Noteworthy events


Summer reading

The Oak Bluffs Public Library will hold its annual book sale at the library beginning Thursday, July 19, from 10 am to 7 pm, sponsored by Library Friends of Oak Bluffs. Books will be available in all categories for all ages. The sale will continue on Friday, July 20, from 10 am to 4 pm and Saturday, July 21, from 10 am to 2 pm. For more information, call 508-693-9433.

Susan Wilson on the big screen

After spending six weeks on the New York Times bestseller list this year, Vineyard author Susan Wilson’s novel “One Good Dog” has recently been optioned for TV/film rights by producers Lydia Cedrone and Meredith Freeman.

“One Good Dog” tells the story of Boston man who, after being rejected by his family and fired from his job, finds solace in the company of Chance, a stalwart dog seized from a dangerous gang of underground dog fighting breeders. The two form a bond through their loneliness and pain that eventually allows him to repair his life and accept the past. The screenplay will be adapted by Hilary C. Smith.

Ms. Wilson’s other novels include “Hawke’s Cove,” “The Fortune Teller’s Daughter,” and “Beauty.”

Tuesdays at Twilight

Old-time fiddle band The Flying Elbows, made up entirely of local artists, will join singer Jemima James, poet/songwriter Dan Waters, and jazz guitarist Al Schackman at the West Tisbury Grange Hall on Tuesday, July 24, for the Tuesdays at Twilight concert series. The series benefits the West Tisbury Library Foundation, Inc., which is spearheading the capital campaign for the West Tisbury Free Public Library.

Holly Near concert

This Sunday, July 22, the Unitarian-Universalist Society of Martha’s Vineyard (UUSMV) and the Martha’s Vineyard Peace Council will sponsor a Holly Near Concert 7:30 pm at The Old Whaling Church in Edgartown.

Accompanying the California singer/songwriter/activist will be pianist John Buccino and guitarist Coleen Kittau.

Ms. Near has participated in humanitarian and social activism for peace, and was one of the “1000 Women for Peace” nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2005. For more about her work, visit

The UUSMV seeks to motivate the community about global issues.

Noah Stuber at The Base

The YMCA’s underground performing arts center, The Base, presents local singer/songwriter Noah Stuber in a show this Saturday, July 21, at 8 pm.

Mr. Stuber is a recent Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School graduate. He performs in the style of classic singers in the acoustic realm and has played with Carly Simon, Ben Taylor, and others. He is the son of Midnight Farm proprietor and author, Tamara Weiss.

Doors open at 7:45, and admission is $5 at the door. The show is open to all ages. Proceeds support the creative arts programs of Alex’s Place (The Alexandra Gagnon Teen Center) at the Y. For more information, contact Tony Lombardi at 508-696-7171, ext. 128.

Sunset sail with John Cruz

Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter John Cruz begins his East Coast tour aboard the Black Dog’s Tall Ship Alabama at 5 pm tonight, July 19, as part of the ship’s annual summer concert series. Concertgoers can board the ship at 20 Beach Street Extension in Vineyard Haven. Two more shows will follow on July 20 and 21 at 5 pm. Admission is $100. For more information, call 508-693-1699 or visit