Island Time: Reflections of Fall

Island Time: Reflections of Fall

September 26, 2019

Autumn has arrived on Martha’s Vineyard—you can see it in the slanting sunlight and the darker blue of the water offshore. The beaches belong to fishermen now, and the harbors to local boats. In town, there are fewer people on the sidewalks and shorter lines at the counters, and you’ll find more elbow room at Island events like the ones we recommend below. To discover what else is happening on the Vineyard this weekend, visit the Complete Martha’s Vineyard Calendar.

Friday, Sept. 27 | Short and sweet

It’s your last chance of the season to take a guided September stroll through Mytoi, the peaceful, Asian-inspired garden on Chappaquiddick, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. with the property’s gardener, certified arborist Marc Fournier. Learn about the garden’s history, plantings and wildlife and meditate if you like.

If this glorious Island September is inspiring you to thoughts of creative writing, you can take the next step from noon to 2 p.m. at the Oak Bluffs Public Library, where the Alexander Weinstein Fiction Writing Workshop focuses on short-story writing.

It’s Trivia Night at Bad Martha’s Farmers Brewery in Edgartown from 6 to 8 p.m., hosted by Johnny Showtime with gift certificates for first and second place.

The Manhattan Short Film Festival runs through Sunday at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center in Vineyard Haven, where audience members can vote in a nationwide contest for the best short film.

Edgartown Cinemas has Downton Abbey at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 28 | Early light

The annual Darkness Into Vineyard Light Suicide Prevention & Awareness Walk takes place from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. at Bend in the Road Beach in Edgartown.

Two fun but practical first aid training sessions begin at 9 a.m. at Aquinnah Town Hall.

portrait session with Vineyard Gazette photographer Maria Thibodeau, from 1:45 pm. to 5:45 p.m. in Chilmark, benefits the Chilmark Preschool.

Naturalist and author Suzan Bellincampi, director of the Vineyard’s Mass Audubon Felix Neck wildlife sanctuary, reads from and discusses her new book of essays from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Carnegie in Edgartown.

Vineyard-based filmmaker Angela Andersen’s new documentary Inviolable—The Fight for Human Rights screens at 3 p.m. at the West Tisbury Public Library, followed by a question and answer session with the director.

Martha’s Vineyard Fashion Week returns with a Fearless Fashion Show at the Vineyard Arts Project in Edgartown; doors open at 6 p.m. and show time is 7 p.m.

At the movies, Official Secrets plays at 5 p.m. at the Strand in Oak Bluffs and the Capawock in Vineyard Haven has The Farewell at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 29 |  Shop Local

Mink Meadows Golf Club in Vineyard Haven hosts the Big Golf Fore Kids tournament, benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod and the work they do on Martha’s Vineyard, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Shop locally and buy from the makers at the Vineyard Artisans Summer Festival, from 10 am. to 2 p.m. at Grange Hall in West Tisbury, then stop by the nearby First Congregational Church of West Tisbury for a Book Talk and Climate Action Bazaar from 2 p.m to 4 p.m.

Learn to sleep better when Yoga on the Vine in Edgartown offers a special workshop in Advanced Napping from 4 to 5:30 p.m., or work on your ceramics at a non-instructional Open Pottery Studio from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Featherstone Center for the Arts in Oak Bluffs.

At the movies, the Strand is showing Brittany Runs a Marathon at 5 pm. and Edgartown Cinemas has Hustlers at 6:30 p.m.



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