Short Subjects

Posted February 22, 2007

Molly Johnston, Jan Elliot, Tom Hanna, Lisa Esperson
Lef to tright, Molly Johnston, Jan Elliot, Tom Hanna, Lisa Esperson.

A musical voyage

If you missed last month's concert, take a trip to Falmouth Sunday, Feb. 25, to hear Music from Four Continents, a performance by Passacaglia. The quartet specializes in medieval and renaissance music from Europe. But they also perform music from the Near East, and they include some contemporary pieces, with an assortment of wind instruments, strings, and percussion. Sunday's concert introduces Molly Johnston, a new member of the group. At 2 pm at St. Barnabas Chapel at 91 Main St., Falmouth. Admission by free-will offering. Refreshments will follow the concert. For more information, call 508-548-7722 or visit www.solsticesingers.org/passacaglia.htm.

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Living locally

The Vineyard Energy Project, Island Grown Initiative, and the Vineyard Conservation Society have joined together and created Living Local, a collaborative effort to build a more self-sustaining Vineyard. On Saturday, March 3, along with the Martha's Vineyard Film Society, the group will present films showcasing different strategies toward a healthier world. There will be four films shown.

The first, "The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil," documents Cuba's emergency transition to local, organic agriculture. The second is "Kilowatt Ours," which reveals the consequences of our coal-powered economy.

"Terminator Tomatoes," is a short, Claymation film dealing with genetically modified tomatoes. The last film is "Young Agrarians," a documentary showing young people planting seeds for a better future.

The event is at the Katharine Cornell Theater in Vineyard Haven. Doors open at 7 pm, films start at 7:30 pm, and admission is $6, $4 for society members.