Noteworthy events

Noteworthy events

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Birthday benefit for NOCC

Caroline Miller, host of MVTV Channel 13’s “Faces and Places,” a program dedicated to showcasing Island events and personalities, is celebrating her birthday with a benefit for the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) this Saturday, Nov. 20.

The NOCC recently named Ms. Miller — whose mother died of ovarian cancer in 2004 — a Teal Ambassador, which makes her responsible for raising awareness about the disease.

Ms. Miller decided that her 40th birthday was an appropriate time to promote the NOCC. “At this age, I have started getting mammograms and considering hormonal issues/therapies, etc., so it’s relevant and timely to me and my female friends and family members to be more educated, empowered, and in some ways selfish, about taking care of ourselves,” Ms. Miller said in a press release.

From 8 pm on, enjoy live music, DJ’s, food, and door prizes at Deon’s Restaurant in Oak Bluffs, all for a donation of $20. For more information, call 508-560-5544 or email therealcaroline@gmail.com.

Double down for arena

This Friday, Nov. 19, take a gamble for the Martha’s Vineyard Arena at Las Vegas Night. At the Edgartown Yacht Club, you can play an assortment of casino games from 7 to 11 pm. All proceeds benefit the arena, which offers a daily public skate, adult hockey leagues, and provides a venue for Island figure skating clubs.

Island Salsa

Island Salsa Dance School, run by Saskia Vanderhoop, is having a dance at Oyster Bar Grill on Friday, Nov. 19. Starting at 9 pm is a free salsa and bachata class. Then at 9:30 pm, the floor is open for all. There is no cover charge. For more information, call 508-645-2008 or visit islandsalsa.com.

Knitworks on the move

Vineyard Knitworks, formerly located in West Tisbury, is opening shop in Vineyard Haven at 10 State Road. The Grand Opening Day is this Sunday, Nov. 21, from 10 am to 5 pm. See the store’s selection of exotic yarns and fibers, hand knit clothing, knitting needles and accessories, and enjoy refreshments and door prizes, at their new location across from the entrance to Main Street. Fall hours are 10 am to 5 pm daily. For more information, call 508-687-9163 or email vineyardknitworks@comcast.net.

Farmers Market honors scallop

This Saturday’s Winter Farmers’ Market will be held in honor of the scallop, since it’s scallop harvest season around the Island. In addition to a scallop demonstration, there is a scallop shucking contest that starts at 1 pm, open to all. Register at 12 noon. Also, a video of Gail Tipton, “A Scallop Story from Spawn to Harvest,” will be showing at the event.

The market is open from 10 am to 2 pm at the Ag Hall in West Tisbury, and features local vendors selling produce and Island-made products, lunch food for sale, and music by Kevin Keady and friends.