Tisbury: St. Augustine's yard sale, a drum workshop, and lobster rolls

Tomorrow is Appraisal Day with Skinner, Inc., from 9 am to 3 pm at the old Marine Hospital on Lagoon Pond Road. You must have a reservation to take advantage of this benefit for the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. Call 508-627-4441, ext. 119, for an appointment. Appraisal of one item is $15, three for $40. If it rains, the event will move to the Morgan Learning Center (the old Mayhew school house) on Main Street.

On Tuesday you can eat pizza and support the Martha’s Vineyard Museum at Flatbread Pizza from noon to 9:30 pm, dine-in or takeout. And use your Island Card.

Enjoy the yard sale at St. Augustine’s parking lot from 8 to 2 on Saturday to benefit the Good Shepherd Parish. If it rains, the sale will be in the basement of St. Augustine’s.

A new collection of essays by 15 scholars of history and literature reveals the work of black women in intellectual history. These women were previously neglected because of their race and gender. The book, “An Intellectual History of Black Women,” is edited by four history professors from Columbia, Rutgers, and the Universities of Pennsylvania and Michigan. They will be the panel for a discussion led by a Harvard history professor at the Cornell Theatre on Sunday at 7 pm, free, presented by the Vineyard Haven library.

Today at 4 pm Rick Bausman brings his drumming workshop to the Vineyard Haven library for kids 5 and older. Drums are limited. First come, first served. Next Tuesday morning, Joyce Maxner gets the little kids involved in musical storytimes at the library with the popular Music Together program.

Also next week on Tuesday evening, a concert at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury features the band Good Night Louise. All proceeds go the West Tisbury library.

This Tuesday evening at 7 at the Vineyard Haven library, you will enjoy Professor Phil Weinstein as he shares his “Middle East Musings.” He and his wife spent last spring in Abu Dhabi, where he taught two courses in the NYU liberal arts program. Many of you know him from his delightful classes on Tolstoy. He will explore a number of reflections about the world he encountered there, and what it showed him about the world he came from.

Next Tuesday is the fourth. Lobster rolls will be available every Tuesday through Sept. 1 at the American Legion Post 257 on Martin Street. From 4:30 to 7 pm on Tuesdays, you can get a lobster roll for $17 and a cup of chowder for $5.

The Edgartown House Tour is a week from Tuesday, starting at 1 pm on August 11 at the Federated Church. Historian Mary Jane Carpenter will give a free lecture about the beautiful and historic North Water Street homes included this year. The tour is 2 to 4:30 pm, with refreshments on a lawn overlooking the harbor and the Chappy Ferry. Tickets are $40, available at the church and at 67 North Water Street the day of the tour. Proceeds benefit the 1828 Meetinghouse. More at 508-627-7077.

In addition to the 10:30 Sunday service, the Federated Meetinghouse is open to visitors daily from 11 am to 1 pm until October 12, free to the public. The 1828 building is at the corner of South Summer Street and Cooke Street in Edgartown. Frederick Baylies Jr., an Islander, designed this, the fifth meetinghouse of the First Congregational Church of Martha’s Vineyard. He later designed and built the Baptist Church on School Street and the Old Whaling Church on Main Street.

For 50 years the Vineyard Conservation Society has been dedicated to preserving Martha’s Vineyard for future generations. The Birthday Party is a combined fundraiser and art auction, featuring works from many Island artists. You can preview the finished works on Saturday from 5 to 7 pm at the Granary Gallery in West Tisbury. On Sunday, the party, at a North Shore conservation property, features a live art auction with Jim Malkin and Arnie Reisman, and includes dinner, with music by the Long Point Five. Party tickets are $250.

“Martha’s Vineyard Watercolors by Gretchen Feldman (1934-2008)” will be on display at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center for two weeks. You are welcome to attend the reception from 4 to 6 pm on Sunday. More at 917-327-9229.

Remember the Martha’s Vineyard Book Festival on Saturday in Edgartown and Sunday in Chilmark.

Next Thursday, from 3 to 7 pm, the Martha’s Vineyard Fishermen’s Preservation Trust hosts a Meet the Fleet in Menemsha Harbor to showcase a working waterfront. Commercial fishing boats will be docked in Menemsha for the afternoon, and fishermen will offer demonstrations in their trade.

Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out to Dale Perry tomorrow. On Sunday, wish the best to Ellen Miller. Monday will be warm with all the birthday candles: Happy birthday to Nancy Gardella, Sharon Coogan, and Thomas H. Colligan.

Heard on Main Street: Music is what feelings sound like.