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☮️ Weekend Update: 10/13-10/15
Interfaith Gathering, Pumpkin and Harvest Festivals, Book Launches, Trail Run, Fundraisers
What’s Martha’s Vineyard without a few fundraisers and 5ks? Spend your weekend celebrating fall or book launches, watching great films or plays, spend time hiking or doing something artsy…there’s a bit of everything this weekend!
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What To Do This Weekend
Billy Baloo at MV Playhouse, 7p / info
A musical tale of love, gold, and beavers! Various nights between 10/6-10/19 available to see the production
Women in Film Festival at the MV Film Center / info
WIFF is a celebration of women as filmmakers: in front of and behind the camera. This festival will feature stories that have not been told from a woman’s perspective.
Halloween Event at Pirates Puzzle Escape Room / info
Our popular Jaws room is haunted for Halloween. Save the town of Amity from another Jaws attack while you encounter spooky beings.
MVFF Fall Favorites at Grange Hall / info
We'll be hosting MVFF Fall Favorites, a showcase of our favorite narrative films of the year. It'll be a memorable weekend! We're screening Past Lives, Fairyland, A Thousand and One.
An Interfaith Gathering for the People of Israel - Grief, Prayer and a Vision for the Future at MV Hebrew Center, 5:30p / info
As the news unfolds of the cold-blooded murders and kidnappings of families and innocent civilians, there are no words to describe our heartbreak. So many of us have close family and friends in Israel. They need our support, and we need each other’s support. This is a time to show solidarity with our Israeli brothers and sisters, as well as empathy for Palestinian civilians who are also casualties of this horrific war. We would like to invite you to join together for prayer gatherings in person or via Zoom.
Ceramic Jewelry Workshop at Slough Farm, 5:30p / info
Join Victoria Correnti for a three-part ceramics workshop designed to teach participants the art of crafting unique and personalized ceramic jewelry pieces. This workshop is suitable for individuals of various skill levels, from beginners to those with some experience in ceramics or jewelry making. Registration required.
WVVY Fundraiser at PA Club, 6p
A fundraiser for WVVY, the Island's own community radio station. Featuring DJ Andrew Myers and RCF; live music played by Some Weird Sin, Workman Song; and art auction. $20 suggested donation.
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West Tisbury Farmers' Market at Ag Hall, 9a-12p (Last Saturday of Season 10/28)
Pumpkin Festival at Morning Glory Farm, 10:30a-2:30p / info
Rain or shine, our annual Pumpkin Festival is a free family celebration of the harvest. We’ll have all kinds of fun including pumpkin carving, cider pressing, games, hay rides and mini-hay maze, face painting. Live music will be played by the Flying Elbows Fiddle Band. Festive autumnal treats and other foods! Free admission.
Annual Harvest Festival at OB Library, 10a-12p / info
Come celebrate fall and the Vineyard’s agricultural roots! The Oak Bluffs Library is hosting its Annual Harvest Festival in partnership with Slough Farm. All ages will enjoy the festivities outdoors on the library’s south lawn. There will be face painting, live animals, cider press demonstrations, harvest vegetable crafts, sack races, and more. Popcorn and apple cider will be served.
Book Release Party: Beautiful Bread by Theresa Culletto at FARM Institute, 10a / info
Our favorite baker, Theresa Culletto of Vineyard Baker, has released her first cookbook, Beautiful Bread: Create & Bake Artful Masterpieces for Any Occasion! Join us to celebrate this release with delicious samples, as well as a recipe demo. Each participant will also receive a copy of the book included in the ticket price.
Children’s Introduction to Horsemanship at Slough Farm, 1-3p / info
Join our equestrian experts and our three beautiful Icelandic horses for this Children’s Introduction to Horsemanship series. Registratin required.
Trails and Ales at Black Water Pond, 2p / info
Hike a guided trail with the Oak Bluffs Public Library, and meet at Offshore Ale afterwards for a beverage!
Wooden Fish Painting Class at West Tisbury Public Library
Led by artists Julie Prazich and Sara Rosenthal. Design and paint one or two wooden fish to take home. Basic materials will be provided (wooden fish, paints, and brushes). Feel free to bring any personal adornments or your favorite, washable paints you might want to include. This class is free and open to adults and children ages 9+. Kids age 9 must be accompanied by a mature caregiver. Sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pinkletink the Froggie Book Launch Party at Tending Joy, 4-6p / info
This tale of two froggies is set on Martha's Vineyard, written and illustrated by Kanta Lipsky.
Sheriff's Meadow Foundation Trail Run at Caroline Tuthill Preserve, 10a / info
Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation welcomes you to its First Annual Trail Run! The trail run consists of a 3.2-mile loop through the pitch pine forest
*There is no cost to register for the event. Parking will be available at the Edgartown Park-and-Ride Bibs can be picked up on Friday, Oct. 13 from 9 am to 5 pm at The Wakeman Center.
2023 Derby Awards Ceremony at Farm Neck Golf Club, 11 and 1p
Celebrate the big wins and see the famous "key ceremony." Junior awards begin at 11 a.m. and adult awards begin at 1 p.m. Free!
Open Mic Fundraiser at Tashmoo Spring Building, 11a-4p
There will be an open mic at 11 a.m. and then the following acts will perform: Andy Herr and Friends, Paul Thurlow and Nancy Jephcote aka Jam Shazam, and Tristan Israel. Admission is free but donations are gladly accepted and encouraged
Eat the Rainbow at MVCS Campus Building D, 1-2:30p
Islandwide Youth Collaborative invites youth to enjoy healthy eating and learn to cook with local, seasonal food and a full rainbow diet. Join chef Nicole Cabot and Jen DeLorenzo who will lead teens in experiencing a hands-on way of connecting with food.
Ladies Only Psychic Party, hosted by Jon Stetson at MV Film Center, 1p / info
This fun-filled ultimate “girls night out” is for women of all ages. Interjecting uproarious comedy into each program, Jon creates a hilarious and unique presentation that never fails to blow the audience away.
CROP Hunger Walk at St. Augustine Church, 1:30-3:30p / info
Help fight hunger by participating in a three-mile walk with options for shorter walks. At the close of the walk, enjoy a festive gathering with the music of Molly Conole and Mark Lovewell, food, group photographs, and recognition of the efforts of Food Recovery Programs on the Island.
Sunday at Sea at Federated Church of MV, 8p (Last one 10/22)
News of Note
We will add any closings to this section as we are made aware of them!
Closed Last Week: Noman’s, Among the Flowers, Giordano’s, Aalia’s Coffee, Behind the Bookstore, Chesca’s, The Covington, Fish MV, Jimmy Seas, Mocha Mott’s OB, Scoop Shack
Closing Soon: Detente, Dairy Queen, Coop De Ville, Biscuits, Back Door Donuts, Atlantic, Larsens, Quarterdeck, Seafood Shanty
Closed: Island Queen is done for the season
Open: The Seastreak ferry is now running ferry service from New Bedford to Vineyard Haven with two departures per day for commuters.
Save The Date
October 19-22 - MV Food and Wine Festival / info
October 20 - Laughter Builds an Island at Old Whaling Church (Island Housing Trust Benefit Comedy Show) / info
October 21 - Martha's Vineyard Brunch Run/Walk / info
October 21 - Harvest Festival at Ag Hall / info
October 21 - Brunch Under The Tent for MV Cancer Support Group at Farm Neck / info
October 21 - The Vineyard's Drive-In: The Rocky Horror Picture Show / info
October 26-29 - Granger Things at Grange Hall / info
October 28 - Pumpkin Story Walk at the FARM Institute
October 28 - Halloween in Oak Bluffs
October 28 - Halloween on the Hill at MV Museum
October 28 - Pumpkins and Ponies at Misty Meadows / info
October 29 - Oak Bluffs Fall 5K Run and Walk / info
October 31 - Halloween with the Dock Dance Band at Port Hunter
November 4 - 29th Annual Barn Raisers Ball at Ag Hall
For Save the Dates for October and Beyond, check out the full list in our App.