Oak Bluffs


Thanksgiving will be following shortly after you read this column. The days are so much shorter and the landscape seems barren, as most of the leaves have fallen from the trees and the colors are gone. Our wish is that you all get time to spend with those you love the most. This season is not always happy for everyone so if you know anyone that could use a lift, please try to bring joy into their lives.The Holiday show at Featherstone continues through December 19, from 12 noon to 4 pm daily. Prices vary from $5 on up for work contributed by 62 different artists. Many of the artists are from Oak Bluffs and Featherstone’s own “Knitting for Others” group will offer knitted items (scarves, hats, mittens) with their proceeds going to the Island Food Pantry.The Capawock Theatre is pleased to announce that for the 2nd consecutive year there will be a free screening of the beloved family classic film, “TheWizard of Oz.” This screening will take place on Friday, November 26, at 2 pm. As this screening benefits Island Food Pantry, please bring at least one non-perishable food item.The Scottish Society of Martha’s Vineyard will be having their Annual Meeting and Potluck Supper on Monday November 29, at 6 pm at the Federated Church in Edgartown. This is a time to reconnect with your SSMV friends, and to find out what’s happening in the near future. Once again The Friends of Oak Bluffs are pleased to announce the sale of cards and prints of the beautiful Ocean Park painting “Peace on Earth.” The cards and prints are available at the Secret Garden and the Oak Bluffs Library. The sale benefits the Friends of Oak Bluffs.Oak Bluffs lost two citizens this past week. John Pacheco, Islander, fisherman, veteran,loved partner, father, and grandfather died on Friday last and Carol Combra Clark, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister left us also. We send sincere condolences to both families on these sad occasions.The African Artist’s Community Development Project will hold sales every Saturday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 11,18) until Christmas, 10 to 2, or anytime by appointment. Zambezi Dolls, Tuareg Silver jewelry, Zambian baskets, Ghanian patchwork, Mukuni wooden bowls, Gift Donation Cards, and much more. Please come help support Zambian disabled children and the craftspeople too. Call Marsha Wysnrig at 508-693-4059 for more info.Kids learn all kinds of interesting things in school nowadays and on November 17, Mrs. Graber and Mrs. Davey’s kindergarten classes made their own apple cider with the help of Island Grown Schools coordinators Emily Richardson, Erin Haggerty, and volunteer Dan Haggerty. Every student was able to participate and enjoy some of their delicious cider! Thank you,After your hectic Thanksgiving Holiday and perhaps gift shopping, come and enjoy the free Sunday presentation at the Mansion House. On November 28 at 3:30 pm Aquatics instructor Brenda Correa will teach an Aqua Aerobics class. The pool is warm and you are welcome to use the hot tub, steam room, or sauna after taking the class.Here is an event for all Harry Potter fans and their families. This is a joint event with the Edgartown library. There will be a Deathly Hallows Movie Premiere Party on Thursday, December 2, from 6 to 8 pm at the Oak Bluffs Public Library. This is event is sponsored by the M.V. Library Association and hosted jointly by Sondra Murphy, O.B. Children’s Librarian and Debbie MacInnis, Edgartown Children’s Librarian.The Library Friends of Oak Bluffs are inviting everyone to their Holiday Open House on Friday, December 10, from 1 to 4 pm at the library community meeting room. Enjoy holiday music and refreshments, children’s activities with Children’s Librarian, Sondra Murphy and a visit from Santa at 3 pm.We send birthday smiles to Jake Ponte who celebrated his very first birthday on November 20, Gina deBettencourt on the 23rd, Talia Luening and Pam Herman on November 24, followed by Deb Brown and Priscilla Sylvia on the 25th, Nora Jardin and Bill Anderson Jr. on the 26th Lauren Metell and Keilla Geddis share the 27th, while Yvonne Ponte, Cayla Moreis and Roxann Klein will celebrate on November 28.Enjoy your week.Peace