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SUNDAY ESTATE WALK & HISTORY OF THE BEEBE PROPERTY

October 18, 2015 by Beth Colt

Estate Walks are scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from April to October, weather permitting. Reservations appreciated for groups of 5 or more people: 508-495-1878, x 2.

Docents tell the story of the Beebe family who built both Highfield Hall and its sister mansion Tanglewood on their magnificent 700 acre estate.  Learn about the role the Beebe family played in the history of the town of Falmouth, and how their land later became Beebe Woods, Falmouth Hospital, Falmouth Academy and so much more.

$5 suggested donation

More at highfieldhall.org

SUNDAY ESTATE WALK & HISTORY OF THE BEEBE PROPERTY

October 4, 2015 by Beth Colt

Estate Walks are scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from April to October, weather permitting. Reservations appreciated for groups of 5 or more people: 508-495-1878, x 2.

Docents tell the story of the Beebe family who built both Highfield Hall and its sister mansion Tanglewood on their magnificent 700 acre estate.  Learn about the role the Beebe family played in the history of the town of Falmouth, and how their land later became Beebe Woods, Falmouth Hospital, Falmouth Academy and so much more.

$5 suggested donation

More at highfieldhall.org

Louis Armstrong: A Robert Wyatt Lecture @ Highfield Hall

September 26, 2015 by Beth Colt

One of the earliest trumpet sensations, Louis Armstrong pioneered the groundwork which shifted the newly founded jazz from collective improvisation to solo performance. His distinctive singing voice was also used as an improvisatory tool, and we owe scat singing to his list of inventions. The pairing of his unique instrumental gift and a charismatic personality won him universal and eternal appeal as the “Satchmo,” king of all jazz aficionados.

call, 508-495-1878, ext. 2 or reserve tickets online here

SUNDAY ESTATE WALK & HISTORY OF THE BEEBE PROPERTY

September 20, 2015 by Beth Colt

Estate Walks are scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from April to October, weather permitting. Reservations appreciated for groups of 5 or more people: 508-495-1878, x 2.

Docents tell the story of the Beebe family who built both Highfield Hall and its sister mansion Tanglewood on their magnificent 700 acre estate.  Learn about the role the Beebe family played in the history of the town of Falmouth, and how their land later became Beebe Woods, Falmouth Hospital, Falmouth Academy and so much more.

$5 suggested donation

More at highfieldhall.org

Bourne Scallop Festival

September 18, 2015 by Beth Colt

Come and enjoy New England’s largest Scallop Festival under the Big Tents along the banks of the Cape Cod Canal. The Bourne Scallop Festival has a proud history in the community, attracts over 50,000 visitors from all over the world, and has been awarded Cape Cod Life Magazine’s “Best Festival Winner”. Families can enjoy non-stop entertainment, a midway of rides and games, and a professional Juried Arts & Crafts Show, featuring over 100 vendors. Enjoy our famous scallop and herb-roasted chicken dinners, plus a food court offering hamburgers, hot dogs, lobster rolls, chowder, salads, raw bar, strawberry shortcake, beer, wine and so much more! Open rain or shine!

Salon of Shorts @ Cotuit Center for the Arts

September 16, 2015 by Beth Colt

Cotuit Center for the Arts offers an open mic series called Salon of Shorts on the fourth Wednesday of each month in the Art Studio. Award-winning poets, playwrights, and spoken word performers Christine Rathbun Ernst and Gregory Hischak host the series, which encompasses all types of performances: poetry, storytelling, essay reading, music, performance art, improv, and stand-up.

Admission is free.  Wine is served, $5 per glass.

Wine and Music Wednesday @ Cotuit Center for the Arts

September 16, 2015 by Beth Colt

featuring Jordan Renzi

Wine and Music Wednesday is an open house held in the Cotuit Center for the Arts Gallery on the third Wednesday of every month from 6:00pm to 7:30pm, with wine tasting and live music.

The first event was held in March of 2010 and it has become a very popular event at the Center. It’s the perfect way to end your day, start your evening or just join friends for a night out looking at terrific art. Tickets are just $10 or $5 for members and are only available at the door.

Join for a splendid selection of wines and live music!

We’ve Grown Accustomed to Lerner and Loewe: A Robert Wyatt Lecture

September 10, 2015 by Beth Colt

Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady experienced a six year run which smashed all previous records, cemented stardom for Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison, and immortalized the names of its creators. In temperament, personality and background, Lerner and Loewe were perhaps the most dissimilar of all songwriting teams, two men who somehow accommodated their often tempestuous relationship to generate brilliantly crafted musical productions—Brigadoon, Paint Your Wagon, My Fair Lady, the filmGigi, and finally Camelot. What a pair of songwriters!

 call, 508-495-1878, ext 303 or reserve tickets online here

SUNDAY ESTATE WALK & HISTORY OF THE BEEBE PROPERTY

September 6, 2015 by Beth Colt

Estate Walks are scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from April to October, weather permitting. Reservations appreciated for groups of 5 or more people: 508-495-1878, x 2.

Docents tell the story of the Beebe family who built both Highfield Hall and its sister mansion Tanglewood on their magnificent 700 acre estate.  Learn about the role the Beebe family played in the history of the town of Falmouth, and how their land later became Beebe Woods, Falmouth Hospital, Falmouth Academy and so much more.

$5 suggested donation

More at highfieldhall.org

Falmouth Farmers Market

August 20, 2015 by Beth Colt

Support the local farms of Cape Cod as well as bakery’s, bee keepers, and many other homegrown businesses every Thursday from 12-6pm at Marine Park by Falmouth Harbor .

Salon of Shorts @ Cotuit Center for the Arts

August 19, 2015 by Beth Colt

Cotuit Center for the Arts offers an open mic series called Salon of Shorts on the fourth Wednesday of each month in the Art Studio. Award-winning poets, playwrights, and spoken word performers Christine Rathbun Ernst and Gregory Hischak host the series, which encompasses all types of performances: poetry, storytelling, essay reading, music, performance art, improv, and stand-up.

Admission is free.  Wine is served, $5 per glass.

Wine and Music Wednesday @ Cotuit Center for the Arts

August 19, 2015 by Beth Colt

Wine and Music Wednesday is an open house held in the Cotuit Center for the Arts Gallery on the third Wednesday of every month from 6:00pm to 7:30pm, with wine tasting and live music.

The first event was held in March of 2010 and it has become a very popular event at the Center. It’s the perfect way to end your day, start your evening or just join friends for a night out looking at terrific art. Tickets are just $10 or $5 for members and are only available at the door.

Join for a splendid selection of wines and live music!

SUNDAY ESTATE WALK & HISTORY OF THE BEEBE PROPERTY

August 16, 2015 by Beth Colt

Estate Walks are scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from April to October, weather permitting. Reservations appreciated for groups of 5 or more people: 508-495-1878, x 2.

Docents tell the story of the Beebe family who built both Highfield Hall and its sister mansion Tanglewood on their magnificent 700 acre estate.  Learn about the role the Beebe family played in the history of the town of Falmouth, and how their land later became Beebe Woods, Falmouth Hospital, Falmouth Academy and so much more.

$5 suggested donation

More at highfieldhall.org

The Brazen Belles @ Cotuit Center for the Arts

August 15, 2015 by Beth Colt

Summer Sizzle and Va Va Va Voom…The Brazen Belles return to Cotuit Center for the Arts!

This August the Center will travel back in time to the good old days of vaudeville.  We are pleased to present the Brazen Belles, a Cape Cod based burlesque troupe. The Belles bring a variety of talents: singing, dancing, acting, wit, sass, and of course, seduction to the stage.

Every show includes a mixture of racy retro costumes, chorus line kicks, slapstick antics, sultry dance moves, and physical comedy skits. A troupe of dangerous flirts, rowdy rabble-rousers, and saucy comediennes, they will have you laughing, lusting, and longing for more.

Queens of the corset, sirens of the stage, dolls of the dancefloor,
THE BELLES ARE YOUR VILLAGE VAUDEVILLE.

Brazen Belles Burlesque @ Cotuit Center for the Arts

August 14, 2015 by Beth Colt

Summer Sizzle and Va Va Va Voom…The Brazen Belles return to Cotuit Center for the Arts!

This August the Center will travel back in time to the good old days of vaudeville.  We are pleased to present the Brazen Belles, a Cape Cod based burlesque troupe. The Belles bring a variety of talents: singing, dancing, acting, wit, sass, and of course, seduction to the stage.

Every show includes a mixture of racy retro costumes, chorus line kicks, slapstick antics, sultry dance moves, and physical comedy skits. A troupe of dangerous flirts, rowdy rabble-rousers, and saucy comediennes, they will have you laughing, lusting, and longing for more.

Queens of the corset, sirens of the stage, dolls of the dancefloor,
THE BELLES ARE YOUR VILLAGE VAUDEVILLE.

J. David Markham lecture: “Napoleon”

August 13, 2015 by Beth Colt

Napoleon.  The name has conjured up images for two centuries. The English viewed him as the Antichrist and the French experienced glory they had never known before. 2015 is the 200thanniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, and August 15 is the 246th anniversary of his birth. J. DavidMarkham, President of the International Napoleonic Society, will discuss the life of the man who most historians agree was one of the most compelling and gifted military leaders of all time.  He was a political leader whose reign brought an end to the French Revolution and began a series of wars that changed the dynamics of European culture.  His life remains as compelling today as it was 200 years ago.

Quicks Hole Music: Jerron “blind boy” Paxton

August 12, 2015 by Beth Colt

It is a mystery that somebody so young has mastered so many kinds of music – hot jazz, early blues, authentic cajun, genuine Appalachian, Broadway standards, etc. – on so many instruments – guitar, banjo, piano, violin, bones, etc., – in just about every style. A national treasure, Paxton was recently named Artistic Director of the Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival. One night only! Reservations strongly recommended: make them here. Quicks Hole Tavern, Woods Hole, 9:00 PM.

Brazen Belles Burlesque @ Cotuit Center for the Arts

August 12, 2015 by Beth Colt

Summer Sizzle and Va Va Va Voom…The Brazen Belles return to Cotuit Center for the Arts!

This August the Center will travel back in time to the good old days of vaudeville.  We are pleased to present the Brazen Belles, a Cape Cod based burlesque troupe. The Belles bring a variety of talents: singing, dancing, acting, wit, sass, and of course, seduction to the stage.

Every show includes a mixture of racy retro costumes, chorus line kicks, slapstick antics, sultry dance moves, and physical comedy skits. A troupe of dangerous flirts, rowdy rabble-rousers, and saucy comediennes, they will have you laughing, lusting, and longing for more.

Queens of the corset, sirens of the stage, dolls of the dancefloor,
THE BELLES ARE YOUR VILLAGE VAUDEVILLE.

Quicks Hole Music: Grant Gordy Quartet

August 11, 2015 by Beth Colt

featuring six-year David Grisman Quintet guitarist Grant Gordy, with an all-star, prize-winning band of Alex Hargreaves (violin), Dominick Leslie (mandolin) & Ian Hutchinson (bass). If you’ve seen Alex and Dominick in previous visits to Woods Hole, you know what’s in store. If not, expect a bluegrass-tinged night of blazing solos, driving rhythms and teamwork worthy of the Boston Celtics in the Bird/Parrish/DJ/McHale era. Reservations strongly advised: August 11 at Quicks Hole Tavern, Woods Hole, 9:00 PM.

Katharine Lee Bates Poetry Fest

August 11, 2015 by Beth Colt

Born in Falmouth, Katharine Lee Bates wrote “America the Beautiful” in 1893, as well as many other works. This annual celebration has local schoolchildren and adults submitting their works in her honor. This event is free and open to all!

5th Annual Bluegrass on the Lawn

August 9, 2015 by Beth Colt

The fifth annual Bluegrass on the Lawn concert offers foot‐stomping entertainment for the entire family. Headline band Chasing Blue is a hot young ensemble from the Berklee College of Music that has become favorites of the national bluegrass circuit. Back-up band Flatt Rabbit is a perennial Bluegrass on the lawn favorite.  Bring a picnic supper, or enjoy a tasty treats from one of the food vendors on‐hand and plan to have a fun afternoon with family and friends.

Admission by free will donation.

Cape Cod sunset sail on the Liberté

August 7, 2015 by Beth Colt

If you’re looking to get out on the water and do it in style, you’ve got to book a ride on the Liberté. Watching the sunset over the westernmost part of Cape Cod from the deck of a beautiful 74’ three-masted schooner is easily one of my best memories from this summer.

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My friend Bonny and I had been waiting for some good weather to go out for a relaxing evening after work, and last Thursday turned out to be the perfect day. The air had that perfect end-of-July warmth, and there was enough wind to fill the sails and keep us cool as we made our way out into the Vineyard Sound. The crew was composed of Captain Chris and two experienced and friendly young women. Their teamwork allowed us to get our sunset sail underway quickly, and all we had to do was sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds while reclining in one of the boat’s many comfortable seating areas.

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Once we were out of the harbor and all the sails had been raised, the crew offered full bar service with a selection of wine, beer, and cocktails. With glasses of pinot grigio in hand, Bonny and I toasted to the dog days of summer and laughed as we listened to Captain Chris’s tales from his time at sea.

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Captain Chris Tietje and his wife Jane had this sail boat designed and built just for them, and they live on it for most of the year. In the summers, they keep the boat docked in Falmouth Harbor (a 10 minute drive from the Woods Hole Inn) and take people out for a one-of-a-kind Cape Cod sailing experience. While on the boat, Captain Chris treats the passengers to stories about the birth of the Liberté and the history of Martha’s Vineyard and the surrounding waters.

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There were about 35 other passengers with us that evening, but the boat never felt crowded. It seemed that each separate party was able to have their own intimate moments while still harmoniously coexisting with the rest of the group on board. There was plenty of room to move around, and I made sure to get photos from each part of the top deck.

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The Liberté sails three times a day, seven days a week throughout the summer and can be booked for private charters or parties. If you’re looking for a memorable Cape Cod sailing experience, you don’t want to miss out on a chance to ride aboard the magnificent schooner, Liberté. Check out www.theliberte.com for more information about the Liberte and how you can plan your sailing trip.

— from guest blogger Sam Frawley

SUNDAY ESTATE WALK & HISTORY OF THE BEEBE PROPERTY

August 2, 2015 by Beth Colt

Estate Walks are scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from April to October, weather permitting. Reservations appreciated for groups of 5 or more people: 508-495-1878, x 2.

Docents tell the story of the Beebe family who built both Highfield Hall and its sister mansion Tanglewood on their magnificent 700 acre estate.  Learn about the role the Beebe family played in the history of the town of Falmouth, and how their land later became Beebe Woods, Falmouth Hospital, Falmouth Academy and so much more.

$5 suggested donation

More at highfieldhall.org

Singing to God: The History of Gospel Music with Robert Wyatt

August 1, 2015 by Beth Colt

Although the first published use of the term “Gospel Song” appeared in the 1870s, gospel music in the United States can be traced back to the early 17th century. With African-American slaves working in the field daily, a call and response form arose and it was passed along through generations as an oral tradition.

call, 508-495-1878, ext. 2 or reserve tickets online here

Falmouth Farmers Market

July 30, 2015 by Beth Colt

Support the local farms of Cape Cod as well as bakery’s, bee keepers, and many other homegrown businesses every Thursday from 12-6pm at Marine Park by Falmouth Harbor.

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