Noteworthy events


Zadeh Redux

The Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown has added a second show by singer Jill Zadeh this Friday, March 9. She will reprise her sold out show of last Saturday, which included original songs, as well as tunes by Aretha Franklin, Adele, Alicia Keys, and more. Her band will feature Phil daRosa, Adam Lipsky, and Matt Rosenthal. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door, and are available by calling the Harbor View at 508-627-7000.

Contemplative prayer retreat

A retreat day of prayer and reflection will be held at Grace Episcopal Church in Vineyard Haven this Saturday, March 10, from 10 am to 3:30 pm. Entitled “Dwelling in the House of the Lord,” the retreat will be led by Ethel Fraga, a long-time meditator and student of contemplative spirituality.

Ms. Fraga has worked with well-known teachers including Dom Bede Griffiths, Father Thomas Keating, Thich Nhat Hahn, and Sharon Salzburg. A retired educator, she leads workshops on Christian contemplative spirituality and centering prayer and serves on the board of Contemplative Outreach of Boston. In this retreat she will weave together scripture with mindful and contemplative living.

A morning session, “The Universe as a Friendly Place,” focuses on developing trust by praying with Psalm 23. After instruction in eating prayerfully, participants will enjoy lunch in appreciative silence. “Ways of being present to the Presence” is the theme of the afternoon session, dedicated to mindful and contemplative living. Prayer opportunities with the Rev. Alden Besse and the Order of St. Luke team will end the afternoon.

Participants should bring their own lunch. For more information or to register, call Susan Kelly at 508-627-9946.

Protecting Tisbury

As part of the League of Women Voter’s ongoing series at the Vineyard Haven Library, Tisbury 101, moderator Suzan Bellincampi will interview three panelists on the topic, Protecting Tisbury’s Land and Water: What Gets Protected and Why? The three panelists are Michael Loberg of the Tisbury Board of Health, Tom Robinson of the M.V. Land Bank Advisory Board, and Jane Varkonda of the Tisbury Conservation Commission.

The discussion is this coming Tuesday, March 13, at 7 pm. For more information, call the library at 508-696-4211, ext. 16.