Film lovers here will join audiences across the country to vote on the future of "Nairobi Half Life" tonight at the Martha's Vineyard Film Center at 7 pm. This is a Kenyan story, made by Kenyans, and starring Kenyans. This showing is part of a new Feature Film Project. Your vote will help determine whether the movie will be shown in commercial theaters.
The Film Society has another special treat in store. The DayTrippers, a home-grown group of veteran island musicians, will present an orchestrated version of The Beatles music, complete with a light show at the Martha's Vineyard Film Center. Enjoy pieces from Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's, and the Roof Top Concert on Saturday, March 30 at 7:30 pm. Call or email your reservation. Tickets are $15.
Start gathering your surplus stuff together. Electronics Disposal Day is two weeks from Saturday. Clean out those old electronics and take them on April 6 from 9 am to 2 pm to Community Services (across from the high school). Bring your old and tired computers, monitors, televisions, printers, notebooks, copiers, scanners, air conditioners, stereo equipment, dehumidifiers, cell phones, microwaves, fax machines, refrigerators, washers, dryers and ranges. Fees range between $1 and $30. No charge for mice and keyboards. Discounts for car loads. Disposal will be environmentally friendly, done off island. All proceeds benefit MVCS. For more call 508-693-7900, ext. 229.
You are invited to the receptions this Saturday and next from 4 to 6 pm in the Virginia Weston Besse Gallery at Featherstone Center for the Arts. Each week new art of different talented students from our high school will be on display from noon to 4 pm.
There are still a few spaces available for learning more with Carol Kenney about Growing...Older...Better. What a wonderful title. She will provide ideas and recipes and help us all grow older better. Register now for the 7 pm classes on March 26 and April 2 at our Vineyard Haven Library.
Special story time at our library with Mother Goose on the Loose for children up to 3 is at 10:30 am a week from today.
Take note that the Vineyard Haven Library will be closed for the holiday on Sunday, March 31.
Sponsored by the MV Hospital and the YMCA, mediation classes are offered at the hospital. The classes with Elliott Dacher, MD, can provide the tools for easing stress and bringing balance to your life. Register now for eight classes Wednesday evenings beginning March 27. Cost is $150. To register contact Brooke Emin: MVHmeditation@partners.org or call 508-862-1940.
You probably don't need to be told that the First Baptist Church welcomes you to all scheduled services. The Palm Sunday service is at 11 am on Sunday. A week from today at 6 pm the Maundy Thursday dinner and Tenebrae service offers soup and bread followed by a service of diminishing lights. That will be held in the Parish House on William Street. The Good Friday service is a week from tomorrow, at noon, in the Church.
ACE classes in April include a journalism workshop and classes for food service training. A special event will be readings by members of the writing workshop with John Hough, Jr. This will be free at the Bunch of Grapes Bookstore on Saturday, April 6, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. For more www.acemv.org.
My husband and I enjoyed seeing Hector Asselin and his daughter at dinner in Linda Jean's last weekend. This is the time of year you can see people you haven't seen all winter. Even if they never left the Island. I can't blame others for staying away from all the unpleasant storms we have had. But isn't it Spring this week?
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out today to Barbara Dacey and Skip Bailey. Tomorrow wish the best to Rosemary Milewski and the Rev. Rob Hensley.
Heard on Main Street: Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.