Aquinnah: Duck Inn Easter


Thank you, Elise LeBovit, for a wonderful Easter Egg Hunt at the Duck Inn this past Sunday. There were swarms of children searching the property for eggs and prizes. The coveted golden egg was found by Skylar Bernat; she in turn gave it to a younger hunter, Lucia, which was very generous of her as it comes with a monetary prize. Charlie Lakis found the silver and the bronze eggs — he was a boy on a mission. The theme of the event was birds, and there were some great bird-related prizes, like a hat in the shape of a chicken or wings that you could wear. Elise wanted to be sure to thank Mary Dacey for the cakes and cookies, Adam at Island Foods for the eggs, Shannon (Tweetie Bird) for the bird facts pamphlet, everyone that came and decorated eggs, and Jeremiah, Lucy, Ollie, and Lily for cleaning up. Thanks to everyone for showing up and celebrating Easter and spring. And spring is really here, I’m hearing pinkletinks every night.

There were many people to catch up with at the Duck Inn. Amera Ignacio was there with her three kids; her youngest, Reed, just turned 1, and I didn’t recognize the other two as they had gotten so big. I also didn’t recognize Ha’oa, Emily Vanderhoop’s son, as he is now a little man and will probably be working for his grandfather, Buddy, soon. Amera told me that her mom, Adrianna, would be back in town soon, and that they hope to have On the Cliffs open by the beginning of May. I spotted Barbara Lampson at the Duck Inn, and you can see her at the library a couple days a week, as she is filling in for Vera, who is on vacation.

At the library this week, Story Time is on Thursday at 3:30 pm and Saturday, April 7, at 10:30 am. Kids Craft will be on Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm. There will be a Community Potluck sponsored by the Friends of the Aquinnah Library on Saturday from 5 to 7 pm at the Old Town Hall. Please bring a dish to share and your thoughts on how you would like to see the library evolve over the next five years. Rosa is especially interested in hearing from the children of Aquinnah about how they use the library and what their library dreams are. On Tuesday, April 10, at 4 pm, the Afterschool Club will meet.

On Sunday, April 8, at 5 pm, there will be a Wampanoag New Year celebration at the Old Town Hall. There will be dinner, a raffle, music, and native art. This is an event for the whole family. There’s a $20 suggested donation at the door.

At Pathways there will be an “Evening of Music on Guitar and Grand Piano” this Friday, April 6. Pathways Arts welcomes back Stephen Hart and Andy Herr. Stephen Hart will perform songs from his album, “Steve’s Songs: The Best of Both Worlds.” Andy Herr is a well-known Island musician who plays a variety of instruments. You may know him as the man who leads the Open Mic night at Island Music every other Tuesday. Andy will present some solo pieces, and there may be a special guest or two. The concert starts at 7 pm.

There will be a “New Young Writers Workshop” at Pathways led by Leah Littlefield on Saturday, April 7, from 1 to 3 pm. The Monday Knitting Group will meet from 1 to 3 pm through April 23. The group is led by Rebecca Gilbert, and any age or level of ability is welcome. Also on Mondays at Pathways is the Tung Family T’ai Chi Ch’uan class from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. The class is $100 for seven sessions, and $18 for drop-ins. On Tuesday, April 10, there will be an “Open Writing and Poetry” program with Julia Kidd, Holly Nadler, Jenny Allen, and others. That is a talented group of women; you should go to that. There will be an open read after the performance.

Friendly reminder: Chilmark Chocolates is now closed until May 10.