In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth. —Rachel Carson
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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.