Martha’s Vineyard community notes

There are many upcoming community events on the horizon

Annual WellFest is Saturday

The Martha’s Vineyard Whole Health Alliance will hold its fourth annual “Well Fest” from noon to 4 pm, Saturday at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury.

The afternoon event will include demonstrations, mini healing sessions, and information, according to a press release. “Meet your local practitioners, learn about their services and experience a variety of complementary, alternative healing techniques.” Admission is $5For more information, go to

Drama at Charter

Phyllis Vecchia will teach a Women in History theatre education program at the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School in April and May. An anonymous donor funded the program. For more information, contact Phyllis Vecchia at 508-696-8738.

Clown therapy

Corinne de Langavant, a professional clown who specializes in the treatment of autism, uses voice movement therapy, a relatively new expressive art therapy in the same family as dance, art and play therapy.

What sets Ms. de Langavant’s therapy sessions apart stems from her approach. Through her experience, Corinne learned that her clown suitcase provided her clients with options and an opportunity to get outside of themselves by mimicking Coco the clown, according to a press release.

“Coco” will be presenting the Use of Voice Movement Therapy in the treatment of Autism at the 33rd annual international YAI Conference, April 30, at the Hilton New York Hotel. For more information, call Corinne de Langavant at 508-423-9566 or email