By the Fire
December 22, 2022
Build a fire and get cozy – it’s now officially winter in New England. And right on cue, winter weather in the form of walloping winds and frigid temps will arrive for the holiday weekend. Indoor activities will be decidedly more appealing, so tidy up your Christmas shopping and errands today and lay in supplies for delicious meals, family games and perhaps crafts for the kids. If you are traveling to the Island, check the Steamship Authority for updates on the boat schedules.
Of course many of you hardy Islanders will want to venture out to see a film or hear music in the coming week. Check out the movie listings and live music schedule. Gallery hopping is great fun this time of year, too. A game of pickleball could be a good way to stretch your muscles.
For those of you planning to attend a religious service this weekend, you can find the list of scheduled services here.
And if you have family members at home with you this week who are in recovery, be sure they know about the resources and programs available at The Red House Peer Recovery Support Center in Oak Bluffs.
Read on for a few highlights and be sure to check The Complete Martha’s Vineyard Calendar for updated events.
Gather in Owen Park at 6 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Dec. 22) for a Chanukah celebration hosted by Chabad of Martha’s Vineyard and the town of Vineyard Haven. A menorah lighting, klezmer music and children’s entertainment — as well as latkes, doughnuts, and hot soup — are part of the festivities.
On Thursday, Dec. 22, the MV Film Center will screen the film Every Day. The film begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be followed by a Q & A with Vineyard-raised actress Sofia Masson and two staff members of MV Community Services’s CONNECT To End Domestic Violence.
On Christmas Eve (Saturday, Dec. 24) you can head to The Ritz for a Christmas Sing-a-Long with Rose Guerin between 8 and 10 p.m.
On Tuesday, Dec. 27, Offshore Ale Company in Oak Bluffs welcomes Back Porch Trio for an evening of acoustic blues music. The ensemble will be playing from 7 to 9 p.m. during the restaurant’s regular dinner hours.
Island Theatre Workshop will hold its First Annual Lip Synch Contest Fundraiser on Tuesday, Dec. 27 starting at 7 p.m. Solo performers, groups and drag performers are encouraged to compete for bragging rights and prizes! The event takes place at the Portuguese-American Club in Vineyard Haven.
What to cook this weekend?