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MBL Falmouth Forum Lecture Series 2015-16 Presents: ““This Verse Business: One-Man Show about Poet Robert Frost”

April 1, 2016 by Beth Colt

“This Verse Business: One-Man Show about Poet Robert Frost” (written by Andy Dolan) – Gordon Clapp, Emmy-winning actor

 

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.

 

For more information, please visit: http://www.mbl.edu/falmouth-forum/?

MBL Falmouth Forum Lecture Series 2015-16 Presents: “How To Build a Heart: Lessons From Man and Nature”

March 4, 2016 by Beth Colt

03/04/16 “How To Build a Heart: Lessons From Man and Nature” – Duke Cameron, MD, Professor and Chief of Cardiac Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

 

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.

 

For more information, please visit: http://www.mbl.edu/falmouth-forum/?

Jane Eyre

February 13, 2016 by Beth Colt

Almost 170 years on, Charlotte Brontë’s story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfillment on her own terms. From her beginnings as a destitute orphan, Jane Eyre’s spirited heroine faces life’s obstacles head-on, surviving poverty, injustice and the discovery of bitter betrayal before taking the ultimate decision to follow her heart. This acclaimed re-imagining of Brontë’s masterpiece was first staged by Bristol Old Vic in 2014, when the story was performed over two evenings. Director Sally Cookson now brings her celebrated production to the National, presented as a single, exhilarating performance. Tickets are $15 per person. Tickets can be ordered online at www.falmouthacademy.org, by calling (508) 457-9696 x200,or at the door.

Film Falmouth: Circus Without Borders

January 30, 2016 by Beth Colt

The Woods Hole Film Festival is pleased to announce the 2015/2016 season of FILM FALMOUTH, a collaboration with Falmouth Academy to present a monthly screening series of independent film each year from October through May.

Film Falmouth is supported in part by a grant from the Cape Cod 5 Charitable Foundation Trust and by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Tickets are $14 per person or $25 for two people and $10 for students and veterans for the screening (children under 12 are free accompanied by an adult) and are available in advance through the links below or at the door.

CIRCUS WITHOUT BORDERS is an enlightening tale of two circus troupes from opposite ends of the globe who converge to realize a common dream. Using circus arts as a means of self-expression and cultural exchange, the two circuses — Artcirq in the Canadian Arctic and Kalabante in West Africa — give youth in two of the world’s most challenged communities the tools to travel beyond their borders and succeed. The film is a beautiful performance piece; a portal into two remote cultures; and an inspiring story of joy and heartbreak with universal relevance. Guillaume and Yamoussa, two world-class acrobats from remote corners of the globe, share the same dream: to bring hope and change to their struggling communities through circus. Their dream unfolds in the Canadian Arctic and Guinea, West Africa where they help Inuit and Guinean youth achieve unimaginable success, overcoming suicide, poverty and despair.

Ken Ludwig’s “Lend me a Tenor”

January 29, 2016 by Beth Colt

The Story: “Lend Me A Tenor” is set in September 1934. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous Tito Merelli, known as Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello. The star arrives late and, through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he’s dead. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Merelli’s Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he’s Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Merelli comes to and gets into his other costume ready to perform. Now two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie. A sensation on Broadway and in London’s West End, this madcap screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter. Winner of 3 Tony Awards and 4 Drama Desk Awards.

January 29 to February 7,

Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.

 

Relax and Recharge: Meditation 101

January 23, 2016 by Beth Colt

Learn to bring the simple yet profound and powerful practice of meditation into your everyday life.

This class will cover the basics of meditation through the use of deep relaxation, mindfulness, breathing practices and loving-kindness meditation.

You will learn how to access the relaxation response, the body and mind’s natural healing state.

The regular practice of meditation has been shown to:

  • Lower Blood Pressure
  • Reduce anxiety and stress
  • Decrease muscle tension
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Cost: FREE, thanks to generous support from the Board of Trustees of the Falmouth Public Library

    To Register:  Please contact the Reference Department at 508-457-2555 ext. 6 or info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

    Kim Cragin is a wellness practitioner in Falmouth, MA.  She has an MA in Holistic Counseling, Yoga teacher and graduate of Kind Yoga School, board certified Clinical Hypnotist, Certified Usui Reiki Master and artist.  Kim is passionate about sharing the benefits of meditation her classes are informative and deeply relaxing. Visit her website: www.kimcragin.com.

Contact: Reference Department   508-457-2555 ext. 6   info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

Location: Bay Meeting Room

History Lecture Series with Michael Mcnaught

January 19, 2016 by Beth Colt

We are pleased to offer this winter history lecture series with local resident and speaker, Michael McNaught. His lectures are filled with fascinating information and presented in a dynamic and enthusiastic manner. As this series promises to be popular, advance seat reservations are required by stopping by or calling the library at 508-548-4709. You may choose to attend as many of the lectures as you wish, but be sure to sign up for each separately. Donations will be accepted at the door to support events at the Library.

The lectures will take place on Tuesdays @ 3 pm with a snow date of Feb. 9 January 19 Presidential Wives: Three First Ladies January 26 Women Spies of the Civil War February 2 Gallipoli, 1915 Michael McNaught earned BA and MA degrees from Oxford University (where he specialized in Military History and the Theory of War), and an MA from Columbia. An independent school teacher and administrator for 44 years, he retired to Falmouth in 2004. He has presented history talks at other Cape locations over the years.

Woods Hole Folk Music Society Presents “Claudia Schmidt & Sally Rogers”

January 17, 2016 by Beth Colt

THE WOODS HOLE FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY (WHFMS): JANUARY 17

Presents “Claudia Schmidt & Sally Rogers” on Sunday, January 17. Claudia Schmidt describes herself as a “creative noisemaker,” delighting audiences who learn to expect anything: hymns, folk classics, poetry, bawdy verse, torch songs, satire, and multifaceted originals. Her exceptionally wide vocal range is complemented by fine 12-string guitar and dulcimer. Claudia has been featured on stages large and small for four decades, and her acclaimed folk and jazz-based compositions have found their way into radio, TV, film, and theater productions. Sally Rogers is a performer and songwriter who sings and plays guitar, banjo, and mountain dulcimer. Reviewers describe her voice as “captivating” and “mesmerizing;” as one critic said, “it’s really next to impossible to do justice to a voice of that quality.” She performs traditional and original songs, and her 13 albums have been recognized with many awards including Parents’ Choice Gold. United by a sense of social justice, humanity, and harmony (both kinds), these two strong women of the folk world have kindled a deep friendship over the years, and their duo albums have become beloved classics. Don’t miss this rare chance to hear them live together. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $15, with discounts for members, seniors, youth, and children. The Community Hall is handicapped accessible. There is no charge for street parking after 6:00 p.m. More information is available by calling (508) 540-0320 or at www.arts-cape.com/whfolkmusic.

“Come to the Cabaret” An evening with Bobby Wetherbee

January 16, 2016 by Beth Colt

Bobby Wetherbee, the celebrated cabaret pianist and singer, who has entertained his countless fans in Boston, New York, Palm Beach, and Provincetown for more than 50 years, will turn the Library into a special cabaret evening of song on Saturday, January 16 at 7pm.

Tickets are $45 per person or you can reserve your table to seat four for $200. There will be refreshments of wine, beer, soft drinks and Hors d’oeuvres included with the ticket.

The event is a fund raiser for the Library’s Capital Campaign. Bobby Wetherbee, who trained at the New England Conservatory, has played the St. Regis, the Carlyle, and the Colony in New York, the Copley Plaza in Boston and now at the Crown and Anchor in Provincetown. “Wetherbee colors each tune to suit his style and refrains from doing any song he can’t make his own”, says the Boston Phoenix and the Boston Herald is quoted as describing his style, “At the piano he is on a perpetual high.”

Behind the Beautiful Forevers Performance

January 15, 2016 by Beth Colt

Meera Syal (The Kumars, Goodness Gracious Me, Rafta Rafta at the National) returns to the National Theatre, directed by Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road). Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo spent three years in Annawadi recording the lives of its residents. From her uncompromising book, winner of the National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2012, David Hare has fashioned a tumultuous play on an epic scale. India is surging with global ambition. But beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, full of people with plans of their own. Zehrunisa and her son Abdul aim to recycle enough rubbish to fund a proper house. Sunil, twelve and stunted, wants to eat until he’s as tall as Kalu the thief. Asha seeks to steal government anti-poverty funds to turn herself into a ‘first-class person’, while her daughter Manju intends to become the slum’s first female graduate. But their schemes are fragile; global recession threatens the garbage trade, and another slum-dweller is about to make an accusation that will destroy herself and shatter the neighbourhood.

Ticket price:  $15 General Admission.

Rosenwald, Free Public Screenng for MLK Day

January 14, 2016 by Beth Colt

Rosenwald is the incredible story of Julius Rosenwald, the son of an immigrant peddler who never finished high school, who rose to become the President of Sears. Influenced by the writings of the educator Booker T. Washington, this Jewish philanthropist joined forces with African American communities during the Jim Crow South to build 5,300 schools, providing 660,000 black children with access to education in the segregated American South. Recipients of Julius Rosenwald’s seminal Rosenwald Fund for African American artists and intellectuals include Marian Anderson, James Baldwin, Julian Bond, Ralph Bunche, W.E.B. DuBois, Katherine Dunham, Ralph Ellison, and many more. Addressing needs brought about by the Great Migration, Rosenwald also funded the building of housing and YMCAs for African Americans.

Science Before Supper Series

January 14, 2016 by Beth Colt

“Secrets Genomes Tell Us: G’s, T’s, A’s, and Seas”
Huntington Willard, Director and President, MBL

FREE Admission!

A series of talks by MBL scientists designed especially for non-scientists! Co-sponsored by the MBL Associates and the Falmouth Public Library

All talks are at 5:00 PM in the Hermann Foundation Meeting Room, Falmouth Public Library, 300 Main Street, Falmouth

January Calliope Poetry Reading

January 10, 2016 by Beth Colt

Calliope will present a reading featuring Holly Guran, John Hodgen, and George Kalogeris. The reading begins at 3 pm; a $5 donation is suggested.

Holly Guran, the author of River of Bones (Iris Press) and the chapbooks River Tracks and Mothers’ Trails, earned a Massachusetts Cultural Council Award in 2012. Her work has appeared in Poet Lore, San Pedro River Review, Worcester Review, U.S. 1 Worksheets, Salamander, and Borderlands, among others. She is a member of the Jamaica Pond Poets.

John Hodgen is visiting assistant professor of English at Assumption College in Worcester, MA. He won the AWP Donald Hall Prize in Poetry for Grace (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005). His fourth book of poetry, Heaven & Earth Holding Company, came out from the University of PIttsburgh Press last year, and his first book, In My Father’s House, has just been reprinted by Lynx House/University of Washington Press. Hodgen’s work is featured in Common Threads 2015, available at the Mass Poetry website. He has new and upcoming poems in Ploughshares and Poetry.

George Kalogeris is the author of a book of paired poems in translation, Dialogos (Antilever, 2012), and a book of poems based on the notebooks of Albert Camus, Camus: Carnets (Pressed Wafer, 2006). His poems and translations were antholized in Joining Music with Reason, edited by Christopher Ricks (Oxford, 2010). He teaches English Literature and Classics in Translation at Suffolk University.

Three-Legged Dog Benefit Concert

January 9, 2016 by Beth Colt

Three-Legged Dog Benefit Concert on Saturday, January 9 at 7:00 P.M., Falmouth Jewish Congregation

Join Falmouth’s classic and contemporary folk group “Three-Legged Dog” for an evening of music for a good cause on Saturday, January 9 at 7:00 P.M. at the Falmouth Jewish Congregation. This event, which is welcoming and accessible to everyone, will raise funds for the Schwartz family of Sandwich, who are facing medical challenges posed by a rare form of cancer. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M., seating is coffeehouse-style at tables and refreshments will be available for sale. Donations will be accepted to help the Schwartzes – father Steve, mother Deborah, and son Ethan, with continuing medical expenses.

Three-Legged Dog performs classics from the 60s-70s folk and rock repertoires, as well as contemporary folk in close harmony. This Falmouth-based trio featuring Wendy Nelson, Pamela Rothstein, and Elias Lieberman will be joined by percussionist Tony Scalisi and bassist Laird Boles. Three-Legged Dog has been together for over a decade, born of the threesome’s collaboration in music at the Falmouth Jewish Congregation, but expressing their secular musical tastes. Among the artists to be performed are the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, Leonard Cohen, Paul Simon, and Lucinda Williams.

In May of 2015, Steve Schwartz was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer called Central Nervous System (CNS) Brain Lymphoma, a brain tumor that is highly aggressive and, although treatable, grows back in 80% of patients. Visit the family’s GoFundMe site to learn more at: www.gofundme.com/steveschwartz.

Falmouth Jewish Congregation, a Reform Jewish Congregation serving the Upper Cape and beyond, is located at 7 Hatchville Road in East Falmouth, off Sandwich Road. The concert will take place in the congregation’s Blanche & Joel D. Seifer Community Center, with ample, accessible parking. For further information visit www.falmouthjewish.org or call 508-540-0602.

“Making North Ameria: Life”

January 8, 2016 by Beth Colt

PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: January 8

Presents the video “Making North America: Life” on Friday, January 8, at noon in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. How did massive volcanic eruptions, inland seas, and land bridges pave the way for life? Sponsored by the WHOI Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

Woods Hole Folk Music Society Presents “Matt & Shannon Heaton”

January 3, 2016 by Beth Colt

THE WOODS HOLE FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY (WHFMS): JANUARY 3

Presents “Matt and Shannon Heaton” on Sunday, January 3. We are excited to announce the return of a husband and wife team that plays a pivotal part in today’s thriving Boston Irish music scene. They first met in Chicago in 1991 and built their act through years of touring together, first with band Siucra and then as a duo. Matt and Shannon have grown into thoroughly entertaining performers, offering a depth of shared experience and a love for Irish music that matches their considerable talents as well as their relaxed and humorous onstage banter. Shannon plays traditional Irish flute, pennywhistle and accordion, while Matt, a highly sought-after accompanist and studio musician, supports the melody with driving guitar and bouzouki. They also sing, both possessing naturally pure-sounding voices. Varied influences from classical music to the traditions of Africa and Asia add further depth to their playing, coalescing in a shared style that is both true to tradition and, as Scott Alarik said, “city-smart and spacious.” The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $15, with discounts for members, seniors, youth, and children. The Community Hall is handicapped accessible. There is no charge for street parking after 6:00 p.m. More information is available by calling (508) 540-0320 or at www.arts-cape.com/whfolkmusic.

Trivia Buff at Liam Maguire’s

December 30, 2015 by Beth Colt

Trivia Buff is a team-oriented trivia game that is found at an establishment near you! Come to Liam’s and bring five friends to form a team and win prizes by coming out on top. Mix strategy and knowledge with specialty rounds like Name That Tune and you have the fun and excitement of Trivia Buff! http://www.facebook.com/triviabuff

Karaoke with DJ Andy

December 29, 2015 by Beth Colt

Come down and get your Sing on with DJ Andy every Tuesday night! Show us what you got!

Wicked Trivia at the BBC

December 29, 2015 by Beth Colt

Think your a wise guy?  Come try your luck at Wicked Trivia at the British Beer Company!

Trivia Buff at Liam Maguire’s

December 23, 2015 by Beth Colt

Trivia Buff is a team-oriented trivia game that is found at an establishment near you! Come to Liam’s and bring five friends to form a team and win prizes by coming out on top. Mix strategy and knowledge with specialty rounds like Name That Tune and you have the fun and excitement of Trivia Buff! http://www.facebook.com/triviabuff

Karaoke with DJ Andy

December 22, 2015 by Beth Colt

Come down and get your Sing on with DJ Andy every Tuesday night! Show us what you got!

Wicked Trivia at the BBC

December 22, 2015 by Beth Colt

Think your a wise guy?  Come try your luck at Wicked Trivia at the British Beer Company!

John Galluzzo and Matthew Lawrence: “Shipwrecks of Stellwagen Bank”

December 19, 2015 by Beth Colt

Beneath the churning surface of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary rest the bones of shipwrecks and sailors alike. Massachusetts ports connected its citizens to the world, and the number of merchant and fishing vessels grew alongside the nations development. Hundreds of ships sank on the trade routes and fishing grounds between Cape Cod and Cape Ann. Their stories are waiting to be uncoveredfrom the ill-fated steamship Portland to collided schooners Frank A. Palmer and Louise B. Crary and the burned dragger Joffre. Join historian John Galluzzo and maritime archaeologists Matthew Lawrence and Deborah Marx as they dive in to investigate the sunken vessels and captivating history of New Englands only national marine sanctuary

Falmouth Theatre Guild Presents: A Christmas Carol

December 18, 2015 by Beth Colt

A Christmas Carol, Presented by The Highfield Theatre Guild at The Highfield Theater

“Being a Ghost Story of Christmas”: by Charles Dickens

A Holiday Classic!

December 4-20, 2015

Fridays at 7:30

Saturdays and Sundays at 4:00

Tickets: $20 adults, $18 seniors, and $16 youths

Box Office: 866-811-4111

Group Sales: 508-548-0400

www.FalmouthTheatreGuild.org

Hungrytown: Folk Rock, Singer-Songwriters

December 18, 2015 by Beth Colt

Folk Rock, Singers-Songwriters Hungrytown – Rebecca Hall & Ken Anderson

Doors open at 2:30

www.Hungrytown.net

508-457-2555

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