Aquebogue-Jamesport: Classes at Hallockville and events at Living Water and First Parish churches

Take advantage of the spring classes and educational opportunities at Hallockville Museum Farm. As part of its ongoing Fiber Arts Workshop Series, Hallockville is offering classes in needle felting and rug hooking, which began last week. Irene Heckle-Volpe is an award-winning designer and creator of felted art pieces and she started a series of three classes, which began March 14. Gail Horton is a well-known East End artist who has been hooking rugs for 30 years. She will teach her craft beginning April 13. All classes begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at Hallockville. In April, Hallockville will also offer “Springtime at Hallockville,” including a spring botany walk and activities for the entire family. Registration information can be obtained by calling 298-5292 or emailing [email protected]. Proceeds support the traditional arts education program at Hallockville Museum Farm.

Just a quick reminder that April 1 is the final date to take advantage of the discount rate for registration at Our Redeemer Lutheran School in Aquebogue for the 2011-12 school year. If you are interested in enrolling your child (grades pre-K- 6), call 722-4000, ext 10.

Here’s another reminder: Living Water Full Gospel Church offers a show for every season and Easter is right around the corner! Their productions are very professional and inspirational. Tickets are on sale now for the “Behold the Lamb” Easter show at the church in Aquebogue. Performances are Friday, April 15, and Saturday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 17, at 3 p.m. Call 722-4969, ext 204 for details and tickets. Don’t miss this stunning performance!

The Spiritual-Renewal Center at First Parish Church, Northville, continues to offer community education and non-denominational worship services. Tonight, Thursday, March 31, at 7 p.m. FPC will offer taizé, a candlelit worship service including contemplative songs, prayer and meditation. For more information, contact Pastor Dianne Rodriguez at 608-3827 or email [email protected].

The Nature series and 40 Days to Focus are offered weekly as part of the Save The Grange campaign, hosted on Wednesday and Friday evenings and Saturday mornings at Grange Hall. For more info on the Nature Series, call Jeff Frank at 728-0218. For more information on the 40 Days to Focus series call me at 833-1897 or email me at [email protected].

Jeff Frank of the Nature Lyceum will host a Green Guerrilla class April 6 and 7 at The Grange. This two-day course, taught by professional co-instructors, includes an introduction to organic plant health and human health through living nutrition, and much more. For more information, call Jeff at 728-0218.

I hope you are enjoying this cold snap of spring weather! Despite the cold, the sun is beautiful! Enjoy!