Tisbury: What should be changed at Owen Park?


Today, July 28, at 4 pm, the children’s librarian Ms. Felicia at the Vineyard Haven Public Library will teach button-making for kids. This is the kind of button that you pin to your shirt. Next Thursday, August 4, she will provide what the kids need to paint T shirts to take home; ages 5 and up.

Mark your calendar for the next Sunday with Friends at the library: Save Sunday, August 7, for a delightful afternoon with Nicole Galland and Chelsea McCarthy, the creators of Shakespeare for the Masses. They will present a 20-minute version of Shakespeare’s “Pericles.”

Tonight, July 28, at 6 pm, the Vision Council wants to know what you think should be changed at Owen Park. Move the bandstand? Expand the beach? Share your ideas this evening at the Tisbury Senior Center. Owen Park is an important place in our town. We need to hear what you think.

Savor the moment: Celebrate the memory of Della Hardman at Della Hardman Day on Saturday afternoon at Ocean Park.

Thanks to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society, several members enjoyed an early showing of “Loving” last Sunday. A woman who was part Cherokee and black married a white man in the days when such a thing was illegal in Virginia. First the young couple were jailed for this crime, and later the ACLU lawyers took the issue to the Supreme Court. The family won the case against the law in Virginia, striking down the law and making history along the way. The film reveals the great tension in their lives as they tried to live and raise a family under constant threat of arrest. This film will be in theaters in November.

The next festival of the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society features documentaries about exceptional people, followed by live audience discussions. That’s next Monday, August 1, through Friday, August 5, with all films starting at 7:30 pm at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. Tuesday is Norman Lear, and Wednesday covers Mike Nichols, with preshow receptions and special events.

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society’s last showing of the historic Island film was sold out. We will let you know when it is on again.

The play “Occupied Territories” combines the horror of war and the bonds of families and soldiers, and opens off-Broadway in 2017. It will be shown at the Edgartown American Legion on Friday, August 5, at 8 pm and on Saturday, August 6, at 2 pm and at 6 pm. Tickets cost $35 at bit.ly/occupiedtix.

Did you know that Featherstone offers afternoon art classes in assorted media for children ages 7 to 12?

A concert featuring the Vineyard’s best young musical talent will benefit the West Tisbury library on Tuesday, August 2, at 7:30 pm at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury. Tickets $15, at the library or Tisberry Yogurt.

Monday-night specials at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse are readings of new plays that begin at 7:30 pm, followed by discussion. The next one is Monday, August 8, called “A Month in the Country,” about an idyllic summer on a Russian estate which turns into a hotbed of love, passion, and intrigue. $30 tickets benefit the playhouse.

The Federated Church house tour is Tuesday afternoon, August 9, beginning at 77 Edgartown Bay Road in Katama, from 2 to 4:30. Cost is $40; more at 508-627-7077.

Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out on Sunday to Dale Perry. On Tuesday, wish the best to Ellen Miller. Wednesday belongs to Nancy Gardella, Sharon Coogan, and Thomas H. Colligan.

Heard on Main Street: You only need two tools, WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn’t move and it should, use WD-40. If it moves and shouldn’t, use duct tape.