Last weekend's storm raised some questionable memories. At the time of the big storm in 1978, where were you? Does anyone remember whether Cumberland Farms was at the Tisbury Marketplace? Someone remembers that and another says no. How good is your memory?
The Tisbury School PTO invites you to its annual Cake Walk on Saturday from 5:30 to 7 pm in the Tisbury School gym. School families donate cakes and for one ticket you enter a walk for a chance to win a cake. Two circles on the floor are made out of numbers. Tickets cost $1 or 12 for $10.
For one ticket you get to stand on a number. When the music starts you walk around the circle and when it stops, you go to the number closest to you. A number is pulled, and if you are standing on that number, you win a cake. You choose a cake that has not yet been selected at the cake table. This continues until the cakes run out. There are also a bunch of cupcakes, and everyone gets one, so everyone leaves with something. Water and popcorn will be sold for 1 ticket each. All proceeds benefit the students.
As a special part of the Cake Walk this year, the first 20 people to bring in a non-perishable item for the Food Pantry will receive a CD from a popular local band. The CDs were a gift.
This Saturday morning you can get free help downloading library ebooks. In the afternoon buy a real book to enjoy curled up in the warmth at home. The monthly Mini Book Sale is from 1 to 3 pm at the Vineyard Haven Library. Proceeds benefit children's programs.
Slow Food Brunch has been rescheduled to next Sunday at 10 am at the Ag Hall. Join in a discussion of the labeling of our food. What is in our food? Unless a label tells us, how are we to know? What is GMO? Brunch will be served from 10 to 11 am. Discussion begins at 11. This is a zero waste event. Bring your own setup. Cost is $12 for members, others $15. For more, visit Slowfoodmarthasvineyard.org.
Are you worried about where your food products come from? Check the bar code. If the code is 00 or 09, the food is packaged in the U.S. or Canada.
This Sunday and Monday the Vineyard Haven Library will be closed for the holiday weekend.
Part Two of Understanding Lyme Disease is on Tuesday evening at 7 pm at the library. Learn how to read your lab results and what to ask your doctor. The speaker, Dr. Lena Prisco, is the director of the Martha's Vineyard Hospital Lab and can answer many questions.
Next Thursday morning at 10:30 Nelia and Amy from the West Tisbury Library will present Mother Goose on the Loose for children aged three and under with rhymes, songs, and stories. That is at the Vineyard Haven Library.
Robert and Marjory Potts will be showing two films on Sunday at the Hebrew Center at 4 pm. " Making Music" was shot in a house on Tashmoo, where Tom Goethals put up the The Emerson String Quartet in July 1982, as they performed in a chamber music series at Nathan Mayhew Seminars.
The other film, "Their Lives In Art: Robert Henry & Selina Trieff," is about the life and work of a Provincetown/New York/ Vineyard couple whose life has been devoted to the making of art. They lived in Christiantown for more than 30 years.
On Sunday afternoon at 4 you can enjoy the film "Casablanca" at the Film Center followed by a Moroccan dinner at Lucky Hank's. Dinner is at 6, cost $35: make your reservation at 508-939-4082 for the movie-dinner event.
On Sunday, Feb. 24, the Film Center is holding an Oscar Viewing Party at 7:30 pm. See the academy awards with nibbles and surprises. Reservations are required for this; call 508-696-9369.
Vineyard artists are showing newly created art at Featherstone in the Virginia Besse Gallery, noon to 4 pm, through February 27.
The exhibit on Martha's Vineyard Decoys continues at the Martha's Vineyard Museum until March 23. On Wednesday, February 27, kids aged 5 to 12 are invited to spend an afternoon during vacation week with Chris Murphy, the guest curator of the decoys exhibit. The youngsters learn about Island decoys and different bird species on the Island. Then kids paint their own duck to take home. Reservations are required. If this class fills, another class will be available that week. Call Chris at 508-627-4441, ext. 110. Cost is $8 for members, $12 for non-members.
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out today to Chris Morse and Gayle Stiller. Tomorrow wish the best to Rita Goulart, Grace Burton-Sundman, and Trina Kingsbury. Saturday birthday candles will be found for Mary Gillette and Izzy Wajda. Sunday belongs to Colin Kennedy. Carrie Tankard and Rebecca Perkalis celebrate their birthdays on Presidents Day. Tuesday belongs to Peter Palches. Happy birthday on Wednesday to Tom Robinson and Benjamin Davey.
Heard on Main Street: Happy Valentine's Day.