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Public Event: Woods Hole Science Stroll

Saturday, August 12, 2017 • 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Water Street, Woods Hole, MA

Public Event: Life without Sunlight at Deep-sea Hot Springs

Sunday, August 27, 2017 • 6-8 p.m.
Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA

Sponsored by the Elisabeth and Henry A. Morss, Jr., Colloquia Endowed Fund

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Other Events and Notes of Interest

PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: August 11

Presents the the video “Holocaust Escape Tunnel” on Friday, August 11, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., in Woods Hole. The Lithuanian city of Vilna, known also as the “Jerusalem of the North,” was one of the most important Jewish centers in the world until World War II, when the Nazis murdered about 95% of its Jewish population. Now, an international team of archaeologists is excavating the remains of its Great Synagogue and searching for a lost escape tunnel dug by Jewish prisoners inside a Nazi execution site. Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: August 18

Presents the the video “Treasures of the Earth: Power” on Friday, August 18, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., in Woods Hole. Drill underground to see the treasures that power our world—today and into the future. Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

WOODS HOLE SCIENCE STROLL: August 12

The nonprofit organizations of Woods Hole have joined together to host a free public day of interactive science along Water Street on Saturday, August 12, from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Explore science on the streets of Woods Hole and get an up close view of a working research vessel and a Coast Guard rescue boat. See ocean robots, explore science displays, animal touch tanks, and hands-on activities. Fun for the whole family! Reservations are needed for the ship tour of the Research Vessel Atlantis – reserve your space at www.woodsholesciencestroll.org. Limited off-street parking is available, so the organizers encourage people to ride their bikes or take the WHOOSH trolley to Woods Hole Village. Visit www.woodsholesciencestroll.org.

SUMMER WALKING TOURS AT WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION:

During July and August, knowledgeable WHOI volunteers guide visitors on free walking tours through the WHOI dock area and other restricted village facilities. Tours are offered at 10:30 a.m., and 1:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. Reservations are required. To reserve your spot, please visit http://www.whoi.edu/main/summer-walking-tours.

CONTRA AND FOLKDANCING:

With live music by the Woods Hole Folk Orchestra and a Dance Leader happens the first Saturday of every month from 8-11 p.m., all year round in the Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street in Woods Hole. Admission is $10, kids half price. All are welcome. For information, call the Armstrongs at (508) 548-6661.

INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING: September 6

Is held the first Wednesday of each month at the Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street, Woods Hole. The next one will be Wednesday, September 6, from 7-10 p.m. All ages & levels are welcome. Admission is $5 for adults. Children are free. For more information, call (508) 540-8950.

SPLASH LAB AT THE OCEAN SCIENCE EXHIBIT CENTER

Hands-on activities for kids using water, and fun for kids of all ages – at the Ocean Science Exhibit Center, located at 15 School Street in Woods Hole. Splash Lab will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. No reservations necessary. For more information, call (508) 289-2663.

2017 SUMMER TALKS ON THE MIDDLE EAST: August 13

The next talk titled “The United States and the Gulf” by Susan Ziadeh, will be held on August 13, at 5:00 p.m., at the Church of the Messiah, 22 Church Street, Woods Hole.  The talks are free and open to the public.  Donations are appreciated. Sponsored by the Committee for Peace & Justice in the Middle East.

FRIENDS OF NOBSKA LIGHTHOUSE

Twenty-eight artists have donated their time and talents to do amazing artwork on 24" tall wooden lighthouses to support “The Friends of Nobska” restoration efforts at Nobska Lighthouse. The little lighthouses have been traveling in Falmouth all summer. See them in person at Martha's Vineyard Saving Bank in Woods Hole until August 18 – then at the keepers house in conjunction with the open tower tours August 22, 24, 29, and 31, from 10:00 a.m. - noon. Meanwhile the lighthouse tower is open for tours Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10:00 a.m. - noon through August, weather permitting.

WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY

B J Atwood-Fukuda returns to the library on Monday, August 14, at 7:30 p.m., to read from her long-running series Trainwreck. Thelast talk in the 2017 Lassalle Dance Series will be Tuesday, August 15, at 7:30 p.m. The world-renowned dance company Ragamala will trek over from their residency at “The Yard” on Martha’s Vineyard to tell people on the mainland about their work. The library is preparing for its big summer book sale, to be held on Saturday, August 19, from 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The sale will include lots of gardening, craft, and cookery books, as well as recent handsome children’s books. A new collection of bird books and coffee table art books will be featured. As always, prices are very reasonable, with a standard of $2 for hard-backs and $1 for large paper-backs. Special books will have special, slightly higher prices. After opening day, the sale will continue until Labor Day, only during the library’s regular open hours. See the website www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org for more details. These programs are free and open to the public

WHOI OCEAN SCIENCE EXHIBIT CENTER & GIFTSHOP

Located at 15 School Street, Woods Hole, is open Monday – Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For more information, call (508) 289-2663. WHOI merchandise is available year-round by visiting our online store at http://shop.whoi.edu/.