This week on Martha’s Vineyard – August 8

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Martha’s Vineyard Museum (MVM) Annual Meeting of Members

At 5 pm today, the MVM staff and board of directors will review the 2010 year and recognize the work of outgoing board members. They will also honor three individuals with the Martha’s Vineyard Medal. The meeting will take place at Federated Church on South Summer Street in Edgartown.

The Airborne Comedians

Ready to laugh? Go to the Tabernacle at 7 pm on Monday for a special family event with the Airborne Comedians. They provide a lot more than just jokes. They ride unicycles and juggle baseball bats, flaming torches and even lawn chairs.

Sounds Like Summer: free concert series

On Tuesday August 9, keyboard and bass duo John Alaimo and Mike Tinus will host a jazz concert at Edgartown Library Lawn. The show begins at 6:30 pm.

Mister G

Ben Gundersheimer, also known as Mister G, brings high energy to his concerts. His songs, such as “Sneaky Chihuahua,” “Lost Your Teeth,” “Don’t Waste Stuff” and “Pizza for Breakfast,” feature lyrics and melody that are easy to follow. Children and their family are always encouraged to sing along and dance. Mister G will perform at the Grange Hall at 6 pm and again on Wednesday at Cinema Circus at 5:30 pm.

Felix Neck fundraiser

Eat at Flatbread Pizza and support the nature and the wildlife of Martha’s Vineyard. Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary fundraiser will begin at 4 pm and last until Flatbread closes on Tuesday.

Camp Ground Cottage Tour 2011

Starting at 10 am on Wednesday, the Martha’s Vineyard Campground Association will lead a tour of six gingerbread houses in Oak Bluffs. In addition to the cottages, you will be able to see a cottage garden, the historic Trinity Methodist Church and the Cottage Museum. Tickets cost $25 and include refreshments.

Horseshoe Crab Baskets

On Wedesday from 1 to 3 pm, Janette Vanderhoop will demonstrate the art of making baskets with horseshoe crab shells. The Pilgrims of 1620 observed Wampanoag people making this ancient style of quick and handy containers.

The Island Autism Group fundraiser

Make your afternoon an elegant one by going to the tea hosted by the Island Autism Group at the Daniel Fisher House in Edgartown. From 3 to 5 pm on Wednesday, this event invites everyone to stop by and help raise money for more services, equipment and programming for educational and social growth for the kids in on the island with autism.

The Vineyard Haven Public Library event

On Wednesday at 7 pm, the Library will honor Pulitzer prize winning novelist Geraldine Brooks. Her new book, Caleb’s Crossing, tells the storyof a young man from Martha’s Vineyard who became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College.