After a successful six-week run, the Tisbury Senior Center offers another session of Thursday morning Pilates with instructor Brenda Correa.
"I've been doing this for two months, and I have never felt better," says Sandy Whitworth, the Center's activities director.
Ms. Correa provides individual guidance in developing core strength and breathing techniques, as well as improving balance, posture, and flexibility. Bring a mat and $5 for the one-hour class. For more information, call 508-696-4205.
Register for Relay
The registration deadline to participate in this year's Relay for Life is Wednesday, April 16. To submit your $10 fee, call John Cummings at 508-693-1069. The Relay will begin on Friday, June 13, at the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School.
Growing your lunch
Island Grown Initiative (IGI) hosts their fourth community meeting about Farm to School this Tuesday, April 15. The meeting begins at 7 pm at the Island Co-Housing Common House in West Tisbury.
In the need for some riding gear? The Martha's Vineyard Horse Council hosts a tack and equestrian paraphernalia tag sale this Saturday, April 12. The sale is from 10 am to 2 pm at the Agricultural Society Barn in West Tisbury. For more information, call 508-696-8434.
Photo by Ralph Stewart
Martha's Vineyard Museum offers tributes
The Martha's Vineyard Museum hosted a special afternoon on Saturday, April 5, to honor Vineyarders who actively participated in the Civil Rights Movement. The program included the exhibit, "The Civil Rights Movement on Martha's Vineyard: A Public History Mobile Musuem," and the 2007 Annual Heritage Trail Project by Martha's Vineyard Regional High School sophomores. The afternoon also featured an oral history exhibit, "African Americans and Civil Rights Voices," which featured excerpts of interviews with prominent Island Civil Rights leaders.
Adelaide Cromwell presented her book, "Unveiled Voices, Unvarnished Memories: The Cromwell Family in Slavery and Segregation 1692-1972," which recounts the travails of eight generations of her family, from the days of slave markets in Annapolis, Maryland, to the halls of higher education.
Class with taste
The Chilmark library's Chef Series presents James McDonough of the Beach Plum Inn on Wednesday, April 16. From 5:30 to 6:30 pm, learn how to prepare salmon cakes with frangelico cream sauce. The free series is sponsored by the Friends of the Chilmark Public Library. For more information, call 508-645-3360.
Photo by Ralph Stewart
For the birds
People were equipped with hammers and tools and a bluebird box kit at Felix Neck on Saturday when The Trustees of Reservations and Felix Neck hosted a primer on bluebirds. In addition to building homes for the strikingly lovely birds, participants learned how to attract them, what makes them so special, and something about the habits of the birds. The family-style event kept everybody busy and productive.
Coming up this weekend at Felix Neck is the Osprey Festival on Saturday, April 12. In conjunction with the festival, noted osprey researcher and biologist Richard O. "Rob" Bierregaard, Jr. will lecture on his experience tagging osprey on the Island and other locations. The event is at the Wakeman Center at 7 pm on Saturday, and donations will benefit Felix Neck. For more information, call Felix Neck at 508-627-4850.
The Martha's Vineyard Donors Collaborative workshop for non-profit boards and executive directors is this coming Wednesday, April 16. The workshop, titled "Strong Boards for Effective Governance and Good Fundraising" will focus on legal obligations, functions of board members, more meaningful fundraising, and relationships between board and staff members, among other issues. The workshop is led by Chuck V. Loring of Loring, Sternberg, and Associates, and sponsored by the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundations. The workshop runs from 9 am to 4 pm at Outerland at the airport. The $25 admission fee includes continental breakfast and lunch. For more information or to register, call 508-645-3690 or visit mvdonors.org. Day-of registration is at 8:30 am.