Events & Happenings
Calendar of Events
There will be no seminars today
There will be no seminars today
Other Events and Notes of Interest
PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: Oct. 21
Presents the video “Space Men” on Friday, October 21, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. In the 1950s and early '60s, a small band of high-altitude pioneers exposed themselves to the extreme forces of the space age long before NASA's acclaimed Mercury 7 would make headlines. Though largely forgotten today, balloonists were the first to venture into the frozen near-vacuum on the edge of our world, exploring the very limits of human physiology and human ingenuity in this lethal realm. Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.
PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: October 28
Presents the video “Cold War Roadshow” on Friday, October 28, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. In the fall of 1959, at the height of the Cold War, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev toured the United States for 12 days at the invitation of President Dwight Eisenhower. For both men, the visit was an opportunity to halt the escalating threats of the Cold War and potentially chart a new course toward peaceful coexistence. For the American press, it was the media blockbuster story of the year. Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.
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THE WOODS HOLE FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY (WHFMS): October 23
Presents “Sarah McQuaid” on Sunday, October 23. Born in Spain, raised in Chicago and now living in rural England, this singer-songwriter & guitarist refuses to be pigeonholed, moving easily between traditions and times -- from 16th century lute songs to historic Cuban jazz, from Irish and Appalachian ballads to emotive originals and contemporary pop covers. On stage she seduces audiences with "cheeky banter" as well as stories of life on the road and her childhood in a musical family that included singing legend Gamble Rogers. Sarah McQuaid has four albums and many awards to date, and has performed at major festivals throughout the US and Europe. She authored an acclaimed tutorial on DADGAD guitar tuning, and was once dubbed "guitar queen" for her complex and compelling picking style. Reviewer Gillian Adams calls McQuaid "a captivating performer with a gorgeous voice, a superb collection of albums and a truly adventurous musical nature. Seek her out, right now." The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $20, with discounts for members, 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): November 6
Presents “Gordon Bok” on Sunday, November 6. Perennial favorite Gordon Bok is returning to Woods Hole again! This legendary performer from Camden, Maine has written many memorable songs and stories based on people around him who lived on the water. His mellow baritone weaves compelling tales of sailors, seals, schooners and mythical sea folk. A master of 6- and 12-string guitar and cellamba (his own invention), he has made dozens of solo and collaborative albums featuring both contemporary and traditional material, and his songs are sung by performers around the globe. A cross-cultural pioneer, he helped to bring music of South America to American folk culture and also played a key role in preserving Kalmyk Mongolian songs. A brilliant wood carver, his exquisite bas-reliefs are in high demand. Gordon's latest album, Then and Now, features remixes of his first 1965 recording as well as new material from his home studio. His music is timeless and heartwarming. Come and enjoy an evening with "the poet laureate of those who go down to the sea in ships." The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $20, with discounts for members, 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.
INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING: November 2
Will be held the first Wednesday of each month at the Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street, Woods Hole. The next one will be Wednesday, November 2, from 7:30-10:00 p.m. All ages and levels are welcome; no partner necessary. Admission is $5 for adults. Children are free. For more information, call
WHOI OCEAN SCIENCE EXHIBIT CENTER & GIFTSHOP
Located at 15 School Street, Woods Hole, the center is open Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. In November, the center is open Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For more information, call (508) 289-2663. WHOI merchandise is available year-round by visiting our online store at http://shop.whoi.edu/.