Noteworthy events


Islander discount

This summer, the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society (MVCMS) celebrates its 40th anniversary with five concerts in Edgartown and five in Chilmark during July and August. MVCMS offers special rates to year-round audiences for this concert series, available until May 30. A subscription for five concert tickets is $99, and a subscription for 10 concerts is $190.

For the first concert, MVCMS has commissioned composer Gunther Schuller to create a trio for piano, clarinet, and cello in honor of the founding musicians. Rates at the door are $30 for adults, and children and students are free. For more information or to order subscriptions, call 508-696-8055. Tickets are mailed in June.

Mixed media journals

Sandy Bernat of Seastone Papers offers a workshop called Fresh Start: Movement and the Mixed Media Journal on Saturday, May 15 from 1 to 4:30 pm. Join Kanta Lipsky and Ms. Bernat to explore new techniques and materials with found poetry, easy photo transfer, and collage to start and keep a mixed media visual journal. No experience is necessary. It is $70 plus $10 for materials. For more information, call 508-693-5786 or visit

COMSOG plant sale

Community Solar Greenhouse (COMSOG) of Martha’s Vineyard continues its annual plant and seedling sale until May 30. Search through heirloom tomatoes, 15 varieties of peppers, hanging baskets, geraniums, petunias, herbs, and more at COMSOG on New York Avenue in Oak Bluffs from 9 am to 2 pm.

Cob building workshop

Martha’s Vineyard Permaculture Guild holds a cob-building workshop at Sassafras Earth Education Center in Aquinnah. This is the last weekend that they are building a cob oven in Aquinnah with the guidance and instruction of cob builder Bobby Wilcox. Local lunch is provided by Jan Buhrman of Kitchen Porch Catering. Price is $175, and the workshop is Saturday and Sunday, May 15 and 16 from 10 am to 4 pm. For more information, call 508-331-5797.

MVM events

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum sponsors “Hills, Hollows, Bays, and Bogs: A Geologist’s View of Martha’s Vineyard” with geologist Patrick Williams. Mr. Williams is an adjunct professor of geology at San Diego University. He will explore the origins of the major landscape features on the Vineyard and review the influence of glacial and marine processes across the Cape, during the discussion on Saturday, May 15 at the museum library at 3 pm. A reception follows, and admission is $12; $8 for members.

Also, all are invited to attend the museum’s Volunteer Open House next Thursday, May 20 from 5 to 7 pm. Stroll through the new exhibits, meet the staff, enjoy a beverage, and learn about volunteer opportunities. For more information on either event, call 508-627-4441, or go to