Chilmark: Musical lineups at Pathways and Potluck Jam

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I hope no one’s pipes froze, and that everyone enjoyed the long weekend. Next week is school vacation week, and there are so many activities for all ages happening at our libraries, Long Point Wildlife Refuge, Felix Neck, and the Y, so check their calendars. Winter seems more and more like a rollercoaster of highs and lows, rain and snow, wind and calm, exceptional light and star-filled nights. Only three weeks until daylight savings time begins on Sunday, March 13, and spring begins in four weeks on Sunday, March 20.

If you like to eat local meat and have ideas which may benefit the ongoing discussion about developing transportation solutions for Island farmers and meat producers to ease access to regional slaughterhouses, while continuing to collaborate with the Southeastern Massachusetts Livestock Association, please visit islandgrown.org. Send questions and feedback to Keith Wilda at keith@islandgrown.org or Jon Previant at jon@farminstitute.org.

Friday, Feb. 19 is the last day to order your MV license plate locally through mvlicenseplate.com. If you miss the deadline, you’ll have to wait until the plates are available through the RMV website and Massachusetts RMV branches, which should happen later this summer.

Pathways has a great musical lineup for Friday, Feb. 19, including Nate D’Angelo, Phil DaRosa, Adam Howell, Alex Karalekas, and Nina Violet. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the show starts at 7 pm. On Tuesday, Feb 23, Pathways honors African American History Month with a multi-arts evening of literary arts, a short-film screening, and a roundtable discussion featuring writer Wallace Bullock, who will read from his one-man-play, “A Taste of JFK, Malcolm X, and Adam Clayton Powell: Remembering the 60s,” originally performed at the Sorbonne in Paris. Bullock is an actor, writer, historical dramatist, and retired high school English teacher. He has performed in New York City off-Broadway productions, Vineyard Playhouse summer productions, Island Theater Workshop, and contributed to the Nathan Mayhew Seminars. Free admission and light refreshments. The Gallery Gift Shop is open Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays through Saturdays from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm, and is showcasing new jewelry by Original Cyn, Jeanette Vanderhoop, and Cera Garvin, and features Goat Milk Lotions from Flatpoint Farm, Chilmark Pottery, and artwork by Walker T. Roman, Claire Ganz, Shannon Rynde-Ray, Allison Carr, and more.

Chilmark Potluck this Saturday, Feb. 20, begins at 5:30 pm with an awesome lineup, including Adam Howell, Phil DaRosa, Robert Hanjian, Kasey Stevenson, Lea Hairston, Neil Howl, David Stanwood, Jemima James, Kate Taylor, Jason Bashaw, Nate D’Angelo, Rick O’Gorman, Mike Kerr, Chrysal Parrot, Anthony Esposito, Rick Padilla, Dan Mayasich, Landis Mayasich, Stephen Hart, Paul Thurlow, Musica Cielo Azul Moreau, Lisa Varno, Carole Vandal, Andy Herr, Matty Ro, Brian Gager, and organizer extraordinaire Alex Karalekas. With sound by Steve Mack, oysters by Meemer, and littlenecks by the Kap. Come early, stay late, but don’t miss this amazing night at the CCC.

On Sunday, Feb. 21, join the winter guided walk offered by Trustees of the Reservation and explore a special private Chilmark property with rare habitat, fascinating natural history, and spectacular North Shore views. Cape Higgon Road, off North Road, after Tea Lane, but before Tabor House (if coming from down-Island). Members are free; nonmember adults $10 and nonmember children $3. Moderate to strenuous hiking conditions. Please contact Rebecca at ruva@thetrustees.org or at 339-927-8778 to register.

On Tuesday, Feb 23, from 5:30 to 6:30 pm, come enjoy a Community Supper with a surprise menu at the Chilmark Community Church. This free dinner welcomes all ages. Nan Doty continues to offer Qigong on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 8 am and Tai Chi on Wednesday mornings at 9 am in the church community room. Classes cost $9. Any questions, email nandoty@verizon.net.