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CHILMARK ROAD RACE August 10, 2019

Since 1978, the Chilmark Road Race (5K) has been run along beautiful but oh-so-hilly Middle Road. Proceeds from the race are donated to the Town Affairs Council to assist in the operations of the Chilmark Community Center and make scholarships to year round residents possible. 

The Chilmark Road Race occurs on the second Saturday of August. The 2019 Chilmark Road Race will be held on August 10th.

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MV BOOK FESTIVAL & AUTHOR SERIES  August 3 & 4 10am-4pm

Returning for its eighth season, all events will be held on the grounds of the Chilmark Community Center this year. The festival line-up includes a stunning array of Pulitzer Prize and National Book award-winners, and New York Times best sellers.

More information about the 2019 MV Book Festival available here & for the most up-to-date schedule and full details visit the Martha’s Vineyard Book Festival.

In the alternating years (next in 2020) we hold the MV Author Series.

Opening Panel & Reception August 2 6pm

Martha's Vineyard Book Festival opens on Friday, August 2 with Chelsea Handler, discussing her new book, Life Will Be the Death of Me, in conversation with Seth Meyers.

Handler is a writer, comedian, producer, TV host, activist, and the author of five consecutive New York Times bestsellers. Seth Meyers is the host of Late Night with Seth Meyers.

Each ticket includes a copy of Chelsea Handler's best seller, Life Will Be the Death of Me.

Sponsored jointly by the Martha's Vineyard Book Festival and the Vineyard Gazette.

Event time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Martha's Vineyard Performing Arts Center: 100 Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road, Oak Bluffs, MA, 02557

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CINEMA CIRCUS Wednesday 5pm


Join us under the big top for another summer of circus fun for the whole family!

The Ringmaster, Rory the Lion, and Ellie the Elephant invite you to enjoy filmmaking activities, storytelling, and the best short children films from around the world.


Visit Cinema Circus for more details.

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What began as a simple film screening on Wednesday nights has grown into an evening of world-class films, special guests, free event for kids, & dinner with live music out on the lawn!



Sit with friends and family. Enjoy live music and locally-sourced, freshly prepared meals by Jan Buhrman of Kitchen Porch Catering. You can now order dinner online with your movie ticket!


We work hard to find you the films that reflect the times we live in – and we always hope you’ll stick around to discuss them afterward.

$10 for MVFF members, $20 for general admission, “Kitchen Sink” members receive 4 free tickets per week

For tickets and full schedule go to

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In addition to the MV Chamber Music Society Concerts, the MV Author Series & Book Festival, the MV Film Festival’s Cinema Circus & Dinner and a Movie Series, the CCC hosts special evening and weekend events. Favorites include the Talent Show, the Slideshow, Alex Cohen Basketball Clinic, and additional events for kids, families, or adults.

We have several NEW events for 2019, including more afternoon youth clinics (Basketball Monday & Friday 1-2pm, Tennis Tuesday & Thursday 1-3pm, and Soccer Wednesday 1-2pm), evening lectures, and a chance for families with babies and toddlers to get to know each other and hang out called Beetlebung Babies (Wednesday & Friday 8:15-9am).

Check out EVENTS and CALENDAR for up-to-date offerings.

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The Community Center proudly presents the forty-ninth season of concerts by the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society. In 1971, the Montagnana Trio performed five impromptu summer concerts at the Chilmark Community Center. The audience sat on the floor, and the piano was a borrowed Steinway upright. From these inauspicious beginnings the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society has grown into an important multi-faceted part of the annual cultural landscape of Martha’s Vineyard.

In addition to the summer concert series featuring world-class guest artists, the MVCMS performs concerts in the off-season, provides educational opportunities for young Island musicians, gives scholarship support to Island students for private lessons, supplies string instruments at a low rental rate or free for Island children, and awards a merit scholarship for the graduating senior who has shown outstanding talent in the field of music.

This summer the MVCMS will present a series of 2 Tuesday night concerts at the Community Center.

Click here to see the full season schedule and purchase tickets online. Tickets are also available at and at the door the day of the event for $40. Students are free. All concerts begin at 8pm. Doors open at 7pm.