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Woods Hole Film Festival 2017

The 26th Annual Woods Hole Film Festival will take place   Saturday, July 29th 2017  to Saturday, August 5, 2017. The Woods Hole Film Festival is dedicated to presenting the best independent film from emerging filmmakers. Each summer over 8 days, the Festival will present over 130 films from around the world in the quaint village of Woods Hole and Falmouth. Filmmakers and patrons alike come to Woods Hole from around the world to see great films, meet interesting filmmakers, support our sponsors and bask in the best of summertime on Cape Cod.

Woods Hole Film Festival 2017

Tickets, passes, and info at

Tales and Anecdotes at Woods Hole Theater April 2016

Woods Hole Theater Company   presents   “Tales and Anecdotes” Two nights only!
Friday  April 8th and Saturday April  9th at 7:30 pm  at   Woods Hole Community Hall

Tales and Anecdotes at Woods Hole Theater April 2016

Come join 9 storytellers who will be sharing their unique, adventurous,
fascinating, and personal stories. You may recognize many of these
talented storytellers as local entertainers, writers, or public servants.

These folks encompass a great variety of
backgrounds and storytelling styles.

This is sure to be a hit, so don’t miss this opportunity
to see them during this limited engagement!
Tickets: $10. Reservations: 508-540-6525 or buy online 

Woods Hole Community Hall – 68 Water St, Woods Hole, MA 02543

Day 237 Woods Hole Film Festival 2013

The 22nd Woods Hole Film Festival starts on  Saturday  July 27th to August 3rd.   This year, Cape Cod  longest running film festival will showcase a record 33 feature length films along with 70 other narratives, documentaries and animated films.

Filmmakers, directors, producers and writers come from all over the world to take part in the festival held in one of the Cape Cod villages.

By the Way Home, a feature length film directed by Isaak James is about Brooke, a young woman with a story that rings true for many young Americans today.  Brooke returns home to the Cape to work in her family’s restaurant after losing her teaching job and is forced to face her past and a future she hadn’t planned for.  James, who was born and raised on Cape Cod, shot the film in the winter in Brewster, Chatham and Provincetown.

By the Way Home is screening on Monday, July 29 at  9 p.m. in MBL’s Redfield Auditorium.

Eastham-based director Joseph Laraja’s The Golden Scallop will have two screenings, 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 27 and 7 p.m. on Friday, August 2 at the Redfield Auditorium. The feature length film promises excitement and hilarity as three Cape Cod cooks vie for the Golden Scallop award in a fried seafood battle.  The movie looks like it belongs in the must see column for fans of mockumentary style comedies such as Waiting for Guffman and Drop Dead Gorgeous. Watch The Golden Scallop trailer here.

The documentary short Mass Dolphin Stranding, produced by Richard Moos follows the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) Marine Mammal Rescue and Research Team during a period in 2012 when almost 180 dolphins stranded on Cape shores.

Mass Dolphin Stranding screens on Wednesday, July 31 at 5 p.m. in the Redfield Auditorium.

Packages and Passes
Ten Ticket Package – $90.00 – BUY HERE
Ten tickets to be used any way the patron wants, 1 ticket to 10 screenings or 10 tickets to 1 screening or party only, no special events, or master classes.

Six Ticket Package – $55.00 – BUY HERE
Six ticket to be used any way the patron wants, 1 ticket to 6 screenings or 6 tickets to 1 screening or party only, no special events or master classes.

Full Festival Pass – $300.00 – BUY HERE
Full Festival Pass – reserve tickets to any screening.



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


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


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.


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.

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:
$5/ages 6-16
Free for children under 6

Day 153 The Fishermonger Cafe Restaurant in Woods Hole MA

The Fishermonger Café restaurant is a family owned and friendly staple on the water in Woods Hole. Offering a casual atmosphere, great food, friendly service and a stand-out menu. A fishmonger (fishwife for women practitioners – “wife” in this case used in its archaic meaning of “woman”) is someone who sells fish and seafood. In some countries modern supermarkets are replacing fishmongers who operate in shops or markets.

The Fishmonger cafe is a great place to catch breakfast, lunch, dinner or a few cocktails while you’re visiting Woods Hole, on your Cape Cod vacation  or while waiting for a ferry to one of the islands.  Chef Troy is committed to using only the freshest of fish, meat and produce and buying local as often as possible. Our dining room is perfect for families as well as quiet nights out for two.   This building is built on pilings which means it literally sits atop Vineyard Sound. The sunny casual ambiance keeps The Monger the authentic local hot spot of downtown Woods Hole.


With a wide variety of menu items, the main focus is still seafood, but this state of the art kitchen boasts high end dishes in addition to Cape Cod fried classics. The Cafe has specialized in fresh seafood and wholesome meals for more than a quarter century and customers flock to the tiny building to savor The Monger’s signature creations, many of which exhibit a decidedly Mediterranean flair. Open year round and serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week (during summer hours) The Fishmonger’s menu is available for private parties and catering as well. The Fishmonger staff is committed to serving the freshest of food with the finest of service.

Fish Monger Cafe

56 water st.
Woods Hole, Ma, 02543
(508) 540-5376

Day 110 American Buffalo Play in Woods Hole MA

The Woods Hole Theater company will be presenting the Tony nominated Broadway play American Buffalo over 3 weekends in March 2012.

Set in a 1970’s seedy secondhand junk shop, the story is about three inner-city petty crooks who plot to steal a valuable coin collection.   The play concerns a team of men, Don, Teach, Bob, and Fletcher (who does not appear in the play, but is referred to), who are conspiring to steal a coin collection from a wealthy man. Don, who owns a junk shop, sold a nickel to a man for much less than what it was worth. Out of revenge, he and his young gofer, Bob, plan to steal the man’s coin collection after suspecting that he went away for the weekend. Teach, an experienced and misanthropic friend of Don’s, persuades Don to release Bob from the job because of what Teach feels is inexperience and potential disloyalty, using himself and Fletcher in Bob’s place. Right before the caper is going to be carried out later that night, Bob appears at the store and attempts to sell Don a rare nickel, similar to the one Don sold. When asked where he got the nickel, Bob is evasive. He explains Fletcher’s absence by saying he was mugged and is now in a hospital, but when Don calls the hospital, Fletcher has not been admitted. Bob’s excuse is that he didn’t actually know which hospital Fletcher went to, but by this time Teach is sure that Bob is trying to trick them and in anger strikes him on the head with a metal object from the store. Shortly thereafter a call comes in from another friend of theirs corroborating the Fletcher story and naming the correct hospital, which Don calls and confirms. Don admonishes Teach for wounding Bob and orders him to get his car so they can take him to the hospital.

The original off-Broadway production won the New York Drama Critics Award for best play of 1977. The play was also nominated for two Tony Awards and Four Drama Desk Awards.  The play was also made into a movie with Dustin Hoffman and Dennis Franz in the 1990s.

The play contains profanity and violence. Not suitable for all audiences.

March 15-17, 22-24 and 29-31
Curtain 8 p.m.
Tickets: $15, half price opening night.
Reservations: 508-540-6525


Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street inWoods Hole, MA USA 02543,

Day 71 OceanQuest Oceanography Cruises in Woods Holes MA

If you are looking for a fun, interactive and maybe educational day while on the Cape, you should check out OceanQuest, Hands-On Oceanography Cruises in Woods Hole.   This adventure is perfect for kids who are curious and will keep Mom and Dad’s attention.
Cape Cod Bay

The OceanQuest field experience is based in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and takes place aboard a fully equipped and Coast Guard certified vessel. The program focuses on basic oceanography where passengers use actual research equipment and techniques. Current information is introduced concerning the chemical, physical, meteorological and biological oceanography of marine ecosystems and changes in these ecosystems that are natural and human induced. Fun activities for the kids will include pulling up lobster s as well as being named Captain of the ship.

OceanQuest is an approved  Boy Scout Counselor for several Merit Badges. Boy scouts can complete many badge requirements during a Discovery Cruise and/or Marsh Walk.  There are several girl scout badges as well.  In addition, they do welcome school trips for field trips and do have lesson plans to incorporate many science principles.


Advanced registration is highly recommended as some cruises may fill up quickly.

Summer cruises open to everyone

10:30am, 12:30pm, & 2:30pm
Saturday Cruises*
12 pm & 2 pm


Adults/Teens: $25.00
Children 4-12: $20.00
under 4: $10.00
Infants free

OceanQuest, Hands-On Oceanography Cruises & Private Charters

100 Water Street, Woods Hole Cape Cod MA

Day 57 Kids Day at Woods Hole Film Festival 2011

If you are down the Cape this weekend, you should check out the last day of the Woods  Hole Film Festival.  Saturday August 6th will be Kids Day from 2-4pm.   The third annual Kids Day at the Woods Hole Film festival features an afternoon of award-winning animated and documentary short films geared for kids of all ages hosted by Singing State Trooper Dan Clark.

Woods Hole dock

Also features singing, games, and great prizes from Disney and more.

Some of the short movie highlights include: A cat with out a name  This is a story about a cat that was born and by the time had no name; he was placed in a pet shop. But Claudiawill tell us everything. Another one includes  Iwanda don’t wanna brush is a short amination  ‘Iwanna Wanda’ stars a little girl with a non stop desire to get everything she can and more. Of course, having everything and more is not always as wonderful as you might think. We follow Wanda as she learns this lesson over and over in some very hilarious ways. I wanna Wanda is funny, lovable, human and bossy all rolled up into one very endearing young girl.

For the whole schedule and to buy tickets 20th Annual Woods Hole Film Festival | 2011

Woods Hole Science Aquarium

The Woods Hole Science Aquarium is a small public aquarium that displays approximately 140 species of marine animals found in Northeast and Middle-Atlantic U.S. waters. The aquarium is designed for self-guided tours of the main exhibits and a behind-the-scenes look at aquarium operations. Woods Hole Science Aquarium visit free

The Woods Holes Science Aquarium  is the country’s oldest marine aquarium. It is owned by the federal government and operated by NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, in partnership with the Marine Biological Laboratory. The aquarium is a federal building and admission is free; however, they  welcome donations.. This  place was designed for kids with a great seal feeding experience and the opportunity to get behind the tanks and see how the fish are cared  for

Other aquarium features include

  • Non-releaseable harbor seals
  • Animals of the Northeast and Middle Atlantic waters
  • Exhibit cases with bones, skulls, and teeth
  • Information about marine animals, marine environments, endangered species, marine science, and resource management issues
  • Touch tanks where you may find lobsters, tautogs, quahogs, horseshoe crabs, spider crabs, sea stars (starfish), and hermit crabs

Visitors are allowed behind the scenes, where they can watch the staff feed animals, clean tanks, and work on the life support systems.  A visit to the Woods Holes Science Aquarium is great activity to do while your family is visiting the Cape this summer on a rainy day.

Woods hole Science Aquarium

open 11 AM to 4 PM, Tuesday through Saturday, year-round.