Noteworthy events coming up on Martha’s Vineyard

Student musician in contest

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School junior Maddie Scott, an avid musician, has entered a contest for female percussionists. To date, more than 170 girls have entered and Maddie is in ninth place. You can watch a video of her playing, and vote for her between now and March 31, at hitlikeagirlcontest.com. Maddie is in the 18 and under category.

Wear local

The Martha’s Vineyard Fibershed Project recently received a Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE) farmer’s grant to help a group of Island fiber producers promote the use of local fibers, dyes, and labor. If you are a fiber producer interested in cooperative marketing, a designer who uses Island materials, or want to be involved in a “wear local” movement, call Native Earth Teaching Farm at 508-645-3304 or attend a meeting at the Ag Hall on Tuesday, April 9, from 7 to 8:30 pm.

Spring at The FARM

The FARM Institute in Edgartown has begun its spring programs, which run through June 1. Among the activities are the weekly Wee Farmer Mornings, for ages two to five on Saturdays at 9:30 am; Spring Farm Friends for ages six to nine each Wednesday from 3:30 to 5:30; and Farmers-in-Training for ages 9+ every Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. Sunday Projects, for ages 10 to adult, begin April 7 and meets each Sunday from 1 to 2 pm.

To register, call Shaina Dulberg, education coordinator, at 508-627-7007 ext. 104, or email shaina@farminstitute.org.