Tisbury: Owen Park concerts

— Kyra Steck

Heard on Main Street: I know I am sometimes forgetful, but some things in life are just as well forgotten. Then again, some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.

I expect we’ll soon hear if the abutting neighbors think this year’s Beach Road Concert was a mistake or a winner. I wonder if they could ask for a break on their taxes. Or if we should all be grateful to have some unexpected town income.

Have you enjoyed the Olympics? I was appalled to learn our country had sent 600 Olympians to Tokyo, but 100 had refused to be vaccinated. If another country sent us that many unvaccinated people, we would have been horrified. I was horrified to learn we had done that to the Japanese. We ought to be ashamed of our country doing that.

You should plan a family picnic. The Vineyard Haven Band will be playing in Owen Park next Sunday, August 1. The band concerts now begin promptly at 7:30 pm.

Don’t forget: The West Tisbury Library book sale continues and is half price on Sunday and free on Monday, August 2, in the West Tisbury School gym from 9 am to 2 pm. Books are sold by the grocery bag. Bring your own.

On Wednesday, August 4, from 4 to 5 pm, our Vineyard Haven library invites you to Zoom a free documentary by Craig Dudnick. “Alice’s Ordinary People” is available to stream anytime for free on Kanopy. It begins with 30 minutes on the Civil Rights Movement and Alice’s role in bringing politics to the movement. Discussion and Q and A to follow. Email amcdonough@clamsnet.org for the Zoom invitation.

The annual Craft Show at the Martha’s Vineyard Campground is Saturday, August 7, from 9 am to 2 pm, rain or shine, at the Tabernacle. This usually includes hand-painted china and small items, some woodwork, and many varieties of needlework. You are invited to appreciate the handiwork skills and take something special home.

The M.V. Film Center is now offering an exhibit of the “Poetry of Trees,” 20 paintings that have never been shown before by the late Gretchen V. Feldman. They will be on view at the Film Center at 79 Beach Road until August 16, with public parking. Gretchen captured many seasonal landscapes on Martha’s Vineyard from her studio in Chilmark.

Louisa Gould, director of the collection, curated the show. The collection has over 700 paintings, with a wide selection of periods and styles to choose from. For inquiries of her work, contact Louisa Gould at 917-327-9229 or at louisa.gould@gmail.com. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Film Center.

Join the M.V. Chamber Music Society as they Celebrate Dee and 50 Years of Beautiful Music on Saturday, August 15, at 4 pm at the Whaling Church. There will be a catered reception following. For tickets to a musical tribute celebrating the career and retirement of Delores Stevens, go to mvcms.org/celebrating-50-years.html.

Join me in remembering a very special lady on Saturday because that is Della Hardman Day in Oak Bluffs.

Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out on Monday to Ellen Miller. Happy birthday on Tuesday to Nancy Gardella, Sharon Coogan, and Thomas H. Colligan.

Heard on Main Street: When everything is coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.

If you have any Tisbury Town Column suggestions, email Kay Mayhew, tashmoorock@gmail.com.