Oak Bluffs enjoyed its first cruise ship visit last weekend when the 632’ Amadea anchored off of our northeastern coastline. Packed with voyagers from Germany and hailing from the Bahamas, most of us hope the ship returns — and that it was the first of several this season. One has to admire customers who arrive with no vehicles, baggage or accoutrements, pockets filled with money and who don’t overstay their welcome. Social media would have had you think they were lost but, indeed, they reached their destination — the biggest little town on Martha’s Vineyard.

The Oak Bluffs library has been collecting a boxcar filled with yarn and fabric they’re giving away Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dads & Donuts takes place again at the library from 10 to 11:30 a.m., stop by for donuts and crafts just for dads and their kids, a new monthly favorite.

Thomas Dresser’s newest book is Martha’s Vineyard: A History. It includes topics such as Wampanoag legends, the whaling industry and evolution of tourism. Mr. Dresser recognizes immigrants from the Azores, Cape Verde, and Brazil. I’m looking forward to reading it. The launch party is scheduled for next Thursday, May 7, at the library at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday the Campground Café features A Taste of Latin Cuisine at 6 p.m., so evidently they’re serious about this world food thing. This time they’re featuring Spanish named and themed food, which to some might sound like a neighboring restaurant, for $15 for adults and $8 for children 10 and under. Dessert is $4 and coconut rice pudding with pineapple sounds kind of good. The café has adopted a host of not-combinable discounts, the best of which is to volunteer and eat for free.

From May 7 to 10, Featherstone Center for the Arts’ Pebble Gallery features a Chris Dreyer retrospective. Mrs. Dreyer, one of the founders of the Martha’s Vineyard Center for the Visual Arts, is known for her paper collages. A wide sample of Chris’s work will be on display and for sale and light refreshments will be served at a reception next Saturday, May 9.

There is no Garden Tea Party and Fashion Show this year, but Featherstone hosts a Mother’s Day special program, The Art of Flowers Show with guest curator Holly Alaimo. The opening reception is 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 10.

Oak Bluffs filmmaker Stan Nelson has won both the prestigious Emmy and George Foster Peabody Awards. Last year President Obama presented him with a National Humanities Medal. Last week he received a Master of Cinema Award at the River Run International Film Festival, the Best of Show Audience Award. This award was positively punctuated this week after Stan raised over $50,000 to support a theatrical release of the new documentary, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, thanks to Kickstarter and a wave of support from over 750 people. If you’ve given to the Martha’s Vineyard Theater Foundation to renovate the Strand Theater, we might see the new film there this summer. There’s still time; donate at mvtheaterfoundation.org.

For Oak Bluffs folks, Paris hasn’t lost its romantic luster. The city of hearts was the locale where the lovely Leanne Giordano recently accepted a proposal atop the Eiffel Tower. Much luck and love.

Depending on how lucky you are, if you’re not on-Island already, the season starts three weeks from now on Memorial Day weekend. If you’re making plans and don’t choose to interfere with those already made, check out eventsmv.com. Because, well, you know, I can’t write about everything that happens in Oak Bluffs. Remember to sign up for the Vineyard Gazette free Tuesday and Friday Notebooks at vineyardgazette.com.

Downtown Circuit avenue relights for the season. The trendsetting fashionistas of the boutique Slip 77 have announced their new move from across from Nancy’s to the middle of Circuit in one of the new stores evolving from Seasons. Driftwood Jewelry has new signs up and Mary’s Linen is back as the Iacoviello family celebrates 66 years. C’est La Vie has been open for a week or so, and the stylish On Kennebec opened last week.

Happy Cinco de Mayo next Tuesday, a wonderful excuse for a margarita — if not a Sharkarita — at Sharky’s on Circuit avenue. Con mucho gusto.

Keep your foot on a rock.

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