Mother Nature is doing her best to help the trees show their true colors. However, after the winds we have been having we will soon be raking those beautiful colors.

Happy birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. Big balloons go out to Dunovan Belisle who celebrated their day Oct. 26, Gabriella Carlos, Oct. 27, and to Joshua Brown and Jessica Santana who celebrate their day today Oct. 31.

Special birthday wishes go out to Paula DellaRusso who celebrated her day Oct. 25.

Happy anniversary to Eddie and Donna Montesion who celebrated their 40th anniversary on Oct. 29. Instead of a party they chose to reenact their honeymoon trip by taking the Hyannis train tour of the Canal. This is not what they originally did as their trip was a train tour of Europe so they did the next best thing. They are celebrating with their family this weekend but when the 50th hits there will be a big party. Congratulations and many more happy years together.

Jim and Mary Ellen Kresel spent this past weekend visiting the Kadenfamily. They loved having time with their grandsons, Ari and Benjamin along with their daughter, Susan and son in law, Jonathan. The highlight of the weekend was the GreatGatsby Gala, a benefit for Literacy forAll.  Literacy for All is a program to h elp teen mothers reach their full potential in life through writing as a way to expressthemselves.  Susan had been involved in this program for several years.

Hear Edgartown’s own Minnesingers Amanda Rose, Nick Jerome, Emily Mercier, Zach Rabin, Taylor Stone, Jerome Pikor and Rykerr Maynard at the annual auction and concert Saturday at the P.A. Club at 5 p.m. There will be gourmet food, a silent auction and, at 7 p.m., Trip Barnes with a live auction.

On Monday, Nov. 3, the Edgartown wastewater treatment plant is hosting two tours for the sixth graders from the Edgartown School.

For the next three weeks the students will learn about water sustainability. Then on Nov. 20 and 21 these same kids and parents will spend about two hours with Joe Alosso and the rest of the wastewater staff where they will break up into groups and head out to the storm drains located around the school and downtown to affix our Don’t Pollute, Drains to Harbor metal medallions on the curbstones next to the storm sewers.

The idea is for the children to learn the importance of clean water and in fact the water you drink today has most likely been drunk before (maybe by the Pilgrims and the Native Americans at the first Thanksgiving!).

Marnie Stanton of the Vineyard Conservation Society is planning on filming this for MVTV. Anyone interested in seeing any of this is absolutely welcome and in fact encouraged to attend. They also will be giving out water saving kits to everyone who comes.

This is a great project. John Stevens, Gail Meister and Cathy Smith should be congratulated for organizing it.

The Edgartown PTO will sponsor a Halloween party tonight from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Edgartown School. There will be food, games, crafts, prizes, costume contest, and trick or treating up on the Main street stage. It’s free and is open to all. For details, call 508-627-7958.

Also the Edgartown Fire Department is setting up a haunted station. So after the school function go down to the station for treats or maybe a trick.

Don’t forget to turn your clocks back Saturday night and happy Halloween.

Have a great week and keep the home candles burning.