Someone suggested that the Island has not enjoyed a proper spring for several years. We were certainly ready for this one. The flowers are bursting into bloom and the sunshine feels so pleasantly warm. You couldn’t count the number of little ones hunting for Easter eggs last Sunday. Best of all are the smiles appearing all over town.

If I didn’t see you at the special town meeting, I hope you make it to the annual town meeting next Tuesday. That’s the one where we spend all your money. It starts at 7 pm at the school gym. Be on time so we can go home early.

Judy Miller will hold a seminar on Writing to Learn at the MV Regional High School.

This is part of ACE [Adult and Community Education]. The seminar is Saturday from 9 to noon. Register online at www.acemv.org, call 508 693 1033 x 240, or email lynn@acemv.org

Everyone has been asking about the program tomorrow evening at the high school. It sounds fascinating. You are invited to celebrate the second year of ACE MV with a free performance of Nightmares and Dreams: Immigrant Voices. This is free and all are welcome.

The brief video of Nightmares and Dreams: Immigrant Voices is based on the life experiences of immigrants who have come to our lovely island. The film will be followed by discussion about immigration here. The program is 6:30 to 8 pm at the High School Library.

This is also a benefit for the Chaska Hill Women’s Cooperative in Cuzco, Peru, which was devastated by a recent flood. Products created by the Cooperative and even “goddess glitter” hair tinsel will be for sale. For more: e-mail lynn@acemv.org.

Amy Ryan has a special offer for you. If you are like me, you already have a couple of the reusable blue polypropylene bags with the library logo. These are your chance, to help reduce the use of plastic bags. The colorful eco-friendly bags are only $1 and can be used to carry books and DVDs home from the library or for groceries and other personal items.

In honor of Earth Day, the Friends are offering a special incentive to buy the bags. Purchase a bag for $1 between April 1and April 21 and you may enter a drawing to win a limited-edition sterling silver library charm. The charms are also available at the library for $74.99, with proceeds supporting the Friends’ work on behalf of the library. The drawing will be held on Earth Day, April 22.

If you are in England this month, you can attend the birthday party for Shakespeare at the Folger. Queen Elizabeth II will preside over the cake-cutting. Not to be outdone, the Tisbury Senior Center is celebrating as well. You may question the propriety of the celebration being held on Patriot’s Day, but that is another issue.

“The Lunatic, Lover & Poet: Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits” will be presented on Monday, April 19, at 1:30 pm at the Tisbury Senior Center. All are welcome. The AP English classes at the High School will be invited on this school holiday. Actor Richard Clark has over 30 years experience in theater in New York and across New England as well as television. He will bring historical figures to life with this solo performance. Celebrate the great bard’s birthday with a piece of cake after the performance. There is no charge but your RSVP for seating is requested. Call 508-696-4205.

You will be happy to hear that you can see a special screening of “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.” Enjoy this film once again and benefit the Island Food Pantry. Admission to the screening is at least one non-perishable food item. It is a shame some must be reminded not to bring outdated items. Except that I know you wouldn’t do that. So bring your friends and the kids and several cans of good food for the Food Pantry. The film will be shown at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, April 21. Mark your calendar now.

Happy anniversary to Donna and Ed Herczeg.

Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out on Monday to Jerry Tilton. Happy birthday to Debbie Eggers and Allan M. Davey. They will party on Tuesday.

Heard on Main Street: I have lots of good intentions, but life gets in the way.