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February Happenings Continue!

February 14th, 2017

There is a stunning wildness in Provincetown, with windblown storm tides, rainbows of light through breaking clouds, and snow-covered vistas of dunes and forests. Indoors, too, there's quite a bit to attract the eye and mind!

Salt marshes are among the most biologically productive ecosystems on earth and play an important role in filtering out nutrients.

Over at Provincetown Art Association and Museum, new exhibits are popping up like crocuses in snow, with three Opening Receptions on Friday February 17th at 6 pm!

“Double Takes,” features works by instructors and students from the Lenore Ross Curating Program, in which participants re-create works by master artists using their own interpretations of the pieces.

The second, “Lester Johnson: from the Permanent Collection” showcases watercolors and block prints created by Lester Johnson, and explores how the sights of Provincetown informed the development of Johnson’s unique and important visual voice. Lester’s roots in Provincetown go back to 1953, when he had his first show at Earle Pilgrim’s shop at 393 Commercial Street!
PAAM also presents its Members' Juried exhibit, which runs through early April. If you're eager for even more, come back to PAAM on March 3rd to view the “Members' Open show, and its Opening Reception on March 10th!

If you're planning to visit during President's Day weekend, stop at WOMR's Benefit Film Series on February 16th at 7:30 pm for the 1936 movie, “The Secret Agent”, starring Peter Lorre, John Gielgud and Madeleine Caroll. After three British agents are assigned to assassinate a mysterious German spy during World War I, two of them become ambivalent when their duty to the mission conflicts with their consciences. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, from a novel by W. Somerset Maugham. The suggested donation is $5, and you get free popcorn!

Do you want to learn more about the Provincetown coastal environment? Stop in at Napi's Restaurant on February 22nd at 7 pm, when the Center for Coastal Studies presents “Salt Marsh Ecosystems,” led by Christopher Green.
Salt marshes are located in the intertidal zone. In New England, they are marked by communities of salt-tolerant vegetation often found among a mosaic of meandering tidal creeks. Most often, salt marshes occur in low-energy locations where the land is somewhat sheltered from the direct flow of the tide.Salt marshes are among the most biologically productive ecosystems on earth and play an important role in filtering out nutrients. They also serve as critical habitat for a host of important animal species including fish, shellfish, and birds. Chris Green is an award winning photographer and former Science Communicator at the Cape Cod National Seashore.

If you're looking to work up a sweat on the dance floor, the The A-House is holding dance parties on Febrary 17th, 18th, and 19th. Also, as part of the Leather Weekend, they will hold dance parties on the 24th, 25th (Leather Dance) and 26th. Come and dance away all your holiday indulgences, and start getting ready for beach season!

The Crown & Anchor will also host two Snowbound parties, with the “C**k Party” at Paramount at 8 pm on Friday the 24th, , and a “Chaps and Straps” event from 3-7 pm on Saturday the 25th at The Vault!

The Provincetown Public Library is continuing its Winter Wellness Speakers Series, with “Beating the Winter Blues,” on the 28th, with speaker Dikke Hansen, LICSW. On March 14th, come learn “Nutrition from the Ground Up”, presented by Nicole Cormier, RD, LDN!

Water's Edge Cinema is showing the Ryan Gosling-Emma Stone flick, “La La Land,” which is generating a lot of awards buzz, and Oscar-nominated short films in both the Live Action and Animated categories. They're at the cinema till the 16th!!

Chris Daniels is a writer/photographer and administrative guru who shares her life with a bossy cat named Miss Lily and “Damon, the Dog With the Toy”

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