Greenport: Perry Day Care Center to host fundraising scavenger hunt Oct. 22,

Before I get to this week’s news, I’d just like to thank everyone who’s been sending me information for this column lately. It makes the job so much easier when you have contributions. Thank you again!

The Greenport PTA will host a Halloween costume swap as part of the festivities at the Fall Festival at the Greenport Farmers Market’s Fall Festival this Saturday, Oct. 15, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will also be a kids’ cooking demonstration, soup tasting, music, games and pumpkin decorating. If you have gently used costumes and accessories (no masks, please,) bring them to the market and swap them for items you can use for this year’s getup. You can also drop off donations for the PTA’s Oct. 22 PTA clothing drive at the market that day. They’re getting close to their goal of 100 bags of items, but can always use more. So start that fall cleaning now and help the PTA.

The Perry Day Care Center will hold a fundraising scavenger hunt on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 3 to 6 p.m. It will begin and end at the barn at One Woman Vineyard on the North Road in Southold. Tickets are $15 per person. Bring a carload of friends. Prizes will be awarded and pizza, drinks and dessert will be served afterward. For information, call 477-2931.

If you’re the parent of pre-teens or teenagers, you don’t want to miss the upcoming presentation and discussion on “The Dangers of Teenage Drinking and the Social Host Law.” It will be held Thursday, Oct. 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Room 312 at Greenport High School. All North Fork parents are welcome. Presenters will be Kym Laube, executive director of H.U.G.S., and Sgt. Kerry Laube of the Westhampton Police Department.

Reminder: Jade Duell and Becky Lillis Cartselos are organizing a field hockey tournament for former Greenport/Southold/Mattituck players on Saturday, Oct. 22, at noon at Greenport High School. Players of all levels and positions are welcome. If you’re interested, contact Jade at [email protected].

Adding one more candle to their birthday cakes during the week ahead are Brittany Charters and Stephanie Clark on Oct. 13; Jim’s uncle Tony Dinizio on the 14th; Maryann Jaeger on the 15th; Lea Walker on the 17th; Michelle Hooten, Richie Wysocki and Patricia Bell on the 18th; and Tina Leonard and Jean Osmer on the 19th.

The happiest of anniversaries is wished this week to our very dear friends Barbara and Steve Damiani, who will celebrate 34 years of marriage on Oct. 15. Betty and Carl Blasko also celebrate on the 15th, marking 62 years together.

Jim and I spent a wonderful Columbus Day weekend in Virginia — where I have the distinct feeling all our vacations will be from now on — visiting our daughter and son-in-law, Jenn and Dan Decker, and our precious, darling, absolutely adorable grandson Jamey.