Today is the Flatbread Pizza benefit for MV Adult and Community Education (ACE-MV). You can register at Flatbread for classes all evening. Yoga teacher training begins Friday morning; you must pre-register. Tuesday is course sampling and walk-in registration at the high school from 5 to 6:30 pm. You might want to consider the Small Business Workshop. You can also register Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm at the Ag Hall.
Featherstone invites you to tour the workplaces of 16 artists across the Island on Saturday from 10 to 4. $30 tickets get you inside 16 different studios. Call 508-693-1850 for more.
Did you know that Black Dog customers donated $5,000 during the months of August and September to Angels Helping Animals. They bring shelter dogs to be adopted by Islanders. The dogs come from all over, including the Virgin Islands. Leslie Hurd started this rescue program two years ago. Most of the dogs being offered for adoption are younger than a year and a half. Some sweet puppies were there for the celebration on Saturday.
Last Saturday the Black Dog presented a check for $5,000 to Leslie Hurd before a crowd of Vineyarders with their pets, gathered for a short parade, lively stories, and even a kissing contest. A gorgeous gray, black, and white Great Dane won my heart, but there was a lot of competition from a tiny Chihuahua to a bronze-colored boxer and a cuddly white poodle. Jay Lavoie, general manager of the Vineyard Haven stores, was the genial emcee. In July customer donations were collected for the Martha’s Vineyard Shelter.
Jonathan Scott wrote “The Early Colonial Houses of Martha’s Vineyard.” He is a professor of architectural history at Castleton State College in Vermont and a seasonal resident of Chilmark. This is a rare chance to learn more about our early history and to contribute to the church building fund. On Saturday at the West Tisbury Church at 6 pm he will share slides and his research on Island settlements in the 1600s. Donation is $15 for all this, plus hearty appetizers and apple crisp with ice cream. Reservations close Wednesday; call 508-693-2842.
Richard North Patterson will speak about his new Vineyard-based book, “Loss of Innocence,” sponsored by the West Tisbury Library and the MVFilm Society. Laura Roosevelt will interview the author, who graduated from college that year and his new book, a coming-of-age story on Martha’s Vineyard, is set during that fiery time. The program begins at 7:30 pm next Thursday at the MV Film Center. Tickets are $25 at the box office or at mvfilmsociety.com.
Cycle into fall on Martha’s Vineyard a week from Sunday. Registration is $100 and $90 for prior riders if you register by October 5. Registered bikes travel free on the SSA. For more, email email@example.com.
The Massachusetts Community Preservation Act created funding for open space, affordable housing, and historic preservation. The Tisbury CPA Committee will be looking for proposals and suggestions for use of the CPA funds next year. Join them for a hearing at 5 pm at the Tisbury Senior Center on Monday.
Best wishes for a very happy anniversary go out today to Laurel and Kevin Olson. Happy anniversary to Joe and Susan Canha who party on Saturday. Congratulations to Sandy and Sofya Nadelstein on Tuesday. Chris and Jane Chandler will celebrate their wedding day on Wednesday.
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out to Ashleen Marie Dorsey and Eric Davison tomorrow.
Monday belongs to Julie Immelt. Julie has been fishing with the Derby for years and says she never caught anything. Last week she was on the winner board for catching a 30-pound bass. Way to go, Julie.
Deborah Suneson starts off the month of October with a birthday. Wish the best of birthdays to Nore Clark on Wednesday.
Heard on Main Street: Tomorrow is the last day this season for Grace Church lobster rolls.