Teens know it’s Movie Night at the Vineyard Haven Library. Starting at 6 pm they can enjoy Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, and Jessica Chastain. The story follows the life journey of the eldest son Jack through childhood to his adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father. This film is rated PG-13.
Adults are invited to enjoy Art in the Stacks featuring Nancy Crossley Blank at the library throughout the month. An instructor at Featherstone and an experienced artist, Nancy’s works are mixed media using silkscreen, graphite, transfers, and acrylic paint done on metal printing plates. The images, including carousel ponies and piggies, are intended to be fun. The color, layering, and edges also make these pieces intriguing.
The Martha’s Vineyard branch of the NAACP invites you to the 27th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Membership and Awards Dinner this Saturday at the Grill on Main Street in Edgartown. Following the dinner a civil rights conversation, moderated by Elizabeth Rawlins, features guest speakers Lucy Hackney and Rose Styron. Karen Achille, Armen Hanjian, and Connie Texeira will be honored for their outstanding service to the Vineyard community and the MV NAACP. Tickets include a membership to the MV NAACP. For more, call 508-696-5785.Did you know that the 15th Annual Vineyard 20-Miler Road Race is Saturday? The Mansion House offers special pre-race and post-race yoga classes geared towards runners and their guests. Zephrus has special pre-race carb-loader dishes. Recuperation is 20 percent off at the Spa. Family and friends don’t have to run 20 miles to get 20 percent off.
Oscar-nominated live action short films will be shown at 7:30 at the Cornell Theatre on Saturday. The best one sounds like “The Shore.” An Irishman takes his American daughter to show her Belfast. Things don’t quite go as he planned. This is only one of five films.
Next Tuesday night find out more about the Tisbury Board of Selectmen at 7 pm at the V.H. Library. Cora Medeiros and Geoghan Coogan will explain the responsibilities and the limits of their power. Find out how they work with various boards and committees. The moderator is Bea Phear.
Shrove Tuesday will be celebrated at the Baptist Church with the traditional pancake supper. Pancakes and scrambled eggs will be offered at 6:30 pm in the parish house on William Street on February 21. For reservations call 508-693-1539.
Ash Wednesday services with imposition of ashes will be held at Grace Church at 12 noon and 6 pm.
Wouldn’t you like to help lead the afterschool walking club at the Tisbury School? Lyndsay Famaris wants some adult volunteers who would like to help. Last year this was a successful program for children Kindergarten through 8th grade once a week. Call Lyndsay at 508-696-6290 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgSeniors will be happy to know that a new group is meeting on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 at the Tisbury Senior Center. Gal Talk is an informal gathering of ladies with lots of things on their minds. It could be the news, fashion, books, or even the roundabout. Fresh brewed coffee and coffee cake will keep the talk flowing.
Welcome home to Peter and Lee Scott. They had a wonderful trip with their daughter, son-in-law, and their two girls, Julia aged 4 and Anna aged 8, to Italy. They spent time in Venice, Pompeii, and Rome and even visited La Spezia.
If you have a little one who will be five on or before September first, call Barbara Armstrong at the Tisbury School for a registration packet. Kindergarten Registration for 2012-2013 is now going on until March 30. Call 508-696-6500.
The Tisbury Travel Club is offering a trip to the Boston Flower Show at Seaport World Trade Center on Thursday, March 15. Enjoy gardens, free lectures and demonstrations as well as sales of unusual plants and items for the garden. Walk into a show prematurely filled with the moist fragrant scent of earth and flowering blooms. Registrants will get a $4 admission discount and safe, comfortable travel by charter coach. Leave at 8:15 am and return on the 5 pm ferry. Call 508-696-4205 to register now.
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out today to Mary Gillette, Tom Lowe, and Izzy Wajda. Tomorrow wish the best to Colin Kennedy. Saturday belongs to Carrie Tankard and Rebecca Perkalis. On Monday best wishes go to Peter Palches. Happy birthday to Tom Robinson and Benjamin Davey on Tuesday.
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