Community

Community Events

Join us!

Falmouth Academy hosts a number of public events, some in partnership with other organizations, at various venues within its new Simon Center for the Arts. Join us for concerts, lectures, and presentations throughout the year. Visit our community calendar at the bottom of this page for an overview of upcoming events, and see links on the right side of this page to register/purchase tickets for upcoming events.

Due to Covid-19, all in person Falmouth Academy events have been canceled or postponed for the foreseeable future. However this year's Community Series will be available virtually. Thank you for your understanding and patience during this challenging time. 

Falmouth Academy Community Series

Falmouth Academy inaugurated the Community Series in 2001 with Atlantic correspondent Robert Kaplan. Speakers have included NPR’s Bill Littlefield; former CBS Moscow Bureau chief, Dr. Beth Knobel; and Robert H. Pelletreau, former Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs. The lectures, which celebrate community, are partially funded by the Woods Hole Foundation. This year's Community Series are pre-recorded and will be available virtually via various community television stations including FCTV, ORCTV, CC Community Media Ctr, Mashpee TV, Sandwich Community Television. It will also be available on FA’s Facebook page and YouTube Channel and linked on this page when they are available.  Information about this year's events is below.

COMMUNITY SERIES - 2020-2021

• Thursday, October 8, 2020, 7 PM
A Conversation with Author Clare Beams
Clare Beams is a former FA faculty member and author of the novel The Illness Lesson, named a New York Times Editors’ Choice selection, and the collection of short stories, We Show What We Have Learned, that won the Bard Fiction Prize and was a Kirkus Best Debut in 2016. Beams will read from her debut novel and then speak with Falmouth Academy English teacher, Monica Hough about her career and writing process. Use the links below to enjoy the show or tune into FCTV at 7 PM on October 8, 2020.

• Thursday, November 12, 2020, 7 PM
"The Butterfly Effect" with Dr. Edward Melillo
Amherst College professor of history and environmental science and FA alumnus, Dr. Edward Melillo will be interviewed by Science Department Chair and Geologist Liz Klein. They will discuss Melillo’s second book, The Butterfly Effect: Insects and the Making of the Modern World, which explores the interesting and surprising ways insects shape and sustain our modern way of life.
CS-Butterfly Effect YouTube
FA Facebook

• Thursday, December 10, 2020, 7 PM

An Evening with Robert Wyatt and George Scharr
Falmouth Academy Music Director George Scharr will team up with Steinway Artist and Smithsonian Scholar Robert Wyatt—both delightful showmen—for musical musings of the season with Scharr on Cape Cod and Wyatt in Vermont. Wyatt, one of the foremost experts on George Gershwin, will also discuss his discovery of several unpublished piano preludes of Gershwin that eventually led to his co-editing The George Gershwin Reader, published in 2004 by Oxford University Press. 

Robert Wyatt Presents

Falmouth Academy sponsors the Robert Wyatt Presents series. Steinway artist Robert Wyatt delights audiences with a rare blend of pianistic savvy and engaging storytelling that makes each performance a creative event. His recitals have garnered sterling reviews nationwide and are performed in a narrative performance format. Recent popular lectures include "The Beatles and Their Magical Mystery Tour," "Fred Astaire" and "Gershwin, By George!"

CoderDojo for kids

Cape Cod's first CoderDojo session was held at Falmouth Academy in January 2019 and returns to campus again this fall. CoderDojo is an open-source, volunteer-led movement running free coding clubs (Dojos) for children ages 7-17. Parents must be present with children during the session. Space is limited. CoderDojo is currently on hiatus during the pandemic. 

Chase the Turkey Race


The 24th Annual Chase the Turkey Race to benefit the Falmouth Service Center was held at Falmouth Academy on Thursday, November 28 at 8:30 AM.  More than $1500 was raised in 2019. Thank you to all who participated!

Information & Registration

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  • CoderDojo

    CoderDojo is currently on hiatus during the coronavirus pandemic. We will post more information about future sessions when it becomes available.
  • Community Series

    COMMUNITY SERIES - 2020-2021

    • Thursday, October 8, 2020, 7 PM
    A Conversation with Author Clare Beams
    Clare Beams is a former FA faculty member and author of the novel The Illness Lesson,named a New York Times Editors’ Choice selection, and the collection of short stories, We Show What We Have Learned, that won the Bard Fiction Prize and was a Kirkus Best Debut in 2016. Beams will read from her debut novel and then speak with Falmouth Academy English teacher, Monica Hough about her career and writing process.

    • Thursday, November 12, 2020, 7 PM
    "The Butterfly Effect" with Dr. Edward Melillo
    Amherst College professor of history and environmental science and FA alumnus, Dr. Edward Melillo will be interviewed by Science Department Chair and Geologist Liz Klein. They will discuss Melillo’s second book, The Butterfly Effect: Insects and the Making of the Modern World, which explores the interesting and surprising ways insects shape and sustain our modern way of life.

    • Thursday, December 10, 2020, 7 PM
    An Evening with Robert Wyatt and George Scharr
    Falmouth Academy Music Director George Scharr will team up with Steinway Artist and Smithsonian Scholar Robert Wyatt—both delightful showmen—for musical musings of the season with Scharr on Cape Cod and Wyatt in Vermont. Wyatt, one of the foremost experts on George Gershwin, will also discuss his discovery of several unpublished piano preludes of Gershwin that eventually led to his co-editing The George Gershwin Reader, published in 2004 by Oxford University Press. 
  • Falmouth Chorale

    Learn more about upcoming Falmouth Chorale performances and purchase tickets here.
  • Film Falmouth

    Learn about upcoming Film Falmouth screenings and purchase tickets here.


  • Robert Wyatt Presents

    The April 18th All that Jazz presentation has been postponed.
  • Skylark

    Learn more about upcoming Skylark performances at FA and purchase tickets here.

In Concert: Sons of Serendip August 2021

Join us on August 21, 2021 at 7:30 PM for a concert by Sons of Serendipa unique Billboard Charting quartet consisting of a harpist, cellist, pianist and lead vocalist. The quartet was a finalist on Season 9 of America’s Got Talent, gaining popularity by offering fresh interpretations of popular music. Since the talent competition, Sons of Serendip has toured nationally, sharing their creative and emotionally stirring arrangements and original compositions with audiences all around the country. Some notable performances include the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, as well as collaborations with Cynthia Erivo, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops.

Tickets available in the spring of 2021.

Skylark in Concert

Skylark, “the cream of the American crop” (BBC Radio 3), is a premier vocal ensemble of leading American vocal soloists, chamber musicians, and music educators. Skylark’s dramatic performances have been described as “gripping” (The Times of London), “exquisite...thrilling” (Gramophone Magazine), and “awe-inspiring” (Boston Music Intelligencer). With “some of Boston’s best singers” (Boston Globe), the voices of Skylark “can sway you softly into calm and then all but throw you across the room with sheer harmonic force” (Thought Catalog). Learn more about upcoming performances at Falmouth Academy and purchase tickets here.

Falmouth Chorale

Falmouth Chorale is comprised of 100 active singers who love singing choral music and performing at community and private events. For more information about upcoming performances at Falmouth Academy and other venues, please visit the Falmouth Chorale website.

Film Falmouth

Film Falmouth screens independent films monthly throughout the fall, winter and spring at Falmouth Academy. The series is supported in part by grants from the Cape Cod 5 Charitable Foundation Trust, the Falmouth Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. For listings and tickets, visit the Film Falmouth website or call (508) 495-3456
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