If you need to speak to me, please call 508-693-3308; my cell phone remains missing going into its second week. Missing or misplaced? Ah, that is the question. I know the minute I go buy a new one this will turn up, correct? The thing is, I start to look for it, and I’m sure it is somewhere in my messy house, but I get sidetracked doing other things. As soon as I submit this column I am determined to investigate every crevice. Stay tuned.

Congratulations to all the poets and musicians who participated in MVTV’s live event on April 30, the last day of poetry month. The four-hour presentation was shown on May 1 on channel 13. William Waterway of our Martha’s Vineyard Poetry Society had a big hand in this as did MVTV. If you check out our club you will find a terrific new poem by William about the drought in California. I am so pleased to see how many new members we have joining the poetry society.

Speaking of talent, the Vineyard Playhouse has tickets available now for an incredible extended season on our Patricia Neal stage. On opening night, June 2, our own Arnie Reisman presents his new comedy Not Constantinople. Call the box office or go online to reserve your seats. I’ll see you there.

If you have read Ari Shavit’s well-researched book, My Promised Land, join the discussion at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center at 7 p.m. on May 14. The center would like a count on the audience, so call 508-693-0745 if you plan to attend. Mr. Shavit is a well-known and influential journalist.

What would spring be without the annual MVRHS Minnesingers concert? This year’s theme is the American Songbook, celebrating 90 years of Oscars tunes. The shows are on Saturday, May 9, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 10, at 3 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for grown-ups, $7 for seniors and students. You may purchase them from a Minnesinger you know or at the door.

Plans for the After Prom Party are moving along nicely. The YMCA has kindly donated its facility for the night of May 16. The after party is from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Kids are invited whether or not they are attending the prom. There will be food, contests, a photo booth, a DJ poolside at 2 a.m., games, music and prizes. Our youth task force is helping with the organization and finances. Your contributions are very welcome. Call Mary Holmes at 508-560-6012, Rachel Araujo at 774-310-0027, or Debbie DeBettencourt at 774-836-6448 with any help you can give or questions you may have.

The First Baptist Church presents its annual Musical May Tea with Martha Child and Friends. There is, of course, a hat contest with prizes, and Martha has some of the most original hats I have ever seen. The church ladies will be serving tea, sandwiches and cake from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 16. Martha will entertain you as only she can. Email fbcvhoffice@comcast.net or call 508-693-1539 for your reservation. Hmm, I wonder if any of the hats will show up at the prom that evening?

There are certain families that washed ashore here and we are a much better community because of it. One thinks of the Tankards, the Keiths, Isabella White and her kin. One must also think of the Mackays. Condolences to the family of Marion Mackay, a most welcome and stellar addition to our shores. We shall never forget her.

Betty Burton and John Sundman are forever grateful to the Tisbury firefighters, EMTs, and the hospital staff for helping young Grace Burton-Sundman. Grace is resting comfortably at home and expects to be out and about in the next few weeks.

Anniversary bouquets go out to John and Nancy Gardella on May 10. That’s my brother and my sister in law in case you are wondering. Tim and Sue Anthony celebrate on May 11.

The birthday bandwagon pulls along Rachel Rice and Victoria Campbell on May 8. Saturday is a party for Darcy Jewett, Matheus dos Santos, Whitney Kelly and Christopher Collins. May 11 honors Mary Anne D’Alessandro, Tristan Klein and James Jannace. May 12 is claimed by Jyl Manning. May 13 shines on Judy Campbell, Terri Hayes and James Cooley. And on May 14 Jesse Elsasser, Becky Esposito, Emily Tarbegh, Dan Koch the Younger and Leo Convery take the cake. Many happy returns.

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