January 3: A Clean Slate
January 3, 2019
And so the story begins: Life on an island seven miles out to sea, circa 2019. At 12:00 a.m. Monday night, nothing changed and everything changed. That is the good news. We still have this beautiful, quirky, unique place we call home (whether we live here all year or for only part of it), and it doesn’t appear to be going anywhere, not anytime soon at least. But what will we do in 2019 to shore up our home, to honor its beauty, to invigorate our community?
We can take whatever route makes sense for each of us. Maybe we’ll start with self-improvement, taking a class or two or joining a support group. Maybe we’ll check out a volunteering opportunity. Or perhaps 2019 is the year we commit to supporting local arts or other nonprofits. Why not get started this week?
Friday, January 4 | Wicked Good
This afternoon, West Tisbury Public Library is offering the first of four free pilates classes (4 p.m.). Call ahead to pre-register. Airport Fitness has cardio and barre classes today. And Tai Chi and Tea is happening at the Oak Bluffs Library at 10:30 a.m. Or skip the workout and get some tech help at the West Tisbury library at 3:30 p.m. There’s a cooking workshop and Sephardic Shabbat Dinner at the Hebrew Center at 4:30 p.m.
No work, all entertainment tonight: The Wicked Good Musical Revue returns to the MV Playhouse tonight at 7 p.m. Also at 7 p.m., Pathways begins an evening of film, screening two short films that document the extraordinary connection between award-winning author Joe Hutto and a flock of wild turkeys — and his seven-year stint with a herd of mule deer. Bohemian Rhapsody returns to the Capawock tonight at 7 p.m. and Vice screens at the Film Center at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 5 | Media Moguls
Budding film critics can gather at Pathways this morning from 10 a.m to noon for the first free film screenings of the Martha’s Vineyard Kids Film Festival. Kids will be making the decisions about what will play at the 19th annual Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival. Kids have it good all day today; in the afternoon, they can drop in to the West Tisbury library for a rock concert: The Pinkletinks will perform a set of classic children’s songs starting at 3 p.m.
The Chilmark Library is introducing a new winter program called “Chowder and a Chat.” Today’s featured guest will be Keith Chatinover. The event begins at noon. At 1 p.m., we admit, we’re heading to a social media seminar (trying to up our game) led by local media mavens Angela Prout and Marnely Murray. Today’s workshop focuses on Instagram and mobile photography (Edgartown Public Library, 1 p.m.).
Sunday, January 6 | Paper Moon
We’ve got our eye on a journal-keeping class today with Seastone Papers. We may start a mixed-media journal for the new year, and this class will help us learn how to combine writing, collage, pasting, painting, stitching and more. The class starts at 1 p.m.
Jan 8 7pm
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Jan 10 7pm
Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse
Jan 12 12:55pm
Jan 16 6pm
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