08/05/2010 12:00 AM |

GFD seeks junior firefighters

Greenport Fire Department will host a meeting Sunday, Aug. 8, at 9 a.m. at Fire Station #1, Third Street, for students interested in joining its junior fire department. The group is open to seventh-to 12th-graders living in the Greenport Fire District or attending Greenport High School.

Beach services scheduled

North Fork Reform Synagogue’s summer Friday night services will be celebrated at Kenney’s Beach in Southold on Aug. 6 and 20 at around 7:30 p.m. following a picnic supper. Bring food and beach chairs and share with neighbors. If weather is inclement meet at Cutchogue Presbyterian Church on Main Road. Call 722-5712, or visit

Vacation Bible school

Mattituck Presbyterian Church is offering a vacation Bible school with the theme “SonQuest Rainforest.” The classes meet daily Aug. 9-13, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Cost is $15 for the first child, $10 for the second. Registration forms are available at the church office. Call Lena Huszagh, 722-3260.

Try out for ‘Three Sisters’

North Fork Community Theatre in Mattituck is holding auditions for its November production of Anton Chekov’s “Three Sisters,” adapted and directed by Peg Murray.

All parts are open, and tryouts are by appointment only. Contact assistant director Dave Markel at 765-5110 or producer D. Andes at 516-383-7462.

Voice to host sundowner

SoutholdVOICE will hold a sundowner — a party held during sunset — on Thursday, Aug. 19, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Pepi’s Restaurant in Southold. For information visit or call 655-7255.

Recycle to support museum

The Southold Indian Museum is collecting old cell phones and used/empty ink cartridges, to be recycled as an ongoing fundraising effort. Items can be dropped off at the Main Bayview Road museum Saturdays and Sundays between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 765-5577.

Churches plan joint services

Pastor Dianne Rodriguez of First Parish Church in Northville will lead two Sunday services in conjunction with Old Steeple Church in Aquebogue in August. First Parish Church will be the host church on Aug. 15 at 10:30 a.m. and Old Steeple Church will host on Aug. 22 at 10 a.m. On Aug. 15, Jeff Frank, founder of the Nature Lyceum School for Organic Horticulture, will lead a special children’s moment, and organic food will be served after the service.

Counseling for caregivers

Free counseling for those providing care for the elderly is available from Family Service League, Riverhead. Call 369-0104 for an appointment.

Be a day care provider

The Little Flower Day Care Network is recruiting individuals 18 and older who are interested in becoming state-registered child day care providers.

To receive an individual at-home consultation and orientation and instructions on how to apply for official registration, call 929-6200, ext. 1239.

Sailor Kids need boats

North Fork Women’s Resource Center is seeking donations of boats to be used in its Sailor Kids program for underprivileged children. Donations of appliances, bikes, furniture and vehicles are also welcome for the center’s Riverhead thrift shop.

Donations are tax-deductible. Call 631-734-4233.

Learn about labyrinths

Lisa Barrow, of Sacred Spaces, will lead a workshop on labyrinths Saturday, Aug. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at First Parish Church, UCC, Sound Avenue, Riverhead. A donation of $35 can be made at the door or online at Call 630-0636 to make reservations, no later than Saturday, Aug. 14.

Church offers fun for kids

Living Waters Full Gospel Church will offer kids ages 4 to 12 a glimpse of ancient Egypt at a summer camp with the theme “Egypt: Joseph’s Journey from Prison to Palace.” The free camp will take place Monday to Friday, Aug. 9 to 13, 9 a.m. to noon, at the Aquebogue church.

For young adults and families of all ages, the church will also host a “Hardcore Night of Worship” Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 14 and 15, at 6 p.m. The event features concerts by CapeSide, a band of young adults from South Florida.

For information on both events, visit or call 722-4969.

Computer classes offered

The North Fork Women’s Resource Center is sponsoring computer classes for beginners and intermediates in Microsoft Word, Power Point, Publisher and Excel.

Classes of six students will meet twice a week for five weeks; the fee is $250. Private sessions are also available at a cost of $45 per class. Schedules will be determined by students’ needs. Call 734-4233.