Home cooking, Polish style
Polish Town Civic Association cookbook committee members serve samples of pierogies, kielbasa, lazy man golumpki and cucumber salad made from recipes in the group’s sixth edition cookbook, ‘Our Favorite Kitchen Keepsakes,’ which made its debut at Clovis Point Vineyard Friday evening. Jesse Skinner of Jamesport, checks out the dishes served by (from left) Cindy White, Claire LaTour and Maureen Bock.

The Jamesport Fire Department Long Island Sound to Bay run is this Sunday, Aug. 22, at 9 a.m. The run begins at Iron Pier Beach and continues over ambling roads and through historic South Jamesport, concluding at the beautiful South Jamesport Beach. Registration is $25 on the day of the race. Race entry includes a T-shirt, raffle, award ceremony, water, refreshments and use of South Jamesport Beach for the day! To register or to receive more information on the race, contact Mario Carrera at [email protected] or call 369-4950. Come out and enjoy exercise and fun while supporting the fire department.

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 so much fun for the whole family. If you have little ones who may not be happy with “Jaws,” just plan to come for “Finding Nemo.” Bring your 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.

I recently visited to research a fundraiser coming up in our local area. I found the following information listed on their website: “The Have A Heart Community Trust is a charitable organization dedicated to providing direct emergency relief to residents of the East End of Long Island in times of individual and/or family crisis. We work directly with not-for-profit partner organizations to provide the helping hand that allows people to get back on their feet quickly and with dignity.”

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 Aquebogue resident Victor Ozeri, at 22 Overlook Drive. The auction will include more than 40 local and international artists, featuring oils, acrylics, watercolors, 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 at the door; $20 on PayPal. You can view the list of artists at Check out the trust’s website,, for further details.

I am excited to recommend this local fundraising event to all of you who are interested in art and helping our neighbors get through rough seasons of life. Have a beautiful week!