November 15: Rivalry Restored
November 15, 2018
After a year hiatus, the Island Cup is back! Pride and the coveted trophy are on the line as the Vineyarders, with coach Don Herman back at the helm, take on the Whalers this Saturday. The only bummer is that the game is on Nantucket. But for those die-hard fans interested in going, you can purchase tickets at the high school or at Northline Shell station. The ferry departs at 7:30 a.m. sharp Saturday morning from Vineyard Haven. Good luck, boys. We know you will do us proud!
In other news, is anyone else in awe that we are already halfway through November? And that Thanksgiving is just one week away! We bet you’re busy frantically making sure you have a turkey big enough to feed the folks coming to your house. And if you’re still searching for the perfect dessert to end the meal, look no further than this great Cranberry Tart with Walnut Streusel recipe.
Take a deep breath. Okay, no more stressing. It’s almost the weekend and the Island has events that will get you outside, bring out your inner child and maybe even help get a jump on holiday shopping (Featherstone’s annual Holiday Gift Show and the Vineyard Holiday Gift Shop both open on Saturday.)
Friday, November, 16 | Practically Perfect
Tonight the Oak Bluffs School stage transforms into Edwardian era London as the students perform the musical Mary Poppins, beginning at 7 p.m. Don’t worry if you miss tonight, they have repeat performances on Saturday and Sunday. How supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! If you’re in need of another form of performing arts, check out Abby Bender’s Inhabit the Garden performance, which has three separate showings at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Reservations required.
For those already in the mood to holiday shop, Rainy Day is having a Ladies Night at 5:30 p.m. featuring discounts and giveaways, while Featherstone’s annual Holiday Gift Show opens tonight at 4 p.m. with a preview party.
Saturday, November 17 | One With Nature
Sunny with a high of 50 degrees, the perfect fall day to get out and enjoy the weather before it takes a turn for the worse. And today you have two great options for outdoor fun. At Long Point Wildlife Refuge, it’s Duck Day! Enjoy a scavenger hunt, crafts, field games and more from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Or if a nice jaunt through the woods is more your speed, Polly Hill Arboretum is offering a Fall Guided Walk at 10 a.m.
Tonight, enjoy nature, but in the comfort of a cozy movie theater chair, during a special screening of Face of Winter at the Film Center at 7:30 p.m. The film will showcase some of Warren Miller’s favorite skiing locations, from Engleberg to Chamonix, Chile to Iceland, and everything in between.
Sunday, November 18 | Scout’s Promise
For those dedicated to eggs benny and mimosas, be sure to check out Alchemy in Edgartown. They recently started offering brunch and even have some fun cocktails for you to sip along with it. But if you like to stick to your guns, The Plane View and Linda Jean’s are still Island staples where you know you will see a friendly face or two.
If brunching isn’t for you, how about going on a walk with the kids? Scouts BSA Troop 93 is hosting an introductory hike for boys, girls and families interested in joining the troop through the woods behind Camp Duarte starting at 9 a.m. Or maybe you’d rather bond with them while making delicious food. The Vineyard Haven Public Library is hosting a Cooking Class with Island Grown Schools at 2 p.m. Sign up is required.
Nov 16 5pm
Dine to Donate
Nov 16 7pm
Trinity Worship Center
Nov 17 2pm
Nov 19 7pm
Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse
Nov 20 7:30pm – Feb 13
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