The Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center hosts a free night of Klezmer, traditional eastern European Jewish music, this Sunday, Nov. 22, at 5:30 pm, following the community supper.
A form of instrumental folk music played mostly on violin, flute, bass, and drums, it is sometimes blended with jazz and rock for a more modern feel. All levels of musicians and singers are welcome to join. For more information, call the center at 508-693-0745 or visit mvhc.us.
Student rule at West Tisbury coffeehouse
West Tisbury School musicians performed for an audience on Friday, Nov. 6, during the school's biannual coffeehouse. Musicians Jeremy Berlin, Eric Johnson, and Mike Benjamin, accompanied their children and other students while they sang and played.
MVAA art display
Selected works from the Martha's Vineyard Art Association's Permanent Collection will continue to be on display at the Chilmark Bank until tomorrow. The featured art was created on the Vineyard between 1870 and the present by artists Vaclav Vytlacil, Francis Chapin, Gilberta Goodwin, Renee O'Sullivan, Marion Wakeman, and Gifford Beal. The pieces have never been shown outside of the Old Sculpin Gallery in Edgartown.
Holiday wreath workshop
Create your own wet holiday wreath during a workshop at Polly Hill Arboretum. Choose from a selection of greens and wet sphagnum moss. The workshop is next Saturday, Nov. 28, from 9:30 am to 12 noon. Pruning shears are required and bring your favorite baubles to decorate with. Due to limited space, early registration is recommended. $90 per person or $80 for Polly Hill members. For more information, call 508-693-9426.
The art of giving
Its finally time to start holiday shopping, and Featherstone is a good place to start. The seventh annual Holiday Gift Show runs from November 21 to December 20 daily from 12 noon to 4 pm. However, on Friday evening, shoppers have the opportunity to see the goods ahead of time at a Preview Party from 7 to 9 pm.
The show features artwork priced between $5 to $250 from Island artists such as Nancy Blank and Judy Williamson, soaps from Carol Barstow, and decorative tiles from Debby Rosenthal, to name just a few. For more information, visit featherstoneart.org or call 508-693-1850.
The Oak Bluffs Santa Sweepstakes will begin again starting on Friday, Nov. 27. A free raffle ticket will be given to customers for every purchase, and more than 30 Oak Bluffs businesses will each offer two $25 gift certificates as prizes. The sweepstakes ends on Monday, Dec. 21, and approximately 60 winners will be chosen. All participating businesses will feature a decorated holiday window display in addition to a poster with a complete list of all businesses taking part in the raffle. For more information, call 508-696-7643.
Getting married? You are invited to the first annual Martha's Vineyard Wedding Show Reception at Nectar's, at the M.V. Airport. The event, hosted by Martha's Vineyard Wedding Magazine and Nectar's, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 3 to 7 pm. Enjoy live music by the Mike Benjamin Band while eating hors d'oeuvres and wedding cake provided by Mediterranean restaurant. Tickets are $10 at the door and transportation will be provided by Vineyard Limousine. For more information, call 508-693-7272.
The Unitarian Universalist Society of Martha's Vineyard welcomes David S. Martin, dean emeritus at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., speaking on, "One World: Unity Among Differences." Sunday, Nov. 22, at 11 am, Professor Martin will discuss his research on the ways deaf children from different cultures demonstrate their equality with hearing children. Mr. Martin recently served as a consultant on deaf education for the special education program in Martha's Vineyard schools.
Love in the "City of Light"
"Paris," a romantic comedy by director Cedric Klapisch, plays at the Capawock Theater on Sunday, Nov. 22, at 4 and 7 pm, and Wednesday, Nov. 25, at 4:30 pm. Starring Juliette Binoche, it is made up of several vignettes that follow a number of characters living in the French capitol. "Paris" was nominated for three Cesar Awards, which are the French equivalent of the Academy Awards.
The Massachusetts Association for the Blind seeks donated used vehicles: cars, trucks, or campers, which will be re-sold to benefit blind and vision-impaired people in Massachusetts. For more information, call 888-613-2777.
Lending a hand
The FARM Institute (TFI) and Family Farms Organic offer organic turkeys for sale, for the benefit of TFI. For a 12- to 16-pound organic turkey purchased from Family Farms Organic for $100, Family Farms will donate 25 percent of the purchase price to TFI, which will be used to support education programs. Family Farms will also deliver the turkey directly to any U.S. destination.
Come support the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School Minnesingers at their annual auction and mini concert. The event will be held at the Portuguese-American Club on Saturday, Nov. 21. and will begin at 6:45 pm. A silent auction begins at 5 pm, the minnesingers will sing at 6:45, and a live auction starts at 7 pm. Finger food and a cash bar will be offered. Tickets are $15 at the door. For more information, call 508-693-5074.
Yoga for depression
Scientifically proven yoga practices will be offered to help those suffering from depression. This workshop, taught by MJ Bindu Delekta, aims to form a healthier relationship with bodies and minds. Breathing exercises, postures, and a guided meditation for managing moods will be taught. It is offered for $35 and will be held on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 1 to 4 pm at Sacred Circle of Yoga in Vineyard Haven.
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