Noteworthy events

Noteworthy events

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Israel through a novelist’s lens

Novelist Joan Leegant visits the M.V. Hebrew Center this Sunday, Sept. 26, for a morning talk about her book “Wherever You Go,” a story about America’s and Jewish political and religious extremism. Winner of the PEN/New England Book Award and finalist for the National Jewish Book Award, Ms. Leegant taught writing for eight years at Harvard, and currently is a visiting writer at Bar-Ilan University in Tel Aviv. Hear from the author at 9:30 am.

Jazz

Jazz musicians Eric Johnson, Tauras Biskis, and Boaz Kirschenbaum will perform an evening of contemporary jazz at the Katharine Cornell Theatre next Thursday, Sept. 30. The program features the music of Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius, Bill Frisell, and others.

For the birds

Flatbread continues its series of benefit dinners this Tuesday, Sept. 28. From 5 pm until close, while a portion of every pizza sale benefits Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, learn about fall’s bird migrations and hear music by The Flying Elbows. For more information, call Felix Neck at 508-627-4850.

Fall fest

This Sunday, Sept. 26, Garden Gate Child Development Center Inc. holds its second annual Family Fall Farm Fest at RunAmok Farm off Lambert’s Cove Road in West Tisbury. From 1 to 4 pm, families enjoy lunch, music by Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish, and games such as bobbing for apples and tug-of-war. Tickets are $15; $10 for children; $50 for a family of four. For more information, call 508-696-9997.

Business After Hours

The M.V. Chamber of Commerce holds Business After Hours this Wednesday, Sept. 29, at the Lambert’s Cove Inn. These gatherings are for members and non-members of the Chamber to get together, learn about the benefits of a Chamber membership, and enjoy refreshments. At this meeting, which is from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, the group will announce the winners of the Chamber Business Awards. For more information, call 508-693-4486, ext. 10.