The Aquinnah Public Library will present the first craft class of the season on Tuesday, Oct. 5 from 4 to 5 p.m. There will be reading of autumn stories and doing some fun crafts with strings of cranberries and creating decorations for each participant to take home. Depending on the age group in attendance, There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves will be read. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate and sign-up would be greatly appreciated. Please call the library at 508-645-2314 to register.

On Saturday, Oct. 9 at 11 a.m., world renowned storyteller Lillian Kellman will tell stories from near and far to children aged five and older. Parents and caregivers must attend with their children.

The Big Brothers and Big Sisters will once again sponsor the semi-annual electronics collection event on Saturday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Martha’s Vineyard Community Services parking lot across from the high school. Help the environment by recycling your old televisions, refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers, computer monitors and keyboards, laptops, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, video games and more for a modest fee. The net proceeds benefit Martha’s Vineyard Community Services and the programs that assist many across the Island.

Wednesday night is still pizza night at the Orange Peel Bakery on State Road. Julianne Vanderhoop will continue with the pizza nights while the weather continues to be good.

All the shops are still open at the Cliffs with end-of-season sales for your shopping pleasure. This will be the final two weeks for most of the shops for the season.

A very special get well and speedy recovery wish to Tricia Bergeron who underwent orthopedic surgery in Falmouth this week. We will miss her in the emergency room at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital over the next few months where she definitely keeps one and all in order!

Tom and Debbie Bramkamp will return to their home in Cincinnati today after spending the past week at the Menemsha Inn. They missed their annual visits in 2008 and 2009 and had a lot of catching up to do. Perhaps one of the highlights of their trip included having breakfast with yours truly and Capt. Jennifer Clarke at the Menemsha Café where we were all deeply engrossed in Jennifer’s stories of the American Heroes Saltwater Challenge. Of course, Tom and Debbie also enjoyed their shopping at Howwasswee Trading Post and taking home grand pieces of art by Gladys Widdiss and by Donald Widdiss. We look forward to their return next year.

Noah James Manning has enjoyed having his grandparents Bill and Joan as his guests for a long weekend while they enjoyed watching Noah in his soccer game. They returned to their home in New York on Tuesday.

Katie Mayhew, a 2010 regional high school graduate and freshman at SUNY Purchase, has been invited to perform in London at Cadogan Hall which is the home of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. The event will be on Oct. 6, the Inspiration Awards for Women — a big fundraiser and awards event which last year honored among others first lady Michelle Obama and was attended by the likes of Helen Mirren. Katie and her family will fly to London on Oct. 2 for her performance on Oct. 6. This wonderful opportunity came about after Katie was discovered on YouTube by a musical theatre director in London’s West End. All the best to Katie as always and a safe and wonderful journey for all.

Lexie Roth will be heading to China this week for a two-week visit. Upon her return, Lexie will be enrolling in culinary arts school in Manhattan for the winter. Safe journey Lexie.

Happy 15th anniversary wishes to Capt. Buddy Vanderhoop and his wife Lisa Bibko as they celebrate their special day on Oct. 1. Happy 45th anniversary wishes to Richard and Karen (Barker) Duffy as they celebrate on Oct. 2. Happy sixth anniversary wishes to Captains Hollis Smith and Robin Robinson as they celebrate on Oct. 2. Happy second anniversary wishes to Damon Runyon and Anna Cotton as they celebrate on Oct. 4. Happy 26th anniversary to Judge James Hubert and his wife Jody (Queen) as they celebrate on Oct. 7.

Happy birthday wishes this week to Alyssa Mayrand, who will celebrate on Oct. 1. Capt. Rick Lee will party on Oct. 1. Grace Calla Vanderhoop will also celebrate on Oct. 1. Jessica Seeman will party on Oct. 2, as will Tim Murphy and Coco Adams. Trudy Garvin parties on Oct. 3. Robert (Max) Peterson will party on Oct. 4 and shares the day with Menasha Leport and Jane Lancellotti.

William J. Kistner Sr. will observe his special day on Oct. 5. Margaret Steinberg will observe her special day on Oct. 5. Pat Z. will party on Oct. 5 and shares the day with Jayden Baird. Aquinnah building inspector Jerry Wiener celebrates on Oct. 6. Donald Childs parties on Oct. 6 and shares the day with Elena Noble. Arnold Zack and Heath Widdiss share the day on Oct. 7. Susan Whiting will have all the birds in Aquinnah accounted for on Oct. 7.