Town Column : Oak Bluffs
It was worth the wait through all those seemingly endless rain days, to finally get the reward of the long forgotten sunshine. The trees are showing off their spring blossoms and the flower gardens are filling with wonderful colors. Now we can moan about the grass needing mowing so quickly and the many chores the warmer weather and sun brings with it. But take your time to enjoy all the beauty it also brings forth.
You might also enjoy some of the programs available to everyone that are being offered.
An alpaca program for kids ages 8 to 18 called Alpaca Jr. Discovery takes place every Sunday at the Alpaca Farm in Oak Bluffs. Visit their website at islandalpaca.com for more information.
The Vineyard Sinfonietta, Inc. presents A Spring Concert at the meeting room at the Oak Bluffs Library. The concert is on Tuesday, May 26, from 3 to 4:30 pm. The group will be playing music by Bach, Handel, Mozart, Purcell, and more with pops songs of the 30s and 40s. Come enjoy this concert, which is free for all ages.
Some important dates to remember at the Oak Bluffs school are MCAS testing, which continues through May 20; the second and third grade Spring Concert on May 20; and the tetanus clinic on June 2.
On Thursday, May 21, from 6 to 8 pm, the film "Matzo And Mistletoe," produced by Kate Feiffer, will be screened at the Oak Bluffs Library. Filmmaker Feiffer was six years old when her father told her she was Jewish and the film "Matzo and Mistletoe" is an engaging exploration of personal identity.
And if you want an even cleaner car after all of this rain we had, make sure you go to the car wash on Saturday, May 23, at the Oak Bluffs School between , 10:30 am and 3:30 pm. All proceeds will benefit the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School boys and girls basketball teams.
At last Friday's community meeting at the Oak Bluffs School, tribute was paid to Judi O'Donoghue who is retiring after nine years as an Oak Bluffs School Committee member. Judi has been a very active member, also serving as a School Advisory Council member and as PTO president. We appreciate her diligence throughout these past nine years in working to make our school the best ever.
The school is once again reminding everyone to come check out the lost and found, which is located in the front lobby. You may find items that your children have left at the school over this past year.
On May 16, Emily and Zachary Linn will celebrate their Bat and Bar Mitzvah among family and friends at the Woodlands Community Temple in White Plains, N.Y. Em and Zach are the children of Gregory and Lisa Linn and the great grandchildren of long-time Vineyard summer residents Nora Linn and Judith and Victor Linn. Em, Zach, and their 15-year-old brother JJ have spent some part of every summer of their lives enjoying the Vineyard and looking forward to this summer's August visit.
We send birthday smiles to Andrew Farrissey, Louise Dahil, and Heidi Jardin on May 18; Bob Kinnecom and Keith Crossland on May 20; and Annette Moreis on the 21st.
Enjoy your week and let me know your news.