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Weekend Planner March 24 – March 25th

A round up of events going on around the Island this weekend

SATURDAY

FUNDRAISERS

Celebrity Waiters Dinner: A benefit for Haiti Peace Quilts

Enjoy Spaghetti and Meatballs, Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread and Dessert tonight at the . Bring the whole family and make your fabulous celebrity waiter work hard for tips! Adults $8 Children $5 Families $25 max. All proceeds go to 6 pm.

A Night of Adventure Auction

The is hosting a Night of Adventure Auction at in Edgartown. There will be silent and live auctions and music by Mike Benjamin and Joanne Cassidy. $15. Benefits the art program at Garden Gate Child Development Center. 7 pm – 10 pm

KIDS & FAMILY

Annual Ice Show - Glee Hits on Ice

The Martha's Vineyard Figure Skating Clubs presents at the , featuring Alexander Aken 2012 U.S. Senior Mens National competitor. Adults $8, children and seniors $5, Family $25. 6:00 pm– 8:00 pm. For more information, call 508-693-0208.

Parents’ Night Out

Tonight is Parents’ Night Out at the. Kids enjoy swimming, arts and crafts, and games. Ages three and up. Please remember to pack your child’s bathing suit and towel. Light snacks provided. Members fee is $20 per child, siblings $15 per child. Non-members fee is $25 per child, siblings $20 per child. 5 pm - 8 pm. For more information, call 508-696-7171.

MUSIC, FILM & THEATER

Eyes Wide Open

The Empowerment & Education Working Group of Occupy MV is presenting the first at the . This free community dinner and movie event will introduce The People’s Kitchen who will start serving at 5:30 pm. A highly enlightening documentary film about the Federal Reserve, the IRS, and the alleged income tax law will be shown at 7 pm.  A brief Q&A and a community discussion will follow.

Jemima James & Friends

Singer-Songwriter will play the in Oak Bluffs tonight with Dan Waters, Nina Violet, Tauras Biskis & surprise guests. $10; $5 for members. 8 pm.

One-Act Play Festival

The Island Theatre Workshop presents the following one act plays today at the in Vineyard Haven: "Big Bang Theory: A Sexual Revolution," "I'm Herbert," "Lou Bitterman, Attorney at Law," "The Reunion," and "Sun Dried." $15. 7:30 pm. For more information, visit: itwmv.org

NATURE & ENVIRONMENT

Bee School 102 

with Everett Zurlinden starts today at in West Tisbury. Topics are spring build up, hive splits and swarm control. All are welcome, though the course is geared towards the experienced beekeeper. Also on from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The workshop is $100 and includes materials and dinner on Saturday evening. Scholarships available. 4 pm - 8 pm. To register, visit islandgrown.org/donate or mail a check to PO Box 622, Vineyard Haven, Mass. 02568.

Leland Beach Clean Up

There is a clean up today of Leland Beach on Chappaquiddick. Bring a steel rake if you have one and gloves. Staff will meet volunteers at the Dike Bridge. Sponsored by The Trustees of Reservations. 9 am–12 pm. For more information, call 508-693-7662.

Teacher & Volunteer Training Series

The will be holding four farm-centered trainings, once a month. Includes chores and farm-related projects. Lunch is provided. PDPs/CEUs possible with completion of one or more trainings. 9 am. For more information, call 508-627-7007.

SUNDAY

FILM/THEATER

Film: Chico and Rita

The takes you to lively, sensual Havana, Cuba of the 1950s in a story of love and passion between two musicians in the film Chico and Rita. Presented in the vibrant graphic illustrations of Javier Mariscal and the music of legendary Cuban pianist and five-time Grammy-winning composer Bebo Valdés. Features the music of (and animated cameos by) Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Cole Porter, Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Tito Puente, Chano Pozo, and others. Tickets are $8 or $5 for film society members. 7:30 pm at the in Vineyard Haven. Doors open at 7 pm for admissions. For more information, visit mvfilmsociety.com, or call 508-696-9369.

There will also be a pre-movie celebration at the Park Corner Restaurant (aka Little Havana) in Oak Bluffs from featuring Cuban themed appetizers inspired by the sights and sounds of Havana. Prepared by Chef Christo. Latin Music too. 5:30 - 7 pm

Verdi’s Aida

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.

HEALTH & FITNESS

5K Road Race & Fitness Walk

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.

KIDS & FAMILY

Alpaca Farm Junior Discovery       

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.

Annual Ice Show - Glee Hits on Ice

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

NATURE & ENVIRONMENT

Music, Singing, Poetry and Local Food Dinner

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 solviva@vineyard.net.

Squibnocket Point Walk

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.

Jason Peringer March 24, 2012 at 12:36 PM
Missed the 5K in O.B.: http://www.active.com/running/oak-bluffs-ma/14th-annual-ocean-view-st-patricks-dayish-5k-road-race-and-fitness-walk-2012
Mathea Morais (Editor) March 24, 2012 at 01:48 PM
I hate when I do that! I looked at the site and it said that registration closed this morning at 9 am. Is that the case or can people still show up and run if they want?
Jason Peringer March 24, 2012 at 01:51 PM
Walk up registration is fine, that's the way most people do it.
Mathea Morais (Editor) March 24, 2012 at 02:02 PM
great...adding it now, thanks Jason!

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