I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving full of fun, family, friends, and food. We had a great few days, and a wonderful meal. It was a whirlwind visit with Riley, as he was here for less than 48 hours, but it was so nice to see him even briefly. It was great to have a few days off to get some errands and chores done, as well. I’d like to say I’m heading back into work Monday refreshed, but it was a busy few days. But I am definitely thankful.
There is a Neighborhood Convention on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 11 am at the Methodist Church in the Campgrounds. The topic will be the Minnesingers with director, Abigail Chandler. All are welcome. Bring a bag lunch.
The annual MV NAACP Holiday Bazaar will be on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 am until 3 pm at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging building, 21 Wamsutta Ave. There will be silent auction items, baked goods, raffles, and vendors. Vendor tables are $25 each. Call Carrie for more information at 508-693-2797.
Give your child the gift of Christmas, by letting them journey through the Advent season with the Edgartown Federated Church. This four-week exploration is for kindergartners through eighth graders, and is held during the 10:30 am Sunday worship in the Federated Church Parish House. The program begins on Dec. 2 with “The Gift of Hope” — the story of the Wise Men; on Dec. 9, “The Gift of Peace” — the story of the shepherds; on Dec. 16, “The Gift of Love” — the story of Mary and Joseph; and concludes on Dec. 23 with “The Gift of Joy” — the story of the angels. As your children journey through this season, please consider joining their service in the Meetinghouse, which also starts at 10:30 am. All are welcome! For more information call 508-627-4421, email at email@example.com, or check out the website at federatedchurchmv.org.
The annual Christmas in Edgartown Edgartown School Craft Fair will be on Dec. 8 from 10 am until 4 pm in the school gym. Food and drinks will be available for purchase as well. Proceeds benefit the Edgartown School eighth grade trip to Washington, D.C.
The Edgartown School winter concert is on Dec. 11 in the school gym. The kindergarten through third grade concert is at 6:30 pm, and the fourth through eighth grade program will start at 7:30 pm.
In other concert news, the All-Island Winter String Concert will be at 6 pm at the Performing Arts Center on Dec. 11, and the All-Island Band Winter Concert will be held on Dec. 13, also at the PAC, at 7 pm.
Keith Chatinover was just elected as a new, and possibly the youngest ever, Dukes County commissioner. He has set his sights on being transparent and accountable to voters. As such, he will be holding seven town hall–style meetings, one for each county town. These meetings are public, free of charge, nonpartisan, and intended to be an opportunity for voters to ask Keith questions, give him words of wisdom or caution regarding his new position, and to interact with one of the commission’s newest members. The Edgartown meeting will be at the Edgartown library on Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 6 pm until 7:30 pm.
That’s all for this week. I’ve got to go catch a few winks. I’ve taken on a new dog as of this afternoon, and I’m not sure what the night has in store for us, other than the random barking that seems to come for no reason at all. Life with critters is always interesting. Have a great week.