Events

May 24 - 30, 2017

Wednesday, May 24

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.

SampleMV: A Walking, Talking & Tasting Tour of Vineyard Haven

Join us for a walking food tasting and cultural tour in the heart of the Vineyard Haven Harbor's Cultural District. The rich history and renowned Island food...

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...

Coffee & Computers

Join us for a free computer class on topics ranging from Microsoft Word to Facebook. Enjoy free coffee and pastries courtesy of Tony’s Market.

Wee Ones Storytime

Share some songs and stories with your little ones. For children under 3 years old.

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...

Open Pottery Studio

Supervised by Nancy Blank, Sabrina Kuchta and Heather Goff. 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, activities, coding and more for kids 10 and above. (8 and 9 year olds allowed with parents in library.)

Anime Club for Teens

Watch films, learn culture, and create art.

Build Club

Come in for a fun activity that will bring together creativity and creation. Best for ages 8 to 12.

Food Safety Sanitation Mini-Course - ACEMV

This course, taught by Alice Robinson, is designed for anyone serving non-hazardous food in places such as bed and breakfasts, street fairs and farmer’s...

No Fear Beginner's iPad Class

With Karen Huff. Did you receive an iPad as a gift, or got one because everyone says it's the best way to keep in touch? Then your 10 year old grandchild...

Sign Language Lesson & Practice Circle: Volume 2

The West Tisbury Library will continue screening one episode per week of MVTV’s “MV Signs Then and Now.” This series provides a means for learning,...

All Things Mac

With Karen Huff. 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...

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...

PeaceQuilts: Building Better Lives Through Art

View amazing, colorful quilts and hear Carolyn Stoeber discuss the PeaceQuilts project followed by display and sale of other products made by the women in...

Tin Hangar Grand Opening Party

Live music from Chandler Blues Band, complimentary food bites showcasing Tin Hangar's menu and helping fundraise for MV Hospital.

Konnect for Teen Boys

A casual mentorship for teens in the community. Dinner included. Hosted by Alex's Place assistant director Ryan Schwab-Doyon and team member/freelance...

Plant Sale Preview

Join Arboretum Executive Director Tim Boland for this plant sale preview in an illustrated presentation featuring some of the distinctive plants featured in...

Wild Edibles & Plant Identification

Sanctuary Director Suzan Bellincampi will lead a lesson in plant identification with a focus on delicious local wild edibles.

Beginning Ukulele

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...

Featherstone Uke Jam

With Deirdre DeCarion and Clara Kisko. Come learn how to play the ukulele in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Just bring your uke, or any other instrument and have...

Live Music

With Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish.

Thursday, May 25

Nature as Inspiration: Environmental Film Festival

Presented in collaboration by Martha’s Vineyard Film Society and Vineyard Conservation Society. Check back closer to the event for more information.

Farm Tour

Meet us in our farmstand for an hour long full farm tour. Learn about everything we do here whilst visiting the animals as we walk about the farm. No...

Music and Memory Cafe

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

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...

SampleMV: A Walking, Talking & Tasting Tour of Vineyard Haven

Join us for a walking food tasting and cultural tour in the heart of the Vineyard Haven Harbor's Cultural District. The rich history and renowned Island food...

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.

Preschool Story Hour

Stories, songs, and Mother Goose for ages 3 and up.

Learning Lab

Homework, activities, coding and more for kids 10 and above. (8 and 9 year olds allowed with parents in library.)

MV Signs Then & Now

A new Sign Language lesson airs three times weekly on MVTV, channel 13. Each lesson is about 20 mintues long. The series is designed to revive sign language...

Boys Varsity Baseball

Watch the MVRHS boys varsity baseball team take on Norton High School.

Aquinnah Book Group

Join us for a lively discussion of the timely book, Go Tell It n the Mountain by James Baldwin.

Peony Workshop

We hope you will join us for a fun and casual evening of flower arranging. Using peonies and other fresh spring blooms we'll create stunning vases for you to...

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...

Earring Party

Round up some girlfriends and head on over to the jewelry studio for an evening of jewelry-making, shopping and wine. Design and create your own pair of...

Friends of Family Planning Art Show

The Annual FFP Art Show Benefit has become an Island tradition. It is our only major fundraising event and is the primary resource that enables us to help...

Rendering Drawing Class

Rendering Drawing Class to understand and execute a realistic image. Learn the components of rendering an image to as high a quality as you like. You start...

Sewing School

Learn how to sew and make cool projects like shopping bags, pot holders and toys. Everyone is welcome, but space is very limited. Call to register.

Woof, Wag, Wine & Dine

A benefit for Angels Helping Animals Worldwide. The Ocean View has graciously offered to host a silent auction as well as giving 10% of their sales that...

Knife Skills: Cut Your Kitchen Prep Time in Half

Knowing how to use a good, sharp chef’s knife is one of the most important and useful skills you can have in the kitchen. This is a hands-on class in the...

Great Decisions Discussion Group

A Great Decisions Discussion Group is composed of interested individuals who want an opportunity to learn and participate in the foreign policy...

Open Pottery Studio

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

Opening Day: Capawock Theatre

The historic Capawock Theatre opens for the 2017 season with the film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

Nature as Inspiration Film Festival: The Bullish Farmer

Join us before the movie for our opening night reception with John Ubaldo, and co-directors Ken Marsolais and Nancy Vick. All three will participate in an...

Trivia Night

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

Friday, May 26

Nature as Inspiration: Environmental Film Festival

Presented in collaboration by Martha’s Vineyard Film Society and Vineyard Conservation Society. Check back closer to the event for more information.

Bob Hawkeye Jacobs Memorial Day Weekend Derby

The Dick’s Bait & Tackle Annual Memorial Day Derby has been renamed in honor of our dear friend and extraordinary fisherman Hawkeye. Boat and shore division...

Open Center

The MV Family Center will host Open Center for families to utilize the MV Family Center space during this time. All are welcome.

Alzheimer's Family Support Services

New services for families and caregivers of individuals with Dementia and Alzheimer’s. Offering: counseling by appointment; Dementia care support groups;...

Spring Forest Kindergarten Program

Children spend the day outside, while we do have a yurt to give us a break from very cold or wet weather. Children will move their bodies, wander and...

Learn with Me at Polly Hill

Learn with Me is a monthly hands-on program that invites families to explore our monthly themes in a fun, educational and interactive way at various...

Art in the Stacks: Kristine Pagnugot

The Friends of the Vineyard Haven Library are pleased to present an exhibit of photographs by Kristine Pagnugot. The exhibit will be on display on the lower...

Friends of Family Planning Art Show

The Annual FFP Art Show Benefit has become an Island tradition. It is our only major fundraising event and is the primary resource that enables us to help...

Gallery Opening: Sargent Gallery

Open weekends through June. Also open by chance and we welcome appointments. A contemporary gallery with a conservation mission: to protect the rare and...

SampleMV: A Walking, Talking & Tasting Tour of Vineyard Haven

Join us for a walking food tasting and cultural tour in the heart of the Vineyard Haven Harbor's Cultural District. The rich history and renowned Island food...

Toddler Time

A lively storytime designed for busy walkers. Come to sing, listen to stories, color and play.

Tisbury School's Annual Memorial Day Celebration

The March to the Sea parade will begin at 12:30 p.m. Students will leave the school and march to Owen Park via Spring Street and Main Street. The ceremony...

Cheese Tasting & Experience

Stop by our farm to enjoy tasting and learning about our award-winning cheeses. Includes a short farm tour. No reservation required.

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...

Girls in the Woods

Afterschool program for girls ages 8 to 12 to deepen connections with the land, each other, and self. Explore woods, trails, streams and coastline, and seek...

Learning Lab

Homework, activities, coding and more for kids 10 and above. (8 and 9 year olds allowed with parents in library.)

Lego Club

It's Lego time. Join us for some building fun. For kids 6+.

Game Time

We have Wii, cards, board games, and laptops ready and waiting during this open gaming time.For ages 8 and above.

Nature as Inspiration Film Festival: Before the Flood

If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change — would you want to know? Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features...

Nature as Inspiration Film Festival: Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman

Out on America’s vast working landscapes – the ranches of the Mountain west, the farmlands of the Great Plains, the waterways of the Mississippi Delta – 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, May 27

Bob Hawkeye Jacobs Memorial Day Weekend Derby

The Dick’s Bait & Tackle Annual Memorial Day Derby has been renamed in honor of our dear friend and extraordinary fisherman Hawkeye. Boat and shore division...

Nature as Inspiration: Environmental Film Festival

Presented in collaboration by Martha’s Vineyard Film Society and Vineyard Conservation Society. Check back closer to the event for more information.

March for Heroes

Martha's Vineyard March for Heroes is a 26.2 mile ruck march event to raise funds for local Veteran entities, including the VFW, the American Legion, and the...

Shorebird Tour

Journey over-sand with a member of our Ecology Team to an active colonial nesting site for shorebirds. Learn about our Shorebird Program and the work of our...

MV Signs Then & Now

A new Sign Language lesson airs three times weekly on MVTV, channel 13. Each lesson is about 20 mintues long. The series is designed to revive sign language...

Marthas Vineyard Garden Club Greenhouse Sale

The plant selection is wide and interesting, including but not limited to geraniums in all sizes and colors, begonias, buddleia, tomatoes, lettuce, eggplant,...

Cape Pogue Lighthouse Tour

Sit back and enjoy an over-sand vehicle adventure to the remote Cape Pogue Lighthouse. Climb the spiral staircase of the century-old wooden lighthouse and...

Spring Wee Farmers

Spring on the FARM is full of life. New lambs, new calves, and plenty to plant. Join us for a morning of discovery on the FARM. Wee Farmers must be...

Friends of Family Planning Art Show

The Annual FFP Art Show Benefit has become an Island tradition. It is our only major fundraising event and is the primary resource that enables us to help...

Gallery Opening: Sargent Gallery

Open weekends through June. Also open by chance and we welcome appointments. A contemporary gallery with a conservation mission: to protect the rare and...

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 House

Katama at its best. Crosswind Cottage ~ A light and airy home renovated and substantially expanded in 2012 with the finest materials, finishes, and...

Spring Plant Sale Opening Day

The Polly Hill Arboretum Visitor Center and Plant Sale open for the season on Memorial Day weekend. Join PHA Staff at 9 a.m. Saturday for an early bird tour...

Spring Youth Saturdays: Squirrels & Coyotes

Saturday Squirrels & Coyotes is an ongoing outdoor program during the school year for G1 and up. Squirrels are our younger group, and Coyotes the older ones....

Vineyard Artisans Annual Spring/Memorial Day Weekend

Opening show of the season. Come and see all the new work our Island artists have been working on all winter, great food, free parking and admission, catered...

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.

Garden Talks: Container Gardening

Find out the key to container gardening. A workshop on planting your own container follows lecture. Bring your own orbit.

Island Alpaca Weekend Story Time

Bring your children for a 1/2 hour of story telling in the barn, and meet up close, one of our baby alpaca. Hosted by Island Alpaca staff, Alexis Hughes. ...

Kids Craft

Draw with colorful pastels on colored paper.

Open Studio

Wampum jewelry, mosaic tiles. Create something unique and personal from shapes on my work bench.

Cookbook Book Club & Potluck

Each month, foodies will join together to read any cookbook relating to that month's theme, make a recipe (or several) and note any particular joys or...

Drop-In Knitting Group

A new knitting group is forming every Saturday at Vineyard Knitworks.

Gardening Class

Planting summer veggies and herbs with Roxanne. Learn successful planting practices for all of your favorite summer produce including tomatoes, peppers,...

Backyard Games Week

Kids enjoy a variety of games to try.

Break It Up

Take things apart and try to put them back together. Come with your own broken appliance or take apart one of ours.

Author Talk: Michael Blanchard

Author and photographer Michael Blanchard will present a 20 minute talk on the "Art of Healing" and sign books and calendars to benefit the Rising Tide...

MVRHS Student Art Show Reception and Awards

Join us for a special event honoring our Island’s talented young artists. The Art of Conservation, an art competition created by the Vineyard Conservation...

Brazilian Portuguese Conversation Group

An informal conversation group for beginning and intermediate Brazilian Portuguese language learners who want to practice the language and improve their...

Nature as Inspiration Film Festival: A Plastic Ocean

A Plastic Ocean is a new feature-length adventure documentary that brings to light the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle. We thought we could...

Sabotaging the Saboteur: A Talk with Christopher Carrick

Learn about how and why we engage in self-sabotage and what we can do to stop being our own worst enemy.

Cheese Tasting & Milking Tour

Stop by our farm to watch the cows being milked, followed by a cheese tasting and a chance to learn all about our award-winning cheeses. No reservation...

Opening Reception: Alison Shaw

We're opening for the 2017 season, with a reception showing brand-new fine art photography by Alison Shaw.

Caribbean Night (A Taste of the Caribbean)

Come and enjoy one more of our theme nights. We will serving various caribbean dishes for the night such as jerk chicken, Ackee and saltfish, curry goat,...

Annual Memorial Day Show

Featuring work from Michel Brosseau, Annie Wildey and Paul Norwood.

Nature as Inspiration Film Festival: Trophy

This in-depth look into the powerhouse industries of big-game hunting, breeding and wildlife conservation in the U.S. and Africa unravels the complex...

Live Music

With Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish.

Live Music

With Hitch and the Giddy Up.

Sunday, May 28

Bob Hawkeye Jacobs Memorial Day Weekend Derby

The Dick’s Bait & Tackle Annual Memorial Day Derby has been renamed in honor of our dear friend and extraordinary fisherman Hawkeye. Boat and shore division...

Nature as Inspiration: Environmental Film Festival

Presented in collaboration by Martha’s Vineyard Film Society and Vineyard Conservation Society. Check back closer to the event for more information.

Marthas Vineyard Garden Club Greenhouse Sale

The plant selection is wide and interesting, including but not limited to geraniums in all sizes and colors, begonias, buddleia, tomatoes, lettuce, eggplant,...

Oak Bluffs Open Market

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

24th Annual Oak Bluffs Memorial Day Road Race

USA TF-Certified course around East Chop to benefit Hospice of Martha's Vineyard. Fun Run starts at 9:30 a.m. and the 5K will begin at 10 a.m.

Friends of Family Planning Art Show

The Annual FFP Art Show Benefit has become an Island tradition. It is our only major fundraising event and is the primary resource that enables us to help...

Gallery Opening: Sargent Gallery

Open weekends through June. Also open by chance and we welcome appointments. A contemporary gallery with a conservation mission: to protect the rare and...

Vineyard Artisans Annual Spring/Memorial Day Weekend

Opening show of the season. Come and see all the new work our Island artists have been working on all winter, great food, free parking and admission, catered...

Sunday Worship

“Fair is foul and foul is fair. Hover through the fog and filthy air.” - Nancy Cox. These words from Macbeth bring to mind those who, like Jekyll and...

Jazz Brunch

With Rose Guerin and Jeremy Berlin.

Nature as Inspiration Film Festival: The Lorax

Come join The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society’s Environmental Film Festival’s Children’s Event at the film center for a free screening of Dr. Seuss’s The...

Grand Opening Celebration: The Crossroads Gallery

Author and photographer Michael Blanchard is opening The Crossroads Gallery. "The Art of Healing" exhibit is featured, with work from various artists along...

Bluegrass Concert

Moving nimbly from traditional folk to progressive bluegrass, Hitch and the Giddyup trade in the musical wares of soulful singing, hot picking, and deft song...

Nature as Inspiration Film Festival: Awake - A Dream From Standing Rock

Standing Rock North Dakota became one of the most watched places on earth. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe captured world attention through their peaceful...

Artist Opening: Spring Into Summer Show

Annual Memorial Day group art show with Paul Beebe, Linda Besse, Rick Fleury, Marie-Louise Rouff and more.

Ballroom Dance

Come learn how to dance. All are welcome.

Nature as Inspiration Film Festival: Tomorrow

Climate is changing. Instead of showing all the worst that can happen, this documentary focuses on the people suggesting solutions and their actions.

MV Concert Series: Garrison Keillor with Robin & Linda Williams

Garrison Keillor was born in 1942 in Anoka, Minnesota, and began his radio career as a freshman at the University of Minnesota. He went to work for Minnesota...

Jiggy Sunday

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

Monday, May 29

Bob Hawkeye Jacobs Memorial Day Weekend Derby

The Dick’s Bait & Tackle Annual Memorial Day Derby has been renamed in honor of our dear friend and extraordinary fisherman Hawkeye. Boat and shore division...

Kayak & Stand Up Paddle Board Quests

Enjoy Sengekontacket Pond on this self-guided tour. Rhyming “quest” clues (think: treasure hunt!) will help you uncover the story of the pond’s people,...

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...

Farm Tour

Meet us in our farmstand for an hour long full farm tour. Learn about everything we do here whilst visiting the animals as we walk about the farm. No...

Gallery Opening: Sargent Gallery

Open weekends through June. Also open by chance and we welcome appointments. A contemporary gallery with a conservation mission: to protect the rare and...

Memorial Day Picnic

All are welcome. Flying Elbows music supported by MV Cultural Commission. Ice cream provided by Town of Tisbury. Grills, rowboating, chalk art, games. Bring...

Rockin' MoRAWkin Cooking Class

Join us in this three-part workshop exploring Moroccan culture through it’s sumptuous cuisine. Each session will begin with Moroccan mint tea as we discuss...

Bingo

Cash prizes, intermission coffee, tea and snacks, and some good old fashion fun.

Mediumship Skills and Messages

Join Constance Messmer as she shares her experiences with interdimensional communication. Learn how you can increase your awareness and connect with loved...

Live Music: Spring Chicken

Mike Parker, Mike Benjamin, Phil daRosa, Giulia Casalino and Tom Major team up to form 'Spring Chicken', the Island's newest addition to the long list of...

Tuesday, May 30

Open Pottery Studio

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

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.

Tom Maley Life Drawing

New participants are welcome. This is a figure drawing session, open to the public. There is no instruction. Participants paint or draw as they wish.

Tuesday Discussion Group

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

Tales for Tots Storytime

Storytime for pre-schoolers. Songs and picture books. For ages 3 to 5 years.

Howes House Writers

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

Baby’s 1st Year: Focus on Feeding

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

Learning Lab

Homework, activities, coding and more for kids 10 and above. (8 and 9 year olds allowed with parents in library.)

Open Pottery Studio

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

Massachusetts Boating Basics Course

This course is provided by the coordinated efforts of the Massachusetts Environmental Police and the Tisbury Harbor Department. The primary purpose of Boat...

Live Jazz Music

With Jeremy Berlin and Eric Johnson.

Vineyard Fermenters: Krazy for Kefir

Master Fermenter Leah Crosby leads a kefir workshop. Call to reserve a place.

Danish Fairy Tales and the Art of Translation

Lise Kildegaard, a professor at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa (and sister of our reference librarian, Nis Kildegaard), will give an illustrated program on...

MV Signs Then & Now

A new Sign Language lesson airs three times weekly on MVTV, channel 13. Each lesson is about 20 mintues long. The series is designed to revive sign language...

Live Music

With Mike Benjamin & Friends.

May 24 - 30, 2017