Hello, Thursday! We've nearly made it through to another weekend. I think we all find it a little difficult getting back into the groove after a vacation week, whether we have gone away or happily stayed put. And, yikes, that thing we refer to as Daylight Saving Time hits us this weekend and steals away a precious hour of sleep. But, having an extra hour of light in the evening is the one big perk we will be granted on Sunday March 13.
Jet lag is, perhaps, still ailing a few. Mariah and Jessica Campbell have returned from a two-week adventure on the lush island of Kauai. They had the pleasure of cousin Bella Thorpe's company during that time. Waterfalls, hiking, croquet, a rodeo, and quality family time are what a Flanders vacation on Hawaii's beautiful and green island are all about. The Glasgow family also headed to the state in the middle of the mighty Pacific. They are back with Noah and Jakie ready to hit the books. Or maybe our kids will tackle the books next week? Sometimes, they need a week to get reacquainted after a whole nine days apart.
Bradley has returned from her Caribbean adventure on the island of Saint Maarten. She was the lucky companion of fellow freshman Lily Lubin. Thank goodness her flip-flop tan is back on the tops of her feet. She was starting to feel winter overcome her without it.
The Taylor family is back from their London trip where Ben and Imogen took in the sights, saw friends and family, dined out, and ran mom and dad ragged. I think that is the job of a seven- and nine-year-old.
Peter, Alicia, Olivia, and Adam Knight have returned from a sunny week exploring the island of Saint John. The Christy family has returned from hitting the slopes in Vermont where El and Wren have really begun to master their skills. Laila, Tegan, and Amanda Fenner visited the Rebello crew in Florida. Poor Keith was left behind to tend to business.
Carl Crocker ventured off this past weekend. He hit the Boston concert scene and took in a couple of shows. Phil Lesh and Bob Weir of that noteworthy band the Grateful Dead are members of a slightly less-famed group known as Further. They played a sold-out show at the Orpheum Theater and Carl was, as he said, "psyched!" about being a part of it.
There are a few library happenings this week. the first of which actually takes place at the Community Center. An all-ages free program of story and song titled Under One Sky: A Multi-Cultural Celebration with Davis Bates & Roger Tincknell takes place this Saturday at 11 am. It is presented by the Martha's Vineyard Library Association with support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
June Manning shares another event that takes place on Saturday March 12, when the Martha's Vineyard Center for Living will sponsor their third cultural luncheon from 12 noon to 2 pm at The Grill on Main in Edgartown. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased by calling Director Leslie Clapp at 508-939-9440.
Tuesday night at 6 pm is Pizza Night at the Chilmark Church. Plenty of pizza and soda are up for grabs and someone always whips up a fresh batch of cookies or a tossed salad to share. After you've indulged at the Chilmark Church pizza night, keep Wednesday open for the sixth class of Getting Connected at the Library. The 5:30 pm lesson is all about digital photos and how to store, share, save, sort, and display them online. Again, this whole series is free.
It's back to the library on Thursday the 17th at 5 pm to hear aquaculture expert Dr. Elizabeth Fairchild's report on the Martha's Vineyard winter flounder stock enhancement project. She comes from UNH under the sponsorship of the Menemsha Fisheries Development Fund & the Friends of the Chilmark Public Library.
Perhaps you should wear your green or don a shamrock for a little luck of the Irish. It is Saint Patrick's Day after all.
Melissa Breese shares news of the Vaclav Vytlacil exhibit she has on display at the Chilmark Bank for the month of March. All the works portrayed in this exhibit originated from his studio overlooking Squibnocket.
The snowdrops have peeked their little heads out of the warming earth. Crocuses are not far behind, with the daffodils quickly following.
You can get an early burst of spring when you support the American Cancer Society. Dorothy Bangs will be selling daffodils at Cronig's in Vineyard Haven on Wednesday the 16th from 10 am until they are sold out. Jackie Renear will do the same at the hospital. Yes, it's time for that little pop of color.