ACE Martha's Vineyard in 3D
A class offered by ACE Martha's Vineyard, the new adult education program, will explore the basics of digital design using Google's free Sketchup software. Entitled Intro to 3D Digital Design, the class will teach students how to draw and manipulate virtual objects, adding textures, backgrounds, and text. Register for this class - scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 4, 6:30-9 pm, at the regional high school - and others online at acemv.org, or by calling 508-693-1033 ext. 240.
Sustainability lectures continue
On Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 7 pm, the Vineyard Haven Library will continue its series of lectures addressing issues of sustainability. This week's focus will remain on oil. Energy expert Peter Cabana will discuss the resounding problems that arise from our dependence on this rapidly depleting energy source.
Money is the topic at the Tisbury Senior Center on Monday, Nov. 3, at 10 am. Ted Desrosiers will provide an overview of America's stock market in a lecture entitled "Stock Market 101," to help community members understand how stock, bond, and credit markets interact. A question and answer session will follow with coffee and quick breads.
At 1 pm on Wednesday, Chris Fried will explain how to save money in a lecture called "How to Lower Your Energy Bills."
Photos by Ralph Stewart
Island Grown benefit
A local food dinner, part of Island Grown Initiative's ongoing effort to promote local food and farming on the Vineyard, took place on Monday, Oct. 27, at the regional high school's Culinary Arts dining room. Guest chef Danielle Dominick, owner of Scottish Bakehouse, helped prepare a delicious four-course meal using primarily local ingredients. All proceeds from the dinner benefitted the David Brand Memorial Fund. Mr. Brand, who died this fall, was the Earth Science teacher at the high school, and one of the first teachers involved in Island Grown Schools, a program designed to bring local food into Island schools.