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Dinner & a Movie: By and By: New Orleans Gospel at a Crossroads

May 9, 2015 by Beth Colt

The Woods Hole Film Festival Winter Film Series & Quicks Hole Tavern are proud to collaborate to present DINNER & A MOVIE, the winter film series of the Woods Hole Film Festival.  Dinner and a Movie offers elegant dining with superb independent films at the Quicks Hole Tavern located at 29 Railroad Ave, Woods Hole.  For $27 per person, select from a preset menu of sumptuous food prepared specially for the evening.  This price includes entree and movie, but does not include beverage, dessert, tax or tip.  Quicks Hole Tavern will offer two dinner seatings at either 5:15pm or 6:30pm and the screening follows at 7:30pm at Redfield Auditorium, WHOI, 57 Water Street, Woods Hole, a short walk down the street.  Reservations are required for both dinner and the screening.  The Woods hole Film Festival will offer a screening only option for $15 per person.  Reserve by email info@woodsholefilmfestival.org or call 508-495-3456.  For online reservations and to read descriptions of the upcoming films please visit www.woodsholefilmfestival.org — evenings do sell out!

Tonight’s feature:

By and By: New Orleans Gospel at a Crossroads

‘By and By’ tells the story of a fading tradition, a torn community, and a family bound to keep them both alive. At the center of the film is a powerful New Orleans gospel quartet, the Electrifying Crown Seekers; a group USA Today calls ‘the essence of Jazz Fest … more explosive than any rock headliner.’

Set against a backdrop of post-Katrina New Orleans, ‘By and By’ is a classic family story of change vs. tradition, young vs. old, focused on a son’s unavoidable conflict: to continue the 46 year musical legacy of his father, or to strike out on his own. Powered by raw gospel music and a cast of unforgettable characters, the story of ‘By and By’ is truly timeless.

Dinner & a Movie: Brave New Wild

April 25, 2015 by Beth Colt

The Woods Hole Film Festival Winter Film Series & Quicks Hole Tavern are proud to collaborate to present DINNER & A MOVIE, the winter film series of the Woods Hole Film Festival.  Dinner and a Movie offers elegant dining with superb independent films at the Quicks Hole Tavern located at 29 Railroad Ave, Woods Hole.  For $27 per person, select from a preset menu of sumptuous food prepared specially for the evening.  This price includes entree and movie, but does not include beverage, dessert, tax or tip.  Quicks Hole Tavern will offer two dinner seatings at either 5:15pm or 6:30pm and the screening follows at 7:30pm at Redfield Auditorium, WHOI, 57 Water Street, Woods Hole, a short walk down the street.  Reservations are required for both dinner and the screening.  The Woods hole Film Festival will offer a screening only option for $15 per person.  Reserve by email info@woodsholefilmfestival.org or call 508-495-3456.  For online reservations and to read descriptions of the upcoming films please visit www.woodsholefilmfestival.org — evenings do sell out!

Tonight’s feature:

Brave New Wild

Stumbling upon her father’s hi8 tapes, a daughter discovers a world of delinquent oddballs and wino nomad-poets who dedicated their life to an absurdist art form: rock climbing. Through a kaleidoscopic mishmash of campfire stories with the most eccentric climbing pioneers, colorful archival footage, hand-animated cartoons, and the director’s family home videos, Brave New Wild explores an answer to the question of why climb when there’s nothing to gain — and everything to lose.

Dinner & a Movie: Life Inside Out

April 11, 2015 by Beth Colt

The Woods Hole Film Festival Winter Film Series & Quicks Hole Tavern are proud to collaborate to present DINNER & A MOVIE, the winter film series of the Woods Hole Film Festival.  Dinner and a Movie offers elegant dining with superb independent films at the Quicks Hole Tavern located at 29 Railroad Ave, Woods Hole.  For $27 per person, select from a preset menu of sumptuous food prepared specially for the evening.  This price includes entree and movie, but does not include beverage, dessert, tax or tip.  Quicks Hole Tavern will offer two dinner seatings at either 5:15pm or 6:30pm and the screening follows at 7:30pm at Redfield Auditorium, WHOI, 57 Water Street, Woods Hole, a short walk down the street.  Reservations are required for both dinner and the screening.  The Woods hole Film Festival will offer a screening only option for $15 per person.  Reserve by email info@woodsholefilmfestival.org or call 508-495-3456.  For online reservations and to read descriptions of the upcoming films please visit www.woodsholefilmfestival.org — evenings do sell out!

Tonight’s feature:

Life Inside Out

Life Inside Out tells the story of Laura, the mother of three teenage boys, and her youngest son Shane, the family misfit and a disappointment to his father. When we first meet Laura, she is half-heartedly hosting a scrap booking party for her sister Lydia’s new multi-level marketing business. When she stumbles upon her long forgotten guitar, a gift from her mother and the former passion of her youthful life, she is taken under its spell and soon rediscovers her love for songwriting. Shane, sullen, ear buds perpetually in his ears, has cut himself off from the activities that his father and brothers enjoy. When Laura impulsively decides to sing at her first open-mic night, she takes Shane along for the ride; an act of both pity and motherly instinct. Her first performance is a borderline disaster but with Shane’s encouragement, she eventually tries again. Despite her rocky entry into the late night mélange of musicians and unusual characters that populate the open mic nights, Laura starts to blossom and Shane seems oddly at home. Soon, following his mother’s lead and with the help of YouTube and a couple of new-found mentors at the club, Shane picks up Laura’s guitar and begins to discover musical gifts of his own. As family pressures rise Laura finds herself pulled between the worlds of responsibility and creative joy. Ultimately, her first brave steps prove to be the catalyst for changing not only her life, but also Shane’s, in complex and unpredictable ways.

Dinner & a Movie: Wicker Kittens

March 28, 2015 by Beth Colt

The Woods Hole Film Festival Winter Film Series & Quicks Hole Tavern are proud to collaborate to present DINNER & A MOVIE, the winter film series of the Woods Hole Film Festival.  Dinner and a Movie offers elegant dining with superb independent films at the Quicks Hole Tavern located at 29 Railroad Ave, Woods Hole.  For $27 per person, select from a preset menu of sumptuous food prepared specially for the evening.  This price includes entree and movie, but does not include beverage, dessert, tax or tip.  Quicks Hole Tavern will offer two dinner seatings at either 5:15pm or 6:30pm and the screening follows at 7:30pm at Redfield Auditorium, WHOI, 57 Water Street, Woods Hole, a short walk down the street.  Reservations are required for both dinner and the screening.  The Woods hole Film Festival will offer a screening only option for $15 per person.  Reserve by email info@woodsholefilmfestival.org or call 508-495-3456.  For online reservations and to read descriptions of the upcoming films please visit www.woodsholefilmfestival.org — evenings do sell out!

Tonight’s feature:

Wicker Kittens

Open the box. Dump out all the pieces. And scramble for your lives. Because this is competitive jigsaw puzzling. And it turns even the mildest of mannered Midwesterners into stone-cold competitors. Every January, the top teams in the game gather at the St. Paul Winter Carnival in frigid Minnesota to determine the fastest puzzlers in the country. Wicker Kittens invites you to choose your favorite contestants„the returning champs, the upstart challengers, the sunny family or the dark horse team with nothing to lose„and watch them try to put the pieces back together.

Dinner & a Movie: The God Question

March 14, 2015 by Beth Colt

The Woods Hole Film Festival Winter Film Series & Quicks Hole Tavern are proud to collaborate to present DINNER & A MOVIE, the winter film series of the Woods Hole Film Festival.  Dinner and a Movie offers elegant dining with superb independent films at the Quicks Hole Tavern located at 29 Railroad Ave, Woods Hole.  For $27 per person, select from a preset menu of sumptuous food prepared specially for the evening.  This price includes entree and movie, but does not include beverage, dessert, tax or tip.  Quicks Hole Tavern will offer two dinner seatings at either 5:15pm or 6:30pm and the screening follows at 7:30pm at Redfield Auditorium, WHOI, 57 Water Street, Woods Hole, a short walk down the street.  Reservations are required for both dinner and the screening.  The Woods hole Film Festival will offer a screening only option for $15 per person.  Reserve by email info@woodsholefilmfestival.org or call 508-495-3456.  For online reservations and to read descriptions of the upcoming films please visit www.woodsholefilmfestival.org — evenings do sell out!

Tonight’s feature:

The God Question

A startling breakthrough at MIT produces the first super-intelligent computer capable of thinking independently. However, when it shuts down hundreds of websites it finds offensive, federal regulators quickly padlock the MIT lab in order to study it. Stephen Kendrick, who runs a supercomputer at University of Massachusetts in Amherst, taught at MIT previously and was one of the key code writers for the project. Hearing this, a Yale philosopher, Jane Hurst, suggests this: Feed the computer every book, news article, research paper – essentially all human knowledge – then ask it the ultimate question. Is there evidence for God, for a spiritual framework to life? Kendrick tells her the question was one of the first the MIT team planned to ask – until the federal ban was imposed. However, Kendrick has a copy of the MIT software and a computer capable of running it. He decides to secretly defy the federal ban and ask the question, aided by a colleague, Alan Moss. They make plans to try on the weekends, when they can work undetected. There is an obstacle, though: The computer itself. Each time they load the MIT software and ask the question, the computer eventually shuts itself down, destroying its memory and leaving no trace of what it was thinking, no matter what they do to get around it. When the FBI begins to question Kendrick, Moss loses his courage and drops out. However, Jane Hurst joins Kendrick for one final attempt to get the answer.

Dinner & a Movie: The Longest Game

February 28, 2015 by Beth Colt

The Woods Hole Film Festival Winter Film Series & Quicks Hole Tavern are proud to collaborate to present DINNER & A MOVIE, the winter film series of the Woods Hole Film Festival.  Dinner and a Movie offers elegant dining with superb independent films at the Quicks Hole Tavern located at 29 Railroad Ave, Woods Hole.  For $27 per person, select from a preset menu of sumptuous food prepared specially for the evening.  This price includes entree and movie, but does not include beverage, dessert, tax or tip.  Quicks Hole Tavern will offer two dinner seatings at either 5:15pm or 6:30pm and the screening follows at 7:30pm at Redfield Auditorium, WHOI, 57 Water Street, Woods Hole, a short walk down the street.  Reservations are required for both dinner and the screening.  The Woods hole Film Festival will offer a screening only option for $15 per person.  Reserve by email info@woodsholefilmfestival.org or call 508-495-3456.  For online reservations and to read descriptions of the upcoming films please visit www.woodsholefilmfestival.org — evenings do sell out!

Tonight’s feature:

The Longest Game

Meet Hal, 87; Charlie, 87 and Maurie, 87. Three of a group of friends who gather every day at one p.m. in the village of Dorset, Vermont to play a game called ‘paddle tennis’. They have been playing together for years. Poignant and funny, THE LONGEST GAME takes on the ‘game’ of life, the stories we tell and the underlying forces that connect us all.

Seal and Seabird Watch

February 28, 2015 by Beth Colt

Join the Coalition for a heated boat tour to look for harbor seals and winter seabirds on Woods Hole. Begin at the Buzzards Bay Discovery Center, where guests will learn about harbor seals and their life in Buzzards Bay and beyond. Then board the M/V Richard Edwards to search for these playful mammals on the water. Binoculars provided.  Members $20, Non Members $30, Children under 12 $15.  Registration is required for all Bay Adventures.  To RSVP please contact the Buzzards Bay Coalition at 508-999-6363 ext. 219.

Snow Photos 2015 from Woods Hole, Cape Cod

February 28, 2015 by Beth Colt

view of Stoney Beach winter 2015 with open water and hashtag snowThis winter brought more snow than usual with the month of February racking up over 100 inches in Boston, breaking snowfall records all over the region.  Our snow photos always intrigue summer visitors who only see Cape Cod at 80 degrees.  It’s hard to imagine Coast Guard ice cutters crisscrossing the Hole, intrepid explorers out seventy five feet on Buzzards Bay, MBL scientists enjoying pick-up hockey on Eel Pond, ferries dodging ice cakes clogging the Passage, massive navigational buoys drifting like toy boats.

My quest for snow photos typically involves rushing out the minute it starts, as the snow always seems to melt within a few minutes.  Not so much for snow photos 2015.  We have been covered in a decent blanket since the first blizzard hit in late January.  Since then, I have lost count of how many more days it snowed, although I remember Valentine’s Day — soft quiet accumulation all night with a dramatic blizzard slamming like a hangover in the morning.  These winter storms had romantic names like Neptune and Juno, Greek reminders of god-like forces greater than us.

In addition to the relentless snow fall, cold air blasted us for most of the month.  We now have significant sea ice formed all along our shores rendering the landscape at water’s edge into something otherworldly, arctic.  If you have not seen satellite photos of this phenomena, check this out, as it appears to be frozen at least half way across Buzzards Bay.

To keep the harbor open, the US Coast Guard sent ice cutters to maintain the ferry system connecting us to Martha’s Vineyard.  Out on Nantucket, a local photographer captured slushy waves that made the New York Times, while here in Woods Hole we watched, mesmerized, as the ice floes and some of the buoys moved through the currents of the Woods Hole passage.

When the Eel Pond froze over earlier this week, the first intrepid explorers were scientists from our local labs in special suits designed to prevent drowning.  But once it was proven solid, lots of Woods Hole lemmings (including me) rushed out to experience the feeling of walking and skating in the middle of the village.

I particularly love this birds-eye-view film shot by my neighbor Brian Switzer (a wonderful director and inspired teacher in our local public schools) of Woods Hole in these extraordinary conditions.  I think you will enjoy it, and perhaps the snow photos 2015 in my photo essay that follows.  For daily photos, check out my Facebook page #WoodsHoleColors.

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“Mostly Strings” Winter Concert

February 23, 2015 by Beth Colt

We welcome back two dynamic and versatile local musicians, Bill Black and John Yankee, for a winter’s evening concert on Monday, February 23 at 7 pm. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students. Proceeds benefit the Library and the musicians.

Bill Black has been part of the local Irish traditional music scene since moving to the Cape full time in 1977. He performs on banjo, guitar, and bouzouki with various groups, including The Cat’s Melodeon Irish Session Players and the Northeaster Ceili Band.

Since coming to Falmouth in September 2007, John Yankee has been active in various musical venues as a folk musician, singing and performing on the hammered dulcimer and keyboards as well as serving as artistic director of the Falmouth Chorale, music director of the Falmouth Chamber Players, director of music at John Wesley United Methodist Church, and choral director at Falmouth Academy.

Dinner & A Movie: Druid Peak

February 14, 2015 by Beth Colt

The Woods Hole Film Festival Winter Film Series & Quicks Hole Tavern are proud to collaborate to present DINNER & A MOVIE, the winter film series of the Woods Hole Film Festival.  Dinner and a Movie offers elegant dining with superb independent films at the Quicks Hole Tavern located at 29 Railroad Ave, Woods Hole.  For $27 per person, select from a preset menu of sumptuous food prepared specially for the evening.  This price includes entree and movie, but does not include beverage, dessert, tax or tip.  Quicks Hole Tavern will offer two dinner seatings at either 5:15pm or 6:30pm and the screening follows at 7:30pm at Redfield Auditorium, WHOI, 57 Water Street, Woods Hole, a short walk down the street.  Reservations are required for both dinner and the screening.  The Woods hole Film Festival will offer a screening only option for $15 per person.  Reserve by email info@woodsholefilmfestival.org or call 508-495-3456.  For online reservations and to read descriptions of the upcoming films please visit www.woodsholefilmfestival.org — evenings do sell out!

Tonight’s feature:

Druid Peak

“On the ragged edge of the world I’ll roam, and the home of the wolf shall be my home.” –Robert Service, The Nostomaniac. Druid Peak is a coming of age story about a troubled teenage boy who finds a home tracking wolves in the wild lands of the Wyoming. Sixteen year-old Owen is a bully with a mean streak. Growing up in coal country West Virginia, he struggles against the claustrophobia of small town life, lashing out against school and family. But when his actions lead to the death of a friend, he is sent to live with his estranged father, Everett, a biologist on Yellowstone’s wolf reintroduction program. At first, Owen wants no part of this new life. Then he comes face to face with a wolf. The creature’s deep, penetrating gaze startles him, stirring something long dead inside his own self. Sensing signs of change, Everett encourages Owen to collect some basic data about the wolf he saw and its family pack. Owen’s small assignment grows into a passion and his own life becomes tied to the Druid Peak pack and their struggle for survival. Shot on location in West Virginia, Wyoming, Montana and Utah, the film stars Andrew Wilson (Rushmore, The Royal Tennenbaums), Spencer Treat Clark (Mystic River, Gladiator) and Rachel Korine (Spring Breakers, Septien). A coming of age story with a conservation twist, Druid Peak is a film about the human soul’s need for wild things, and the challenges of holding onto them.

Seal and Seabird Watch

January 31, 2015 by Beth Colt

Join the Coalition for a heated boat tour to look for harbor seals and winter seabirds on Woods Hole. Begin at the Buzzards Bay Discovery Center, where guests will learn about harbor seals and their life in Buzzards Bay and beyond. Then board the M/V Richard Edwards to search for these playful mammals on the water. Binoculars provided.  Members $20, Non Members $30, Children under 12 $15.  Registration is required for all Bay Adventures.  To RSVP please contact the Buzzards Bay Coalition at 508-999-6363 ext. 219.

Seal and Seabird Watch

January 17, 2015 by Beth Colt

Join the Coalition for a heated boat tour to look for harbor seals and winter seabirds on Woods Hole. Begin at the Buzzards Bay Discovery Center, where guests will learn about harbor seals and their life in Buzzards Bay and beyond. Then board the M/V Richard Edwards to search for these playful mammals on the water. Binoculars provided.  Members $20, Non Members $30, Children under 12 $15.  Registration is required for all Bay Adventures.  To RSVP please contact the Buzzards Bay Coalition at 508-999-6363 ext. 219.

Joachim Prinz: “I Shall Not Be Silent” — Dinner and a Movie

January 16, 2015 by Beth Colt

Falmouth Jewish Congregation marks Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a dinner and the film following Shabbat Worship

Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent

Friday, January 16 following an abbreviated 6:00 P.M. Service

6:00 P.M. Service / approx. 6:45 P.M. Dinner / 7:30 P.M. Film screening

All are free and open to the public

Minutes before Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech to the multitudes gathered at the March on Washington, Joachim Prinz, a Newark rabbi took his turn at the podium. The words that Rabbi Prinz spoke that August day in 1963 eloquently connected his experience in Nazi Germany to his commitment to battling racism in America.

A Concert of West African Music, Ft Kora and Flute

January 11, 2015 by Beth Colt

The popular “Listening at the Library” series at the Woods Hole Library continues on January 11 at 2 PM, featuring Sean Gaskell on the 21 string harp-like West African Kora, and Dave Kobrenski on Fulani flute. Both musicians have traveled extensively in West Africa and studied with traditional masters. Their music has been described as rich, melodic and haunting, with traditional rhythms and vocals mixed in.

Tickets are $15, $10 for students, and may be purchased in advance beginning 2 weeks prior to the show at the Bank of Woods Hole, Eight Cousins Bookstore in Falmouth, the Woods Hole Library, and at the Library on the day of the show.

Glacial Moraine Hike

January 11, 2015 by Beth Colt

Join the Buzzards Bay Coalition for a guided hike along the central section of the Moraine Trail, winding along the spine of the glacial moraine that stretches from Bourne to Woods Hole. Grab your winter gear and learn about this unique area on this 3.5-mile hike along the slopes of Long Pond, a kettle hole formed along the edge of the glacial moraine.  Registration is required for all Bay Adventures.  To RSVP please contact the Buzzards Bay Coalition at 508-999-6363 ext. 219

 

Dinner & A Movie: The Winding Stream

January 3, 2015 by Beth Colt

The Woods Hole Film Festival Winter Film Series & Quicks Hole Tavern are proud to collaborate to present DINNER & A MOVIE, the winter film series of the Woods Hole Film Festival.  Dinner and a Movie offers elegant dining with superb independent films at the Quicks Hole Tavern located at 29 Railroad Ave, Woods Hole.  For $27 per person, select from a preset menu of sumptuous food prepared specially for the evening.  This price includes entree and movie, but does not include beverage, dessert, tax or tip.  Quicks Hole Tavern will offer two dinner seatings at either 5:15pm or 6:30pm and the screening follows at 7:30pm at Redfield Auditorium, WHOI, 57 Water Street, Woods Hole, a short walk down the street.  Reservations are required for both dinner and the screening.  The Woods hole Film Festival will offer a screening only option for $15 per person.  Reserve by email info@woodsholefilmfestival.org or call 508-495-3456.  For online reservations and to read descriptions of the upcoming films please visit www.woodsholefilmfestival.org — evenings do sell out!

Tonight’s feature:

The Winding Stream

The Winding Stream tells the story of the American roots music dynasty, the Carters and the Cashes.  Starting with the Original Carter Family, the film traces the ebb and flow of their influence, the transformation of that act into the Carter Sisters, June Carter’s marital alliance with legend Johnny Cash, and the efforts of present-day family to keep this long musical legacy alive. The Carters didn’t just play the music of the hill country. They helped invent it.  A.P. was both composer and song collector, arranging snippets of ancient, musty melodies into commercial American popular music.  Maybelle took the then-underutilized guitar and made it into the cornerstone of country instrumentation, in no small part by developing innovative ways of playing it that are now commonplace. And Sara became the first well-known woman’s voice in country music, stamping it with the eerie Gothic quality we find in so much of that genre’s canon now. The stream these three created has turned into a rushing river and has moved through several generations of musicians. Arguably, there would be no Folk Revival of the ‘60s without them, no country-rock bands of the 70s, and no alt-country hipsters of our present era. Will the Circle Be Unbroken?  Keep on the Sunny Side. Worried Man Blues.  Are You Lonesome Tonight?  These are just some of the hundreds of songs the Original Carter Family presented to the world. It’s hard to overstate their influence on American music.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Falmouth Navigator

December 31, 2014 by Beth Colt

“Come Celebrate New Year’s Eve” gala will be held at The Navigator from 5:30 pm to 1 am featuring a full dinner, entertainment and dancing.  Noisemakers and hats for all to celebrate at midnight and full array of midnight snacks at 12:15 am will be available.  The public is welcome.

Hors d’ oeuvres, dinner and dancing until 1 am with D.J. Dionisio Garcia from WJFD

5:30 – pm Social hour with an assortment of appetizers

6:30 – pm Buffet style dinner with garden salad, seafood rice, roasted chicken, beef Portuguese style, browned potatoes, green beans, rolls, butter, coffee and dessert

11:30 – pm 1 bottle of champagne per table, noisemakers and hats for all

Midnight – Make some noise, pop those corks and toast!!!

12:15 am – Portuguese chicken soup, chourico sandwiches, coffee, assortment of homemade desserts

$60/pp, $30/children 6-12, free/children under 6

Christmas

December 25, 2014 by Beth Colt

Merry Christmas to all from the Woods Hole Inn!

Brazen Belles Burlesque Winter Spectacular

December 18, 2014 by Beth Colt

Get your heart on this Holiday season and join us for our 3rd annual Winter Spectacular. Featuring the amazing Ela Rogers with your host Curtis Suede.

Always aiming to please,The Belles bring a variety of talents: singing, dancing, acting, wit, sass, and of course seduction to the stage. Every show includes a mixture of racy retro costumes, chorus line kicks, slapstick antics, sultry dance moves, and physical comedy skits. A troupe of dangerous flirts, rowdy rabble-rousers, and saucy comediennes, we will have you laughing, lusting, and longing for more.

Queens of the corset, sirens of the stage, dolls of the dance floor,
WE ARE YOUR VILLAGE VAUDEVILLE.

Get your tickets now at Eight Cousins Books, The Land Fall or www.bellestickets.com

“Striking Out: A Christmas play in 6 innings”

December 12, 2014 by Beth Colt

The Falmouth Theatre Guild presents “Striking Out: A Christmas Play in 6 Innings” showing at Highfield Theater on December 5 to 14, Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 4 p.m.

A mostly all-kid cast learns some lessons about sportsmanship, friendship and fun.

Tickets are $16 for adults; $12 for children under 18; and $14 for seniors 62 and over.

Falmouth Museums on the Green ‘History of Holiday Traditions’

December 6, 2014 by Beth Colt

Join us for an open house including tours of the Dr. Francis Wicks House that includes an exhibit about our most treasured holiday traditions and why we have them. Museumsonthegreen.org or 508-548-4857

Woods Hole Renaissance Fair

December 6, 2014 by Beth Colt

Join us at the Woods Hole Community Hall for all kinds of fun.  Wreaths, local crafts, gifts Solstice Singers and more!

Holidays by the Sea Weekend 2014

December 5, 2014 by Beth Colt

Friday, December 5

Holiday Carol Sing at Nobska Lighthouse
5:30 PM
Join us for a festive seasonal sing along followed by hot chocolate and cookies.
Historic Nobska Lighthouse, Nobska Road,
Woods Hole.

Saturday, December 6
3rd Annual Jingle Jog 5K Run & Elf Run 

sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts & Anytime Fitness
 Registration 8-9 am, Elf Run 9:30 am, 5K at 9:45 am

Starts from Marine Park, around Falmouth Heights (follows some of the Falmouth Road Race route) and back to Marine Park.
(Elf Run is shorter and for children 12 and under.)

Seafaring Santa Sails into Falmouth 

sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts
10:30 AM

Head to Marine Park at Falmouth Harbor to welcome Seafaring Santa! Falmouth High School Chorus will be singing Christmas carols. Join us for the annual children’s bike raffle, hot chocolate & treats courtesy of Dunkin’ Donuts.

Nobska Lighthouse Public Viewing

sponsored by the Coast Guard Auxiliary
12 – 2 pm (Subject to change  by USCG)
Historic Nobska Lighthouse, Nobska Road,
Woods Hole. Santa visits at 12:30 pm!

Main Street / Queen’s Buyway Stroll

sponsored by the Falmouth Village Association

& Falmouth Chamber of Commerce

In the spirit of the lighting of the Village Green, many Main Street and Queens Buyway shops will remain open until 8 p.m. Before and after the lighting, stroll the street and enjoy the festively decorated shop windows, holiday refreshments and caroling while you get a head start on your holiday shopping.

Annual Lighting of the Falmouth Village Green

sponsored by Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank
7:00 PM
The Falmouth Brass Choir will lead the caroling before a special visit from Santa.
People are encouraged to bring flashlights. Dress warmly.

Sunday, December 7
51st Annual Falmouth Christmas Parade
12:00 PM
Presented by the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce
Theme: Christmas Magic
Parade steps off at noontime at the Falmouth Mall and proceeds down Main Street to the Village Green. Known as Southeastern Massachusetts’ largest holiday parade featuring theme decorated floats, marching bands, live animals, costumed characters and Santa Claus!

MV Chilifest on January 24, 2015

September 7, 2014 by Beth Colt

MV Chilifest (also known as the Big Chili Contest) is right around the corner on January 24, 2015 this year!  Start getting excited for the fun of the ferry ride packed with happy people headed to the big tent with all you can eat chili donated from local restaurants, live music and plenty of cold beer.  Sponsored by mvyRadio, this day of wintery fun and games benefits the local Red Stocking Fund and raises over $30,000 for local charity.

The ferries leave Woods Hole starting early with eager restauranteurs carting hot chili for the MV Chilifest.  There are free buses on the Martha’s Vineyard side to the PA Club in Oak Bluffs where the crowd gathers under a huge tent with heaters.  About 3,000 people attend, and the party lasts most of the day, at least until all the soups are consumed and prizes handed out for winners.  Tickets to the  Martha’s Vineyard Big Chili Contest are hard to get, mostly sold at local bars and hangouts both on the island and in Falmouth.

This year, the Woods Hole Inn is offering a special MV Chilifest package with free Chilifest and ferry tickets included in your two night stay.  Conveniently located across the street from the Steamship Authority ferry to Martha’s Vineyard, our two night package is a great deal.  You can see all the details on our specials page.  Book now while supplies last.

Here are some snapshots of all the fun from prior years, or go ahead and dive into the blog archive for the full story.

Woods Hole Inn Chilifest Special

Having fun at the Marthas Vineyard Chilifest.

Woods Hole Inn Chilifest Package

Over 3,000 people attend the MV Chilifest in January on Martha’s Vineyard

Woods Hole Inn close to ferry to MV

Great fun with live music all day under a tent in January on Martha’s Vineyard near Woods Hole MA.

Woods Hole Inn package for Chilifest

Free chili and lots of beer at the Martha’s Vineyard Big Chili Contest on Cape Cod in winter.

Woods Hole Inn Chilifest package

Move aside Mardi Gras, we have FUN on Cape Cod in wintah.

Sledding on Cape Cod

February 18, 2014 by Beth Colt

Winter Getaway at Woods Hole Inn on Cape Cod

The cold air biting at your lungs with every deep breath, the weight of the sled in your mitten-ed hand, the bright sunlight glinting off acres of hot white snow, there is nothing better than a clear sunny day right after a deep snowfall for sledding on Cape Cod.

Yesterday was just such a day — six new inches from Saturday’s “ValenBlizzard,”  cousins visiting from Connecticut and a bright blue cloudless sky.  We dressed the crew up with all the gear, grabbed every sled we could unearth amidst sails, paddleboards and other basement debris, and walked over to the Woods Hole golf course.

What vistas are to be had for the intrepid who wander its lush hills and valleys!  In winter, this private club becomes our neighborhood sledding destination, with slopes varying from beginner to what locals call wicked steep.  In a scene reminiscent of Bruegel, we trudged in a single line across the vast meadow of snow towards the peak, top of hole 8, slickest spot on the course.

There was little time to pause and see Buzzards Bay flecked with white caps in the distance, or look the other way to see Martha’s Vineyard dancing across the Sound through bare winter trees — as we rushed to enjoy the epic Cape Cod sledding, the whoosh of speeding down, so exhilarating yet brief, followed by the epic march back up the hill.

Many laughs, selfies and snow heaps of exhausted children later, we piled back down the hill for cups of chowder and hot cocoa all around at the new Quicks Hole Tavern in Woods Hole.  A great winter’s vacation day, sledding here on Cape Cod.

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