Aquebogue-Jamesport: Scripture study at Spiritual Renewal Center

Pastor Dianne Rodriguez of the Spiritual Renewal Center will be hosting a scripture study at the Parsonage, 7 Lagoon Court in Jamesport. The eight-week study, which begins this evening, Thursday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m., will focus on praying and meditating on the scriptures. For more details, contact Pastor Dianne at 608-3827 or e-mail her at [email protected].

Calling all pumpkin-carvers! The Riverhead-Jamesport Homemakers Evening Unit is once again sponsoring the pumpkin- and vegetable-decorating/carving contest at the Riverhead Country Fair, set for Sunday, Oct. 10, (rain date: Oct. 11) from 10:10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entries should be brought to the south end of the East End Arts Council property in Riverhead between 7 and 9 a.m. I love to see the creativity expressed in these vegetable crafts! So get out your paints, carving knives and whatever else you use to decorate these harvest fruits, and get to work! For rules and more information call 722-3873 or e-mail [email protected].

The Nature Lyceum is a not-for-profit foundation for the environment. Jeff Frank founded The Nature Lyceum School for Organic Horticulture in 1993 and has dedicated his life and school to teaching organic horticulture across America and to spreading the word on the environment and sustainability. Supported only by donations, Mr. Frank has given seminars and the two-day “Green Guerrilla” classes around the country. He shares 40-plus years of organic, biodynamic and “green” business wisdom. The programs at TNL provide instruction for food production with an emphasis on methods that use non-toxic fertilizers and biodynamic preparations. The course work strengthens methods that require less water use and the energy required to store and transport food.

On Oct. 20 and 21, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Spiritual Renewal Center at First Parish Church will sponsor a two-day “Green Guerilla” class. For more information, visit To register for the conference, visit or contact [email protected].

Thanks to Sacred Heart Parish and Nancy Deegan for the fabulous Blessing of the Animals last Sunday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church! There was a time of prayer, reflection and music and then each animal was blessed by Deacon Jeff. Horses and donkeys were the largest of the animals and the smallest were some gerbils and a tiny iguana. We brought our three CCI canines to the event.

Keep me posted on your events and have a wonderful week!