Noteworthy events

Noteworthy events

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Staying afloat

The Chilmark library shows the documentary “The Fish Belong to the People,” Wednesday, June 9 at 5:30 p.m. The free event is sponsored by the Menemsha Fisheries Development Fund and the Friends of the Chilmark Public Library.

It follows a group of family fishermen in Port Clyde, Maine as they work to save their fishing grounds from government and market structure. With nothing left to lose, the local fishermen of Port Clyde are trying to stay afloat by finally becoming an environmentally friendly operation. Their proactive association is developing cleaner ways of fishing by reducing their use of powerful technologies at sea.

This event is sponsored by both the Menemsha Fisheries Development Fund and the Friends of the Chilmark Public Library. For more information, call the library at 508-645-3360.

Electric Highway Experience

The Island band Electric Highway Experience plays tonight at the Dive Bar in Oak Bluffs. “We do 60sand 70s music, psychedelic rock, and we cover anything from Led Zeppelin to Jimi Hendrix to Sublime. Everything we do right now is covers, and we try to keep the songs as close to the originals as possible, to pay homage,” says member and bass player Lance Fullin. The trio also includes Kyle Higley on lead guitar and vocals and Kevin Medeiros on drums. “We’ve been playing together since we all moved in together about two years ago. We’ve been practicing steadily for the past two or three months.” Currently, the band has three shows in June, tonight, 17, and 30, and also three shows in July, and four in August, all at the Dive Bar. “I’m psyched about playing, and I know Kyle and Kevin feel the same way.”

Vineyard Ghosts

Vineyard Ghosts Walking Tours begins its 2010 season next weekend, June 11. Private and corporate tours are available now by calling 508-627-4311, ext. 107. Their spring and summer schedule, which begins June 15 is as follows: Ghosts of Oak Bluffs on Monday evenings, 8 pm, meets outside of Secret Garden; Ghosts of Edgartown on Tuesday evenings, 8 pm, meets at park next to Edgartown Books; Ghosts and Graveyard of Vineyard Haven on Thursday nights, 8 pm, meets outside Bunch of Grapes. Tours run one hour; $10/person; $5 children eight and under. No reservations needed.