The rain sure did find its way to the Island this weekend, but it did not dampen a lot of spirits. There were plenty of people here and I’m sure everyone made the best of it. This weekend is going to be hot. We will see.

Happy birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. Big balloons go out to Nathaniel Garcia and Micah Simmons, who both celebrated their day May 26, and to Kamel Al-Hamid and Mason Cron, who celebrated May 30.

Hazel Irene Morgan of Shelburne Falls, Mass., celebrated her first birthday on the Island on Saturday, May 11. Hazel’s grandmother (VaVoa) Allouise Morgan hosted a party at her home in Edgartown. It was a delightful day celebrated by a first trip to the Flying Horses, a bouquet of beautiful balloons, a birthday girl crown and ribbon, and presents galore. A midday luncheon was served, followed by birthday cake topped with a large number one candle, strawberry cheesecake and chocolate chip cookies, all prepared by VaVoa. In attendance were Hazel’s parents Rob and Elizabeth Morgan, her aunt Amy Morgan and her daughter, Hazel’s cousin Charlotte of Marlboro, Mass., and her aunt Jennifer Morgan of Edgartown. Hazel is the granddaughter of Allouise Morgan and the late Bob Morgan of Edgartown.

Dine to Donate at Flatbread to support Martha’s Vineyard youth soccer is on Thursday, June 6, from 5 p.m. to closing. There will be silent and basket auctions and everyone is welcome to come.

Martha’s Vineyard residents can enjoy a beloved children’s fantasy when the Martha’s Vineyard School of Ballet presents Alice In Wonderland at the Martha’s Vineyard High School Performing Arts Center on Sunday, June 2 at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10.

The production features the cast of the children from the ballet school under the direction of Beth Vages. Some of the performers include Amelia Kyburg-Abbott of West Tisbury, Ava Thors of Edgartown and Ava McGee of Oak Bluffs.

I was watching the news and some of the graduations and guest speakers, and they showed the West Point graduating class and all I could think of is that in four years Conor Smith will be graduating from West Point.

It seems like yesterday that he and his brother Liam were on the beach helping cook littlenecks on the grill, and then putting them on a tray to serve all the sunbathers, much to our delight. They just grow up too fast.

I want to remind everyone that the Relay for Life is this weekend at the high school track. I have not participated in the race for years, but this year I am on a team. Judging from the meetings I have been to, it has grown. There are lots of activities to do and booths for face painting, feathers, earrings and tattoos, and there will be colors to put in your hair. There are many other booths that help to raise money for a cure for cancer. Visiting the booths is a good way to rest up between your laps around the track. I hope you try to make it even if you don’t walk. The survivor lap is so worth it, and even though it is emotional, the lighting of the luminarias is beautiful. I hope to see you there.

Have a great week and keep the home candles burning.