Monday’s holiday honors civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It’s a day designed to celebrate his legacy with activities that serve the community, and provides the first three-day weekend of the year. Several churches are planning special musical and other tributes, and there are plenty of opportunities this weekend for both service and fun on Martha’s Vineyard. We’ve picked a few best bets for you from the Complete Martha’s Vineyard Calendar, where you can find events taking place every day of the week, all year round.
Friday, Jan. 17 | Weekend starts here
Joe Sollitto was clerk of the Dukes County Superior Court for 42 years until his retirement late in 2018. The former Oak Bluffs police officer and renowned raconteur will share his stories in a Conversation with Joe Sollitto starting at 10 a.m. at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging.
Children of Bal Ashram, the award-winning documentary, has a special screening at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse in Vineyard Haven following a 5:30 p.m. reception for the photographic exhibition Our Children in the lobby art space.
The Martha’s Vineyard Film Center in Vineyard Haven shows Golden Globe winner 1917 at 7:30 p.m.