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Posted January 25, 2007

New book club forming

The Sustainable Book Club is a new Island-wide discussion group that will read and discuss books that examine our relationship with the natural world. The group will meet at either the Vineyard Conservation Society's Wakeman Center or Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary. Island libraries will be participating as well.

The first meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 27, at 5:30 pm at Felix Neck in Edgartown. The first book to be discussed will be "The Botany of Desire" by Michael Pollan. For more information, contact Ebba Hierta at the Chilmark Public Library at 508-645-3360.


Island Book art contest

The Chamber of Commerce calls all Island sixth-graders to enter the Island Book Cover Art Contest. This year's theme is "My Islander," and the chamber asks students to show their experiences on the steamship ferry. Entries must be horizontally formatted on 12 inches wide by 9 inches high, white art paper, and are due at the Chamber by March 2. The six winners will be displayed on the cover of the Island Book next year, and each winner receives a $100 savings bond. For more information, call Christy Park at 508-693-4486, ext. 10.

Digital imaging explained

There will be a four-evening intermediate-level workshop on digital imaging beginning Thursday, Feb. 1, from 6 to 9 pm. "Photoshop and Digital Photography: The Next Step" will explore Adobe Photoshop, advanced digital camera and shooting techniques, and more. The instructors are Janice and Chris Baer. The 12-hour workshop is $250, and there is a limited class size. To enroll, or for more information, call Chris and Janice at 508-696-8797 or e-mail

Passacaglia in Falmouth

The group Passacaglia will offer a late-afternoon concert "Music from Four Continents" this Saturday at 5 pm in Falmouth. The group includes Jan Elliot on winds, Tom Hanna on lute, and Lisa Esperson on percussion. Guest musician Molly Johnston on bowed strings joins the trio at Johnson String Instrument, located at 49 North Main St. The concert's selections are the broadest range of compositions the group has performed and will include secular instrumental pieces from medieval and renaissance Europe as well as relatively modern pieces from Turkey and Egypt. Admission is $10 and includes light refreshments. For more information, call 508-495-5551.

Live from KCT

Katharine Cornell Theater Concerts 2007 (KCT 2007) announces the sale of their concert CD, "Live from the Katharine Cornell Theater: Traditional Irish Music," at several stores around the world. You can also sample the songs on iTunes and Their first concert of the year will be on Thursday, Feb. 22. Visit their web site at for more information and to buy the CD.