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Weekend Planner April 27-28

A roundup of events on the Island this weekend

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH

Arts

Michael West leads a Common Threads Poetry Discussion today at the Vineyard Haven Library. 2 pm. For more information, call 508-696-4211.

This evening, Pathways presents their at the . Adam Lipsky and members of his band Hee Hawk will perform work from their premier album. The Pathways Gallery of Moveable Walls Open at 4 pm for exhibits. Pathways ArTbaR & Writing Room Open from 5pm for Hors d'oeuvres, conversation, camaraderie. Program begins at 6:30 pm. Free.

 

Film & Theater

The presents film screening tonight at the in Vineyard Haven. On November 11th, 11.11.11, across the planet, documentary filmmakers, students, and other inspired citizens recorded the human experience over a 24-hour period and contributed their voice to the second annual global day of media creation called One Day on Earth. Together, they created a shared archive and a film. Shown in collaboration with Vineyard Conservation Society this new series of films on the environment called "GREEN ON SCREEN,"in part funded by the MV Permanent Endowment. $8.00/$5.00 for MV Film Society members. 7:30 pm – 9 pm. For more information, call 508-696-9369 or visit http://­www.­mvfilmso­ciety.­com

 

Fundraisers

The MV Shellfish Group is holding their Shellfish Extravaganza tonight at the . There will be a silent auction, music by Johnny Hoy and freshly shucked oysters and clams. $20. 7 pm. For more information, visit mvshellfishgroup.org.

The Respond in Style Charity Fashion Show at the in Edgartown tonight, is presented by the Tisbury Volunteer Ambulance Association. There will be a fashion show, raffles, auction, gift bags, door prizes, hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. $25 each and available at Above Ground Records, The Green Room, Vineyard Hearth and Patio, Alley’s General Store, the Tisbury Ambulance facility and at the door. 7 pm – 10 pm. For more information, call 508-696-4214

 

Health & Fitness

There is a WellFest this afternoon at the in West Tisbury. See demonstrations from local practitioners, participate in mini healing sessions and gather health information. $5. Food for sale by the . Noon to 4 pm. For more information, visit mvwholehealth.org.

 

Kids & Family

There will be a Little League Baseball Opening Day Parade today beginning at the Oak Bluffs police station and traveling up Circuit Avenue to Veira Park. Teams gather at 9:30 am and parade starts at 10 am.

meet at the today. Join Sondra for a storytime geared towards children who speak French! Practice vocabulary, play games, and sing songs. All are welcome, even if you don't speak the language. All ages. 10 am.

at will spend this week participating in a Grass-Seed Growing Contest. They will also visit the pond to see new life – including slime! For boys and girls ages 6 to 13 Cost is $900 for the entire school year (30 Saturdays), $325 for 10 sessions or $50 per day. 10 am - 4 pm. Bring a lunch. For more information and to register, call 508-645-2008.

Today is at the . Make this free event a Play Date! The 2nd Annual Healthy Kids Day Activities include: Family Games, Basketball Drills & Skills, Relay Races, Face painting,  Giveaways, Family Zumba, Piñatas, Water Safety, Pool Games, Flag Football, Farm Institute Animals, Fitness demonstrations, Wee Ones Activities and more! All activities are free and open to the public! First 100 kids receive a free Y water bottle. 11am - 2pm

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 29TH

 

Arts

Kenneth Vincent teaches From Picture to Painting: A How to Class for Acrylic and Oil Painters today at in Oak Bluffs. 11 am – 1 pm. $30. For more information, call 508-693-1850 or visit featherstoneart.org.

 

Film & Theater

Come to the for Tea and Downton today. Watch parts one and two of Downton Abbey and enjoy tea and light refreshments. Hat and gloves optional. Seating is limited. 1 pm. For more information, call 508-627-4221.

 

Kids & Family

Come to the today for 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.

 

Politics

Happens today at the . Are there political, economic, social, environmental or cultural concerns that seriously impact your quality of life? What is Occupy? What are Occupy's objectives? What is going on with Occupy now?  See several short videos and talk about the important issues they raise in an open discussion format so all views can be heard. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served! Free. 3 pm.

Religious Services

The presents this morning. Have you ever ached for a shoulder to cry on, an understanding soul to walk with as you struggle though a time of turmoil? If you have, you are not alone. Reverend Dr. Denis Meacham retired several years ago as Associate Minister of First Parish Brewster. He is now working on the national UU Addictions Ministry that he founded over 15 years ago, and maintains an active psychotherapy practice in Brewster. He is the author of The Addiction Ministry Handbook and is currently finishing a new book about the organization, training, and supervision of lay pastoral care providers. 11 am. For more information 508-693-8982

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