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MBL Falmouth Forum Lecture Series 2016-17

January 6, 2017 by Beth Colt

A series of lectures, performances, and presentations brought to you by the MBL Associates.

Lillie Auditorium, 7:30 PM. Lectures are free and open to the public.

View recordings of some of our recent Forums: http://videocenter.mbl.edu/videos/channel/9/

An optional buffet dinner precedes each lecture at 6:00 pm at the MBL’s Swope Center. Tickets are $30 and must be purchased in advance at the MBL Communications Office, 127 Water Street, Woods Hole, or at Eight Cousins Bookstore, Main Street, Falmouth. Dinner tickets are available until they sell out or until 5 PM on the Tuesday prior to the event. For more information, contact the MBL Communications Office at (508) 289-7423 or comm@mbl.edu

Date:
Speaker:

10/28/16

“Fresnel’s Brilliant Idea: Triumph and Contention in the History of Lighthouse Optics”
Theresa Levitt, Associate Professor of History, University of Mississippi

11/11/16

“Hearing King David: Listening for Lost Voices in Historical Fiction”
Geraldine Brooks, author of five historical novels, 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

2/3/17

Title TBD
F. Paul Driscoll, editor of Opera News

MBL Falmouth Forum Lecture Series 2016-2017

November 11, 2016 by Beth Colt

A series of lectures, performances, and presentations brought to you by the MBL Associates.

Lillie Auditorium, 7:30 PM. Lectures are free and open to the public.

View recordings of some of our recent Forums: http://videocenter.mbl.edu/videos/channel/9/

An optional buffet dinner precedes each lecture at 6:00 pm at the MBL’s Swope Center. Tickets are $30 and must be purchased in advance at the MBL Communications Office, 127 Water Street, Woods Hole, or at Eight Cousins Bookstore, Main Street, Falmouth. Dinner tickets are available until they sell out or until 5 PM on the Tuesday prior to the event. For more information, contact the MBL Communications Office at (508) 289-7423 or comm@mbl.edu

Date:
Speaker:

10/28/16

“Fresnel’s Brilliant Idea: Triumph and Contention in the History of Lighthouse Optics”
Theresa Levitt, Associate Professor of History, University of Mississippi

11/11/16

“Hearing King David: Listening for Lost Voices in Historical Fiction”
Geraldine Brooks, author of five historical novels, 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

2/3/17

Title TBD
F. Paul Driscoll, editor of Opera News

Sara Wolfson & Renate Rohlfing

November 6, 2016 by Beth Colt

Sara Wolfson, Soprano, Accompanied by Pianist Renate Rohlfing at Highfield Hall and Gardens

 

http://highfieldhallandgardens.org/event/sarah-wolfson-soprano-accompanied-by-pianist-renate-rohlfing/

Empire of Cotton: A Global History

November 5, 2016 by Julia Pearl

2016 Falmouth Museums on the Green Lecture series at 55 Palmer Ave, Falmouth.  $8.

3rd Annual Beer, Bed & Breakfast Weekend

November 4, 2016 by Beth Colt

A Fall Tradition on Cape Cod!

Stay at one of our beautiful inns (including the Woods Hole Inn) on Cape Cod during the fun and informative weekend and you could discover your new favorite micro brew, learn how the best beer is crafted and meet the folks who make beer magic!  Taste the food that amazing chefs will pair with world-class beers!

 

Woods Hole and Falmouth area will be featuring dinner at the Quicks Hole Tavern.  See all of the details here: http://www.quicksholewickedfresh.com/events/beer-b-and-b-dinner-november-2016/

New England Pie: History Under a Crust

November 3, 2016 by Julia Pearl

2016 Falmouth Museums on the Green Lecture series at 55 Palmer Ave, Falmouth.  $8.

A Visit from the Night Watchman

October 29, 2016 by Beth Colt

In October near All Hallows Eve, spirits and memories come alive in old houses after dark. Join the night watchman to see what spirits inhabit the Dr. Francis Wicks House.  www.museumsonthegreen.org

Tales and Anecdotes #2

October 28, 2016 by Beth Colt

Woods Hole Theater Co. presents “Tales and Anecdotes #2” for 2 nights only on October 28th and 29th at 7:30 pm.

Come join 8 Storytellers who will be sharing 8 different interesting, adventurous, unique, fascinating, personal stories. You may recognize many of these talented local storytellers as entertainers, writers, public servants, with a great variety of backgrounds and storytelling styles. This is sure to be a hit, so don’t miss this opportunity to see them for 2 nights only.

MBL Falmouth Forum Lecture Series 2016-17

October 28, 2016 by Beth Colt

A series of lectures, performances, and presentations brought to you by the MBL Associates.

Lillie Auditorium, 7:30 PM. Lectures are free and open to the public.

View recordings of some of our recent Forums: http://videocenter.mbl.edu/videos/channel/9/

An optional buffet dinner precedes each lecture at 6:00 pm at the MBL’s Swope Center. Tickets are $30 and must be purchased in advance at the MBL Communications Office, 127 Water Street, Woods Hole, or at Eight Cousins Bookstore, Main Street, Falmouth. Dinner tickets are available until they sell out or until 5 PM on the Tuesday prior to the event. For more information, contact the MBL Communications Office at (508) 289-7423 or comm@mbl.edu

Date:
Speaker:

10/28/16

“Fresnel’s Brilliant Idea: Triumph and Contention in the History of Lighthouse Optics”
Theresa Levitt, Associate Professor of History, University of Mississippi

11/11/16

“Hearing King David: Listening for Lost Voices in Historical Fiction”
Geraldine Brooks, author of five historical novels, 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

2/3/17

Title TBD
F. Paul Driscoll, editor of Opera News

39th Cape Cod Marathon Running Weekend

October 28, 2016 by Beth Colt

CAPE COD MARATHON RUNNING WEEKEND – 39TH RUNNING   

Race Expo: Gus Canty Recreation Center, October 28, 4-7pm and October 29, 9-4pm

Half Marathon: Sat., October 29, 7:30 am
Marathon & Relay: Sun., October 30, 8:30 am

Starting and ending in beautiful downtown Falmouth, Runners’ World called this race one of the ten “Most Scenic” marathons in America. The fields will be limited to 1,200 marathoners, 210 relay teams, 1700 half marathoners and 200 running the Clam Chowdah Challenge (for those who plan to run both the half and full marathons and earn the coveted Clam Chowdah Mug). www.capecodmarathon.com

Falmouth By the Sea Trolley Tour

October 26, 2016 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. Reservations strongly recommended: 508-548-4857. www.museumsonthegreen.org

Film Falmouth – To Keep the Light

October 22, 2016 by Beth Colt

The Woods Hole Film Festival is pleased to announce the 2016/2017 season of FILM FALMOUTH, a collaboration with Falmouth Academy to present a monthly screening series of independent film each year from September through May. Tickets are $14 general or $25 for two people, $12 members, and $10 students/veterans and are available in advance through the links below or at the door. Falmouth Academy is located at 7 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA and the screenings take place in Morse Hall. There is plenty of onsite parking and the facility is wheelchair accessible. For more information-check out our websitewww.woodsholefilmfestival.org call (508) 495-3456 or emailinfo@woodsholefilmfestival.org To Keep The Light Narrative Feature by Erica Fae, 2015, USA, 88 min. Inspired by true stories of women lighthouse keepers, Abbie Moore is a composite character giving voice to their largely unknown experience. Working in isolation and under extreme conditions, these women — who inherited their jobs from infirm or deceased husbands or fathers — were trailblazers, embodying feminism long before the word existed and far afield from the urban, intellectual circles that spawned the women’s rights movement. Abbie’s strength is stoic and sensual, yet not packaged in sexuality. Nuanced, human and true to her time, she’s a female lead rarely depicted on screen. Shot on an island off the coast of northern Maine, ‘To Keep the Light’ reveals a landscape of stark, aching beauty, and brings us to the inner life of a woman who is, literally and figuratively, at the edge of society.”

The Falmouth Chorale Presents Mozart 260

October 22, 2016 by Beth Colt

The Falmouth Chorale under the direction of John Yankee presents Mozart 260 on Saturday October 22nd at 4PM and Sunday, October 23rd at 4PM. The program celebrates the 260th anniversary of Mozart’s birth. Enjoy hearing some of Mozart’s most beloved choral and instrumental music including Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Sparrow Mass and scenes from The Magic Flute. Performances will take place at John Wesley United Methodist Church, 270 Gifford St. Falmouth, MA. Tickets are $25/adult in advance, $30 at the Door. Students $5. Buy on line at www.falmouthchorale.org, For more information call 774.392.2383.

10k Raffle & Cocktail Party

October 20, 2016 by Beth Colt

And the Winners
Are…….

Somebody is going to win and it might as well be you.
Win $10,000 and dance the night away to the Classic Rock sound of Four Guys in Tuxes.

Every $100 ticket gains you admission, heavy hors d’oeuvres for two, and, of course, one entry in the raffle.

Party-only tickets can be purchased for $30 apiece. No entry into Raffle. 

With only 400 tickets being sold, your chances of winning are better than ever!

Tickets go quickly, so call 508-548- 8500 or order online by selecting the REGISTER button.
You can also purchase them at the Chamber of Commerce, 20 Academy Lane.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with the Grand Prize drawing to be held at 7:30 p.m.
In addition to the Grand Prize; One (1) $1,000
Second Prize and two (2) $500 Third Prizes will also be drawn.

For additional information please contact Maura Aldrich atmaldrich@falmouthchamber.com.

Proceeds support the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce.

Danny Orbach, “The Plots Against Hitler”

October 19, 2016 by Julia Pearl

2016 Falmouth Museums on the Green Lecture series at 55 Palmer Ave, Falmouth.  $8.

Falmouth By the Sea Trolley Tour

October 19, 2016 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. Reservations strongly recommended: 508-548-4857. www.museumsonthegreen.org

Wine Dinner with Joseph Carr – Napa to Cape Cod

October 14, 2016 by Beth Colt

$125/ $100 members

Join us for an intimate wine dinner and conversation with critically acclaimed sommelier-turned-wine producer, and Cape Cod local, Joseph Carr. The evening will feature four of his signature wines paired expertly with a locally-sourced three-course meal – and lots of spirited and “juicy” conversation!

There will be a chance to win a signed magnum of wine!

Heather Hendershot, “Open to Debate: How William F. Buckley Put Liberal America on the Firing Line”

October 14, 2016 by Julia Pearl

When Firing Linepremiered on American television in 1966, just two years after Barry Goldwater’s devastating defeat, liberalism was ascendant. Though the left seemed to have decisively won the hearts and minds of the electorate, the show’s creator and host, William F. Buckley—relishing his role as a public contrarian—made the case for conservative ideas, believing that his side would ultimately win because its arguments were better. As the founder of the right’s flagship journal, National Review, Buckley spoke to likeminded readers. With Firing Line, he reached beyond conservative enclaves, engaging millions of Americans across the political spectrum.

Each week on Firing Line, Buckley and his guests—the cream of America’s intellectual class, such as Tom Wolfe, Noam Chomsky, Norman Mailer, Henry Kissinger, and Milton Friedman—debated the urgent issues of the day, bringing politics, culture, and economics into American living rooms as never before. Buckley himself was an exemplary host; he never appealed to emotion and prejudice; he engaged his guests with a unique and entertaining combination of principle, wit, fact, a truly fearsome vocabulary, and genuine affection for his adversaries.

Drawing on archival material, interviews, and transcripts,Open to Debate provides a richly detailed portrait of this widely respected ideological warrior, showing him in action as never before. Much more than just the story of a television show, Hendershot’s book provides a history of American public intellectual life from the 1960s through the 1980s—one of the most contentious eras in our history—and shows how Buckley led the way in drawing America to conservatism during those years.

Falmouth By the Sea Trolley Tour

October 12, 2016 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. Reservations strongly recommended: 508-548-4857. www.museumsonthegreen.org

11th Annual Lennon Fest

October 9, 2016 by Beth Colt

Outdoor Festival at the Falmouth Heights “Stawberry Field”

To Benefit the Falmouth Food Center

John Lennon’s Birthday Celebration featuring Walrus Gumboot

Outdoor Family Fun

Facepainting

Moonwalk

Great Food

Live Music

Prizes for Best 60/70’s Costume

“Late Night” featuring Flydown & Friends

PIXY103 – Cape Cod’s Rock

Dinner & A Movie at Coonamessett Farm

October 9, 2016 by Beth Colt

The Woods Hole Film Festival is proud to present the first screening in our 2016/2017 Dinner & A Movie film series. The Sea to Screen evening at Coonamessett Farm will feature the short documentary film SUSTAINING SEA SCALLOPS by local filmmakers Elise Hugus and Daniel Cojanu, made with support from the Coonamessett Farm Foundation. Preceding the film will be the short documentary Fisher of the Tarn by Pascal Gaubert, which won an award at this year’s festival for Best Cinematography. SUSTAINING SEA SCALLOPS is a 35-minute documentary on the history and resurgence of the Atlantic sea scallop fishery, seen through the eyes of fishermen and researchers. In 1999, facing fisheries closures and bankruptcy, the scallop industry began funding a unique research program to minimize impacts on the marine environment. Fifteen years later, the Atlantic sea scallop is hailed as one of the most sustainable and lucrative fisheries in the world. From New Bedford, Massachusetts to Seaford, Virginia, fishermen and researchers tell a rare tale of renewal, offering cooperative research as a new model for sustaining healthy fisheries and fishing communities. At the heart of it all, Ron Smolowitz, a former NOAA Fisheries captain-turned-farmer works to increase fishermen’s access to these technologies through his non-profit research organization, the Coonamessett Farm Foundation. Seafood Harvest Dinner Buffet Sunday, October 9, 2016 $39.95 per person (pre-paid) $50 at the door Noon to 5 pm Farm Activities including hay rides 5 -6 pm – Cocktails (BYOB) Cheese, crackers & hors d’oeuvres (Crab Salad & Scallop Ceviche) served 6-7 pm – Dinner Buffet Served 7 pm- Screening of Sustaining Sea Scallops 7:35 pm –Q&A during dessert and coffee/tea Menu: Clam Chowder Coonamessett Farm’s Field Salad Grilled Sea Scallops Jamaican Baked Bycatch Au Gratin Roasted Root Vegetable Stacks Autumnal Wild Rice Mini Corn Muffins Carrot Cake with Rum Icing Apple Crisp with Whipped Cream Space is limited.

Sean McMeekin, “The Ottoman Endgame: War, Revolution and the Making of the Modern Middle East”

October 8, 2016 by Julia Pearl

Between 1911 and 1922, a series of wars would engulf the Ottoman Empire and its successor states, in which the central conflict, of course, is World War I—a story we think we know well. As Sean McMeekin shows us in this revelatory new history of what he calls the “wars of the Ottoman succession,” we know far less than we think. The Ottoman Endgame brings to light the entire strategic narrative that led to an unstable new order in postwar Middle East—much of which is still felt today.

McMeekin also brilliantly reconceives our inherited Anglo-French understanding of the war’s outcome and the collapse of the empire that followed. He chronicles the emergence of modern Turkey and the carve-up of the rest of the Ottoman Empire offering a new perspective on such issues as the ethno-religious bloodletting and forced population transfers which attended the breakup of empire, the Balfour Declaration, the toppling of the caliphate, and the partition of Iraq and Syria—bringing the contemporary consequences into clear focus.

Pumpkin Day

October 8, 2016 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. In case of inclement weather certain activities may be cancelled, however the Pumpkin Patch and other activities that are unaffected by rain will remain open!   www.saltpond.info

Village of Scarecrows

October 8, 2016 by Beth Colt

VILLAGE OF SCARECROWS

Come to Falmouth Village and see the creativity and spirit of Main Street merchants as they display imaginative home-made scarecrows in front of the stores & restaurants.  Join the fun and support your local merchants!www.falmouthvillageassociation.com

Historic Walking Tour

October 6, 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

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