Noteworthy events on Martha’s Vineyard


Start your holiday shopping

The American Legion Auxiliary’s annual Thanksgiving and Christmas Bazaar is this Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 am to 1 pm. Find raffles, country store and White Elephant tables, baked goods, and more, at 47 Martin Road in Vineyard Haven. For more information, call 508-693-3687.

Holiday Gift Show opens

The 10th annual Holiday Gift Show at Featherstone opens this Friday, Nov. 16, with a preview party, and continues daily through December 19. The opening reception and party, from 7 to 9 pm, features champagne, holiday treats, and a first look at the dozens of gift items by Island artists.

The show continues daily, 12 noon to 4 pm, with gifts ranging from $5 to $250 such as artwork, cards, jewelry, pottery, scarves, quilts, stocking stuffers, and much more.

For more information, visit or call 508-693-1850.

Oak Bluffs goes “Under the Sea”

See “The Little Mermaid” this weekend at the Oak Bluffs School, presented by dozens of students.

Based on the Broadway adaptation of the Disney movie, the production features seventh-grader Angela Hayes playing Ariel. James Robinson plays Prince Eric, Liam Weiland plays the crab Sebastian, brother and sister Tripp and Danielle Hopkins are cast as enemies: King Triton and Ursula, and rounding out the cast are more than 50 student actors ranging from second through eighth grade. The show is directed by Shelagh Hackett with musical direction by Brian Weiland.

Show are Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16 and 17 at 7 pm, and Sunday, Nov. 18, at 2 pm. Admission is $7; $5 for students and children. For more information, call the school at 508-693-0951.

Edgartown does “Honk”

Edgartown School students have been working hard rehearsing “Honk!,” a musical comedy version of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling” that follows the main character working to make peace with the fact that he is different from the rest of his flock. When he wanders away, he finds a cast of colorful, funny characters who try to help him find is way back to his mother.

More than 20 student actors in grades six through eight will perform, under stage direction by Donna Swift and musical direction by Kelly Sullivan.

Celebrate early

Enjoy an early Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, which starts at 7 pm at the First Baptist Church on Tuesday, Nov. 20, and is free, though there will be an offering to support the Homeless Initiative. For more information, call 508-693-1539 or email