The March Neighborhood Convention meets this Tuesday, March 3, at the Federated Church in Edgartown, to discuss health, medical costs, and aging. At 10:45, family physician Sofia Anthony presents "Plan Ahead: No One Gets Out Alive." Bring a bag lunch; coffee and desserts are provided. Call Mary-Jean Miner at 508-696-8589.
Fine arts Fellows
West Tisbury Library hosts poetry and writing fellows from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, a residency program for emerging artists and writers. Free readings at 5:30 pm every Wednesday from March 4 through April 1. Reception follows. Call 508-693-3366.
Friday and Saturday at 8 pm at the Katharine Cornell Theatre WVVY 93.7 presents "The Lonesome West," a play by Martin McDonagh featuring Chris Brophy, Rob Myers, Katharine Pilcher, and Xavier Powers. Admission $10. Call 508-693-9379 or visit wvvy.org.
Photo by M.C. Wallo
On Saturday, Feb. 21, the Oak Bluffs Library hosted a bilingual story time, in English and Portuguese. Children's librarian Jessica Bowers and 10-year-old Taynara Goncalves read "Bark, George" by Jules Feiffer. Portuguese/English story times run from the fall to the spring, generally on the third Saturday of the month. The next one is on March 21.
Tisbury School kindergarten registration for children who will be five years old on or before September 1 is on Thursday, April 16, at the school. Pre-registration packets are available from now until April 3 by calling Barbara Armstrong, 508-696-6500. A parent orientation meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 29, at 6 pm in the school's library.
ACE MV: Spring session
The Adult and Community Education (ACE MV) program's spring session is from March 9 to April 16, and offers 50 courses as well as single-event seminars. From capoeira and hula-hoop to gardening with children and a home-based business class, ACE MV offers classes on a diverse range of subjects taught by knowledgeable instructors. Course catalogs are available at Island school, libraries, and on acemv.org. Registration is from 5 to 7 pm in the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School's lobby on March 3 and 4. For more information, email Lynn Ditchfield at email@example.com or leave a message at 508-693-1033 ext. 240.
Two scholarship committees announce 2009 award opportunities. The Howard M. and Mary C. Hayward Memorial Scholarship Committee seeks essays from students who will pursue further education in agriculture, aquaculture, or a related science in the fall, and will award the winner $500. The essay deadline is April 10. Call Irene Winkler at 508-295-1317 ext. 130 for application information.
The 2009 Jim Lambert Memorial Scholarship applications are available at the Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce in Vineyard Haven. Scholarships are awarded to graduates of an Island secondary school who are currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or post-secondary education institution. The deadline for application is April 15. For more information, call Ken Goldberg at 508-693-4486 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.