Events

November 19 - 25, 2017

Sunday, November 19

Community Garden

Community Garden work day and open house at the Farm Hub. Stop by, check out our new fire pit in action, enjoy some light refreshments, and see our plots...

Open House

Join our current students and families in a showcase of our current programs, life in the classroom, and a meet and greet for interested incoming families...

Shamatha and Vipashyana in the Mahamudra Perspective

With Dharma Teacher Tsony. As the teachings about meditation from different Buddhist traditions become accessible in our society, as well as the different...

Winter Walk: Quenames & Black Point

The VCS Winter Walk season kicks off with a morning walk through the landscape surrounding Quenames Cove and Black Point Pond. The walk will be led by...

Sunday Worship

Restorative Justice - Peter Meleney with Jeff Fisher. Peter will explain what restorative justice is, what the roots are, why it is used, the breadth of...

Kids' Chess Club

Drop in for kids' Chess Club with Doug Brush and Kenny Vincent. All ages and levels welcome. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a grown up....

Open Stick Practice

Open to hockey players of all ages and abilities, and a great opportunity to work on your skills. Work independently on your shooting and stick handling, or...

FULL - Thanksgiving Centerpiece Workshop

Create a festive centerpiece to adorn your Thanksgiving table with Helene Barr. Flowers and containers will be provided. Participants are asked to bring...

Public Ice Skating

Leisure skating session for skaters of all abilities. Skate rentals are available.

Shamatha and Vipashyana in the Mahamudra Perspective

With Dharma Teacher Tsony. As the teachings about meditation from different Buddhist traditions become accessible in our society, as well as the different...

The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape Photographs of New Americans

Mark Chester will give an illustrated talk introducing his traveling exhibit and book of portraits of more than 400 naturalized U.S. citizens of the...

Theater: Singin' in the Rain

The Oak Bluffs School presents Singin' in the Rain. Based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film. Directored by Shelagh Hackett with musical director Brian...

Gather Feast ‘Friendsgiving’

Our everyday work provides our clients with joy. Gather is our time to play, show off our creative selves and create beautiful environments that nurture and...

Ballroom Dance

Come learn how to dance. All are welcome.

Live Music

With the Redneck Yacht Club.

Monday, November 20

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 Holiday Gift Shop

Shop our co-op for gifts made by our Islands local artists. Open every day till Christmas Eve. Closed Thanksgiving Day.

Balance: Chi Kung, Yoga and Breath

Kanta Lipsky will lead a series of balance workshops. Attend one, some, or all dates. Please wear comfortable clothing that allows for movement.

Monday Knitting Group

Please join us every Monday afternoon for the Open Knitting Group, for knitters, spinners, and other yarnslingers. Led by Rebecca Gilbert of Native Earth...

Learning Lab

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

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.

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.

Jazz Film Screening

MVY Radio's jazz expert Dave Kish will present a music-themed film followed by a discussion. Refreshments served.

Monday Night at the Movies

Stage Fright (1950). Directed by Alfred Hitchcock with Jane Wyman, Marlene Dietrich, Michael Wilding, Richard Todd, Alastair Sim, Sybil Thorndike, Joyce...

Tuesday, November 21

Open Pottery Studio

This is a non-instructional time for those familiar with ceramics to work on their own in the Pottery Studio. Adults only.

Tom Maley Life Drawing

This group met for many years at the home of Tom Maley and now they meet at Featherstone for two hours each Tuesday morning. New participants are welcome....

Tuesday Discussion Group

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

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.

Free Drop-in Wellness Clinic

Come and meet your Town Nurse. A nurse from the Public Health and Wellness department of the Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod will be at the West...

Public Ice Skating

Leisure skating session for skaters of all abilities. Skate rentals are available.

Open Stick Practice

Open to hockey players of all ages and abilities, and a great opportunity to work on your skills. Work independently on your shooting and stick handling, or...

Art After School with Miss Lani

Visions of Wonder for ages 3 to 5. Spread your wings and enjoy painting pictures of baby giraffes, rhinos, elephants, tigers, cheetahs, turtles and...

Baby’s 1st Year: Focus on Feeding

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

Learning Lab

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

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...

Financial Coaching Certification Workshop

Are you good with numbers and with people? Ever thought about starting your own business? If you answered yes across the board, then this Financial Coaching...

Live Jazz Music

With Jeremy Berlin and Eric Johnson.

Thanksgiving Crafting

Join Carolina as she teaches all comers how to make various table and home decorations for the upcoming holiday.

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.

Film Screening: Lady MacBeth

Lady Macbeth is a 2016 British drama film directed by William Oldroyd and written by Alice Birch, based on the novel Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District by...

Tuesday Writing & Poetry Series: Open Floor Readings

Hosted by the Pathways Team, with weekly themes. All writers, poets, playwrights, essayists, and community invited to share writing, or to relax and enjoy...

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,...

Trivia Night

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

Wednesday, November 22

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.

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.

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...

Open Stick Practice

Open to hockey players of all ages and abilities, and a great opportunity to work on your skills. Work independently on your shooting and stick handling, or...

Public Ice Skating

Leisure skating session for skaters of all abilities. Skate rentals are available.

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.

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...

MV Modern Quilt Guild

Open studio quilting. All levels of quilters are welcome.

Learn to Cope

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

Featherstone Uke Jam

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

Hot Docs: A Film Series

Filmed with unprecedented access, Cartel Land is a riveting, on-the-ground look at the journeys of two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy --...

Live Music

With Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish.

Thursday, November 23

Turkey Trot

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

Music and Memory Cafe

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

Thanksgiving Day and Weekend Open House

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

Thanksgiving Dinner: Lucky Hank's

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

Grand Thanksgiving Buffet

Designed by our Executive Chef for a spread ensure to impress. Call to make a reservation.

Thanksgiving Dinner: The Black Dog Tavern

Take in the extraordinary view of Vineyard Haven harbor from our cozy Tavern while enjoying a homemade Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends. Call for...

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 Black Dog Tavern

Take in the extraordinary view of Vineyard Haven harbor from our cozy Tavern while enjoying a homemade Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends. Call for...

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,...

Thanksgiving Dinner: The Black Dog Tavern

Take in the extraordinary view of Vineyard Haven harbor from our cozy Tavern while enjoying a homemade Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends. Call for...

Live Music

With the Edbury All-Stars.

Friday, November 24

Crafty Fridays

Make your own graphic novel. Drop in any time (school is closed today).

Martha's Vineyard Community Horse Center's Annual Open House

Join us for family fun this Thanksgiving weekend. Lots of free activities for the kids. Come meet our ponies and learn about our winter programs. Rain or...

Santa Sweepstakes

Earn a chance to win a $25 gift certificate at participating Oak Bluffs businesses throughout the holiday season. Look for the Santa Hat in businesses that...

Thanksgiving Day and Weekend Open House

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

Thanksgiving Oak Bluffs Open Market

Lots of great shopping, food, music and Santa will be there.

Vineyard Artisans Annual Thanksgiving Weekend Festival

This holiday art show by Islanders, features many holiday gifts such as one of a kind winter hand-made sweaters, hand-made soaps, Island lavender, and fine...

Fall Festival

Join us as we celebrate our 37th Annual Fall Festival. This celebration of fall is a Vineyard tradition held the day after Thanksgiving and draws hundreds of...

Open Studio

Wampum jewelry and mosaics. Bracelets, necklaces, earrings. Traditional and contemporary designs in abalone and quahaug mussel shells.

Open Stick Practice

Open to hockey players of all ages and abilities, and a great opportunity to work on your skills. Work independently on your shooting and stick handling, or...

Dedication of 27th African American Heritage Trail Site

The life of Anne P. Jennings, the first African American nurse at Hartford Hospital will be celebrated and a plaque placed on her home in the Highlands area...

Fall into the Holidays Open House

Work by Peggy Tuner Zablotny, Paul Beebe, Christie Scheele, Linda Besse, Donna Blackburn, Peter Batchelder, Theresa Girard and Jennifer McCurdy. Show runs...

Public Ice Skating

Leisure skating session for skaters of all abilities. Skate rentals are available.

Crosslands Annual Christmas Displays

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

Live Music

Dave Willis sing-a-long.

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...

Live Music

Crooked Coast was formed in the summer of 2012 by Cape Cod natives Luke Vose, John McNamara, Ben Elder and Charles Walton. They distilled their hometown’s...

Saturday, November 25

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,...

Thanskgiving Wee Farmers

Join us for a special Thanksgiving Wee Farmers. We’ll spend the morning thanking all the plants and animals on the farm and finish with a Thanksgiving story...

5K for KJ

Run/walk through course in state forest. Proceeds benefit the Kevin Johnson Cross Country Scholarship Fund. Registration is from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on day of...

Art in the Stacks: Mark Chester

The Friends of the Vineyard Haven Library are pleased to present an exhibit of photographs by Woods Hole resident Mark Chester, on display on the lower level...

Ceramic Exploration for Children

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

Holiday Bazaar

Support the Island crafters while you get holiday shopping done.

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 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...

Thanksgiving Day and Weekend Open House

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

Vineyard Artisans Annual Thanksgiving Weekend Festival

This holiday art show by Islanders, features many holiday gifts such as one of a kind winter hand-made sweaters, hand-made soaps, Island lavender, and fine...

West Tisbury Winter Farmer's Market

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

Preschool Story Time with Friends

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

Stories and Songs

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

Story Time

Stories will be read in our cozy kids' area.

Kids Craft

Glue leaves to a paper wreath to make a cool fall decorations.

Open Studio

Wampum jewelry and mosaics. Bracelets, necklaces, earrings. Traditional and contemporary designs in abalone and quahaug mussel shells.

15th Annual Holiday Gift Show

Open daily noon to 4 p.m. from November 18 through December 18. Gifts galore - including apparel and accessories, cards, calendars, dog goods, unique soaps,...

Open Stick Practice

Open to hockey players of all ages and abilities, and a great opportunity to work on your skills. Work independently on your shooting and stick handling, or...

Concert: The Katama Trio

As the Katama Trio, Jan Hyer, Joan Solomon, and Matt Pelikan make beautiful music together. Performing together for well over a decade, the cellist, pianist,...

Winter Book Club

This month’s book: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe.

Public Ice Skating

Leisure skating session for skaters of all abilities. Skate rentals are available.

Live Music

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

Martha's Vineyard Piano Quartet

With Stephanie Chase on the violin, Scott Woolweaver on viola, Scott Kluksdahl on the cello and Delores Stephens on the piano. Playing Bach, Boccherini,...

Live Music

With Serendipity. Dance your turkey off!

November 19 - 25, 2017