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The Martha's Vineyard Times

The Martha's Vineyard Times is a weekly publication.
May 26 - June 1, 2005 Edition
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This Week's Happenings

THURSDAY, MAY 26

Art Show Preview Party 6–8 pm, Ag Hall, Panhandle Rd., West Tisbury. Benefits Family Planning of M.V. Park Corner Bistro caters, music by DJ Diana. For adults only. Art show May 27, 28, 29, 10 am–6 pm. $35. 508-693-1208.

Bingo 7:30 pm, American Legion Post 186, Katama Rd., Edgartown. Weekly. 508-627-8673.

Musical Review 8 pm, Katharine Cornell Theatre, Spring St., Vineyard Haven. Maltby and Shire’s “Closer Than Ever.” Directed by Linda Berg. Also May 27, 29, 30, June 1, 2. $15; $12 for seniors and students. (Also May 28 ITW’s Children’s Theatre benefit show, 7:30 pm, at Mattakesett; $50.) 508-693-9840.

Benefit Concert 8:30 pm, Atlantic Connection, Circuit Ave., Oak Bluffs. Sponsored by Second Chance Foundation. Benefits singer Felicia Taylor. Local bands perform including: Sultans of Swing, Dirty Boots, Mike Benjamin, and Squash Meadow. Cash bar. Advance sale tickets at Island outlets. $20. 508-693-7214.

Dark Lounge Hot Tin Roof, Airport Rd., Edgartown.

Squash Meadow Ritz, Circuit Ave., Oak Bluffs.

FRIDAY, MAY 27

Memorial Day Ceremony 8:30 am, Oak Bluffs School, gym, Tradewinds Rd. Veterans from WWII to Iraq war represented. Free. 508-693-0951.

Benefit Art Show and Sale 10 am–6 pm, Ag Hall, Panhandle Rd., West Tisbury. Benefits Family Planning of M.V. Many Island artists offer their work. Continues May 28, 29. 508-693-1208.

Retirement Party noon–3 pm, Oak Bluffs library, Circuit Ave. Staff, trustees, and friends of the library host party for director Linda Norton. Refreshments. Free. 508-693-9433.

Memorial Day March to the Sea 1 pm, Tisbury School students march to Owen Park via Main St., Vineyard Haven. Patriotic ceremony at park.

Memorial Day March to the Sea 1 pm, Edgartown School students march to Edgartown Harbor. Patriotic ceremony at harbor.

Book Launching 4–6 pm, Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, Main St., Vineyard Haven. Author Tina Miller and photographer Alison Shaw, “Vineyard Harvest: A Year of Good Food on Martha’s Vineyard.” Free. 508-693-2291.

Lobster Rolls 4:30–7:30 pm, Grace Church, Woodlawn Ave., Vineyard Haven. Weekly through the fall. $12 includes drink and chips; $2.50 for pie. 508-693-0332.

Opening Reception 5–8 pm, Louisa Gould Gallery, 13 Beach St. Extension. Vineyard Haven. New photographs, jewelry, art. Free. 508-693-7373.

Lure of Summer Benefit 6 pm, Winnetu Inn and Resort, South Beach, Edgartown. Benefits M.V. Community Services. Hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dancing. Music by Eric Johnson and Joanne Cassidy. Storyteller Susan Klein. $150 per person. Reservations: 508-693-7900 ext 374 or ext. 267.

Annual Benefit Auction 7 pm, Harbor View Hotel, N. Water St., Edgartown. Benefits Habitat for Humanity of M.V. Silent and live auction, “Art and More.” Live auction begins, 8:30 pm. hors d’oeuvres served. $50. 508-696-4646.

Musical Review 8 pm, Katharine Cornell Theatre, Spring St., Vineyard Haven. See May 26.

Island Interludes 8 pm, Vineyard Playhouse, 24 Church St., Vineyard Haven. Staged reading of “Volare” by Cleonice Niki Patton. Also May 28, 7:30 pm, “The Heart of Art” by Lydia P. Bruce and Andrew S. Burns. $5. 508-696-6300.

Jerry Bennett Band Lola’s, Beach Rd., Oak Bluffs.

John Alaimo Trio Atria, Main St., Edgartown. Weekly.

Slippery Chicken Ritz, Circuit Ave., Oak Bluffs.

SATURDAY, MAY 28

Insight Meditation 9 am–noon, Unitarian–Universalist Society, Main St., Vineyard Haven. Chas DiCapua will guide sitting and give talk, “Freedom Through the Process of Meditation and Self Inquiry.” Bring cushions. Donations accepted. 508-693-2827; 508-627-9835.

Seedling Sale 9 am–1 pm, COMSOG, New York Ave., Oak Bluffs. Community Solar Greenhouse sells heirloom tomatoes, peppers, hanging baskets, herbs, vegetables. Sat., and Sun., through May 29. 508-693-2019.

Flea Market 9 am–1 pm, M.V. Public Charter School, 424 State Rd., West Tisbury. Benefits school. Multi-family sale, baked goods, raffle, and more. Rain or shine. 508-693-9900.

Car Wash 9 am–1 pm, M.V. Public Charter School, 424 State Rd., West Tisbury. Benefits school. 508-693-9900.

Yard Sale 9 am–3 pm, First Baptist Church, Parrish House, 66 William St., Vineyard Haven. Benefits church. Household, white elephant, and more. Free admission. 508-696-8040.

Flea Market 9 am–3 pm, County Rd., behind Jardin Mahoney’s Garden Center, Oak Bluffs. Benefits Faith M.V. Community Church building fund. Silent auction, household items, collectables. Rain date: May 30. 508-627-6950.

Plant and Book Sale 9:30 am–4 pm, Polly Hill Arboretum, 795 State Rd., West Tisbury. Benefits the arboretum. Unusual plants and old favorites. Gardening, tree, flower, environmental books and more. Continues daily (closed Wed.) through the season. 508-693-9426.

Meditation 10 am–noon, Sacred Circle of Yoga, Vineyard Haven. MJ Bindu Delekta. Introduction. $30. Preregister. 508-696-4513.

Car Wash 10 am–2 pm, Oak Bluffs School, Tradewinds Rd. Benefits class of 2006. Also May 29. $10 vans and SUVs; $5 cars. 508-693-8914.

Garden Club Plant Sale/Open House 10 am–2 pm, Old Mill, Edgartown Rd., West Tisbury. M.V. Garden Club. Tour historic mill. Herb and plant sale. Refreshments. 508-696-8416.

Annual Vineyard Artisans Spring Festival 10 am–5 pm, Grange Hall, State Rd., West Tisbury. Island artisans and work, blown glass, cabinet makers, home accessories and more. Food available. Also May 29. Free admission and parking. 508-693-8989.

Benefit Art Show and Sale 10 am–6 pm, Ag Hall, Panhandle Rd., West Tisbury. See May 27.

Saturday Crafts 10:30 am–12:30 pm, West Tisbury library, State Rd. Build an airplane with Patricia Kent. Summer reading program crafts. Also June 4. Free. Preregister. 508-693-3366.

Garden Lecture Series 11 am, Vineyard Gardens, State Rd., West Tisbury. Soil types and how to use them. Free. 508-693-8511.

Opening Reception 4–5 pm, Chilmark library, Beetlebung Corner. Linda Ziegler. Show runs through June 9. 508-696-1914.

Opening Reception 4–6 pm, Firehouse Gallery, Dukes County Ave., Oak Bluffs. M.V. Center for Visual Arts, all members show. Show runs May 28–30, noon–6 pm. 508-645-9671.

Opening Reception 4–7 pm, Bank of M.V., South Rd., Chilmark. Lisa Vanderhoop and Barbara Bassett. Show runs through June 10. 508-645-3201.

Arts District Stroll 4–7 pm, Dukes County Arts District, Oak Bluffs. Receptions and openings at Periwinkle Studio, M.V. Center for the Visual Arts, and Dragonfly Gallery. Open house at Landmarks Real Estate and Pik-Nik. Free. 508-693-8877.

Opening Reception 4–7 pm, Dragonfly Gallery, Dukes County Ave., Oak Bluffs. Three person show “By Land and Sea.” Magi Leland, Sarah French, and Amy Wynne Derry. Show runs May 26–June 12. 508-693-8877.

Opening Reception 4:30–6:30 pm, Craven Gallery, 29 Breakdown Lane (off Holmes Hole Rd.), Vineyard Haven. Benjamin Cabot, Claire Chalfoun, Nancy Furino, Christian Heckscher, Ruth Kirchmeier, Sarah Leahy, Nancy Taplin, and Rez Williams. 508-693-3535.

Musical Review Benefit Show 6:30 pm, Mattakesett, Katama. See May 26. This show benefits Island Theatre Workshop’s Children’s Theater. Food, wine and dessert. $50. 508-693-9840.

Island Interludes 7:30 pm, Vineyard Playhouse, 24 Church St., Vineyard Haven. Staged reading “The Heart of Art” by Lydia P. Bruce and Andrew S. Burns. $5. 508-696-6300.

Irish Music Concert 8 pm, Katharine Cornell Theatre, Spring St., Vineyard Haven. Darren Maloney Band with Vonnie Quinn and Dave Fahey. Advance sale tickets at Island outlets. $15; $10 for children under 12. 508-693-6996.

Karaoke Seasons, Circuit Ave., Oak Bluffs. Weekly. Also Tues.

Jerry Bennett Band Lola’s, Beach Rd., Oak Bluffs.

John Alaimo Trio Atria, Main St., Edgartown. Weekly.

The Comedy Well Hot Tin Roof, Airport Rd., Edgartown.

Slippery Chicken Ritz, Circuit Ave., Oak Bluffs.

SUNDAY, MAY 29


Seedling Sale 9 am–1 pm, COMSOG, New York Ave., Oak Bluffs. See May 28. Last day of sale.

Annual Bake Sale 9 am–1 pm, arcade, Circuit Ave., Oak Bluffs. Benefits Trinity United Methodist Church. 508-693-3506.

Plant and Book Sale 9:30 am–4 pm, Polly Hill Arboretum, 795 State Rd., West Tisbury. See May 28.

Annual Vineyard Artisans Spring Festival 10 am–5 pm, Grange Hall, State Rd., West Tisbury. See May 28.

Car Wash 10 am–2 pm, Oak Bluffs School, Tradewinds Rd. See May 28.

Benefit Art Show and Sale 10 am–6 pm, Ag Hall, Panhandle Rd., West Tisbury. Last day of sale. See May 27.

Annual 5K Road Race 11 am, Wesley Hotel, Oak Bluffs. Benefits Hospice of M.V. Also one-mile fun run. T.A.C. certified race. Pick up numbers and shirts: May 28, 3–6 pm and May 29, 9–10 am. $15; $20 on race day. 508-693-7887.

High Tea and Croquet 2–5 pm, Beach Plum Inn, Menemsha. Hosted by Zonta Club of M.V. Benefits scholarship fund and Island projects benefiting women. White attire and fancy hats suggested. Prizes. $40. Reservations. 508-693-6415.

Vanderhoop Homestead Open House 4–6 pm, Gay Head traffic circle, Aquinnah. Historic restoration in progress. Wine and cheese. Free. 508-645-9320.

Ballroom Dancing 7–9 pm, Nathan Mayhew Seminars, N. Williams St., Vineyard Haven. Tom and Dorothy Newton teach rumba. General dancing follows lesson. All levels. No partners required. $3 donation. 508-693-4222; 508-693-8910.

Musical Review 8 pm, Katharine Cornell Theatre, Spring St., Vineyard Haven. See May 26.

Toots and Maytals Roots Reggae Hot Tin Roof, Airport Rd., Edgartown.

Entrain Atlantic Connection, Circuit Ave., Oak Bluffs.

MONDAY, MAY 30


Flag Set-Up 7:30 am, Oak Grove Cemetery, State Rd., Vineyard Haven. Volunteers needed to help American Legion set up 400 flags. Flag removal, 3 pm.

Plant and Book Sale 9:30 am–4 pm, Polly Hill Arboretum, 795 State Rd., West Tisbury. See May 28.

Memorial Day Parade 9:45 am, American Legion Post 257, 34 William St., Vineyard Haven. Veterans, police, and scouts. Helicopter fly-by, 10:15 am. Parade continues to Oak Grove Cemetery. National moment of silence, 3 pm.

Picnic 11:30 am–3 pm, Memorial Park, Vineyard Haven. Sponsored by Vineyard Assembly of God. Ball game. Free. 508-696-7576.

Tisbury Town Picnic noon-4 pm, Water Works, head of Tashmoo Pond. Tisbury residents and guests. Bring picnic, grills provided. Rowboats and ice cream free.

Moment of Silence 3 pm. Observe national moment of silence. If driving, put your headlights on. Pause to remember deceased veterans.

Flag Removal 3 pm, Oak Grove Cemetery, State Rd., Vineyard Haven. Volunteers needed to help American Legion remove 400 flags.

Concert 7 pm, Aboveground Records, triangle, Edgartown. Death Vessel and Captain Graveyard. All ages. Donations accepted. 508-627-4678.

Musical Review 8 pm, Katharine Cornell Theatre, Spring St., Vineyard Haven. See May 26.

TUESDAY, MAY 31

Karaoke Seasons, Circuit Ave., Oak Bluffs. Weekly.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1

Chef Series 5:30–6:30 pm, Chilmark library, Beetlebung Corner. Dee Smith, Tea Lane Caterers demonstrates uses of wonton wrappers. Free. 508-645-3360.

Musical Review 8 pm, Katharine Cornell Theatre, Spring St., Vineyard Haven. See May 26.
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