Town Column : Oak Bluffs
My vision from the windows has become a field of orange and rust leaves covering all the walks and lawn. When an area is raked, it refills in seconds with more as if there is an everlasting source of these fall symbols. The squirrels rush around gathering the acorns sometimes having to tunnel through the leaves to grasp them and carry them away to store for leaner times. I, always searching for the place I left my reading glasses, marvel at their ability to find even half of their stores.
Our sympathies to the family of Ellie Eglinas who died last week. A lively woman, she is mourned by her family and many friends.
If you are looking for excellent entertainment this weekend, The Oak Bluffs School presents the musical "The Sound of Music." The performances are scheduled for Friday, and Saturday, Nov. 14 and 15 at 7 pm. There will be a matinee on Sunday, Nov. 16, starting at 2 pm. These performances are always a delight and will be under the direction of Shelagh Smilie and Brian Wieland.
Of special interest for young people who like to play chess or perhaps learn how, on Fri., Nov. 14 you may come and play chess with your friends at the Oak Bluffs Library. The program runs from 3 to 4 pm and is open for ages 6 to 13. Liz Cornell, former Oak Bluffs School Teacher, is helping to organize the groups.
Jessica Bowers, the new Children's Librarian at the Oak Bluffs Library wants you to know that National Gaming Day at the library is Saturday, Nov. 15. Bring your family and friends anytime between 10 am to 4:30 pm to enjoy a selection of new board games, classic games and video games. Dance Dance Revolution and Guitar Hero will be played from 2 to 4 pm. Hasbro has sent all public libraries a free copy of the board game, Pictureka, in hopes of setting a record for the most number of people playing this same board game on the same day.
The November meeting for the Book Discussion Group has been moved to Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 10:30 am. There will be no additional meeting in December, as people are generally too busy with the holidays. The regular schedule of every fourth Wednesday will commence again in January.
The Friends of the Oak Bluffs Council On Aging are going to host a Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 11 am to 3 pm at the Senior Center on Wamsutta Avenue. Vendors are invited to participate if they have merchandise for gift giving, decor or edible treats. Anyone interested should contact Karen Achille at 508-693-0165 to sign up. There will be a homemade baked goods table and a holiday greens table. Chowder, chili, coffee, tea and hot chocolate will also be sold. Plan to come and join in the spirit of the holidays.
Remember the School Book Fair continues through this Friday, Nov. 14. It is a great opportunity to purchase some holiday gifts. Another date to remember at the school is the Vineyard Smiles Dental Program, which will be at the school on Nov. 17 and 18.
Birthday smiles to Pat Alley on November 15 and belated smiles to her husband Kerry who celebrated on November 5. Barbara Humber will party on November 15, and Barbara Dugan and Yvonne Ponte share the 18th.
Enjoy your week and send your news of birthdays, anniversaries and events, along to me.