The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) will host their annual Spring Social on Sunday, April 25, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Tribal Building on Black Brook Road. This is a potluck luncheon so please bring a dish to share. The public is invited to this gathering which will be an afternoon of drum, dance and singing.

The Youth Task Force presents Let’s Talk, a monthly parent program on Friday, April 30, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the high school library conference room. Martha Straus, Ph.D., will discuss Adolescent Girls and Substance Abuse. The program is free. For details, call 508-696-5304.

Water is Life, sponsored by National Geographic and World Waterway, brought to us by William Waterway Marks, will be presented at the Whaling Church on Main street in Edgartown on Sunday, May 2 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. This is an event for National Geographic to launch their new water book, Written in Water, along with their April issue dedicated to water. There will be a concert, reception and book signing. West Tisbury poet laureate Fan Ogilvie will read, and environmentalist Alexandra Cousteau will speak, music will be by Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai, and by Vineyard favorites Katie Mayhew and Maggie Howard with the Minnesingers. Tickets for the concert are $20, or $30 for the concert and reception, and may be purchased at ticketsmv.com. For details, call 508-627-4929 or e-mail williamwaterway@aol.com.

The Chilmark Preschool presents their Spring Celebration on Saturday, May 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chilmark Community Center. It will be a day of family activities to support the preschool. There will be crafts, face-painting, games, live animals, lunch, pony rides, a lemonade stand, plant sale, chicks for sale and Mother’s Day gifts. Admission is $5.

Sure signs of spring up-Island are the daffodils and forsythia in full bloom, Jocko McCarthy and his tours, and the shops opening at the Cliffs for the season. My grandson Noah and I have spent a few afternoons at the beach in Menemsha over the past week with an abundance of snacks at Menemsha Texaco. We found the Menemsha Café is open; Capt. Louis Larsen has returned from Florida and is overseeing the opening of Larsen’s Fish Market by April 29; Jane Slater is now open and surrounded by her latest finds in antiques at Over South. Before we know it, summer will be here.

Sincerest condolences to the family of William H. Maynard Jr., who passed away at his home in Larchmont, N.Y., on April 15. Bill and his wife, Marilyn, and their children, Laurie, William H. III, Christopher and his wife, Mary, and Jeffrey, enjoyed their summer sojourns to their Aquinnah home for the past half a century. They were active members of Community Baptist Church of Gay Head, always participating in and supporting church activities over the years. He is also survived by his grandchildren William IV, Sarah, Elvis, Wyatt, Hannah, Luke and Liam. Services were held on April 21 in Larchmont.

Condolences to the family and friends of Lee Metell, who passed away at home this past week surrounded by her family. Lee and our family spent a lot of time together when our husbands worked together for Metropolitan Life Insurance for years, and we would often travel together to the office in New Bedford and Mattapoisett for meetings, office gatherings and holiday parties with our Metropolitan families.

Condolences to the family and friends of Mary Jackson, who shared the bounties of her garden and the baking and preserves from her kitchen with one and all. She was very generous of her time and her many talents.

Congratulations to Maxwell Butler, son of Lenny and Mallory Butler of Aquinnah, and his band Vostok 4, who won the Deli Boston Magazine best artist in New England for the month. Fellow bandmates include Sean George of Tisbury, son of John and Cheryl (Bernard) George; Tim Correira of Oak Bluffs, son of Michael and Jeanne (Zadeh) Correira; and their drummer Matthew Foster. Max and his group usually play at the hot spots in and around Boston and Cambridge.

Paul and Louise Peterciel are finally safely ensconced in the old stone house across the way after a winter of major renovations. Their new furniture arrived this past week, and they are finally enjoying the comforts of home while entertaining their many neighbors. Paul and Louise spent many seasons at the Outermost Inn and knew they wanted ultimately to be in Aquinnah. On May 5, they will open the Chilmark Tavern with a wonderful new menu for lunch and dinner as well as an afternoon happy hour with lighter fare. All the best to them.

Capt. Hugh Taylor and his wife, Jeanne, have returned from their winter in the Caribbean. Their Outermost Inn will be opening within the month.

Happy 50th anniversary wishes to Joanne (Vanderhoop) and Henry Robey as they celebrate on April 30.

Happy Birthday wishes this week to Tim Laursen, who partied on April 22. Tom Rabbitt shares today with Denys Wortman and Lauren Hobbs. Ray Ellis will celebrate on April 24. Major Elliott will be seven on April 26. Jean Lince will celebrate on April 27. Naomi Scott, Michelle Duarte and Ron Tolin share the day on April 28. Albert Rose shares April 29 with Judd Fuller. Alexander T. Galbraith will be 12 years old on April 29.