Tisbury

The Louisa Gould Gallery will donate a portion of total sales this Saturday to Friends of Family Planning on Martha’s Vineyard. Help support a local chapter of a national non-profit and give yourself the gift of art.

The Rev. Bill Clark will examine the endings and beginnings in our lives at the Unitarian church at 11 on Sunday morning. Somehow Labor Day always is more the beginning of the year than January.

Register for Cycle Martha’s Vineyard by midnight on Labor Day to save 10 percent, prior registrants save more. Bicycle around the Island with Cycle MV on Sunday, October 6, a benefit for Rotary Club charities. For more, see cyclemarthasvineyard@gmail.com.

I am sorry that Sen. Dan Wolf has to resign. He seems to have been working properly in our interests, as he should be. But it sure makes no sense to remove Cape Air access to Logan Airport. Thanks, Dan, for once again putting our interests first.

Jay Schofield will share Pearls of Patriotism from his new book written from others’ personal memoirs, bringing American history to life. He will be at the Vineyard Haven Library Tuesday evening at 7 pm.

Our children’s librarian at the library helped me select some stories on CDs for my visiting grandchildren to hear in the car. Both the 6-year-old and the 8-year-old delighted in an old story called Half Magic. I thought it was a pretty good tale as well. Thanks, Felicia.

Sign up now for the 5K Walk/Run to benefit the library. The entry forms are at the front desk. Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome. The fee is $15, with free tee-shirts to the first 100 registrants. The race will go from the library to the West Chop lighthouse and back on Sunday, September 15.

Labor Day weekend is always busy. There’s lots going on next weekend. On Sunday the Tisbury Firefighters classic car show is on Main Street from 1 to 5, with music, food, and raffles. You can vote for your favorite car. Main Street will be closed from Center Street to Le Grenier.

In the evening you have a choice of wine, appetizers, and music of The Long Point 5 at the Butterick home on the Lagoon. That benefits the Federated Church Organ and Hospice of MV. Call 508-693-6871. Or you can enjoy a concert with Laura Marling at the MV Film Center to benefit Friends of Mvyradio.

Just in time, the Martha’s Vineyard Museum opens a new exhibit on the annual MV Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby. Next Thursday Janet Messineo will speak about Derby Dames: History of Women in the Derby and the Sport of Fishing. The program is at 5:30 pm in the museum library. Cost is $12, $8 for members,

Capt. Ed Jerome will speak at the museum on the 60-year history of the Derby on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 5:30 pm. The next week, Sept. 17, Mark Lovewell shares his fishing experiences as well as information on the importance of local fisheries, also at 5:30 pm.

The new Film Center is simply wonderful. But the audience has been less than careful about using the parking in front of other businesses. Now the parking is limited to one hour in front of any open business. Theater goers should park around back.

Ever wonder why the Garden Club announces beautification awards just when flower boxes start to look bedraggled? The ladies are picking the best ones now and in September. That means this is the time you should enjoy the lovely plantings your business neighbors put in to make your town more attractive. Do you ever think to compliment the shopkeepers for this?

Did you know that most drugs shouldn’t be flushed? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends that you dispose of medications in your household trash. Remove medications from the original container and mix them with an undesirable substance, such as cat-box filler or used coffee grounds. Seal the mixture in a disposable container, such as a plastic bag. Remove any personal information. Place the sealed mixture and empty drug containers in the trash. Ask your pharmacist if your medication is on the FDA flush list to know whether you should flush them down the sink or toilet. Better yet: take all prescription medications to the Tisbury Police station.

Happy anniversary today to David and Elizabeth Beim.

Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go to Cynthia Walker today. On Saturday wish the best to Jessica Dolliver. Happy birthday on Monday to Edwin Gould-Hart. Tuesday belongs to island artist Maggie Masek.

Heard on Main Street: Ever stop to think and forget to start again?