Shoppers of all ages were delighted to wave to Santa Claus on Sunday. He was perched atop the fire engine, waving to all in sight. The horn was blasting and the sirens wailing. Little ones were quite excited to hear all the commotion.
Enjoy pancakes, eggs, sausage, and oatmeal for breakfast on Saturday, 9–11 am, at the Baptist Church parish hall. Cost is $8 each or family of four for $25.
Clothes to Go is open at the Stone Church from 2 to 4. They accept your clean outgrown clothing to keep others warm.
Make the Martha’s Vineyard Museum a part of your Christmas in Edgartown. Learn about the toys children played with a hundred years ago. Kids can make a board game to take home. Free admission this Saturday. And there is costume jewelry for sale and discounts at the museum shop.
Saturday is the Minnesingers Concert at the Whaling Church at 8 pm. Then their family concert is scheduled for Sunday at 4 pm. These kids are going to be busy this weekend. They will also be singing at the open house at the Tisbury Senior Center on Sunday from 2 to 4 pm, with refreshments and door prizes.
The Martha’s Vineyard Democrats are meeting on Saturday morning at 9 at the Howes House in West Tisbury. Under discussion are the key issues for candidates in 2014 for Congress, governor, and state legislature. How will we hold them accountable? All are welcome to join in.
Adults are invited to exercise for free at the Mansion House health club for free on Sunday between 6 am and 9 pm. Work up a sweat and support a good cause. The Mansion House will donate a walk-in pass to Big Brothers/Big Sisters for every new club visitor. There is also a chance to win yourself a free membership just for excercising for free.
The Reflections of Peace Christmas Concert is an annual benefit for Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard. Enjoy the music and warmth in a beautifully decorated church at 7:30 pm next Wednesday at Our Lady Star of the Sea in Oak Bluffs. The concert is a community celebration, with performances of new and familiar holiday pieces by several island musicians. Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard offers help free help to local families when they need it most. The $20 admission fee goes to cover the costs of such help.
Peacecraft offers crafts and holiday goods to benefit people in other countries, such as Haiti. The holiday shop is behind the Beach House on 30 Main Street. Volunteers will serve you through Christmas Eve, daily from 11 am to 5 pm.
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out tomorrow to Kayla Pachico. Saturday belongs to Ken Beebe. Warm birthday wishes to Ken’s wife, Laura Beebe, on Monday. Wish the best on Tuesday to Lyrae Littlefield and Kate Malkie.
Eighty-eight year old Anna Duarte, a lifelong resident of Vineyard Haven who now lives at Woodside Village, is at Massachusetts General Hospital. She would like to hear from friends, at MGH, 32 Fruit Street, Bigelow 14, Room 50A, Boston MA, 02114.
Heard on Main Street: Remember that Santa can appear in mysterious disguises, such as the uniform of Fed Ex or UPS or even the Post Office.