Oak Bluffs

Hope you all had a peaceful Thanksgiving. Many people spent time here with friends and family or managed to circumvent the windy weather and join in on a celebration off Island.

Wendy Rose joined the entire Bobby Rose family and Bob at Janice’s daughter Crystal’s home in Edgartown.

Ginny Hall and her sister Patricia Costa were guests of Ginny’s son and daughter-in-law, Fred and Helene Hall, and their son, Skylar, who we understand, did a tremendous job at the Oak Bluffs School play.

Maureen and Bill Anderson hosted Thanksgiving dinner for their children and their guests and many grandchildren and Sandra and Nelson deBettencourt joined their sons, daughter in-law and their 11 grandchildren at the home of their daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and Mike Marchand.

Pat and Kerry Alley made it off Island to visit with their children and grandchildren to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Remember shotgun season for deer has started, so please wear orange if you venture anywhere near the woods, which you shouldn’t, and the deer will be running.

Now we are wending our way towards Christmas with many holiday events to attend.

As part of Christmas in Edgartown, the United Methodist Church of Martha’s Vineyard will present their second annual display of crèches in the Baylies room of the Whaling Church. There will be at least 25 crèches from all over the world as well as an opportunity for kids to color and make their own crèches.

Last year, many people who visited the display expressed an interest in having their family crèches shown at the event this year, so if you are interested, contact the UMC at 508-693-4424 or umcmvoffice@comcast.net for further information. The church can either arrange to have the crèches picked up or they can be dropped them at the Church office in Oak Bluffs.

Movie Night at the Oak Bluffs Library is Thursday, Dec. 5, at 6 pm. The film is a thriller about a killer whale. Pizza will be served. Don’t miss the Library Holiday Open House on Friday, Dec. 6, 2–4 pm, hosted by the Library Friends of Oak Bluffs. There will be children’s crafts, refreshments, grab bag gifts for kids, and Santa will make a visit at 2 pm. Think that Friday the 13th is unlucky? Not Friday, December 13, from 10 am to 3 pm. That is when you can stop by the Oak Buffs Library and grab a cup of gourmet hot chocolate in celebration of National Hot Chocolate Day!

Fish dinner anyone? The P-A club will hold another fish fry on Thursday, December 12, from 5 to 7 pm. You may eat there or do a take out. The dinner also includes delicious sides.

As busy as Santa is, he is taking time to attend the P-A children’s Christmas party on Sunday, December 15, 1–2:30 pm. Much fun is predicted, and as the party is co-sponsored by the P-A and the Oak Bluffs Fireman’s Civic Association you know it will be great.

Julie Flanders and the Martha’s Vineyard Museum invite you to join representatives of Skinner Inc. for an appraisal open house on Friday, December 6, 5–7 pm. Tickets are $50 per person. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served and each guest may bring one item for appraisal. As reservations are limited, please RSVP to Jessica at 508-627-4441, ext. 117.

Grace Church will not hold its traditional Holly Day this year due to construction on the parish hall. But a smaller “Christmas Trinkets, Treasures and Treats” sale this Sunday, Dec. 8, 11:30 am to 2:00 pm, will benefit Episcopal Relief & Development for typhoon relief in the Philippines. Browse the White Elephant table filled with “gently used” gifts and more, and choose home-baked holiday treats at the bake sale. Maybe even some holly if the elves can find it. Enter through the church or follow signs around the construction area. Early birds must attend the worship service! For info, call 508-693-0332.

Birthday smiles to Carol Testerman who celebrated on the 4th, James Moreis Hakenson on the 6th, Mary MacDonald, Lynn Rebello, Francis Bernard, and Rose Cogliano on the 7th, Vamp Campbell on the 8th, Tyler Araujo the next day, and Tony Maseda and Patrick Parker on the 10th. Smiles to those I might have missed, and get well wishes to those in need of a healing smile. Enjoy your week. Peace.