Community Notes


Free Lasagna luncheons return

The members of the Federated Church of Edgartown will once again sponsor their Free Lasagna Luncheons beginning Sunday, January 5, and continuing every Sunday through March 30.

The luncheon is held from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the Federated Church Parish House on 45 South Summer Street. The meals are free, and all are welcome, according to a press release. The meal consists of salad, lasagna, garlic bread, and assorted cookies. Donations will not be accepted.

For more information, call Marna Waller at the church office at 508-627-4421.

Course offers help for families of mentally ill

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Cape Cod and the Islands will again offer its Family To Family Education course for Island family members of individuals with a serious mental illness. The free 12-week course, taught by trained family member volunteers, is intended to help families cope, according to a press release.

Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders, and others are covered, as well as medications and communication skills. Weekly classes begin on Monday, January 20 from 6:30-9 pm in Vineyard Haven and continue for 12 consecutive weeks through April 7. To register or for more information, call the NAMI CC&I office at 508-778-4277 or email

Falmouth Academy to host scholarship exam and faculty forum

Falmouth Academy will host a scholarship exam and faculty forum Saturday, January 25, from 8:30 am to 12 noon.

This is an opportunity for parents and students to learn directly from faculty and current students about the academic, social, and extracurricular life of Falmouth Academy, according to a press release.

All students applying for admission in grades 7 through 12 are invited to take an optional scholarship exam. The top four scorers will be offered a $3,000 scholarship toward their first year’s tuition. An extensive need-based financial aid program is available, apart from this scholarship opportunity, and the exam is not required to attend Falmouth Academy.

While the exam takes place, parents will hear from faculty about the curriculum, individualized learning, and the culture of kindness of Falmouth Academy.

Registration begins at 8:30 am for the 9 am event. For participants who plan to take the exam, RSVP to the admissions office at 508-457-9696.