Events & Happenings

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Week of January 28, 2018
Mon Jan 29

There will be no seminars today

12:00 PM

Tue Jan 30

A Mechanistic Upper Bound on Net Community Production as a Function of Mixed Layer Depth

12:15 PM • Clark 507
Zuchuan Li, WHOI

Sponsor: MC&G Department

Squeeze Dispersion and the Enhancement of Diapycnal Mixing by Large-Scale Strain

3:05 PM • Clark 507
Greg Wagner, MIT

Sponsor: Physical Oceanography Department

Wed Jan 31

There will be no AOP&E Department seminar today

12:15 PM

Thu Feb 1

Short-Term Population Dynamics in a Rapidly Changing World

12:00 PM • Redfield Auditorium
David Iles, WHOI

Sponsor: Biology Department

Fri Feb 2

There will be no seminars today

12:00 PM

Other Events and Notes of Interest

PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: March 15

Presents the Rick Steves videos “South Ireland: Waterford to the Ring of Kerry & Belfast and the Best of Northern Ireland” on Friday, March 15, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. In video one, join Rick as he finds the icons of Ireland strewn along its fascinating south coast: Waterford's much-loved crystal factory, the Kennedy family homestead, the Dunbrody Famine Ship, and Kinsale's star-shaped fortresses. After kissing the Blarney Stone, visit elegant Muckross House. Then savor the scenic charms of the Emerald Isle by driving the Ring of Kerry. In program two, tour bustling Belfast's City Hall and Ulster Museum, then head out to Northern Ireland's favorite resort: Portrush, along the Antrim Coast, where they will taste-test Irish whiskey, scramble over some six-sided geology in the Giant's Causeway, drop in on a world-class golf course, and stomp their feet to some traditional music. Sponsored by the WHOI Visitor Center. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

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.

BLOOD DRIVE: March 14

WHOI will be hosting a “Cape Cod Health Care Blood Drive” on Thursday, March 14, in Clark 507, from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. All blood types are needed, especially O negative. O negative donors are “universal” donors, meaning O negative blood can be transfused to any patient in need. Every pint of donated blood stays on Cape Cod to serve the community and to save the lives of friends, family, and neighbors. For more information, please call (508) 862-5663. Everyone that donates blood will receive a gift card and free beverage coupon from Cumberland Farms. Walk-ins welcome or to make an appointment to donate, please call 508-86BLOOD or use the online registration form found here: https://www.capecodhealth.org/classes-events/search-results-detail/?eventId=98a93798-0e36-e911-a818-000d3a611c21.

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.

WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Week of March 11

Gardening classes for beginners will be held at the library on March 13 & 27, at 7:30 p.m. 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. These events are free and open to the public.

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 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/.