The name game
The Oak Bluffs library has new mother and baby kangaroo stuffed animals, and they're looking for names. Drop by before 3:30 pm on April 11 and submit your name suggestions. The children at the age-six-to-ten story time on April 11 will vote for the winning name. For more information, call 508-693-9433.
Shedding some light
Last Saturday night, Islanders took part in a nationwide campaign on energy conservation. Lights Out Martha's Vineyard was the Island's sector of Earth Hour 2008, where people across the world pledged to reduce their electricity emissions.
To show their support, Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary hosted a guided nature walk on Saturday evening as part of Lights Out, Che's Lounge held a candlelight concert, and Bangkok Cuisine served dinner by candlelight.
The Vineyard Montessori School is holding an open house for potential students and their families April 7 through April 11. Call the school at 508-693-4090 to schedule a visit. The school offers half, full, and extended day programs for children 2.9 to 9 years old.
Mirror mirror on the wall
Last weekend, seventh grade girls and eighth grade boys were treated to a day of health and fitness (and beauty tips for the girls) at the Vineyard Tennis Center Workout and Spa.
On Saturday, the boys worked on strength training and cardio machines. On Sunday, the girls made a salad for lunch, took a fitness class, received massages, and got fitness and beauty tips.
The girls' day is funded by a grant from the Alexandra M. Gagnon Foundation. The Workout Center sponsors the boys' day.
Islanders who belong to Clownfish Rapper Sword dancers, a youth dance troupe with members also from Falmouth, are raising money to attend the International Sword Spectacular festival in York, England, this May. An event in their honor is this Sunday, April 6, 3 to 5 pm, at Liam Maguire's Pub on Main Street in Falmouth. The fundraiser includes performances from Clownfish Rapper and the Vineyard Swordfish, among others. There is also a raffle and live auction, and all donations will go towards trip expenses. For more information, visit vineyardswordfish.org/clownfish or call 508-540-0865.
Teri and Victoria's kindergarten class at the West Tisbury school invites all to listen to the students read their favorite stories today, April 3, at 9 am. The reading is in the cafeteria, and refreshments will be served.