Peconic Retreat COURTESY PHOTO
Getting the big picture
Members of the Verizon Telecom Pioneers, a group of company retirees, recently donated a flat-screen television for the residents of the Peconic Retreat senior residence in Cutchogue. From left: Peconic Retreat co-owner Joe Corso and Verizon Telecom Pioneers members Karen Glover, Ann Cummings and Harriet McDonald.

This weekend will be very busy, with lots of fun summer activities!

Riverhead Community Appreciation Day is this Saturday, Aug. 14, from 2 to 7 p.m. on the riverfront. Music will be provided by Nightsong and Living Water Full Gospel Church. There will be face-painting, bike giveaways, pie-eating contests, free refreshments and much more. Call 727-1977 for details.

Riverhead Recreation’s “Saturdays in the Park” is featuring a family campout this Saturday, Aug. 14, from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. Bring tents to set up in Stotzky Park. Call Danielle at 722-4444, ext. 731 for more details!

Also this weekend, Sunday, Aug. 15, enjoy an outdoor concert at Stotzky Park. Bring a blanket, chair, food, drinks and a group of friends and experience a different style of music. This week features Dr. K’s Motown Revue from 5 to 7 p.m.

The last week of Riverhead Recreation’s walking club is Wednesday, Aug. 18, at 6 p.m. at Stotzky Park. There will be free water bottles and prizes! Call 727-5744 for more information.

Old Steeple Church and First Parish Church will be sponsoring a shared service this Sunday, Aug. 15, at FPC at 10:30 am. Organic food, prepared by Peggy’s Catering, will be served at fellowship time following the service. ¬ 

There is still time to sign up for the Labyrinth Workshop at First Parish Church on Saturday, Aug. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain date: Saturday, Aug. 28. RSVP no later than Aug. 14 by calling 630-0626 to reserve your spot for this innovative workshop.¬ 

Jamesport Fire Department’s Long Island Sound to Peconic Bay 10k run is right around the corner, Aug. 22, at 9 a.m. The run begins at Iron Pier Beach and continues through the ambling roads and historic South Jamesport, and concludes at the beautiful South Jamesport Beach. Preregistration is $20 by Aug. 16; $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, contact Mario Carrera at [email protected] or call 369-4950. Come out and enjoy exercise, fun and support the Jamesport Fire Department.

Happy 14th birthday to my daughter Johanna on Aug. 14! Johanna’s assistance dog, Taffy, with everybody else, will be celebrating Johanna’s special day with a Canine Companion graduation and a barbecue! Happy birthday, Jo! Every day you remind us that God performs miracles!

Have a great week and savor these summer days!