Cutchogue-New Suffolk: Eight-week toddlers’ program at OLM to begin Jan. 24

The Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council will host “Old House Doctor” Joel Snodgrass on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 2 p.m. with a presentation on diagnosing and curing the aches and pains of aging structures. A graduate of Columbia University’s Division for Historic Preservation, Mr. Snodgrass is a hands-on preservation professional with many years’ experience investigating historic landmarks on Long Island. No failing foundation, sagging roof, peeling paint or crumbling chimney outsmarts him! Please join him at Cutchogue New Suffolk Library for an entertaining look at how contemporary science and old-fashioned common sense can solve the most challenging preservation problems. The lecture is free and refreshments will be served.

A Relay for Life benefit, “Uncork the Cure,” will take place Friday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m. at Bedell Cellars with wine, light fare and entertainment by Points East. Only 125 tickets are available for $40 each, at Suffolk County National Bank in Cutchogue or by calling 734-5050. 21 and over, please. Snow date, Jan. 27.

Our Lady of Mercy Regional School presents “Hooray for Me,” an eight-week program for toddlers 2 to 3 years old (with a caregiver), on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 to 11 a.m., Jan. 24 to Feb. 16. The program costs $60. To register call 734-5166, e-mail [email protected] or send a check to Our Lady of Mercy Regional School, P.O. Box 970, Cutchogue, NY 11935.

The apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree. Connor Davis, son of physical education teachers Tracey and Glenn, made the dean’s list during his first semester at SUNY/Cortland as a physical education major. Congratulations!

Programs at the library this week: Book discussion, Thursday, Jan. 19, 10 a.m., “Lightning” by Dean Koontz; Munchkin Movie, “Pingu on Thin Ice,” Jan. 19, 4 p.m. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult; Friday Family Flick, Jan. 20, 4 p.m. “Mr. Popper’s Penguins”; Spanish Tapas, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2 p.m., $5 materials fee, registration required; Food Fun for Kids, grades 2-6, Monday, Jan. 23, 6 p.m.; and “I Spy” Collage, grades K-2, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 4:30 p.m. Call 734-6360.

With ‘4Colton’ written on their legs, Katie Barry and her “Distance for Dreams” teammates from the University of Dayton ran a 13.1-mile course that wound through the City of Anaheim, Calif., and the Disneyland resort to raise funds for a youngster with severe cerebral palsy and bring his family to “give kids the world” week at the village near Disney. “It was 110 percent worth it,” Katie said.

Have a good week!