Remember many years ago when the end of January and the beginning of February meant cold weather, peace and quiet? Well that no longer is the norm. There may be fewer people around, but the events are everlasting and of a great variety. If you are bored then you need to just read the calendar listings and you are bound to find a project or event that will interest you.
Guess who will be visiting the Oak Bluffs Library on Saturday, Feb. 4. None other than the lovable Clifford the Big Red Dog. From 10:30 to 11:30 am join Sondra and Clifford for stories and crafts. All ages. Free.
Judith Boyd Brunton is basking in the delight of the birth of her first grandchild. Fionna Kathleen Boyd was born to Kayla Mastomonaco and to Judith's son Eli Boyd on January 18 and Judith could not be more excited. Congratulations to the parents and of course the new grandmother.
Here are more details for the February 15 trip to Foxwoods Casino for any interested Islanders. The trip is being sponsored by the Friends of the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging and reservations for a space on the bus are being taken by Rose at 508-693-0165, ext. 3. The cost is $30, which includes the bus, 2 Keno Tickets, and the sumptuous buffet luncheon. Space is limited, so call soon. Reservations must be paid for at the O.B. Senior Center by Wednesday, February 8. You do not have to be a senior citizen to go. Boat tickets are the responsibility of those participating. The trip leaves on the 7 am boat and returns to the Island on the 6:15 pm boat.
The Chili Contest at the P-A Club this past weekend was a great success. Everyone was well behaved and a substantial sum was raised for the Red Stocking Fund.
There will be special bargain prices for Lobster Rolls this Sunday, February 5 at Grace Church. There will be a "4-4-50 Superbowl Special." That is four lobster rolls for only $50. Regular price is $15 each so if you buy four you do get a really good bargain. Special is this Sunday only and you must buy four to qualify for special price.
The time is 11:30 am to 1:30 pm or as long as the supply lasts.
The League of Women Voters of Martha's Vineyard is hosting a Breakfast in Recognition of Black History Month on Saturday, February 4. It will be at the Howes
House in West Tisbury (across from Alley's Store). The breakfast will be at 9 am. Following the breakfast, Natalie Dickerson, a former president of the M.V. branch of the NAACP, will be the keynote speaker. For more information, contact Carole Early at 508-693-7914.
The YMCA's Mako Swim Club is gearing up for their last home swim meet and to celebrate an excellent season. Today, Thursday, Feb. 2, a one-hour challenge will raise funds, at a penny per yard, for the Club. The challenge starts at 6 pm and it's open to everyone, free of charge.
Then, on Saturday The Feeding Frenzy Pasta Dinner, lovingly prepared by Tea Lane Caterers and served by our very own Makos, will take place from 5:30 to 8 pm. You may call the Y for info and tickets, 508-696-7171.
And finally, on Sunday, from 10 am to 1 pm the meet itself, versus MASK, will take place. The pool will be closed to the public during this time.
In conjunction with The Martha's Vineyard Museum's Island Faces Portrait Contest, Featherstone has three great new class offerings. From Picture to Painting: A How to Class for Acrylic & Oil Painters with Kenneth Vincent. Classes are scheduled on Sundays on February: 5, 12, 19, 26.
We send birthday smiles to Emma Williamson on February 3, Grandson Matt Rivers on the 4th, Maureen Anderson and Bella Pasqualino on Febuary 5, followed by Kelly Irene Pacheco the next day. Chloe Hoyt, Marc Rivers, and Sally Scott share February 7th.
Enjoy your week.