Welcome back to the old Capawock. Thanks to Mark Snider and the Martha’s Vineyard Theatre Foundation, the Capawock opens this Saturday. Because the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society will take over management, members get reduced ticket prices at the spruced-up theater. And MVFS promises popcorn with real melted butter. All information about theater programs will be at mvfilmsociety.com (though not online quite yet).
Nevette Previd invites you to an Island Culinary Adventure this week. Farm.Field.Sea. presents the culture of Martha’s Vineyard with the farmers, fisherman, and purveyors who grow, tend, and love food. Explore your surroundings with adventures scheduled for May 30, June 13, June 24, and, in partnership with the Grey Barn Farm, on July 10.
A full-day adventure includes an immersion in farming, oysters, cheese making, or foraging, designed to be a dirt-under-your-fingernails learning experience. Get to know the characters behind each shiitake, tomato, sea bass, and oyster, not to mention learning about the terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems that they rely on. More at ffsmv.com.
The Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society invites you to a special concert at the West Tisbury library on Sunday at 4 pm. “Remembering the Rosenthals” will showcase pianist Diane Katzenberg Braun and musicians of the New England Conservatory in Boston. Tickets are free, but they must be reserved in advance; call 693-3366 or stop by the library to reserve yours.
Am I the only one who was unhappy with Memorial Day sneaking up on me a week early? I suppose the rest of you are more organized than I. Yes, it was on the calendar, but even so that still seemed like the wrong day to put the flag out.
Arnie Reisman has a new comedy, and the premiere is next Tuesday at the Vineyard Playhouse. The story of Not Constantinople begins with an elderly couple in the Witness Protection Program in a gated community. The husband meets a hit man with a contract on him. When the old man develops Alzheimer’s, the hit man wonders, Why kill a guy who won’t even know his own name soon?
Some Islanders have relatives in Nepal, which brings their disaster close to home. Those of you who would like to help are invited to send a check to the FCCOWT [First Congregational Church of West Tisbury], PO Box 3000, PMB 3111, West Tisbury MA 02575, with Nepal Relief on the memo line. Or call 508-693-0745 to reserve your space at the Indian dinner – Nepal Relief Fundraiser on Sunday evening, from 6 to 10 pm, at the Hebrew Center. Dinner will be followed by live jazz. More at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A fund has been set up for the purchase of books or music for the Oak Bluffs Public Library in honor of Charles Blank. Library Director Sondra Murphy has ordered beautiful bookplates. She will keep a list of the books purchased to file, with a copy for Nancy who knows of this proposal. If you would like to contribute, write the check to Oak Bluffs Public Library. Write Charles Blank Memorial on the memo line. Bring it to the library or mail to Oak Bluffs Library, P.O. Box 2039, Oak Bluffs MA 02557.
This June the Martha’s Vineyard Photography Club will showcase their work in the annual art show at the Vineyard Haven library, beginning June 1. The Friends of the Library sponsor a free opening reception on Tuesday, June 2, from 6 to 7:30 pm.
The pictures, on display during library hours through June 13, feature photographers Harvey Beth, Suzanne Boyer, Peter Dreyer, Phyllis Dunn, Kay Leaird, Michelle Manfredi, Sara Piazza, Sharon Simonin, Norm Stickney, Maria Thibodeau, Scott Tuttle, and Nathalie Woodruff.
The Martha’s Vineyard Photo Club meets monthly at the Vineyard Haven library on the first Thursday, at 6 pm. The club welcomes photographers at all levels. Club activities include photo sharing, presentations on photography, and field trips.
In addition to the annual show in June, the Vineyard Haven library’s monthly “Art in the Stacks” exhibits are managed by the Friends of the Library. The library also has a collection of artworks on display, including 12 paintings by Vineyard artist Captain John Ivory. Artists interested in showing work may contact the library at 508-696-4210.
Questions on Medicare, supplemental insurance, prescription drug plans, etc., will be answered by SHINE counselors at the Tisbury Senior Center on Thursday, June 11. Call 508-696-4205 for a free appointment by June 9.
Did you know the Federated Church Meetinghouse is open daily from 11 am to 1 pm, free to the public, all summer? Even Sunday after the 10:30 service. The Meetinghouse at the corner of South Summer Street and Cooke Street was designed by Frederick Baylies Jr., and built in 1828.
Belated birthday greetings to Ann Nelson, who celebrated in the sunshine last Sunday.
Congratulations on their anniversary go out today to Cheryl Stark and Margie Meltzer.
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out today to Steve Mussell, Cheryl Stark. Wish the best tomorrow to Peggy McGrath and Jane Chandler, and especially to Bill Kingsbury — Bill, thanks for your service as a Green Beret in Vietnam. We owe a lot to all you guys. Leslie Rizza and Megan Buchanan party on Monday. Wednesday belongs to Myra Stark, Kelsey Bresnahan, and Fred LaPiana.
Heard on Main Street: Friends are like balloons; once you let them go, you might not get them back.