Noteworthy events


Benefit bazaar

The nonprofit Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living (formerly the Island Council on Aging) hosts a Summer Bazaar and Fancy Fleas this Saturday, August 14, at the M.V. Regional High School parking lot. From 9 am to 2 pm, shop for wares from Vineyard artisans and enjoy cold drinks and baked goods. All proceeds benefit senior programs such as the supportive day program, 55-Plus Times publication, medical taxis for off-Island appointments, and more. For more information, call 508-360-5842.

BravEncore departs to Scotland

After 18 months of planning, rehearsing, and fundraising, the BravEncore theatre troupe departs to Scotland this Saturday, August 14 on the 3:45 pm ferry leaving Oak Bluffs. The local compilation of high school drama students will perform their original musical play, “The Secret of the Seven Sisters” at the Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, Scotland. Islanders and visitors are invited and encouraged to send off the talented group, who will be lead by a bagpiper onto the ferry. BravEncore will fly to London where they will spend three days before joining other American high school actors on a train to Edinburgh. They will perform there August 20 through 23 in a city theatre and plan on promoting their talents on the streets as well along with thousands of other actors from around the world.