The times they are a-changing. This Saturday night, for example. The winter seemed to fly by and now we get to spring ahead in the grand yet confusing tradition started by Ben Franklin. It won’t be long before we are grilling outside.

Of course I voted. It is always nice to see our friends and town staff at the fire station for these important annual meetings. I thank my parents for always taking me with them to vote. I was entranced by the momentous decisions being made, the privacy of each little booth with a curtain to draw behind us, the doughnut we received on the way out. Rather like a confessional but without the penance.

Welcome back to Trish Moreis-Stiles. One of our most vivacious Island girls who grew up in Oak Bluffs but has moved to Virginia returned to catch up with childhood friends and walk her favorite beaches. Good citizen that she is, her visit was all too brief as she departed to get her primary vote in on time in Virginia. The beaches await her return.

The rabies clinic will be held this Saturday, March 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the West Tisbury fire station. Our Island vets are donating their time. Your donation is $25 which is earmarked for our Island animal shelter. We are asked to bring dogs on leashes. Cats and ferrets must be in carriers. Your pet’s rabies certificate will be transferred to your vet of choice. This is a bargain. Go.

Plenty to do at our Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center. Rabbi Broitman is facilitating a bereavement and support group on Sunday, March 8. And on Monday March 9, Purim is celebrated with the children’s carnival and free pizza. Eric Johnson will provide the music for the party. The carnival is from 4 to 5:15 p.m.

The library is still hopping. Tuesday night’s movie at 7 p.m. is the Good Liar. The current exhibit of Art in the Stacks is my personal favorite artist and wit, Edward Gorey. Barnstable has lent us many of his fine works. Ed lived on the Cape. We are so lucky.

Grownups are also lucky on Saturday, March 14. Adult Crafts will be offered in the program room from 3 to 5 p.m. Meet me there and let’s get creative.

Our Martha’s Vineyard Museum will open its exhibit on women’s art on Monday, March 9. In light of March 8 being international women’s day and this being women’s history month I urge you all to check this exhibit out. The museum is also seeking nominees for the annual Martha’s Vineyard Medal, a tradition begun in 2009. They are looking for the nominee’s name and a brief description of the contributions to our Island. If you have nominated someone in the past who was not chosen at that time you may re-submit your candidate.

One of our greatest citizens has passed. George E. Buckley, Jr., husband of Vilma, died on Feb. 16 at the age of 90. George was an Army vet, a kind and smart man, and perhaps best known on the Island for his devotion to his job at our Capawock Theatre. Everyone knew George. Condolences to his family and many friends.

I know some people are on the birthday bandwagon this week but a glitch in my device prevents me from mentioning your names. Many happy returns to all.