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The Martha's Vineyard Times

The Martha's Vineyard Times is a weekly publication.
August 18 - 24, 2005 Edition
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This Week's Happenings

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18

Artisans Festival 10 am–2 pm, Grange Hall, State Rd., West Tisbury. Fine art and crafts from Island artisans. Weekly through Aug. 25. Also Sun., through Oct. 2. Free parking and admission. 508-693-8989.

Agricultural Fair 10 am–11 pm, Agricultural Hall, Panhandle Rd., West Tisbury. Four-day fair includes judging and exhibits of food, crafts, art, and animals; oyster shucking and fiddle contests; skillet throw; fiber-arts tent; draft horse pull; woodsmen’s competition; and rides, games, and food. See official guide to the Ag Fair. $8 adults, $5 seniors and children 5–12. Through Aug. 21 (Aug. 21,10 am–7 pm).

Tribute Garden Party 2–5 pm, 10 S. Middle La., Meadow View Farm, Oak Bluffs. NAACP fetes author Charlayne Hunter-Gault. $25. 508-693-3435.

Play: “My Way” 4pm and 8 pm, Vineyard Playhouse, 24 Church St., Vineyard Haven. Musical tribute to Frank Sinatra. Director, Michael Scheman; musical director, Dan Murphy. Tues.–Sat., through Sept. 10. Reserved seating: $35 adults, $30 seniors and students, $20 children. Previews/matinees: $20. 508-696-6300.

Children’s Theater Show 7:30 pm, Oak Bluffs Sailing Camp, Barnes Rd. Island Theatre Workshop Children’s Theatre camp performance. Original musical and two fairy tales. Also Aug. 19, 5 pm. $10; $6 for seniors and children. 508-693-5290.

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

Dance Performance 7:30 pm, Performing Arts Center, high school, Edgartown–Vineyard Haven Rd., Oak Bluffs. Benefits Habitat for Humanity of M.V. Lorraine Graves and friends from Dance Theater of Harlem. $40 advance sale; $45 at door; $100 preferred seating; $30 seniors/students, advance sale; $35 senior/students, at door. 508-696-4646.

IMP Improv 7:30 pm, Oak Bluffs School, Tradewinds Rd. IMP, improv for kids, student jam. $5. 508-939-9368.

The Vineyard Sound 8 pm, Federated Church, S. Summer St., Edgartown. A cappella singing group. Suggested donation $6; $4 for children. Weekly. 1-866-VIN-SOUND.

Film: “Jaws” 8 pm, Grange Hall, State Rd., West Tisbury. M.V. Film Society. $6; $4 for members. 508-696-9369.

Vocal Concert 8 pm, Chappaquiddick Community Center. Summer Music Festival presents Soprano Abigail Southard. Free shuttle to and from ferry. Reception follows. $18; $16 for seniors.

Lecture: Iraq Veteran 8 pm, Chilmark Community Center, South Rd. Platoon commander Zachary Iscol on Iraq experiences. Free. 508-645-9484.

Badfish Atlantic Connection, Oak Bluffs.

Karaoke Contest Season’s Pub, Oak Bluffs, weekly.

John Alaimo and Michael Tinus Farm Neck Café, Oak Bluffs. Also Sun., Tues., and Wed. Weekly.

Money Shot The Wharf, Main St., Edgartown.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19

Antique Show/Flea Market 9 am–3 pm, Grange Hall, State Rd., West Tisbury. Free parking and admission. Rain or shine. 508-627-4815.

Agricultural Fair 10 am–11 pm, Agricultural Hall, Panhandle Rd., West Tisbury. See Aug. 19.

Edgartown Swim Competition noon, Bend-in-the Road Beach, Edgartown. Children ages 10–14, 150 yard freestyle and breaststroke. Free. 508-627-5649.

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.

Children’s Theater Show 5 pm, Oak Bluffs Sailing Camp, Barnes Rd. See Aug. 18.

Annual Fireworks Display dusk, Ocean Park, Oak Bluffs. Sponsored by Oak Bluffs Fireman’s Civic Assoc. Vineyard Haven Band concert. Free. Donations accepted.

The Vineyard Sound 7 pm and 9 pm, St. Andrew’s Church, N. Summer St., Edgartown. A cappella singing group. Suggested donation $6; $4 for children. Weekly. 1-866-VIN-SOUND.

Author’s Talk 7:30 pm, Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, Main St., Vineyard Haven. John Abrams, “The Company We Keep.” Free. 508-693-2291.

Acoustic Coffee House 7:30 pm, 179 Circuit Ave., Oak Bluffs. Open mike, unplugged, poetry, songs, or stories. Hosted by Anne Brownell and Corinne DeLangavant. The Beans, folk singers perform. Listen or perform. Weekly. $2 suggested donation. 508-693-7610.

Play: “My Way” 8 pm, Vineyard Playhouse, 24 Church St., Vineyard Haven. See Aug. 17.

Ron Towers Band Lola’s, Beach Rd., Oak Bluffs.

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

The Temptations Hot Tin Roof, Airport Rd., Edgartown. Benefits Vineyard Nursing Service.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20

Hazardous Waste Collection 8:30 am–noon, Edgartown Wastewater Treatment, Edgartown–West Tisbury Rd. Dispose of hazardous waste properly.

Flea Market 8:30 am–2 pm, Chilmark, off Middle Rd., one mile east of Beetlebung Corner. Weekly. Also Sat.

Farmers Market 9 am–noon, Grange Hall, State Rd., West Tisbury. Island produce and sundries. Free parking behind hall. Weekly. Also Wed.

The Fabulists 10 am, Tisbury Amphitheater, Tashmoo Overlook, State Rd., Vineyard Haven. Vineyard Playhouse lively theater for children and families. “The Hairy Man.” $6; children 2 and under, free. Cash only. Canceled if raining at show time. Weekly through Aug. 27. 508-696-6300.

Agricultural Fair 10 am–11 pm, Agricultural Hall, Panhandle Rd., West Tisbury. See Aug. 19.

Storytelling 10:30 am, Chilmark library, Beetlebung Corner. Lillian Kellman weekly series through Sept. 3. Free. 508-645-3360.

Gardening Lecture 11 am, Vineyard Gardens, State Rd., West Tisbury. Attracting birds and butterflies. Also Aug. 27. Free. 508-693-8511.

Watercolor Workshop 1–4:30 pm, Featherstone Center for the Arts, Barnes Rd., Oak Bluffs. Carolyn Daniele teaches two-day workshop, continues Aug. 21. $95. Preregister. 508-693-1850.

Poetry Reading 4:30 pm, Chilmark library, South Rd. Read original work or a favorite poet. Refreshments. Free. 508-645-3360.

Barbershop Chorus 7 pm, Tabernacle, Campground, Oak Bluffs. Narragansett Bay chorus. $5. 508-693-0525.

Benefit Art/Jewelry Show 7–9 pm, Nathan Mayhew Seminars, 45 N. William St., Vineyard Haven. Benefits Nathan Mayhew roof fund. Presented by Goddess Way Gallery. Free. 508-696-6433.

Built on Stilts 7:30 pm, Union Chapel, Kennebec Ave., head of Circuit Ave., Oak Bluffs. Annual dance festival. Island and guest choreographers, dancers ages 4–70 years old. Many styles. Improv dance followed by 8 pm performance. Also Aug. 21, 22, 23, 24. Free, donations accepted. 508-717-2887.

Play: “My Way” 8 pm, Vineyard Playhouse, 24 Church St., Vineyard Haven. See Aug. 17.

Musical: “HMS Pinafore” 8 pm, Katharine Cornell Theatre, Spring St., Vineyard Haven. ITW presents Gilbert and Sullivan operetta. Also Aug. 21-22, 25, 27-29. Matinee, Aug. 28, 2 pm. $20; $15 for seniors, students. 508-693-5290.

Dance Party Atlantic Connection, Oak Bluffs. Weekly.

Karaoke Season’s Pub, Oak Bluffs, weekly.

Ron Towers Band Lola’s, Beach Rd., Oak Bluffs.

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

Ben Taylor Hot Tin Roof, Airport Rd., Edgartown.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 21

P.A. Club Breakfast 8:30—10:30 am, Portuguese-American Club, Vineyard Ave., Oak Bluffs. All you can eat. Adults $7, children $4. 508-627-8714.

Equestrian Schooling Show 9 am, Red Pony Farm, Red Pony Rd., West Tisbury. With Jane Sheehan. Call for price. 508-693-3788.

Herbal Workshop 9:30 am, Hillside Farm, West Tisbury. Kristen Kinser teaches first aid herbal remedies. Adults and children over 12. Lunch. $100. 508-696-8920.

Artisans Festival 10 am–2 pm, Grange Hall, State Rd., West Tisbury. See Thurs.

Agricultural Fair 10 am–7 pm, Agricultural Hall, Panhandle Rd., West Tisbury. See Aug. 19.

Blueberry Brunch noon–2 pm, Federated Church, parish house, S. Summer St., Edgartown. Benefits M.V. Cancer Support Group. Wild Maine blueberry pancakes, muffins, and more. $7; $4 for children.

Essay Contest Readings 2–4 pm, M.V. Hebrew Center, Center St., Vineyard Haven. M.V. Association for the Study of African American Life and History presents winning high school essayist. $10 donation. 508-693-8714.

Built on Stilts 7:30 pm, Union Chapel, Kennebec Ave., head of Circuit Ave., Oak Bluffs. See Aug. 20.

Musical: “HMS Pinafore” 8 pm, Katharine Cornell Theatre, Spring St., Vineyard Haven. See Aug. 20.

Film: “Au Pair Chocolat” 8 pm, Oak Bluffs School, Tradewinds Rd. Abigail McGrath shows her film. Q&A follows screening. Free. 508-696-9369; 693-4283.

Vineyard Haven Band Concert 8 pm, Owen Park, Main St., Vineyard Haven. 138th season. Bring blanket or chair. Last concert of season. Rain date: Aug. 22. 508-645-3458.

The Vineyard Sound 8 pm, Old Whaling Church, Main St., Edgartown. A cappella group’s end of summer show. $15 center front; $10 general admission. 1-866-VIN-SOUND.

Comedy 9:30 pm, Atlantic Connection, weekly.

Sultans of Swing with Byrd Taylor Lola’s, Beach Rd., Oak Bluffs.

MONDAY, AUGUST 22

Equestrian Clinic 9 am, Red Pony Farm, Red Pony Rd., West Tisbury. With Martijn Stuurman. Call for price. 508-693-3788.

Athlete and Parent Workshops 4–8 pm, Performing Arts Center, high school, Edgartown–Vineyard Haven Rd., Oak Bluffs. Dr. Greg Dale, “Maximizing Your Potential.” Meet coaches, 5:30 pm. Parents workshop with Dr. Dale, “The Sport Parent,” 7–8 pm. 508-693-1033 ext. 123.

Smith College Party 4:30–7:30 pm, Polly Hill Arboretum, State Rd., West Tisbury. Guest Louise Vietor Oliver, U.S. Ambassador to UNESCO. Bring hors d’oeuvre to share. 508-627-4249; 508-693-9211.

Opening Reception 5–9 pm, Grange Hall, State Rd., West Tisbury. Fine Arts Show, Island artists only. Juried show. Show continues Aug. 23, 10 am–5 pm. 508-693-8989.

Musical Monday 6:30–8 pm, Featherstone Center for the Arts, Barnes Rd., Oak Bluffs. Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish. Bring picnic, chair or blanket. Different performers each week. $5; children under 12 free. 508-693-1850; 508-696-8392.

Monday Night Special 7 pm, Vineyard Playhouse, Church St., Vineyard Haven. Kitty Carlisle Hart, “My Life on the Wicked Stage.” $50. 508-696-6300.

Bingo 7 pm, American Legion Post 257, 34 William St., Vineyard Haven. Weekly. 508-693-9257.

Movie: “Animation Night” 7 pm, Up-Island Council on Aging, Howes House (across from Alley’s), West Tisbury. Sponsored by West Tisbury Public Library. Oscar nominated shorts and other animated featured. Free. 508-693-3366.

Author’s Talk 7:30 pm, Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, Main St., Vineyard Haven. Carol Rockamora, “Acts of Courage: Vaclav Havel’s Life in the Theater.” Free. 508-693-2291.

Built on Stilts 7:30 pm, Union Chapel, Kennebec Ave., head of Circuit Ave., Oak Bluffs. See Aug. 20.

Musical: “HMS Pinafore” 8 pm, Katharine Cornell Theatre, Spring St., Vineyard Haven. See Aug. 20.

Teen Night Atlantic Connection, Oak Bluffs. Also Wed. Weekly.

Felicia and Byrd Taylor/ Motown Night Lola’s, Beach Rd., Oak Bluffs.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 23

Conversation Group 9:30–11 am, Up-Island Council on Aging, Howes House (across from Alley’s), West Tisbury. Larry Harrison, “Can Cultures Change?” Free.

Life Drawing Group 1–3 pm, Featherstone Center for the Arts, Barnes Rd., Oak Bluffs. Weekly through Aug. 30. $10 per session. Preregister. 508-693-1850.

Fine Arts Show 5–9 pm, Grange Hall, State Rd., West Tisbury. See Aug. 22, 5 pm.

Family Game Night 6–7:30 pm, Oak Bluffs library, Circuit Ave., Oak Bluffs. Yu-Gi-Oh tournament and other games. Weekly through Aug. 23. Free. 508-693-9433.

Play: “My Way” 7 pm, Vineyard Playhouse, 24 Church St., Vineyard Haven. See Aug. 17.

Karaoke Season’s Pub, Oak Bluffs, weekly.

Built on Stilts 7:30 pm, Union Chapel, Kennebec Ave., head of Circuit Ave., Oak Bluffs. See Aug. 20.

Authors’ Talk 7:30 pm, Bunch of Grapes, Main St., Vineyard Haven. Peter and Monika M. Ressler, “Spiritual Capitalism: What the FDNY Taught Wall Street About Money. Free. 508-693-2291.

Outdoor Film: “The Invisible Man” 8:30 pm, Featherstone Center for the Arts, Barnes Rd., Oak Bluffs. Gates open 7:30 pm. M.V. Film Society. $15 for family of four; $6; $4 for members. 508-696-9369.

Joanne and Dana Lola’s, Beach Rd., Oak Bluffs.

Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish Ritz, Circuit Ave., Oak Bluffs. Weekly.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24

Flea Market 8:30 am–2 pm, Chilmark, off Middle Rd., one mile east of Beetlebung Corner. Weekly (except Aug. 13). Also Wed.

Farmers Market 9 am–noon, Grange Hall, State Rd., West Tisbury. Island produce and sundries. Free parking behind hall. Weekly. Also Sat.

Mytoi Garden Volunteer Day 9 am–noon, Chappaquiddick. Help The Trustees of Reservations maintain Japanese-style garden. 508-693-7392.

Chappaquiddick Natives 10 am–noon, Chappaquiddick Community Center. Polly Hill Arboretum and Chappaquiddick Island Assoc., present Native Trees, Native People. $24; $20 for members. 508-693-9426.

Community Supper 5:30–6 pm, First Baptist Church, parish house, 66 William St., Vineyard Haven. Weekly. Last for the season. Free. 508-696-8040.

Wampanoag Stories and Songs 6:30–7:30 pm, M.V. Historical Society, School and Cooke sts., Edgartown. Tobias Vanderhoop. Ice cream social follows. Free. 508-627-4441 ext. 120.

Play: “My Way” 7 pm, Vineyard Playhouse, 24 Church St., Vineyard Haven. See Aug. 17.

Built on Stilts 7:30 pm, Union Chapel, Kennebec Ave., head of Circuit Ave., Oak Bluffs. See Aug. 20.

Author’s Talk 7:30 pm, Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, Main St., Vineyard Haven. Tina Miller and Alison Shaw, “Vineyard Harvest.” Free. 508-693-2291.

MVC Forum Series 7:30 pm, Sailing Camp, Barnes Rd., Oak Bluffs. M.V. Commission presents Catherine Donaher, “Gridlock in Paradise: What Can We Do About Traffic?” Free. 508-693-3453.

Film: “Gertrude Berg” 7:30 pm, M.V. Hebrew Center, Center St., Vineyard Haven. Work-in-progress on Berg’s career. Discussion with filmmaker Aviva Kempner follows. Free. 508-693-0745.

Community Sing 8 pm, Tabernacle, campground, Oak Bluffs. Weekly. Donations accepted. 508-693-0525.

Film Series: “The Real Dirt On Farmer John” 8 pm, Chilmark Community Center, South Rd. $10; $7 or $5 for members. Dinner, $5. 508-645-2705.

IMP Improv Comedy 8 pm, Grange Hall, State Rd., West Tisbury. Professional teen troupe; guest appearances by WIMP. $10. 508-939-9368.

Piano Recital: Refika Elibay 8 pm, Katharine Cornell Theatre, Spring St., Vineyard Haven. Bach, Schubert, and Chopin. Benefits Garden State Orchestra. $20. 718-424-2062 or 917-597-1004.

Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish Lola’s, Beach Rd., Oak Bluffs.

Comedy with Marty Nadler. Mansion House, Main St., Vineyard Haven. Weekly through Aug. 31.

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