Noteworthy events


Island Book cover winners

The Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce recently announced the winners of the 2011-2012 Island Book cover art contest. All Island sixth graders were invited to submit cover designs with the theme of Island Grown. Each year, six are picked, and each receive a $100 U.S. Savings Bond in addition to having their artwork on the cover of the phonebook. The winners are the following:

Belle Dupon — M.V. Public Charter School

Susa Breese — M.V. Public Charter School

Brahmin Thurber-Carbone — West Tisbury School

Noah Hoyt — Oak Bluffs School

Samuel Graber-Hahn — Tisbury School

Daniel Gaines — Edgartown School

The artwork is on display through June 10 at Kennedy Studios on Main Street in Vineyard Haven. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm, and Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm.

The art of narration

Davina Porter, award-winning narrator who has appeared in many stage productions and audio works, will talk about her career this Saturday, May 28, at the West Tisbury Library. “A narrator against whom all others should be measured,” wrote the LA Times, for her recording of “Madame Bovary,” and “the perfect choice for a mare of distinction and breeding,” for her interpretation of Paul Revere’s horse in “Mr. Revere and I,” Ms. Porter was included in Audiofile magazine’s 50 Best Voices of the Last Century, and has won two Audie awards (the Oscar of the audio book industry). The talk begins at 4 pm. For more information, call 508-693-3366.

Lobsters at the Legion

The American Legion Post 257 starts selling lobster rolls on Tuesday, June 7, and will continue weekly through September 13. For $13, receive a lobster roll, bag of chips, and a cold drink. Clam chowder with oyster crackers is available for $4. The Post is located on Martin Road in Vineyard Haven, next to the Tisbury School.

Vineyard Scripts teams with Donor Dudes

David Perzanowski, owner and pharmacist at Vineyard Scripts, has started an Island chapter of Donor Dudes, the grassroots organization that promotes organ donation by raising awareness of the need for donated organs and supports both patients and donors. Currently, Donor Dudes operates under the Chris Klug Foundation, a registered nonprofit.

“The cause is in its infancy and future plans would be to maybe become a separate nonprofit with a website, hold events such as a 5K run or walk, and make Vineyard Scripts a site for a great source of donation-awareness materials,” Mr. Perzanowski said in a press release.

A veteran of two liver transplants, Mr. Perzanowski participated in the Summit for Life, a nighttime climb up Aspen Mountain that raised more than $10,000 in donations, including $500 from Islanders.