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Past Events

The Covid Pandemic prompted VIP to get creative with the ways we connect.  This summer we have rejoiced in gathering in person again.  We are grateful to the Permanent Endowment, the Endowment's Island Fund for the Community and the Joy Fund for sponsoring and supporting our events.  

2021

Mini Golf and Dinner at The Cove

This summer, the Cove Golf and Grill hosted VIP for dinner and ice cream as well as two hours of mini golf! We returned this fall for a fun round and sank many hole-in-ones!

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2021

Impossible Dream Catamaran

After an incredible sail in 2019, VIP had a second opportunity to board the Impossible Dream Catamaran this July.  https://www.theimpossibledream.org/

2021

Island Grown Initiative Tour and General Meeting

Island Grown Initiative hosted VIP on a tour of their greenhouses, fields, and coop.  VIP members then enjoyed our first general meeting since the start of the pandemic. https://www.igimv.org/

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2021

Disability Film Festival

The MV Film Festival partnered with VIP and several other disability organizations on island to host three films screened at the Drive In (The Reason I Jump, Crip Camp, and Best Summer Ever.

The Festival spotlighted inclusive organizations and programs, featured performances, discussions, and music, and included a talk with activists and stars of Crip Camp Judy Heumann and Jim LeBrecht.

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2021

Cooking with McCaull

VIP member McCaull joined us on Zoom every other Thursday throughout the quarantine for a cooking demonstration.  From hearty sandwiches to entire steak dinners to pesto salads fresh from the garden, McCaull shared new cooking techniques and flavors to inspire us during difficult times.

2021

Virginia's Drama Club

Our long-standing tradition of drama club with MJ at the Vineyard Playhouse was moved online this year.  VIP members wrote their own scripts and performed virtual mini-plays. In-person drama club resumes in November!

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2021

Guest Speaker Night

VIP gathered every other Monday during quarantine to hear stories and wisdom from the night's Guest Speaker. We featured a different VIP member each night on Zoom.  

2021

Zoom Dance Parties

In place of our usual dinner dance potlucks, VIP got our groove on with incredible DJ Starz on Zoom. We hope to resume in-person dances in 2022.

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2020

VIP Yard Sale

VIP hosted a socially-distanced Yard Sale on the Chilmark Chocolates lawn.  Members sold T-shirts and masks, artwork, and crafted goods to raise funds for future VIP events and access.