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Holidays at Highfield Hall 2015 in Falmouth MA

Holidays at Highfield is open daily from November 27-December 6, Friday-Sunday 10 am – 4 pm, Monday-Thursday 12 – 4 pm.  This holiday season, Highfield takes you around the world! Designer/stylist Sandra Cavallo has asked our decorators to incorporate elements of international holiday celebrations into their decorating themes.  Enjoy learning about traditions from the North Pole to France as you wander from room to room.  It’s a brand new Holidays at Highfield.  $5 adults / children free1904203_10154808910175344_4650617918611251039_n

Traditional highlights:

The Gift Gallery, featuring items that range from fine crafts to hostess gifts
The international crèche collection courtesy of  Bill Hendel
The Tea Shoppe serving holiday breads, gingerbread men, cookies, Highfield Holiday Tea, cider and coffee

The trains will be running all day throughout the event.

Special Music:
Throughout the event: pianist Judy Risch
Saturday, November 28 at 10:00 am: the students of Nikki Engstrom
Sunday, December 6 beginning at 10:00 am: the harp students of Cy O’Neil

Falmouth Theatre Guild members performing selections from their holiday production of
A Christmas Carol: Sunday, November 29, 1:00 pm

Santa will be on site from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on:
Friday, November 27
Saturday, November 28
Sunday, November 29
Saturday, December 5
Sunday, December 6 (please note that Santa may be late this day due to the Christmas parade!)

Culinary Director Gail Blakely and her kitchen elves will be making cookies and welcoming guests in the kitchen on:
Friday November 27
Sunday, November 29
Friday, December 4
Sunday, December 6

Highland Hall and Gardens

56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA 02540 United States

 

Day 278 Sandwich Glass Museum’s 4th Annual Glassblowers’ Christmas 2013

The holidays in Sandwich begin at the Sandwich Glass Museum on Tuesday, November 19, through Monday, December 30, when the Museum presents its 4th Annual Glassblowers’ Christmas. This is a truly magical time at the Museum.  This festive season hundreds of unique glass ornaments made by some of the region’s finest local and national glass artists will adorn Christmas Trees in the Contemporary Gallery. The visitor will be transported into a dazzling and colorful world of childhood memories.

Shoppers’ Delight – the Museum’s Open House will be on Saturday, December 7 from 9:30am to 5:00pm and includes a”Mystery Discount” and refreshments and home-made cookies!  The decorations on the Glassblowers’ trees are available for purchase as well as an array of glittering glass objects on display in the Museum Store. Please note that all objects for purchase are made by local and national artists.

 

CHRISTMAS CRECHES,  IN THE COMPANY OF ANGELS

Beginning November 19, Christmas Creches, In the Company of Angels will once again grace the Museum’s special exhibition gallery.  The focus of this year’s display is angels and their appearance in the nativity scene.

Angels or winged human figures have been subject of artists since the time of the ancient Greek and Mesopotamian civilizations.  Over the centuries, artists’ interpretations of angels often reflected their culture and religion, but the concept of a winged being remained the same.  The inclusion of angels in nativity scenes was a natural progression.  With the expansion of the creche beyond the core figures of Mary, Joseph, and the infant Jesus, artists added angels, heralding the birth of Jesus, as well as animals, shepherds and the Magi into their often complex interpretations of the nativity scene.

 

In partnership with the Cape Cod Creche Society,as well as private collectors,  the exhibition will feature the rare and exotic, with nativity scenes from around the world.  Christmas Creches, In the Company of Angels will be on display from November 19 until December 30.

Day 193 9th Biennial Woods Hole Model Boat Show 2013

The Woods Hole Historical Museum will host its ninth biennial Woods Hole Model Boat Show on Patriot’s Day weekend  Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14. About 100 model builders from throughout New England will display their crafts at multiple locations throughout Woods Hole. Models range from a few inches to six feet and celebrate boats and ships of all types, designs and vintage.  

This year’s show includes a special exhibit of U.S. Coast Guard vessels. The show also features talks by expert modelers and scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Models and model kits will be available for sale.

Exhibitors and visitors enjoy many opportunities to exchange information and stories and to renew and make new friendships with builders. For a schedule of events or to register as an exhibitor or a visitor,

Here is the schedule of events

 

SATURDAY SCHEDULE
Appraisals by Andrew Jacobson, Marine Antiques of Ipswitch, MA

People coming to the Model Boat Show may bring items for an appraisal by Andrew Jacobson,maritime appraiser from north of Boston.This includes but is not limited to model boats, maps, artifacts, paintings, antiques, anything maritime. Price is only $5 per item. The appraiser will be in the MBL Club building. Tickets for the appraisal may be bought at the same time and place as admission tickets to the Show, available at the Community Hall and the Museum. People wishing for an appraisal should note that Mr. Jacobson will only be at the Show on Saturday. For more information about Mr. Jacobson, see his website Please don’t forget to register for your appraisal when picking up your tickets.

All day Saturday Only at the MBL Club Building

 
ON THE WATER AT EEL POND

9:30 AM – R/C Racing Boats Under 40 inches.

Noon – Practice and mentoring of WH ladies fleet using chartered Soling One Meters.

1 PM – Racing of boats Over 40 inches.

PRESENTATIONS AT WOODS HOLE LIBRARY, LOWER LEVEL Noon – Antique Pond Model Restoration with Margaret-Ann Rice

Margaret-Ann Rice retired to the small village of South Dartmouth and became interested in the fine wooden sailboats in the harbor. Searching for small wooden boat models, she found and purchased sadly neglected small pond boat hulls, toys from another era. Over the last few years she has collected and restored nearly 100 small pond boats. She sells her restored boats on the internet through her website and she does custom restoration for family heirloom boats.

3 PM – Setting Models adrift in the Atlantic, tracking with GPS with Richard Baldwin

Dick will tell us the results of his program in which he builds models, in association with schools, most in Maine, and arranges to have them set adrift out in the Atlantic from ships, then tracks then with their GPS units. Several have made landfall in Europe.

 
SUNDAY SCHEDULE
ON THE WATER AT EEL POND

10 AM – Ladies Regatta using chartered S1Ms.

11 AM – Match racing between Tod Johnstone’s new Trimaran and a Wheeler.

1 PM – Demo of Bill Huizing’s Puritan

And Fun Sailing of any and everything.

PRESENTATIONS AT WOODS HOLE LIBRARY, LOWER LEVEL 11 AM – Scratch Built R/C Chesapeake Skipjack with John Stoudt

John Y. Stoudt is a retired educator, serving in the classroom for twenty five years as an industrial arts teacher and thirteen as a school district administrator.

John is a member of the American Model Yachting Association, The US Vintage Model Yacht Group as well as a number of local clubs. He serves as the Commodore of the Chester Springs Model Yacht Club, a growing club in southeast Pennsylvania.

John has been into pond boats since the late 1990s sailing in numerous states along the east coast from Maryland to Maine winning events and placing in others. He restores antique pond boats and builds others as can be seen in the exhibit. He learned how to build and repair these boats by taking courses offered at WoodenBoat School in Brooklin, Maine. Courses taught by Alan Suydam and Thom McLaughlin on building vintage 36s, vintage Marbleheads, and Skipjacks; and courses on pond sailing and sail making.

He is an avid collector and builder of RC sail boats and now has a small business, The Little Boat Builder, building and repairing boats for others. He has completed commissions that are scratch built wooden and composite boats. John makes custom brass and aluminum fittings, assembles the radio board, and makes the sails for the boats he builds.

 
1 PM – The Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, REMUS with Ben Allen, Senior Engineer, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Modelers are always fascinated with projects and developments at WHOI with underwater vehicles that seem to have similarity to model boats. The REMUS has become one of WHOI’s most useful AUV’s, taking part in research missions across the world’s oceans.

 
ALL DAY ALL WEEKEND:
Model Boat Exhibits at the following locations:

Woods Hole Historical Museum

Woods Hole Library

Woods Hole Community Hall

Old Fire Station

MBL Club

MBL Candle House

WHOI Smith Building

 

 

Admission good for both days:
$12/adult
$5/ages 6-16
Free for children under 6
$25/family

February School Winter Vacation things to do Cape Cod 2013

February school winter vacation is fast approaching! Here are some activities and events that will keep the kids busy on Cape Cod.  Check back as additional activities will be added as we learn about them!

Cape Cod Children’s Museum Feburary Vacation events

Monday –Friday 10am-3pm

A  full week of events include art classes, movies, wii party and much more

 

Green Briar Nature Center  Sandwich MA

The Green Briar Nature Center located in Sandwich MA  will be hosting several events during the February school vacation week.

Cape Cod Natural history museum vacation week!

 

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History located in Brewster MA presents the February School Vacation 2013  Animals in Action from Saturday, February 16 through Saturday, February 23.. The programs are free with Museum admission. The Museum is open to the public the whole week of February School Vacation from 11am-3pm.

Hawrich Junior theater  presents “The Giver”

HJT presents “The Giver”, February 15 – March 10. Friday evenings at 7:30 PM. Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2PM. Vacation matinees on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, February 19, 20 and 21 at 2PM.

Adapted from the Newbery Award-winning book by Lois Lowry.

 

February Vacation Day Passes  at the Comfort Inn  Hyannis

 

If you’re looking for the perfect school vacation getaway, Cape Cod is the perfect place to be! The Comfort Inn Cape Cod’s rooms can comfortably accommodate your family. During school vacation you will find there is always something to do with our schedule of games and fun activities on-site for your children to enjoy. Activities include themed breakfasts, movies, pizza party, pool games, make your own ice cream sundae, board games, and a raffle for a free night stay!!!

Day passes are available for $10 per person per day from 9am-9pm
Rooms are available for $80 per night plus tax book now http://bit.ly/V6Ikh2
Activity Schedule:
Sunday at 2:00pm – Movies
Sunday at 6:00pm – Board Games
Monday from 6:00am-10:00am – Under the Sea Breakfast
Monday at 12:00pm – Pizza Party
Monday at 5:00pm – Pool Games
Tuesday from 6:00am-10:00am – Wild Wild West Breakfast
Tuesday at 1:00pm – Board Games
Tuesday at 7:00pm – PJ & Movie Party
Wednesday from 6:00am-10:00am – Honolulu Hula Breakfast
Wednesday at 11:00am – Pool Games
Wednesday at 8:00pm – Make Your Own Sundae
Thursday from 6:00am- 10:00am – At the Zoo Breakfast
Thursday at 1:00pm – Movie
Thursday at 3:30pm – Raffle

 

February School Vacation Week  at Falmouth Art

The Cape Cod Maritime Museum in Hyannis   MA February  School Vacation events  2013

The Cape Cod Maritime Museum  located in Hyannis  MA  invites you and your families to sample their  programs on the week of February 18-22. These are walk-in programs from 11-3 each day (unless otherwise indicated) and are FREE with admission. They are designed to entertain those from grades k-8.

The Cape Cod Maritime Museum in Hyannis MA February School Vacation events 2013

The Cape Cod Maritime Museum  located in Hyannis  MA  invites you and your families to sample their  programs on the week of February 18-22. These are walk-in programs from 11-3 each day (unless otherwise indicated) and are FREE with admission. They are designed to entertain those from grades k-8.

Cape Cod Maritime Museum
135 South Street
Hyannis MA 02601

Younger siblings are welcome to enjoy the museum and the programs with help from parents! Please find the following schedule below.

Monday, Feb. 18 Scrimshaw and Shell Sailors’ Valentine:
Long ago, sailors from Cape Cod traveled around the world on trading voyages. Learn how Scrimshaw & Sailors’ Valentines came to Cape Cod in the 1800s. Make your own Scrimshaw ornament as the centerpiece of your design, then create a Sailors’ Valentine around it with colorful and organic shells on an octagon-shaped base.

Tuesday, Feb. 19 LEGO Boat Building Contest:
Work in teams, with your family or individually to design a boat, using LEGO building materials. There will be three, age-designated categories for the competition of top design. A group of expert boat builders and designers from the Cook Boat Shop will judge the contest. The prize is a CCMM family membership, and your design to keep!

Wednesday, Feb. 20 What Floats Your Boat?
All materials are provided by CCMM, however students are encouraged to bring recyclables from home. Students will learn about the different materials & designs that keep boats afloat. In teams, they will design and build their own Catboat from different recycled materials. They will then find out if their boat stays afloat on water, and will critically assess their design making modifications needed to keep it upright. Teams will experiment with various methods of power for their designs, and discover what best moves their vessel along. They will also compete in miniature boat races.

Thursday, Feb. 21 Trapped in a Weir Fish I.D. & Rubbings:
Learn about all the different fish species caught in weirs on Cape Cod. Can you identify them? Make artistic fish rubbings with synthetic squid, black sea bass, butterfish, mackerel, horseshoe crabs, Catboats & more!

Friday, Feb 19 Communication without Sound:
Have you ever seen colorful flags flying on sailboats? These are International Signal Flags, which represent letters, numbers & symbols and are flown on ships as a way of communicating with other boats. Learn how to rig up signal flags on a mast. Then figure out the letters of your name with signal flag symbols and create your own flags. Who can spell Catboat in flags?

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History Brewster MA February School Vacation events 2013

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History located in Brewster MA presents the February School Vacation 2013  Animals in Action from Saturday, February 16 through Saturday, February 23.. The programs are free with Museum admission. The Museum is open to the public the whole week of February School Vacation from 11am-3pm.

 

Free with Museum admission. Saturday 2/16 Reopening for the 2013 season
12:30 pm Turtles Gone Wild with Don Lewis
2 pm Sea Shanties with Michael Goddard

Sunday 2/17
10:45 am-2:30 pm The Inflatable Whale

Monday 2/18
1pm Creature Feature Meet our residents up close and personal. Ask our staff questions about care & feeding.

Tuesday 2/19
1 pm Cape Cod Therapy Dogs with Gina Hayes

Wednesday 2/20
1 pm Gentle Giants: The Ocean Sunfish (Mola mola) and the Basking Shark with Carol “Krill” Carson

Thursday 2/21
1 pm WILD CARE – Cape Cod’s Emergency Wildlife Clinic. Learn about rescue and rehabilitation of Cape Cod’s wildlife and how you can help. Stephanie Ellis, Executive Director

Friday 2/22
1 pm How to be a Bird Brain with Phil Kyle

Saturday 2/23 1 pm Storm Chasers with Megan O’Leary

 


Cape Cod Natural History Museum 

869 Main Street/Route 6A – Brewster, MA 02631 :

Brewster

Admission

  • Adults – $10.00
  • Seniors (65+)- $7.00
  • Ages 3-12 – $5.00
  • Under 3 free
  • MA Teachers Assoc. Member free
  • Active Duty Military & Family with current Military I.D free

April School Spring Vacation things to do Cape Cod 2012

April school spring  vacation is fast approaching! Here are some activities and events that will keep the kids busy on Cape Cod.  Check back as additional activities will be added as we learn about them!

April  School Vacation things to do Cape Cod

 Cape Cape Natural History Museum 

Brewster has a whole week of events during April Vacation week!

 

Green Briar Sandwich MA 

Family events all week long

Discovery Center Birthday Party – 14 Years Young! 

Saturday, April 14th – 10:00 to 11:00 am

 

As part of the Sandwich Reads Together! Focus on Favorites. Guest Readers will be reading their “Forever Books”… you know… the ones that you or your child read over and over – and OVER again! Local “celebrities” will share the ones they know by heart, so you can love them too! And no party would be complete without cake and ice cream! So come and PARTY! To register, simply click on the Quick Link to the right for the Sandwich Public Library or call 508-888-0625, ext. 305.

 Harwich Junior Theater Events

Babe the Pig

FRIDAYS AT 7:30PM SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS AT 2 PM SPECIAL APRIL VACATION MATINEES ARE MONDAY – FRIDAY APRIL 16, 17,18, 19  ON 20 AT 2PM

FAMILY FOLK CONCERT

with Kathleen Healy  SPECIAL APRIL VACATION MATINEES TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY AT 11:00 AM   Come join Kathleen Healy for a Family Folk Concert!  This event promises to be fun for all ages, with plenty of opportunity to sing and move along to the music.  Kathleen’s repertoire includes traditional folk music and well-known children’s songs and is topped off with several original tunes sprinkled here and there. All tickets $10.

 

Provincetown Art Association and Museum Provincetown MA

April Art Adventures with Cathy Skowron
Monday-Thursday, April 16-19, 10-Noon, $15 per day or $50 for the week
Ages 6-12

This series of classes provides a fun, supportive, and engaging environment for creativity. Work with a variety of media, inside the Museum School studios, PAAM’s galleries, and outside —utilizing each environment to inspire art-making. Activities and materials include: looking at and creating from art on display in PAAM’s galleries, drawing and painting, outdoor sketching, and collage. Take one class or sign up for the whole week.

 

Cape Cod Children’s Museum  Mashpee MA

 

Sunday, April 15 – 1:00-2:30pm
Brigadeiro Barn Workshop
Presented by Grasiela. Featuring Handmade Brazilian Truffles.
Children will be able to decorate and sample our brigadeiros (Brazilian truffles) in cups that they can eat with a spoon.
Fun and delicious!!! While supplies last! Grasiela will also have gift products available for parents to purchase and will take orders for birthday parties and Mother’s Day.

Monday, April 16 through Friday, April 20
Every Day is Earth Day!
April Vacation


February School Winter Vacation things to do Cape Cod 2012

February school winter vacation is fast approaching! Here are some activities and events that will keep the kids busy on Cape Cod.  Check back as additional activities will be added as we learn about them!

February School Vacation things to do Cape Cod
Cape Cod Rep Theater  Brewster MA

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type Play

February 20 – February 25 Monday through Saturday, 2 shows, 10 am and 1pm Indoor Theatre

Ticket Price – $10

 

Brewster Library  

The Brewster Ladies’ Library will be hosting a magic show on Tuesday, February 21 at 10:30am . Magician Greg McAdams will entertain with his hilarious comedy, magic tricks, audience participation, funny puppetry, and family-friendly jokes and gags.

The Brewster Ladies’ Library will be holding a Mardi Gras storytime event on Wednesday  February 22 at 10:30am  for the school vacation. Come celebrate Mardi Gras with a tale from New Orleans, a rousing sing-along with Cathy Hatch, and a Mardi Gras mask making craft. All ages.

Cape Cod Children’s Museum  Mashpee MA

Monday, February 20 through Friday, February 24
Celestial Cosmic Quest! 
February Vacation

Join us for an out of this world adventure into outer space where you will explore the universe and learn about how astronauts
survive in space! Dress up as your favorite astronaut and taste some space shuttle rations. Create and launch your own paper rocket. Design your very own recycled extraterrestrial creature and UFO. Join us in our Star lab and learn about the northern constellations and much more.

• 10:30am-2:00pm: Space shuttle launch station.
• 10:30am-2:00pm: Crafty cosmic creation station.
• 11:00am: Star Lab Planetarium Show

Green Briar Nature Center  Sandwich MA

The Green Briar Nature Center located in Sandwich MA  will be hosting several events during the February school vacation week.

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History 

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History located in Brewster MA presents the February School Vacation Year of the Whale program   from Saturday, February 18 through Saturday, February 25. There will be special events daily from 1-2 pm

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History Brewster MA February School Vacation events 2012

 

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History located in Brewster MA presents the February School Vacation Year of the Whale program   from Saturday, February 18 through Saturday, February 25. There will be special events daily from 1-2 pm. The programs are free with Museum admission. The Museum is open to the public the whole week of February School Vacation from 11am-3pm.

 

Saturday, February 18 Inside the Inflatable Whale
Walk into the whale.
Learn all about the whale from the inside out.
Free with admission but reservations required.

Sunday, February 19 Sea Shanties with Mike Goddard
Sing-a-longs of Cape Cod stories with guitar,
mandolin and tin whistles used on whaling ships.

Monday, February 20 Inside the Inflatable WhaleWalk into the whale.
Learn all about the whale from the inside out.
Free with admission but reservations required.

Tuesday, February 21 Whale Tales and Whimsies
with Capt. Mike Orbe

Wednesday, February 22 Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies. Jesse Mechling shares information and answers whale questions!

Thursday, February 23 Whales Tails
Flukes are like fingerprints.
Come discover why.

Friday, February 24 Do Whales Have Belly Buttons?
CCMNH whale expert Myles Marcus has a story for you!

Saturday, February 25 Cape Cod Therapy Dogs
Doggie Valentine Olympics.
Interactive fun obstacle course program.

 

Cape Cod Natural History Museum  Brewster

Admission

  • Adults – $10.00
  • Seniors (65+)- $7.00
  • Ages 3-12 – $5.00
  • Under 3 free
  • MA Teachers Assoc. Member free
  • Active Duty Military & Family with current Military I.D free

Day 83 Free Museum Day

Are you looking to go to a museum but don’t like paying the high prices for tickets! Then you should go to the Free Museum day sponsored by the Smithsonian Museums on Saturday September 24th.

 

Here are the museums on the Cape Cod that will having a free museum day.

Cahoon Museum of American Art

Cotuit

Cape Cod Museum of Art

Dennis

Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen

East Sandwich

Thornton W. Burgess Museum

Sandwich

Winslow Crocker House

Yarmouth Port

Smithsonian Magazine get the whole list of free museums in Massachusetts