Martha’s Vineyard Community Notes


Music baton is passed

Joyce Maxner, director of Music Together of Martha’s Vineyard, announced that after 15 years of instructing she has decided to hand over the business to her daughter, Jennifer Maxner Powers, who has been teaching with her for the past 3 years. Joyce will remain as a teacher.

In the Music Together classroom, children 5 years and under, with their parents in tow, sing, dance, and play with a variety of instruments. This facilitates the development of basic music competence in a child-friendly environment, according to a press release.

The fall ten-week session begins Sept. 11 with eight class times offered per week. For more information contact Jenni Powers at 774-487-4464 or

Gear-head festival

Engine buffs of all ages will have plenty to see and admire at the 6th annual Tisbury Firefighters Association Car Show on Sunday, Sept. 2, at The Tisbury Wharf on Beach Road in Vineyard Haven.

Hot rods, antiques, custom jobs, and classics will be on display. Burgers and hot dogs will be served from 4 pm until sunset. Free admission. Rain date is Monday.