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Yard makes commitment to work against racism

Between COVID-19 and the global movement for Black Lives Matter, 2020 has been a year unlike any other. The Yard’s campus may be closed, but they are engaged and active, according to a press...

Coming up at the West Tisbury library

On Thursday, August 6, at 10 am, the West Tisbury library hosts Heather Capece as she leads an online Kids’ Pastel Class for ages 7 to 14. If you don’t have pastels at home,...

Fifth annual Sankofa Festival goes virtual 

The Oak Bluffs Public Library recently announced in a press release that the fifth annual Sankofa Festival of African American Literature and Culture will take place on Friday, August 7, at 10 am. This...

Jewish Book Festival comes to the Island

Moment Magazine, in partnership with the Chilmark library and the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center, announces the Martha’s Vineyard Jewish Book Festival, celebrating authors whose books illuminate the Jewish world and beyond, according to a...

How to support Island nonprofits

The Martha’s Vineyard Nonprofit Collaborative (MVNC) has collected a list of critical unmet needs of Island nonprofits, hoping that the community will come together to give time and money so they can continue to...

Coming up at the West Tisbury library

At the West Tisbury library on Thursday, July 30, at 10 am, Heather Capece will lead an online Kids’ Pastel Class for ages 7 to 14. If you don’t have pastels at home, the...

Chilmark library hosts Thoreau talk and more

On Saturday, August 8, at 4 pm, the Chilmark library hosts a virtual talk, “Mind Prints: Arrowheads and Thoreau” with Duncan Caldwell. This virtual talk corresponds to the culminating lecture of a symposium titled...

What’s coming up at the West Tisbury library

On Friday, July 24, at 8 am, Jason Mazar-Kelly will continue teaching an all-levels Kripalu Flow Yoga Class via Zoom through the West Tisbury library. Contact wt_mail@clamsnet.org to sign up. At 11:30 am, Kanta...

M.V. Bank funds tablets for YMCA summer camp

The YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard received a $5,000 grant from the Martha’s Vineyard Bank Charitable Foundation, a philanthropic unit of the Martha’s Vineyard Bank, to fund 50 tablets for the Y’s summer camp. According...

Felix Neck offers Sanctuary Supper at Home

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary and wellness entrepreneur Ky Keenan, the founder of Not Your Sugar Mamas, Frankie's Flatbreads, and Well Retreats, collaborate to offer high-vibe living, plant-based experiences in private homes. The purpose of...

Featherstone announces a $25,000 matching gift challenge

Featherstone Center for the Arts recently announced a donor matching-gift fundraising challenge. A special Featherstone family has pledged to match up to $25,000 raised through donations from the community over the next two months,...

Coming up at the West Tisbury library

On Thursday, July 16, at 10 am, Heather Capece will lead an online Kids’ Pastel Class for ages 7 to 14. If you don’t have pastels at home, the library will soon have a...

Online video performances of ‘The World of the Troubadours and Trobairitz’

The West Tisbury library has hosted “The World of the Troubadours and Trobairitz” performances for the past nine summers. This annual performance, curated by Paul Levine, has featured 12th and 13th century poems read...

‘Erasing Racism’ with Jim Thomas

This Sunday, Jim Thomas is leading an “Erasing Racism” service with the Unitarian Universalist Society of Martha’s Vineyard (UUSMV). The service will be held at 11 am over Zoom. Thomas is a member of UUSMV,...

Elder Services distributes farmers market coupons

Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands Inc. will distribute farmers market coupons for low-income individuals (individuals who qualify for programs such as Food Stamps, MassHealth, fuel assistance), 60 years of age or...

Coming up at the West Tisbury library

Thursday, July 9, at 10 am, Heather Capece will lead an online Kids’ Pastel Class for ages 7 to 14 through the West Tisbury library. If you don’t have pastels at home, the library...

Come to this year’s Virtual Ag Fair

The 159th Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair, which was initially canceled in April amid mounting fears of COVID-19, is having a virtual comeback. The event, held online from August 20 through 23, was created to...

Buy a bag to support M.V. Center for Living’s emergency food program

Supporting local nonprofits has never been more important than it is right now, states a press release from the M.V. Center for Living. Customers can give back to the community by purchasing a $2.50...

Library offers artist talk with Kevin Blythe Sampson

In this virtual talk presented by the Chilmark library on Wednesday, July 15, at 5 pm, Kevin Sampson, a featured artist in the Mariposa Museum’s exhibit “Freedom Songs,” will discuss his interactive, found-object assemblage...

Coming up at the West Tisbury library

Friday, July 3, at 8 am, Jason Mazar-Kelly will continue teaching an all-levels Kripalu Flow Yoga Class via Zoom at the West Tisbury library. Please contact wt_mail@clamsnet.org to sign up. At 11:30 am, Kanta...