ACE MV Honored for Arts Education Contributions

Adult and Community Education of Martha’s Vineyard (ACE MV) was named an Outstanding Community Arts Education Collaborative on May 22 by Arts Learning. The award was presented in a ceremony at Lesley University in Cambridge.

ACE MV offers numerous classes in many different mediums. It also hosts community forums, performances, readings and cultural events focusing on the arts.

The mission of Arts Learning is to transform education through the power of the arts.

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ACE MV Reading

On Saturday, March 9 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., ACE MV will hold at reading at the Bunch of Grapes Bookstore in Vineyard Haven. The reading will feature students from the writing classes of Cynthia Riggs and Nancy Aronie. Featured readers are Cynthia Riggs, Amy Reece, Lisa Belcastro, Catherine Finch, Taffy McCarthy, Kanta Lipsky, Anna Conathan and Joyce Wagner.

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ACE MV Registration

Registration for the spring programs of Adult and Community Education (ACE MV) is open. This spring ACE MV offers over 30 classes and seminars from arts and communication to cooking and healthcare.

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ACE MV Winter Courses Offer School Smorgasbord

This week Adult and Community Education (ACE MV) begins its winter course offerings. Many of the courses include college credit and thanks to the MV Family Center, all Thursday evening ACE MV classes at the regional high school include free childcare.

Cape Cod Community College (CCCC) is offering PSY 101-67: General Psychology through ACE MV. This three credit course is required for nursing and many health programs and meets the social/behavioral science requirement for associate degree concentrations. The class begins Thursday, Jan. 31.

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Child Psychology Course

ACE MV and Cape Cod Community College are teaming up to offer a course in child psychology. The three-credit course, PSY 201-67, will be taught on-Island, beginning Nov. 1 at the regional high school. General psychology (PSY 101 or equivalent) is a prerequisite for this course.

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Adult and Continuing Education Offering Forty Subjects; from Geology to Google

Interested in blogging? Bioethics? Belly dancing? The Adult and Community Education Program (ACE MV) announces its new catalog of courses — including each of those — for the winter session at the high school from Jan. 12 to Feb. 13. There are 40 subjects included. Classes meet once a week on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. There also will be single-event seminars.

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Adult Community Education: Something New
Susan Catling


Subjects from the recreational to the practical brought Vineyarders out in the cold and dark to attend Adult Community Education of Martha’s Vineyard (ACE MV) classes at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School this fall.

Educator and program director Lynn Ditchfield announced that the first trimester attracted 154 students to 16 classes. Of those, about 30 gathered at the high school last Friday to celebrate the end of the fall term and to share a bit of what they learned with fellow students.

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ACE Collaborates With Northeastern University

The Adult and Community Education Program of Martha’s Vineyard (ACE MV) has a new collaboration with the Northeastern University, allowing Vineyarders a much-needed opportunity to earn college credits without leaving the Island.

ACE MV will provide professional development courses for graduate and undergraduate college credit, in addition to its wide-ranging roster of 50 enrichment courses and seminars starting Oct. 5.

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Is That Curry We Smell? Cultural Festival Is Near

Adult and Community Education of MV (ACE MV) will have a benefit celebrating Island diversity and culture and Ethnic Studies Week. The Cultural Festival will take place at the Performing Arts Center at the high school on Oct. 15 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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Blogging for Klutzes, and More
Megan Dooley

A small group of Islanders spent the six-week winter term for the Adult and Community Education (ACE MV) program preparing for spring in Nicaragua. Some were busy studying the history of Latin America and the Caribbean; others enrolled in beginner Spanish or took a one-day training workshop for teaching the English language through the arts. Some took all three.

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