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I apologize. The Chocolate Festival starts tomorrow.

There are some good sales on Main Street this weekend. And there are parking places, too. The doors are open at Midnight Farm as well.

You know you want to vote for President. Are you correctly registered? Did you move to a new address? The League of Women Voters will be at Cronig’s Market on Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 2. And next week, too.

This weekend the MV Film Center features a once-upon-a-time French film called Well-Diggers Daughter, showing tonight and all weekend at 7:30 pm. Choose Sunday or Monday at 4 pm to bring the children to see A Cat in Paris. A pet cat lives with Zoe whose mother is a police detective. At night he sneaks out the window to work with Nico, a slinky cat burglar.

Jimmy Tingle for President is called “the funniest campaign in history.” See this film a week from tomorrow at 7:30 pm at the MV Film Center. This is one-hour of comedy, commentary, and conversation with some of America’s comedians and historians who speak out on every issue facing the next president.

The Tisbury School invites you to the annual Harvest Festival on Sunday from 3 to 5 pm. All activities are free, with live music, hayrides, and a booth for apple tasting. Bring a dish to share for the potluck supper during the event. Ribbons will be awarded for dishes made with island grown ingredients.

This Sunday the United Methodist Church and the Assembly of God celebrate World Communion Sunday together. Translations will be provided at both services with Pastors Rich Rego and Carlos Araujo. Pastor Carlos will be guest preacher at Trinity at 10 am and Pastor Rich at 7 pm at 445 State Road in Woodland Market. For more, call 508-693-4424.

Every Saturday morning you can get help with CLAMS library eBooks and downloadable audiobooks if you drop in at the Vineyard Haven Library. You can also try out the library’s eReaders including Nook, Sony Reader, and Kindle.

Enjoy Art in the Stacks at the library with work by Clara Kisko, who lives in Canada and Edgartown. Her acrylic landscapes will be on display during October. Clara began painting in her fifties, beginning with small watercolor sketches for her travel journals. Her interest was enhanced by watercolor classes at Featherstone with Carolyn Daniele. The abstract flower pieces contrast the whites and grays of a Toronto winter. The landscapes were inspired by New England scenes painted during the spring and summer months.

Judi Dench and Maggie Smith lead the cast in the movie at the library next Tuesday evening at 7. The British retirees travel to India to the Marigold Hotel. Less luxurious than advertised, the hotel is the site of a delightful film.

On Thursday night at 9 at the library you can see the Vice-Presidential Debate which takes place in Kentucky. The moderator is Martha Raddatz. The debate will cover both foreign and domestic topics

Slow Foods offers an evening dedicated to seaweed, the new vegetable, on Thursday, October 11. Meet at 6 pm at the Beach Plum Inn in Chilmark. Bring your own beverages, plates, flatware, and glasses. The dishes will be prepared by a Kitchen Porch chef using cultured seaweeds. At 7 you will learn about kelp farming in New England. A $20 donation is requested.

Some Island friends of Nan Carter went off to Westwood on Friday to see several of her beautiful quilts in a special display at her new home, Fox Hill. There was also a reception for family and friends.

Rozetta Hughes wants you all to know that she does appreciate your cards, prayers, and good wishes. Rupert is doing better now. She does have hopes of bringing him home to the Island when she can.

There is still time to sign up for Cycle Martha’s Vineyard on the 14th. Go to cyclemarthasvineyard.org.

The MV Center for Living features Arts on Martha’s Vineyard on Saturday, October 20. David White will speak after lunch at noon at The Grill on Main in Edgartown. David is Artistic Director of The Yard, a contemporary artist residence, dance, and performance center in Chilmark. Call Leslie Clapp at 508-939-9440 for reservations. Or purchase tickets from Karen Achille, Rise Tierney, June Manning, or Ginger Duarte.

Happy anniversary on Sunday to my better half. Donald and I will mark 51 years together. I think that perhaps for the next 50 years we will do things my way.

Happy anniversary to Donald and Hildy Mitchell on Monday. They are counting 61 years of happiness. Also on Monday Laura and Bob Barbera celebrate.

Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out today to Mya Houston. Wish the best tomorrow to Peg Elwell. Saturday belongs to Donald Childs. Happy birthday on Sunday to Pat Benway.

Heard on Main Street: Save the whales. Collect the whole set.

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