We had lovely weather for Super Bowl Sunday; it was nice to be able to go outside without being too bundled up. I’m a little surprised the Packers won, but it was such a close and exciting game, that they didn’t seem to have the win for sure until the very end. There were a few Super Bowl viewing parties around Aquinnah judging from Facebook and traffic around town. And now that the Super Bowl is over, onward to Valentine’s Day.

Joan LeLacheur will be selling her wares (jewelry) at the Allen Farm store this Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 am to 5 pm. Lisa Vanderhoop is selling her Valentine’s cards at the Chilmark Bank of Martha’s Vineyard. And then of course Chilmark Chocolates is right around the corner so you could get all your Valentine’s Day shopping done in a two-mile radius and not have to go down-Island.

Get ready for next Thursday, February 17, when Corduroy, the beloved storybook character, will visit the Aquinnah Library, from 4 to 5 pm. Come to hear the story, dance, sing, and get hugged by a giant bear.

Also at the library next Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm is the Book Discussion Group. The book being discussed is “Let the Great World Spin” by Colum McCann (available in paperback and copies are available at the library). Cathy will conduct the group, and the next month’s book will be selected by the participants in February. Hot beverages and snacks will be available. The next meeting will be March 17.

Sassafras is holding a class for young children (six and under) called Nature’s Nest. The next one will be Sunday, Feb. 20, from 10 am to 12 noon. A parent or caregiver needs to be present as well. It is a great way to get your kids outside even on a cold day and spend some time playing in the woods. There is a suggested donation of $20 per child/parent pair or $30 per family. Of course all of Sassafras’s usual programs, Saturday Squirrels, Girls in the Woods etc. are up and running as well. For more information on any of these programs, call Saskia Vanderhoop at 508-645-2008 or email her at

Here’s hoping the weather stays mild and February just flies on by.