Have fun and join in a fundraiser for the Island family of Karen and David Berube. Karen is fighting a battle with a terrible cancer. Dinner, live auction, and live music with Tristan Israel, Paul Thurlow, and Nancy Jephcote and special guest Joanne Cassidy. Only $20 for all this at 5 pm at the P-A Club on April 13. Trip Barnes will entertain you with the auction and a lasagna dinner will be served. Tickets from Janet at 508-693-3360 or at the door.

Tax-deductible donations can be written to You’ve Got A Friend, PO Box 1317, West Tisbury 02575. Write Karen Berube on the memo line.

I traveled down the East Coast last weekend, enjoying the glorious blossoms all the way to Virginia. I still cannot believe there are forsythia bushes, their pretty golden yellow so pretty, along the edges of the New Jersey Turnpike. The rest of the year they look scraggly and unkempt, but in spring they are beautiful. The Japanese plum trees, daffodils, and many other blossoming trees of pink and white line the roads of Maryland and Virginia to delight the eye.

I went south for big birthday party with friends from long ago whom I had not seen for a while. The warm sunshine was such a pleasure. I had forgotten how nice spring is in the mid-Atlantic states.

Then, of course, I went on to visit our son’s family and our precious granddaughters. We did have a slight trauma when my granddaughter Fiona broke her wrist, quite a severe fracture that may require surgery. The six-year-old wasn’t speeding but did crash her scooter on the sidewalk in a spectacular manner. Being so young, she will of course recover nicely.

Renée Balter’s work is featured this month at the Vineyard Haven Library. She has chosen work that reflects her whimsical and detailed view of the Island landscape over the years. Beginning with the popular pen and ink drawing, “Lucy Vincent Beach,” circa 1978, the show includes a variety of media and styles, including original paintings, mono prints, and giclée prints. Art in the Stacks provides individual artists an opportunity to show and for library patrons to enjoy art by Island artists at the library.

Next Tuesday you can see the film that received the Oscar for best director. Life of Pi will be shown at 7 pm at the Vineyard Haven Library. This is the story of a young man who survives a disaster at sea. While cast away, he forms an amazing connection with another survivor, a fearful Bengal tiger. PG-13.

The following Sunday at 2 pm you can see Les Miserables. Note the time for this movie. This film tells the story of broken dreams and unrequited love in 19th-century France, based on Victor Hugo’s epic tale. PG-13.

The Vineyard Haven Public Library will be closed on Sunday and Monday for the Patriots’ Day holiday. The library will also be closed for the day on Friday, April 19, for staff training.

Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out tomorrow to Jerry Tilton. Wish the best on Saturday to Debbie Eggers and Allan M. Davey. Ann Lee and Mike McLaughlin party on Monday. Best wishes for a very happy birthday on Tuesday to Jack Rizza and Fran Griffin Gould. Many happy returns are wished for Ann Maley on Wednesday.

Heard on Main Street: If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.