Riverhead: Library events, Rotary dinner and Irish dancing

03/07/2011 10:47 AM |
Juggler Keith Leaf of East Hampton entertained more than 200 children and adults at the Riverhead Senior Center Saturday morning, spinning plates and juggling balls, clubs and even tennis racquets. The event was sponsored by the town recreation department.

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Juggler Keith Leaf of East Hampton entertained more than 200 children and adults at the Riverhead Senior Center Saturday morning, spinning plates and juggling balls, clubs and even tennis racquets. The event was sponsored by the town recreation department.

Congratulations to Alexandra Cox, who recently passed her New York State boards and is now a licensed massage therapist. Alexandra is a 2008 graduate of Riverhead High School and is the daughter of proud parents Mary Anne and Richard Cox. Her entire family wishes her the best in her endeavors.

Riverhead Free Library’s adult winter reading club “Riverhead Reads: Passport to Mystery” recently culminated, with library patron Liz Wines winning the grand prize — a gift certificate to Luce and Hawkins Restaurant. Other businesses that generously contributed prizes included weekly sponsors Barth’s Pharmacy, Digger’s Restaurant, Green Earth Natural Foods Market, Jamesport Country Store, Maple Tree Gourmet Caterers and Pieceful Quilting. Thanks to all for making this a successful program for all to enjoy.

The library will host a “fireside chat” in the magazine room tomorrow, Friday, March 11, from 3 to 4 p.m. Librarians will introduce some of the newest books available for RFL cardholders. Learn about new authors and titles, both fiction and nonfiction, including biographies, travel literature, history, politics and so much more. You will truly enjoy this program. For more information, call Mary Lee at 727-3228.

It’s that time again! Riverhead Rotary’s annual spaghetti dinner will be held on Wednesday, March 16, at the Polish Hall in Riverhead. Tickets can be purchased at the door; all are invited to attend. Tickets for lunch (noon to 2 p.m.) are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for children ages 3-12. Dinner (4 to 8 p.m.) costs $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for children ages 3-12. Takeout will be available. Proceeds benefit local charities. So, instead of cooking, go out and enjoy a great time, good food and mingle with community-minded neighbors and friends.

The Inishfree School of Irish Dancing will perform at Riverhead Lions Club’s St. Patrick’s dinner on Saturday, March 19, at the Riverhead Polish Hall. Twenty-four Inishfree dancers have qualified for the World Championships, to be held in Dublin in April. Their teacher  and director is Shoreham resident Sean Reagan. See the Calendar section for more information on the Lions Club’s corned beef and cabbage dinner).

Happy birthday to Michael Doroski and Matthew Sanders on March 10; Cristian Pollard, March 11; Shaun and Amber Hackal, Colleen Carini and Terry O’Rourke, March 12; Wendy Drum, Georgia McCal and Margie Anderson, March 14; Emily Ball (who turns 17), March 15; and Marty Montag, Laurie Roberts and Domonique Spellman, March 16. Be sure to celebrate.

Happy wedding anniversary to Donna and Ray Atkins on March 12 and to Karen and Tom Kurpetski, who celebrate their 30th, on March 14. Hope your day is extra special.

Remember to “spring ahead” by turning your clocks one hour ahead this weekend.

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