This Monday we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a pioneer of Civil Rights. Amid all the special sales hoopla, etc., let us not forget the true purpose of this day and remember the many accomplishments of this very gentle, strong man who helped bring about positive changes for so many. As this date is a Federal holiday, post offices, banks, and schools will be closed for the day.
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Once more the Mansion House is offering classes at reduced rates to help us get through this long winter. Griffin Hughes will lead a foam roller workshop, teaching how the use of this simple tool can ease muscle and joint pain, increase blood flow and massage connective tissue, at the Mansion House Health Club on January 21, at 4 pm. For more information, visit www.mvmansionhouse.com or call 508-693-2200.
Homemakers member Gertrude "Gert" Knowlton will be celebrating her 100th birthday on January 13 .She is an artist and mother of Rosemary Hildreth of the Oak Bluffs library. The Homemakers Club celebrated her birthday at Pat and Wally White's house, but be sure and wish this marvelous woman the best on this happy occasion.
Hours at our Oak Bluffs Library are changing as of Tuesday, January 17. The new hours are: Tuesday, 10 am to 8 pm; Wednesday, 10 am to 5 pm; Thursday 10 am to 8 pm; Friday 10 am to 5 pm; and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm.
Join the First Baptist Church in Vineyard Haven on: Monday, Jan. 16, at 9 am for The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast and program titled "A life of Altruistic Service: his inheritance, our commitment!" You may make reservations for this 83rd birthday celebration by calling 508-693-1539.
Monday afternoons from 2 to 4 have been added to the hours for Clothes To Go at the Stone Church in Vineyard Haven. So now winter 2012 hours are: Monday, 2 to 4 pm; Wednesday, 2 to 4 pm; Friday 2 to 4 pm; and Saturday, 9 to 11 am.
We send birthday smiles to Jack deBettencourt and Richard Mavro today, Gert Knowlton on the 13th, followed by Pat Dorsey the next day, Roddy Santos on January 15, Jessica Peters, Catherine Deese, and Tyson Araujo on the 16th, and Katherine deBettencourt on January 17.
Enjoy your week.