Tisbury: Spring Electronics Disposal Day


Today at 1 pm, John Lunborn of the Rights of the Disabled will talk about benefits, resources, and how to live independently. That’s at 1 pm at the Tisbury Senior Center (508-696-4205).

Tonight you are invited at 6 pm to the Tisbury Senior Center for a CPA application workshop with the Community Preservation Committee. Learn about applying for CPC funds. Changes were made to the application and funding review process. Project proposals must be clearly presented in the CPA application. The changes improve project management and oversight as the projects move forward. Applications and guidelines will be available. For more, call 508-687-9286.

A beautiful concert Sunday afternoon at 4 pm benefits the West Tisbury Congregational Church. Music director David Rhoderick will perform music by Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven. Mr. Rhoderick will be joined by pianist Adele Dreyer and violinist Cesar Atzic Marquez for Dvořák’s Violin Sonatina. $15 donation requested. An artists’ reception follows. More at 508-693-2842.

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services (MVCS) has important offerings for you. On Saturday morning, grandparents who find themselves raising their grandchildren can get help by discussing issues from 10 to 11:30. You must register at 508-687-9182 for “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren” at the Martha’s Vineyard Family Center.

Next Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 pm, MVCS has a free parent workshop on “Helping Children Cope.” Learn how to help your child. Register at mvcommunityservices.com. For childcare assistance, call 508-693-7900, ext. 400.

On Wednesday evening, parents, learn how to help your child deal with “Screen Time.” That is the time in front of a TV or computer screen, just sitting down watching or playing video games. Learn more at the Martha’s Vineyard Family Center from 5:30 to 7 pm. Dinner and childcare provided; registration is required. Call 508-687-9182.

And don’t forget Spring Electronics Disposal Day on Saturday, May 21, from 9 to 2 pm at Community Services. Recycle old air conditioners, cell phones, computers, copiers, stereos, dehumidifiers, microwaves, monitors, refrigerators, TVs, washers, dryers, and scrap metal. Costs between $2 and $30 per item, with 10 percent discount for full car. All proceeds benefit Martha’s Vineyard Community Services. For more information, call 508-693-7900, ext. 267.

It is time to think about avoiding mosquito bites and the Zika virus. Did you know a local mosquito could bite a person infected elsewhere and then spread the virus? We may see more mosquitos because of last week’s heavy rain. The Zika-carrying mosquito prefers to breed in rainwater that collects near homes in plant pots, old tires, bird baths, etc. These are easier for you to control. Find out now what type of mosquito repellant is best for your family. Check your property and eliminate containers where mosquitoes breed.

Vasha Brunelle has an exhibit of paintings at the Vineyard Haven Library through the month of May. They are on the lower level of the library. Artists interested in showing their work at the library should call 508-696-4210.

The Tisbury Art Bar is Wednesday at the old Mayhew schoolhouse, now the Morgan Learning Center of the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. Bring your friends and your favorite beer or wine and create a Vineyard painting. All the painting supplies are provided. Experienced Island artists will teach each class. Sip and socialize while you learn to paint like a pro. That’s Wednesday at 6:30 pm with Traeger DiPietro. Reservations are required. Space is limited. Call 508-627-4441, ext. 123, or email kfuller@mvmuseum.org.

Reminder: The Martha’s Vineyard Cancer Support Group’s gala is Wednesday evening at Farm Neck. Enjoy buffet, drinks, and music by Mike Benjamin. Tickets $100. All money raised goes directly to Island cancer patients. For more info, call Annemarie Donahue at 508-627-7958.

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society opens the first summer film festival the Thursday before Memorial Day. The Environmental Film Festival, with the Vineyard Conservation Society, will focus on environmental issues. An art exhibit by students from the high school will cover the Feldman Family Art Space in the Film Center. Movies include “Sonic Sea,” about the impact of industrial and military noise on marine life, and “Bikes vs Cars,” which champions the bicycle as a tool for change. See mvfilmsociety.com/nature-as-inspiration.

Big bunches of birthday balloons go out tomorrow to Amy Levine. On Saturday, wish the best to Brendan O’Neill. Monday belongs to Jill Walsh. Wish the best on Tuesday to Glenna Moore.

Heard on Main Street: Now is the time to burn the pretty candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.