Novelist and poet read
The West Tisbury Library hosts a reading with novelist, Salvatore Scibona and poet, Justen Ahren. Mr. Scibona, a widely published author and graduate of Iowa Writers' Workshop, will read from his debut novel "The End." This free event will take place on Saturday, August 30, at 5:30 pm, and includes signings and a question and answer session. For more information, call 508-693-3366.
The Flying Elbows Fiddle Band takes the stage at the Katharine Cornell Theatre this Friday night. Comprised of Tom Hodgson, Nancy Jephcote, and Paul Thurlow, the band presents original and traditional songs with humor and three part harmony. Special guest and former band member, Bob Hammond, will play the banjo. The concert begins at 8 pm, Tickets are $10 and children under age 12 are admitted free.
Photo by Danielle Zerbonne
A grand display
The annual Oak Bluffs fireworks display was an amazing show of color and sound over Ocean Park last Friday. Sponsored by the Oak Bluffs Firemen's Civic Association, the show followed a performance by the Vineyard Haven Band. This year, many fireworks were lit from the sidewalk, which gave onlookers a closer view of the finale.
This Sunday at the Simon Gallery, lawyer and author Alan Dershowitz discusses and signs copies of his new book, "Finding Jefferson: A Lost Letter, a Remarkable Discovery, and the First Amendment in an Age of Terrorism." The talk begins at 5 pm, and refreshments are provided. The Simon Gallery is located on Main Street in Vineyard Haven.
Photo by Ralph Stewart
Lighting up the night
In a tradition initiated close to 150 years ago by Jeremiah Pease, the Methodist preacher who is part of the Oak Bluffs Campground history, the gingerbread cottages were trimmed with lanterns and lights. On Wednesday, August 20, Trinity Circle was transformed into a magical sight. Grand Illumination Night, the highlight of the summer season, included an old fashioned Community Sing and a Vineyard Haven Band concert in the Tabernacle. At a given signal, all the lanterns were lit and hundreds of people strolled past the cottages while residents greeted them from the porches.