A&E Calendar 07 01 22 | Arts & Leisure

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Meetings/Talks

Hydrangea Festival: Lorraine Ballato | Highfield Hall & Gardens | Friday, July 8, 4 to 5:30 PM | Advanced master gardener, writer and speaker Lorraine Ballato will discuss this American shrub, from 18-inch container-sizes to 8-foot-tall bushes | Ms. Ballato is an instructor at the New York Botanical Garden | Members $10; nonmembers $20 | Registration required at www.highfieldhallandgardens.org | 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth

Boat-Building Talk | Woods Hole Library, lower meeting room | Friday, July 1, 7 PM | Local boat-builders Athena Aicher and Chuck Verbeck will discuss the rebuilding of a Royal Lowell clam and oyster boat built in 1967 | Open house in the adjacent community boat shop starts at 6 PM | Admission is free | 579 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole

‘Biodiversity Is the Key to Life on Earth’ | Highfield Hall & Gardens | Ballroom | Lecture series on Wednesday, July 6, 5:30 to 7 PM, and on July 20, August 10, August 24 and September 7 | Featured speaker on July 6 is Dave Remsen, director, Marine Research Services, at MBL | Mr. Remsen will discuss the unique marine biogeography of the Cape | Admission is $10 per person per lecture | 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth

History of Biological Illustration | Woods Hole Public Library | Tuesday, July 12, 8 PM | Featured speaker Julie S. Child will cover the early history of biological illustration, which dates back to the 15th century | Talk follows the library’s annual business meeting | Admission is free | 581 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole

Classes/Workshops

Drumming Through Trauma | Cotuit Center for the Arts | Led by Sam Holmstock | Ongoing on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the schoolhouse at the back of the Cotuit Center campus | Beginners are welcome. Drums are available to share | Preregistration is appreciated, but drop-ins are also welcome | 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit

Chant, Drum and Dance | St. Barnabas Episcopal Church | Wednesdays, 7 to 8 PM, through August 3 | At the labyrinth | Learn simple, prayerful chants, rhythms and movements from many traditions | Bring traditional drums (some provided) | www.dawnahammers.com | 91 Main Street, Falmouth

Members Create Day | Cultural Center of Cape Cod | Every Wednesday, from 10 AM to 2 PM | Opportunity for artists to talk, create, finish projects or start new ones as they gather in the Constantinidis Great Hall | 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth

Summer Culinary Classes at Highfield Hall & Gardens | Farm to Table with Gail Blakely and Portable Feast! Picnic ideas with Kay Benaroch, July 9; Caribbean BBQ Feast with Kay Benaroch, July 14; Bread 101 with Gail Blakely, July 16; Farm to Table Mid-Summer Bounty with Gail Blakely, July 28; A Taste of India with Kay Benaroch, August 7; Bread 102 with Gail Blakely, August 13 | Register at www.highfieldhallandgardens.org | $65 members/$75 nonmembers | 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth

Prenatal Yoga | Calm Studio | Every Tuesday 6 to 7:30 PM | All levels of pregnancy are welcome to hear talks on pregnancy-related topics | Sign up at www.calmstudiocapecod.com | 29 Simpson Lane, Falmouth

Painting Classes | Falmouth Art Center | Thursdays through July 28, 6 to 8:30 PM | Oil Painting for Beginners with Bill Noble | $165 for members; $190 for nonmembers | Visit www.falmouthartcenter.org to see more classes | 137 Gifford Street, Falmouth

Kids @ Highfield! | Highfield Hall & Gardens | Tuesdays and Thursdays in July, starts July 5, 9 to 10:30 AM | July 5, fun with French; July 7, arts and crafts with Elyse; July 12, cultural exploration; July 15 (Friday), mask-making with Sandra D; July 19, fun with French; July 21, arts and crafts with Elyse; July 26, fairy doll crafting with Barb; July 28, puppets at play with Sandra D | Admission $20 per day | Enrollment is limited | Register at www.highfieldhallandgardens.org

Plants and Pollinators Summer Reading Program | Woods Hole Public Library | Wednesday, July 6, 10:30 AM; continuing each Wednesday at the same time through summer | Storytime for preschoolers will kick off the program | Garden-themed events will continue with seed-planting using zinnia seeds, soil and pots provided by the library | The program is free | More info at www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org or call 508 548 8961

Exhibits

‘Capturing Turbulence and Tranquility’ | Sandwich Public Library | Solo exhibition of artist Jeanne Bridges | This exhibition is a collaboration between the Sandwich library and the Sandwich Arts Alliance | 142 Main Street

Ric Howard: ‘Red, White and Blue’ | Cape Cod Museum of Art | Through July 4 | Open Wednesdays through Saturdays, 10 AM to 4 PM, and Sundays, noon to 4 PM | Admission $10 | 60 Hope Lane, Dennis

McDermott Glass Studio Celebrates 20 Years | Sandwich Glass Museum | Raised in Sagamore and Sandwich, David McDermott worked as an apprentice engraver at Pairpoint Glass and Crystal in Sandwich, working there for over 30 years. He met the love of his life, glassblower Yukimi Matsumoto, during a class at Corning Museum of Glass, and together they built a studio in Sandwich | 129 Main Street, Sandwich

‘Collectors Collecting Collections’ | Highfield Hall & Gardens | A four-part series about what propels people to engage in collecting. Through October 30 | 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth

‘Custom Marine Installation’ | Cape Cod Museum of Natural History | Steve Swain, steel sculptor, architect, craftsman and boat captain, shows his original steely renditions of marine life | Through December 30 | Free with museum admission | 869 Main St./Route 6A, Brewster

‘A Vision of Downtown Sandwich’ | Sandwich Public Library | Exhibit during library hours | Watercolors of historic structures in Sandwich Center by Mary Smith with attached QR codes that give historic information | Presented by Sandwich Arts Alliance in cooperation with Sandwich Public Library | 142 Main Street, Sandwich

Indigenous Settlements on Cape Cod | Woods Hole Historical Museum | Tuesdays through Saturdays until early October | Exhibits on the history of Woods Hole | www.woodsholemuseum.org | 508-548-7270 | 579 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole

Annual Virtual Auction | Falmouth Art Center | Through July 8 at 9 PM | Original artwork by local artists, unique experiences and elaborate gift baskets | ARTrageous Gala: Arts Ahoy taking place outside the center on Friday, July 8, 5 to 7 PM | Visit auction at www.falmouthart.org to bid

Music/Performance/Film

Falmouth Town Band Concerts | Falmouth Music & Arts Pavilion, Bigelow Marine Park, Scranton Avenue | Thursdays, 7:30 to 9 PM | Admission is free | Bring your chair or blanket | Visit www.falmouthmass.us for more info

Surf Drive Band | Limani restaurant | Saturdays, 8 to 11 PM | No cover charge | 824 Main Street, Falmouth

Cinema & Science by the Sea | Outside Redfield Auditorium, WHOI, on the lawn | Friday, July 1, 8 PM | Screening of “Ocean,” a Disneynature documentary released in 2009 | Bring chairs or blankets; admission is free | 45 Water Street, Woods Hole

Summer Family Programming | Cotuit Center for the Arts | Tuesdays through Fridays at 10:30 AM beginning July 5 | All tickets $15; $12 for members | Shows in the outdoor performance space | Pirate Scavenger Hunt Tuesdays and Thursdays | Pitter Patter Puppets on Wednesdays | Amazing Animals Ambassadors on Fridays | Clown Alley alternating Wednesdays | To purchase tickets, visit www.artsonthecape.org or call 508-428-0669, extension 0 | 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit

‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ | Cotuit Center for the Arts | Various dates through July 8 | First production at new outdoor performance space | Based on the comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz | Tickets $30; $5 discount for members, $2 discount for seniors/veterans | Visit www.artsonthecape.org for performance dates and times

Big Band Dance Series | First Congregational Church | Saturdays 7 to 10 PM on July 30 and August 27 | Live music by Cape Cod Moonlighters Big Band | Dance instruction by Ellen Brodsky from 6:15 to 7 PM | $30 per person; ages 16 and under get in free | Light fare provided | Advance tickets at www.capecodmoonlighters.com | Tickets also available at the Fellowship Hall door | 68 Main Street, Falmouth

Killer Queen, Benefit for Independence House | Barnstable Performing Arts Center | Wednesday, July 6 | Killer Queen, the UK’s top Queen tribute band, stops on its US tour to support Independence House and Cape Cod Synagogue | Visit Killer-Queen-Cape-Cod at www.brownpapertickets.com for tickets; $45 in advance, $55 at the door | 744 West Main Street, Hyannis

Bees Deluxe Swarm the Cape | Grumpy’s Pub | Friday, July 8, 9:30 PM to 1 AM | Boston’s infamous acid blues band | 29 Locust Street, Falmouth

‘Private Lives’ | The Cape Playhouse in Dennis | Through July 2 | A comedy of romance and manners, “Private Lives,” was written by writer, actor, singer, composer and director Noël Coward | Tickets range from $45 to $80 | Tickets at www.capeplayhouse.com | 820 Main Street, Dennis

Paul Rishell & Annie Raines: American Roots & Blues | Highfield Hall & Gardens | Sunday, July 10, 4 to 6 PM | Outside under the tent with longtime blues guitarist Paul Rishell and multi-harmonicist playing Annie Raines | Admission $35 for nonmembers; $25 for members | www.highfieldhallandgardens.org

Auditions for ‘Rock of Ages’ Musical | Barnstable Comedy Club | Tuesday, July 12, and Wednesday, July 13, 4:30 to 6:30 PM | Seeking cast of nine men, eight women and ensemble players, age 18+ | Musical built around rock songs of the 1980s | Auditions to consist of singing, dancing and acting | Production runs the first three weeks of November | www.barnstablecomedyclub.org | 3171 Main Street, Route 6A, Barnstable

Frank Santorelli, Flapjack! Summer Comedy Series | Sea Crest Beach Hotel | Saturday, July 23; begins 8 PM; doors open at 7 PM | Mr. “Bada-bing, bada-boom,” known for playing Georgie the Bartender on “The Sopranos” | Tickets $30 at www.eventbrite.com | 350 Quaker Road, North Falmouth

Events

Independence Day Program | Falmouth Historical Society – Museums on the Green | July 2, 11 AM to Noon | Celebrating America’s 246th birthday | Falmouth personalities to read the Declaration of Independence and excerpts from the Frederick Douglass 1852 speech ‘What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?’ | Readers: Mary Fran Buckley, Troy Clarkson, Onjalé Scott Price, the Rev. Will Mebane | Free, open to the public | 55 Palmer Avenue, Falmouth

‘Joy4July’—Fourth of July Free Outdoor Concert | Michael K. Aselton Memorial Park, Barnstable | Monday, July 4, 8 PM | Led by Cape Symphony conductor Jung-Ho Pak, performance will blend pop, Broadway, patriotic and Americana music | Featured guests will include LaKisha Jones, an “American Idol” finalist, and Mark Kopitzke, the lead singer of the Glenn Miller Orchestra | Corner of Barnstable Road and South Street

Historical Walking Tour | Oak Grove Cemetery | Thursday, July 7, 11 AM | Select Falmouth whaling captains and the wives who accompanied them on voyages are depicted | Featured captains include Silas Gifford Baker, Silas Jones, Lewis H. Lawrence, Caleb O. Hamblin and Nehemiah P. Baker | Admission is free | Register by emailing ogcfalmouth@gmail.com or calling 508-548-7510

Arts Ahoy Annual Gala Event | Falmouth Art Center | Friday, July 8, 5 to 7 PM | Biggest fundraiser of the year, to be held outside on the grounds | Entertainment from the Rum-Soaked Crooks | Hors d’oeuvres by Roland’s Catering | Tickets $100 | Reservations at www.falmouthart.org or by calling 508-540-3304

Colorful Art Exhibit | Woodruff’s Art Center, Mashpee Commons | July 7 through August 13 | Exhibit by group of 11 artists | Opening reception on Thursday, July 7, from 5 to 6:30 PM | Admission is free

Author Reception: Colleen McKeegan | Willowbend Country Club | Sunday, July 10, at 5 PM | Ms. McKeegan is celebrating her debut novel, “The Wild One” | Suggested $10 donation goes to Mashpee Library | Cash bar | RSVP to friendsofthemashpeelibrary@gmail.com | 100 Willowbend Drive, Mashpee

Bricks and Brews | Aquatic Brewing | Wednesday, July 13, 6 to 8 PM | Joint effort of Woods Hole Public Library and Aquatic Brewing | Library provides the LEGO bricks | Building theme for the evening will be beach houses | Categories include most stable, most realistic and strangest | 661 Main Street, Falmouth

Community Art Project: Sheet Music | Woods Hole Public Library | Completed pieces on display from July 25 until early August | This year’s medium for creating art out of slightly odd materials is sheet music | Come to the library to sign up and pick up needed material | Return finished pieces by July 23 | Items are auctioned off to raise funds for the library | 581 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole

Community Health Center Golf Tournament | Pocasset Golf Club | Monday, September 12 | Twenty-second annual event to raise funds for CHC, supporting the mission of health care to all, regardless of ability to pay | Sponsorship opportunities available | Registration and lunch, late morning | Shotgun start, early afternoon | Dinner, awards, raffle, early evening | Call 508-477-5990 or email chellis@chcofcapecod.org | 24 Club House Drive, Pocasset

10 Weeks of StoryWalks at Highfield | Highfield Hall & Gardens on the ADA Garden Pathway | New story installed each Monday, ending September 5 | Admission to StoryWalk is free; donations welcome | 50 Highfield Drive, Falmouth

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