Health Beat

* Southold Human Services Department, Eastern Long Island Hospital and The Mental Health Association of Suffolk County will host a presentation on coping with chronic illness at the Human Resources Center in Mattituck on Friday, Aug. 6, from 11 a.m.-noon. The program is funded by Long Island Home through a grant from the New York State Office of Mental Health. Call 298-4460.

* Dr. Barbara Prestano of Peconic ENT will be at Mattituck-Laurel Library to conduct free hearing tests on Thursday, Aug. 5, 1-3 p.m.

The library will host yoga instruction for 10 weeks beginning on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 5-6:30 p.m. Bring a yoga mat or towel. The fee for all 10 sessions is $60, payable at the first class. Call 298-4134.

* Eastern Long Island Hospital’s North Fork Bounty Gala, hosted by Luba and Louis Corso at their Cutchogue home, will feature a continuous banquet of food from North Fork restaurants and will be held on Saturday, Aug. 14, at 3 p.m. with cocktails and a raw bar. The evening will include a live auction and an as-yet-unidentified celebrity guest. Tickets are $175. Call 477-5164.

Tickets for the hospital’s Dream Green Extravaganza raffle are on sale, with winners to be named at the Greenport Maritime Festival in September. The grand prize is $50,000. Tickets are $100 each. Call 477-5463.

* Robert Wieczorek and his wife, Dr. Rita Wieczorek, along with the parishioners of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Greenport, will be honored at San Simeon’s Cocktails by the Bay fundraiser at the Shelter Island Yacht Club at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1. Mr. Wieczorek is past president of San Simeon’s Board of Directors. The Merry Makers will provide live calypso music and a silent auction will be held. Free passage to Shelter Island will be offered aboard the Plum Isle, with trips leaving Greenport at 3, 3:30 and 4 p.m. Tickets are $125. Call 477-2110, ext. 252.

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