Featured Events: Riverhead store wants you to ‘drop your pants’

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10/25/2011 7:00 AM |

Pieceful Quilting in Riverhead is holding a charity event called “Drop Your Pants” in an effort to collect new underwear for needy local adults and children.

Store employee Colleen Taylor said the event was created because new underwear is in high demand at local domestic violence support groups.

“We understand from talking to people at The Retreat, Siena House and VIBES that underwear is something they don’t get a lot of,” she said. “This is a way to help them and to help children ripped from their homes with only the clothes on their back.”

You can drop off new underwear at the Riverhead store, located at 31 McDermott Ave., during the week from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The charity event runs through Nov. 12. For more information, call (631) 727-5909.

Here’s a few more events happening today:

Friends of the Mattituck-Laurel Library is sponsoring a bus trip Tuesday morning at 8:45 a.m. to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center and the NYC Tenement Museum. The cost is $75 per person and includes bus fare, guided tours and lunch. To sign up, visit the circulation desk or call (631) 298-4134 for more information.

Book discussion: Truman Capote’s ‘In Cold Blood,’ 7-8 p.m. at Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St. True account of 1959 murders of a Kansas farm family. Sign up at reference desk. For more information, call (631) 727-3228.

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