Noteworthy events on Martha’s Vineyard

Roberta Kirn. — File photo by Ralph Stewart

Songs of Peace, Hope, and Light

Church fair

The Grace Episcopal Church Christmas Fair this Saturday, Dec. 15, 10 am to 4 pm, welcomes all ages for festive fun, food, and shopping.

Unusual and attractive treasures will be found at the silent auction, White Elephant gift sale, and crafts table. A Grilled Cheese Bar with lots of choices highlights the hearty winter luncheon along with homemade chowder, tomato soup, Italian sausage sandwiches, and veggie wraps. A bake sale will offer an array of homemade holiday sweets and treats.

Children can enjoy special Christmas craft activities, or buy and wrap gifts for friends and family.

Photography at V.H. Library

Fiber Folks

Winter Solstice with Words

Island poets, writers, and musicians will gather at the Vineyard Haven Library on Wednesday, Dec. 19, to celebrate the upcoming Winter Solstice. Participants include Martha’s Vineyard Poet Laureate Lee McCormack along with Ellie Bates, Liz Bradley and Mark Mazer, Marianne Goldberg, Jill Jupen, Clary Myers, Donald Nitchie, Barbara Peckham, Annette Sandrock, Laura Wainwright, and William Waterway.

At The Pit Stop…

Boston-based singer Christian McNeill, originally of Derry, Northern Ireland, recently moved to Martha’s Vineyard and is performing at The Pit Stop on Saturday, Dec. 15.

Also part of a band, The Sea Monsters, which was a winner in the Boston Music Award’s Best Ongoing Residency category for their packed Sunday nights at Precinct in Somerville, Mr. McNeill will perform solo, with an opening act with Nina Violet. The show starts at 8 pm, and admission is $10; $5 for members. For more information, call 508-693-4219 or email

Young musicians take the stage

This Thursday, Dec. 13, all-Island band students in grades five through eight will perform their Winter Band Concert. Starting at 7 pm at the M.V. Regional High School’s Performing Arts center, hear more than 200 students play a variety of songs. Admission is free. For more information, call 508-696-6506.

Wrap it up

Get your gifts wrapped while supporting the Tisbury School PTO this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14 and 15. Drop your packages off at the Capawock Theatre from 5 to 8 pm on Friday and 11 am to 1 pm on Saturday. Donations are accepted.