Ellis Paul Pays It Forward at Alex's Place

Ellis Paul may not be a Vineyard native, but it sure feels that way.

Young in Age, Wise in Musical Talent

Saturday’s show at Alex's Place was called We Are the New Generation and featured several performers young in age but wise in experience. There were six musicians in total.”

The Next Generation of Music Is Now

The concert We Are The New Generation will be held at The Base at Alex’s Place at the YMCA on Saturday July 25.

Focus on Friendships

Jim Ross from the ARC of Massachusetts is the guest speaker at this month’s meeting of the Island Parents Advisory Council on Special Education.

King Celebration Applauds Local Efforts

The Martha’s Vineyard chapter of the NAACP hosts its annual celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday, Jan. 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Portuguese-American Club in Oak Bluffs.

Middle School Groove

A DJ will spin the records for middle schoolers at Alex’s Place at the YMCA on Friday, Jan. 9, from 7 to 10 p.m. at a dance party especially for students in grades sixth through eighth.

Rock 'n Roll Teachers

They’re teachers by day and rockers by night and they’re coming to Alex’s Place over winter break. Two members of the Los Angeles-based band No Small Children, Lisa Parade and Joanie Pimental, will perform on Saturday, Dec. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Alex’s Place at the YMCA. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for teens.

For more information, call 508-696-7171 or visit alexsplace.net.

IMP and Belushi Are On the Edge at Alex's Place

On Thursday night at Alex’s Place at the YMCA, Jim Belushi received some startling news. He was not, in fact, the mother of Island teenager Della Burke. At least that was what the audience decided. Mr. Belushi was performing with the IMPers, an Island-based, award-winning improv comedy troupe for teens and young adults. He and Miss Burke were playing a comedy game called Should Have Said. The game involved the two sitting in a car having a conversation.

Concert for Recovery

Award winning songwriter Kathy Moser performs a special concert at Alex’s Place on June 22 featuring music by and for people in recovery and their families and friends. Ms. Moser is a national touring artist who has performed and led songwriting workshops in alcohol and drug treatment facilities all over the U.S. Appearing with her will be Bethel Steel who was just chosen as a finalist for the Kerryville New Folk Competition.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. at Alex’s Place at the YMCA.

Teens Helping Elders

An Elder Tech Fair, the second in a series of events bringing teens and elders together, begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, at Alex’s Place at the YMCA. The fair gives elders an opportunity to ask the younger generation questions regarding their smartphones and computers.

Those wishing to participate should call 508-693-1676 to schedule an appointment.

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