Dine for LAX
The Friends of Vineyard LAX (lacrosse) will benefit from a Dine to Donate at both Sharky’s Cantinas, in Edgartown and Oak Bluffs on Monday, April 11. A portion of all food sales will go to the organization, which supports four Island teams: boys and girls youth, and high school lacrosse. For more information, email email@example.com.
In preparation for an author’s talk and discussion with Winslow Myers on his book “Living Beyond War: A Citizen’s Guide” on May 15, there are two book discussions scheduled for this Sunday, April 10, and Sunday, April 17. The talks are at the Unitarian-Univeralist Chapel in Vineyard Haven. For more information, call 508-693-8210.
Like looking in a kaleidoscope
Islander Valerie Sonnenthal, member of the Cleaveland House Poets and publisher of Errata Editions, presents a unique film in conjunction with Island Theatre Workshop this Friday, April 8. “Visual Diary Project” is Ms. Sonnenthal’s half-hour triptych animation film, reminiscent of a kaleidoscope using the Photo Booth feature and mirror effect on her computer, featuring original music by Sergio Cervetti. Richard Skidmore will also premiere a short film, and a question and answer session will follow with all the artists. The event is free; for more information, call Ms. Sonnenthal at 774-563-8282.
Food for fines
The Vineyard Haven Library will forgive tardiness when it comes to returning items if they are brought back to the library between April 10 and 16 with a non-perishable food donation for the Island Food Pantry. Call 508-696-4211 for more information.
For the kids
Singer Carly Simon has lent her voice to a children’s book coming out this month, “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” ($17.95). This new spin on the classic American song by Jack Norworth features character Katie Casey, a cat, cheering for her team at Sluggers Stadium.
A three-song CD accompanies the book with Ms. Simon singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” “I Gave My Love a Cherry,” and “Scarborough Fair.”
Artist Amiko Hirao, whose colorful designs fill the pages, graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design, and lives in Boston.
The Martha’s Vineyard Figure Skating Club presents its 23rd annual Ice Show. Chiller: A Jackson Musical Montage will take place at the M.V. Arena Saturday, April 9 at 7 pm and Sunday April 10 at 1 pm. All levels of skaters, nearly 100 in all, will perform.
This year’s guest skater is Alex Aiken, 2011 Junior Men’s National Bronze Medalist. Alex comes from Charlotte, N.C. where he is coached by 1992 Olympic Silver Medalist Paul Wylie. Tickets are available at the door.
Spring is here
A Spring Celebration, a fundraiser for the Chilmark Preschool, is this Saturday, April 9, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Chilmark Community Center. Young ones can take pony rides, play with baby chicks, games, make crafts, and eat food. Admission is $5 per child over 3, and free for adults. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Healthy Kids Day
Part of a national initiative of the YMCA, Healthy Kids Day is this Saturday, April 9, at the YMCA of M.V. in Oak Bluffs. From 11 am to 2 pm, kids and adults can take part in a variety of fitness activities from family Zumba to free swim assessments, and learn about Y summer programs. The first 100 children receive free water bottles, and admission is free. For more information, call 508-696-7171 or visit ymcamv.org.