Fiber group meeting
The Friends of the Chilmark Library are organizing a fiber handcraft group to meet one night a week at the Chilmark Library from 7 to 9 pm. The meetings are free and all knitters, quilters, needlepointers, and spinners are welcome. Sign up at the library desk or email Susan Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org. The group hopes to begin meeting before the end of September, and they are soliciting input.
Winter hours for M.V. Museum library
Winter hours for the Huntington Research Library and Archives of the M.V. Museum are now in effect. The Library will be open Wednesday through Friday, 10 am-4 pm, and by appointment on Saturdays. Linda Wilson, Assistant Librarian, suggests that visitors call ahead. The library provides reference service and support for researchers locally and internationally on Vineyard history and culture. The Museum is open Monday through Saturday, 10 am-5 pm. Adults $7, seniors $6, children ages 6-12 $4, under 6 free. For additional information, call 508-627-4441 or visit mvmuseum.org.
The 2009 Coco the Clown calendar is available at The Edgartown Bookstore, Vineyard Haven Stop & Shop, Green Eyed Daisy in Oak Bluffs, and at Alley's General Store in West Tisbury. Produced by Corinne de Langavant (Coco the Clown), the calendar will help support her free public performances. Mr. Langavant has performed on the Island for over 12 years for various public events. The calendar retails for $17.99. For more information or to join the list of sponsors for the 2010 calendar, call Corinne at 508-423-9566.
Fall registration for RISE
RISE Vineyard Performing Arts, located in the Woodland Business Center, will be holding an open house and fall registration on Sunday, Sept. 21, from 12 noon-3 pm. Come to the center to meet the faculty, take free classes, and enjoy refreshments. Classes begin on Monday, Sept. 22. For more information, call 508-693-2262, or visit risevpa.com
FARM Institute programs for children
As part of their mission to provide experiences that help foster an education and appreciation of farming in children, the FARM Institute in Katama is again offering their 10-week Farmer-in-Training program. It will begin this Friday, Sept. 19, when students aged 10 and up will be have the opportunity to help with animals and participate in various aspects of the working farm. The fee for the 10-week session is $150.
FARM Institutes Wee Farmers Program for children aged three and four (accompanied by a parent) offers two sessions of harvesting, cooking, eating, and visiting animals. Sessions are $15 each on Saturday, Sept. 20, and Oct. 11, 9:30 to 11 am.
For information and details, call 508-627-7007, ext. 106.
At the end of August, 10-year-old Matthew Barton of Vineyard Haven sat down in Richard Cascarino's styling chair at Maggie's Salon in Vineyard Haven and had his first haircut in a year. It was just two months shy of a year from his decision to let his hair grow for Locks of Love, a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under 18 in the United States and Canada. The organization's mission is to promote the well-being of the children by instilling self-confidence and normalcy.
Matthew's mother, Marie, explained that her son did this on his own. She reported, "It was a long hot summer for him, but he would not give up his goal."
After having 10 inches of his hair cut, Matthew commented, "I liked it, but now maybe someone else can enjoy it."
Photos by Marie Barton