Edgartown: Winter can’t be far behind

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Oh, the dark and the cold are setting in. We’ve changed the clocks, a silly habit that I still don’t understand, and winter can’t be far behind. Our household is having a little trouble adjusting to the time change. Specifically, one grumpy bulldog can’t seem to figure out the new schedule. Hopefully we’ll see some steady improvement over the next few days. In the meantime, it feels like it’s midnight while I write this, even though it’s only 8:30. I’m having trouble keeping my eyes open.

What, no birthdays this week? Well, there is one very important birthday to note today. My daddy celebrates his big day on Nov. 7. He’s 91 years old, and still rides his bike most days, still has a quick wit, and I couldn’t love him more. Happy birthday, Poppy B.

Be sure to go see “The Songs of Fiddler on the Roof” on Nov. 8 and 9 at 7:30 and Nov. 10 at 3 pm. This is a musical review put on by Island Theatre Workshop at Stevens Chapel, Unitarian Universalist Society of M.V. It is directed by Kevin Ryan, with musical direction by William Peek. Admission is $20 at the door, and you can get more information if you need it by calling 508-627-2456.

In other theater news, the Edgartown School will be presenting Disney’s “Frozen Jr.” on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15 and 16, at 7 pm. Don’t miss this amazing performance, as our gym stage is transformed into a frozen tundra of magic. The junior high productions are always wonderful to see, and this will be no exception. And you’ll have the earworm of Elsa singing “Let It Go” for days. Tickets are $6 for kids and $8 for adults, or $25 for a family. Mark your calendars!

The 39th annual Felix Neck Fall Festival: Nature Heroes is set for Friday, Nov. 29, from 11 am until 3 pm, with a rain date of Saturday, Nov. 30. Each year hundreds of visitors, families, and neighbors join this celebration to kick off the holiday season. The day will start at 9 am with a guided bird walk led by noted Island birder Robert Culbert. Then the festival activities will begin at 11 am, and include the return of Marla Isaac of New England Reptile and Raptors with her birds of prey, including osprey, red-tailed hawk, and a variety of owls. The birds will be displayed throughout the day, with three scheduled shows, at 11 am, 12:30 pm, and 2 pm. Admission is $6 for members, $10 for nonmembers; children under 3 are free. Parking is available. If you would like to be a volunteer or would like more information, please call 508-627-4850 or email felixneck@massaudubon.org

On Saturday, Nov. 9, there will be a fundraiser for Sabrina Luening, who recently suffered a massive stroke and needs the community’s help. The benefit will take place at the Cardboard Box in Oak Bluffs, and includes special musical guests and a live auction. The event starts at 4 pm, and goes through last call. Yes, the event is in Oak Bluffs, but Sabrina’s fans are Island-wide, so I wanted to share this here. Have a great night out, enjoy some amazing music, maybe pick up a few things from the auction, and support a great cause.

Veterans Day is Monday. Events usually take place in Oak Bluffs, kicking off from around Our Market about 10:45 in time to have the ceremony at Ocean Park at 11. If you can be there to support our veterans, they are always appreciative.

That’s all I’ve got. Have a great week.