The next Chappy Community Center potluck is on Wednesday March 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring your favorite dish to serve eight. Would you like to be the host? Hosts are responsible for hors d’oeuvres for 20 people, beverages, set up and clean-up. It’s actually a fun job. Lots of folks stick around to help with the clean up. Contact the center at 508-627-8222 or If you are interested. It will look really good on your resume.

A penumbral lunar eclipse will occur Monday March 25, reaching maximum at 3:12 a.m. For those who want to experience the whole phenomenon, it starts at 12:51 a.m. and ends at 5:34 a.m.

Every fourth Saturday of the month, the Vineyard Conservation Society facilitates an Island beach clean-up. Google VCS Beach BeFrienders for up-to-date information.

The sixth annual Chappy Point to Point foot race will be held on Sunday, June 30. The proceeds from this fundraising event go to benefit a worthy cause. The organizers have their thinking caps on. My sources say it’s going to be a gem of an idea.

July Fourth is on a Thursday this year which will make for a four-day weekend. Keep that in mind when your friends ask if they can come for a quick visit to Chappy for the Fourth. That might not feel too quick to the hosts.

The annual Chappaquiddick Island Association annual meeting is on the morning of Saturday, August 3.