Happy Halloween y’all! October 31, Halloween, is the night for witches on brooms, ghosts, goblins, black cats, spooky sounds and fog. Come to the Aquinnah party from 4 to 6 pm at the old Town Hall, bring a snack to share, and then go trick or treating around town. Hopefully we will all be safe at home by the time the evil spirits come out in full force. If you would like to help set up the party we will be there from 11 am on, and if you would like to help clean up let me know.
The Aquinnah Public Library will host a series of digital drop-in classes on Saturdays. November 9, 23, and 30, time to be determined. Come and get instructions on how to use your CLAMS card to download ebooks, audio books and music.
Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard will present Handmade from the Heart again this Christmas season. All local and visiting artisans — from candlestick makers to bakers — are invited to contribute to this holiday fundraiser for Hospice. Hospice is seeking any unique, handmade items, including jewelry, needlepoint, knitted items, paintings, photographs, Christmas ornaments and more. The items will be sold at the Dr. Daniel Fisher House in Edgartown. There will be an open house evening with the Preservation Trust on December 13 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm with champagne and treats for $20 admission and again on Saturday, December 14, from 10 am to 3 pm with free admission. All proceeds go directly to hospice’s patient care, which is provided for free. Anyone interested in donating to Handmade from the Heart can call the Hospice office 508-693-0189.
Waylon Sauer turned seven on Monday. Happy Birthday big boy! Also forgot to mention that Waylon won a box of fishing lures at the Wild Food Challenge for his fish cakes. It has been quite a month for Waylon.
And that is really all I have to say about what’s going on in Aquinnah this week. It seems that with all that has happened in the past few weeks we could all use a little rest.