2. The Chronic Disease Self-Management Class, developed at Stanford University, is a free six-session program meeting weekly at the Vineyard Nursing Association in Vineyard Haven starting Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Please call or email to register: 508-687-7118 or firstname.lastname@example.org, vineyardhealth.org.3. Island author Michael G. West will read from and discuss his two most recently published books, Dutch Reckoning (a whodunit about the Gardner Museum art theft) and Xoc - The White Shark Murders (about the annual Monster Shark tournament in Oak Bluffs in July) at the Oak Bluffs Public Library starting at 6 p.m. Free. 4. ARTS & SCRIPTS II: Works in Creation Across Island Now! starts at 7 p.m. in Chilmark and includes music, literature, photography and other visual arts. 9 State Road, free.
5. Offshore Ale Company's Cribbage Nights begin Thursdays at 8 p.m.: "Single-event tournament play (musn't be present every Thursday); bring own board or use ours; hosted by Lazy Frog Jake; Kitchen open until 8:30pm for those who would like to order off the menu."
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