1. Let's play: The Wednesday Open Playgroup at the Martha's Vineyard Community Services Family Center runs from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at 100 Edgartown Road, Oak Bluffs. More info: 508 693-7900 x283 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Hannukah potluck: Bring your menorah and join the Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center in celebrating the last night of Hannukah. Latkes will be served; bring a vegetarian dish to share. 4:45 p.m., Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center 130 Center Street, Vineyard Haven. Free.3. "Embrace the darkness, move into the light": Today brings the first of three Contemplative Advent Services at the First Congregational Church of West Tisbury, held Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Kim Johnson posts on Patch: "The dates and themes are as follows: December 4 (Longing and Preparing); December 11 (Waiting and Hoping); and December 18 (Healing and Transforming). Please join us as we embrace the darkness and move into the light of Christmas. These services will be simpler and shorter than our Sunday services, with extra time for silence, prayer, and ritual. They will offer a place for the complexity of emotions people feel during the holidays."
4. Tree lighting and Santa: The annual Oak Bluffs Christmas tree lighting in Post Office Square takes place at 6 p.m. followed by live music, holiday treats and Santa at Dreamland.
5. See the Vineyard of yesteryear: The Martha's Vineyard Museum and Martha's Vineyard Film Society present "This Is Our Island" at the Martha's Vineyard Film Center beginning at 7:30pm. According to the museum's Facebook page: "Enjoy rarely seen video footage of the Island and its people in a documentary made to honor the town of Tisbury on its 300th anniversary. Produced by Katharine Cornell and her partner Nancy Hamilton in 1970, the film acts like a cinematic Vineyard family album. Author Tom Dunlop will introduce the documentary and give a background on its history. To pre-purchase tickets, visit http://mvfilmsociety.com/2013/06/this-is-our-island/."
For more things to do on the Vineyard every day of the week, take a look at our Event listings. You can find more tips in Today on Martha's Vineyard and the lively Weekender and Holidays pages. Do you have events coming up? Post them on Patch and we'll get the word out!