Town Column : Tisbury
Wouldn't you think the turkeys would choose this time of year to hide out?
The Tisbury Senior Center's Friday knitting group gathered for a potluck supper at Anna Marie D'Addarie's house last Friday evening. The group was started by Anna Marie almost four years ago and since that time the group has grown. Nine of the regular knitters came to the dinner with delicious food and stories to share. After dessert, the knitting needles came out: Anna Marie showed them how to cable without a special cable needle.
Did you ever stop to think how "green" your library is? Their whole business is recycling. Books, videos, magazines, CDs, newspapers and, audio books are recycled every day. Using your library card, you can use the databases to read most every major newspaper in the country, or magazine - or even download a book, all on line. You can browse the collections of 33 libraries from your home and order the ones you'd like. Then you only have to walk in and pick them up when they have arrived.
The library even offers reusable, recyclable polypropylene bags, to help reduce the use of plastic bags by library patrons. The sturdy eco-friendly bags can be used for library books or for groceries. The bags cost $1 (slightly less than the cost paid by the Friends of the Library).
For the winter months the library is open on Sundays from 12 noon to 4 pm, with fresh coffee donated by Mocha Mott's. MJ Bruder Munafo will share her experiences as producer and artistic director of the Vineyard Playhouse at 2 pm this Sunday. The Friends of the Library program will be followed by light refreshments.
Food: Karen Rego says the Edgartown Monday Night Community Suppers have begun. All are welcome Mondays at 5 pm in the Baylies Room of the Old Whaling Church.
And more food: Zephrus Zeafood & Grill has a sweet new way for you to donate to the Island Food Pantry. Proceeds from the Apple Pie dessert are sent to the Pantry. Besides visiting Zephrus you can donate directly to The Island Food Pantry, P.O. Box 1874, Vineyard Haven, 02568.
Louisa Gould Gallery is now showing the Permanent Collection of the Martha's Vineyard Art Association (MVAA). They have collected Island art at the Old Sculpin Gallery. Artists include Hans Hoffman, Vaclav Vytlacil, Ruth Appeldoorn Mead, William Abbe, Mary Drake Coles, Julius Delbos, Frank C. Wright, and Marion Freeman Wakeman. Living artists include Renee George O'Sullivan, Fred Messersmith, Ray Ellis, and Louisa Gould. The collection artistically shows the changes on Martha's Vineyard over the last century.
Some selections from the collection will be sold. This is a rare opportunity. Proceeds go to the MVAA and the Preservation Trust. The show is on exhibit for one more week. There are also photographs from the 2008 Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby and summer Regatta.
Susan Klein is signing up people who want to take the eight-week class beginning January 8, 2009. Writing memoirs is a craft, which Susan is good at directing. Call the Senior Center now to sign up.
Woodside Village plans its annual Christmas Bazaar on the Saturday before Thanksgiving from 9 am to 2 pm. On sale will be new handmade items, baked goods, and used treasures. This event benefits a high school scholarship as well as the Tenants Association. For more information, call Rita at 508-693-3606.
The Martha's Vineyard Chamber Music Society has planned an extraordinary concert for Islanders on the Saturday evening after Thanksgiving at 7:30 in the Old Whaling Church. Krista River, a gifted soprano, will join cellist Scott Woolweaver and Dee Stevens on piano with music ranging from Bach to Noel Coward. Tickets are $20 at the door. Students are free.
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out to Island artist Nancy Furino. She will be celebrating next Wednesday.
Heard on Main Street: I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.