Noteworthy events


Living Local Logo Contest

The Living Local Martha’s Vineyard organization seeks submissions for their Official Logo Contest, which will be displayed and voted on by the public at the Living Local Harvest Fest on October 6.

Living Local MV (LLMV), an organization for sustainability on the Island, will utilize the logo as the “face” of LLMV to be put on promotional materials such as tee-shirts and letterheads. First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded. The deadline is August 31. For contest guidelines and more information visit or email

Pentecost celebration

Celebrate Pentecost, the traditional birthday of the Christian Church, this Sunday, May 27, at 10 am at Grace Episcopal Church in Vineyard Haven.

The Choral Eucharist features special music with a brass choir and cello. Scripture lessons will be read in French, German, and Spanish, recalling that according to the Bible the disciples and worshipers “spoke in tongues” when the Holy Spirit descended upon them. All are welcome and Sunday School is offered. Coffee hour follows the service. For information, call 508-693-0332.

Memorial Day weekend benefit concert

This Sunday, May 27, at 7:30 pm, the members of the U.S. Slave Song Project and soloists from Boston and the Vineyard will perform in a choral and vocal concert at Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs. The event will benefit Seniors’ and Wellness Programs at the YMCA.

Admission is $10 for adult; $20 for groups; and free for children under 12. Call 508-423-1423 or email for more information.

Tickets available for MV Yoga Festival

Tickets are on sale early for the third annual Martha’s Vineyard Yoga Festival, which will be held over Labor Day weekend, August 30 through September 3.

In addition to asana, the festival includes kirtan with yoga teacher Saul David Raye, sunset paddle boarding, a vegan feast from Island chef Chris Fischer, and more.

Volunteers will receive one hour of free yoga lessons for each hour served. Tickets range from $20 for a one-hour class to $100 for a full day immersion with Mr. Raye. Refer 10 friends and get a free class of your choice. Offer ends and prices rise after June 15. For more information, visit or contact Kathy Bega at 508-274-4682.

Sign-up now for O.B. parade

The Oak Bluffs Association invites all Island nonprofits, businesses, clubs, musicians, antique car drivers, sports teams, and individuals to be part of the annual solstice parade on Saturday, June 16, at 5 pm.

The parade concludes the Harbor Festival along the Oak Bluffs harbor and the Midsummer Faerie Festival at Washington Park, which both run from 10 am to 5 pm, and will be followed by fireworks over Ocean Park at 9:15 pm.

Parade participants will line up along East Chop Drive at 4:30 pm. To join, email parade organizer at or call him at 508-696-4679. The rain date is Sunday, June 17.

Guitar Workshop with Jim Hurst

This Saturday, May 26, from 1 to 4 pm, join two-time International Bluegrass Music Association Guitar Player of the Year Jim Hurst in the Pebble at Featherstone to learn creative musical techniques in a hands-on workshop. Admission is $50. Pre-register by calling 508-693-1850 or online at