Friends and family of Jennifer and Chad Menard have organized a benefit at Founders Landing in Southold to help them defray medical expenses for their daughter, Olivia Mae, who was born with peroxisomal biogenesis disease or Zelleweger syndrome. It takes place this Friday, Sept. 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $30, with no charge for kids 10 and under. For tickets and info, call Christina Smith, 734-8304; Karenann Volinski, 516-658-7247; Holly Cavalier, 553-5755; or Peggy Dickerson, 734-2619. If you can’t attend but want to help, Karenann Volinski is also accepting checks payable to Chad and Jen Menard, at 805 Theresa Drive, Mattituck, NY 11952.
Tryouts for the junior high play are Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 20 and 21. Sept. 20 is high school Back to School Night at 7 p.m., and on Sept. 21, Parent Night begins at 6:30 p.m. for kindergarten and at 7:30 p.m. for first and second grades.
Last call for the lobster dinner hosted by Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council this Saturday, Sept. 17, 5-8 p.m. on the Village Green. Dinner includes a full lobster, shrimp appetizers, beer and wine. The cost is $50 per person. No tickets sold at the door.
Registration for CCD at Our Lady of Ostrabrama is this weekend, Sept. 17 and 18, from 10 a.m. to noon. Contact Mary Lentini at 516-994-0158.
Congratulations to the winners of the Old Town Art and Crafts Guild’s Young Artist Contest. First-prize winners were Erin Hoyt in the 5-8 age group, Jessica Scheer in the 9-12 group and Emily Gatz in the 13-15 group.
Happy birthday to Karen Thilberg, who celebrated this past Sunday.
North Fork Reform Synagogue invites you to an afternoon of “Bibliodrama” this Sunday, Sept. 18, at 3 p.m. Everyone, from every faith, is welcome to experience this playful, improvisational way of learning biblical text and commentary, led by Peter Pitzele, international facilitator of therapeutic theater and psychodrama. Tickets are $10; children free. To reserve call 765-6182 or email [email protected]
Cutchogue New Suffolk Library announces the collaborative art exhibit “BOATS,” celebrating the 18th annual Whitebread Race, which will be on display through October. The display includes memorabilia from past races and paintings by over a dozen well-known local artists, which are for sale, with a portion of proceeds going to The Friends of the Library.
Also at the library this week: Free math tutoring for grades 4-6 on Wednesdays. Registration required. Book discussion about Allison Pearson’s “I Don’t Know How She Does It” on Thursday, Sept. 15, 10-11 a.m. Zumba demonstration before the next 10-week Monday class series for those who haven’t taken previous classes; registration required. A talk about the book “Muslim Cleavage” with local author Andi Levin Parks is set for Tuesday, Sept. 20; registration requested. AARP’s Driver Safety Course will be given Thursday and Friday, Sept. 22-23, 8:30 a.m. To register and learn more about these and other programs, call 734-6360.
Have a good week!