2. It will be no laughing matter for the Falmouth Farmers Market if town selectmen deny the market's application to return to its longtime Thursday home in Peg Noonan Park this summer. The matter is up for discussion at Monday's selectmen's meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. with an agenda that separates the farmers market application from other special events that are expected to be approved en masse.
3. The Falmouth School Committee holds a budget hearing Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Falmouth High School auditorium. The school district's budget is in the red and officials are considering staff cuts of more than 40 jobs, including 6 percent of the district's teachers. A video of the budget presentation can be viewed at the school district website, where you can also download the budget slideshow.
4. Tickets are on sale now for the Falmouth Theatre Guild's "The 39 Steps," which opens Friday at Highfield Theatre. Described as "Alfred Hitchcock meets Monty Python," the show plays Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. through Feb. 9. Tickets are $17, $15 for students and seniors, at falmouththeatreguild.org.
5. Friday at the Woods Hole Public Library, the Proteus Consort performs early baroque Italian chamber music by Frescobaldi, Merulo, Cima, Bassano and Fontana. Tickets to the 7:30 p.m. show are $20 and are available in advance at the Woods Hole Library, Eight Cousins Books, the Bank of Woods Hole, and at the door on the day of the performance. The concert will be held upstairs in the main room of the Library, and doors will open at 7:00 pm.
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