Photo by Brian Jolley
CROP Walk meet
The twentieth annual Martha's Vineyard CROP Walk will be held this October 24, beginning at 2 pm from St. Augustine's church in Vineyard Haven. A special meeting to organize the event and gather support will take place this Saturday, September 11, at 5 pm at Grace Church in Vineyard Haven, where Bert Marshall will be the guest speaker. The CROP Walk is a hunger program that began 60 years ago as a means to provide food and water for those in need, along with the transportation necessary to accompany it. Help this humanitarian organization as they try to meet their goal of raising $20,000. For more information, call Mary-Jean Miner at 508-696-8580.
Trinity closes season
The final Sunday of the 2010 season at Trinity Episcopal Church in Oak Bluffs closes this Sunday, September 12, with the Reverend Dr. Timothy B. Cogan. Dr. Cogan graduated from Harvard university in 1956 and attended Virginia Seminary in 1959. The Reverend is currently the Chaplain Emeritus of the Brooks School in North Andover, Massachusetts, where he has served for 17 years. Dr. Cogan and his wife retired to Edgartown in 2002 after having summered on the Vineyard for 30 years. Services at Trinity Episcopal Church, a summer chapel located across from the Steamship Authority, start at 9 am.
A 17th Century Wamponoag Traditional Bone-Tool Making display will take place at the Aquinnah Cultural Center at the Aquinnah Circle this Friday, September 10. Philip Wynne, Mashpee Wampanoag, will demonstrate the various uses of the material. Traditional uses included being carved into jewelry and wielded into tools such as arrow points, fish hooks, and hide tanning implements. Don't miss this special demonstration, free with museum admission, before the Aquinnah Cultural Center closes for the 6th Annual Aquinnah Wampanoag Powwow on the 11th and 12th. For more information, call the Center at 508-645-7900.
The monthly meeting of the M.V. Democrats will take place this coming Saturday, September 11 from 9-10:30 am at the Howes House in West Tisbury. All are welcome to partake in the discussion, which will include updates on the upcoming primary election September 14. Free coffee will keep participants wide-eyed and bushy-tailed.
Supernova Fieldtrip w/ Island Thunder
Supernova Fieldtrip with Island Thunder and Special Guests will play at Nectars this Friday as part of their 2010 "Taking the Island Back" series. This group of talented local DJs and musicians will no doubt entertain as well as rock out. Don't miss this performance for 18+, which begins at 9:30pm. Tickets are $5 at the door.