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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
It’s Woody Guthrie’s birthday today. Did you know Woody also recorded "House of the Rising Sun"? Give it a listen. It’s also the day that Billy the Kid met his demise at the hand of Sheriff Pat Garrett. We’re feeling a little American-y today. We’re also feeling a little glad that the weekend is upon us. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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‘Stretch and leap’
Attorneys with the Oak Bluffs planning board and Vineyard regional school district argued their case this morning over the synthetic turf field. The schools claimed the planning board was wrong to reject the field because of the "Dover Amendment," while the town’s attorney called that a ‘stretch and a leap.’ Read our coverage of the hearing and what comes next here.
Sankofa celebration
The festival is a celebration of African American literature and culture and takes place from August 3 to 5. The lineup includes music, workshops, and panels. The Sankofa bird is a symbol of West Africa’s Akan people, representing the idea that "it is not taboo to go and reclaim what you have left behind." Read more here.

Consolidated town hall
A new town hall in Tisbury could be right next to Main Street, in the old EduComp building. Town administrator Jay Grande says it’s an ideal location for a consolidated town hall. The option could mean a whole new building, which could be costly and not the ideal, giving the capital projects in the pipeline. Read more here.

Edgartown select board meets Monday at 4 pm at town hall. Remote access available. Agenda available

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Quote of the Day
"It’s justice for everyone … It’s about making the country and Island a better place."
— Martha’s Vineyard Black Lives Matter organizer Dana Nunes on the organization’s plan to be more action-oriented

Hot Topic Comment
"I think the taxpayers made it pretty clear at town meetings that they didn’t want this to continue. The school board heard it, and apparently just lied through their teeth to get the financing in the town wide elections."
— Don Keller on a contentious school committee meeting this week

Hot Topic Letter
Cynthia Aguilar wrote an essay on ways to help with immigration: "For some, there is a fear that ethnic diversity threatens conservative values rooted in European culture and Christianity. No! The diversity of immigrants — their languages, food, music, courage, resilience — does not diminish nonimmigrants. It enriches us, enables us to understand different ways of seeing the world, solving problems, and treating each other."
Today: There’s an opening reception for Kate Taylor’s new work at the M.V. Bank’s Chilmark branch. Love her art. 5:30 to 7 pm. –Connie Berry

Chioke Morais officially opens a new gallery, Bent Wing Pottery, with ceramics from Frank Creney, as well as woodwork from the Chappaquiddick Woodworking Co. (It’s in Vineyard Haven where Sports Haven used to be.) 6 pm. –C.B.
This weekend: Check out the West Tisbury Farmers Market at the Ag Hall in the morning. Drop by the Island Autism booth and say hi to some of my pals. 9 am to noon. M.V. Glassworks hosts visiting artist Bryan Randa this weekend, 10 am to 4 pm. The Edgartown Yacht Club celebrates 100 years of competitive sailing with an installation of photos, art, artifacts, and regatta memorabilia at the Carnegie. 10 am to 4 pm. Stick around Edgartown Harbor for the Catboat Celebration Parade of Sail. 10 am. Join Hannah at the Oak Bluffs library for Sea Glass Sketching. Materials will be provided, but you can also bring your own. Registration required. 1 pm. Barbecue aficionado Steven Raichlen will be at Edgartown Books with copies of "The Barbecue! Bible." I once tried his grilled swordfish recipe and it was incredibly good. 2 to 4 pm. It’s definitely an all-things-art weekend. The Field Gallery opening features Max Decker’s beautiful scenes of everyday life and work by legendary photographer Jim Marshall. 4 to 6 pm. In Oak Bluffs, there’s an Arts District Stroll where you’ll see a whole lot of fantastic work at a group of great galleries. 4 to 7 pm. The new Turpentine Gallery offers "Paintings from the Sound," an art installation experience. Fine art oil painting. 4 to 8 pm. Kick off the Feast of the Holy Ghost, celebrating Queen Isabella of Portugal at the P.A. Club. Food, games for children, and live music with The Jelly Roll Horns on Saturday night. 5 to 11 pm. (The parade on Sunday begins at 11:30 am and ends up at the P.A. Club for more fun.) Meet artist Bricque Garber and see her work at the Cousen Rose Gallery in Oak Bluffs. Another great artist. 6 to 8 pm. Music from the Sole, a tap dance and live music company, performs "I Didn’t Come to Stay" at the PAC. 7 pm. "How to Dance in Ohio," follows a group of teens and young adults on the autism spectrum as they get ready for a spring formal dance. Circuit Arts at the Grange Hall. 7 pm.  –C.B.

On Sunday, there’s a pop-up benefit sale of Haitian Art Handicrafts at the Federated Church in Edgartown. 9 am to 1 pm. M.V. Black Lives Matter hosts a silent reflection and sharing at Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs. 9:30 am. Environmentalist Bill McKibben preaches at the First Congregational Church in West Tisbury. He helped found. 10 am. You can join the Climate Book Club at the West Tisbury library.  They’re reading Greta Thunberg’s "The Climate Book: The Facts and the Solutions." 4 pm. Our very own Abby Remer talks about her book "Artistic Visions: The Martha’s Vineyard Museum as Muse" in a discussion with the artists who are in the book. M.V. Museum. 4 pm. Wind up the weekend with the Vineyard Haven Band at Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs. 7:30 pm. There really couldn’t be more options. It’s like the menu at the Lookout. I have a hard time choosing what I want because I love them all. –C.B.

Movies! Check out what's playing this weekend at Island theaters here.

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Staying in?
Dip into a sublime seafood sensation with the recipe for Shrimp and Scallop Ceviche, shared by Kyra Steck. This chilled dish requires no cooking with heat, yet the fish are not quite raw. The key to this magic? It's an ingredient that's in the limelight during the summer.

Coming soon to newsstands and online: the In Season issue of Edible Vineyard.

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West Tisbury’s Bricque Garber will display her collages at an opening this weekend at Cousen Rose Gallery in Oak Bluffs. Garber’s exhibit is titled "The Year Considered." Her collages include a few dozen abstract assemblages. Check out the details of the reception and learn more about her works here.
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