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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

JOHN F. KENNEDY PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM, BostonDSC_4144
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
Friday, August 28ecotarium-glass-wall-at-nig
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.

The Summer Concert Series

August 28, 2015 by Trish Robinson

summerconcerts2013The summer concert series, presented by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod offers concerts every Friday night at outdoor venues on the Cape. Every Friday night in July and August bring with it a new band, and the music can be enjoyed right in the heart of the town. Falmouth village’s own Peg Noonan Park will host concerts beginning in July and running through August. Whether you like blues, jazz, or country – the summer concert series has a band for you! Check out the schedule below or the summer concert series webpage for more information.

 

FALMOUTH Peg Noonan Park, Main Street, Falmouth, MA 6-7:30pm July  Concerts – TD Bank Summer Concerts

  • Friday, July 10 – Four Guys in Tuxes, swing, society and classic rock
  • Friday, July 17 – The Half Shells, musical variety including R&B, Country, Blues, Pop
  • Friday, July 24 – Bart Weisman Smooth Jazz Group, smooth jazz at its best
  • Friday, July 31 – Paradise Rock, original & classic rock

August Concerts – Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and Falmouth Village Association Concerts

  • Friday, August 7 – Chicken Fry,  todays country, rockin classics and a touch of southern rock
  • Friday, August 14 – Cat’s Melodeon, Irish Traditional music

DENNIS PORT Village Green (off Hall St.), Dennis Port, MA 6-7:30pm

July  Concerts – TD Bank Summer Concerts

  • Friday, July 10 – Bert Jackson Quartet, classic and original jazz
  • Friday, July 17 – Cape Conservatory Jazz Band, big band jazz
  • Friday, July 24 – Brian Sances Band, rock, funk and fusion
  • Friday, July 31 –  Fred Clayton Blues Band, classic blues

HYANNIS Aselton Park (corner of South St and Ocean St.) Hyannis, MA 6-7:30pm

August  Concerts – Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and Hy-Arts Concert Series

  • Friday, August 7 – CrabGrass Bluegrass Band, toe tappin’ bluegrass
  • Friday, August 14 – Brian Sances Band, rock, funk and fusion (NOTE: THIS 8/14 CONCERT WILL BE HELD AT THE VILLAGE GREEN! – 367 Main St.),
  • Friday, August 21 – George Gritzbach, R&B rooted in blues & funk
  • Friday, August 28 – Funktapuss, original & classic funk, soul and hip hop

Free Fun Fridays

August 28, 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

JOHN F. KENNEDY PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM, BostonDSC_4144
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
Friday, August 28ecotarium-glass-wall-at-nig
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

Fall in Love with the Cape

August 25, 2015 by Trish Robinson

th9Fall in love with the Cape this autumn and experience all of the wonderful seasonal activities this vacation destination has to offer. After the hot days of summer fade into the cool crisp days of fall, a new kind of beauty emerges on the oceanfront landscape. Where there were once crowds of beach goers, there are now quiet miles of coast – the perfect place for an evening stroll with a warm sweatshirt. Here are our suggestions for making the most of our favorite season on the Cape:

Fall Foliage Tours

Whether you travel by bike, by kayak, or on foot, the bright amber hues simply cannot be missed.

By Bike

th2The Shining Sea Bike Path spans 10.7 miles from North Falmouth to Woods Hole. You will pass through picturesque cranberry bogs,  inlets with amazing wildlife, and beautiful wooded areas all while winding around the Vineyard Sound shoreline. The path ends in Woods Hole, the perfect place to stop and grab some lunch to fuel up for your ride back.

By Kayak

Whether you rent a kayak for a few hours and head out on your own, or sign up for a th3sunset tour – kayaking is one of the best ways to see the hidden inlets and marshes of the Cape. Nothing compares to the serene environment of being out on the water where the only noise audible is the sound your paddle makes as it glides through the water.

On Foot

Cape Cod is home to some of the most beautiful nature walks, and the gorgeous colors of the fall foliage enhance the experience that much more. Beebe Woods at Highfield Hall and Gardens is just one of the many beautiful places to enjoy the fall by foot. Home to the “punch bowl” (a picturesque pond that lies deep within the woods), Beebe Woods has a trail for everyone.

Fall Harvest

Roll up your sleeves and get into the spirit at a local farm this fall and enjoy the beautiful bounty of the season!

Pumpkin Picking

Coonamessett Farm is a 20 acre farming and research enterprise and they invite you t7hto get a day pass to pick your own pumpkin at for only $8!

Apple Picking

Peachtree Circle Farm is run by a husband and wife team and founded in 1990. Spend the day wandering their 7 acre farm and leave with some sweet treats!

Cider Tasting

Falmouth Wine and Sprits hosts fall cider tastings each Saturday afternoon. Sample some new ciders, compare the classics, and enjoy some delicious doughnuts! Feel free to purchase some cider and enjoy it on the veranda back at the inn – Falmouth Wine and Spirits is a short walk away!

Haunted House Tours

Fall simply wouldn’t be complete without a little spookiness!

Barnstable Village Haunted House Tour

Walk the historic Old Kings Highway in Barnstable Village and hear stories of the IMG_0654small quaint town. There are over ten stops and eight ghost stories will be told. You will visit Cobb’s Hill Cemetery where many strange and unusual things have taken place. You’ll visit places like the Barnstable Tavern & Restaurant where a mischievous specter lurks in the dining room. The tour ends in the old jail built in 1690.

Haunted Hayride

Tony Andrews Farm is home to the ‘Harvest of Horrors,’ one of Cape Cod’s most frightful hayrides! Guests first board a tram which brings them to the entrance of the haunted forest where the guests are then split into small groups as they enter. The winding outdoor path is a 1/4 mile long and not for the faint of heart!

However you choose to enjoy the fall season here on the Cape, you will certainly not be at a loss for things to do. Falmouth is centrally located, and offers so much do right here in the village.

 

 

C.L.O.C. presents The Gondoliers

August 22, 2015 by Trish Robinson

C.L.O.C. presents The Gondoliers this week at Highfield Theatre. The College Light Opera Company (C.L.O.C.) is an independent Screen Shot 2015-07-22 at 9.15.31 AMnon profit educational theatre producing light opera and musical theatre. Since 1969, C.L.O.C. has provided training to up and coming musicians, singers, dancers and technicians. Today, it is the largest resident theatre company in the United States. C.L.O.C. presents nine operettas and musicals with full orchestral accompaniment each season. All performances take place at the historic and charming Highfield Theatre in Falmouth, less than a half-mile from Captain’s Manor Inn.

Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Gondoliers; or The King of Barataria, is an opera that first premiered in 1889. The story of the opera concerns the young bride of the heir to the throne of the fictional kingdom of Barataria who arrives in Venice to join her husband. It turns out, however, that he cannot be identified, since he was entrusted to the care of a drunken gondolier who mixed up the prince with his own son. To complicate matters, the King of Barataria has just been killed. The two young gondoliers must now jointly rule the kingdom until the nurse of the prince can be brought in to determine which of them is the rightful king. Performances are daily at 8pm with a matinee on Thursday at 2pm. Click here for ticket information.

C.L.O.C. presents The Gondoliers

August 21, 2015 by Trish Robinson

C.L.O.C. presents The Gondoliers this week at Highfield Theatre. The College Light Opera Company (C.L.O.C.) is an independent Screen Shot 2015-07-22 at 9.15.31 AMnon profit educational theatre producing light opera and musical theatre. Since 1969, C.L.O.C. has provided training to up and coming musicians, singers, dancers and technicians. Today, it is the largest resident theatre company in the United States. C.L.O.C. presents nine operettas and musicals with full orchestral accompaniment each season. All performances take place at the historic and charming Highfield Theatre in Falmouth, less than a half-mile from Captain’s Manor Inn.

Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Gondoliers; or The King of Barataria, is an opera that first premiered in 1889. The story of the opera concerns the young bride of the heir to the throne of the fictional kingdom of Barataria who arrives in Venice to join her husband. It turns out, however, that he cannot be identified, since he was entrusted to the care of a drunken gondolier who mixed up the prince with his own son. To complicate matters, the King of Barataria has just been killed. The two young gondoliers must now jointly rule the kingdom until the nurse of the prince can be brought in to determine which of them is the rightful king. Performances are daily at 8pm with a matinee on Thursday at 2pm. Click here for ticket information.

The Summer Concert Series

August 21, 2015 by Trish Robinson

summerconcerts2013The summer concert series, presented by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod offers concerts every Friday night at outdoor venues on the Cape. Every Friday night in July and August bring with it a new band, and the music can be enjoyed right in the heart of the town. Falmouth village’s own Peg Noonan Park will host concerts beginning in July and running through August. Whether you like blues, jazz, or country – the summer concert series has a band for you! Check out the schedule below or the summer concert series webpage for more information.

 

FALMOUTH Peg Noonan Park, Main Street, Falmouth, MA 6-7:30pm July  Concerts – TD Bank Summer Concerts

  • Friday, July 10 – Four Guys in Tuxes, swing, society and classic rock
  • Friday, July 17 – The Half Shells, musical variety including R&B, Country, Blues, Pop
  • Friday, July 24 – Bart Weisman Smooth Jazz Group, smooth jazz at its best
  • Friday, July 31 – Paradise Rock, original & classic rock

August Concerts – Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and Falmouth Village Association Concerts

  • Friday, August 7 – Chicken Fry,  todays country, rockin classics and a touch of southern rock
  • Friday, August 14 – Cat’s Melodeon, Irish Traditional music

DENNIS PORT Village Green (off Hall St.), Dennis Port, MA 6-7:30pm

July  Concerts – TD Bank Summer Concerts

  • Friday, July 10 – Bert Jackson Quartet, classic and original jazz
  • Friday, July 17 – Cape Conservatory Jazz Band, big band jazz
  • Friday, July 24 – Brian Sances Band, rock, funk and fusion
  • Friday, July 31 –  Fred Clayton Blues Band, classic blues

HYANNIS Aselton Park (corner of South St and Ocean St.) Hyannis, MA 6-7:30pm

August  Concerts – Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and Hy-Arts Concert Series

  • Friday, August 7 – CrabGrass Bluegrass Band, toe tappin’ bluegrass
  • Friday, August 14 – Brian Sances Band, rock, funk and fusion (NOTE: THIS 8/14 CONCERT WILL BE HELD AT THE VILLAGE GREEN! – 367 Main St.),
  • Friday, August 21 – George Gritzbach, R&B rooted in blues & funk
  • Friday, August 28 – Funktapuss, original & classic funk, soul and hip hop

Free Fun Fridays

August 21, 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

JOHN F. KENNEDY PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM, BostonDSC_4144
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
Friday, August 28ecotarium-glass-wall-at-nig
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
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