In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth. —Rachel Carson
At age 81 Oak Bluffs poet laureate Michael Achille prefers the quiet side of inspiration. As for advice on the poetic life, he says, “you have to be a real feeling person and just have an interest in things.”

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April 23, 2014

  • 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Family StoryWalk at Polly Hill Arboretum, West Tisbury.
  • 10:00 am
    Drawing Lab with Leslie Baker, 10 a.m. to noon, Featherstone Center for the Arts. $35.
  • 12:00 pm
    Cancer Support Group meets every Wednesday at noon in the library of the Hebrew Center in Vineyard Haven.
  • 1:00 pm
    Over-Sand Quest and Lighthouse Discovery at Cape Pogue with The Trustees of Reservations.
  • 2:00 pm
    Open Pottery Studio, 2 to 5 p.m., Featherstone Center for the Arts. $5 per hour.
Earth Day began in 1970 and on the Vineyard a raggedy band of early conservationists led by Bob Woodruff scoured the Island picking up more than three thousand pounds of trash on that day.