Noteworthy events


Psychic Symposium

Registration for the October 15, all-day Psychic Symposium at the Chilmark Community Center closes on Saturday, Oct. 1. Participants will get a chance to engage in round table discussions and metaphysical exercises with a diverse group of practitioners dedicated to advancing human consciousness. Symposium host Constance Messmer is a psychic, medium, channel, Reiki Master, and Bowen Practitioner. Admission is $125 and includes lunch. For more information and to register, visit

For the kids

An auction to benefit the Oak Bluffs school eighth grade trip to New York and Philadelphia will take place this Sunday, Oct. 2 from 6 to 9 pm at Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs. Tickets are $15 and include hors d’oeuvres and desserts. There will be a cash bar. Auction items, including some unique experiences, can be found at

Richie Stearns and Evil City String Band

This Saturday, for the first time, KCT Concerts will host a show at the rustic barn/theater at The Yard in Chilmark. Upstate New York based Evil City String Band is led by legendary banjo player Richie Stearns who, among other things, tours with Natalie Merchant and Carrie Rodriguez. The group’s five members deliver a high octane mix of old time and country music including traditional tunes and original songs. Ballywhooligans (formerly Ballywho) will open the show. Show starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20 in advance from or $25 at the door. Kids under 12 are admitted free. For more information, visit


On October 22, the Portuguese-American Club in Oak Bluffs will host an October Beer Tasting with a variety of beers and appetizers. Tickets are $20 and are available now at the P-A Club.