Sustainable Book Club returns

Due to popular demand, the Sustainable Book Club resumes meetings next month. The club is an Island-wide book group that reads and discusses books that examine relationships with nature. Started in 2008, and returning from a hiatus in 2009, it’s sponsored by the Martha’s Vineyard Library Association, Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, The Trustees of Reservations, and other Island conservation organizations. For those who are interested, the next book is “Dawn Light” by Diane Ackerman; so make sure to finish it by the next meeting on Wednesday, May 12 at the Chilmark Library. For more information, call 508-627-4850.Violinist and author in the spotlight

Violinist Atzic Marquez performs and speaks at the Vineyard Haven Library this Tuesday, April 27. Preceding the concert, Mr. Marquez discusses the history and significance of the pieces he will play. The event starts at 7 pm.On Wednesday, April 28, Vineyard author Susan Wilson reads from her recently published book, “One Good Dog.” It is a story about Adam March, a Boston man recovering from the shame of a foolish crime, and Chance, a pit bull mix trying to escape the illegal dogfight circuit. Chance teaches Adam about survival and what really matters, and tells his story in his own words. “One Good Dog” has made the New York Times extended bestseller list. A reception follows, including treats to take home. The reading starts at 7 pm. For more information on either event, call 508-696-4211.Creative children

Phyllis Vecchia begins teaching her spring Creative Drama workshops for children between ages four and a half to nine at the Oak Bluffs School. Classes are on Thursday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:45 pm in the home economics room, and classes begin Thursday, May 6, and run until June 10. The workshop includes theater and character warm-ups, puppet plays, dress up time in costumes, and performances. Each week a new folk tale or fairy tale is presented for the children to reenact into a creative drama piece. It is recommended to pre-register for the workshop. Call Ms. Vecchia at 508-696-8738.Classic comedies

Enjoy a free showing of a classic Preston Sturges movie starring Henry Fonda and Barbara Stanwyck, at the Edgartown Library, Tuesday, April 27 at 7 pm. It is the next showing in the LOL:) free film series of classic comedies. Desserts are served. For a detailed schedule of the series, call 508-627-4221.