So you take the gloves out of the glove compartment, I don’t know why because it IS the glove compartment, and remove the snow/windshield wiper to the basement to make room for the summer beach toys and accoutrements, and put the extra Patriots’ watch cap and warm jacket back in the living room closet. Before you know it, we have last Tuesday. You need to locate all these items and return them to your car. Then comes the realization you finally had about putting away the summer clothes in the attic once you chose to move to New England. Why bother?

Woody and Phyllis Williams returned from a long weekend in Rochester, N.H. They attended the surprise baby shower of Brian Bundza and their niece, Gina Williams, daughter of the late Frank Williams, beloved Tisbury police officer, volunteer firefighter and EMT. The shower was held at the Granite Steak House in Rochester, owned by Brian’s family. The restaurant is filled with memorabilia from generations of firefighters in Brian’s family. Another Islander in attendance was Holly Norton of Chilmark. Holly now lives in Attleboro and is one of Gina’s best friends. Approximately 80 people attended the shower. Woody and Phyllis had a great time and spent the night at Brian and Gina’s home in Milton, N.H. The Williamses are thrilled to know that Brian has a very large and very supportive family.

The winter holiday sale for PeaceCraft has found a home at the former Calico Sue’s on Beach Road just before the Citgo gas station. The opening is Nov. 28 and the shop stays open daily until Dec. 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Their motto is ‘helping the poor to help themselves.” I’ll see you there.

Who could resist Young At Heart tomorrow night at the Katharine Cornell Theatre at 7:30 p.m.? The film is preceded by a short on our facility, Windemere. The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is presenting this fabulous duo as a benefit for Windemere. Included is a chorus of elderly men and women (average age is 80) singing Bob Dylan’s Young At Heart. Admission is $8; $5 for film society members.

Mark your calendars for Friday, Nov. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School in North Tisbury for a cultural survival sale of Tuareg silver jewelry, Ghanaian patchwork cloth, Zambian baskets and much more. The sale will help Africans feed their families, dig wells, send their children to school and pay medical costs. Hands across the water.

In our continuing study of how our country has failed in the energy department, join me at our library next Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. for a documentary film, Who Killed the Electric Car? The film explores the roles of the energy department, automobile manufacturers, the U.S. government and all of the usual suspects in preventing us from adopting this technology. Steve Solarazza, who converted his truck from gasoline to electric, is an excellent speaker and will be on hand to advise you.

Woodside Village is holding its annual Christmas bazaar tomorrow, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Community Services road across from the high school. Handmade items, elegant white elephants and baked goods are available for your shopping pleasure. Proceeds go to a high school scholarship and the needs of the Island Elderly Housing residents. Shop early and with feeling.

Those of us who can brave the trek across the big water will be at Nantucket tomorrow for the annual Harpoon the Whalers fest. If you cannot attend, tune in on MVTV or WMVY for results of this annual rivalry. Go Vineyarders!

Sorry I missed you last week; oral surgery and a ton of debilitating drugs prevented me from sitting up long enough to type a column. Arthritis, bad teeth, poor night vision, take your pick — if we had understood growing old we certainly wouldn’t have bothered with it.

Condolences to the family and friends of Tuffy Gonsalves. He will be greatly missed.

The birthday bandwagon pulls along Doug Grant today. Tomorrow belongs to Noah Bacheller. Nov. 23 is shared by Ryan Gorman and Derrick Alleyne. Nov. 24 is claimed by George Caros. Nov. 25 honors Martha Dunham and Nicole Masi. Nov. 26 is a party for William Bishop and Anna Elizabeth Carlson. And on Nov. 27 Fan Tuttle and Heidi Schwab take the cake. Many happy returns.