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Alan Driscoll: “War Dogs”

July 22, 2015 by Beth Colt

War Dogs have been a part of this country’s military since the early days of World War II.  Unfortunately, the general public knows very little about either their history or the sacrifices and contributions they have made on behalf of the United States.  War Dogs have been responsible for saving thousands of soldier’s lives and the protection of millions of dollars of critical equipment.  In many cases the deeds of these K9 partners are only remembered by their handlers and will, in most cases, be lost to future history.

Toe Jam Puppet Band at Highfield Hall & Gardens

July 22, 2015 by Beth Colt

Meet on the lawn with your picnic at 5:00 pm, or enjoy snacks from our food vendors.  Our featured entertainment is Toe Jam Puppet Band.  There will be crafts and activities for children and good old-fashioned fun for all.

Nancy Witter: Hot Flash Laughs

July 21, 2015 by Beth Colt

Live from New York!  Comedienne Nancy Witter presents “Hot Flash Laughs” – one night only.  It’s stand up for Ladies Night!

About Nancy:  I grew up in a very large Irish “Cathaholic” family.  It gave me all the comedic material I needed to sustain me throughout my comedy career. It helped me win three New York City MAC Awards for “Outstanding Female Comedian” and a MAC Award for my one woman show “Dignity Check… Please”.  One of my big breaks was being one of five finalist on Nick at Nite’s “Search for the Funniest Mom in America” in 2005.  Soon after, I joined two other finalists and for five years we toured in sold out theaters across the country in the hit comedy show “Mama’s Night Out”.   “The New York Times” has described me as having “a razor sharp wit”  and Backstage Magazine named me to their list of “Comedy Best Bets”.  

Barnstable County Fair

July 20, 2015 by Beth Colt

For over 170 years the Barnstable County Fair has been the spotlight of the summer her on Cape Cod.  Families can spend the day riding the Ferris wheel and petting livestock, then relax with some fried dough and watch live music on the lawn.  Every day holds different events from the demolition derby, to tractor pulls and drill team.  This classic fair blends local culture with the thrills of a traveling carnival for an experience you will return to year after year.

 

SUNDAY ESTATE WALK & HISTORY OF THE BEEBE PROPERTY

July 19, 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

July 16, 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

July 15, 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

July 15, 2015 by Beth Colt

Featuring The Familiars

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!

Wayne Potash at Highfield Hall & Gardens

July 15, 2015 by Beth Colt

Meet on the lawn with your picnic at 5:00 pm, or enjoy snacks from our food vendors.  Parent’s Choice Award winner and family favorite singer-songwriter Wayne Potash is our featured performer for the evening.  There will be crafts and activities for children. Admission by free will donation.

For more information on Wayne Potash, visit his website at: Wayne Potash

Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival: Hydrangeas at Highfield

July 12, 2015 by Beth Colt

Highfield Hall & Gardens kicks off the Cape Cod Hydrangea FestivalJoan Harrison, author of Hydrangeas: Cape Cod and the Islands, will be offering a lecture on hydrangeas on Cape Cod as well as a book signing; Barbara Conolly will present a talk about how to grow hydrangeas and Terry Soares will introduce the newest hydrangea varieties.

Throughout the event: Prides Corner hydrangeas, including new varieties, will be available for purchase; members of  the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod will be painting en plein aire; Falmouth Garden Club  arrangements will be on display throughout the mansion; new hydrangea varieties will be on display around the gardens; light refreshments will be available.

Falmouth Farmers Market

July 9, 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.

SUNDAY ESTATE WALK & HISTORY OF THE BEEBE PROPERTY

July 5, 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

July 2, 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.

Allegra Jordan Lecture: “The End of Innocence”

June 30, 2015 by Beth Colt

Based on the true story behind a mysterious and controversial World War I memorial at this world-famous university, The End of Innocence sweeps readers from the elaborate elegance of Boston’s high society to Harvard’s hallowed halls to Belgium’s war-ravaged battlefields, offering a powerful and poignant vision of love and hope in the midst of a violent, broken world.

Historic walks through Falmouth Village

June 30, 2015 by Beth Colt

Meet in the Hallett Barn Visitors Center at the Museums on the Green to take a 90 minute guided stroll through time.  This tour explores Falmouth’s historic landmarks through picturesque Falmouth Village. Reservations recommended;

Quicks Hole Music: Matt Munisteri and Friends

June 29, 2015 by Beth Colt

Guitarist Matt Munisteri has been called “sparkling,” “wicked,” “wry-yet-honest” and “swings like a madman.” Matt leads his own bands and accompanies Catherine Russell, Loudon Wainwright, Mark O’Connor, Henry Butler, etc. He’s in Woods Hole for three shows. On June 29, Matt will join with the amazing duo of Joe Walsh (mandolin) and Wes Corbett (banjo) to play the Lost Music of Willard Robison, a confluence of American folk traditions and free flowing improvisation. On June 30, Matt will join Joe Barbato (accordion) and Dennis Lichtman (mandolin, clarinet) for a night of big fun linking European melodies to New World rhythms. On July 1, Matt will go it alone to play “sub-standards from The Great American Wrongbook.” Reservations and more info for each night: June 29, June 30, July 1. All shows at Quicks Hole Tavern, 9:00 PM

Falmouth Public Library Book Sale

June 29, 2015 by Beth Colt

Gather on the library lawn for the Capes largest book sale!

Summer’s Upon Us! Open House @ Highfield Hall

June 28, 2015 by Beth Colt

Come and enjoy a Fairy House Workshop, Cut Paper Demonstration and Workshop, Estate Tour, and Artist Reception for Cut Paper, Josh Dorman, Brian Randa and The Fairy Houses of Highfield Hall.

Jonathan Horn, “The Man Who Would Not Be Washington”

June 25, 2015 by Beth Colt

On the eve of the Civil War, one soldier embodied the legacy of George Washington and the hopes of leaders across a divided land. Both North and South knew Robert E. Lee as the son of Washington’s most famous eulogist and the son-in-law of Washington’s adopted child. Lee was a brilliant soldier bound by marriage to Washington’s family but ultimately turned by war against Washington’s crowning achievement, the Union. Former White House speechwriter Jonathan Horn follows Lee through married life, military glory, and misfortune. The story that emerges is more complicated, more tragic, and more illuminating than the familiar tale. More complicated because the unresolved question of slavery—the driver of disunion—was among the personal legacies that Lee inherited from Washington. More tragic because the Civil War destroyed the people and places connecting Lee to Washington in agonizing and astonishing ways. More illuminating because the battle for Washington’s legacy shaped the nation that America is today. As Washington was the man who would not be king, Lee was the man who would not be Washington.

Falmouth Farmers Market

June 25, 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.

Historic walks through Falmouth Village

June 25, 2015 by Beth Colt

Meet in the Hallett Barn Visitors Center at the Museums on the Green to take a 90 minute guided stroll through time.  This tour explores Falmouth’s historic landmarks through picturesque Falmouth Village. Reservations recommended;

Jeanne Carley lecture: “Folk Art on Cape Cod”

June 24, 2015 by Beth Colt

Jeanne Carley recounts the histories of the hard working, entrepreneurial people of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket and their role in this nation, as told through the folk art primitives the residents produced from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. The art displayed includes the works of itinerant painters, domestic weavers and quilters, seminary school watercolorists, and carvers in wood, metal, and stone. Among these fascinating items are: paintings including portraits and silhouettes, landscapes and genre paintings; maritime art such as sculpture and scrimshaw; trade figures and signs; carousel art; wood carvings; weathervanes and whirligigs; religious and decorative art; textiles, including quilts and samplers; and gravestones. All of these beautiful and compelling works of art speak eloquently of the human aspirations sparked by the freedom and prosperity offered by the coasts and the bold, clear visual language that ordered these craftsmen’s world.

Historic walks through Falmouth Village

June 23, 2015 by Beth Colt

Meet in the Hallett Barn Visitors Center at the Museums on the Green to take a 90 minute guided stroll through time.  This tour explores Falmouth’s historic landmarks through picturesque Falmouth Village. Reservations recommended;

Falmouth Arts Alive Festival

June 21, 2015 by Beth Colt

Arts Alive is free 3-day celebration of the arts in Falmouth and the Upper Cape. This year it will be on Friday, June 19, 5 to 9pm; Saturday, June 20, 10am to 9pm; and Sunday, June 21, 11am to 5pm.

 

60 performances of Theater, Spoken Word, Dance and Music for all tastes – jazz, classical, folk and fiddle, show tunes.

 

Town Dance on Friday night, a Rock Fest Saturday Night.

 

More than 50 artisans and crafts people display and sell their wares.

 

All free and everyone welcome – rain or shine!

SUNDAY ESTATE WALK & HISTORY OF THE BEEBE PROPERTY

June 21, 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

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