Events

September 26 - October 2, 2017

Tuesday, September 26

Beach Yoga

One hour, Vinyasa flow class on the beach. All levels welcome and mats can be provided.

Morning Meditation & Labyrinth Walk

Come with your own intention and see what the labyrinth has to offer as you’re guided through this seated and walking meditation.

Pain Free Motion Screening

The free exam consists of a 30 minute one-on-one appointment with one of our therapists. The therapist will talk with you about the history of your problem....

A Conversation with Sam Feldman

Chairman of the National Widowers Organization about how and why he founded this group.

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....

Tuesday Discussion Group

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

Art in the Stacks: Margaret Emerson

The Friends of the Vineyard Haven Library are pleased to present an exhibit of abstract paintings by Margaret Emerson, on display on the lower level of the...

Edgartown Walking Tour

To fully appreciate Edgartown, it needs to be explored by foot. Our knowledgeable guide will lead you down narrow brick paths, through Edgartown's past and...

Tapestry for Beginning Students: Novice and Beginner

Beginning weavers will learn, weaving a sampler, the basics of tapestry including techniques, choice of appropriate materials, design considerations, the...

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.

Vineyard Gazette Photography: Eyes of the Island

Vineyard Gazette Photography: Eyes of the Island, is a month-long exhibit featuring the work of some of the Island’s best photographers. The award-winning...

"Looking Together" Arboretum Tour

Learn more about the Arboretum and its plant collections on guided walks led by knowledgeable staff and docents. These specialized tours are designed to...

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).

Aquinnah Book Group

Join us for a livley discussion about Colsom Whitehead's book, Underground Railroad.

IGI's Mobile Market

From the farm to your neighborhood. The Mobile Market is a truck operated by Island Grown Initiative that delivers locally-grown produce at reduced prices...

ACE MV Annual 2017 Course Sampling Fair

Please come and meet our teachers, learn more about our classes and support you Island’s largest continuing and adult education provider.

Open Mic Night

The Island Music Open Mic will continue into the fall. Come be a part of a welcoming Island community of creative artists sharing their craft and connecting...

Medical Terminology - ACE MV

Instructor: Lena Prisco, Ph.D. Class is offered for 3 undergraduate credits through Fitchburg State University. Class is held for 11 Tuesdays, beginning...

Refuge Recovery

MVCS Island Counseling Center presents: Refuge Recovery - A mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as...

IGI's Mobile Market

From the farm to your neighborhood. The Mobile Market is a truck operated by Island Grown Initiative that delivers locally-grown produce at reduced prices...

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.

Forever Young Book Club

A monthly YA book club for adults. Copies of this months book, The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon, will be available at the circulation desk.

Italian I - ACE MV

Instructor: Luis Armando Rodríguez García. Classes are held over 10 Tuesdays beginning on Sept. 26 and ending Nov. 28.

Film Class

The Martha's Vineyard Film Society will present its next adult education film analysis class. This class, titled "The Director," will be lead by MVFS...

Houses of Grace Training

Open to all adult Islanders. Attendance at one monthly session required to volunteer at the Island Winter Shelter Program, which runs January 1 to March 31,...

Mary Lovell: Frank Lovell's World War ll Diaries

Mary Lovell will present excerpts from her father’s diaries that began June 6th, 1944, when he first learns of the invasion of Europe. As a chief warrant...

Theater: Driving Miss Daisy

By Alfred Uhry. Directed by MJ Bruder Munafo. Set in mid-century Atlanta, Georgia, Driving Miss Daisy follows the 25-year relationship between a...

Rock Documentary

Shotgun Pictures rocks the Island community with a 12-part Rock Documentary featuring the L.A. rock band, The Ruse, and The Strangemen, the comeback of a...

Wednesday, September 27

Acrylic Painting or Watercolor Painting

We have everyone from beginners to professionals in these classes. Come with a drawing or photograph that you would like to paint. Don't be afraid, join us...

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.

Kayak Adventure

No experience required. Explore the Islands' wildlife and beaches while learning skills in an exciting environment. Our tours accommodate all levels of skill...

Oak Bluffs Walking Tour

The best way to see Oak Bluffs is by foot. Join us for an informative and entertaining walk around this quaint and colorful town. Highlights of the tour...

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.

Sample MV Walking Taste Tour of Vineyard Haven

75-minute walking tour through the heart of Vineyard Haven's Cultural District. Tour includes stops at iconic restaurants and retail shops for sample-sized...

Wee Ones Storytime

Traditional storytime for children ages birth to 2 years 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...

Vineyard Gazette Photography: Eyes of the Island

Vineyard Gazette Photography: Eyes of the Island, is a month-long exhibit featuring the work of some of the Island’s best photographers. The award-winning...

Open Pottery Studio

Supervised by Nancy Blank and Sabrina Kuchta. This is a non-instructional time for children who are familiar with ceramics to work on their own.

Island Food Pantry Open

For people coming more than once, please bring a letter of reference, written on letterhead, from clergy, medical staff, health care access or employer...

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

Ages 8 to 12. Come in for a fun activity that will bring together creativity and creation. Come make your own paper.

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...

PreK to 4 Open House

Come meet the teachers and tour the classrooms.

Sunset Kayak Tours

Enjoy a breathtaking sunset tour on Sengekontacket Pond. Relax, unwind, and appreciate the painted sky while paddling the waters. As the sun sets, see the...

Community BBQ

All PreK to 8th grade families are invited to join us for a potluck BBQ sponsored by the PTO. Bring a blanket to sit on and a dish to share with at least 10...

Parenting Journeys

Parenting Journeys is a support group for parents raising a child 0 to 8 years old with special needs. Dinner and childcare is provided. Pre-registration is...

Meditation and Mindfulness

With Elliott S. Dacher, M.D. Eight Wednesdays starting Sep. 27 and ending Nov. 15. For more information and to register contact Tori Scarpa at MV Hospital by...

Learn to Cope

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

An Evening of Poetry

John Sibi-Okumu is a Kenyan actor and journalist, best known internationally for his role in the Constant Gardner. Join us he reads his poetry in a voice so...

Disaster Relief Benefit

We, FirstBourne, are super excited to play for the first time on Martha's Vineyard and even more excited to help those suffering from the recent series of...

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...

Reel True Crime Film Series

Spotlight relates the Boston Globe's Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation into the Catholic Church pedophilia scandals and subsequent cover-ups with...

Theater: Driving Miss Daisy

By Alfred Uhry. Directed by MJ Bruder Munafo. Set in mid-century Atlanta, Georgia, Driving Miss Daisy follows the 25-year relationship between a...

Trivia Night

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

Live Music

With Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish.

Thursday, September 28

Guided Kayak Tours

Join a Felix Neck naturalist for an adventure on Sengekontacket Pond. Watch American oystercatchers, cormorants, and shore-birds feed and frolic. Explore the...

Outdoor Playgroup

An open playgroup on Thursday mornings. Playgroups are held at a different Island park each week from late April until late Fall. Playgroups are sometimes...

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,...

Music and Memory Cafe

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

Painting the Landscape with Watercolor

Working from photographs, we'll look at the best ways to paint skies, still and moving water, trees and foliage. We will experiment with color mixing...

Sample MV Walking Taste Tour of Vineyard Haven

75-minute walking tour through the heart of Vineyard Haven's Cultural District. Tour includes stops at iconic restaurants and retail shops for sample-sized...

Story Time

Join us in our bi-weekly ritual of reading fun stories.

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.

Customer Appreciation Day

The food and refreshments are on the Martha's Vineyard Savings Bank for Customer Appreciation Day.

Vineyard Gazette Photography: Eyes of the Island

Vineyard Gazette Photography: Eyes of the Island, is a month-long exhibit featuring the work of some of the Island’s best photographers. The award-winning...

Garden Volunteer Work Day

Help our garden grow. Work alongside our knowledgeable garden volunteers and learn about which plants provide food for Island butterflies and birds. Come for...

Taking the Fear Out of Pruning

Join PHA Horticulturalist/Arborist Ian Jochems to learn techniques such as directional pruning, shrub rejuvenation and the three cut method as well as tool...

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...

IGI's Mobile Market

From the farm to your neighborhood. The Mobile Market is a truck operated by Island Grown Initiative that delivers locally-grown produce at reduced prices...

Learning Lab

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

Storycrafts

Enjoy an afternoon craft program. For children ages 5 and above.

IGI's Mobile Market

From the farm to your neighborhood. The Mobile Market is a truck operated by Island Grown Initiative that delivers locally-grown produce at reduced prices...

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...

Conch Fishing & Cooking Demo

Chef Deon will cook with Whelk (Conch), after a Conch fisherman gives a talk about the fish and shows off equipment.

Fundraiser for Neil Estrella

Coach Neil Estrella has recently been diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. Please come and help fight the fight. This fundraiser will support his family. There...

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...

Thirsty Thursday Group Run/Walk

Join the Amity Island Running Club every Thursday at Bad Martha Brewery in Edgartown for a group run where you pick your own pace and distance. We all start...

IGI's Mobile Market

From the farm to your neighborhood. The Mobile Market is a truck operated by Island Grown Initiative that delivers locally-grown produce at reduced prices...

Conversational Brazilian Portuguese - ACE MV

Instructor: Marilza Loubach. Class takes place over 10 Thursdays beginning on Sept. 28 and ending Dec. 7.

English Conversation Circle

Conversation Circles are free sessions that provide weekly opportunities for non-native English speakers to practice basic conversational English in an...

Live Music

With the Edbury All-Stars.

Open Pottery Studio

Supervised by Nancy Blank and Sabrina Kuchta. This is a non-instructional time for adults who are familiar with ceramics to work on their own.

Theater: Driving Miss Daisy

By Alfred Uhry. Directed by MJ Bruder Munafo. Set in mid-century Atlanta, Georgia, Driving Miss Daisy follows the 25-year relationship between a...

Trivia Night

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

Friday, September 29

Sunrise on the Ocean

Watch the sun's reflection on the water's glassy surface and the gentle ripples from your wake as the sun slowly rises over the water. Breakfast and coffee...

Coffee & Conversation

This is for any parent looking for a quiet moment to talk with other parents about parenting issues and child development. This multi-week series requires...

Edgartown Walking Tour

To fully appreciate Edgartown, it needs to be explored by foot. Our knowledgeable guide will lead you down narrow brick paths, through Edgartown's past and...

Food for Fines Month

To celebrate, the entire month of September will be Food for Fines month. If you would like to pay off fines with a donation to the Island Food Pantry, come...

Oak Bluffs Land & Wharf Co. Island Tours

Join us for a 2.5 hour narrated tour of all six towns, including a mid-tour comfort stop at the beautiful and famous Gay Head Cliffs and lighthouse. Along...

Sample MV Walking Taste Tour of Vineyard Haven

75-minute walking tour through the heart of Vineyard Haven's Cultural District. Tour includes stops at iconic restaurants and retail shops for sample-sized...

Toddler Time

A lively storytime designed for busy walkers. Includes a coloring page and free play.

Vineyard Gazette Photography: Eyes of the Island

Vineyard Gazette Photography: Eyes of the Island, is a month-long exhibit featuring the work of some of the Island’s best photographers. The award-winning...

Tank Time

It’s feeding time at Felix Neck. Meet our resident snake, turtle, frogs, and the many creatures in our saltwater tank and learn about these animals during...

Serving Hands Food Distribution

All participants must be on one of the following programs or meet the USDA income guidelines. Programs: Food Stamps, AFDC, WIC, Welfare, Medicaid, SSI, Head...

Embarked: A Site-Specific Dance Performance

In this site-specific work that combines the influences of sand, wind, water, time, and history, Stefanie Batten Bland begins her research into the physical...

Learning Lab

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

Dumbledore's Army: Tween/Teen Harry Potter Club

A monthly meeting of wizards and muggles to create, discuss and enjoy all things Harry Potter. Ages 10 to 17 or 8 to 9 with a mature caregiver.

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.

Grace Church Lobster Rolls

Best of the Vineyard lobster rolls for sale. $20 for a lobster roll, chips and a beverage. Hotdogs for $3. Slice of pie for $4.

Theater: Driving Miss Daisy

By Alfred Uhry. Directed by MJ Bruder Munafo. Set in mid-century Atlanta, Georgia, Driving Miss Daisy follows the 25-year relationship between a...

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, September 30

Edgartown Fireman's Association's Charity Golf Tournament

Every September since 1992 the Edgartown Golf Club graciously opens its door and hosts this tournament. Each year over 100 players hit the links for this...

Sail General Patton's Ship 'When and If'

When and If is a gorgeous antique wooden schooner built in 1939 for General George Patton to sail around the world "When the war is over, and If I live...

Super Saturday - The Derby

9/16: Bluefish 9/23: False Albacore 9/30: Striped Bass 10/7: Bonito

Guided Birding Tours

With Robert Culbert. Meets every Saturday morning rain or shine. Meet at the high school faculty parking lot and carpool to the birding hotspots to learn...

Hoisting 2A/1C License Prep - ACE MV

Instructor: Dan Eaton, Retired State Trooper, CDL Section. Co-Sponsored by All Phase Training, Duxbury, MA.

Wendy Murdoch Clinic & Lessons

Wendy Murdoch will offer a two-day clinic. The all-day clinic will include groundwork and group riding. The clinic is limited to 12 riders.

West Tisbury Farmers' Market

Outdoor farmers market features locally grown produce and meat and locally made products. The market is dedicated to bringing local agricultural products to...

Cape Pogue Lighthouse Tour

Sit back and enjoy an over-sand vehicle adventure on the remote Cape Pogue Wildlife Refuge and Wasque Point.* We'll look for wildlife - including osprey,...

Fall Wee Farmers

The FARM Institute invites you to join us for a morning of discovery. It’s time to visit your animal friends and help harvest the fall garden. Wee Farmers...

Goat Yoga

With Josey Kirkland. Must be 13 years old or older. Registration is required. Email Josey at joseykirkland@gmail.com.

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.

Maritime Day for Kids

A Coast Guard visit and boat tour coming to the library. Kids ages 5 and above join us for a scrimshaw craft, boat building, and a scavenger hunt.

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.

Second Annual Clothing & Book Swap

This year, we will have a section for adult clothing as well, so parents can find something for themselves. We will also have a section for Halloween...

Stories and Songs

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

Story Time

Join us in our bi-weekly ritual of reading fun stories.

Hoisting 2A/1C Continuing Education Workshop

Instructor: Dan Eaton, Retired State Trooper, CDL Section. Co-Sponsored by All Phase Training, Duxbury, MA.

Kids Craft

Under-the-sea art using foil and watercolors.

Teen Cartooning Workshop

If you are an aspiring artist and want to learn about cartooning this 8-week workshop if for you. Some materials will be provided. Scholarships are also...

Meadow Hayride

Hop on a hayride to see the Katama plains and their ruminant inhabitants. This is a drop-in program with no need to pre-register. Hayride space is limited to...

Classic American Literature Book Club

This month's pick: Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead. Meet up at Oak Bluffs Public Library to discuss American classic novels, both old and new....

Vineyard Gazette Photography: Eyes of the Island

Vineyard Gazette Photography: Eyes of the Island, is a month-long exhibit featuring the work of some of the Island’s best photographers. The award-winning...

Mushroom Walk

Wesley Price, founder of the Cape Cod Mycological Society, will lead an educational walk to discover the world of mushrooms at Menemsha Hills. Renew your...

Henna Designs

With Bridgette of Maple Mehndi. Space is limited, call to sign up.

Embarked: A Site-Specific Dance Performance

In this site-specific work that combines the influences of sand, wind, water, time, and history, Stefanie Batten Bland begins her research into the physical...

Architecture, Poetry & Book Talk: Living Where Land Meets Sea

Join us for a talk with author and architect John DaSilva and poet GennaRose Nethercott in honor of their new book, Living Where Land Meets Sea: The Houses...

Painting Party

Stay tuned for a new fabulous painting in the works.

Women & the Sea: Exploring Women's Roles in Maritime Songs

There are an abundance of songs that describe the many different and diverse roles that women have played in Maritime songs and stories. Sirens and...

Live Music

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

Theater: Driving Miss Daisy

By Alfred Uhry. Directed by MJ Bruder Munafo. Set in mid-century Atlanta, Georgia, Driving Miss Daisy follows the 25-year relationship between a...

Live Music

With the Space Invaders.

Shanty Halloween

Costume and pumpkin carving contests with prizes and DJ AP.

Sunday, October 1

Wendy Murdoch Clinic & Lessons

Wendy Murdoch will offer a two-day clinic. The all-day clinic will include groundwork and group riding. The clinic is limited to 12 riders.

Blessing of the Animals

Bring your pets to church on Sunday to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis with a blessing of the animals during the 10 a.m. service.

Oak Bluffs Open Market

Enjoy Sundays in the park by the sea. The Oak Bluffs Open Market is an ever-changing fun mix of local produce, specialty foods, arts, crafts, antique and...

Gay Head 10K

Join us in beautiful Aquinnah to run the 5th annual Gay Head 10K race.

Sunday Worship

Sanctuary - Reverend Bill Clark. What does it mean to be a sanctuary? Is it only about safety and security, or are there other elements involved? Reverend...

Vineyard Birth Collective: Potluck Brunch

Come meet the doulas of Martha's Vineyard and learn how they can support you through your pregnancy, birth and postpartum period. Partners and infants...

Vineyard Gazette Photography: Eyes of the Island

Vineyard Gazette Photography: Eyes of the Island, is a month-long exhibit featuring the work of some of the Island’s best photographers. The award-winning...

Family Portrait Sessions

With photographer Anthony Esposito. Each session includes high-resolution digital files of photos. Sessions are 15 minutes long. Perfect for holiday cards...

Guided Natural History Walk: Gay Head Moraine

Join the Land Bank staff on a guided natural history walk of Gay Head Moraine in Aquinnah. Meet at the Gay Head Moraine trailhead off Lobsterville Road. The...

Ranked Choice Voting Reform Gathering

Learn about and join a group to support gettting Ranked Choice Voting option on the Mass. ballot.

Music in the Chapel: An Afternoon at the Opera

Jenny Friedman, a well-known Island soprano who studied at Berklee School of Music, and David Behnke, a classically trained opera singer, will perform solos...

IGI's Mobile Market

From the farm to your neighborhood. The Mobile Market is a truck operated by Island Grown Initiative that delivers locally-grown produce at reduced prices...

IGI's Mobile Market

From the farm to your neighborhood. The Mobile Market is a truck operated by Island Grown Initiative that delivers locally-grown produce at reduced prices...

Ballroom Dance

Come learn how to dance. All are welcome.

Jiggy Sunday

Music by City 1 Sound with Fada Singh and DJ D-Dub. 21+ event.

Monday, October 2

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...

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 Gazette Photography: Eyes of the Island

Vineyard Gazette Photography: Eyes of the Island, is a month-long exhibit featuring the work of some of the Island’s best photographers. The award-winning...

Learning Lab

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

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.

Tapestry for Continuing Students: Intermediate and Advanced

Continuing students receive instruction with Julia Mitchell according to their respective levels, including designing for tapestry, advanced techniques,...

September 26 - October 2, 2017