THURSDAY, MAY 6
Evensong Gathering 6–7:30 pm, Unitarian Universalist Chapel, Vineyard Haven. Refreshments. 508-693-8982; firstname.lastname@example.org.Movie 6–7:45 pm, Oak Bluffs Library. Historical drama about young Queen Victoria starring Emily Blunt. PG. 508-693-9433. M.V. Women’s Network Event 6:30–8:30 pm, Baylies Room, Old Whaling Church, Edgartown. End of year meeting: With Lynn Donohue, self-made millionaire, author of “Brick by Brick.” mvwomensnetwork.org.FRIDAY, MAY 7Mother’s Day Weekend Celebration time, location TBA. With Jan Buhrman. Mothers, Daughters and Friends: 2 cooking demos, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, afternoon tea, recipes, more. Through Sunday. $300. Pre-register: 508-645-5000; culinary-experiences.com.Healthy Eating Habits Culinary Experience 8 am–12:30 pm, visit website for location. With Jan Buhrman of Kitchen Porch, and Gail O’Brien. Nourishing Mind and Body: breakfast, nutrition, cooking. $75. Pre-register: culinary-experiences.com; 508-645-5000.
Lobster Rolls 4:30–7:30 pm, Grace Church, Vineyard Haven. First of weekly event through Sept. 25. Pinkletink Pizza Party 6:30–8 pm, Felix Neck, Edgartown. Nature walk for families. $7; $5 children 12 and under; $5; $3 for members. 508-627-4850.Author’s Talk 7:30 pm, Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, Vineyard Haven. Susie Middletown, “Fast, Fresh and Green.” Refreshments.
Benefit Dance Performance 7:30 pm, Katharine Cornell Theatre, Vineyard Haven. Vineyard Bellydance and Revue show benefits Windemere, Boys and Girls Club, Camp Jabberwocky. Jazz, salsa, ballroom, capoeira. $5 suggested donation. SATURDAY, MAY 8Gardening Lecture 11 am, Vineyard Gardens, West Tisbury. Pruning trees and shrubs with Jeremiah Brown. Free. 508-693-8511.
Saturday Art Adventure 9 am–12 noon, Featherstone, Oak Bluffs. Celebrate Your Name Day with Lani Carney. Ages 3-8. $45. Pre-register: 508-693-1850; featherstoneart.org.
Plant and Seedling Sale 9 am–2 pm, COMSOG, Oak Bluffs. Annual sale: homegrown organic plants, herbs, vegetables, flowers. Through May 30.
Spring Celebration 10 am–1 pm, Chilmark Community Center. Chilmark Preschool hosts activities, crafts, live animals, Mother’s Day gifts, lumch. $5 ages 2+; adults/babies free. 508-645-3469.
Paper Workshop 1–4 pm, Seastone Papers, West Tisbury. Inside and Outside the BOX: 3D collage. $80. Pre-register: 508-693-5786; seastonepapers.com.
Arts and Flowers Garden Tea Party/Fashion Show 2–4 pm, Featherstone, Oak Bluffs. Preview of The Art of Flowers gallery show. Fashion show coordinated by Marla Blakey, desserts, raffle, more. $25. 508-693-1850.
Author’s Talk 2:30–3:45 pm, Oak Bluffs Library. Carol McCleary, “The Alchemy of Murder.” 508-693-9433. Mothers, Daughters, Friends Culinary Experience 4–9:30 pm, visit website for location. With Jan Buhrman of Kitchen Porch. Mother’s Day seasonal celebration: tea, cooking demo, dinner. $100. Pre-register: culinary-experiences.com; 508-645-5000.Film: “Broken Embraces” 7:30 pm, Katharine Cornell Theatre, Vineyard Haven. M.V. Film Society presents Pedro Almodovar’s 4th film with Penelope Cruz. $8; $5 members. mvfilmsociety.com; 774-392-2972.Minnesingers Spring Show 8 pm,
Minnesingers Spring Show 8 pm, M.V. Regional High School Performing Arts Center, Oak Bluffs. An American Celebration: Motown, spirituals, jazz. Also Sun., 3 pm. 508-693-5255.
SUNDAY, MAY 9Fiber Folks 1–4 pm, Ag Hall, West Tisbury. All hand-crafters welcome. Bring yarn, equipment for exchange. Leftovers donated to M.V. Community Services Thrift Shop. 508-274-9696.
Minnesingers Spring Show 3 pm, M.V. Regional High School Performing Arts Center. See Sat., 8 pm.
Opening Reception: The Art of Flowers 4–6 pm, Featherstone, Oak Bluffs. Guest curator: Holly Alaimo. Through May 19. 508-693-1850; featherstoneart.org.TUESDAY, MAY 11LOL Film Series 7 pm, Edgartown Library. Great comedies. 508-627-4221.Writer’s Open Mic Night 7:15–8:30 pm, Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, Vineyard Haven. Continuation of March weekly gathering. Weekly. Sign-up 7 pm that day to read.WEDNESDAY, MAY 12Sustainable Book Club 5:30 pm, Chilmark Library. “Dawn Light” by Diane Ackerman. 508-645-3360.
THURSDAY, MAY 13Green Tea Recipes Class 10 am–12 noon, call for location. With Jan Buhrman of Kitchen Porch. culinary-experiences.com; 508-645-5000.Exercise for Children 3:30 pm, Vineyard Haven Library. Get Fit with Lisa Amols. Ages 5+. 508-696-4211. FRIDAY, MAY 14Bird-a-Thon times TBA, Felix Neck, Edgartown. Annual fundraiser. Sponsors pledge money per species of bird seen by team. Continues Sat. 508-627-4850.
Jazz Performance 7 pm, Katharine Cornell Theatre, Vineyard Haven. With Eric Johnson, Tauras Biskis, Boaz Kirschenbaum, Steve Tully. $10; $5 seniors/students; free for under 14. email@example.com; 508-696-4174.M.V. California Wine Affair Auction/Dinner time TBA, Atria, Edgartown. Silent auction benefits M.V. Shellfish Group. Kings of Cabernet Wine Dinner follows. $200. 760-473-7309; mvcaliwineexperience.com.
SATURDAY, MAY 15
Wee Farmer Morning 10–11:30 am, The FARM Institute, Edgartown. Ages 2-4 with an adult. $15. Pre-register: 508-627-7007 ext. 104; farminstitute.org.
Gardening Lecture 11 am, Vineyard Gardens, West Tisbury. Warm weather vegetables with Chris Wiley. Free. 508-693-8511.Paper Workshop 1–4:30 pm, Seastone Papers, West Tisbury. Fresh Start: Movement and the Mixed Media Journal with Kanta Lipsky and Sandy Bernat. $80. Pre-register: 508-693-5786; seastonepapers.com.Lecture Series 3 pm, M.V. Museum, Edgartown. Hills, Hollows, Bays, and Bogs: A Geologist’s View of M.V. with Patrick Williams. $12; $8 members. M.V. California Wine Affair Gala Tasting time TBA, Atria, Edgartown. Wine tasting, special guests Chris Donatiello, Jamie Whetstone, Carrie Moran. $150; $125 in advance. 760-473-7309; mvcaliwineexperience.com.Film: “Fish Tank” 7:30 pm, Katharine Cornell Theatre, Vineyard Haven. M.V. Film Society presents 2009 Cannes Jury Prize winner. $8; $5 members. mvfilmsociety.com; 774-392-2972.SUNDAY, MAY 16Breakfast 8:30–10:30 am, Portuguese-American Club, Oak Bluffs. All-you-can-eat. $8; $4 children under 12.TUESDAY, MAY 18LOL Film Series 7 pm, Edgartown Library. Great comedies. 508-627-4221.Writer’s Open Mic Night 7:15–8:30 pm, Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, Vineyard Haven. Continuation of March weekly gathering. Weekly. Sign-up 7 pm that day to read.WEDNESDAY, MAY 19World Wide Ride of Silence Bicycle Ride time, location TBA. 6-mile ride in memory of cyclists hit/killed by motorists. 718-807-5630.THURSDAY, MAY 20Kombucha Workshop 10 am–12 noon, call for location. With Jan Buhrman of Kitchen Porch. Ingredients, instructions, recipes included. Pre-register: culinary-experiences.com; 508-645-5000.SATURDAY, MAY 22
Gardening Lecture 11 am, Vineyard Gardens, West Tisbury. Herb Gardens with Danga Gabis. 508-693-8511.Artists’ Reception 4–6 pm, Featherstone, Oak Bluffs. Center for Creative Expression: Wednesday Group Show. Through May 26. 508-693-1850; featherstoneart.org.TUESDAY, MAY 25Puppet Show 10 am (ages 0-2), 11 am (3+), Vineyard Haven Library. With Mary Wilson. Sponsored by Anderson Foundation. 508-696-4211. WEDNESDAY, MAY 26Moonrise Kayak Tour 7 pm, Felix Neck, Edgartown. Guided paddle in Sengekontacket Pond. Also May 27, 28, 29. $38; $32 members. Ages 11+. Pre-register: 508-627-4850.THURSDAY, MAY 27Friends of Family Planning Art Show Preview Party time TBA.FRIDAY, MAY 28Friends of Family Planning Art Show time TBA.
SATURDAY, MAY 29
Gardening Lecture 11 am, Vineyard Gardens, West Tisbury. Container gardens with Kathy James. Free. 508-693-8511.SUNDAY, MAY 30Memorial Day 5K 11 am, Wesley House, Oak Bluffs. Starts at Ocean Park. Benefits Hospice of M.V. 10:30 am: 1 mile fun run. $20 day of; $15 in advance. 508-693-0189; 508-693-7887.Book Signing 1–3 pm, Pyewacket’s, Vineyard Haven. “The Goat Lady” by Jane Bregoli. 508-696-7766.Artist’s Reception: Patricia Carlet 4–6 pm, Featherstone, Oak Bluffs. Through June 9. 508-693-1850; featherstoneart.org.
THURSDAY, JUNE 3Lecture: The Portuguese in American Whaling 5:30–6:30 pm, M.V. Museum, Edgartown. With Don Warrin, “So Ends This Day: The Portuguese in American Whaling, 1765-1927.” $12; $8 members. mvmuseum.org; 508-627-4441.
MONDAY, JUNE 7Film: “The 49th Parallel” 8–10 pm, Katharine Cornell Theatre, Vineyard Haven. Part of M.V. Museum’s Those Who Serve–M.V. and WWII exhibit Part II. Starring Eric Portman, Lawrence Olivier. In collaboration with M.V. Film Society. $8; $5 M.V.F.S. and M.V.M members. mvmuseum.org; 508-627-4441.
TUESDAY, JUNE 8Art Reception 5–8 pm, Vineyard Haven Library. Art in June Exhibition. Through June 19. 508-696-4210 ext. 11; vhlibrary.org
SATURDAY, JUNE 12Lighthouse Challenge 10 am–4 pm, various lighthouses. With M.V. Chamber of Commerce, M.V. Museum. 3rd annual. $25 all lighthouses; $15 single. mvmuseum.org; 508-627-4441.SUNDAY, JUNE 13Artists’ Reception 4–6 pm, Featherstone, Oak Bluffs. John Robert Hill, Darcie Lee Hanaway, Chioke Morais. Through June 23. 508-693-1850; featherstoneart.org.
MONDAY, JUNE 14Film: “Saboteur” 8–10 pm, Katharine Cornell Theatre, Vineyard Haven. Part of M.V. Museum’s Those Who Serve–M.V. and WWII exhibit Part II. Collaboration with M.V. Film Society. $8; $5 MVFS, MVM members. mvmuseum.org; 508-627-4441.THURSDAY, JUNE 17
Lecture: Connecting with Fossils 5:30–6:30 pm, M.V. Museum, Edgartown. With Fred Hotchkiss, director of Vineyard’s Marine and Paleobiological Research Institute. $12; $8 members. mvmuseum.org; 508-627-4441.Taste of the Vineyard Gourmet Stroll 6:30 pm, Old Whaling Church lawn, Edgartown. Annual benefit for M.V. Preservation Trust. Music by Jerry Bennett and Sultans of Swing. 75 food/beverage purveyors. $150. mvpreservation.org.SATURDAY, JUNE 19
Strawberry Festival 12 noon–4 pm, First Congregational Church of West Tisbury. Annual event: shortcake, ice cream, smoothies, more.Oak Bluffs Harbor Festival 12 noon–5 pm, Oak Bluffs Harbor. Annual event: vendors, music. Hosted by Town of O.B. Rain date: June 20.Summer Solstice Celebration 3–7 pm, Polly Hill Arboretum, West Tisbury. Music, dance, puppet show, storytelling, food, tours, more. Free. Parking at Ag Hall with shuttle. 508-693-9436.Summer Solstice Celebration 7–10 pm, Oak Bluffs town. SUNDAY, JUNE 20Breakfast 8:30–10:30 am, Portuguese-American Club, Oak Bluffs. All-you-can-eat. $8; $4 children under 12.TUESDAY, JUNE 22Flea and Fine Arts Market 9:30 am–2 pm, Featherstone, Oak Bluffs. Weekly through Aug. 31. 508-693-1850; featherstoneart.org.THURSDAY, JUNE 24Opening Night at The Yard 5 pm, The Yard, Chilmark. Dance, theater, opera honoring Claudia Miller. dancetheyard.org; 508-645-9662.
Lecture: The Sinking of the Mertie B. Crowley 5:30–6:30 pm, M.V. Museum, Edgartown. Centennial observance of the grounding of schooner. With Mark Alan Lovewell. $12; $8 members. mvmuseum.org; 508-627-4441.