The Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living is launching the first in a series of cultural luncheons on Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Grill on Main street in Edgartown. The program will offer a close look at the contributions and influences of the Wampanoag Tribe to the Island of Martha’s Vineyard.

Tribal elder and genealogist, Gazette columnist and civic and ecological activist June Manning will be the speaker. Authentic foods will be served and presentations of traditional tribal drumming and dance will be featured by young people in tribal regalia.

The luncheon will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Tickets are $25.

For tickets and information call Leslie Clapp at 508-939-9440. Proceeds benefit the Center for Living effort to secure a home for the Supportive Day Program, a day-care program for seniors.