I know that the big day this week is Sunday, which is Mother's Day. But we do have another big day coming up, Election Day.
On Wednesday, May 11, and cast your vote at Town Hall between 12 noon and 7 pm. This promises to be an exciting election: Camille Rose and Beverly Wright are facing off for selectman.
Remember that town meeting is Tuesday, May 10.
Saturday is the Annual MV Goes Pink walk for breast cancer. Check mvgoespink.org for details.
Looking for a gift for Mom? Try the plant sale of both edible and decorative varietals at the Community Solar Greenhouse on New York Ave. in Oak Bluffs, from May 7 to 29, daily from 9 am to 2 pm. If plants don't seem quite right, there are always Chilmark Chocolates.
The Gay Head Lighthouse will be open on Mother's Day from 4 to 6 pm, so come by and enjoy the amazing and inspiring view from the top.
Of course you could clean the house, get a sitter for the kids, and whisk her off to a beautiful dinner.
The Minnesingers spring concert is this weekend at the MVRHS. It is your last chance to see Aquinnah senior Elsie Fantasia perform with the Minnesingers. Shows are Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 3 pm; tickets cost $10.
Ella Mahoney returned from France last week where she had a wonderful time, and then she turned 16 this past Sunday. Not a bad way to start off your sweet 16.
Did anyone see Nonie Madison and her son Amos in the New York Times last week? Nonie discussed solutions for her son's sensitive skin.
Alex Taylor and her husband, Shawn, welcomed two additions to their property this week — two baby pigs they'll raise.
I was delighted to find Larsen's Fish Market open this weekend; it meant I did not have to drive all the way down-Island on Sunday. I truly love this time of year, when up-Island feels more self-sufficient and less isolated. The restaurants are opening up here soon as well; Chilmark Tavern will open on May 23, and the Outermost Inn will be open by Memorial Day.
Happy Mother's Day to Kathy N., June, Barbie, Virginia, Kate, Aretha, Noli, Alex, Noni, Nonie, Jean, Theresa M., Megan, Nancy B., Joanie, Louise, Nancy L., Juli, Anne, Amera, Ona, Adrianna, Berta, Carla, Heidi, Faith, Saskia, Elaine, Roxanne, Sarah, Irina, Missy, Natalie, Carolyn, Wendy, Teresa F., Kathy W., Amanda, Betty, Carol, Jeanie and to all the mothers and grandmothers of Aquinnah.