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Science made Public: Understanding the Secret life of Sharks

August 30, 2016 by Julia Pearl

Ocean Science Exhibit Center
15 School Street
Woods Hole, MA 02540

SCIENCE MADE PUBLIC – During July and August, WHOI’s Ocean Science Exhibit Center and Information Office at WHOI sponsor a series of public talks by WHOI scientists and engineers designed for a lay audience. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Understanding the Secret Lives of Sharks
Camrin Braun, Joint Program Student, Biology Department

All the information that scientists understand about the iconic great white
shark comprise only a few short sentences. We have no generalizable knowledge
about what they eat or their feeding behaviors, no knowledge of where they go
to mate or to breed, and absolutely no answers to “why” they do almost
anything. For all other shark species, we know even less. Learn how researchers
are using cutting-edge, satellite-based tags on sharks in our back yard on Cape
Cod to answer some of these basic questions about sharks.

Lobsters on the Lawn @ St. Barnabas

August 29, 2016 by Julia Pearl

Saint Barnabas Memorial Church
91 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540

July & August, Mondays

LOBSTERS ON THE LAWN AT ST. BARNABAS  

This popular event is held every Monday night during July and August from 5-7 pm at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church on the Green in Falmouth.  Lobster rolls, chips and pie on the big lawn across from the Falmouth Village Green. www.stbarnabasfalmouth.org

Our “Same Time Next Year” Special

August 28, 2016 by Beth Colt

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With the years flying by faster than ever, it gets harder and harder to find the time for a pause, no matter how brief. At the Woods Hole Inn, we want you to be able to treasure your stay as much as possible, so we’ve created our “Same Time Next Year” special with that in mind; just ask for a piece of our beautiful custom paper, find a quiet reading spot at the Inn (or settle into one of our Adirondack chairs on the deck) and write a letter to your future self. We’ll keep it tucked away for safe keeping until you return. And by booking your next year’s stay now, we’ll honor the current rate, plus take 10% off. Consider it the best gift you could give your future self, and a well-earned moment of reflection.

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We love being your letter’s safe haven, but the the best part by far is seeing all your smiles as you pass them over!

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Kanreki: A 60 year Journey

August 28, 2016 by Julia Pearl

Kanreki: A 60 Year Journey The 60th CWAJ Exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Prints June 26 – September 14 $5 admission/ members and children free Opening reception: June 26, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Self-guided tour for adults available and fun printed guide to the exhibition for caregiver and children. The 60th anniversary CWAJ print show features more than 200 contemporary Japanese prints by established and emerging artists. Selected by international printmaking scholars in Japan, the prints encompass diverse techniques from traditional woodblock, to intaglio, lithography, etching, aquatint, silkscreen and more contemporary digital innovations. The show debuted in Tokyo in 2015 and Highfield Hall & Gardens is its exclusive U.S venue. Since its inception in 1956, the College Women’s Association of Japan’s print show has become a highly acclaimed and internationally recognized exhibition. Proceeds from the sale of the prints support Highfield’s programs and the CWAJ scholarship fund. This exhibition is sponsored by Michaels Arts & Crafts.

Worship on the Beach

August 28, 2016 by Julia Pearl

Surf Drive Beach
Surf Drive Road
Falmouth , MA 02540

Worship on the Beach

Sundays 7:30 – 8:30am

Starting July 3rd through August 28 (except July 10 and August 21)

Everyone is welcome!

Non-denominational worship service, song, prayer, and meditation

Come Casual

Bring a chair, a blanket, a friend, and relax in God’s beautiful sanctuary

Service sponsored by John Wesley United Methodist Church

In case of rain, service will be held at the church: 270 Gifford Street Falmouth, MA

508-548-3050

www.jwumcfalmouth.com

Marc Berger & Band – Rock & American Roots

August 27, 2016 by Julia Pearl

Falmouth Public Library
300 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540

Falmouth Public Library presents: Marc Berger & Band, Rock & American Roots

FREE thanks to The Friends of Falmouth Public Library

Annual Antique Show

August 27, 2016 by Beth Colt

Our annual Antique Sale happens on Saturday, August 27 from 10 am to 4 pm.

 

The Museums on the Green offers a full range of adult and family programs, including our Lecture Series. Costs to most lectures are $ 5 for members and $ 8 for non-members, and our held at our Cultural Center, 55 Palmer Avenue, Falmouth.

The Pleats of Time

August 26, 2016 by Beth Colt

A music theater piece with Eugenie Kuffler – conception, composition, choreography, lighting design, interpretation and Janoah Bailin – juggling, movement and acting. Tickets $12. With words, music, movement and light The Pleats of Time tells 2 stories that were hidden away, enfolded into the past – the 1st, from mist enshrouded adolescence when love was so strong it burned; the 2nd, more recent, from within the sheets of a bed – a long poem during which a woman frees herself from the oppressive bonds of her lover. And between these stories a 3rd one, that of Kamil Guenatri, a performance artist whose shrunken body is confined to a wheel chair but whose creativity offers the energy to open the pleats of the unresolved past.

Falmouth Town Band

August 25, 2016 by Julia Pearl

Music and Arts Pavilion
Marina Park Scranton Avenue
Falmouth, MA 02540

July & August, Thursdays

FALMOUTH TOWN BAND CONCERTS        

Every Thursday evening at the Music and Arts Pavilion, Marina Park, next to Falmouth Harbor; all concerts are free of charge and open to the general public. Bring your chair or blanket for your comfort and enjoyment.   www.falmouthmass.us

Ikebana Demonstration and Class

August 25, 2016 by Julia Pearl

Highfield Hall & Gardens
56 Highfield Drive
Falmouth, MA 02540

$45/$40 members

Learn the art of Japanese flower arranging from an expert.  This three-part event includes a presentation, demonstration and hands-on workshop where you’ll combine creativity with certain rules of construction to make a stunning arrangement to take home.

Click here to register

Click here to learn more about Eiko Suzuki 

Hidden History of Cape Cod with Theresa M. Barbo

August 24, 2016 by Julia Pearl

Falmouth Public Library
300 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540

From Provincetown to Falmouth, the Cape’s fifteen towns offer a plethora of hidden and enchanting tales.  Theresa M. Barbo lifts the lid on the quirky and remarkable charcter of ccape Cod and its forgeotten happenings.

Made possible by The Friends of Falmouth Public Library

www.falmouthpubliclibrary.org

Kayak Quest

August 24, 2016 by Julia Pearl

Enjoy Sengekontacket Pond at your own pace on this self-guided tour. Rhyming “quest” clues (think treasure hunt!) will help you uncover the story of the Pond’s people, places, and wildlife.

Mass Audubon Members: $37/kayak**
Nonmembers: $47/kayak**

**Single & double kayaks available; call to reserve. Up to 2.5 hours; all boats must be returned by 3:30 pm. Age restrictions may apply, call for more information.

Guided Walking Tour of Woods Hole

August 23, 2016 by Julia Pearl

Woods Hole Historical Museum
579 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Take a guided walking tour of Woods Hole Tuesdays in July & August, or take a self-guided tour using a guidebook available for purchase in our Museum Shop.  Virtual tours are also available on our website.

www.woodsholemuseum.org

508-548-7270

Science Made Public: How to Sink a Boat

August 23, 2016 by Julia Pearl

Ocean Science Exhibit Center
15 School Street
Woods Hole, MA 02540

SCIENCE MADE PUBLIC – During July and August, WHOI’s Ocean Science Exhibit Center and Information Office at WHOI sponsor a series of public talks by WHOI scientists and engineers designed for a lay audience. Everyone is welcome to attend.

How to Sink a Boat: The Ocean Engineering BehindAlvinand Other Deep-sea Manned Vehicles
Bruce Strickrott, AlvinManager, Operational Scientific Services

Alvin and other
deep-sea manned submersibles are complex machines with high-tech systems. But
the principles of diving a deep-submergence vehicle are based on the
fundamentals of physics, hydrodynamics, and engineering. This presentation
includes a brief history of submarine systems (1600s through 1900s) and lessons
on the basic concepts that take Alvin
and other deep-sea manned vehicles safely to and from the seafloor.

How to Explore Chappaquiddick Island, Edgartown MA in four steps

August 23, 2016 by Julia Pearl

Woods Hole Shipyard Authority

Chappaquiddick Island, the island off of Martha’s Vineyard

Located off Martha’s Vineyard is Chappaquiddick Island, or Chappy as the locals call it.  Barely connected to the main island by a thread of beach, often breached in storms, the main way to Chappy is by ferry from Edgartown. Exploring this remote island is one of the highlights of a visit to Cape Cod and can be accomplished in four easy steps from the Woods Hole Inn.

1 — Take the Martha’s Vineyard Ferry 

The ferry terminal is about 100 steps out the back door of the Woods Hole Inn, with ferries departing to Oaks Bluff and Vineyard Haven regularly from 6am- 9:30pm. The trip takes about forty minutes ($17 RT passenger fare plus an additional $8 for your bicycle).  My friend and I hopped on the 9:30am ferry to Oaks Bluff to start our bike adventure to Chappaquiddick Island.

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2 — Ride the Beach Street Bike Path 

Once in Oak Bluffs, we hopped onto Beach Street.  This six mile bike path takes you along stunning Joseph Sylvia State Beach, right onto the center of upscale Edgartown, MA. It is a beautiful ride of about 45 minutes, and we successfully resisted diving off the famous Jaws Bridge — saving that for the way back.

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3 — Find the Chappy Ferry 

The Chappy Ferry is located right next to Memorial Wharf, off Dock street in Edgartown. The ferry travels 527 feet, lasts about 2 minutes and delivers you to a whole other world ($6 round trip with a bike). The ferry is called “On Time” as it has no official schedule, just goes back and forth all day.  We enjoyed the brief ride, waved to the ferry driver and zipped out the only road.

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View from Wasque Point

4 — Explore Chappaquiddick Island

We biked about four miles on pavement before the road turned to dirt. Wobbling over pebbles and spinning out in sand pockets was a bit tricky in our street bikes, but we managed. After about a mile, we crossed a small bridge which opened up to the gorgeous Wasque Point, facing the Atlantic to the southeast.  From here, it’s clear sailing, blue sky ocean as far as you can see, next stop Spain.

Our Chappaquiddick Island adventure took us to a whole other world with 38,000 acres of pure nature, conservation lands and unparalleled ocean views. The Island is larger than you think, so I highly recommend taking your bike over — maybe with tire repair kit for that sandy road.  Bikes are also available for rent in Oak Bluffs.

Next time, we will visit Poucha Pond at the Mytoi Japanese Gardens or find the famous Cape Poge Lighthouse.  There is much to see on Chappaquiddick, the island off the island, a memorable day trip from the Woods Hole Inn.  I called them four easy steps, but only you can be the judge of the “easy” part.  Enjoy exploring!

Historic Walking Tours

August 23, 2016 by Beth Colt

Through October 6, Tuesdays & Thursdays

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. Weather permitting. 10 am   www.falmouthhistoricalsociety.org

Lobsters on the lawn

August 22, 2016 by Julia Pearl

Saint Barnabas Memorial Church
91 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540

July & August, Mondays

LOBSTERS ON THE LAWN AT ST. BARNABAS  

This popular event is held every Monday night during July and August from 5-7 pm at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church on the Green in Falmouth.  Lobster rolls, chips and pie on the big lawn across from the Falmouth Village Green. www.stbarnabasfalmouth.org

Historical Walking Tours at Oak Grove Cemetery

August 22, 2016 by Julia Pearl

Oak Grove Cemetery of Falmouth
46 Jones Road
Falmouth, MA 02540

June 13 – September 26, Second and Fourth Mondays of the Month

The walking tour last about an hour and a half. The tours begin at 10:00am.  Meet at the chapel where parking is available on the Chapel Road.

Learn about the relationship between President John F. Kennedy and Oak Grove Cemetery. Visit the graves of famous whaling captains, Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and Civil War veterans. Who was the first burial; at Oak Grove and many other interesting people.

Tour the oldest part of the cemetery led by our superintendent and Falmouth Cemetery Historian, Donna Walcovy.  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. www.oak-grove-cemetery-of-falmouth.com

Laughter Yoga

August 22, 2016 by Julia Pearl

Marine Park
180 Scranton Ave
Falmouth, MA 02540

Fun – Family Friendly – Free

Laughter Yoga is a fun and easy way to breathe deeply and laugh heartily through playful exercises.  And, it’s really good for you!

Every Monday Morning, June 27-August 29 (except July 4)

Beginning promptly at 9:27 am, finishing at 10:07 am

Please bring: A folding chair, if you have one. Dress comfortably in layers. Bring a willingness to play and laugh.

LEADERS: Clare & Alan Goodwin,www.capecodlaughteryoga.com, 800-990-8290

“We continue laughing together in the fall at Gus Canty Community Center, Main St, Falmouth”

Violist Ayane Kozasa and Cellist Paul Wiancko

August 21, 2016 by Julia Pearl

Highfield Hall & Gardens
56 Highfield Drive
Falmouth, MA 02540

$30/$25 members

Ayane Kozasa’s career soared after winning the gold medal in the 2011 Primrose International Viola Competition. She is also a founding member of the Aizuri Quartet and a prize winner in the 2015 London Wigmore Hall Competition.  Paul Wiancko, a versatile musician, arranger and composer, has shared the stage with jazz greats Etta James and Chick Corea and classical musicians Midori, Yo-Yo Ma and Richard Goode.  Each artist will perform a suite by J. S. Bach, and Kozasa will perform Telemann’s 12 Fantasies for Solo Viola.  Then, they’ll team up for Rebecca Clarke’s Lullaby and Grotesque for Viola and Celloand Wiancko’s  American Haiku, commissioned for the duo.

Click here to register

Click here to learn more about Ayane Kozasa 

Click here to learn more about Paul Wiancko

Art Across the Ages

August 21, 2016 by Julia Pearl

 

Master Gallery at Falmouth Community Television

310A Dillingham Ave

Falmouth , MA

 

An art exhibition by Evelyn and Lauren Lynch. Exhibit until August 25.

New Balance Falmouth Road Race

August 21, 2016 by Beth Colt

Falmouth Road Race
155 Katharine Lee Bates Road
Falmouth, MA 02540

NEW BALANCE FALMOUTH ROAD RACE

The world class New Balance Falmouth Road Race celebrates its 44th running this year and the spirit which made the first Falmouth so special is still present today. More than 12,000 runners will gather in Woods Hole for the 2016 renewal, including many of the world’s elite, though the essence of the event remains a fun run. Back-of-the-pack joggers share the road with the best, forming a tapestry of colors from the start on Water Street to the finish at the beach in Falmouth Heights.    www.falmouthroadrace.com

Summer Book Sale

August 20, 2016 by Julia Pearl

All day @ Woods Hole Public Library

Come on down and pick a good read from an assortment of titles at our Annual Summer Book Sale!!

10 am- 5 pm

Falmouth Town Band Concerts

August 18, 2016 by Julia Pearl

Music and Arts Pavilion
Marina Park Scranton Avenue
Falmouth, MA 02540

July & August, Thursdays

FALMOUTH TOWN BAND CONCERTS        

Every Thursday evening at the Music and Arts Pavilion, Marina Park, next to Falmouth Harbor; all concerts are free of charge and open to the general public. Bring your chair or blanket for your comfort and enjoyment.   www.falmouthmass.us

Summer Festival of Poetry

August 18, 2016 by Julia Pearl

The PathwaysARTS /Featherstone/Noepe Summer Festival of Poetry begins at Featherstone Center for the Arts on July 12 and continues through August 16. Poets will read at 7pm. Admission is free; seats are available on a first come basis on day of event. Featured poets are as follows July 12: Martha Collins; July 19: Annie Finch; August 2: Fan Ogilvie & Arnie Reisman; August 16: Jennifer Tseng.

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