Archive for December 16th, 2011

40th Anniversary Cookbook Signing

December 16, 2011

December 17 from 10AM – 12PM

Black Dog General Store, 20 Steeple Street, Mashpee Commons, Mashpee

508-681-8952

mashpeegs@theblackdog.com
http://www.theblackdog.com

The Black Dog General Store is hosting a book signing of their 40th Anniversary Cookbook from 10:00 -12:00 pm on Saturday December 17! Co-authors Rob Douglas, CEO and Charles Esposito, Former Chef and long-time Black Dog Associate, will be on site to answer questions and sign a copy for your holiday gifts. WMVY will be broadcasting live from the store! Plus enjoy 10% Off your entire purchase (excluding sale items) when you purchase a Cookbook. This offer is valid December 17 only at out Mashpee General Store. See you there, Woof!

Woods Hole Film Festival Presents: Dinner & a Movie

December 16, 2011
The Woods Hole Film Festival winter film series Dinner & a Movie offers elegant dining with superb independent film at the Captain Kidd Restaurant 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 for reservations.   When possible, the filmmakers will attend the screening.  For more information about Dinner & a Movie, contact the Woods Hole Film Festival at (508) 495-3456 or info@woodsholefilmfestival.org
 
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16
BECOMING SANTA
Feature Documentary by Jack Sanderson and Jeff Myers|2010
 

When Christmas rolled around again after his father’s death, Jack Sanderson realized he was not looking forward to the holiday. It seemed to Jack that Christmas had become a burden. He had only two choices, avoid it entirely or dive into the deepest part of the Christmas pool. In such a commercial culture, avoiding it seemed impossible so Jack decided the best way to get through Christmas was to be the eye of the Christmas Season storm. Jack would become Santa Claus and do as many of the things Santa is asked to do as possible.

For the documentary “Becoming Santa”, director Jeff Myers followed Jack on his journey to become Santa which entailed getting a custom Santa suit from Adele Saidy of ‘Adele’s of Hollywood’, attending the ‘American Events Santa School’ taught by Susen Mesco in Denver, Colorado and then Santa jobs. Along the way, Santa Jack rides in the 57th Annual Quincy Christmas Parade, rings a bell on a street corner in New York City for Volunteers of America and appears on the Susquehanna Railroad’s ‘Polar Express’ in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.

At Mesco’s School, Jack learns that there is a lot more to being a good Santa than a great suit and an excellent ‘Ho, Ho, Ho’. Susen Mesco teaches her novice Claus’ how to answer really tough questions from children (Can you get my parents back together?), the right way to pose for pictures, how to handle screaming babies and petulant parents and proper make-up techniques for Santa.

Rachel Weinstein, at Volunteers of America, dresses Jack in their version of Santa’s suit and sends him out to the streets of New York on the coldest day of the year to ring a bell. John Stocker, a Conductor on the Susquehanna Polar Express, guides Jack through six grueling hours of Santa visits on a moving train. In Quincy, MA, Parade Organizer, George White sacrifices an unsuspecting Santa Jack to a crowd of a hundred tots and then puts him atop a fire truck in a position of dubious safety.

Wrapped around Jack’s journey into Christmas, like the red stripe around a candy cane, are interviews with professional Santas, Santa aficionados and historians who provide the fascinating little known history of Santa Claus in America and how the Civil War helped to shape the Christmas holiday as we know it today.

 

The Annual Holiday Concert at Highfield Hall: “A Civil War Christmas with the Revels Repertory Company

December 16, 2011

December 18 at 7PM

Highfield Hall, 56 Highfield Dr, Falmouth

508-495-1878 x 303

Website: www.highfieldhall.org

Many American Christmas traditions were observed during the Civil War although the day was observed with mixed emotions. Despite holiday tables set with vacant chairs, spirits lifted after dinner with dancing, recitations and singing around the piano. In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the War Between the States, join the Hutchinson Family Singers as they gather in Highfield Hall’s sumptuous parlor for a joyous remembrance of Christmas past. Special guest Jacqueline Schwab, pianist for the Ken Burns PBS documentary, The Civil War, will join the Boston Revels Repertory Company as accompanist and soloist. Tickets are $40 and should be purchased in advance at http://www.highfieldhall.org or by calling 508-495-1878, ext. 303.

 

“A Child’s Christmas in Wales” – Puppet Show

December 16, 2011

December 17 at 2pm & 4pm

Held at the Falmouth Public Library, Main St, Falmouth

508-540-6525

Website: www.woodsholetheater.org

The Woods Hole Theater Company presents the puppets of Le Theatricule Stoique (created by Edward Gorey) performing, Dylan Thomas’, “A Child’s Christmas in Wales”. Puppet master is Joe Richards. Shows will be Saturday, December 17 at 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM at the Falmouth Public Library, Hermann Foundation Meeting Room. Small children are invited to sit on a carpet in front of the puppet stage and collect the wrapped candy, which is thrown over the transom at intervals during the show. Free Admission, refreshments.

Narrators are Dan Trittle and Cleo Zani. Puppeteers are: Lafe Coppola, Tom Lyons, Haley Johnson, Gina Peters, Janet Gardner, Emma Munroe, C. J. Kemp and Lauren Johnson. This puppet show an annual event for this Woods Hole Theater Company troupe, a Christmas treat for parents and children alike. This is the fourth year this puppet show has been performed at the Falmouth Public Library. Refreshments are served after each show.

“A Child’s Christmas in Wales” is a one-act play, about 30 minutes long, with an adult looking back at Christmas when he was a child. The story is told by a narrator standing in front of the puppet stage with the action being performed by the charming finger puppets of Le Theatricule Stoique, with lots of activity, blizzards of snow, and showers of wrapped candy from time to time. The puppets are the invention of the late illustrator/playwright, Edward Gorey, whose home in Yarmouth is now a museum to his memory.

 

TGIF!

December 16, 2011

Today will be very gusty as we have a high winds weather advisory.  They predict winds could be up to 50mph!  Also we have a little surprise for everyone tomorrow- SNOW!  Yes you did read that correctly!  There will be a light mix of rain/snow so we probably won’t have any accumulation, however I think we are all ready for winter on Cape Cod!