Are you ready for the holidays? Get in shape now. Grace Preschool will hold their annual Turkey Run on Saturday. It begins at 9 am in front of Bunch of Grapes and ends at Owen Park. There is a $5 entry fee for anyone to join — call 508-693-0332. There will be oranges, water, and medals at the end.
Fall is the best time for reading. Get your books for travel and for gifts at the Mini Book Sale at the Vineyard Haven Library. That’s on Saturday from 1 to 3 pm. You know, the library book bags make nice gift wrap, too. The proceeds benefit the children’s programs.
Our own Louisa Gould has traveled to over 100 countries and territories. This talented photographer will take you around the world, sharing amazing images, some never before seen, on Sunday at 2 pm at the Vineyard Haven Library. Featured countries include Burma, Cambodia, Morocco, Bali, India, Fiji, New Zealand, Egypt, and Cuba.
You can see more of her work at the Louisa Gould Gallery at 54 Main Street and at www.louisagould.com. Many of her maritime, portrait, and travel photos have also been published. Louisa especially loves taking her camera on far-flung adventures to meet people where they live and work. Join Louisa and your neighbors at Sunday with Friends at the library.
Next Tuesday at 7 pm meet Philip Weinstein, Aquinnah summer resident and Professor of English at Swarthmore College. He will lead a talk on Raymond Carver’s “Cathedral.” Copies of the collected short stories are available through CLAMS.
The Bradford pear trees are in glorious color. I don’t know how they kept their lovely leaves even surviving the northeaster.
If you plan to sleep in next Sunday, the West Tisbury School class of 2014 invites you to an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast and silent auction. Enjoy special toppings and a roaring fire from 9 am to 12:30 at the Ag Hall to benefit the class trip to England.
Many of you will want to take part in the memorial service for Tom Hale at the Whaling Church on Saturday the 24th at 1 pm.
Two weeks from today, on the 29th, the Federated Church offers the Festival of Wreaths from 5:30 to 8 pm at 45 South Summer Street, Edgartown. See 75 original natural wreaths for sale at $45 each. $10 admission to the event includes beverages and hors d’oeuvres. Proceeds benefit the 1832 Mayhew Parsonage. For more, call 508-627-4421.
Make your reservations now for the Annual Appraisal Day at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. From 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday, December 1, experts from Skinner will evaluate your prized objects and collectibles. If you wish to sell, Skinner may consign items with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Museum. Reservations are required and will be accepted through November 30 or until appointments are full. Call Jessica at 508-627-4441, ext. 117, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out to Hector Asselin and Rebecca Gonsalves tomorrow. Wish the best on Sunday to Yvonne Ponte. Monday belongs to island artist Nancy Furino. Happy birthday greeting to Noreen Flanders and Craig Dripps on Tuesday. On Wednesday wish the best to Tracy Matthiessen, MJ Munafo, and Marion Burke. Thanksgiving Day includes candles on the cake for Dan Cabot and Alexander Ray.
Heard on Main Street: Have a happy Thanksgiving — preferably eating one of the Island turkeys.