Chilmark: in the mood for opera?


How cool is it that the entire Chilmark School took a field trip to Orange Peel Bakery to make pizzas with their garden harvest? Thanks to Juli Vanderhoop for supporting a “wonderful eating and creating adventure.”

Chilmark is seeking a resident voter interested in transportation projects to serve as the town representative on the Martha’s Vineyard Joint Transportation Committee. Monthly meetings in Oak Bluffs at 10:30 am. Contact the selectmen’s office if interested, at 508-645-2101.

Come to the West Tisbury library on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 4:30 to 6 pm to hear the 2015 Rural Scholars report on their study and recommendations on homelessness prevention, to be moderated by Paddy Moore, chair of the DCHC Rural Scholars Committee. This year’s project is being sponsored by a coalition of Dukes County, the All-Island Clergy Association, and Dukes County Housing. Free.

Join the Aquinnah Public Library adult program on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 5 to 6:30 pm, where you’ll make DIY Body Products, including a pumpkin and apple face mask, and a cinnamon brown sugar scrub. Free.

In the mood for opera? Come to the West Tisbury library on Friday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 pm to hear two of Boston’s current opera stars, soprano Bethany Worrell and baritone Vincent Turregano, accompanied by pianist Diane Katzenberg Braun. The evening will include beloved arias and duets, and some surprises from contemporary operas. Free.

Get your Swine & Dine on on Friday, Oct. 30, from 6 to 8 pm at the Local Smoke Out, an All You Can Eat Pulled Pork extravaganza! Come meet the local farming community, and enjoy live country music, delicious local beer, and local pork smoked all day. This is a family-friendly event. Cost is $35. Or go the whole hog on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, with the Six-Course, Grand Gala Dinner, an event serving as an active dialogue on sustainable heritage agriculture; cost is $145. All tickets available at

On Friday, Oct. 30, Dance the Yard will present a site-specific restaging of its 2014 work “The Blue of Distance,” at the former Marine Hospital off Beach Road in Vineyard Haven, which will be the home of the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. Audience members will be led through the empty rooms to see dance and musical performances, so dress warmly, expect to climb staircases and dodge spiderwebs, and wear comfortable shoes. The wine bar will open at 5:30 pm. Tickets are $15 (free for artist patron premium members), and RSVPs are required; please call 508-645-9662 to reserve tickets to a 6 pm, 6:45 pm, or a 7:30 pm start. The show runs an hour. Join the Yard on Halloween for Public Dancing Allowed at 7 pm with DJ Wep. Costumes are encouraged. No RSVPs necessary. Cost is $10 at the door.

Isn’t it great that we can enjoy heading to the Farmer’s Market every Saturday morning from 10 am to 1 pm at the Ag Hall? Don’t forget if you’re looking for some company to head over to the Chilmark Church for free pizza on Tuesday evenings at 6 pm.

Don’t forget the Family Halloween Party at the Chilmark Community Center begins at 5:30 pm. If you plan to keep your light on and offer Halloween treats, and want to be included in the Halloween route, contact Katie Carroll at

The Creative Living Award Ceremony to honor mother-daughter duo Francine Kelly and Ann Smith will take place Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 5 pm at the Grange Hall.

Only one more week until the 36th Chilmark Women’s Symposium at the Chilmark Community Center. This season’s theme is Never Say Never, from 9 am to noon on Saturday, Nov. 7; it’s free, but donations are accepted.