Talks, kid stuff and other activities happening this week

For more listings on what to do, visit capecodtimes.com/thingstodo 

Dining

Friday Fish Fry: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Orleans/Eastham Elks, 10 Mckoy Road, Eastham. Also baked fish, chicken dinners, hot dogs and clam chowder.

Free Community Luncheon: 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, West Dennis Community Church, 288 Main St. 

Friendly Kitchen Community Dinner: 5:15 p.m. Monday, St. Peter's Church-on-the-Canal, 165 Main St., Buzzards Bay. Family friendly. FREE! 

Talks

“Hollies for Cape Cod”: 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Wellfleet Library, 55 W. Main St. Bill Cannon, past president of American Holly Society, will bring samples and talk about varieties that grow well on the Cape. 508-349-0310. 

Cahoon Museum Spotlight Tour with Jodi Colella: 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, Cahoon Museum of American Art, 4676 Falmouth Road, Cotuit. Colella will describe inspiration for and techniques she used to create her monumental fiber installation. Free with admission. 508-428-7581. 

“French Pastels”: talk by local art historian Beth Stein, 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, Creative Arts Center, 154 Crowell Road, Chatham. Bus trip to Museum of Fine Arts Boston to see current exhibition “French Pastels, Treasures from the Vault” planned Jan 4. $30 presentation; $75 bus trip. 508-945-3583. capecodcreativearts.org. 

“The Art & Design of the Church of the Transfiguration”: 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Lane, Dennis. Presented by architect John A. Ingwersen. $12. 508-385-4477. 

Author/book events 

Afternoon with bestselling author Louise Penny: 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, Sandwich High School auditorium, 365 Quaker Meeting House Road, East Sandwich. Presented by Titcomb's Bookshop and Sandwich Public Library. Penny will talk about her newest mystery “Kingdom of the Blind: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel.” Single tickets, $30, include one signed copy of book. Double tickets, $40, admit two people and include one signed copy of book. First 150 single ticket purchasers may have book personalized by author at end of event. All other ticket holders receive pre-signed copies of book. Reservations may be made online or in person at bookshop.titcombsbookshop.com. 

Poetry reading with Donna O’Connell Gilmore and Chuck Madansky: 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Wellfleet Library, 55 W. Main St. 508-349-0310. 

Brewster Writers Group: 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Brewster Ladies’ Library, 1822 Main St. Co-sponsored by Brewster Cultural Council. For writers in all genres and levels who wish to share their work in upportive setting. Share copies of two to three pages of own writing.

Jewish Book Council Author Network Talks: Jenna Blum, author of "The Lost Family: A Novel": 1 p.m. Thursday, Falmouth Jewish Congregation, 7 Hatchville Road, East Falmouth. Book sales by Eight Cousins Bookstore. 508-540-0602.

Kid stuff

Hanukkah Tot Shabbat: 5-5:30 p.m. Friday, Cape Cod Synagogue, 145 Winter St., Hyannis. Lively singing, blessing and storytelling for families with children ages up to 5. All parents/caregivers, grandparents and siblings welcome. Synagogue membership not required. Stay after for Festive Chanukah Shabbat Dinner at 5:30 p.m.; complimentary for all first-time guests. Space limited, reserve early. Family Shabbat Service following dinner at 6:30 p.m. Bring menorah and candles. Dinner reservations: 508-775-2988 or office@ccsynagogue.org. 

Big Ryan's Tall Tales: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Brooks Free Library, 739 Main St., Harwich. Storytelling for all ages. 508-430-7562. FREE! 

Etc.

Birds of Prey: 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, Wellfleet Library, 55 W. Main St. Program incorporates five to six live birds of prey; will explain predation, the birds' place at the top of the food web, their different hunting adaptations and their status in a rapidly changing world. 508-349-0311. 

Antique and Vintage Appraisals: 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Harwich Antique Center, 10 Route 28, West Harwich. Limit two items per person. FREE! 

Tuesday Tweets Birdwatching Walk & Talk: 9-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St., Brewster. Rain cancels. Bring binoculars. $6. 508-896-3867, ext. 133.

The Telethon for Hope Give-A-Thon & Viewing Party: 5:30 to 8 p.m., Cape Cod Beer, 1336 Phinney's Lane, Hyannis; watching the Facebook Live stream of the telethon to help Housing Assistance Corp. taking place simultaneously at Cape Cod Community Media Center, Dennis Port. $20; www.telethonforhope.org.