Noteworthy events on Martha’s Vineyard

The annual Celebrity Waiters Dinner is this Saturday. — Photo courtesy of Jeanne Staples

Lobster update

Grace Church Lobster Rolls return for another busy summer season on Friday, May 3. Although they will be as tasty and plump as ever, the rolls have a new $17 price tag.

The church’s Lobster Roll Committee has worked to keep prices as low as possible and members deliberated long and hard before regretfully making the change.

“The price of lobster rolls is going up because the cost of our materials is going up,” explained committee member Lorraine Clark. “But we guarantee that our rolls are still the best there is and the best you can get.”

Along with lobster rolls served with chips and beverage, assorted pies and hotdogs are available. Hours are 4 to 7:30 pm every Friday. For more information, call 508-693-0332.

Care to dance?

Suzanna Nickerson and Catherine Rhodes have begun a modern improv dance group that meets weekly at The Anchors in Edgartown. On Wednesdays from 4:30–6:30 pm, experiment with movement and dance, bring ideas and music, with no experience necessary. The sessions are open to those 21 years old and over, and there is a $5 fee. For more information, call 774-563-0775 or 508-221-2562.

Solve the crime for youth LAX

The Martha’s Vineyard Boys Youth Lacrosse teams are trying a new kind of fundraiser: a Murder Mystery Party this Sunday, May 5, at Dreamland, from 5:30–10:30 pm. For $45, guests take part in or watch a murder mystery game, then enjoy music by Seanote, a silent auction, and dinner. Call Tanya Patnuade to secure a part in the mystery game at 508-627-0090.

Dinner party for Haiti

The annual “Celebrity” Waiters Dinner, where Islanders dress up as famous people and act the part while serving a pasta dinner, is this Saturday, May 4.

The event raises money for the organization PeaceQuilts, which was founded in 2006 by Edgartown artist Jeanne Staples as a means to bring economic empowerment to Haitian women through artisans cooperatives, according to a press release.

Sponsored by the Edgartown Federated Church Missions Committee, dinner is from 6 to 8 pm at the church parish house, and is $10; $5 for children; $25 for families. For more information, call 508-274-1104.

ITW presents…

“The Man In The Bowler Hat, a terribly exciting affair!” written by A.A. Milne and directed by Taffy McCarthy, and live action poetry, will be presented by Island Theatre Workshop at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury on Thursday through Saturday, May 9–11, at 7:30 pm with a special matinée at 4:30 on Saturday.

The play is a stylish madcap farce that spoofs some of the great comedies of manners such as “The Importance of Being Ernest.”

The first part of the evening will be theatricalized versions of poems from A.A. Milne’s classic books of poetry for the young and young at heart, “When We Were Very Young” and “Now We Are Six,” including “Sneezles,” “The King’s Breakfast,” and “Binker.”

A.A. Milne is well-known for creating Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin.

The cast includes Jesse Seward, Katie Feeks, Ryker Maynard, Jane Loutzenhiser, Phil Kane, and Buck Reidy.

Tickets are $12 and $8 for students, available at the door. For more information, visit