Author Barbara Berenson, “Boston and the Civil War”

April 28, 2015 by Beth Colt

Boston’s black and white abolitionists forged a second American revolution dedicated to ending slavery and honoring the promise of liberty made in the Declaration of Independence. Before the war, Bostonians were bitterly divided between those who supported the Union and those opposed to its endorsement of slavery. The Fugitive Slave Act brought the horrors of slavery close to home and led many to join the abolitionists. March to war with Boston’s brave soldiers, including the grandson of Patriot Paul Revere and the Fighting Irish. The all-black Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Regiment battled against both slavery and discrimination, while Boston’s women fought tirelessly against slavery and for their own right to be full citizens of the Union.

$5 Members, $8 Non Members

Eddie Scheer Piano Bar at Jack’s

April 28, 2015 by Beth Colt

Listen or sing your favorite tune while sitting around the piano every Tuesday night.

Sphor Gardens Daffodil Days

April 25, 2015 by Beth Colt

Experience the sheer beauty of thousands of daffodils!

Raffle for Claire Murray daffodil rug

Sale tables: plants, gardening and floral arranging books, containers, and other goodies

Special children’s activities 11:00 and 1:00

Guided tours 12:00 and 2:00 pm

Charlie Jamieson Jazz Band With Vocalist Donna Scheer

April 24, 2015 by Beth Colt

Live music at Jack’s Restaurant & Bar every Friday night.

Eddie Scheer Piano Bar at Jack’s

April 21, 2015 by Beth Colt

Listen or sing your favorite tune while sitting around the piano every Tuesday night.

Jazz Pianist Alan Broadbent

April 19, 2015 by Beth Colt

Highfield welcomes back New Zealand jazz pianist Alan Broadbent, a two-time Grammy winner and perennial sell out. Playing with New York bassist Don Falzone, Highfield’s magnificent Mason & Hamlin concert grand will sparkle with the sounds of classic jazz. More at

“Americans in Paris/Russians on Broadway,” Concert Ft. John Murelle

April 18, 2015 by Beth Colt

“Americans in Paris/Russians on Broadway,” The Songs of Vernon Duke and George Gershwin

Local baritone singer John Murelle, Boston pianist William Merrill and Brian Sandlin on bass will perform a concert of Broadway tunes by Vernon Duke and George Gershwin on Saturday, April 18 at 3 PM.

Tickets are $15 and are available at the library or may be reserved by calling 508-548-4709.

Proceeds benefit the library and the musicians.

The program, “Americans in Paris/Russians on Broadway,” features beloved songs and piano solos such as Duke’s “April in Paris” and “Taking a Chance on Love” and Gershwin’s “Love is Here to Stay” and “Love Walked In.” Both composers came from a Russian heritage and had a keen interest in composing classical compositions as well as musicals for Broadway and Hollywood.

Sphor Gardens Daffodil Days

April 18, 2015 by Beth Colt

Experience the sheer beauty of thousands of daffodils!

Raffle for Claire Murray daffodil rug

Sale tables: plants, gardening and floral arranging books, containers, and other goodies

Special children’s activities 11:00 and 1:00

Guided tours 12:00 and 2:00 pm

Woods Hole Historical Museum: Model Boat Show

April 18, 2015 by Beth Colt

The Woods Hole Historical Museum’s biennial Model Boat Show will be held on Patriot’s Day Weekend, April 18 & 19. This will be the 10th biennial Model Boat Show, a festive and impressive way of marking the end of winter. The Show was started by sailors who love boats, but find April too early to work on a boat in the yard or to go sailing. But the model boats are just right to satisfy a craving for things nautical in the very early spring. These people come to the Show in droves to celebrate the art and craft of boats built on a small scale, and some are lucky enough to be offered a chance to sail one of the radio-controlled boats in Eel Pond.

This celebration of small ships is an opportunity to view exquisite workmanship. Some of the vessels are so small they can fit inside a light bulb, most are much larger, ranging from 12 in. to 12 ft. Most have fine detail. Some are stationary, exhibited inside; others go into the water. Some are powered only by the wind, yet steered by radio control.

The boats will be exhibited in seven buildings ashore, stretched from the Museum’s own building and down the length of Water Street, and in two locations on the water. One of these watery sites is a shallow pool created especially for this weekend, where children are invited to sail models they have built themselves. The other water site is in Eel Pond, where radio-controlled boats will be sailed and raced in easy view from the drawbridge. These events take place almost constantly through the two days of the Show.
Another very appealing feature of the Show is that many of the craftsmen stay onsite and are happy to talk with the public about their models. Some work on their projects during the Show and will explain their techniques. This year — for the first time — there will also be a Dockyard Sale. The sale will be an opportunity for modelers to sell gear they no longer need and to buy gear from other modelers.

Within the Show are a series of illustrated talks. This year they will include a professional modeler who specializes in restoring antique ship models, and a father and son modeling team whose company designs state-of-the-art sails for full sized sail boats, most famously the America’s Cup challenger from New Zealand. In their spare time, they delight in building scale replicas about 6 ft. long that they race in competitions in Connecticut. Also, an engineer from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution who designs and builds small remotely operated submersibles will talk about his work, marking parallels to model boats.

This is the tenth time the Museum has held this festive event, and it is rumored to be the last of a good run, so if you have been meaning to attend but have never gotten around to it, be sure to come this year. Tickets, which are good for both days, are $ 12 for adults, $ 5 for kids, or $25 maximum for nuclear families.

Anyone who builds model boats and who would like to exhibit at this festive event should either call the Museum at 508-548-7270 or email Anyone who has ever been tempted to attend should come this year to be sure to be part of this celebration of boats built on a small scale.

For more information, call the Museum at 508-548-7270.

Charlie Jamieson Jazz Band With Vocalist Donna Scheer

April 17, 2015 by Beth Colt

Live music at Jack’s Restaurant & Bar every Friday night.

Eddie Scheer Piano Bar at Jack’s

April 14, 2015 by Beth Colt

Listen or sing your favorite tune while sitting around the piano every Tuesday night.

JFK Hyannis Museum Opening Day

April 13, 2015 by Beth Colt

The Museum will open for the 2015 season Monday April 13th

April 13th – May 31st hours will be 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Saturday and Sunday 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Highfield Hall: Welcome Back! Open House

April 12, 2015 by Beth Colt

Stop by Highfield Hall for a day full of fun activities for the whole family. The day begins with a Highfield Estate tour at 12:30 pm and children’s activities from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm. From 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm there is a reception for artists in the spring exhibitions, Modern Man, John Cira and David Kelley with refreshments provided by White Lion Baking Company. Highfield Garden Coordinator Terry Soares will be on site to talk about Highfield’s new garden program and recruit volunteers. The event concludes at 3:00 pm when Highfield Music Director Robert Wyatt will play his favorite songs of spring. More at

Cape Cod Trail Race

April 12, 2015 by Beth Colt

All Trail 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon or 50K

All Proceeds to Charity. “Run Forward. Give Back”

Limit of 350 runners – first come, first served. Online registration only at

Cost: 10K – $30, Half – $45, Marathon or 50K – $55

T-shirts: $12

Discount for active military (see website for details).

The race will benefit several local and regional charities.

A Family-Friendly event, the Cape Cod Expo will take place on April 11 at Ballymeade Country Club. A family-friendly event on Saturday afternoon, April 11, 12-4:30 pm at the Ballymeade Country Club, a couple miles from the race site.  Keynote speaker, awards at 5pm, and immediately following, enjoy a pre-race dinner!

Please visit for complete details.

12th Annual Evening of Jazz

April 11, 2015 by Beth Colt

Come enjoy a night of incredible music on Saturday April 11th at the twelfth annual Evening of Jazz event at The Coonamessett Inn to benefit music in Falmouth Public Schools. Doors open at 6 PM and the night of entertainment begins at 7 PM with the talented Falmouth High School Jazz Band, FHS vocal group Soulfege and professional jazz musicians of The Bart Weisman Jazz Group. A cash bar will be available. Limited tickets are on sale now for only $20 at or by emailing Tickets may also be purchased at Eight Cousins Bookstore Main Street, Falmouth. The event is presented by Falmouth Band Parents, Inc., a non-profit 501c3 organization, in partnership with the Coonamessett Inn, Falmouth Road Race, Johnson String Instruments, Eastern Bank, Cape Cod Conservatory, Atria Woodbriar and Bank of Woods Hole to benefit Falmouth Public Schools instrumental music programs. View the 2015 ‘Evening of Jazz commercial’ at

Cape Cod Expo: Food, Fitness & Fun

April 11, 2015 by Beth Colt

Activities, Demos, Talks, Raffle, Vendor Booths, “Taste of Wellness”

Special Guest Astronaut Suni Williams

Activities, Demos & Talks

Lots of activities, demos and talks & discussions will be held throughout the clubhouse and outside on the grounds.

Tennis with Roberts Tennis Academy

Golf with Ballymeade Pro Ryan Payne

Soccer with Falmouth Soccer Club

Lacrosse with High School Coach Derrick Zarra

Spinning Former World-Class Athlete Anne Preisig

Fitness Training

Qigong with Alexandra S. Lancaster

Gymnastics with Tumble Time Gymnastics

Kids Fun Run Relays

Standup Paddleboarding



Long Hikes

Ice Climbing Talk

Why I Run Discussion Panel

First Marathon and Beyond

Racing a Triathalon Talk with Pro Triathlete Ray Botelho

“Taste of Wellness” – Receive a ticket with restaurant names to get a sample from each restaurant and food booth.  Really like something you’ve tasted? In addition to the free samples, food will be available for purchase.

Vendor Exhibit Booths – Check out the offerings from 10+ local and national businesses.

ALL FREE! Register online to reserve your spot:

Dinner 5-7 pm: Keynote Speaker Suni Williams

A Cape Cod Trail Race buffet pre-race dinner will be offered with a variety of pastas, carbs and rices and a variety of sauces, with salad, bread and dessert.  But you don’t have to be a runner to come and enjoy this dinner!  Tickets in advance on $10 adults / $5 age 12 and under

Charlie Jamieson Jazz Band With Vocalist Donna Scheer

April 10, 2015 by Beth Colt

Live music at Jack’s Restaurant & Bar every Friday night.

April Reception for “Contrasts” and “Quilts Galore”

April 10, 2015 by Beth Colt

The public is invited to this free reception and art opening for the Falmouth Art Center’s exhibits, “Contrasts” and “Quilts Galore.” Come meet the artists and enjoy the exhibits.  Refreshments will be provided.

Rummage Sale/Indoor Yard Sale

April 10, 2015 by Beth Colt

Friday, April 10th

2 – 7 pm

Saturday, April 11th

9am – 1 pm

Clothing, Bedding & Linens, Household Items, Books, Furniture

For more information call;

Aline Ward 508-444-6038

or email:

Lecture: “A Tempest in a Salt Pond: 200 Years of Hurricane, Wildfires and Human Activity in Falmouth”

April 9, 2015 by Beth Colt

2015 Winter and Spring Speaker Series

presented by

The 300 Committee Land Trust

& Salt Pond Areas Bird Sanctuaries, Inc.

Dr. Jeff Donnelly, a geologist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, studies how climate variability changes tropical cyclone activity, alters sea levels and affects water availability. In addition, his research seeks to understand the impact of a changing climate on terrestrial and coastal landforms and ecosystems. Through the examination of a 2,000-year record of sediment preserved at the bottom of Salt Pond in Falmouth, Jeff and his team have found evidence of many large-scale storms making landfall. Jeff’s presentation will highlight what the sediment and pollen data collected from this great pond tells us about past climate change, sea-level rise and hurricane strikes, and what these findings may mean for Falmouth’s future.

Carousel of Light Classic Movie Night: “Casablanca”

April 8, 2015 by Beth Colt

Classic Movie Night is Back!

Showtimes 7 pm, doors open at 6 pm

Arrive early to order food and drinks

Tickets: Reserve at

Suggested Donation: $10 at the door

Seating limited – reserve early!

April 8


Humphrey Bogard * Ingrid Bergman * Paul Henreid

Directed by Michael Curtiz

All ticket proceeds help restore the Carousel of Light

Woods Hole Jazz Presents Nicki Parrott with Jon Weber

April 7, 2015 by Beth Colt

Nicki Parrott, world-renowned double bassist and jazz vocalist, performs with Jon Weber, host of NPR’s Piano Jazz with Jon Weber, on Tuesday, April 7th, 7:30PM at Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street, Woods Hole, 02543 as part of the Woods Hole Jazz series. Tickets are $20. Born in Newcastle, Australia, Nicki Parrott started her musical training at age four, studying piano, flute, and eventually double bass. She attended the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music in Sydney where she won many awards and scholarships including first place in the Jazz Action Society’s Song Competition and a grant from the Arts Counsel of Australia to come to New York to study with premier bassist and educator Rufus Reid. Parrott quickly established herself as a top New York musician and was the long time bassist and vocalist for the legendary Les Paul, who said of her, ““She has that special gift you cannot buy in a music store.” She continues to appear regularly as part of Les Paul’s Trio. She has performed with jazz greats Randy Brecker, Clark Terry, Jose Feliciano, Bucky and John Pizzarelli, Dick Hyman and Michel Legrand among many others. Jazz Times described her playing this way, “Nicki brings clear articulation, beautiful tone, a sense of rhythmic assuredness, and a touch of allure to inventive arrangements.” Parrott has recorded 15 vocal albums for the Japanese label, Venus Records, has made numerous recordings for Arbors Records, and released her first CD on Ooroo Records this year. She received Swing Journal’s Best Jazz Vocal Award in 2007 and 2008 for her albums, Moon River and Fly Me to the Moon. Her album Black Coffee received Swing Journal’s Gold Disc Award in 2010. Parrott has appeared at most international jazz festivals including Newport, Detroit, Newport Beech, Ascona, and Bern. She has also performed in the Broadway shows: “Avenue Q”, “Imaginary Friends”, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”, “Summer of ’42” and “Jekyll and Hyde” and has made several television and documentary appearances including “The Gossip Girls”, “Chasing Sound” and “Thank You Les”, a tribute to Les Paul, which debuted on PBS in 2013. Parrott is known as both a top-notch musician and a wonderful entertainer. Cabaret Scenes Magazine says, “Nicki Parrott could make anyone love jazz.” Jazz pianist Jon Weber has recorded and toured all over the world, winning numerous honors for performance, composition and television scoring. Gary Burton, Roy Hargrove, Niels-Henning, Ørsted Pedersen and Avishai Cohen have all recorded Weber’s music. His most recent album SIMPLE COMPLEX, a collection of is original compositions, was critically acclaimed. Jon lives in New York City and hosts NPR’s Piano Jazz with Jon Weber. He was a frequent guest host for Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz, which ran on NPR for 40 years. “He’s at once an exceptional musician as well as a gifted historian and storyteller, and, above all, a true piano polymath.” -Wall Street Journal. Tickets are available online at or in person at Eight Cousins Books in Falmouth, Under the Sun in Woods Hole, or cash at the door while tickets last.

Eddie Scheer Piano Bar at Jack’s

April 7, 2015 by Beth Colt

Listen or sing your favorite tune while sitting around the piano every Tuesday night.

Easter Brunch at the Quicks Hole Tavern

April 5, 2015 by Beth Colt

Celebrate Easter Brunch on Cape Cod in Woods Hole with a waterfront view, fine food and great friends.  We are now accepting reservations for this special Cape Cod Easter brunch.  Call 508-495-0048 after 10 am please.

Quicks Hole Tavern is located in the middle of Woods Hole at 29 Railroad Avenue.  From your perch in the second floor dining room you will enjoy the coming and going of ferry boats to and from Martha’s Vineyard, and have a birds eye view on the hustle bustle of Woods Hole’s port. In our first floor pub, you will enjoy the panoramic black and white photo behind the bar with an iconic view of Woods Hole from the 1890′s.

Easter Brunch will offer a few specials as follows: fresh lobster and asparagus quiche with a tomato relish and house salad (18),  braised spring lamb with eggs sauteed spinach and herbed jus (16),  smoked pastrami cured salmon with truffled potato cakes and farm fresh goat cheese (16) plus the rest of our Brunch Menu which you can read here.

We are proud of our steady positive feedback, so here are a few comments we have received from customers in the last month:

“Loved being there on top of Woods Hole and sharing the view with my family.”

“The menu, quality of food, and service were all exceptional.”

“Great atmosphere, friendly service and delicious food!”

“Food is always excellent. We have dined there many times and have tried most of the menu…even the homemade ice cream sandwiches….and have never been disappointed.”

Ever grateful to current and future customers for feedback and support.

Happy Easter Brunch to all, especially those of you who love looking out over the water on Cape Cod.

Annual Easter Egg Scramble and Stroll

April 4, 2015 by Beth Colt

The Saturday before Easter, meet for pictures with the Easter Bunny at Margaret E. Noonan Park at 12 pm. Then, head over to the Library Lawn for an Easter Egg Hunt at 1 pm.

For children 9 and under accompanied by an adult.

Village merchants open their doors to hand out Easter eggs to the children as they pass by.