Chilmark_ Music at Pathways, collage workshop, mending garments, and Hopscotch Hootenanny

We three made it by way of two super-hard weeks, because of many, together with Brian Welsh, who took trip of his all the time busy schedule and constructed us a wheelchair ramp. He additionally introduced further insulation supplies, as a result of Invoice Haynes talked about his concern for our outdated, aboveground stone cellar within the bitter chilly. Our efforts labored, and the cellar by no means dipped beneath 40°. Due to Winery Generator for popping out within the storm to service our unit when it wouldn’t begin.

We recovered from COVID, two energy outages, the deep freeze, excessive winds, and two bushes fallen over within the driveway. After we discovered ourselves unable to maneuver out of a pickle on the identical time the storm began winding up, we had been extraordinarily grateful to have assist from two members of the Chilmark Police Division and people from the Tri-City Ambulance Service, who had been in a position to assist us safely settle in for the weekend.

Sizzling cups of chowder and bisque from Stanley Larsen’s Menemsha Fish Market crew warmed us up on Saturday, and a sizzling lobster rounded out Sunday. It’s a good suggestion to name first, however they’ve been open Friday by way of Monday.

Let’s hear it for dancing to old-school dance, R&B, disco, and funk with DJ DC Rose at Pathways on Friday, Feb. 10, beginning at 7:30 pm. Doorways open at 6:30 pm.

On Saturday, Feb. 11, at 7 pm, Pathways’ favourite storyteller, humorist, stellar musician, and entertainer, Kemp Harris, returns with Adam Osgood. “Harris is a thief, a tease, and a heartbreaker. He is aware of an excessive amount of, and it’s all proper there when he sings. Fantastically there. He’ll steal your breath away.” –Tom Ashbrook, “On Level”

Harris is a composer, musician, creator, actor, and trainer. Born in North Carolina, he taught himself piano, and was writing songs at age 14. His album, titled “Edenton,” seems again to his roots, and options the backing vocals of the Holmes Brothers. Kemp has shared the stage with Taj Mahal, Gil Scott-Heron, and Koko Taylor. He has written and carried out authentic compositions within the U.S. and Europe for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and WGBH public tv. Adam Osgood is a harp participant and spoken-word artist who attracts his influences from blues custom and Beat poetry. He’s comfy in genres starting from folks to funk, and has been a entrance, facet, and hype man collaborator of Kemp Harris for greater than 35 years.

I strongly encourage you to join Emily’s Davis’ exceptional “Collage Workshop.” Utilizing pressed leaves, a pair of scissors, and an LED mild board, create art work to {photograph} for retains, or compost later. Workshop restricted to 12. Saturday, Feb. 18th, 10:30 – 12:30 pm. Instructed donation is $20.

It will likely be a busy weekend, and I’m wanting ahead to lastly mending the elbows of my favourite shirt on the Chilmark library on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 4 pm. Angela Sison, beloved designer and proprietor of the fabulous clothes model Conrado, is internet hosting a hand-mending workshop the place we will be taught fundamental hand stitches to stitch a patch, repair a button, or restore a tear. Convey an merchandise to work on, and Angela will stroll you thru repairing it. Electronic mail for extra info. Free. Sponsored by the Associates of the Chilmark Library. Name 508-645-3360 for info.

On Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 11 am, for these with toddlers in the home, Caroline on the Chilmark library is internet hosting a enjoyable toddler dance time. Come dance and play together with your toddler on an indoor hopscotch maze, whereas listening to kids’s folks music. Really useful for youngsters ages 1 to five. Free.

Jennifer Christy, Chilmark’s fortitudinous city clerk, reminds us that voting by mail (VBM) is now obtainable to each voter for all elections — no excuse wanted. Chances are you’ll apply to be mailed a 2023 poll for Chilmark’s annual city election (ATE) at any time up till April 19 at 5 pm. Should you subscribe to the City Information, you possibly can click on on hyperlinks in that e-mail. You can even go to the city’s web site,

Take part! It’s our group, our city, and our authorities.

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