Obamas make dinner date at the Vineyard

President Obama and first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle ObamaClinton camp debates media strategy vs. Trump Trump 'very proud' of role in birther theory The Trail 2016: Miss Universe crashes campaign MORE are dining at their posh vacation rental Thursday night with Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) and his wife, Diane.

After spending an afternoon on the golf course, Obama returned to the Martha's Vineyard rental home where he is staying with the first family. The Obamas plan to entertain their long-time friends the Patricks there, according to a White House official.

The first couple haVE hosted their friends at the White House before, and have spent time with the Patricks during previous summer vacations.