Events & Happenings

Week of October 29, 2017
Mon Oct 30

There will be no seminars today

12:00 PM

Tue Oct 31

Forage Fish Ecology: From the Northeast US Shelf to the Pond Over Yonder

12:00 PM • Redfield Auditorium
Joel Llopiz, WHOI

Special Biology Department Seminar

Sponsor: Biology Department

Not All Export is Created Equally

12:15 PM • Clark 507
Ken Buesseler, WHOI

Sponsor: MC&G Department

There will be no Physical Oceanography Department seminar today

3:05 PM

Wed Nov 1

Water and Volatile Element Accretion to the Inner Planets

12:00 PM • Clark 507
Adam Robert Sarafian, WHOI/MIT Joint Program

Doctoral Dissertation Defense of Thesis

Sponsor: Academic Programs Office

There will be no AOP&E Department seminar today

12:15 PM

Thu Nov 2

The Arctic Meltdown and Extreme Weather: How Are They Connected?

12:00 PM • Redfield Auditorium
Jennifer Francis, Rutgers University

Sponsor: Biology Department

Fri Nov 3

Walking to Listen: 4,000 Miles Across America, One Story at a Time

7:30 PM • Lillie Auditorium
Andrew Forsthoefel, author & adventurer

Falmouth Forum

Sponsor: MBL

Other Events and Notes of Interest


Presents the video “Sinking Cities: Miami” on Friday, December 14, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Miami is beloved for its beaches and waterfront homes and businesses. See how engineers and planners are trying to protect Miami from rising seas and ever-more-frequent and violent storm surges that could destroy the city’s tourist and business economy. Sponsored by the WHOI Visitor Center. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.


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 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.


The Coalition for Children “Holiday Open House Party” will be held on December 19, from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., at the library. There will be snowflake and snowmen crafts for kids! All ages welcome. This event is free thanks to the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) Grant. For more information, view the website or call the library at (508) 548-8961.


Presents “A Seaside Solstice,” a sea-themed celebration of the solstice featuring music, poetry, drama, and dance in the style of the Renaissance on Saturday, December 15, and Sunday, December 16, at 4 p.m. at the Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street, Woods Hole, Mass. Admission is $20 for adults and at the the door; $17 advance; $12 students; $1 children under age 12.  You can purchase tickets at Eight Cousins Books, Main Street, Falmouth, Mass., or  For more information, contact, (774)-392-0780, or visit


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