Town Column : Oak Bluffs
I have always been reluctantly dragged into daylight-saving time, liking the early evening dark instead of the seemingly everlasting daylight that implied it was not yet time to relax and rest. However, I had forgotten about one of the bonuses of this change in our time. At 6 am on this Monday morning, I went out into the sunroom and as I looked to the east instead of my usual view of complete darkness, I was treated to a beautiful sunrise that stretched out before me like a line of burning embers from a leftover fire. So, this beautiful beginning to the day makes up for the longer lasting daylight in the evenings.
Speaking of light, Lights Out Martha's Vineyard is an Island-wide energy conservation event that will take place on Saturday, March 29. Islanders are encouraged to join the nation in turning out nonessential lighting for one hour between 8 and 9 pm. Sign up to participate in this event as an organization, business or individual at the Vineyard Conservation Society Almanac at almanac.vcsmv.org/lights-out.
The P.T.O Games Night has been changed to tomorrow, March 14, from 6 to 8 pm at the Oak Bluffs School with the basket raffle at 7:30 pm.
Don't forget the Portuguese/English Easter story time with egg and rabbit stories at the Oak Bluffs library this Saturday, March 15, at 10:30 am. Refreshments will be served at the end and all ages are welcome.
The Martha's Vineyard Community Hospital Health Fair takes place Saturday, March 15, from 9 am to 12:15 pm at the hospital's south side conference center. The theme is "A Healthy Lifestyle Program for the Entire Family."
We send birthday smiles to Willie deBettencourt who celebrated on March 12, Jib Ellis and Bill Stafursky on March 15, and Edith Rousseau and Kelsey DeBettencourt on March 18.
The guest speaker at the Friday Conversations program at the Oak Bluffs Senior Center for Friday, March 14, will be Suzan Bellincampi, director of the Felix Neck Wildlife Preserve. Her talk, which is scheduled from 10 to 11:30 am, is titled "Spring Flings - The love life of animals."
There is limited seating available for the Learn Basic Computer Skills II course at the Oak Bluffs library. So if you are interested in attending this course, which takes place on Thursday, March 27, from 10:45 am to 12 noon, please sign up at 508-693-9433.
If you are interested in announcing any upcoming events or perhaps personal news of visitors, birthdays, etc., please send your news to me remembering the deadline of the Monday before the Thursday publication by 12 noon.
Enjoy your week.