Open Market returns, touch-a-truck benefit, and Museum’s new Toys exhibit

Movin’ on in

The Oak Bluffs Open Market, a weekly summer event held in Washington Park in Oak Bluffs, is moving indoors on Sunday, Nov. 10, to the Portuguese-American Club on Vineyard Avenue in Oak Bluffs. Shop for art, crafts, jewelry, specialty foods, or get a massage or tarot card reading, from 10 am to 3 pm. A raffle for a gift basket will benefit the Holy Ghost Association Scholarship Fund. Interested vendors can email info@newmoonmagick.net.

Truck stop

After a wildly fun and successful event last year, the Vineyard Montessori School hosts the second annual Truckin’ MV touch-a-truck party at the M.V. Regional High School on Saturday, Nov. 9, 10 am—12:30 pm. Rain or shine, kids have the opportunity to explore more than 25 big trucks and vehicles from the Vineyard community. Admission is $10 per child, or $25 for a family. Refreshments and food is available for purchase. For more information, call 508-693-4090.

The story of toys at M.V. Museum

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum’s latest exhibit, Toys, chronicles two centuries of childhood playthings dating back to the early 1800s, and examines the Island’s changing ideas about childhood, gender, and recreation over time. Featuring dolls, board games, figurines, and more, the exhibit opens with a reception on Friday, Nov. 8, from 5 to 7 pm. It costs $7, free for members and children under 6. The exhibit runs through January 25. For more information, call 508-627-4441, ext. 123.

Cookies for cancer research

LeRoux at Home is raising money for pediatric cancer research by hosting a Cookies for Kids Cancer bake sale benefit at the Vineyard Haven store on Saturday between 11 am and 5 pm. LeRoux will match all donations, and the OXO kitchen brand will match the total proceeds. For more information about the nonprofit, visit cookiesforkidscancer.org.

IMP and Tisbury fourth graders take the stage

This Friday evening, the Tisbury School fourth graders and IMP for Kids perform two musical fairy tales: “Big Trouble: The Paul Bunyon Story” and “Big Mose: New York’s Biggest and Bravest Firefighter.”

“Over the past six weeks, the fourth graders learned the importance of collaboration by working with each other and their classroom, art, and music teachers to create everything for a full production – scenery, props, musical numbers, set changes, costumes, sound equipment and acting,” according to a press release. “Every child has had a turn to try all the roles needed to create successful theater.”

The project is led by IMP’s Donna Swift, with scripts co-authored by Ms. Swift, Ross Mihalko, and Brian Weiland. The performance is at 6 pm at the Tisbury School on Friday, Nov. 8. Admission is free.

Aquinnah hike

The Vineyard Conservation Society kicks off its Winter Walks series with a guided hike at the Gay Head Cliffs this Sunday, Nov. 10. From 1 to 3 pm, learn about the geology of the cliffs, and processes such as erosion and slumping. Parking is at the large lot below the Aquinnah circle. For more information, visit vineyardconservation.org or call 508-693-8588.

Seaworthy helps save the light

Jeffrey Serusa of Seaworthy Gallery in Vineyard Haven announced recently that he will donate 10 percent of the proceeds, through Christmas 2013, from sales of his photograph “Gay Head Lighthouse at Night” to the Save the Gay Head Lighthouse Committee. The lighthouse currently sits 46 feet away from an eroding cliffs and geological experts recommend it be moved.

“It is a unique photograph in which eight exposures were taken by the light of the moon on one piece of film. The photograph is a 53″ wide by 14″ high giclee print on canvas with a custom frame,” according to a press release.

“On behalf of the Save the Gay Head Lighthouse Committee, I’d like to thank Jeff for this generous offer,” Beverly Wright, committee chairman, said in a press release. “It is wonderful that part of the proceeds from this beautiful photograph of the Gay Head Lighthouse will help contribute to saving the lighthouse itself.”

For more information on the photograph, visit seaworthygallerymv.com or call 508-693-0153. For more information about the committee, visit gayheadlight.org.