Okay, that white stuff floating around outside my window as I write this? I'm ignoring it. It is spring! No more of this cold and snowy nonsense, please.
Speaking of outdoor phenomena, did you see the moon this past weekend? That thing was bright enough to give some of the paler among us a sunburn. Very cool.
My favorite thing about Saturdays this time of year is that if you can find a store that is open, you're sure to find some discounts. I hit the streets with Brooke Avakian and Melanie Rankow, beginning with the Vineyard Vines Islander sale, then Petunia's Shoes 70 percent off sale, which is continuing every Saturday this month. We also found deals at Katydid and 20 Main. Fab.
The Boys and Girls Club is looking for football paraphernalia, such as footballs and jerseys, for an upcoming fundraiser. If you feel like generously parting with that signed Tom Brady football, or if some so-called "friend" left a Jets jersey at your house last visit and you can't find anyone to take it off your hands, call Abby at the Second Hand Store, 508-627-5683.
Team Imma Be The Cure, a group of folks working to raise funds for the Avon Walk For Breast Cancer, will host a fundraiser at the Wharf, Saturday, March 26, beginning at 9 pm. Set to the the music of Mike Benjamin, Gordon Healey, and Sabrina, the event will include a Chinese auction, a silent auction, and a 50/50 raffle. Auction items include a Red Sox package, artwork, jewelry, organization services, fitness classes, and more.
There will be a pasta dinner to benefit Haiti Peace Quilts Saturday, April 2, from 5 to 8 pm at the Federated Church Parish House. Feast on spaghetti, meatballs, sauce, cheese, garlic bread, cake, lemonade, coffee, and tea, while celebrity waiters work for "tips" (funny money to be bought at the door).
Visit Felix Neck Friday, April 1, from 6:30 to 8 pm to marvel at the wacky dance of the woodcock. Love is in the air as the sun sets in early spring. The American woodcock, a member of the sandpiper family, performs his aerial mating display. Join this guided walk to learn about these magnificent birds! Recommended for adults. Families with older children welcome.
This week is the official week of in-law birthdays in my house, beginning yesterday with Gram Laconte. Today, Uncle TM Araujo shares his birthday with my mother-in-law, Anne Weagle, then tomorrow, March 25, my husband, Dave Weagle, celebrates, followed by Auntie Marie Araujo on March 26. That's a whole lotta Aries in one room, let me tell you, and I love it. So, happy birthday, family! See you all at the Chicken Farm soon enough.
Also celebrating March 25 is Nina Kiersted, followed by Amy Swartz Ellrodt on March 27. Though no longer residing among us, you can take the kid out of Edgartown, but you can't take Edgartown out of the kid. Another toss of confetti for Janice Belisle, who celebrates March 28. Hope you have a good one, and tell Eddie I said to be extra nice.
We have a mere week left of March, so hang in there, my friends. Before you know it, restaurants will be open, the sun will be shining, and we'll all be complaining about the traffic. So enjoy these last few quiet weeks, even if it means pulling the winter coat back out from wherever you optimistically already stored it.