Della Hardman Day 2009 Events!

Fri, July 24 – Sunset Concert, The Spirituals Choir, Jim Thomas, director, East Chop Lighthouse 7 p.m.
Fri, July 24 – ‘Savor the Moment’ High School Essay Contest Winners announced
Sat, July 25 – ‘Savor the Moment’ Photo Exhibit & Reception, Oak Bluffs Public Library, 2 p.m.
Sat, July 25 – ‘Savor the Moment’ 2010 Calendar published by Oak Bluffs Public Library
Sat, July 25 – A Jazz Tribute to President Obama, Ocean Park, 4 p.m.
Mon, Aug 3 – ‘Savor the Moment’ Della Hardman Day Prize, All Island Art Show, The Tabernacle


Don’t miss….A JAZZ TRIBUTE TO PRESIDENT OBAMA! Words & Music by Columbia Law School professor PATRICIA WILLIAMS, columnist, The Nation, & saxophonist OLIVER LAKE, composer and painter. Saturday, July 25, Ocean Park at 4 p.m.

More information about Della Hardman Day:
This is the fifth annual Della Hardman Day, a festival celebrating the arts, diversity and a zest for living on the magical island of Martha’s Vineyard. Della Hardman (1922-2005), an artist, educator and writer, began visiting the Vineyard at age 3 and was a year round resident from 1986. She loved the island and its people and became a community activist and Vineyard Gazette columnist who encouraged everyone to ‘savor the moment!’

The event, sponsored by the the Town of Oak Bluffs, began in 2005 when Dr. Della Hardman’s former West Virginia State U. students honored her with a weekend tribute.