Short Subjects

Posted March 29, 2007

A mother's love

After her son's diagnosis of juvenile diabetes, Laura Plunkett began doing research on nutrition, specifically for those with diabetes. From her studies and experience, Laura has gained a unique perspective on family strategies for living in today's culture. Meet Ms. Plunkett at the Bunch of Grapes Bookstore tomorrow night where she will be speaking about her new book "Raising Wholesome Children in a Fast-Food World: A Framework for Family Health."

Author's talk, Friday, March 30, 7:30 pm, at Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, Main Street, Vineyard Haven.

At the movies

The Capawock is offering some award-winning films this week. "The Lives of Others" is an Academy Award-winning film and also a winner of several European Film awards. It is a riveting political thriller that begins before the fall of the Berlin Wall. A writer and actress, a celebrated couple, are spied on by the secret police.

"God Grew Tired of Us: The Story of Lost Boys of Sudan," is a documentary about the tens of thousands of children who fled their country during the 1980s civil war. The film looks at the boys' lives in the new millennium, now as grown men.

"The Lives of Others," Sunday, April 1, 4 and 7 pm; Tuesday, April 3, 7:30 pm.

"God Grew Tired of Us," Wednesday, April 4, 7:30 pm.

Maritime folk tunes

Gordon Bok will perform maritime folk tunes as part of the Woods Hole Folk Music Society's concert series on Sunday, April 1, at 7:30 pm in the Community Hall.

Mr. Bok taught himself to sing and play both six- and 12-string guitars, and he now has more than 20 albums and fans throughout North America, Great Britain, and Scandinavia.

Gordon Bok concert, Sunday, April 1, 7:30 pm, Community Hall, 68 Water St., Woods Hole. Sponsored by Woods Hole Folk Music Society. Tickets: $12 or $10 for members, senior citizens, and children. Doors open at 7 pm.

Amelia Adler
Photo by Amelia Adler

Photography show opens Saturday

The Center for Creative Expression's student photography group will hold an exhibit of their new work opening on Saturday, March 31, at Featherstone Center for the Arts in Oak Bluffs. The show is titled "Light and Decomposition," and will include work by Martha's Vineyard Regional High School students.

"Light and Decomposition," opening reception, Saturday, March 31, 5 to 7 pm. Show continues Sunday, April 1, Saturday, April 7, Sunday, April 8, 11 am to 1 pm; and Monday through Friday, 12 noon to 4 pm. Featherstone Center for the Arts, Barnes Road, Oak Bluffs, 508-693-1850.

Children's music classes

Music Together classes with Joyce Maxner will begin again in April. The classes are fun and informal and include songs, chants, instrument play, and movement with traditional and original music. Parents and caregivers participate with the children age five and under.

For more information call Ms. Maxner at 508-696-7248.