Free Oysters and Open Golf: Island Time, May 14-20

Free Oysters and Open Golf: Island Time, May 14-20

May 14, 2020

The Island is greening up in fits and starts, beckoning us outside to walk, garden, comb the beach, or just toss the ball around this weekend. If you’re a golfer, you may want to practice your swing: Farm Neck Golf Club opens on Monday. And if you like oysters, you’ll definitely want to head to Saturday’s oyster giveaway at the Ag Hall. However you decide to soak up some Vitamin D, know that plenty of virtual Vineyard entertainment will be yours when you’re back inside. See the Vineyard Gazette’s complete calendar for all events.

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Thursday, May 14  |  On the Line

Derby dreamers will want to spend some time with the Martha’s Vineyard Museum’s online tribute to the Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby. Everyone from Janet Messineo to Gus Ben David to Cooper Gilkes weighs in with audio or video remembrances.

Friday, May 15   |  A Horse of Course

Not just for kids. All horse lovers will enjoy hearing Sarah McKay read the Misty Treasury — Marguerite Henry’s three beloved tales of Misty of Chincoteague — out loud during Misty Meadows storytime, 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Past video storytimes are posted online.

Saturday, May 16  |  Free, yes Free, Oysters

Thanks to an anonymous benefactor looking to help out Island oyster farmers, free bags of 36 oysters (a collection from 13 different oysters farms) will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at 11 a.m. at the Ag Hall in West Tisbury. Bring a cooler with ice.

Sunday, May 17  |  Day of Rest

Here’s a link to virtual Island Church services being held this morning. Prefer meditation? Join Bodhi Path Martha’s Vineyard or Elliott Dacher online.

Monday, May 18  |  The Balancing Act

Get help with increasing your body’s ability to maintain good balance with this online Balance: Chi Kung, Yoga & Breath class with Kanta Lipsky, sponsored by the West Tisbury Library, today at 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, May 19  |  Good Boy

At 6:30 p.m., meet up virtually with other dog owners for Woofs & Wags, a free weekly gathering with professional dog trainer Karen Ogden featuring training tips and fun things to do with your dog.

Wednesday, May 20  | Yes, Chef

Island food writer Marnely Murray leads a virtual food conversation on Zoom today at 3 p.m. with some Island Chefs. Tasty topics will range from bread baking to vegetable gardening and more.

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A Brief History of Martha’s Vineyard Deaf Community

Benefit Island Food Pantry Art Show May 13 – May 24

Benefit Island Food Pantry Art Show

Louisa Gould Gallery

Home Recording & Mixing for Beginners May 14 5:30pm – Jun 4

Home Recording & Mixing for Beginners

West Tisbury Public Library

Online Workshop: In the Poetry Garden May 22 3pm – Jun 5

Online Workshop: In the Poetry Garden

West Tisbury Public Library


Photo by Jeanna Shepard.








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