Riverhead News: National Library Week events

04/10/2014 5:00 AM |

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Riverhead artist Mary Dabrowski was selected by Riverhead Free Library’s art co-coordinator to display her original acrylic paintings during April. Mary’s work features sunflowers, water scenes and local sights. Be sure to stop in to view her work and enjoy some of the beautiful moments depicted in her paintings.

Frank and Carol Stepnoski recently enjoyed a wonderful trip to Austin, Texas, to visit their son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Lori Stepnoski, and granddaughter, Amelia. Robert is a senior systems administrator at the School of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin. They attended the 13th annual Lonestar Round Up — a huge outdoor car show and music festival that features hundreds of vintage hot rods and custom cars — and dined at many restaurants. Carol and Frank also toured the free bike-ride park, which was designed and built by Robert and his friends and accommodates all ages and riding styles. It’s the only park of this type in Texas.

Riverhead Free Library will celebrate National Library Week Sunday, April 13, to Saturday, April 19. This is a great time to check out the library’s website and newsletter for information on programs available for all ages, some of which require advance registration.

RFL’s Prosperity and Abundance book discussion series continues with “Creating True Prosperity” by Shakti Gawain on Tuesday, April 15, from 7 to 8 p.m. All are invited to attend whether you’ve read the book or not. Call the reference and adult services department at 727-3228 for more details.

Old Steeple Community Church on Main Road will hold a Palm Sunday worship service Sunday, April 13, at 10 a.m. Everyone is invited.

Riverhead United Methodist Church on East Main Street will host a Manhattan Clam Chowder Takeout on Good Friday, April 18, from 2 to 5 p.m. The price for a quart container is $10.95. To reserve yours or get more information, call 727-2327.

Councilman John Dunleavy would like to reactivate the Town of Riverhead’s Anti-Bias Task Force, which has been dormant for a few years. He has asked Louise Wilkinson to reach out to the community to see who may want to join. For more information call Carissa Willis, Town Board coordinator, at 727-3200, ext. 253.

Happy birthday to Cathy Griffin, Alar Corwin, Jillian Ball, Thomas Schwarz and John Berezny on April 11; Andy Krajewski, Ginny Binkis, Cayden Campbell, Kayleigh Seal, Nicole Williams and Erin Hubbard on the 12th; Milt Tyte, Mike Curtis, Reese Walters and Ray Soto on the 13th; Nicole Benitez, Deanna Ramirez and Alyssa Murphy on the 15th; Peter Podlas on the 16th; Kenny Nash, Roger McCabe, Monique Gablenz, Tyler Abatelli and Joslyn Lawrence on the 17th; Maxwell Kutscher, Connor Zanieski and Amari Henderson on the 18th; Tippy Macksel, Meaghan Davis, Michelle Wooley and Sarah Luce on the 19th; Katie Podlas, Alexis Polak and Bill Friszolowski on the 20th; William Nungesser, Brandon Krajewski, Betty Ogeka-Spence, Angela and Liana Waskewicz, and Joshua Carey on the 21st; Matthew Heppner, Katie Nolan, Dorothy Podlas, Paul LeCann and Kaleigh Lawrence on the 22nd; Dean Argenti and Mike Oliver on the 23rd.

Happy wedding anniversary to Marty and Joyce Montag on April 16; Joanne and Pete Krajewski on the 20th; and Dorothy and Paul Podlas, who will celebrate their 60th on the 23rd.

Get well wishes to Rich Gadzinski, Joe Gadzinski, John Urevich and Louise Leja.

Happy spring, happy Passover and happy Easter to all!

Berezny_RContact Riverhead columnist Kathy Berezny at 727-6148 or jberezny@optonline.net.