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Those wonderful scarecrows will be put up this weekend. The theme is Literary Scarecrows. See if you can figure out who they are. Paul Karasik of the Charter School says there is still time to build one. It costs nothing to enter but each scarecrow entitles the builder to enter a drawing for a new iPad. Call Paul at 508-693-4059.

Enjoy a full Thanksgiving meal with turkey and all the fixings on Saturday evening at the Stone Church. Seatings are at 5 and 6:45 pm. Cost for adults $15 and $7 for children under 12. This is the 40th annual harvest supper at the Methodist Church. For reservations call 508-693-1608 or 508-693-4424.

Many years ago my husband and I were enjoying the Harvest Supper in the company of an Irish priest then working on the Island. I mentioned that I was fascinated by the islands off Ireland because I was reading some mysteries based there. I thought perhaps I might like to visit the islands. He suggested that first I wait for a really cold, blustery day, preferably with rain in the air, and then go stand out on the beach at Squibnocket. He said this would give me the full flavor of those Western Isles.

Gary Simmons announces the seventh annual Birdies for Baseball golf tournament that takes place at Mink Meadows. You are all invited to play golf to support the Vineyard baseball scholarship and field improvement fund. That starts on Saturday at 8:30 am. Register at 508-693-0600. If you have any questions call 508-989-8154.

The Heath Hen Yarn & Quilt Shop is closing. Everything is on sale, including models and fixtures. The Heath Hen will close permanently on Halloween. And the Bensons are leaving.

Alexandra (Ratcliffe) Richardson will be at the Vineyard Haven Library next week. You may remember her because Alexandra summered here for years before marrying an Englishman and moving abroad. She is now enjoying a visit with her brother and other relatives. She also has a new book. She tells the story of an English archeologist who is credited with saving the ancient Roman ruins in Sicily in the 1920s. In her talk called An Evening in Sicily, she will speak about her book on Tuesday at 7 pm. If you miss this, she repeats at Oak Bluffs Library on Thursday.

I hear that the hurricane probably confused an apple tree on Clough Lane. The tree has suddenly burst into full spring bloom, showing that sometimes good things do come from these storms. On the other hand we had another branch fall down in the driveway.

Can you believe that the Tisbury Senior Center will be 20 years old this month? You can celebrate the first 20 years at their open house a week from Sunday. The party is October 30 from 5 to 8 pm. DJ Donald Rose will provide the music. And of course refreshments will be served. You will also learn more about the building of the senior center and the history of the Tisbury Council on Aging from 40 years ago. All are invited.

The members of the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society not only bring you great films and pay less for the movies, but they are also trying to raise money to build their own theater. Parking would be easier if they move to the Tisbury Marketplace. They are looking at a lot behind and to the right of Rocco’s Pizza. For more information go to their website at mvfilmsociety.com.

Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out to Jeff Serusa today. Wish the best tomorrow to Dylan Jacobs. Next Thursday belongs to Jeff Kristal, if he isn’t busy making muffins for guests at the Crocker House Inn or acting as our selectman. Happy birthday, Jeff.

Heard on Main Street: A man loves his girlfriend the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.

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