Weekly Update – top news and noteworthy events, September 29


Living Local Harvest Festival

On Friday, September 30th, Our Vineyard Elders Reminisce program kicks off the festival at 6 pm at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury. At this free event, Island elders will tell the stories from the past – Island traditions and the way of life. Storyteller Susan Klein will moderate discussions with Elisha Smith and Paul Jackson. Coffee & Desert will be served.

Then on Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm, the festival will feature live demonstrations on bee keeping, how to filet a fish, pumpkin carving and more. There will be live music and local food as well. Raid date is Sunday, October 2.

In the evening, potluck dinner will begin at 6 pm. Bring a dish for six and bring your own cups and place settings.

Grace Church Lobster Rolls

Last lobster rolls for a while… From 4 to 7:30 pm, Grace Church will serve lobster rolls, chips and a drink for $15.

French Pizza Night

Sponsored by Les Troubadours de Martha’s vineyard, the event offers pizza for $15 for individual and $50 for family. At the Orange Peel Bakery from 5 to 8 pm.

Electronics Disposal Day

From 9:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 1, Martha’s Vineyard Community Services will accept your old electronics, including but not limited to refrigeraters, televisions and washers. Fees are between $1.00 and $30.00. 111 Edgartown Road across from the high school.

Cycle Martha’s Vineyard

Ride around Martha’s Vineyard and help raise money for Windemere Nursing & Rehabilitation Center and other Rotary charities. The 100k route circuits the Island traveling along the Atlantic Ocean, Nantucket Sound and rolling farmland. The 50k route also offers breathtaking views of Nantucket Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. All roads are paved.

Registration Fee: $100 and $90 for returning riders. $125 on Day of Ride and $115 for returning riders. Cash or check only.

Registration entitles rider to aid stations and assistance along the course, t-shirt and post-ride barbecue. This year’s post-ride barbecue is a pig roast with all the fixings.

Boston String Quartet

On Sunday, October 2, Boston String Quartet will play “WorldSong” at Chilmark Church, 9 Menemsha Crossroad. For tickets or for more information call 645-9471.

Winnetu Oceanside Resort

Through “Islanders Stay for Free” Program, pay for two dinners at Lure Grill on any Thursdays until October 13, 2011, and stay for free that night in a one-bedroom suite at the Winnetu Oceanside Resort.