Oak Bluffs: Meeting and greeting

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Fall was always a time of weddings on the Island and now it has also become a time of class reunions. Last week the MVRHS class of 1977 acknowledged their 40th reunion with a great gathering and celebration at the P.A. Club in Oak Bluffs. It was a wonderful time of meeting and greeting former classmates and enjoying delicious food.

The MVRHS class of 1967 will  hold their 50th class reunion on October 21 at the Wharf Pub in Edgartown. Classmates will enjoy a well varied buffet menu, appetizers and a DJ to play all their favorite songs. The price is only $55 per person with a cash bar. If you are interested in participating send a check for the appropriate amount to Dennis daRosa at P.O. Box 581, Oak Bluffs or contact him at 508-524-2065 before October 10.

Sympathy to the friends and family of Brenda Mullens who passed away Monday morning in the company of her loved ones who had been in attendance continually during her long illness. She will be so missed by her son John and his family and her extended family on the Island and beyond and her many friends and co-workers. We are so sorry and will miss her along with all those who knew her.

Winter Stars, a new after-school theater program for kids sponsored by the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, begins on Thursday, October 12. The program is a fun exploration of all things theater. Weekly activities will include warm ups, theater games, movement exercises, scene study, and more! The program is open to all Island children grades three to eight, with or without theater experience. Kids will be split into two groups based on grade level (3-5 and 6-8). Students must pre-register online and mail or deliver a check to the Playhouse with a one-time registration fee of $150, no later than the first class. For further information, please call Anna at 508-696-6300 ext. 112 or email anna@mvplayhouse.org

Open auditions for teens and children (ages 8 and up) interested in trying out for a role in the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse production  of The Snow Queen” will be held on Saturday, Oct.14 from 11 am to 2 pm.  All roles are open and all children should be accompanied by an adult.

Time to celebrate fall with the Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 7. From 12 noon to 3 pm head to the First Baptist Church Parish House in Vineyard Haven and enjoy bake and white elephant tables, sausages, hot dogs, sauerkraut, root beer floats and pretzels. There will be games, prizes and more and best of all it will feature an Oompah Band. A great way to spend a sunny fall day.

On Friday, September 6, our Martha’s Vineyard Museum welcomes AIRE MV and their paintings of the old Marine Hospital, which will be the home of the new Martha’s Vineyard Museum in Vineyard Haven. The AIRE MV paintings will be displayed in the Museum Spotlight Gallery in Edgartown until October 20.

Beth Wike has joined Martha’s Vineyard Community Services leadership team as the new Disability Services program director. She brings 17 years of diversified experience to the program of working with all ages and backgrounds.

The All Island Fu Clinic will be held at the MVRHS cafeteria on Saturday, October 154. The hours are from 9 am to 2 pm and no appointments are necessary but please bring your insurance information with you. Other options for flu shots would be at your primary care providers or local pharmacies.

Just a reminder that the Island Food Pantry will be open from 3 to 6 pm on Wednesdays through October.

Birthday smiles for the month of October to Woodside Village residents Constance Sanborn, Stephen Blodgett, Jean Cargill, Daniel DaSilva, Linda Carnegie, Florencio Mendez and Vicki Kennedy and Aidlyberg resident Eleanore Tomkins. Smiles to Robert Moreis and Mikaella Blake on the 6th, Donna Joyce on the 7th, Ann Knight and Daniel Blake on the 8th, Todd Rebello on October 9, Anita Billings, Maximus Metell and grandson Benjamin Alley on the 10th, and Zack Sweeney, Joe deBettencourt, Kristen Mathias and my sister Joyce Wadsworth on the 11th.

Enjoy your week. And Peace.