Events & Happenings

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Week of January 21, 2018
Mon Jan 22

There will be no seminars today

12:00 PM

Tue Jan 23

There will be no MC&G Department seminar today

12:15 PM

Patagonia: Conservation through Collaboration

3:00 PM • Marine Research Facility 204
Paulina Bahamonde, Fundación MERI

Special Seminar

Sponsor: MC&G

Fronts and Stratification in the Upper Ocean

3:05 PM • Clark 507
Leah Johnson, University of Washington

Sponsor: Physical Oceanography Department

Wed Jan 24

Design and Control of Bio-Inspired Swimmers through Simulation, Optimization, and Learning

12:15 PM • Smith Conference room
Wim van Rees, MIT

Sponsor: AOP&E Department

LED Technology

12:15 PM • Carriage House
Kelly Cota, Wicked Watts

Lunch and Learn

Sponsor: WHOI’s Sustainability Task Force

Thu Jan 25

There will be no Biology Department seminar today

12:00 PM

Fri Jan 26

There will be no seminars today

12:00 PM

Other Events and Notes of Interest

PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: November 16

There will be no Peanut Butter Club presentation on November 16

PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: November 23

There will be no Peanut Butter Club presentation on November 23.

WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Week of November 12

A drop-in class featuring songs, stories, and games for families with children ages 2 to 5 years old who are learning English as an additional language, will be held Wednesdays through November 14, at 10 a.m. Meet families from all over the world! Need help with transport? Call Tina at the Coalition for Children at (508) 548-0151, ext. 172. The library will be screening its next documentary film, Singing with Angry Bird, on Monday, November 26, and Wednesday, November 28. The Monday performance will begin at 7:30 p.m.; the Wednesday show will start at 1 p.m. This event is a collaboration with POV, PBS's award-winning nonfiction film series,www.pbs.org/pov. Jae-Chang Kim runs a children's choir in Pune, India. Although his quick temper earned him the nickname "Angry Bird," he has made significant changes in the lives of the choir children. But skeptical of the practical value of music education, their parents are reluctant to let them sing. In order to convince them, Angry Bird decides to train the parents with their children for a joint concert, showing them the power of music in bringing families closer together. Every year, for more than a dozen years, the library has been fortunate enough to receive pieces of pottery from their favorite local potters to raffle in December. The public eagerly awaits this opportunity to simultaneously win a piece of local art, and support their local library. All the pieces have been graciously donated by these local people who eke out their living with their craft. Considering the geographical closeness of their studios, the craftsmen’s styles are surprisingly different. The potters are Ann Newbury, Tessa Morgan, Anne Halpin, and, new this year, Susan Nowogrodski. Fortunately for the library, Ron Geering, who has contributed his award-winning pottery to previous library raffles, has contributed one of his new “Hedge Creatures,” a Norse inspired carved wooden figure. Tessa specializes in “sgraffito”, in which she creates an image by carving away the surrounding surface, leaving it unglazed. Ann Newbury’s work is strong, traditional, functional, and beautiful. Anne Halpin’s pieces are also traditional, but with a modern, graceful, almost feminine, touch. For this raffle, Tessa has brought a large bowl with sea turtles and fish swimming around a sea-green center; Ann Newbury has contributed a set of four brown striped bowls (suitable for cereal) and Anne Halpin has donated a lovely set of four blue, almost lavender, bowls, perfect for ice  cream. Susan has contributed a large shallow green-toned serving bowl, with orange carp painted inside. All the pottery is on view when the library is open.  For specific hours, and to see images of the pots, visit the library’s website www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org.  The library encourages the public to visit these generous artists at their studios, and support them, just as they have done for the library. Tickets for the raffle, which are $2 for one ticket and $5 for three tickets, are available at the library at 581 Woods Hole Road. Tickets will also be on sale at the Renaissance Fair on December 1. The final day to buy tickets is Wednesday, December 5, when the drawing will be held. For more information, view the website www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org or call the library at (508) 548-8961.

WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Week of November 19

The library will be screening its next documentary film, Singing with Angry Bird, on Monday, November 26, and Wednesday, November 28. The Monday performance will begin at 7:30 p.m.; the Wednesday show will start at 1 p.m. This event is a collaboration with POV, PBS's award-winning nonfiction film series,www.pbs.org/pov. Jae-Chang Kim runs a children's choir in Pune, India. Although his quick temper earned him the nickname "Angry Bird," he has made significant changes in the lives of the choir children. But skeptical of the practical value of music education, their parents are reluctant to let them sing. In order to convince them, Angry Bird decides to train the parents with their children for a joint concert, showing them the power of music in bringing families closer together. Every year, for more than a dozen years, the library has been fortunate enough to receive pieces of pottery from their favorite local potters to raffle in December. The public eagerly awaits this opportunity to simultaneously win a piece of local art, and support their local library. All the pieces have been graciously donated by these local people who eke out their living with their craft. Considering the geographical closeness of their studios, the craftsmen’s styles are surprisingly different. The potters are Ann Newbury, Tessa Morgan, Anne Halpin, and, new this year, Susan Nowogrodski. Fortunately for the library, Ron Geering, who has contributed his award-winning pottery to previous library raffles, has contributed one of his new “Hedge Creatures,” a Norse inspired carved wooden figure. Tessa specializes in “sgraffito”, in which she creates an image by carving away the surrounding surface, leaving it unglazed. Ann Newbury’s work is strong, traditional, functional, and beautiful. Anne Halpin’s pieces are also traditional, but with a modern, graceful, almost feminine, touch. For this raffle, Tessa has brought a large bowl with sea turtles and fish swimming around a sea-green center; Ann Newbury has contributed a set of four brown striped bowls (suitable for cereal) and Anne Halpin has donated a lovely set of four blue, almost lavender, bowls, perfect for ice  cream. Susan has contributed a large shallow green-toned serving bowl, with orange carp painted inside. All the pottery is on view when the library is open.  For specific hours, and to see images of the pots, visit the library’s website www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org.  The library encourages the public to visit these generous artists at their studios, and support them, just as they have done for the library. Tickets for the raffle, which are $2 for one ticket and $5 for three tickets, are available at the library at 581 Woods Hole Road. Tickets will also be on sale at the Renaissance Fair on December 1. The final day to buy tickets is Wednesday, December 5, when the drawing will be held. For more information, view the website www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org or call the library at (508) 548-8961.

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, is open Tuesday – Friday 10 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/.