On the eleventh hour I signed up for Featherstone’s poetry workshop with Shira Erlichman final week. Out of 10 individuals, spanning from Brooklyn to Sacramento, 5 of us had been on-Island and of these, 4 of us had been in Chilmark, together with a just lately printed novelist engaged on her second guide the place one of many characters is a poet. It was a pleasant break from ending a ultimate doc of the forthcoming Cleaveland Home Poets Anthology 2021 for our guide designer, Janet Holladay. Shira was a wonderful instructor and I thank Mathea Morais for sharing her with us. You shouldn’t have to be a author to take a category, try upcoming workshops at https://www.featherstoneart.org/literaryarts-workshops.html.
Oh, snow! It’s what makes winter a joyous season, regardless of ice, lack of energy, soften floods, and extra. When the rain washes that blanket of white away so too does the glitter of winter’s wonderland disappear. Seeing the bike tracks, snowshoe tracks, cross-country ski tracks, animal tracks, and human footsteps all disappear again into the sand and dust makes me pray for extra snow.
Island faculties resume on Monday, March 1. On March 14 we’ll be setting our clocks forward which means darker mornings, however extra mild within the evenings.
The Chilmark PTO is engaged on its annual Outing Program Fundraiser and on the lookout for native enterprise sponsorships and public sale objects. This yr’s occasion “Hearts of Gold | Bids for the Youngsters” can be held on-line from March 15 to 21. Please contact Lisa Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org, in case you can donate.
Though the MV BLM group is now not holding vigils at Beetlebung Nook, you may entry them Sunday at 10:30 am on Zoom. MV BLM is on the lookout for audio system, retains members knowledgeable of native initiatives, and provides hyperlinks to imminent occasions together with a free Anti-Racism Movie Sequence: The Colour of COVID, each Wednesday via Might due to Harvard College, see bit.ly/3kaBECg. To hitch the MV BLM mailing listing e-mail email@example.com.
Pathways Arts co-hosts Youth Open Mic Evening on Friday, Feb. 26, from 6 to 7:30 pm. Enroll at bit.ly/3rNGVCm and obtain a Zoom hyperlink. On Thursday, March 4, at 7 pm be a part of Collaborating: Stronger Collectively, An Open Discussion board Zoom Assembly with Winery FutureWorks. Be taught extra concerning the thrilling plans and choices of this group initiated on-Island by Dennis daRosa and Bob Johnston. See bit.ly/3bzmfb4 for more information. Please know recordings can be out there on-line.
On Saturday, Feb. 27, at 5 pm be a part of the Yard’s first digital work-in-process displaying of their #SatelliteResidency of 7NMS. You’ll see a behind-the-curtain have a look at their studio and study extra perception into their technique of growing PROPHET, with a mixture of reside and pre-recorded footage from their residency. Enroll and study extra at dancetheyard.org/7nms. Be part of the the Yard digital household programming with the Gottabees ScreenPLAY Saturdays in February at 3 pm. Be taught extra and RSVP right here, bit.ly/3jsxu8y.
The Chilmark library hosts M.V. Poet Laureate Jill Jupen as she delves into Bob Dylan’s work, it’s breadth and depth, its metamorphoses, and its legacy for troubled occasions on this two-part interactive exploration in Tangled Up in Blue: Dylan as a Poet at 4 pm on Thursday, Feb. 25, and March 4. Join the Zoom invite by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Take and Make Craft Kits can be found on Thursday from 11 am to 4 pm (whereas provides final); Coronary heart Buddy on Feb. 25. For library data see chilmarklibrary.org.
The Chilmark Group Church providers proceed on Zoom, see chilmarkchurch.org/service/ for hyperlink.
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