Events & Happenings
Calendar of Events
There will be no seminars today
There will be no seminars today
Other Events and Notes of Interest
PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: March 22
Presents the video “The Scorpion Tower” on Friday, March 22, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Follow the construction of one of the most complex skyscrapers ever to make it off the drawing board. Its design is so radical that construction experts have turned to a building material never before used in skyscrapers. Sponsored by the WHOI Visitor Center. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.
PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: March 29
Presents the video “Snow Bears” on Friday, March 29, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Witness the incredible journey of newborn polar bear cubs as they leave the safety of their den for the first time. Bravely led by their mother, the cubs must make the perilous 400-mile Arctic trek to the sea to feed. Narrated by Kate Winslet. Sponsored by the WHOI Visitor Center. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.
WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Week of March 18
A stunning new documentary produced by National Geographic will be shown at the library on Monday, March 18, at 7 p.m., and again on Wednesday, March 20, at 3 p.m. The film features the rock-climber Alex Honnold as he attempts a life-long dream of climbing Yosemite’s 3,200’ rock face El Capitan in a free solo, that is, with no safety lines, no hardware, and all alone. The film has been called “a heart-stopping account of an ostensibly impossible endeavor.” As with many of the films shown at the library, the terms of the lease require the library to not name the title of the film, so you will just have to guess. This should not be difficult with this one-of-a-kind knock-out of a film, but people may call the library at (508) 548-8961 or visit the website at www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org to find the exact title. The next travel talk at the library will be presented by Pamela Rothstein about a trip she took last year to the Cairngorms of Scotland.The talk will be held Saturday, March 23, at 3 p.m.Last summer, after years of dreaming, months of reading and weeks of viewing images of Scottish mountains and wild locations, Falmouth resident Pamela Rothstein decided that a solo trip to Scotland was just what she needed. Pamela will tell, with photos and narrative, the planning of her trip, locating her cottage in the high-walkable Cairngorm town of Kingussie, and discovering the mesmerizing masterpiece of nature writing, Scottish author Nan Shepherd’s “The Living Mountain,” one woman’s poetic meditations on her journeys into the Cairngorm mountains written during World War II. Gardening classes for beginners will be held at the library on March 27, at 7:30 p.m. These events are free and open to the public. For more information, call (508) 548-8961 or visit https://woodsholepubliclibrary.org/.
WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Week of March 25
Kenneth Gloss,proprietor of the internationally known Brattle Book Shop in Boston’s Downtown Crossing section, will give a free and open talk onTuesday, March 26, at 1:30 p.m., at the library. Ken will discuss the value of old and rare books. Ken, who is also a frequent guest appraiser on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow, will talk in part about the history of his historic bookshop, which goes back to circa 1825. He is a second-generation owner. Ken will talk about and show some of his favorite finds and describe some of the joys of the "hunt," as well as explain what makes a book go up in value. He has many fascinating anecdotes to share as well as guidelines for what to look for when starting a collection. There is also a Q&A session before the conclusion of his talk. Following the talk and question-and-answer session, he will give free verbal appraisals of all books that attendees have brought with them or will do so at his shop in Boston. The event is co-sponsored by the library and the Woods Hole Historical Museum. Craig Dickson, who has retired from a career serving aboard oceanographic vessels, will present a program titled “Travels at Sea” at the library on Wednesday, March 27, at 3 p.m. He will talk about his time afloat, and show many of his fine photographs, providing a travelogue of his journeys. After consulting all the log books of the trips he was on, Mr. Dickson calculates that in his 34 year career, he set off on 407 cruises of varying lengths, from a few hours to 48 days. The Woods Hole Oceanographic vessels he sailed aboard are Atlantis, Lulu, Atlantis II, Oceanus, and the Knorr. His talk is mainly about the places the ships sailed on the west coast of North and Central America. There will be many pictures of the ports the ships visited, as well as of the ships as they worked on station in the open sea. Starting at Seattle, and moving south, he will show photographs of the ports of Astoria, San Francisco, and onwards to Mexico: Guaymas, Mazatlan, Manzanillo, Alcapulco, continuing south to Costa Rica, Puntarenas, and Guatemala. Entrance will be at the lower level, which is handicapped accessible. Gardening classes for beginners will be held at the library on March 27, at 7:30 p.m. These events are free and open to the public. For more information, call (508) 548-8961 or visit https://woodsholepubliclibrary.org/.
THE WOODS HOLE FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY (WHFMS): March 24
Presents “William Jackson” on Sunday, March 24. Internationally known composer, harpist, and multi-instrumentalist, William Jackson has been at the forefront of Scottish music for many years. In 1976 he was a founding member of the top Scottish band Ossian. As a solo, performer, his music is truly transporting. William's primary instrument is the Scottish harp, or clarsach, which he also teaches. He also plays wire strung harp, whistle, bouzouki and piano. 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.
THE WOODS HOLE FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY (WHFMS): April 7
Presents “Bill Staines” on Sunday, April 7. WHFMS regulars will be delighted to see Bill again -- he was here when we started in 1973 and has returned every year since. A beloved icon in the folk music world, his contemporary American classics have been covered by the best in the business, from Priscilla Herdman to the Clancy Brothers. He is our own New England Cowboy, a national treasure, a wonderfully subtle left-handed guitarist, a singing storyteller whose songs of nature and humanity tell the tale of America: Yukon explorers, young couples, long-distance truckers, sailors, pilots, and of course singing animals. He's guaranteed to warm hearts of any age and to get you singing along. Bring friends, family, grandkids -- and especially your singing voice. 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 FILM FESTIVAL
Presents “Dinner & A Movie,” a monthly screening series of independent films from October through May. On the night of each screening, ticket purchasers may present their ticket prior to the film for discounts and special offers at participating restaurants. Please note, screening ticket purchase does not include food or drink from participating restaurants. Participating restaurants include The Captain Kidd, Water Street Kitchen, The Landfall, and Quicks Hole Tavern. Contact individual restaurants for reservations and the most up to date information. The screenings take place at WHOI’s Redfield Auditorium, located at 45 Water Street in Woods Hole, and start at 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. The facility is wheelchair accessible. “Dinner & A Movie” is supported in part by a grant from the Cape Cod 5 Charitable Foundation Trust, the Falmouth Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation, Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Tickets are $14 general, $12 members, and $10 students/veterans and are available in advance via http://www.woodsholefilmfestival.org/dinner-movie-2018-2019/ or at the door. The program is subject to change. No refunds or exchanges unless screening is cancelled or rescheduled by the Festival. Screenings may be rescheduled due to various reasons, including inclement weather. All screening information will be posted on the Woods Hole Film Festival Facebook page.
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/.