The Aquinnah Public Library will celebrate the month of October and the reopening of the library after being closed for one week to have the floors refinished by MV Flooring and one of my friends Sean O’Brien and crew. On Oct. 25, from noon to 3 p.m., please join in the fun with pumpkins. Pumpkins are fun, yummy and are here and will be celebrated with pumpkin games, crafts and treats.

The Aquinnah Cultural Center has closed for the season but tours will be available by appointment by calling 508-645-7900.

Public health nurse Laura Murphy will be at the town hall on Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 2 to 3 p.m. for blood pressure clinic. Laura will also assist any Aquinnah residents with their medical concerns from 3 to 4 p.m.

The First Baptist Church in Tisbury will celebrate Oktoberfest Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. featuring sausage, sauerkraut, hot dogs and root beer. Crafts, produce, and bake tables will be selling their wares. Cotton candy, games including water balloons, the Oompah band, a puppet show and much more will be available. Foods will be sold concession style. Join Rev. Ellen Tatreau and her crew in an afternoon of fun while supporting the activities of the church.

The Community Baptist Church of Gay Head will have an afternoon of cleaning on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. Thanks to Tom Grady (brother of Mary Beth Grady of Chilmark Chocolates) and his assistant Aladdin, for their restoration of the exterior of the church over the past two weeks. All windows have been reglazed (which is a new skill quickly learned by Reverend Tatreau), and exterior shingles have been replaced where needed, as have been window sills. The steeple is still in need of painting. Thanks to Derrill Bazzy and the CPA committee for providing funds for these projects. However, there will be a major fundraising effort over the next and all donations will be used to fund the necessary repairs to the roof. Donations may be sent to the Community Baptist Church, P.O. Box 151, Aquinnah, MA 02535.

The minnesinger parents group will sponsor a silent and live auction benefit on Oct. 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Dreamland in Oak Bluffs. Tickets are $25 per person and includes hors d’oeuvres, chowder bar, and dessert. A cash bar will be available. Proceeds will fund the minnesingers travel to Spain in the spring and the scholarship fund. For further information, contact Gayle Poggi at 774-563-2179 or Director Jan Wightman of Aquinnah would appreciate your support of this very worthwhile event.

Welcome to the heroes who arrived on Sunday for the sixth annual American Heroes Saltwater Challenge. May they have a great week of fishing with some of the most fantastic fishing captains out of Menemsha. May they also enjoy their stay with the Nixon family at the Beach Plum Inn.

Maxwell Butler of Los Angeles has been at his parents Lenny and Mallory’s home for the past week. He returned to LA on Friday for rehearsals, then will be opening in Boston for a two-month cross country and Canada tour as a member of Patrick Droney’s Band. Performance dates are listed on Patrick Droney’s website. Maxwell performed at Café 939 on Boylston Street in Boston on Oct. 16, the performing space of Berklee College of Music.

Henry and Betty Costabel have been enjoying the autumn at their home on Moshup Trail.

Kenneth Kaufman and Corinna Majno returned to their home in California on Tuesday after spending two glorious weeks at her family home overlooking Vineyard Sound.

Julianne Vanderhoop reports that Orange Peel Bakery will be open on Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. for pizza — either just a slice or a whole pie. Juli will be serving lunch Monday through Friday from 11:30 to 2 p.m. including soup, sandwich, salad, or a small pizza to go.

Happy 10th anniversary wishes to Dr. Curtis Langer and his bride Molly Purves on Oct. 10. Happy 22nd anniversary to Spencer and Belinda Booker on Oct. 11. Happy 17th anniversary to Paul and Genie O’Donnell on Oct. 11. Happy 19th anniversary to Marshall and Katie Carroll on Oct. 14. Happy 14th anniversary to Christopher Carroll and Kendra Buresch on Oct. 14. Happy 10th anniversary to Shaun MacPhail and Alexandra Taylor on Oct. 16. Happy 12th anniversary to James Mahoney and Melissa Nichols on Oct. 19.

Belated happy birthday wishes to Dr. Norma Zack who celebrated her special day on Oct. 11 and shared the day with Kristen Siple and Zachary Smalley. Jeff Ciciora partied on Oct. 12. Anthony Belain partied on Oct. 13. Brenda Duart celebrated on Oct. 14 as did Derrill Bazzy. Forrest Alley celebrated on Oct. 15.

Happy second birthday wishes to Tillie Taylor today. Abel Rutkowski will be two years old on Oct. 18, and shares the day with James Vercruysse, Darlene Pachico, and Neal Maciel. Oct. 19 is a day of celebration for Stella Hopkins, Louis Belain and Buddy Mayhew. Anne Tagge will party on Oct. 20 as she celebrates a major milestone. Clyde Phillips will also celebrate on Oct. 20. Chantal Booker will party on Oct. 21 and shares the day with Paul Mendelson, Barbara Gentry, Joseph Vanderhoop Lee, and Nancy Campana. Jenna Petersiel will party on Oct. 11 as will Pearl Vercruysse. Christopher Belain parties on Oct. 23.

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