Mattituck-Laurel: Student artists’ opening reception Jan. 28 at Parrish Art Museum

With snow on the ground, the need to get out and enjoy an evening of music appeals to all our senses. The high school jazz band will host a fundraiser, “An Evening of Jazz,” Friday evening, Jan. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium that’s sure to entertain all who attend. Admission is $10 and tickets may be purchased at the door.

The economy is hurting many and everyone’s trying to come up with solutions to help. Greenport school social worker Jillian Ruroede is collecting slightly used formal and semiformal dresses for the prom boutique her school hosts every year. Dresses can be dropped off at the Greenport guidance office. Any questions, call 477-1950, ext 220. What a great idea!

Another dress boutique, for North Fork students attending the NJROTC Military Ball, will be held Feb. 8, 4-6 p.m. in the ROTC room at Greenport. The dresses are free.

Maureen’s Haven wants to thank the Mattituck-Cutchogue Teachers Association for its generous donation to help the homeless through this winter. The teachers donated funds raised through last November’s Turkey Trot to help those less fortunate.

Mark your calendar for Friday, Feb. 10, when “Jam the Gym” — the annual Coaches vs. Cancer game — will take place in the Mattituck High School gym. The girls’ basketball teams will fight cancer with a JV game at 4:30 p.m. and a varsity game at 6:15 p.m. Come show your support and help fight cancer.

If you love chinese auctions, come on out and support the MHS art department and Art Partners by attending theirs on Saturday, Feb. 4, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds help support visual art scholarships, educational resources and community art events.

Birthday wishes go out this week to Valerie Wowak on Jan. 27; Stephanie Mincielli and Stephen Ostrowski on the 29th; Carol Mikelbank and Jared McCoy on the 30th; and Michael Burden, Scott Worth and Steven Jacobs on the 31st.

Our talented student artists are once again exhibiting their work at the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton. The opening reception is Saturday, Jan. 28, 5 to 7 p.m. Artists with work on display include Madison Kent, Sarah Pfennig, Adrianna Lawson, Nicole Considine, Cady Vitale, Zachary Smith and Oliver Orr from grade 9; Taylor Hart, Autumn Harris, Nina Nickerson, Matt Berry, Elly Bergen, Meghan Daly, Helen Chen, Tyler Rochon, Olivia Vayer, Nick Chylinski, Paige Catalano, Eric Briggman, Justina Griffin, Tara Gatz, Valentina Hommel, Taylor Hart, Autumn Harris and Matt Berry from grade 10; juniors Brittany Tumulty, Natasha Van de Wetering, Morgan Wilsberg, Andre Vega, Casey Grathwohl, Alexandra Berkoski, Caitlin Penny, Cordelia Larsen, Kaitlin Beebe, Doug Beebe, Amy Zurek, Yuilya Palianok, Alexandria Chowbay, Haley DeRidder and Eric Savercool; and seniors Morgan Gildersleeve, Nicole Palladini, Kira Buckel, Nicole DiVello, Pauline Nelson, Kaitlyn Hughes, Ashley Marron, Erica Bundrick, Victoria Perez, Emily Fliss, Shayonna Griffin, Jennifer Lengyel, Lauryn Serrano and Megan Miller.

Don’t forget: John Halligan will present “Ryan’s Story” Monday evening, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. in the MHS auditorium. Everyone in the community is welcome!