Town Column : Chilmark
The Rev. Arlene Bodge will be the guest speaker at the church for worship services this Sunday, Feb. 1 at 9 am. Plans call for other Island pastors to be guest speakers in the coming months.
Soup suppers at the church continue on Tuesdays from 5 to 6 pm. Bring a dish to share if you can. All are welcome.
The 1970s award-winning film "Breaking Away" is probably the perfect antidote to the post-holiday, post-inaugural blahs. It has warmth, human entanglements and, perhaps most important, it's funny. The story of a young laborer in a granite mining town who breaks away from his family, his routine and limitations to pursue his dream of being a world-class cyclist, it's a film that aspiring youths sit through as many times as they can find it - on television or DVD. Thanks to Thomas Bena's Martha's Vineyard Film Festival they can see it again tomorrow at 7 pm at the library. And the movie, popcorn, and drinks are all free, courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Everyone is welcome.
The Friends are also responsible for the third and final cooking demonstration of how to make French sauces - this one is demi-glace - next Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 6 pm. The demos are by Jean- Marc Dupon of Le Grenier Restaurant in Vineyard Haven, where Vineyarders have been enjoying the informal setting and the elegant French specialties for the last 25 years. Tastings and recipes will be included so you can go forth and try them out at home yourself.
Farther afield, in Vineyard Haven, Galen Films will present "Rescuing Emanuel" at the Capawock Theater on Monday and Tuesday , Feb. 9 and 10, at 7 pm. The film is a benefit for the news agency and media resource for children's rights. The screening will be preceded by cocktails at Che's Lounge, across the street from the theater from 6 to 7 pm.
Now it's time to batten down everything for the long sleigh ride through the winter. Artistic endeavors are pretty much of our own devising, but the library is showing a collection of the school children's works this month that's well worth seeing.
And don't forget all the zuke soup and other delicacies put in the freezer during the summer especially so we could re-visit summer in February. Well, February is upon us. Bon appétit.