Events & Happenings
Calendar of Events
First Aid Advanced Module D
1:00 PM Redfield Auditorium
FIRST AID ADVANCED: This course (module D) will be held at 1:00 p.m., in Redfield Auditorium on Monday, August 14. The course is open to all WHOI and MBL employees free of charge. Family members and the community are also welcome; however, we must request a $25 fee for all non-WHOI and MBL employees to cover the cost of the textbook and training materials. Please register for these courses by calling the WHOI Safety Office at
Sponsor: WHOI Safety Office
There will be no MC&G Department seminar today
There will be no seminars today
Other Events and Notes of Interest
PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: January 12, 2018
Presents the video “Black Out” on Friday, January 12, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. First responders, journalists, shop owners, those inside the pressure-packed control center of Con Edison on West End Avenue, and other New Yorkers tell what happened when the lights went out on July 13, 1977. Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.
PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: January 19, 2018
Presents the video “Killer Volcanoes” on Friday, January 19, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Scientists hunt for a mega-eruption that plunged medieval Earth into a deep freeze. Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.
WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Week of January 8
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 documentary Motherland, by award-winning film-maker Ramona Diaz, will be shown at the library on Monday, January 8, at 7:00 p.m., and also on Wednesday, January 10, at 1:00 p.m. This event is a collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent non-fiction film series on PBS. This film is an absorbingly intimate look at the busiest maternity hospital on the planet, in one of the world's most populous countries, the Philippines. Childbirth is often a communal process, with a team of nurses, doctors and loved ones simultaneously witnessing the miracle of life. In one Philippines hospital, "communal" is an understatement. Ramona S. Diaz's latest film, Motherland, takes us into one of the busiest maternity wards on Earth at Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital. Filled with warmth, humor, and heartache, Motherlandis a vérité portrait of childbirth--with all its joys and challenges depicted on screen. It is also a fascinating study of a country where conservative Catholic ideas about childbirth and contraception prevail, making the film an ideal starting point for conversations about reproductive healthcare. Both showings will be free and are open to the public. For more information, call the library at (508) 548-8961 or visit the website www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org.
WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Week of January 15
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 will begin a new series of craft workshops for children called “Crafternoons,” on all Saturday afternoons at 2:00 p.m., through the winter. All of the sessions are free, and there will be no charge for materials. All the crafts will be easy enough for young children to do, though attractive enough that children up to age 10 will enjoy making them. Registration will not be required for most of these workshops. As an additional attraction, knitting will always be available for the children, with instructors on hand. Dunya Dianne McPherson, who grew up in Woods Hole, will speak at the library on Wednesday, January 17, at 7:30 p.m., about her new book and the healing movement system, “Dancemeditation,” which she has founded. Dunya’s intense passion for dance took her from her small seaside town in 1972 to the Juilliard School in the heart of NYC’s vibrant, edgy art scene. When a serious injury derailed her burgeoning ballet career ten years later, she sought ways to heal her body and revise her future. Retreat in a monastic mountaintop community directed by a charismatic Iraqi Sufi Master, proved to be a sojourn that ultimately led her to the development of “Dancemeditation.” Her new book Skin of Glass: Finding Spirit in the Flesh is a spiritual memoir, in which her “rich account of life in the body takes dance beyond performance into the dynamic realm where the physical, emotional, and spiritual powerfully intertwine.” This event is free and open to the public. It will be held in the library’s lower level meeting room which is easily accessed from the library’s driveway at 581 Woods Hole Road.For more information, call the library at (508) 548-8961 or visit the website www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org.
WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL (WHFF)
Presents “Dinner & A Movie” screening series. “Dinner & A Movie” is a monthly series of independent films presented by the WHFF at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s Redfield Auditorium located at 45 Water Street, Woods Hole. The selections include films from the 26th Woods Hole Film Festival, as well as films curated specifically for the series. The series is part of the WHFF’S year-round independent film program. Tickets are $14 per person, $12, for WHFF members, $10 for students and veterans, and are on sale in advance at www.woodsholefilmfestival.org or at the door at Redfield Auditorium. The screening starts at 7:30 p.m., and doors open at 7:00 p.m. On the night of each screening, ticket purchasers may present their e-tickets for discounts and special offers at various restaurants. Participating restaurants include: The Captain Kidd, 77 Water Street, Woods Hole; Quick’s Hole Tavern, 29 Railroad Avenue, Woods Hole; Water Street Kitchen and Public House, 56 Water Street, Woods Hole; and the Woods Hole Market, 86 Water Street, Woods Hole. The restaurant purchase is separate from the film ticket. Contact the restaurant directly for reservations or information.
THE WOODS HOLE FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY (WHFMS): January 14, 2018
Presents “John Roberts and Debra Cowan” on Sunday, January 14. For many year’s veteran singers, John Roberts and Debra Cowan, have been blending their styles and voices to the delight of audiences across America. With their eloquent singing and expert musicianship on guitar, concertina, and banjo, they bring to life songs seldom heard these days. Drawn from both the folk tradition and the work of contemporary songwriters, these songs tell of timeless joys and sorrows, offering windows into where we've come from and where we may be headed. Both artists can spin an excellent story -- whether illuminating, inspiring, or amusing, their introductions convey their love of the songs and the people who've sung them over the years. Debra and John firmly believe that folk music is not a spectator sport. They can turn any audience into a chorale by patiently teaching even the often tongue-tying choruses, as well as singing familiar songs. Listeners leave smiling and humming, knowing that great singing is what keeps great songs alive. 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): January 28
Presents “Bill Staines” on Sunday, January 28. A Bill Staines concert is delightfully familiar territory for longtime WHFMS concertgoers. Bill performed during our first season and has returned every year since. Over those four decades he also became nothing short of a folk music legend, writing a plethora of contemporary American classics that have been covered by the likes of Peter Paul & Mary, Makem & Clancy, Jerry Jeff Walker, Nanci Griffith, and others. He is our beloved New England Cowboy, a national treasure, a beautifully subtle left-handed guitarist, a singer and storyteller whose music tells the story of America from explorers in the Yukon to on-the-road truckers, young couples in love, and animals who harmonize. He's guaranteed to warm hearts of any age and to get you singing along. Be there, bring friends, family, and grandkids -- and especially your singing voice. 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.
WHOI OCEAN SCIENCE EXHIBIT CENTER & GIFTSHOP: January 2018
Located at 15 School Street, Woods Hole, is closed for the season and will re-open in 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/.