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Italian Night Dinner

On Thursday, October 10, from noon to 8 PM, the Townsend Manor Inn in Greenport will host an Italian night with a choice of chicken parmesan or spaghetti with meatballs, for a $25 donation per person. Italian Night Dinner is sponsored by the East End/Shelter Island Branch of ELIH Auxiliary. Tickets will be available at the door or call 631-477-2047.

Mattituck-Laurel Library

On Thursdays, October 10 and 17, at 10 AM, Mattituck-Laurel Library will host a free Parent/Child Workshop, for ages 18 to 36 months with caregivers.

What word inspires or defines you? Thursday, October 10, at 5 PM, the library will host My Intent Keychains and Bracelets, a free program for grades 7-12. Fridays, October 11 and 18, at 10 AM, it’s Toddler Time for ages 13-24 months. The library will screen Disney’s “Aladdin” reboot on Friday, October 11, at 1:30 PM. Also on Friday, at 4:15 PM, Minecraft PVP will be held for fourth through sixth graders.

Tuesday, October 15, from 1:30 to 3 PM, the library will host free Health Insurance Counseling for Medicare-eligible people. It is sponsored by the Suffolk County Office for the Aging. At 4 PM, Dracula and Dentures will be held, for second and third graders. Learn about Count Dracula. The program contains food and may not be suitable for those with food allergies.

Tuesday, October 15, at 7 PM, the library will host an English Conversational Group. The group meets weekly on Tuesday evenings. Call 298-4134 ext. 106 to register for any of the above events, as is required.

Historical Society Artists Reception

The Suffolk County Historical Society Museum in Riverhead will host the opening for “What’s Your Compass? A Women Sharing Art Multimedia Exhibit” on Saturday, October 12, at 1 PM. Free admission and light refreshments.

An instrument used to show direction, a compass gives orientation to where one has been and where one is going. Metaphorically, a compass is a symbol for guidance, bearing, and forging one’s path. The multimedia art exhibit will be on display in the Gish Gallery through December 21. Call 631-727-2881 for more info.

Wine Glass Painting Class

On Wednesdays, October 16 and 23, at 1:30 PM, The Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild in Cutchogue is hosting a Wine Glass Painting Class. Come learn how to paint a wine glass with special acrylic glass paints.

The guild will provide the glasses, paints, brushes, patterns if needed, and instructions. Fee: $45 per person, (non-refundable) $40 advance registration, Guild members $20. Make checks payable to Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild. To register, stop in or call the Guild at 631-734-6382 or email leearthar@yahoo.com. For more information, visit www.oldtownartsguild.org.

Mashomack Walk

Join grassland enthusiast Clark Mitchell and walk through the north and south fields of Shelter Island’s Mashomack Preserve while in their fall color splendor on Saturday, October 12, from 10 AM to noon. Call 631-749-4219 or email MashomackPreserve@tnc.org.

Long Island Aquarium

On Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13, join Long Island Aquarium in Jelly Strong Weekend. Wear pink and get 20 percent off admission. The aquarium, located in Riverhead will also will have its “Bats, Barnacles, & Broomsticks” Halloween party on October 26 from 11 AM to 4 PM. Kids 12 & under (in a costume) get half-price aquarium admission. Call 631-208-9200 ext. 426 for more information.

Annual Harvest Festival

On Saturday, October 12, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church is Greenport’s Annual Harvest Festival, from 9 AM to 3 PM. There will be a yard sale, lots of furniture, book sale, plant sale, crafts, jewelry, food (bratwurst, hot dogs, homemade potato pancakes, chili, and more), basket raffle, homemade baked goods, children’s activities, and much more.

Rain date: Columbus Day, October 14. All profits benefit community outreach programs and St. Peter’s Outreach programs. For more information, call 631-477-0662.