Archive for November 14th, 2010

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 (http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/recreati/ccc/news/bridgealerts.htm) 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

508-888-6870

Website: www.thorntonburgess.org

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.

Falmouth Farmers Market Presents The Thanksgiving Holiday Market

November 14, 2010

November 23 at 11a.m. – 2p.m.

Peg Noonan Park, next to the Falmouth Public Library, Main St, Falmouth

Website: www.falmouthfarmersmarket.org

Holiday Market & Gift Gallery

November 14, 2010

November 23 – December 23

Falmouth Art Center, 137 Gifford St, Falmouth

508-540-3304

Website: www.falmouthart.org

Holiday Market & Gift Gallery 

Unique hand-made gifts and art that warm the heart. 

November 25 & 26, Falmouth Art Center is Closed, 
Wishing You A Happy Thanksgiving! 
December 24, 2010 – January 4, 2011
Falmouth Art Center is Closed,
Wishing You the Best of Holidays and a Happy New Year!

HOURS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
Closed Monday
Tuesday – Friday: 9am – 4pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12 Noon – 4pm

The Sea Captain’s Nutcracker

November 14, 2010

November 20 @ 2p.m. and 6:30p.m.

Tilden Arts Center, Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Rd, West Barnstable

Turning Pointe Dance Studio: 508-444-0278

Website: www.turningpointedancestudio.org

On November 20th, 2010 Turning Pointe Dance Studio of Falmouth will present The Sea Captain’s Nutcracker at the Tilden Arts Center in Barnstable at 2:00PM and 6:30PM. 

Now in it’s 8th season, 
The Sea Captain’s Nutcracker has become a Cape Cod holiday tradition. 

Originally conceived and choreographed by world class dancers Catherine Batcheller and Joseph Cipolla and directed with additional choreography by Laura Faria Sciortino of Turning Pointe Dance Studio, with set and costume designs by London stage designer Jean Marc Puissant, this production is an innovative version of the classic holiday favorite. 

Set in a Chatham Sea Captain’s home in the late 1800’s, the script, written by local authors Anne LeClaire and Donna Smith, will take us on an enchanting journey through local history and folklore invoking elements of the natural environs of Cape Cod. The heroic battle scene takes place shipboard as the ship is attacked by mooncussers off the coast of Eastham and a swift and violent storm off Monomoy Point threatens the voyage. The salty old Sea Captain replaces the traditional Drosselmeyer character. Having sailed the high seas, he returns home to Chatham bearing exotic gifts for young Clara. Audiences will be charmed by the Waltz of The Sea Grass and will thrill to the Dance of the Icy Winds. The audience will be still delighted by the original Nutcracker score composed by Tchaikovsky but only this time with a magical Cape Cod twist.

To purchase tickets and for additional information please contact 
Turning Pointe Dance Studio at (508)444-0278. 
Discounted group rates are also available
www.turningpointedancestudio.org

Tickets: $30/Reserved Seating, $20/General Admission, $15/Child or Student

MBL Falmouth Forum Series Presents “Archaeology in Deep Water”

November 14, 2010

November 19 at 7:30p.m.

Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL St, off Water St, Woods Hole

508-289-7423

Website: www.mbl.edu/events/falmouthforum/index.html

MBL Falmouth Forum Series
“Archaeology in Deep Water”
Brendan Foley, Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, WHOI

Shipwreck expert and underwater archaeologist Dr. Brendan Foley will explain his work to understand the invention of civilization by studying ancient shipwrecks at the MBL Falmouth Forum season opener Friday.

An optional buffet dinner precedes each lecture at 6:00 PM, in the Swope Dining Room. 

Dinner tickets are $30 and must be purchased in advance at 
the MBL Communications Office or at Eight Cousins Children’s Books. 
Dinner seats are limited and tickets are only available until they sell out 
or until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 16. 

All tickets are nonrefundable. 
For more information contact the MBL’s Communications Office at 508-289-7423.

Lectures are free and open to the public.

For the most up-to-date listings, visit
www.mbl.edu/events/falmouthforum/index.html