- Deer hunting season began today in Massachusetts. Hunters must use bow and arrow for the first six weeks of the season. Shotgun season runs from Dec. 2 to Dec. 14 and primitive firearms may be used to take deer from Dec. 16 through Dec. 31, according to the state Division of Fish and Wildlife. Hunting hours are from half an hour before sunrise to half an hour after sunset. The Martha's Vineyard Times has a comprehensive article about changes in this year's deer hunting rules.
- Island Grown, the local group that brings fresh Island produce to our public school kitchens and cafeterias, could use your volunteer help this week, according to Facebook: Today at 9 a.m. at North Tabor Farm (North Rd., Chilmark) - about 5 people needed to help sort and bag sweet potatoes for the schools and then deliver. Please contact farmer Rebecca Miller if you can help: firstname.lastname@example.org.Today at 3 p.m. at Sterling Field (State Rd, West Tisbury) - about 3 people needed to load up and deliver produce (20 pound boxes). Contact: email@example.com. Thursday at 11 a.m. at Sterling Field (State Rd, West Tisbury) - one or two people needed for produce deliveries to the high school, community services, and destinations in Edgartown (20 pound boxes). Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Take a Fall Migration Bird Walk Tuesday at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary in Edgartown. 10 a.m., $5, free to Mass Audubon/Felix Neck members.
- Tuesday is also the day you can bring your lunch to the Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown for the Creative Economy Speaker Series, this week with Wendy Northcross, Director of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, and Tom Lynch, Town of Barnstable Administrator. 11:30 a.m., free, including coffee, tea and water.
- Blacklights and lasers and prizes, oh, my! The Middle School Halloween Dance and Costume Contest for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders starts at 7 p.m. Friday at the YMCA of MV. $5.
Did we miss something happening today on the Vineyard? Tell us in the comments.