Martha’s Vineyard Community Notes


Big wheels for little kids

The Vineyard Montessori School will host its second Truckin’ MV Fundraiser Saturday at the High School. Dozens of Vineyard businesses and emergency service departments will roll out the big stuff and offer Island children a unique opportunity to climb on, touch, and marvel at a variety of trucks, cranes and shiny fire trucks.

The event is from 10 am to 12:30 pm, November 9, at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School parking lot. All proceeds benefit the Vineyard Montessori School.

Sunday market heads to the P-A Club

The Sunday Oak Bluffs open air market will set up shop indoors from 10 to 3 pm, Sunday, Nov. 10, at the P-A Club on Vineyard Avenue in Oak Bluffs where vendors and artisans will display their wares.

The proceeds of a gift basket raffle will benefit the Holy Ghost Association Scholarship Fund. For more information, email, or call 508-939-1076.

NAACP hosts Community Health Fair

The Martha’s Vineyard NAACP will host a Community Health Fair on Saturday, November 16, from 9:15 am until 1:45 pm at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School in Oak Bluffs.

The fair is free and open to the public. Health Care providers will present educational and informative material in various conventional medical and holistic fields of expertise, according to a press release.

There will be blood pressure screenings, an on-site organ donor registry. An educational film about Lyme Disease will be shown at 10:15 am in the high school library. At 11 am, keynote speaker Dr. Lisa Nagy, an environmental mold expert, will give a PowerPoint presentation followed by a discussion until 11:45 am. Light refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Lorna Andrade at or 508-627-9074.

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum wants to hear from you

The Museum will host five community forums during the month of November to share ideas and discuss plans for the former Marine Hospital/St. Pierre School of Sport property in Vineyard Haven.

Museum staff and board members want to share objectives for the transformation of the former Marine Hospital with the community and get their feedback, according to a press release. Preliminary plans for the site will be presented, followed by a discussion where people will have the opportunity to share comments and ideas and ask questions.

Museum planning committee member Chris Murphy will moderate the forums. “This may be the most important part of the planning process because the Museum belongs to all of Martha’s Vineyard,” Mr. Murphy said. “This is the chance for everyone on the Island to give us input on how they would like to see us grow. We’re preserving our past to ensure our future, and we want people to join us along the way.”

The Museum purchased the property in Vineyard Haven in the fall of 2011 with plans to provide for greater public access, more public programming space, and the capacity to preserve collections according to the highest museum standards.

The community forums are from 5:30 to 7 pm: Wednesday, November 13, Chilmark Library; Thursday, Nov. 14, Vineyard Haven Library: Monday, Nov. 18, Congregational Church, West Tisbury, Tuesday, Nov. 19, Federated Church, 45 South Summer Street, Edgartown, Wednesday, Nov. 20, Oak Bluffs Library.

Go to for more information.

Don’t miss the fan boat

It is the Vineyarders versus the Whalers Football Game on Saturday, November 30. A special Fan Boat is scheduled to leave the Vineyard Haven Steamship Authority dock at 7 am. After the game, the boat will depart from Nantucket at 4:15 pm sharp.

Advance ticket prices are: car and driver, $100 (available for purchase at R.M. Packer Company); adult passenger, $30; students/seniors, $20; all passenger tickets on the day of sail are $30.

Limited vessel capacity may make passenger tickets unavailable on the day of sail, according to a notice.

Tickets are available at the MVRHS cafeteria November 18 to 22 and November 25 and 26 from 11 am to 1 pm, and Friday, November 29 from 3 to 7 pm; and at the RM Packer Oil Company during regular business hours.