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Posted March 23, 2006

Mold closes library room
The children's room at the Edgartown Public Library will be closed until further notice. Mold was discovered on the walls of the children's room in the basement of the library. The upstairs sections of the library will remain open as only a limited amount of mold was discovered in that part of the building.

The mold was uncovered beneath the wallpaper when it was removed in preparation for repainting. The trustees and staff hope to get the children back into a clean room as soon as possible.

For more information, call library director Felicia Cheney at 508-627-4221.

Art students show work
The Featherstone Center for the Arts will hold an opening reception on Sunday, March 26, from 4 to 6 pm for Diane Nicholls and eight of her painting students. The work will remain on display through Thursday, March 30.

Ms. Nicholls's students include Janet Holladay, Fred Hotchkiss, Genevieve Jacobs, Kanta Lipsky, Ecole Nicholls, Isabel West, Amy Simcik Williams, and Arnold Zach.

Ms. Nicholls has taught at Featherstone since last spring. She has shown her work at a number of Vineyard galleries and has taught drawing at the Polly Hill Arboretum. Her work reflects her interest in the natural world, beaches, and rocks, as well as close-up table-top landscapes of flowers and vegetables. She says that working from life is important, serving to train the eye as well as to stimulate the imagination.

Ms. Nicholls says she is enthusiastic about her students' work and thinks she has influenced her students to have confidence and to be imaginative.

Diane Nicholls will teach two classes at Featherstone starting April 26 and 27: Sketchbook/ Travel Drawing and Oil Painting.

For more information call Featherstone Center for the Arts, 508-693-1850.

Art contest to sink your teeth into
Save Our Sharks is hosting an art contest open to all Island students. Art, in the form of essays, poetry, sculpture, painting, film, dance, or music is sought, expressing your thoughts on the annual Monster Shark Tournament.

The contest is open to all ages. Prizes will be awarded and the work shown during the Save Our Sharks Festival this summer.

The deadline for submissions is June 1.

Send your entry to Save Our Sharks, P.O. Box 1042, West Tisbury, MA 02575. For more information, call 508-696-7248.

Music students perform
The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School Performing Arts Department will present a concert on Tuesday, March 28, 7 pm in the Performing Arts Center.

The chorus, jazz band, and string orchestra will all perform in a concert of varied selection from classical to modern to pop tunes. The concert is free.

Special dinner
Holly Robinson is serving a spaghetti dinner on Sunday, March 26 from 1 to 3 pm at the Vineyard Assembly of God Church in Vineyard Haven.

Holly is trying to raise money for her summer mission trip to Peru. A suggested donation of $5 per meal will go a long way to help Holly get to Peru.