There are lots of things to do in Aquinnah this weekend…okay, actually two, and then a third happening down Island involving someone from Aquinnah. Either way, that’s a lot for us. The first item on the agenda is the Spring Fling at the Aquinnah Library from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday. The Fling will include an Easter egg hunt at 10:30, seed planting and crafts for kids, and a seed swap for adults. Refreshments will be served. Later on Saturday, Ella Mahoney will have an art opening at Featherstone Center for the Arts in Oak Bluffs from 4 to 6 pm. Go Ella! On Sunday is the big egg hunt at the Duck Inn, starting promptly at 1 pm. Grab your baskets, sharpen your eyes, and get going. Please bring a dish for the potluck as well.

This Friday is Good Friday and the Community Baptist Church of Gay Head will hold services at 7 pm. There will be a 6 am Easter “Sonrise” service at Community Baptist on Easter Sunday (there will be no 9 am service on Easter Sunday).

A friendly reminder that the Aquinnah Library will be part of the CLAMS network starting Tuesday, April 2. Come on in and get your CLAMS card.

The Aquinnah Housing Committee is in need of new members. Please consider if you can devote two hours a month to helping others in our community. There are some important, and much-needed housing initiatives coming up this year also, the possibility of creating rental units. This is a chance for you to help provide new affordable housing opportunities in our town. If you are interested in serving on the Aquinnah Housing Committee, please contact Carolyn Feltz at 508- 645-2304 or at

Well, it was birthdays, birthdays, birthdays all weekend long. I know of seven kids parties that happened over the weekend. Saturday started out with Chilmark’s Clara Athearn’s seventh birthday party held at Morning Glory Farm. There was a hayride and an egg hunt. Then people headed up Island to Rodeo Purves-Langer’s sixth birthday held at the Aquinnah Town Hall where kids played with hula hoops, had an impromptu snowball fight, and played musical chairs. The birthday boy, although he is six, has not quite mastered losing gracefully as he adamantly claimed that sharing a seat was okay in musical chairs. On Sunday, people headed back down Island to Katherine and Elizabeth Chvatal’s sixth birthday where there was an amazing array of food and a puppet show. It was a good opportunity to catch up with all the parents of kids you don’t see all that often and there were some Aquinnah kids that I don’t see much due to the fact that they are in different schools. Olive and Violet MacPhail were at Rodeo’s party and I realized that since I no longer see them every day I have lost the ability to tell them apart.

Once we arrived home on Sunday and after the dump run was over, I collapsed on the sofa and fell asleep for an hour exhausted from all the fun. I’m sure also that I will go through cupcake withdrawal today as well.