Go green at O'Che's Lounge
The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School's Irish History class is traveling to Ireland this spring, and are having a benefit concert at Che's Lounge this Friday, March 20. At 7 pm, hear from Island bands Pierre and Ballywho, as well as soloists Nina Violet and Alex Karalekas. Admission is $5, and all proceeds benefit the class trip. For more information, call 508-693-4361 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Martha's Vineyard Peace Council invites all to meet at Five Corners this Saturday, March 21, on the six-year anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. The peace rally in support of Barack Obama begins at 12:30 pm, and participants are encouraged to bring signs. For more information, call Chris Fried at 508-693-7741.
Over the years of taking photographs of sunflowers at the West Tisbury Farmer's Market, Linda Hearn has quite a collection. This Saturday, Ms. Hearn celebrates the opening reception of her Sunflowers exhibit at the West Tisbury Library, at 4 pm. The show runs through March. For more information, call the library at 508-693-3366.
Two school musicals open tomorrow evening, Friday, March 20. The Tisbury School's seventh- and eighth-grade play, "Annie, Jr.," from director Chris Abbot and music director by Peter Boak, is proceeded by a dinner on Friday at 5 pm that benefits the eighth-grade trip to Washington, D.C. The dinner is $8; $25 for a family. Play admission is $5; $20 family. Show time on both Friday and Saturday nights is 7 pm.
The West Tisbury School's production of "Godspell" features an ensemble cast of fifth through eighth graders and a live band led by music director Eric Johnson. Directed by Betsy Hauck and choreographed by Sandy Stone, the show is Friday and Saturday at 7 pm.
Photos by Lynn Christoffers
Sponsored by The Yard, Broadway fight choreographer David Brimmer spent last week on Martha's Vineyard, offering various workshops on the basics of stage combat to students and community members. On Tuesday afternoon, March 17, Mr. Brimmer held a free public class at the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School's Performing Arts Center. Assisting him was Vineyard native John Robichaud, who studies with Mr. Brimmer at Tisch School of the Arts in New York City, and Turner Smith.
Photos by M.C. Wallo
Run for St. Paddy
The Boys and Girls Club is celebrating St. Patrick's Day this Sunday by holding a benefit road race. Beginning at the Ocean View Restaurant in Oak Bluffs, at 9 am, the 5K run/walk is $20, $10 for those under 19 years old, and benefits the club. Early registration is Saturday, March 21 from 7 to 9 pm at the Ocean View, or Sunday morning from 8 to 9 am. Admission includes a tee shirt.
For the kids
Grace Preschool and Giordano's restaurant are teaming up this weekend for a benefit dinner and silent auction for the school. On Saturday, March 21 from 5 to 7 pm at Grace Chuch, enjoy a spaghetti dinner and bid on items such as Red Sox and Cape Air tickets, golf, summer camps, a catered party, and more. Admission is $8; $4 for children and seniors; $25 for families. For more information, call Debbie Jernegan at 508-693-0332.
Register for Sail Martha's Vineyard's summer sailing programs this Saturday, March 21, from 9 am to 2 pm. Sail Martha's Vineyard, which offers beginner through advanced sailing classes to Island children - ages 8 to 16 - free of charge, also offers the classes to non-Island students for a fee. Register at the office, located at 110 Main Street in Vineyard Haven. For registration forms, visit sailmv.com. For more information, call 508-696-7644.