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Mattituck-Laurel Library

The Mattituck-Laurel Library will host a senior singles meet and greet on Thursday, May 2, at 11 AM. The event, which is held on the first Thursday of every month, will allow seniors the opportunity to meet new friends. Participants can be from any library, and family members may accompany the single adult for support. Registration is required, but the event is free.

The library will also host its Literary Café with Bev Wowak on Saturday, May 4, at 10 AM The informal gathering of book lovers will feature coffee and talk of all things literary. The event is free and open to all.

“Homegrown String Band” will play at the library on Sunday, May 5, at 2 PM. The family trio will perform a concert ranging from ancient ballads of the British Isles to blues and bluegrass of 20th Century America. The event is free and open to the public.

The library will also present “Wonderful Worms” on Monday, May 6, for kids in pre-school at 3 PM and for kids in kindergarten to first grade at 4 PM. Kids will learn the parts of an earthworm during the hands-on science lab. Children must be attended by a caregiver. The event is free, but registration is required. Call 631-298-4134.

Riverhead Cleanup Day

Riverhead Town will hold its annual Litter Awareness and Spring Cleanup Day on Saturday, May 4, starting at 8 AM. (May 11 is the rain date.) Residents interested in volunteering should gather beforehand at Riverhead Town Hall to receive cleanup supplies including trash bags, safety vests, gloves, and litter grabbers, and their designated litter-patrol areas.

Call the office of Councilman James Wooten at 631-727-3200 ext. 226 for more information.

Holocaust Memorial

The East End Jewish Community Council will host a Yom Hashoah Holocaust Remembrance Day on Sunday, May 5, from 2 to 4 PM at Temple Israel in Riverhead.

Ron Hollander, a professor and journalist, will give an illustrated lecture on the American press’s coverage of the Holocaust. There will also be remarks by Det. Sanford Shulder of Suffolk County’s Hate Crimes Bureau and Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski, as well as a memorial candle-lighting and music.

RSVP to EEJCCLI@gmail.com. The event is free, but donations are appreciated.

gmkotz@indyeastend.com