Noteworthy events


Doc with Vineyard connection wins Emmy

Sesame’s Street’s “Growing Hope Against Hunger,” a one-hour documentary about the invisible crisis of food insecurity in the United States, won an Emmy for best program in the “Outstanding Children’s Nonfiction, Reality or Reality Competition Program” category.

Children’s choir begins tour in Oak Bluffs

The Watato Children’s Choir kicks off the beginning of its five-month “Beautiful Africa” tour in the Eastern U.S. and Brazil with a free performance in Oak Bluffs at the Union Chapel on Saturday, October 6.

The choir strives to raise awareness about the plight of the orphaned and vulnerable children of Africa. Each of the children in the choir have lost either one or both parents.

The concert starts at 4 pm. For more information, visit

Women’s Network starts season

The Martha’s Vineyard Women’s Network begins its season Thursday, October 4, with a Networking Night at Atria, in the tent outdoors. From 5 to 6:30 pm, bring a friend with you, socialize with members. Bring business cards. The event is free; a cash bar and dinner menu is available following the social. For more information, visit

Happenings at Native Earth

Native Earth Teaching Farm’s annual Popcorn Festival — a full day of family fun on the farm — is this Sunday, October 7, from 10 am to 3 pm. Get ready to eat popcorn, feed it to the animals, play with natural dyes and three-week old piglets, watch goat racing, and more. Admission is free.

On Monday, October 8, from 10 am to 12 noon (postponed if it rains Sunday or Monday as flowers will not be open for harvest) Native Earth hosts a workshop on growing and using saffron, the world’s most expensive spice.

For more information on either event, call 508-645-3304 or visit