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Character Study (Thursday, September 30)

The Provincetown Public Library is hosting “Work and Place: A Creative Writing Workshop With Jeff W. Bens” on Thursday, September 30, from 6 to 7:30 pm The Zoom Workshop is open to all levels and types of writers. The discussion will focus on developing characters with depth and dimension. Bens is the author of three novels including The Mighty Oak. E-mail [email protected] for the link.

Treat yourself (Thursday, September 30)

The Eastham Historical Society presents a virtual projection of Pastor Samuel Treat: Bringing Eastham into a New Era Thursday, September 30, 7 p.m. Presented by local historian Thomas Ryan, the film chronicles how Treat, who served as Eastham’s minister for 45 years until his death in 1716, also preached to the native population. Watch the historical society’s YouTube channel.

Emm Gryner talks about the healing power of singing at East End Books Ptown Friday. (Photo courtesy of Emm Gryner)

Singing lessons (Friday October 1)

Emm Gryner will sing and read his book, The Healing Power of Singing: Raise Your Voice, Change Your Life, To East End Books Ptown, 389 Commercial St., Friday, October 1, 5 p.m. In the book, Gryner, who played with David Bowie, combines memory and teaching guide. Registration for the hybrid event is a suggested donation of $ 5 to

Monster Mash (Friday October 1 and Saturday October 2)

Director Jonathan Morrill’s latest film, Johnny in Monsterland: The Director’s Cut, will have its world premiere at Cinema at the water’s edge, 237 Commercial St. in Provincetown, Friday, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m., with a reception at 7 p.m. There will also be a morning on Saturday, October 2, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $ 50 for the premiere, $ 20 for the morning on

James Jackson Jr. is performing at the Post Office Café and Cabaret this week. (Photo L. Morgan Lee)

Mix and Mixle (Friday October 1 and Saturday October 2)

James Jackson Jr. will drop his “Mixtape” at Café de la Poste and Cabaret, 303 Commercial St. in Provincetown, Friday October 1 and Saturday October 2, at 9 p.m. Obie Award winner with over 20 years of cabaret, Jackson brings his humor and soul to the songs of Aretha Franklin, Melissa Etheridge, Joni Mitchell and Luther Vandross. Tickets cost $ 35 on

Beer, Bratwurst and Broadway (Saturday October 2)

Five local breweries will bring libations to the Cape Cod Museum of Art “Oktoberfest” celebration on Saturday, October 2, from 4 pm to 7 pm at 60 Hope Lane in Dennis. There will be small bites, raffles and music from Broadway Central. Tickets are $ 45 on

Paint the City (Sunday October 3)

Twenty summers and the Provincetown Museum and Art Association host “Art in the Barn” on Sunday, Oct. 3, 9 am to 3 pm at the Hawthorne Barn, 29 Miller Hill Road in Provincetown. Artist John Clayton will lecture on Charles Hawthorne and demonstrate painting, before moving on to an afternoon of supervised painting. Coffee and lunch provided. Registration is $ 150 on

Rags to Riches (Sunday October 3)

Pianist James Rosenblum will perform “From Joplin to Ravel” at the Cape Cod Cultural Center, 307 Old Main St. in South Yarmouth, Sunday, October 3, 3 p.m. Rosenblum will perform rags by Scott Joplin – including his famous “Maple Leaf Rag” – alongside works by Joplin’s contemporary: classical composer Maurice Ravel. Tickets cost $ 20 on

Intelligent as a paint (Monday October 4 – Thursday October 7)

Valerie Isaacs teaches “Basic Painting”, an outdoor workshop at Provincetown Museum and Art Association, 460 Commercial St., Monday, October 4 to Thursday, October 7, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn the basics of composition, light, and color mixing while working in oils, acrylics or watercolors. Registration is $ 400 on

Get Bernd (Tuesday October 5 – Thursday October 7)

“Mindful at the Studio” is a workshop with Bernd Haussmann led by Agricultural projects and held at Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street, Tuesday, October 5 to Thursday, October 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Haussmann is an abstract teacher and painter deeply connected with nature and mindfulness practices. Registration is $ 550 at

Short and sweet (Wednesday October 6)

Lois Miraglia leads the Eastham Public Library “Discussion group on short stories” Wednesdays at 2 p.m. at 190, chemin Samoset. The first is “An Amount of Discretion” by Lauren Alwan on October 6; followed by “Howl Palace” by Leigh Newman on October 13; “Julia and Sunny” by Sarah Shun-lien Bynum on October 20; and Anne Enright’s “Solstice” on October 27. The group is limited to eight participants. Call 508-240-5950 to register.

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