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Congratulations to the Tisbury School and especially to Olivia Jacobs. We do appreciate that it is an accomplishment to win one Island Spelling Bee. She just won her second one! We’re rooting for you, Olivia. Good luck in the next round, in Washington, D.C., and have fun!

Practice your Spanish or just enjoy a good story. The Vineyard Film Society offers a moving film in Spanish (with subtitles) this Saturday at 7:30 pm at the historic Katharine Cornell Theatre. “Biutiful” is a love story between a father and his children. The father struggles to reconcile fatherhood and love with crime, guilt, and mortality in the dangerous underworld of modern Barcelona. Like life itself, this is a circular tale that ends where it begins. (Rated R, just like life.)

Make plans now. This Sunday is the last of the winter lobster rolls. And there will be no more lobster rolls until May. But they are available this Sunday from noon to 2 pm at Grace Episcopal Church. For large orders, call 508-693-0332.

On Tuesday morning the little ones will enjoy music and songs with Jeremy Berlin at the V.H. Library. (I may sit in on that one because I do enjoy Jeremy Berlin.) Then on Thursday at 3:30 pm there will be board games with Katherine for ages five and up

Next Thursday at 5:30 pm you can enjoy Brazilian cooking with Bella at our library. She will demonstrate how to prepare top sirloin, Minas Gerais style, roasted with garlic and salt. That sounds good to me. Picanha is also a favorite meat for a Brazilian barbecue. Library cooking classes are always popular, so be sure to register at the desk. You must sign up. And note the time is 5:30 pm.

As I get older, I find it harder to toss out plastics than my younger friends do. I think I was raised in a different world. Do you know what you can do with all the plastic pill bottles from the pharmacist? It is a fact that the older we get, the more pills we have. So we have many more bottles than we can use for all our various purposes. But we still save them.

Does anyone know whether there is a need for such things? Someone suggested disaster areas might need them. So if you know of a good use for all these little plastic containers, please tell me. Or I shall have to do as my younger friends suggest: just recycle.

The Louisa Gould Gallery has a wonderful show of new work by Cindy Kane, Kate Huntington, and John Holladay. Cindy works in mixed media on board, Kate uses traditional oil and paints on canvas, and John creates with acrylic on canvas. The Gallery specializes in Vineyard marine art and photography and provides a base for photographer/painter Louisa Gould. She offers Island artists a venue to display contemporary art in various media.

You have just a week to collect all those electronic gadgets that you want to get rid of. The reasonable fee you pay will benefit Community Services. Electronics Disposal Day is Saturday, April 9, from 9 am to 2 pm at Community Services off the V.H.-Edgartown Road across from the high school. Get rid of copiers and cell phones, refrigerators and stereos, monitors and dehumidifiers — all these and more will be taken off Island and disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner. For more see www.mvcommunityservices.com.

Ginger Duarte invites you to the fourth cultural luncheon to benefit the MV Center4Living. Enjoy lunch and a little Vineyard history. You can hear about the history of the Jewish community on our Island for only $25. The menu will include matzo ball soup and kugel.

The program begins at noon a week from Saturday, April 9, at the Grill on Main in Edgartown. Ruth Cronig Stiller and her daughter Gayle will tell you about Ruth’s father Samuel who opened the first Cronig’s Market with his three brothers in 1917. Ruthie, the youngest of five, was born here in 1922. For tickets, call 508-939-9440.

Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out on Saturday to Tom Zinno. Join me in wishing a very happy birthday to Janet Holladay on Wednesday.

Heard on Main Street: A pessimist is an optimist with experience.

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