Oak Bluffs


I guess the only activity that really increases in winter, this year anyway, is snowstorms. How it used to get us so excited, but now we hold our breaths hoping it won’t happen once again this winter. I guess it is nature’s way of slowing us down.

As of February 1, the West Tisbury Library will no longer be offering their off-site storytimes on Mondays and Fridays.

Once more you do not have to wait till spring to get those delicious lobster rolls at Grace Episcopal Church in Vineyard Haven. Winter lobster rolls will be available on Sunday, Feb. 3, from 12 noon until 2 pm or sold out for $15 each, or the Super Bowl special of four for $50.

Our Library is going above and beyond as they now offer a special Flu service to help those who are under the weather. Call the library with your book and DVD requests. The Library staff will get your items ready and bring them out to your car so you don’t have to come inside. Call the Circulation Desk at 508-693-9433 and they will do the rest

A reminder that on Friday, Feb. 1, the library celebrates the release of their new website and logo with a mini-golf party from 5 to 8 pm. Food, drinks, and 18 holes of mini-golf, $15 per person or $25 per couple (21 yrs. +). On Saturday, Feb. 2, from 10 am to 4 pm, bring the entire family and play mini-golf, free all day.

The first Thursday of each month is Documentary Thursday. This month they are screening a film about two South Africans who search for their rock n’ roll hero. Movie begins at 6 pm.

The Book Club selection for February is “The Book Thief,” by Markus Zusak. Set in World War II, this is a story of a young girl living in Munich, Germany, who shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids. The Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of each month at 10:30 am. Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum in collaboration with the Harbor View Hotel is hosting three PechaKucha nights on Friday evenings this winter. The first will take place on Friday, Feb. 1, beginning at 7:30 pm. PechaKucha is a simple presentation format where a presenter shows 20 images or slides for 20 seconds each. It is now known as the art of concise presentations. The word PechaKucha means chitchat. and more concise, so architects wouldn’t carry on forever. The first PechaKucha night will take place on Friday, Feb. 1, in the Chilmark Room at the hotel. Presentations will start at 7:30 pm. Admission is free to all. Additional PechaKucha nights will take place on Fridays March 8 and April 19.

You can always find bargains at Reliable Market, but on February 7, 8, and 9 they will be holding a truckload meat sale. You can get more information on their website, thereliablemarket.com.

Nutrition Coach Griffin Hughes is leading a diet workshop at Mansion House Health Club to teach participants why calorie counting does not work and what type of “burner” they are: sugar, muscle, or a mixture of both; on February 4 at 6:15 pm. Free for club members and $12 for walk-ins. For more information visit www.mvmansionhouse.com.

The ever popular Oak Bluffs School Talent Show takes place tomorrow at the school. Musical Director Brian Weiland will once again direct all these talented participants through their performances.

Good Shepherd Parish pastor Michael Nagle has been in Brazil the last few weeks studying Portuguese. He will be returning on February 4 and then will be celebrating the 7 pm Saturday night Mass in Portuguese.

As they do every winter the school will hold their food pantry collection the week of February 11 through the 15th. Your donations of non-perishable food items would be greatly appreciated.

We send birthday smiles to Bethany deBettencourt and David Madeiras on the 31st, Noah Hoyt and Judy Searle on February 1, Emma Williamson on February 3, Grandson Matt Rivers on February 4, Maureen Anderson and Bella Pasqualino on the 5th, and Kelly Irene Pacheco on the 6th. Smiles to those I might have missed and get well wishes to all in need of a healing smile.Enjoy your week.Peace.