On Wednesday, July 23, at 6 pm at The Field Gallery in West Tisbury, the Vineyard Nursing Association will host their annual clambake and auction to raise money for the Island's only home health care agency. The traditional summer feast, prepared by Martha's Vineyard Clambake Company with beverages from Our Market, will be accompanied by bluegrass music and the a cappella group Vineyard Sound. Auction items include art and jewelry from renowned Island artists, a dinner party for eight by V. Jamie Hamlin, 100 gallons of fuel, and much more. For more information, call 508-696-0785.
On the next two Sundays, July 20 and 27, the weekly ballroom dance sessions from 6 to 9 pm at the Tisbury Senior Center will include a tango lesson from 7 to 7:30, taught by Tom and Dorothy Newton. Couples and singles at all experience levels are welcome. 508-696-8428.
Catch the blues
Menemsha Blues "Catch the Blues Sale & Fundraiser," to be held on Saturday, July 19, will benefit Habitat for Humanity. There will be discounts of up to 50 percent off at all three stores in Vineyard Haven, Menemsha, and Edgartown. At the Vineyard Haven store, from 10 am to 1 pm, there will be free food and beverages, and a live broadcast by WMVY. Register to win a $150 gift certificate. For more information, call Habitat for Humanity at 508-696-4646.
Photo by Ralph Stewart
Getting a laugh out of the economy
On Sunday, The Yard in Chilmark hosted comedian Citizen Reno and Nobel laureate Robert Solow in a night of comedy. Part of their Yard Arts! annual festival of events, Reno performed her new piece "Money Talks," co-produced by Monina von Opel and co-starring Mr. Solow. The result was a hilarious investigation into the U.S. economy.
Yard Arts! continues this Sunday with Diversity in Dance '08.
For more information, call 508-645-9662 or visit dancetheyard.org.