Archive for January, 2010

Highfield Hall Presents: The Sizzle Factor

January 29, 2010

Highfield Hall, 56 Highfield Drive, off of Depot Ave, Falmouth


Each class meets on a Sunday from 1:00 to 3:00 pm and costs $29.

What is it that professional chefs do to make their food so special?  What are the cooking secrets that caterers hold dear?  How can home cooks bring the sizzle factor to their own tables?  Hosted by Gail Blakely, Personal Chef and Provisioner, and longtime Food Columnist for The Falmouth Enterprise, each class will introduce participants to local culinary experts.  The focus of these classes is to provide tips, techniques and shortcuts guaranteed to make you a better cook.  We will discuss resources, offer hints and answer frequently asked questions.  All five classes will take place on Sundays from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, and participants will be provided with recipes and “small tastes.” 

2/7: Laurie Iseman

3/7: Lisa Raffael

3/28: Heather Allen

4/11: Frederick Feufeu

You may purchase tickets on-line or call Lee Anne at 508-495-1878 x 313.  For more information on the Chefs or classes please visit the website above.

Highfield Hall Presents: Small Bites Cooking Series with Gail Blakely

January 29, 2010

Highfield Hall, 56 Highfield Drive, off of Depot Ave, Falmouth


Each class meets on a Wednesday from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.
The cost is $29 per class.

Appetizers, hors d’oeuvres, meze, dim sum, antipasti, tapas, canapés, dips and chips, and fondues.  This series of six classes is designed around creating meals where small plates of food are offered in lieu of larger, meal sized portions.  Perfect for parties or for a family on the run, small dishes have lots of practicality and appeal as we think about healthful portion sizes. 

Taught by longtime food columnist for The Falmouth Enterprise, Gail Blakely, Personal Chef and Provisioner, this course will combine both demonstrations and hands-on experience for those who so desire.  A surprise visit by a local professional chef may be included as well.  All classes run on Wednesday afternoons from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, and include recipes, menus, suggestions for wine and/or cocktails, and “small tastes.”

2/10: Asian Bites

2/24: Tapas

3/10: Canapes and Hors d’ouvres

3/31: Pastries and Soup Shots

You may purchase tickets on-line or call Lee Anne at 508-495-1878 x 313.  For more detailed information on each class please visit the website above.

There is plenty to do in the Winter in Falmouth!!!

January 25, 2010

MBL Falmouth Forum Series
January 8 – March 5
Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL Street, off of Water St, Woods Hole 508-289-7423 Website:
A series of lectures, performances, and presentations brought to you by the MBL Associates. At the Lillie Auditorium, 7:30 PM. Lectures are free and open to the public. An optional buffet dinner precedes each lecture at 6:00 pm, in the Swope Dining Room. Dinner tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance at the MBL Communications Office in Woods Hole, or at Eight Cousins Children’s Books, 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 *

“The Big Dig or The Big Pig?”
Dan McNichol, award-winning author of The Big Dig and The Roads That Built America
Moby Movie Madness FILM FESTIVAL
January 9 – March 6
Falmouth Public Library, 300 Main Street, Falmouth 508-457-2555 Website:
Moby Movie Madness! Film Festival on Saturdays at the Falmouth Public Library. FREE!
January 30 at 2:00 PM Major League (1989) 106 minute movie pays homage to Moby-Dick as a cultural icon in a humorous sub-plot. Starring Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen and Corbin Bernsen
March 6 at 1:30 PM The Sea Beast (1926) 136 minute, plus intermission. Silent screen adaptation of Moby-Dick starring John Barrymore as “Captain Ahab Cooley.” Featuring live accompaniment by silent film pianist Richard Hughes.

January 9 – February 6 Cotuit Center for The Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road, Cotuit
10:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. 508-428-0669 Website:
Monday – Saturday from 10a.m. – 5p.m.
The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod presents FIRST THINGS FIRST – A major exhibition of 55 established Cape Cod artists. FIRST THINGS FIRST will feature the works of more than fifty well-known Cape Cod artists as they explore those things that are most important to them. This unique, free exhibit will introduce students of all ages to the work of established artists from Cape Cod, while encouraging their own creativity through engaging educational activities during their visit. Keeping younger arts patrons in mind, artwork will be displayed at a height of 4 feet throughout the exhibit — right at children’s eye level. A special mini-art library will be made available to all visitors, and a series of child-friendly events will be scheduled over the course of the exhibit. School groups will be welcomed to the exhibit for free for the duration of the show, and will be given docent-led tours and art instruction customized to the age of the children. FIRST THINGS FIRST is generously sponsored by Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation and supported by the Donald C. McGraw Foundation, Inc. and Cape Cod Melody Tent.

Kaleidoscope’s 18,000 Piece Community Puzzle is Back!
January 18 – March 1
Kaleidoscope Toys, 208 Main Street, Falmouth 508-548-5635
It’s Back! Our 18,000 piece puzzle by Ravensburger is back. It’s in the front window for YOU to complete. Stop in at lunchtime or anytime and take part in completing our puzzle. Private puzzle parties welcome – call us! Monday – Saturday 9:30AM – 5:30PM Sunday 10:30AM – 5:00PM Other Times by Arrangement!

Highfield Hall presents: Pas de Deux
January 29 Highfield Hall, 56 Highfield Drive, off of Depot Ave, Falmouth 508-495-1878, ext 313
Highfield Hall presents Pas de Deux Featuring The AM Duo: Jérôme Mouffe, guitar and Emil Altschuler, violin. Versatile in a plethora of styles, these two gifted performers program Spanish, tango, gypsy and contemporary works alongside classical masterpieces by Bach, Paganini, Legnani and others. Their playing combines sensuality, elegance and an addictive edginess that thrills audiences worldwide. Tickets $15