Our Vineyard Haven Library will be open regular hours on the Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving. Rich Orloff’s one-act play “The Whole Shebang” will be presented as a staged reading on Sunday at 2 pm at the library. The play features Sofia Anthony, Elaine Bart, Ellie Beth, Jay Sigler, Leslie J. Stark, and Eric Turner. The reading is free and refreshments will be served. The play asks: What if the entire universe was just some nerd’s science project?
Children will enjoy the Fall Festival at Felix Neck from 11 am to 3 pm on Friday. There are hayrides, crafts for kids, music by the Flying Elbows, and live birds of prey. For more information call 508-627-4850. Felix Neck is asking for volunteers to help during the Festival.
You can party at 4 pm this Saturday at the Main Street shops Brickyard, Mocha Mott’s, and Citrine. Scott Mullin and Kate Shanor opened Brickyard this spring and have a sale on Saturday. They feature home décor, vintage and recycled furniture, and repurposed items.
Kids can make their own kaleidoscope on Saturday at 10 am at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. Children are invited to see the Toys exhibit and learn how to make a historic kaleidoscope. Reservations required for accurate materials count. Call 508-627-4441 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a $5 fee for materials.
Don’t forget the Thanksgiving Concert on Saturday evening at 7:30 pm at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown. Tickets are $20 for adults, free for students, at the door 30 minutes before.
Who can believe it? Next week is December. I’m not ready, are you?
If you need information on Social Security, supplemental insurance, or prescription drug plans, you should call 508-696-4205 by Monday for an appointment at the Tisbury Senior Center. Sheila Curtis, the SHINE representative, will be available on Wednesday from 10:45 am to 3:30 pm, by appointment only.
Next week is the Scholastic Book Fair at the Tisbury School Library. This is a fun-filled book sale to excite children about reading and learning. All of you are invited to visit a Reading Oasis: A Cool Place to Discover Hot Books. The after-school hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 2:45 to 4 pm and Wednesday from 2:45 to 7 pm. Books are available for all ages, including adults, to stock up for your reading pleasure. More info at 508-696-6527.
Peacecraft is back. The holiday shop offers crafts and specialty items from Haiti and worldwide. Proceeds benefit those countries. Volunteers sell holiday goods in a space behind the Beach House at Main and Spring Street, open from 11 to 5. For more, call 508-693-0368.
Lindsey Morris Provost, a photographer, will be having a trunk show Sunday, Dec. 1, from 10 am to 2 pm at Simply Soaps in Oak Bluffs. Her hope is to give $5 from each of her first 50 calendars sold ($250) to Island Autism Group. Hopefully people will come out and donate to this special group and get some Xmas shopping done, too.
The West Tisbury Library will sponsor storytime for children under 3 years at our library next Thursday at 10:30 am.
The Festival of Wreaths is Thursday, Dec. 5, from 5 to 7:30 pm at the Federated Church parish hall in Edgartown. Admission is $10. There are several original design wreaths at $45. Proceeds benefit the 1832 parsonage. For more, call 508-627-4421.
The Christmas Faire at the West Tisbury Church is a week from Saturday from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Fresh wreaths and table trees, vintage jewelry, food. and gifts are offered. Lunch is available between 11 and 2, featuring lobster bisque or chicken and white bean soup followed by warm gingerbread and whipped cream.
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out to Joseph Canha and Adam Rogers on Saturday. Sunday belongs to Porter Fraser and David Grey. Happy birthday to Sarah Waida who parties on Wednesday.
Heard on Main Street: Watch out for turkeys.