Cutchogue-New Suffolk: Cutchogue United Methodist Church to host its annual Scallop Dinner Nov. 8

With October behind us, Thanksgiving is just a stone’s throw away. The Old Town Art and Crafts Guild leads the way next weekend, Nov. 12 and 13, with a Thanksgiving Open House from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All are welcome. The guild offers a wide range of decorations and gifts for the upcoming holidays. Refreshments will be served. The guild is also offering computer lessons in Adobe InDesign 5.5 on Tuesdays, Nov. 8 through Dec. 13, from 3 to 5 p.m. The course fee is $150. For more information, call 734-6382 or visit

Enjoy a home-made dinner with neighbors and friends! The 37th Cutchogue United Methodist Church Election Day Scallop Dinner is this Tuesday, Nov. 8, with seatings at 5, 6 and 7 p.m.; takeout is also available. Tickets are $21 or $9 for children. Call 734-6650 to purchase. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Speaking of Cutchogue United Methodist Church, former music director Mary Agria is happy to announce that her novel “Garden of Eve,” a sequel to “Time in a Garden,” has been released to rave reviews. Garden author Sharon Lovejoy called it “a tender, intelligent, joyous celebration of the circle of life and the seasons.” Watch for the novel online or at your local bookseller.

At the library: Meet “Country Comfort Harvest” cookbook author Mary Elizabeth Roarke for recipe demonstrations, cooking and plating ideas for the holidays, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2 p.m. Kids in grades 4 through 6 can learn origami on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Ages 6 and 7 can enjoy Full Moon Stories, Thursday, Nov. 10, 4:15-5 p.m. Seniors who need help organizing important papers can learn to “Take Control and De-Clutter Your Life” also on Nov. 10, 10-11 a.m. Registration is requested for all of the above. Call 734-6360.

The photo exhibit “Main Roads and Back Roads of Cutchogue and New Suffolk” is open in the library’s gallery mezzanine through Dec. 31. It features work by photographers Linnaeus Allen and Charles Meredith that spans the 1930s through the 1960s.

Have a good week!

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