CPR and First Aid this weekend

The Cape and Islands chapter of the American Red Cross will hold an Adult CPR/AED and First Aid class this Saturday, May 8, at the YMCA at 57 Pequot Avenue in Oak Bluffs.

The class covers rescue breathing, first aid for choking, recognizing a heart attack, Adult CPR and AED (defibrillator) training, and caring for injuries and sudden illness.

Held from 8:30 am until 3:30 pm, the class costs $50 for Adult CPR/AED and $60 if First Aid is included. Enrollment is available online at or by calling 508-775-1540.

Parenting workshop: Love and Limits

Sponsored by Martha’s Vineyard public school system, a three-part series on parenting is being held the next three Tuesdays — May 11, 18, and 25 — in the library conference room at the regional high school. The goals are for parents to understand where their style of discipline comes from, why children do the things they do, and how to positively change behaviors. Participants will gain a better understanding of their expectations for their children, and they will learn strategies for helping their children achieve these expectations. They will also learn ways to help their children learn self-control.