Go to a party, eat great food, hang with neighbors and do good at the same time. It is, as the saying goes, a no-brainer. Or better known as the Chilmark Firemen’s Association Back Yard Bash.

The bash, an annual event to raise money for the all-volunteer town fire department, takes place Wednesday, August 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Chilmark Community Center field.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket; the atmosphere is relaxed. After all, no worries when it’s the firemen (rather than heavy-on-the-lighter-fluid Uncle Joe) keeping the barbecue coals burning bright, but not too bright.