The Vineyard Haven Library will close at 1 pm Wednesday and reopen on Friday. On Sunday at 1 pm Jennifer will show you how to make a hardcover book from scratch. All materials provided, free for adults and teens aged 12 and up.
The MV Film Center invites you to a New Year’s Eve Bash: a night of film, food, and music 7:30 pm to 12:30. The movie begins at 8 pm. Blending comedy with romance, Top Five digs under the surface of show business and politics as well as the pressures of being black and famous. Rated R. At 10 pm is live music with jazz trio Eric Johnson and friends. After 11:30 see activities in New York’s Times Square. Note that hors d’oeuvres and libations will be served after the movie in the lobby, so you should dine before arriving. Proceeds benefit the MV Film Society. Tickets are $70 general admission, $60 for members.
Courtney Minnehan is an Island girl putting herself through college. She is a senior, pursuing a degree in art education at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. Her original art prints are available at Citrine in Vineyard Haven. Her work is also sold at Bella Funk in Littleton, N.H., and The Roaster Room in Campton, N.H. Her original design is cut into a stencil from which she creates original prints. Her Island map print is very popular, and she can personalize one for you. Check out her work at Citrine.
Missing your lobster rolls? Grace Church will sell winter lobster rolls next Sunday from noon to 2 pm. Hotdogs, pies, and chips also available. This will happen on the first Sunday through the winter months. For more, call 508-693-0332.
On Tuesday, January 6, at 7 pm at the Vineyard Haven Library, hear Michael Blanchard talk about his new book Fighting for My Life: Finding Hope and Serenity on Martha’s Vineyard. Mike’s passion for photography paralleled his first steps toward recovery from alcohol addiction. He describes the use of photography in recovery programs dealing with cancer or addiction. His pictures will be on display in the library for the month of January.
On Wednesday at the library, the Long Point Five celebrate the New Year with a concert, with John Schilling on trumpet, Jim Athearn on trombone, Julie Schilling on clarinet, Bud Larson on flute, and Jeri Larson on piano. Refreshments following.
Susan Klein’s Spice of Life memoir writing class will be held on Thursday afternoons in January and February at the Tisbury Senior Center. This session is at a special reduced price, compliments of the Tisbury COA. Call Susan to register at 508-693-4140.
The Family History Center and the MV chapter of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists will hold an free open house for the public on Saturday, January 24, from 10 to 4. Beginners in genealogy or those with sticky questions should drop by for help in organizing your family history. This will be at the Family History Center in Merchant’s Mart, across the parking lot from the Black Dog Café.
ACE-MV offers some special winter workshops including Wampanoag Culture and Arts as well as Education and Social Justice. Atria Restaurant will offer an Introduction to Wine and a Valentines Day Cooking Benefit for ACE. Online registration is now open www.acemv.org. Walk-in registration for ACE is next Thursday from 5 to 6:30 pm in the lobby of the high school. The winter session runs through February 14 though the GED and citizenship programs continue through March.
Congratulations to Hank and Linda (Dickson) Unczur who celebrate their anniversary on the first day of the new year.
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out for New Year’s Day to Mark Kurth, Steve Bernier, and Jeremy Rockman. Wish a happy one to John Chapman on Friday, the second. Sunday belongs to Romeo Bonelli. Roberta Kirn parties on Monday. Taylor Higgins marks her special day on Tuesday. Happy birthday to Judy Belushi Pisano who celebrates next Wednesday.
Heard on Main Street: Happiness is good health and a bad memory (Ingrid Bergman).