Events

December 16 - 22, 2018

Saturday, December 22

Tuesday, December 18

Thursday, December 20

Hike with Me

The MV Family Center invites you to "Hike with Me." We will meet at a different location twice each month through the winter to explore local family friendly...

Wednesday, December 19

Hot Docs: A Film Series

Filmmaker Werner Herzog takes us on another unforgettable journey into remote and extreme natural landscapes, this time with a stunning documentary about the...

Sunday, December 16

Holiday Skating Exhibition

See the Martha's Vineyard Figure Skating Club's Holiday Skating Exhibition. Is sure to be an amazing show with the very talented skaters from the MV Figure...

Santa & Campus Tree Lighting

Bring the whole family to enjoy the festivities of this annual holiday event. Join us at our Vineyard Haven campus to welcome Santa and watch the Christmas...

Tuesday, December 18

The Big Book Giveaway

At the Edgartown Library "weeding season" has begun, which means there are full carts of new, nearly new, and good condition books for free. The selection...

Concert: An Afternoon of Chopin Nocturnes

Pianists Lisa Weiss and Silas Berlin will perform and talk about selected Nocturnes by the Romantic Era composer Frederic Chopin. Weiss and Berlin have each...

Movie Night

Director Chris Weitz’s historical thriller is based on the true story of how a group of Israeli secret agents arrested notorious SS officer Adolf Eichmann –...

Wednesday, December 19

Mending/Handstitching Workshop

Learn to hand stitch and repair your clothing. You'll learn basic hand stitches, sewing buttons, patching holes and ways to repair tears.

Sunday, December 16

Holiday Hayrides

Vineyard Haven holiday hayrides, fun for the entire family.

Thursday, December 20

Freestyle Skiing from the Inside

Devin Reston gives us a bird's eye view of select winter sports from the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics, Olympic Trials and other exciting events.

Town Hall: Keith Chatinover

Keith Chatinover was just elected as a new Dukes County Commissioner. At just eighteen years old, he is one of the youngest, if not the youngest Commissioner...

Kemp Harris: Me and A Piano

Pathways presents an evening of live performance, and a special dedication to PathwaysARTS founder, Dr. Marianne Goldberg, and in memory of Peter Simon. Our...

Friday, December 21

Winter Solstice Hygge Potluck

There’s no such thing as bad weather, only wrong clothes. Hygge is the Danish practice of creating warmth, connection, and wellbeing, often celebrated with...

Winter Solstice Stroll

Get outside every day, especially on the shortest day of the year. Follow the luminaries on a a self-guided trail walk through the woods at Long Point. The...

Saturday, December 22

Pop-Up Holiday Shop: Martha's Vineyard Skin Care Company

Body lotion, face creme, hand creme, bath salts. Organic handmade on MV. Makes a great gift.

Girls Varsity Hockey

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

Community Caroling

We’ll meet outside the library to wind our way through the community singing carols. Everyone welcome.

Boys Varsity Hockey

Watch the MVRHS boys varsity hockey team take on Bourne High School.

Handel's The Messiah

As performed by vocalists from across the Island. Every year Grace Church sponsors the event, with accompaniment by a 10-piece orchestra. Proceeds benefit...

Thursday, December 20

Girls Varsity Hockey

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

Sunday, December 16

Give Your Child the Gift of Christmas

Give your child the gift of Christmas, by letting them journey through the Advent Season. This four week exploration is for K to 8 children. The program...

Third Sunday of Advent

Please join us as we light the Third Candle of Advent, the Candle of Joy. All are welcome.

Sunday Worship

Anticipation – Reverend Bill Clark. The approach to the holidays seems always to be a time of great anticipation. How do you handle the waiting and...

Federated Church Community Partners

Bruce McNamee, the Chief of Police for the Town of Edgartown, will be the guest speaker following the morning service. This is the sixth in a series of...

Season’s Greetings IX: A Dance Extravaganza

The RISE Dance Company and RISE student body perform a dance spectacular that is bursting at the seams. The diverse program offers something for everyone...

Crosslands Annual Christmas Displays

Crosslands annual Christmas displays and light/music show.

Offerings of Music and Light

Lia Kahler leads Island artists and musicians as they present to the community free Offerings of Music and Light to brighten the darker days in December....

Season’s Greetings IX: A Dance Extravaganza

The RISE Dance Company and RISE student body perform a dance spectacular that is bursting at the seams. The diverse program offers something for everyone...

Monday, December 17

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...

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.

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...

West Tisbury Library's Annual Holiday Party

Celebrate the season with your friends and fellow readers with music and merry-making galore. Enjoy delicious refreshments, make a holiday swag, and listen...

Monday Night at the Movies

A Christmas Carol, (1951). Directed by Brian Desmond-Hurst, with Alastair Sim, Jack Warner, Kathleen Harrison and others.

Tuesday, December 18

A Conversation with Paul Pimentel

About the Vineyard Power co-op, green energy, solar and wind power, and other creative alternatives for storing and distrtibuting energy on the Island.

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...

MVRHS Swim Meet

Join us to cheer on the MVRHS swimmers as they take on Durfee High School in a dual competitive league swim meet.

Boys Varsity Basketball

Watch the MVRHS boys varsity basketball team take on Cape Cod Regional Tech HS.

Crosslands Annual Christmas Displays

Crosslands annual Christmas displays and light/music show.

Table Tennis Club

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

Live Jazz Music

With Jeremy Berlin and Eric Johnson.

Deconstructing Mary Poppins

Bob Dutton will again be deconstructing the Disney movie Mary Poppings in anticipation of the opening of the new movie Mary Poppins Returns, coming to the...

Writing & Poetry Series

This week the Tuesday Writing & Poetry series features dedicated readings by several Island writers, followed by open floor readings by writers who sign up...

Wednesday, December 19

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.

Wii Dance Wednesday

Need to stretch out and grab a snack after a long day? Join us for a teen Just Dance Party right after school.

Library Book Group

December's book for discussion at the library is Three Things About Elsie, by Joanna Cannon. This novel from the bestselling author of The Trouble with...

Piano Musical Dedication & Concert

Join us for refreshments and a concert featuring John Alaimo, Jeremy Berlin, Kemp Harris and Eric Johnson.

All Things Mac Drop-In

With Karen Huff. Bring in your questions about your Apple device... be it iPhone, iPad, iPod, or Mac laptop. You can ask mostly anything about your new/old...

Advent Evensong

Please jooin us as we embrace the darkness and move into the light of Christmas. Today's theme is Healing and Transforming.

Santa Visits the Library

All are welcome to the Children's Room for a visit and photo-op with Santa. He'll have special gifts - a book for each child to take home. We'll also have...

Live Music: Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish

Enjoy the tunes of Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish.

Thursday, December 20

Hibernation Story Time

December's story time theme is hibernation. We will read stories that feature animals that hibernate.

Book Babies

A lap-sit storytime for pre-walkers. Songs, a story, and playtime.

Daybreak Clubhouse Holiday Luncheon Open House

Join Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Daybreak Clubhouse for their Annual Holiday Luncheon and Open House – and to also celebrate Daybreak’s 40th...

VHPL Book Club

Come enjoy a lively discussion in a casual atmosphere. Monthly book selections are available at the circulation desk, and everyone is invited to join us....

Sunday, December 16

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,...

Thursday, December 20

Table Tennis Club

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

Blue Christmas

A service of peace and comfort, especially for those experiencing loneliness, sadness, or grief during the holidays.

DJ Mashup

With DJ Ricky Prime and DJ AP.

Friday, December 21

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,...

The Big Book Giveaway

At the Edgartown Library "weeding season" has begun, which means there are full carts of new, nearly new, and good condition books for free. The selection...

World Market Holiday Shop

Five local women raise money for women’s economic development in Haiti, Africa, India and Palestine have a pop up store this holiday season selling handmade...

After-School Nutrition Program

Public health nurse Lila Fischer offers this program for kids age 9 and up, teaching good nutrition habits and leading participants in making a healthy...

Fun Holiday Film: An Interactive Screening

Kids and families are invited to join us for a free interactive screening of a fun holiday film about an elf named Buddy. Each attendee will receive a bag of...

After School Knitting

With expert knitter Cindy Bonnell, for ages 9 and up. Pre-registration is strongly suggested.

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.

Girls Varsity Basketball

Watch the MVRHS girls varsity basketball team take on Sturgis Charter School West.

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.

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, December 22

Breakfast Club Running Group

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

Free Range 5Ks

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

Wire Wrapped Holiday Ornament

During this two hour workshop with Elysha Roberts from Elysha Joy Metals, you will learn how to: Use copper wire to make unique freeform shapesUse pliers,...

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,...

Dancing 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 an...

Drop-in Crafts

Make your own holiday cards and wrapping paper.

Friday, December 21

Art After School with Miss Lani

Goldsworthy and Calder Sculptures that Excite and Unite Us for kids in grades K to 2. Let us grasp poultry wire, wind bent willow branches, red poppy...

Sunday, December 16

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.

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...

Bake Sale Benefit

Homemade baked goods to benefit the W.T. School 6th grade class.

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.

Community Dreamwork Circle

Facilitated by Jennie Isbell Shinn. Gather 'round in this once-monthly circle to explore the wisdom of our nighttime dreams. Be part of a community of Island...

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, December 17

Friendship Hour in Portuguese

Friendship Hour in Portuguese is an opportunity to connect with other parents in your native language. You can visit with old friends and meet new ones while...

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...

The Big Book Giveaway

At the Edgartown Library "weeding season" has begun, which means there are full carts of new, nearly new, and good condition books for free. The selection...

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.

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).

Tech Help: Computers, eBooks & Social Media

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

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...

Crosslands Annual Christmas Displays

Crosslands annual Christmas displays and light/music show.

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...

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, December 18

Mindfulness Meditation

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

Toddler Art Program

Set in a small art room environment with art exploration tables and painting easels. Caregivers are required to stay and encouraged to be present in the art...

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

Bring a towel, swim cap and grown up family member. Parent/guardian must accompany child in the pool. Please note children who are not yet toilet trained are...

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...

Chilmark Library Used Book Sale

Hardcover/Audiobooks/DVD: $1. Paperbacks: 25 cents. First week full price, second week half price, last week free.

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.

Pre-School Open Paint Group

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

Learning Lab

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

Radio Games

Radio Games with Laurel Redington of MVY Radio is a new after-school program created to engage our middle schoolers with each other and learn to communicate...

Tech Help: Computers, eBooks & Social Media

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

After School Club

Drop in after school for reading, crafts, and games.

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...

Refuge Recovery

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

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...

Trivia

With Emily Hunsaker and Johnny Showtime.

Wednesday, December 19

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...

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...

Coffee Time

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

The Big Book Giveaway

At the Edgartown Library "weeding season" has begun, which means there are full carts of new, nearly new, and good condition books for free. The selection...

Chilmark Library Used Book Sale

Hardcover/Audiobooks/DVD: $1. Paperbacks: 25 cents. First week full price, second week half price, last week free.

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...

Acupuncture Clinic for PTSD or Trauma

Do you experience difficulty sleeping, sudden outbursts/anger, flashbacks, nightmares, depression, emotional numbness, easily startled/frightened, trouble...

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...

Learning Lab

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

Tech Help: Computers, eBooks & Social Media

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

Crosslands Annual Christmas Displays

Crosslands annual Christmas displays and light/music show.

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...

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...

Thursday, December 20

Music & Memory Cafe

A weekly social gathering with live music, refreshments, and discussion. Welcoming, inclusive environment for seniors, caregivers, and those with memory...

Oak Bluffs Writers Group

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

The Big Book Giveaway

At the Edgartown Library "weeding season" has begun, which means there are full carts of new, nearly new, and good condition books for free. The selection...

Baby's First Year

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

Chilmark Library Used Book Sale

Hardcover/Audiobooks/DVD: $1. Paperbacks: 25 cents. First week full price, second week half price, last week free.

After School Gaming

Come in and use one of the library's Nintendo Switch consoles and try out different games. Ages 9 and up.

Art After School with Miss Lani

No Not Gigantisms - Rather Yes to Small Works of Art for kids in grades 2 to 7. Miniatures on canvases are great fun and they capture our brush strokes and...

Kids Crafts

Best suited for ages 5 and above. Please contact the library for craft, or visit our website or Facebook page.

Messy Play Group

This is a facilitated play group designed to let your child explore messy activities. Activities support children's social and emotional development.

Story Time

Get comfortable in our cozy kids' area and hear stories from our new books.

Tech Help: Computers, eBooks & Social Media

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

Crosslands Annual Christmas Displays

Crosslands annual Christmas displays and light/music show.

Fish Fry

Still the best deal on the Island. Fresh battered fish, homemade mac & cheese, french fries, coleslaw, cornbread and (of course) dessert. All you can eat.

GST Body Conditioning Class

GST Body is a conditioning technique that uses self manipulation of fascia through traction and movement sequences. Build a strong balanced dynamic body....

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,...

Winter Thirsty Thursdays

Join the Amity Island Running Club for a group run where you pick your own pace and distance. We all start together and then hang out and have a beverage and...

Open Meditation

Come meditate with us. All are welcome.

Women's Writing Group

We will write to prompts and tackle everyday life issues, such as motherhood, grief, addiction, love and relationships. Come and write, pen to paper. Listen,...

Live Music: Edbury All-Stars

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

Friday, December 21

Chilmark Library Used Book Sale

Hardcover/Audiobooks/DVD: $1. Paperbacks: 25 cents. First week full price, second week half price, last week free.

Discovery Fridays

Read, discover and explore with the MV Family Center.

Sunday, December 16

Friday, December 21

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.

Tech Help: Computers, eBooks & Social Media

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

Crosslands Annual Christmas Displays

Crosslands annual Christmas displays and light/music show.

Friday Night Magic

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

Saturday, December 22

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...

Kiln Fired Enameled Ornaments

In this two hour workshop with Lucinda Sheldon, from Lucinda Enamels, you will create your own handmade ornament and learn the fundamentals of jewelry...

Saturday Art Adventure with Miss Lani

S'more Love...for Endangered Species for ages 4 to 12. The cheetah in Iran, elephants in Moilori, black rhinos, jaguars in Mexico, giraffes…orangutans all...

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...

Tech Help Drop-In

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

The Big Book Giveaway

At the Edgartown Library "weeding season" has begun, which means there are full carts of new, nearly new, and good condition books for free. The selection...

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...

Chilmark Library Used Book Sale

Hardcover/Audiobooks/DVD: $1. Paperbacks: 25 cents. First week full price, second week half price, last week free.

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.

Story Time

Get comfortable in our cozy kids' area and hear stories from our new books.

Contemporary Poetry Book Club

Poets and poetry lovers, join us for a new monthly group. For those who find themselves saying “I want to read more poetry,” “I never set aside any time to...

Family Qigonog: For Health & Wellness

Gather with loved ones of all ages for an opportunity to cultivate self healing capacity, harmonize body, mind, heart and spirit energetics and deepen family...

Crosslands Annual Christmas Displays

Crosslands annual Christmas displays and light/music show.

Rosie's Ritzy Revue

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

December 16 - 22, 2018