Oak Bluffs


Here we are again at the start of another summer week, awaiting, we hope, for a bit of a cool down, no matter how little. Last week’s busy schedule with the shark tournament and the Portuguese Feast put a lot of crowds into the mix. According to newspaper reports, the sharks fared better than the partiers over the weekend. The final score was sharks 12 arrests 23. Perhaps it is a people tournament not a shark one.

Here is something new to do every Wednesday from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. The Oak Bluffs Senior Center will be holding line dancing classes under the direction of Esther. A nice cool, fun way to spend part of Wednesday, so come and join in. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Tabernacle news tells us that on Saturday, July 27, from 10 am to 12 pm there will be a Children’s Festival. There will be games, crafts, and other fun activities for all children. This is put on by the MVCMA. It takes place in Trinity Park, Oak Bluffs, around the Tabernacle. Everyone is invited!

Marian Halperin will debut her new book, “The Smiths of Pohoganut” on Thursday, August 1, beginning at 5:30 pm in the M.V. Museum Library, 59 School Street, Edgartown. Admission is $8 for members, and $12 for non-members. Books will be available for purchase and signing following the talk. Her new book features the diaries of Hannah and Rebecca Smith written during the War of 1812. Halperin began the project at the Museum in 2011 when she transcribed the diaries of the two sisters, which were found among the treasures in the Museum’s archives.

The Parish House of the United Methodist Church of Martha’s Vineyard (opposite the Tabernacle) will be sponsoring a Crab Roll Supper on Wednesday, July 31, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The supper will include either an overstuffed crab roll with sweet potato chips and a drink for $12:00 or a hot dog meal of 1 hot dog with Sweet Potato Chips and a drink for $5. Dessert is $3.

Don’t forget the Possible Dreams Auction on Sunday, July 28, at the Winnetu Oceanside Resort at Katama. This is the largest fundraiser for Martha’s Vineyard Community Services which supports many residents in many areas of needs. For more information and ticket info, call 508 693-7900. Tickets are still available at The Winetu.

The All Island Art Show Committee has issued a Call to Artists for this year’s show on Monday, August 5, at the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs. This show has been running annually for four decades, giving a wonderful opportunity for both amateur and professional artists to show and potentially sell their art. Several prizes are also given. The only requirement is that the artist have an Island address, whether year-round or seasonal. Complete information including the 2013 registration form may be found on the Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association website at mvcma.org.

We send birthday smiles to Pat Rose on July 24, Paul Robinson and Joann deBettencourt on the 26th, Travis Bernard, Rachel Barrett, and Denise Alwardt on the 29th, Heather White, Ashley Medeiros, and Luke DeBettencourt share the 30th and Bernie Crossland on the 31st. Smiles to those I might have missed and get well wishes to those in need of a healing smile.Enjoy your week.Peace.