Noteworthy events on Martha’s Vineyard


New exhibit at Museum

Following a planning grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Martha’s Vineyard Museum is unveiling a timeline exhibit of Island history. Enchanted Isle: The Story of Martha’s Vineyard will open to Museum Members on Friday, Sept. 14, and the general public on Saturday, Sept. 15. It will become a permanent feature at the Museum.

Enchanted Isle tells the story of Martha’s Vineyard from its geologic beginnings to the summer resort of today. Included in the exhibit are a pewter Communion Cup from the Christiantown Indian Chapel, highlights from the Museum’s scrimshaw collection, a women’s bathing costume, excerpts from a recently donated film of an Island visit from 1934, and much more. Oral histories related to specific themes are woven into the exhibit. They cover such topics as swordfishing, Shearer Cottage, shipping, Zeb Tilton, and Moshup.

Admission is $7; $6 seniors; $4 for ages 6-15; free for children under 6; free for members. The Museum is open 10 am to 5 pm Mondays through Saturdays. For more information, visit or call 508-627-4441.

Wings of Hope

The second annual Wings of Hope, a benefit for Angel Flight NE, is this Sunday, Sept. 16, at 2 pm at Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs. Angel Flight NE, which provides free air transportation to patients to access medical care off-Island, has provided services to hundreds of patients on the Island and Cape Cod.

Songwriting workshop & performance

Marc-Alan Barnette, a professional songwriter and teacher from Nashville, will teach a workshop in West Tisbury this Saturday, Sept. 15, at 2 pm, and perform at The Pit Stop in Oak Bluffs at 8 pm that evening.

The workshop, “Bridge Building, New England to Nashville,” will take place at 279 Pond Road on Deep Bottom Pond, and is for songwriters, artists, or anyone wanting to learn about songwriting. To register, contact Matt Casey at 617-834-2506 or

Air Force jazz

KCT Concert presents Nugent & Connolly

“This is a rare opportunity to see and hear world class Celtic musicians such as these perform some of the best traditional Irish music you can hear anywhere,” according to a press release.

Tickets are $20; $15 in advance; children are free. For more information, call 508-693-6237, 560-2109, or visit

New at The Base

A new event at The Base Collective (at the YMCA of M.V. in Oak Bluffs) starts this Friday, Sept. 14: Community Open Stage. A weekly event through September, all ages are welcome to perform music, dance, spoken word, poetry, clean phrase comedy, and more. Sign-up begins each Friday at 6 pm, or call 508-696-7171 to reserve a spot. Admission is $5, and the performances run from 8 to 11 pm.