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Jaws will be showing each week at Edgartown's Entertainment Cinema

It’s hard to believe we only have one week left until Fourth of July. The kids are out for summer as of Friday, and we have one week left of comparative calm before weeks of full-on nonsense-level insanity. For my part, I have pulled the beach cruiser out of storage and hung up the car keys: it is their turn to collect dust for a bit.

The circus has come to town in the Dolby household, as Addy and Andrew Smith have arrived for another summer of Chappy Beach Club camp, tennis lessons, ice cream cones, and of course their loving Auntie’s lollipops. (Yes, if you ever need a lollipop, I’m your woman.)

Happiest best wishes go out to Kurstin Meehan and Dayce Moore who tied the knot this past Saturday surrounded by family and frends. The two exchanged vows on South Beach, a particularly special place, as the beach has been Kurstin’s “office” for 15 summers, having started out as a lifeguard at age 16 and served as Beach Director for the past several years.  The couple’s reception at the Rod and Gun Club was scattered with homemade touches such as chalk board mason jars and signs painted on paned glass, all thanks to the bride’s crafty hand. Here’s to years of dancing in the sun, you two.

Drew and Paula Smith have completed their London adventure and are now back stateside for a while. The two will be home for the week beginning Saturday to catch up with family and friends and share stories of their time across the pond. Welcome home!

Well, you all know I like to keep you apprised of all the current goings on, so I would be remiss not to report that Entertainment Cinemas will be showing Jaws every Sunday this summer at 6:30 beginning this weekend. Big shark, big screen, and perhaps a big popcorn.

Among the Flowers starts serving dinner this weekend, and let me tell you something. I had Pat’s tuna tartare out at the Field Club last week, and it was one of the most amazing things I’ve ever tasted — mango, avocado, fresh fish. So delicious. I’ve been raving about his lump crabcake for years, but the tartare might take the cake, so to speak.

If you haven’t yet experienced one of the Paint Corner Art Bar painting nights, avail yourself. Behind the Bookstore will be hosting a paint party every Thursday in July in the outdoor patio. No painting experience is needed, and I can tell you first hand, it’s a blast. Visit paintcornerartbar.com for info and registration.

Calling all kids! The MV Museum’s summer Discovery Days programs are right around the corner. Starting July 1, programs will take place on the Edgartown campus every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 am to 12 noon. Ann DuCharme, the museum’s education director, has revamped and added many activities for even more summer fun this year. Programs will be held throughout July and August, many of them correlating with current exhibits displayed at the museum. Each session starts with an investigation of an object found in the museum. It is followed by an imaginative response, such as painting, sculpting, or journaling.

The programs are specifically tailored to engage kids aged 5-12. Themes include harpooning, lighthouses, tie-dye totes, portrait painting, scrimshaw, herbs, Japanese brush painting, block printing, boats, and more. Reservations are required for all programs, and space is limited. Call Kate at 508-627-4441, ext. 110, to reserve your space.

The Celebration of Life services for Patricia Brown, longtime Edgartown resident and all-Island school nurse, will take place on Friday, June 27, commencing at 11 am at St. Elizabeth’s Church in Edgartown to be followed by a reception to celebrate Pat’s life in the Baylies Room of the Old Whaling Church. All of Pat’s family, friends, neighbors, former co-workers and students are requested to bring their special memories, photos, and tributes (dated if possible) in writing for her memorial display boards or anyone wishing to speak is encouraged to do so as her life was filled with many beautiful stories that have never been told and exemplify her life. It is the hope all these stories will be compiled into a book.

Birthday wishes go out this week to Diane Smadbeck, who celebrates June 28; to Thomas McManus, June 29; and to Megan Anderson, July 2. Have fun, folks!