Martha’s Vineyard Workshops present a plein air painting workshop with John Holladay tomorrow from 9 am to 1 pm. Call Louisa Gould Gallery at 508-693-7373 to register or visit the gallery at 54 Main Street. Students may paint in any medium, oils, acrylics, or watercolor. The cost is $125.

Last weekend’s Vineyard Cup regatta brought people to town and a grand visual in the harbor. Sometimes we need to be reminded of our beautiful surroundings. There is always a breeze near the water.

This Saturday from 5 to 7 pm is the opening of Vineyard Reflection at the Louisa Gould Gallery featuring new works by artists Joan Kennedy, Kate Huntington, Anthony Benton Gude, and Kathryn Wronski. These are the artists’ interpretations of the Island in their own media. Stop by the Gallery on Saturday to meet the artists, enjoy light refreshments and listen to live music by Michael Haydn. Or visit the website at www.louisagould.com to see samples of their work.

The Heath Hen Quilt & Yarn Shop has their annual Christmas in July on Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm, 20 percent off everything. If you are looking to invest in a business, the shop is also for sale. And Lynne says if there are no takers, the “Heath Hen” will be extinct again as of October 31.

The Vineyard Playhouse invites you to enjoy the Monday Night Specials: A Series of New Work. This Monday at 7 pm see “The Screenwriter’s Daughter,” written and directed by Larry Mollin. This is the true and imagined story of Ben and Jenny Hecht. The Playhouse is now showing “Tennessee Williams Original Acts,” four short plays, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Williams’s birth. Members and seniors get a special price.

After all the contention in our town that preceded approval of sales of beer and wine in Tisbury, it is hard to believe that it has been in effect for one year. The folks at Zephrus Restaurant say they adhered to all town guidelines, checked all licenses, and had no problems. The process sometimes takes a bit of explaining, but customers get a bit of Tisbury history with their food order.

A friend sent a long story about the latest colonoscopy and included these directions: You mix two packets of powder together in a one-liter (33 ounces) plastic jug, then you fill it with lukewarm water. Then you have to drink the whole jug.

If you need to get certified in Phlebotomy, EKG, and Coding for a job in the health field, an info session will be held on Thursday, August 4, at 6:30 pm. Meet with Dr..Stan Rome in the Windemere conference room. For more call Dr. Rome 617-767-4484. This is not part of the practical nursing program.

Tisbury artist Donna Straw created the striking design used in the publicity for the MV Wind Festival next month to benefit Featherstone. Her work can be seen at the Cousen Rose Gallery.

Amy Ryan, director of the Vineyard Haven Library, wants your input on how to improve our library. What services do you think are important? What could make our library more valuable to you? Complete a brief survey with some 20 yes or no questions. Visit the website at www.vhlibrary.org, and look for a link to the survey. Paper copies are also available at the library.

Middle school students can sign up now for junior high cheerleading this fall. The program focuses on teamwork, school spirit, community service, choreography, and, of course, cheering. Call Sue Costello at 508-627-9568.

Happy anniversary to Eric and Susan Lopes who tied the knot at the Gay Head lighthouse in 2000.

Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out tomorrow to Judy Davey and Ed Colligan.

Then on Monday wish the best to Ed Colligan’s grandson Thomas E. Colligan. Tuesday belongs to special people: Michael Bulkin, Pam Cassel, and Rory Mayhew. Rory will be six years old and is looking forward to entering first grade. Happy birthday to Michael Cobban and Nancy Zamarro who party on Wednesday.

Heard on Main Street: Work is for people who don’t know how to fish.