Sail Martha’s Vineyard resumes its winter dinner-lecture series at the Black Dog Tavern in Vineyard Haven on Wednesday, Jan. 14, at 6 p.m. The first of the 2015 series features Megan Carroll, a research engineer at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and a graduate of Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School and the University of Vermont. She will discuss the rebuilding of the submersible craft Alvin and other underwater vehicles used by WHOI for research and exploration.

Cost is $25 for the dinner and presentation. For more information, call Sail MV for reservations at 508-696-7644 or email