The Week Ahead: Friday, August 25 through Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Week Ahead: Friday, August 25 through Thursday, August 31, 2017

August 25, 2017

The month concludes in the Week Ahead with sunny days predicted in a weather forecast that will make it hard to believe the summer season of 2017 is coming to its inevitable end. But before heading back to work, school, snow and sweaters, we can still enjoy the delightful parting gift the days ahead offer.    Spend them wisely at the beach, on the sea or under the shade of your favorite oak or maple.  Our calendar too reflects the changes to come with many of the stalwart weekly events available all summer at an end or ending soon after the Labor Day holiday.  It’s the perfect time to revisit and savor a favorite or to check out one that remains on your summertime bucket list untried and untested. Either way or both, enjoy the Week Ahead!

Friday, August 25
Cape Pogue Lighthouse Tour
Sit back and enjoy an over-sand vehicle tour to the remote Cape Pogue Lighthouse. Climb the spiral staircase of the century-old wooden lighthouse and discover intriguing stories of the light

Saturday, August 26
Chilmark Flea Market
The oldest outdoor venue on the island, the weekly “Flea” has evolved into a market like no other. High quality hand-made items from Vineyard artists and craftsmen, antiques, imports,.

Sunday, August 27
Vineyard Haven Band Concert
Last concert of the summer! Massachusett’s oldest band plays favorite tunes for a family audience on the lawn. BYO chair/blanket.

Monday, August 28
Vineyard Ghosts Walking Tours
Lantern led treks through the streets of the old Cottage City (Oak Bluffs). Ghost stories galore, and fun for the entire family. Weather permitting and schedule subject to change

Tuesday, August 29
Kayak & Stand Up Paddle Board (Sup) Quests
Enjoy Sengekontacket Pond on this self-guided tour. Rhyming “quest” clues (think: treasure hunt!) will help you uncover the story of the pond’s people, places, and wildlife

Wednesday, August 30
Community Sing at the Tabernacle
Community Sings are fun for the entire family! Join in with songs includings hymns, folk songs, camp songs, rounds, spirituals, and patriotic gems.

Thursday, August 31
Eisenhauer Gallery Music in the Square
Edgartown’s Eisenhauer Gallery hosts Music in the Square events featuring popular Island entertainers. For its final week: The Mike Benjamin band


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