Events

January 21 - 27, 2018

Sunday, January 21

Listening Session

Good Shepherd Parish is rising to fulfill its enormous potential for mission and ministry throughout Martha’s Vineyard and beyond. To respond appropriately...

Sunday Worship

The Promise and the Practices of Our Faith - Reverend Bill Clark. Unitarian Universalist religious professionals of color created this powerful worship...

Community Luncheon

The Federated Church will offer free lasagna luncheons. In the event of snow, if the roads are closed, so are we. The meal consists of a salad, a serving of...

Bolshoi Ballet Live in Cinema: Romeo and Juliet

In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love while their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry ending in...

Winter Walk Series: The Brickyard

Our Winter Walk Series offers members and guests the chance to explore Trustees held Conservation Restrictions here on Martha's Vineyard. The Brickyard walk...

Home Energy: Understanding Your Electric Bill & How to Reduce It

A presentation with Cape Light Compact. Learn how to understand your electric bill, electric supplier solicitations, and ways that you can save energy and...

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.

Peter H. Luce Play Readers: Face to Face

The Peter H. Luce Play Readers will perform a free reading of the one-act play "Face to Face" by David Williamson. The reading is presented by special...

Houses of Grace Island Winter Shelter

Offering warm hospitality for those who need shelter or are simply out of heat. Men, women and families are welcome. Bedding, dinner and breakfast...

Monday, January 22

Preschool Art Program

Featherstone's Preschool Art Series, led by Coral Shockey for ages 3 to 5, is a weekly art class designed to provide a safe nurturing environment where...

Play with Me Playgroup

Play with Me emphasizes the importance of families being a child's first educator. This is a facilitated playgroup focusing on our monthly themes. There are...

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.

Raising a Thinking Child

A multi-week series. This interactive and research based program explores how to improve your child's problem solving skills and ability to resolve...

Monday Knitting & Spinning Group

Join in every Monday afternoon for the open knitting and sprinng group for knitters, spinners, and other yarnslingers. Led by Rebecca Gilbert of Native...

Password Manager Class

Learn about online security and set-up an account with LastPass. Sign up is required. Please check the library website for necessary materials.

Daily Drop-In Crafts

For kids every day the library is open this January.

MVRHS Bowling Club

Lead by Mike Tinus. Transportation to The Barn provided. There will be four, six-week sessions throughout the school year for students to choose...

Learning Lab

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

Cartooning/Figure Drawing

With Dan Cooney for beginners to intermediate. This class offers an introduction to the principles and drawing mechanics of visual narrative to develop your...

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....

Community Supper

Serves salad, entree, vegetables and dessert.

Yoga for Recovery

FLY Outreach Programs in partnership with Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Recovery Coach Services present Yoga for Recovery – Yoga for healing from...

Compagnie Hervé KOUBI

Presents Ce que le jour doit à la nuit (What the day owes to the night).

Houses of Grace Island Winter Shelter

Offering warm hospitality for those who need shelter or are simply out of heat. Men, women and families are welcome. Bedding, dinner and breakfast...

Jazz Film Screening

WMVY Radio's Dave Kish will present a documentary about John Coltrane. Refreshments will be served.

Monday Night at the Movies

Lord Love A Duck (1966). Directed by George Axelrod; with Ruth Gordon, Roddy McDowall, Tuesday Wald, Lola Albright and Martin Ward.

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.

Tuesday, January 23

Discussion Group

Open discussion of local and world news, ideas, and events.

Open Center

Enjoy the MV Family Center during their open hours.

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....

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.

Adventures in Slow Cooking

The return of a monthly crockpot cooking series begins with a French bistro staple, coq au vin. Who can resist the aroma of a plump chicken slow-cooked in a...

Baby's First Year

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...

Daily Drop-In Crafts

For kids every day the library is open this January.

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.

Table Tennis Club

With the MV Table Tennis Club. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Conversation Circle/Circulo de Conversas em Inglês

A weekly opportunity for non-native English speakers to practice basic conversational English in a relaxed, comfortable place. Come meet new friends as we...

Acoustic Sessions

With Mike Benjamin, Brad Tucker and Tom Major.

Friends of the M.F. Correllus State Forest Meeting

The Friends is part of the Massachusetts Forest and Park Friends Network, that works closely with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to...

Houses of Grace Island Winter Shelter

Offering warm hospitality for those who need shelter or are simply out of heat. Men, women and families are welcome. Bedding, dinner and breakfast...

MV Poets Collective Reading

This week's Tuesday Writing & Poetry event is dedicated to the Third Annual Reading by Members of the MV Poets Collective. Led by Jill Jupen, with members...

Open Writing & Poetry Series

Every Tuesday, all writers, poets, playwrights, lyricists and community are invited to read or just listen and enjoy the readings. Jan. 2 - "Warning...

Talk: Martha's Vineyard Outdoors, Fishing, Hunting, & Avoiding Divorce on a Small Island

In this collection of columns, former Martha’s Vineyard Times editor and Vineyard Haven resident Nelson Sigelman describes an Island preoccupation, less...

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, January 24

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...

Play with Me Playgroup

Play with Me emphasizes the importance of families being a child's first educator. This is a facilitated playgroup focusing on our monthly themes. There are...

Coffee Time

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

Crafty Storytime

A storytime for kids 3 and above that ends with a craft.

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...

Tech Help: Computers, eBooks & Social Media

Our I.T./Reference Librarian will be on hand to help with tech questions. Please bring your laptop, phone and/or tablet that you need help with. Appointments...

Open Pottery Studio

This is a non-instructional time for those familiar with ceramics to work on their own in the Pottery Studio. Children welcome with experienced adult...

Daily Drop-In Crafts

For kids every day the library is open this January.

After School Program

Join us Wednesdays after school for a story read by our librarian Irene and then a related craft project.

Art Explorer Program

Led by Coral Shockey for ages 6 to 9. At Featherstone Art Explorers, children will be encouraged to not only observe the world around them, but have the...

Learning Lab

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

Build Club

For ages 8 to 12. Come in for a fun activity that will bring together creativity and creation. Make a badge that lights up for your hat, coat, or backpack.

Sign Language Learning & Practice Circle

With Lynn Thorp. This weekly program features episodes of Lynn’s MVTV series, MV Signs Then and Now. This series provides a means for learning, practicing,...

All Things Mac

Do you have a small or large question about your Apple device... be it iPhone, iPad, iPod, or Mac laptop? Bring in your stuff and ask questions about...

Talk: Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Lyme Disease

Enid Haller, MSW, Ph.D., founder of the Lyme Support Group of MV & the Lyme Center of MV will be presenting on Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Lyme...

HiSET Exam Prep & Adult Basic Education - ACE MV

Get yourself on a track toward a career and more fulfilling employment. This program prepares adults to make a successful transition from postsecondary...

Insomnia - An Evening Workshop

The Island Wide Youth Collaborative invites you to the MV Clinicians CE Series: Insomnia – An Evening Workshop with Thad Harshbarger. This course will...

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.

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...

Houses of Grace Island Winter Shelter

Offering warm hospitality for those who need shelter or are simply out of heat. Men, women and families are welcome. Bedding, dinner and breakfast...

Jenny's Drama Salon

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

On the Road: Film Series

Badlands (US, 1973) director, Terrence Malick, was inspired by real-life teenage killers, Charles Starkweather and Caril-Ann Fugate, for his tale of lovers...

Trivia Night

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

Live Music: Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish

Enjoy the tunes of Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish.

Thursday, January 25

Figurative Drawing/Painting Class

The class, with Lizzy Schule, offers an introduction to the principles and techniques of drawing the human form. We will focus predominantly on the figure,...

Move with Me

Move with Me is a facilitated playgroup for families during these colder months, brought to you by the MV Family Center. This is a great opportunity for big...

Musical Session

Come play together - strings, guitar, recorder, percussion - for beginner and experienced. All welcome, drop in.

Oak Bluffs Writers Group

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

Baby's First Year

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...

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.

Dine to Donate

Benefitting Felix Neck's nature-based Pre School Start up fund. 20% of pre-tax proceeds will be go directly to Felix Neck. Must present Dine to Donate ticket...

Daily Drop-In Crafts

For kids every day the library is open this January.

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 Coyle & Cassidy High School in a dual competitive league swim meet.

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,...

Open Center

Enjoy the MV Family Center during their open hours.

Hand Building

In this class with Sabrina Kuchta we will discuss and experiment with hand building techniques. No prior experience in ceramics is necessary; this class can...

Junior Book Club

Bring a friend, enjoy yummy snacks, and discuss one of the 2017 Massachusetts Children's Book Award nominees, The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by...

2018 Building Code Changes Demystified

The 9th edition of the Mass Code took effect January 1, 2018. You’ve heard the buzz words: IBC, IRC, and IECC, Stretch Code, Performance path vs....

Community Supper

The Island Clergy Association is sponsoring community suppers this winter. Donations are accepted at the supper, or you may drop a check, marked “Community...

Library Community Potluck

Help us to create a new Long Range Plan for the Library.

Table Tennis Club

With the MV Table Tennis Club. All ages and skill levels welcome.

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...

MV Modern Quilt Guild

Open studio quilting. All levels of quilters are welcome.

The Inheritance of Trauma and Memory 101

A workshop with Merissa Nathan Gerson, consultant to Amazon's hit show "Transparent", exploring how trauma is passed from one generation to the next.

Yoga for Recovery

FLY Outreach Programs in partnership with Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Recovery Coach Services present Yoga for Recovery – Yoga for healing from...

Winter Art Workshops

This winter, bring your art supplies and join artist Elizabeth Whelan for free evenings of drawing and painting. Each session Ms. Whelan will set up two...

Houses of Grace Island Winter Shelter

Offering warm hospitality for those who need shelter or are simply out of heat. Men, women and families are welcome. Bedding, dinner and breakfast...

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.

Science on Screen - Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

When Nazi U-Boats torpedo a ship carrying 83 school children during World War II, Hollywood movie star, Hedy Lamarr, decides to exact revenge. Guest speaker...

Edbury All-Stars

Featuring Mike Benjamin, Kevin Medeiros, Johnny Hoy and a revolving door of Island favorites.

Friday, January 26

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...

Chair Yoga Class

A 7-session chair Yoga class with veteran teacher Carolyn Kildegaard begins this month and runs through March 16. This gentle Yoga practice while seated will...

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...

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...

Cook a Shabbat Dinner

Join Alan Ganapol to learn and prepare a delicious Shabbat Dinner using traditional Moroccan Jewish recipes and ingredients. Must register.

Daily Drop-In Crafts

For kids every day the library is open this January.

Baking with Elyce

This is the first of a series of monthly programs, on the last Friday of the month beginning this January. Kids ages 9 and up must pre-register for this free...

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.

Girls Varsity Basketball Game

Watch the MVRHS girls varsity basketball team take on Coyle & Cassidy High School.

Soup Supper

We are looking forward to seeing our Vineyard friends as we begin this 2018 winter season weekly community suppers.

Shabbat Dinner

Enjoy the tasty dinner prepared by Alan Ganapol and his class, and learn about traditional Moroccan Jewish cuisine. RSVP required.

Houses of Grace Island Winter Shelter

Offering warm hospitality for those who need shelter or are simply out of heat. Men, women and families are welcome. Bedding, dinner and breakfast...

Open Pickle Ball

Airport Fitness will be hosting Pickle Ball on Friday nights for young adults.

Live Music: Brothers McMahan

Enjoy the tunes of Brothers McMahan.

Saturday, January 27

VFP Voices of Peace Poetry Contest

Attention Cape & Islands poets, Grade K to adults. Submit your poem for the 23rd annual Voices of Peace Poetry Contest to Veterans For Peace, PO BOX 102,...

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,...

Admissions Open House

Come experience the love for learning at Vineyard Montessori's winter open house. Learn about enrollment opportunities for your child from Pre-K through...

Amazing Race

Family friendly fun. Challenge your family to a plethora of challenges at the library.

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.

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.

Muse MV Intuitive Singing & Songwriting Workshop

Part of a series of singing and songwriting workshops for youth ages 11 to 17. Drop-ins welcome. Register at themusemv.org.

Preschool Story Time with Friends

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

Singing-Songwriting Workshop

Singing-songwriting workshop with guest artist Shawn Barber for 10 kids ages 11 to 17 (part of an Island-wide series funded by a Music Drives Us grant)....

Stories and Songs

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

Daily Drop-In Crafts

For kids every day the library is open this January.

Make & Take

Come in and watch Bluewave Body Company employees make lotion and lipgloss. Then make your own custom scented and colored 4 oz. body lotion and a tube of...

The MET Live: Tosca

Tosca is an opera by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. The work, based on Victorien Sardou's 1887 French-language...

Kids Can Cook!

Start off the year by learning something new. Join us in our FARM kitchen for this four part series designed to get kids more comfortable cooking. Kids can...

Seeds: Tiny Plant Packages

Join PHA Executive Director Tim Boland as he outlines the collecting, processing, and sowing of seed from native plants. The class will feature a lecture on...

Aquinnah Book Group

Join us in a lively discussion about this month's book; Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane.

Houseplant Care - Multiplication by Division

This week, Steve Auerbach will show how to make more plants simply by dividing ones that are happily spreading in their pots, and by cuttings as well -...

Lego Club

All ages welcome. Various sized Legos provided for various age groups.

Dads Gymtime

The MV Family Center invites dads, grandfathers, uncles, cousins, etc. to facilitated playgroup with different planned activities and open gym time. We...

Girls Varsity Hockey Game

Watch the MVRHS girls varsity hockey team take on Norwell High School.

Burns Nicht Supper

Cocktail and social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. A full evening of pageantry and festivity including highland piping Scottish singing and a delicious meal to...

Community Supper

Community dinner cooked by local chefs.

Rosie's Ritzy Revue

Covers and originals performed by Rose Guerin, Stu Gardner, Josh Campbell, and Jemima James.

Second Chance Animal Rescue Dinner & Silent Auction

Enjoy an Italian dinner, live music and a silent auction to raise money for Second Chance Animal Rescue. Call Lee to secure your tickets.

Houses of Grace Island Winter Shelter

Offering warm hospitality for those who need shelter or are simply out of heat. Men, women and families are welcome. Bedding, dinner and breakfast...

Shakespeare for the Masses: Measure for Measure

Quick, Painless, and Free! Very informal interpretations condense a full length play into about one hour, including lots of comedic antics. Both the cast and...

January 21 - 27, 2018