Tisbury: Celebrate Dr. Seuss

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Happy 113th birthday, Dr. Seuss (a.k.a. Ted Geisel). You can party with games, cake, balloons, and stories, and a very special guest reader, at the Vineyard Haven library at 2 pm today, March 2. All ages welcome.

The Martha’s Vineyard Photography Club meets at 6 pm Thursday, March 2, also at the Vineyard Haven library. They welcome photographers of all kinds and all levels.

See an Oscar-nominated film free at 7 pm at our library next Tuesday, March 7. This is about a man who looks after his teenage nephew after the boy loses his father. The movie takes place in a small town on the coast of Massachusetts and stars Casey Affleck (winner of this year’s Best Actor Oscar), Michelle Williams, and Kyle Chandler. Refreshments provided. Rated R.

Is your teen an artist? Featherstone has a free teen arts café, with open studios from 11 am to 12:30 and guest art teachers from 12:30 to 2 pm. That’s on Saturdays through April.

Daffodil Time is coming. It is a treat to have some daffodils in bloom to welcome spring. Make a note on your calendar. On Friday, March 17, daffodils will be sold ($10 a bunch) at Cronig’s Market, the Edgartown Stop and Shop, and Reliable Market in Oak Bluffs starting at 9 am, while supplies last. Sale starts at 11 am at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Cancer is the leading cause of death on the Island. One hundred percent of the money collected will help cancer patients with medical expenses and costs when they have to travel off-Island for treatment.

If you have a child in school, you need to know about this. The Chilmark School will introduce STEAM to adults across the island. STEAM includes activities that use science, technology, engineering, art, and math. You can participate in STEAM to understand the skills that are built in this curriculum. STEAM Night is Wednesday, March 15, from 6 to 7:30 pm at the Chilmark School.

ACE MV offers an exciting class about Island Geology and Coastal Science. You will learn how our geology and coastline work together on Martha’s Vineyard, as they have for thousands of years. This class is from 6:30 to 8 pm on Tuesdays, March 14 and 28, at MVRHS, room 501, and includes two Saturday field trips on the Island, March 25 and April 1, from 9 to noon. Class is limited to 15, cost is $109. Instructors are Doug Cooper, Dan Doyle, and Cheryl Doble.

ACE also has a class to help you to take the exam for a commercial driving license. More at acemv.com or 508-693-9222.

Whether or not you are Irish, you’ll enjoy the annual St. Patrick’s Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner with Chef Roger Spinney at the First Baptist Church parish hall. A complete meal with corn or Irish soda bread, potatoes, carrots, dessert, and beverages will be served at 6 pm on Saturday, March 11. Mark your calendar now so you don’t miss it. More info, or reservations, at 508-693-1539. Tickets are $12 each at the door.

Don’t forget to enjoy the specials this month at Cronig’s Market in celebration of 100 years in business here in our town.

We are celebrating at our house because the Dish technician finally arrived. Our satellite dish blew off its stand two weeks ago in the high winds. We did read a lot of books, which is always a good thing.

Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out today to Katie Kennedy. Best wishes to Polly McDowell on Saturday. Monday belongs to Jonathon Scoggins. Happy birthday to Evan Kristal on Sunday. Michelle O’Donnell and Kasarah Bruni share Wednesday as their special day.

Heard on Main Street: But I hate to admit that we finally did miss the TV.