I’m typing this week from one of Edgartown’s winter outposts, out west in Moab, Utah, where several of us winter-weary northerners and assorted East Coast transients gathered for some fun in the desert. Michael and Carol Berwind, our awesome hosts, had our schedule jam-packed with bike rides, hikes, craft projects, and delicious meals, and their adoration for Moab and all its offerings was quite infectious. Laura and Tim Bryan flew in from their winter digs in Sullivan’s Island to join in the red rock fun, and a couple of other Chappy folk popped in for a bit.
Amazing to think in the blink of an eye, everyone will be back in Edgartown. Laura and Tim will be out on the harbor, sails up, racing Miss Aileen; Carol will be in her garden, wrangling weeds and repelling hungry rabbits; and the others will be back in the Chappy ferry line, trying to get the ice cream home from Stop and Shop before it melts into a sticky puddle.
Meanwhile back east, Camden and Ava Townes had the run of Downtown Disney. Though they were thrilled to meet Elsa and Anna from Frozen and partake of all the amusements Disney had to offer, the highlight of the trip was that the girls had their own hotel room. So grown up — thank goodness for those adjoining rooms!
The Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club, in partnership with the Island Wide Youth Collaborative (Martha’s Vineyard Community Services) and the Harbor View Hotel, invite you to watch the Harlem Rockets take on our local all-star team, the MV Jammers, in a comedy basketball game, Friday, May 8, at 6 pm (doors open at 5:15 pm) in the High School gym. Tickets are available at the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club, MV Boys & Girls Club Second Hand Store, and at the door on game night. Bring the family, and be sure to wear green to show your support for National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week.
The fourth annual Pink & Green Weekend, which is a celebration of spring and Mother’s Day, will be held in Edgartown May 8-10. Enjoy the Pink & Green Prom, Mother’s Day brunches, sales, promotions, the third annual Pub Crawl, and more.
Tickets for Pink & Green Prom are now available for purchase online. For info and a full schedule of events, visit edgartownboardoftrade.com/events/pink-green-weekend.
A year ago, a group of Island parents and like-minded community members organized the first After Prom Party for juniors and their dates. The first year, it was a roaring success, and again this year the group is organizing the 2015 After Prom Party. The YMCA has generously donated their facility on the night of May 16th, from 10 pm to 5 am. The Youth Task Force is helping with organization and finances. There is a DJ at poolside until 2 am, excellent food, prizes, music, games, a photo booth, and much more. For more information or to offer support, contact committee co-chairs Rachel Araujo at 774-310-0027 or Debbie DeBettencourt at 774-836-6448.
Friday, May 1st, at the Anchors, the weekly $5 Friday Café lunch at noon will be followed by a free show: “Theatre of the 1930s, 1940s & 1950s” with performing artist and teacher Stephen Collins. Collins explores the legacy of playwrights Tennessee Williams, William Saroyan, Arthur Miller, Eugene O’Neil, and Richard Nash. Call to reserve your spot for lunch and program, 508-627-4368.
Birthday wishes go out this week to Brian Ditchfield, Matt Cutter, and Shelly O’Neil, who celebrate on April 30; to Dave Alton, May 1; to Amy Coffey and Matt Boyle, May 2; and to Hank Leal, May 4. To the other May 4 baby, we’ll continue to keep it anonymous, because as they say, don’t mess with Texas.