The Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group invites everyone to its third annual Shellfish Extravaganza and Chowder Contest on Saturday, April 12, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Chilmark Community Center.

There will be a dollar raw bar, tunes by Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish, a silent auction and lots of chowder.

Chowder makers include Atria, Henry’s at the Harbor View, Lure at the Winnetu, Herring Run Kitchens and Provisions, the Beach Plum Inn and Lucky Hank’s.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door, available at Martha’s Closet in Vineyard Haven and through the

For more information, call 774-563-0953.