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Christmas Tea includes sandwiches and cookies at the First Baptist Church Parish House this Saturday from 2 to 4 pm. Select from baked goods, crafts, and gifts at reasonable prices. Tea tickets are $7, $4 for children.

Lunch at the Grace Church Christmas Fair will be prepared by the new youth group to pay for a trip to the White Mountains. Lunch from 11 am to 1 pm features grilled cheese, chowder, tomato soup, veggie wraps, and sausage and pepper subs. Gift items will benefit Hurricane Sandy Relief. All this on Saturday from 10 to 2.

The annual Candlelight Christmas service at the Univeralist Unitarian Society is this Sunday evening at 6 pm. All ages are invited to bring in the realm of Holy Night. This service will feature music as well as spiritual reflections by the Rev. Amy Freedman.

Shop Main Street and buy your gifts, then stop by the Capawock Theater where the Tisbury School PTO is having a wrapping fundraiser this weekend. Take advantage from 5 to 8 pm on Friday and on Saturday midday from 11 am to 1 pm.

Tisbury parents or guardians of children who will be five (5) years of age on or before Sept. 1, 2013 are invited to pre-register the children for kindergarten at the Tisbury School for the 2013-2014 school year. Call Barbara Armstrong at 508-696-6500 any time before February 1 to request a pre-registration packet.

When the new Tisbury School was built on a vacant lot, it was only a short distance from the old one. The children helped with the move. Each child carried a couple of books in a brown paper bag as they marched down the hill from the old school and along Main Street before heading up the hill to the new school.

Any time is the best time for reading. The Mini Book Sale at the Vineyard Haven Library is Saturday from 1 to 3 pm. While you are there, the Friends of the V.H. Library have a new batch of discount passes for library patrons to use for the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. These are good for reduced admission for two people any time through the end of November in 2013.

At the library next Tuesday at 7 pm see Daniel Craig in the recent James Bond film. Bond must win a poker game at the casino to stop a criminal who works as a banker to the terrorist organizations of the world. Rated PG-13. This is in celebration of 50 years of 007, with popcorn and apple cider.

Then on Wednesday evening at 7 pm at the library you are invited to celebrate the Winter Solstice with Words for a Winter Night. Enjoy poetry readings from some of our Island’s most popular writers. Ellie Bates, Marianne Goldberg, Jill Jupen, Clark Meyers, Donald Nitchie, Barbara Peckham, Annette Sandrock, Laura Wainwright, and William Waterway, as well as our Island Poet Laureate Lee McCormick. Bring poetry or prose you would like to share. Refreshments will be served.

Have you considered a gift of classes through the Adult and Community Education program? For more on ACE MV Winter Program Registration, call 774-310-1131 or email lynn@acemv.org.

You can learn to cook Italian or take credit courses in different subjects.

The Scottish Society of Martha’s Vineyard has announced the Burns Supper in 2013 will be on February 1. Somehow I don’t think Robbie Burns will mind the date change. The event will be at the Harbor View.

Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out today to Kayla Pachico. Wish the best tomorrow to Ken Beebe and then on Sunday to Laura Beebe. Monday is special to Lyrae Littlefield and Kate Malkie.

Heard on Main Street: Santa will arrive on the ferry at 2 o’clock on Saturday and lead the children to the Black Dog Tavern for conversation and treats.