Events & Happenings
Calendar of Events
There will be no seminars today
Other Events and Notes of Interest
PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: February 24
Presents the video “Secret Tunnel Warfare.”In WWI, allied troops tunneled under enemy lines to create the biggest explosion ever seen. Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.
PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: March 3
Presents part two of the PBS video “Forgotten Genius” on Friday, March 3, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., in Woods Hole. Against all odds, African-American chemist Percy Julian became one of the great scientists of the 20th century. The grandson of Alabama slaves, Percy Julian met with every possible barrier in a deeply segregated America. He was a man of genius, devotion, and determination. As a black man he was also an outsider, fighting to make a place for himself in a profession and country divided by bigotry—a man who would eventually find freedom in the laboratory. By the time of his death, Julian had risen to the highest levels of scientific and personal achievement, overcoming countless obstacles to become a world-class scientist, a self-made millionaire, and a civil-rights pioneer. Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.
INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING:
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, March 1, from 7-10 p.m. All ages and levels are welcome; no partner necessary. Admission is $5 for adults. Children are free. For more information, call (508) 540-8950.
THE WOODS HOLE BLACK HISTORY MONTH PLANNING COMMITTEE: February 23
Is pleased to present “A Song Caravan Song and Dance Revue Celebrating Black History Month” on February 23. The lecture will begin at 3:00 p.m., and the show and dance will be from 4:00 to 7:30p.m., at the Swope Center, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole. This is a “Black History Month Celebration” designed for the enjoyment of all of our diverse community! Two very gifted modern jazz ensembles will be highlighted: The songwriting team of Denise 'Red' Randall, Craig Hlady, and Dave Ramsay will present a mixture of originals and favorites. Following is a Latin jazz ensemble - Vicente Lebron and Friends - that inevitably will get the audience dancing. This special pairing of different styles will satisfy the occasion’s requirements to invigorate our multiethnic community. The imaginative power of storytelling inherent in original and favorite lyrical songs coupled with instrumental music powerful enough to make you dance is a sure promise of an unforgettable sunset celebration. All are welcome to attend.
WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Week of February 20
The library is offering a six-week session of ukulele classes for beginning and intermediate level students on Mondays at 5:30 p.m.. The classes started February 6 and will run every Monday (except the holiday on February 20) through March 20. Tom Goux will be the instructor, teaching each hour-long class in his own entertaining and encouraging fashion. For details or to reserve a spot, call the library at (508) 548-8961. Pre-registration is required. Every Saturday through the winter, a session of knitting will start at 2:00 p.m., followed by a film at 3:00 p.m. Volunteer knitters will be available to help and instruct. The library announces the beginning of their series of “Winter Craft Workshops.” All are taught by skilled volunteers from the community. Most events will be offered on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m., and all will require very little money, in most cases only the cost of supplies. Most will be limited to 12 participants to insure that all get proper individual attention. The next workshop will be a nautical workshop with instruction in “splicing” on February 23. Reservations may be made with a phone call to the library. On February 25 at 7:30 p.m., the library presents a “Musical Evening with Notescape.” The popular a cappella men’s group featuring the talents of five local singers with a passion for the artfully arranged, carefully crafted American songbook will present an entertaining evening of music. “Whether you’re among the Greatest Generation, a Baby Boomer or a Millennial, if you want Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Mills Brothers, Elvis Presley, Doo-Wop, BB King, Beatles, Beach Boys, or the Manhattan Transfer, we sing it,” says Notescape director and basso Tom Goux, a Smithsonian/Folkways recording artist. His fellow singers are local physicians Doug Mann and Peter Hopewood, retired Falmouth school superintendent Peter Clark, and scientist Joe Hackler. Their repertoire includes favorites of the early jazz era, swing classics from the 1930s and ’40s, and close-harmony settings of pop hits from mid-century through to the present. Tickets are $20 and are available at the library during normal hours of operation, at Eight Cousins, at the Bank of Woods Hole, on-line, and at the door. For more information on any of these events, call the library at (508) 548-8961 or visit www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org.
THE WOODS HOLE FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY (WHFMS): March 12
Presents “Molsky's Mountain Drifters” on Sunday, March 12. Last here in 2012, Bruce Molsky is one of the finest old-time fiddlers in the world today, the defining virtuoso of Appalachia's timeless traditions. He performs on fiddle, voice, banjo, and guitar, both solo and with varied groups including “Mozaik” and “Fiddlers Four.” He has appeared with Aly Bain, Ale Möller, Mark O'Connor, Nickel Creek, and many others. Though Appalachian music is his deepest wellspring, Bruce is equally at home with a Swedish dance, an English ballad, or a Romanian gypsy tune. The trio features clawhammer banjo wizard Allison de Groot, whom you may have heard with her band “The Goodbye Girls,” and rising bluegrass guitarist Stash Wyslouch. Prepare to be transported. 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. For more information visit www.arts-cape.com/whfolkmusic or call (508) 540-0320.
BLOOD DRIVE MARCH 30
WHOI will be hosting a Cape Cod Health Care Blood Drive on Thursday, March 30, in Clark 507 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. All blood types are needed, especially O negative. O- donors are “universal” donors, meaning O- 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 Cumberland Farms gift card & free beverage. Walk-ins welcome or to make an appointment to donate, please call 508-86BLOOD or use the on-line registration form with your preferred time in the comment field.
WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Week of February 27
The library is offering a six-week session of ukulele classes for beginning and intermediate level students on Mondays at 5:30 p.m.. The classes started February 6 and will run every Monday (except the holiday on February 20) through March 20. Tom Goux will be the instructor, teaching each hour-long class in his own entertaining and encouraging fashion. For details or to reserve a spot, call the library at (508) 548-8961. Pre-registration is required. Every Saturday through the winter, a session of knitting will start at 2:00 p.m., followed by a film at 3:00 p.m. Volunteer knitters will be available to help and instruct. On March 4 at 3:00 p.m., join Maggie Rioux and her husband Terry for a travel talk titled “In the Track of Harry Potter.” Maggie and Terry have long been avid Harry Potter fans. They have merged this fascination with the work of British author J.K. Rowling with their love of travelling, especially to England, by taking a trip tracking places that occur in the stories or were used in the films. As Maggie has said “If you’re any kind of a Potterhead, you’ll understand what fun it was to visit some of the locations that were inspirations for the stories, sites used in the films, and also the theme park experiences – Universal Orlando and the Studio Experience in England. We’ll take you to some of the places we’ve discovered in our travels.” She adds that this presentation is “suitable for anyone old enough to have enjoyed all the books and films (the original seven-book canon, that is).” This event is free and open to the public. It will be held in the meeting room on the lower level, which is easily handicapped accessible. For more information on any of these events, call the library at (508) 548-8961 or visit www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org.
WHOI OCEAN SCIENCE EXHIBIT CENTER & GIFTSHOP
Is closed for the season and will re-open in mid-April. WHOI merchandise is available year-round by visiting our online store at http://shop.whoi.edu/.