Noteworthy events

Gage Rancich, left, and Taylor McNeely rehearse "Chess" at MVRHS. — Photo by Charlotte Hall

School theater times three

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High, Oak Bluffs, and Tisbury Schools all present plays this weekend at each respective school.

Performing “Chess,” a play about a romantic triangle involving the world’s two top chess players, an American and Russian, during the Cold War, MVRHS students grace the stage November 17 and 18 at 7 pm, and 20 at 4 pm. Admission is $10; $7 for seniors and students. For more information, contact

Oak Bluffs students are trying their skills with “Beauty and the Beast,” 7 pm on November 18 and 19, and 2 pm on November 20. Admission is $5; for more information call 508-693-0951.

See seventh and eighth graders perform “Cinderella” at the Tisbury School on November 18 and 19 at 7 pm. Admission is $7; $20 for families of four or more. Call 508-696-6500 for more information.

Cookies for Kids Cancer

LeRoux at Home in Vineyard Haven is hosting a bake sale this Saturday, Nov. 19, with all proceeds benefiting a charity called Cookies for Kids Cancer. LeRoux is partnering with OXO brand, which will provide a raffle prize, and they will also match the day’s bake sale proceeds for the charity. Stop by the store from 9 am to 5:30 pm and support the nonprofit that raises money for pediatric cancer research. For more information, visit

Open studio

Artist Wendy Weldon is hosting an Open Studio Sale next Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25 and 26, at her studio in Chilmark. From 11 am to 4 pm, peruse her paintings, monotypes, and drawings, in addition to her cousin Monica Fernandes’s one-of-a-kind Fall/Winter 2011 collection of Lisbon Style Jewelry. For more information, contact or 508-645-3199.

Twi-hards take notice

Turkey Burner Day

On Friday, Nov. 25, the YMCA of M.V. invites you to burn off that Thanksgiving turkey with your family through a variety of health and wellness activities. The facility will be open to the public at no charge.

Drop in one of our many group exercise classes, try out our state-of-the-art workout equipment, take a lap in our pool or bring the kids for rec swim with our great water slide! Wellness and pool schedules will be available on our website, The Y will be open from 7 am to 5 pm and Child Watch will be open from 8 am to 4 pm.