Linsey Lee will lead an oral history workshop on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 1 to 4 pm at the Martha's Vineyard Museum in Edgartown. She will discuss interview techniques, how to care for your collections, and creative uses for oral history. As families gather over the holidays, it is a good time to begin your own family history. The workshop was originally scheduled for November 3, but was postponed due to the northeaster that day. To register, call 508-627-4441, ext. 113. The cost is $20 or $15 for members.
Island Theatre Workshop, Inc., celebrating its 40th year in 2008, is looking for one-act play proposals from directors for production in March. Plays can be from 10 minutes to just under an hour, and must be received no later than Dec. 15. To send in a play, call 508-693-5290.
Art for children
The children's art classes continue at Featherstone Center for the Arts in Oak Bluffs. Instructor Lani Carney teaches a variety of classes and workshops including watercolor, Kinder Art, and Famous for a Day, where the children learn about an artist and create work in that artist's style.
For more information on these and other classes, call Featherstone at 508-693-1850.
The Martha's Vineyard Film Society will show the movie "Away From Her," on Saturday, Nov. 17. A touching story about a woman who is slipping away from her husband because of Alzheimer's disease, the film stars Julie Christie, Olympia Dukakis, and Kristen Thomson. The movie centers on a husband and wife and her new life in an Alzheimer's facility.
Tickets are $8 or $5 for society members and are available at the Katharine Cornell Theatre, Spring St., Vineyard Haven. Doors open at 7 pm and the film begins at 7:30 pm. For more information, call Richard Paradise at 4-392-2972.
On Sunday, Nov. 18, at 3 pm, Joe Doebler will offer a slideshow and talk on his adventures in Antarctica. The event will take place at the Vineyard Haven Public Library on Main Street, and it is hosted by the Friends of the Library as part of their Speaker's Bureau.
The talk is free and refreshments will be served. For more information, call 508-696-4211.
Life of a Pope
The life of Pope John Paul II will be explored in a film to be shown this Friday, Nov. 16, at the Good Shepherd Parish Center, 55 School Street, Oak Bluffs. Actor Jon Voight tells Karol Wojtyla's story from his younger days in Poland to the Chair of St. Peter in the Vatican. The film was shot on location in Rome and Poland.
The film time is 6 pm and admission is free.