West Tisbury: Despite the weather, there's much to do


There was an ice rescue class on Saturday led by the Massachusetts Firefighters. Firefighters from Oak Bluffs, West Tisbury, Vineyard Haven, and Edgartown took part in the drill. Mike Hull said that the only problem was that there was no ice!

Happy birthday to Suzy and Bob Wasserman, and a belated happy birthday to the three Haynes girls.

Cynthia Riggs and Howard Attebery had a house full of guests for Cynthia’s annual Groundhog Day Party. There were lots of nomination papers to be signed, catching up to do, and snacks to be eaten. Thank you, everyone who runs for office here in West Tisbury. Our town could not work without your generosity and commitment. (And thank you, Cynthia and Howard, for hosting this annual tradition.)

A great production of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves” put on by the Charter School was held this past weekend at the Katharine Cornell Theater. What a delightful affair — full of hedgehogs, trees, bunnies, and a great princess, prince, and queen. Those seven “little men” really took the cake.

Only a few days left to perfect that recipe for the perfect Valentine’s Day cake, or better yet, head on up to Chilmark Chocolates (yes! open again!).

Speaking of celebrations, a big round of thanks goes out to Heather Capece, who organized Harry Potter Book Night at the West Tisbury library last week. This event was celebrated worldwide, complete with spells, broomsticks, and of course, butterbeer.

It may be snowing outside, but there are still plenty of goings-on inside the library: This past SUNDAY afternoon, a lucky audience listened to great jazz performed by Eric Johnson, Jeremy Berlin, and Taurus Biskis. Listening to this talented group in a room surrounded by Doug Kent’s beautiful art was the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

This jazz series continues every Sunday for the month of February. Next Sunday at 4 pm, come listen to Eric Johnson and pianist John Alaimo. The series is sponsored by the Friends of the West Tisbury Library and the West Tisbury Library Foundation. This series is free and refreshments will be served.

On Thursday, Feb. 11, from 5 to 6 pm, Tony Nevin will talk about his new book, “Behavioral Momentum: A Scientific Metaphor.” Following the talk, Tony will be selling and signing his book. This event is free and open to the public.

On Saturday, Feb. 13, from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm, the West Tisbury library will be hosting its Lego Club for all ages.

Please remember that the library will be closed on Monday, Feb. 15, in honor of Presidents’ Day.

On Wednesday, Feb. 17, from 4 pm to 5 pm, Martha Hubbell will lead a workshop on how to make a Felt Yoda. Free and fun. This class is for kids ages 9 and up. Please preregister at the library.

If travels abroad are in your plans, please be sure to check your passport expiration date. What is worse than getting to the airport only to find that you cannot travel! If you need a new passport, or need to renew your passport, please give a call to the library at 508-693-3366 — we are happy to help.