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North Fork News




Mattituck-Laurel Library

There will be a book discussion on “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley at the Mattituck-Laurel Library on Thursday, October 31, 6:30 PM.

The film “Luce” will be shown on Friday, November 1, at 1:30 PM. A married couple is forced to reckon with their idealized image of their son, adopted from war-torn Eritrea, after an alarming discovery by a devoted high school teacher threatens his status as an all-star student.

On Friday at 4 PM, “It’s a Bison” will be held for kindergartners and first graders. Learn about the Bison and how this magnificent animal gets confused with a Buffalo.

Join Bev Wowak for a Literary Café on Saturday, November 2 at 10 AM, a popular, informal gathering of book lovers for coffee and talk about all things literary. Open to the public.

On Monday, November 4, at 10:30 AM, Babies Boogie will be held for ages three-to-24 months with a caregiver, an interactive movement and music program. Toddlers Tango for ages 25 months to three years with caregiver will take place at 11:30 AM, a high-energy experience with fun musical props for you and your toddler.

Also on Monday, at 6:30 PM, Estate Planning 101 will be offered. Learn the fundamentals of estate planning from an expert. The presentation focuses upon a few key documents, the last will and testament, power of attorney, health care proxy, and living wills, and a discussion on revocable versus irrevocable trusts.

On Tuesday, November 5, at 3 PM, Kindness Counts Tuesdays, for grades seven to 12, will teach students how to make braided dog toys for local animal shelters.

All events are free. Contact 631-298-4134 or www.mattlibrary.org for more details.

Explore Hallockville

There’s a guided exploration of Hallockville and beyond, at the Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Avenue, Northville, on Saturday, November 2, 10 AM to noon. Join for a guided walk around this historic farm and up to the trails of Hallock State Park, led by local historian Richard Wines and local birder Nancy Gilbert. Along the way, hear of the successful, cooperative effort that resulted in the conservation of this 525-acre landscape. The program is co-sponsored by Peconic Land Trust and Hallockville Museum Farm. Rain cancels

Visit www.peconiclandtrust.org/get-involved/events for more details.

East End Environment

Project Feeder Watch at Downs Farm in Cutchogue will be held on Sunday, November 3, from 1 to 2 PM. If you simply love watching birds, want to know what feed to use to attract certain birds, or are stumped on what kinds of feeders to use, you are invited to join for this introduction into the Project Feeder Watch Citizen Science program, an international program from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology dedicated to understanding songbird populations.

For more information, contact Christine Tylee at ctylee@eastendenvironment.org.

A Bay to Sound Trail Cleanup will be held in Southold, on Sunday, November 3, from 1 to 3:30 PM. The cleanups and trail clearing will take place in Southold and Greenport. Activities include trail clearing, raking/spreading wood chips, and garbage removal. Gloves, bags, and necessary equipment will be provided, as well as water and snacks. For more details and meeting location, contact Aaron at 631-765-6450 ext. 218 or acvirgin@eastendenvironment.org.

Dysphagia Talk

Join Caitlin Saxtein, speech language pathologist, as she discusses the complexity of dysphagia. This will take place on Monday, November 4, from 11 AM to noon at Riverhead’s Peconic Bay Medical Center’s Caregivers Center. This is a free educational workshop for individuals plus their caregivers.

Space is limited. Call 631-548-6259 to reserve your spot.