Vineyard Community Media, an online magazine for arts and ideas, announces the grand opening of Vineyard Community Media, an education and video production studio. Next Thursday, June 3 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, visit the studio at Featherstone in Oak Bluffs, for an open house, musical entertainment, and refreshments. For more information, email Sam Hiser at 508-560-0937.

Kids’ fundraiser for camp

Vineyard Assembly of God hosts its second annual Craft Fair and Yard Sale Saturday, May 29, from 9 am to 2 pm. Spaces for booths are still available for rent at $25 for a 7 ft. booth. The event raises money to send children to summer camp in July.

“We send them the third week of July to a camp in Rumney, N.H., called Camp Rumney. The kids can sign up to go for $250. That’s why we’re trying to help fundraise some of the money,” said Debbie McCormick, secretary for the Vineyard Assembly of God.

“The camp is for kids in grades sixth to ninth. All of the kids who went last year want to again, and even more this year.” Last year, the kids raised almost 100 percent of the trip through fundraising. The kids are holding a small cafĂ© as well, so lunch and baked goods are available. For more information, call 508-696-7576, or Kat at 562-686-6316.

Daily Kayak Quest

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary offers a Kayak Quest daily, Monday through Friday. It is a self-guided kayak ride in Sengekontacket Pond with rhyming quest clues to help you to discover the story of the pond’s people, places, and wildlife. The quest ends after finding the quest box. Kayaks, paddles, lifejackets, and quest materials are all included. All boats must be back by 4 pm. Call to pre-register at 508-627-4850. It is $40, or $30 for members, equipment included.

To tango

Dance the evening away at Fanny Blair Hall in Vineyard Haven this Sunday, May 30. Beginner dancers can participate from 6 to 7 pm, or join in the Argentine Tango class with Dwight Carter, of New York City, from 7 to 7:30 pm for all levels. More dancing follows after 7:30 pm. Couples or singles welcome, $3 donation. For more information, call 508-696-8428.

Local music

On Saturday night, Paul Thurlow of West Tisbury performs a concert at the Katharine Cornell Theatre. Starting at 8 pm, hear original music as well as songs by musicians such as Jimi Hendrix, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, and more. Admission is $10. Email

KCT house concert

This Friday, KCT Concerts takes their traditional music concert series on the road. Instead of at the Katherine Cornell Theatre, hear Randal Bays and Davey Mathias, on Irish fiddle and guitar respectively, at a private home. Reservations, $20, are rquired. Contact Annika Schahn at 508-560-3206 or email

Klezmer weekend

A weekend of events with klezmer musicians Jeff Warschauer and Deborah Strauss concludes Sunday at 7 pm, with a Strauss/Warschauer Duo concert. Held at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center (MVHC) in Vineyard Haven, the Eastern European Jewish music performance is followed by Yiddish dancing and music with the MVHC klezmer orchestra. Admission is a suggested donation of $15; $8 children; free for under 5. For more infromation, call 508-693-0745, visit, or check This Week in the Directory of Information in The Times for the individual events.