Community Shorts

Posted March 9, 2006

Relay for Life. File photo by Ralph Stewart
File photo by Ralph Stewart

Relay meeting tonight
The third annual Relay For Life on Martha's Vineyard will be held on June 2 and 3 to benefit the American Cancer Society. Tonight at 5:45 pm at the Vineyard Haven Public Library there will be an informational meeting for teams, volunteers, and anyone interested in this important and fun relay.

If you can't make the meeting but would like more information, call Kathy Stinson at 508-696-4211 ext. 14.

Get your Red Sox tickets here
The Tisbury School eighth grade is holding a Red Sox ticket raffle in the month of March to benefit the class trip to Washington, D.C., and also their graduation. Raffle tickets are $10 each. The winner receives four seats to a game, the date of your choice, Monday through Friday games. Sorry, no Yankee games.

The drawing will take place on Tuesday, April 11, the home opening day. For more information contact any eighth grade student or call Leslie Grimm at 508-696-6454. Take a chance on the Red Sox this year.

Red Cross classes begin soon
The Red Cross of Martha's Vineyard will be offering adult CPR/AED and First Aid classes on Saturday, March 11. The classes will be held at the YMCA office at Cottagers Corner on Pequot Avenue in Oak Bluffs.

Another adult CPR/AED and First Aid and also infant and child CPR will be offered on Tuesday, March 28, Wednesday, March 29, and Thursday, March 30, at the American Legion Post 257, 34 William Street, Vineyard Haven.

For class fee, other information, or to register, call the Red Cross office at 508-696-0092.

New grant program
The Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Society is looking for proposals for a new grant program. The purpose of the grants is to assist and perpetuate agriculture on Martha's Vineyard.

Proposals should be submitted in writing and should describe the specific project, its potential benefits, its budgetary requirements, and the amount requested. Proposals will be considered throughout the year with matching requests given priority. Proposals will be accepted until Wednesday, May 31.

For more information call Eleanor Neubert at 508-693-4343.

Help our rare plants
The New England Wild Flower Society is looking for enthusiastic amateur botanists to relocate and collect information on rare plants on the Island as Plant Conservation Volunteers (PCV). This is an opportunity to put your botanical skills to work while you learn about the flora of New England.

Interested volunteers must apply and be accepted into the program. A training session is scheduled at Polly Hill Arboretum in West Tisbury on Saturday, April 29. PCV applications may be found at For more information contact Ailene Kane at 508-877-7603 ext. 3204 or 508-693-9426.