Here Comes Sunshine

Here Comes Sunshine

March 7, 2024

The time change this Saturday night isn’t the only reason to lose sleep in the upcoming week. The Island’s nonprofits, artists, libraries, museums and restaurants are offering so much to do, you’ll want to take it all in. If winter crafts are still on your to do list, join one of our local needlecraft nights. Or gear up for spring with a variety of nature and outdoors activities.

It’s said that everybody is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Prepare to celebrate the holiday with workshops on the secrets of making corned beef and Irish soda bread at the FARM Institute or an evening of songs, Irish fare and history at Saintly Suppers in Chilmark. Don’t feel like cooking? Folks at the First Baptist Church in Vineyard Haven will feed you well at their Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner. And on Sunday, March 17 — the holiday itself –the McMahon brothers will rock out as 2Boys at the newly-reopened Ritz Cafe in Oak Bluffs.

Check The Complete Martha’s Vineyard Calendar for a full list of activities and events.

A Whole World in Your Hands

Explore your creative side during an Art Night at Featherstone Center for the Arts in Oak Bluffs! All Art Nights take place in a relaxed environment to encourage new friends and new crafting approaches. On Thursday, March 7, Katama Murray leads a hand-held weaving workshop. From 5 to 7 p.m., you’ll learn the basics of simple tapestry weaving using organic, foraged materials. Take home your loom to continue practicing your new skills!

Eat Local

The Agricultural Society’s Meat Ball is one of the most anticipated events of the year! The 8th annual fundraiser takes place this Saturday, March 8, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Enjoy Island-raised meat cooked by Slough Farm’s Chef Charlie Granquist and live music played by Missis Biskis. Vegetarian options are also available. All ages are welcome! Ensure your spot by buying a ticket in advance — and renew or buy an Agricultural Society membership at the same time to get a discounted Meat Ball ticket.

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Bovine Extravaganza

If you still marvel at the sight of cows in a field, Slough Farm in Edgartown has a treat for you on Sunday, March 10. Cow whisperer Carole Soule will be in the barn and fields from 12 to 3 p.m. for Flipping Out with Cows and Carole. Cuddle cows and ride in a steer-driven wagon while you learn how to engage with gentle bovine creatures. Pre-registration is required.

Playing the Keys

Two baby grands and an upright piano will get a workout at PathwaysARTS in Chilmark on Friday, March 15. Piano virtuoso David Stanwood will lead the Three Pianos Jam, joined by special guest artists. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for conversation, community and refreshments before the music begins at 7 p.m.

Celebrate Community

Name a cause or an action and chances are that someone on Martha’s Vineyard is providing services to support it. With hundreds of local nonprofits, there’s a big community of people doing good work. At this year’s Night Out for Non-Profits, MVY Radio and the Martha’s Vineyard Nonprofit Collaborative join together to celebrate the work of the local community. Join your neighbors at the Portuguese American Club on Saturday, March 16. Cocktail hour for nonprofit staff and board members begins at 5:30 p.m. and then a live music-filled evening open to the public begins at 7 p.m. Come celebrate!

The Complete Martha’s Vineyard Calendar

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