This Friday morning support the Tisbury Class of 2013 so that they may discover the nation's capital. This fundraiser will help cover the costs of the class trip to Washington, D.C. Light breakfast foods and juices will be offered by Vineyard Vines to shoppers between 9 and 11 on Friday morning. You will receive a 10 percent discount at Vineyard Vines, and they will give 10 percent of your purchase to the Tisbury Class of 2013. This is the best way to start your holiday shopping and support our kids at the same time.
The Small Treasures Show at the Louisa Gould Gallery is always a treat. Meet the artists: Doug Kent, Katie Prisco, Donna Blackburn, John Holladay, Paul Beebe, Kathy Poehler, and Gray Park at a reception from 4 to 6 pm on Friday with holiday drinks and treats.
At 4 pm on Saturday the new MV Film Center offers "The Harvest." See the stories of the children who pick America's food. Did you know that a 10 year old can't work at McDonald's, but he can work 10-hour days, 7 days a week, in agriculture?
Thanks to you, more than 400 hungry Islanders, old and young, gathered to take home baskets of food for this weekend. Family to Family lets you share with Island families. Please support the program for the Christmas holiday. Send your check payable to VCOH for $25 to give a basket of food to an Island family. Be sure to mark your check F2F and mail it to PO Box 485, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568. Or donate online at www.hungercommittee.org.
Did you love The Chappy Ferry book? Learn more about this enigmatic ferry in the Spotlight Gallery at the Martha's Vineyard Museum. The exhibit includes some images not in the book. There is also an oral history with Chappy Ferry owner Peter Wells. Peter will join the author Tom Dunlop for a brief talk in the Museum Library at 3 pm on Saturday. Admission is $8 for members, $12 for non-members. A reception will follow. The exhibit will be on display through December 22.
The Christmas Faire at the West Tisbury church will be on December 8. This is the place for handmade boxwood wreaths. The freshly cut Island boxwood is gathered in Chilmark and expertly woven onto metal rings and decorated. Want a special color ribbon? For advance orders call 508-693-2842 before December 5.
If you have clean warm clothing to donate, drop it off at Clothes To Go on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday at the Stone Church between 2 and 4 pm. You can make someone's holiday much nicer and open up your closet space.
Next Wednesday ages 8 and up will enjoy a Disney/Pixar film at 3:30 pm at the Vineyard Haven Library. The story is about Merida, who is determined to follow her own path in life. She defies an old custom, causing chaos in the kingdom. Rated PG.
On Thursday morning at 10:30 Nelia and Amy from the West Tisbury Library will present their Mother Goose on the Loose story time for children 3 and under with rhymes, songs, and stories. Staff from the West Tisbury Library will be at the Vineyard Haven Library every other Thursday. They are taking the show on the road because they have limited space in the temporary West Tisbury Library.
Island Methodists will hold their Holiday Fair at the Campground parish hall a week from Saturday, December 1, from 9:30 am to 2 pm. Take time for lunch.
The week after Thanksgiving check out the Scholastic Book Fair at the Tisbury School Library. You are all invited to the All Star Book Fair after school on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 2:45 to 4 pm. Wednesday the fair is open until 7 pm. Everyone enjoys a book or game for the holidays. Grandparents can buy what is exciting for which age in one easy trip. There are adult books as well. For more, call Emily Levett at 508-696-6527.
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out to Chris Chandler. He celebrates on Monday.
Heard on Main Street: Be thankful and remember the Food Pantry. Think of the children: include tuna, peanut butter, spaghetti sauce, and cereal.