Chilmark: Farthest Inn Open, Walk-In Knitting, and Mobile Monastery

Katie Carroll collects the names and addresses of houses that will have a bright light to welcome cheaters; write to him at Halloween Party for local Chilmark kids kicks off from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on the CCC porch, with goodie bags and photo ops with a great backdrop.

Outermost Inn opens Thursday, October 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., lunch served Thursday through Saturday, Sunday brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pathways is returning to its staging space at the Chilmark Tavern starting in November.

Roberta Kirn and the MV Family Chorus invite all ages to join the winter concert and the Sing: Songs of Peace, Hope, and Light community. Six weeks of rehearsals on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:45 p.m. at the Milokan Cultural Center Greenhouse (94 North Road at Native Earth Teaching Farm) begin Nov. 8-Dec. 14, with the 21st annual concert on Sunday, Dec. 14. 18. Contact Roberta with questions to

The Chilmark Library Drop-In Knitting Group meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m., all skill levels welcome. The monthly Tea Club will taste and discuss Kenya Kosabei, a black tea from Kenya, Africa, on Thursday, October 27 at 4 p.m. Youth Writing Group meets Saturday, October 29 at 1 p.m.; All levels welcome. Don Nitchie returns with three Poetry Drop-Ins on Wednesdays November 2, 9 and 16 at 4:30 p.m. Selected poems for discussion and inspiration will be emailed in advance. Email Tracy Thorpe at to register, get tea, a list of supplies, or answers to your questions. Fall hours: closed Sunday and Monday; Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you are interested in exhibiting your work at the library, please email for more information.

Native Earth Teaching Farm is open Wednesday and Saturday mornings, other times by appointment. Rebecca says, “Don’t be shy, call 508-645-3304 to set one up.” Women’s circles and craft evenings continue every two weeks. The Chautauqua mobile monastery visit will take place on Saturday, November 5 for a day of mindfulness from 1 to 5:30 p.m.; E-mail visit for more information (no registration required).

See “The Fall” before it closes Nov. 4 at the Featherstone Center for the Arts; open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Register to vote, last day is Saturday, October 29; apply in person at Chilmark City Hall at 401 Middle Road between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., or online at by mail, see, where you can also check your voter registration status. In-person early voting available through Friday, November 4 at Chilmark City Hall, 401 Middle Road (see hours on Register to vote by mail before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1, here: Apply to vote by mail in person by Monday, November 7 at noon.

Chilmark General Store hours are now 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, closed Saturday and Sunday, and Halloween (yes, there will be sweets for the sweet tooth) through Wednesday, November 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Larsen’s is open daily through Halloween, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thank you, Chilmark General Store and Larsen’s Fish Market, for a great season. The Menemsha Fish Market is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. all other days. Allen Farm is open most days from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Gray Barn Farm Stand is now closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and open Thursday through Monday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Farm stalls at Beetlebung Farm, Garden Farm (Menemsha Crossing), Mermaid Farm and North Tabor Farm continue their regular hours.

Chilmark Community Church Sunday meetings are held at 9 a.m. for in-person worship and fellowship. Masks optional. Tuesday pizza evenings at 6 p.m.; bring a salad or dessert and get ready to play bananagrams.

The Island Folk Pottery shop is open Wednesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Folk Sculpture Trail is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through December. More info on

Hunting season information available at Remember that hunting is illegal on Sundays.

Winter hours at Menemsha Texaco Station are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.

If you’re on Facebook, check It’s a Chilmark Thing for up-to-date information about our town and island, as some of the information you find here may be dated.

Have a good week.