Aquinnah: A most lion-like March


Saturday is the last day of March; will it exit like a lamb, as promised? It certainly has been most lion-like all month. This Sunday is Easter, and the Duck Inn will host its annual egg hunt. It will begin at 1 pm sharp, and nature willing, they will not need to hide eggs in the snow because it will all be gone. Elise’s egg hunt is always what I consider to be the official start of spring in town, so hopefully there will be a little more warmth and sunshine. Bring your little ones, and a dessert or dish to share. Happy Passover, which begins on Friday, and Happy Easter, and fingers crossed, happy finally spring.

At the Aquinnah library this week, Story Time will be on Thursday at 3:30 pm. This Saturday at 11 am there will be a Spring Egg Hunt along with a craft. The Book Group will meet on Saturday at 2:30 pm to discuss Jodi Picoult’s “Small Great Things.” The Afterschool Club will meet on Tuesday at 4 pm. There will be a community potluck and information gathering session on Saturday, April 7, from 5 to 7 pm at the Old Town Hall. This is a continuation of the vision session the library held at the beginning of the year. The library, and the trustees of the library, are putting together a long-range plan for the Aquinnah library, and would like as much input from the community as possible. Please come and share your thoughts.

Pathways will present its fourth annual Imagined Gardens & Landscapes program this Friday, March 30, at 7 pm. Presenters include Wendi Goldfarb, Kristin Henriksen, Roxanne Kaptian, Rebecca Sanders, and Bill O’Callaghan. On Monday at Pathways, the knitting group will meet from 1 to 3 pm, and T’ai Chi class will be held at 5:30 pm.

Joan LeLacheur will host an open studio this Saturday at 42 Old South Rd. She makes lovely wampum jewelry, and Susan Shea will also be selling her handmade cards. The open studio is from 11 am to 5 pm.

Eileen Sullivan, who lives on Tar Barrel, has been busy over the winter. She has created an interactive e-book series for kids about a frog named Peter Pinkletink. The story is very sweet, and the pictures are lovely. You can access the books for free on

The Unitarian Universalist Society in Vineyard Haven will host a Restorative Justice workshop with Peter Meleney on Tuesday, April 3, at 11 am. Everyone is welcome to attend; please bring your own lunch.

There’s a new baby in Aquinnah! Albert Joseph Metros was born on Wednesday, March 21, to parents C.J. and Noel Metros. He weighed a whopping 9 pounds, 8 ounces. Lucky Albert was born into a wonderful family that includes grandmother Deb Metros, aunt Kristina Metros, and great-uncle Gary Haley.

Happy birthday to Heidi Vanderhoop, who completes the cycle of the many March birthdays in Aquinnah. She will celebrate on Friday. Happy birthday to Amira Madison, who may be far away from her hometown, but will feel the love nonetheless, on April 4.