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Weekend Planner April 14-15

Shakespeare for the Masses takes on Julius Caesar, Chief Swagg performs at the Teen Center, there's a Beetlebung Festival of the Arts and Edibles at the CCC and more goings on this weekend on MV

SATURDAY APRIL 14TH

ARTS

Michael West will lead a Common Threads Poetry Discussion at the this afternoon. 2 pm.  For more information, call 508-696-4211.

FUNDRAISERS

Tonight at the Alexandra Gagnon Teen Center at the there is a . Chief Swagg, a Rapper with a positive message, Native American (Wampanoag of Aquinnah) whose talent for positive lyrical messages encourages a drug - free, positive lifestyle. He will make his first Vineyard appearance since returning from Oklahoma at a concert at THE BASE (Teen Center performing arts club). DJ Jai will spin tunes for the rapper and a dance to follow. Proceeds will benefit the Young Brothers To Men group who will journey to Philadelphia, PA to meet with our brother group Neighborhoods First who make an annual pilgrimage from the city to the Vineyard. $5. 7 pm.

KIDS & FAMILY

Island Cove Mini Golf Opens today for school vacation. Come by and get your putt-putt on! For more information and hours call 508-693-2611

Today’s Saturday Art Adventure at is "A Bird's Eye View." Lani Carney teaches children ages 3 to 8. $45.  9 am – Noon. For more information, call 508-693-1850 or visit featherstoneart.org.

will be celebrating Spring today. They will be building shelters, working on fire making skills, playing with puppy Star and exploring for some wild edibles. Bring a lunch. 10 am – 4 pm. $325 for 10 sessions or $50 per day. For more information and to register, call 508-645-2008

MUSIC, FILM & THEATER

Shakespeare for the Masses at the in Oak Bluffs presents Julius Caesar tonight. Free. 6 pm.

There is a Beetlebung Festival of the Arts and Edibles tonight at the Featuring music by Jason Nichols, Lydia Fischer and You Won't. Food prepared by Chris Fischer, coffee by . Free. 6:30 pm.

Nina Violet's Engine Starter plays the in Oak Bluffs tonight. Featuring Nina Violet and Olivia's K-Comp Dance Party. $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. 7 pm – 11:30 pm

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society presents: tonight at the in Vineyard Haven. “Jiro Dreams Of Sushi” is the story of 85 year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world's greatest sushi chef. This feature film debut of director David Gelb, “Jiro Dreams Of Sushi” is a thoughtful and elegant meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection, chronicling Jiro's life as both an unparalleled success in the culinary world, and a loving yet complicated father. $8 non-members, $5 members. 7:30 pm.

NATURE & ENVIRONMENT

is holding a Neonatal Birthing Clinic today. Coursebook, breakfast and lunch provided. $195 per person, $150 for additional farm or household member. 9:30 am to 6 pm For more information, or to preregister, call 508-693-5554 or email info@islandalpaca.com.

POLITICS

There is an MV Dems Meeting this morning at the in West Tisbury. Topics of discussion include the Citizens United case, voter registration and the Obama campaign. 9 am.

 

SUNDAY APRIL 15TH

FUNDRAISERS

There is an all you can eat breakfast this morning at the in Oak Bluffs to benefit the Benevolent Committee. $10 adults; $5 children. 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Come to in Vineyard Haven for Spring Lobster Rolls today. 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. $15 for roll, chips and beverage, $3 for hotdog, and $4 for pie. For more information and large orders, call 508-693-0332.

KIDS & FAMILY

The Program meets Sunday for kids ages 8 and up. Younger children welcome with parent or guardian. Limited space available and pre-registration is required. 9:30 am to 11 am. For more information, call 508-693-5554, or register online at islandalpaca.com.

The are for adults and children ages 8 and up. Projects may include giving animals new bedding, moving and stacking hay, organizing garden sheds, mucking stalls or moving livestock fencing. 1 pm - 2 pm. For more information, call 508-627-7007.

MUSIC, FILM & THEATER

is serving up Tea and Downton today. Watch parts one and two of Downton Abbey while enjoying tea and refreshments. Hats and gloves optional. 1 pm. For more information, call 508-627-4221.

Adam Lipsky will be performing selections from his new CD at the in Vineyard Haven this afternoon. 4 pm.

DANCE

There is Ballroom Dance tonight at the Senior Center in Oak Bluffs. Beginners with Tom starts at 6:15 pm followed by cha-cha with Tad and Maria at 7 pm. Couples or singles welcome. $3. For more information, call 508-696-8428.

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