Archive for February, 2010

A Sad Farewell for Italian Lovers…

February 21, 2010

We regret to inform you, that on February 15th Villagio Italian Ristorante on Main Street closed it’s doors for good.

Activities for the End of February

February 21, 2010

2-27-10: The People Who Pulled the Oars – A What’s Falmouth Reading Program

Falmouth Public Library, 300 Main Street, Falmouth

508-457-2555, ext. 6

Website: www.falmouthpubliclibrary.org

On Saturday, February 27, ethnohistorian and Nantucket native Frances Ruley Karttunen will present a talk with slides on the whaleship crew members long ignored or forgotten. She is the author of THE OTHER ISLANDERS: the People Who Pulled Nantucket’s Oars. This social history tells the stories of the lives of the whaleboat oarsmen — Wampanoag Native Americans, Azoreans, South Pacific Islanders, Asians, Cape Verdeans, and African slaves and freemen. She will illuminate the many references to the ethnic diversity on board the fictional ship PEQUOD, in Melville’s MOBY-DICK. This What’s Falmouth Reading program is offered to the public FREE of charge with generous support from the Friends of the Falmouth Public Library. To save a seat, call 508-457-2555, ext.6 or Email: info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

 

2-27-10: Woods Hole Film Festival Dinner & a Movie

Captain Kidd Restaurant, 77 Water St, Woods Hole

508-548-8563

Website: www.woodsholefilmfestival.org

5:30p.m.

Advance reservations required, call (508) 548-8563. Fee: $25 dollars per person includes choice of sumptuous meal from a special menu and film. Drinks, dessert, tax, tip not included. Dinner is served from 5:30 pm and the screening begins at 7:30 pm. 2/27/10- A SEA CHANGE by Barbara Ettinger. A Sea Change is the first documentary about ocean acidification. Chock full of scientific information, the feature-length film is also a beautiful paen to the ocean world and an intimate story of a Norwegian- American family whose heritage is bound up with the sea. (DOCUMENTARY, 85 MIN. NORWAY, USA)

 

2-27-10: Rebecca Parris

Cotuit Center For the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Rd, Route 28, Cotuit

508-428-0669

Website: www.cotuitcenterforthearts.com

8p.m.

Rebecca Parris was born in Newton, Massachusetts on December 28, 1951. She was born of a family of musicians and educators. Rebecca performed from the age of 6, mostly in musical theatre. Her parents encouraged her to pursue the study of music. She studied with world-famous vocal coach, Blair MacClosky (her uncle) and attended the Boston Conservatory. Rebecca started her professional career in music working with various top 40’s bands in the Northeast. She found that she preferred singing jazz and embarked upon a career in the jazz world. Rebecca has performed all over the world with her own groups, as well as with some of jazz’s greatest legends, including Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Terry Gibbs, David “Fathead” Newman, Norman Simmons. Harold Jones, Andy Simpkins, Gerry Wiggins, Bill Cunliffe, Red Mitchell, Buster Cooper, Nat Pierce, and many others.  Tickets are $35p/p.

 

2-28-10: 30th Annual Hyannis Marathon, Half Marathon, 10Km & Team Relay Races

Start & Finish: Scudder Ave, Hyannis

Website: www.hyannismarathon.com

10am

The course is extremely picturesque & historical along Craigville Beach, Kalus Beach, historic Hyannis Harbor, Lewis Bay, John F. Kennedy Memorial, Kennedy Family Compound, Officer Michael Aselton Memorial Park, and the charming Cape Cod villages of Hyannisport & Centerville. The course is paved and mostly flat and gentle with a few rolling areas ideal for a late winter/early spring PR. The Hyannis Marathon is a two loop course. The Hyannis Half Marathon is a one loop course and the 10Km course is a loop course that runs along the Half Marathon course. The 10Km course is not USATF certified but is fairly accurate by wheel and very fast. The course is not closed to traffic however the traffic is very light on most of the courses. The Course is well monitored by police and volunteers. Both the marathon and half marathon courses are USATF certified by Ray Nelson.

 

2-28-10: A.L.S. Family Charity Foundation “Texas Hold ‘Em Charity Poker Tournament”

Dino’s Sports Bar, 401 Nathan Ellis Hwy, Route 151, Mashpee

508-759-9696

Website: www.alsfamily.org

1:30p.m.

A “Texas Hold ‘Em Charity Poker Tournament” to raise money for the fight against Lou Gehrig’s Disease will be held at Dino’s Sports Bar at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 28, 2010. Players may register the day of the event at 1:30 p.m. The tournament is open to players age 21 and up, and a $50 cash donation per player is required. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and prizes for the top ten players.

 

2-28-10: Conservatory Jazz Orchestra for Youth Concert

Historic Highfield Hall, 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth

508-540-0611

Website: www.capecodconservatory.org

3p.m.

The Conservatory Jazz Orchestra for Youth (CJOY), lead by renowned trumpeter Tony Lujan, performs at Highfield Hall on February 28.  The program includes compositions by Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Jimmy Heath, Woody Shaw, Frank Strozier and Freddie Hubbard. CJOY is comprised of bright and talented young jazz musicians from various area high schools. From brass to bass they cover jazz. The concert is a benefit fundraiser for the student orchestra. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased in advance at the Cape Cod Conservatory or on the day of the show at Highfield Hall. For ticket information call 508.540.0611.

Wine and Chocolate Tasting

February 3, 2010

Saturday, February 13th  7 to 8:30 PM

Chocolate from Ghelfi’s Candies and Wendy Koder of “Wendy Talks Wine” guides the pairing of wine and chocolate.

$25 per person or $40 per couple

Limited to 50 particiapants

Tickets are available at the Falmouth Public Library beginning Saturday Jan. 30th during library hours.

(508) 548 4709