The Martha's Vineyard Cultural Council seeks funding proposals from organizations, schools, and individuals in areas in arts, sciences, and humanities. Last year, the council awarded grants to a range of recipients: the Aquinnah Cultural Center, Martha's Vineyard Chamber Music Society, and the Osprey Festival of Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary.
To help prepare proposals, the council is holding a grant-writing workshop on Friday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 pm at the Howes House. Applications are due by October 15. For guidelines, visit massculturalcouncil.org. For more information, email email@example.com.
Fiber Folks meet
After their summer hiatus, the Fiber Folks will meet at the Ag Hall this Sunday, Sept. 14, from 1 to 4 pm. The group encourages all to bring any handwork projects. The next meeting is Oct. 12. For more information, call 508-274-9696.
School's out, fun's in
The Martha's Vineyard Boys & Girls Club After School Program will open this coming Monday, Sept. 15, for all students in kindergarten through sixth grade. The program is open from 2:30 to 6 pm on normal school days, and 12 noon to 6 pm on special half days. School year membership is $20 per child. Bussing services to the Club are available each day from the Oak Bluffs, West Tisbury, and Tisbury Schools. Visit mvbgclub.org for more information.
Photo by Mae Deary
Pearl arrives by sea
On Thursday Sept. 4, Pearl, a Saanen goat, became the first goat transported by Hy-Line Cruises, which provides service between Hyannis and Oak Bluffs and Hyannis and Nantucket. Once on-Island, FARM Institute staff members, Julie Olson and Emily Dunker, brought Pearl to her new home at the Katama farm.
For a cleaner planet
Midnight Mermaid in Edgartown and Che's Lounge in Vineyard Haven are hosting "A Weekend to Celebrate Our Planet," which will feature music, art, and a raffle to benefit cleanplanetfund.org. The fund is a nonprofit organization formed to raise money to put recycling machines in automotive shops. Visit Midnight Mermaid in Edgartown from 4 to 7 pm on Saturday, and Che's Lounge from 4 to 8 pm on Sunday. Admission is $10. For more information, call 323-833-8695.