Noteworthy events on Martha’s Vineyard


Festival of the Wreaths

The third annual Festival of the Wreaths is next Thursday, Nov. 29, from 5:30 to 8 pm, at the Federated Church in Edgartown. The proceeds from the sale, which features 75 decorated wreaths, benefit the 1832 Sara Mayhew Parsonage. Admission is $10 and includes refreshments and hors d’oeuvres.

Opening at Kara Taylor Fine Art

Poetry in Paint: Reflections on Freedom and Confinement will be the last opening reception at Kara Taylor’s Kara Taylor Fine Art gallery on Main Street in Vineyard Haven. Ms. Taylor plans to relocate in Vineyard Haven.

The reception is this Saturday, Nov. 24, from 5 to 8 pm. For more information, call 508-693-7799 or visit

Community Thanksgiving

If you do not feel like cooking, a Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held at the VFW in Oak Bluffs from 1 to 4 pm on November 22. The dinner is free; for more information, email or call 508-696-7576.

Imagine that

Polly Hill Arboretum is hosting A Walk Through Imagination, a project by potter Bill O’Callahan and puppeteer Robin Tuck.

Ms. Tuck’s story, The Mysterious Forest of Dreams, will lead you on a tour through the magical landscape at the Arboretum. Along the way, Mr. O’Callahan’s whimsical sculpture helps tell the story of young Taggot’s quest to learn about the challenges and riches of life as he navigates his way through the forest. The sculptures will be on display from Wednesday, Nov. 21, through Wednesday, Nov. 28. Admission is free. The story is available at the Arboretum entry kiosk or the Vineyard Haven Library.

On Wednesday, Nov. 21, from 1 to 3 pm, meet the artists at the Arboretum Visitor Center. For more information, call 508-693-9426.

Spotlight on Chappy Ferry

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum opens a Chappy Ferry exhibit in the Spotlight Gallery this Saturday, Nov. 24. Beginning at 3 pm, hear from author Tom Dunlop and ferry owner Peter Wells. Admission is $12; $8 for museum members. The exhibit runs through December 22. For more information, visit or call 508-627-4441.