Being my first column of 2015, it’s difficult to know where to begin. I guess the best way is to try and combat the winter blahs by saying there are only nine days of January left! So enjoy reading a good book, attending a school musical or spaghetti fundraiser and count the remaining days until spring!
‘Jam the Gym,’ at the annual Coaches vs. Cancer fundraiser, will be held tomorrow night, Jan. 23, at Mattituck High School. The JV girls basketball team will play at 4:30 with a varsity game following at 6:15. Refreshments, raffle prizes, bake sale and contests will make this a fun family night out. A special raffle will be held for two sets of four deluxe box seats at a Brooklyn Nets game at the Barclay Center. Come support a great cause!
Our high school thespians will perform Feb. 5-7 in this year’s production of “Bye Bye Birdie.” Spending time at work, above the chorus room, allows me the pleasure of hearing these talented kids rehearse every afternoon and I promise this is a show you will not want to miss. Curtain rises at 7:30 and the community is welcome.
There will be an added treat before the performance on Feb. 6. The Mattituck boys and girls track programs will host a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. in the cafeteria. The cost is $10 for adults and free for children age 5 and under. You can get tickets in advance from any track member or at the door. Takeout will be available. For more information contact coaches Robinson (603-2196) or Miller (220-0207).
Another winter, another winter book club! Drop by Mattituck-Laurel Library and join Waddle I for a few months of winter reading. Sign-up is in progress now through Jan. 28. The book club runs until April 22. What a great way to pass the cold, dreary days.
Congratulations to the MHS Students of the Month for December, who enjoyed breakfast with Principal Petretti compliments of the PTSA and Wendy’s Deli. The honorees were Rony Javier, Shane Uher, Christopher Mauceri, Courtney Murphy, Cassie Nine, Greg Messinger, Marcos Perivolaris, Miquel Borrayo, Yianni Giannaris and Marilyn Ramirez.
Bon voyage to Gaby Messinger, a 2012 MHS graduate, who will spend the coming semester abroad at Roehampton College in London through a program at Goucher College in Baltimore, Md. Enjoy!
A ‘Have a Heart Dinner’ for CAST will be hosted by Peconic Landing on Friday, Feb. 6. This event will kick off a year-long celebration of CAST’s 50th anniversary of “neighbors helping neighbors.” There will be seatings at 5 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under. For reservations, call 477-1717.
Contact Mattituck columnist Pat Arslanian at [email protected] or 298-8489.