Events & Happenings
Calendar of Events
Other Events and Notes of Interest
PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: February 15
Presents the video “Margaret: The Rebel Princess” on Friday, February 15, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Learn how Princess Margaret’s life and loves reflected the social and sexual revolution that transformed the western world during the 20th century, and redefined society’s image of the modern princess. Sponsored by the WHOI Visitor Center. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.
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.
WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Week of February 11
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 Monday, February 11, at 7:30 pm, the library will be holding an event memorializing Mary Oliver and her poetry. People are invited to bring a few of their favorite Mary Oliver poems to read aloud. The evening will consist of people taking turns reading or reciting her poetry, with moments of silence in between. Local poet Eric Edwards will serve as master of ceremonies. For those who do not bring copies of the poems they want to read, books of Mary Oliver's poetry will be available at the library prior to the event. Oliver spent much of her adult life in Provincetown, so we especially claim her as “ours.” Her poetry is known for its intimate observances of the natural world and its spiritual relationships. One of our country's favorite poets, Oliver won the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 and the National Book Award in 1992. She died on January 17 at her home in Florida. Gardening classes for beginners will be held at the library on February 13 & 27 and March 13 & 27, at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call the library at (508) 548-8961. A documentary film about childhood education and the outdoors “Mother Nature’s Child” will be shown at the library on Saturday, February 16, at 3 p.m. The film will be co-sponsored by the Woods Hole Child Center, a local non-profit, cooperative preschool. The Child Center, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, has long been a great proponent of free play in the outdoors. “Mother Nature's Child” explores nature's powerful role in children's health and development. In interviews with experts and teachers in the field, this film shows the importance of unstructured time in the outdoors for children from the age of toddlers right on through to adolescents. The director and co-producers started their film-making under the tutelage of noted producer Ken Burns and have carried his excellence in documentaries forward, working on many PBS productions. The film, released in December 2010, runs 57 minutes. The film is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at (508) 548-8961 or visit https://woodsholepubliclibrary.org/.
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.
SEA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (SEA)
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.
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/.
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/.