The Week Ahead: Friday, April 13 through Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Week Ahead: Friday, April 13 through Thursday, April 19, 2018

April 13, 2018

Temperatures are tracking upward and more and more events are heading out of doors in the Week Ahead.  Start the weekend with sheep shearing, an age old rite of spring taking place at The FARM Institute’s annual Sheepapalooza where this year’s bundle of baby lambs will also be introduced.  Heading into the new week, events, if not actually out of doors themselves, keep us busy with activities that will demand increasing hours of attention as the spring wears on: planting, fishing and just plain appreciation of the lengthening days and milder nights.  Even the little ones are invited to rediscover the out of doors during Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary’s Nursery School Naturalists programs. So look closely and discover the inroads spring is making under our very noses – crocuses in sunny corners, new shoots on brown branches, daylight lingering long after dinner – and enjoy The Week Ahead!

Friday, April 13
Opening Reception: Alison L. Mead
Photograph exhibit opening and reception. Show continues through the month of April at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center.

Saturday, April 14
Annual FARM Institute event during which the sheep are shorn, their wool carded, cleaned and spun. Try your hand at weaving and felting. New baby lamb arrivals too.

Sunday, April 15
Planting Parties
Community Solar Greenhouse invites you to help prepare plantings for their annual greenhouse plant sale in May.  All are welcome.

Monday, April 16
Fly Tying
Edgartown Rod and Gun Club hosts this opportunity for you to up your game for the coming fishing season.

Tuesday, April 17
Stargazing with Mark Lovewell
Come take in the beauty of the night sky at the Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary with Mark Lovewell guiding your eyes to springtime’s special celestial sights.

Wednesday, April 18
Bands, Brews & BBQ
This Wednesday, celebrate the approaching weekend at Offshore Ale Company!

Thursday, April 19
Nursery School Naturalist
Little ones can watch the season unfold at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary through stories, crafts, walks, live animal presentations, and more.



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