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Heard on Main Street: Tomorrow is Flag Day. Be proud to fly our flag.

The M.V. Film Society is showing “The Jewish Jail Lady and the Holy Thief” on Sunday, June 16, at 4 pm. It’s the story of an ex-con turned rabbi and a nice Jewish girl who liked bad boys. Together, they’ve saved thousands of lives. This documentary follows the pasts of Rabbi Mark Borovitz and Harriet Rossetto, as they are led to one another and to the formation of Beit T’Shuvah, a one-of-a-kind recovery and treatment center now known around the globe.

The M.V. Museum’s newest exhibit is “Sailing to Freedom: Maritime Dimensions of the Underground Railroad,” about the maritime routes of the Underground Railroad, with incredible stories of those who sought freedom by sea. See more about some of the daring escapes by sea, including in the waters around Martha’s Vineyard. 

The Vineyard Haven library is offering an Induction Cooking Class at 6 pm on Tuesday, June 18. Local chef and cookbook author Catherine Walthers has switched from a gas stove to induction, and is happy she did. She will demonstrate using an induction cooktop, and talk about the advantages for cooking, health, and the environment. Registration required at vhpl_programs@clamsnet.org.

Our library is hosting for teens 13-plus a “Night to Kick Off Summer” with Elliot from the LAB, the Divergents, and Tiz, from hardcore to hyperpop. Social Static will do a pop-up shop. All on Sunday, June 23, at the Katharine Cornell Theater. Doors open at 6:30, bands start at 7 pm; this event is 13-plus. Sponsored by the Friends of the V.H. Library.

Online: 1969’s Stonewall Rebellion, on Wednesday, June 26, at 6:30 pm. Join author Milo Todd for a discussion about the Stonewall Rebellion, a grassroots movement that sparked LGBTQ rights across the country. This program is sponsored by the friend associations of various libraries. Note: This session includes mention of transphobia, racism, police brutality, slurs, murder, sexual assault, and misgendering/deadnaming. Register at vhpl_programs@clamsnet.org

The Vineyard Haven library also announces the Tisbury Family Shellfish Day at Lagoon Pond on Saturday, June 29, from 9 am to noon, for all ages. Mark your calendar. Join the Tisbury shellfish department and shellfishermen to the left of the Lagoon Pond boat launch. Learn how to quahog, the importance of shellfish, pond ecology, and how you can help preserve the pond. No experience necessary for this free event.

My daughter turned 60 last Saturday, celebrating with a long bike ride with her husband and her brother. She was pleased to tell me that she rode 60 miles, the longest ride she had ever done. 

Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out tomorrow to Madeline Fisher, probably at her 

Fisher Gallery. Tomorrow wish the best to J.B. Lamont and Fredrick Nash. Happy birthday to Shunna Nute on Wednesday.

Heard on Main Street: Some days you’re the dog; some days you’re the hydrant.

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