Another week of warm weather in Aquinnah and a little rain on Sunday evening. The deer are still abundant and grazing closer to the house each day.

Scalloping is not so great this year on the Aquinnah side of Menemsha Pond. For many years, there would be enough for a daily catch for families, with a banner year every seven years or so. Now it is taking more time to even harvest the daily limit.

This is the last weekend of lunch and brunch at the Outermost Inn for this season. It has been a popular place for winter dining.

The Martha’s Vineyard Neighborhood Convention will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 11 a.m. at Grace Episcopal Church in Tisbury. Betsy Burmeister, recreation therapy director at Windemere, will discuss innovative activities for elders. All are welcome, please bring a bag lunch. Beverages and dessert will be provided.

Join storyteller Susan Klein in Keeping it Light in the Dark Months, with memoir conversations. Sessions are free and will be held every Thursday from Jan. 9 to Feb. 13. The time is 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Tisbury Senior Center. To register, call 508-693-4140. This will be a chance to share wisdom, your family traditions, laughter and to meet a new friend or two while focusing on the positive. The sessions are sponsored by Martha’s Vineyard Community Services in conjunction with the Permanent Endowment. Coffee and cake will be served.

At the Martha’s Vineyard Museum the exhibit Northern Connections: Martha’s Vineyard and the Arctic is now open in the Grain Family Gallery.

The exhibit explores Vineyarders’ experiences in the whaling trade and examines the impact the connection had on both the Vineyard community and the people and environment of the far north. There are many family connections as well. The exhibit is up through March 1. The museum will be closed from Jan. 5 through Jan. 14 for maintenance.

On Jan. 16, join a public listening session on the results of the Aquinnah community resilience building workshop. The event prompted many ideas on how to spend future grant money to help the town become less vulnerable to the effects of climate change. A core team of townspeople, assisted by the Martha’s Vineyard Commission, will present the ideas that emerged from the workshop and will invite public comment on how the town can be made less vulnerable as climate change continues. Come and find out where you might want to get involved in turning these ideas into action.

Across the channel at Coast Guard station Menemsha, it was quiet on Christmas eve with a few donations of food from members of the community. All the best to FN Christian Ortega-Santiago who has left for health services school in California. Christian worked at Menemsha Fish Market on off-duty days, and will be missed by the Larsen family as well.

BM3 Ryan Martyn has returned from three weeks of heavy weather training at Cape Disappointment in Ilwaco, Wash.

Celebrating birthdays this week: Kara Cawley Riemer celebrated on Dec. 29, and Stephen P. Silvia will party on Jan. 4, along with David Duarte. Alexander James Milavsky will party on Jan. 5. Dr. Michael Goldfein and Dr. Michael Jacobs share the day on Jan. 5. Kaitlyn Joy Vanderhoop will turn 14 on Jan. 6. Nancy Cotton celebrates on Jan. 6. Sonya Mayrand parties on Jan. 8 and shares the day with Ava Louise Dubno, who will turn six. Blanche Jackson will observe her special day on Jan. 8. My dear friend Ann Burt will observe her birthday on Jan. 9. Hayden Higgins will become a teenager on Jan. 10.