Events & Happenings

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12:00 PM There will be no seminars today12:15 PM Microbial Ecology and Function of Igneous Mineral Biofilms in the Suboceanic Aquifer Ecosystem12:15 PM Exploring The Ocean Twilight Zone: An Acoustic Perspective12:00 PM Solving the Challenge of Predicting Nature: How Close are We and How Do We Get There?12:00 PM There will be no seminars today
3:05 PM The Increase of Ocean Heat Content in the Labrador Sea During Recent Global Warming Hiatus7:30 PM In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown
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12:00 PM There will be no seminars today12:15 PM There will be no MC&G Department seminar today12:15 PM Artificial Intelligence: Short History, Present 
Developments, and Future Outlook12:00 PM The Role of Sociality in Cetacean Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation: A Case Study with Pilot Whales 12:00 PM There will be no seminars today
3:05 PM There will be no Physical Oceanography Department seminar today
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1:00 PM Characterizing Bacterial Antibiotic Resistance, Prevalence, and Persistence in the Marine Environment12:15 PM There will be no MC&G Department seminar today12:15 PM Seafloor CaCO3 Dissolution in the Anthropocene12:00 PM Zephyr's Marine Science and Technology Program, 2010-201812:00 PM There will be no seminars today
3:05 PM Transitions and Oscillations in a Thermohaline Deep Ocean Circulation Model
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Other Events and Notes of Interest

PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: December 14

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.

PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: December 21

Presents the video “The Real Story of Christmas” on Friday, December 21, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Christmas is both a sacred religious holiday and a worldwide cultural and commercial phenomenon. For two millennia, people around the world have been observing it with traditions and practices that are both religious and secular in nature. Christians celebrate Christmas Day as the anniversary of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, a spiritual leader whose teachings form the basis of their religion. Popular customs include exchanging gifts, decorating Christmas trees, attending church, sharing meals with family and friends and, of course, waiting for Santa Claus to arrive. Sponsored by the WHOI Visitor Center. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

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.

WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: December 19

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 www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org or call the library at (508) 548-8961.

WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: December 22

The library will be holding the first of its winter “Crafternoons” on Saturday, December 22, at 3 p.m., in a craft planned specially for the Winter Solstice.  Participants will make “luminarias,” candle holders of small glass jars with colorful tissue paper glued to their outside surface. They will provide cheery colorful light to dispel the short, dark days of winter. The luminaria, or farolito, is a small paper lantern (commonly a candle set in some sand inside a paper bag) which is traditional in southwest United States at Christmas time, especially on Christmas Eve. The library’s flame-proof version is perfect for lighting up the dark and giving as gifts! This craft is so simple, yet satisfying. It will be open to all ages, with no early registration necessary. For more information, call the library at (508) 548-8961.

SOLSTICE SINGERS: Dec. 15 & 16

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 http://www.solsticesingers.org.  For more information, contact get-info@solsticesingers.org, (774)-392-0780, or visit www.solsticesingers.org.

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  December. For more information, call (508) 289-2663. WHOI merchandise is available year-round by visiting our online store at http://shop.whoi.edu/.