Archive for November, 2010

First Sunday Estate Walk and History of the Beebe Property

November 28, 2010

December 5

Highfield Hall, 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth

508-495-1878 ext. 313


Join us on the first Sunday of each month for a special estate walk of the Beebe property. Learn about the building of Highfield Hall and its sister mansion, Tanglewood, explore the grounds and gardens, and hear about the Beebe family members who lived a lavish Victorian lifestyle during the late 19th and early 20th century.

$5 donation suggested.

Walks will not be held in the event of rain.

Reservations are encouraged, especially for groups.

Gardens Aglow at Heritage Museums and Gardens

November 28, 2010

Nov 26 – Dec 19 (WEEKENDS ONLY)

Heritage Museums and Gardens, 67 Grove St, Sandwich



5p.m. – 9p.m.

Holidays at Heritage will bring seasonal warmth and merriment during a multi-weekend event in celebration of the season. Visitors are invited to stroll the lighted paths, explore The Hart Family Maze Garden and gardens aglow with colorful holiday lights. Christmas trees decorated by community partners will adorn the J. K. Lilly III Automobile and the Art Museums will feature a gingerbread exhibit created by the area’s most creative bakers. Once again Santa will visit from the North Pole for photo opportunities in the Model T and drop-in craft activities will be offered. The antique carousel will be adorned for the season and offer a ride into holidays past. The Museum Store will be open with special gifts for everyone on your list. And the Café will offer delicious treats and a place to warm your mittens! This is a holiday celebration not to be missed! Tickets: $6/Adults, $2/Youth 4 – 12, Children 3 and Under FREE

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

November 28, 2010

December 4 – December 13

Highfield Theatre, 58 Highfield Drive, Falmouth
Fridays at 7:30p.m. – Weekends at 4:00p.m.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Barbara Robinson

DIRECTOR. . . Suzanne Lawson
STAGE MANAGER. . . Cathy Lemay
PRODUCER . . . Brian Switzer

Performance Dates: December 4 to 6 and 11 to 13
Fridays at 7:30 and Saturdays and Sundays at 4pm. 

Adult $12.00 – Senior 62+ $10.00 – Children under 18 $10.00

Tickets can be purchased by telephoning the box office 
at 866-811-4111 or 508-548-0400, through the web at

or at the box office during open hours.

Holidays-by-the-Sea Weekend 2010

November 28, 2010

December 3 – December 5

Various Locations, Falmouth
Falmouth Chamber of Commerce 508-548-8500

Falmouth Holidays-by-the-Sea Weekend 2010

Friday, December 3

Holiday Carol Sing at Nobska Lighthouse
5:30 PM
Join us for a festive seasonal sing along followed by hot chocolate and cookies.
Historic Nobska Lighthouse, Nobska Road,
Woods Hole.

Saturday, December 4

Family Pancake Breakfast & Parade Raffle
8:00AM – 10:00 AM
Morse Pond School, Jones Road, Falmouth
Face painting, Wally The Green Monster (Red Sox Mascot), parade characters and family raffle to benefit the 47th Annual Falmouth Christmas Parade. Begin your morning with a delicious breakfast, great fun and a chance to win fabulous prizes!

Seafaring Santa Sails into Falmouth
11:00 AM
Immediately following breakfast, head to the docks at Falmouth Harbor (behind the Flying Bridge Restaurant) to welcome Seafaring Santa!

Nobska Lighthouse Public Viewing
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Historic Nobska Lighthouse, Nobska Road,
Woods Hole. Santa visits at Noontime!

Annual Lighting of the Falmouth Village Green
7:00 PM 
The Falmouth Brass Choir will lead the caroling before a special visit from Santa.
People are encouraged to bring flashlights. Dress warmly.

Sunday, December 5

47th Annual Falmouth Christmas Parade
12:00 PM
Presented by the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce
Theme: A Seafaring Holiday
Parade steps off at noontime at the Falmouth Mall and proceeds down Main Street to the Village Green. Known as Southeastern Massachusetts’ largest holiday parade featuring theme decorated floats, the Hallamore Horses, marching bands, live animals, costumed characters and Santa Claus! 

13th Annual Festival of Trees

November 21, 2010

The Atwood House Museum
347 Stage Harbor Road, Chatham

Three afternoons for viewing, browsing, shopping . . .
Nov.26, 27, and Dec. 4, 1-4 p.m.

Gala Party and Silent Auction Finale
Saturday, Dec. 4 – 5 to 8 p.m.

Place bids on designer trees
Browse for decorations and Gifts
Tour historic Atwood House

Tickets at the door
$5 for one afternoon visit
Afternoons, children under 12 with an adult are free
$15 for Gala Party plus three afternoons

For more info: (508) 945-2493

Sponsors: Chatham Garden Club with Chatham Historical Society

The festivities will begin the day after Thanksgiving when visitors will have the opportunity to place silent auction bids on exquisitely decorated trees created by talented Chatham Garden Club members. All of the trees promise to be unique in design and attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase festive wreaths and smaller trees, or simply enjoy the beautifully adorned historic Atwood House Museum and Gift Shop.

The four-day Festival will begin with three afternoon dates – Nov. 27, 28, and Dec. 4 – when the Atwood House will be open from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Visitors will have the chance to preview the array of designer tabletop trees, buy handcrafted holiday boutique items or simply browse the Museum and its Gift Shop. Complimentary cider and cookies will be served.

The conclusion of the Festival of Trees will take place on Saturday evening, December 4, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at a Gala Party and Silent Auction Finale where complimentary wine and delicious hors d’oeuvres will be served.

A single-afternoon ticket costs $5 (children under 12, with an adult – free). A Festival Party ticket costs $15 which also includes entrance on all viewing days as well as admission to the silent auction.

Tickets may be purchased at the door or by contacting Margaret Martin, Chatham Historical Society, 508-945-2493. For more information, call Bette Hahner, chairwoman, 508-945-9962. All proceeds will benefit local scholarships, town beautification projects, and historic preservation and education outreach programs offered by the Chatham Historical Society.

MBL Holiday Bazaar

November 21, 2010

December 2

MBL Swope Center, 5 North Street, Woods Hole
10a.m. – 3p.m.

Marine Biological Laboratory to Host Holiday Bazaar 

The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) will sponsor its annual Holiday Bazaar on Thursday, December 2 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM in the MBL’s Swope Center, 5 North Street, Woods Hole. The event, sponsored by the MBL Activities Committee, is free and open to the public.

Spend a relaxed day of holiday shopping at the MBL! The bazaar will feature one-of-a-kind treasures including jewelry, knitted items, and pottery from talented artisans and crafters. Shoppers can also take advantage of holiday sales on sea-inspired clothing, books, toys, and more at the MBL Associates Gift Shop, located at 100 Water Street, or take a break with pastries, coffee, and lunch (available for a fee) at Café Swope.

In conjunction with the holiday bazaar, the MBL is pleased to offer free, guided tours of the laboratory on December 2. Guests will learn about MBL history and get up close with marine organisms vital to our research. 

Tours offered at 1:00 and 2:00 PM, space is limited, pre-registration required. Call 508-289-7423 to make a reservation.

On street, metered parking available on Water, MBL, and North Streets, located near the Swope Center.

The Holidays at Highfield

November 21, 2010

November 26 – November 28

Highfield Hall, 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth. 10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
The Holidays at Highfield 

View the elegant rooms of Highfield Hall in all of their holiday finery decorated by local florists and designers. An international crèche collection will be on display, an exhibition of small art works for sale, and a holiday boutique. A family-fun event, with musical performances and refreshments. Detailed information at (508) 495-1878.

November 26, 27 & 28 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
December 3, 4 & 5, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm 

Admission is $5 at the door

Special Evening Hours
Friday, December 3 from 5:00 to 7:30 pm
Adult refreshments and caroling 
$10 donation at door.
Information at 
or by calling 508-495-1878, ext. 308.

Bourne Bridge Roadwork Update

November 21, 2010

The Bourne Bridge road work has finished!!  Commuters can enjoy a stress free drive over the freshly paved Bourne Bridge! Come over the bridge and visit us at InnSeason Resorts!

Bourne Bridge Alerts- Phase 3 of Work to Begin November 15

November 14, 2010

November 10 – Bourne Bridge Phase 3 paving set to begin on Monday morning Nov. 15, continue through Nov. 17

Motorists encouraged to seek alternate routes during paving

CONCORD, Mass. – Paving operations for Phase 3 on the Bourne Bridge spanning the Cape Cod Canal in Bourne, Mass., are scheduled to start on Monday, Nov. 15 in the morning, weather permitting, and continue through Wednesday, Nov. 17, as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues deck repairs and paving of the bridge, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District officials.

While travel over the Bourne Bridge is currently restricted to ONE LANE IN EACH DIRECTION, motorists can expect additional delays associated with the planned paving operations through this period. State and local police will be on duty at all times work is being performed to assist the motoring public.

To avoid delays, motorists might want to consider using alternate routes or adjusting travel times during the paving operations. Work will consist of removal of the existing waterproofing and pavement to the bridge deck, and the reinstallation of pavement/waterproofing. These pavement/waterproofing repairs are essential to protecting the underlying steel/concrete grid deck in order to maintain the structural integrity and safety of the bridge.

If bridge work progresses without serious weather delays or construction issues the Corps anticipates completing the Bourne Bridge project in time to fully open the bridge to four-lane traffic for the Thanksgiving Day holiday weekend.

Message boards will keep motorists advised of work efforts. Also, fixed signage will alert motorists to the bridge work and associated travel restrictions. In addition, the Cape Cod Canal website ( will inform motorists of the bridge work. At that site the public can sign up to be notified by email for bridge alert updates.

Old Mother West Wind’s Christmas Craft Fair

November 14, 2010

November 20 at 10a.m. – 4p.m.

Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen, 6 Discovery Hill Rd, East Sandwich



As the Thornton W. Burgess Society celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the publication of Thornton Burgess’ first children’s book, Old Mother West Wind, all are invited to come and find something special for the holidays among quality, handmade gifts and decorations for home and tree. Two beautiful handmade quilts are also on raffle. Talented volunteers have worked all year to create wonderfully unique items for this important fund raiser to benefit the environmental education programs of the Burgess Society. Chowder, chili and home baked goods are also available. Admission to the fair is free.