I have always called March mud month on Martha’s Vineyard and our start to March proves my point. Plenty of inclement weather to keep us in, watching March Madness and checking out our favorite college basketball teams.

The students might not like my take on this but here goes. I so enjoy seeing and hearing the buses drive by to pick up our kids after a week of vacation. All is right with the world.

Much is going on this Saturday, March 9. It starts with a rabies clinic at the West Tisbury emergency services building from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dogs must be leashed. I prefer to use a crate for felines. Both dogs and cats need their paperwork on up to date history. The cost is a thrifty $25 per pet.

Speaking of our beloved pets, Animal Healthcare Associates at 20 Airport Road in West Tisbury is very worried about its lease coming up for re-bid.The last thing we need is to lose another service for animals.

Once your pets are taken care of, make haste to our Martha’s Vineyard Museum for a fascinating workshop offered by Ryan Barr, an accomplished cartoonist and illustrator. Seats are filling up so reserve your spot soon at info@mvm.org or 608-627-4441. All materials are included in the admmission fee, which is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Let your imagination loose.

If you are in the big city of Boston this Saturday, you can catch our own Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish at a show. The show is at Burren in Somerville and all ages are welcome. Johnny and his band, including Delanie Pickering, has been keeping us entertained for more than 30 years. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. To get your tickets and ask about the menu, visit burren.com.

Mark Alan Lovewell and Molly Conole are finishing up their West Coast tour of visiting family and friends on their songs and storytelling journey. Soon we will have them back broadcasting their show on Sundays at 8 p.m. from our Island. Can’t keep these two from their beloved performing.

March is known as Women’s History Month. Be sure to absorb any info on our long struggle. International Woman’s Day is Friday, March 8. As if one day can contain us.

I shall most willingly lose one hour of sleep Saturday night to have longer daylight. Set your clocks ahead one hour. Have a great week.