Oak Bluffs


Windy, windy and rain seems to be the future for most of this week. It is now jacket weather and time to clean out the flower beds of those dying or dead summer plants. They are being replaced with the wonderful flowers of fall, especially those colorful mums: Think rust, yellow, and orange. Somehow those colors bring forth visions of warm cozy fires and longer nights. We will just be getting used to the dark when it is time to rise and then will come the end of daylight saving time and it will be lighter again. I wonder if animals’ routines are changed by the shorter days and longer nights of winter?

The free class at the Mansion House Sunday, Oct. 10, at 3:30 pm will be a Yoga class with Fae Kontje-Gibbs. Fae has been practicing Yoga for over 35 years and combines her knowledge of structural body work and Oriental medicine.

Thursday, Oct. 7, is the Open House for grades K through 5 at the Oak Bluffs School. It will take place from 6 to 7 pm and you will also be able to attend the pasta dinner in the cafeteria where you may enjoy great food and support the students. The dinner will be served from 5 to 7 pm.

After this week, please check out the school website www.oakbluffs.mv.k12.ma.us for future issues of the weekly Carousel newsletters and the monthly lunch menu. This is part of the school’s efforts to go green. Next month, a paper copy of the lunch menu will no longer be going home. However, the office will always have paper copies of both the weekly Carousel and monthly lunch menu if you prefer.

On October 8: String lessons will be starting and continue on Fridays throughout the school yearParent-teacher conferences will be held on November 2, 4, and 8. This year, parents of students in all grades will be able to schedule their conferences online, and there will be more information about this process at the Open House.

Just a reminder that school will be closed for Columbus day, Monday, Oct. 11.

Katy Fuller, the marketing, membership, and special events manager for the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, brings us news that the Museum is opening a new exhibit this Saturday called Your Town. Part of this exhibit includes town celebration days where residents of a specific town will get free admission to the Museum to see the exhibit and the other Museum exhibits as well as a discounted membership. Oak Bluffs day is Saturday, Oct. 9, from 10 am to 5 pm.

On October 15 there will be a Cultural Festival from 6 to 9 pm at the Performing Arts Center.This a benefit for ACE MV and a celebration of Ethnic Studies Week.There will be an ethnic food court, booths and displays, and demos; and a fabulous concert.

On Tuesday, Oct. 12, the Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living has scheduled its annual meeting. It will be held at 7 pm at the Tisbury Senior Center, 24 Pine Tree Road in Vineyard Haven. All interested Islanders are welcome to attend.

Save this date. United Methodist Church of Martha’s Vineyard will be hosting its annual (39th) Harvest Supper on Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Stone Church in Vineyard Haven. More info will be forthcoming.

We send birthday smiles to Ann Knight and Daniel Blake on October 8, Todd Rebello and Mabel McCarthy the next day; to grandson Benjamin Alley, Anita Billings, and Maximus Metell on the 10th; Zack Sweeney and Joe deBettencourt on October 11; and Marty Nadler and Alexis Moreis on October 13. Carol and Bink Bettencourt’s wedding anniversary is on October 9.Enjoy your week.Peace.