On Friday, Feb. 5, from 7 to 10 pm, the Portuguese-American Club in Oak Bluffs will host a fundraiser for the rowing club of Sail Martha’s Vineyard. There will be music by the Chandler Blues Band and Gordon Healy. Admission is $10. Sail Martha’s Vineyard will also hold a winter dinner and lecture event at the Black Dog Tavern on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 6pm. Assistant Professor Andrew Lipman of Barnard College and Columbia University will discuss his book “The Saltwater Frontier,” which describes the contest between colonists and seafaring Indians for command of the American coast. Tickets are $25. For more information, call 508-696-7644 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.