Congratulations to Rene DaSilva. He won the 5K Run to the Chop last Sunday. His time was 18:31. Among the outstanding winners from our town was Peter Burke, age 10. He was the fastest male under age 20. His time was 22 minutes, 31 seconds. Great run, Peter. Every entry was a winner and had a good time. This was a benefit for our library, so we all are winners, too.

Pick up pre-registration forms for Saturday’s flu clinic at the Senior Center on Friday.

A week from Monday our favorite Charles Blank will demonstrate changes in music on Broadway between 1925 and 1950. Register at 508-696-4205 so they set up the right number of chairs at the Tisbury Senior Center on October 1 from 1:30 to 2:30.

Want to learn Mah Jong or refresh your skills? Lowely Finnerty will be at the Senior Center on Wednesdays in October to teach you how to play the ancient Chinese board game. No charge, but you need to call to register, same number as above. Games will continue all year.

Did you know that the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society has been awarded Massachusetts Cultural Council and MV Cultural Grants for 2012, as well as MV Permanent Endowment and MV Savings Bank Foundation grants?

Right now the focus is on Martha’s Vineyard Fashion Week. Upcoming films will be shown this weekend. Tonight see “Vidal Sassoon, the Movie” (how one man changed the world with a pair of scissors). Tomorrow is “God Save My Shoes” showing the social and psychological connection some women have with their shoes.

Theater-goers at are asked to park in back of the new Film Center building and not in front of Rocco’s Pizza or The Net Result.

The Art in the Stacks exhibit of photographs by Christopher Wright will be on display through the end of September. More about the artist is at vhlibrary.org.

Sunday hours resume at the library beginning October 14. The library will be open from noon to 4 pm throughout the winter, except for a few holiday weekends. The Friends of the Library will also present monthly programs on Sunday afternoons.

Lee O’Gorman says there are a lot of happy dancers at the P-A Club on Sunday nights. But they could use a few more guys. So if you can give up one night of Sunday Night Football to kick up your heels, they’d love to see you between 7 and 9. Tom and Dorothy Newton will show you how.

The town hall is closed for painting this week. The meeting notices and agendas were posted at the new emergency services building. I was delighted to have a tour of that new facility last week, following the primary ballot recount. This place looks huge from the front but seems to be carefully planned when you check out the interior. The EMTs on duty seemed pleased with their space and were comfortably in place. It is not quite ready to house our fire trucks, but, yes, the very big one will fit in. The firemen will even be able to pump water into the tank truck from inside the building.

Participants of Cycle MV are being offered special discounts at the Mansion House, Clarion, and Harbor View. The SSA is offering free bike tickets, too. The event benefits Windemere and other Rotary charities so invite your off-Island friends to join in.

Happy anniversary to Kevin Olson and Laurel Mayhew next Wednesday. They were married in 1999 at the Congregational Church in West Tisbury.

Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out today to Jan Dorchester. Wish the best tomorrow to Trip Barnes and Ken Ward. Lori Dorsey will be partying on Saturday.

Happy birthday to Lorna Bennett on Sunday. Lorna is from Jamaica and has many friends on the Island. She and her husband Steve are currently working at Brickman’s.

Monday should be plenty bright. At least we should have plenty of light and lots of candles: Judy Federowicz, Kathy Rogers, and Kenny Davey will all celebrate on Monday.

Heard on Main Street: Don’t let aging get you down. It’s too hard to get up again.