Short Subjects

Posted September 27, 2007

Learn to draw and sketch

A six-week series of art classes instructed by illustrator and designer Cynthia Wayman of West Tisbury will begin on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 9 am. The weekly courses, held at the Tisbury Senior Center, will introduce basic skills and the secrets of how to make a drawing look like what you see. Registration is necessary as class size is limited. To register, call Sandy at 508-696-4205, 9 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday. The cost is $5 per class.

Fall into Vineyard Dance

Vineyard Dance begins fall classes on Monday, Oct. 1, at Nathan Mayhew Seminars on North Williams Street in Vineyard Haven. Classes for adults and teens are offered in modern dance, modern jazz, ballet, and floorbarre. Younger students may enroll in creative movement, modern dance and Ballet. For more information, call 508-693-2257

Concert to support a mother

Come to the Outerland on Friday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 pm to show your support for Sabrina Luening and her daughter, Ella, who need help covering medical expenses. Many Island musicians and poets have volunteered to perform, including Ballyhoo, Dwight and Nicole, Paul Size, Erich and the Elementals, Maniacs of the Heart, and Sabrina and Groover. The cover is $20 and donations can be made to the Ella Fund at the Dukes County Savings Bank.

Island duo reunites

Judd Fuller and Dana Radford will be performing at Offshore Ale Co. on Friday, Sept. 28, at 10 pm. A seasoned Island musician and a founding member of Entrain, Mr. Fuller is returning from a year-long tour with Rodney Atkins to appear at the Oak Bluffs venue. This will be his only Island performance of the year.

One world, one week, one festival

The Martha's Vineyard Film Society will host a screening of 12 short films at the Katharine Cornell Theatre in Vineyard Haven on Friday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 pm. The films, selected from 456 entries received from 32 countries, are the finalists in the 2007 Manhattan Short Film Festival. After the screening you will vote on the film that is your favorite. Your votes, along with others from 220 screenings in 99 cities around the world, will be tallied and sent through to the Manhattan Short headquarters in NYC where the winner will be announced in Union Square Park on Sept. 30. Admission is $8, or $6 for film society members. There will be no advanced ticketing. For more information, visit or call 774-563-2972.