July Fourth will be celebrated again after a two-year break. Chappy Ferry service will be affected that day by the parade and the fireworks.

Starting at 4:15 p.m. on Monday, vehicle traffic on the ferry will be stopped because road access to and from the ferry on the Edgartown side will be blocked by the parade route. Passengers will be carried without interruption. Once the tail end of the parade passes the top of Daggett street, 500 or so folks line up on that street to head back over to Chappy. Until they are all taken over, in groups of 49 per boat load, no vehicles can get through.

Expect to wait until at least 5:45 p.m. before everybody is herded across. The number of parade attendees could be much greater than in previous years.

During the fireworks display, both ferryboats cease operations entirely. The first pyrotechnic explosion will probably be at approximately 9 p.m. Depending on how many and how fast the rockets are set off, the show will probably run for about 40 minutes. Then another hoard of perhaps 400 folks will line up on the Chappy side. After that bunch is taken back to town, vehicles will be carried again. Expect to wait until at least 10:15 p.m. before everybody is shuttled back across to town. The number of fireworks attenders could also be much greater than in previous years.

Activities at the Chappy Community Center are in full swing. Here are a few examples. Yoga classes take place on Sundays with Martha, Mondays with YogiJay and Thursdays with Colleen. Open movement with Margaret Knight and Lily Morris is on Fridays. The diet-busting ice cream window is open Wednesday from 3 to 4 p.m. Plan on dinner from the El Gato food truck on July 6 starting at 6 p.m. Sign up for the world-renowned Chappy tennis tournament taking place on July 30 and 31. Contact Deb Fanton at dfanton@comcast.net or Jim Beams at jrbeams@comcast.net for more information. Play is July 30 and 31. Classical music tickets are on sale with the first concert on July 16. Get yourself a great beach read from the ongoing book sale.

The annual fundraiser will take place on July 19. Purchase tickets online. Visit the CCC website — chappycommunitycenter.org — for up to date information on upcoming events.

The paving project at the Edgartown ferry ramp on Tuesday went smoothly. The highway department prepared the work area earlier in the day. The police department made sure that Daggett and Dock streets were free of traffic just in the nick of time. The White-Lynch crew had the paver fully loaded and spreading right at noon. They were all done before the two o’clock deadline.

However, the fresh asphalt was still way too hot to be driven on. The fire department provided 1,000 gallons of cooling water to carry away the heat. By 2:45, the ferries were back to carrying vehicles. During the entire operation, the ferry continued to service foot passengers and bicyclists by docking at the far corner of the wharf.