Weekly Update – top news and noteworthy events, September 22


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Martha’s Vineyard Fashion Week

Saturday gala will begin at 8 pm with a cocktail pre-party, and the fashion show starts at 9 pm. Tickets are available at ticketsmv.com. $20 or $30 for premium seating. More details here.

The Bee Eaters

Thursday at 8 pm at the Katharine Cornell Theatre in Vineyard Haven.

Oak Bluffs Beach Clean Up

Clean the beach and grass bank along sidewalk from Steamship Authority to Inkwell Beach. Saturday September 24, 8:30 – 10:30 am. Rain date is Sunday September 25. Free coffee and donut from MV Gourmet Cafe and Bakery.

Island Climate Action Network (ICAN) Parade

As part of a worldwide effort by 350.org to bring attention to alternative transportation issues, ICAN will host a discussion Saturday afternoon. Meet at Veterans Park in Vineyard Haven at 3:30 pm then walk with the crowd to Grace Church for an open forum discussion about alternative transportation on Martha’s Vineyard. Wear a blue shirt to show that you support the cause.

FARM Institute Pick-Your-Own-Pumpkin Day

From 10 am to 4 pm, pick your own pumpkins at the FARM Institute. Pumpkins are $.90/lb for pumpkins 7 lbs. and under, and $.60/lb. over 7 lbs. Rain date is Sept. 25 and all proceeds will go directly to the institute’s educational programs.

Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard Golf TournamentBenefit golf tournament for Hospice of MV’s 30th Anniversary. Sunday September 25th with a shot gun start at 8:15 am. $100 entry donation will go to the organization.

Angel Flight Northeast

Fundraiser event for a nonprofit organization that provides free flights to anyone who needs to travel for medical treatments. This is the first fundraiser on Martha’s Vineyard for Angel Flight NE. Silent and live auction. Sunday, from 2 to 6 pm at Farm Neck Golf Club. For more information on the event and Angel Flight, click here.