Photo restoration class coming up
Chris Baer, regional high school technology instructor, is teaching a four-part, hands-on digital photo restoration class beginning next week. Participants will learn how to digitally restore and reprint damaged or fading pictures, scan and make enlargements from negatives and slides of all kinds, learn how to use Adobe Photoshop CS3 to retouch and restore photos, master the use of film and flatbed scanners, and make their own detailed enlargements for print or web. You may bring in your own faded, damaged, and antique photographic prints and film to work with. People of all levels of experience are welcome. The four-session workshop is $250 and meets on March 27, April 3, 10, and 17. For more information, call 508-696-8797, or email email@example.com.
To the beat of a different drum
Preceding their workshop at Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Berklee College of Music's music therapy department met with interested high school students at the regional high school on Friday, March 14. Professor Karen Wacks led the event with several of her students, who then held a class at Windemere, focusing on music as a therapeutic relief from depression and anxiety.
The event was sponsored by the Martha's Vineyard Savings Bank with funds generated from their summer Vineyard Vibes concert at Outerland.
Two adult education courses, "Understanding Shakespeare" and "Playwriting," begin this coming Wednesday, March 26. Shakespeare will be taught by Brooke Ditchfield, who will examine Elizabethan England and teach an appreciation for the bard's plays and how to speak and perform the texts.
The playwriting class is taught by Brian Ditchfield and will explore fundamentals of structure and dialogue through writing exercises and workshops. Students are welcome to work on a piece they have already begun. Both classes are on Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Tuition for the five-week classes is $100. To register, visit mvrhs.org/eae/register.htm or call 508-693-2007 ext. 10.
Tisbury presents "The Wiz"
Last weekend, Tisbury school seventh and eighth graders performed the musical "The Wiz." In vibrant costumes made by Marci Nichols, the students properly performed the musical adapted from "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum. Director Chris Abbott worked with music director and pianist Peter Boak, choreographer Cathy Weiss, and set constructor Mike Ovios.
Ride the horses
The Flying Horses opens for Easter weekend this Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 pm. Children will receive free lollipops all weekend long, and a chance to visit with the Easter bunny on Sunday. In its 133rd season, the oldest carousel in the U.S. will be open during school vacation week, April 14 through April 22, from 11 am to 4:30 pm.
The junior high orchestra, under the direction of guest conductor Nancy Jephcote, performed along with several hundred other middle school string players from the Cape and Islands in Dennis on March 12. Representing the All-Island String Program, the Vineyard students performed five pieces. Elementary string teacher Chelsea Pennebaker and Edgartown School staff member Melissa Pitt traveled with the musicians.
On Wednesday, March 26, test your knowledge at Trivia Night with Paul Donnelly at the Portuguese-American Club in Oak Bluffs. Sign-up is at 7 pm; trivia starts at 7:30 pm. Admission is $5.