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Village of Scarecrows

November 11, 2015 by Trish Robinson

The Village of Scarecrows was once again a wonderful Fall celebration in Falmouth Village. Over 20 different and creative scarecrows were set up to adorn the lightposts throughout the village. Children and adults of all ages have been strolling along Main Street over the past couple of weeks to enjoy, snap pictures of and vote for their favorite scarecrow. Voting ends on November 15th. If you would like to participate in the voting and see all of the scarecrows for 2015 all you need to do is to go to the Falmouth Village Association facebook page and enter your vote for favorite.

In addition to the scarecrows on Main Street a scaredy crow contest is underway. The contest involves searching in various merchant restaurants and shops for their scaredy crow and finding out it’s name to complete the scavenger hunt form. All completed forms will be handed into the Eight Cousins bookstore where a winner will be drawn. The winner wins a shopping spree for over 10 different retailers on Main Street.  Happy scaredy crow hunting to all 🙂

We put together a sampling of the many scarecrows for your viewing below. We hope you enjoy!

Village of Scarecrows Pickle Jar

Pickle Jar

Village of Scarecrows Cupcake Charlie

Cupcake Charlie

Village of Scarecrows Bank of Cape Cod

Bank of Cape Cod

Cape Chic Scarecrow

Cape Chic

 Country Fare Scarecrow

Country Fare

Quarterdeck Scarecrow

Quarterdeck scarecrow

Wine and Music Wednesdays

October 21, 2015 by Trish Robinson

Wine and Music Wednesdays

Jordan_WMWine and Music Wednesdays happen every third Wednesday of the month at the Cotuit Center for the Arts. The first event was held in March of 2010 and it has grown each year in popularity. Held in the gallery, wine and music Wednesdays are an open house from 6pm-7:30pm with wine tasting and live music. Cotuit Center for the Arts was founded in 1993 and has worked since to create a welcoming environment for artists, performers, and audiences to appreciate and partake in the creation of art. The center offers a variety of educational programs, performances and exhibitions.

This is the perfect stop on your way to dinner; have a drink while looking at beautiful art which will make fantastic dinner conversation. Tickets are $10 and available only at the door.

Sunday Estate Walks

October 18, 2015 by Trish Robinson

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Sunday Estate Walks around the Bebe Woods at Highfield Hall take place on the first and third Sunday through October. Listen to docents tell the story of the Beebe family who built both Highfield Hall and its sister mansion Tanglewood on their magnificent 700 acre estate. Still today, Beebe Woods hosts an extensive network of walking trails that cover miles of varied terrain. The woods explore ridges and hollows and encircle the picturesque pond know as the “Punch Bowl” that lies deep within the Woods. The trails also connect at the southern end of Beebe Woods to Peterson Farm.

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.

Enjoy the beautiful surroundings, stretch your legs and learn some history about the legacy of the Bebe family at their renowned Sunday estate walks.

$5 suggested donation.

 

 

 

Cape Cod Restaurant Week

October 12, 2015 by Trish Robinson

Cape Cod restaurant week will be back this October from the 12th-18th. Restaurantsstock-photo-54855168-gourmet-surf-and-turf-with-shrimp-and-steak from Falmouth to Provincetown will be offering three and four course exhibition menus for $25, $30, or $35. Whether you decide to dine at one of the participating restaurants only a short stroll down Main Street from the inn or venture off to explore a new town; Cape Cod restaurant week will not disappoint. This is the perfect opportunity to try something new in addition to sampling some of your Cape Cod classics. A favorite event of all the local foodies, this seven day culinary adventure will show you the delicious side of the Cape. Click here for participating restaurants, sample menus and a map.

Jazz Fest Falmouth

September 26, 2015 by Trish Robinson

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Enjoy lectures, recitals, concerts, jam sessions, a jazz brunch and a jazz stroll during the eight day celebration presented by Arts Falmouth. The jazz stroll will take place on Friday, October 2nd and promises to be a night full of great music. Jazz Fest Falmouth will help downtown Falmouth come alive on Friday night. The shops and restaurants from Queen’s Buyway and along Main Street will showcase an assortment of groups ranging from classic swing to avant-garde with a little blues thrown in. Just wander in and out;  it’s all free.  The 2015 line up features both local favorites and award winning ensembles. Each performance time is staggered giving you an opportunity to hear a variety of jazz styles throughout the evening. Click here for the 2015 Jazz Stroll lineup.

September 26:  Robert Wyatt on Louis Armstrong
September 27:  Pianist Jon Weber on almost everything else about jazz
September 30:  Toni Lynn Washington, Queen of the Blues
October 2:  Jazz Stroll along Main Street
October 3:  Denise Donatelli in concert at Highfield Theater
October 4:  Goodis & Glenn Jazz Brunch at Persy’s

Sunday Estate Walks

September 20, 2015 by Trish Robinson

Sunday Estate Walks BeebeWoods-Trail-Map

Sunday Estate Walks around the Bebe Woods at Highfield Hall take place on the first and third Sunday through October. Listen to docents tell the story of the Beebe family who built both Highfield Hall and its sister mansion Tanglewood on their magnificent 700 acre estate. Still today, Beebe Woods hosts an extensive network of walking trails that cover miles of varied terrain. The woods explore ridges and hollows and encircle the picturesque pond know as the “Punch Bowl” that lies deep within the Woods. The trails also connect at the southern end of Beebe Woods to Peterson Farm.

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.

Enjoy the beautiful surroundings, stretch your legs and learn some history about the legacy of the Bebe family at their renowned Sunday estate walks.

$5 suggested donation.

 

 

 

Scallop Festival

September 18, 2015 by Trish Robinson

Scallop Festival is a three day affair held at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds in East stock-photo-17184644-scallop-delicious-pearl-in-a-shellFalmouth to celebrate one of Cape Cod’s favorite mollusks. Now in its 46th year, scallop festival has expanded and offers a lot more than scallops! Enjoy a home show featuring over 40 home, landscaping, and decor specialists. There will also be a craft show, tons of food truck vendors serving up scallops every way you could imagine in addition to other festival favorites like traditional barbecue, burgers, hot dogs, chicken and more. Beer and wine will be available for purchase, and there are plenty of shady spots to enjoy the festival fare. For the first time, there will be a corn hole tournament which promises to be tons of fun. Live entertainment will be ongoing throughout the scallop festival and Friday night features the Adam Ezra Group, winner of the New England Music Awards who’s energy has been likened to Bruce Springsteen. Of course, it simply wouldn’t be scallop festival without the scallops! This year there will be an estimated 6,000 pounds of scallops consumed over the three days. Come hungry and enjoy a quintessentially Cape Cod day. The festival will be held Friday and Saturday from 10am-9pm and Sunday from 10am-6pm. Price of admission is $7 which benefits the communities of the Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce & Foundation.

Wine and Music Wednesdays

September 16, 2015 by Trish Robinson

Wine and Music Wednesdays

Jordan_WMWine and Music Wednesdays happen every third Wednesday of the month at the Cotuit Center for the Arts. The first event was held in March of 2010 and it has grown each year in popularity. Held in the gallery, wine and music Wednesdays are an open house from 6pm-7:30pm with wine tasting and live music. Cotuit Center for the Arts was founded in 1993 and has worked since to create a welcoming environment for artists, performers, and audiences to appreciate and partake in the creation of art. The center offers a variety of educational programs, performances and exhibitions.

This is the perfect stop on your way to dinner; have a drink while looking at beautiful art which will make fantastic dinner conversation. Tickets are $10 and available only at the door.

Free Fun Fridays

September 4, 2015 by Trish Robinson

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Free fun Fridays happen all summer long thanks to The Highland Street Foundation. Founded in 1989, The Highland Street Foundation works to bring elements of culture and the arts to adults and children in Massachusetts and California. As a part of Free fun Fridays, seven cultural venues will be free to the public each Friday through the end of August. From museums and art institutes to botanical gardens and historic carousels, this summer is a perfect time to see some of Massachusetts’ beautiful icons – and all for free!

 

 

Friday, August 14

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USS CONSTITUTION MUSEUM, Boston
CAPE COD CHILDREN’S MUSEUM, Mashpee
FULLER CRAFT MUSEUM, Brockton
THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF GREATER FALL RIVER, Fall River
HISTORIC DEERFIELD, Deerfield
MAHAIWE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, Great Barrington
Friday, August 21
FRANKLIN PARK ZOO, Boston
FREEDOM TRAIL FOUNDATION, Boston
MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY, Boston & Cape Cod
THE DISCOVERY MUSEUMS, Acton
BUTTONWOOD PARK ZOO, New Bedford
EMILY DICKINSON MUSEUM, Amherst
JACOB’S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL, Becket
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OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE, Sturbridge
PLIMOTH PLANTATION, Plymouth
CLARK ART INSTITUTE, Williamstown
MASS MoCA, North Adams
ECOTARIUM, Worcester
GRIFFIN PHOTOGRAPHY MUSEUM, Winchester
CAPE COD MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, Brewster

Cape Cod’s Food Truck Festival

August 29, 2015 by Trish Robinson

Cape Cod’s food truck festival is back for its third consecutive year. The Cape Cod7e85be_9532f57ed80c4c4ba856a7038ec19f03.jpg_srz_p_396_259_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srz Fairgrounds will be home for a day to some of the best gourmet food trucks around. For only $5 ($20 for a VIP ticket) you gain access to a mobile culinary smörgåsbord. This day long event will feature a Sam Adams beer garden and an Etsy art market in addition to over 25 food trucks. Sampling cuisine from various food trucks is the perfect way to diversify your dining. Not sure if you’re a big fan of French food and rather not risk finding out only after you’ve begun your meal at a fancy French restaurant? Try the canard confit from Plouf Plouf Gastronomie’s food truck – you may have a more daring palate than you thought. And remember, you can always head over to a Cape Cod classic – the Ipswich Clambake truck if you find that French food isn’t for you. Bring your blankets and chairs and get ready for an epic day of deliciousness at Cape Cod’s food truck festival. Click here for a list of participating food trucks.

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