Portals and Passageways @ Highfield Hall is a incredible undertaking where the show features the work of 25 regional artists who have created artworks throughout Highfield Hall’s remarkable mansion and the surrounding grounds and gardens. Annie Dean, Highfield’s director of programs and exhibitions is the curator for the show. In creating the show Annie sought to have visitors explore the property and the adjacent Beebe Woods coming from a new point of view. The concept is that visitors will embark on passageways that will guide them to new places and portals that encourage a new point of view. A number of temporary environmental works will be on display between June 29th and September 7th as well as some more permanent sculptures that were installed in the spring. Artisans include those skilled in sculpture, fiber art, landscape design, glass blowing, photography and painting. The exhibition is created as a walking tour that starts inside Highfield Mansion and then continues through the grounds.
Plays well with plants is one of many garden themed events at Highfield Hall this spring. At this event come and join in a lecture and Q & A session with the renowned garden designer Louis Raymond. The topic is creating a garden of a lifetime.
Family Maypole Celebration promises to be a fabulous time for family members of all ages. After a long cold winter and early spring this weekend promises to bring some sunshine and warmer weather. Enjoy crafts, music and games as well as meet artist Alfie Glover and admire The Spirits of the Garden sculpture! The Maypole Dance will take place at 3:00 pm. For more information go to www.highfieldhall.org
You have a chance to vote on the Falmouth Village Facebook page for your favorite as participants vie for the People’s choice award.
Enjoy Flower Power Happy Hours at participating restaurants from 3- 5 pm during the first two weekends of the May. Throughout the Village be on the lookout for Blooming Bargains at all the participating retail shops.
Some of the very special scheduled events include: Cinco de Mayo celebration at Anejo’s Mexican Bistro on May 5th, Ring around the Maypole at Highfield Hall on May 4th, Annual Falmouth Beautification Sale on May 10th, Just for Kids Colonial Gardening at Falmouth Museums on the Green on May 10th and the Falmouth Bed & Breakfast Association Garden Tour on May 10th from 1 – 3 pm.
There is something fun for everyone during Falmouth Village Blooming. For the latest information and schedule click here to go to the Falmouth Village website.
Come to the Highfield Hall Open House and celebrate spring! This free event is open to the public and offers a variety of activities for all ages. Refreshments are being offered courtesy of Atria Woodbriar who is the sponsor of the open house and the spring art exhibitions at Highfield Hall.
Family Fun events from 11:30 am until 1:00 pm include a self-guided Highfield architecture scavenger hunt and fun crafts to make with children’s program teachers.
From 1:00pm until 3:00 pm there will be an artist reception for the spring exhibits as well as a painting demonstration, music and refreshments. The artist exhibitions include A House for all Seasons, Ambient Light Domestic interiority, Fragment House and All around the House. A lovely collaboration between Falmouth High School ceramic students and Falmouth Museums on the Green resulted in the exhibition entitled If These Houses Could Talk.
At 2:00 pm enjoy a poetry reading from the new book, Domestic Interiors and then at 3:00 pm relax to Robert Wyatt performing his favorite songs of spring on the grand piano.
A three part cooking series with Alan Zox author of this popular book will be held at Highfield Hall. Class 1 is April 2nd ; Class 2 is APril 23rd and Class 3 is May 14th
Highfield Hall Garden Programs start on May 17th from 10-11:30 am with a special lecture by Louis Raymond. His lecture is titled Plays Well with Plants: Creating a Garden of a Lifetime. Louis is a professional landscape designer located in Rhode Island and he has had his work highlighted in major publications as well as being featured on various national and local television shows.
Following the Louis Raymond lecture there is a special fund raising luncheon opportunity being offered at an elegant home in Gansett where you can view gardens especially designed by Mr Raymond. The fund raising for this special event will benefit the plantings and gardens of Highfield Hall.
On June 21st the next presentation at Highfield Hall will be held and will be given by rose expert Gretchen Ward Warren. Her presentation is titled Historic Roses of Woods Hole and she will share the remarkable history of the rambler rose varieties which were developed in Woods Hole over a century ago by Michael Walsh. She will also share historic photographs of the rose garden on the Fay estate in Woods Hole where Michael Walsh was the Head Gardener.
Master chefs teach at Highfield Hall this spring for the sixth year running. During the months of April through June, a number of local and not so local chefs will be on hand at Highfield, teaching the art of cooking.
One of the exciting offerings is with Personal Chef, Alan Zox. Allen’s recipes will focus on vegetables and are very much in sync with America’s growing interest in learning to eat less meat. This is a three-part series or you can opt to register for a single class. The classes include demonstrations, tastings and product information. You will learn how to make featured recipes from the award winning cookbook, Jerusalem . Classes are held at 3 PM on April 2, April 23, and May 14.
Highfield is thrilled to have Chef Jean-Jacques Paimblanc demonstrate some of his favorite dishes on April 6 at 1 PM. Chef Paimblanc is a founder of the certificate program in the culinary arts at Boston University along with Julia Child and Jacques Pepin.
Join admirers of Chef Frederic Feufeu for a delectable experience. Chef Feufeu is the owner of Blue, an award winning restaurant in Mashpee Commons just a 20 minute drive from Falmouth. This April 27th at 1 pm will mark Chef Feufue’s sixth teaching appearance at Highfield.
During June there are three offerings with different experts in the Seafood Specialties Series.
On Sunday, June 1st at 3 pm a Seafood Specialties Series will be conducted. Linda Depres will be your teacher. Linda spent 40 years in our own Woods Hole at the National Marie Fisheries Service as a fishery biologist. She will provide you with insight into how to choose the seafood you purchase and answer any questions you might have on the art of cooking with fish. This class includes wine tastings along with the seafood offerings.
Come to cook on June 8th at 3 pm with Elaine and Karin Tammi who have shared their extensive experience in the cookbook Scallops. The class will provide instruction, tastings and a wine pairing focused on all you need to know about preparing and cooking scallops.
The third in the Seafood Specialties Series will be held on June 15th at 3 pm with David Shahzade the owner of Falmouth Fish, a highly regarded local fish market in Falmouth for over 25 years. This class will include seafood and wine tasting and David will talk about endangered species and local seafood.
For more information or to register for any of these foodie events please click here.
Holidays at Highfield Hall once again showcases incredible holiday decor in the beautiful historic Beebe family home in Falmouth. This lovelingly restored 1878 home of the Beebe family has been transformed into a wonderland where top decorators and designers have clamored to showcase their talents in the elegant halls and rooms of Highfield Hall.
For a nominal five dollar admission for adults (children free) you can tour Highfield Hall and learn about its history while getting holiday decorating ideas. A gift gallery will also be featured at this event and will contain items ranging from Hostess gifts & crafts to a wreath sale. In the new Highfield, reading room. the any soldier project will be featured. A tea shop will be part of the festivities with homemade goodies and the brand-new “Highfield Blend” tea.
Some of this year’s special exhibits will include Bill Hendel’s impressive international crèche collection, a Victorian Regina music box with numerous musical desks, a re-creation of a Victorian Christmas parlor and Salley Mavor’s Pocketful of Posies Christmas tree and dollhouse. Just around the corner from The Captain’s Manor Inn this is a favorite place to visit not just during the holidays but all year long!
For more information go to: http://www.highfieldhall.org/event/the-holidays-at-highfield/