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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;

Robert Luddington: Interior Design for the Kennedys

June 30, 2015 by Beth Colt

Presented in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum Foundation, Inc.

Mr. Robert Luddington, decorator to the Kennedy family,  will present his new book,  Private Collection, Robert Luddington, Kennedy Main House 1957-1960. The images of the decorated rooms, fabric and details in this book are from Mr. Luddington’s private collection. He still works as a design consultant to members of the Kennedy family in Hyannis Port.

The home of Rose and Joe Kennedy was in many ways the home of the entire Kennedy clan. From family celebrations to family tragedies, the big house was the center of their lives. During the Kennedy presidency it was also the site of important government meeting with both national and foreign dignitaries. Robert Luddington captures these important photos of the main house.

Register on-line or call, 508-495-1878, ext. 2

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.

“Godspell” by the Woods Hole Theatre Company

June 25, 2015 by Beth Colt

The Woods Hole Theater Company will present the musical “Godspell” at the Woods Hole Community Hall

June 11-27, Thursday to Saturday, at 8:00 PM

Sunday June 21 at 2:00 PM

Reservations:  508-540-6525.

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.

A Book Signing, Reception and Talk with Architect Mark Hutker A Sense of Place: Houses on Martha’s Vineyard and Cape Cod

June 25, 2015 by Beth Colt

Mark Hutker will speak about “The Cape House” as a family gathering place, the importance of legacy and location in family compounds, and how that narrative plays out in designing new architecture.

Admission free, reservations requested, phone 508-495-1878 x 2, or go on-line to reserve.

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.

JAMAICAN GRILL NIGHTS AT COONAMESSETT FARM

June 24, 2015 by Beth Colt

Feast on a fine Jamaican buffet of locally produced food, in the Cape Cod night air, while listening to the upbeat sounds of steel drum music by Vernon.  Explore the beautiful grounds of Coonamessett Farm complete with Alpacas and countless rows of delicious veggies.

Wednesday Evenings through September 16th

5 – 8 pm

 

 MENU
 Salads

CF Caesar
Jamaican Tossed
Spanish Town Style Potato
Millie’s Cucumber
Tropical Fruit
Watermelon
Rasta  Pasta
Jalapeno Cornbread
One Down Soup 
 

Entree’s
Curried Goat
Seasoned Rice and Peas
Callaloo 
Fried Plantains
Festival Dumplings
Corn on the Cob

Batata  Pudding

From-the-grill:  Jerk Chicken and Pork with fresh fruit salsa

Iced Tea and Damian’s Elixir!
 
Farm Members: Adults, $21.95
Non-Farm Members: Adults, $24.95
Children 4 to 9 yrs old: $12.95
Children 3 yrs old or less: Free
All prices are subject to a 7% Mass meal tax

Plenty More: Vegetarian Cuisine from Yottam Ottolenghi

June 24, 2015 by Beth Colt

Magellan Culinary Series: Magellan sailed the world looking for spices.  We will surf the internet for a collection of recent cookbooks that will make you a better cook.  Demonstrations, tastings, and talk about spices (and where to get them) are the focus.  These classes are co-taught with Lisa Foley of Spice Merchants Cape Cod, more details to come, register early.

3 class series price: $98.00 – call to register for this series: 508-495-1878 x2

Cape Cod Cocktails, the best of Woods Hole summertime concoctions

June 24, 2015 by Beth Colt

There’s certainly no shortage of places to sit down and enjoy Cape Cod cocktails in Woods Hole.  However, given so many good options it can be a daunting task to choose the right beverage for you. Don’t fear! This past week, a couple friends joined me for a Cape Cod cocktail tour and we did the “work” for you. Below you will find our favorite drinks at each of the seven waterfront restaurants we visited – all of which are walking distance from each other. Hope you enjoy and remember to read responsibly.

LANDFALL

Drink of choice: Bloody Mary

Secret house recipe served with Spanish olives and celery.

Notes: If you’re waiting for the afternoon ferry and you need something to tide you over before dinner the Landfall is the place to go. Their Bloody Mary is the best around and its zesty, savory, and spicy flavors will keep your mouth entertained until the very last drop. It’s always 5 o’clock somewhere!

Landfall

 

CAPTAIN KIDD

Drink of Choice: The Tarpaulin Brothel

House-made Privateer Spiced Rum, Angostura Bitters, Rinse of Absinthe, twist of orange

Notes: This drink is an adventure in a glass. If you’re feeling the winds of good fortune at your back and the call of the open seas then you’ve got to dive in. This bold drink from a watering hole that’s a self described “pirate bar” features Captain Kidd’s special house-made spiced rum and a dash of absinthe. Before long, it will have you wanting to chase buried treasure and hoist the main sail. If you’re looking for a drink to get you in touch with your inner Jack Sparrow then this drink is the “X” that marks the spot on Captain Kidd’s menu.

Captain Kidd

 

QUICKS HOLE TAVERN

Drink of Choice: Little Harbor Lavender

Muddled Raspberry, lavender infused Grey Goose, St Germain, and fresh lemon

Notes: Fresh, sweet, and modern like the new restaurant that serves it, this drink has a pleasing and relaxed flavor. Quicks Hole Tavern opened it’s doors last year and has quickly become a favorite with an innovative and imaginative menu. Looking to view the harbor as if from the prow of a ship?  Sip your Little Harbor Lavender and watch your ship come in with the best view of the Martha’s Vineyard ferry in Woods Hole.

Tavern

 

QUICKS HOLE TAQUERIA

Drink of Choice: House-made Sangria

Secret blend of red and white wines, fresh squeezed lemon and orange juice

Notes: One of my very favorite things to do in Woods Hole is to grab some friends and post up at the Quicks Hole Taqueria for some chips and salsa and their fantastic house-made sangria. They sell it by the pitcher and it’s the perfect complement to kicking back on a sunny afternoon and people-watching in the heart of Woods Hole. If you swing by on a Friday or Sunday evening, you can even catch one of the fantastic local bands that perform for free in the parking lot next to the restaurant.

PHUSION

Drink of Choice: Ruby Red Crush

Absolut Ruby Red Vodka, fresh mint, Combier Pamplemousse Grapefruit Liqueur, fresh lemon.

Notes: As this restaurant’s name would lead to you to believe, Phusion’s menu consistently presents interesting blends of different international flavors and styles. This French-influenced beverage features imported grapefruit liqueur and fresh mint that was picked from the restaurant’s in-house herb garden moments before it was added to our drink. The Ruby Red Crush is a light and refreshing drink that will have you crushing on summer and saying “au revior” to all your troubles.

Phusion

 

FISHMONGER

Drink of Choice: Mongerita

Tequila, Cranberry Juice, Triple Sec, Fresh Lime juice, Agave Nectar

Notes: This drink is the Fishmonger’s Cape Cod twist on a classic margarita. The addition of cranberry juice fills this cocktail with the tart refreshment you need on a warm summer day. Also, if you happen to be in Woods Hole on a Thursday evening, Fishmonger is a must – thanks to their Thirsty Thursday free appetizer special and great selection of draft beers.

fishmonger

SHUCKERS:

Drink of Choice: Shucker’s Smash

Vodka, Dark Rum, fresh squeezed orange juice, pineapple juice, lemon, and Grenadine.

Notes: In addition to recently being featured on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, Shuckers boasts a world famous raw bar, sushi and a great waterfront location. We asked for something summery and I think they found a way to fit summer into a mason jar. This drink was just the right amount sweet with a fresh squeezed citrus twist to keep you feeling like you’re sippin’ on sunshine, Cape Cod cocktail style.

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

7th Annual Quahog Day

June 21, 2015 by Beth Colt

The 7th Annual Quahog Day will take place on Monday, June 22, 2015 at the waterfront Flying Bridge Restaurant in Falmouth! Join us to hear Doug’s prediction of how many beach days lie ahead for Summer 2015!

The Cape’s beloved hard-shelled mollusk – “Doug” – has been the peninsula’s little weather soothsayer for the past four years.

Quahog Day, now a rite of passage into summer on Cape Cod, answers the all-important question “How many weeks of beach weather lie ahead on the Cape?  Doug, a small mollusk perched in a red velvet-lined clamming basket, delivers the official prognostication to his human sidekick, Johnny Quahog, also affectionately known as The Secretary General of Quahog Republic.

Falmouth Arts Alive Festival

June 20, 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!

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.

 

Falmouth Arts Alive Festival

June 19, 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!

“Godspell” by the Woods Hole Theatre Company

June 18, 2015 by Beth Colt

The Woods Hole Theater Company will present the musical “Godspell” at the Woods Hole Community Hall

June 11-27, Thursday to Saturday, at 8:00 PM

Sunday June 21 at 2:00 PM

Reservations:  508-540-6525.

Falmouth Farmers Market

June 18, 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 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.

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