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The Science Of Healthy Aging

On Thursday, October 3, at 6:30 PM, at the Peconic Lane Community Center there will be the seventh installment of Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital’s Community Health Education Series sponsored by the hospital’s Community Health and Wellness Committee. At 6:30 PM registration and refreshments will begin, followed by Session 1: “Depression: Real or Reactive?” at 6:45 PM. Session 2: “How to Reduce Your Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s or Dementia” will begin at 7:30 PM. For more info, call 631-765-8251.

Mattituck-Laurel Library

On Thursdays, October 3, 10, and 17 at 10 AM, the Mattituck-Laurel Library will host a Parent/Child Workshop, open to the public. This workshop is for ages 18 to 36 months with a caregiver. Spend quality time with your child through play and art activities.

The library will host Senior Cafe and Conversation Thursday, October 3, at 11 AM, The group, which is open to the public, meets on the first Thursday of every month for coffee, tea, snacks, and some friendly conversation.

On October 3 at 12 PM, it’s Food Choices with “Dr. Dinerstein.” Registration is required but it is open to the public.

The same day, from 1 to 3 PM, the library hosts Watercolor Network. Explore and create watercolor pieces in this informal gathering of aspiring artists. Participants must bring all their own ideas and materials because no formal instruction is provided, just positive support and feedback. Eight sessions will be held weekly through November 21..

On October 3, at 4 PM, it’s Lego for grades K-1. Use library Legos to design your own creation.

On Fridays, October 4, 11, and 18, at 10 AM it’s Toddler Time for ages 13-24 months. Enjoy informal playtime with your child.

There will be a screening of “Tomorrow Man” on Friday, October 4, at 1:30 PM.

On Saturday, October 5, at 11 AM, the library will hold a Chess Workshop for grades two through six. Jim MacLeod will instruct beginners, while those who know how to play begin their matches.

On Sunday, October 6, from 2 to 4 PM, all are welcome for free to enjoy this month’s art exhibit entitled “Together Again” and meet the group of four talented artist/educators who are showing their work. Refreshments will be available.

Monday, October 7, from 1 to 2:30 PM enjoy Baking Coach Harvest Tea. Patrons will assemble and enjoy an assortment of tea sandwiches including cranberry chicken salad, cucumber dill and herb cheese. Pumpkin and cinnamon apple scones will be served along with assorted teas. Registration is $5.

On Tuesday, October 8, at 4 PM, it’s Minecraft for second and third graders. Enter for free.

On Wednesday, October 9, at 11 AM, it’s Baby’s Rhyme Time for ages birth-12 months, with a caregiver. At 4 PM the library hosts Light vs. Dark for those in kindergarten through first grade. Have fun with flashlights, shadow puppets, and prisms.

Manet, a French modernist painter, was pivotal in the transition from Realism to Impressionism. A presentation at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, October 9, led by art professor Mary Vahey, will include the major works of Manet as well as works by artists he admired and those whom he inspired.

To register, call 631-298-4134.

Observe The Moon

On Saturday, October 5, at 7 PM in cooperation with NASA, Custer Observatory in Southold will be participating in International Observe the Moon Night with a special event. This is a worldwide celebration of lunar science and exploration held annually since 2010. One day each year, everyone on Earth is invited to observe and learn about the Moon together, and to celebrate the cultural and personal connections we all have with our nearest celestial neighbor.

Ed Anderson, a member of the Astronomical Society of Long Island and of the Custer Institute, will give a talk from 7 to 8 PM about observing the moon.

After the presentation, if the weather is clear, in addition to the main Custer Observatory dome, Ed will open the ASLI dome on the Custer Observatory grounds and focus it on the Moon for all to see.

Lunar observers are invited to bring binoculars or telescope if you have one (not required). At 9 PM, the Custer Observatory grounds will take an official count of the number of people observing the Moon at one time from the facilities at Custer Observatory.