Calendar

Jan
25
Sat
A Toast to Robert Burns
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Nancy’s traditional ‘A Toast to Robert Burns’ dinner is on this SATURDAY, JANUARY 25TH 6PM-9PM! Come join us for a specialty Scottish dinner menu designed by Nancy and paired with a nice selection of scotch(s), and the best hosts in town!

Reservations are REQUIRED so please call the cafe at 978-897-3934 and leave a message (the staff will call back to confirm your reservation.) Don’t miss out on this one – it’s one of Nancy’s specialty events that is looked forward to all year!

Robert Burns was born in 1759, in Alloway, Scotland, to William and Agnes Brown Burnes. Burns was a tenant farmer. However, toward the end of his life he became an excise collector in Dumfries, where he died in 1796; throughout his life he was also a practicing poet. One might say that Burns remains the national poet of Scotland because Scottish literature ceased with him, thereafter yielding poetry in English or in Anglo-Scots or in imitations of Burns.

His poetry recorded and celebrated aspects of farm life, regional experience, traditional culture, class culture and distinctions, and religious practice. He is considered the national poet of Scotland. And his humble, agricultural background made him in some ways a spokesperson for every Scot, especially the poor and disenfranchised. He was aware of humanity’s unequal condition and wrote of it and of his hope for a better world of equality throughout his life in epistle, poem, and song—perhaps most eloquently in the recurring comparison of rich and poor in the song “For A’ That and A’ That,” which resoundingly affirms the humanity of the honest, hard-working, poor, man: “The Honest man, though e’er sae poor, / Is king o’ men for a’ that.”

Burns, however, has been viewed alternately as the beginning of another literary tradition: he is often called a pre-Romantic poet for his sensitivity to nature, his high valuation of feeling and emotion, his spontaneity, his fierce stance for freedom and against authority, his individualism, and his antiquarian interest in old songs and legends. Learn more about Robert Burns here: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/robert-burns

Jan
26
Sun
Wildlife Photographer by Local Talented Teen Martin Culpepper
Jan 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Wildlife Photographer by Local Talented Teen
Artist Name: Martin Culpepper
Artist Reception: Sunday, Jan. 26th at 3pm (Martin will perform live music for the reception also).

Martin is sixteen years old and an aspiring wildlife photographer. As a Junior in H.S. he now has his goals set on majoring in Biology at college, hopefully near Wyoming to take advantage of the wildlife in the Yellowstone area. Martin admits to being obsessed with learning about wildlife since his earliest memory and typically spends hours a week walking through local woods and beaches looking for his favorite subjects including bears, owls, raptors, song birds, water birds, moose, deer, weasels, foxes and marine life. Although Wyoming is his favorite place, Martin was fortunate enough to travel to Alaska with his parents this past summer and captured coastal brown bears living off the shore to add to his collection. Martin was recently a finalist in National Geographic Student Expeditions 2019 photo contest.

Through his photos and presentations Martin hopes to inspire people to spend more time outside and to work toward protecting nature & wildlife. In his spare time, Martin is a Boy Scout and enjoys camping, hiking, and fishing. Martin is also a musician and will be playing live music at his reception. Join us this Sunday to see, and support this talented young artist.

Learn more about Martin – Martin Culpepper Nature Photography on Facebook or on Instagram at martinz.photos. Contact Martin via email at culpepper.nature.photos@gmail.com.

Feb
14
Fri
Valentine’s Day Dinner
Feb 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A special Valentine’s Day menu will be available in addition to our weekly dinner menu.  There’s something for everyone!

Feb
15
Sat
Valentine’s Day Dinner
Feb 15 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A special Valentine’s Day menu will be available in addition to our weekly dinner menu.  There’s something for everyone!

Feb
21
Fri
Open
Feb 21 @ 2:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Feb
22
Sat
Open
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Feb
23
Sun
Artist’s reception
Feb 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Feb
28
Fri
Open
Feb 28 @ 2:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Feb
29
Sat
Open
Feb 29 @ 2:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Mar
6
Fri
Open
Mar 6 @ 2:00 pm – 7:30 pm