Photo courtesy of Eleanor Hubbard
Feline film fest
The second annual New York Cat Art Film Festival, held last weekend at Anthology Film Archives, included two shorts by Island filmmakers. Lynn Christoffers's and Eleanor Hubbard's films were screened along with short cat-themed films by a number of international filmmakers. Curator Brigitte Canand, a French filmmaker, is a seasonal West Tisbury resident.
Slow Food & Wampanoag tribe team up
A Harvest Potluck Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 22, will combine the philosophy of local organization Slow Food Martha's Vineyard with the ancient traditions of the Aquinnah Wampanoag Indian tribe. Traditional Wampanoag dishes will be featured and tribal elders will speak about foraging and the passing down of knowledge through the generations.
After dinner, the short film "Sustainable Vineyard — Kristina Hook-Leslie Foraging in Aquinnah" by Liz Witham and Ken Wentworth of Film-Truth Productions will be screened. The festival will be held at the Chilmark Community Center starting at 6 pm. Bring a dish for six to share as well as plates, bowls, utensils and cups. BYOB. All are welcome, and donations appreciated.
Using worms to facilitate composting will be the feature of a hands-on workshop at Island Alpaca Farm on Saturday, Oct. 22. Participants will learn the process of Vermi-composting while helping to build composting rows with experts Philippe Morin, Chris Riger, and Nicola Blake. The workshop is free, and runs from 3 to 6 pm. Bring pitchforks, boots, leaves, and food scraps. Refreshments and potluck meal follows.
Yoga novices can take advantage of a new Brand New Beginners Yoga class with Jane Norton. The five week session costs $50. Classes are on Saturdays from 8 to 9:15 am at the Yoga Collective at Island Co-Housing, located at 11 Rock Pond Rd. in West Tisbury. For more information, call 508-776-9428 or email email@example.com.
Adult and Community Education of Martha's Vineyard (ACE MV) will host two upcoming professional development workshops. On Saturday, Oct. 22 from 9 am to 1 pm, Understanding Workshop Dynamics will be held at the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School library. Admission is $49.
A two-session workshop, Internal Family Systems Therapy for Healthcare Providers, will take place at the Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School on two Wednesdays, Oct. 26 and Nov. 2, from 6 to 9 pm. The cost is $79.
There are still openings for the four-week classes, Love and Logic Parenting starting Thursday, Oct. 20 and Wild Edibles at Felix Neck starting on October 27.
For more information, visit acemv.org.
Comic relief at The Playhouse
Comedian Jimmy Tingle is coming to The Vineyard Playhouse Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28 and 29. See his new film "Jimmy Tingle's American Dream," partake in a Q&A, and watch him perform a comedy monologue, "Jimmy Tingle for President." The shows start at 7 pm, and tickets are $25 in advance or at the door. For more information, visit vineyardplayhouse.org.