Community Shorts

Posted February 22, 2007

Bad patterns made good

Do you have bad patterns or habits that are hindering the way you live? A new eight-week educational support group for women begins in March. The focus is changing bad patterns by building skills in areas like assertiveness, saying no, learning about a person's rights, and having healthier relationships. Pre-registration is necessary. For more information, call Sally at Women's Support Services at 508-693-7900 ext. 219.

Changing Co2urse

The Northwest Earth Institute brings to the Island a four-week study course called Global Warming: Changing Co2urse. The sessions are divided as follows: Session one deals with personal responses to climate change. Session two breaks down the history and science of climate change. Session three explores new strategies for addressing global warming, and session four explores our individual and collective power to shape an effective response to this global problem.

Workbooks are $17 and can be purchased at the front desk at the Vineyard Haven Library, where the course will be held. The class begins on Thursday, March 8, and continues for the following three weeks at 6:30 pm. For more information, call Betty Burton at 508-696-4211 ext. 16.

A call for couches

The Martha's Vineyard Independent Film Festival is looking for donated couches to use during their 7th annual festival this March 16-18. For use of your couch, the festival will award you with five tickets. The only requirement is that they not be sleeper couches. To donate, contact Allison Prouty at 508-693-9396 or

Free Curves

As spring approaches, with beach days not far behind, here is another motivation to get in shape. Join Curves between March 1 and 10 and bring with you a bag of non-perishable groceries, and Curves will waive their normal service fee for any new member. The food will be donated to the Island food pantry. Visit the Martha's Vineyard Curves location at 395 State Rd., Vineyard Haven.