Tisbury: Travelers return and the West Coast sound


A good spaghetti dinner is wonderful on a cold night. Grace Preschool invites you to enjoy this along with their silent auction at the Grace Church parish hall on Saturday from 5 to 7 pm. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children or seniors and $25 cap for a family. Call Penny Wong at 508-693-0332.

Or if you need to celebrate with the Irish, try the Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner with beverage and dessert on Saturday evening at 5:30 at the Baptist Church Parish House on William Street. Suggested donation $12; more at 508-693-1539

Welcome home – Peter and Lee Scott have returned from an exciting trip to the Far East. Although their travel covered several areas, the highlight was a visit to Burma. Peter’s great-grandfather, William Maxwell Scott, was a Baptist missionary from 1866 to 1868. The records in Burma show he sailed from Boston in July and arrived in Burma in December.

You can buy your tickets online to see the sneak preview of “Breathe In” at the MV Film Center at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, March 25. Cost is $20 general admission, $18 member. Buy your tickets at the film center or online. The story tells how a foreign exchange student arrives in a small upstate New York town and challenges the dynamics of her host family’s relationships and alters their lives forever.

The Vineyard Haven Library mini-book sale is this Saturday from 2 to 4 pm. Books are priced at $1 for paperbacks and $2 for hardcovers, or $12 to fill a bag. Proceeds benefit library programs for children. On Saturday morning, 10 am–12 noon, library staff are available to help with CLAMS library eBooks and downloadable audiobooks and demonstration of the library’s eReader devices including Nook, Sony Reader, and Kindle. Call for an appointment, 508-696-4210.

The library has two good events coming up soon. Both are free — and exceptionally entertaining. On Sunday at 2 pm Leslie Stark will entertain you with a talk on Modern Jazz, Cool Jazz & the West Coast Sound. He knows what he is talking about. I promise you will enjoy this.

On Tuesday at 7 pm Ann Charnley will speak about the Secret Life of Abigail Adams at the library. Ann worked as a researcher working with Cokie Roberts on Founding Mothers. Ann is a good speaker and will share some further research she has done on Abigail Adams. Abigail was a real business woman. Because of her investments during the Revolution, she was able to retire comfortably with her husband, John Adams. I have enjoyed hearing Ann speak on her historical finds. Don’t miss it.

The library will host the Great Decisions Discussion Group in April and May. You must sign up for the class at the library. They have a limited number of books for sale for $15. The group will meet for eight sessions on Thursday evenings at 7 pm, beginning April 3. Each class has a 30-minute documentary film followed by discussion. Topics include defense technology, Israel and the U.S., Turkey’s challenges, Islamic awakening, and energy independence. Then the focus will be food and climate, China’s foreign policy, and the U.S. trade policy.

Don’t forget to pick up your daffodils. On Monday bunches of fresh daffodils will be on sale for $10 at Cronig’s, Edgartown Stop & Shop, and the hospital. Help your neighbors. The M.V. Cancer Support Group provides support to Island residents struggling with cancer.

How come the snowy owls have been seen everywhere except in Tisbury?

Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out today to Barbara Howell, Janet Sylvia, and Kevin Voyer. Wish the best on Saturday to Carolyn Henderson, Jib Ellis, and Jay Segel. On Monday, Austin Chandler and Doug Dorchester will probably have green candles to blow out.

Happy birthday to Matthew Barton and his cousin Ben Bartolini from Eastham on Tuesday. Many happy returns go out on Wednesday to Lois Kavanagh, Susan Mone, and Susan Weyl.

Heard on Main Street: Accept the fact that some days you’re the pigeon and some days you’re the statue.