Upcoming events include a pumpkin party and National Fossil Day


Students on stage

Hear students in middle school and high school sing this Thursday night, Oct. 17, at 7 pm at the All Island Choral Festival, organized by Roberta Kirn who has worked with student musicians on a range of music. The night also includes audience participation and combined numbers; Ms. Kirn will demonstrate techniques from her work with Ysyae Barnwell, Nick Page, Melanie DeMore, and musician/educator Bobby McFerrin. Admission is free, and the concert is at the Performing Arts Center at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School in Oak Bluffs.

Fall fun at Felix Neck

Felix Neck offers two inexpensive and fun nature events coming up. First, on Friday, take the Full Moon Owl Prowl to look, listen, and learn about the nocturnal birds, and observe the resident barn owls in the owl cam, from 5:30 to 7 pm. Admission is $5; free for members. Secondly, the Fall Migration Bird Walk is Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 10 to 11 am. Explore the sanctuary to take a closer look at the birds that will soon migrate south. Admission is also $5; free for members. For more information, call 508-627-4850 or visit massaudubon.org/felixneck.

Pumpkin party at Morning Glory

This Saturday it’s all things pumpkin at Morning Glory Farm in Edgartown. The annual Pumpkin Festival, from 11 am to 3 pm, is filled with fun: kids’ activities, pumpkin carving, hay rides, food, and more. For more information, call the farm at 508-627-9003 or visit morninggloryfarm.com.

Fossil fun for everyone

Celebrate National Fossil Day 2013 this Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Oak Bluffs Library. On hand to share their knowledge about the natural artifacts are Fred Hotchkiss, Nancy Cole of the M.V. Museum, Michael Wooley, Maurice Tivey of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Henry Kriegstein, Galadriel’s of Circuit Ave., Alicia Lesnikowska, Heidi Raihofer and Joe Leonardo, Jacob and Sam Gurney, and Sondra Murphy of the library. Drop in anytime from 4 to 7:45 pm, and if you have your own fossils, bring them to share. For more information, call the library at 508-693-9433.

Fall at The Yard

In coordination with Fall for the Arts, The Yard hosts two dance performances this weekend: Friday at 8 pm and Saturday at 1 pm. Dance directors Alison Manning and Jesse Keller will show select works created over the past three years that the group has been in residence. Dance pieces include works created during the 2013 summer season, 2012 season, and a few brand new. Admission is $15, which includes wine, beer, and desserts. For tickets, call 508-645-9662.

Art in the Stacks

The Art in the Stacks installation at the Vineyard Haven Library provides a gallery space for local artists to show their work. From now until the end of October, photographs by Alexia Garcia will hang during regular library hours.

Ms. Garcia is a 2008 graduate of Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, who was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador. A co-founder and member of D´Kultura, (a nonprofit organization in New York that promotes culture), Ms. Garcia has traveled back and forth between M.V., New York, and Ecuador for the past 10 years. In 2012, she won a photography contest that came complete with a trip to the Galapagos, which led Ms. Garcia to her most recent photographic exhibition called “Recuerdos del Archipiélago de Colón.” For more information, call 508-696-4211, visit vhlibrary.org, or alegares.com.