Archive for January, 2011

FALMOUTH ACADEMY COMMUNITY SERIES PRESENTS “CHALLENGES FACING THE UNITED STATES IN THE MIDDLE EAST”

January 30, 2011

February 9, 2011

Falmouth Academy, 7 Highfield Dr, off of Depot Ave, Falmouth

Tucker Clark: 508-457-9696

Website: www.falmouthacademy.org

7PM

Falmouth Academy Community Series presents the Hon. Robert H. Pelletreau who will discuss “Challenges Facing the United States in the Middle East.” February 9, 2011 at Falmouth Academy, 7:00 p.m.

Mr. Pelletreau served as Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs from 1994-1997. Previously, between 1979 and 1993, he had been U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain, to Tunisia and then to Egypt. Other assignments in his 35-year career with the Foreign Service included Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco and Syria.

All lectures are free and open to the public. For more information please visit Falmouth Academy’s Web site at  www.falmouthacademy.org.

“MOSTLY STRINGS” PERFORMANCE BY BILL BLACK & JOHN YANKEE

January 30, 2011

February 7, 2011

West Falmouth Library, 575 West Falmouth Hwy, Rte 28A, West Falmouth

508-548-4709

Website: www.westfalmouthlibrary.org

7PM

The West Falmouth Library, 575 West Falmouth Highway, will offer a “Mostly Strings” concert at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, featuring local musicians Bill Black and John Yankee. The evening will be devoted to traditional and contemporary ballads and songs performed on a variety of instruments, including banjo, octave mandolin, hammered dulcimer, piano and more.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students and will be available in advance at the library during library hours or at the door. Proceeds will benefit community events at the library and the musicians.

Mr. Black specializes in the Irish traditional genre, and has composed many dance tunes and songs that are well-regarded by traditional performers. He leads traditional sessions in Hyannis, and at the Irish Cultural Center in Canton. He is also a composer for string quartets, and under the inspiration of Tom Goux of the Greater Falmouth Mostly All-Male Men’s Chorus, where he was a charter member in choral arranging.

Mr. Yankee is the artistic director of the Falmouth Chorale, conductor of Falmouth Chamber Players Orchestra, director of music at John Wesley United Methodist Church and choral Director at Falmouth Academy. He was part of the Baltimore-based folk trio “Cross Country” which continues to do occasional reunion tours throughout the mid-Atlantic and New England. He also led the Celtic/Folk/Renaissance ensemble “Acoustic Medicine” out of Telluride, Colorado. Currently he plays with the Woods Hole Folk Orchestra and performs acoustic music both as a soloist and with colleagues. 

WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL WINTER FILM SERIES PRESENTS: DINNER & A MOVIE

January 30, 2011

February 5, 2011

Captain Kidd, 77 Water St, Woods Hole

Reservations: 508-548-8563

Website: www.woodsholefilmfestival.org

Dinner held at 5:30PM – 7PM, Screening begins at 7:30PM

The Woods Hole Film Festival Winter Film Series Dinner & a Movie returns for the 2010-11 season.  The series takes place every other Saturday from November 13, 2010 through April 30, 2011 at the Cap’n Kidd, Waterfront Dining Room. Dinner & a Movie is a great way to enjoy a night out with friends and family.  The Cap’n Kidd offers a community table as a great way to meet new people. 

The Woods Hole Film Festival 11-part winter film series “Dinner & a Movie” offers another great season of elegant dining with superb independent film at the Captain Kidd Restaurant.  Captain Kidd is located at 77 Water Street Woods Hole.  For $25 per person, select from a preset menu of sumptuous food prepared specially for the evening.  The price includes entree and movie, but does not include beverage, dessert, tax or tip.

Dinner is served from 5:30 pm – 7:00 p.m. and the screening begins at 7:30 pm.  Reservations are required.  Call (508) 548-8563 to reserve your place now as screenings sell out. 

Screenings may be postponed in case of snow, so call ahead.  Bring your friends and family.  When possible, the filmmakers will attend the screening. Woods Hole Film Festival patron discount available.  Dinner & A Movie gift certificates make great gifts. For more information about Dinner & a Movie, contact the Woods Hole Film Festival at (508) 495-3456 or info@woodsholefilmfestival.org.

Feb. 5th: THE ARISTOCRAT 

Feature Drama | 2010 | 90 min.

Set in 1989, arguably the twilight of the classic traveling salesman, against the backdrop of the crumbling semi-conductor industry, The Aristocrat tells the story of Marc Ward, a traveling salesman who, with $30,000 to fund a year figuring out what to do next, is leaving his life on the road. But not before he spends a week training his replacement, a brash young kid named Eddie Kent. Eddie will observe Marc as he navigates the day-to-day grind and the welcome interruptions of a big client, a pretty girl and an enterprising antique dealer. All of whom present Marc with a different option for his future. As is his nature, Eddie entangles himself in Marc’s relationships, helping to develop some and shatter others.

The Aristocrat tells the story of a group of people for whom everything is a product. Whether it be money, love or escape, it is inevitable that someone sweat for it or bled for it. Their only question is, “Is it what I want?”

PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S HOCKEY COMES TO CAPE COD

January 30, 2011

February 5, 2011

Hyannis Youth & Community Center, 141 Bassett Lane, Hyannis

Hyannis Youth Community Center: 508-790-6345

Website: http://www.town.barnstable.ma.us/hycc/Default.aspx

2:30PM

The Hyannis Youth & Community Center will be the center of women’s professional hockey action on February 5th as the Boston Blades – stocked with Olympic silver medal winning players – take on the women from Toronto – which has its own Olympic gold medal winning players – in a regular season match-up at 2:30PM in the Joseph P. Kennedy Memorial Skating Rink at the HYCC.  All seats are $5 for adults and $3 for girls and youth hockey players (Kids under 5 are free). Ticket sale (tickets available January 3rd) hours are Monday-Saturday 8:30 am-6:30 pm.

6TH ANNUAL OSTERVILLE CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL

January 30, 2011

February 5, 2011

Locations throughout Osterville Village

Website: www.ostervillevillage.com

10AM – 4PM

The 6th Annual Osterville Chocolate Festival, Saturday, February 5 from 10am to 4pm. Events and activities throughout Osterville including the Great Chocolate Bake Off Contest which benefits the Hyannis Food Pantry.

SheArt NETWORK’S 2ND ANNUAL VALENTINE’S ART & FINE CRAFT SALE

January 30, 2011

February 5, 2011

Old Jailhouse Tavern, 28 West Rd, Orleans

Michele Preston: 717-503-5859

Website: www.thesheartnetwork.org

10AM – 4PM

The SheArt Network proudly presents its Second Annual Valentine’s Art and Fine Craft Sale at The Old Jailhouse Tavern, 28 West Road, Orleans, MA 02653, on Saturday Feb. 5th, 2011 from 10:00am – 4:00pm, featuring the work of more than 25 Cape Cod artists, including paintings, photography, pottery, hand-crafted jewelry, cards, textile designs, knitwear, weavings, and home décor. Support local women artisans and crafters while finding unique and affordable gifts and treasures for you and your loved ones.

BURGESS’ WORLD: TOYS, ART, MEMORABILIA AND BOOKS

January 30, 2011

February – Mid April

Green Briar Nature Center, 6 Discovery Hill Rd, East Sandwich

508-888-6870

Website: www.thorntonburgess.org

Tuesday – Saturday: 10AM – 4PM

This exhibit combines all of the special exhibits created for the 100th Anniversary of “Old Mother West Wind” in 2010. Featured are some of Thornton Burgess’ most famous books along with dolls, games and original illustrations from both books and magazine stories. The exhibit reveals Burgess’ creativeness as a writer as well as his skill using his popularity to promote both business ventures and his love of animals and flowers. The exhibit runs through mid-April. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Admission is by donation.

SAMANTHA FARRELL PERFORMS AT BLEU’S SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH

January 26, 2011

Jan 30, 2011

Bleu Restaurant, 10 Market St, Mashpee Commons, Mashpee

508-539-7907

Website:

www.bleurestaurant.com

12p.m. – 3p.m.

For a limited time only Chart-Topping-Songwriter Samantha Farrell will be performing for Brunch at Bleu Restaurant! Boston born, Samantha Farrell is a sparkling young singer-songwriter who’s making the music scene stop and take note. Upon release, her new album, Luminous, shot up the charts and peaked at #7 on the national pop iTunes. It has also just been submitted by music industry veterans into the 2010 Grammy competition. Farrell was discovered by Dave Matthews Band founding member and saxophonist LeRoi Moore in Los Angeles. Moore immediately went in studio with Samantha in the summer of 2008, producing the tracks that would become Luminous. Dave Matthews Band also welcomed Samantha to join the roster at the Mile High Music Festival in Denver. Farrell’s “rootsy and soulful” voice and songwriting have impressed scores of new fans world wide, and critics alike; Relix Magazine wrote that her “. . . prodigious and undulating vocals are delivered with rare, swinging passion.” To listen to Samantha Farrell, for more info and live dates, please check out her website:

www.samanthafarrell.com

25TH ANNUAL MVY RADIO BIG CHILI CONTEST

January 26, 2011

Jan 29, 2011 (Snow Date: 1/30)

Portuguese American Club, 137 Vineyard Ave, Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard

Greg Orcutt (MVY Radio): 508-693-5000

Website:

http://www.mvyradio.com/promotions/big_chili_contest_2010.php

11a.m. – 3:30p.m.

This year the mvy radio’s Big Chili Contest celebrates 25 years of serving up the hottest, the best and the craziest chili on Martha’s Vineyard. The Island’s signature winter event supporting the Red Stocking Fund will raise the roof in 2011 at the PA Club in Oak Bluffs on Saturday January 29th, 11 am – 3:30 pm. Always a sell-out, event organizers once again expect to play to a crowd of about 1400 attendees. The traditional Mariachi Mexico Lindo band, as well as The Baha Brothers and Johnny Hoy & The Bluefish will be on hand to entertain you for the biggest bash ever. Tickets are sold out through pre-sale locations, but there will be a very limited number of tickets available at the door (arrive early!). Tickets are $30. This event for adults 21+ ONLY! There are free buses that run between the Steamship Authority in Vineyard Haven to the event and back.

22ND ANNUAL CAPE & ISLANDS ORCHID SHOW: ORCHID ODYSSEY

January 26, 2011

Jan 29 & 30, 2011

The Resort & Conference Center at Hyannis, 135 Scudder Ave, West End Rotary, Hyannis

Website:

 

www.caios.org

9a.m. – 5p.m.

Come visit this wonderful show to view these beautiful flowers. The show features many educational programs & show tours. Each day offers many programs with tips, history, growth & care instruction, and free show tours. For a guided Tour of the Exhibit area please go to the Membership Table to check on next available opportunity. All tours depart from the Membership Table. Admission is $8/single day, $12/two day pass.