Events

November 22 - 28, 2017

Wednesday, November 22

Memory Support Group

The ongoing memory support group is a weekly group serving those recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and wishing to find a supportive environment to...

Play with Me Playgroup

A facilitated playgroup with different planned activities to choose from such as books, dress up and arts and crafts. Families are invited to take part in a...

Coffee Time

Come read today’s paper, drink some complimentary coffee (courtesy of Tony’s Market), have some pastry, and chat.

Breast Feeding Cafe

In collaboration with the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, the YMCA will be hosting a weekly breastfeeding support group for mothers and expecting women who are...

Crafty Storytime

Songs, stories, and a craft to celebrate maritime month. Best for ages 3 and up.

Storytime: Wee Ones Lapsit

Traditional lap sit storytime, including songs and movement, for children ages birth to 2 years old and their caregivers.

Memory Support Group

The ongoing memory support group is a weekly group serving those recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and wishing to find a supportive environment to...

Create a Living Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Make a table decoration of living plant cuttings that will root in perlite. Takes 15 minutes to make.

Open Stick Practice

Open to hockey players of all ages and abilities, and a great opportunity to work on your skills. Work independently on your shooting and stick handling, or...

Public Ice Skating

Leisure skating session for skaters of all abilities. Skate rentals are available.

Learning Lab

Homework help, activities, coding and more for kids 10 and above. (Or 8 to 9 year olds with a mature caregiver).

Anime Club for Teens

Teen driven anime appreciation club; watch films, discuss culture, create art with teen leader Mercedes Giambattista.

Martha's Vineyard Children's Chorus

The Martha’s Vineyard Children’s Chorus is a nonprofit organization founded by Lisa Varno. The chorus’ mission is to unite students Island-wide through song...

MV Toastmasters Club

MV Toastmasters is a chartered club of Toastmasters International, the world's leading resource for building public speaking skills through guided experience...

MV Modern Quilt Guild

Open studio quilting. All levels of quilters are welcome.

Learn to Cope

A peer-led support network for families dealing with addiction and recovery.

Featherstone Uke Jam

Come learn how to play the ukulele in a relaxed, fun atmosphere! Play along with the group and enjoy refreshments and lots of laughs. Just bring your uke, or...

Hot Docs: A Film Series

Filmed with unprecedented access, Cartel Land is a riveting, on-the-ground look at the journeys of two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy --...

Live Music

With Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish.

Thursday, November 23

Turkey Trot

Run so you can eat. 5K race in Oak Bluffs to benefit the Oak Bluffs School's 8th grade class trip to New York and Philadelphia.

Music and Memory Cafe

A weekly social gathering with live music, refreshments, and discussion. Welcoming environment for seniors, caregivers, anyone who struggles with memory...

Thanksgiving Day and Weekend Open House

Island Alpaca invites you to bring the family and your out-of-town holiday guests for a unique experience, including a gift shop filled with locally-grown...

Thanksgiving Dinner: Lucky Hank's

Let Lucky Hank's cook your Thanksgiving meal this year. Call to reserve your spot.

Grand Thanksgiving Buffet

Designed by our Executive Chef for a spread ensure to impress. Call to make a reservation.

Thanksgiving Dinner: The Black Dog Tavern

Take in the extraordinary view of Vineyard Haven harbor from our cozy Tavern while enjoying a homemade Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends. Call for...

Community Meal Thanksgiving Day

Chilmark Community Church UMC will be offering an open table meal. Donations or dish to share would be appreciated, but not necessary.

Thanksgiving Dinner: The Black Dog Tavern

Take in the extraordinary view of Vineyard Haven harbor from our cozy Tavern while enjoying a homemade Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends. Call for...

MV Signs Then & Now

The 57 lesson course is designed as a tool for residents of Martha’s Vineyard to revive sign language (pidgin signed English/PSE) as a 2nd language on MV,...

Thanksgiving Dinner: The Black Dog Tavern

Take in the extraordinary view of Vineyard Haven harbor from our cozy Tavern while enjoying a homemade Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends. Call for...

Live Music

With the Edbury All-Stars.

Friday, November 24

Turkey Burner Day

Swim in the pool, sample a group exercise class and enjoy a healthy meal in the cafe. Don't forget to bring your donation for the Red Stocking Fund and/or...

Crafty Fridays

Make your own graphic novel. Drop in any time (school is closed today).

Martha's Vineyard Community Horse Center's Annual Open House

Join us for family fun this Thanksgiving weekend. Lots of free activities for the kids. Come meet our ponies and learn about our winter programs. Rain or...

Santa Sweepstakes

Earn a chance to win a $25 gift certificate at participating Oak Bluffs businesses throughout the holiday season. Look for the Santa Hat in businesses that...

Thanksgiving Day and Weekend Open House

Island Alpaca invites you to bring the family and your out-of-town holiday guests for a unique experience, including a gift shop filled with locally-grown...

Thanksgiving Oak Bluffs Open Market

Lots of great shopping, food, music and Santa will be there.

Vineyard Artisans Annual Thanksgiving Weekend Festival

This holiday art show by Islanders, features many holiday gifts such as one of a kind winter hand-made sweaters, hand-made soaps, Island lavender, and fine...

Fall Festival

Join us as we celebrate our 37th Annual Fall Festival. This celebration of fall is a Vineyard tradition held the day after Thanksgiving and draws hundreds of...

Holiday Weekend Pop-Up Art and Gifts

Photography by Allen Look with vintage black and whites, Bob Kimberly with color street photos, and John Wightman with Island images. Jewelry by Leah Crosby...

Open Studio

Wampum jewelry and mosaics. Bracelets, necklaces, earrings. Traditional and contemporary designs in abalone and quahaug mussel shells.

Open House: Sargent Gallery

Featuring WT watercolorists John Nickerson Athearn, and new artist, Paul Lazes of VH will show his watercolors for the first time. New work by ceramicist...

Open Stick Practice

Open to hockey players of all ages and abilities, and a great opportunity to work on your skills. Work independently on your shooting and stick handling, or...

Dedication of 27th African American Heritage Trail Site

The life of Anne P. Jennings, the first African American nurse at Hartford Hospital will be celebrated and a plaque placed on her home in the Highlands area...

Fall into the Holidays Open House

Work by Peggy Tuner Zablotny, Paul Beebe, Christie Scheele, Linda Besse, Donna Blackburn, Peter Batchelder, Theresa Girard and Jennifer McCurdy. Show runs...

Public Ice Skating

Leisure skating session for skaters of all abilities. Skate rentals are available.

Crosslands Annual Christmas Displays

Daily at Ocean Park and throughout the town of Oak Bluffs. Enjoy a light/music show by tunning to 88.5 FM.

Opening Reception: Reflective Abstractions

An opening reception for Paul Doherty’s “Reflective Abstractions” series of photographs. The exhibition runs from Nov. 24 through Jan. 2.

Holiday Pop-Up Potluck & Live Music

Come revel in the spirit of sharing. Musicians will perform in the back bar for donations, and local artists will set up tables to display and vend locally...

Live Music

Dave Willis sing-a-long.

Gold Pin Bowling

If the gold pin shows up as the head pin, and you bowl a strike, you instantly win one free bowling game and shoe rental, redeemable during a subsequent...

Live Music

Crooked Coast was formed in the summer of 2012 by Cape Cod natives Luke Vose, John McNamara, Ben Elder and Charles Walton. They distilled their hometown’s...

Saturday, November 25

MV Signs Then & Now

The 57 lesson course is designed as a tool for residents of Martha’s Vineyard to revive sign language (pidgin signed English/PSE) as a 2nd language on MV,...

Painting Workshop for Children

Pancakes. Paint. Play. - A painting workshop with Miss Lani. For ages 4 to 12.

Thanskgiving Wee Farmers

Join us for a special Thanksgiving Wee Farmers. We’ll spend the morning thanking all the plants and animals on the farm and finish with a Thanksgiving story...

5K for KJ

Run/walk through course in state forest. Proceeds benefit the Kevin Johnson Cross Country Scholarship Fund. Registration is from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on day of...

Art in the Stacks: Mark Chester

The Friends of the Vineyard Haven Library are pleased to present an exhibit of photographs by Woods Hole resident Mark Chester, on display on the lower level...

Ceramic Exploration for Children

Children ages 7 and older will learn various hand building and wheel throwing techniques.

Holiday Bazaar

Support the Island crafters while you get holiday shopping done.

Library eBooks Instruction Course

Library staff will show you how to download free eBooks and audiobooks to your eReader, tablet or other device. Call to register.

Open Sewing Lab

Open Sewing Lab is a place to work on your own sewing projects. We supply sewing machines and tools for you to use, free of charge. Instruction is not...

Thanksgiving Day and Weekend Open House

Island Alpaca invites you to bring the family and your out-of-town holiday guests for a unique experience, including a gift shop filled with locally-grown...

Vineyard Artisans Annual Thanksgiving Weekend Festival

This holiday art show by Islanders, features many holiday gifts such as one of a kind winter hand-made sweaters, hand-made soaps, Island lavender, and fine...

West Tisbury Winter Farmer's Market

Local vegetables, flowers, meats, baked goods, honey, and hot foods.

Family Crafts

These age-appropriate crafts are free and open to the public. Please visit the WT Library's online calendar for weekly craft listings.

Preschool Story Time with Friends

Story time for children three and up with puppets and more.

Stories and Songs

Come sing, dance, play music and have fun! A musical story hour meant for all ages.

Story Time

Stories will be read in our cozy kids' area.

Kids Craft

Glue leaves to a paper wreath to make a cool fall decorations.

Open Studio

Wampum jewelry and mosaics. Bracelets, necklaces, earrings. Traditional and contemporary designs in abalone and quahaug mussel shells.

15th Annual Holiday Gift Show

Open daily noon to 4 p.m. from November 18 through December 18. Gifts galore - including apparel and accessories, cards, calendars, dog goods, unique soaps,...

Open House: Sargent Gallery

Featuring WT watercolorists John Nickerson Athearn, and new artist, Paul Lazes of VH will show his watercolors for the first time. New work by ceramicist...

Chappaquiddick Pop-Up Shop

Featuring Margaret Knight's Wooligans, clothing by Kendyll Gage-Ripa, blank books and more by Kate Greer, and photo cards and prints by Lily K. Morris....

Open Stick Practice

Open to hockey players of all ages and abilities, and a great opportunity to work on your skills. Work independently on your shooting and stick handling, or...

Artists' Reception

Our featured artists are all Vineyard residents - WT watercolorists John Nickerson Athearn, and new artist, Paul Lazes of VH will show his watercolors for...

Concert: The Katama Trio

As the Katama Trio, Jan Hyer, Joan Solomon, and Matt Pelikan make beautiful music together. Performing together for well over a decade, the cellist, pianist,...

Winter Book Club

This month’s book: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe.

Public Ice Skating

Leisure skating session for skaters of all abilities. Skate rentals are available.

Everything Artful

Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Join us for Everything Artful, an intimate holiday gathering. Eat, drink and indulge in spectacularly unique and...

Live Music

Rosie's Ritzy Review with Stu Gardner, Josh Campbell and Jemima James.

Italian Wine Dinner

Enjoy wines from Italy paired with Executive Chef Richard Doucette's five course dinner menu in Lighthouse Grill.

Martha's Vineyard Piano Quartet

With Stephanie Chase on the violin, Scott Woolweaver on viola, Scott Kluksdahl on the cello and Delores Stephens on the piano. Playing Bach, Boccherini,...

Live Music

With Serendipity. Dance your turkey off!

Sunday, November 26

St. Andrew's Day Potluck

In unity of heart and spirit, we’ll have one service at 9 a.m., complete with bagpipes and the “kirkin’ of the tartans,” followed by a potluck brunch. Bring...

Thanksgiving Day and Weekend Open House

Island Alpaca invites you to bring the family and your out-of-town holiday guests for a unique experience, including a gift shop filled with locally-grown...

Winter Walk: Quenames & Black Point

The VCS Winter Walk season kicks off with a morning walk through the landscape surrounding Quenames Cove and Black Point Pond. The walk will be led by...

Sunday Worship

How Your Life Interacts with Others - Ken Beebe. Learn how set theory affects our daily decision making.

Ivry Belle Jewelry Show

Check out Ivry Belle Jewelry by Ivry Russillo and see some new arrivals and get lucky with some holiday sales. Refreshments and snacks will be served.

Open House: Sargent Gallery

Featuring WT watercolorists John Nickerson Athearn, and new artist, Paul Lazes of VH will show his watercolors for the first time. New work by ceramicist...

Kids' Chess Club

Drop in for kids' Chess Club with Doug Brush and Kenny Vincent. All ages and levels welcome. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a grown up....

Open Stick Practice

Open to hockey players of all ages and abilities, and a great opportunity to work on your skills. Work independently on your shooting and stick handling, or...

Public Ice Skating

Leisure skating session for skaters of all abilities. Skate rentals are available.

Community Poetry Reading

The library will host its biannual Community Poetry Reading featuring community members reading their own poems and/or the poems of others. Help keep the...

Ballroom Dance

Come learn how to dance. All are welcome.

Live Music

With the Redneck Yacht Club.

Monday, November 27

Preschool Art Program

With Coral Shockey for ages 3 to 5. Children will be encouraged to explore their self-expression and begin to develop their own art making process. Each...

Wreath Workshop

Help us make over 75 natural, hand decorated wreaths, to be sold at our Festival of Wreaths on Nov. 30. Experienced or not, please come, as there are many...

Play with Me Playgroup

A facilitated playgroup with different planned activities to choose from such as books, dress up and arts and crafts. Families are invited to take part in a...

Creative Painting Class

Bruce Kissell will show you how. All materials are provided. Call to register. Class limited to 10.

Vineyard Holiday Gift Shop

Shop our co-op for gifts made by our Islands local artists. Open every day till Christmas Eve. Closed Thanksgiving Day.

Balance: Chi Kung, Yoga and Breath

Kanta Lipsky will lead a series of balance workshops. Attend one, some, or all dates. Please wear comfortable clothing that allows for movement.

Public Ice Skating

Leisure skating session for skaters of all abilities. Skate rentals are available.

Monday Knitting Group

Please join us every Monday afternoon for the Open Knitting Group, for knitters, spinners, and other yarnslingers. Led by Rebecca Gilbert of Native Earth...

Open Stick Practice

Open to hockey players of all ages and abilities, and a great opportunity to work on your skills. Work independently on your shooting and stick handling, or...

Scholastic Book Fair

You may also order books online between Nov. 17 and Dec. 5 by visiting scholastic.com/bookfairs and searching “find a fair” to locate the Tisbury School...

Learning Lab

Homework help, activities, coding and more for kids 10 and above. (Or 8 to 9 year olds with a mature caregiver).

Kids' Aerial Yoga

For ages 6 to 9. This is a nine class series. Space is limited, must pre-register before 3 p.m. on the day of class.

Brazilian Playgroup

This is a bilingual facilitated playgroup for Portuguese speaking families with different planned activities to choose from such as blocks, books and crafts.

Donate Extra Deer

Help reduce the deer population and tick borne diseases. Donate extra deer to Island Grown Initiative. A truck will be at the check-in station to receive...

Board Game Night

Come join the local Board Game Club that meets every Monday night in the upstairs space at The Barn. Anyone is welcome. Board games vary from week to week.

Pre-Advent Parish Mission "The Eucharist: Gift and Challenge"

Living the Eucharistic Presence of Jesus with Fr. Andy O'Reilly.

Film Screening and Q&A

Film director Angela Andersen will present her documentary, Brave New World - How Silicon Valley is Shaping our Future. Refreshments will be served.

Monday Night at the Movies

Dial M for Murder (1954). Directed by Alfred Hitchcock with Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings, John Williams, Anthony Dawson. Based on the play...

Tuesday, November 28

Open Pottery Studio

This is a non-instructional time for those familiar with ceramics to work on their own in the Pottery Studio. Adults only.

Wreath Workshop

Help us make over 75 natural, hand decorated wreaths, to be sold at our Festival of Wreaths on Nov. 30. Experienced or not, please come, as there are many...

Tom Maley Life Drawing

This group met for many years at the home of Tom Maley and now they meet at Featherstone for two hours each Tuesday morning. New participants are welcome....

Tuesday Discussion Group

Ongoing discussion group, free and open to the public, new members welcome.

Stories and Songs

Come sing, dance, play music and have fun! A musical story hour meant for all ages.

Tales for Tots

Stories, songs and movement for children ages 3 to 5 years and their caregivers.

Howes House Writers

For all types of writing for personal use or publication. New members welcome. Bring a bag lunch or snacks to share.

Alexander Technique Workshop

An introduction to Alexander Technique with Margaret Knight, a mind-body way to change movement habits. Learn how Alexander Technique is a way to access the...

Scholastic Book Fair

You may also order books online between Nov. 17 and Dec. 5 by visiting scholastic.com/bookfairs and searching “find a fair” to locate the Tisbury School...

Art After School with Miss Lani

Visions of Wonder for ages 3 to 5. Spread your wings and enjoy painting pictures of baby giraffes, rhinos, elephants, tigers, cheetahs, turtles and...

Baby’s 1st Year: Focus on Feeding

An open discussion group for expectant parents/parents with a child up to the age of 1 year. Participants have an opportunity to share concerns and questions...

Learning Lab

Homework help, activities, coding and more for kids 10 and above. (Or 8 to 9 year olds with a mature caregiver).

Kids' Aerial Yoga

For ages 10 to 14. This is a nine class series. Space is limited, must pre-register before 3 p.m. on the day of class.

Donate Extra Deer

Help reduce the deer population and tick borne diseases. Donate extra deer to Island Grown Initiative. A truck will be at the check-in station to receive...

Junior Book Club

Stop by the Children's Desk to pick up your copy of Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk to read before the meeting. We will discuss the book, enjoy some...

Acrylic Landscape Painting Workshop

Librarian and artist, Jennifer Burkin, will lead attendees through a gentle, step-by-step exploration of painting. Participants will learn how to create...

Live Jazz Music

With Jeremy Berlin and Eric Johnson.

Beginning Ceramics: Hand Building and Wheel Throwing

In these classes you will learn wheel throwing techniques to make everyday items for your kitchen: mugs, bowls and plates with Frank Creney.

Pre-Advent Parish Mission "The Eucharist: Gift and Challenge"

Living the Eucharistic Presence of Jesus with Fr. Andy O'Reilly.

Tuesday Writing & Poetry Series: Open Floor Readings

Hosted by the Pathways Team, with weekly themes. All writers, poets, playwrights, essayists, and community invited to share writing, or to relax and enjoy...

MV Signs Then & Now

The 57 lesson course is designed as a tool for residents of Martha’s Vineyard to revive sign language (pidgin signed English/PSE) as a 2nd language on MV,...

November 22 - 28, 2017