Archive for November 21st, 2010

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!