We’ve made it through the tryptophan haze and onward to sparkling lights and reindeer, and robust bearded men in red fur coats. Hopefully Thanksgiving allowed ample opportunity for fortifying our livers in preparation for the wassailing that shall now commence. I’m ready for nog and candy canes, because if I have to stare down one more root vegetable, I just might lose it. Oh potatoes and squash — so delicious, yet so excessive of late. Bring on the cookies!

Edgartown’s own, Miriam Ditchfield, is looking for actors, with or without experience, for the film she is directing, Day 90. Calling all actors and non-actors (all ages) to become background actors for the film. Filming will take place Dec. 13 and 14 in West Tisbury, from 5 pm to 1 am. The movie explores a character seeking sobriety from drug addiction in order to acquire visitation rights for her child, and thus to regain her own life. Sounds fascinating. Contact producer Melanie Ramos at day90themovie@gmail.com if you’re interested in giving it a shot.

On Sunday, December 8, from 4 to 7 pm, a reception for all MV Center for the Visual Arts grant recipients will be held at Bananas in Vineyard Haven, owned by MVCVA member, Judy Hartford.

The MV Poets’ Collective received a grant for their image-inspired writing and have published a book which is available. Edgartown residents Ellie Bates, Tom Durawa, Madeline Fisher and Don McLagan are members of the Collective along with honorary member Ted Hoagland.

As part of Christmas in Edgartown, the United Methodist Church of Martha’s Vineyard will present their second annual display of crèches in the Baylies room of the Whaling Church on December 14 from 10 am to 2 pm. There will be at least 25 crèches from all over the world as well as an opportunity for kids to color and make their own crèches. Last year, many people who visited the display expressed an interest in having their family crèches shown at the event this year. If you are interested, contact the UMC at 508-693-4424 or umcmvoffice@comcast.net for further information. The church can either arrange to have the crèches picked up or they can be dropped at the Church office in Oak Bluffs.

An annual benefit for Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard, the Reflections of Peace Christmas Concert is Wednesday, December 18, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in Oak Bluffs. In its 17th year, the concert traditionally is a celebration of the spirit of community, with performances of time-honored as well as new pieces by a number of musicians. Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard is a free, community-supported program offering our families hope for making the most of each day, comfort for the dignity of the whole person, and care with compassion at this special time in their lives.

Birthday wishes go out this week to Joel DeRoche on December 7, to Glenda Gotcsik on December 8, and to Galen Brew, December 10. Have a great one, folks!