Tisbury: Musical May Tea and Vintage Voices highlight week

Are you ready for the Triple Crown? Get your start on Saturday at 5 pm with a Kentucky Derby party. It is also a fundraiser for the League of Women Voters of Martha’s Vineyard. Ladies are encouraged to wear hats. The party begins at 5 pm at the Chilmark Community Center. Cash bar and refreshments. Donation is $7 a person.

If you need help with ebooks and downloadable audiobooks, call our Vineyard Haven Library at 508-696-4210 to make an appointment. On Saturday mornings staff will help you check all this out. They are also awfully patient and good with what I thought were foolish questions. Get your free help and reassurance on Saturday morning. Call now.

You are also invited to the annual Musical May Tea with Martha Child & Friends this Saturday at the Baptist Church parish hall. Music, tea, and sandwiches will be served throughout the program, from 1 to 3 pm. This year features a hat contest: prizes for funniest, prettiest, and most creative. Baked goods, white elephant table, good food, and fellowship — all for $10 (under 12 is $5). More at 508-693-1539.

Enjoy a concert of familiar oldies and goodies with the Vintage Voices at the Tisbury Senior Center on Monday at 1:30 pm. Some of the singers are Sofia Anthony, Nancy Blank, Stephanie Burke, Martha Child, Gary Cogley, Lee Fierro, and Laura Gliga. More songsters are Beth Kehoe, Dorian Lopes, Carol Loud, Mary-Jean Miner, Jim Norton, Sonya Norton, Lorraine St.Pierre, Bill Smith, and Liz Villard, all under the direction of the wonderful Phil Dietterich. Afternoon tea with dainty sandwiches will be offered. There is no charge, but if you plan to attend, call 508 696-4205. It helps the folks to plan on how many chairs and teacups will be needed.

Adult and Community Education (ACE MV) offers Relaxed Body, Open Mind, Deep Rest. This is a nine-week series of stretch meditation classes led by the former director of Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training, Martha Abbot. The class runs to June 25 on Wednesdays from 11 am to 12 noon at the Yoga Barn. May be taken as a series or individual classes.

ACE MV also offers ServSafe Food Sanitation Training certification classes taught by Alice Robinson, beginning May 6. Classes are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at MVRHS from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. You learn safe food handling & sanitation practices and prepare for the ServSafe certificate exam (employee training materials are included). The course is May 6 to 20 with review and exam on May 21. Preregistration at www.acemv.org is required.

Spring is really here. The Bradford pear trees are finally in full bloom in our town and many other blossoming trees are trying hard to be beautiful after our hard winter. As you clean out your closets and bring out clothes for warmer weather, don’t forget about Clothes To Go. If you have clothing in good condition, get it clean and take it to the Stone Church on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday between 2 and 4 pm. They also accept donations on Saturday morning between 9 and 11.

If you did not go to the town meetings, you missed a good time with our neighbors. Just don’t change all our votes when you go to the polls on May 13.

Happy anniversary to Craig and Laura Mayhew, who celebrate a dozen years of marital bliss on Monday.

Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out today to Ellie Williamson. Wish the best to Herb Ward tomorrow. Sunday belongs to Anna Duarte, with wishes of many happy returns.

Heard on Main Street: Women and cats do as they please. Men and dogs should learn to live with it.

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