Town Column : Edgartown
Well, the big game is just over and the Patriots found themselves defeated after a perfect season. It was a disappointing finish to an outstanding season but boy, what a game! Congratulations to all you Giants fans in our midst (Pia). Your team did a great job.
On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Feb. 8- 10, the Edgartown School Theater Department will present "Starmites," a musical science fiction adventure. Directed by Donna Swift and Beth Carr, the show is about a girl who is transported into one of her favorite comic books to help battle evil and restore order to Earth and Innerspace. Curtain time for the Friday and Saturday performance is at 7:30 pm, the Sunday matinee curtain is 2 pm and the Saturday evening performance will include a special dinner theater. Regular tickets are $6 for kids, $8 for adults, and $25 for families. Dinner theater tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for kids for dinner and the show. Reservations are required for the dinner theater; call 508-627-3316 ext. 401.
The Unity Club of the Federated Church will hold their annual Valentine Tea on Feb. 13, at 1:30 pm in the parish house. All women are invited for tea and entertainment provided by Mark Lovewell.
On Saturday, Feb. 16, Spindrift Marionettes is presenting "Cupid and Psyche," a Greco-Roman mythological love story between god and mortal, the original "Beauty and the Beast" from the first century of this millennium. Silken marionettes, life-sized god and goddess puppets and shadow puppets dramatize this tale of love and loss, courage and despair. The show, which will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Main Street in Vineyard Haven is appropriate for children over 5. The suggested donation for the 50-minute original adaptation is $10 for adults and $5 for children. For more information, please call 508-693-4059. Zambian crafts will be for sale. All proceeds benefit the Mama Bakhita Center for Disabled children and the Upeme orphanage in Zambia. Tickets may be purchased online at TicketsMV.
Happy birthday to Jonathan Ryan, who turned (yikes!) 21 on Tuesday. His parents, Kevin and Joanne Ryan claim to not be aging, but I have my doubts. I think that they are both more shocked about their child being 21 than they are about being - well, let's just say, over 40 - themselves!
Looking for an easy dinner plan for a Monday? How about the all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner at the PA Club in Oak Bluffs on February 11 from 6 to 8:30 pm. The dinner is $10 per person, is sponsored by the Martha's Vineyard Hoops Club and benefits the M.V. boys and girls basketball teams. For more information, call Bobby Brown at 508-939-0270.
Don't forget that the library is still open for business! Yes, they've suffered another crisis with the whole puff-back issue with the furnace down on North Water Street, but a temporary satellite station is still up and running at the town hall from 9-5, Monday through Friday and from 12 to 5 on Saturdays. Special events coming up at this location include making valentines on Feb. 8 from 3 to 4 pm and cupcake decorating on Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 3 to 4.
I threatened several people this week with spreading rumors about them in my column. They've all been of the opinion that no one would believe the stories I was thinking of including, to which I responded that in February on Martha's Vineyard, people will believe just about anything! Of course, I wouldn't actually do such a thing but it is fun sometimes to think about it as an option.
The winter doldrums have set in, as they always do this time of year. Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, as he almost always does, proclaiming six more weeks of winter and I find myself just putting my head down and barreling through the next two difficult months of winter. I can't really complain. We've had some beautiful days, particularly this past weekend. I went for a few runs with Chester, trying to reverse the fattening effects he has experienced since moving in with us and I've enjoyed some time on the beach with Roxie, my Lab/Rottweiler. At 14, she's pretty slow and suffers various ailments but becomes her younger self at the beach. Like her mom, it is her favorite place to be. At any rate, let's hope Punxsutawney Phil was wrong and spring is just around the corner.
Be sure to get me your news. Surely during this, the vacation season, news should be flooding in from afar. Have a great week.