Summer Classes


Fishing Workshop

Instructor: Janet Messineo

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” – Lao Tzu

Get ready for The Derby with the legendary Janet Messineo! Receive expert instruction from Janet, who has 40 years of experience fishing the shores of the Island. You don’t need a boat to catch fish. You can enjoy a sunrise or sunset and a walk on a beach, put food on the table or catch and release.Learn to: 1) Tie a Knot; 2) Read a tide chart; 3) Understand the importance of wind direction; 4) How to choose the right lure for each species; 5) How to cast and retrieve; 6) Basic rod and reel care. Janet supplies all the gear and recommends what you need to get started on your own. All materials included. Space is limited.

SOLD OUT
1 Friday
August 31
7-10AM
Location: Secret Spot TBD according to winds and tides
Fee: $85

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Writing Island Histories

Lecturer: Thomas Dresser

The story of the Vineyard forms a unique block in the American quilt. Delve into island history from its geological formation through the Native American heritage that survives today. Learn the role the Vineyard played in the American Revolution, abolitionism, and the Civil War. Trace the demise of whaling and rise of tourism in the early 20th century and understand how the Vineyard participated in World War II. Finally, grasp the current status of the Vineyard today.

5 Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30pm
Sept 5, 12, 19, 26 | Oct 3

MVRHS: Room TBD

Fee: $150

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Our Island’s Geology: A Closer Look with Earth Scientist Doug Cooper

Instructor: Doug Cooper

Take a closer look at our Island’s Geology with Principal Earth Scientist Doug Cooper. You will explore the different phenomena and long-term evolution of Martha’s Vineyard’s atmosphere, surface, and life through a two-hour class your first day and a morning field trip the next day. Students will examine areas on the Island like Katama Plains, the North Shore, Lucy Vincent Beach, and the Clay Cliffs. Space is very limited, so please register early to reserve your spot.

1 Friday, 6-8pm and 1 Saturday, 9-1pm
Sept. 14 & 15

Location: MVRHS TBD

Fee: $150

By submitting a payment through this site you agree to ACE MV’s TERMS OF REGISTRATION.