Noteworthy events


Centering Prayer

The Good Shepherd Parish and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church are offering a joint Centering Prayer retreat on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 5 and 6.

As the Rev. Alden Besse describes it, Centering Prayer is “An ancient tradition in the church which is a quiet and concentrated meditation intended to anchor our beings in God. So that instead of being shoved in all directions at once we have a central, firm foundation.”

The event, from 7 to 8:30 pm on Friday and 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, is open to Christians of all denominations. Refreshments and dessert will be served; bring a lunch. Register by calling 508-693-0342 ext. 11. For more information, call Peggy McGrath at 774-563-0875 or visit

Music in Woods Hole

Founding members of the 1960s Cambridge-based Jim Kweskin and the Jug Band Jim Kweskin and Geoff Muldaur are performing at the Woods Hole Community Hall next Sunday, Nov. 7. Brought back together in 2006, the duo has been performing American folk and jazz music ever since, and are known as pioneers in the acoustic folk, blues, and modern ragtime traditions in American music.

The concert, at 7:30 pm, is hosted by the Woods Hole Folk Music Society, and is $15; discounts for members, seniors, youth, and children. For more information, call 508-540-0320 or visit

Rally time

While Comedy Central news satirists Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert hold rallies in Washington D.C. this weekend — Rally to Restore Sanity and Keep Fear Alive, respectively — those on the Island can support them at a rally-watching event at The Lampost in Oak Bluffs. On Saturday from 11:45 am to 4 pm, watch the live broadcast from multiple screens. For those looking for a ride or who have extra room in their car traveling to D.C. for the rally, contact 917-386-8143 or