Mark your calendar: There will be an open house at the new Tisbury emergency services facility at 3 pm a week from Sunday, January 27. You will be amazed at what your taxes have provided. If you have not been there, I encourage you to check it out. All the workers are proud to show it off.
New: community supper will be served tonight at St. Augustine's at 5 pm. Casseroles, desserts, and donations are gratefully accepted.
The Island now has community suppers every night but Sunday, usually at 5 pm. Monday is at the Old Whaling Church. Tuesday at Chilmark and Wednesday in West Tisbury are at 5:30 pm. On Thursdays Good Shepherd Parish and the Hebrew Center host supper at St. Augustine's. Friday is soup at Grace Church and Saturday join your neighbors at Trinity Parish Hall in the Campground. Most run through the end of March.
Friday at 7 pm after the Grace Church soup supper Susan Klein will share Cozy Tales for a Winter's Night. The suggested donation is $10.
Celebrate the 84th birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with breakfast at the Baptist Church parish hall on William Street. On Monday morning at 9 am Eric V. Grey lead a discussion called Perspective — Reflections on King's Dream Today. Breakfast is only $5, though reservations are recommended. For more information or reservations call 508-693-1539.
Welcome to Felicia Cheney. She is the new Children's Librarian at the Vineyard Haven Library. Tomorrow she invites ages 8 and up to enjoy a Disney/Pixar film where Merida defies an age-old custom causing chaos in the kingdom. Rated PG.
The library will be closed this Sunday and Monday. Starting this week the library has a series of Anime Movie Afternoons on Wednesdays from 3 to 5 pm through February 6. Details at the library. All films are rated PG for ages 8 and up.
Next Thursday morning little ones to age 3 will enjoy Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime at 10:30 am for rhymes, songs, and stories at the library. Crafts are offered on Thursday afternoons for ages 5 to 11. Teen Gaming is Fridays from 3:30 to 5 pm for ages 13 and up.
This Saturday morning get drop-in help with CLAMS library eBooks and downloadable audiobooks. You can ask for informal demonstration of the "Overdrive" service and eReader devices including Nook, Sony Reader, and Kindle. In the afternoon from 1 to 3 pm get a good book at the mini book sale and at the same time benefit children's programs.
This Saturday there is a free public workshop on divorce in Massachusetts. Margaret Skinner, a lawyer for Dukes County, will speak and is available for questions from 10 to 11:30 am at Howes House in West Tisbury.
The MV Dems invite all Obama supporters to a gala Inauguration Ball at the Chilmark Community Center from 7 pm on Monday evening. The cost is $10 per person at the door, and bring finger foods for the buffet table and your own beverage.
Congratulations to Heather, Josh, and Beckett. Rainy day is welcoming Levi Jack Kochin, the newest addition to the family.
Support the Martha's Vineyard Center for Living a week from Saturday, January 26, from noon to 2 pm at The Grill on Main in Edgartown. Ann Smith, Executive Director of Featherstone Center for the Arts, will talk about arts and culture on the Vineyard and what's happening at Featherstone this spring. Cost is $25; call 508-939-9440.
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out today to to Chuck Downing. Tomorrow wish the best to Steve Soriano. Happy birthday to Patti Linn on Saturday. You know Patti: if you can put chocolate on it, she does! Sunday belongs to Mev Good. Wish the best on Monday to Cathy Deese and Anne Downing. You may find Anne at Off Main Street.
Heard on Main Street: King said, "Life's most urgent question is what are you doing for others?"