Need a good book? The monthly Mini Book Sale at the Vineyard Haven Library is Saturday from 1 to 3 pm. Proceeds benefit the children's programs. Have you tried their free coffee available from 1 to 4 on Sunday afternoons?
The Island Autism Group will meet this Saturday at the Edgartown School library from 1 to 3 pm. A financial advisor from New York Life and others will lead the Future Financial Planning Seminar for families of children with special needs. One of the leaders is attorney Fred Misilo who helped produce the PBS documentary on Autism: Coming of Age. For more information call Marcy Bettencourt 508 693-2106.
Featherstone has lots to offer. The work of some of our most talented high school students will be on display at Featherstone through this month. Receptions are 4 to 6 pm each Saturday in the Virginia Weston Besse Gallery. The gallery is open noon to 4 pm through the next Friday for each show.
Only through tomorrow can you see ceramics and sculpture by Amy Fligor, Lauren Dostal, Joe Turney, Michael Morris, Emerson Hazell, David DaSilva, Julio Britto, Taymon Brown, and Jake Hart.
This Saturday through the 22nd see paintings and drawings by Forrest D'Olympia & Hannah Moore. Go to Featherstone on Saturday 23d to admire works by Aoefe Estes & Samantha Valley. This show ends the 29th. Paintings and drawings by Ella Mahoney and Victoria Sadowsky are on display at Featherstone beginning Saturday March 30 through the first week in April.
Take a class at Featherstone this month to make felted beads, ceramics, and painting, Classes include painting in cake frosting (cake decorating) and also painting in watercolor or acrylic.
John Holladay says, "We have everyone from beginners to professionals in these classes. Come with a drawing or photograph that you would like to paint. Don't be scared, join us as we perfect our watercolor techniques." Washington Ledesma will also present an introduction to ceramics as well as advanced ceramics. See more at Featherstoneart.org
All Vineyard artists are invited to offer two pieces each, gallery ready, for display in a new show featuring work of Lucy Vincent Beach. The show will run April 21 through May 8. Some matted pieces and card packages are also requested. For more call Featherstone 508 693-1850.
Just as our weather is improving and the sun is appearing, we can celebrate with flowers. Next Tuesday is the American Cancer Society's Daffodil Day. Just in time. We all need some big bunches of yellow sunshine. Support the American Cancer Society by getting your daffodils at the Edgartown Stop and Shop on Tuesday afternoon or Cronig's or at the hospital on Wednesday morning. For more call Judy 508-627-5468.
Soon we will be welcoming our neighbors home from the various places they have gone to weather the winter. Bet they won't be too sorry for what they have missed. That reminds me. I have to tell a neighbor he had a big tree that is now in our yard. What fun!
It would be different if it got in the way. I wish the tree would trip up the turkeys, but they don't even seem to notice it is there. The toms just strut and strum their spread feathers to attract the girl turkeys. They don't seem to notice either.
The VH Library is bringing you two new programs in the Healthy Eating Series. Space is limited. You must registere. Next Tuesday at 7 pm Jan Buhrman of the Front Porch Kitchen will present low cost meals made from beans.
The following two Tuesday nights at 7 pm will focus on Growing Older .. Better with Dr. Carol Kenney. You can see more on the website pathways4health.org/ Learn about natural health safety, healthy eating, medicinal foods, and how to enjoy life.
Register now at the Vineyard Haven Library to be part of the Great Decisions Discussion Group for eight weeks. You can learn what is going on and participate in foreign policy making on Thursdays at 7 pm, beginning April 11. You will need to read the briefing book which covers eight global topics before each discussion. A discussion follows a 30-minute documentary.
You must register. Go online or call 508 696-4211. Topics include the future of the Euro, status of Egypt, NATO in Afghanistan and Libya, Myanmar, Intervention, Iran, and China in Africa. The final discussion will cover threat assessment at home and overseas.
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out tomorrow to Jib Ellis and Jay Segel. Sunday belongs to Austin Chandler and Doug Dorchester. Matthew Barton and his cousin Ben Bartolini party on Monday. Tuesday belongs to Lois Kavanagh, Susan Mone, and Susan Weyl. Wish the best on Wednesday to Sheri Thomas, Grace Jackson, and Phoenix Russell.
Heard on Main Street: You are too blessed to be stressed.