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Cape Cod British Car Club Show at Heritage Museums & Gardens

October 11, 2015 by Beth Colt

The Cape Cod British Car Club is bringing a selection of their finest cars to display on the Lower Events Field at Heritage. Pack a picnic and spend a day with family and friends, enjoying these beautiful autos. Meet the owners of the cars and learn more about British car history. The Cape Cod British Car Club was formed in August 2000 and membership continues to grow. Free with museum admission.

Behind the Scenes Auto Tour

October 10, 2015 by Beth Colt

Go behind the scenes with curator Jennifer Madden for a tour of Heritage’s antique auto collection in storage. Jennifer will share little-known facts and stories about the cars in this area, while participants have the opportunity to closely examine the vehicles.

Advance registration is recommended as space is limited.

Cost: (includes museum admission): $10 Members; $25 Non-Member Adults; $17 Non-Member Youth

Pumpkin Day

October 10, 2015 by Beth Colt

Spend a beautiful fall day at historic Bourne Farm.  Pick your own pumpkins, pony rides, hayrides, face painting, bounce house, petting zoo, crafts and characters.  Lunch available and bake sale.  Free admission and parking.  Ticket sales per activity.  Rain or Shine.

Historic Walking Tours

October 8, 2015 by Beth Colt

HISTORIC WALKING TOURS    

Meet in Hallett Barn Visitors Center at the Museums on the Green, for a revealing guided stroll back through time.

Explore Falmouth’s historic landmarks.

This leisurely stroll takes about 90 minutes.

Every Tuesday and Thursday through October 8.

Weather permitting.  10 am

Alex Kershaw, “Avenue of Spies”

October 7, 2015 by Beth Colt

Alex Kershaw, author of “Avenue of Spies: A True Story of Terror, Espionage and One Family’s Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Paris”

The leafy Avenue de Foch, one of the most exclusive residential streets in Nazi-occupied France, was Paris’s hotbed of daring spies, murderous secret police, amoral informers, and Vichy collaborators. So when American physician Sumner Jackson, who lived with his wife and young son Phillip at Number 11, found himself drawn into the Liberation network of the French resistance, he knew the stakes were impossibly high. Just down the road at Number 31 was the “mad sadist” Theodor Dannecker, an Eichmann protégé charged with deporting French Jews to concentration camps. And Number 84 housed the Parisian headquarters of the Gestapo, run by the most effective spy hunter in Nazi Germany.

From his office at the American Hospital, itself an epicenter of Allied and Axis intrigue, Jackson smuggled fallen Allied fighter pilots safely out of France, a job complicated by the hospital director’s close ties to collaborationist Vichy. After witnessing the brutal round-up of his Jewish friends, Jackson invited Liberation to officially operate out of his home at Number 11–but the noose soon began to tighten. When his secret life was discovered by his Nazi neighbors, he and his family were forced to undertake  a journey into the dark heart of the war-torn continent from which there was little chance of return

Drawing upon a wealth of primary source material and extensive interviews with Phillip Jackson, Alex Kershaw recreates the City of Light during its darkest days. The untold story of the Jackson family anchors the suspenseful narrative, and Kershaw dazzles readers with the vivid immediacy of the best spy thrillers. Awash with the tense atmosphere of World War II’s Europe, Avenue of Spies introduces us to the brave doctor who risked everything to defy Hitler.

The Watershed – A System of Ecological Imbalance and a Solution

October 7, 2015 by Beth Colt

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church Environmental Committee Presents:

A Short Documentary by Elisa Hugus/Daniel Cojanu

THE WATERSHED, A symptom of ecological imbalance and a solution

6pm –  Doors Open

6:30pm – Film presentation ans Co-Director Elise Hugus of The Watershed

7:15pm – Virginia Valiela, Vice-Chair of the Water Quality Management Committee

7:45pm – Questions & Answers

Cape Cod is famous for its pristine beaches and estuaries, but a locally-produced documentary reveals a dirty secret lurking behind the beautiful view.

Wastewater pollution is threatening the wildlife and livelihoods that give Cape Cos its authentic character.  But a unique aquaculture program run by the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe and local scientists offers a solution that comes from the shellfish themselves, and people who live according to nature’s principles.

Falmouth By the Sea Trolley Tours

October 7, 2015 by Beth Colt

Explore Falmouth’s seafaring past with a local historian.

The two-hour guided tour departs from the Hallett Barn Visitors Center, Falmouth Museums on the Green at 10 am.

Wednesday’s in September and October.

Reservations strongly recommended:

508-548-4857.

www.museumsonthegreen.org

Film Screening: “The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner”

October 6, 2015 by Beth Colt

In 1994, a year after serving two terms as one of the most popular governors in modern Washington State history, Booth Gardner was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.  In 2008, as his health continued to deteriorate, he returned to the political spotlight as the driving force behind a ballot initiative that would legalize one’s choice to die.

With the help of “Yes-on-1000” Campaign strategists, Gardner mounts a statewide campaign to generate the 225,000 signatures necessary to get the initiative on the November ballot, ultimately obtaining 320,000.

The film chronicles his controversial crusade, looking at both sides of this hotly debated issue.

FREE & OPEN to the public.

Q & A session to follow 40 minute film.

Refreshments will be served.

For questions, please contact: Catherine Kligler,catherinekligler@comcast.net

Historic Walking Tours

October 6, 2015 by Beth Colt

HISTORIC WALKING TOURS    

Meet in Hallett Barn Visitors Center at the Museums on the Green, for a revealing guided stroll back through time.

Explore Falmouth’s historic landmarks.

This leisurely stroll takes about 90 minutes.

Every Tuesday and Thursday through October 8.

Weather permitting.  10 am

Best of the Fest: Woods Hole Film Festival Films @ Cotuit Center for the Arts

October 4, 2015 by Beth Colt

Cotuit Center for the Arts presents “The Best of the Woods Hole Film Festival 2015” on October 4, 5, and 6 in the main performance space. All screenings begin at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $10 for each film or $25 for all three screenings.

“Harry & Snowman,” Monday, October 4, 7:30 PM

“Jack of the Red Hearts,” Tuesday, October 5, 7:30 PM

“When the Ocean Met the Sky,” Wednesday, October 6, 7:30 PM

“Harry & Snowman,” a feature documentary film by Ron Davis, will be shown on Sunday, October 4. It won the Best of the Fest Audience Award at the Woods Hole Film Festival this summer. The film tells the story of Dutch immigrant Harry deLever who came to the United States after World War II and rescued a broken-down Amish plow horse from a slaughter truck bound for the glue factory. He paid $80 for the white horse and named him Snowman.

The purchase transformed both their lives. Harry trained Snowman, and in less than two years, they had won the triple crown of show jumping, beating the nation’s bluebloods. They traveled the world together, and their friendship lasted a lifetime. DeLeyer, now 86, tells their story firsthand, as he continues to train on today’s jumping circuit.

“Jack of the Red Hearts,” a narrative feature by Janet Grillo, will be screened on Monday, October 5. Winner of the Best Narrative Feature Audience Award, “Jack of the Red Hearts” stars Anna Sophia Robb, Drena De Niro, Famke Janssen, Israel Broussard, and John D’Leo.

A streetwise teenage runaway is on the lam from her probation officer. Her name is Jacquelyn, but if you call her anything but Jack, she’ll cut you. Needing to lie low, earn money, and gain enough stability to rescue her 11-year-old sister Coke from foster care, Jack cons her way into a suburban home as a live-in helper for their autistic 11-year old daughter Glory.

Much to her surprise, Jack has a unique ability to connect with the nonverbal little girl. In turn, the family has an impact of Jack, particularly Kay, Glory’s mother, who finds in Jack a daughter she can talk to. When romantic sparks fly between Jack and Robert, Glory’s 17-year-old brother, this group of wounded people poignantly and surprisingly begin to heal each other, just a little bit. Then the law catches up with Jack, she must make a choice to save herself, or to save someone else.

“When the Ocean Met the Sky” will be shown on Tuesday, October 6. This narrative feature film by Lukas Huffman won the Best Narrative Feature Jury Award.

After the death of their eccentric parents, three 20-something brothers go on a wilderness adventure, as required by the last will and testament of their parents. In order to gain their inheritances, the three must all complete the trek together. The film explores the complicated bond between the brothers, who hold very different views on their parents and each other.

The film is set against a series of breathtaking backdrops, as the brothers journey through forests, up streams, and down steep climbs. In the process, they learn to work together, trust each other, and get to know each other—and their parents—all over again. The film was called “funny, heartbreaking, and everything in between” by the WHFF judges.

For more information, and to purchase tickets, visitartsonthecape.org, or call 508-428-0669.

SUNDAY ESTATE WALK & HISTORY OF THE BEEBE PROPERTY

October 4, 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

JazzFest Falmouth Presents Brunch with Emmy Winners Goodis & Glenn

October 4, 2015 by Beth Colt

Information on all events at JazzFestFalmouth.org

Goodis and Glenn have each won Emmy Awards for their television work. Glenn has performed with such notables as Chuck Berry, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Nancy Wilson, Alice Cooper, Captain & Tenille, the Delphonics and many others over more than 30 years.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

October 4, 2015 by Beth Colt

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a celebration of survivorship an occasion to express hope and our shared determination to make this breast cancer’s last century.

Making Strides of Falmouth, our noncompetitive, 2-4-mile walk begins promptly at 10 a.m.. Be sure your team gathers at the start line prior to 10 a.m..

Where to meet your team: We will have the team area surounded by balloons to easily identify where you can meet after you’ve checked in!

This ceremony serves as a time to inspire Making Strides participants to take action and symbolizes the emotional commitment each of us makes to finish the fight against breast cancer. We will have an inspirational survivor speech, a quick thank you to our sponsors and participants, followed by a short speech from the American Cancer Society. After our speech program we will have a survivor lead energetic warm-up before we count down to the walk start!

Our event is not a race and walkers do not need to complete the entire walk if unable. The walk concludes when the final walker crosses the finish line. Upon finishing the walk, please stick around for a yoga cool down, refreshments, snacks, and the announcment of the drawing prize winners.

Rain or Shine event.  No pets or bicycles please.

JazzFest Falmouth Denise Donatelli in Concert

October 3, 2015 by Beth Colt

$30, $35 at the door
Tickets and information at JazzFestFalmouth.org

Denise Donatelli, West Coast resident, has released four albums and won three Grammy nominations and is one of today’s premiere vocalists.  Her second recording “What Lies Within” made it to the top ten Jazz Week Radio Chart in 2008. In addition to The Los Angeles Jazz Society has honored Denise with the 2012 Jazz Vocalist of the Year award and more recently, Denise has made the 2013 DownBeat Critics Poll in the Rising Star category.

3rd Annual Psychic Fair

October 3, 2015 by Beth Colt

Well Known Mediums, Palmists, Tarot Readers and Vendor Tables

Admission $2

Readings $20

For more information, contact Lion Linda Hermansen at lindahcapecod@gmail.com

“All proceeds benefit local charities, eye research and diabetes awareness”

Toni Lynn Washington with the Frank Wilkins Quartet

September 30, 2015 by Beth Colt

Featuring Bobby Tynes (saxophone) Frank Wilkins (piano) Dave Zox (bass) Sergio Bellotti (drums). This program is in conjunction with JazzFest Falmouth.

Elizabeth Abbott Lecture: “A History of Marriage”

September 30, 2015 by Beth Colt

A History of Marriage explores how marriage developed, and examines real-life experiences in their wider historical context: How did a wealthy couple’s experience differ from a poor one’s? How did children both fit into and define the shape of marriage? What were a couple’s alternatives to staying together, and how long was the average marriage until death ended it? Abbott provides an intriguing look at the way we were, and poses important questions relevant to a 21st-century understanding of marriage.

Falmouth by the Sea Trolley Tours

September 30, 2015 by Beth Colt

Explore Falmouth’s seafaring past with a local historian.

The two-hour guided tour departs from the Hallett Barn Visitors Center, Falmouth Museums on the Green at 10 am.

Wednesday’s in September and October.

Reservations strongly recommended:

508-548-4857.

Highfield Hall Garden Walks & Carriage Trails

September 29, 2015 by Beth Colt

Tuesdays, September 1, 15 and 29, 11:00 am, $5 donation suggested

Please inquire about group tours: 508-495-1878 x 303

Your host, Highfield archivist and historian Lisa Willow Dunne, will guide your tour of the property and carriage trails, with anecdotes about the Beebe family, the history of the mansion and Beebe Woods.

More at highfieldhall.org

Historical Walking Tour Oak Grove Cemetery

September 28, 2015 by Beth Colt

Historic walking tours will be offered at Oak Grove Cemetery of Falmouth this summer.

Tours will be held June 29th, July 13th, July 27th, August 10th & 24th, and September 14th & 28th starting at 10:00 AM.  Admission is free.

Meet in front of the Chapel at 10:00 AM.  Tours will last approximately one and a half hours.

“Oak Grove Cemetery, which was founded in1849, was recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places,” Phyllis Hunt, President of the Oak Grove Cemetery Association said. “Part of the program to celebrate the event was a tour of the oldest part of the cemetery led by our superintendent and Falmouth Cemetery Historian, Donna Walcovy.  Our guests loved it so our board decided to offer a few tours for the public.”

Most people know Katharine Lee Bates is buried in Oak Grove and so are other significant people to the development and history of Falmouth; Whaling Captains, Ship Builders, war veterans from the Revolutionary War to the present, captains of Industry and many more.

JazzFest at Highfield Hall: Pianist Jon Weber

September 27, 2015 by Beth Colt

$25/$20 members. Sensational jazz pianist, Jon Weber, is based in New York City and Chicago where his performances and compositions have met critical and popular acclaim. An international artist, he frequently travels to venues in the U.S., Europe, China and Japan where he delights audiences with his virtuosity. He serves as host of the popular Piano Jazz with Jon Weber on NPR. More at highfieldhall.org

Oyez! Presents “Con Amores: Music from the 15th and 17th Century Spain”

September 27, 2015 by Beth Colt

Ticket price: adults $12 and students through high school are $5.

Call the library at 508-548-4709 to reserve tickets or stop by to purchase in advance.

The concert supports community events at the library and the group.

Oyez! Is an ensemble of Cape musicians that has performed music of the Renaissance on period instruments for over 15 years. Its name derives from the old French ouir, to hear, and in the imperative means listen! Oyez!’s members for this performance are: Cynthia Brackett – voice, percussion; Thom Dutton – voice, harp, recorder, krumhorn; Joan Kirchner – voice, recorder, krumhorn, percussion; Linda Houle – viola da gamba; Jeff Kaufmann – voice, recorder, krumhorn. The ‘popular’ music from 15th and 16th Century Spain has a distinctive charm and is very different from the austere Church music of the time. The astonishing thing is that much of it has been preserved. One enormous songbook, largely compiled during the reign of the Catholic Kings Ferdinand and Isabella, contains over 450 works. It is easy to imagine a group of amateur musicians playing and listening to these pieces for entertainment in their leisure.

On the Water’s StriperFest

September 26, 2015 by Beth Colt

Enjoy a fun filled afternoon on the waterfront with live music, awesome food from the Black Dog Tavern , Budweiser Beer, Yamaha Demo Rides, tackle displays, artist exhibitions, top angler awards, silent auctions, games, kids activities and more all under the Big Top!  Admission is $10 at the door, children under 17 are free.  Parking is free at the Christmas Tree Shop Plaza with a FREE shuttle service to the event.  Premium parking is available for $10 at the StriperFest lot on Scranton Ave across from Robbins Road.

Louis Armstrong: A Robert Wyatt Lecture @ Highfield Hall

September 26, 2015 by Beth Colt

One of the earliest trumpet sensations, Louis Armstrong pioneered the groundwork which shifted the newly founded jazz from collective improvisation to solo performance. His distinctive singing voice was also used as an improvisatory tool, and we owe scat singing to his list of inventions. The pairing of his unique instrumental gift and a charismatic personality won him universal and eternal appeal as the “Satchmo,” king of all jazz aficionados.

call, 508-495-1878, ext. 2 or reserve tickets online here

JazzFest at Highfield Hall: Louis Armstrong: A Robert Wyatt Lecture

September 26, 2015 by Beth Colt

One of the earliest trumpet sensations, Louis Armstrong pioneered the groundwork which shifted the newly founded jazz from collective improvisation to solo performance. His distinctive singing voice was also used as an improvisatory tool, and we owe scat singing to his list of inventions. The pairing of his unique instrumental gift and a charismatic personality won him universal and eternal appeal as the “Satchmo,” king of all jazz aficionados. More at highfieldhall.org

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