The annual meeting of the Chappaquiddick Island Association is this Saturday at the community center. Coffee and donuts start at 8 a.m. The meeting comes to order at 9.

The next meeting of the Chappy Ferry steering committee is scheduled for Tuesday, August 2 at 5 p.m. Check the Edgartown town website for the agenda and Zoom link. Find the posting for the meeting under the agenda tab. Then choose the year and then the month. The posting is required to be up at least 48 hours prior to the meeting time, so don’t worry if you don’t see it before that.

The Slip Away farm stand is open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tomatoes are in now. There are still flower CSAs available. See the Slip Away Farm website to sign up.

Ongoing events at the Chappaquiddick Community Center: yoga is held on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m.; mahjong is at 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays; snorkeling adventures with the Trustees of Reservations is available on Wednesdays from 2 to 3 p.m.; and on Fridays, the pickleball club meets from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. and open movement studio takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The deadline for the calendar photo contest is Friday, July 29. Photos will be displayed from August 1 through August 21 for voting to see which 14 of them will make up the 2023 Chappaquiddick Community Center calendar.

This Monday, order your lobster rolls by 5 p.m. for pick up on Wednesday. On Saturday, Aug 6, the classical music series presents the Verona Quartet. Check out the community center’s website for the latest activities updates and details:

The dark night of the new moon coincides with the peak of the Delta Aquarids meteor shower on Thursday, July 28. You might get to see a shooting star every three minutes.

This is the time of year when the greatest fluctuations in air temperature seem to occur on the Vineyard and Chappy. In less than a week, the difference between the high and low was more than 35 degrees Fahrenheit.

It’s also the time of year when the fire department gets called out for early morning smoke-filled houses. Some older beach houses have a floor furnace in the front hall or living room. Folks like to put a rug over the grate in the summertime. On the remote chance that the furnace still works, the chilly daybreak temperature can cause the heater to fire up, setting the rug to smoldering.