The league of Women Voters of Martha's Vineyard will host an informational meeting on the very current topic of immigration. The meeting will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 9 am at the Up-Island Council on Aging, Howes House, State Road, West Tisbury.
Topics will include: federal immigration policy regarding family reunification, students, and work visas; enforcement issues; motivation to immigrate; and economic aspects of legal and illegal immigration.
Information will be presented by league members along with Seth Miller, an immigration attorney at the law firm of Wynn and Wynn of Raynham. For more information, call 508-693-3671.
Give of yourself
Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is hoping Islanders will give something of themselves to their silent auction coming up in February. "It's more about sharing ourselves," said Betsy Burmeister, director of activities at Windemere. "We are asking families and the community to donate something that represents a part of their life."
For example, someone has donated a sunset cruise on the family boat with lobster rolls and champagne. An interior designer has donated a consultation, and another person has promised drama classes for a child. The silent auction will take place on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 6 to 8 pm at the Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center in Vineyard Haven.
Do you have an idea for a donation? Contact Ms. Burmeister at Windemere by calling 508-696-6465, ext. 722.
Where in the world is....
The finalists in the Tisbury School Geography Bee are (from left) Andrew Williamson, Barra Peak, Grant Santos, and Rayne Bick. An eighth-grader, Andrew won the contest and will take a written test to see if he advances to the state competition. Tisbury School social studies teachers John Custer and Chris Abbot conducted the Geography Bee.
The Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School invites you to their second International Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Daniel Fisher House in Edgartown. Guest chefs will serve up a delicious five-course dinner, a taste of Jamaica. Students and volunteers will host and act as wait staff. The theme dinners raise money to support the International Travel Fund at the school.
Tickets for the Jamaican dinner ($55) are available by calling 508-693-9900.
The Edgartown Public Library is offering English Conversation classes every Tuesday evening through March 18. The classes are led by Nancy Gardella and are for those people whose first language is not English. The evening will be a way to practice English skills in a relaxed setting.
Since the library building is closed, a temporary location has been set up at the Edgartown Town Hall. For more information call 508-627-6189. The program is free.