A tourist on Main Street was complimented on a big bag emblazoned with the words Martha’s Vineyard. She said she got it on the other island. The question was, “What other island?” She thought a moment and said, “We took the bus from Boston and took a ferry. Then we took another bus.” The passerby agreed, “These islands are confusing.”
Need stuff? Check out the Unitarian Universalist Society Yard Sale on Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm. They offer lots of treasures, bikes, furniture, rugs, and even a bread-baking machine.
Father’s Day is a week away. That Saturday, June 14, take dad out for a chicken and rib barbeque at 5:30 pm at the First Baptist Church on William Street. More at 508-693-1539. The complete meal with beverage and dessert or as take-out is $12.
John Crelan says the annual Bloomsday celebration beganMargie’ in Dublin in 1982. The Arts and Society presents the 36th celebration of music and drama based on the text and life of James Joyce a week from Wednesday, June 18, at 8 pm at the Katharine Cornell Theatre. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the door or in advance at The Bunch of Grapes Bookstore. More at 508-696-0539.
Can you help? The Friends of the Tisbury Council on Aging need volunteers to take part in fundraising activities to support the Tisbury Senior Center. You are also needed to sit at the booth at the Tisbury Street Fair on July 8. Call Virginia Iverson at 508-693-7768 if you can help.
If you have a 10- to 15-year-old in your life who loves films and dreams of being on the red carpet, your tween can participate in the Kids First Film Critics Boot Camp in August at Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. The child will learn about the film industry, critique films and write reviews, improve on-camera skills, and be coached by professionals. See www.kidsfirst.org.
The Martha’s Vineyard Museum opens the season with a lawn party on Friday, June 13, from 5 to 7 pm. You are invited to celebrate the new season. See the exhibit of original photographs of Martha’s Vineyard also in the new book by the museum Chief Curator Bonnie Stacy. The 18th century Cooke House will be open for the season. You must see the Charles W. Morgan exhibit in the Spotlight Gallery. Finally, enjoy a sneak preview from the upcoming premiere of Joe Forbrich’s “The Whaleship Essex,” the first show to open on the Patricia Neal Stage at the newly renovated Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse. All this, it’s free and open to all.
Live on stage, Tony Shalhoub and Brooke Adams will star in the play “I Take Your Hand in Mine.” The only performance is on Monday, June 30, at 7:30 pm at the MVRHS Performing Arts Center to benefit the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse capital campaign. Tickets online at myplayhouse.org.
“You May Call Her Madam Secretary,” a one-hour documentary about Frances Perkins made by Bob and Marjory Potts of West Tisbury, will be shown at 7:30 pm on Sunday, June 8 at the Hebrew Center, followed by a talk with the filmmakers. Perkins was FDR’s Labor Secretary and her work became the basis for the New Deal and the Social Security Act. Donation, $5.
Congratulations to Cheryl Stark and Margie Meltzer who mark their anniversary on Saturday.
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out to Margie Meltzer and Sarah Owens. Wish the best tomorrow to Hildy Mitchell.
Happy birthday on Sunday to Laurel Mayhew, Brian Flanders, and James Gould-Lamont. Tuesday belongs to Claudia Nelson, Cody Chandler, and Ruth Stiller.
Heard on Main Street: Can anyone tell me? Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the battery is dead?