,” will cover many of the
interesting aspects of early American Folk Art touching on each briefly
so as to bring the listener in on what will follow.
Portraits, mourning pictures, landscapes and more will be
introduced. The subsequent
lectures will cover in detail Portrait Limners and landscapes.
Each talk will be profusely illustrated with color slides and
examples from the presenter’s collection.
There will be time for a question and answer period following
Friend holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in the History of Art from Wheaton College
in Norton, MA as well as a Masters Degree.
She has previously presented lectures to historical societies in
Springfield, Falmouth, Chatham and
Sandwich as well as to a number of civic groups across
Cape Cod. In
addition, her full course on American Folk Art has been given at Cape Cod Community College
as part of the college’s Academy for Life Long Learning program.
will be held in the
Building at Green Briar.
Admission to each lecture is $5 for members of the Burgess
Society, $7 for non-members and may be paid at the door but
please call to register 508-888-6870.
NEPTUNE RISES ON THE DUNES: THE BLIZZARD OF
’78 ON CAPE COD
Presented by Don
Wilding, Scribe of Cape Cod Lore
On February 6-7, 1978, New England was struck
by one of the greatest weather events in history, when the now-legendary
“Blizzard of ’78” buried Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island with
four feet of snow and 15-foot drifts. On Cape Cod it wasn’t a “snow
event” but a “tidal event.” Hurricane force winds, combined with the
highest new moon tides the area has even seen, carved out an entirely
new landscape on the Outer Beach. Tides coming in from the ocean and bay
near the Eastham rotary even turned the Outer Cape into an island for a
short time as the eye of the storm passed directly over the area. Don is
presently working on this subject for a book. Call to register and/or
pay at the door.
Tuesday, February 7 at 7:00pm
Members $5 Non-members $7 Call to register and/or pay at the door.
YOU WEED – A VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Join Janice Dill and her
group of dedicated volunteers in the Green Briar Wildflower Garden on
Monday mornings from 9:00am to11:00am or later for an educational and
fun volunteer experience learning to recognize the keepers and pullers
of the Plant Kingdom. Coffee and munchies are provided during a