Calling All Vineyarders to Broadway

Tickets are still available for Martha’s Vineyard Night, this Friday, Jan. 13, to see the play Stick Fly on Broadway. The play was written by Lydia Diamond and centers around an African American family confronting race and class dynamics while vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard.

A blurb for the play reads, “It started as a relaxing weekend on Martha’s Vineyard ... then the baggage got unpacked.”

No Need for Alarm: Chilmark Will Conduct Fire Drill

The Chilmark and Aquinnah Fire Departments will conduct a fire drill at 6 p.m. today, Jan. 9 at Tea Lane Farm. Selectman Frank Fenner cautioned residents at a selectmen’s meeting last Tuesday the drill is just that and there is no reason to be alarmed. “There’s going to be a lot of flashing lights,” Mr. Fenner said. “It’s an opportunity to use an empty building to search the building for victims.”

Aquinnah Wampanoag Leader Attends Maine Swearing-In

Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) chairman Cheryl Andrews-Maltais joined several tribal dignitaries and Maine legislators on Jan. 4 as David Slagger, a citizen of the Houlton Band of Maliseets, was sworn to the Main House of Representatives. Mr. Slagger, the first Maliseet tribal representative to the House, was sworn in by Maine governor Paul LePaige. Maine is the only state in the country that includes tribal representatives in its legislatures.

Winter Walk Goes in Search of Otters

The Vineyard Conservation Society is hosting a winter walk on Sunday, Jan. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. and they are looking for otters. The walk will be led by wildlife biologists Luanne Johnson and Liz Baldwin along the protected lands around the Wakeman Conservation Center, starting at the Cranberry Acres bogs and continuing to the Hoft Farm. The plan is to explore the trails, fields, and bogs of this area while searching for otter tracks and learning about how they perceive the landscape.

Artist's Reception for Al Hurwitz

The West Tisbury Library will hold a reception for world-renowned art educator Al Hurwitz and his newest exhibit of work done as a WWII artist on Saturday, Jan. 7, at 4 p.m.