Fall classes are starting at the Sacred Circle of Yoga Studio with MJ Bindu Delekta. Ms. Delekta offers a special price, $99, for 10 weeks for weekly Medical Qigong, First Time Yoga I and II, and Easy Does it Yoga. Sunrise Yoga begins October 12, at 7 am. The sessions, which include a variety of classes that address stress reduction, physical movement, and relaxation, are Qigong and Energy Play, Yoga on the Ball, iRest, Yoga Nidra, and Improv Yoga for the Soul. For more information, visit sacredcircleofyoga.com or call 508-696-4513.
Advance tickets are available for the Cultural Festival, scheduled for next Friday, Oct. 15, from 6 to 9 pm at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. Sponsored by ACE MV, the festival includes an ethnic food court and performances by Jemima James, Dan Waters, Nina Violet, Leandro and Gunga, the Black Brook Singers, MC Sterling Bishop, and a reading from “Martha’s Vineyard – Now and Zen” by Alan Brigish and Susan Klein. There will also be local vendors, from Haitian art to products from Kenya, and a silent auction.
Tickets, $15, are available at Aboveground Records in Edgartown, Alley’s in West Tisbury, C’est la Vie in Oak Bluffs, Bunch of Grapes in Vineyard Haven, and online at acemv.org. Children under 12 are free.
The Tisbury School celebrates Columbus Day weekend with their seventh annual Harvest Festival, on Sunday, Oct. 10, from 3 to 5 pm. Decorate pumpkins, take a hayride, and enjoy live music, face painting, games, and a potluck supper. Hosted and sponsored by the PTO, they ask that you bring a dish to share. All activities are free. For more information, call Esther Teves at 508-696-6500.
Pizza night for IGS
Tonight, October 7, Island Grown Schools, an initiative of Island Grown Initiative, hosts a fundraiser at Flatbread. From 5 to 9 pm, a portion of pizza sales will benefit the organization, which works at all Island schools to help educate students and maintain school gardens. Flatbread, located at Nectar’s, features pizza and salads made with local, seasonal, and/or organic ingredients. For more information about the dinner, email Noli Taylor at email@example.com.
Friendship and fiber
The October Fiber Folks meeting is this Sunday, Oct. 10. Bring your knitting, spinning, rug hooking, quilting, or any other handwork. The group meets monthly at the Ag Hall in West Tisbury, from 1 to 4 pm. For more information, contact Anna Marie D’Addarie at 508-274-9696 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Civil Rights at the library
The Vineyard Haven Library is organizing a two-day series on Civil Rights and the NAACP, with guest speaker Patricia Sullivan appearing on Wednesday, Oct. 13. The author of “Lift Every Voice: The NAACP and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement” will speak at 7 pm.
The previous evening, Tuesday, Oct. 12, the library screens “The Great Debaters” at 7 pm. Starring Denzel Washington, the drama is based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College in 1935 who formed the school’s first debate team, which participated in the first debate between white and black colleges.
All in for scholarship fund
The Martha’s Vineyard Harley Riders are raising money for the Tony Bonito Scholarship Fund for graduates of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School at their annual Poker Run this Saturday, Oct. 9. All entrants, either on a motorcycle or in a car, travel in a pack to each different location, starting at the Portuguese-American Club in Oak Bluffs, where they are given a playing card. The person with the best poker hand at the end wins a portion of the entry fees, while the rest benefits the scholarship fund. Sign-up is from 10 to 11 am, the run starts at 11 am. For more information, call 508-693-6354.