September 28, 2023
The back-to-back storms in the last two weeks made the return of sunshine welcome this week. The Fall Equinox arrived on Saturday, the Harvest Moon will shine brightly tomorrow night, and as the calendar turns a page from September to October, we’re all looking for opportunities to be outdoors before cozy hibernation season sets in. Read on to discover more ideas for the week ahead, and find much more to do on The Complete Martha’s Vineyard Calendar.
Enjoy the seasonal shift by celebrating this month’s Full Moon Wonder at Long Point Wildlife Refuge tonight, Thursday, Sept. 28. Staff from The Trustees of Reservations will lead a hike through grasslands, forest and a barrier beach before greeting the moonrise with s’mores and popcorn. Reservations suggested!
Here’s a hands-on class for everyone interested in eating — and catching — more local food. The Oak Bluffs Library is winding down its Maritime Month programs with Clamming 101, a practical lesson in how to harvest clams. Meet at the First Bridge parking lot in Oak Bluffs on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 8:30 a.m.
There’ll be treasures galore at the Federated Church parish hall in Edgartown on Saturday, Sept. 30. The local chapters of Habitat for Humanity and the Rotary Club are partnering on an Antiques Show and sale to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Martha’s Vineyard. On view and up for sale will be household items from Vineyard days gone by, including whale oil lamps, decoys and antique baskets. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
LadyFest MV returns to Circuit avenue on Saturday, Sept. 30. The annual festival of female-fueled music is free but donations made will benefit Connect to End Violence, a Community Services program supporting victims of domestic and sexual violence. This year’s lineup starts at 5 p.m. and features more than 10 acts performing on two stages plus an after-party at The Ritz Cafe that starts at 10 p.m.
Edgartown-based artist Kate Lizotte is curating the next exhibit at the Workshop Gallery on Beach Road in Vineyard Haven. For Mary features coastal scenes, floral and dining table still lifes painted in oil and watercolor by Mary Lizotte, a Maine-based painter who was the curator’s grandmother.