Today at the Vanderhoop homestead, there will be house tours from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. New exhibits this year include framed David Vanderhoop paintings and items from Nestle Nook and the Nottoway Inn from old Gay Head. There are also newly-donated pottery pieces from the Gay Head Cliffs by Gladys Widdiss.

On Saturday Kitty Hendricks-Miller, Mashpee Wampanoag, will demonstrate 17th-century cooking at the Aquinnah Cultural Center. She will roast a fish over an open fire and make a traditional stew of turkey, corn, beans and other seasonal vegetables, topped with corn meal dumplings. Cooking in clay pots will be featured.

Community Baptist Church members will venture down to First Baptist Church on Saturday, August 18, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for a chicken barbecue. Reservations are suggested and take-out is available. Adults, $12, and children under 12 years, $6. Please call 508-693-1539 for reservations.

Peter Temple will be the featured speaker at the Aquinnah Public Library on Tuesday, August 21, from 5 to 6:l5 p.m. Peter will discuss the importance of nonprofits.

Todd and Jaleen Araujo and their children, Jade, Maya and Antone, returned to their home in Juneau, Alaska on Sunday after a wonderful and busy visit with family and friends. Their visit included a large Araujo and Moreis family reunion on Saturday evening. They enjoyed visits with grandma Eleanor and grandpa Mike Hebert in Aquinnah, and great-grandmother Barbara Perry Francis, as well as visits with grandpa Joe Araujo in Edgartown, and aunt Bridget and cousin Kane in Tisbury.

Cameron Cuch and his wife, Marilyn, and their children, Jay Ryder and three-month-old Arden Grace, have arrived from Utah for a visit with their family and friends. Arden Grace is making her Vineyard debut and is especially happy to see her grandmother, Carla Giles Cuch.

Dr. Lisa Kantrowitz and her husband Elliott Fankuchen were delighted to have all four of their children with them in Aquinnah at the same time this summer as their schedules are usually very different. Sam, Alex, Peter and Olivia were all at their Lobsterville home enjoying the season. Lisa’s mother Jean Kantrowitz also arrived for a brief visit.

Beatrice Patadal was home over the weekend for a visit with her mother, Joan Gentry Patadal, who had just arrived home from a week at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Bea was also delighted to visit with her grandmother, Beatrice Vanderhoop Gentry, and aunt Barbara Gentry.

Naushon Vanderhoop arrived home over the weekend for a visit with her family and friends. Will see her at the fair.

Beverly Wright and her husband, Robert MacDiarmid, have had as their guests this month Sam and Jodi McCrackin. Sam is the president of the board of Nike N7, of which Beverly’’s daughter Tori is vice president. Nike headquarters is based in Beaverton, Ore. From here, they attended a Red Sox game in Boston to see Jacoby Ellsberry, a member of the Navajo tribe and an ambassador for Nike N7. Other guests have included Griff Lilly, vice president of sales worldwide for Thunderbird Industries, Robert’s family business in West Virginia.

I have misplaced my birthday book for the past two weeks.

I do know that Vernon Jordan was celebrating on August 15 and President Bill Clinton on August 19.