Special education service
A free training and clinic for parents on children's special education rights is scheduled for this Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Tisbury Senior Center. Presented by the Disability Law Center (DLC) and co-sponsored by Island Parents Advisory Council, Urban PRIDE, and South Coastal Counties Legal Services, the clinic will include an overview of special education and half-hour consults with attorneys of which there are a limited number available. Pre-registration required for childcare, materials, lunch, childcare, and consults. The event is from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, and includes a light breakfast and lunch. For more information, call Maureen at the DLC at 800-872-9992, or e-mail her at email@example.com.
Due to an increased level of activity, the Martha's Vineyard Museum has extended its hours for the rest of the winter season. The new hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm for the museum, and Wednesday through Saturday for the Gale Huntington Research Library (and by appointment). Admission is $6; $5 for seniors, $4 for children ages six through 12. The Cooke House remains unheated and will not open until June. For more information, visit mvmuseum.org.
White Ribbon Day
As a result of the Montreal Massacre in 1989, when 14 women engineering students were killed by an enraged gunman, White Ribbon Day was founded and launched in Canada by Jane Doe Inc. and The Men's Initiative. Now, this Valentine's Day, Martha's Vineyard Community Services Women's Support Services is taking part in the first statewide event. Their goal is to add 500 names to the worldwide campaign by Feb. 14. The purpose of the petition is to promise never to commit or condone violence against women, nor to remain silent about violence. To sign the petition, contact Aita Romain of Women's Support Services at 508-693-7900 ext. 218 or e-mail aromain@mvcommunity services.com.
The United Methodist Cooperative Ministry is beginning a six-week adult bible study titled "Signs of Lent." This lectionary-based study is led by the Rev. Susan Heafield and Pastor Richard Rego, and will use a six-session DVD and visual study guide. The study is offered twice weekly: on Mondays at 6:30 pm at the Old Whaling Church and on Thursdays at 10:30 am at the Chilmark Community Church. For more information, call the ministry office at 508-645-3100.
Weight loss with Rames
Dr. Oceana Rames begins a 12-week Healthy Weight Loss Class next Wednesday, Feb. 13. In the classes, Dr. Rames, who specializes in naturopathic medicine, will focus on lowering risk factors for chronic disease. For more information, call 508-696-3992 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Relax and breathe
This Saturday, Feb. 9, practice breathing techniques at the Sacred Circle of Yoga Studio in Vineyard Haven. From 1 to 3 pm, partake in a workshop of practical breathing and relaxation exercises. For more information, visit sacredcircleofyoga.com. To register, call 508-696-4513.
In its 51st year of operation, Grace Preschool in Vineyard Haven recently received Accreditation by the National Association for Education of Young Children. The school thanks program director Debbie Jernegan, teacher Suzanne Metell, and assistant Samantha Green. This Saturday, Feb. 9, support the school at their annual spaghetti dinner and silent auction from 5 to 7 pm. The dinner is in the Parish Hall and school. For more information, call 508-693-0332.
The Tisbury Council on Aging is having a Spring Bazaar on March 13 and 14, and invites you to reserve a vending space now. Tables are $15, and benefit the senior center. Call 508-693-5661 to reserve.