The Week Ahead: Friday, April 6 through Thursday, April 12, 2018
April 6, 2018
This week Martha’s Vineyard heads into the spring with or without a go-ahead from Mother Nature. Temperatures and sunny skies may or may not cooperate, but events scheduled for the Week Ahead lure us outdoors with a line-up that include planting parties, and two volunteer clean-ups of areas damaged by the past winter’s many storms. If you’ve been itching to do ‘spring things,’ all are fun opportunities to meet up with like-minded individuals, get your hands dirty and have the satisfaction of putting things to rights for the season to come. (Even if you have to bundle up to do it!) Or, engage in some magical thinking and head up to Aquinnah, to celebrate nature’s new year at a traditional Wampanoag ceremonial, complete with music dancing and crafts. Indoors, music, movies and a presentation of 19th century shipping warm us up and keep us occupied in the Week Ahead.
Friday, April 6
The Pathways Music Series
The Pathways Music Series continues with an evening of Guitar and Grand Piano music.
Saturday, April 7
Beach Grass Planting
Visitors, washashores, Islanders and natives are invited to spend the morning on the beach, planting beach grass. Coffee, donuts provided by the Friends of Sengekontacket.
Sunday, April 8
Wampanoag New Year Celebration
The Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah holds its new year celebration with traditional social music and dancing, dinner by elder Kristina Hook and crafts by native vendors.
Mytoi Garden Cleanup
Show Mytoi Garden a little TLC! All levels of gardeners are needed to help this gem of a garden on Chappy to recover from the winter’s storms.
Monday, April 9
Monday Night at the Movies
The Vineyard Playhouse screens Farenheit 451 directed by Francois Truffaut, with Oskar Werner, Julie Christie, Cyril starring in this 1966 drama about book burning in a dystopian future.
Tuesday, April 10
Film Noir Classic: The Third Man
Paul Karasik introduces this screening of The Third Man which is set in postwar Vienna.
Wednesday, April 11
Black Dog Dinner & Lecture Series
Black Dog Dinner & Lecture Series presents William M. Fowler, Jr. as he discusses his new book Steam Titans, the story of the epic mid-19th century contest for control of Atlantic shipping.
Come plant seeds for the Spring Plant Sale. No experience necessary. Can’t make it this week? Event continues Wednesdays to April 25 and on Sundays through April 22.
Thursday, April 12
Nature Trivia Night
Get ready for the upcoming season with a night of nature trivia! Bring your picnic dinner and your team (including the little ones) and see how well you know our Island’s natural history!