White Ginger's annual trunk show and sale, "A Summer of Beauty" is up and running for its ninth year on the Island. Find silk clothing, embroidered tunics, a range of organic cotton pieces, and jewelry, until Wednesday, July 23, at 378 State Road in Vineyard Haven (between Mini Golf and Shirley's Hardware). For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit whiteginger.com.
On Thursday, "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace opens the first of a three-part series sponsored by The Martha's Vineyard Times. The free series will present nationally acclaimed broadcast and print journalists who will share the practical realities of their industry. Mr. Wallace, a long-time summer visitor and son of famed newsman Mike Wallace, began at the Boston Globe, became NBC's White House correspondent in 1975, and worked for ABC for 15 years. He will speak at the Chilmark Community Center at 8 pm, Thursday, July 10. Admission is free.
Who came first?
Professor Mary Beth Norton will speak at the Martha's Vineyard Museum on Tuesday, July 15, at 5 pm. She will discuss her recent research that asks the question: "Did Martin Pring land on Martha's Vineyard in 1603?" The lecture is part of the museum's summer-long speaker series. For more information, visit mvmuseum.org, or call 508-627-4441.
On Sunday, July 13, at 6:30 pm, The Yard in Chilmark will host "Money Talks" with Citizen Reno, the comedian and social/political oracle who investigates our economy. Nobel laureate and Chilmark resident Robert Solow will be the special guest at the Festival Opening Night Benefit. All tickets include a post-performance dinner. Premium seating: $123; general seating $75. Call now for tickets. 508-645-9662.
Photo by Sara Piazza
Singing for a cause
In a benefit for the Island Food Pantry and Domestic Projects of Heifer International, singers Lia Kahler and Olga Lisovskaya and piano man Peter Hutchings join together for "Still the Hunger," an evening of folk songs, spirituals, operatic arias, and duets, as well as a silent auction and reception. Ms. Kahler, a mezzo-soprano, is dedicating the concert to her sister Ann Nelson, owner of the Bunch of Grapes Bookstore that recently suffered fire damage. Guest artist Ms. Lisovskaya is a coloratura soprano. The concert is on Thursday, July 10, at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown. Tickets are $15; $10 for seniors and students.