A great big Tisbury hello goes out to former resident Russell Snowden, who now resides in Northport, Fla. Russell called last week just to say how much he enjoys the Gazette and this column. We dished about mutual friends we had, apparently Buddy Healy was one of them. I forgot to ask Russell if he ever gets up this way. If you do, give me a call.

Bob Klein and his daughter, Debbie, were here just for an overnight last Friday. Unfortunately, I didn’t find out till late in the day and could not visit with them. Give my regards to Broadway. See you in June.

I’m giving you two weeks’ notice on the annual and ever-popular fund-raiser for the Grace Church Preschool. It is the traditional spaghetti supper with takeout available. There will be a silent auction and lots of fun. The date is Saturday, March 31. The cost is a reasonable $10 per grownup, $5 for “senior” children, and a family of five can eat for $30. Call 508-693-0332 with any questions or to reserve large takeout orders. I’ll see you there.

The Vineyard Haven Public Library will hold its second community forum for planning the library’s direction and future on Wednesday, March 28 at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome. The Friends of the Library have sponsored some door prizes for this important meeting, among them you could win a Nook eReader or a gift certificate to the Bunch of Grapes. But the youngsters aren’t forgotten. At story hour on Tuesday, March 20 there will be a sing-a-long for kids and their caregivers with the fabulous Jeremy Berlin. Newborns to two-year-olds start at 10 a.m.; the three to five-year-old set takes over at 11 a.m. Also on Tuesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. the library presents a 2012 Oscar-nominated film starring — be still my heart! — George Clooney at 7 p.m. in the program room. On Wednesday, March 21 at 5:30 p.m. the Sustainable Book Club features Eaarth by Bill McKibben, a leader of the environmental and climate awareness movements. The weekly Tween Time games continue on Wednesdays for eight to 11 year olds from 3 to five p.m. The teens have their chance on Fridays from 3:30 p.m. till closing. You certainly can’t call our library dull.

The Martha’s Vineyard Women’s Network is holding a workshop on your brand name at the Baylies Room of the Whaling Church with Bill Engler on Tuesday, March 20. Check in is at 6 p.m., the program begins at 6:30 p.m., and a light supper will be served. Members get in for $15, nonmembers and walk-ins attend for $25. Register by today to get your discount — either drop off a check at Ameriprise Financial in Edgartown or pay online

The birthday bandwagon pulls along Sarah McDonald, Kyle Carter, and Brianna deOliveira today. St. Patrick’s Day is for Manlio Jannace, Marc Samuel Natichioni and Julio Silva. March 18 shines on Chris Kennedy, John Franzago and Zachary Lawrence Donald. March 19 is claimed by James Heine. March 20 is a party for J.D.Wild, Deb Chickering, Dianne Norton, Seth Edwin Donald and Chuck Redington. March 21 is for Barbara Dacey, Julie Robinson, Maureen Whiting and Michelle Yates. And on March 22, Annette Anthony, Gabriel Nascimento, and Elizabeth Bennett take the cake. Many happy returns.