Hope you are all enjoying the final weeks of summer. We have some news and reminders this week.

There will be a Taizà candelight worship service tonight, Thursday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m. at First Parish Church, UCC, This ecumenical service will combine simple contemplative songs, candle lighting, prayer and meditation. All are welcome. A freewill offering will be taken. Visit or call 608-3827 for more information.

Old Steeple Community Church, 656 Main Road, Aquebogue, will hold its 34th annual Antiques in the Churchyard show and sale Saturday, Aug. 28, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There will be more than 65 dealers, and a country lunch will be available. Donation: adults, $6; children under 12, free. Rain date: Monday, Sept. 6. Call 722-3070 for more information.

The Riverhead Recreation Department is sponsoring a movie night at South Jamesport Beach at 7:45 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28. The evening’s features include “Finding Nemo” and “Jaws,” both shown on a giant, inflatable movie screen! This sounds like much fun for the whole family. If you have little ones who may not be happy with “Jaws,” just come for “Finding Nemo.” Bring blankets, beach chairs, sweatshirts and bug repellent for this fun evening out. For questions and more information, call Danielle Doll, cultural affairs supervisor for the recreation department, at 722-4444, ext.731.

On Saturday, Aug. 28, from 3 to 7 p.m., Have a Heart Community Trust will be sponsoring a live and silent art auction at the home of local Aquebogue resident, Victor Ozeri, at 22 Overlook Drive. The auction will include more than 40 local and international artists, featuring oils, acrylics, watercolor, prints, photography, and sculptures. The bidding starts at $200. The auctioneer is Bonnie Grice, radio and talk show host of WLIU 88.3 FM, and the curator is Hector deCordova, artist and owner of deCordova Gallery.

There will be plenty of parking available, and boat slips as well! For reservations and more information on this event, e-mail [email protected]. Tickets: $25 dollars at the door; $20 through PayPal. You can view the list of artists at Check out the trust’s website,, for further details.

Diliberto Winery and Jamesport Meeting House presents “From Broadway to Napoli” fundraiser this Saturday, Aug. 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Jamesport Meeting House. See Calendar for more details.

I can’t wait for September for life to slow down a little bit! In the midst of organized chaos, I am enjoying some simple pleasures, like the zinnias and sunflowers that are finally blooming in my garden! I planted them in late June, but they are finally making an appearance! I love late bloomers! Have a great week!