Tonight is Teen Movie Night at the Vineyard Haven Library for grades 6 to 12. The movie is based on the Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series starring Michael Cera, rated PG-13, from 6 to 7:30 pm.
This Saturday is the monthly book sale at the library from 1 to 3 pm. Proceeds benefit children's programs supported by the Friends of the Library. The library will be closed a half-day next Wednesday and all day on Thanksgiving and that Friday.
Last Sunday afternoon Lorraine Clark and Beatrice Green shared their stories of serving lobster rolls at Grace Church. Those who came to the library also enjoyed treats of bits of lobster served on Ritz crackers.
Evelyn Deloach is at the Falmouth Care Center on Jones Road in Falmouth (phone 508-548-2082). Evelyn seems very well, though her mobility is limited. Sherm Goldstein had a good visit with her. He says she is a terrific conversationalist, charming, and "sharp as a tack and regaled me with stories of her years with the Dorsey Bands, Bud Abbott, and Gov. Saltonstall, among many others. She also remains very attractive and despite her 100th birthday coming in January she appears not to have a wrinkle." She wanted to say hello to her many Island friends, and we are sure she would love to hear from you.
The Island-wide flu clinic seemed to be a rousing success. Look at the benefits. So many of us who have not yet been sick with the flu have been spared the worst of it. There were several who complained of problems with the flu shots, but the worst reactions appear to have been from the pneumonia shots. You had to be impressed with the huge number of volunteers. They turned a challenging experience into a walk-through visit with old friends and neighbors. What fun, after all.
Margaret Pénicaud and Joanne Connelly came home safely from Haiti a day early due to hurricane Tomas. For most of the rest of their party, this was their first visit to the poorest country in our hemisphere. Molly Bangs, MVRHS graduate and granddaughter of Dorothy Bangs, remained in Haiti where she will be teaching English and learning firsthand about aquaculture at the Martha's Vineyard Fish Farm for Haiti Project in Lilavois. Look for pictures of the trip on www.fishfarmhaiti.org.
Margaret is looking for volunteers to work at the 14th annual PeaceCraft holiday sale at Pyewacket's on Beach Road. This opens the day after Thanksgiving and runs through Christmas Eve. The sale of these crafts benefit the poor through medical, educational, and food programs and offer income for Haitians. For more, see the web site or call 508-693-0368.
Are you thinking about a new pet? The shelter for Martha's Vineyard Helping Homeless Animals is packed with cats and dogs in desperate need of a home. Each summer many animals are abandoned on the Island. Call Kym Cyr at 508-221-6931. They also need volunteers who can commit to a couple of hours a week to help care for these animals.
The Martha's Vineyard Film Society presents "Monica & David" and a short film "Tying My Own Shoes" on Saturday at 7:30 pm at the Katharine Cornell Theatre. The first is described as a "lovely documentary" which "presents the world of people with Down syndrome at a crossroads." This is the story of a marriage of two adults with Down syndrome and of course the family who strives to support their needs. The young couple are capable beyond expectations, but their parents have trouble letting go.
The annual holiday gift show at Featherstone begins Saturday and runs through December 19, from noon to 4 pm daily. The gifts are priced from $5 to $250 and benefit Featherstone and local artists. You will recognize many of the artists from Donna Blackburn, Judy Campbell, and Enid McEvoy, to Betsy Edge, Nancy Kingsley, and Ann Howes. Also Featherstone's Knitting for Others offers items for sale to benefit the Food Pantry.
Mark your calendar now. Appraisal Day will be on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 9 to 3 at the library of the Martha's Vineyard Museum in Edgartown. Experts from Skinner, Inc., will appraise your valuables. The cost is $15 for one item, $40 for three. Items may also be consigned for sale by Skinner.
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out tomorrow to Nancy Furino. Saturday is a big day for Noreen Flanders and Craig Dripps. Wish the best on Sunday to Tracy Matthiessen, M.J. Munafo, and Marion Burke. Monday belongs to young Alexander Ray.
Heard on Main Street: Our yard is absolutely crowded with turkeys. Don't they realize what month this is?