What a wonderful weekend on the Island. There were almost too many events going on. From feeding popcorn to farm animals to the children's fair at the Tisbury School, my visiting granddaughters were nearly overwhelmed. Their parents enjoyed the road race, declaring it the most scenic race ever. They took advantage of many of the sales offered at shops in our town and therefore did good things for our economy.
The event at the Tisbury School was a great success. A good crowd enjoyed excellent weather and a good variety of clever activities. The art teacher supervised pumpkin painting and my son noted that she was good at actually keeping most of the paint on the pumpkins. The kids could make cider at the apple press, and that was both thrilling and tasty. Young volunteers did very well at face painting and making popcorn and cotton candy. That volunteer was nearly covered with sugar from making cotton candy.
The girls enjoyed the art table with scratch art oak leaf shapes, bags to make puppet owls and striped tigers. The alpacas and the live music were a big hit. Many thanks to whoever came up with the reverse apple bobbing. Each apple had a popsicle through it and the apples were hanging from a low branch. There were sack races, a bean bag toss, wagon rides — and kids all over the place. There was also a counterweight trebuchet (or weighted catapult) that tossed basketballs into the field.
Alexia Garcia was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, and is a 2008 graduate of Martha's Vineyard Regional High. Her photographs are on display at the Vineyard Haven Library during regular hours through October. She began her photojournalistic activities in New York City. For the past 10 years she has traveled back and forth between Martha's Vineyard, New York, and Ecuador, giving her the opportunity to exchange historical and cultural knowledge. Alexia found her passion expressing herself through her camera during a photography class in 2011 while attending college in Guayaquil. Her photographs capture the moments, experiences, and images she visualized. More about Alexia Garcia www.alegares.com.
Don't forget that your purchase of used books at the Mini Book Sale on Saturday benefits the children's program. And you can find some good reading bargains between 1 and 3 pm.
Children up to age 3 are welcome to join in with Nelia and Amy from the West Tisbury Library for Mother Goose on the Loose. Come next Thursday morning at 10:30 am to our V.H. Library.
Enjoy the opening of Artistry in Wood: Tomorrow's Collectibles at Featherstone on Sunday from 4 to 6. See decoys, birds, furniture, sculpture, and ship models, all by current island artists. The show, put together by Nancy Kingsley, is open daily through November 6.
The Tisbury Senior Center welcomes you. Call for your appointment with the SHINE counselor Sheila Curtis a week from today. From 12:30 to 3:30 pm get information on Social Security, Supplemental Insurance, and prescription drug plans. Call 508-696-4205.
Doing a fall cleanout? The Martha's Vineyard Museum wants donations of used and unwanted jewelry before December 11 for their Jewelry Jingle sale on December 14. Donations can be dropped off at the 59 School Street, Edgartown.
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out on Sunday to Jeff Serusa. Happy birthday to Dylan Jacobs who parties on Monday.
Heard on Main Street: Will they finish the roundabout before they start dismantling the drawbridge?