Noteworthy events


Red Stocking run

The Martha’s Vineyard Harley Riders’ annual Red Stocking Run is this Sunday, Nov. 14. The annual ride to raise money for the nonprofit, which makes certain needy children have Christmas presents to open, starts at 11 am at the Portuguese-American Club. Riders meet at 10 am. A lunch follows, and all are welcome. For more information, visit

Slow Food

Save the date for a Slow Food M.V. potluck dinner next Thursday, Nov. 18, from 6 to 9 pm. Bring a potluck dish to share, your own place setting, and drinks. While enjoying dinner, hear from Kaila Binney and Emily Palmer, Slow Food members who attended Terra Madre in Italy last month, a global gathering of sustainable food communities, farmers, and activities from around the world. Admission is a $5 suggested donation, and the dinner is free for members. To become a member, email

Nature calls

Looking for something for children to do on Veterans Day? Sassafras Earth Education in Aquinnah hosts a Boys and Girls Day Program from 9 am to 3 pm. The girls will spend the day with Saskia Vanderhoop, and boys with David Vanderhoop. Dress for the outdoors, bring a lunch, water bottle, and a daypack. Call to pre-register: 508-645-2008. For more information on the organization, visit

Food Pantry fundraiser

As a benefit for the Island Food Pantry, get your knives sharpened in time for the holidays at LeRoux at Home in Vineyard Haven. The Wusthoff Knife Sharpening is from 11 am to 2 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 17. The first knife is free; three more are $2 each (no serrated knives). For more information, contact 508-693-0030;

Community poetry

The West Tisbury Library’s annual Community Poetry Reading is this Sunday, Nov. 14. Read your own poem, or a poem by another poet, or just listen to others read. The event is free, and refreshments will be served. For more information, call 508-693-3366.