Noteworthy events this week on Martha’s Vineyard

— Photo by Lisa Vanderhoop

Slow Food looks at labels

Learn more about food labeling at a Slow Food Martha’s Vineyard brunch this Sunday, Feb. 10, at 450 Lambert’s Cove Road in West Tisbury.

A press release for “Just Label It: A Slow Food Brunch and Panel of Local Farmers” stated: “While our reasons for wanting to know what’s in our food may vary, what unifies us is the belief that it’s our right to know. Without labeling of foods, we cannot make informed choices about our food.”

Brunch is served from 9 to 10 am, and the panel begins at 10 am. A zero-waste event, bring your own table settings. Admission is $15; $12 for members. For more information and tickets, visit

Farming in the sea

Scott Lindell, Director of the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory’s Scientific Aquaculture Program, will talk about sea vegetable farming at the Chilmark Library on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 5 pm.

Mr. Lindell will share the results of the first growing season of a project that is documenting the removal of nitrogen by farmed seaweeds and oysters in Waqouit Bay, and will also discuss the business potential of seaweed farming on the Island.

The program is free. For more information, call the library at 508-645-3360.

MVAA show in Chilmark

The Martha’s Vineyard Art Association and the Old Sculpin Gallery have an exhibit on display currently at the Chilmark Library. Through February 28, see works from Island artists such as Ruth Mead, William Abbe, Vaclav Vytlacil, Mary Drake Coles, Gilberta Goodwin, Lois Mailou Jones, and others. The show is on view during regular library hours. For more information, call 508-645-3360.

Seadog Valentine’s

Photographer Lisa Vanderhoop, creator of the Vineyard Seadogs calendars, has created handmade Valentine’s Cards that are for sale at the Sovereign Bank in Chilmark. Visit the bank, or contact Ms. Vanderhoop for more information at 508-645-3201;

Theater Project takes the stage

Students at the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School have been busy working on its Theater Project with The Vineyard Playhouse, and they will put on a public performance this Friday, Feb. 8. The show, which features four new, very original and short plays, starts at 7 pm at the Katharine Cornell Theatre in Vineyard Haven. For more information, call 508-693-6450 or visit

Music Mike

For the next three Fridays, hear live music featuring Mike Benjamin at The Newes Pub in Edgartown. A familiar face in the Island music scene, Mr. Benjamin will play from 7 to 10 each evening. Admission is free. For more information, call 508-627-4397.