Featured Events: Learn new holiday appetizer recipes

JENNIFER GUSTAVSON PHOTO | The Mattituck-Laurel Library will host a cooking class tonight.

Need some quick and easy appetizer ideas for your holiday party? Then visit the Mattituck-Laurel Library on Main Road in Mattituck this evening at 7 p.m. to learn how to make simple, bite-size dishes.

Lisa Basini, owner of The Baking Coach, a Huntington-based company that holds cooking demonstrations across Long Island, said participants will learn four recipes.

The first two dishes — hot artichoke dip with crackers and a Mexican fiesta wrap — will be made and enjoyed at the library. The other two will also be made at the library, but participants will take them home to bake. Those dishes will be a ham, Swiss and Dijon roll made with biscuit dough and a vegetarian cream cheese and sun-dried tomato roll.

“Everybody will get a chance to make them,” Ms. Basini said. “I feel this is the best way to learn.”

If you’re interested in attending, register in advance by calling (631) 298-4134. The fee is $5 and all cooking supplies will be provided.

You can also check out the hot artichoke dip and a Mexican fiesta wrap recipes below.

Here are some other events happening today:

Chicken dinner fundraiser, hosted by Greenport Fire Department Rescue Squad. The event takes place from noon until 8 p.m. at Soundview Restaurant, located at 58775 Route 48 in Greenport. Tickets cost $18 and are available from squad members, at the door, or by calling Dan Creedon at (631) 477-8717.

Make a Monster, starts at 4 p.m. for grades K-1 at the Mattituck-Laurel Library, located at 13900 Main Road in Mattituck. To register, call (631) 298-4134.

Movie “Capote,” from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Riverhead Free Library, located at 330 Court St. in Riverhead. The movie is based on a true story that explores the events behind Truman Capote’s book “In Cold Blood.” The story is hailed as a masterpiece in true crime, a gripping account of the 1959 multiple murders of Kansas farm family. For more information, call (631) 727-3228.

‘Just Jewelry’ fundraiser, hosted by the East Marion Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. and will take place at the  firehouse, located at 9245 Main Rd in East Marion. Refreshments will be provided.

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Holiday appetizer recipes