Oak Bluffs


Asteriods, meteors, snow blizzards and winds, oh my! What is next? The only other thing I will mention about the weather is that my daughter-in-law called me from Australia on Sunday to tell me the temperature there in Perth has been between 101 and 105 degrees this past week.

February 28 is Movie Night at the Oak Bluffs Library with the movie starting at 6 pm. Set in the near future, an ex-jewel thief receives a gift from his son: a robot butler programmed to look after him. But soon the two companions try their luck as a heist team (PG-13).

A screening of a powerful new documentary film about the work of international charity Mary’s Meals is being held at the library at 6 pm on March 7. The screening is one of more than 300 planned by people all over the world who are taking part in events to share the film “Child 31,” the story of Mary’s Meals. Mary’s Meals feeds over 650,000 children a meal every day in school in some of the world’s most impoverished regions, where hunger and poverty can prevent them from getting an education.

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival (MVFF) announces its stellar lineup of films and guests for the 13th annual event March 15-17 at the Chilmark Community Center. For more information, ticket and special events visit www.tmvff.org or ‘like’ them on Facebook for daily updates.

On Wednesday, March 13, at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging, Nurse Kathy Rose will be holding a foot care clinic. This is an Island-wide clinic and starts at 9 am. The cost is $30 per person and you may register at 508-693-4509, ext. 3.

In conjunction with the ongoing exhibition, The Art of the Hunt: Martha’s Vineyard Decoys, the Martha’s Vineyard Museum is hosting a decoy painting class for kids led by guest curator Chris Murphy during school vacation week. Mr. Murphy will show examples of traditional Vineyard decoys and talk about the different bird species on the Island before kids are invited to paint their own duck to take home with them. The decoy painting class will take place in the Museum Library on Wednesday, Feb. 27, beginning at 1 pm. Reservations are required for an accurate materials count. Call Chris at the Museum, 508-627-4441, ext. 110. The cost is $8 for members and $12 for non-members. All materials will be provided. If the class fills, we will make other sessions available during vacation week. The P-A Club in Oak Bluffs will hold one of their excellent fish fry dinners today at the club. It runs from 5 to 7 pm and you may eat in or take it to go.

Good Shepherd Parish has a treat in store for you every Friday from February 15 through March 29 from 5 to 7 p, when Chef Joe Capobianco and crew are serving up fried fish, French fries, coleslaw, clam chowder, garden salad, mac’n cheese or baked beans, and beverages at St. Augustine’s Hall, 56 Franklin Street, Vineyard Haven. No time to sit? Take it to go! Only $10/adult and $5/child (kids under 12). Free for children 5 and under. Stations of the Cross will be held upstairs in the Church at 7 pm.

The Food Pantry food collection at the Oak Bluffs School was very successful. A grand total of 1235 items of food were collected thanks to all the families, students and teachers for making this possible.We send birthday smiles to Brenda Lehman on the 21st, Kaitlin Marchand and Rita Jeffers on the 22nd, Melanie Marchand, Kristen MacLean and Paul Buckley Jr. on the 23rd, Benjamin Peters, Wendy Macy, and Linda Rice on February 25, and Earl Peters on the 27th. Birthday smiles to those I might have missed and get well wishes to those in need of a healing smile.

Please remember that this coming week is vacation week for all Island school children, so be aware of the possibility of students playing along the roadsides in the snow and drive carefully.Enjoy your week.Peace.