The Weekend Guide: Halloween parades, slow food crawl and a fundraiser for Michael Hubbard

10/28/2011 8:00 AM |

KATHARINE SCHROEDER FILE PHOTO | A scarecrow in front of a home on Main Road in Southold.

Looking for something local to do this weekend? The Riverhead News-Review weekend guide has got you covered. Check out our listing of this weekend’s happenings. Or, you could visit our weekly calendar, listed under the community tab on our homepage.

• Riverhead Town’s recreation department is hosting a “Halloween Spooktacular” at Stotzky Park from 6 until 8:30 p.m. Friday. All ages are welcome but those under 18 must be with an adult. There will be pumpkin carving, ghosts, candy apples, witches, trunk-or-treat, goblins, spooky stories, scarecrows and more. Wear a favorite scary or funny costume. Call 727-5744 for more info. Weather permitting.

• Jus B Cuz ‘Concert of Hope for Michael Hubbard,’ will be held from 4 until 7 p.m. Saturday at Jamesport Meeting House in Jamesport. All proceeds will benefit Michael, who was badly burned by a gel candle in May, and his family. Tickets are $15. Call 298-7232, 516-885-8020 or 516-885-8287.

• The Greenport Village Halloween parade and pumpkin sculpture will start at 2 p.m. on Front Street Sunday. The parade then winds through village to library for refreshments, photos and judging of pumpkins in library’s backyard garden.The event, open to all children, adults and families, is sponsored by Greenport Village, Floyd Memorial Library and Greenport PTA. Prizes will be awarded for the most creative entries. Carve or construct pumpkin at home and bring to the library after 1 p.m. There is no charge to enter contest. Festivities conclude at 5 p.m.

• Slow Food East End is holding a restaurant crawl in downtown Riverhead on Oct. 30 Admission is $65 for Slow Food members and $80 for non-members. Space is limited. Call (631) 734-6100 to reserve a spot on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants are invited to wear Halloween costumes as they stop at restaurants and art galleries for bites and beverages along East Main Street in Riverhead. Those participating should meet at 5 p.m. the East End Arts Gallery,

So what exactly is slow food? It’s a movement that “opposes the standardization of taste and culture, and the unrestrained power of the food industry multinationals and industrial agriculture,” according to the Slow Food International website.