Featured Events: Film screenings and a theatre performace

10/27/2011 7:00 AM |

RACE TO NOWHERE COURTESY PHOTO

The Southold School District will be featuring the documentary, “‘Race to Nowhere: Changing How We Prepare Our Children for Their Future” tonight at 6:30 p.m.

The film is about young people pushed to the brink, burned-out educators worried that students aren’t developing the skills they need and parents trying to do what’s best for kids. It also tells the story of a silent epidemic in schools: cheating, disengaged students and stress-related illness.

There will be a discussion led by Alison Byers following the documentary, which will be shown in the Southold High School auditorium on Oaklawn Avenue.

Another school-related documentary will be featured tonight at the Mattituck-Laurel Library, located on Main Road in Mattituck. Slow Food East End will presents “Lunch Line, the Documentary,” at 6:30 p.m. The documentary is about the impact of politics and private interests on school meals.

In addition to documentaries, a film and theather performance is scheduled for this evening.

The Floyd Memorial Library will show the 1985 Swedish film “My Life as a Dog,” which was directed by Lasse Hallstrom, at 6:30 p.m.

The North Fork Community Theatre, located on Old Sound Ave. in Mattituck, will present “Harvey” at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15. For more information, visit nfct.com or call (631) 298-NFCT.

Here’s a few more events happening today:

Southold Mothers Club goes to Halloween Storytime Yoga, 1-1:45 p.m. at Expert Martial Arts Dojang #2, 1116 Main Road, Aquebogue. For ages 2-5; $8 per child, $3 each additional sibling. SMC discount available. Preregistration required; contact Mary Hasel at (516)807-1580 or rmhasel02@yahoo.com.

Spider Spun Tales for grades 2-3, 4 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. (631)298-4134.

Wii and Halloween Party, 4-6 p.m. for grades 4-6, hosted by Penny Kelley and Dana Bruey at Southold Free Library, Main Road. Wear costume, make spooky craft, eat snacks, and play Wii games. (631) 765-2077.

Great Books Discussion ‘My Antonia’ by Willa Cather, 7 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library.

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