Editor's choice events happening this week
File photo by Lynn Christoffers
Calling all walkers, runners
There are two road races coming up over the holiday weekend. First, the annual Turkey Trot 5K road race is Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 22, starting at 8:30 am. Meet at the Oak Bluffs Police Station starting at 7:30 am to register; the race costs $10 to enter, which goes to support fuel assistance for the Island's elderly. For more information, call Roger Wey at 508-693-7887.
Then on Saturday, Nov. 24, is the eighth annual 5K for KJ, which benefits the Kevin Johnson Cross Country Scholarship Fund. Register from 9 to 10:30 am at the M.V. Regional High School cafeteria; the race starts at 11 am. Admission is $20; $60 for a family of 4. For more information, call 508-693-3831.
Fit Friday at the Y
On Friday, Nov. 23, the YMCA of M.V. in Oak Bluffs is open all day for free for non-members. Dubbed Turkey Burner Day, all parts of the center are open to the public: group exercise classes, the lap and recreational pools, and the fitness center.
The Y is open from 7 am to 5 pm, with child watch is open from 8 am to 4 pm. Pool hours are 7 am to 4:30 pm, and swim caps are required (available for sale at the Y). For more information, call 508-696-7171, ext. 108, or visit ymcamv.org.
Fun on the farm
Native Earth Teaching Farm is having a fiber fair this Saturday, Nov. 24, from 10 am to 3 pm. Hosted by the Martha's Vineyard Fibershed Project, which encourages an appreciation of local clothing and Island fiber farmers, meet the sheep and see the fiber become wearable art.
There will be gifts and clothing for sale by local artists, spinning and knitting demonstrations, tastings of the farm's fall honey, local perfume to try, and activities for kids. For more information, call the farm at 508-645-3304 or visit nativeearthteachingfarm.org.