Island Libraries, Stores Reopen; Cabaret Celebrates "Boxing Day"

Five things to do and know on Martha's Vineyard this Dec. 26, 2013.

Happy Boxing Day! (Louisa Hufstader photo)
Happy Boxing Day! (Louisa Hufstader photo)
1. Thursday, expect a mostly cloudy skies and wintry mix of rain, snow, and freezing drizzle before 2 p.m. then a chance of rain, according to the National Weather Service, which predicts a southeast wind of 9 to 14 miles per hour becoming west in the afternoon. The chance of precipitation is 60 percent with total expected accumulation less than half an inch, according to the NWS.

2. Just one day after Christmas, most Island stores that have not closed for the season will return to their normal hours for holiday returns or post-Christmas deal hunting. 

3. After being closed for the holiday, local libraries reopen Thursday. Check your town branch for hours of operation.

4. Local ice cream shops are shuttered till next season, but you can take the family for frozen yogurt at Tisberry in Vineyard Haven, where you can also buy and take home the shop's new "Yo Cone," a froyo salute to the classic nutty buddy. Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tisberry also offers soups, organic salads and coffee.

5. A Gallery at 87 Uncas Ave. in Oak Bluffs has a lot going on today: Its holiday art sale is on, and at 7 p.m. the gallery hosts a cabaret evening with live acoustic music and a one-act comedy, "Boxing Day," by Gwyn McAllister, satirizing Charles Dickens's "A Christmas Carol." Suggested donation $5.

Find more things to do on the Vineyard: Do you have events coming up? Post them on Patch and we'll get the word out!


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