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The Martha's Vineyard Times

The Martha's Vineyard Times is a weekly publication.
October 6, 2005 - October 12, 2005 Edition
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This Week's Happenings

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6

Birds and Migration Series 5-6 pm, Aquinnah library, Church St. Fine artist Cindy Kane. Free. 508-645-2314.

Women's Rowing Meeting 5:30 pm, Sail MV, Main St., Vineyard Haven. Learn about rowing club. Free.

Chess Group 6 pm, Vineyard Haven library, Main St. Weekly adult group (children's group, Tues., 6 pm). All levels, beginners welcome. Free. 508-693-6394; 508-696-4210.

Pottery Classes 6:30-8:30 pm, Featherstone Center for the Arts, Barnes Rd., Oak Bluffs. Issa VanDyk teaches beginning and intermediate. Weekly through Oct. 27. $150. Preregister: 508-693-1850.

Art Camp for Adults 7-9, Featherstone Center for the Arts, Barnes Rd., Oak Bluffs. Nancy Blank teaches. Weekly through Nov. 10. $150. Preregister: 508-693-1850.

Play: "Dark Matter" 7:30 pm, Vineyard Playhouse, 24 Church St., Vineyard Haven. Professional workshop production of Hugh Bush's new play. Also Oct. 7, 8. $15 general admission. 508-696-6300.

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

Sugarbowl Ritz, Circuit Ave., Oak Bluffs.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7

Bus To Boston 8:15 am, Steamship Authority Wharf, Vineyard Haven. Tisbury Travel Club offers round-trip to Huntington and Mass. Ave., Boston. Return on 6:15 pm ferry. Also Oct. 21, Nov. 11. $18. 508-696-4205.

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

Dig Lavender Plants 9 am-3 pm, Tisbury Meadow Preserve, State Rd., past Tashmoo Overlook, Vineyard Haven. . Land Bank offers 5 free lavender plants per car. Dig yourself. Bring shovel, wheelbarrows, etc. No landscapers. Free. 508-627-7141.

Knitting Group 10 am-noon, Tisbury Senior Center, Pine Tree Rd., Vineyard Haven. New weekly time and day. Start holiday project, directions and instruction provided. Free. 508-693-4250.

Hurricane Relief Sale 10 am-2 pm, Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Beach Rd., at hospital, Oak Bluffs. M.V. Garden Club and center selling hand-made lavender sachets to benefit Red Cross. 508-696-6465 ext. 722.

Chocolate Festival Preview Party 7 pm, Featherstone Center for the Arts, Barnes Rd., Oak Bluffs. Festival continues 1-4:30 pm, Oct. 8-10. $100, $50, $25 donation. Preregister. 508-693-1850.

Play: "Dark Matter" 7:30 pm, Vineyard Playhouse, 24 Church St., Vineyard Haven. See Oct. 6.

Author's Talk 7:30 pm, Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, Main St., Vineyard Haven. Elaine Pace, "Island: A Memoir." Free. 508-693-2291.

YesFest 7:30 pm, Oak Bluffs School, Trade Winds Rd. Performances, workshops, and activities with Island performing arts groups. Teen night. Food. Continues Oct. 8, 9, 9:30 am-3:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Tickets good for all days, advance sale $10; $6 for children. $12 at the door. 508-939-9368.

Money Shot The Wharf, Main St., Edgartown.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8

Habitat Build Day 8 am-4 pm, Edgartown-Vineyard Haven and Barnes rds. Volunteers needed, Habitat for Humanity. Skilled or unskilled. Weekly Wed. and Sat. 508-696-4646.

Land Bank Hike 9 am, Wasque Point, Chappaquiddick. Cross-Chappy Trail hike, approx. 6 miles. Shuttle to and from ferry. Free. 508-627-7141.

Farmers Market 9 am-noon, Grange Hall, State Rd., West Tisbury. Island produce and sundries. Free parking behind hall. Last one for the season.

YesFest 9:30 am-3:30 pm and 7:30 pm, Oak Bluffs School, Trade Winds Rd. Performances, workshops, and activities with Island performing arts groups. Teen night, 7:30 pm. Food. Continues Oct. 9, 9:30 am-3:30 pm. Tickets good for all days, advance sale $10; $6 for children. $12 at the door. 508-939-9368.

Hurricane Relief Collection 10 am-4 pm, Cronig's Market, State Rd., Vineyard Haven. PAWS collecting money for animal victims. 508-696-6484.

Gardening Lecture 11 am, Vineyard Gardens, State Rd., West Tisbury. Dealing with deer. Free. 508-693-8511.

Poker Run 11 am, Portuguese-American Club, Vineyard Ave., Oak Bluffs. M.V. Harley Riders sponsor run to benefit scholarship fund. All bikes. $10. 508-693-6354. - This event has been postponed due to the impending weather.

Fall Festival 11 am-3 pm, Donaroma's, Upper Main St., Edgartown. Annual fall frolic. Apple bobbing, scavenger hunt, plant maze, games, refreshments, music, prizes, and more. Free. 508-627-8366.

Oak Bluffs Town Picnic noon, Ocean Park. Bring a lunch. Three-legged races, egg and spoon races, and more. Rain date: Oct. 10. Free. 508-693-0541.

Gourmet Tasting noon-3 pm, Louisa Gould Gallery, Beach St., extension, Vineyard Haven. Tasting and photography show. Free. 508-693-7373.

Chocolate Festival 1-4:30 pm, Featherstone Center for the Arts, Barnes Rd., Oak Bluffs. History, displays, and delicious tasting. Continues through Oct. 10. $5. 508-693-1850.

Opening Reception 3-6 pm, E'Kaya Gallery, 977 State Rd., Vineyard Haven. Paintings by David Tierney. Show runs through Oct. 20. 917-378-0662.

Teen Center Opening 4-11 pm, Cottagers' Corner, 47 Pequot Ave. Oak Bluffs. YMCA of M.V. teen center for ages high school freshman to 20 years. Programs and special events lists available. 508-696-9119.

Las Vegas Night 7 pm, Portuguese-American Club, Vineyard Ave., Oak Bluffs. Benefits M.V. Youth Hockey. $5.

Play: "Dark Matter" 7:30 pm, Vineyard Playhouse, 24 Church St., Vineyard Haven. See Oct. 6.

Film: "Look at Me" 7:30 pm, Katharine Cornell Theatre, Spring St., Vineyard Haven. M.V. Film Society presents Cannes Film Festival winner from director Agnes Jaoui. $6; $4 for members. 508-696-9369.

Comedy Show 8 pm, Mansion House, 9 Main St., Vineyard Haven. Marty Nadler's look at Island life. $20. 508-693-2200; 800-332-4112.

Jazz Concert 8-11 pm, Exchange, 116 Dukes County Ave., Oak Bluffs. Alvin Terry Trio. $18. 508-693-6942.

DJ Afreek The Wharf, Main St., Edgartown.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9

YesFest 9:30 am-3:30 pm, Oak Bluffs School, Trade Winds Rd. Performances, workshops, and activities with Island performing arts groups. All ages. Food. Continues Oct. 9, 9:30 am-3:30 pm. Tickets good for all days, advance sale $10; $6 for children. $12 at the door. 508-939-9368.

Popcorn Festival 10 am-3 pm, Native Earth Teaching Farm, 94 North Rd., Chilmark. Autumn arts and crafts, feed animals, dig potatoes, and more. Turkey raffle. Free. 508-645-3304.

Artisans Festival 10 am-5 pm, Grange Hall, State Rd., West Tisbury. Annual festival. Island artists. Free parking and admission. 508-693-8989.

5 K Run/Walk 11 am. Wesley Hotel, Oak Bluffs Harbor. Benefits Vineyard Nursing Association. Police and firefighter challenge. One-mile fun run, 10:30 am. Number pick-up Oct. 8, 3-5 pm; race day, 9-10 am. $15; $20 on race day. 508-693-7887; 508-693-6184 ext. 19.

Open House/Field Day noon-4 pm, FARM Institute, Katama Farm, Edgartown. Apple cider pressing, live music, hay rides, pig roast, and pumpkin picking. 508-627-7007.

Vintage Photo and Postcard Show noon-5 pm, Tuckernuck Antiques, 79 Tuckernuck Ave., Oak Bluffs. Stereoviews, postcards, travel guides, souvenirs, glassware, maps, and more. Bring your Vineyard collection to show. Refreshments. Free. 508-696-6392.

Model Boat Race 1 pm, Red Beach, Aquinnah. Annual Whippoorwill Yacht and Rocket Club one-meter race. Storm date: Oct. 10.

Car Wash 1-3 pm, Vineyard Assembly of God, 1048, State Rd., Vineyard Haven. Benefits children's programs.

Fiber Folks 1-4 pm, Ag Hall, Panhandle Rd., West Tisbury. Knitting, spinning or any hand craft. Bring a project or learn something new. Second Sunday each month. Free. 508-693-6065.

Chocolate Festival 1-4:30 pm, Featherstone Center for the Arts, Barnes Rd., Oak Bluffs. History, displays, and delicious tasting. Continues through Oct. 10. $5. 508-693-1850.

Artist's Reception 3-7 pm, 81 Martha's Rd., Edgartown. Peg Thayer. 508-627-9835.

Community Radio Meeting 4 pm, Up-Island Council on Aging, Howes House, State Rd., West Tisbury. Planning meeting for new community, non-profit radio station, WVVY, 93.7 FM. Weekly. Free. 508-696-6271.

Teen Center Open House 4-8 pm. Cottagers' Corner, 47 Pequot Ave. Oak Bluffs. Parent and adult open house at YMCA of M.V. teen center. Programs and special events lists available. 508-696-9119.

Karaoke The Wharf, Main St., Edgartown.

Ballroom Dancing 7-9 pm, Nathan Mayhew, N. William St., Vineyard Haven. Tom and Dorothy Newton teach Rhumba. General dancing follows lesson. All levels, no partner required. $3 donation. 508-696-8428.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 10

Chocolate Festival 1-4:30 pm, Featherstone Center for the Arts, Barnes Rd., Oak Bluffs. History, displays, and delicious tasting. $5. 508-693-1850.

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

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11

Storybook Character Visit 11 am, Vineyard Haven library, Main St. Boo the Scarecrow from "Secret Vineyard." Author Patrick McHugh will read and sign his scroll-like books. Ages 3-up. Free. 508-696-4211 ext. 14.

Poetry Circle 11 am, Tisbury Senior Center, Pine Tree Rd., Vineyard Haven. New group will focus on different poet each month. Louise Gluck featured this month. All ages. 508-693-4250.

Yoga Workshop Series 4-5:25 pm, Cottagers' Corner, 57 Pequot Ave., Oak Bluffs. Amanda Harmony Cohen, restorative yoga. Weekly through Nov. 1. Call for price. 508-274-9570.

Sit and Stitch 4-6 pm, Henley's Needlepoint, 44 Main St., Edgartown. Bring project or visit. Weekly through Oct. 25. Free. 508-627-3959.

Bonsai Club 7 pm, Donaroma's, Upper Main St., Edgartown. Note change in location for this monthly meeting. Juniper project. 508-776-8220.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12

Habitat Build Day 8 am-4 pm, Edgartown-Vineyard Haven and Barnes rds. Volunteers needed, Habitat for Humanity. Skilled or unskilled. Weekly Wed. and Sat. 508-696-4646.

Financial Workshop for Women 11:30-2 pm, Harbor View Hotel, N. Water St., Edgartown. Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Preregister. 508-627-7777.

Landscaper's Accounting Class 5-7 pm, Polly Hill Arboretum, State Rd., West Tisbury. Pete Costas of Vineyard Gardens on record keeping, basic accounting software. Also three workshops beginning Oct. 19, $25. Free. 508-693-9426.

Cooking Class 6-9 pm, call for location. Elizabeth Germain teaches Asian cooking. $80-$100. Preregister. 508-645-9466.

Republican Club 7 pm, VFW Hall, Towanticut Ave., Oak Bluffs. Organizational meeting to establish committees for each town. Monthly, second Wednesday. Refreshments. 508-889-4935; 508-696-1959.

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