Community Shorts

Posted August 9, 2007

Love yourself

"Loving yourself means finding and living your truth and seeing the good in yourself," according to Joan C. Roth and Yee-Ching Lee, who are holding a three-day workshop, as well as a day of free demonstration and guided meditation at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Martha's Vineyard. The complimentary day event takes place on August 15, from 7 to 9 pm, at the Society at 238 Main Street in Vineyard Haven.

The personal healing and spiritual transformation three-day workshop, "Heal yourself, Heal the world," is a combination of breathing, meditation, yoga, and interactive processes. Both events are sponsored by The Tent Project and Breath of Change, and will be led by Ms. Roth and Ms. Lee. Ms. Roth will do one-on-one healing work for every participant in the workshop, which costs $475. Scholarships are available. For more information, call 508-645-9567 or 212-671-0979.

Interfaith service

For the first time in its 137-year history, Union Chapel will hold an interfaith service with Christian, Jewish, and Islamic representation by The Rev. James Kidd, Rabbi Brian Walt, and Dr. Imam Talal Y. Eid, respectively. Most recently, Dr. Iman Eid was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as a commissioner at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Rabbi Walt lives on the Island, and is the Executive Director of Rabbis for Human Rights North America. The Rev. James Kidd is vice-president of Union Chapel. Music by Garrett Brown begins at 9:40 am the morning of the service, this Sunday, August 12, at 10 am.

Tisbury travels to Copenhagen

The Tisbury Travel Club is taking a trip to the Vineyard Playhouse next week to see the matinee of "Copenhagen." Advance reservations must be made by Monday, August 13, by calling 508-696-4205.

Junior police academy

The sixth annual Junior Police Academy, run by the Oak Bluffs Police Department, will take place daily from August 27 through August 30, from 9 am to 2 pm. Academy director Sergeant Michael Marchand has opened the academy for year-round residents only, for children ages 9-13. The program is free, and takes place at the Oak Bluffs School in the community room. Daily themes enhance the understanding of policing, arrest procedures, medical emergencies, seat belt safety, defensive tactics, and emergency vessels. Applications can be picked up at the OBPD. The application deadline is 4 pm on Friday, August 17. For more information, call Sergeant Marchand at 508-693-0750.

Antique car
Photo by Ralph Stewart

Driver's safety course offered

For those who would like to refresh their driving skills, the Tisbury Senior Center is sponsoring an American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Driver's Safety Course on August 21 and 22 from 12:30 to 4:30 pm. The course offers safety tips on maintaining a good driving record and keeping insurance premiums lower. Each participant will receive a certificate upon completion of the course. Pre-register by August 17 by calling 508-696-4205. The course costs $10, and checks may be made payable to the AARP.