Martha's Vineyard Community Shorts
Montessori School fundraiser
A yard sale with donations from 45 families will be held on November 23 at the Vineyard Montessori School at the corner of Tashmoo Avenue and Main Street in Vineyard Haven from 9 am to 2 pm, rain or shine. The fundraising event also includes children's activities like face-painting and baked treats and warm drinks to purchase.
The proceeds will go toward extracurricular activities for the students. The Vineyard Montessori School offers half, full, and extended day programs for children 2.9 to 9 years old.
The Rotary Club of Martha's Vineyard seeks high school juniors to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Conference, May 8 to 10, in Brewster. At the conference, the students live, work, and interact through leadership labs and mental and physical activities. The program is free, and interested students should contact Paul Watts at 508-696-4403 or visit rotary7950.com.
Back to work
For those 55 years and older, the Mature Workers Program of Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands offers paid work or skills training opportunities. For more information on "Bridge Back to Work," call Gloria or Mary at 888-394-4630 ext. 135 or 134.
Entrain oil guzzler
Long-time Island band Entrain recently converted their diesel van to run on waste vegetable oil (WVO) in an effort to help diminish greenhouse gases. Next, they plan to convert their RV to run on WVO. The band is looking for local restaurants that fry food and wish to give away oil on a regular basis. To contribute vegetable oil, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the light
Oak Bluffs will become a bit brighter this Thanksgiving when the Gatchells light their now-famous light display. For three weeks beginning on November 27, see the lights from 6 to 8 pm. The hours extend beginning the week before Christmas, when they'll be lit from 5 to 8 pm.
A day to play
Fun was the focus on Saturday, Nov. 15, when the Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven libraries hosted National Gaming Day. Library patrons of all ages enjoyed everything from web-based computer programs and interactive video games like Wii Tennis and Guitar Hero, to the old classics involving foldout boards and losable pieces. Scrabble anyone?
Photo by Ralph Stewart