The Star Spangled Banner Bazaar scheduled for June 14 at the Tisbury Senior center has been postponed. The event will take place on Sunday, July 13, from 9 am to 12 noon. Find all things Vineyard and vintage. To reserve table space, call 508-693-5661.
This Saturday is the first of the summer season's West Tisbury Farmers Market at the Grange Hall on State Road. From 9 am to 12 noon, find Island grown goodies of all kinds. The market opens on Wednesday mornings starting on June 18.
In good health
Preceding their annual Spring Concert/Talent Show this Monday, June 9, the Edgartown School hosts a Health Fair from 5 to 7 pm in the lobby and cafeteria. There will be vendors and information booths on a number of subjects, from bike, car, and seat belt safety, to healthy foods and violence prevention.
Slave songs revisited
On Tuesday, June 10, at 6:30 pm, the Vineyard Haven Public Library Evening Lecture Series presents James Thomas, founding President of the U.S. Slave Song Project, on the history and interpretation of "spirituals."
The Project keeps alive narratives and music that was integral to the survival of enslaved people. Come hear delightful old songs and learn their "new" meanings.
A call for volunteers
Elderly Services of Cape Cod and the Islands' Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is currently accepting applications for volunteer positions. The program provides nursing and rest home residents with the means and opportunity to voice their concerns about their care and treatment. Certification training is required and provided by Elder Services and travel expenses are reimbursable. For more information, call Cheryl Gayle at 800-244-4638, ext. 220, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos courtesy of Robert Gatchell
Topping the Tabernacle
On April 29, the third phase of the Martha's Vineyard Camp-Meeting Association's (MVCMA) Tabernacle restoration moved closer to completion with the mounting of the new 20-foot carbon fiber cross on top of the Tabernacle cupola.
Designed and constructed by Hall Spars and Rigging of Bristol, R.I., and installed by the Crocker Architectural Sheet Metal Company, the cross is 20 feet high and topped by a two-foot lightning rod. With a stainless steel base that weighs approximately 95 pounds, the 85-pound cross, is held to the Tabernacle by four stainless steel bolts placed through the steel surrounding the original flagstaff. It will be lit by four 35-watt metal halide lights mounted on the roof of the cupola. The cupola itself will be lit by eight 35-watt metal halide lights mounted on the third tier of the roof.
Information provided by Bo Fehl of the MCCA.
Photos by Mary Baker
Inspired by the book "Three Cups of Tea" by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin, the kindergarten and first-grade classes at the Chilmark School began raising money for Pennies for Peace. The project is a nonprofit program of the Central Asia Institute that raises money for impoverished nations, especially community-based education.
Last Friday, the students presented information and sold traditional crafts and food to raise additional funds for books and school supplies for the children of Pakistan and Afghanistan.