Archive for the ‘Area Activities’ Category

Dining in Falmouth – Osteria La Civetta

March 11, 2014

While everyone knows that Cape Cod is known for its seafood choices and of course lobster, some of the better known locations are often overlooked.  Over the next few blog posts, we want to introduce you to some of the best that Falmouth (and other parts of the Cape) has to offer when it comes to dining out.

Osteria La Civetta, Main Street Falmouth

Osteria La Civetta, Main Street Falmouth

Osteria La Civetta is located right on Main Street, Falmouth.  The restaurant offers lunch Wednesday through Saturday and dinner Tuesday through Sunday.  Featuring northeastern Italian food from the Emilia Romagna region, you will find yourself surrounded by dishes made from scratch and individually prepared to order.

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Priding themselves on using local and fresh ingredients, the chefs at Osteria La Civetta shop locally and use seasonal products in their dishes.  Because they cook seasonally, the menu often changes depending on the season.  Before booking a reservation, you should check the website and see what is offered on the menu.  Chances are pretty good that no matter what the season, you will find something that you love.

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In addition to great food, they offer  a very good selection of Italian wines from all regions of Italy as well as grappas and lemoncellos.  There is also a full bar offering imported beers, mixed drinks, and martinis.

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A small restaurant that offers some of the best Italian food south of the North End and north of Federal Hill is not something to be missed.  Next time you are staying in Falmouth, you should consider booking a reservation for this hidden gem on Main Street in Falmouth. Your taste buds will thank you.

St. Patrick’s Day on Cape Cod

March 3, 2014

March is known as the start of spring, the beginning of wild weather that comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, and of course, that one day where we all wear green. We all love that one day where, no matter what our heritage, we get to be Irish for a day.

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On Cape Cod, where many of us can trace our roots back to Ireland, we are no different when it comes to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.  The Cape Cod St. Patrick’s Day Parade is this Saturday, March 8, 2014.  This parade starts in South Yarmouth and ends in West Yarmouth.  While it may not be as legendary as the parade in South Boston or in Chicago, it does draw its own level of celebrity with this year’s Grand Marshal, Charlie Moore of NESN and NBC Sports.

2014 Grand Marshal - Charlie Moore

2014 Grand Marshal – Charlie Moore

With floats, bands, and all things Irish, this is a great way to come out and see what people consider to be the best things about being Irish!

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Expand Your Mind in Falmouth

February 10, 2014

One of the best perks about living in a town that has a world-renown scientific community is that often, there are great events that allow us to go and learn something new!

Whether it’s an event held by the Falmouth Museums on the Green to discuss how to research the Historical Novel that you are secretly writing or to listen to a presentation about William Butler Yeats and enjoy breakfast at the Falmouth Public Library, there is bound to be something that will pique your interest in Falmouth.

Falmouth Public Library

Falmouth Public Library

The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) often have lecture series that present topics about our oceans and studies that are being done in the area.  Often, these lectures are presented by scientists who are leaders in their field.

WHOI and MBL Buildings on Eel Pond

WHOI and MBL Buildings on Eel Pond

Falmouth is a wonderful town that boasts many diverse citizens who are more than happy to share their passions with the public.  The best thing is that most of these great events are free to the public!

The Falmouth Chamber of Commerce has a very comprehensive list of what is going on and when.  Check it out – you might be surprised to see something that interests you, whether it’s a lecture on Chopin or an event that benefits a cause that you hold near and dear to your heart, like a dog park bowling event.   These events are held throughout the year, so when you are planning your next trip to the Cape, you might want to check out the calendar and see if there’s something there that might interest you! Why not learn a little something new while you are on vacation?

Take Home a Memory of Cape Cod

February 3, 2014

Art Bars are becoming quite the rage – especially here on Cape Cod.  Whether you enjoy one of the smaller events held at a local restaurant (The British Beer Company in Falmouth has held a few Art Parties) or you head to a workshop held at one of the many art studios and centers on Cape Cod, it’s a great way to spend time with friends or loved ones and go home with more than just a memory!

The Cape Cod Art Bar, located in the Mashpee Commons, is a really fun place that offers classes, private events, and just a really good time.

They offer a calendar of events and you simply select which event you want to attend.  Once you select, you and your friends sign up either online or via phone.  They allow you to BYOB so if you would like to bring some wine or a tasty beverage, you are more than welcome to do so!

After you get there, they supply you with all the supplies and you just paint!

It’s a great way to spend time together and go home with more than just a memory of your time together.  You end up taking home a beautiful unique painting that you made yourself!

Next time you are visiting us, check out their schedule and enjoy a fun night out!

Cape Cod is a Winter Wonderland

January 24, 2014

DSC_0217There is no question….it is cold on Cape Cod. (Warmer than Boston and the suburbs to be sure…but still cold.) Today the sun is out though and everything looks beautiful. And there is plenty to do. Movies. Restaurants. Museums. And for those of you that love theater…or just a change in your routine. Come to the Cape and make time to experience The Falmouth Theatre Guild.

“The 39 Steps”
Sunday, February 02, 2014 2:00 PM
Highfield Theatre , 58 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA

Afred Hitchcock meets Monty Python in this hilarious thriller!39 steps

Show Dates: January 31, February 1-2, February 7-9
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm
Tickets: $17 reserved seating and $15 students and seniors

www.falmouththeatreguild.org

Happy Mother’s Day

May 12, 2013

MUSIC AND MORE: TRIPPING LILY

March 14, 2013

March 17

Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Lane, off Route 6A, Dennis

508-385-4477 ext. 15

Website: www.ccmoa.org

2:30p.m. – 3:30p.m.

This young quartet might be described as a string band with pop music sensibilities – or, perhaps, a cutting-edge vocal quartet with acoustic instruments. Tripping Lily features Monica Rizzio (fiddle/ukulele/piano/vocals), Alex Becrelis (mandolin/guitar/washboard-/vocals), Demetrius Becrelis (guitar/ukulele/mandolin/vocals) and Laird Boles (stringed bass). Last year, the group won two Independent Music Awards – for Best Folk Record and Best Acoustic Song. They’ve made guest appearances in pops concerts with Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra and have appeared on the Showtime series “The Big C.”Tickets: $12.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY AT LIAM MAGUIRE’S IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT

March 14, 2013

March 17

Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 273 Main Street, Falmouth

508-548-0285

Wear something green and come down for the BEST DAY OF THE YEAR at Liam’s!!! Joining us on-stage will be Danny Quinn, Bob & Kat, Rossacroo-Na-Loo and of course, Liam, Himself! There will be bagpipers here and there too… all this for only a $5 cover charge to benefit a local non-profit organization! Get here early to avoid the line- festivities begin at Noon!

YARMOUTH SPRING POTTERY MARKET

March 14, 2013

March 16 & 17

Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth
508-394-7100

Website: www.cultural-center.org

Saturday: 10a.m. – 5p.m., Sunday: 12p.m. – 4p.m.

Come join us for a show and sale of pottery from some of the finest potters on Cape Cod.

PLIMOTH PLANTATION PRESENTS: OPENING DAY

March 14, 2013

March 16

Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave, Plymouth

508-746-1622 EXT. 8365

Website: www.plimoth.org

9a.m. – 5p.m.

Parade: 9a.m.

As Plimoth Plantation opens for another season of fun, ewe and the kids are invited to join Museum staff for our annual salute to spring with a celebratory walk and “Rare Breeds Animal Parade” from the Henry Hornblower II Visitor Center to the 17th Century English Village. Join us as we escort our four-legged and feathered friends to their “home away from home” for the 2013 season. Families are encouraged to create and bring signs to carry in the parade, welcoming our animals home. This event is FREE to Museum members and is included with Museum admission. Get up close with rare breeds including goats, sheep, chickens and cows and meet our newest pack of baby animals! Admission: Adults:  $25.50, Children (6-12): $15, Seniors: $23