Noteworthy events


Ever heard of a Soundclash?

Island Thunder Sound System is hosting a DJ competition, also known as a Soundclash, at The Lampost this Saturday night, starting at 10 pm. Four reggae DJs — Island Thunder, Omega, Fresh Pressed, and City One — will each play a half-hour set before the real clash begins at 12 midnight. Island Thunder is planning to host monthly competitions on the last Saturday of the month at Nectar’s, starting in June, and then hold a championship competition in August. For more information, visit

Books wanted

The Library Friends of Oak Bluffs are looking for books in good condition to be donated to their annual Book Sale, to be held in July. They are looking for children, teen, and adult books, both hardcover and paperback, fiction, nonfiction, as well as DVDs, CDs, audio books, and recent textbooks from the last five years. They are not accepting encyclopedias, phone books, or video tapes. Drop off items on May 28 from 12 noon to 3 pm, June 18 from 12 noon to 3 pm, and July 7 from 4 to 7 pm at the library. For more information, call 508-693-9433.

From Isaac’s point of view

On Sunday, May 22 at 10:30 am, The Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center (MVHC) presents Howard Frazin speaking about his oratorio, “The Voice of Isaac,” a retelling of the biblical Abraham and Isaac story from Isaac’s perspective. A light brunch will be served. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. For further event information, please call the MVHC Office at 508-693-0745 or visit

Complementary healing

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services presents a program, Beyond Tradition: Complementary Healing Practices in Recovery, today, Thursday, May 19. Hear from panelists Jillianne De La Hunt, Marcia Mueller, Martha Abbot, Jane Norton, and Oceana Rames on relevant research, resources, and successes in complementary healing practices. The event, from 6:30 to 8 pm at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School library conference room, is free. For more information, call 508-693-7900 ext. 209.