Noteworthy events on Martha's Vineyard
File photo by Susan Safford
The Polly Hill Arboretum Visitor Center opens for the season this Saturday, May 25, with its annual opening day plant sale from 10 am to 2 pm. Whether you're a budding gardener or already have two green thumbs, this plant sale will have something for you.
Arboretum staff will be there to answer questions and offer advice on plants chosen for their superior ornamental qualities and adaptability to our Vineyard climate and soils.
Begin the day at 9 am with curator Tom Clark for a pre-plant sale tour to see what's happening on the grounds and view some mature specimens of the plants that are for sale. For a list of plants for sale, visit pollyhillarboretum.org and click on "current plant list." For more information, call 508-693-9426.
Holistic health gathering
The Martha's Vineyard Whole Health Alliance (MVWHA) Board of Directors invites all Island holistic practitioners and any interested individuals to a Potluck Get Together on Wednesday, May 29, at 6 pm at the Island Co-Housing Community Room in West Tisbury. Bring a dish to share. For more information, please call Paul Farrington, MVWHA president, at 508-693-0561.
Think Tank seeks participants
World Choreography Institute, a new organization directed by Wendy Taucher, is holding its Inaugural Year Think Tank on Martha's Vineyard from May 23 to May 28.
An open-to-the-public World Choreography Think Tank event will be held Monday, May 27, from 10 am to 1 pm at the Noepe Center for Literary Arts (formerly The Point Way Inn) at 104 Main Street in Edgartown. Attendees can participate with Think Tank participants in choreographic brain-storming, analysis, conceptualizing direction for the organization as well as enjoying a Q&A with the Think Tank artists regarding their artistic lives. RSVP by 12 noon, Sunday May 26, by emailing email@example.com. For further information and questions, call 646-872-7249.
"The Ape Woman" news
Last summer, "The Ape Woman" received rave reviews for its first three sold-out performances at The Pit Stop Workshop Co. in Oak Bluffs. Composed by Vineyard natives, the rock opera will next be performed in San Francisco at the Exit Theater in June, and it was accepted as one of nine productions to be showcased at the Berkshire Fringe Festival July 31–August 5.
The people behind the rock opera are currently running an indiegogo campaign to raise money for transportation, theater rental, and numerous other expenses to mount a 14-show, two-month, bi-coastal summer tour, according to a press release. Visit igg.me and search The Ape Woman to donate. For more information, visit theapewoman.com.
Plant & barrel sale
The Martha's Vineyard Garden Club hosts its annual plant sale this Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26, from 9 am to 2 pm. The annual sale, which features annuals, perenials, and native plants all grown by volunteers, is held at the Old Mill Building in West Tisbury. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In conjunction with the plant sale, the Lagoon Pond Association hosts its Spring Rain Barrel Sale from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday. For more information about the rain barrels, email LPArainbarrel@yahoo.com.