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February 8, 2018
Thu Feb 8

Cycling of Biogenic Trace Gases in Sea Ice Influenced Habitats

12:00 PM • Redfield Auditorium
Christiane Uhlig, Alfred Wegener Institute

Sponsor: Biology Department

Other Events and Notes of Interest

PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: February 22

Celebrates Black History Month with the video “The George Washington Carver Biography” on Friday, February 22, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. George Washington Carver was an American agricultural scientist and inventor. He actively promoted alternative crops to cotton and methods to prevent soil depletion. While a professor at Tuskegee Institute, Carver developed techniques to improve soils depleted by repeated plantings of cotton. This was rescheduled from February 8. Sponsored by the WHOI Visitor Center. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: March 1

Presents part two of the video “Margaret: The Rebel Princess” on Friday, March 1, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Peek in on Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones at the start of their married life. They’re happy to ride the wave of a cultural and sexual revolution that’s transforming Britain, but a more open society may spell trouble for the monarchy. Sponsored by the WHOI Visitor Center. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

THE WOODS HOLE FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY (WHFMS): February 24

Presents “Lissa Schneckenburger & Bethany Waickman” on Sunday, February 24. Lissa Schneckenburger is a young master of traditional New England fiddling as well as a composer and singer whose voice has been called "pure and clear, full of simple emotion" by All Music Guide. She grew up in Maine, surrounded by music of many kinds, especially the sprightly New England dance tunes that combine influences from the British Isles, Ireland, and Quebec with homegrown twists. Lissa's fiddling is uplifting and lively - Folk Roots calls it "tasty and feisty" -- and her singing is gentle and evocative. She will be accompanied by Bethany Waickman, whose creative and driving rhythm guitar style has made her one of the most sought-after young accompanists in the area. Bethany joined the Lissa Schneckenburger Band in 2008 and has toured with Lissa in the US, Canada, and Europe. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $20, $17 for members – with discounts for, seniors, youth, and children. The Community Hall is handicapped accessible. There is no charge for street parking after 6:00 p.m. More information is available at www.arts-cape.com/whfolkmusic or by calling (508) 540-0320.

THE WOODS HOLE FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY (WHFMS): March 10

Presents “Joel Mabus” on Sunday, March 10. It's been a few years since Joel has been here -- eight, to be exact -- but no grass has grown under this esteemed Midwestern singer-songwriter and humorist in the meantime. A self-described maverick in the folk world, he defies easy pigeonholing. By turns he may play fiddle or mountain banjo to accompany an ancient ballad, sing a witty song about modern life, pair a Carter family song with a sweet Irish melody on guitar, swing a hot jazz number, or reach deep for commentary on finding value in today's troubled world. He has two dozen albums, the latest being "A Bird in This World" (2015), has been featured at many major festivals including Philadelphia and Vancouver, and has shared the stage with top artists from John Prine to Joan Baez. We're very pleased to welcome him back! The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $20, $17 for members – with discounts for seniors, youth, and children. The Community Hall is handicapped accessible. There is no charge for street parking after 6:00 p.m. More information is available at www.arts-cape.com/whfolkmusic or by calling (508) 540-0320.

WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Week of Feb. 18

Craft workshops for children will run on all Saturday afternoons at 2 p.m., throughout February. Registration will not be required for most of these workshops. As an additional attraction, a program of “Yoga for Kids,” also at no charge, will run immediately prior to the workshops. On Wednesday, February 20, at 1 p.m., the library will be showing a recent film featuring four of our favorite British actresses. These women, Dames Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, and Maggie Smith have been close friends for more than fifty years. In this film, they discuss their careers and reminisce about their humble beginnings in the theatre. The camera sits in on the conversation, as do we the audience, letting us feel that we too are listening to, hanging on every word, that we are in the middle of an intimate discussion. As with many of the feature films the library shows, we are not allowed to name the title of the film in our publicity, but we can give you clues. If really stumped, people may call the library at (508) 548-8961, and find out the answer. The film was released last May. It runs for 1 hour and 24 minutes. The showing at the library is free and open to the public. The series of “Winter Craft Workshops” begins at the library on Thursday, February 21, at 7 p.m., with a presentation by retired captain Steve Wagner, who will teach the participants how to make heaving lines. He will first tell the history of heaving lines and the knots that have been used through the years. The elaborate knot, basically a monkey’s fist, is used at the end of the line as a weight to carry the line as far and as accurately as possible. Interested people should call the library at (508) 548-8961 to register soon as the group will be restricted to twelve people. There will be a small material charge. Gardening classes for beginners will be held at the library on February 27 and March 13 & 27, at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call the library at (508) 548-8961.  For more information, call the library at (508) 548-8961 or visit https://woodsholepubliclibrary.org/.

WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Week of February 25

Craft workshops for children will run on all Saturday afternoons at 2 p.m., throughout February. Registration will not be required for most of these workshops. As an additional attraction, a program of “Yoga for Kids,” also at no charge, will run immediately prior to the workshops. The library will kick off its “Winter Travel Talks” with a slide presentation on Monday, February 25, at 7:30 p.m.,  by local resident Barbara Blair sharing her experience walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. Last summer she walked from north eastern Spain westward to the northwest corner at Santiago. Barbara traveled alone, so had only the company of other trekkers as they passed each other by. In ancient times, the pilgrims’ route featured overnight lodging mostly in monasteries. Barbara did indeed stay in monasteries, but also in small inns in the small towns the route traveled through. She will share pictures and stories from her experience, and all are welcome to come travel along from the comfort of our downstairs meeting room! Gardening classes for beginners will be held at the library on February 27 and March 13 & 27, at 7:30 p.m. The library continues its “Winter Travel Talks” with a presentation by Terry Rioux on Saturday, March 2, at 3:00 p.m. Fortunately for the library audience, Terry and his wife Maggie travel every year, and they have become “regular presenters” in this series. This time, Terry alone will speak about the Cayman Islands, a place they have happily visited 10 times, focusing on the animals they have seen there, both on land and under the sea. Terry will show his photographs of many of the birds, fishes, invertebrates, and lizards, including the highly invasive Green Iguana and its almost extinct cousin the Blue Iguana. “Winter Craft Workshops” continue at the library on Thursday, February 28, at 7 p.m., with a session on “Visible Mending” led by Woods Hole resident Crickett Warner. “Visible Mending” is an ancient Japanese technique which allows worn clothes to be made yet more beautiful and usable. The technique uses the methods of “borro” (mending) and “sashiko” (simple embroidery) as a creative and resourceful way to breathe new life into well-loved clothing. Old, holey jeans can be transformed into wearable works of art. Patching material will be provided by the library, as well as needles and thread. If people like to use thimbles, they should bring their own. Workshop participants should bring their own worn clothes, preferably jeans. Numbers will be limited to ten at this workshop. Those interested should call the library to register at (508) 548-8961. The library is located at 581 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole, Mass.. The workshop will be accessed through the lower entrance on the side of the building. These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at (508) 548-8961 or visit https://woodsholepubliclibrary.org/.

SEA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (SEA): February 23

As part of“Woods Hole Black History Month,” there will be a talk at SEA on Saturday, February 23 from 2-3 p.m., titled “The Diseased Ship: Examining Cape Cod’s Connections to the Slave Trade” by Meadow Hilly of the Black Box Project. SEA is located at 171 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole, Mass. This event is sponsored by the Woods Hole Black History Month Committee and is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit http://www.woodsholediversity.org/whbhmc/2019.htm.

WHOI OCEAN SCIENCE DISCOVERY CENTER & GIFTSHOP

Located at 15 School Street, Woods Hole, the center is closed January – mid-April. For more information, call (508) 289-2663. WHOI merchandise is available year-round by visiting our online store at http://shop.whoi.edu/.