Orient-East Marion: Park district meeting, OCC preschool registration

Don’t forget the OHS-sponsored lecture this Saturday at 4 p.m. at Peconic Landing. Dr. Robert Bramson will speak on “Medicine on the High Seas: Tribulations of East End Sailors 1700-1900.” For more info, call OHS at 323-2480.

Mina VanCleef checked in that she finally heard from Joan Druett, who reported that she and Ron and the rest of her family are safe after the New Zealand earthquake. They were lecturing aboard a cruise ship and were away but her sons and mother live in the area where the quake hit and are out of their homes. Mina said there would be more to follow.

The Orient-East Marion Park District will hold its monthly meeting tonight, March 10, at 7 p.m. at the Oysterponds School. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Speaking of Oysterponds School, the PTA has designated March as Parents As Reading Partners month. They have launched a book swap drive, among other events, and are collecting new and gently used books for reading levels pre-K to grade 6. On April 1, the school will have an assembly and the students will be able to choose a book. The lower-level books will go to the OCC preschool.

The 100 letters sent by our Oysterponds students to troops in Iraq have arrived and the students are eagerly awaiting a response. It will be fun to keep following this.

Registration for the OCC preschool (3- and 4-year-olds) for both summer camp and fall programs will be this Saturday, March 12, 9-11 a.m., at the church. Space is limited. For more info call 323-2665.

Summer is just around the corner, since OYC has said it will open applications for the summer sailing program to non-member youths next Tuesday, March 15. Space is limited, so call Martha Tuthill after that.

A new women’s golf league is forming at Island’s End in Greenport. If you’re interested in playing at 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, contact Barbara Koch at 765-3464 or [email protected]

Greenport Ecumenical Ministries’ Lenten Wednesday Services will begin March 16 at Orient United Methodist Church at 11 a.m.

Don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead Saturday night so you’ll make it to church, breakfast, the plane, etc., on time Sunday morning. It’s always a special time when the evening daylight gets longer. Eleven days till spring!

As always, I will see you all when the leaves are back on the trees.

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