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Posted May 31, 2007

Strike up the band

The Vineyard Haven Band begins its 139th season at their first rehearsal on Monday, June 4. Always looking for new members, the group holds weekly practices in preparation for their first concert on June 24 at Ocean Park. Concerts include weekly outings to Owen and Ocean parks, the Fourth of July festivities in Edgartown, and fireworks night in Oak Bluffs.

Island school conductor Julie Schilling will lead the first rehearsals in place of band conductor Bill Eriksen. Several instruments may be available for use, so if you don't have one, maybe one is waiting for you. For more information, call band president Frank Dunkl at 508-645-3458 or Julie Schilling at 508-693-2352.

Shake it, baby

If you find you have extra energy come Sunday, hit the dance floor for Outerland's Family Dance-o-rama, held on five Sundays during the summer. Family Dance-o-rama is a free event that encourages kids and families to let loose and boogie. The dancing is from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. For more information, visit, or call 508-693-1137.

Playhouse ticket sale

The Vineyard Playhouse box office opens this Friday, June 1. Find discounted ticket prices for individual performances, or opt for the FlexiTicket, 4 tickets for $90 that one can use at any summer show. This option is only available until June 25.

Single discounted tickets for Tuesday shows are $25, and rush tickets (unsold seats 10 minutes prior to show) are also $25.

Regular single ticket prices are $37.50 for adults, $32.50 for seniors and students, and $25 for children. For more information on the exciting season of plays, visit or call 508-696-6300.

IMP location change

This summer, IMP All Things Theater camp has moved from the Oak Bluffs school to the Edgartown school. Everything else from the staff, original shows, and beach days will stay the same; the difference will be a bigger space to work in. For more information for summer sessions, call 508-939-9368 or visit

Gallery opening

The second annual group show at the Belushi Pisano Gallery begins Friday, June 1, at the gallery located on State Rd. at the beginning of Main St. in Vineyard Haven. Enjoy live music by solo guitarist Eric Johnson, wine, and light fare while browsing the gallery during the opening from 5 to 8 pm. The show runs through June 14.