Events & Happenings

Week of February 18, 2018
Mon Feb 19

President's Day Holiday (Institution closed)

12:00 PM

Tue Feb 20

There will be no MC&G Department seminar today

12:15 PM

There will be no Physical Oceanography Department seminar today

3:05 PM

Wed Feb 21

Are We Alone and Will We Survive: The Drake Equation

12:15 PM • Smith Conference Room
Jim Lynch, WHOI

Sponsor: AOP&E Department

Thu Feb 22

Seabird Population Responses to Climate Change

12:00 PM • Redfield Auditorium
Stephanie Jenouvrier, WHOI

Sponsor: Biology Department

Challenges in Estimating 20th Century Global and Regional Mean Sea Level Change

2:00 PM • Clark 507
Sönke Dangendorf, Universität Siegen, Germany

Special Physical Oceanography Seminar

Sponsor: Physical Oceanography Department

Fri Feb 23

There will be no seminars today

12:00 PM

Other Events and Notes of Interest


Presents part one of the video “The Pilgrims” on Friday, November 9, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Explore the converging forces, circumstances, personalities and events that propelled a group of English men and women west across the Atlantic in 1620. The challenges they faced in making new lives for themselves still resonate almost 400 years later: the tensions of faith and freedom in American society, the separation of Church and State, and cultural encounters resulting from immigration. Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.


There will be no Peanut Butter Club presentation on November 16


A drop-in class featuring songs, stories, and games for families with children ages 2 to 5 years old who are learning English as an additional language, will be held Wednesdays through November 14, at 10 a.m. Meet families from all over the world! Need help with transport? Call Tina at the Coalition for Children at (508) 548-0151, ext. 172. The library will be screening its next documentary film, Singing with Angry Bird, on Monday, November 26, and Wednesday, November 28. The Monday performance will begin at 7:30 p.m.; the Wednesday show will start at 1 p.m. This event is a collaboration with POV, PBS's award-winning nonfiction film series, Jae-Chang Kim runs a children's choir in Pune, India. Although his quick temper earned him the nickname "Angry Bird," he has made significant changes in the lives of the choir children. But skeptical of the practical value of music education, their parents are reluctant to let them sing. In order to convince them, Angry Bird decides to train the parents with their children for a joint concert, showing them the power of music in bringing families closer together. Every year, for more than a dozen years, the library has been fortunate enough to receive pieces of pottery from their favorite local potters to raffle in December. The public eagerly awaits this opportunity to simultaneously win a piece of local art, and support their local library. All the pieces have been graciously donated by these local people who eke out their living with their craft. Considering the geographical closeness of their studios, the craftsmen’s styles are surprisingly different. The potters are Ann Newbury, Tessa Morgan, Anne Halpin, and, new this year, Susan Nowogrodski. Fortunately for the library, Ron Geering, who has contributed his award-winning pottery to previous library raffles, has contributed one of his new “Hedge Creatures,” a Norse inspired carved wooden figure. Tessa specializes in “sgraffito”, in which she creates an image by carving away the surrounding surface, leaving it unglazed. Ann Newbury’s work is strong, traditional, functional, and beautiful. Anne Halpin’s pieces are also traditional, but with a modern, graceful, almost feminine, touch. For this raffle, Tessa has brought a large bowl with sea turtles and fish swimming around a sea-green center; Ann Newbury has contributed a set of four brown striped bowls (suitable for cereal) and Anne Halpin has donated a lovely set of four blue, almost lavender, bowls, perfect for ice  cream. Susan has contributed a large shallow green-toned serving bowl, with orange carp painted inside. All the pottery is on view when the library is open.  For specific hours, and to see images of the pots, visit the library’s website  The library encourages the public to visit these generous artists at their studios, and support them, just as they have done for the library. Tickets for the raffle, which are $2 for one ticket and $5 for three tickets, are available at the library at 581 Woods Hole Road. Tickets will also be on sale at the Renaissance Fair on December 1. The final day to buy tickets is Wednesday, December 5, when the drawing will be held. For more information, view the website or call the library at (508) 548-8961.


Presents “John McCutcheon” on Sunday, November 18. One of America's most beloved folksingers returns to entertain us with his stories, wit, and supreme talent. Whether singing his inspiring original songs or playing one of many instruments, including hammered dulcimer, piano, banjo, and 6- or 12-string guitar, John completely engages with audiences in performance. His storytelling style has been compared to Will Rogers and Garrison Keillor. Critics around the globe have hailed his songwriting skills. His nearly three dozen recordings have garnered numerous honors, including seven Grammy nominations. In recent years, John has headlined festivals in Australia, toured Nicaragua on behalf of a children's literacy program, recorded five new albums, given a featured concert at the AFL/CIO convention, and authored a songbook and a children's book. 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 or by calling (508) 540-0320.


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.


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