The eleventh month, the eleventh day and the eleventh hour. I shall never forget what my parents taught me about Veterans Day, which was then called Armistice Day. I go to our Oak Grove Cemetery every Nov. 11 and make the rounds of my friends and other service people I know about.

Thank you to anyone who has service members among their family and friends. The Tisbury School has sent out a beautiful letter, in English and Portuguese, about this observance and day. I am so proud of my town.

Not our town but you may cross the border next Tuesday — Nov. 15 — and enter your pie in the Oak Bluffs Library’s pie contest. Judging is between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. One submission per person. Judgment will be on detail, color and creativity. The prize is a $50 gift certificate for LeRoux. Perhaps I’ll be a judge?

Our favorite winter and spring event is back! PathwaysArts has returned to the Chilmark Tavern on Tuesday nights. All are welcome and all is free. Stay tuned for poetry readings, open mic night, music and dancing. I’ll see you there.

For Monday night off-season activities, I am pleased to announce that handsome Dan Cassidy returns to the Barn, Bowl and Bistro for trivia nights. Reserve your table for your team by calling the restaurant.

The Barn Raisers Ball at the Agricultural Hall was a great success last weekend.

Mary Afton Crandall had a lovely party for her sweet sixteen on Nov. 7. She and her friends had pizza in West Chop, an overnight at Mary Afton’s house, lots of laughs and very little sleep. Same time next year.

Dana Hodsdon and Yung Lee returned from a brief but memorable trip to London. The weather was perfect. They toured Westminster Abbey, Parliament and many London markets. Next time, take me.

The birthday bandwagon pulled along Lainy Prata on Nov. 7, the same day as Mary Afton and Joni Mitchell. Many happy returns.

Get well wishes go out to Janice Headley.