Spring clean your house and benefit the Island. Electronics disposal day is from 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday, April 7. Take old computers or small refrigerators or any such item to Community Services across from the high school. You will pay a minimal fee for each item and usually they give you one price for a full carload. The money benefits Community Services.
The Vineyard Haven Library offers a special movie tonight at 6 pm for ages 8 and up: Kermit and Miss Piggy are back in this 2011 movie. Rated PG. Popcorn provided.
Enjoy art at the library. Marilyn Miller’s photographic collection, “Sense of Place,” will be on display at the library through April. Marilyn’s work celebrates our Island from farm to sea. Art in the Stacks provides individual artists an opportunity to show their work to the community.
National Library Snapshot Day is next Thursday. That day, libraries across the nation will provide a “snapshot” of what happens in a day in the life of a library. How many books are checked out? How many people get help finding a job? Doing their taxes? Doing their homework? New this year is online participation. You can go to mass.gov/libraries and post comments about the ways you use our library.
Enjoy poetry and meet with like minds. Common Threads is a program of MassPoetry.org that seeks to encourage people to read and discuss the same nine poems during April, National Poetry Month. The poets selected have strong ties to Massachusetts, from Longfellow to Dickinson and many others. Michael West will lead a discussion on three afternoons in April at the Vineyard Haven Library. Meet at 2 pm this Saturday and then again on the 14th and 28th.
Spring is blossoming all over and this is reflected in the shop windows. Some new places are preparing to open. Watch for more changes on Main Street before too long.
Are you ready? Would you believe that spud guns are available at Alley’s Store. I have been told they are great fun and kids love them. Let me know when you try them.
Tomorrow, the First Baptist Church marks Good Friday with a service at noon. Easter Sunday will be greeted with a service at 9 am at Eastville Beach, at the drawbridge, followed by breakfast at the Parish House. The Alleluia Service is at the church at 11 am, followed by an Easter egg hunt. The Methodists’ sunrise service is at 5:15 am at the Inkwell Beach. Two more services are at Trinity Church in Oak Bluffs at 10 am and again at 6:30 pm.
Steve Hutchinson, Amanda’s husband, plans a memorial for Amanda. Pictures and stories will he shared, and refreshments will be served. Celebrate her life at the Chilmark Community Center, at 1 pm on Sunday, April 29.
Featherstone spring classes began this week and run through May. See featherstoneart.org. Try Acrylic Painting with Donna Straw or learn the Art of Tapestry weaving with Julia Mitchell. There are several classes in photography. You can work on your own or with instruction in the dark room with David Welch. Learn digital photography with Kathy Rose. Sam Hiser will introduce you to the traditional wet print.
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out tomorrow to a very special person: wish the very best to Janet Holladay.
Heard on Main Street: A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.