The Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living will sponsor the fifth in a series of cultural luncheons, with guest speaker Cynthia Riggs, on Saturday, May 21, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Grill on Main. Music will be provided by Phil Dietterich and Martha Hudson. Tickets and reservations are available by calling 508-939-9440.

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School boys’ lacrosse team will hold a car wash on Sunday, May 22 starting at 10 a.m. at the school parking lot. Have your vehicle washed for only $10.

Sidecar Café opened for the season on Thursday evening in Oak Bluffs. Chilmark Store is open for the season, with a new menu; they are all happy to welcome back Jirka Pavelka, who returned for his pizza duties for another season.

Martha’s Vineyard Boys’ and Girls’ Club executive director Peter Lambos is looking for volunteers to plan for Martha’s Vineyard’s first Olympic-distance triathlon, on Sept. 11, 2011. There will be a volunteer and planning meeting this evening at 6 p.m. at the club on 44 Robinson Road in Edgartown.

Get well wishes to Garth W. Edwards, who has been under medical care for the past few weeks. After 16 years, the Edwards’ family osprey pole finally has not only a large nest but a pair of osprey residing there as well.

Congratulations to Elsie Fantasia, a senior at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, who has been nominated to serve as a delegate for the 2011 Youth Leadership Summit for Sustainable Development. Elsie, daughter of Edward and Fawn (Vanderhoop) Fantasia, is a senior at MVRHS and plans on attending Mount Ida College in the fall. She is also very active in the Tribal Youth Group and recently assisted Rev. Ellen Tatreau in feeding some of the homeless in Boston through the Baptist Church.

Get well wishes to Wenonah Madison, who returned home over the weekend following surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. Nonie and her husband, Dan Sauer, are preparing their 7-A Foods store behind Alley’s Store for the season. Also, they will be selling their organic vegetables at the farmers’ market on Saturdays at the Grange.

All the best to Matthew Scott, son of Francis and Linda (Garvin) Scott, who will graduate from Dartmouth College in a few weeks. Matthew will receive a degree in psychology with a minor in education. For now, he will take a year off prior to heading off to graduate school. He was the first Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School graduate (Class of 2007) to receive the Melinda and Bill Gates Scholarship. Matthew is the grandson of Lillian Garvin of Oak Bluffs and Emily Chipperfield of Tisbury.

Michael Sellitti has arrived home for the summer following his sophomore year studies at High Point College in High Point, N.C. His parents, Michael and Cheryl (Vanderhoop) Sellitti, will arrive in a few weeks for a visit.

All the best to Tiffany Smalley, daughter of Jay and Millicent, who will graduate from Harvard University with a bachelor of arts degree in government after focusing on American Indian policy with a minor in ethnic studies. Tiffany will be employed as a legislative fellow for the National Congress of American Indians in Washington, D.C., over the summer with plans for graduate school in a year. She is the granddaughter of Constance Hazard and Beverly Smalley, both of Rhode Island. Her graduation has sparked a vast amount of interest, as she is the first Wampanoag to graduate from Harvard since 1665. Harvard was originally chartered to educate Indians and Puritans.

Tiffany Smalley will also receive the posthumous degree from Harvard for Joel Hiacommes, who graduated from Harvard in 1665 but drowned in a shipwreck shortly before receiving his degree. It will be the oldest posthumous degree possibly ever awarded. His classmate Caleb Cheeshahteaumuck graduated in 1665, the first Vineyarder to graduate from Harvard. However, Caleb succumbed to tuberculosis shortly after receiving his degree. For this momentous event, many members of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) Tribal Council and elders of the tribe will attend the graduation ceremony.

Congratulations to Jesse Wiener, who performed during White Noise while in Chicago for the past six weeks. Jesse spent a few days with his wife, Maggie, in Manhattan before returning to Chicago on Wednesday morning a week ago. While he was Aquinnah, where his mom, Carolyn Feltz, is the town clerk and his dad, Jerry Wiener, is building inspector, he came to the polls where all the poll workers enjoyed watching Jesse perform live through the technology of the computer. Jesse recently enjoyed a surprise visit from Duncan Ross and his wife, Ann, while they were in Chicago and they enjoyed attending a performance of White Noise that was produced by Whoopi Goldberg. Of course, Duncan was the former drama teacher at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, where he mentored Jesse through his high school years.

Congratulations to Dr. Gary Zwicky upon his recent recognition as one of the “Celebrated 60 over 60 Citizens from Oak Park, River Forest and Forest Park for building their community and exceptional commitment to the services of others.” He has recently assisted a pediatrician in relearning cello in retirement. Dr. Zwicky’s citizenship efforts have been almost entirely performing (piano solos and accompaniments), including organizing some recitals and singalongs for the assisted living facility where he and his wife, Elaine, now reside to be near their daughter and her family. He was very flattered to receive recognition from the upscale suburbs in Illinois. He wishes to visit his Aquinnah home with his family during their summer visit.

Happy 27th anniversary wishes to Paul and Sylvie Vandal on May 26.

Happy birthday wishes this week to Elsie Fantasia and Jean Entine as they share the day on May 21. Bridget Tobin, Maureen Dolby Stanus, Matthew Hayden, Jailynn Hill, Sue Carroll, Aquinnah winter resident Donald Beaton, Aquinnah summer resident Janice Donaroma, and Tri-Town EMT Max McCreery all will celebrate their special day on May 22. Mia Rae Jeffers will be eight years old on May 23. Down-Island cousin Kaye Manning will party on May 24 and shares the day with Jon Mayhew and Nicholas Wallen. Janis Vogel will party on May 25. Marsha Shufrin parties on May 26. Chilmark School nurse Janice Brown will party on May 27 and gladly shares the day with Richard Koehler, M.D., Maya Sharp, John Kosboski, Joanne Vanderhoop Robey and Kayden Keith Devine, who will be three years old.