August Events at Highfield Hall & Gardens

August 4, 5:00pm – 6:00pm
American Air Force Clarinet Quartet
Free admission
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Come by Highfield Hall for a special evening with the Air Force Clarinet Quartet. The American Clarinet Quartet provides virtuosic and enthusiastic performances for audiences from South Carolina to Maine. Drawing on years of professional experience, these four accomplished musicians present an exciting and polished program that captivates audiences of all ages. Providing musical support for a wide variety of military and civilian functions, the group features musicians that have studied and performed at the highest levels throughout the United States. The American Clarinet Quartet ‘s diverse repertoire includes traditional classical repertoire, rousing patriotic marches, Klezmer music, Broadway, Jazz, Latin and South American music, as well as their own original arrangements. The group also excels in the educational environment, regularly reaching out to America’s young music students, offering concerts, clinics and masterclasses in clarinet chamber repertoire and instrumental technique.

As professional military musicians, The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band is dedicated to using the power of music to inspire our Air Force members and the great nation we serve, producing innovative musical programs and products, and communicating Air Force excellence throughout the Eastern Seaboard and around the globe.

August 6, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
7th Annual Bluegrass on the Lawn
Admission by free-will donation
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For the seventh year in a row, Highfield Hall will turn its front lawn blue—blue as in Bluegrass. Perennial favorite Chasing Blue, a hot young ensemble from the Berklee College of Music, will be joined this summer by The Lonely Heartstring Band. They’ll heat up this summer’s foot-stomping, family concert. Bring a picnic or let our food vendor serve up supper.

 

Lecture and Book Signing with Stefani Bittner
August 8, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Free
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Join us for a lecture and book signing with Stefani Bittner, author of The Beautiful Edible Garden and the newly released Harvest: Unexpected Projects Using Extraordinary Garden Plants. Please call to pre-register, 508-495-1878, ext. 2, free and open to the public.

In their beautifully photographed guide to growing, harvesting, and utilizing 47 unexpected plants, Stefani Bittner and Alethea Harampolis encourage gardeners to discover the surprising usefulness of petals and leaves, roots, seeds, and fruit. Stefani will present a slide presentation and demonstration of some of the great ideas in her book. Turn turmeric root into a natural dye and calamintha into lip balm. Make anise hyssop into a refreshing iced tea and turn apricots into a facial mask. Crabapple branches can be used to create stunning floral arrangements, oregano flowers to infuse vinegar, and edible chrysanthemum to liven up a salad. With the remarkable, multi-purpose plants in Harvest, there is always something for gardeners to harvest from one growing season to the next.

Highfield Hall Garden Walks & Carriage Trails
August 3, August 17,
September 7, September 21
October 5, October 19
10:00 am – 11:00 am
First and third Thursdays: April – October, weather permitting
Free with Admission
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Highfield archivist and historian, Lisa Willow Dunne, will guide your tour of the property and carriage trails, with anecdotes about the Beebe Family, the history of the mansion and Beebe Woods.

August 5, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Farm to Table Series: The Flavors of Marrakech with Lisa Walker
$49/$39 members
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Spice expert Lisa Walker recently visited Morocco’s spice market and honed her cooking skills. Lisa will share memories of her trip while teaching the best ways to use spices to add exotic flavors to your home cooking. Register online or call, 508-495-1878, ext. 2. Please contact us before registering if you have food allergies or concerns, email Jennifer or call, 508-495-1878, ext. 303. All culinary classes may have food allergens present depending on menus and availability of ingredients.

August 23, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Farm to Table Series: The Flavors of Marrakech with Lisa Walker
$49/$39 members
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Spice expert Lisa Walker recently visited Morocco’s spice market and honed her cooking skills. Lisa will share memories of her trip while teaching the best ways to use spices to add exotic flavors to your home cooking. Register on-line or call, 508-495-1878, ext. 2. Please contact us before registering if you have food allergies or concerns, email Jennifer or call, 508-495-1878, ext. 303. All culinary classes may have food allergens present depending on menus and availability of ingredients.

August 24, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Introduction to Ikebana:
The Japanese Art of Floral Design/Traditional Moribana Arrangements with Gretchen Ward Warren
$60/$55 members
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This class will begin with a short demonstration of the Ikebana form Moribana in which flowers are arranged asymmetrically in a low bowl (suiban) with water visible. A workshop will follow during which participants will create their own Moribana arrangements. Simplicity, harmony and naturalism will be emphasized using a few, basic rules. It’s fun, and anyone can do it! All materials are supplied, including pin cushion holder (kenzan), low container, and floral materials will be provided. Participants may take this home with them after the workshop.

Gretchen Ward Warren is a member of Ikebana International Chapter 65 of St. Petersburg, FL and a Certified Instructor in the Ichiyo School of Ikebana. She has conducted numerous ikebana demonstrations and workshops. Her floral arrangements have been exhibited at many garden club flowers shows, Ikebana exhibitions, and Art in Bloom at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg.

August 26, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Bread & Butter, Bread in 2 Hours, Butter in a Half
$49/$39 members
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Artisan bread baker Gail Blakely will present her newest home-baked breads—bowl breads and experiment with various toppings for these delicious loaves. You will learn to make your own butter along with flavored spreads such as maple butter and tapenade. Participants will leave with a loaf of bread made in class, plus a Pyrex bowl to make their own loaves at home. Register online or call, 508-495-1878, ext. 2.

Please contact us before registering if you have food allergies or concerns, email Jennifer or call, 508-495-1878, ext. 303. All culinary classes may have food allergens present depending on menus and availability of ingredients.

Author: Mashpee Chamber of Commerce

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