Edgartown: Sunny gift

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If I was the excitable, dance in the aisles, hang from the chandelier, and sing at the top of my lungs type, I’d be doing that tonight. But let’s face it, those who know me know that’s not really my style. I’m a wee bit more subdued. But the weather today, the incredible warm sunny skies and gorgeous beach day that dawned on the Island this morning, certainly had me dancing and singing on the inside. I will admit to frequent outbursts of how amazing the day was, how grateful I am for this gift, and being quite certain that I heard my personal angels singing. This was a true glorious gift in late September that I will bottle up tight in my memory banks to help see me through the inevitable snow shoveling of February.

The First Baptist Church in Vineyard Haven is celebrating Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 7, from noon until 3 pm. They will have an “oompah band,” bake sale, white elephant sale, sausage, hot dogs, sauerkraut, root beer floats, pretzels, games, prizes, and more! For more information, call 508-693-1539.

Felix Neck is still holding their Morning Meditation and Labyrinth Walk 8 to 9 am

This is free with your sanctuary admission. Go with your own intention and see what the labyrinth has to offer as you’re guided through this seated and walking meditation.

The MVRHS Minnesingers are holding a fundraising Dance Party at Lola’s with the Boogies (1970s dance music) on Oct. 5 at 7 pm. Tickets are $50, which includes fabulous food, dancing, and access to the silent auction and cash bar. Get tickets at ticketsmv.com/boogies or call 508-821-0266.

Gigantic congratulations go out this week to Zach Townes and Sara Leandro, who got married on Saturday, Sept. 23, despite gray skies and some damp breezes courtesy of Tropical Storm Jose. It was almost a close call there, as Zach was stuck off-Island midweek because of the storm, with no guarantees when boats would start running again. Small blessings and some changes of course made for a very happy ending! Here’s to a long and happy life together, with many more adventures and happy endings.

Happy birthday wishes go out to Steve Rose and Heather Majkowski, who celebrated on Sept. 24, my lovely and charming niece Evie Gardner Fleisher, on Sept. 27, Lucy Ulyatt and Todd Hollister on Sept. 28, and Samantha Hargy on Sept. 29. I hope your days are full of magic.

All are invited to a Neighborhood Convention at the First Congregational Church in West Tisbury on Oct. 3 at 11 am. The convention, dubbed “Welcoming the Newer Island Clergy,” will welcome the Reverends Eibner, Christian, Berube, and Wright. Bring a sack lunch.

Don’t forget these important dates at the Edgartown School: Oct. 4 is School Picture Day, Oct. 4 from 6 until 7:30 pm is also the K-4 Curriculum Night for parents, while Oct. 11 from 6 until 7:30 pm is Curriculum Night for grade 5 through 8 parents. Also, Oct. 6 is a professional day for teachers, giving students the day off and making that a four-day weekend!

That’s about it for this week. So glad we missed the worst of Jose last week. I hope we have similar luck with Maria as she heads up the coast. Batten down the hatches again, just in case. Have a happy and healthy week ahead.