Noteworthy events


Art in the Stacks

Artists Marshall Pratt and Inas Al-soqi are displaying their work at the Vineyard Haven Library through April 1, part of the Friends of the Library’s Art in the Stacks initiative.

Mr. Pratt, a photographer working with 35mm film, taking mostly candid street photographs, states, “My work is about people,” in a press release. “Furthermore it is about the moments in-between the self-established ‘moments’ of a person’s life…I capture these moments, magnify them, and re-contextualize them in order to evoke a feeling of ambient familiarity with the viewer.”

Ms. Al-soqi is a recent graduate of Tufts University and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, focusing on painting, printmaking, and collage. Growing up in Middle Eastern and eastern European cultures, her work is described as a translation of her cultural and political backgrounds, in a press release. She uses images of World War II, primarily, and violence against women, to question the political norms of her utilitarian background.

Details of early American life

This Friday, the Martha’s Vineyard Museum hosts a lecture with Jacqueline M. Atkins, chief curator of the Allentown Art Museum, to speak about samplers and their educational use in early American life.

Behold the Work of the Needle: Samplers in the Education of Schoolgirls starts at 5:30 pm at the museum library. Admission is $12; $8 for members. For more information, call 508-627-4441.

The readers

ACE MV is co-sponsoring a reading with Island authors this Saturday, March 12, from 2 to 4 pm, at Bunch of Grapes Bookstore in Vineyard Haven. Hear John Hough Jr., Susan Klein, Nancy Aronie, Cynthia Riggs, Michael Ditchfield, Nancy Gaffney, Zelda Gamson, and Susan Strane share glimpses of their latest works-in-progress. With emcee Ron Dagostino. For more information, email or visit


To our health

To list the offerings at this Saturday’s Martha’s Vineyard Hospital Health Fair would take the page, but all should know there is a lot going on. Held at the hospital from 8 am to 12 noon, the fair features professionals doling out information at three seminars and in their respective departments: cholesterol and prostate screenings in the lab, bone density scanning in radiology, and ambulance tours, just to name a few. For a full list, visit Some screenings require pre-registration.

There once was a man from the Vineyard…

The West Tisbury Library invites you to finish that phrase, or create your own about Martha’s Vineyard, for their second annual Vineyard Limerick Challenge. Share or listen to original Island limericks at the library this Sunday, March 13, at 3 pm, and enjoy green refreshments. For more information, call 508-693-3366.

Relay for Life

If you’re interested in being a part of Relay for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, now is the time to sign up. This coming Tuesday, March 15, is a meeting for everyone interested in joining, in the Culinary Arts Room at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, in Oak Bluffs. For more information, call Tammy King at 508-560-0457 or email