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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

Author's Talk 11 am-1 pm, Bowl and Board, Vineyard Haven. Thomas Dresser, "Mystery on the Vineyard." 508-645-3360.

Kinderart 3-5 pm, Featherstone, Oak Bluffs. Art for kids ages 4-7 with Lani Carney. 5-class series; $30 per class. 508-693-1850.

Fish Fry 5-7 pm Portuguese American Club, Oak Bluffs. $12 adult; $6 children. 508-693-9875.

Accessing Conscious Children 6:30 pm, Island Inn, Oak Bluffs. An intro to Access Energy for Transformation, a new approach for families of children with ADD, autism, OCD, dyslexia. Previews class on Sept. 19. 508-317-9399.

Dog Whisperer Introduction 6:30-8 pm, Island Inn, Oak Bluffs. Workshop on Friday, 9 am-5 pm. 508-317-9399.

Slow Food Potluck 6:30-9 pm, Ag Hall, West Tisbury. Bring a dish to share made with at least one local ingredient and own place settings; BYOB. 508-645-9466.

Watoto Children's Choir 7 pm, Tabernacle, Oak Bluffs. Touring group from Uganda. Music and multimedia presentation. 508-687-9097.

Art Camp for Adults 7-9 pm, Featherstone, Oak Bluffs. Collage with Nancy Blank. $30. 508-693-1850.

Play: "Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing" 8 pm, Vineyard Playhouse, Vineyard Haven. Opening night of new play with music, written and directed by James Lapine. Contemporary look at pop culture during Vietnam War; loosely based on life of Elva Miller. Runs through Oct. 4. Prices vary. 508-696-6300.

Brazilian Dance Band Outerland, Airport. 508-693-1137.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

Dog Whisperer Workshop 9 am-5 pm, Island Inn, Oak Bluffs. Conversations with Dog with Suzy Godsey. $185 includes pet. 508-317-9399.

Conversation Group 10-11:30 am, Oak Bluffs Senior Center. Tom Dresser will discuss his new book, "Mystery on Martha's Vineyard."

Movie Afternoon 3 pm, Vineyard Haven Library. Ages 8 and up; popcorn served. Sing along at a concert. 508-696-4211 ext. 14.

Jewish/Buddhist Dialogue 5:30 pm, M.V. Hebrew Center. Lama Yeshe Drolma of the Bhodi Path and Rabbi Caryn Broitman. All welcome. 508-693-0745.

Accessing Conscious Children Class 7 pm, Community Room, Oak Bluffs School. For families, teachers, therapists, caregivers of children with ADD, autism, OCD, dyslexia. 508-317-9399.

Play: "Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing" 8 pm, Vineyard Playhouse. See Sept. 18.

Dance Performance 8 pm, The Yard, Chilmark. Bessie Schönberg Residency concert by choreographer Sarah Wilbur. Includes professional and Vineyard dancers. 508-645-9662.

Everyday Prophets Outerland, Airport. Live reggae. 508-693-1137.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Beach Clean-Up 8:30-10:30 am, Oak Bluffs Town Beach. Annual event; from Steamship Authority to O.B. Bathhouse. Free coffee and donut, airbrush tattoo. Rain date: Sept. 21. 508-696-5737.

Harmful Household Materials Collection 9 am-12 noon, Edgartown Transfer Station. Use boxes and not black trash bags to transport; maximum of 15 gallons oil base paint. Cash or check. Call to review your inventory: 508-627-4501.

Summer's End Bazaar 9 am-1 pm, Tisbury Senior Center. Jewelry, vintage linens, books, prints, collages, and more. Hosted by Friends of Tisbury Council on Aging. To vend, call 508-693-5661.

Horse Whisperer Workshop 9 am-5 pm, Red Pony Farm, West Tisbury. With Gary Douglas of Conscious Horse, Conscious Rider. 2-day workshop: $450. Continues Sun. 508-317-9399.

Wee Farmers 9:30-11 am, FARM Institute, Edgartown. Harvest, cook, eat, visit animals. For ages 2 to 4 (with parent) with farmer/teacher Mary Baker. $15. Also Oct. 11. Pre-register: 508-627-7007 ext. 106.

The Yard Family Matinee 4 pm, The Yard, Chilmark. Family-friendly performance. Free, donations accepted. 508-645-9662.

Opening Reception 4-7 pm, Dragonfly Gallery & PIKNIK Art & Apparel, Arts District, Oak Bluffs. Plein Air Open Call Show. Featuring 30 painters. 508-693-8877; 508-693-1366.

Benefit Evening of Art and Dining 6 pm, The Granary Gallery, Old County Rd., West Tisbury. M.V. Museum's third annual progressive dinner; with Kib Bramhall, Paul Karasik, Andrew Moore, Heather Neill, Alison Shaw, Jeanne Staples, Kara Taylor, Ken Vincent, David Wallis, Wendy Weldon, Allen Whiting. $500. 508-627-4441.

Dance Performance 8 pm, The Yard, Chilmark. See Sept. 19. 508-645-9662.

Play: "Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing" 8 pm, Vineyard Playhouse. See Sept. 18.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

Breakfast 8:30-10:30 am, Portuguese-American Club, Oak Bluffs. Member meeting follows breakfast, 11 am. Next breakfast: Oct. 19. $8; $4 for children.

Horse Whisperer Workshop 9 am-5 pm, Red Pony Farm. See Sept. 20.

Antique Motorcycle Rally 12 noon, Menemsha parking lot, Chilmark. Second annual rally and get-together for all makes and models. Rain date: Sept. 28. 508-696-0443.

RISE Open House 12 noon-3 pm, RISE Vineyard Performing Arts, Vineyard Haven. Dance studio open house. Classes begin Sept. 22. 508-693-2262.

Autumnal Equinox Walk 1-2:30 pm, Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Edgartown. Guided walk to celebrate changing of the season. $9; $6 for members. 508-627-4850.

Community Party for Eric Turkington 4-6 pm, Ag Hall, West Tisbury. Honor Mr. Turkington for 20 years of service to the Vineyard. Bring finger food to share. 508-627-8709.

Dance Performance 8 pm, The Yard, Chilmark. See Sept. 19. 508-645-9662.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

Wheelthrowing 9:30-11 am, Featherstone, Oak Bluffs. Beginning and intermediate wheelthrowing with Amy Nevin. $30. 508-693-1850.

Drivers Safety Course 12:30-4:30 pm, Tisbury Senior Center. Two-day AARP course for drivers 50 or older. $10 for 2-day course. Continues Sept. 24. Pre-register by Sept. 19: 508-696-4205.

Annual Library Meeting 1 pm, Vineyard Haven Library. Annual meeting of the Friends of the Library. 508-696-4210.

Culture Class/Music and Language Arts 3-4 pm or 4-5 pm, Featherstone, Oak Bluffs. With Elizabeth Straton. Ages 5-8. $20. Pre-register, 845-987-4254; efstraton@hotmail.com.

Portrait Painting 6-9 pm, Featherstone, Oak Bluffs. With Greg Watson. $200 for six-class series; $50 per class. 508-693-1850.

Documentary Series Screening & Discussion 7 pm, Vineyard Haven Public Library. "Eyes on the Prize," a 7-part PBS documentary on the civil rights movement. With Sheldon and Lucy Durr Hackney. Continues weekly. Pick up study guide at the front desk. 508-696-4211, ext. 16.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Martha's Vineyard Woman's Network Education Series 7:30-9 am, Baylies Room, Old Whaling Church, Edgartown. Breakfast meeting led by Kelly Cox of the Natural Resource Defense Council. 7 am registration. mvwomensnetwork.org.

Me, Mommy & Magical Clay 9-10 am, Featherstone, Oak Bluffs. Ceramics with Amy Nevin. Ages 2-3. $15. 508-693-1850.

Little People's Clay 10:30 am-12 noon, Featherstone, Oak Bluffs. With Amy Nevin. Ages 3-4. $25. 508-693-1850.

Drivers Safety Course 9:30 am-1:30 pm, Tisbury Senior Center. Bring lunch; dessert and beverages provided. See Sept. 3. 508-696-4205.

Community Picnic and Sing 5pm picnic, 6 pm sing, Lambert's Cove Beach, West Tisbury. Rain location: Charter School, West Tisbury. 508-693-8028.

Sustainable Book Club 5:30 pm, West Tisbury Library. Mark Kurlansky's "The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell." Discussion with Whit Manter. Newcomers welcome. 508-693-3366.

Healthy Relationship Class for Women 5:30-7:30 pm, Community Services, Oak Bluffs. Understanding and ownership of basic rights, self-esteem, individual identity. Weekly through Nov. 11. Free. 508-693-7900 ext. 218.

Movie Night 7 pm, Vineyard Haven Public Library. Comedy/crime movie starring Robert Redford and Paul Newman. 508-696-4211 ext. 16.

Figure Drawing 6-9 pm. Featherstone, Oak Bluffs. With Greg Watson. $200 for six-class series; $50 per class. 508-693-1850.

Ceramic Design 6:30 am-8:30 pm. Featherstone, Oak Bluffs. With Washington Ledesma. $50. 508-693-1850.

Play: "Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing" 7 pm, Vineyard Playhouse. See Sept. 18.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

Wii Games 4-5 pm, Vineyard Haven Library. Ages 8-11. 508-696-4211 ext. 14.

Play: "Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing" 7 pm, Vineyard Playhouse. See Sept. 18.

Business Management Course 7-9 pm, M.V. Regional High School, Oak Bluffs. Cape Cod Score presents "Successful Small Business Management." For information and numbers to call for registration, visit scorecapecod.com.