Community Shorts

Posted November 15, 2007

Heritage trail moves forward

The African American Heritage Trail History Project has announced a restructured board of directors. The board president is Elaine Cawley Weintraub, co-founder of the project and chairman of the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School social studies department. Board members include: Carrie Camillo Tankard, vice president of the Martha's Vineyard chapter of the NAACP, Joel Graves, a MVRHS history teacher; Dr. Charles Ogletree, Jr., Harvard Law Climenko Professor of Law; Arthur Hardy Doubleday, who has spent several years working with the Amistad project; Julia Rappaport, a news reporter for the Vineyard Gazette; and Alan J. Mahoney, a photographer and graphic designer who has been responsible for the development and maintenance of the Heritage Trail's web site. Joseph Carter, Adjutant General of the Massachusetts National Guard, and John Budris, editor of Vineyard Style magazine and a freelance journalist, remain with the board as emeritus members. The award-winning public history project recently dedicated its 19th site in West Tisbury and is sponsoring a mobile museum that is traveling throughout the Island sharing a photographic display of Islanders who were involved with the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.

Calling MSPCA alum

All dogs adopted from the Island's MSPCA are invited to walk in this year's Christmas in Edgartown parade. Dogs will receive alumni bandanas to wear during the parade, which will proceed down Main Street on Saturday, Dec. 8. The parade begins at 10 am, and a walker must accompany dogs. For more information or if you are interested in participating, call Jen Morgan, projects coordinator of the MSPCA, at 508-627-8662.

Take a gamble

The Boys and Girls Club will be happy if you take a gamble this Friday, Nov. 16, at the club's Casino Night. The annual event is held at the Edgartown Yacht Club and admission is only $10. Tickets are available at the door. For more information, call 508-627-3303.

Yoga workshop

An inspirational yoga workshop will be held on Sunday, Nov. 18, from 2 to 4 pm, at the Unitarian-Universalist Society in Vineyard Haven. Bethany Cantin will lead a gospel yoga class that she says is designed to celebrate music and motion and lift ones spirits.

The workshop is beginner friendly and will feature gospel music. Bring a mat or beach towel and water. The class is free. For more information, call 617-967-1100.

Give them a second chance

Second Chance Animal Rescue will hold a bake sale on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 am to 3 pm at Cronig's Market on State Road in Vineyard Haven. All proceeds go to help homeless animals. The non-profit organization offers cage-free housing and has a no-kill policy.

Stop by and make a donation of any baked good, or buy something sweet. To get information on this animal rescue group call 508-696-8305.