A groundbreaking ceremony for Eliakim's Way, the new neighborhood of green affordable homes at 250 State Road in West Tisbury is this Friday at 3 pm. Rain date: April 4 at 3 pm. The event is hosted by the Island Housing Trust, Island Affordable Housing Fund, and Habitat for Humanity of Martha's Vineyard
Benefit turkey fry
This Saturday, the Martha's Vineyard Harley Riders host their second annual turkey fry to benefit Camp Safe Haven, a spring camp on Martha's Vineyard for children affected by AIDS. From 4:30 to 7 pm at the P.A. Club in Oak Bluffs, enjoy an all-you-can-eat dinner. The cost is $12; $7 for children under 12. 774-563-1981.
Photo by M.C. Wallo
For the 17th year, the violin students of Becky Barca-Tinus performed their annual concert at the Old Whaling Church on Sunday afternoon, March 29. Among the students there was a great range of ability and age. Sharing the stage were two-year-olds and violinists in their 60s.
Pull the plug
Saturday, April 4 is Electronics Disposal Day - the time to find and rid yourself of your old electrical household appliances, computers, etc. Bring them to Martha's Vineyard Community Services (MVCS) in Oak Bluffs from 9 am to 2 pm. Fees range $1 to $30. Proceeds benefit MVCS. 508-693-7900 ext. 267.
Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary hosts their annual Osprey Festival Saturday, 11 am to 3 pm. Learn about the fish hawk in activities - crafts, walks, talks - and enjoy live music by the Flying Elbows, food, and beverages. Admission is $6; $3 for members. Sunday is the rain date. 508-627-4850.
The Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Society's Spring Potluck and Social on Saturday evening was a vibrant and educational event. After people enjoyed an array of main dishes and desserts, after-dinner food for thought was offered when the Martha's Vineyard Film Society screened of "The End of Suburbia," a documentary about America's dependency on oil.
Photos by Susan Safford