Award-winning author at Chilmark Library
Carol Gilligan will discuss her fictional debut, "Kyra," at the Chilmark Public Library on Thursday, August. 21, from 5-6 pm. The author of numerous non-fiction books, including the bestseller "In a Different Voice," Dr. Gilligan, a writer, psychologist, feminist, and gender theorist, is currently a professor in Humanities and Applied Psychology at New York University. Kyra, her novel's protagonist, is a Cambridge-based architect who spends time on Nashawena, one of the Elizabeth Islands, and who seeks counseling after falling in and out of love for the first time since the death of her husband ten years earlier.
Samba with the stars
The Vineyard Playhouse and Che's Lounge are now offering an opportunity to enjoy a night out in Vineyard Haven. On Tuesday night you can purchase a discounted ticket for the show ($25), and afterwards join cast, crew of "Mark Twain's Diary of Adam and Eve" at Che's Lounge for a post-performance gathering. Get a 20-percent discount on Che's late-night bites and listen to live Samba music. Call 508-696-6300 to order the Post-Theater Soiree package or stop by the box office after 3 pm. The play starts at 7 pm.
Photo courtesy of Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity broke ground on their sixth home on Saturday, August 9. Donated by the Town of Edgartown, the site where a home will be built for Renee Arsenault and Jason Filiault is on 11th Street. To donate time, money, talent, or materials, call the Habitat office at 508-696-4646 or visit habitatmv.org.
Save a life
Every five minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer. Only two out of ten cancer patients will find a marrow match, so every donor registered at the Save Giovanni's Friends Bone Marrow Drive will give patients a better change for survival. The drive will take place at the Agricultural Fair in West Tisbury today through Sunday, August. 21-24. Donors must be between 18 and 55 years of age and in good health. You will be asked to fill out a registration form and a cheek swab will be taken. You will be contacted for additional blood tests if you are a match. For more information, call Anna Hanchar at 508-541-8309, or visit helpgiovanniguglielmo.org.