November 8: Until The Cows Come Home
November 8, 2018
This week we surged to the polls. We gathered together—all faiths—at the Hebrew Center for Shabbat services. We thanked some heroes, and said goodbye to some friends. We celebrated a life of public service. We went to the fall farmers market and we danced at the Barnraisers’ Ball. We kept each other company — something we will do here on this Island until the cows come home or at least as long as this moat surrounds us.
Lacking a bridge to America, we have the dumb luck to be stuck here in a community that cares about community. Winter is coming, but we will weather it.
This weekend, why not help with beach clean-up, join in the first VCS winter walk, or cheer on the Martha’s Vineyard Harley riders as they roar around the Island on their annual Red Stocking Fund ride. Invite a friend to the movies, grab pizza.
And tonight, and every night, don’t forget to look up at the stars.
Friday, November 9 | Dance, Dance, Dance
Tonight Pathways in Chilmark hosts a fine line-up of dancers and musicians followed by a dance party for all with a DJ. We Dance starts at 7 p.m. If you’re hanging out down-Island, Chef Deon is putting on a Pig Roast Dinner at 5 p.m. to benefit The Greenhouse of Martha’s Vineyard. The Space Invaders play at the Ritz at 10 p.m.
Or you could head to the movies after the pig roast: the riveting new film Wildlife, adapted from Richard Ford’s novel and starring Carrie Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal, opens at the Film Center tonight at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 10 | Cinema Noir
“No timing, no tee shirts, no porta potties, no water stops…just a group run for a great cause.” That’s how the organizers of this year’s Run for Veterans describe their event, which begins at the Right Fork Diner today at 9 a.m. Watch the start or join in yourself (walkers and donations welcome!), then head over to the Open House at Island Alpaca, starting at 10 a.m., where you’ll have an opportunity to meet three baby alpacas. Or stay put in Katama and attend a class on Growing Garlic at the Farm Institute at 10 a.m.
Boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 9 can try out ice hockey for free today at 11 a.m. at the MV Ice Arena. After that, kids will enjoy the new animated Grinch movie (Dr. Seuss The Grinch in 3D) which is playing today at Edgartown Cinema at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m.
The MV Film Center Met Opera Live series continues today at 12:55 p.m. with Marnie, based on the novel that inspired Hitchcock’s film by the same name.
Sunday, November 11 | Fest First
The open house at Island Alpaca continues today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The first winter VCS walk begins at the Wakeman Conservation Center and will explore the network of trails around the fields, woods, cranberry bogs and ponds surrounding the center, as well as Duarte Pond and The Nature Conservancy’s Hoft Farm (10 a.m. to noon).
The P.A. Club hosts GrooverFest today from 4 p.m. on in honor of musician Don Groover who is battling cancer. The line-up of talented musicians who will play includes The Space Invaders, John Alaimo, Rosie’s Ritzy Revue, Missis Biskis, The Black-Eyed Susans, Johnny Hoy & the Bluefish and more.
Nov 9 6pm – Nov 16
Nov 10 2pm
Nov 10 5pm
Nov 10 7:30pm
Nov 11 12pm – Jun 8
Nov 11 1pm – May 12
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