No complaints will be tolerated about the mini hurricane. We all delighted in the beautiful weather left behind for the holiday weekend. The people worried about our safety had a good chance to use the Code Red phone notification. So now we know that works. Roads were kept clear and most of you cooperated very well. There were a few temper tantrums when some folks couldn’t get the batteries they should have bought earlier. But now they are prepared for the next storm.
Louisa Gould will be out on the water Saturday to capture many action shots of the Moffett Cup Regatta. You can look at her website to see samples of her impressive pictures. Call 508-693-7373 ahead of time if you would like photographs of your boat and team as they compete in this quintessential Vineyard end-of-the-season regatta.
Richard Paradise says that the films are just a piece of the fun at the Annual Film Festival sponsored by the MV Film Society. Festival-goers enjoy nightly parties and meet-the-filmmaker events. Both Friday and Saturday post-screening parties offer music, drinks, and snacks. Check the schedules at www.mvfilmfest.com
This Sunday you really should join in the 5K Run/Walk and Fun Run to benefit the Vineyard Haven Public Library. You can walk if you want to. Registration forms are available at the library. It is amazing how our library has something for everyone, not just books and story times.
Love a mystery? Meet the “sinister minister,” Rev. Judith Campbell, on Tuesday at 7 pm at the library. Her new book “A Deadly Mission” will be available. She will read from “An Unspeakable Mission,” her work in progress.
Children grades 6 through 12 will enjoy Wii games and online gaming at the library from 6 to 7:30 pm next Thursday.
Sandy Whitworth wants to remind you that people of all ages are welcome to events at the Tisbury Senior Center. You don’t have to be of a certain age. The seniors enjoy having some younger folks around. On this Monday afternoon there is a light tea at 2 pm with a speaker. There is no charge but you must sign up at 508-696-4205 so they know whom to expect for tea. The speaker is David Nathans, director of the Martha’s Vineyard Museum in Edgartown, who will describe the new exhibits, ranging from art to Indians to the new interactive program called Girl on a Whaleship.
Opening this month at the M.V. Museum is a special exhibit on Your Town, Our Island. This will include a lot of your own town’s history. There are also many unidentified photographs in the museum collection of people and of places that you might be interested to look at.
Tours of the Farm Institute are available this fall on Saturdays and Sundays. And you have a chance to make beach plum jam with Saskia Vanderhoop this Sunday. For more see www.farminstitute.org
Carolyn O’Daly invites interested new members to the Woman’s Club of Martha’s Vineyard. Did you know that this group was organized by Sarah Joy Mayhew and Mary Wesley Worth in Edgartown over a hundred years ago? For more information call Janice at 508-627-4861. The next meeting is September 20.
Happy anniversary to Chuck and Anne Downing, who party on Saturday.
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out Saturday to Susan Rice.
Happy birthday to Joyce Stiles Tucker. She celebrates on Tuesday. You could wish her a happy one at the tea.
Wednesday belongs to our favorite son-in-law, Kevin Olson.
Heard on Main Street: If you eat pasta and antipasto, are you still hungry?