Test your literary knowledge
On Tuesday, Nov. 5, the Oak Bluffs Library hosts a literary trivia night for bookworms to test their knowledge. The event will take place in the meeting room of the library from 6 to 7:30 pm. Participants may compete in teams or as individuals. Admission is free, and prizes will be awarded to winners. Earlier that day, at 2 pm, there will also be a free jazz music lecture by Leslie J. Stark on jazz greats “The Duke, The Count, and Louis.” For more information, call 508-693-9433 or visit oakbluffslibrary.org.
Have a happy Halloween at Dreamland
“The Flock,” a Halloween dance party sponsored by Chicken Alley, will be at Dreamland in Oak Bluffs at 9 pm tonight, Oct. 31. There will be a costume contest with prizes, and music by DJ Pretty Ninja, Teo-reidy, and Antler Boy, AKA Ben Taylor. Those with tickets to the event will receive 50 percent off a costume at the Chicken Alley Thrift Shop on Lagoon Pond Road in Vineyard Haven. Admission is $10 in advance at Chicken Alley, or $15 at the door. Proceeds benefit Martha’s Vineyard Community Services. Admission is for ages 21 plus only. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page or call 508-693-7900 ext. 374.
Jim Norton talks world economy at Howes House
During the November 5 Tuesday discussion group at Howes House in West Tisbury, Jim Norton will discuss the points of convergence between the developing economy in democratic India and the United States. Mr. Norton, who received his PhD from the University of Madras, India, will base his talk on a new book by Jean Dreze and Amartya Sen called “An Uncertain Glory, India and its Contradictions.” In Dreze and Sen’s book, the authors argue that India’s economic problems stem from a lack of attention to social issues, and point out similar issues in the United States. For more information, call 508-693-2896.
Shadow pictures and live music
On Friday, Nov. 1, there will be a music and shadow pictures show by Ourouboros Shadow Pictures at 8 pm at the Katharine Cornell Theatre in Vineyard Haven. Artists performing include the Greta Bro Group, Nate Sprague, Adam Howell, accompanied with live music by Adam Lipsky. Admission is $5. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“You Are My Mirror” health workshop
Om of Motion’s Kimberly Cartwright makes her debut as a transformational coach with a “You Are My Mirror” workshop on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 8 am to 4 pm. The workshop, presented by Yoga Haven, is part of the “Yoga for Relationships” series. The day of health will include indoor cycling, yoga, hiking, and a shared afternoon meal. Admission is limited to 10 people, and the cost is $75. For more information, call 886-491-5833, or visit yogahavenmv.com.
Turn your leftovers into lunch
The Martha’s Vineyard Family Center presents “Leftover Lunch,” a culinary class on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 5:30 to 7 pm. Laura L. Denman, MS and RD, will discuss how to make the most of your meals, cooking once and eating twice, by converting your meal into lunch the next day. The class will take place in the MVRHS Library Conference Room. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call 508-693-7900, ext. 288.
Mornings at the Arboretum
Winter Walks at Polly Hill Arboretum (PHA) begin Saturday, Nov. 9. Every season, the PHA landscape offers something different, and the walks allow all to take advantage of that. This winter, on the second Saturday of the month, PHA staff will lead guided walks to explore. Tours start at 10 am, are free, and are scheduled for Nov. 9, Dec. 14, Jan. 11, Feb. 8, and March 8. For more information, call 508-693-9426 for more information.
Prayers of Peace
Prayers of Peace, an interfaith service, will take place Friday, Nov. 1, at 4 pm at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital Chapel in Oak Bluffs. The non-denominational gathering includes prayer, meditation, reflections and readings, music, and periods of silence.
Cheryl Burns of the Threshold Choir will teach three short, comforting songs. Yoga teacher Martha Abbott will lead participants in gentle arm movements and breathing. Also on the program are poet Michael West with a meditative reading and Peggy McGrath explaining and leading Contemplative or “Centering” Prayer, a Christian meditative practice. Holly Wayman’s flute music will enhance the peaceful atmosphere, and the Rev. Alden Besse will offer prayers and a closing blessing.
For more information, call Carolyn Eddy at 508-693-1839 or Grace Church at 508-693-0332.