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Fertilizer Limits Proposed on Martha's Vineyard

Five things to know on the Vineyard as the week begins, including an Intro to Computers class and a live jam session, all free.

The 2014 Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Fair poster contest is underway: Send your 18” x 24" entries to Martha's Vineyard Agricultura Society, P.O. Box 73, West Tisbury, MA 02575 before the April 1 deadline. (Patch file photo)
The 2014 Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Fair poster contest is underway: Send your 18” x 24" entries to Martha's Vineyard Agricultura Society, P.O. Box 73, West Tisbury, MA 02575 before the April 1 deadline. (Patch file photo)
1. Tuesday, The Oak Bluffs Public Library offers a free basic Intro to Computers course, covering everything from powering up to mouse skills and basic computer functions. No pre-registration is necessary for the one-hour class which meets at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

2. Parents interested in a tuition-free alternative to the Island's traditional public schools are invited to a Charter School Open House Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School, 424 State Road in West Tisbury.

3. The Martha's Vineyard Boards of Health are holding a joint public hearing on proposed fertilizer limits, Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the high school cafeteria. This initial hearing will be followed by hearings before individual town Boards of Health and before the Martha's Vineyard Commission. 

4. The 2014 Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Fair poster contest is underway: Send your 18” x 24" entries to Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Society, P.O. Box 73, West Tisbury, MA 02575 before the April 1 deadline. Questions? 508-693-4343.

5. Friday starting at 6 p.m., Island musicians and the community are invited to take part in a jam session at Pathways Gathering Space at the Chilmark Tavern, 9 State Rd. in Chilmark. The jam is hosted by Islanders Matt Stamas, a classically trained pianist who has performed at venues across the Vineyard, and George Davis, who plays the bass guitar. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.

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