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Posted November 21, 2007

Glassworks helps Safe Haven

This December, Martha's Vineyard Glassworks will donate 5 percent of their sales to the Safe Haven Project, a non-profit organization that provides educational opportunities for young people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. M.V. Glassworks is located on State Road in West Tisbury, and is an open studio where customers can watch the creation process of pieces. For more information, call Libby Johnson at 508-693-6026 or visit For more information on the Safe Haven Project, call Tony Lombardi at 508-627-7617.

Capawock operas

Opera season is fast approaching at the Capawock Theater in Vineyard Haven. The first of monthly screenings of operas from La Scala in Milan is on Sunday, Dec. 9, when Verdi's "Aida," directed by Franco Zeffirelli, will be shown.

Last year, the Capawock showed operas on a monthly basis from New York's Metropolitan House (MET), but since, the MET's demands, strict show times and expensive equipment, have made it harder for the Capawock to continue showing the operas. This year, the operas shown are recorded live in high definition in Italy, in collaboration with Radiotelevisione Italiana, and will be shown monthly at 2 pm. Admission is $20; $18 for seniors and students. Five-show subscription packages are available for $80.

Full weekend at Outerland

To fill this weekend with fun, Outerland will offer a variety of entertainment - a reggae show on Friday and comedy night on Saturday. Prezident Brown, with the Solid Foundation Band and Andrew Diamond, heat up Stir-Fryday, the all-you-can-eat sushi and stir-fry buffet. Doors open at 5 pm for dinner, and 9 pm for the concert, which costs $15.

On Saturday night, join Dom Fig and Mike Donovan for a seated cabaret and stand-up comedy show. The show begins at 8:30 pm. Tickets are $15 for the show, and $35 for the dinner and show package.

For more information, call 508-693-1137.

Thanksgiving concert

This Saturday, the First Congregational Church of West Tisbury will host a Thanksgiving concert with classical favorites. Musicians include Rebekah Nivala, John Murray, Susan McGhee, Caitlin Serpa, and Sarah Ortlip-Sommers. Hear Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, Mozart's Piano Sonata in C Minor, String Trio by Telemann, and much more. Admission is free, and the concert starts at 2 pm. The church is located on State Road.

Student music

Island instrumental and choral students are putting on two shows next week, both at the Performing Arts Center at the high school. The first is the MVRHS Instrumental Concert featuring the Concert Band and the String Orchestra, at 7 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 27. Musical selections include Cesarini's "Greek Folk Song Suite" and Corelli's "Concerto Grosso." On Thursday, Nov. 29 is the annual all-Island Choral Festival by students in grades seven through 12. Guest conductor Dr. Timothy Shetler from Eastern Nazarene College will oversee the concert, which begins at 7 pm and involves students in all Island schools. Both concerts are free. The high school is located on Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road in Oak Bluffs.