Come late for breakfast
This Sunday, have "Breakfast for Dinner" at Garden Gate Child Development Center's fundraiser at the ArtCliff Diner in Vineyard Haven. Enjoy pancakes, French toast, and other delicious ArtCliff breakfast items from 5 to 8:30 pm. Also, the restaurant's homemade strawberry jelly and apple/pear butter will be for sale, a perfect holiday gift. For more information, call Leigh Ann at 508-696-9997.
Photo by Mary Baker
It's a gamble
On Friday, Nov. 21, the Edgartown Yacht Club hosted a benefit Las Vegas night for the Martha's Vineyard Arena. Attendees played craps and blackjack, and bid on silent auction items to raise money for the ice rink and the many programs held there for Island youth and adults.
Just as the new James Bond film hits Island theaters, the Martha's Vineyard Film Society presents spy-thriller/comedy "OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies." Dubbed as a Bond satire, "Cairo" stars French comic actor Jean Dujardin as secret agent Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath. In the tradition of Maxwell Smart ("Get Smart") and Inspector Clouseau ("Pink Panther"), he tries to succeed despite his ineptitude. The film is this Saturday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 pm at the Katharine Cornell Theatre in Vineyard Haven. Admission is $8; $5 for members. For more information, call 774-392-2972.
This Saturday, the Martha's Vineyard Museum hosts an appraisal day much like the PBS television show "Antique Roadshow," with Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers of Antiques and Fine Art. Bring your items for the experts: $10 per item; $25 for three. Visit the museum in Edgartown from 9 am to 3 pm. For more information, call 508-627-4441.
Photos by M.C. Wallo
Gliding into the holidays
The Island Skating School's second annual Winter Extravaganza was held on Saturday, Nov. 29. Showing an impressive display of skill, skaters from toddlers to young adults leapt, glided, and spun across the ice at the Martha's Vineyard Ice Arena in Oak Bluffs. The featured performances included Island Ice We Skate groups, beginner freestyle skaters, and competitive skaters and coaches. The event's organizers collected donations of new toys for the 96.3-FM The Rose Stuff-A-Bus fund.
Felix Neck Festival
This past Friday, Nov. 28, Felix Neck held its annual Fall Festival, a family-style celebration that included hayrides, guided walks, live music, nature crafts, and more. The wildlife sanctuary was a lively scene until its 3 pm closing with children of all ages taking advantage of the fine weather to scurry around the grounds and participate in the many activities.
Photos by Susan Safford