Benefits of opera
On Sunday, Feb. 22, at 1:30 pm, "Salute Petra: Celebrating the Life of Luciano Pavarotti" will be screened at the Capawock Theatre. The charity concert, held in Petra, Jordan, on Oct. 12, 2008 (Pavarotti's birthday), featured Jose Carreras, Sting, Andrea Bocelli, and other international performers. Recorded live in HD. $15; $12 for seniors and students. A percentage of the proceeds benefit a joint world food program and UNHCR project for Afghan refugees.
Authentic Persian hand-knotted rugs are on sale at 18 State Road (former site of Belushi-Pisano Gallery). The exhibition will be open Monday through Saturday, between 3 and 6 pm, and 20 percent of the proceeds benefit Hospice, Polly Hill Arboretum, and Vineyard Conservation Society. From more information, call Anna Edey at 508-693-3341.
Pictures of community
From February 20 through March 6, second- and third-grade students at the Chilmark School who participate in the Intergenerational Program with Windemere will display their photographs at the Chilmark Sovereign Bank.
Emily Post would be proud
Last Tuesday, Feb. 10, 20 students from the Vineyard Montessori School visited the Harbor View Hotel to learn about proper etiquette. Toby Franklin, the hotel's director of food and beverage, gave the three- to five-year-olds important lessons about posture, table manners, and social tips.
After instructing the boys in offering to take the girls' coats - to which some girls replied "No thank you" - the students ordered their own drinks, from chocolate milk to Shirley Temples. They also enjoyed a three-course meal of grilled cheese sandwiches that they learned to cut property, tomato soup, macaroni and cheese, and strawberries with chocolate sauce.
"It was a fantastic event. The children were just so excited and so absorbed in the whole thing," said Lorna Ashe, director of Vineyard Montessori School. "It's incredible to see three-year-olds sitting up and still at their seats."
The Woods Hole Science Aquarium offers two summer programs for high school students who are interested in marine science, animals, aquarium operations, marine education, and conservation. The first is a five-week internship from July 6 through August 7. The second is a two-week seminar titled "Careers in Marine Science" from July 27 through August 7. For more information, call George Liles at 508-495-2037 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Man made over
Steve Yeomans of Chilmark recently won Martha's Vineyard Online's Makeover Your Man contest. Mr. Yeomans received a haircut at Maggie's Salon, a new shirt at the Green Room, and a Valentine's Day dinner for him and his wife.