There is plenty going on in the Mid-Cape this week. Here's a sample of what's happening.
A talk on a black family’s history and their involvement in the Underground Railroad will be held Sunday, March 18, at 2 p.m. at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in South Yarmouth. The program is sponsored by the Historical Society of Old Yarmouth.
Samuel C. Still III will tell the stories of William Still, who died in 1902 and was called the “Father of the Underground Railroad,” and his family who rose from slavery to prominence in New Jersey. Samuel Still has been relating and studying his family history since he was 13.
A donation for the Cultural Center event is $10. No reservations are required. For more information, www.hsoy.org. The program will be offered the same day at 10 a.m. at the Unitarian Church of Barnstable, Route 6A in Barnstable Village.
Author and historian Carol Cohen will present a special program about the life of Eleanor Roosevelt at Dennis Public Library on Saturday, March 17 at noon.
This program is part portrayal and part lecture. Meet Eleanor Roosevelt at her home in Hyde Park, New York in December 1948. Eleanor has just returned from the United Nations where they have ratified the International Declaration of Human Rights. Learn about her role as a human rights activist, and inspect many primary sources that were very much a part of Eleanor Roosevelt's personal and professional life.
The Dennis Public Library is at 5 Hall St., at the corner of Route 28 and Hall Street in Dennis Port. For more information call the library at 508-760-6219.
Hear classic short stories read by Cape Cod actors as part of Good Stories, Well Read at the West yarmouth Library on Route 28 at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17.
Organized by Toby Wilson, each experience of Good Stories, Well Read is unique. No registration required, but come early to get a good seat by the fireplace at the West Yarmouth Library.
The South Yarmouth Library Association Sunday Author Series presents Barbara Eppich Struna, author of "The Old Cape Hollywood Secret, "Sunday, March 18, 2 p.m. at the South Yarmouth Library on Old Main Street.
International bestselling Cape Cod author and Brewster resident, Barbara Eppich Struna will discuss her latest book of suspenseful historical fiction.
The Sunday Author Series is popular – reservations are recommended. Funded by the South Yarmouth Library Association. Call the library at 508-760-4820 or stop by to sign up.
The Garden Club of Yarmouth invites all to its meeting on March 20 at 1 p.m. at the Yarmouth Senior Center. C. L. Fornari, will speak about Spring Fever. It's all about hope, adventure and knowledge. This talk explores all of those, with an open mind, heart and humor. A $5 donation will be welcomed at the door.