Comings and Goings: Island Time, February 24
February 24, 2022
Two ferries passing in the night (or day) – that will be us next week. Some of you will be heading off-Island for the school vacation week, and some of you will be traveling over here from the mainland (smart move!) to enjoy a peaceful visit. The Island will be your oyster with wide-open trails and beaches to explore, restaurants to enjoy, and Island artists to discover. (Don’t miss the two Thomas Hart Benton panels which are on temporary display at The Granary Gallery.) Those of you staying on Island with the kids can look forward to some special activities, including a 50-percent-off admission price to the Martha’s Vineyard Museum next week.
Whatever your plans, be sure to check out The Complete Martha’s Vineyard Calendar for more things to do. And if you’re looking for a place to eat or wondering what shops and markets are open, take a look at What’s Open Martha’s Vineyard.
Have you ever thought about owning your own chickens, but don’t know where to start? Take the Backyard Chickens 101 class tonight, Thursday, February 24, at the Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury at 5:30 p.m. You’ll learn all about different breeds, how to raise healthy chicks, feeding techniques and more. Registration is required.
There are two opportunities for kids to learn something new during their winter break. At the FARM Institute in Katama, there is a Kids Can Cook Camp: Cook the Rainbowstarting Monday, February 28 through Friday, March 4, 9 a.m. to noon each day. Sign up for one class, or all.
And at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary in Edgartown, their Winter Vacation Program will feature outdoor fun on Tuesday, March 1 through Friday, March 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Register for one day, or all four.
Join Shanta Gabriel at Polly Hill Arboretum in West Tisbury for Winter Forest Bathing on Saturday, February 26 from 9 to 10 a.m. Participants will enjoy a mindful walk through the arboretum as they practice relaxation in nature. Registration is required.
On Monday, February 28, fans of the late Sidney Poitier will have two opportunities to celebrate him. At the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse in Vineyard Haven, their weekly Monday Night at the Movies will feature the film To Sir, With Love starting at 6 p.m.
And at 7 p.m., the Edgartown Public Library is hosting a virtual film talk titled A Tribute to Sidney Poitier with film historian Frank Mandosa. Sign up in advance to receive the link.
What’s Open on Martha’s Vineyard
The Complete Martha’s Vineyard Calendar
Save the Dates
Saturday, March 5, 2 p.m. | Muskeget: Raw, Restless, Relentless Island
Monday, March 7, 4 to 5:30 p.m. | Art Reception: Jack Ryan
Saturday, March 12, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Boat America
What to cook this weekend?
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