“The kitchen” is an affectionate nickname for the percussion section of the orchestra. Presumably so named due to the multitude of weird and wonderful instruments with which to make the magic happen.

When you step into a well-appointed kitchen—surrounded by a different multitude of instruments, with the potential to create culinary magic— you realize that’s a perfect analogy. It also neatly suggests that making food is as much an art form as making music. Different in outcome, of course, but very similar in execution.

Some people say if you want to be an artist, then learn how to cook. And that makes immediate sense. After all, cooking requires many of the same disciplined processes that being an artist demands—practice, trial and error, using the right instruments, having plenty of patience, and even more determination. And they both require vision. 

Whether it’s a pile of chopped vegetables or a pile of musical notes on a page, knowing what to expect and knowing what to aim for are undoubtedly key. To be a good artist or a good cook, you need to know where you want to end up: symphony or pie.

If you enjoy cooking, there’s nothing better than thumbing through a favorite recipe book, looking for that untried or challenging dish, searching the grocery stores like a gourmet detective in search of the exact ingredients, then into the kitchen to lay everything out for the evening’s performance.

But if you don’t enjoy cooking, the whole process can be filled with a dark foreboding, with a level of difficulty only NASA can explain, plus ever-increasing mysterious combinations of engineering and alchemy that never quite turn out how you imagined. The point is that you had a vision, and the results will be better next time.

Whether we’re successful or not, cooking gives us plenty of other things. It gives us time to relax or socialize, listen to music, or just enjoy a bit of downtime. And it also means you probably eat better food, eat more of the things you like, save money, and get to eat it again the next day when it’s always mysteriously better!
Friday, October 16
Gourmet Take Out
With Chef Joseph Cizynski
Curbside pick up between 4:30-5:30pm

  • Assorted wursts with homemade sauerkraut,
  • Sauerbraten with cabbage and apples
  • German potato salad
  • Cambozola blue cheese and Guinness cheddar cheese plate

$35 Members, $40 Non-Members


Beginning October 7
Knitting for Beginners: Continental / Scandinavian Method
With Kirsten West
Four Wednesdays from 10am-noon

You’ll be amazed at how simple it easy to learn to knit Continental/Scandinavian Style. Students will learn to cast on the Scandinavian way, all while learning various stitches, ribs, and basic techniques. We will read patterns and learn about various fibers that are suitable for hand knitting, and how to care for hand knitted items. Knowing continental knitting will make advanced techniques easier to learn and master. This class is for beginners and refreshers.

$85 Members, $100 Non-Members

October 8 from 6-8:30pm
Figure Painting & Drawing
With Sarah Holl

In this class, students can practice their drawing or painting skills while working from a live model. Students will be encouraged to find their own voices and explore various mediums. Students will receive individual instruction as well as group critiques. Open to all levels of experience.

Socially Distanced - Mask Required

Registration Required
$25 per person

Beginning October 13
Introduction to Digital Photography
With Julia Cumes
Six Tuesdays from 6-8pm

If you’ve always wanted to learn photography but don’t know where to start, or if you're a more experienced photographer who needs a refresher to hone your skills, this workshop is for you. Through a combination of slide shows, creative assignments, and critique sessions, participants will learn the basics of camera operation and gain an understanding of aesthetic principles as they relate to composition, space, exposure, light, and color. Students will be expected to produce new work each week in response to the assignments and participate in the critique sessions.

$125 Members, $150 Non-Members

"I took Julia's introductory photography course ... I found her class educational, inspiring, and really fun. I always looked forward to  my Tuesday evening class and to my new assignment."
- EH

Beginning October14
Kitchen Table Clay
With Holly Heaslip
Four Wednesdays from 10-11:30am

Yes you can do pottery at home, in your kitchen or any small space, with your hands as your primary tools! Everything else we will need can be found in the kitchen, garage or elsewhere in your home! You will be surprised at what we find and make use of! Your clay will easily wash off your clothing and all surfaces. It is not super messy and it’s non-toxic! You will be provided with clay through a safe pick up on an arranged day and time. No experience necessary just an openness to learn something new and have fun! Join me in making some simple pottery pieces along with some laughter and chat! Pieces will be glazed and fired at a later date to be arranged.

$85 Members, $95 Non-Members

Tuesday, October 20 from 9am-12:30pm
Big Brush Painting Workshop
With Joe Gallant

Paint large! Experience the fun, freedom, and spontaneity of using large brushes available at hardware stores and water-mixable oil paints to create landscapes and seascapes. Sandwich artist Joe Gallant will demonstrate and guide students through the steps of creating large seascapes, in oil in this workshop that suitable for beginners, intermediate painters, and past participants in his workshops. A great chance to learn an exciting technique in a flexible and welcoming environment. You will complete your own oil painting during this fun workshop. Joe will provide a reference photo of a coastal scene that will be painted.

$75 Members, $90 Non-Members

Beginning October 22
Introduction to Drawing
With Craig Caldwell
Six Thursdays from 6-8pm 
Please note: No Class November 26

This class is designed for the beginning drawer who appreciates art and has always wanted to learn to draw as well as for those looking for a refresher course. Instruction will cover the fundamentals of free-hand drawing: line, perspective, composition, understanding light and form, as well as creating illusions of depth, contrast, and texture. Different drawing material, techniques, and methods will be explored. Open to all levels of experience.

$125 Members, $150 Non-Members

Sunday, October 11 at 3pm
Great Jazz by The Art Ensemble of Cape Cod

The Art Ensemble of Cape Cod is rooted in improvisational performance and a variety of styles that reflect the fusion of traditional music from a diverse world. In addition, its repertoire is influenced by each member and includes selections from the Great American Song Book as well as many Cape-based originals. The ensemble’s goal is to allow the audience to experience the “musical” conversation so they both hear and feel what’s conveyed. Featuring four seasoned musicians: Wayne Naus on piano, Gary Gross on guitar, Rick Cain on bass, and John DiSanto on drums. 

$20 per person

Socially Distanced - Mask Required
"What a delightful way to spend a Sunday afternoon - at the Cultural Center with great live music.

We felt welcomed and very comfortable.

Thank you to all of you at the Cultural Center. We will see you again on a Sunday!"

- J&DG
Saturday, October 17 at 7pm

Saturday, October 17 from 10-11am
Introduction to Herbalism
With Amy Neill

This class will cover the basics of herbal medicine and incorporating herbs into your daily life. We go over the properties of herbs and learn how to extract their medicine in different ways. From teas, infusions, decoctions, tinctures, syrups, and more we will delve into the internal and external preparations of each and the correct way to put it into practice. 

$20 Members, $25 Non-Members

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Every Friday from 8:30-9:30am
Yoga for Wise Warriors!
With Lees Yunits

Beginners will be taught basics; more experienced will deepen their knowledge, and all will learn varied ways to enhance their knowing. Lees’s background includes many assorted styles of yoga, including hatha, viniyoga, yin and kundalini. Just as important are the invaluable techniques of breath work.

$15.00 - Drop-In, $75.00 - 6 weeks

Beginning October 15
Tai Chi for Health - Sun Style
Part One: The Core Movements
With Holly Heaslip
Six Thursdays from 10-11am

Tai Chi is one of the most highly recommended forms of exercise. Sun Style is safe, relaxing, and easy to learn. There are numerous evidence-based scientific studies showing it improves overall health, balance, bone health, immune system, and sleep while reducing stress and the pain and stiffness of arthritis while helping to maintain an overall positive attitude.

$75 Members, $80 Non-Members


Beginning October 21 
Creating Your Own Solo Show
With Bruce Burger
Four Wednesdays from 6-7pm

Whether it’s music, comedy, a reading, or a lecture, your own solo show will be more successful if you keep your audience captivated. In this class you’ll learn how to create a performance/presentation to share your interest, skill, and talent in a way that your audience will always remember. Each student should come with an idea for a presentation that he/she would like to create. Instructor Bruce Burger will provide individualized coaching so students can refine and perfect their technique. In this supportive atmosphere, the last session will offer a chance for students to make their presentations to the group.

$60 Members, $70 Non-Members

Open house on Saturday, October 17, from 2-5pm.