Island Time, January 28: Looking Good!
January 28, 2021
First things first: The moon is full tonight. Down here at Island level, the next two weeks offer an engaging mix of indoor, outside and online activities and events — museum shows, craft workshops, movies and a brand-new hiking trail, to name a few. Find them all in the The Complete Martha’s Vineyard Calendar and consider these recommendations for the days to come.
Escape to Florida’s famed senior utopia, The Villages, in the new documentary Some Kind of Heaven, screening (with socially-distanced seating and masks required) at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center in Vineyard Haven Jan. 28, Jan. 31 and Feb. 4 at 4 p.m. and Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m. Or watch the movie from your own couch through the Film Society’s Film Center at Home offerings.
Photographer Neal Rantoul has spent decades documenting Martha’s Vineyard landscapes, some of which have since been lost to development. The Martha’s Vineyard Museum is showing many of these images, along with more recent aerial photos of the Vineyard and nearby islands, in an exhibition titled Above and On the Ground, and Mr. Rantoul is giving a virtual gallery talk Feb. 10.
All you need is a blender to make handmade seed paper Valentines with floral expert Delila Bennett, in an online workshop Jan. 31. Once registered, you can pick up the rest of the materials in advance.
Hear first-hand the incredible story of how Caroline Hunter — best known on-Island as leader of the Oak Bluffs Polar Bears swimming club — and her husband fought against apartheid and the Polaroid Corporation’s investment in South Africa. She speaks online Feb. 4. as part of the M.V. Public Charter School’s speaker series.
Feb. 2 is your last chance this winter to shop at Morning Glory Farm, which will close until early April after staying open into the new year for the first time in the farmstand’s 40-year history.
Tired of the same old vistas? There’s a new hiking trail on the way to Cedar Tree Neck in West Tisbury. The Elinor Moore Irvin trail, crossing more than 110 acres of undulating, wooded land off of Indian Hill Road, is part of the Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation network.