Hallockville Country Fair is today from 10 am to 5 pm. Check out the live music, craft vendors, folk art displays and demonstrations, historical tours, exhibits and plenty of children’s activities too. Admission is $10 for individuals or $35 for a family of two adults and two children. Enjoy a day of fun at the 28 acre preserve farm homestead located at 6038 Sound Avenue in Riverhead. 

Riverhead Community Awareness Program (CAP) is looking for community volunteers to teach its 2022-2023 Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program to fifth and sixth graders at Pulaski Street School. The program entails of 8 monthly sessions taught by community volunteers who are assisted by peer leaders in grades 8 through 12. Both English and Spanish speaking volunteers are needed. Between training and the monthly presentation at Pulaski Street, the total time commitment is only about 2 to 3 hours per month during the school year. If interested in being a CAP volunteer please contact Cynthia Redmond, Community Prevention Specialist at 631-727-3722, email [email protected] or check out website www.RiverheadCAP.org.

The Friends of the Riverhead Free Library will hold an Autumn Outdoor Concert on Saturday, October 1 at 5:30 to 6:30 pm with Mambo Loco. Enjoy an electrifying performance by this Afro-Cuban ensemble featuring old school Latin music with a great blend of hot rhythms and cool jazz.

The Butterfly Effect Project will hold their 2nd Annual Harvest Festival and Cookoff on Saturday, October 15, 12 pm to 4 pm at the First Baptist Church, 1018 Northville Turnpike in Riverhead. They return this year to celebrate the harvest season and their intergenerational community garden. There will be lawn games, peruse the vendors, enjoy the entertainment, sample tasty food and so much more. They welcome supporters to sponsor the festival, local chefs to enter the cookoff with a dish featuring main ingredients found in their garden and win $300, $200 or $100 in prize and you can register as a vendor and sell your wares. The festival is free to enter and $10 to sample the tasty dishes and vote on your favorites. For $20 you can register to be a chef at the cookoff and your dish must feature one or more ingredients found in the intergenerational garden. Enter the cookout and show your culinary skills and win some money. Call 631-905-8858 or email [email protected] with your name, address, and phone number, what you might be cooking, and method of payment. They will contact you in a couple days to confirm registration and dish details. To be a vendor you can register with your name, address, phone number, what you are selling as well and the fee is $30. Sounds like a lot of fun. 

Butterfly Effect Project is now open for enrollment for the 2022-2023 program. Young girls and boys ages 6 to 18 years old interested in building healthy relationships, self-confidence, learning about self-care, developing critical thinking and leadership skills look no further. Visit www.bepgirls.org and click on the enroll button to sign up. Feel free to call the office at 631-591-0759 or email [email protected] with any questions related to enrollment.

Join in for the Fall cleanup for Riverhead. On Saturday, October 15 from 9 am to 12 pm you can be a part of the group to make the Town more beautiful. Supplies can be picked up at Riverhead Town Hall before cleanup time. Volunteers with pick up trucks needed to transport bagged trash would be much appreciated. Volunteers are needed and community service credits available. Register yourself or a team at [email protected] and you can find them on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/putitinthetrashcan.

The Southampton Youth Bureau’s Open Mic Nights at Hampton Coffee Company are back. If you are in grades 5 through 12, come to Coffee Company, 749 County Road 39 on Friday, November 4 from 6 pm to 9 pm to share your talent. Share your karaoke, spoken word, poetry and comedy acts are all welcome to participate. To reserve a performance time slot please email [email protected] or call 631-702-2425 or visit the website www.southamptontownny.gov/youthbureau

The Southampton Youth Bureau and Southampton Youth Services will be teaming up to host their annual Extreme Rec Day on Friday, November 11 from 10 am to 3 pm (sign up 9:45 am) at Southampton Youth Services Recreation Center, 1370a Majors Path. Children in grade K-6 will enjoy a day filled with inflatables, arts and crafts, board games, movies, basketball and so much more. Admission is $15 which includes lunch, snacks and refreshments. Early morning drop off at 8 am is available for $25 (breakfast not included). Space is limited and is available first, first served basis. Pre-registrations must be submitted by Tuesday, November 1. For more information call 631-702-2424 or visit www.southamptontownny.gov/youthbureau.

Happy birthday wishes to Patrick Lynch on September 18; Edwin George on September 19; Diane Collins and Tincy Groover on September 20; Barbara Pelis on September 21; Tommy Reichel on September 22; Frank Rotenberg turns 75 on September 23; Patti White on September 24; Dennis Kenter on September 25; Heather Hodun and Nick Luparella, Jr. on September 26; Jeanne Doroski on September 27; Karin Galea and Kathy Berezny on September 28; Doc Greenberger on September 29; Isabel Luparella and Jayme Seal turns 18 years old on September 30; Casey Jo Hubbard, Grace Tocci and Evelyn Skop on October 1. Have a great day.

Happy 23rd wedding anniversary wishes to Dave and Amelia Lantz on September 19; Dennis and Pat Hamill on September 21; Sharon and Thomas Anderson celebrate their 48th on September 22; Barbara and Martin Lennon on September 23; June and Peter Cybuslski and a happy 34thto Marie and Jimmy Barnes on September 24; Ellen and Nes Kramer celebrate their 23rd  and to Bob and Kathy Kujawski on September 25; Frank and Pat Doroski celebrate their 42nd on September 27 and to Kim and Kenny Nash on October 1. Be sure to celebrate. 

Get well wishes to Ray Atkins, Ellen Kramer, Joyce Montag, Joan Fleischman, and Trudy Wold.

A Happy Rosh Hashanah on September 26 and 27 when it is the celebration of the Jewish New Year. It is also the beginning of the High Holy Days. 

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Kathy Berezny is active in the Riverhead community, where she has lived for 46 years. She is chaplain of the Riverhead Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, which she joined in February 1979. She is a longtime member and past president of the Riverhead Board of Education. Email Kathy: [email protected]