We are finally getting some work done in the garden! Although the weather hasn’t been great, it has been good for weeding and moving plants. We have a graduation coming up at the end of May, so there’s a little more preparation that needs to be done. The nice thing about having an early outdoor event is that the initial work gets done faster!

Plan to take some time out of your own garden to visit Colorful Gardens’ Blooming in Health gardening seminars. Discover the simple joys of life that come from simple living. Monica at Colorful Gardens will be offering these sessions all summer long. Each week there will be another topic offered for gardening your soil and your soul. These complimentary sessions will be offered on Saturday mornings, 10-11 a.m., at Colorful Gardens’ Enchanted Cottage. The first session is this Saturday, May 1, at 10 a.m. The topic is “Healthy Soil, Healthy Gardens; Container Gardening.” The seminars are free, but call to register at 722-5400.

Marie Deuel wants to offer her thanks. “Just wanted you to say a very big thank-you to all my neighbors on Melissa Lane, Manor Lane and Herricks Lane and the Riverhead police officer at the firehouse for all their concern and caring as we searched for our little Yorkie who wandered from our yard on Sunday. I was frantic and very upset, and someone did find him and returned him to us on Monday morning. Thank you, Jamesport neighbors.”

Congratulations to all the children who made their First Holy Communion at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church in Riverhead.

If you want a really great activity for your kids this summer, check out the North Fork Swim Club. My daughter has been swimming with them for about five years. It is great exercise, and taught her great sportsmanship. The swim season includes weekly practices, fun events and swim meets. The season concludes with a swim-a-thon to help local charities. Register for the North Fork Swim Club on Saturday, May 1, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Tuesday, May 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Mattituck library. The swim season runs from July 12 to Aug. 19, and there’s room on all levels. More information is available on the website,

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Actually, I like to consider May to be Mother’s Month! Anyway, plan to attend the Dayspring Dance and Performing Arts Center’s bake sale at Walmart on May 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The proceeds will benefit Dayspring Dance. More details to follow.

Please send me your news for the column by Sunday, May 2. Johanna and I will be heading to Florida for a few days to relax and to bring back my older daughter from college! Have a wonderful week!