Weekend Planner March 31 - April 1

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



Submission Deadline for "Island Faces" Portrait Contest

The , in collaboration with , is and inviting portrait entries through end of the day today. A panel of four judges will jury the competition. The winning portraits will debut at the Museum’s summer opening reception on June 15, 2012, and remain on display through the summer. The public will also be able to vote on a separate “People’s Choice” category, the winners of which will be featured on display at Featherstone in the fall of 2012. Featherstone will also be offering a series of classes this fall to get people inspired and in the mood to create. Entry forms and additional details are available on the Museum’s website.



Annual Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction

Grace Preschool is holding their today at in Vineyard Haven. There will be an auction preview from 4-5pm downstairs in the Preschool classroom. The Spaghetti Dinner is again being hosted by and begins at 5pm, takeout will be available from 4:30pm. The Silent Auction begins at 5pm and ends at 6:45pm. The live auction will begin at 6:45pm with celebrity auctioneer Mike Delis. All proceeds from the dinner and auction benefit the children and programs of Grace Preschool. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Adults: $10.00 Child/Senior: $ 5.00 Family (up to 5 people): $30.00 Takeout Available. For more information, call 508-693-0332.

Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Fundraiser

There is an Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Fundraiser tonight at the in Edgartown. Music by Mike Benjamin and Gordan Healy, dancing, raffle, and silent auction. 8 pm - 1 am.



Stories and Songs

There are Stories and Songs for all ages is at the this morning. 10:30 am. For more information, call 508-645-3360.

Youth Soccer Registration

Youth Soccer Spring Registration Jamboree takes place in at Veterans' Field in Vineyard Haven today. Sign up for spring soccer and watch opening matches of MV United Teams. 11 am - 4 pm. For more information, visit mvsoccer.org.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The presents two showings of “A Midsummer Night's Dream,” today at the in West Tisbury. $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and $20 for families. 2 pm and 7 p.m.



Island Community Chorus Spring Concert

The Island Community Chorus spring concert - Beethoven and Friends: is at the Performing Arts Center of the today. Suggested donation is $15. 7:30 pm. For more information, visit islandchorus.org. (also Sunday 3 pm)

Rock Show

There is a live Rock Show tonight at the in Oak Bluffs. Bands playing include: Whirl, The Orient, The Taxidermists and the Loogies. $8. 7:30 pm



Opening of Pathways' IMAGINE ARTS Festival

This evening celebrate the and the first day of Poetry Month at the in the .  Featuring "Alice's April 1st Moveable Arts Banquet" an unpredictable fest of "Just Kidding, Dry Wit, Tongue in Cheek" with works across a variety of art forms. Includes special solo performance by Jesse Keller of The Yard to a John Cage score, performances by David Stanwood on improvisational piano and William Waterway on flute, as well as the introduction of Collaborative Arts Ensemble of MV. Free. 5 pm.



Play Reading: The Sisters Rosensweig

Leslie Stark will be directing a play reading of “The Sisters Rosensweig” this morning at the in Vineyard Haven. Play begins at 10:30 am. Bagels available at 10 am. For more information, call 508-693-0745.


The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is screening John Turturro’s tonight at the in Vineyard Haven.  “It's a happy ramble through the storied streets with Turturro as our guide, not pretending to be an expert; it's more like having a good friend take you to this place he really loves.” - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times. $8, or $5 for film society members. 7:30 pm. For more information visit, mvfilmsociety.com.



Mammary Madness at Crossfit Martha's Vineyard

Team at Crossfit Martha's Vineyard (CFMV) today. CFMV athletes Sherri Church and Kelly Kershaw are participating in the Avon Foundation walk for breast cancer and are hosting a partner Workout of the Day to help them raise money for the cause. You do not have to be a member of CFMV to participate. There will also be a raffle. CMFV is located in the Gymnasium. 11:00am-1:00pm.



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.

Sunday Projects at the Farm Institute

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.



The Land Bank staff will lead a guided walk today at Wompesket Preserve in West Tisbury. The walk will last approximately 1.5 hours. Rain or shine, dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes or boots. 1 pm. For more information, call 508-627-7141.


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