Sheepapalooza, Island-wide beach clean-up, Earth Day party at COMSOG

A select group of The FARM Institute's resident sheep await their spring trim. — File photo by Ralph Stewart

All things sheep

The third annual Sheepapalooza at The FARM Institute (TFI), a day dedicated to all things sheep from fiber to herding demos is this Saturday, April 20. Join the staff for a celebration of sheep and shepherds, food, farming, and fiber from 9 am to 3 pm, at the Edgartown farm. A farm lunch of TFI burgers, sausage, and greens will be available for purchase. Admission is $5; $10 per family. Visit for more information.

Help out

After all the beach does for us, whether a place to play or relax, work out or cook out, it is time to give something back. This Saturday is the 21st annual Vineyard Conservation Society Beach Clean-Up, in coordination with Earth Day, from 10 am to 12 noon. Volunteers and supplies will be at more than 20 beaches. After your hard work, party at the Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown and enjoy food, tee-shirts for children, and a raffle. Visit for a list of beaches, or call 508-693-9588.

COMSOG celebrates Earth Day

The Community Solar Greenhouse in Oak Bluffs is celebrating Earth Day this Sunday, April 21, with a party. Join the staff in potting herbs, flowers, and veggies; snack on hot dogs, and peruse the early flowering baskets for sale. Admission is free. Call Chris Legge for more information: 508-693-2019.