What a beautiful Patriot's Day was this past Monday. Many people are here checking out their houses and many children are on school vacation. Our progress is somewhat slowed down by all the road projects going on but they are moving along so swiftly that they should be finished before we know it. Local elections and town meetings are just about over and now we can relax a bit from politics until fall and try to enjoy the Red Sox games without having an anxiety attack.
Our former Wing Road neighbors Ernestine and Bob Kinnecom are home after a month's vacation in Florida where they visited some of their children and grandchildren. But like true Islanders I think they are glad to be back here again.
Also arriving this week from a winter spent off Island is Cee-J Jones who celebrates a milestone birthday next week.
Join Sondra, the Oak Bluffs Library Children's Librarian, for a storytime geared towards children who speak French on Saturday, April 28, at 10 am. Practice vocabulary, play games, and sing songs. All are welcome, even if you don't speak the language. This event is for all ages and it is free.
The M.V. Center for Living is holding the third in a series of popular cultural luncheons on Saturday, April 21, from 12 to 2 pm at The Grill on Main in Edgartown. The luncheon will honor, highlight and examine the history of the M.V. Campmeeting Association of Oak Bluffs. The ticket is $25. Call Leslie Clapp for reservations at 508-939-9440.
You're invited to a special fun and educational event when Island Alpaca holds its Fifth Annual Shearing Day on Saturday, April 21, from 9 am to 5 pm. Get up close to these gentle, curious creatures to learn more about the benefits of alpaca ownership, and the fleece to fiber transition. Fun for all ages, and perfect for those thinking about investing in alpaca or for the new breeder! Browse through the farm store and find luxurious locally grown and knitted products. There will be refreshments and door prizes, rain or shine.
Featherstone presents the program "The Art of Vineyard Architecture - Celebrating Vineyard Architects." Come to the opening reception Sunday, April 22, from 4 to 6 pm in the Virginia Weston Besse Gallery at Featherstone Center for the Arts. The show will remain on view from 12 noon to 4 pm daily through May 9.
We send birthday smiles to Shellby Ponte and Cee-J Jones on April 22, Gloria Steere on the 23, followed by Peter Martell on the 24th and Donna Pacheco and Andy Farrissey on April 25.
Enjoy your week.