Community Shorts

Posted March 15, 2007

Vineyard histories

On Monday, March 19, Linsey Lee of the Martha's Vineyard Museum, will present "Vineyard Women: Their Voices," a combination of talk, film presentations, and readings. The event is part of the Museum's "Past and Repast - Food for Thought" series to celebrate Women's History Month. Ms. Lee raises the question, does the medium in which history is presented affect the way one perceives, processes, and appreciates the story? Those in attendance will be asked for their opinions, and will be treated to a feast of soup and sandwiches. The film "Dorothy Brickman - An Islander Through and Through of the American Jewish Faith" will be shown, and stories from "More Vineyard Voices," will be told by Islanders Ruth Stiller and Betty Honey.

Tickets for the event, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Martha's Vineyard, are $15, or $10 for members of the museum. It will be held at Grace Church in Vineyard Haven. Lunch begins at 12 noon, and the presentation at 1 pm. For more information and reservations, call 508-627-4441, ext. 111.

Look forward to more "Past and Repast" events in March, including "The Art and Life of Lois Mailou Jones (1905-1998)" and "Georgit Morris, Writer, Producer and More," at the museum on Saturday, March 24, at 3 pm.

Chickens galore, and more

This month's Ag Society program, the second of a series of three, brings together five panelists who will enlighten the audience on the subject of "Backyard Poultry and Beyond." Jim Athearn of Morning Glory Farm, Lynn Irons of It's About Thyme, Mitch Posin of Allen Sheep Farm, and Tom Vogl and Katherine Long of Up Island Eggs will talk about many aspects including breeding, egg and meat production, disease, and butchering. They invite you to bring questions, personal experiences, and dreams, to share. The event is on Wednesday, March 21, at 7 pm. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served for the discussion at the Agricultural Society in West Tisbury. For more information, call Kathy Lobb at 508-693-3638.

Islanders for peace

The Martha's Vineyard Peace Council will take a stand at Five Corners in Vineyard Haven this Saturday, March 17. Marking the four-year anniversary of the Iraq war, they invite you to bring signs and join them in support of peace.

At the same time, eight Islanders are traveling to Washington, D.C., to march to the Pentagon on Saturday. They leave Friday, March 16 and return on Sunday. If you would like to join Islanders in a future rally, the next will be in Boston on March 24. For more information, call the Chris Fried at 508-693-7741.

Eat for a cause

This Sunday, March 18, from 5:30 on, The Wharf invites patrons to come in, as usual, to have a drink and dinner for a good cause. Part of all proceeds will go towards Edmond G. Coogan scholarship fund, given to a student who has displayed extraordinary leadership skills and has actively participated in theater or sports. "We're hoping that people who remember Eddie will come in, not cook, for the evening," says Liza Coogan.