Black History Month begins tomorrow. The MV League of Women Voters invites you to celebrate with breakfast at 9:30 am at Howes House this Saturday. The program with Dr. Virginius Thornton begins at 10 am. All League members and Island residents are welcome.
Join other adults (21 and up) for 18 holes of mini golf on both floors of the Oak Bluffs Library. The fundraiser is from 5 to 8 pm tomorrow with food by Park Corner and Skinny's Fat Sandwiches and also beer and wine. Cost is $25 for a couple or $15 each. You can buy a raffle ticket to win a round-trip for car and two adults from the Steamship Authority. On Saturday, play is free during library hours, 10 to 4. Children with adults are welcome. All this is in celebration of the new website as well as a benefit for the library.
You can do Super Bowl Sunday the Island way. Islanders of course want lobster rolls for the party. Grace Church offers a special price of 4 for $50. If you just want one, the cost is $15. Get yours on Sunday from noon to 2 pm or call in large orders to 508-693-0332.
These cold winter days it is good to remember that you can enjoy a free cup of coffee at the Vineyard Haven Library on Sundays from noon to 4 pm.
On Tuesday at 7 pm Laura Wainwright will read several essays from her book "Home Bird: Four Seasons on Martha's Vineyard." She will share the pleasures of watching seasons change, birds arriving and departing, winter nights when skaters take to frozen ponds, and the joys of quick dips in oceans and ponds. For more see vineyardstories.com/book.php/21/Home-Bird.
Nelia and Amy from the West Tisbury Library will present Mother Goose on the Loose at our Vineyard Haven Library next Thursday at 10:30 am. That's story time for children aged three and under enlivened with rhymes, songs, and stories.
Several sports history students from the high school have put together a marvelous exhibit about high school sports over the five decades since regionalization. How wonderfully appropriate now to celebrate our school teams. This year our MVRHS has some of the best teams ever, especially the girls basketball team and the hockey team. Be sure to check this out at the Martha's Vineyard Museum before February 12. Admission is free on Saturdays.
On Monday at 6:15 pm the Nutrition Coach Griffin Hughes is leading a diet workshop at the Mansion House Health Club. Learn why calorie counting doesn't work and what type of burner your body is: sugar, muscle, or a mixture of both. He will also explain proper protein and carbohydrate rations for meals that give energy and promote a lean body. Each month Griffin will explore a new topic. Classes are free to Health Club members and $12 for walk-ins.
Did you ever notice that some furniture just collects clutter? Noreen Baker suggests moving those pieces. Unfortunately, our prime clutter magnet is a kitchen counter. The good part is that we do have to clear if off to use the space.
Noreen, the Clutter Queen, also says the average person spends 20 minutes every day looking for stuff. If he doesn't know where to put it, he'll have to look for it again. Does this sound familiar? At least in our house we do know to look first on that counter.
A program called Voice Play begins Monday at the Tisbury Senior Center. Heidi Carter is a voice coach who will lead the group. For six weeks on Monday mornings classes with vocal exercises will focus on breathing and articulation. Vocal aging begins in your 50s and there are ways to improve. Call Sandy at 508-693-4205 for information or to register for the classes.
We are going to miss Jaime's smile at our Post Office. We expect to see him around, however. Enjoy your retirement, Jaime. You've earned it.
MOM (Mothers Against Mayhem) is sponsoring a one-hour vigil from noon to one pm on March 10 at five corners. These women want to end mass murder by weapons and to remember mothers and children who have been victims. Perhaps a nationwide gathering of MOMs will convince our legislators to take a stand.
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out today to Susie Thurber. Wish the best tomorrow to Paul Watts. Saturday belongs to Jessica Shannon. Nancy Tutko Hanschka will party on Sunday. Happy birthday to Suzanne Crossland and George Rogers Sr. on Monday and to Pam Campagna on Wednesday.
Congratulations to Rosemary Brown. We wish her a very happy day as she celebrates 85 years on Wednesday.
Heard on Main Street: Did you know that a group of baboons is called a congress?