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1. 14th Annual Ocean View St. Patrick's Dayish 5K Road Race & Fitness Walk starts this morning at the . There will be a post-race reception and awards, cash bar. Awards for male and female finishers, top three males and females in each age division. Event t-shirt for first 150 5K entries. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Track & Field Teams. 10:30 am.
2. Operas on Sundays at the in Vineyard Haven presents Verdi's, "Aida." $15; $11 seniors; $6 for students & children. 1 pm. For more information, call 508-696-9200.
3. The Trustees of Reservations are holding a Squibnocket Point Walk this afternoon on the Squibnocket Point Conservation Restriction in Chilmark. Free to members of The Trustees of Reservations; $10 non-members; children $3. No dogs. 1 pm – 3 pm. For more information, call 508-693-7662.
4. The Martha's Vineyard Figure Skating Clubs presents Glee Hits on Ice at the , featuring Alexander Aken 2012 U.S. Senior Mens National competitor. Adults $8, children and seniors $5, Family $25. 2 pm. Adults $8 children & seniors $5 Family $25. For more information, call 508-693-0208
5. Enjoy a local-food dinner, followed by slide presentation at . Learn how we can live in ways that cause Near-Zero Harm, and that reduce our cost of living, and increase our security, freedom and quality of life. Followed by discussion, music and singing. Admission: $15 - sliding scale. 6 pm - 9 pm. For more information, email Anna Edey at email@example.com.