Crafters will have fun at the Martha’s Vineyard Mini Maker Faire from 10 to 4 on Saturday, May 13, at the Ag Hall. This free event is a celebration of arts and crafts, science and engineering, food and music, fire and water.
The film “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age” will be shown at 6:30 pm on Monday, May 15, at the MVRHS Performing Arts Center. It depicts messy family struggles over social media, video games, academics, and Internet addiction. Solutions emerge on how to empower kids to navigate the digital world. The film and panel discussion are sponsored by the Martha’s Vineyard Library Association.
Next fall our Vineyard Haven library will present a class on classic short stories with Professor Phil Weinstein. Start your summer reading list now. Weinstein’s list includes Melville, Tolstoy, and James, as well as shorter stories from Chekhov, Joyce, and Kafka. For more information, ask Betty Burton.
Libby Mueller, children’s librarian, wants to remind children that they can make Mother’s Day Cards today, May 11, at 3:30 pm. Next Thursday, May 18, the Maypole Celebration is in the garden, weather permitting. Twelve kids are needed to weave the maypole, so bring a friend. All ages are welcome. Tuesday’s Storytime on May 23 at 10:30 am is Kids Yogamotion with Anne Caldwell.
ACE MV now offers training in safe handling of food. Also this spring, you can learn about Understanding Medicare, and Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel).
“The Roses on the Wallpaper” is a new book published by a Featherstone writer. Meet the author at the reception from 4 to 6 on Sunday, May 21, at Featherstone. For kids or adults, this is the story about what happens when two of the roses on the wallpaper decide they just have to join the garden party of the season.
The Martha’s Vineyard Partnership for Health is scheduling new groups for “My Life My Health,” the chronic-condition self-management program. National data show that graduates of this program can control their risk for diabetes and manage it long-term. They can reduce blood pressure, depression, and pain, and have fewer hospitalizations. For more, call Kathleen at 508-627-5797, ext. 114.
The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society and Vineyard Conservation Society feature films with a focus on environmental and ecological issues on Thursday, May 25, through Sunday, May 28. The four-day festival includes film screenings, panel discussions, and Q and A sessions. An art exhibit by students of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School will be on the walls of the Feldman Family Art Space in the Film Center.
Photographs by Kristine Pagnugot are on exhibit on the lower level of the Vineyard Haven library, during regular library hours through May. Kristine studied filmmaking and photography in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and New York City before moving to Martha’s Vineyard in 2011. The library features monthly exhibits managed by the Friends of the Library. Artists interested in showing work may call 508-693-4210.
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out to Amy Levine on Saturday, and Brendan O’Neill, VCS director, parties on Sunday. Tuesday belongs to Jill Walsh. Wish a happy birthday on Wednesday to Glenna Moore.
Heard on Main Street: The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for. Or maybe I just forgot what I was waiting for.