All Hallows Eve. The wind will blow the leaves from the branches as children whisk down woodland paths from house to house with flashlights in hand. Screams may follow as friends pop out from the darkness saying the simple three letter word, “boo.” Are they full of fear and needing to reach for a parent’s hand or does the thrill of the night empower them to continue on under the guise of a superhero, most powerful witch or fearless gladiator?

Young Chilmark mermaids, monsters, ninjas, princesses, and ghosts will gather at the Community Center to dine on pizza, stroll a costume parade and scurry off with a treat bag in hand, courtesy of the Chilmark Volunteer Firefighter’s Association. Gathering time is 5:30 pm for this low-key community tradition. Stop by the Center to be frightened or dazzled by the witches on broomsticks and fairies with wands. Be watchful for those rambling down the roadsides as they hunt for their next candy victims.

Sarah (Slater), Aaron, Scott and Jack Bennett made a quick trip to town this past weekend. Strolls along the dock, rock skipping at Squibnocket, a wander back in time at the cemetery, dining at Offshore along with visiting grandparents Herb and Jane Slater made the weekend a memorable one.

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There will be a winter farmer’s market this Saturday, November 2, at the Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury from 10 am to 1 pm. Over 20 vendors will be in attendance with plenty of fresh vegetables and other scrumptious goodies. Hot lunch will be available from the folks at Little Rock Farm. If this isn’t enough and you need further convincing, knowing that Ralph and Ethel Sherman will be on hand with their jams and winter squash will certainly be the apple that tipped the cart.

MVRHS theater kids are beginning their rehearsals for what is bound to be a major undertaking for this year’s winter musical production. The plot is based on a T.S. Eliot book, the award-winning music was composed by none other than Andrew Lloyd Webber and it is still being performed on stages around the world. Can you guess what it is? A clue is that the costumes purr-fectly represent each of the characters. Yes, “Cats” it will be. Stay tuned for dates and times.