Tonight (Oct. 6) from 5 to 7 the local American Red Cross will benefit from pizza orders at Flatbread. You can meet local volunteers and also take part in the raffle and silent auction.

Our Vineyard Haven Library has something for everyone. Teen movie night is 5:30 pm tonight, with a new release based on graphic novels featuring mutants with special powers (rated PG-13). Teens (grade 6 and up) enjoy Wii and online gaming Fridays at 3:30 pm. Jeanie McLerie and her fiddle will entertain little ones with music next Tuesday morning at 10:30 am.

I am looking forward to a series sponsored by our League of Women Voters and the Vineyard Haven Library next January. Plans are being made for a fascinating brief course in how your government works. It is called Tisbury Government 101. Watch this space for more.

A beautiful two-mile walk through historic Edgartown is this Saturday. Take part in the 4th annual Domestic and Sexual Violence Awareness Walk, sponsored by Martha’s Vineyard Community Services. Register at 10 am, for the walk that begins at 10:30, at the Edgartown Park & Ride lot. Bring the whole family. Water and snacks are provided. The rain date is October 15.

Your last chance to climb inside the Edgartown Lighthouse is this weekend. The lighthouse will be open on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 11 am to 6 pm. Then it will be closed until next June. Martha’s Vineyard Museum members and children are free, $5 for adults.

Richard Waterhouse will talk about symbolism in the graveyard, just in time for Halloween. He recently published a book on sacred symbols at Atlanta’s oldest public cemetery. Richard is the new director of the Cahoon Museum of Art in Cotuit and a longtime member of the Association for Gravestone Studies. He will speak at the library of the Martha’s Vineyard Museum next Thursday at 5:30 pm.

Fabric, yarn, and such are on sale at the Heath Hen Quilt & Yarn Shop on Saturday.

Good news: Georgia and Ray Franklin have come home. They decided retirement communities are not for them. We are happy to have them back.

You will be happy to know that Doug Dorchester is home from the hospital and is recuperating.

Cathy Minkiewicz invites you to go green and take a composting workshop sponsored by Polly Hill Arboretum and Felix Neck Sanctuary next weekend. Ann McGovern from Mass. DEP will share information on Friday from 4 to 5:30 pm at Polly Hill. The program will be repeated at Felix Neck on Saturday from 10 to 11:30 am. Door prizes and free composting worms for the first 10 registrants at either location. Cost is $5.

Learn computer skills, dance Salsa, or paint floorcloths, create a digital story, or learn basic auto maintenance. ACE MV offers classes at several locations. Register online at acemv.org.

It’s CROP walk time. You know that is Community Responding to Overcome Poverty and the focus is to help feed the hungry. Forms are available from Alden Besse 508-693-3930, Philip Dietterich, or Mary-Jean Miner. Register at 1:40 pm on Sunday, October 16, at St. Augustine’s. Walk begins there at 2 pm, goes to Trinity Church in the Campground, and back again. People may participate in all or some of the walk, or choose not to walk and sponsor a walker instead. The Island Food Pantry receives 25 percent of the funds raised. The CROP Walk will be held rain or shine.

Mark your calendar now for the 40th harvest supper at the Stone Church two weeks from Saturday, on October 22. Adults are $15, children $7, and lap children (under three and sitting in a lap) are free.

Regional High School graduate Angela Waldron reminds her 1964 classmates that they will qualify for Medicare this year. She offers help to them and others interested in Medicare. The Medicare open enrollment period, when you can add or change plans or pick up a drug plan, runs until December 7 this year. She can be reached at waldronangela@yahoo.com or 508-955-9045.

Belated congratulations to Joe and Susan Canha. They celebrated 42 years of wedded bliss on September 28. They met at the beach at Owen Park when Susan was summering here with her family. Joe was a local boy. Then he was in the Navy and she completed nursing school.

Love is in the air! Congratulations to Arthur and Priscilla Dickson who mark 67 years together on Friday. My sweetheart and I celebrate our Golden Wedding on Friday. It does not seem like 50 years. Donald and Hildy Mitchell are marking their Diamond Anniversary on Saturday — that’s 60 years. Also partying on Saturday are Bob and Laura Barbera.

Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out today to Donald Childs. Tomorrow wish the best to Pat Benway. Wednesday wish the best to Ryan David Dunbar. Cake and candles will be shared on Wednesday between Lee Lowe and Chris Lowe.

Heard on Main Street: When everything is coming your way, you are in the wrong lane.