Events & Happenings
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 • 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Falmouth Cinema Pub in Falmouth, MA
Calendar of Events
President's Day Holiday (Institution closed)
There will be no MC&G Department seminar today
There will be no Physical Oceanography Department seminar today
There will be no seminars today
Other Events and Notes of Interest
PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: February 16
Presents the video “The Secret of Tuxedo Park” on Friday, February 16, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Using his connections, his money, and his brilliant scientific mind, Alfred Lee Loomis, a mysterious Wall Street tycoon and his team of scientists developed radar technology that would arguably play a more decisive role than any other weapon in the war. The “Secret of Tuxedo Park” tells a long-overlooked story of an individual who helped alter the course of history in World War II. Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.
PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: February 23
Celebrates Black History Month with the PBS video “Roads to Memphis” on Friday, February 23, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. On April 4, 1968, James Earl Ray shot and killed Dr. Martin Luther King. This is the fateful narrative of the killer and his prey, set against the seething, turbulent forces in American society. Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.
THE WOODS HOLE FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY (WHFMS): February 25
Presents “Windborne” on Sunday, February 25. “Windborne” is a quartet of young vocalists specializing in close harmony singing from many lands, performing a cappella and accompanied by traditional instruments such as banjo, jaw harp, and washboard. While rooted in American traditions, they shift effortlessly between vastly different vocal cultures, including some from countries in which they have performed: the Republic of Georgia, Corsica, Bulgaria, Spain, Québec, and beyond. Their debut album "Song on the Times," featuring Anglo-American music of the working classes, was released in 2016 to international acclaim. Praised for "the purity of their voices, strength of their material, and attention to detail in their arrangements," Lynn Mahoney Rowan, Will Thomas Rowan, Lauren Bruenig, and Jeremy Carter-Gordon share a vibrant energy onstage. Their connection to each other and to the music is evident as they educate while entertaining, telling stories and explaining the stylistic elements of the traditions in which they sing. Travel the world through uplifting song! 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.
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.
MASSRIDES MEET YOUR MATCH EVENT: February 14
Join MassRIDES for an informal “Meet Your Match” session in the Meigs Room of MBL's Swope Center on February 14 at noon. During this brief meet and greet, participants will have the opportunity to meet colleagues and employees from other Woods Hole organizations interested in forming regular and occasional carpools. Network outside of your office. WHOI, MBL, NOAA, SEA, USGS, and WHRC employees will be in attendance! Employees can also stop by to sign up for the Emergency Ride Home program. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided! The MassRIDES Outreach Coordinator, Kyle Bonus, will review the Emergency Ride Home policy, review awards given for active carpools, and more. Sign up here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/woods-hole-meet-your-match-tickets-41706497256 to attend!
WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Week of February 12
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. As an additional attraction, knitting will always be available for the children, with instructors on hand. A new book group is forming at the library. This group will spend five-months discussing the newest translation of The Odyssey. The discussions will be led by Librarian Kellie Porter. She plans to break the book up into sections, stopping to compare translations of key passages along the way. Various well-respected translations will be read and compared, including Fagles and Fitzgerald, among others. The group will meet on the last Thursday of the month, January-May at 4:00 p.m. The library will be presenting the next film in its winter series on Monday, February 12, at 7 p.m., and Wednesday, February 14, at 1 p.m. This film, which has won several awards in Europe and been nominated for many more which are still pending, was created in Poland and released in the United States in September 2017. It tells the story of the last days of the painter Vincent Van Gogh. Much of the film is loosely based on the correspondence between the painter and his brother Theo. The words of the title are based on how Vincent always ended his letters, “Your Loving Vincent.” The film is animated, but in a highly unusual fashion: each image has been painted in oil, in bold strokes similar to Van Gogh’s later work. Each of the film's 65,000 frames is an oil painting on canvas, using the same technique as Van Gogh, created by a team of 125 painters. The film runs for one hour and 34 minutes and is rated PG. As always with the library’s films, admission is free and the film is open to the public. The next Winter Travel Talk at the library will be on Feb. 17, at 3 p.m., and features Maggie and Terry Rioux. Their talk is titled "Exploring the Canadian Arctic: Cruising the Northwest Passage with Road Scholar and Adventure Canada." This northern trip was organized by Road Scholar and Adventure Canada, who joined together to give their passenger/scholars an interesting and informative voyage. Travel was on a small passenger ship which nosed through the Canadian Arctic, attempting to follow the routes of early explorers. The ship stopped at important historic sites, including places which were visited by the Franklin expedition and also the ships which searched for that expedition’s remains. Even today, after centuries of searching, travel routes through the Northwest Passage can be temporary. In fact, the Rioux’s trip had to be rerouted due to a build-up of ice in the planned route. Unlike most people’s idea of a pleasure cruise, daily temperatures on this cruise were just above freezing. The illustrated program, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the lower level meeting room of the library. For more information, please call the library at (508) 548-8961 or visit https://woodsholepubliclibrary.org/.
WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Week of February 19
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. As an additional attraction, knitting will always be available for the children, with instructors on hand. A new book group is forming at the library. This group will spend five-months discussing the newest translation of The Odyssey. The discussions will be led by Librarian Kellie Porter. She plans to break the book up into sections, stopping to compare translations of key passages along the way. Various well-respected translations will be read and compared, including Fagles and Fitzgerald, among others. The group will meet on the last Thursday of the month, January-May at 4:00 p.m. Thanks to a grant from the Falmouth Road Race, the library is again offering winter yoga classes for children. Ms. Chelsea Doohan will teach these classes on Saturday afternoons starting February 24 running for six weeks. Children aged nine and under will meet at 1 p.m.; those aged 10 and up, will meet at 4 p.m. Chelsea, a life-long library patron, graduated from Oberlin College in Ohio. Since graduation, she has gone on to study “Simple Yoga” at a studio in Oberlin, Ohio. During the last several years, she has been teaching yoga in the Falmouth area, returning occasionally to the Oberlin studio to train future yoga instructors. She is delighted to be offering classes at the library again as she has for the past few winters. She loves working with children, and welcomes parents to attend. She looks forward to the more focused classes made possible by splitting the age groups. Thanks to the grant, this series of classes will be free and open to the public. For more information and to register, call the library at (508) 548-8961 or visit https://woodsholepubliclibrary.org/.
WOODS HOLE BLACK HISTORY MONTH: February 22
On Thursday, February 22, clips from the new documentary film “The Vietnam War” followed by a panel session will commence at 2:00 p.m., in the MBL’s Speck Auditorium in the Rowe Laboratory at the corner of Water and MBL Streets in Woods Hole. “The Vietnam War” is a new 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick which aired on PBS nationwide in the fall of 2017. Six years in the making, the film features testimony from nearly 100 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides. The panel session to follow will provide perspectives from African Americans who served in the Vietnam War, including one of those featured in the film, as they explore the complex meanings and implications of the international struggle and its aftermath. Panelists include Ron Armstead, Roger Harris, Larry Johnson, Clifton Reed, and Ervin Russell. Harambee, an annual ethnic potluck feast celebrating everyone of every race, will take place starting at 4:30 p.m., in the Main Dining Hall of the MBL’s Swope Center. Entertainment will be provided by the Cape Cod African Dance and Drum, an ensemble of dancers and drummers who practice traditional West African and Afro-Caribbean dance and drumming on Cape Cod and the New England area. Former Woods Hole Black History Month Chair Lionel Hall will serve as DJ for the Harambee, which ends at 7:30 p.m. Woods Hole Black History Month events are sponsored by the Marine Biological Laboratory, National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center), Sea Education Association, U.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, Woods Hole Research Center, and WHOI.
WHOI OCEAN SCIENCE EXHIBIT CENTER & GIFTSHOP
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/.