Once again the Charter School has provided delightful scarecrows for your entertainment. See the Lorax and many of his friends on Main Street now.
Liz Villard offers a Halloween graveyard tour of our town on Sunday at 5 pm. You can learn Island history through the gravestones of those who lived it. Tours are $15, free for children under 12. She offers a $5 discount for Islanders on this one, so bring ID with an Island address. Call 508-627-8619.
Island artists and all the rest of us are invited to a celebration of the arts this weekend at the Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown. Events listed here are free, starting with the open house Friday at 6 pm, featuring music, fashion, and art. Saturday at 1 pm see short dance pieces by YardWorks dancers. Short films by local filmmakers begin at 3 pm. On Sunday the focus is on children from 1 to 4 pm
Enjoy a puppet show and cotton candy at the Fall Yard Sale of the First Baptist Church on Saturday. From 10 to 2 the white elephant table, baked goods, and fresh produce will compete with hot dogs and hamburgers for your attention. Corner of Spring and William Streets – for more call 508-693-1539.
All Island residents enter free on Saturdays this winter to the Martha's Vineyard Museum in Edgartown.
On Sunday, children are invited to the Vineyard Haven Library from 1 to 3 pm for Halloween Festivities. There will be food, games, and crafts for all ages. Children should wear their Halloween costumes and take part in the parade at 2:30 pm.
Children over 13 will enjoy a recent movie starring Bruce Willis on Tuesday at 7 pm at the library. Moonrise Kingdom is set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965. Two 12-year-olds fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As the authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore — and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle. Moviegoers also get free popcorn and lemonade.
Next Wednesday from 3 to 5 pm children age 8 and up can see a Halloween movie at the library. After 300 years, three sister witches are resurrected in Salem on Halloween night. Two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal talking cat are the only hope of stopping the witches. Rated PG. Ages younger than 8 only with an adult.
If you have the latest smartphone, CLAMS Libraries on Martha's Vineyard now have a free mobile app for smartphones and tablets and offer a handheld version of library services. With this app, you can search the CLAMS catalog and view items checked out or request and renew materials. The new app also allows users to search for and download eBooks and audiobooks directly to their mobile devices. Check it out at library.clamsnet.org.
CLAMS (Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing) is a nonprofit, cooperative association of libraries on Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket. The Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, and Vineyard Haven libraries are active members. Aquinnah, Chilmark, and West Tisbury libraries will offer CLAMS access later this year.
Edgartown Community Suppers begin Monday at 5 pm in the Baylies Room at the Old Whaling Church. The door opens at 4:45 pm. All are welcome, and a free will offering is accepted. A hearty menu of salad, bread, soup, entrée, dessert and beverage is offered.
Christmas is coming and your help is needed. Hospice of Martha's Vineyard hosts Handmade from the Heart in Edgartown on December 8. All local artisans, from candlestick makers to bakers, are asked to contribute to this fundraiser for Hospice. Hospice wants handmade items like jewelry, needlepoint, knitted items, paintings, photographs, Christmas ornaments and such. Items will be sold at the Dr. Daniel Fisher House on December 8. All proceeds go directly to hospice patient care, provided for free. Interested? Call 508-693-0189.
Happy anniversary to Bill and Marie Connelly. They celebrate on Tuesday.
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out on Saturday to selectman Jeff Kristal. Next Monday wish the best to Lillian Colligan and Kaylee Kuehne. Happy birthday to Sally Leslie Mitchell on Tuesday.
Heard on Main Street: The goblins'll get you if you don't watch out.