By the sound of the wind outside my window I suspect there will be fewer pretty leaves on the trees by morning. Hope you have had a chance to see the foliage colors on the town roads. Some have been spectacular, but we say that every year!

There are guaranteed to be some bright colors at the firefighters’ annual Halloween party for the children of Chilmark on Oct. 31 at the community center. Katie Carroll is organizing the event that will give the children a chance to show off their costumes, share a snack with their friends, and enjoy the holiday ghosts and goblins. All interested adults are invited to come and share in the festivities. Katie will welcome the donations of baked goods and snacks. Her phone number is 508-645-3638 if you have questions. The party will be from 5 to 6 p.m.

Paul and Diane Kretschmann of Greenwich, Conn. and Chilmark will enjoy a fall visit to their Middle Road home this weekend and are entertaining their friends, Richard and Susan Gilbert.

Joan Poole Nash continued her winning ways in the Head of the Charles rowing races last weekend. She finished in the eleventh percentile of the top winners in the Grandmasters’ Women’s singles. On Sunday she won gold for the fastest in her category in the Ernestine Bayer Race on the Charles. Also on Sunday she won gold for the fastest time for a woman on the course. Way to go, Joan! Congratulations from us all. Joan with her daughter, Amy, and son, Thomas, will race next weekend in Saratoga, N.Y.

The new librarian at the Chilmark Library, Irene Tewksbury, is doing a story and arts and crafts time on Wednesdays from 3 to 4 p.m. for children in first through fifth grades.

The Martha’s Vineyard Women’s Network has been sending me notices of meetings and events. I haven’t included them in the column because they didn’t seem relevant to Chilmark, but I counted up the number of women in Chilmark who run their own businesses and I came up with 11, so here is the latest news from MVWN. They will hold an evening meeting on Oct. 28 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown. It will be a panel discussion on crisis management. Check out mvwomensnetwork@gmail.com for further details and, if you count more than 11, let me know. Should I count women artists who sell their works?

Birthday cheers to two Chilmark landmarks who celebrated this week, Everett Poole and Elmore Mayhew.