Community Baptist Church of Gay Head invites one and all to attend services during the holy week of Easter. Good Friday services will be conducted this evening at 7 p.m. with worship by the Rev. Ellen Tatreau. Easter Morning Sunrise service will be held at 6 a.m. on Sunday with the Reverend Tatreau.

Stop by the Aquinnah Public Library tomorrow from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. to enjoy the spring festival organized by Catherine Thompson, director, and her assistants, Rosa Parker, Penny Huff and Barbara Lampson. They have planned an egg hunt; there will be snacks and beverages available, and time to plant seeds and work on crafts and other creative ideas. This is a candy-free event. Enjoy!

The annual spring egg hunt will be hosted by Elise LeBovit at the Duck Inn on Sunday, April 8, at eggs-actly 1 p.m. No eggs-ageration, there are 700 eggs to be found and everyone is a winner, but as always, the top duck will be the one to find the golden duck egg. Thank you to Elise for hosting this eggs-travaganza for the children with prizes and fun for the families of Aquinnah.

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services will sponsor the annual electronics disposal day on Saturday, April 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., across from the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. They are accepting computers, televisions, microwaves, etc.—from your homes or business. Disposal fees range from $1 to $35, discounts for carloads. Proceeds benefit Martha’s Vineyard Community Services and the programs offered for everyone across the Vineyard.

Reminder—the Martha’s Vineyard Youth Task Force will be hosting a sophomore parent dinner to discuss transitions on Wednesday, April 11, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the MVRHS Culinary Arts Dining Room. RSVP to info@mvyouthtaskforce.org or through the Youth Task Force Facebook group.

It was official — Federal acknowledgement of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) occurred on April 10, 1987. It has been a long journey for our community over the past 25 years, yet we have been here for thousands of years and have remained on our own ancestral lands and survived.

Springtime in Aquinnah is abundant with the profusion of forsythia, the rolling green lawns and buds appearing on most trees. New homes are being constructed, and Kathryn Corjulo and her daughter, Clara, and Barbara Wallen and her husband, Gary Paraboschi, anticipate moving into their news homes within the next few weeks. The Fred Simons home was completely demolished a few weeks ago, after having just the west wing standing through most of the winter, and a new home is already looking nice in its new locale with new owners. The Post-Mirel home is arising along Lighthouse Road with their new addition over the winter by Scott Bermudes. Perhaps one of the most astonishing sights was the demolition of the Tuck house overlooking Dogfish Bar. The grey shingled home with a square tower was a site often visited by architects.

One winter day a few years ago, Anthony Esposito and a taxi full of architectural students required directions to the house where they studied the exterior, the tower, the hillside placement of the house and what they could visualize of the interior. And now in a just a matter of days, that house is gone and will await a new one with new owners of the property.

Music director Rebecca Barca-Tinus presented her 21st annual String Concert on Sunday afternoon at the Old Whaling Church. She was accompanied by pianist Phil Dietterich and guitarist Michael Tinus and daughters, Amalie and Mikayla Tinus. It was an afternoon of amazing performances by her students, who range in age from three to 60. Students from Aquinnah included May Baird, daughter of Jason and Jessie, Gregory Clark, son of Gregory and Maureen, Menasha Leport and Cole Leport, children of Darren and Nancy, and Noah Manning, son of Paul and Theresa, all students at the West Tisbury School. Chilmark preschool students from Aquinnah included Rodeo Purves-Langer, son of Curtis and Molly, Waylon Sauer, son of Daniel and Wenonah, and Claus Smith, son of Jed and Nonie. Needless to say, we were all delighted with the performances of each and every student from across the Vineyard and so very proud of their accomplishments. Rebecca noted special thanks to Janet Heath, Chris Scott and the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust for their continued support of Island students and the arts.

Welcome home to Jeffrey Duarte, son of Leigh and Christy Moreis, who has arrived home for a three-month visit on Friday from his residence in Oklahoma. Jeffrey has been writing his own lyrics and performing positive rap music without profanity and a substance-free message. He performs across the nation in Native American communities and at high schools and colleges.

Congratulations to Tiara Jazmine Lee, daughter of Nicole Ferguson, who has been accepted to Bunker Hill Community College, where she anticipates majoring in performing arts. Tiara is a senior at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School.

Congratulations to Faith Smalley, daughter of Jay and Millicent, who has been accepted to Wilbraham-Monson Academy in the fall. She will be a junior-year student and is looking forward to attending. Faith is a sophomore at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School.

Happy Birthday wishes this week to Taza Vercruysse as he celebrates on April 7 and shares the day with Jennie Greene and Dona Mazza. Megan Alley, Douglas Vanderhoop, and Jim Hickey all share the day on April 8.

Beth Kaeka will party on April 9. Caroline Mayhew will celebrate her special day on April 10. Judith Manning Milavsky, Bob Rose, and Ted Leslie all share the day on April 11. Eddie Cisek and Kathy Mercier share the day on April 12. Eric Angelo Moore, son of Alexander Moore and Heidi Vanderhoop, will be two years old on April 13. Also celebrating on April 13 will be Jill Woollacott, Prudy Whiting, Don Sexton, Lucas Belain, who will be seven, and Riley Cameron, who will be 10.