Events

December 12 - 18, 2017

Tuesday, December 12

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.

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.

Shred Day

Rockland Trust will partner with Shred King Corporation to host a “Shred Day.” There is a 10 box limit per person and participants are encouraged to bring...

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.

Tulip Tuesday

Tulip Tuesday is starting a month early. To kick off the giving season we are giving away 1 bunch of tulips per person. And, if you put your order in for...

Managing Anxiety in Adolescents - A Roundtable Discussion

The Island Wide Youth Collaborative and the Martha’s Vineyard Youth Task Force invite educators, clinicians and medical professionals to a roundtable...

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).

MVRHS Swim Meet

Join us to cheer on the MVRHS swimmers as they take on Apponequet Regional H.S. in a dual competitive league swim meet.

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.

Boys Varsity Basketball Game

Watch the MVRHS boys varsity basketball team take on Sandwich High School.

Live Jazz Music

With Jeremy Berlin and Eric Johnson.

Managing Anxiety - A Workshop

The Island Wide Youth Collaborative and the Martha’s Vineyard Youth Task Force invites you to Managing Anxiety – An interactive parent-child workshop with...

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.

Tuesday Writing & Poetry Series: Open Floor Readings

Hosted by the Pathways Team, this evening's optional theme is "Celestial." All writers, poets, playwrights and community invited to share writing, or to...

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,...

Wednesday, December 13

Weekly Morning Talmud Class

Talmud class will follow brief, calming, morning prayers. Currently studying Koren Talmud Bavli vol. 1, Berakhot. No Hebrew needed, all are welcome.

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...

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...

Sometimes I Feel…Storytime

A special storytime to explore feelings. Each week we will focus on a different emotion with an activity to increase children’s ability to identify their...

Storytime: Wee Ones Lapsit

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

Guided Qigong for Beginners

Each hour long Qigong class will be followed by a hour educational session. This week's theme is "Diabetic Foot Care." With the MV Partnership for Health.

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...

General Grief Support Group

For those grieving the loss of a loved one, you are welcome to attend this new monthly grief support group sponsored by HopeHealth MA. Grief counselor Guy...

Art After School with Miss Lani

Dabble in Abstraction for ages 6 to 9. A look at Modernists ~ new and upcoming artists that are reshaping the world of art. Of course, we’ll include one of...

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.

Build Club

For ages 8 to 12. Come in for a fun activity that will bring together creativity and creation. Come make a candle on the 1st day of Hanukkah.

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...

34th Annual Tree of Lights

This December, trees at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital will be lit with hundreds of lights, each donated in honor or in memory of a loved one. This year, we...

Holiday Party

We will have refreshments, a swag making station and holiday card crafts. Great for all ages, free and open to all.

Advent Evensong

"Waiting and Hoping." Join us as we embrace the darkness and move into the light of Christmas.

Bands, Brews & BBQ

Live music early, with different bands each week. Join us for a fun night with a special BBQ menu, along with our regular pizza and salad offerings.

Journey to Generosity

Looking at Generosity through Grace Church’s mission and purpose.

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 Documentary Film Series

City of Gold. A celebration of the Pulitzer Prize winning LA Times food critic Jonathan Gold and his work, the latter of which achieves something close to...

Islanders Read The Classics

Philip Weinstein, the Alexander Griswold Cummins Professor of English Emeritus at Swarthmore College, will present the next in the ongoing program series...

Jenny's Drama Salon

Playwright, actress and humor writer, Jenny Allen, hosts a monthly drama salon, featuring casual dramatic readings, interesting guests, stimulating...

Reflections of Peace Christmas Concert

21st Annual Christmas Concert to honor and benefit Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard. 100% of ticket sales are donated to Hospice of MV.

Trivia Night

MC’d by Dan Cassidy. Call and reserve your team a table.

Thursday, December 14

Kids Craft

Kids can decorate a jar of hot cocoa mix to give to someone they love during the holidays.

Music and Memory Cafe

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

Oak Bluffs Writers Group

Open to writers of all kinds. No registration necessary, repeat attendance encouraged. Bring something to share.

Toddler Story Time

Active story time with alphabet, songs, rhymes, a book and and Mother Goose for children under three.

Book Babies

A lapsit storytime for pre-walking babies. Come to sing, listen to stories, and play.

Art After School with Miss Lani

Great Masters for ages 8 to 12. Class is designed to ignite our imagination and enrich humanism. The selection of great masters like Camille Pissarro,...

Learning Lab

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

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,...

Story Time

Childrens' stories will be read in our cozy kids' area.

Storycrafts

Decorate your very own gingerbread house with sweets and frosting to take home with you. House and decorating materials provided. Best for kids ages 5 and...

After School Club

Drop in after school for reading, crafts, and games.

Public Affairs Discussion Group

Dennis Agin will moderate a discussion on Economic Issues and Strategies, following an update on the topic. Articles from Foreign Affairs and Great Decisions...

Slab Building II

Using slabs, we will build boxes and more complicated structures.

Fish Fry

Fresh battered fish, homemade mac and cheese, french fries, coleslaw, cornbread and (of course) dessert. All you can eat.

Kids' Dinner & Movie

Join us at the library for a family movie. Pizza and veggies will be served.

Transgender & Gender Non-Binary Support Group

The Island Counseling Center in collaboration with the Island Wide Youth Collaborative will be hosting a Transgender Support Group for adults and youth of...

West Tisbury Holiday Party

Welcome to all West Tisbury folk. Please bring a dish to share.

Zero Waste in the Kitchen & Re-Skilling Class

We will share concrete tools for putting together a tasty meal without plans or recipes with little waste and maximum efficiency. This class will offer you...

Tablescape Workshop

Come join the Morrice team for an evening of interactive flower arranging. With help from our staff, participants will arrange stunning holiday floral...

Christmas in Edgartown Wine Dinner

Five-course meal featuring Chicken Liver Mousse, Cast Iron Octopus, Braised Duck and Pumpkin Gnocchi, 30-Day Aged Ribeye, and Braised Apples. Vegetarian menu...

Cookbook Signing: Susie Middleton and Sarah Waldman at Bunch of Grapes

Cookbook authors Susie Middleton (Simple Green Suppers) and Sarah Waldman (Feeding a Family) will sign copies of their latest cookbooks at Bunch of Grapes...

Glow Yoga

Join Yoga instructor Emily for a glow-in-the-dark yoga for kids ages 4 to 7. Please call the library to pre-register since space is limited.

All-Island Band Winter Concert

Featuring the "A" and "B" bands Island-wide with conductors Kelly Sullivan, Ruth Chapman and Zachary Tileston.

Trivia Night

With host Dan Cassidy. Come have fun, eat and drink, and win big prizes!

Friday, December 15

Make with Me

The MV Family Center invites you to a morning of crafting. Each week we will model and provide supplies for a different craft. This structured time will...

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...

Holiday 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...

Raffle Basket: Night Heron Gallery

The Night Heron Gallery, a coop of 10 Island artists, is offering a spectacular raffle basket to benefit Hospice of Martha's Vineyard. There are wonderful...

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...

Open Chamber Music Rehearsal

The library will be hosting weekly open chamber music rehearsals on most fall and winter Fridays and occasional Sundays. The rehearsals are facilitated by...

Teddy Bear Suite

Join Point B Realty in celebrating it’s 7th year of the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite. Children let their imaginations fly visiting the hundreds of...

Art After School with Miss Lani

Mystical & Eye-Popping Color for ages 4 to 6. We will focus on Matisse, “The King of Color.” We will study his colorful life. He lived the way he painted....

Crafty Fridays

Make creative gifts from repurposed books. Supplies provided.

Learning Lab

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

Lego Club

Drop in for Lego Club for all ages who love Legos.

Game Time

We have Wii, cards, board games, and laptops ready and waiting during this open gaming time. Bring a friend or come meet a new one. For ages 8 and above.

Marine Hospital Gingerbread House Contest

Join the Museum for a night of festive holiday fun and rivalry as the holiday tradition of making gingerbread houses gets a modern MVM twist. Kids and adults...

Girls Varsity Basketball Game

Watch the MVRHS girls varsity basketball team take on Cardinal Spellman High School.

Crosslands Annual Christmas Displays

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

Community Hanukkah Service & Celebration

Service lead by Rabbi Caryn Broitman. Special musical guests include Deborah Strauss on the violin and Eric Johnson on the guitar. Peter Boak conducts the...

Holiday Grand Opening Party

Come help us celebrate the new location and shop. Trunk show: Everything Artful, kenWorthy, Russell Carson Glass, Ivry Russillo Jewelry, Alexis Russillo...

Magic: The Gathering Tournament

Join us as we draft a Magic: The Gathering cube and have a small tournament. Snacks provided. Beginners not encouraged as we will be building decks on the fly.

Marine Hospital Gingerbread House Contest

Join the Museum for a night of festive holiday fun and rivalry as the holiday tradition of making gingerbread houses gets a modern MVM twist. Kids and adults...

Musical Evening

Pathways Music series continues with musicians, singer songwriters, and guests joining in for solo and collaborative performances. Lydia Fischer studied at...

Theater: The Snow Queen

A family stage production of a magical winter-y fairytale adventure.

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...

Saturday, December 16

Junior Christmas Bird Count

The morning will begin with instruction on binocular and spotting scope use (we have binocs to loan). Then, we’ll split into groups, by age (ages 8 through...

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

All Painterly - That's Us! For ages 4 to 12. With Miss Lani in collaboration with Island Children’s School.

Island Insight Meditation

Insight meditation is a simple, yet profound meditation practice that has the ability to transform how we experience the world. Through the cultivation of...

Woodland Fairy Workshop

Let's make Fairies. Join instructor Genevieve Jacobs for a woodland fairy workshop. These enchanting little creatures are made using all natural, foraged...

Ceramic Exploration for Children

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

Family Crafts & Cookie Decorating

Join the Island Waldorf community and the Farm Institute in decorating holiday cookies and making felt gnomes and crafts at the Farmers' Market.

Holiday Market

Great local holiday gifts, crafts and food. Music by John O’Toole. Lunch with Santa, take Santa pictures with family and pets. Part of Oak Bluffs Holiday...

Holiday 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...

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.

Sweater Day

Come by for hot chocolaste, cookies and sweaters. Staff and patrons show off their best (and worst) winter and holiday sweaters.

West Tisbury Winter Farmer's Market

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

Winter Walk

Join Polly Hill Arboretum staff for a look at plants of interest in the winter landscape. Every season of the year the arboretum offers something of beauty...

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.

Make a Holiday Centerpiece

You supply the evergreens (clippings from pine, holly, boxwood and arbor vitae will work beautifully) -- we'll supply the expertise, ribbons, ornaments,...

Mini Book Sale

Friends of the Library hold monthly "mini" book sales on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Proceeds benefit children's programs and other library services...

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,...

Horsedrawn Hayrides

Part of Oak Bluffs Holiday Celebrations.

Teddy Bear Suite

Join Point B Realty in celebrating it’s 7th year of the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite. Children let their imaginations fly visiting the hundreds of...

MVRHS Swim Meet

Join us to cheer on the MVRHS swimmers as they take on Brockton High School in a dual competitive league swim meet.

Annual Christmas Tea & Shopping

Come join us and celebrate the holiday season. Tea coffee, tea sandwiches, cookies and more. Baked good and gift items for sale at reasonable prices.

Boys Varsity Basketball Game

Watch the MVRHS boys varsity basketball team take on Community Academy of Sci & Health.

Old-Fashioned Christmas

With caroling, cookie decorating and ornament making. Part of Oak Bluffs Holiday Celebrations.

Park Corner Pop-Up

Clothing, Chocolate & Jewels. Join Kenworthy, Elysha Joy Metals & Not Your Sugar Mamas for an afternoon of chocolatey cocktails and holiday shopping at Park...

Suesan Stovall's Holiday Bazaar

A holiday event featuring handmade angels, 2018 calendars, and affordable works of art.

Theater: The Snow Queen

A family stage production of a magical winter-y fairytale adventure.

Aquinnah Book Group

Join us for a discussion of Death at La Fenice, the first of the Inspector Brunetti mysteries, written by Donna Leon.

Adult Crafts

Come to a present wrapping party. I'll demonstrate some cool techniques and ideas. Bring your ready to wrap gifts. For ages 12 and above.

Rock Concert for Kids

Join us for a rock concert for kids, featuring Jellybone Rivers & the Maniacs of the Heart. The musicians will be performing a set of classic children’s...

Saturday Dads Gym Time

A facilitated Dad's playgroup with different planned activities and open gym time. Dads, Uncles and Grandparents of children 0 to 8 are encouraged to attend....

Basic Soup Making Class

Come make three tasty soups and learn our secrets to the perfect stocks.

Boys Varsity Hockey Game

Watch the MVRHS boys varsity hockey team take on Silver Lake Reg. High School.

Crosslands Annual Christmas Displays

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

Holiday Crafting

Join our master crafter Carolina Cooney as she demonstrates how to make Holiday decorations.

Theater: The Snow Queen

A family stage production of a magical winter-y fairytale adventure.

Handel's Messiah, Part I

Grace Church choir and the Messiah chorus and soloists with Wes Nagy as the conductor.

Sunday, December 17

Holiday 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...

Third Sunday of Advent

Please join us for 10:30 a.m. service as the Federated Church celebrates the Third Sunday of Advent by lighting the Candle of Love. Family reading, Bible...

Alternative Christmas

Come to the Parish Hall during coffee hour to do some Christmas shopping that will make a difference in the world. Featuring an African Craft Sale and a Fair...

Sunday Worship

Sharing Circle with Barb Caseau. The Sharing Circle is in lieu of our regular 11 a.m. service.

Alternative Christmas Gift Shopping

Come to the Parish Hall to do some Christmas shopping that will make a difference in the world. African Craft Sale: Zambezi Dolls and other handmade crafts...

Teddy Bear Suite

Join Point B Realty in celebrating it’s 7th year of the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite. Children let their imaginations fly visiting the hundreds of...

Bolshoi Ballet Live in Cinema: The Nutcracker

As the clock strikes midnight on Christmas Eve, Marie’s wooden nutcracker doll comes to life and transforms into a prince. Soon joined by her other toys that...

Season’s Greetings VIII, A Dance Extravaganza

Presented by RISE Vineyard Performing Arts. The RISE Dance Company and RISE student body perform a dance spectacular that is bursting at the seams. The...

Theater: The Snow Queen

A family stage production of a magical winter-y fairytale adventure.

Figure Skating Holiday Exhibition

Offers figure skating to holiday classics to today’s versions performed by skaters ranging from 7 to 17 years old.

Concert of Sacred Music

Join us for an exploratory voyage into the sacred soundscapes of jazz improvisation and soul song featuring Boston Jazz greats Stan Strickland on sax, flute...

Sunday Worship

Happy Birthday and The Night Before Christmas with Reverend Bill Clark. This early service will be a child and family friendly service with a reading of the...

Community Sing & Winter Concert: Songs of Peace, Hope & Light

The 17th annual Community Sing & Winter Concert: Songs of Peace, Hope & Light, with the Martha's Vineyard Family Chorus, directed by Roberta Kirn. Donations...

Crosslands Annual Christmas Displays

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

Offerings of Music and Light

Island artists and musicians present free Offerings of Music and Light to brighten the darker days. Join Lia Kahler, Atzic Marquez and other Island singers,...

Season’s Greetings VIII, A Dance Extravaganza

Presented by RISE Vineyard Performing Arts. The RISE Dance Company and RISE student body perform a dance spectacular that is bursting at the seams. The...

Ballroom Dance

Come learn how to dance. All are welcome.

Sunday Worship

The Traditional Candlelight Service, “Oh Mary” with Reverend Bill Clark. This Candlelight Service will be our traditional service with carols and stories...

Wintery Songs in Eleventy Part Harmony

Jennifer Kimball and friends performing a beautifully eclectic mix of sacred and secular music, inspiring a reinvention of the holiday experience; one where...

Monday, December 18

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.

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...

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.

West Tisbury Library's Annual Holiday Party

Celebrate the season with your friends and fellow readers. Enjoy delicious refreshments, make a holiday swag, and listen to the sounds of the Vineyard...

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.

Monday Night at the Movies

White Christmas (1954). Directed by Michael Curtiz with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Vera-Ellen, Rosemary Clooney and Dean Jagger.

December 12 - 18, 2017