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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.

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

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;

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.

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;

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

Falmouth Strawberry Festival

June 20, 2015 by Beth Colt

Indulge in the annual event filled with strawberry shortcake, lobster rolls and entertainment for all ages.  Events include face painting, a bounce house, childrens activities, arts and crafts vendors, and one of the best flea markets of the summer.  This is one of the top a don’t miss events of the year held on the St, Barnabas lawn on the Falmouth Village Green.

 

Historic walks through Falmouth Village

June 18, 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;

Salon of Shorts @ Cotuit Center for the Arts

June 17, 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.

David Diamond lecture: “Nathaniel Hawthorne”

June 17, 2015 by Beth Colt

In commemorating the 150th anniversary of the death of novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne, we examine a different part of his writings. Hawthorne’s tales and romances exert intense psychological force. Driven by desire, Hawthorne’s characters face painful conflicts with each other, their community and an inescapable conscience. Their troubled past is always threatening to overtake them.  Anticipating Freud by a half a century, Hawthorne exposes the intricate workings of the haunted mind.

Wine and Music Wednesday

June 17, 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!

Historic walks through Falmouth Village

June 16, 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;

Uli Knoepflmacher lecture: “Rudyard Kipling”

June 11, 2015 by Beth Colt

2015 is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Rudyard Kipling . Kipling is usually identified with India and is considered to be an “imperialist.”  He had indeed achieved immense fame as a very young man in India and in England with his poetry, newspaper reports, and short stories.  Yet it was in America that Kipling became an author of children’s literature. A good many American readers still aren’t aware that his first and second JUNGLE BOOKSwere written in Vermont, where he had settled with his American wife and where his first two children were born.  His first three “Just-So Stories for Little Children” were told to his first born “American maiden” and published in the U.S., as were most of stories of the first JUNGLE BOOK.   Even KIM, his best known novel, was begun in Vermont, though it appeared after the Kiplings had abruptly left New England to return to Britain, right after the publication of CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS, a boy’s book set in Massachusetts.  What made Kipling want to become an American author?  What impelled him to leave New England and to resettle in the country he had left behind?

Historic Walks through Falmouth Village

June 11, 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;

June 9: Greg Flemming, “At the Point of a Cutlass”

June 9, 2015 by Beth Colt

Based on a rare manuscript from 1725, At the Point of a Cutlass uncovers the amazing voyage of Philip Ashton — a nineteen-year old fisherman who was captured by pirates, escaped on an uninhabited Caribbean island, and then miraculously arrived back home three years later to tell his incredible story.

Historic walks through Falmouth Village

June 9, 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;

SUNDAY ESTATE WALK & HISTORY OF THE BEEBE PROPERTY

June 7, 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

Leila Fawaz: “A Land of Aching Hearts”

June 4, 2015 by Beth Colt

The Great War transformed the Middle East, bringing to an end four hundred years of Ottoman rule in Arab lands while giving rise to the Middle East as we know it today. Among those who suffered were the people of Greater Syria—comprising modern Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, and Palestine—as well as the people of Turkey, Iraq, and Egypt. Beyond the shifting fortunes of the battlefield, the region was devastated by a British and French naval blockade made worse by Ottoman war measures. Famine, disease, inflation, and an influx of refugees were everyday realities. But the local populations were not passive victims. The war’s aftermath proved bitter for many survivors. Nationalist aspirations were quashed as Britain and France divided the Middle East along artificial borders that still cause resentment. The misery of the Great War, and a profound sense of huge sacrifices made in vain, would color people’s views of politics and the West for the century to come.Leila Fawaz chronicles the initiative and resilience of civilian émigrés, entrepreneurs, draft-dodgers, soldiers, villagers, and townsmen determined to survive the war as best they could. The right mix of ingenuity and practicality often meant the difference between life and death.

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