Well, we’ve blown through July and now here we are in August. I actually heard my son say that he is “kind of excited about school starting.” I should have recorded that statement; that way I could play it back to him on Sept. 7 when I try to wake him up at 6 a.m.

The Town of Southampton Youth Bureau’s free end-of-summer rock concert and BBQ Bash is Friday, Aug. 6, at Red Creek Park in Hampton Bays from 8-11 p.m. Winners from the Battle of the Bands will perform: Calypsis, Eyes to Die For and In Circles. The skate park will be open to all who are equipped with protective gear. Food and soft drinks will be available at a nominal cost. Families with children 7 and older are welcome. For more information call 702-2425 or visit bureau.

Calvary Baptist Church will host a free Bible and baseball camp at Stotzky Park Monday, Aug. 9 through Friday, Aug. 13, 9 a.m. -noon, for boys and girls ages 7 to 12.

Each day there will be a Bible lesson given by Christian missionary Phil Ormsby, refreshments and lots of ballplaying time. All children need to bring is a baseball glove! There will also be an event called Road Trip Route 254, Aug. 13-20, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., an imaginary road trip across the United States with a different adventure each evening, filled with exciting Bible stories, crafts, games and tasty snacks. This program is open to school age children entering preschool though 6th grade this September. A fine team of tour guides (teachers, that is) will lead this adventure. Call the church office, 727-4112, for more information or visit

The Bluegrass and Big Duck Country Music Festival and Farmers Market at the Big Duck Ranch is set for Saturday, Sept. 11, from 9 a.m.-5.p.m. Farmers Market applications, limited to agricultural produce and products and due Aug. 20, are available at the Long Island Cauliflower Association. Entries for The Friends of The Big Duck Songwriting Contest are now being accepted and must be received by Sept. 1. The Friends are also asking for donations of snow fencing for events at Big Duck Ranch. Please call Lisa at 258-6796 or e-mail [email protected] for more information.

It’s birthday time at the Lennon-Schadecker house again. First, a very happy belated birthday to John, July 24th. Debi’s birthday was July 30 and she celebrated in Florida with my granddaughter Miranda and her dear friends Dolores and Sammy Lasorsa and Mom LoPorto. They had a great time and even got to go to Sea World. On Aug. 2, J.J. Lennon will turn 34; best wishes and all our love from Mom, John, Ann, Little John, Kara and the rest of the clan. On Aug. 6,Miranda will be 6. Grandma, Pop-Pop, Daddy and all your cousins, aunts and uncles wish you the very best. Finally, Aug. 9 is Jimmy Lennon’s birthday. He will turn 29.

Happy birthday to Felicia Tribuzio, who celebrates on Aug. 7, from your husband, Dominick; your daughter, Tracy; her husband, Jeff; grandchildren Madison and Sam; your son Dan, who sends his love from Iraq; and all of us here! Enjoy your day, Feef!

Happy birthday to Bryan Cobb, who turned 23 Aug. 3, from Mom, Dad, Michael, Eric and all your friends and family. They hope you enjoyed your day!

Congratulations to Nicole Evans, who graduated RHS a year early, from your dad, Lord William Joseph Evans III. He is extremely proud of you and wishes you the best of luck in your future!

That’s all for this week. I adore all of you who either called or e-mailed me with news. You make my job so much easier and much more fun! Enjoy your weekend, drive safely, and remember, no cell phone call or text is worth risking your life or someone else’s.