To celebrate Della Hardman Day, the Oak Bluffs Library is sponsoring a photography contest for their 2010 calendar with Ms. Hardman's legacy theme "Savor the moment." Known for her work as an artist, educator, and writer, Ms. Hardman died in December 2005.
Submissions will be judged based on the representation of the overall theme and the depiction of the particular month and season. Judges Alison Shaw, Donalexander Goss, and Francine Kelly will choose 14 photos for the calendar, and an exhibition is planned for a representative sample of works submitted. The deadline is May 29. To submit, visit the library, the website (oakbluffslibrary.org), or call 508-693-9433.
May Day delivery
In their annual May Day tradition on Friday, Grace Church Preschoolers and their teachers took their annual walk around Vineyard Haven, dropping flowers off to residents.
Every Saturday and Sunday throughout the summer, a flea market to benefit the Island Food Pantry will be open from 10 am to 4 pm at Pyewacket's, 135 Beach Road in Vineyard Haven. Find antiques, crafts, edibles, flowers and plants, and more. Bring a canned food donation and receive a free gift. Vendor spaces are available at $25. For more information, call 508-696-7766 or 774-563-0326.
The Martha's Vineyard Museum, The Yard, and the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School Baseball program are each hosting fundraising dinners in the near future. The first is for the museum this Saturday at 6:30 pm at Atria for $125 per person. Call 508-627-5850 or 627-4441.
The latter two are both on Wednesday, May 13, at 6 pm. The Yard's wine dinner at The Sweet Life Café with guest winemaker Alex Gambal of Burgundy is $85 per person. Call 508-696-0200 or email email@example.com.
The pasta dinner and silent auction for baseball is at the Portuguese-American Club for $10 each.
Sign of spring
Dragonfly Gallery in Oak Bluffs hosts its first open house and reception of the season this Saturday and Sunday, May 9 and 10, from 11 am to 6 pm. The annual Spring Flower Art Show, titled "Island Bloom," runs through May 17. For more information, visit mvdragonfly.com.