A forum titled Blowin in the Wind will be held on Sunday, August 8 at the Chilmark Community Center from 7 to 10 p.m. to discuss offshore wind turbine development plans. POINT (Protect Our Islands Now for Tomorrow) will present a discussion between gubernatorial candidates Charles Baker and Timothy Cahill, and a representative from Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration, as well as community leaders about offshore industrial wind turbine development plans around the Vineyard. Please attend and voice your concerns, especially those affecting our vital fishing grounds.

The Martha’s Vineyard Rotary Club will be sponsoring their 19th annual pancake breakfast on Sunday, August 8, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Anchors in Edgartown across from Memorial Wharf. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children aged 10 and under. The menu includes pancakes, orange juice, milk, coffee, bacon or sausage. The Rotary Club supports many groups on the Vineyard including providing scholarships as well as the Island Food Pantry, the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, the Boys’ and Girls’ Club of Martha’s Vineyard, YMCA, the Della Hardman Essay Contest and many more.

Jackson family historian Herb Ward will talk about his great-grandfather Capt. Levi Jackson in a presentation on Friday, August 13, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the parish house of the Federated Church on South Summer street in Edgartown. Herb will once again tell the story of the brave fishermen who risked their lives to save 14 souls and in turn received Carnegie Medals for their bravery and heroism. There is a suggested donation of $10 for adults (children are free) for the benefit of the Minister’s Discretionary Fund. Refreshments will be served following the presentation.

Summer Bazaar and Fancy Flea will be hosted by the Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living on Saturday, August 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the parking lot of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. Vendor space is still available for $50 ($25 for nonprofits). Please call Karen at 508-360-5842 to reserve a space.

The Aquinnah Public Library noted that Peter Rabbit came to visit a small but happy group of adults and children. Peter has visited all the Vineyard public libraries as a cooperative project of the Martha’s Vineyard Library Association. Of course, Peter looked dapper in his blue velvet coat with brass buttons and carrying a large pink carrot. During his visit, the tale of Peter by Beatrix Potter was read to those in attendance. There are many more scheduled events in the upcoming weeks at the library.

The Art of Wampum will be on display at Featherstone Art through the next week. There has been a great interest in the wampum since the opening reception on Sunday and more people are enjoying the jewelry, especially the fish hooks and whale tails.

Get well wishes to Beatrice Gentry, who has been a patient at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Bea is resting comfortably while her family prepares for her 100th birthday celebration at the end of the month. Needless to say, Beatrice is our eldest Aquinnah tribal member and former president of what was then the Wampanoag Tribal Council.

Family and friends of the late Dr. John Hare gathered at his Aquinnah home recently for a memorial service. Don, as he preferred to be known, always looked forward to his Aquinnah summers and spending time with his many friends and neighbors. He will be greatly remembered for his generosity and kindness in his many contributions to our Aquinnah community.

Dan Sauer and his wife Nonie Madison have been regulars at the Farmers’ Market in West Tisbury on Wednesdays and Saturdays with their organic vegetables which are quite popular. During the remainder of the week, Dan has been expanding his culinary talents with private catering. So if you are looking for an exquisite meal, call Dan and Nonie.

Noah Mayrand, son of Carol and Michael, will present his photography in a show at Mocha Mott’s on Main Street in Tisbury for the month of August. There will be mostly photographs from his trip to Peru over the winter but also a few of his Vineyard scenes. Noah will be entering his senior year next month at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Stop in to enjoy his prints.

Another Aquinnah champion — Susan Jensen Schiller of Old South Road — participated in the World Master’s Swimming Championship in Sweden this past week. In this race, she came in seventh in the world in her age group. Part of her training in preparation for the championship took place at the new YMCA. Susan is there with her husband, Rob, and children Harry and Ruby. A celebration is being planned for her return.

Tiffany Smalley, daughter of Millicent and Jay, arrived home on Sunday after spending the past two months in Washington, D.C. completing an internship. Tiffany will be home for the month of August before heading to Harvard University where she will be a senior.

Happy 41st anniversary wishes to Arnold and Norma (Wilner) Zack as they celebrate on August 10. Happy 32nd anniversary wishes to Barry and Judith (Manning) Milavsky as they celebrate on August 11. Happy 27th anniversary wishes to Edward and Lorraine Fawn (Vanderhoop) Fantasia as they celebrate on August 13.

Belated Happy birthday wishes to Barbara P. Lewis as she celebrated her special day on August 4.

Happy birthday wishes this week to Aquinnah town clerk Carolyn Feltz as she celebrates on August 7 and shares with David Elliot Vanderhoop 2nd. Beatrice Patadal will party on August 8 along with Evan Hall, Jessica Shafer, and former schoolmate Tom Hodgson. Layne Bazzy celebrates on August 9 as will Captain John Rose. Teri Morse will celebrate her special day on August 10 which she shares the day with Marna Waller, Peter Jeffers and Jim Boales. Helen Mays will party on August 11.

Laina Benoit will be four years old on August 12 and we will look forward to her pool party. Bettina Washington and Jaxon White share the day on August 12. Joan (Gentry) Patadal will observe a major milestone on August 13. Rick Duarte parties on August 13.