Noteworthy events coming up on Martha’s Vineyard


Rescheduled: Slow Food looks at labels

Because of the blizzard last weekend, Slow Food Martha’s Vineyard rescheduled its brunch, featuring local food and Island chefs, and a panel discussion on labeling food, to this Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Ag Hall in West Tisbury.

A press release for “Just Label It: A Slow Food Brunch and Panel of Local Farmers” describes the occasion: “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 10 to 11 am, and the panel begins at 11 am. A zero-waste event, please bring your own table settings. Admission is $15, $12 for members. For more information and tickets, visit

Art grants available

Following a successful first year that provided financial support to 13 Vineyard artists in 2012, the Martha’s Vineyard Center for Visual Arts has announced that applications are being accepted for the 2013 program. Applications are available online at For more information, contact Renee Balter at 508-696-7643 or email

ITW meets

Island Theatre Workshop (ITW) will hold its annual meeting this Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 7 pm, at its Music Street office in West Tisbury. For new members, membership dues are $5. Founded in 1968, ITW performs original productions every summer, offers classes, as well as producing off-season events such as the one-act festival in March. For more information, visit

Art in the Stacks

The walls of the Vineyard Haven Library display photographs by Phyllis Dunn, as part of the Friends of the Library’s monthly Art in the Stacks exhibit.

After vacationing on the Island for 10 years, Ms. Dunn became a year-round resident, now living in Edgartown. With her interest in architectural design, she has photographed on her travels different scenes that strike her, according to a press release.

See her work through February. For more information, call the library at 508-696-4211.