Tisbury: Game Day


Last week’s column ended suddenly, but the rest could be found on the Times website. You can often find a little more online than appears in the print copy.

Congratulations to Monica Carroll. She is a Tisbury resident and one of the winners in the third annual high school art competition sponsored by the Vineyard Conservation Society. This year’s theme was “Waste — Reduce and Recycle to Preserve and Protect.” Judges were Alison Shaw, Nancy Shaw Cramer, and Luanne Johnson. The winners will be honored at a ceremony at the film festival in Chilmark this Saturday at the Chilmark School at 5:30 pm, just before the film “Landfill Harmonic.” Tickets are required for the movie. The art will be displayed in the Chilmark library on Saturday afternoon.

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival is today through Sunday. Some members of the team are your Tisbury neighbors: Elina Street, Hilary Dreyer, and Justin Simpkins. Events are in the Chilmark Community Center, Chilmark School, and Pathways at the Chilmark Tavern, including recent award-winning films from the Sundance and Cannes film festivals. There will also be 12 free events, including the opening night film, “Heroin: Cape Cod, U.S.A.”

This Sunday you are invited to the First Baptist Church for the 11 am Palm Sunday worship service. All are welcome to the Good Friday service at noon next week. For more, call 693-1539.

Pruning is not for the timid. ACE MV offers “Pruning 101” over two sessions on two Saturday afternoons, this week and next. The classroom lecture covers basics, equipment, proper pruning techniques, and more. Then you will have a session with hands-on experience. Sign up online. Course is limited to 12.

Community Services offers Kids’ Game Day on Saturday from 11 am to 1 pm, sponsored by the Island Wide Youth Collaborative. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Kids learn to play games like Cribbage, Yahtzee, Mancala, UNO, and more. Refreshments provided. No preregistration.

Dr. Elliot Dacher will present a session on “Meditation, Wellness, and Human Flourishing” on Saturday morning from 9 to noon at the West Tisbury Congregational Church. Dr. Dacher will begin with a meditation illustrating “The Three Progressive Stages of Meditation,” with live music by Ed Merck. The second half will be a presentation by Dr. Dacher on “Integral Health and Contemplative Practice,” followed by a guided meditation. This is the first of four monthly sessions this spring.

Photo portraits of 14 Island women are displayed with their stories in “Voices of Vineyard Women,” now on exhibit at the Oak Bluffs library to celebrate women’s history month. You can listen to each woman tell a story. Fascinating topics include overcoming racial prejudice, caring for a family of 13, delivering aircraft in WW II, challenging roles of women, journeying on a whaleship, and more. Hear the voices of Dorothy West, Shirley Steere Smith, Loïs Mailou Jones, Ruth Stiller, Nancy Whiting, Pastor Marcia Buckley, and more.

On Saturday, join Linsey Lee of the Martha’s Vineyard Museum with WMVY’s Laurel Redington and the library’s Nate Luce for an oral history workshop for young women from 1 to 3 pm. Linsey will talk about the exhibit, including audio and video clips of the women on Thursday, March 31, at 6 pm.

On Tuesday, the Vineyard Haven library is showing “The Big Short,” a movie which claimed five Oscars this year. “The Big Short” is rated R.

This Sunday afternoon, you are welcome to a free classical music recital at the West Tisbury library from 4 to 5 pm. “Concerto Night in our Living Room” includes three concertos featuring Letitia Jap on violin, Rainer Crosett on cello, and Diane Katzenberg Braun on piano. The event is presented by Music Street, an organization named for that little street in West Tisbury that was so named when one family on the street bought a piano over a century ago.

Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out today to Austin Chandler and Bow VanRiper. Tomorrow wish the best to Matthew Barton as well as his cousin Ben Bartolini from Eastham. Saturday belongs to Lois Kavanagh, Susan Weyl, and Susan Mone. On Sunday wish the best to Sheri Thomas, Grace Jackson, and Phoenix Russell. Happy birthday on Monday to Barbara Dacey and Skip Bailey. Rosemary Milewski celebrates on Tuesday.

Heard on Main Street: We never really grow up; we only learn how to act in public.