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I do apologize but they gave me the wrong date. The Brazilian cultural lunch is the day after tomorrow. You need to call now to take part in the luncheon with music and good food. Lunch is from noon to 2 pm on Saturday. Call Leslie Clapp 508-939-9440. Tickets are $25 to benefit the MV Center for Living.

This Sunday you can begin March Madness with lobster rolls available on Sunday from 11:30 to 1:30 at Grace Church.

Last Saturday’s high winds disrupted vacation plans for the school break for many Islanders. The Island Home couldn’t run most trips while the wind was blowing from the southwest, but the Martha’s Vineyard did just fine. The problems were good news for the Black Dog Tavern which was pleased to keep the would-be travelers happy.

I didn’t realize that I was enjoying such a special birthday last weekend. My sister decided that it was. She had her youngest son ship a large box filled with two dozen lovely long stemmed roses from California to me. Now that is a real birthday surprise. I was delighted with other unusual and very thoughtful treats, so this was a proper celebration. Sometimes you just need a little extra attention.

Be sure to vote on Tuesday from 7 am to 8 pm. This is the Presidential Primary. That’s it. You only have one chance to cast your vote to select the candidates. Sample ballots are available from the town clerk. The Congressional candidates for the November election will be determined at the State Primary in September, probably on the first Tuesday. You really can’t complain if you don’t bother to vote.

You can register to vote at any time, but you should know that there is a special registration being held on Wednesday, March 21. That day you can register to vote at the town clerk’s office until 8 pm.

The Vineyard Haven Library loves to plan special events for our children. Today, there is a special movie at 3:30 pm. Next Thursday afternoon, children five and up are invited to have fun at a birthday party for Dr. Seuss at 3:30 pm. That evening at 6 pm there will be another movie treat for ages eight and up.

Richard Paradise announces that the MV Film Society’s three films in March all focus on romance, just to heat up the Vineyard spring. Saturday at 7:30 pm at the Cornell Theatre see “Mademoiselle Chambon,” a film about love in midlife “and how that can be the most beautiful thing in the world but also the most inconvenient.” That sounds like fun, especially in French with English subtitles.

Did you know that you can learn watercolor and acrylic painting techniques from master painter John Holladay? These and other classes at Featherstone in March include everyone from beginners to professionals. Call 508-693-1850 for more or check featherstoneart.org.

ACE MV is offering college level and graduate level courses for credit this month. There is also a course on Love and Heresy in Medieval Southern France. How about Photoshop for beginners, Indian cooking, or managing personal finances? Info online at acemv.org, or call 774-310-1131. You must pre-register.

Don’t forget. Some of our neighbors need more than food although the Food Pantry still needs your help. If you have clean warm clothing to donate, drop that off at Clothes To Go on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday between 2 and 4 pm at the Stone Church. Then you will have more room in your closet and you can get yourself something new for spring.

Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go to Katie Kennedy tomorrow. Sunday belongs to Polly McDowell. Happy birthday on Tuesday to Jonathon Scoggins, Dolores Ruckman, and Laurel Chapman. Evans Kristal takes the cake on Wednesday.

Heard on Main Street: Do you know how many months have 28 days this year? Of course, you do. All of them!