Mattituck-Laurel: Ducks Unlimited, Peconic Bay Chapter, hosts annual banquet/auction Oct. 28

It’s National Bully Prevention Month and Mattituck High School’s Students Against Destructive Decisions Club promoted Unity Day Wednesday to combat bullying. Students and teachers were encouraged to wear orange and club members distributed orange ribbons to commemorate the day. Bullying has been spotlighted this week on TV shows such as “Anderson Cooper 360,” with an emphasis on cyber-bullying and texting as well as actions parents and schools should be taking. Have a conversation with your kids about bullying today.

With October in full swing, there are many upcoming events you might want to consider attending.

Ducks Unlimited, Peconic Bay Chapter, will hold its 31st annual banquet and auction on Friday, Oct. 28, at 6 p.m. at Vineyard Caterers. Tickets are $75 each and include a five-hour open bar and delicious dinner. If you’re interested in this event, contact Tim at 484-7283.

The East End Lions’ annual dinner and fashion show is also coming up. This night out will be held Thursday, Nov. 3, at Giorgio’s in Baiting Hollow, starting at 5 p.m. The cost of a ticket is $48. Fashions will be provided by Fandango of Hampton Bays and White House Black Market from Riverhead. There will also be a chinese auction, grand raffle and 50/50. Proceeds support scholarships for East End students and help for needy residents. Call Sharon at 298-4012.

The American Legion Auxiliary of Griswold-Terry-Glover Post 803 will commemorate Veterans Day with a chicken dinner and dance on Friday, Nov. 11, at the Southold Legion Hall from 6 to 10 p.m. with music by Sahara and a cash bar. Tickets are $15 and are available in advance only through Nov. 7. Call Dot Charnews at 734-7478 or Dianne King at 298-4718.

Also, don’t miss the Auxiliary’s “Support Your Veterans” raffle to benefit veterans’ homes on Long Island and our troops in Iraq. First prize is $1,000 cash; second prize is $500; and third prize is 50 gallons of fuel oil. There will also be lots of baskets full of gift certificates and items contributed by local merchants. Tickets can be purchased from any Auxiliary member.

October birthday babies celebrating this week include Miranda Cahill on Oct. 13; Sean McDonald on the 14th; Robyn Krupski on the 15th; Carter Montgomery on the 16th; Erin Mulrain on the 17th; Dot Pfaff and Dan Brisotti on the 18th; and Jake Gamberg, who will celebrate at Tulane University in New Orleans, on the 19th.

Belated anniversary wishes to Deanna and Jerry Ryan, who celebrated one year of marriage on Oct. 9.

Bev Wowak invites everyone to attend this month’s Mattituck-Laurel Library book discussion on Chris Knopf’s “Hard Stop” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18.