Heard on Main Street: You’re wrong. The 10 commandments are not multiple choice.
You must see the great pictures and story in The Times July 7: The Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse features the fabulists with theater for children live outdoors at the Tisbury Amphitheater on Saturdays at 10am. This is free, but donations are welcome. Bring kids for lots of fun and audience participation. It sounds like fun.
One of my problems is that at least for the moment I can’t drive and I have to miss some things that I would otherwise choose. I just found out that Livingston Taylor is performing at the Old Whaling Church on Thursday 11th August but it’s just not for me at the moment. I’m not even sure I’d be able to go in all the way to the seats until then. But I’m getting a little bit stronger every day.
Much of the improvement is due to the help of the Visiting Nurses, particularly the PT and OT, and significant support from their social workers. Elder Services still brings me meals on weekdays and provides me with a helper who helps in many ways. I know that I am very slowly becoming a little better at taking care of myself. If only I could walk a little faster now.
Check out some things our Vineyard Haven library has curated for you, all in person. Use the library’s museum pass. A CLAMS library card entitles you to museum passes to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. For MFA, call the Circulation Desk to receive a promo code to book a timed entry ticket online mfa.org, and receive a discount of $10 per person based on two adults. You also need an e-mail from the lending department that you are borrowing the museum pass.
For discounted admission to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the library offers a coupon that admits up to four adults for $5 each (usually $20). Visitors must reserve online on the museum’s website 48 hours prior to their visit and use the promo code on the ticket to receive the discount and bring the library card with them.
Our library, in partnership with the Oak Bluffs Library, invites you to OB next Tuesday, August 2 at 6 p.m. to learn about Lew French. He is a master stonemason, assembling hundreds of individual stones to create a chimney or stone wall that looks like it has been there for hundreds of years. He does not cut them: his stones must, of course, fit together; he remembers and puts them together in his mind’s eye. New in this second book on Lew French’s designs are gallery-quality framed artworks that are jigsaw together from stone and driftwood, resulting in one-of-a-kind wall sculptures. Photos are by Alison Shaw. The book is called Sticks and Stones.
Next Wednesday 3rd August from 8.30pm to 10pm you can join stargazer Mark Alan Lovewell at Riverhead Field Disc Golf on Barnes Road to discover the wonders of our summer night sky. Lovewell enjoys sharing his passion for stargazing and has written Vineyard Skies, a weekly astronomy column for The Vineyard Gazette, for more than 40 years. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org call 508-645-3360 to learn more.
The Vineyard Haven Library invites you to meet Phil Weinstein for a reading and book signing on Sunday, August 7 at 4:00 p.m. Phil is Alexander Griswold Cummins Professor Emeritus of English at Swarthmore College. Many of us have enjoyed his classes on famous novels. His book, Soul-Error, examines how we persistently yet creatively go through life, misjudging ourselves and our world. This will be on the ground floor or in the courtyard weather permitting. Books can be purchased from the author. The building will open at 3:45 p.m. for this event. Building closed on Sunday for other purposes.
Do you want to feel more comfortable with technology? In partnership with our library, a program called Tackle Technology will be offered on Saturdays in August from 10-11 am at the Oak Bluffs Library. Classes are lectures by Paul Gentile from Senior2Senior. On Saturday, August 6th, it says How to Buy a Computer. On Saturday, August 13, the topic is “Preserving Your Digital Assets”. Then on Saturday, August 20th, learn how to “organize and protect your photos”. The class size is limited. Sign up for any or all three with Anne McDonough at email@example.com, or call 508-696-4211, ext. 116
Big bundles of birthday balloon wishes going to Mickey Badnick and Greg Orcutt today. Celebrate Saturday Della Hardman, the last Saturday in July, at Ocean Park. Congratulations to Ellen Miller on Saturday. Sunday is party day for Nancy Gardella, Sharon Coogan and Thomas H. Colligan.
Heard on Main Street: friends are like balloons; Once you release them, you may not receive them the back.
If you have any suggestions for the Tisbury Town Column, email Kay Mayhew, firstname.lastname@example.org.