Weather OutlookThe week’s weather is looking good. No rain expected most days, though there is a 20 percent chance of showers comes into play by Wednesday. Temps expected to stay in low to mid 60s and partly cloudy throughout the week.
New on PatchPatch has launched a series of ‘open’ blogs in the past two months where residents can post feedback, advice, insight and share photos on a wide variety of topics, from government issues to food reviews. Here’s a handy list of getting to them easily:
The Soapbox - Islip Gov't
It's Your Birthday!
My Sandy Story
Monday, Oct. 21Family Night at Sayville Middle School
Special guest Jon Pritikin, 7 p.m.
Sayville Middle School.
The event is a powerful visual demonstration of how the seemingly impossible can be For more information, call Sayville Middle School at 244-6650.
Dracula: Fiction and Reality
Bayport - Blue Point Public Library
Since his first appearance in Bram Stoker's classic novel Dracula has been portrayed in various ways by different writers, filmmakers and actors. This Halloween, Transylvania's most famous son will be unmasked once and for all. Join us for an illuminating discussion of the origins and evolution of one of the most recognized characters in all of English literature. Please call the library at 631-363-6133 for more information.
Creative Writing Workshop
7:00 PM Sayville Library
Have a story to tell? Learn how to tell it from beginning to end in six one-hour sessions. We will explore the essential elements of storytelling: character, plot, dialogue, conflict, and theme. Other topics will include brainstorming and other techniques for getting started, developing your own voice, revising, and dealing with writer's block. Nonrefundable Fee: $10 check or money order only, payable to Sayville Library.
Evening Book Discussions
Plum Island by Nelson DeMille
Tuesday, Oct. 22There is a Town of Islip Zoning Board of Appealsmeeting at 6:30 p.m. at Islip Town Hall.
Superstorm Sandy - Community Wellness Group
St. John Episcopal Church
1 Berard Bloulevard, Oakdale
Neighbors, come together to support each other. Making a difference after Sandy:Federation of Organizations is a Project Hope provider who knows your community and is ready to assist you. To reach Project Hope, please call: 631-669-5355 x 1003
Microsoft Word Part 2
This class is for the more experienced user. Patrons will learn how to cut and paste, copy and paste, create columns, add graphics and work with word art and create mailing labels. Prerequisite Microsoft Word Part 1.
Creative Harvest Dinner
Chef Rob Scott returns to with a demonstration of a comforting harvest dinner! The program will include demonstrations (and tastings) of pork tenderloin with apricot preserves and whole grain crust, sweet onion cider soup with thyme and three lettuce salad with dried cherries, almonds and blue cheese. Nonrefundable Fee: $5 check or money order only, payable to Sayville Library.
Wednesday, Oct. 23Medicare Application Help
7:00 PM Sayville Library
Financial expert, Steven Semryck, will demystify the Medicare application process in time to make changes for the coming year.
Thursday, Oct. 24There is a Town of Islip Planning Board Meetingat 7:30 p.m. at Islip Town Hall.
Non-Refundable Fee: $20 check or money order only, payable to Sayville Library.
Microsoft Word Part 3
This class is for the more experienced user. Patrons will review what was taught in the previous classes. Prerequisite Microsoft Word Part 2.
Fall Quilted Table Runner
Join experienced quilter and seamstress Mary Ellen Aliperti for a fun night of sewing a fall table runner. Learn basic sewing stitches and decorative applique stitches and go home with a finished table runner ready to decorate your table! Stop by the Adult Services Desk to see a sample. Festive fabric, appliques, and thread are included. A portable sewing machine is very helpful but not necessary. Sewing knowledge is necessary.
Friday, Oct. 25Paint with PRIDE
Mini Monet Art Studio
19B Main Street, SayvillePaint a rainbow inspired wine glass and show your pride. $45 per/person