Oak Bluffs: No more snow plow noise?

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Isn’t it nice not to hear the constant scraping sounds of snowplows as they clear the streets after our never-ending storms? The sun is slowly melting all evidence of our winter, bringing back the spring birds with their joyful songs, and also bringing back the snowbirds from their winter sojourn in the South. Now we have time to focus on the “political season,” which seems pretty calm so far. But time will tell.

Starting on Tuesday, March 31, the “Spice of Life Memoir Organization,” taught by Susan Klein, M.Ed., begins at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging at Wamsutta Avenue in Oak Bluffs. This great workshop will be held every Tuesday through May 26, but there will be no classes the week of April 13. The classes run from 1 to 3:30 pm, and thanks to the generous support of the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging, the fee has been discounted to $169, with all materials being supplied. You may call Susan at 508-693-5150 to register or for more information. MVCS’ Daybreak Clubhouse presents a classical piano performance by Charles Whitehead at the Old Whaling Church on Saturday, March 28, at 4 pm. All proceeds from the performance will benefit Daybreak. $15 general admission; $10 students and seniors. Tickets are available by calling 508-696-7563.

Help support the 5th grade students’ Shenandoah trip this summer by donating your returnable cans and bottles. Any donations that have the returnable symbol for Massachusetts will be gladly accepted. Rinsed and bagged bottles are also greatly appreciated. Donating is easy. There are large bins located outside the Oak Bluffs School, near the nurse’s office, that have posters created by 5th grade students. Please donate by putting the bottles into the blue bins (not at pick-up or drop-off, as this is a bus area). This will be an ongoing fundraiser till the end of the school year.

Condolences to the family of Katherine Stewart on the loss of their mother and grandmother. Mrs. Stewart was a talented musician and organist, and will be missed by her family and all those who enjoyed her musical talents.

Monday Night at the Movies continues at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse with the showing of the movie Hairspray on March 30 at 7:30 pm. This is a dance-filled comedy about the efforts of a teenage girl battling closed-minded Baltimore adults as she tries to get the local afterschool TV dance show integrated.

We send birthday smiles to James Rebello and Hannah Gibbs on the 27th; Kailyn Hart on the 28th; Garrett Broadly on the 31st; Robin Meader, Tyson Araujo and Sandy Moreis on April 1; and Richard Combra on April 2.

Enjoy your week and the sun. Peace.