Oak Bluffs road race, Memorial Day picnic and parade on Martha’s Vineyard

James Holenko (front) of Vineyard Haven.
File photo by Ralph Stewart

James Holenko (front) of Vineyard Haven.

On your mark…

Run for Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard this Sunday, May 26, at the 20th annual Memorial Day 5K Road Race in Oak Bluffs. The 5K begins at 11 am at Ocean Park, and the 1-mile fun run starts at 10:30 am in front of the Wesley Hotel in Oak Bluffs. Pre-register on Saturday ($15) from 3 to 6 pm at the hotel for a free tee-shirt, or register Sunday morning ($20). For more information, visit hospice.vineyard.net or call Roger Wey at 508-693-7887.

Picnic party

Get your picnic baskets ready for Tisbury’s annual Memorial Day Picnic at the Tashmoo Waterworks on Monday, May 27. There will be a grill going, but bring your own food; free hot dogs and watermelon has been donated by Cronig’s Market and Stop & Shop. Enjoy ice cream, row-boating, games, music by The Flying Elbows, pony rides, and more. For more information, call 508-696-4202.

Honor the fallen

On Monday at 10 am, members of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars step off for a parade from American Legion Post 257, opposite Tisbury School, to the cemetery.

A brief ceremony follows at the Avenue of Flags where wreaths will be placed to honor those killed in war and the terrorist bombings of September 11, 2001. The guest speaker is Lt. Col. David Berube, who serves as the Oak Bluffs Police Department chaplain and a chaplain with the Massachusetts National Guard.