Oak Bluffs


I think the person in charge of weather knows the rhyme April showers bring May flowers, because rain is in the air and is forecast for the next week at least. Here is hoping that May flowers will follow so it will all be worthwhile.

The MVCenter4Living is holding its fourth cultural luncheon on Saturday, April 9, from 12 noon to 2 pm at The Grill on Main in Edgartown. The April luncheon will honor the Jewish community and will offer a closer look at the influence of the Jewish people and culture on the Vineyard. Speaking on this month’s theme are Vineyard-born residents Ruth Cronig Stiller and her daughter, Gayle. For information and tickets, call director Leslie Clapp at 508-939-9440 or email mvcenter4living@gmail.com.

The Chilmark PreSchool Spring Celebration is happening next weekend, Saturday, April 9, from 10 am to 2 pm. It is a fun-filled, family event for the Island community, offering great food, games, face-painting, crafts, baby chicks for petting, pony rides and more.

Have you been dreaming about backdoor donuts? Well The Martha’s Vineyard Gourmet Cafe and Bakery will open for the season Thursday, April 14. First night for backdoor donuts is Friday the 15th, so mail your taxes and grab a warm apple fritter or donut between 7:30 pm and 12:30 am!

On Monday, April 11, from 6 to 8 pm Featherstone Center for the Arts Gallery will be featuring Market-Art. This is co-Sponsored by Featherstone Center for the Arts and Vineyard Voice. The four panelists include Nancy Shaw Cramer, owner of Shaw Cramer Gallery, Elizabeth Whelan, artist, businesswoman, and designer of brands and marketing campaigns, Jennifer McCurdy, world-renowned ceramicist and Patrick Phillips, online and video-based art-community builder Register at www.mvwomensnetwork.org.

The Oak Bluffs School spring show is under way! Middle school students have begun rehearsals for “The Beatles Extravaganza.” Once again the show is also open to younger students if they have parental supervision. Show dates are May 13, 14, and 15.

On Saturday, April 16, from 10 am to 12 noon, celebrate Earth Day by helping Oak Bluffs School students and friends clean up Jetty Beach (also known as Marinelli Beach) by the East Chop Beach Club. Then enjoy a barbecue at SBS as a thank-you for your efforts. Sign up at the entrance to the beach that day. There are raffle prizes for kids. Bags will be provided. Bring gloves and beautiful weather! This is the 19th Annual Beach Clean-Up!

The Vineyard Committee on Hunger will host an Oxfam Hunger Banquet on Thursday, April 14, in the cafeteria. Three types of meals will be served: a high-income meal, a middle-income meal, and a low-income meal. The proportions of people in each of the three groups will approximate the income distribution in the world.

Important dates at the school are April 7, 11, and 13 when there is noon dismissal to make time for parent-teacher conferences; April 14, Puberty Night (6 pm) and Parent Bullying Workshop (time to be announced).

We send birthday smiles to: Donald Combra and Richard Giordano on April 9, Tevin Araujo on the 10th, Michael Rebello on April 12, followed by Sarah Neubert on April 13.Enjoy your week.Peace.