One more week left to talk turkey before the gobblers give way to Christmas wreaths and we trade our orange and brown fall palette for red and green and silver bells. Although with the temperatures in the 60s, it’s hard to imagine the frost on the pumpkin quite yet. If the TV ads are to be believed, the Christmas season started sometime before Halloween, so really, we should probably be picking out Valentine cards right now.

There’s no stopping a man on a mission, and last week, that man was Ryan Murtha. I mentioned last week that he was planning to take a box truck full of disaster aid items to deliver to people affected by Hurricane Sandy. Well, he managed to procure the truck, get the word out, and collected enough donated items to fill that truck, all amid last week’s Nor’easter. Ryan personally delivered the items to folks in New Jersey, where, he reports, the sights were devastating, but the human spirit is alive and well. Great work, Ryan, and all those who banded together to help make this happen.

Welcome Winnie! This past weekend, Paul Moreau brought home our newest K9 Edgartonian, a fluffy little golden retriever pup. She is sure to be loved by all.

Roll those dice and spin the wheel: it’s Vegas Night. The event to benefit the MV Arena takes place Friday, November 16, at 7 pm at the Edgartown Yacht Club. May Lady Luck be on your side.

Time to decorate the turkey day table, and what better way than during craft project time at the Edgartown Library? Friday, November 16, from 3 to 4:30 pm, get on down to the Children’s Room and give your youngsters a chance to make a simple woven paper placemats and name tags for the Thanksgiving table (or better yet, the kids’ table!).

The Federated Church of Edgartown will hold its Third Annual Festival of Wreaths on Thursday, November 29, from 5:30 to 8 pm, in the Parish House. Seventy-five originally designed and hand-decorated natural wreaths, for home and business, will be on display in the Meetinghouse for sale. There will be a special wreath raffle, holiday basket raffle, and other surprises of value. Proceeds will benefit the maintenance of the 1832 Sara Mayhew Parsonage. For more information, call Marna Waller at the church office at 508-627-4421.

Tickets are now on sale at the Anchors for the satirical comedy “Betrayed on Martha’s Vineyard,” starring Louise DuArt and Squire Rushnell. Betrayed is a rollicking tale of how a network of neighborly sleuths rid their island of evildoers. This one-woman show (featuring 25 “celebrities” and a husband) takes place Saturday, November 17, at 7:30 pm at Dreamland in Oak Bluffs. All proceeds support the relaunch of NetworkofNeighbors.com.

The Edgartown Board of Trade wants you to mark your calendars for the 31st Christmas in Edgartown celebrations, December 7 to 9. Shopping, parading, wassailing, wreath-making, and more are all among the fun to be had. For a full schedule of events, visit edgartownboardoftrade.com. If you want to participate in the parade, contact Jeff Wooden at wooden46@gmail.com or 508-524-7737.

Birthday wishes go out to the McCarron family this week, as Audrey Rose turns 13 on the November 17, and her brother, Greg Jr. turns 15 on November 20. Also on the B-day calendar this week, Alicia Nicholson celebrates November 16, Jennifer Klein celebrates November 18, and Susan Murray celebrates November 19. Hope you all have fun.