Weekend Planner: August 10-12
Runners, take your marks.
A busy weekend in Falmouth begins today at 10 a.m., with the MBL Artisan's Fair on Water Street in Woods Hole. More than 20 local artisans will be on hand to display their wares, representing forms as diverse as photography, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, and more. Visitors are encouraged to use the WHOOSH trolley from Falmouth, as parking in the village will be even more limited than usual. For more information on the fair, call (508) 289-7422. For trolley schedules and fees, visit www.capecodtransit.org.
Falmouth Community Television hosts a Friday Afternoon Studio Workshop beginning today from 3 to 5 p.m., and running for four consecutive Fridays. The workshop is open to members of FCTV, for whom it is free, so now is the perfect time to join one of Falmouth's most important organizations, which offers numerous classes and workshops throughout the year. The Friday workshop will teach participants basic and advanced aspects of video production, from lighting and camera work to audio production and technical direction. For more information, call (508) 457-0800, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://www.fctv.org.
On Saturday morning at 10, the Museums on the Green hosts Colonial Games, a hands-on demonstration of what early American kids did for fun. Children will be able to participate in the historical games, and maybe learn a new favorite to take home to their friends. Admission is $5. To learn more, call (508) 548-4857.
If they're not already exhausted, kids can head to Falmouth High School later on Saturday for the annual SBLI Falmouth Recreation Family Fun Run. Offering a host of short-distance races for boys and girls aged two through 14, the event includes T shirts, meals, and “fantasy finish line” photos for all registered participants, making it an annual favorite among both children and parents. Registration begins at 2:30 p.m., with the races kicking off at 3:30. For more information, call (508) 457-2567.
The Naukabout Music Festival comes to town this Saturday, rocking the Barnstable County Fairgrounds beginning at noon. Local and nationally known acts like the Ryan Montbleau Band, John Brown's Body, Dub Apocalypse, and The Dune Billy All-Stars will bring an eclectic mix of genres and styles to the festival's two stages, and event will provide a family-friendly environment all afternoon and into the evening. While you're listening to the tunes, you can sample the new Nauckabout American Pale Ale. For more, visit http://naukabout.com/wordpress/.
Music of another nature invades Coonamessett Farm from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, with the Sea Chantey Pirates' Buffet. Take in a great buffet-style dinner featuring over a dozen dishes as you listen to the rousing, sea-faring songs of the Rum Soaked Crooks and Morgan Rattler. Guests are invited to dress like pirates themselves, if the mood strikes them. The evening of food and music is $24.95 for adults, $15.95 for kids ages four through 11, which also entitles visitors to tour the beautiful grounds, and meet the farm's eclectic mix of animal inhabitants. For more information, call (508) 563-2560, email email@example.com, or visit http://www.coonamessettfarm.com/id354.html.
If classical is more your preference, you'll want to attend the J.S. Bach Cornucopia, Saturday and Sunday night from 8 to 9:30., at the Church of the Messiah in Woods Hole. Soprano Joan Kirchner and baritone Philip Lima will provide the vocal work, and instrumental pieces will be featured as well. Admission is by freewill donation. For more, call (508) 548-0625, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://www.woodsholecantata.org.
And on Sunday at 10 a.m., it's the 40th annual Falmouth Road Race. Get to Woods Hole to watch the race's start, head to Falmouth Heights to see the runners cross the finish line, or stake out your place along the seven-mile route to cheer them on as they pass. Note that there will be absolutely no parking in Woods Hole during the event, and it will likely be at a premium in downtown Falmouth as well. For the complete schedule of all race events this weekend, visit http://www.falmouthroadrace.com/race-day.