Blueberry Fest, Cottagers house tour, and VNA clambake

— Susan Safford

Feelin’ blue

The first ever Blueberry Fest, similar to the annual Strawberry Festival held in June, is this Saturday, July 13. Held at the First Congregational Church of West Tisbury, the free fest is from 10 am to 2 pm. Enjoy pies, cobblers, scones, muffins, coffee cake, fruit parfaits, smoothies, and blueberry ice cream. For more information, call 508-693-2842.

Celebrating 30 years of Cottagers Cottages

The Cottagers Inc. host its 30th annual house tour, dubbed Vineyard Pearls, on Thursday, July 18. From 10 am to 3 pm, take a self-guided tour of several homes in Oak Bluffs within walking distance from Cottagers Corner on Pequot Avenue. Pick up your tickets, $25, at Cottagers Corner, from 9 am to 2 pm that day. Tickets are also available at Cousen Rose Gallery and C’est La Vie. For more information, call Anita Christian at 508-693-4305 or email

Clambake for VNA

The Vineyard Nursing Association — a private, nonprofit, community-based home health care agency — hosts its annual fundraising clambake this Wednesday, July 17. Held at the M.V. Rod and Gun Club in Edgartown, the party features dinner, silent and live auctions, and live music, for $150. For more information, visit or call 508-687-7214.