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Laura Beebe has two spectacular quilts hanging in the Vineyard Haven Library Art Show which closes this weekend.

Don’t forget the M.V. Chamber Music Society is performing Passamezzo Moderno, instrumental music from 1530 to 1830, at the M.V. Hebrew Center at 7:30 pm tonight. Tickets at the door.

The Vineyard Committee on Hunger will hold its Annual Bread Sale in front of The Bunch of Grapes Bookstore on Saturday, beginning at 10 am. All proceeds from the sale will help relieve hunger. Will you help? Bring breads, muffins, scones, and pastries and cookies about 10 am. Or buy some homemade baked goods. The funds support the Island Food Pantry, Serving Hands Food Distribution, Family to Family, and Meals on Wheels.

The annual Bloomsday is Sunday at 8 pm at the Cornell Theatre. The celebration of music, drama, and dance based on the life of James Joyce is presented by Arts and Society. Tickets are $15, available at the door or at The Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, or call 508-696-0539.

Susie Bowman, a naturalist and educator at Felix Neck, will tell all about Butterfly Gardens and Bird Friendly Yards with tips and tricks for planting. Slides show the needs of butterflies and birds and ways to encourage them to visit your garden. Discover plants that attract them and ways to improve your yard. The program is free and all are welcome on Monday at the Tisbury Senior Center at 10:30 am.

Many thanks to Kristen Fauteaux of the Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation. She recovered my car keys which had gone missing on our Main Street and somehow ended up at Cedar Tree Neck. She cleverly used the YMCA membership tag to let me know she found them. A few minutes of pure panic were resolved thanks to her help and some others.

Next Thursday morning at 10:30 readers from West Tisbury Library will entertain little ones aged up to 3 years at our Vineyard Haven Library. That Thursday evening at 7 pm Susan Grunthal will present the next session on the History of Opera at the Vineyard Haven Library. The topic is Rossini. Packets for each session are handed out during class.

Everything seems to happen at once this time of year. Also next Thursday evening at 7:30 pm you can see the film “Tiger Eyes,” from the novel by Judy Blume. The film is a universal story of love and loss, of a family torn apart who find the courage to face the future. Meet guest director Lawrence Blume at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center.

I agree that the roundabout seems to be working well. At least I did until a week ago. I had just entered from the Vineyard Haven side and a pickup truck coming from West Tisbury suddenly appeared not more than three feet in front of my car. Fortunately I was going slowly and he was not. He flew past me. I am still not sure why we did not collide. It was frightening.

Make a big strawberry mark on your calendar for a week from Saturday. The West Tisbury Congregational Church strawberry festival runs from noon to 4 pm on June 22. Taste traditional strawberry shortcakes, smoothies, berries and ice cream or even berries and cream. Berries to go will also be available.

The Vineyard Playhouse benefit featuring Ted Danson and Mary Steenbergun is only a couple of weeks away. Get your tickets now to see “Love Letters” at the Performing Arts Center on July 2. More at info@vineyardplayhouse.org.

I am sending special good wishes to my elder granddaughter, Rory Mayhew, who will be eight next month. She has miraculous climbing abilities, at least we thought so until she fell from a low treehouse and broke her “other” arm. She broke the first one when she was five. So did her younger sister. So did her mother. And I did as well. But I did stop at only one broken arm.

Of course, her father, Craig Mayhew, broke both of his arms quite badly in a bicycle accident 12 days before he married. I suggested that he should not encourage his girls in this endeavor.

Happy Anniversary to Doug and Barbara Peckham. They celebrate their togetherness on Sunday.

Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out today to Michael Noonan. Wish a happy one on Saturday to Madeline Fisher and Fredrick Nash. Wish the best to Helen Alwardt for her birthday on Tuesday. Birthday greetings for many more go to Shunna Nute on Wednesday.

Heard on Main Street: Don’t judge people by their relatives.