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May 2014

The Polly Hill Arboretum — “Faith in a Seed” @ Falmouth Historical Society Education Center

May 8 @ 7:00 pm
Falmouth Historical Society Education Center,
55 Palmer Ave, Falmouth, MA United States
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Join Polly Hill Arboretum Director, Timothy M. Boland, as he outlines the history, programs and unique collections of the Polly Hill Arboretum on Martha’s Vineyard. The legendary horticulturist Polly Hill started the Arboretum by planting a seed in 1958. The internationally recognized collections today include the national collection of Stewartia, which grow among a dazzling array of Rhododendrons, Magnolias and several other rare plants. Tim continues Polly Hill’s dedication of growing plants from seed. His talk will include details about…

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The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein @ Highfield Theater

May 9 @ 7:30 pm
Highfield Theater,
58 Highfield Drive, Falmouth,
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Falmouth Theatre Guild presents the hilarious New Mel Brooks Musical “Young Frankenstein” with book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan. Music and lyrics by Mel Brooks. The show is directed by Davien Gould with musical direction by Glenn Starner-Tate and choreography by Heather Shepley. Tickets are $17 for adults, $15 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased online at or with a credit card by phone at 866-811-4111. For group sales or more info, call the box office…

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Plant Sale @ Town Hall Square

May 10 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Town Hall Square,
Main Street, Falmouth,
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Annuals, Perennials, Herbs, Daylilies, Shrubs, Veggies, House Plants Master Gardener Soil Testing 10:00 AM-1:00 PM Kids Planting Table & Face Painting 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Custom Container Planting While you Wait! Bring your window boxes and planters to be filled with your choice of plants from our sale. Nominal charge for plants and planting. Rain or Shine Under the Big Top! 508-457-5292 for more information.

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WHOI Hosts Interactive Open House @ Rinehart Coastal Research Center on WHOI’s Quissett campus

May 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Quissett Campus,
193 Oyster Pond Road, Woods Hole,
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How fast does an avalanche move? How does a bathtub vortex form? What happens to waves when they break? The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution invites the public to hands-on demonstrations, videos, and poster displays of fluid mechanics and oceanography, with something for every age on Saturday, May 10, from 10 to noon and 1 to 3 p.m., in the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics laboratory, located in the Rinehart Coastal Research Center on WHOI’s Quissett campus. Directions are at 

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B&B Garden Tours @ The Palmer House Inn, Captain’s Manor Inn and Woods Hole Passage

May 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Palmer House Inn, Captain’s Manor Inn and Woods Hole Passage

These Inns will open their gardens for touring and learning experiences. Visit each of the inns on May 10 any time between 1:00-3:00pm and you’ll not only enjoy the chance to see the inns’ gardens and landscaping, but you’ll find the following workshops and creative fun at each of the inns. At Woods Hole Passage Inn: Bring the kids and create your own fairy house in the expansive back yard. Materials provided. At Captains Manor Inn: Learn landscaping & gardening…

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Frederick Moyer, Jazz Piano @ Highfield Hall & Gardens

May 11 @ 4:00 pm
Highfield Hall and Gardens,
56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA United States
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During over thirty years as a full-time concert jazz pianist, Frederick Moyer has established a vital musical career that has taken him to forty-three countries and to such far-flung venues as Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Sydney Opera House, Windsor Castle, Carnegie Recital Hall, Tanglewood, and the Kennedy Center. $25/$20 members. More at

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Sunday Night Live @ Quicks Hole Tavern

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Quicks Hole Tavern,
29 Railroad Avenue, Woods Hole,
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The Donwstreet Jazz Ensemble performs: Joe Sutton on vocals; Sid Bearon on piano; Alan Clinger on guitar and Tom Renshaw on bass. No cover, but please sample the the Tavern’s offerings.

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Wicked Trivia @ British Beer Company

May 20 @ 10:00 pm
British Beer Company,
263 Grand Avenue, Falmouth, MA 02540 United States
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Join DJ Steve for fun trivia and music at a great waterfront restaurant located in Falmouth Heights!

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Discussion on Zoos and Aquariums @ Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL)

May 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Marine Biological Laboratory’s Speck Auditorium,
10 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543 United States
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Join a special discussion with panelists on the future of zoos and aquariums as centers of wildlife conservation in a changing world. The experts will share diverse perspectives and experiences working at nationally significant zoological institutions. Free and open to the public.

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Lecture: Author Janet Uhlar @ Falmouth Museums on the Green

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Falmouth Museums on the Green,
55 & 65 Palmer Avenue, Falmouth,
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Listen to author Janet Uhlar discuss her fascinating book,  “Freedom’s Cost: The Story of General Nathanael Greene.” Nathanael Greene played an instrumental role in the American Revolution and was a close friend and confidant to George Washington. And Greene rose quickly through the ranks of the Continental Army despite having no previous military experience. Come hear this lecture about Greene’s unique story. $5 for members/$8 for non-members. Reservations required.

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