Tisbury: The chocolate high

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Somehow it always takes a while to get over the chocolate high that engulfs us on Valentine’s Day. I suggest you taper off slowly, always the best way. That does assume, however, that you did not already gobble up all the chocolate you could find.

Who wouldn’t love to see “West Side Story”? The high school production opens today, Feb. 15, and runs through Saturday, Feb. 17, at 7 pm at the Performing Arts Center. Also at 2 pm on Sunday, Feb. 18. One parent volunteer says there are lots of hard-working and talented high school kids involved, along with the staff and orchestra volunteers. And it is right here! Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, at the door or at ticketsmv.com.

The film screening of “California Typewriter” planned for 7 pm on Tuesday, Feb 20, at the Vineyard Haven library has been postponed. This is a documentary portrait of artists, writers, and collectors who remain steadfastly loyal to the typewriter as a tool, featuring Tom Hanks, John Mayer, David McCullough, Sam Shepard, and others.

School children: There will be an interactive film experience with a Harry Potter film at the MV Film Center on Friday, March 2, at 1 pm (during the school break). This is a one-time only event. Tickets can be reserved (for free) at the Film Center box office. Doors will open at 12:30 pm with an interactive script, goodie bags, and a sorting hat to help young witches and wizards choose a Hogwart House.

As costs go up for recycling and realizing that Massachusetts regulations ban many products from being thrown away, including plastic containers, I need help. What do I do with plastics food has come in, but that have no triangle?

Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out to Grace Burton-Sundman and Trina Kingsbury. Trina may not live in Tisbury now but, you know, she was born on the family farm here. Tomorrow wish the best to Mary Gillette. Tomorrow is also a big day for Izzy Wajda. Saturday say happy birthday to Colin Kennedy. Parties on Sunday for Carrie Tankard and Rebecca Perkalis. Peter Palches parties on Monday. More candles on Tuesday, especially for Tom Robinson and Benjamin Davey.

If you haven’t joined the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society, this could be a good reason: For members only, there will be “Film Talk,” a series of free film analysis classes/discussions for society members. These four classes will help you think and converse about film. If you are a writer, you will also find these helpful. Film Society manager Robert Dutton will lead with a thirty-minute class followed by a full-length film, followed by a guided post-show discussion. Films are chosen to emphasize each weekly lesson. The classes are successive Monday evenings at 6:30 pm, beginning Feb. 19. The classes cover Conflict, Plot (Feb. 26), Theme (March 5), and Character (March 12). No registration required, but you do need to be a member.

You can register as a new Democratic voter at the West Tisbury Democratic Town Committee meeting at Howes House at 9:30 am on Saturday, Feb 17. Of course, you can always register to vote at your town hall on weekdays. The caucus meeting to select delegates begins promptly at 10 am.

Heard on Main Street: You’re wrong. The 10 commandments are not multiple choice.