Tonight Vineyard clothing designer Stina Sayre joins the celebration at the MV Film Center, showcasing her own inspired designs. Join her models at 7 pm for champagne and styles before the film. Then enjoy the film, “Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel.” Vreeland’s biography, “The Empress of Fashion,” will also be available.
Don’t forget! Your help is needed to put up the Avenue of Flags tomorrow morning at 7:30 and back down at 2 pm. Watch for the American Legion lobster rolls at the Street Fair. Remember you can get these all summer long on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 7 pm, with chowder, in air conditioning with plenty of parking.
Congratulations to Louisa Gould and James Beecher (JB) Lamont on the birth of their son, James Maxwell Gould-Lamont. He arrived on June 8 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. The baby weighed in at 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and he’s 19 inches long.
His photo appeared on the website for Louisa Gould Gallery, along with other beautiful pictures. Drop in Friday from 5 to 7 pm for the reception of Revisiting Artists of Martha’s Vineyard. You’ll see work by many old friends, such as Donna Blackburn, John Holladay, and Warren and Debra Gaines, and several new artists, showing until July 17.
Courtesy of the Martha’s Vineyard Library Association, Vanessa Trien will perform at the Ag Hall in West Tisbury at 11 am on Saturday to kick off the Summer Reading Program. This event for children of all ages features singing, dancing, face painting, and all around fun. Admission is $3; face painting is $1.
This Sunday at 11 am join Rev. Arlene Bodge at the Unitarian Universalist Society for a talk on Songs of Faith and Courage. It’s true that our songs have sustained us in our darkest hours throughout history.
Tuesday evening at 7 at the Vineyard Haven Library you can learn about Building the Beautiful Garden. David Rathbun, designer at Aquaterra Design Group, will present the essential principles of a balanced garden design. Get the basics to begin planning your garden.
The members of Grace Church bid farewell to Stewart Schuele last week. They will miss his musical contributions in their services and his other volunteer efforts. He is joining his family in Medical Lake, Washington.
Nicole Galland grew up in West Tisbury and will speak on Wednesday, July 10. She will tell you about Godiva, the subject of her next book. Lady Godiva was famous for riding naked through Coventry almost a thousand years ago to protest unfair taxation. Our country’s founders perhaps should have considered this tactic. Nicole’s book is a well-researched retelling of the story.
Nicole’s appearance at the Grange Hall at 5:30 pm benefits the West Tisbury Library construction. Light refreshments will be served. The cost is $25 per person. For reservations, call Carol Brush 508-693-3489.
The Martha’s Vineyard Museum is taking reservations for Appraisal Day with Skinner, Inc., on Friday the 19th. The appraisers will be in the library from 9 am. Items may be consigned for sale by Skinner with a small portion of the proceeds to benefit the Museum. Make your reservation with Jessica at 508 627-4441, ext. 117. Karen Keane, Robin Starr, and Judith Dowling will evaluate your prized objects. Appraisal of one item is $15, three for $40. You must have a reservation.
Vendors wanted: local flowers or vegetables, jewelry, crafts, books or collectibles or whatever, except no food vendors. The one-time Stone Wall Market Place will be on Saturday the 20th outdoors at the First Baptist Church on Spring and William Streets. If you are interested in renting space from 10 am to 2 pm call 508-693-1539. Space is limited.
Happy Anniversary to Steve and Judy Nichols on Tuesday.
Birthday balloon wishes go out tomorrow with loud bangs to Sue Fairbanks and Steve Nichols and the U.S.A. Friday belongs to Christine Swansey. Wish the best on Sunday to artist Donna Straw. Tisbury celebrates its birthday on Monday with the Street Fair, and you should also say happy birthday to Jynell Kristal and Robert Reed. Candles are lit on Tuesday for Brigitte Lent and her daughter, Petra Lent-McCarron. Wednesday belongs to Laura Christina Jahn.
Heard on Main Street: Celebrate the Glorious Fourth. Fly your flag today with pride.