Events

November 16 - 22, 2018

Friday, November 16

Venison Donation Program & Community Deer Cooler

Feed our community while helping reduce deer population and tick borne diseases. Venison donation: Donate on-the-hoof, not skinned deer to be processed for...

Parent to Parent Support Group

This group will be dedicated to navigating the challenges of parenting. This is a six week series beginning October 12 and runs through November 16. Snack...

Discovery Fridays

Read, discover and explore with the MV Family Center.

Little Bird Music

Seasonal songs and movement for little ones.

Author Talk: Tom Dresser

Tom Dresser Talk Series takes you from times of our Island past to now.

Learning Lab

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

Teen Photography Workshop

Teens can join photographer Dena Porter in this workshop and learn how to take creative self portraits. Please bring a device that can take pictures (iPhone,...

Friday Afternoon French

A facilitated lesson using the Mango Language program. We’ll do one chapter a week for a total of 10 weeks. Beginner level course.

Game Time

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

Learning to Knit

Professional knitter Cindy Bonnell will work this afternoon with kids ages 9 and up. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. Each participant will leave...

Tween & Teen Glow Yoga

Join us at the library for Glow Yoga for Tweens & Teens, with One Love Yoga instructor Emily LaPierre. This special yoga workshop includes all fun things...

Dine to Donate

Head to Lucky Hank's for dinner where 10% of sales will be donated to the Red Stocking Fund of MV.

Ladies Night

Start your holiday shopping early with one of our famous events. Enjoy discounts and giveaways, food and fun, all at an evening with Rainy Day.

Farmer's Dinner & USDA Presentation

Mia Halter presents the EQIP program - offering individualized conservation plans and incentives for high tunnels, organic production, farm energy, and more....

Friday Night Magic

Join us as we play the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering, on the first and third Fridays of the month.

Holiday Gift Show Preview Party

Gifts galore - including apparel and accessories, cards, calendars, dog goods, unique soaps, gift boxes, jewelry, pottery, photography, paintings, posters,...

Inhabit the Garden

Inhabit the Garden is an intimate, immersive work of music, movement, and theater inspired by T.S. Eliot's Burnt Norton, the first of his Four Quartets....

Yearly Membership Drive

Come be part of our great community organization. You are invited to join our open enrollment membership drive (Membership valid until the end of 2019). We...

Film Night: The Memory of Fish

Dick Goin and his family have been fed by the Elwha River's salmon since migrating to Washington's Olympic Peninsula during the Dust Bowl. Mr. Goin has never...

Inhabit the Garden

Inhabit the Garden is an intimate, immersive work of music, movement, and theater inspired by T.S. Eliot's Burnt Norton, the first of his Four Quartets....

Middle School Hangout

Free food and drinks. Play video games, pool and dance. For 6th, 7th and 8th graders.

Musical: Mary Poppins

Presented by the Oak Bluffs School students.

Open Pickle Ball

Airport Fitness will be hosting Pickle Ball on Friday nights for adults. Must register with the front desk by noon on Friday.

Inhabit the Garden

Inhabit the Garden is an intimate, immersive work of music, movement, and theater inspired by T.S. Eliot's Burnt Norton, the first of his Four Quartets....

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, November 17

Breakfast Club Running Group

This Beginner’s Group, know as the Breakfast Club, meets in the morning in front of the Y.

Venison Donation Program & Community Deer Cooler

Feed our community while helping reduce deer population and tick borne diseases. Venison donation: Donate on-the-hoof, not skinned deer to be processed for...

Acrylic Painting

With John Holladay. ​We have everyone from beginners to professionals in these classes. Come with a drawing or photograph that you would like to paint....

Free Range 5Ks

Free, weekly, professionally timed 5K in Manuel F. Correllus State Forest.

Kaiut Yoga

Kaiut Yoga® is all about biomechanical health (or said another way, your freedom of movement). It has been designed to work through chronic pain and...

Duck Day

Learn about some of our feathery friends, take part in a duck scavenger hunt, crafts, field games and more.

Island Insight Meditation

Meditation instruction and practice with guest teacher Jake Davis. No experience needed, all are welcome. Insight meditation is a simple, yet profound...

Ceramic Exploration

With Nancy Blank and Sabrina Kuchta for ages 7 and above. In this class, we will explore various techniques in hand building and wheel throwing. From...

Clarifying the Natural State: Vipashyana and the Wisdom of Emptiness

Dharma Teacher Tsony returns to Bodhi Path Martha's Vineyard for two weekends of teachings, presenting Part Two of his teachings on Vipashyana Meditation,...

Fall Guided Walk

Join PHA staff for a look at plants of interest in the autumn landscape. Fall offers an opportunity to appreciate foliage color, as well as the beauty found...

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...

MV Museum Edgartown Campus Yard Sale

As the Museum prepares to move to Vineyard Haven, all office furniture and equipment not making the move will be available for purchase.

Open House: Island Alpaca

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

Pop Up Shop

Local artisans and local products created on Martha's Vineyard.

Saturday Youth Fall Series

Ages 6 and up.​ Fall Series: Fire, Shelter, Wild Harvest, Open Fire Cooking and Overnight option.Winter Series: Winter Adventures & Survival Skills,...

Tech Help Drop-In

Our Technology Librarian can (maybe) help with your device. Call to sign up for a 30-minute slot.

Vineyard Holiday Gift Shop

Featuring many of your favorite Island artisans and craftspeople...under one roof. Folk art, leather goods, jewelry, tree ornaments, stocking stuffers and...

West Tisbury Farmers' Market

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

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.

Holiday Bazaar

Baked and knitted homemade goods, Christmas table, ornaments, white elephant and "Grandma's Attic" jewelry. Luncheon available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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.

Dance Class

Christina Montoya is well versed in many styles of dance, and now she’s going to teach us. No partner necessary, just come and have fun. Definitely a workout...

Dream Wagon

Visit the Dream Wagon and brainstorm ideas for a mobile maker space.

Friends of the Library Mini Book Sale

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

Kids Craft

Use layers of paper to make beautiful turkey puppets.

Holiday Gift Show

Open daily from Nov. 17 to Dec. 16. Gifts galore - including apparel and accessories, cards, calendars, dog goods, unique soaps, gift boxes, jewelry,...

Meet & Greet: Mimi Schlichter

With oil painter Mimi Schlichter. Ms. Schlichter will have a range of her mini oil paintings from 2x2 up to 5x7 - perfect for gift giving. There are 15...

Dungeons & Dragons Club

Pre-registration is strongly recommended for this monthly club. For ages 11 and up.

Workshop: Do You Haiku?

Poet Donald Nitchie’s Haiku workshop is based on the idea that imitation is the best way to learn to write- and to appreciate-poetry. Participants will look...

 ​Wheel Throwing Class

With Nancy Blank for ages 9 and above. Wheel Throwing is a complicated skill that requires many hours of practice to grow muscle memory. We find that...

Clarifying the Natural State: Vipashyana and the Wisdom of Emptiness

Dharma Teacher Tsony returns to Bodhi Path Martha's Vineyard for two weekends of teachings, presenting Part Two of his teachings on Vipashyana Meditation,...

Lego Club

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

Songs of the Season

Join us at The Carnegie as Edgartown Poet Laureate Steve Ewing reads poems of the season on themes reflecting subtle changes on the Island, autumn...

Rock Concert for Kids: The Pinkletinks

The library will host a rock concert for kids and families featuring The Pinkletinks. The musicians will be performing a set of classic children's songs in a...

Musical: Mary Poppins

Presented by the Oak Bluffs School students.

Rosie's Ritzy Revue

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

Special Screening: Face of Winter

If winter puts a smile on your face, it’s something you had in common with the late, great Warren Miller. The warm, witty, mildly eccentric godfather of the...

Sunday, November 18

Learn About Scouting Hike

Scouts BSA Troop 93 will host an introductory 4.5-mile hike for all boys, girls, and families interested in joining Scouts BSA (Boy Scouts). The hike will...

Clarifying the Natural State: Vipashyana and the Wisdom of Emptiness

Dharma Teacher Tsony returns to Bodhi Path Martha's Vineyard for two weekends of teachings, presenting Part Two of his teachings on Vipashyana Meditation,...

Open House: Island Alpaca

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

Open Meditation

Come meditate with us. All are welcome.

Self Care Sundays

By Bee Well. Please bring a pillow to sit on, a notebook and an open mind. Herbal tea will be served.

Sunday Worship

Do It My Way - Reverend Bill Clark. As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday Rev Bill explores the ups and downs of always doing things my way. Your Aunt...

Amp Jams

A chance to check out the space, hang out with awesome local artists, jam with friends and foes, or just chill, talk shop and admire our nifty stage and...

CLASS FULL - Thanksgiving Centerpiece Workshop

Create a festive centerpiece to adorn your Thanksgiving table with floral designer Helene Barr. Flowers and oval containers will be provided. Participants...

Clarifying the Natural State: Vipashyana and the Wisdom of Emptiness

Dharma Teacher Tsony returns to Bodhi Path Martha's Vineyard for two weekends of teachings, presenting Part Two of his teachings on Vipashyana Meditation,...

Kids Cooking Class with Island Grown Schools

Come make homemade pink hummus with Gabrielle of Island Grown Schools. We will get to taste some ingredients and take some of our treats home. Sign-up is...

Musical: Mary Poppins

Presented by the Oak Bluffs School students.

Barn Buddies

The Family Center will provide trikes, bikes, scooters, balls and other toys to promote active play. This is a great time to connect with other families too.

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.

Monday, November 19

Venison Donation Program & Community Deer Cooler

Feed our community while helping reduce deer population and tick borne diseases. Venison donation: Donate on-the-hoof, not skinned deer to be processed for...

Yoga

A Slow Flow Yoga Class suited for every body. Connecting breath and movement with music to enhance the practice. This class is designed to meet you where you...

Play with Me Playgroup

Play with Me emphasizes the importance of families being their children's first teachers. A facilitated playgroup with planned activities to choose from with...

Preschool Art Program

Weekly art class designed to provide preschoolers a creative environment where they are encouraged to discover and color their world through different art...

Art in the Stacks: Harvey Beth

The Friends of Vineyard Haven Public Library are pleased to present an exhibit of photographs by Harvey J. Beth, on display on the lower level during the...

Pre-School Storycraft Storytime

Come join us for Pre-School Storycrafts best suited for ages 3 and above. Storytime will start with stories being read and will end with a short craft.

Balance: Chi Kung, Yoga & Breath

With Kanta Lipsky. We will explore ways to strengthen our connection to the earth and increase our bodies’ ability to maintain good balance.

MV Threshold Choir Rehearsal

We are one of 120+ international Threshold choirs who sing bedside to bring ease and comfort to those at the thresholds of living and dying.

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).

Instructionals

First time skater that want to learn how to skate like a hockey player with no prior skating experience. For more information email:...

MV Prostate Cancer Support Group

About 1 man in 7 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Join us for our monthly meetings where we support each other sharing our...

Community Healing Qigong

Immerse yourself into an opportunity for optimal wellness as you flow through gentle moving meditation sequences designed to cultivate healing potential and...

Office Hours: Representative Fernandes

State Representative Dylan Fernandes will be available to meet with members of the public. All are welcome to come by and share concerns, discuss issues, or...

Kaiut Yoga

Kaiut Yoga® is all about biomechanical health (or said another way, your freedom of movement). It has been designed to work through chronic pain & injuries,...

Throwing Pots

This intermediate/advanced class is for those who can already throw on the wheel but want to learn new shapes and how to work larger. Each week students will...

Jazz Film Screening

MVY Radio's jazz expert Dave Kish will present a documentary about legendary 1960’s jazz arranger and composer Gary McFarland. Discussion to follow....

Monday Night at the Movies

Lady in the Lake, (1946). Directed by Robert Montgomery with Robert Montgomery, Audrey Trotter, Tom Tully, and Leon Ames.

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, November 20

Venison Donation Program & Community Deer Cooler

Feed our community while helping reduce deer population and tick borne diseases. Venison donation: Donate on-the-hoof, not skinned deer to be processed for...

Beading: The Art of Knotting

Come experiment with beads and learn the art of knotting with Lucinda Sheldon. Learn the basic techniques of jewelry beading. Techniques taught include...

Discussion Group

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

Mindfulness Meditation

Meditation study group that uses guided meditation, silence and participant sharing to explore the principles and practices of mindfulness. All levels...

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....

Swim with Me

The MV Family Center in collaboration with the YMCA of Martha's Vineyard invite families to Swim with Me. This is a free event for families, no membership...

Adult Community Dance Class

Move and groove with The Yard. The Yard’s Director of Island Programs and Education, Jesse Keller Jason, makes every(body) feel comfortable in this dance...

Brazilian Baby's First Year

Facilitated by the MV Family Center's Portuguese speaking service provider, Andressa daCosta.

Pre-School Open Paint Group

Come free paint using our collection of finger paints and paintbrushes. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Stories and Songs

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

Tumble Time Storytime

There will be a traditional storytime and tumble time on all of our soft blocks and large tunnel. Best suited for ages 3 and above.

Bilingual Story Time

With the MV Family Center. Join is for songs, stories and play.

Jeremy Driesen Photography

Jeremy Driesen Photography on display at The Simon Gallery through the end of 2018, featuring photography from Martha's Vineyard, Cuba, Buenos Aires, New...

Personal Emergency Planning

Public Health Nurse Lila Fischer and Medical Reserve Corp Member Karen McPhail will give an overview what you need to know and do to be prepared for an...

National Theatre Live: The Madness of George III

It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy....

Learning Lab

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

After School FARM Club

Help us with afternoon chores, play some games, and learn about the life of a farmer.

Drop-in Knitting/Crochet

All skill levels welcome. Bring a project to work on, meet new friends and enjoy some good conversation. Have a pattern question or need help with your...

Open Mic Night

Come be a part of a welcoming Island community of creative artists sharing their craft and connecting through individual and collaborative expression and...

Table Tennis Club

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

Transgender & Gender Non-Binary Support Group

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services offers a support group for youth and adults of all ages who identify as transgender, gender non-binary or any other of...

YA Board Game Night

Eyes dry from too much screen time? Hand-cramps from holding that controller for too long? Come to our program aimed at the 12-and-up crowd, YA Board Game...

Refuge Recovery

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

Yogamotion

Part of our ongoing group exercise classes.

Live Jazz Music

With Jeremy Berlin and Eric Johnson.

Open Meditation

Come meditate with us. All are welcome.

English Conversation Circle

Join this multi-lingual group as we explore everyday English words and local culture. Any level of English speaker and speakers of all languages are...

Movie Night

Spike Lee's film based on the true story of Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer who successfully managed to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan...

Trivia

With Emily Hunsaker and Johnny Showtime.

Writing & Poetry Tuesdays

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

Combat Veterans Support Group

The Combat Veterans Group is a therapeutic support group available to all those who have participated in a theatre of war during their service in the...

Trivia Night

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

Wednesday, November 21

Venison Donation Program & Community Deer Cooler

Feed our community while helping reduce deer population and tick borne diseases. Venison donation: Donate on-the-hoof, not skinned deer to be processed for...

Play Readers: Truth, Lies, and Mendacity

November dramatic reading presentations. Theme is Truth, Lies, and Mendacity, by the PHL Play Readers. Producer, Judith Miller. Directors:,Judith Miller,...

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.

Make & Take: Stuffed Mushrooms

Every month we’ll provide everything needed to assemble a dish to take home and cook later. Limited spaces, sign up. Part of our Lifelong Learning series of...

Baby Lapsit Storytime

Come sing songs, listen to stories and play with some fun soft toys. Best suited for babies and up until age 2.

E-Book Storytime

Traditional storytime with print picture books and e-book picture books using Overdrive. Songs, stories, and a craft. For ages 3 and above.

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...

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...

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...

After School Crafts

We'll feature a new project every week. For ages 9 and up.

After School Program

Have fun with books and crafts with Irene. Read some stories then do a fun craft related to the theme. Grades K to 5 welcome. Parents are welcome to...

Art Explorers

With Coral Shockey for ages 6 to 9. As Featherstone art explorers, children will be encouraged to not only observe the world around them, but also 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).

Instructionals

First time skater that want to learn how to skate like a hockey player with no prior skating experience. For more information email:...

Library Book Group

November's book for discussion at the library is The Widower's Notebook, a memoir by Jonathan Santlofer. Written with unexpected humor and great warmth,...

MV Modern Quilt Guild

Open studio quilting. All levels of quilters are welcome.

Featherstone Uke Jam

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

Hot Docs: A Film Series

A twisted and twisty documentary about a high-profile murder case that's as unsettling as it is absorbing. Directed by Erin Lee Carr. (US, 2017). Adults...

Pickle Ball

Round robin open to the public.

Live Music: Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish

Enjoy the tunes of Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish.

Thursday, November 22

Turkey Trot

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

Venison Donation Program & Community Deer Cooler

Feed our community while helping reduce deer population and tick borne diseases. Venison donation: Donate on-the-hoof, not skinned deer to be processed for...

Thanksgiving Open House: Island Alpaca

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

Thanksgiving Dinner: Lucky Hank's

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

Thanksgiving Dinner: Black Dog Tavern

Buffet style with three separate seatings at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Community Meal Thanksgiving Day

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

Thanksgiving Dinner: The Cardboard Box

Three separate seatings at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Meal includes a first and second course, a main course and a dessert.

Thanksgiving Dinner: Black Dog Tavern

Buffet style with three separate seatings at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Thanksgiving Dinner: The Cardboard Box

Three separate seatings at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Meal includes a first and second course, a main course and a dessert.

Thanksgiving Dinner: Black Dog Tavern

Buffet style with three separate seatings at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Thanksgiving Dinner: The Cardboard Box

Three separate seatings at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Meal includes a first and second course, a main course and a dessert.

Open Meditation

Come meditate with us. All are welcome.

Live Music: Edbury All-Stars

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

November 16 - 22, 2018