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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!

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.

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;

Falmouth Flag Day 5K

June 14, 2015 by Beth Colt

The 3.1-mile route starts and finishes in front of the British Beer Company, 263 Grand Avenue, Falmouth Heights, Massachusetts, USA. Runners and walkers of all speeds and ages are welcome. Medals are given to every finisher age 17 and under. Plaques and merchandise gift certificates are given to top age-group and open finishers.  All proceeds support the Falmouth public schools.

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?

Falmouth Farmers Market

June 11, 2015 by Beth Colt

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

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.

Falmouth Farmers Market

June 4, 2015 by Beth Colt

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

Falmouth Farmers Market

May 28, 2015 by Beth Colt

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

Quick Hole Music Series: Roy Williams and the Human Hands

May 27, 2015 by Beth Colt

Gypsy jazz, Western swing and original compositions by Roy (guitar) with Alex Hargreaves (fiddle), Jeff Picker (bass) & Nick Anderson (percussion), four hard-swinging, incredibly talented, imaginative, up-and-coming instrumentalists.

May 25 is Western Swing Night and May 27 is Gypsy Jazz Night.  Make reservations and get the info on these amazing musicians:  Both nights at Quicks Hole Tavern, 9:00 PM.

Centerboard Wine Dinner at Quicks Hole Tavern

May 27, 2015 by Beth Colt

Please join us Wednesday May 27th at 6.00 pm for a Centerboard wine dinner featuring the wines of the Inman Family winery.  In attendance will be Kathleen Inman to talk about her family estate and share insights into the sustainable wines that come from their Sonoma County, California vineyard in the Russian River Valley and on the Sonoma Coast.  This is a unique opportunity to savor the wines from the Pacific coast with fresh cuisine and a view of the Atlantic.

The menu has been designed by executive chef Stephanie Mikolazyk to compliment the flight of wines offered.  Reservations are required.  Please call us at 508-495-0048 after 10 am.  $75 per person plus tax and tip.

First Course
Pan Seared New Bedford Scallops with a Yuzu buerre blanc, piquillio peppers, crispy shallots, paired with Inman Family “Endless Summer” Rose 2014

 

Second Course
Pea green salad with roasted vegetables & citrus vinaigrette,
paired with Inman Family “Russian River” Chardonnay 2012

 

Third Course
Pan seared crispy skin sea bass with fennel pollen, toasted orzo & almond brown butter, paired with Inman Family “Russian River” Pino Noir 2011

 

Fourth Course
Coffee and coriander crusted pork tenderloin, smokey lentils & cherry gastrique, paired with Inman Family “Olivet Grange Vineyards” Pinot Noir 2007

 

Thanks to Falmouth Wine & Spirits for helping us coordinate and promote this unique evening.

Memorial Day Ceremony

May 26, 2015 by Beth Colt

The annual memorial day parade showcases local bands and businesses as they march to honor those that have served our country.  Down town Falmouth comes alive with food, fun and fantastic shopping.  This is a great event for all ages.

Quicks Hole Music Series: Roy Williams and The Human Hands

May 25, 2015 by Beth Colt

Gypsy jazz, Western swing and original compositions by Roy (guitar) with Alex Hargreaves (fiddle), Jeff Picker (bass) & Nick Anderson (percussion), four hard-swinging, incredibly talented, imaginative, up-and-coming instrumentalists.

May 25 is Western Swing Night and May 27 is Gypsy Jazz Night.  Make reservations and get the info on these amazing musicians:  Both nights at Quicks Hole Tavern, 9:00 PM.

 

Falmouth High School senioritis art show

May 24, 2015 by Beth Colt

View the advanced preparation art students from Falmouth High School display their hard work and creativity at the historic Highfield Hall.  This one of a kind  yearly event is sure to impress.

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