One Day University
For those interested in getting involved in a One Day University on arts, culture, and sustainability to take place in June, ACE MV has extended the deadline for applications to February 13.
The day will include talks, workshops, round-table discussions, and exhibits focused on people in different fields, including the arts, to issues of sustainability. Anyone interested in being considered as a presenter/facilitator for a session, round-table discussion, or gallery exhibit should visit acemv.org/onedayuniversity for more information and instructions on how to apply.
The Daytrippers at YMCA
The Beatles tribute band The Daytrippers is performing at the YMCA of Martha's Vineyard in Oak Bluffs this coming Saturday, Feb. 11. Doors open at 7:30 pm, and tickets are $15; $8 for teens; $25 for the pre-show and show.
The pre-show reception includes a Beatles Trivia Contest with special guest Ray Whitaker from MVY Radio's Just Four Guys show. The winner will be awarded a Beatles prize package.
Proceeds will support the ongoing performing arts programs of the Teen Center. Tickets are available at the Y Member Service Desk or at the door. For more information, call 508-696-7171.
Call for short films
The Martha's Vineyard Film Society seeks entries for its seventh annual M.V. International Film Festival to be held September 6–9. The short film jury winner will receive a cash prize and precede the Closing Night film on September 9 with a screening. A short list of 10 finalists will screen Friday night, Sept. 7. For more information, visit mvfilmfest.com.
Join Rabbi Caryn Broitman for a Shabbat service designed to meet the needs of those raised in a Classical Reform Jewish tradition with a liberal mix of Hebrew and English language prayer. There will be time for questions and melodies from the Classical reform repertoire.
Rabbi Broitman plans to speak on how and why the Reform movement has changed the observance of the Jewish "arbor day" – Tu b'shvat. The Oneg Shabbat (social hour) afterwards will feature the traditional fruits of the holiday. Congregation members and non-members are welcome. For information, call 508-693-0745.
Internships available at The Yard
The Yard in Chilmark, a nonprofit artist residency and performance center, is currently accepting applications for its 2012 Summer Internship Program. Benefits include a $750 stipend and up to $150 travel reimbursement, vegetable and meat shares from local farms, one day off per week, and beach passes to Island beaches. For more information, an application, and how to apply, visit dancetheyard.org.
Local brunch for brainstorming
Slow Food Martha's Vineyard hosts a local brunch and discussion this coming Sunday, Feb. 12, to reach out to the farming community to discuss promoting local food, and to hear from farmers about their needs and challenges. Brunch will be served at 10 am and costs $7; discussion to begin at 10:30 am. BYO plates, cups, and utensils.
A gathering of Island poets
The Martha's Vineyard Poetry Society invites poets to read their own work on live TV, at MVTV studios, on February 14 from 1 to 4 pm. If you would like to attend and read your poetry, or be part of the TV studio audience, email William Waterway at email@example.com. Space is limited.