The Martha’s Vineyard Youth Task Force invites all middle school parents to Chat and Chowder on Wednesday, May 4 at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School cafeteria from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Enjoy the evening with delicious food prepared by the high school culinary arts program. There will be a discussion of resources to support you as your children transition through middle school and the high school. Please RSVP to coordinators Theresa Manning or Jamie Vanderhoop at 508-696-5304.

The West Tisbury Congregational Church is sponsoring a workshop titled Planning For a Graceful Exit on Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the parish hall. The information provided will be useful for all adults, not only for elderly parents but for their adult children to learn from as well.

Carrie Anne Vanderhoop Bellis and her daughter, Rosalie Delores, as well as Carrie Anne’s sister, Tiffany Vanderhoop, and her children, Brian and Maysel, all returned to Masset, British Columbia on Tuesday after spending the past two weeks with their family and friends. They enjoyed many family gatherings, photographs of their extended families, and a wonderful relaxing trip home. We will all look forward to their return very soon.

Get well wishes to David Duarte as he undergoes surgery today at Falmouth Hospital.

Condolences to the family and friends of Donald Fisher, who died at Massachusetts General Hospital. He imparted his wisdom on many across the Vineyard for decades.

Get well wishes to Bobbie Ann Gibson, who returned home over the weekend from Massachusetts General Hospital and is resting comfortably at home under the care of her loving extended family.

Congratulations to Evan Hall, who is the recipient of a Bill and Melinda Gates Millenium Scholarship. Evan, the son of Norman and Jessica Hall of Oak Bluffs and Saskia and David Vanderhoop, of Aquinnah, is a senior at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. He will be attending the Berklee College of Music with a major in music composition, quite an achievement for an ambitious young man who has been involved with music for all of his young years, has performed hip-hop across the miles, has taught his own hip-hop classes, and plays in a band. All the best to Evan in his endeavors. Evan is reportedly the second student at the high school who has ever received the Gates Millineum Scholarship.

Alison Kistner, her sister, Stephanie Kistner, and their best friend, Harmony Schroder, returned to Poughkeepsie, N.Y. on Sunday after spending a wonderful three days with their cousin, Noah James Manning, and his parents, Paul and Theresa. Family and friends enjoyed dinners, jewelry making, the nightlife in Oak Bluffs, and a grand tour of the Vineyard.

Thank you to Elise Lebovit and her family and friends for being the eggs-emplary hostess that she is for the annual Easter egg hunt in Aquinnah. Once again, the children had an eggs-ceptionally wonderful afternoon hunting for eggs, and receiving an abundance of toys and gifts.

Welcome to Clovis Hugo Smith, who was born on Earth Day, April 22 at 12:34 p.m., at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, weighing in at 8 pounds, 1 ounce. Clovis is the son of Jed and Noni Smith and is welcomed home by his brothers, Clyde and Claus.

Naushon Vanderhoop returned to her home in Brooklyn on Tuesday after spending the weekend with her family and especially with her nieces and nephews and their children.

Congratulations and all the best to Jonathan Zack, who is getting married on Sunday, May 1 at Hood River in Oregon to Dr. Lacey Mills. Jonathan is a film writer and Lacey is a resident in orthopedic surgery. Jonathan, the son of Arnold Zack, Esq. and Norma Wilner Zack, M.D., is a longtime summer resident of Aquinnah. The Zack family headed out for the wedding on Thursday. Arnold will officiate at the ceremony which will include Adam Lewenberg of Chilmark as the best man.

Jonathan and Lacey will be visiting the Vineyard at the beginning of July. Arnold and Norma’s daughter Rachel, their son in law Charlie Ishikawa and two-and-a-half-year-old grandson, Akeakamai Zack Ishikawa, and granddaughter, Kealakai Rose Ishikawa, will celebrate her first birthday on July 4.

Our Up-Island Council on Aging Director Joyce Bowker will be observing her 26th year as the director in caring for all of us up-Islanders and watching out for our well-being on a daily basis. Many more years, Joyce!

The Outermost Inn will be observing their 22nd anniversary over the weekend.

Happy 51st anniversary wishes to Henry and Joanne (Vanderhoop) Robey as they celebrate on April 30. Happy eighth anniversary wishes to Gordon and Dona (Mazza) Perry as they celebrate on May 3.

Happy 39th anniversary wishes to Michael and Pam Dolby as they celebrate on May 6 — I remember their wedding well.

Belated happy birthday wishes to former regional high school classmate Wendy Andrews, and to Mary Wolfson who observed a milestone; we will look forward to her arrival soon when she enjoys her summers overlooking Lobsterville and Menemsha Pond.

A very special happy birthday wish to Albert Rose as he celebrates a milestone today. Judd Fuller will be partying today as well while in Nashville.

Deborah Yennie will be observing a major milestone on Saturday.

Visiting nurse Audrey (Schwab) Harding observed her birthday on April 23 and enjoyed dinner at Sharky’s Cantina on Tuesday evening with her VNA co-workers. When you see Audrey, please be sure to ask her about her three-month-old granddaughter, Violette Larsen.

Happy birthday wishes to Ella Madison Mahoney as she celebrates on May 1 and shares the day with Nicholas Bologna. James Wallen will party on May 2. Emergency room nurse Betsy Feil Vanlandingham will celebrate her special day on May 3 and shares the day with Amy Vanderhoop and Av Morrow. Groom-to-be Jonathan Zack will observe his special day on May 4 while on his honeymoon. Aquinnah firefighter William Smith will party on May 5. Alexandra Taylor will party for sure on May 6.