Oh my goodness. It feels like August is just dragging on and on. If I’m not working one of three jobs, I’m taking my kid to some “fun” event. Alright, well I did have a good time at the Fair. The pig races were great and there was a new addition to the food section, Everett Whiting’s BBQ and pulled pork (the pigs were raised on the Allen Farm), which was quite delicious (yes, I do see the conflict in watching cute pigs race and then going over to the food tent and eating them. That does seem weird, but I’m not ready to be vegetarian, and I console myself with the fact that the pigs were well-treated and cared for during their lifetime but I’m sure that is not much consolation for them now that they’re dead.
My son loved the Fair and I do remember how much I loved fairs when I was a kid only now that I am grown up they do seem like a big money vacuum. Fun, but expensive fun. It only gets worse, I’m sure, as your kids get older.
I have not seen or heard of any Obama sightings in Aquinnah yet. I saw the motorcade go by Alley’s when they arrived and then as my family and I were driving to Edgartown on Sunday there were a lot of police around the golf course.
The library would like to thank all the sponsors of their summer reading program, which ends on Labor Day: The Aquinnah Shop, Dreamcatcher, Hatmarcha, and Stony Creek.
Tonight at the Playhouse in Vineyard Haven, Diane Jensen will be doing a signing of her new book, “The Art of Collecting,” from 5:30 to 7 pm.
On Friday at the Aquinnah Cultural Center (ACC) there will be a traditional wampum-making demonstration with Darius Coombs, a Mashpee Wampanoag, you can watch old style (17th century) ways of making wampum. The demonstration is from 11 am to 3 pm. On Saturday at 11 am and 1 pm there will be a horseshoe crab basket demonstration with Jannette Vanderhoop.
I would like to apologize to the ACC for giving the wrong date of their concert last week. I listed it as happening last Sunday and it took place on the 25th. I had the wrong information and I apologize for any confusion I caused.
The Martha’s Vineyard Wampanoags are co-sponsoring a class at The FARM Institute on Saturday from 11 am to 1:30 pm. It is titled, Eat Global, Cook Local. The price is $75. Call 508-627-7007 or go to farminstitute.org for more details.
Next Tuesday at 5 pm at the Old Town Hall the library’s summer speaker series continues with Duncan Caldwell. The talk is titled Mother Caves: Implications of a Paleolithic Frieze.
Adrianna Ignacio took her husband, Bruce, out to dinner at Chilmark Tavern last week for his birthday. He is here for a month visiting from Utah. Their daughters, Ona and Amira, came too as well as their aunt Carla. It was great to meet Bruce. I was beginning to think he didn’t exist because I never see the men of that family just the women, traveling in a pack.
It is rainy and very windy as I write this, the kind of storm we usually get in September with the hurricane season. I read somewhere that the hurricane season is supposed to start early this year and that it will really pack a wallop. I don’t know if I’m ready for that, I’m still recovering from August.