I have to send a shout-out to the Edgartown Board of Trade on this past weekend's Pink and Green events. Friday afternoon, we got to be princesses and princes at Donaroma's, complete with tiaras and crowns. Friday night at the Harbor View, we rocked out to local band, Kodachrome. Saturday, so appropriately coinciding with the high school prom, we dusted off the dancing shoes, threw on dresses and ties, and hit the Pink and Green Ball at the Field Club, where we swung with the Sultans until late in the evening. I know I missed a whole slew of other events, but I suppose that's a testament to how hard these guys worked. Bravo.
Jill Walpole has been hard at work in her garden, and the progress is evident, as verdant shoots already graze the knees at every turn. She was kind enough to answer my plea for pea seeds, as well as sharing some potato starters. The bed is now rototilled (also thanks to a lend from the Walpoles), and now I just wait for my thumbs to turn green, which should occur right around the time I clear this pile of paperwork off my desk.
The Rainbow Run is Saturday. That's right. This Saturday beginning at 9 am (blink and you'll miss it), the children of Rainbow Place Preschool will don their sneakers and Usain Bolt their way from the harbor to the Old Whaling Church, waving their rainbows in the air. Come on down, grab a coffee, and cheer them on.
May is Older Americans Month, and the Anchors has several events planned in celebration, including a talk with Dr. Roger Landry, Friday, May 18, at 1:30, at the Harbor View Hotel, "When Friends Work Miracles: The Social Side of Successful Aging." Dr. Roger takes us on a brief trip through man's evolution in order to better understand why social networks and relationships are critical to the aging process. He then reviews easy ways to avoid the isolation of later decades, including decisions regarding living options and lifestyle choices. Also upcoming is "Remembering Edgartown," a panel discussion of those who grew up in Edgartown from 1928-1942, on Tuesday, May 29th, at 2:00. Ann Bassett from MVTV, Linsey Lee from the Martha's Vineyard Museum, and Madeline Fisher, Chairman of Friends of ECOA, will help to video tape and record stories of growing up in Edgartown. To reserve a space for either event, or to sign up to share your memories of growing up in Edgartown, call 508-627-4368.
Clean off your spikes and mark your calendar for the Boys & Girls Club/Big Brothers, Big Sisters Golf Tournament, June 3, from 8 am to 2:30 pm at Farm Neck. The format is handicap-adjusted five-player scramble, 18 holes. For more info, visit www.mvbgclub.org.
Happy birthday to Jamie Le Blond, who celebrates May 17. Also celebrating this week, Ezra Sherman on May 18, Casey O'Connor on May 19, Jasmine Fields on May 20, Tim Klein and Brandon Willett on May 21, and Janice Donaroma and Nicole LaPierre on May 22. Here's to croquet for Klein, flowers for Janice, a romantic dinner for Jamie and Nicole, a good book for Ezra, a pint at the Pub for Casey, fun times aplenty for Miss Jasmine, and for Brandon, an identifying balloon taped securely to your ski hat so that you shall never be lost to the wilds of life's trails.