Tisbury

Sorry. I misspoke. I gave you the wrong name for the Chilmark bank where Susan Johnson’s paintings are on display. It is the Bank of Martha’s Vineyard, Chilmark branch. I guess if you just say the Chilmark bank, everyone knows what you mean. The paintings are beautiful and worth the trip out to see them.

If you miss the program called Tisbury 101 at the library, you do get a second chance. Those of you with cable will be happy to hear that the Vineyard Haven Library’s programs on Tisbury government will be shown on Channel 13 on Inside Town Hall. Check the MVTV schedule online.

The first storm of the season postponed a foam roller workshop at the Mansion House. Foam roller exercises are said to be popular and the class will be offered at a later date. By the way, the Mansion House Health Club winter rates run until April 30.

The snowbirds who left over the last week or so certainly timed things well. We did get snow. And more snow. Certainly much more snow than we wanted. It was rather like living in a snow globe for a day. The experience is quite pleasant if you don’t have to be somewhere else any time soon.

Of course, those of us who live on dirt roads in this town are rarely plowed out. That makes me think that this is something I need to consider in a new car. Our road used to get plowed and even sanded in bad winter weather. Of course, when I was younger it was not quite such an issue for me.

Happily, the Pats won on Sunday. They needed to do that. The win still does not make up for hiring Steven Tyler to sing the national anthem. His performance was described accurately as “Well, sing was an overstatement. It was more of a warbled scream.” The NFC hired a much better singer in Kristin Chenoweth who did a grand job even in steady rain and high winds. She’s a pro.

I have to tell you that I am glad we now have two weeks off from football. It will be just about enough time to get over Sunday’s marathon experience.

Community suppers are served every Friday from 5 to 6:30 pm at Grace Church. Don’t forget that lobster rolls will be at Grace Church on February 5th from 11:30 to 2 pm. Last month they ran out, so I am willing to bet there will be plenty if you want some for your Super Bowl game. You can call ahead to reserve lobster rolls at 508-693-0332.

This Saturday you can learn how to check out free eBooks and downloadable audiobooks for your Kindle, Nook, and other devices. Drop by the Vineyard Haven Library between 10 am and noon to see how to get started. The library’s eReaders — including a Nook, Sony Reader, and Kindle — will be available for demonstration. If you don’t have one, this might be an easy way to see what would work best for you.

Saturday night at 7:30 you can see a beautiful movie about the end of the world. “Melancholia” is a Danish pyschological disaster film, but I understand it is in English. The story line is that during a wedding celebration it becomes apparent that a planet called Melancholia is heading directly towards Earth.

The chef at Zephrus says they plan to celebrate with a Valentine’s Day menu from February 10 through 19. The a la carte menu will feature lobster, pan-seared sea scallops, and Island oysters and finish with Cupid’s favorite dessert: molten chocolate cake with strawberry gelato.

Happy anniversary to Aase and Harry Jones, who party next Tuesday.

Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out tomorrow to Caroline Davey. Sunday belongs to Suzanne Kennedy, our town accountant. Happy birthday to Elisha Smith on Monday. You know, that was my dad’s birthday and also Roosevelt’s. My Daddy had it first, though. Have a happy one, Elisha.

On Tuesday wish the best to Susie Thurber. Paul Watts starts off the month of February with a birthday cake on Wednesday.

Heard on Main Street: If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you.