Events & Happenings

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Week of March 26, 2017
Mon Mar 27

There will be no seminars today

12:00 PM

Tue Mar 28

Polar Ice Sheet Variability over the Last 8 Myr from Cosmogenic Nuclides in Marine Sediment

1:30 PM • Clark 507
Jeremy Shakun, Boston College

Sponsor: MC&G Department

There will be no Geodynamics seminar today

1:30 PM

Momentum Transfer in the Arctic Marginal Ice Zone

3:05 PM • Clark 507
Sylvia Cole, WHOI

Sponsor: Physical Oceanography Department

Wed Mar 29

Treading Lightly in the Deep-Sea: Targeted Technologies to Reduce Light and Noise from Exploration Platforms

12:15 PM • Smith Conference Room
Brennan Phillips, Harvard University

Sponsor: AOP&E Department

Thu Mar 30

There will be no Biology Department seminar today

12:00 PM

Fri Mar 31

There will be no seminars today

12:00 PM

Other Events and Notes of Interest

PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: November 17

Presents of the video “Ghosts of Stonehenge” on Friday, November 17, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., in Woods Hole. Archaeologists have uncovered provocative new clues about Stonehenge and the culture that drove its construction. Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: November 24

There will be no Peanut Butter Club presentation on November 24.

WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Week of November 13

The library is beginning a new season of “Knitting at the Library.” This event takes place twice a month, on the first and third Thursdays, from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., throughout the winter. Rather than a class, this is a group of people who like to knit, sitting together and knitting. However, all skill levels are welcome. People will be happy to interrupt their own projects to coach others. It is a nurturing environment, in the time-honored manner of neighborliness and encouragement. New participants are welcome to stop in and “try it out.” The library is excited to announce a new collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent nonfiction film series on PBS. POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues. The first film “The Islands and the Whales” will be shown at the library on Monday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m. Scottish filmmaker Mike Day turns his lens on the isolated North Atlantic archipelago of the Faroe Islands. The longtime hunting practices of the Faroese are threatened by dangerously high mercury levels in whales, decimated seabird populations, and anti-whaling activists. Day explores the undeniably timely tensions between the environment, health, tradition, and culture. This film is free and open to the public. Susan McQuillan, registered dietitian, health and nutrition writer, and author of “Let’s Cook,” is hosting a “Autumn Tea Party” designed to incorporate simple and healthy, kid-friendly recipe ideas that children ages two to five can help prepare at the library on Saturday, November 18 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Kids can sip on citrusy apple cider while choosing ingredients to help shape their own tea sandwiches and salad. The party ends on a sweet note with hand-rolled, no-bake, sugar-dusted pumpkin “snow cakes.” Class is limited to 10 children, so be sure to reserve a spot soon by calling the library at (508) 548-8961. All children must be accompanied by an adult. (Please note: We cannot accommodate any specific dietary restrictions, food allergies, or sensitivities; however, no peanut, soy, or seafood products will be used in this class.) The first 10 families to register will receive a free copy of “Let’s Cook,” the author’s most recent book. For more information, view the library’s website www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org or call (508) 548-8961.
 

THE WOODS HOLE FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY (WHFMS): November 26

Presents “Donna Hébert & Max Cohen” on Sunday, November 26. 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.

WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Week of November 20

The library is beginning a new season of “Knitting at the Library.” This event takes place twice a month, on the first and third Thursdays, from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., throughout the winter. Rather than a class, this is a group of people who like to knit. However, all skill levels are welcome. People will be happy to interrupt their own projects to coach others. It is a nurturing environment, in the time-honored manner of neighborliness and encouragement. New participants are welcome to stop in and “try it out.” The library is honored to be the recipient of the generosity of local artisans; five of them have again donated their work to the library for a fund-raising raffle. For more than a decade, these people, who are regular library users, have supported the library in this way. Up until this year, the raffle has always been billed as “Pottery by our favorite local potters: Tessa Morgan, Ann Newbury, Anne Halpin, Hollis Engley, and Ron Geering.” However, Ron Geering, who has won national awards for his pottery, has moved on to other interests, most recently wood carving, and this time has donated an example of his new work to this year’s raffle. It is a “Gammi Stickalaus,” a creature made of twigs, standing about 15” tall, and exuding Ron’s vibrant imagination and fascination with tales of sprites and other mythical beings from the woodland. The other raffle items are all beautiful works of art in clay: Tessa’s large shallow bowl decorated with sunflowers and hens; Anne’s muted green serving bowl with an incised band near the rim; and Ann’s set of six soup bowls in a shiny glaze highlighting her masterful smooth surface and gray tones. The pieces are on exhibit at the library (and will also be represented at Woods Hole’s Renaissance Fair at the Woods Hole Community Hall) through December 6, when the drawing will be held and the winners announced. Interested people may come in to the library before then to see the items, any time the library is open, which includes all late afternoons (except Sunday) till 5:30 PM. Tickets are $2 each or $5 for three tickets. For more information, call the library at 508-548-8961 or visit the website www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org.

WHOI OCEAN SCIENCE EXHIBIT CENTER & GIFTSHOP

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