A public information meeting for the Crowell Road Intersection Improvement Project will be held Monday, Oct. 16, 5 p.m., in the Large Meeting Room of the Town Hall Annex at 261 George Ryder Road.
An open house will begin the meeting at 4 p.m., when interested parties can review plans for the proposed changes at the intersection of Crowell Road, Queen Anne Road, and Route 28. The town’s engineering consultants will be there to answer questions.
In August selectmen inaugurated a 60-day comment period regarding the presented options for the improvement of the Crowell Road intersection. The 60-day period selected by the board was scheduled to close on Sunday, Oct. 15, but due to scheduling of this meeting, the comment period is extended to Friday, Oct. 20, at 4 p.m.
Absentee ballots are available for the Oct. 24 Cape Cod Regional Technical High School district-wide election up until the day before the election, Oct. 23. Ballots must be filed before noon that day.
Cape Tech proposes to construct a new school on the Harwich campus; the cost estimate is $127 million, plus financing.
Chatham residents who have an idea for a project they believe should be supported by the Community Preservation Fund, can attend a public hearing of the Community Preservation Committee on Monday, Oct. 16, 5 p.m., in the Large Meeting Room at the community center. Community Preservation Funds may be used for historic preservation, open space, community housing, and recreation.
The Chatham Police Department invited the public to its next Community Forum Discussion - Series On Policing & Race Relations on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 5 p.m. The meeting will take place at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church at 625d Main Street.
The forum seeks to know what can be done to improve the relations between all racial groups in society and how the police can better serve persons of color in the community. Residents are invited to share their thoughts.
In addition to the Rev. Brian W. McGurk and Police Chief Mark Pawlina, Jonathan "JT" Thompson, known as the "Mayor of Cape Cod" and George "Tony" Morrison, Principal of Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School will be guest speakers.
Refreshments will be served.
The Learning Series at the Eldredge Public Library initiates two classes next week: Buddhism and the Hobby of Car Collecting. The classes require registration and a suggested $15 donation per course.
The Five Faces of Buddhism starts Thursday, Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. Presenter Paul Schlansky will follow the path of Buddhism after it developed many unique schools. Using readings, discussions and video, the class will explore Theravada in Southeast Asia; Vajrayana in Tibet; Pure Land and Zen in China and Japan; and contemporary Buddhism in the USA. Schlansky served for 20 years at Chuang Yen Monastery, and is active in several Buddhist groups on the Cape.
A three-week course beginning on Saturday, Oct. 21 features lifelong hobbyists talking about car collecting. Multiple presenters on three topics include Maintaining a World Class Car Collection with John Elmendorf, antique car expert who manages the Heritage Plantation Car Collection; Restoration from Acquisition to Finish, sharing stories and tips by Dave Wilber, Craig Kappel and Charlie Wallace. A final session features Dave Wilbur on The Hot Rod, Creating a New Automotive Masterpiece.
Already in session at the Learning Series are courses that still invite new registrants: America’s Forgotten War: Korea with Oxford expert on Military History Michael McNaught on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.; JFK: A Return to Camelot with historian John Kennedy on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.; A Journey through George Frederick Handel’s Life with Chatham Chorale Musical Director Joe Marchio on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., and Musings on the Florentine Renaissance with Frank Smith, Fulbright Scholar and former lecturer at Harvard on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.
For details about the Learning Series pick up a brochure and registration form at the library or visit eldredgelibrary.org. People can register for in-session classes on-site.
Monday, Oct. 16
Historical commission, 9 a.m.
Council on aging, 9:30 a.m.
Water/sewer advisory committee, 10 a.m.
Affordable housing committee, 11 a.m.
Human services committee, 3 p.m.
Board of health, 4 p.m.
Community preservation committee, 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 17
Historical commission, 9 a.m.
Park and recreation commission, 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 18
Committee for the disabled, 10 a.m.
Conservation commission, 4 p.m.
Historic business district commission, 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 19
Golf advisory committee, 3 p.m.
Waterways advisory committee, 4 p.m.